Breeder's of Eclectus Parrots,
Timneh African Grey, Greater Jardine & Cape Parrot
Greater Jardine Parrots
Jardines are affectionate outgoing birds that are
full of life, playful, comical, acrobatic and entertaining.
Many like to play on their backs.
They love to play with toys, swings and run through paper or PVC
tubes, etc. They should have
plenty of wooden toys to chew as well.
They are happy birds that love life and able to entertain
themselves for several hours. Jardine
parrots also enjoy learning tricks.
At around 10-12 months of age Jardines can go thru
a nippy independent stage.
With constant handling this should pass in a few weeks.
Positive reinforcement training is important for all pet birds.
We recommend resources by Barbara Heidenreich.
She has a website, blog and YouTube page.
Their diet consists of a good pellet, a good seed
mix and plenty of fresh produce.
They also like nuts in the shell.
You can share any healthy food you are eating with your pet
parrot. They love to share
as eating is a social behavior for them.
Foods that the bird should not eat are: avocado, onion, rhubarb,
caffeine, sugar, fatty foods, chips, pop, processed meats, chocolate,
Jardine Parrots are a native of central Africa.
They are a medium sized parrot at around 12 inches.
There are three sub-species:
lesser, black wing and greater.
They are considered moderate in noise level with good mimicry
abilities. They have a
pleasant voice and are good whistlers.
Their lifespan is around 15-30 years.
Jardines are gaining in popularity as more people
realize the wonderful pets that they are.
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