Lineolated Parakeets (Linnies)

Origin-Mexico, Central America, and South America.

Size - Between 6 and 7 inches when measured from the beak to the end of the tail feathers. They normally weigh less than 2 ounces at maturity.

Lifespan - When well taken care of, the average Lineolated Parakeet can be expected to live for up to 10 years in captivity. However, there are many cases of Lineolated Parakeets who have lived for up to 20 years.

Lineolated Parakeets in the wild display mostly green plumage, overlaid with black and dark green stripes on the backs, wings, and sides. The undersides of the wings contain a blue colored hue, and the tail feathers are dark green. They have horn colored beaks and brown eyes. Captive bred Lineolated Parakeets can display an array of color mutations, including blue, cobalt, lutino, turquoise, white, and many more.  When properly cared for and hand fed as babies, Lineolated Parakeets develop very sweet and even tempered personalities. They are extremely social birds by nature and they love to spend time with (and on) their owners. Anyone who is interested in adopting one of these birds should make sure that they have plenty of time to spend interacting with their new pet, as Lineolated Parakeets bore easily and need ample time to play each day.

Grass Parakeets (Scarlet Chested & Rosy Bourkes)

Origin - Australia

Size - 6-8" long 

Lifespan - 10 + years

Small Australian parrot of the genus Neophema, they are typically happiest when kept in a large aviary or flight cage , with plenty of room to fly, in the company of other grass parakeets.  Several species of grass parakeet can be found living in the wild in Australia, in various environments. Some species live in the forest, while others prefer the beach, others inhabit the mountains, and still others live on the grassy plains. These birds usually eat grass seed and will spend much of their time feeding, whether in the wild or in captivity.