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Hello Bentley~
I hope you are enjoying your Sunday. Mom and I were playing for a long time this morning and then I helped her make some pumpkin chocolate chip bread. There is a bit of it without chocolate chips in it so I can have some too! I know it seems odd to have pumpkin bread this time of the year but mom buys lots of canned pumpkin when it on sale during the holidays so we can have pumpkin bread or muffins whenever we like!
Enjoy your day!

Here is the Parakeet Blog for today!

Today's featured parakeet is the Plum Headed Parrot, another of the Asiatic Parrots. These parrots are very similar to the Indian Ring Necked parakeet but they are smaller. They are native to India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

They live in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. The like to live in forest and open wooded area. They eat about the same things the other Asiatic Parrots eat. They like leaf buds, blossoms, fruits, nuts and seed.

Unlike other Asiatic Parrots, the Plum Headed Parrot live throughout India and are not considered threatened but due to their habitat shrinking and people trying to capture them, the government has recently made it illegal to own them in India.

Just like the Indian Ring neck you can tell the boys from the girls without a DNA test. The boys have plum- colored heads while the girls have gray-colored heads. The get their full color at 2 years of age. The boys and the girls both have white tips on their tails! You can see pictures in my gallery.

If you raise the Plum Headed Parrot from a hatchling, you can teach it to talk. Older bird may never talk. They do not talk as well as other parrots but they are know to be able to scream really well! That's talking sort of!

They are social birds and seem to do well living with other small birds but they can get aggressive with larger parrots. We looked for them online and they seem to sell for around $250. I couldn't find any for sale near me or any breeders either so they must be rare. I do know that they are considered a type of Ring Necked parakeet so they are not legal in New Jersey.

I hope you enjoyed the blog. Please fly by and leave a vote for Coach Muffin! Thank you all for the votes! Muffin appreciates them so very much!

Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar
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