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Other Birds »  Hawkhead Parrot

Hawkhead Parrot

Quick Information

Pet Status:
Good
Talkability:
Fair
Noise Level:
Medium
Native to:
South America
Matures:
3 - 5 Yrs.
Lifespan:
30 Yrs.


Hawkhead Parrots are most known for having the ability to raise the head feathers when excited or defensive. These elegant feathers of rich maroon edged in electric blue, form a crown of glory which frames the entire head. The hawk-heads beauty does not stop there. The crown of color extends down the back of the head circling the neck and extends down the entire belly. These rich colors frame the face of sable brown flecked with champagne. The wings, back, and tail sport a rather contrasty emerald green.

These beauties are vocal and fun as pets.  They can be somewhat moody, so it may be crucial to handle them daily to keep them from preferring solitude.  House them in a cage with a view.  Capable of talking, males may be a little better at it than females.

DIET: Diet consists of a pelleted blend, veggies, fruits, nuts, and seeds as treats. A small amount of white meat, such as chicken is occasionally welcomed as well, as is completely cooked egg.