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The Barraband Parrot | Discover Fascinating Facts and Information About The Barraband Parrot

Famous for its elegant outfit and gentleness, but also for the fact that it is quieter than many other species, the barraband parrot is a very interesting pet bird.

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The Barraband Parrot

The Barraband Parrot










It is also called the Superb Parrot, and its scientific name is Polytelis swainsonii. In the literature it is also known under the following names: Barraband's Parrot, Barraband's Parakeet or Green Leek Parrot.

The Barraband parrot is a species native to south-eastern Australia that is currently threatened with extinction. It is currently in a continuous growth of popularity.

Exotic bird enthusiasts flock to delight in the breeding and breeding of such a special bird. And as a pet, the barraband parrot managed to conquer many hearts. Currently, in Romania, there are several breeders of this species.

They prefer eucalyptus forests on the banks of water, but they can also be found near plantations or even in rural areas and near farms.

Feeding Parrot Barraband

They spend a lot of time on the ground, but also in trees, looking for food and are fast and graceful fliers. Eucalyptus or acacia flowers, fruits, buds, nectar, grains, herbs and various plants, but also insects and their larvae make up their diet in nature.

Occasionally they can gather in flocks and in farmers ' fields and orchards, causing damage.

In captivity these parrots are not picky and can be fed with a mixture of seeds and dried frcute from trade, specially intended for Australian parrots.

Daily you can offer fresh fruits (apples, oranges) and vegetables (greens). Corn on the cob seems to be highly appreciated by these parrots, especially when they have chicks.

In fact, during the time they are raising their young, increase the daily amount of food and try to provide semi-moist food that is easy to ingest. Now you can give them and hard-boiled egg yolk.

In the trade you will find many varieties of wet and semi-moist food for medium parrots.

In their native country, Australia, barraband parrots are spoiled with branches of flowering eucalyptus.

Features Parrot Barraband

The barraband parrot is distinguished by its mostly green plumage, long tail, vibrant orange-pink beak, grey legs and orange or yellow iris.

Barraband parrots reach lengths of 40-42cm, weights of 125-150g and can live as long as 20 years.

In their natural habitat barraband Parrots usually live in family formations or small groups, but they can also gather in flocks during mating or if they have a rich source of food at their disposal.

They can sometimes associate in nature with nymph or Rosella parrots.

Barraband is a docile, sociable parrot that is easy to maintain and even breed. The attractive coloring is accompanied by a beautiful character, being an ideal Bird for company.

The gorgeous parrot is a little aggressive and gets along well with other parrots of their size, equally peaceful. So in a spacious aviarum you can host several species. On the floor lay an absorbent substrate, easy to clean.

These parrots spend a lot of time feeding on the ground, so if the floor is not clean they are prone to contracting intestinal worms. Clean the floor regularly to eliminate this threat.

In the House of barraband parrots you can place all kinds of decorations. Sticks and twigs made of non-toxic wood should not be missing. Parrots love to climb and sharpen their beak on wood. Other accessories such as frangs, toys or swings can be placed in the aviary.

Breeding Parrot Barraband

They are relatively easy to breed. In the natural environment they live in colonies, and some breeders suggest that this way they are easier to reproduce. The advantage of breeding and breeding in the colony is that birds can choose their own mate.

However the best results were obtained by growing a single pair in the same space.

Place in the aviary several nests and let the partners choose the one they want. The ideal nest for the Barraband is the hollow of a tree. Place inside both open and closed nests, specific to parakeets. In the nest place some talaj, in which the female to lay the eggs.

4-5 eggs are laid in each series. As a rule, only one series of eggs is produced per season. The chicks will hatch after 22 days. The Cubs are mainly fed by the father.

Hatching of the chicks will occur about 40 days after hatching. At this time the chicks will come out in the mouth of the nest and will take their momentum to fly. At first they are very clumsy. Some chickens gain such momentum that they hit the walls of the aviary.

In males the final plumage occurs at 16-18 months, when they can be easily sexed. Females reach sexual maturity at 1 year and males at 2 years. It is recommended that they be reproduced at the age of 2 years females and 3 years males; to obtain the best results.

The Barraband parrot is monogamous and forms close bonds with its partner, the female hatching the eggs, the male feeding it during the brooding period and helping it to feed the chicks.

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