Fact Sheet: Neophema (Grass Parrots)

NameLicence ReqMutations/Colours
Blue-WingedYesBlue
Bourke'sNoCinnamon, Pink, Rosa, Pied
ElegantNoYellow, Cinnamon, Pied
Orange-BelliedNot Available
RockYes
Scarlet-chestedNoDilute, Parblue, White-fronted, Blue, Khaki, Pied
TurquoisineNoYellow, Red-bellied, Olive, Pied

* Other Mutations/Colours may become available at times.

FEEDING

DRY SEED MIXTURE: comprising millets and plain canary seed. Sunflower seed and Hulled Oats should be available.

FRESH WATER: for drinking and bathing

REGULAR GREENS: such as milk thistle, endive, dandelion, seeding grasses, etc.

CUTTLEFISH, SHELLGRIT, CHARCOAL.

HOUSING

AVIARIES*: minimum height 60cm; 7200 sq.cm. first bird, add 3600sq.cm. per extra bird

CAGES*: minimum height 34cm; 1600 sq.cm. first bird, add 800 sq.cm. per extra bird

PLANTS: most individuals chew the plants in the aviary. Beware of toxic plants

MIXING: generally tolerant of other birds, even the smallest of finches. Some species may hybridise with other members of this group. Therefore, they should not be kept together.

*In Victoria, a Code of Practice for the housing of caged birds applies to the keeping of birds in captivity and requires you to provide adequate space, food, water, etc. for your birds. These codes are available from Agriculture Victoria.

 

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(NOTE: ALL LICENCING INFORMATION RELATES TO VICTORIA ONLY)

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