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Hello Paddy, Hello Piddy~
I hope your day is going great! I'm having a lovely day so far. I have been playing with mom and now I'm taking a break and having some apples and almonds.
I'm going to supervise some cooking later and then I have a new toy that is going to need my attention!
You enjoy your day and I hope it's just spectacular!

Here is today's Parakeet Blog!

Today's blog is in honor of my friend Remington! He is a Red-Rumped Parakeet and that is our parakeet for today!

The Red-Rumped Parakeets are from New South Wales Australia. They were first described by John Gould in 1838. He was a British ornithologist who went to Australia to study wildlife there.

These parakeets live in large flocks and like to live grassy areas away from the wet wooded area and the coastal regions. They also live in suburban parks and gardens. There also known as Grass Parrots because they like to forage on the ground. There are other breeds that are called Grass Parrots also.

They eat seed, fruit, grass leaves and flowers. They have a unique way of getting the seed out of a plant! They perch on the stem until it bends down and then they can eat the seeds inside! Very Smart Birds!!!!

You can tell the boys from the girls by their color and their beaks. Boys have black beaks, girls have grey beaks. Also the girls don't have the red rump! You may look at Remington and think that his colors are not the same at the wild birds! That is because there are several natural mutations for these birds. They are Yellows, Pieds, Lutino, Albinos, Blue and Opalines. In the wild they have been known to interbreed with sparrows and starlings.

These birds are classified as CITES II. CITES stands for Convention on International Trade in Endangerment. This was an agreement that countries would not trade in animals in order to keep them from becoming endangered. A I rating is endangered. A II rating means that exportation of these animals would lead to them becoming endangered. The Red-Rumped Parakeet habitat has shrunk and they have been in competition with the Crested Pigeon for food which has made their flock smaller.

Thank you for your time! I hope you enjoyed my blog and if you have not met Remington yet, fly by and say hello and don't forget to stop by and leave a vote for Coach Muffin 203943 today! Thank you!

Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar
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