Monday, September 1, 2014

Red-Rumped Parakeet

Red-Rumped Parakeet 



The Red-rumped parrakeet is native to South Eastern Australia and got it's name because of  the red patch over the cock's rump and that's how you tell the cock from hen. Even the mutation cocks have the Red rump.



These parakeets are animated and active as they spend great deal of time feeding on the ground. They are also extremely intelligent and are known to be quite hardy, this has helped them be very successful in adapting too our way of life. 

 Red-Rumped Parakeets are aggressive and do not tolerate sharing their enclosure with other birds, even other Red Rumps and should be housed alone or in pairs.In breeding season the male is very aggressive and will attack other birds.

The adults are slightly larger than an English Budgie about  28 cm long. The male Red-Rumped Parakeet is bright emerald green, with a blue-green head. The rump is red, and the shoulders and belly.is yellow

As with most bird species the male is more colorful while the hen is a duller olive green over her head, shoulders and chest,with a green rump and faint yellow or light green scales on the belly.


The adults are slightly larger than an English Budgie about  28 cm long. The male Red-Rump Parakeet is bright emerald green, with a blue-green head. The rump is red, and the shoulders and belly.is yellow

As with most bird spieces the male is more colorful while the hen is a duller olive green over her head, shoulders and chest,with a green rump and faint yellow or light green scales on the belly

A seed diet is not sufficient for optimal health, vegetables, millet, cuttlebone, additional vitamins  will give a wider range of nutrients.keeping your parakeet in tip top shape.

Offer a variety of fruits as treats.  Shred raw greens such as spinach, lettuce, broccoli and carrot tops. They also eat corn on the cob chickweed, green beans, pears, apples just cut it up for them. You can also give them some pasta and rice, the rice can even be added to the seed mix.
In your seed mix make sure to add canary seed,  striped sunflower seeds (not a lot), Millets, Cockatiel seed mix and oats.
Mix half a teaspoon of  wheat germ oil with every 0.45g of grain mix, this conditions the feathers and helps prevent  egg binding in hens.

They need a source of protein a source of protein, which can be obtained with insectivore mixes, insect larvae, mealworms or a protein powder.




 The Red-Rumped are visually stunning birds and a pleasure to keep. They are low maintenance but provide bath water daily to keep feathers in good condition!

Enjoy the video below taken from YOUTUBE.  


Red Rump Parrots feeding each other at The Pheasantasiam





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