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Care in Captivity
Sweet and playful. Can become possessive of toys and people. Novel items may alarm them, so slow introduction of new toys is essential.
Becoming more common.
Outdoor or indoor enclosure, minimum length 1.2m (4 ft).
Pelleted diet, supplemented with calcium (via cuttlebone or drops); fruits such as: apple, pear, orange, banana, kiwi, pomegranate, etc; vegetables such as: carrot, corn, celery, peas in the pod, green beans and green leaves; seed mix including: millet, safflower, buckwheat, oats and limited sunflower; millet spray; seed grasses where available.
Bathing, socialization, swings, ropes, bird-safe chew toys (with pine or fir wood, or vegetable tanned leather), puzzle toys, foraging items.
Nest Box Size:
Vertical box, 6" x 6" x 6" (15cm x 15cm x 15cm).
5 or 6
Link to Specialist Club: http://www.internationalparrotletsociety.org/
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