Fact Sheet: Polytelis Parakeets

NameLicence ReqMutation/Colours
PrincessNoBlue, Albino, Lutino
RegentYes
SuperbYes

The species in this genus can be sexed as adults by sight

FEEDING

DRY SEED MIXTURE: comprising millets and plain canary seed. Plus small amounts of grey sunflower and Hulled Oats.

FRESH WATER: for drinking and bathing

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

CUTTLEFISH, SHELLGRIT, CHARCOAL.

VARIETY FOODS: Apple, corn on cob, capsicum, eucalyptus leaves, non-toxic buds and flowers.

HOUSING

AVIARIES*: minimum height 90cm; 15000 sq.cm. first bird, add 7500sq.cm. per extra bird

CAGES*: minimum height 90cm; 10000 sq.cm. first bird, add 5000 sq.cm. per extra bird

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

MIXING: generally tolerant of other birds, can be bred on a colony system, but species within the group should not be intermixed as hybridization may occur.

*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.

 

 

FACT SHEETS:
(NOTE: ALL LICENCING INFORMATION RELATES TO VICTORIA ONLY)

search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close