Jardine Parrot for sale
Jardine Parrot for sale.The Jardine’s parrot, is a medium-sized mainly green parrot endemic across wide areas of Africa. It has three subspecies. The extent and shade of the red or orange plumage on its head, thighs, and bend of wings vary depending on the subspecies. These parrots have a bulky stature but are very playful birds and make great pets.
What do you expect? When you bring one home, you expect him to have some talking ability, be a great mimic, be intelligent, sociable, and give you unconditional love and companionship. This is what you want and this is what you can have, but you need to treat your bird the same when you first get him as you would a year from now. Jardine Parrots are highly intelligent creatures who can feel your emotions and sensitivity. They will love you like no other. They bond very strongly to their owner(s). Their willingness to be handled by others has a great deal to do with the way they are socialized.
Care and Feeding Jardine Parrot
In the wild, Poicephalus parrots have a diverse diet that consists of seeds, insects, grass seeds and fruits. To achieve the perfectly balanced diet for your pet, you can start with a commercial seed mix specifically designed for Poicephalus parrots. They contain a good amount of oats, millet, sunflower seeds and nuts. For the much-needed vitamins, you should offer your pet regular fresh fruits and vegetables. Some cooked rice, corn, and chicken can serve as a treat and a source of protein as well.
Jardine parrots are well-known for being friendly and playful. They are not as temperamental as their closely related Amazon parrot relatives, but as young birds, they can be more prone to biting than they usually are as adults. Jardine parrots are also quite intelligent and can amuse themselves for extended amounts of time with toys.
Breeding / Nesting
The Red-fronted Parrots typically nest between November and January in Tanzania, in March and November in Kenya, and around September in the Congo Basin.
Jardines typically nest in tree cavities, situated up to 40 feet (12 meters) above the ground.
The average clutch consists of 2 – 4 glossy white eggs, which are incubated by the female for about 28 days. Both parents feed and care for the young. The young leave the nest when they are about 10 to 11 weeks old.
Jardine Parrot Colors and Markings
Both male and female Jardine parrots have the same colorations. They have a primarily green body, darker green wings, and reddish-orange on the head. A bend in the wings and ankles and bare skin around the eyes is also to be spotted in a typical Jardine.