Scarlet Chested Grass Parakeets
Scarlet Chested Parakeets are amongst the most beautiful grass parakeets. Not only are they beautiful, but very friendly towards other species of birds making them excellent aviary birds with other parakeets, finches and softbills.
These birds are found in Australia although decreasing in numbers. Scarlet Chested parakeets are sexually dimorphic meaning that you can identify male Vs. female by just looking at them. The photograph seen to the lef is a mature male. Male Scarlet Chested Parakeets have a brilliantly bright blue head, crimson red chest, bright yellow belly and a deep green back. Females however, are not as intense with their colors and do not have the red chest. They measure about 8 to 8.5 inches and weigh no more than 3 ounces at 6 months of age.
Scarlet Chested Parakeets are relatively quiet compared to others in the parakeet and parrot world. In fact, they are the most peaceful and quiet birds I have ever owned in my opinion. For this reason, I keep a room in my home with about 8 pairs of these birds and no one would ever know since they usually chirp very softly and quietly. These precious little birds live an average of 10-12 years in captivity witn some owners reporting that they have lived much longer than expected. Of course, it all depends on the care given to them throughout their lifetime.