Before take the Quaker parrot in captivity
By Mike Terry
One of colorful birds in the world is Quaker parrot. The scientific name for this bird is Myiopsitta monachus, the other common name for this bird is monk parrot. This bird lives in temperate to subtropical area of Argentina. You can also find this bird in some South America’s countries near Argentina. Local people call this bird Cliff Parakeet. Like most parrots, Quaker parrots live in colony. They are the only birds that build a nest on a tree or a building. Their nest is made of tree stick. This parrot is sometime considered as pests by local people.
On average, Quaker parrot is 29 cm long. Their wing span is about 48 cm from end to end. Male birds are usually bigger than female one. Green dominates the color of the body, but they have blue flight feather. In the wild the age of Quaker parrot is 15 to 20 years. In captivity, the life span of this bird can be longer. Eggs of this parrot will hatch within 24 days. Like other parrots, this parrot produces noisy sound. They feed on fresh fruit and vegetables as their main food. This belongs to very active birds that enjoy playing and gathering with others quake parrots.
Their interesting physical feature and characteristic have tempted people to take this bird in captivity. In captivity, they also feed on seed. You should not feed to much seed, since it could cause the bird overweight. Balancing the food will keep the bird health and fit. As an active bird, the bird needs a large space in captivity. People often train this bird to mimic human voice. It can memorize many words. The most important thing to consider before keep Quaker parrot as a pet is check local regulation about pet’s keeping.
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