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  • Wrought Iron Travel Carrier by Prevue 1307 for Medium Parrots
    Wrought Iron Travel Carrier by Prevue 1307 for Medium Parrots
    Prevue #1307 Wrought Iron Travel Carrier for Parrots, Reptiles This durable travel carrier comes with everything you need for short or long trips. Overall Size: 18 3/4" L x 14 7/8" W x 25" H Interior Space: 18" L x 14 1/4" W x 14" H Bar Spacing: 1/2" inch Wrought iron construction Automotive Safety: Secure using the welded brackets and your car seat belt Playtop area with wood perch ... Prevue #1307 Wrought Iron Travel Carrier for Parrots, Reptiles This durable tr...
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  • 100% Natural Cotton Twist Rope 3/8 in" Thick x 10 feet
    100% Natural Cotton Twist Rope 3/8 in" Thick x 10 feet
    100% Natural Cotton Twist Rope 3/8 in" Thick x 10 feet NOTE: This batch of 100% cotton 3 strand twist rope is bright white, it is woven tightly, more likely to fit through 3/8" holes easier. 10 Feet of Thicker 3/8" cotton rope size is good for big bird toys. Fits 1/2" holes in beads best, wind around slippery parrot stands or get creative. Produced in the US for pet toys by pet friendly... 100% Natural Cotton Twist Rope 3/8 in" Thick x 10 feet NOTE: This batch of 100%...
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  • Bird Kabob Stainless Steel Skewer 9 Inch Long W 1-1/4 Inch Ball
    Bird Kabob Stainless Steel Skewer 9 Inch Long W 1-1/4 Inch Ball
    Bird Kabob Stainless Steel Skewer 9 Inch Long W 1-1/4 Inch Ball Top Quality Stainless Steel 9" rod with threaded pointed tip to screw into solid 1 1/4" acrylic ball STAINLESS STEEL! GREAT TOY BASE FOR SMALL TO MEDIUM LARGE PARROTS No large parrot cage should be without one of these. Top quality stainless steel rods with closed loop at bottom and a solid acrylic ball threaded on top. This item is... Bird Kabob Stainless Steel Skewer 9 Inch Long W 1-1/4 Inch Ball Top Quality Sta...
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  • Bird Play Stand for Large Parrots by HQ 503 Platinum
    Bird Play Stand for Large Parrots by HQ 503 Platinum
    We like this play stand for large macaws because when the bird is on the perch, he's less likely to bang his tail. We love to see our macaws with pristine tails.    The stand size is just right to maneuver just about anywhere, even the back yard on a lovely day.  The creative play opportunities are endless (read on for notes below) and the circle ring provides that extra challenge and height... We like this play stand for large macaws because when the bird is on the perch...
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  • Bird Warming Heated Thermo Perch for Medium Sized Birds
    Bird Warming Heated Thermo Perch for Medium Sized Birds
      Size Diameter Range Length Watts Temperature Maintained Small 1/2" to 1" 10-1/2" 5 Watts 102° F Medium 5/8" to 1-1/4" 13" 6 Watts 102° F Large 1-1/4" to 2" 14-1/2" 10 Watts 102° F   Protect exotic birds from the harmful effects of air conditioning and cold drafts   Thermostatically controlled to an optimum body temperature. Made of sturdy scratch...   Size Diameter Range Length Watts Temperature Maintained Small 1...
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  • Bird Warming Heated Thermo-Perch for Smaller Birds
    Bird Warming Heated Thermo-Perch for Smaller Birds
      Size Diameter Range Length Watts Temperature Maintained Small 1/2" to 1" 10-1/2" 5 Watts 102° F Medium 5/8" to 1-1/4" 13" 6 Watts 102° F Large 1-1/4" to 2" 14-1/2" 10 Watts 102° F   Protect exotic birds from the harmful effects of air conditioning and cold drafts   Thermostatically controlled to an optimum body temperature. Made of sturdy scratch...   Size Diameter Range Length Watts Temperature Maintained Small ...
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  • Birdie Bagel Bites 3 in x 1 in Paper Chew Tubes 6 pc
    Birdie Bagel Bites 3 in x 1 in Paper Chew Tubes 6 pc
    Bagel Bites are excellent foraging toys. Can be used stand alone, over rope, drilled through for attaching additional bird toy parts or even stuffed with paper as seen in the video below.   6 Pieces - 1" diameter, 3" long heavy paper tubes, entertain your parrot. Use as hand toys or place on perches or other toys.  Assorted Colors Clean paper based toy Vegetable glue Bird safe colors.   Bagel Bites are excellent foraging toys. Can be used stand alone, over rope, dr...
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  • Birdie Bagels Small 3 in x 1/2 in Paper Chew Rings 6 pc
    Birdie Bagels Small 3 in x 1/2 in Paper Chew Rings 6 pc
    Excellent foraging toy. Can be used stand alone, over rope, drilled through for attaching additional bird toy parts or even stuffed with paper as seen in the video below.   6 Pieces - 2 Inch Inner Diameter - 2-3/4 Inch Outer Diameter - Assorted Colors 1/2" wide x 3/8" thick 3" round rolled heavy paper rings made just for pet birds, entertain your parrot. Clean paper based toy ... Excellent foraging toy. Can be used stand alone, over rope, drilled through for...
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  • Bodacious Bird Toy for Medium Parrots - Akimbo
    Bodacious Bird Toy for Medium Parrots - Akimbo
    Bodacious Bird Toy for Medium Parrots - Akimbo Overall Size: Approx. 4" L x 1 1/4" W x 12" H Bodacious Bites bird toys encourage foot and beak exercise while providing mental stimulation Your bird will spend hours climbing, pulling and chomping on a variety of shapes and textures Made with 100-percent safe, non-toxic, colors and materials Connects to cage easily with quick-link attachment ... Bodacious Bird Toy for Medium Parrots - Akimbo Overall Size: Approx. 4" L x 1 1...
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  • Bodacious Bird Toy for Medium Parrots - Wacky Slider
    Bodacious Bird Toy for Medium Parrots - Wacky Slider
    Prevue Pet Products Bodacious Bites Wacky Slider An ideal beak exercise toy comprised of solid natural hardwood strung together with cotton rope or leather strips. Additional materials include leather shapes, plastic beads, sea shells and knotted ropes. These toys are finished with 100% safe FD&C colors and attach with quick-links. Intended for medium to X-large sized birds. Approx: 7" W x... Prevue Pet Products Bodacious Bites Wacky Slider An ideal beak exercise toy com...
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  • Bodacious Bird Toy for Small to Medium Parrots - Abacus
    Bodacious Bird Toy for Small to Medium Parrots - Abacus
    Prevue Pet Products Bodacious Bites Abacus Bird Toy will provide hours of foot and beak exercise as your bird pulls, chomps and grips a variety of shapes and textures. Approx. 4" L x 1 1/2" W x 10 1/2" H Designed to provide mental and physical stimulation, Bodacious Bites Abacus is made from a poplar wood frame with wooden beads and plastic rings. All materials are 100% safe, made... Prevue Pet Products Bodacious Bites Abacus Bird Toy will provide hours of foot ...
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  • Bodacious Bird Toy for Small to Medium Parrots - Ferris Wheel
    Bodacious Bird Toy for Small to Medium Parrots - Ferris Wheel
    Prevue Pet Products Bodacious Bites Ferris Wheel Bird Toy will provide hours of foot and beak exercise as your bird pulls, chomps and grips a variety of shapes and textures. Designed to provide mental and physical stimulation, Bodacious Bites Ferris Wheel is made from solid hardwood strung together with cotton rope. All materials are 100% safe, made with food grade coloring and a stainless steel... Prevue Pet Products Bodacious Bites Ferris Wheel Bird Toy will provide hours of...
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  • Bungee Boing Swing And Parrot Perch Medium 66"
    Bungee Boing Swing And Parrot Perch Medium 66"
    Bungee Boing Swing And Perch Medium 66" 3/4 inch (1.9 cm) Diameter x 66 inches (1.68 m) total length Colors vary Spiral Bungees are one of the most versatile perch accessories for an aviary. Hang them from the cage roof, from the ceiling, a pass through in a wall or wall bracket. Birds enjoy the motion which mimics that of tree branches. Soft on a birds feet Provides great foot exercise ... Bungee Boing Swing And Perch Medium 66" 3/4 inch (1.9 cm) Diameter x 66 inches ...
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  • Bungee Flexible Rope Perch Happy Trails Bolt On Large 48"
    Bungee Flexible Rope Perch Happy Trails Bolt On Large 48"
    Bungee Flexible Rope Perch Happy Trails Bolt On Large 48"   Large 4 Foot (1.22 m) Long x 3/4 Inch (19.05 cm) Diameter   Spiral Bungees are one of the most versatile perch accessories for an aviary. With dual washer attachments at both ends, mount them side-to-side, front-to-back or any way your imagination can come up with. Birds enjoy the motion which mimics that of tree branches.* ... Bungee Flexible Rope Perch Happy Trails Bolt On Large 48"   Large 4 Foot (1.22...
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  • Bungee Flexible Rope Perch Happy Trails Bolt On XLarge 96"
    Bungee Flexible Rope Perch Happy Trails Bolt On XLarge 96"
    Bungee Flexible Rope Perch Happy Trails Bolt On XLarge 96" Extra Large 8 Foot (1.22 m) Long x 1 Inch (25.4 mm) Diameter Spiral Bungees are one of the most versatile perch accessories for an aviary. With dual washer attachments at both ends, mount them side-to-side, front-to-back or any way your imagination can come up with. Birds enjoy the motion which mimics that of tree branches. Soft on a... Bungee Flexible Rope Perch Happy Trails Bolt On XLarge 96" Extra Large 8 Foot (...
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  • Bungie Jute Spring Rope Parrot Perch by Prevue Large 72"
    Bungie Jute Spring Rope Parrot Perch by Prevue Large 72"
    Bungie Jute Spring Rope Parrot Perch by Prevue Large 72" This wire cored jute rope bungee coil perch can be used for your parrot in so many ways. Simply hang from a bird cage hook or uncoil perch into a really fun parrot perch. Both ends have loops and includes two quicklinks for hanging horizontally or vertically FYI: Jute rope is browner and softer than Sisal. Approx: 1" thick. Coiled: 10" L... Bungie Jute Spring Rope Parrot Perch by Prevue Large 72" This wire cored jute r...
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  • Calypso Preening Bird Toy by Prevue - Fiesta Handbag
    Calypso Preening Bird Toy by Prevue - Fiesta Handbag
    Prevue Pet Products Calypso Creations provide your bird with plenty of ways to satisfy plucking and preening urges. Easily connected to your bird cage with quick-link attachments and made from 100% safe, non-toxic materials and FD&C colors. Calypso Creations bird toys may contain a combination of knotted rope, plastic beads, crinkly paper, wooden circles and woven natural palm leaves.  ... Prevue Pet Products Calypso Creations provide your bird with plenty of ways to s...
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  • Calypso Preening Bird Toy by Prevue - Straw Stacker
    Calypso Preening Bird Toy by Prevue - Straw Stacker
    Prevue Pet Products Calypso Creations provide your bird with plenty of ways to satisfy plucking and preening urges. Easily connected to your bird cage with quick-link attachments and made from 100% safe, non-toxic materials and FD&C colors Calypso Creations bird toys may contain a combination of knotted rope, plastic beads, crinkly paper, wooden circles and woven natural palm leaves. Overall... Prevue Pet Products Calypso Creations provide your bird with plenty of ways to ...
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  • Clicker Training for Birds Includes Target Training Sticks
    Clicker Training for Birds Includes Target Training Sticks
    One clicker per order. Assorted colors. Now included 2 pro target sticks at no additional charge   This is a great and easy to use training tool! The intent is to build and maintain a strong, life long relationship with pet birds.   Rescues are filled with birds turned in, in many cases by a frustrated owner tired of the noise and the bites. Ironically parrots and even many small birds are... One clicker per order. Assorted colors. Now included 2 pro target sticks at no ...
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  • Clicker Training for Birds: Getting Started Kit
    Clicker Training for Birds: Getting Started Kit
    Looking for a new way to have fun playing with your bird buddy? Or is his nickname "Birdzilla" and you have the scars to prove it? Maybe your bird is a depressed little perch potato that refuses to play at all?   This new way of training birds with a clicker and treats can dramatically improve your bird and your life together. Find out just how smart, affectionate, and fascinating birds can... Looking for a new way to have fun playing with your bird buddy? Or is his nickn...
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  • Comfy Rope Booda Byrdy Bush Preening Perch Medium 6"
    Comfy Rope Booda Byrdy Bush Preening Perch Medium 6"
    The Byrdy Bush™ is available in 3 sizes - Small 5/8" Thick - Medium 7/8" Thick - Large - 1 -1/4 Thick " This listing is for a Medium about 6 Inches (15.2 cm) Long x 7/8 Inch (2.2 cm) Thick   NO WIRE! Booda Comfy Cotton Rope Perches are designed with new shapes, bright colors and truly comfortable feel beneath your bird's feet.  The Byrdy Bush™ helps prevent feather plucking while... The Byrdy Bush™ is available in 3 sizes - Small 5/8" Thick - Medium 7/8" Thi...
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  • Comfy Rope Booda Byrdy Bush Preening Perch Small 5"
    Comfy Rope Booda Byrdy Bush Preening Perch Small 5"
    The Byrdy Bush™ is available in 3 sizes - Small 5/8" Thick - Medium 7/8" Thick - Large - 1 -1/4 Thick " This listing is for a Small about 5 Inches (12.7 cm) Long x 5/8 Inch (1.6 cm) Thick   NO WIRE! Booda Comfy Cotton Rope Perches are designed with new shapes, bright colors and truly comfortable feel beneath your bird's feet.  The Byrdy Bush™ helps prevent feather plucking while... The Byrdy Bush™ is available in 3 sizes - Small 5/8" Thick - Medium 7/8" Thi...
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  • Comfy Rope Cross Perch Medium 7/8 Inch (2.2) By Booda
    Comfy Rope Cross Perch Medium 7/8 Inch (2.2) By Booda
    Comfy Cross Cotton Rope Perch works well for so many uses. 25 Inches (63.5 cm) x 25 Inches (63.5 cm)  1-1/4 Inch (3.2 cm) Diameter NO WIRE! Booda Comfy Cotton Rope Perch is designed with new shapes, bright colors and truly comfortable feel beneath your bird's feet.  Comfy Perch™ allows you to have fun creating different types of perches for your birds. Depending on the length of the cable,... Comfy Cross Cotton Rope Perch works well for so many uses. 25 Inches (63.5 cm) ...
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  • Comfy Rope Perch Medium 21 Inch (53.3 cm) by Booda
    Comfy Rope Perch Medium 21 Inch (53.3 cm) by Booda
    NO WIRE! Booda Comfy Cotton Rope Perch is designed with new shapes, bright colors and truly comfortable feel beneath your bird's feet.  Medium 21 Inch (53.3 cm)  Long x 7/8 Inch (2.2 cm) Diameter  Comfy Perch™ allows you to have fun creating different types of perches for your birds. Depending on the length of the cable, you can create loops, curves and other... NO WIRE! Booda Comfy Cotton Rope Perch is designed with new shapes, bright color...
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  • Comfy Rope Perch Medium 32 Inch (81.3 Cm) By Booda
    Comfy Rope Perch Medium 32 Inch (81.3 Cm) By Booda
    NO WIRE! Booda Comfy Cotton Rope Perch is designed with new shapes, bright colors and truly comfortable feel beneath your bird's feet.  Medium 32 Inch (81.3 cm) Long x 7/8 Inch (2.2 cm) Diameter  Comfy Perch™ allows you to have fun creating different types of perches for your birds. Depending on the length of the cable, you can create loops, curves and other interesting shapes. The Booda... NO WIRE! Booda Comfy Cotton Rope Perch is designed with new shapes, bright colo...
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  • Comfy Rope Swing N Perch by Booda Medium 10"
    Comfy Rope Swing N Perch by Booda Medium 10"
    The BOODA® Swing 'N Perch™ This listing is for a Medium which measures 10 Inches - 11 Inches (25.4 cm - (27.9 cm) across and 1 Inch (2.5 cm) thick. NO WIRE! Booda Comfy Cotton Rope Perches are designed with new shapes, bright colors and truly comfortable feel beneath your bird's feet. The BOODA® Swing 'N Perch™ provides a firm perch made from a woven cable of soft cotton. Designed to sooth... The BOODA® Swing 'N Perch™ This listing is for a Medium which measures 10 I...
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  • Comfy Rope Swing N Perch by Booda Small 8"
    Comfy Rope Swing N Perch by Booda Small 8"
    The BOODA® Swing 'N Perch™ is available in 3 sizes This listing is for a Small which measures 8 Inches (20.3 cm) across and 3/4 Inch (1.9 cm) thick. NO WIRE! Booda Comfy Cotton Rope Perches are designed with new shapes, bright colors and truly comfortable feel beneath your bird's feet. The BOODA® Swing 'N Perch™ provides a firm perch made from a woven cable of soft cotton. Designed to... The BOODA® Swing 'N Perch™ is available in 3 sizes This listing is for a Sma...
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  • Cordless Rotary Bird Nail & Beak Trimmer with Accessories
    Cordless Rotary Bird Nail & Beak Trimmer with Accessories
    Safety note: Your bird does not understand how, why or that it's nails have been trimmed. For this reason it is important not to place your bird high on top of the cage or high inside of the cage until they readjust mentally regarding how they grip perches. It is quite easy for a bird to slip off a favorite perch, especially if that perch is a larger diameter and the nails have been recently... Safety note: Your bird does not understand how, why or that it's nails have bee...
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  • Cuttlebones A Natural Calcium Source for Birds Medium 1 Piece
    Cuttlebones A Natural Calcium Source for Birds Medium 1 Piece
    1 Medium Cuttlebone approximately 5 - 6 Inches long Clean Genuine Cuttlebones. Highly palatable and accepted natural form of calcium and minerals. Budgies LOVE cuttlebone, great for canaries, finches, lovebirds. Note: Large parrots may break up a whole cuttlebone attached to cage. Consider breaking one up into smaller chunks and placing in a separate dish in cage and allow your parrot to pick... 1 Medium Cuttlebone approximately 5 - 6 Inches long Clean Genuine Cuttlebones. ...
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  • Deluxe Traveler Floor Stand Black w 1 inch Perch
    Deluxe Traveler Floor Stand Black w 1 inch Perch
    Deluxe Traveler Floor Stand Black w 1 inch Perch   This terrific little Deluxe Traveler offers a new dimension into exotic living for your bird! Just like the regular Mango Traveler, this little unit has a lift off top, but!!!.... a center ladder, 2 cup holders, 2 plastic cups and even has room for the toy holder...and don't forget the included Mango Tidbit toy! A fabulous Traveler unit for... Deluxe Traveler Floor Stand Black w 1 inch Perch   This terrific litt...
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  • Deluxe Traveler Floor Stand Black w 3/4 inch Perch
    Deluxe Traveler Floor Stand Black w 3/4 inch Perch
    Deluxe Traveler Floor Stand Black w 3/4 inch Perch   This terrific little Deluxe Traveler offers a new dimension into exotic living for your bird! Just like the regular Mango Traveler, this little unit has a lift off top, but!!!.... a center ladder, 2 cup holders, 2 plastic cups and even has room for the toy holder...and don't forget the included Mango Tidbit toy! A fabulous Traveler unit for... Deluxe Traveler Floor Stand Black w 3/4 inch Perch   This terrific lit...
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  • Deluxe Traveler Floor Stand Desert Stone w 1 inch Perch
    Deluxe Traveler Floor Stand Desert Stone w 1 inch Perch
    Deluxe Traveler Floor Stand Desert Stone w 1 inch Perch   This terrific little Deluxe Traveler offers a new dimension into exotic living for your bird! Just like the regular Mango Traveler, this little unit has a lift off top, but!!!.... a center ladder, 2 cup holders, 2 plastic cups and even has room for the toy holder...and don't forget the included Mango Tidbit toy! A fabulous Traveler unit... Deluxe Traveler Floor Stand Desert Stone w 1 inch Perch   This terrific...
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  • Deluxe Traveler Floor Stand Desert Stone w 3/4 inch Perch
    Deluxe Traveler Floor Stand Desert Stone w 3/4 inch Perch
    Deluxe Traveler Floor Stand Black w 3/4 inch Perch   This terrific little Deluxe Traveler offers a new dimension into exotic living for your bird! Just like the regular Mango Traveler, this little unit has a lift off top, but!!!.... a center ladder, 2 cup holders, 2 plastic cups and even has room for the toy holder...and don't forget the included Mango Tidbit toy! A fabulous Traveler unit for... Deluxe Traveler Floor Stand Black w 3/4 inch Perch   This terrific littl...
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  • Deluxe Traveler Floor Stand Green w 1 inch Perch
    Deluxe Traveler Floor Stand Green w 1 inch Perch
    Deluxe Traveler Floor Stand Green w 1 inch Perch   This terrific little Deluxe Traveler offers a new dimension into exotic living for your bird! Just like the regular Mango Traveler, this little unit has a lift off top, but!!!.... a center ladder, 2 cup holders, 2 plastic cups and even has room for the toy holder...and don't forget the included Mango Tidbit toy! A fabulous Traveler unit for... Deluxe Traveler Floor Stand Green w 1 inch Perch   This terrific little ...
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  • Deluxe Traveler Floor Stand Green w 3/4 inch Perch
    Deluxe Traveler Floor Stand Green w 3/4 inch Perch
    Deluxe Traveler Floor Stand Green w 3/4 inch Perch   This terrific little Deluxe Traveler offers a new dimension into exotic living for your bird! Just like the regular Mango Traveler, this little unit has a lift off top, but!!!.... a center ladder, 2 cup holders, 2 plastic cups and even has room for the toy holder...and don't forget the included Mango Tidbit toy! A fabulous Traveler unit for... Deluxe Traveler Floor Stand Green w 3/4 inch Perch   This terrific littl...
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Parrots, Jardine's Parrots, Rueppell's Parrots, Red-bellied Parrots, Yellow-faced Parrots, Brown-headed Parrots, This category includes Senegal Parrots, Meyer's Niam Niam Parrots and Cape Parrots


Parrot soon and was unable to find a lot of information on this particular species. Thank you to Maria G. one of our  Facebook Fans She's planning on getting a CapeShe requested that we provide some information on this little-known type of bird. So we will start with the Cape Parrot but were going to cover all the Poicephalus Parrots species.

Poicephalus Parrots are African Parrots including - Senegal Parrots, Meyer's Parrots, Jardine's Parrots, Rueppell's Parrots, Red-bellied Parrots, Yellow-faced Parrots, Brown-headed Parrots, South African Cape Parrots, Brown-necked Parrots & Grey-headed Parrots - South African Cape Parrots are the species primarily found here in the US as pets.

Senegal Parrots are medium-sized parrots about 10 inches long, and weigh about 100 - 170 g ( between 4 and 6 ounces) and can live up to 50 years in captivity. They make great pets, are a lot of fun and actually a lot more quiet than other types of parrots. In a family situation, it's important that all the family members socialize with the bird on a regular basis otherwise Senegal Parrots can become a "one person" bird. Although Senegal Parrots are not sexually dimorphic, the C-shape of the chest is usually longer on the females and the green area generally extends over the chest down between the legs while male Senegal parrots generally have the green area that ends halfway or at the middle of the chest. Usually a females beak as well as their head are a smidge smaller than the males and lastly male Senegal Parrots are usually although not always bigger than their female counterparts overall.

Meyer's Parrots are felt by some to be the prettiest among the African Parrots with their iridescent turquoise feathers. They are fun, playful, love to swing and dangle and will lie on their back and do silly things with their feet while playing with toys. They are a good choice for a family with children as they can maintain relationships with several people and they're not necessarily biters. They are small, about 11 - 12 inches long it only weigh 90 - 130 g. They're notable for yellow markings on their wings and turquoise markings on their abdomen and rear end. They are not great talkers. It's said that their voices are similar to those of Parakeets (Budgies).

Jardine's Parrots make great pets too. All their bodies are bright green with red rings around the bottoms of the leg feathers. They're generally a darker green in color and a bit more robust in size than the other
Poicephalus Parrots. They are very sweet natured and intermingle well with the entire family. They are one of the largest of the Poicephalus species measuring an average of 11 inches long and weighing up to 8 ounces. They make good pets if you live in an apartment or condo although they can get vocal early in the morning and the early evening. Jardine's have a lot of energy and need a lot of exercise, mental stimulation in a roomy cage. They generally live to be about 30 years old but there are records of Jardine's living past 60.

Rueppell's Parrots are a small species and as adults they are dimorphic. Adult female Rueppell's have blue feathers along the lower portion of their back and rear end whereas the male Rueppell's lose the blue feathers. Both male and female Rueppell parrots have deep yellow marking on the epaulets of their wings. The average Rueppell's is about 9 inches long and weighs between 120 and 160 g. Check out this picture one of our Facebook fans named Marie posted of her 2 Rupell's
Niam Niam AND Cape Parrots (South African Cape Parrots, Brown-necked Parrots & Grey-headed Parrots - technically speaking)

Because we're focused on Poicephalus Parrots, the other
Africanbird species including Vasa Parrots, Love birds and African Ringnecks will be covered in another article.

According to Thor's Cape Parrot Site, "In captivity Cape Parrots (aka Levaillant's Parrot) are often referred to as the 'gentle giants'......" They are the largest of the Poicephalus family and have a relatively large head and beak.They're typically 13 to 14 inches long and weigh anywhere from approximately 200 - 400+ grams with most Cape Parrots being in the 300 g weight range. They can live 30 years but usually live 15 to 20 and sexually mature in 3 to 5 years. They're shy birds and don't demand a lot of attention reaching independence once hitting sexual maturity. They are playful and full of energy but not necessarily great talkers
according
to Susanclubb.com. Cape Parrots come in three flavors,

Red-bellied Parrots are small like Rueppell's Parrots. There only about 9 inches long and are sexually dimorphic with the male Red-bellied Parrots having a bright orange lower chest and tummy while the adult females are green on the lower frontal area. Red-bellied Parrots are probably the best talkers of the Poicephalus family because they speak clearly and with real understanding and in many cases exhibit more than a single voice. Some owners say that they can call people by name and can speak in the voices of the people are that are speaking to them. If you're looking for a small bird that has the ability to talk, Red-bellied parrots maybe the choice for you as a pet. Red-bellied males have an orange tummy, female's tummies are green.


Yellow-faced Parrots not to be confused with Yellow Front Amazons are medium-size - about 11 inches long. They're loud with shrill whistles and screeches. They have a shape similar to Jardine Parrots but their green is a paler green and they have no red nor orange/red markings on their body or head. As its name suggests they're notable for a big area of yellow around their face extending down onto the crown and around their eyes. Don't expect to find them as pets anywhere because they're not found in captivity - but reside exclusively in the African country of Ethiopia.

Brown-headed Parrots are Niam Niam Parrots (below). They can learn to speak a few words and phrases but many do not so if you are looking for bird who can definitely speak the Brown-headed Parrot would not be the choice. Overall we like to recommend as large a bird cage as possible for most parrots but it's our understanding that for some of the smaller African Parrots, like the Brown-headed Parrot, an 18" x 18" x 20 to 24 tall bird cage works well.

Niam Niam parrots (not known in captivity) are about 10 inches long with both male and female adults having Brown heads and necks with a bit of olive/yellow, olive/brown around their throats and breasts, silver gray around their ears and olive/brown tipped tails with a dull green. The red under its wing coverts distinguishes it from the Brown headed parrot's yellow under their wing coverts.

They have very sharp voices which can be heard from far away and become even more high-pitched when sounding a danger alert. a popular as pets and make a good choice if you live in a condo or apartment because they're quiet and have a very nice temperament.

Similar to Senegal parrots but lacking in the bright yellow or orange belly and have a whitish beak whereas Senegal's beaks are mostly all dark gray or almost black. They are small - about the same size as a Senegal or Meyers about 9 inches long and weigh about 120 g. They're a bit bigger than Cockatiels and much chunkier

 

They can learn to speak a few words and phrases but many do not so if you are looking for bird who can definitely speak the Brown-headed Parrot would not be the choice. Overall we like to recommend as large a bird cage as possible for most parrots but it's our understanding that for some of the smaller African Parrots, like the Brown-headed Parrot, an 18" x 18" x 20 to 24 tall bird cage works well.

Niam Niam parrots (not known in captivity) are about 10 inches long with both male and female adults having Brown heads and necks with a bit of olive/yellow, olive/brown around their throats and breasts, silver gray around their ears and olive/brown tipped tails with a dull green.

The red under its wing coverts distinguishes it from the Brown headed parrot's yellow under their wing coverts. They have very sharp voices which can be heard from far away and become even more high-pitched when sounding a danger alert.
 

Cape parrots and their offspring

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