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Senegal Parrots are one of the more popular pet parrots, they
are known for their acrobatics, mischievousness, and passion.
Senegal Parrots are not good talkers, but some birds do learn a fair
amount of words. Sometimes they are good at learning tricks
They are generally quieter than most parrots, which makes them good pets
for apartment or condos.
They are loyal and intelligent, and bond quickly with their owners.
Senegal Parrots like routine and become accustomed to the habits
of their owners, they can be easily spoiled.
Their voices are softer, quieter and gentler than the larger parrots.
Pet Senegal Parrots
Common colors are: green, gray, orange and yellow.
Most generally they are good birds to keep as pets around children,
however their voices can be very shrill at times.
Senegal Parrots can live from 15 to 25 years
They are about 9 to 12" in length
Senegals come from Africa.
Senegal Parrots can be kept as a single pet.
Senegals are monomorphic, meaning males and females look the same.
Other than lab testing, there is no real way to tell the difference.
In general, the males are a bit more aggressive in behavior and a
bit heavier in weight.
Minimum cage size is 18"W x 22"L x 24"H
Keep cages away from drafts, open windows and the kitchen.
Senegals are sensitive to smoke and strong odors. Cover the
cage at night to prevent drafts.
Have perches of different widths, diameters and textures
to help keep a Senegals feet healthy.
They are good at chewing things, so provide an adequate amount
Feeding the Senegal Parrot
Feed a pet Senegal 2-3 teaspoons per day of a pellet or seed-based,
fortified small parrot diet.
About 5-10% of a Senegal's diet should be bite-sized fruits and
veggies like apples, oranges, bananas, grapes, sweet potatoes,
broccoli, spinach, dandelion, mustard greens and shredded
carrots. Offer daily or every 2-3 days.
Provide a cuttle bone or mineral block.
Senegals should always have access to clean, fresh water.
Don't use tap water. We recommend Steam Distilled water
for it's purity.
Recommendation for Food for a Senegal Parrot
Senegal Parrots are healthy if you see the below
A curious and active disposition
Clear, bright eyes
Clean, smooth feathers
Eats throughout the day
Normal droppings that are not excessively runny for more than a
couple of days
If you notice the below symptoms, a Senegal Parrot may be sick
Change in droppings in excess of two days
Decreased appetite; weight loss
Decreased activity and grooming behavior
Discharge from nose or mouth; sneezing
Feathers fluffed for prolonged periods of time
Sitting at the bottom of cage
Wheezing or coughing