Red-Rumped Parrot

Growth Size

Red-Rumped Parrots grow to a length of about 30cm.

Lifespan

15 – 25 years.

Temperament

Red-Rumped Parrots are active birds that crave social interaction. They require plenty of mental stimulation to avoid developing behavioural issues. They might become aggressive if they are kept with other birds.

Training Difficulty

Can be tamed with a little work, but will quickly revert back to unsocial behaviour if left alone for long periods of time.

Recommended Owners

These birds are fairly easy to take care of, and are great for beginners. They are also good for homes that are too small to accommodate larger pets.

Origin

The first documented sighting of these Parrots was in 1838. They are native to the south-eastern parts of Australia.

Diet

A commercial Budgerigar food supplemented with fresh fruit and vegetables. A cuttlefish bone 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.

Grooming

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

Comments

As with many other bird species, Red-Rumped Parrots can come in a variety of many colour mutations, due to selective breeding. The normal colouring is generally green with a red patch on the back, but they can also come in cinnamon, blue, platinum, lutino, opaline, pied, and fallow.