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Princess of Wales Parakeet

Princess of Wales Parakeet


Species group:
 Australian Parakeets

Other name(s): Princess Parrot; Alexandra's Parrot;
Princess Alexandra's Parakeet; Queen Alexandra's Parakeet; Rose-throated Parakeet; Spinifex Parrot

Scientific name: Polytelis alexandrae

Appearance

Details: The pastel Princess of Wales Parakeet is an elegant aviary bird that looks good and is relatively hassle-free. They are a bit more vocal than some of the other Australian parakeet species, and a few individuals have learned to speak, although you're more likely to be able to teach your pet to mimic a whistle. They are relatively easy to care for and could be a good choice for a novice breeder's birds. There is a choice of color mutations available.

There is no other parrot quite like the Princess of Wales Parakeet. Both the male and the female are long, slim parakeets with remarkable pink throats, but the male in particular has a long, almost streamer-like tail. The third primary feather of each wing will also develop a distinctive spatulate or scooplike tip on the end. The female is a bit plainer in color, her long tail is not quite as long as her mate's, and she lacks the “scoop” feathers on her third primaries.
Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
interactive, cheerful mood, Curious Princess, dégagé personality
Overall review
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4.3 (3)
Birdzhaven
It is perplexing to me that a bird as beautiful and e...
Review by: Birdzhaven (5) updated February 11, 2012 20:08
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5.00
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pikachu
the princess of wales parakeet is a very underrated p...
Review by: pikachu (1) updated February 17, 2011 12:40
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 comment
1 photo
nakwisi
These are truly beautiful birds but don't seem to be ...
Review by: nakwisi (59) November 18, 2008 17:00
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3.00
1 comment
Funny (1 video)
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Princess Parrot buddy pushing a bag
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Caring for (2 videos)
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Do as I do..
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Cockatiels & Princess of Wales Parrot's
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