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Australian King Parrot  (Alisterus scapularis)

Also Known As: King Parrot, Eastern King Parrot, Queensland King Parrot, King Parakeet, King Lory, Red Lory, Scarlet and Green Parrot, Blood Rosella
 
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Adult Male

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Parrots as Pets
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Care in Captivity
Pet Suitability:
Sweet disposition, tame; will tolerate other species outside the breeding season.

Captive Status:
Fairly common in Australia, less so elsewhere.

Longevity:
Not available

Housing:
Walk-in enclosure, minimum length 3m (9.8 ft).

Diet:
Small seed mix such as: canary, oats, safflower and a bit of hemp; spray millet; limited sunflower seed, dry, soaked or sprouted; sprouted or cooked beans and pulses; boiled maize; green leaves such as: Swiss chard, lettuce, sowthistle, dandelion, chickweed; vegetables such as: carrot, celery, zucchini, squash, green beans and peas in the pod; fruit such as: apple, pear, banana, cactus fruits, oranges; nuts such as: lightly cracked hazelnuts, pecans and roasted peanuts; complete pellet.

Enrichment:
Not available

Nest Box Size:
Nest box or nesting log.

Clutch Size:
3-6

Incubation Time:
20 days

Fledging Age:
5 weeks

Hatch Weight:
10g (3.5 oz)

Peak Weight:
171-247g (6.0-8.6 oz)

Weaning Weight:
172-192g (6.0-6.7 oz)

More Info Sites:
http://www.avianweb.com/kingparrots.htm

http://www.birdcare.com.au/king_parrot.htm