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Meyer's Parrot birds

Meyer's Parrot Bird Species
Meyer's Parrot Stats
Scientific Name:  Poicephalus meyeri
Size:  Small, 8 inches
Native Region:  Africa
Life Expectancy:  up to 50 years
Noise Level:  Moderate
Talk/Trick Ability:  Moderate, but not the best talker.

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Meyer's Parrot Species Profile
Traits:  Although not as active as other Poicephalus parrots, the Meyer’s parrot is popular due to its easy-going personality. Described as a “go with the flow” parrot, Meyer’s parrots are not as active or athletic as other Poicephalus. They are considered more pet birds. The Meyer’s parrot likes a challenge, so it will interactive toys such as puzzles toys and foraging toys. Meyer’s parrots have the comical, playful and animated personality of larger parrots, but without the cost, mess or noise typically associated with bigger pet parrots.

Behavior/Health Concerns:  Meyer's parrots are mellow and will easily interact with all members of the family. They are not great talkers and are actually considered one of the quitest parrots without making particularly loud calls. Meyer's parrots' beaks can become overgrown, so provide plenty of hard toys and wood for them to chew on. They also tend to gain excessive weight. Provide your Meyer's with a healthy diet consisting of pellets, fresh fruit, vegetables and greens.

Expert Advice

“Meyer’s parrots are very slightly smaller than the other Poichephalus and are sometimes confused with brown-headed parrots (also Poichephalus). Meyer's have very loving, sweet personalities when it comes to their owners, but are usually leery around people they are not familiar with.”

Bonnie Kenk, Peace Parrot Education and Adoption Center founder and executive director

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