Where can I get a Senegal parrot for a pet?

Senegal parrots are the most popular Poicephalus species and are available at large pet stores, at avian-retail stores, from bird breeders, as well as for adoption from avian-rescue organizations.

What’s the scientific name of the Senegal parrot?

Senegal, however, is remarkably quiet and serene. It is less expensive than most parrots and is more available at general pet stores than most tropical birds. These, combined with their easy-to-handle size, make Senegal Parrot a very popular pet. Scientific name: Poicephalus senegalus.

What to do if your Senegal parrot is sick?

If you notice any of this bird illnesses in your Senegal, immediately provide a warm, draft free, secure environment kept at about 86°F (30°C). Place food and water close to the perch where it is easily accessible. An ailing parrot should be taken to a avian veterinarian for diagnosis and treatment.

Is the female Senegal parrot sexually dimorphic?

Senegal parrots are not sexually dimorphic; however, some aviculturists say that females tend to have a longer V-shape on the chest.

What do you need to know about Senegal parrots?

Make sure you have space for the cage. Senegal parrots need roomy cages. Make sure that you have a good space to place the cage that is away from temperature changes (like open windows, air conditioners, or heat vents) and strong smells (like food smells, garage fumes, fireplace smoke, cigarette smoke, or perfume).

Which is the best parrot to buy caique or Senegal?

Select a Senegal if you’re on a budget. Parrots are considered exotic birds, and as such, can be expensive. Fortunately, among parrots, Senegals are the most cost-effective. The purchase price for a Senegal can be less than ⅓ of the cost for a caique parrot or African grey.

What kind of poison can I use on my parrot?

One of the most common poisons for pet birds are insecticides or pesticides. Don’t use chemicals around your bird. Control Insecticide is safe for use around birds. Other poisons include ammonia, bleach, many glues, nail polish remover, oven cleaner, paint, perfumed candles, and heavy metals (e.g. lead and zinc).

What kind of appliances can kill a parrot?

Birds are particularly susceptible to teflon toxicity due to their hyper-efficient respiratory system. Teflon is found on non stick cookware, waffle irons, and bread machines. It is on irons, ironing board covers, curling irons, space heaters, blow dryers, self cleaning ovens and other appliances.