Nandays are often noted for their noise, so do consider this noise
factor as it can be a disadvantage in built up areas, where neighbours
might complain. The noisy times are early morning and late afternoon,
they can also be very noisy if disturbed. They will soon get used
to their owners and not be as noisy when they approach them. This
intelligent parakeet is hardy and not difficult to keep. They
enjoy being in a large aviary and are happiest in groups, they
will tolerate other parakeets of similar size. They enjoy chewing
so provide lots of fresh branches which should be washed and be
those which are safe for the birds to chew. They also enjoy bathing
so it is a good idea to provide them with a large bath or give
them tepid sprays when the weather is warm enough.
Aviary: Do try to allow 20 square feet (2 square metres) per
pair in a communal aviary. If you are just keeping one pair the
flight should be at least 9 x 3 x 6 feet (3 x 1 x 2 metres) plus
a sheltered area of 3 x 4.5 x 6 feet. (1 x 1.5 x 2 metres). This
needs to be well constructed as these birds do like to chew.
Often achieved in aviculture, best suited to colony breeding in
a large aviary. Usually May to August are the best breeding months.
Clutch size from 3-6 eggs; incubation 23-24 days with fledging
from the nest at around 7-8 weeks. The young can be left with
the adult birds and need not be removed at fledging.