There is one word to describe this species of bird. Gorgeous! This species is known also as the Queen Alexandra Parrot (or Parakeet), Alexandra's Parakeet, Rose-throated Parakeet, Spinifex Parrot and Princess Parrot. The Princess of Whales Parakeet comes in three different colours which are normal, blue, and lutino Princess of Wales Parrots.
The normal Princess of Wales is green on the back and has pink on the chest and lime green on the wings. The top of the head is blue or light purple depending on the sex of the bird. Blue Princesses are shades of blue with some gray-blue on the back. The male is purple down the lower part of the back. The lutino Princess of Wales has yellow with red on the chest and red eyes.
Males have an orange iris, while the females is much browner. Another difference is that the male of the species has a longer, projecting extension from the end of the 3rd primary (flight) feather on each side. This projection is called a spatula or spatule. It appears in mature male birds. Males tend to have a brighter bill as well.
They have had a mistaken conception that they are aviary pets only, but the truth of the matter is they make wonderful pets. They can talk quite well and imitate several sounds. Major wow factor when you combine the pastel beauty and pretty personality.
Princess of Whales Parakeets originate from Australia. Its' name was given in honour of Princess Alexandra of Denmark, who later married the Prince of Whales, Edward VII and eventually became the Queen of England.
They feed on the seeds of mixed millets, hulled oats, canary seed, leafy greens and fruit. Check out the fresh foods you should be feeding your parrot on our fresh food list.
The hen will lay four to six white eggs which are incubated for 19 days. The chicks leave the nest about 35 days after hatching. These parakeets nest well when given plenty of food and water with green sprouts. A deep "grandfather clock" type of nest works best.
As mentioned above, Princess of Whales Parakeets do well in aviaries but also thrive as a family pet. Providing a large cage for their long tail and enough room to spread out the wings will keep your parakeet happy and content.
Princess of Whales Parakeets can live as long as 30 years when given a proper diet and good health care. They can make loud calls so when adopting one of these lovely birds, consider whether you are tolerant of some daily noise, as it is very natural for them.
They love playing with bright, colorful, small bird toys.Your new family member should have daily time outside of the cage and have interaction with members of the household. As with most pet birds, they love to hear positive music, their owner's voice, and even the t.v.