Hand Raised Princess Parrot Information

Hand Raised Baby Princess Parrot

 

 

Princess Parrot as a pet

As an owner of a princess parrot these are a very under rated birds they have a wonderful personality are not aggressive and talk well.  My Adorable boy aptly named prince talks to me resting his beak on my face hand or foot.  He is the only bird I’ve ever owned who has never bitten me no matter what i can handle him upside down if i choose and he goes with the flow. He has a decent vocabulary of around 10 words that he clearly pronounces.

 

Nature of Hand Raised Princess Parrots

 

Cages for Princess Parrots

Despite being a similar size to a cockatiel they do have a very long tail when they become adult so they do need a reasonably big cage to avoid there tail rubbing when they perch.

 

Diet for Princess Parrots

Seed- Small parrot seed is recommended be sure to give them a good quality seed mix as some supermarket brands are not of the best quality.  If you are unsure of the seed you are using ask your local bird expert.

Sprouted seed-  for a sprouted mix use cocky mix and be sure to clean the seed thoroughly with aviclens before feeding to your birds.

Millet sprays- Loved by princess parrots of the varieties available french white millet sprays is the favourite.

Fruits- Princess parrots love their fruit such as apple, rock melon, pears, orange, banana

Greens and vegetables- Broccoli, capsicum, zucchini, corn, spinach, seeding grasses, leafy greens, pumpkin, sweet potato, carrot, green beans, cucumber.

Vitamin supplements- There are many great vitamin supplements available in Australia

Egg and biscuit- A treat high in protein.

Calcium and vitamin D- Calcium can be supplied a number of ways the best is a good quality grit mix that contains limestone but be sure your bird has access to un filtered sun light, if this is not possible add a vitamin D supplement via the water supply.  FYI sun through a window is not unfiltered sun light.