These specialty pet birds are all bred in Canada by caring aviculturists.
|Common Name||Sierra Parakeet, Aymara Parakeet|
|Binomial Name||Psilopsiagon aymara|
|Average Lifespan||15+ years|
|Average Length||8 years|
|Average Weight||32-45 grams|
|Song Type||Quiet, Repetitive notes|
Noise Level & Talking Ability
In general sierra parakeets are quiet birds, but they do vocalize on occasion. Compared to many other similar sized birds they are nearly silent. Talking ability is limited, they may learn a couple words but are not known for being outstanding talkers.
These cute little parakeets are mostly green. The cheeks and throat are white in colour, some individuals may have a bluish blushing. The upper breast is light grey, in some idnviduals this grey will extend to the base of the tail. The cap is dark brown-grey, extending to the nape which is dark green. The wings and back are also dark green. The flights are green with a blue tint and dark interior edges. The tail is long, thin, and similar in colour to the wings. The beak and feet are light.
Sierra parakeets make fun and entertaining pets. When handfed and socialized often they are playful and affectionate. They can be trained to step-up and do other tricks. These birds have got personalities much larger than their size, and can be sassy at times. Those who are confident in handling and training parrots are sure to love this species! Read more...
Sierra parakeets should have pellets readily available at all times, and fresh vegetables / greens should be offered daily. Seeds should be offered frequently but are not a large part of the diet. A quality canary mix added to a no-sunflower small parrot mix is ideal for this piece of the diet. Seeds can be sprouted for added nutrition.
These parakeets are active and as such need an appropriately sized cage. Length is necessary over height, and the cage should be no smaller than around 4 sqft. Foraging and preening toys will be much appreciated by the species. Branching, natural wood perches are very important. A concrete perch placed at the food dish is suggested.
|Age of Maturity||10 months|
|Breeding in Aviculture||Rare|
|Average Clutch Size||4-6 Eggs|
|Nest Box Size||8" x 10" x 10"|
|Breeding Life||8 years|
Stable - Least Concern
Last assessed October 2016 for the IUCN Red List