|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