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|Hello Charlie Keet~
I hope you are having a wonderful day. Can you believe that Autumn is less than one month away? I sure do love Autumn.
It's the beginning of our weekend! YAY! Mom wants to sleep and I want to play! Mom says we can do both so I guess that is okay with me. She has to go to the market but other than that, we are just going to stay home.
Enjoy your day and I do hope it's perfect!
Here is today's Parakeet Blog
Today's parakeet is the Cobalt-Winged Parakeet. These guys come from South America also. They have the largest range of any of the parakeets down there. You can find them in Ecuador, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia! The wild flock is estimated to be over 1 million birds! YES! They RULE!
They live in the tropical lowland evergreen forests and the surrounding areas. They like to perch in the trees and are nearly impossible to see when they are up there. They do like to scream quiet a bit, but who doesn't, so they are easy to find while being noisy! They eat seeds, fruit, flowers, minerals, grit, algae and insects. The girls have duller and less far reaching colors on their heads. They are often mistaken with the Orange-Chinned Parakeet because they both have orange feathers on their chins. The Cobalt-Winged Parakeet has yellow feathers around the beak so you can tell the difference.
The first successful breeding in the US was in 1983. They started breeding them in England in 1985. They seem to be rare as far as the pet business goes. I found a breeder in California that has several of them and the go for $450 a piece.
I hope you get to drop by and see the pictures in the gallery. There is a cool one of them hanging out with Macaws. Those cliffs are clay and they lick the clay to get minerals.
Thank you so very much for your time! I do hope you will get over to Muffin's page 203943 to leave a vote today!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar
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