Care in Captivity
Fun-loving, loves to mimic, needs lots to do, but not generally demanding.
3 of subspecies common in aviculture: E.r roratus, E.r. vosmaeri, E.r. polychloros;
other races rare.
Aviary or suspended cage, minimum length 3m (9.8 ft).
Fruit, any type but especially apple, pear, orange, cactus fruits, pomegranate, banana, forming about 30 percent of diet; fresh vegetables especially carrot, celery, green peas, beans, fresh corn and green leaves. Cooked/sprouted beans or pulses. Spray millet, mix of small seeds (canary, millet, small amounts of oats, buckwheat, safflower, limited sunflower); cubes of hard cheese, complete kibble.
Destructive toys, branches, puzzle toys, bathing, peek-a-boo games, swings, ropes.
Nest Box Size:
30cm (11.7") square and 1.2m (4 ft) high, or 12"x 12"x 24" (30.5cm x 30.5cm x 61cm) vertical box.
16g (0.6 oz)
355-500g (12.4-17.5 oz)
332-468g (11.6-16.4 oz)
More Info Sites: http://www.birdsnways.com/wisdom/ww7eiv.htm