Along with the turquoisine parakeet, the scarlet-chested parakeets is one of the most temperamental and quirky Australian parakeet. The scarlet-chested parakeet may need additional attention because they can be fragile birds. They need warmer housing to ensure the longevity. Being busy bodies, these pet birds are active around their aviary – feeding, flying and running around.
Scarlet-chested parakeets enjoy fresh greens along with fruits, eggfood, multi-grain bread and other fresh vegetables. Before breeding this bird, especially for mutations, the decision should be well thought out because scarlet-chested parakeets are fragile, with their mutations being even frailer. Scarlet-chested males have a bright red chest while the female lacks the red coloring on the chest. There are many mutations of these parakeets, including cinnamon, par-blue, white-chested blue, seagreen, lutino, silver, full-red fronted and pied.
“Their colors are the main attraction. Scarlet-chested parakeets are very delicate when young, especially when molting. They have a very low tolerance to cold drafts but can take cold down to 40-degrees Faraneheit if they become accustomed to it.”
Melinda Schmitz, owner of Anza’s Australian Beauties aviaries