Scarlet-chested parakeet

The Scarlet-chested Parrot was originally named by the renowned ornithologist and artist John Gould in 1841 as Euphema splendida, before it was given its current binomial name in 1891 by moving into the new genus Neophema.

The Scarlet-chested parakeet is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Without doubt, the Scarlet-chested Parakeet is one of the most beautiful birds in the world. This feathered beauty has the personality to match its looks. Even kept as a pair in a flight, Scarlet-chesteds soon become trusting enough to eat out of their keeper's hand. Inquisitive and active, these little birds always seem to have something going on. Most of their day is spent foraging on the cage bottom for food, investigating the surroundings or just sitting side-by-side with their mate. More

Immature female Scarlet-chested ParakeetThe chest is a scarlet red on males but on the hens it remains a green-yellow. Males will also have a much brighter blue facial color which extends to the nape of the neck. Juveniles resemble hens but young males will molt into adult color from 3-6 months of age. This species is often confused with the Turquoise Parakeet. More

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. Behavior/Health Concerns: 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. More

The Scarlet-Chested Parakeet also known as the Splendid Parakeet is a beautiful bird. Some say it is a delicate member of the Grass Parakeets family, however with proper housing and nutrition these birds can thrive. There are many mutations of the scarlet ranging from a beautiful lutino to a white-fronted blue, and various other mutations. The bright colors of this bird make it stand out in any aviary. More

Scarlet-chested parakeet , neophema splendia is about 19cm (8 inches) when adult size. Weight is about 37-44 grams. This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful of all parakeets, the male having exceptionally lustrous plumage. The males head is blue, of a deeper shade on the throat and cheeks with an almost luminous quality. The wings are broadly edged with pale blue; under wing coverts and outer edges of the flight feathers are darker blue; the rest of the under parts are yellow. More

The Scarlet-Chested Parakeet has many stunning mutations, and the potential for many more. Rays Aviary has chosen to breed and develop the mutations of this genetically diverse bird. With the mutation combinations available and the potential for many more it is easy to see why this species attracts so many enthusiasts. More

When kept outdoors, Scarlet-chested Parakeet is important that the delicate Scarlet-chested is protected from all the outside elements. They can not live long in dampness, and humidity. An apt diet is very important to keep your parrot in peek health and breeding condition. Scarlet chested parakeets are perfect to be bred when they are of one year age. Generally, there are 3 to 6 eggs in a clasp that takes about 18 or 19 days to hatch. More

Parrot, and Scarlet-chested Parakeet in aviculture. Description - Measuring 19–21 cm (8 in) in length, this small brightly coloured parrot is sexually dimorphic. The male has a scarlet chest, a cobalt blue face, and bright green upperparts. The lower breast and underparts are yellow, and the wing coverts are pale blue. The tail is green, the eyes are brown and the bill is blackish, and legs are brown-grey. More

The Scarlet-Chested Parakeet is a very attractive grass parakeet with beautiful coloring. Its overall length is approximately 20cm or 8 inches, The adult male has a turquoise blue head with its face being more brilliant blue and it has a black beak. Its back is a grass green. The lower parts of the chest and tail area are a rich yellow with the upper part of the chest being a vivid scarlet. Its wings are a deep blue with a turquoisine blue. More

The call of the Scarlet-Chested Parakeet is soft, musical and very pleasant to hear but non-disturbing to neighbors. Therefore, this species makes a good aviary bird for birdkeepers in residential neighborhoods. Scarlet Chested parakeets are not too hard to obtain and reasonably priced. In pet stores these birds are a rare find, but are usually available at bird marts or through members of bird clubs. More

We are now raising the Scarlet-chested parakeet in these mutations Contact Us For Info & Prices Cinnamon - male Normal Male Normal male Cinnamon Male Cinnamon Male Cinnamon Female Cinnamon Young More

Picture of Neophema splendida above has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license.
Original source: Isidro Mart
Author: Isidro Mart
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Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Neophema
Species : splendida
Authority : (Gould, 1841)
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