The Red-bellied Parrot is a small parrot about 23 cm (9 in) long and weights 140 g (5 oz). Red Bellied parrots are part of the Poicephalus species that includes Jardine's, Meyer's, and Senegal parrots. This species is known to be colorful, funny, fearless, and loving.
They are a green, grey, and slightly orange bird. Adult birds have green feathers covering the upper portions of their legs, red irises and dark grey beaks. The species is sexually diphoric, meaning you can visually tell male from female about by color. Males have a bright orange lower chest and abdomen, while adult females are green and grey on the lower chest area.
Red-Bellied Parrots orginate from Eastern Africa.
Their wild diet includes fruits, seeds, nuts, berries and cultivated crops. Seeds of the various legumious trees of the African woodlands are especially favoured, providing their staple food in some areas.
Red-Bellied Parrots as a pets can be offered a variety of foods including parrot pellets, parrot seeds, fresh fruits, and fresh vegetables. Check out the complete list of fresh foods.
The Red-bellied Parrot nests in tree cavities. In captivity, a boot "L "shaped box works best for breeding. The eggs are white and there are usually three in a clutch. The female incubates the eggs for about 28 days and the chicks leave the nest about 63 days after hatching.
Always place your parrot in a cage big enough for them to spread out their full wing span. Place the bird cage in an area free of drafts and where the family spends the most time, usually the living or dining room. The cage should be large enough for the bird to extend its entire wingspan. We recommend no smaller than 24x30x24.
Red- Bellied Parrots are social and can be more talkative than the other members of this species. They are active and playful birds. This entertaining parrot has a personality packed with laughs, love, and sweetness. As with all parrots, Red-Bellied parrots love toys, time outside of the cage, and even the T.V. and radio.