Princess of Wales Parrots Make Good Pets
Princess of Wales Parrots are not only beautiful but are also gentle by nature. They are not aggressive birds, are curious, and can be affectionate. People often think they are just aviary birds, but they make wonderful pets. Mature birds are 22-23″ long with the tail. Princess of Wales Parrots (Parakeets) live 15-30 years.
Varieties of Princess of Wales Parrots
Princess of Wales Parrots may be the normal green, blue, yellow, or albino. Royal Wings Aviary has had all of these colors of Princess of Wales parrots. Currently, we raise normal and blue Princess of Wales parrots. The normal Princess of Wales is green on the back and has pink on the throat and lime green on the wings. Males have blue on the top of the head, blue or purple on the rump, an orange iris, and the beak is bright coral. Normal Princess of Wales females have gray on the top of the head, a duller beak, and brown around the iris. Blue Princesses are shades of blue with some gray-blue on the back. The male is purple down the lower part of the back. The lutino Princess of Wales is yellow with red on the chest and red eyes.
Talking Princess of Wales Parrots
Princess of Wales parrots can be very good talkers. We sold the first male Princess born in our aviary to a lady in Indiana. By 9 months of age, her normal Princess was talking and had quite a large vocabulary. He was also imitating many sounds. We sold two males, a green and a blue, to a woman in St. Louis. They, too, became a great talkers. Similar to African Grays, Princess of Wales parrots love to imitate sounds like the ringing phone or a baby crying. As in some of the other species, the males tend to have the ability to talk and whistle.
A Special Princess of Wales Parrot at Royal Wings Aviary
My significant other, Allan, was in the hospital, and I came home one day to feed and water our birds. He called me and told me the nurse said to bring a bird to the hospital. I did not believe him, but after I hung up, the nurse called me. She said he was homesick for his birds and to bring a bird. We had one young blue male Princess of Wales Parrot that had not been adopted yet, so I took it to the hospital. It just sat on his shoulder or on his chest while he was resting or sleeping and kept him company.
The next time Allan was in a different hospital in the heart unit. They encouraged people to bring in pets. I again took the blue male Princess, and again he sat on Allan’s shoulder or on his chest while he slept. All the nurses left the nurses’ station to come into his room and see that little bird just sitting there keeping him company. They were amazed. He was so calm and such a good companion bird.