Princess of Wales Parakeet


Popular as an aviary bird, the Princess of Wales parakeet also makes a gentle and quiet pet. These pet birds easygoing, making them prime candidates for housing in an aviary with other birds. The Princess of Wales parakeet is known to be a fearless bird, even in the wild. Owners of the Princess of Wales parakeet quickly become fans the bird because of its pastel colors and their faithful nature.

Behavior / Health Concerns

The Princess of Wales parakeet needs a large cage to accommodate its long tail. Provide fresh greens – a top pick of the grass parakeets along with fruits, eggfood, multi-grain bread and other fresh vegetables. Females are less colorful than males. Males have blue on their forehead. Blue, lutino and albino are common color mutations.

Expert Advice

“Princess of Wales parakeets are great in a group and are very relaxed and curious. They are prone to laying a lot of eggs. Males will chatter and dilate their eyes at a young age. Their voices can carry, which some people complain about.”

Melinda Schmitz, owner of Anza’s Australian Beauties aviaries

Breed Details

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Native Region:
Small, up to 18 inches
Life Expectancy:
up to 30 years
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