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Ruppell's Parrot

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Pet Status:
Noise Level:
Native to:
Southwestern Africa
1 Yr.
up to 35 Yrs

Generally quieter than other parrots in the Poicephalus genus, Ruppell's parrots that have been kept as pets are loveable, cuddly and tend to bond very closely with one person, to the point of being jealous when others show affection to that person.  They are mostly calm and intelligent birds.
They need a large pet bird cage in which to exercise and freely move around, as well as safe pet bird toys for chewing and foraging.They are partial to things that entail work and study along the lines of puzzles. They also enjoy working on knots in rawhide.

DIET: 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.