Senegal Parrot (Poicephalus Senegalus)
General Definitions of Senegalese Parrot
Size : It is about 23 cm.
Average Lifespan is 25 years.
In this parrot breed, whose main color is green, the other colors are black, yellowish, white, violet and green-black with clear lines. It is very difficult to distinguish between males and females with the naked eye. Although chest hair is different in males and females, it is not a reliable method.
Their beaks are black-gray. Their eye color is a reddish tint and their feet are grey. There is a white frame (eye ring) around the eyes. The most distinctive feature that distinguishes young birds from adults is that the feathers on the abdomen are more yellowish than white.
Subspecies: There are 9 subspecies. The most known are:
- P.M. Melanocephala
- P.M. Pallida
Senegalese Parrot Habitats
It’s called the South American region. They are distributed through southeastern Colombia to Braziland Guyana. In the natural environment, they live in small groups of about 30 pairs on high treetops outside the incubation period. They get all their needs from there anyway. It feeds on berries, fruits and seeds on treetops. In times of danger, they have powerful voices. With this, they alert other members of the herd. They are very timid. At the slightest danger, they flee screaming with these high and high-pitched sounds. Their nests are built in high tree hollows.
Keeping a Senegalese Parrot Pets
Even if these species are not good flyers, they still need ample space outside the cage. They are not very calm birds during the day. They are very similar to Loriesin terms of movement. For this reason, it is best to care for keels of at least 2m x 1m in size, separated for their own type. As a species, they like to make a buzz and make a mess. For this reason, there is always the possibility that you may bite your hand forcefully, even for a joke. Don’t be surprised when you see this type of behavior. The worst aspects are excessive high-pitched sounds. But when you’re together, it can be very interesting to listen to the different tones in their conversations with each other. According to the general opinion, they are described as the most interesting and cute parrot species. Never put a single male or female next to a mate. Because in this case, the fights that arise will be such that they result in death. A striking feature of this species is the social hierarchy in between. It is very orderly, and each small group is always led by a male bird. The administration is there. In all these aspects, they resemble Black Head Caique parrots and their cage life is exactly the same.
Senegalese Parrot Breeding as Pets
Senegal Parrot Feeding in Pet Care
They need a varied and changing diet. 60% of their feed consists of fruits that are in various seasons. If possible, it should be cut into small pieces and presented as a fruit cocktail. They will take the fruit given as a piece and throw it away after 2-3 bites. This is why they cannot be fed properly. Hanging carrots and corn whole in the cage is the best method for them to eat. beak etc. Since they will not take things into consideration at all, it would be best to mix this type of food into their feed once a week. It is the seeds given to other parrots known at a rate of 40% in feeding. Since it is a rodent species, it is necessary to give it together with the leaves while offering the tree branches. They smash them pretty well. Last, they gnaw off the rest of the bare branches. Likewise, their diets have the same characteristics as the Black Head Caique parrot.