Banti – plum headed parakeet for sale

(12 customer reviews)

$550.00

From the moment Banti jumps into your arms, he will be sure to snuggle right into your heart and never leave. This little guy is truly one of a kind and he hopes to find a family that is just as special as he is. Whether playing all day or cuddling with the family, Banti promises to be your most loyal and loving companion. Before coming home to you, Banti will be vet checked and up to date on his vaccinations. Don’t miss out on making this wonderful boy part of your family!

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PLUM HEADED PARAKEET FOR SALE

Plum headed parakeet for sale .The plum-headed parakeet is a medium-sized parrot of striking beauty. This Asian parrot makes a good pet, as it is less aggressive and possessive than some other parrot species, and it gets along well with others. It is less demanding of an owner’s time than many other parrots, but it still needs regular interaction to remain socialized.

Species Overview

COMMON NAMES: Plum-headed parakeet, plum-headed parrot

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Psittacula cyanocephala

ADULT SIZE: 12 inches, weighing 2.3 to 2.8 ounces

LIFE EXPECTANCY: 15 and 20 years, although many can live 30 years or more with proper care

 

Origin and History

Plum-headed parakeets hail from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. They thrive in the woodlands and forested areas, where they make the trees their habitat. Escaped pet plum-headed parakeets live in a variety of climates around the world, sometimes establishing small breeding populations. A variation of this species, the so-called intermediate parakeet (Psittacula intermedia), is thought to be a hybrid between the plum-headed and the slaty-headed parakeet. Although wild numbers of this bird are gradually dwindling due to habitat loss, plum-headed parakeets still thrive and are not threatened by extinction. 

Temperament

Plum-headed parakeets are generally gentle, social, and affectionate birds with their owners, although they can be somewhat stand-offish with strangers. They are relatively quiet for a parrot, so they may be the right choice for those bird owners who live in apartments or other housing situations near neighbors. When hand-fed as babies, plum-headed parakeets can become very tame and will bond strongly with their owners. This bird is less demanding of an owner’s time than many parrots. However, regular interaction is still necessary to maintain human bonding.It is essential for those who do not have experience with Psittacula species to understand that many of these birds will go through a bluffing phase during their adolescence. This phase is strictly hormone-related and is not an indication of how the bird’s personality will be once it reaches maturity. Generally, birds that are handled daily stay tame and bond well with their owners.

Speech and Vocalizations

Many of these birds—especially the males—are good talkers. The chattering that begins at about 6 to 8 months of age may give way to coherent mimicry very soon if an owner is willing to talk regularly to the bird. Speech is not a universal skill, and some birds will never exhibit this talent.

Plum-Headed Parakeet Colors and Markings

Plum-headed parakeets are a dimorphic species, so it is relatively easy to tell mature males and females apart by the color variants of their plumage. The body of both sexes is primarily green with varying shades occurring on the breast, abdomen, back, and wings. Males have purplish-red heads that are outlined by a black ring around the neck. Females exhibit blue-gray feathers on their heads and lack the black neck stripe. Instead, many of them have yellow-tinged feathers around their necks.

Caring for the Plum-Headed Parakeet

Because it has such a long tail, a plum-headed parakeet is best suited to a relatively large cage. A cage with a 24-inch-by-36-inch footprint and 36 inches in height is a minimum requirement. Bar spacing should be no more than 1/2 inch. Include a different play gym containing toys within the cage, and another play gym separate from the cage for exercise periods. If you are keeping a pair of birds, provide them with a larger aviary enclosure. In an aviary setting, the plum-headed is one of the few parrots that will happily coexist with non-competing birds, such as finches.

Like any parrot, the plum-headed parakeet needs some time each day outside the cage, but unlike other, more demanding parrots, the plum-headed is not a cuddler that needs constant petting and hands-on play. Instead, it will likely be content to merely sit on your shoulder and “talk” with you. Without this level of daily interaction, though, the bird may withdraw and even become somewhat wild again.

 

Common Health Problems

Plum-headed parakeets are relatively hardy birds, although they can be affected by damp, cold conditions. Some common avian diseases affecting this species include:

  • Polyomavirus, a virus that can skin problems
  • Sarcocystosis, fatal protozoan parasitic disease
  • Aspergillosis, a fungal respiratory disease
  • Bacterial infections that can cause pneumonia
  • Psittacosis, parrot fever caused by the chlamydia bacteria

Diet and Nutrition

In the wild, this bird feeds mostly on fruit and seeds. Like other parrots, plum-headed parakeets do best in captivity when they eat a diet consisting of high-quality seed and pellet mix, supplemented daily with fresh, bird-safe fruits and vegetables. A bird will eat up to 1 tablespoon of food per day.

These birds enjoy variety in their diets, so experiment with foods like sprouts, leafy greens, berries, and even peppers. Birds cannot pick up on “spicy hot” flavors as humans do, so many of them enjoy picking apart spicy peppers to get at the seeds inside.

Exercise

Plum-headed parakeets are very active birds in the wild. In captivity, these birds must have an exercise and play area. These birds should be allowed a minimum of 3 to 4 hours outside the cage each day, in a safe, bird-proofed play area. Always supervise this free period to prevent accidents and injuries. This exercise and interaction time is critical for keeping a plum-headed parakeet healthy and well socialized.

Pros
  • Social, although standoffish with strangers
  • Can be trained to talk
Cons
  • Affectionate, although does not like cuddling
  • Requires at least 3 hours of interaction or exercise daily

 

12 reviews for Banti – plum headed parakeet for sale

  1. Bob Noir

    This place is absolutely amazing! The birds are super friendly and tamed. They let you interact with the birds, train you on how to hold them and make sure you get comfortable with the birds before you bring them home. They truly care about their birds and it’s evident with how they look after them! Definitely recommend The Parrot Shop to everyone who’s looking for a sweet little bird!!

  2. Escobar

    Si está buscando un nuevo amigo emplumado, le recomiendo este lugar. Personal bien educado y muy paciente con todas mis preguntas. Además, tenga todo lo que pueda necesitar y desear para su ave.

  3. Williams

    Great place to get you a loving bird.

  4. Elliott

    Great customer service and very helpful

  5. Shane

    Thank you for our beautiful new addition. This sweet little Plum Headed Parakeet is already adjusting to his new family. We are so pleased with our choice. Thanks for everything!! If you’re serious about exotic birds, get in touch with The Parrot Shop

  6. Tyler M

    Excellent bird store. We were greeted by kind and knowledgeable staff. We ended up bringing home a bird to handfeed and couldn’t be any happier with our purchase/experience. We love our new bird, We will be telling our friends about you. Thank you Rana and Max for your excellent support and customer service. Top notch

  7. Jason

    If you think you want a parrot then you have found the BEST place to get one. These people care deeply about their babies and are super amazing to work with. My baby parakeet was well raised and tame and affectionate when I got him at only two months old. . I couldn’t be happier than I am right now

  8. Maurice

    My daughter and I had a great time picking out our new baby bird. I feel confident that she’ll be a great addition to our family. Very comfortable buying experience! If you’re looking for a feathered friend, be sure to come here!

  9. Simon

    Very happy with our experience with The Parrot Shop. I came for a bird for my son and they helped pick one that best suited my 6 year old. They educated us and helped prepare us to take care of him. We are very excited to bond with him.

  10. Ernest

    Very professional and knowledgeable about anything and everything you need for your bird. Always eager to help with any questions you have. I could tell from the start my baby parrot was loved long before she met me! Well kept, calm and loving, sociable baby birds. So glad I The Parrot Shop, best experience I’ve ever had!

  11. Martha

    This place is amazing. The owners are helpful and very personable. Everyone who works there is friendly and nice. A great selection of birds, bird toys, food, and other bird-related things. Birdcages are well maintained and cleaned on a regular. Would highly recommend it. Thanks so much, The Parrot Shop my Daughter is so in love with the bird, she has always wanted one

  12. Marie

    Bought our Parakeet about a year ago and he talks, sings, is very tame and loving. We always take him here to get his wings clipped, talons and beak filed, stock up on food and toys. Expert advice and care of birds.

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