|Common Name||Meyers Parrot|
|Latin Name||Poicephalus meyeri|
|Average Lifespan||30 Years|
|Average Length||8 Inches|
|Average Weight||120 - 150 Grams|
|Song Type||Whistles, Mimics|
Noise Level & Talking Ability
Meyers are fairly quiet birds but can have their moments. Meyers learn human speech quite easily. Their voices are softer quieter and gentler than their larger African cousins like the African Grey. They usually acquire a moderate vocabulary although some can have a more extensive list of words and phrases. Most will develop an understanding of several common phrases like step up. Of course, the best way to teach a parrot to talk is to talk to it
The plumage of the Meyer's Parrot is mostly brownish-grey with yellow patches on the bend of the wings and thighs and also on the head. Their abdomen is green or a vivid blue or turquoise and the rump can be blue or turquoise. The upper side of the tail is brown and the underside is dark gray. Their feet are dark gray. The eye (periophthalmic) rings are black and the bill is black. The amount of yellow and blue varies for each individual bird.
Meyers Parrots are one of the more popular of the Poicephalus parrots. They are attractive and intelligent little birds that are highly social. Love to chew and play. They can both be quiet and cuddly and loud and full of energy in the same day.
Pellets should make up 60% of the diet. Fresh fruits and veggies, and other healthy chop mixes should make up 30% of the diet, and seed should only make up 10% as a treat.
They are an interesting bird that thrives in routine and become accustomed to the habits of their owners. Meyers will require daily handling and tend to bond to one or two people if both parties are providing equal amounts of attention. Meyers parrots require a large cage that is sturdy as they have a strong beak and like to chew on cage bars.
|Age of Maturity||2 Years|
|Average Clutch Size||3 - 5 Eggs|
|Nest Box||8 x 10 x 18 inches|
|Breeding Life||20 - 25 Years|
Stable - Least Concern