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Plumheads

The descriptions give you their average size, weight and talking abilities (see Umbrella Cockatoos, Moluccan Cockatoos, African Greys, Green-winged Macaws and Blue and Gold Macaws).  (The figures denote averages and are provided to you as a reference point).        

         

 

Size: 13 in. (33 cm.)
Weight Range: 250-300 grams
Life Expectancy: 35 years
Talking Ability: Fair-to-Moderate
Minimum Cage Size: 
Bar Spacing: 
24"x24"x30"
3/4" to 1"
Natural Diet: Seeds, fruits & berries.
Captive Diet: Fruits, veggies, pellets, seeds, millet, pasta & grains. 
Dietary Needs: Sun Conures should be offered foods rich in calcium such as almonds, kale, figs, beans and broccoli. 

 

Plumheads (Psittacula cyanocephala)  

 

The Plumheads are green; head is red becoming violet-blue on back of crown, nape and cheeks; black stripes to cheeks and narrow band to nape with adjoining bluish-green band; rump bluish-green; dark red patch to wing-coverts; under wing-coverts greenish-blue; middle tail-feathers blue with white tips; outer feathers yellowish-green with yellow tips; upper mandible orange-yellow, lower mandible brownish-black; iris whitish-yellow; feet grey. Female with bluish-grey head and yellowish edging; upper mandible pale yellowish, lower mandible grey.

 

They mature with greenish head and often with grey tinge to chin; forehead orange-grey; upper and lower mandible yellowish; both sexes attain female adult plumage at 15 months; young male attains full adult male plumage at 30 months. These birds can be very loveable and somewhat cuddly, their tail feathers can grow to almost a foot long and 1/4 of an inch wide. They are from Ceylon, Rameswaram Island, most of India, Rawalpindi in West Pakistan, Nepal east to Bhutan and West Bengal.

 

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