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Bourke's Parrot


Species group:
 Australian Parakeets

Other name(s): Bourke’s Grass Parrot;
Bourke’s Grass Parakeet; Pink-bellied Parakeet;
Blue-vented Parakeet; Sundown Parrot; Night Parrot

Scientific name: Neopsephotus bourkii

Appearance

Details: The Bourke's Parrot is a gentle, relatively easy to care for, smaller parakeet that doesn't offer many behavior challenges. Its undemanding care and its calm personality can make it the perfect parrot for the novice bird owner or the busy apartment dweller. However, this bird truly exploded onto the popular scene with the creation of the lovely Rosy Bourke mutation. There are now several other attractive color mutations, but the darkest pink versions of the classic Rosy Bourke are undoubtedly the most highly prized by most pet owners.

The natural wild form of the Bourke's Parrot is easily sexed because the adult male has a prominent blue band on his forehead, which the adult female lacks. Some of the mutations may be more challenging, but in general, the females would show a darker face and/or more gray or drab color in their body plumage.
Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
low maintenance, beautiful colors, good natured birds, sweet parrots, quiet birds, cage birds
Challenging:
excess energy
Interesting:
pink mutation, newer varieties, occasional gentle calls, strong wolfwhistle, Rosy variations
Overall review
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4.6 (11)
JKinsey
This beautiful bird was the first pet that I bought w...
Review by: JKinsey (55) February 26, 2014 12:57
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
jysesq
My love affair with Bourke Parakeets occurred more th...
Review by: jysesq (14) updated February 09, 2014 23:05
  • Currently 100
5.00
4 photos
angelatempest
I have had both normal Bourkes Parakeets and Rosa Bou...
Review by: angelatempest (50) January 15, 2014 04:54
  • Currently 100
4.00
2 photos
PLWillis
Sweet, quiet and good natured birds, they prefer quie...
Review by: PLWillis (43) August 22, 2013 20:39
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
lydiawidget
Rosy Bourkes are more intelligent than most sources g...
Review by: lydiawidget (9) July 17, 2013 20:46
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
Heartwarming (1 video)
disabled parakeet
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Caring for (1 video)
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My aviary
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Training (1 video)
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Rusty Trains
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