Priam Parrot Breeding

African Parrots from Priam Parrot Breeding Centre

Congo African Grey – Photos

Tags: . December 21, 2009

 

 

Congo African Grey – Species Information

Tags: . December 20, 2009

Psittacus erithacus erithacus

There are two strongly differentiated subspecies, Congo African Grey (P.e. erithacus) from Central Africa, and Timneh African Grey (P.e. timneh), darker and with upper mandible dark red tinged black, from West Africa.

This species is listed as Near Threatened because a recent analysis suggests that up to 21% of the global population may be harvested annually (during 1994-2003, over 359,000 wild-caught individuals were reportedly exported from range states). In combination with the rate of ongoing habitat loss, the species is therefore suspected to be declining moderately rapidly.

Species Distribution Map

Psittacus e.timneh
Psittacus e.timneh
Psittacus e.erithacus
Psittacus e.erithacus

Current Species Information & Fact Sheets

» Birdlife International (2009) Species factsheet

» 2009 IUCN Red List Category: NT (near threatened)

» CITES Appendix II

» Open Species Distribution Map in Google Maps

 

 

“I bought a baby Congo African Grey from Priam 2 weeks ago and am amazed at what a wonderful, steady bird he is. I’ve had a female CAG for 13 years and although she is fairly outgoing, she is nervous about new things. Due to his steady nature, the Priam baby is already a confident member of my flock of (now) 8 companion parrots, eats anything put in front of him and accepts toys and new experiences without batting an eyelid. He was obviously raised, fledged and weaned with care and respect and it shows. He will even chase my 12 year old male Amazon (also a wonderful Priam bird)! If you are considering a companion parrot, you just can’t go past a Priam bird.” .. Michelle

 

“Billy is one of my African Grey parrots who turned 2 years old in July this year.    We purchased Billy from Priam when he was almost one year old.    Billy was handraised by Priam and was by then established in an aviary setting.

We picked Billy up at Brisbane Airport and brought him home.   He instantly stepped up and was astoundingly bright and cheery after his flight.   It quickly became clear that he was unlike any of my other Grey Parrots who were somewhat slower to accept new surroundings, toys, cages etc.

Billy was confident in all situations, a fantastic strong flyer and according to our avian vet, an extremely sound and healthy bird in all respects.   He is the only bird in my collection of five that has been noted to have perfect bone structure.   It is quite common for vets to see African Greys with skeletal abnormalities.

Billy astounded us with his confidence, agility, personality and vocalizations.   He is an excellent flyer, with strong muscles and excellent feather condition.   He loves all fresh fruit and vegetables and is fed Harrisons organic pellets, which we also source from Priam.

I have a facebook page called Five Grey Parrots where you can see photographs of Billy.  He is a fabulous looking cock bird and we hope that one day he might choose to pair up with one of our girls.  In the meantime, he is a very loved and adored companion and a wonderful flock member.

We can’t thank the Priam team enough for the wonderful work they do.   The birds are abundantly weaned, well socialised and above all, they know they are birds … able to accept new situations, changes to their environment, interact with their own kind and have trust in their human providers. 

I would recommend a Priam bird without question!” .. Ann

Jardine Parrot – Photos

Tags: . December 26, 2009

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Jardine Parrot – Species Information

Jardines Parrot

Poicephalus gulielmi

Also known as the Red-fronted Parrot, there are three slightly differentiated subspecies in discrete populations, two in lowlands and one in the eastern highlands of central Africa.

This species has a large range, and despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, and even though the species is described as “uncommon” in at least parts of its range, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations).

 

This species has been heavily traded: since 1976, 43,358 wild-caught individuals have been recorded in international trade (UNEP-WCMC CITES Trade Database, January 2005).

Species Distribution Map

Poicephalus gulielmi
Poicephalus gulielmi

Current Species Information & Fact Sheets

» Birdlife International (2009) Species factsheet

» 2009 IUCN Red List Category: LC (least concern)

» CITES Appendix II

» Open Species Distribution Map in Google Maps

Meyer’s Parrot – Photos

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Meyer’s Parrot – Species Information

Meyer’s Parrot

Poicephalus meyeri

This species has a large range and the population trend appears to be stable.   It has been heavily traded: since 1981, when it was listed on CITES Appendix II, 75,387 wild-caught individuals have been recorded in international trade (UNEP-WCMC CITES Trade Database, January 2005).

There are six subspecies separable into two groupings identified by intensity of plumage colouration: three paler subspecies from drier regions and three darker subspecies from humid regions.

Species Distribution Map

Poicephalus meyeri
Poicephalus meyeri

Current Species Information & Fact Sheets

» Birdlife International (2009) Species factsheet

» 2009 IUCN Red List Category: LC (least concern)

» CITES Appendix II

» Open Species Distribution Map in Google Maps

Parrot Nestboxes


Rectangular nestbox for small parrots.


Angled nestbox for small parrots.


L-shaped Nestboxes.


L-shaped nestbox for small parrots.


L-shaped nestbox for medium parrots.


L-shaped nestbox for medium parrots -'sideways'.


‘Grandfather Clock’ Nestboxes.


'Grandfather clock' nestbox for medium parrots.


'Grandfather Clock' nestbox for large parrots.

Priam Research & Breeding: Hand Feeding Parrot Chicks

Hand-rearing parrot chicks in a captive breeding program.   Feeding chicks from the first feed through to weaning.

Hand Feeding Parrot Chicks 1: Neonate  


Hand Feeding Parrot Chicks 2: First Feed  


Hand Feeding Parrot Chicks 3: Eyes Still Shut  


Hand Feeding Parrot Chicks 4: Flight School  


Hand Feeding Parrot Chicks 5: Weaning  

Priam Research & Breeding: Species Videos Juvenile birds

Tags: . November 14, 2009

Juvenile parrots November 2009

 

Juvenile parrots February 2010

Red-bellied Parrot – Photos

Tags: . December 26, 2009

Red-bellied Parrot