Senegal Parrot for sale
The Senegal Parrot for sale, also known as the Yellow-vented Parrot, is a charming and very trainable small parrot. They have the big bird personality in a little bird body. Being cuddly and adapting easily to their environment, they make endearing pets. Senegals are great sources of companionship and amusement for their owners.
The Senegal is an interesting bird that likes routine and becomes accustomed to the habits of its owners. Plan on spending an hour or so a day in some type of interaction with this little guy as he is a social creature. Whether that is in front of the TV or at meals, it makes no difference. Senegals can frequently become very attached to their human mate and have been known to become quite possessive and jealous. In order to avoid this, early socialization with all members of the home is required.
Senegal Parrots are probably the most popular of the Poicephalus parrots, which includes the Meyer’s Parrot, Red-bellied Parrot, and Jardine’s parrots. They are also much quieter birds than many of the smaller, more colorful and popular parrots, like the Conures in the Aratinga genus. For this reason they make ideal pets for apartment or condominium living or just for the owner who prefers more peace.
Senegal Parrots learn human speech quite easily. Their voices are softer and gentler than their larger African cousins like the African Grey. They usually acquire a moderate vocabulary although some can have a more extensive list of words and phrases. Most will develop an understanding of several common phrases like “step up”. Of course the best way to teach a parrot to talk is to talk to your parrot.
Care and feeding of Senegal parrot
In the wild the Senegal parrots eat seeds, nuts, berries and fruit. They love millet, corn and figs. For your pet, ready made name brand seed mixes are usually available at your local pet store or super market. These contain a mixture of canary grass seed, white millet, yellow millet, oats and groats and red millet, niger seed and linseed. Some higher quality seed mixtures come with thistle, anise, rape, sesame, and safflower seed. Vitamin pellets with iodine in them are sometimes present to prevent thyroid problems. Pellet mixes are also available. Store seed in a dark but airy place. Don’t use plastic bags, cloth bags work better.
Additionally, your Senegal can eat anything nutritious that you eat. Offer fresh foods such as eggplant, green peas, cucumber, young dandelion greens, sweet corn, beet greens, carrots, unsprayed lettuce, green peppers, sorrel, spinach leaves, tomatoes and zucchini. Fruits that are suitable are: Pineapples, apples, apricots, bananas, most other fruits. Don’t feed your bird chocolate or avocados. These foods have been implicated in the death of many birds and should not be fed to Senegals.
Bird Foods: Senegal parrots need good nutrition, a diet that is designed for them and has the necessary components for a balance diet. A healthy diet for most types of Senegal parrots can include a wide variety of grains, bird seed, fruits and green vegetables. Use additional supplements to add minerals and proteins to their diet. Also provide plenty of daily water.
Speech and Vocalizations
Senegals can communicate and mimic, but they are much quieter than most other parrots. They are not noted for their talking ability when compared to other parrots, although they can learn to speak. They can learn to speak a few dozen words. Every bird makes a sound. Senegal parrots are not silent; they are simply quieter (and less screechy) than other parrot species. Their vocalizations consist primarily of whistling and clucking noises. A Senegal parrot may be the right choice for you if you live in an apartment or if your space cannot tolerate a loud bird.
How Long Do Senegal Parrots Live
Despite their medium size, Senegal parrots live for 20-30 years. New owners should be prepared for a several-decades-long commitment. These parrots form strong attachments to their owners and do not respond well to rehoming.
Amazing Senegal Parrot Facts!
The beak functions as a kind of third limb that enables them to climb nimbly in trees.
Much like a person, the Senegal parrot can favor their left or right foot.
Senegal parrots engage in mutual feeding and preening behavior to strengthen and reinforce their social bonds.
Hand-fed Senegals make extraordinary pets and are known for being comical and entertaining.
Most well-socialized Senegals have amiable personalities, but potential owners should be aware that Senegals have a tendency to become “one person” birds and may not desire interaction with other family members. While this is not always true, it does happen on occasion.
Having all of the members of the family interacting with your Senegal will help ensure that this one-person bonding doesn’t occur.
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