Meyer’s parrot offers many of the
same good pet qualities as the cockatiel. The smallest member of the
Poicephalus family of African parrots, which also includes the Senegal
and the Jardine's parrot, the Meyer's wears conservative grayish-brown
feathers on its back, head and upper breast. A light blue or green
lower belly and yellow spots on the wings and crown give it a more
colorful front. The six subspecies of Meyer's vary only slightly in
size and coloring.
of origin: Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique,
Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda,Zambia.
Size: Small but plump, 8-9 inches long and about 120 grams (a little
over four ounces).
Playful, acrobatic, generally even-keeled and easy to tame. Quiet
voice. A good bird for children or apartment dwellers.
ability: Poor to moderate.
lifespan: 25-30 years.