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This is the home page of my Grass Parakeet web site. It provides latest news (below), information and pictures of the birds I keep, details of my aviaries and information on how I look after my birds.
Ian Sadler
Nest Box Cam
This web site streams live video from the inside the nest box of my breeding pair of parakeets.  When the birds are not breeding the camera may view the inside of one of my aviaries. 
Nest box cam
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 Nestbox live

Bird-photoblog
I have a photo blog that provides up-todate information on my birds, pictures and videos and a record of current breeding activities.  Besides lots of pictures of my birds it is also a photo blog of landscape and wildlife photography.





Grass parakeets
Grass parakeets are native to the inland southern parts of Australia. They are relatively small parakeets, slightly bigger than a budgie at 18 to 21cm
There are seven types of grass parakeet.  Most common in aviculture are the Bourkes, Splendid, Turquoisine and Elegant.  The other three types are the the Blue wing, Rock and Orange bellied. All are classed neophema, although the bourkes parakeet has recently been reclassed as neopsephotus.
I have kept Bourkes, Splendids and Turquoisines.

Grass parakeets make excellent aviary birds, most are very friendly with each other and other bird species. Grass parakeets are also very quiet birds, which for me is an essential requirement as I have a number of neighbours within close proximity of my aviaries. The Bourkes, Splendid and Turquoisine grass parakeets have now become firmly established in aviculture, which has resulted in a number of readily available colour mutations.


Splendid
Neophema splendida
The least hardy of the grass parakeets, particularly to damp.
Very friendly, inquisitive and lively.
Picture shows a normal cock
Turquoisine
Neophema pulchella
Very hardy.
Lively, fast flyers.  Can be very aggresive with each other, even pairs will squable. Ok to be housed with Bourkes.
Picture shows a red fronted cock
Bourkes
Neopsephotus bourkii
Very hardy.
Placid and friendly. Most active at dusk and dawn.
Picture shows a Rosa cock


LINKS
Grass Parakeet websites-
splendids.co.uk
splendidparakeets.com
grassparrots.free.fr
perruchedebourke.free.fr
schoensittich.wellensittich.de
hm-neophemazucht.de
australskeparakitter.dk
olsen-odense.dk
www.pullaria.info
bourkes-parakeet.nl

Bird forum:-
featheredflyer.net

Birds for sale:-
Birdtrek.co.uk
Birds4Sale.co.uk
Birdtrader.co.uk
lakelandbirdkeepers.co.uk

Genetic calculator:-
Gencalc.com


Bird seed suppliers:-

Junglegoldlimited.com
haiths.com

Bird clubs:-

lakelandbirdkeepers

Health products:-
birdcareco.com


Disease / sex testing:-
avianbiotech.co.uk



OLD BLOG 2008 - 2009


Contact me: Ian,  isparakeet@talktalk.net
South Cumbria
visitors since January 2008



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