Bourke's Parrot

Growth Size

The Bourke's Parrot can grow to a length of 17 – 20cm.


10 – 15 years.


Bourke's Parrots are gentle and good natured birds. This intelligent breed will bond closely with their owners. They also have a reputation for being one of the quietest breeds of Parrot.

Training Difficulty

About as easy to tame as a Budgerigar. Even older birds can be successfully trained, unlike a lot of other breeds. Unlikely to revert back to wilder behaviour if left for long periods. Not a speaking bird.

Recommended Owners

This quiet Parrot is an excellent choice for apartment life. They can also be good pets for children (under adult supervision).


The Bourke's Parrot is an Australian native bird, which makes its home in semi-arid scrubland in central Australia. It was named after General Sir Richard Bourke, who was the Governor of New South Wales between 1831 and 1837.


A commercial Budgerigar food supplemented with fresh fruit and vegetables. A mineral block should also be provided.

Please note! The dietary guidelines specified above are only a guide and feeding may vary based on your pet's size, activity level, and metabolism.


Provide a shallow bowl of water (separate to drinking water) for the Parrot to bathe in as it pleases.


This native parrot has no green in its plumage. It feathers are predominantly grey and pink, which helps it to blend in with the arid environment of its natural habitat.