Before You Buy
We offer a seven-day health guarantee on our handfed birds. A mandatory educational care sheet will be gone over at time of purchase. You must provide your bird with suitable shelter, food, water, vitamins and minerals from time of purchase.
We suggest that within three days (72 hours) of purchase, you bring your bird to an avian vet for a complete examination. This is at the cost of the pet owner. Should any health problem occur or be discovered, inform us IMMEDIATELY, with a written report otherwise the health guarantee is void. Any veterinary fees at this point need to be cleared by Exotic Wings & Pet Things Inc.
The health guarantee does not apply if there is another bird in your home that was not purchased from Exotic Wings & Pet Things Inc. or if the bird leaves the store unclipped.
We cannot guarantee the gender or temperament of your bird. Our handfed birds are tame but may take some time to adjust to their new surroundings. The more time is spent socializing with your pet bird after they have settled into your household, the better your relationship with your pet will be. After the seven day period any warranty will be at the discretion of Exotic Wings & Pet Things Inc.
|Common Name||Senegal Parrot|
|Latin Name||Poicephalus senegalus|
|Average Lifespan||30 Years|
|Average Length||9 Inches|
|Average Weight||140 - 160 Grams|
|Song Type||Whistles, Mimics|
Noise Level & Talking Ability
Senegals are fairly quiet birds but can have their moments where they reach a noise level that will be too much for your average apartment. They are quieter birds than many of the smaller more colorful and popular parrots like the conures in the Aratinga genus. Senegals 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
Senegal Parrots are mainly green with a yellow, orange, or red "vest" down their chest. These birds have a greyish head and dark feet.
The Senegal is a very trainable and playful bird. With dedication and a routine, they will impress you. Senegal Parrots are probably the most 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. Senegals will require daily handling and tend to bond to one or two people if both parties are providing equal amounts of attention. Senegal 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|
|Breeding Aviculture||Somewhat Common|
|Average Clutch Size||3 - 5 Eggs|
|Nest Box||L-Box 14 x 7 Inches|
|Breeding Life||20 years|
Decreasing - At Least Risk