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Hawk-Headed Parrot birds

Hawk-Headed Parrot Bird Species
Hawk-Headed Parrot Stats
Scientific Name:  Deroptyus accipitrinus
Size:  Medium, up to 14 inches
Native Region:  South America
Life Expectancy:  30 years
Noise Level:  Moderate
Talk/Trick Ability:  Fair, can learn to talk.



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Hawk-Headed Parrot Species Profile
Traits:  Hawk-headed parrots are playful and will hang upside down, roll around and shriek or giggle for attention. The hawk-headed parrots closely bond with their owners, but beware of their high energy and excitable nature. Owners should refrain from over stimulating hawk heads while playing. Hawk-headed parrots like to be held close, but also like to hang, swing and play alone while you watch. They are prone to nervousness, even if hand-raised, so learn to read your hawk head’s mood and you’ll reduce the number of unsolicited nips. The hawk-headed parrot is not recommended for novice bird owners and better for experienced caretakers.

Behavior/Health Concerns:  Hawk-headed parrot are prone to biting and excessive aggressiveness, usually due to being startled or feeling insecure. Move cautiously and let your hawk head learn to trust you through established interaction. Without proper socialization when they are young and hand-fed, the hawk-headed parrot can be difficult to deal with during adulthood. Hawk heads can become very territorial around their cage or aviary. Feed your hawk-headed parrot a diet consisting of both pellets and seeds as well as a wide array of fresh fruits and vegetables, such as papaya, grapes, oranges, apples, carrots and beets.

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