Animal Stories - Plum-headed Parakeet

Animal-World Information about: Plum-headed Parakeet

   Bobby is a male Plum-headed parakeet. The Plum-headed female has a gray head and the male's head is grayish purple or plum colored... thus the name Plum-headed!
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ABBY - 2008-07-21
I have a plumhead parakeet. Somebody gave this talented bird to me and they named the bird, Birdie, and I never plan to change it. I've had him for about 1 year and have learned that it can say quite a few words and phrases. Birdie can whistle a few tunes, make kissing noises, and can say: Birdie, pretty bird, ahhh, I love you, and many other words. He doesn't enjoy being petted so he may bite. Other than that I enjoy having him.

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  • TIM - 2012-01-25
    I have a male plum head named Jade. He is 30 years old. Plum heads don't like to be handled at all and can have apowerful nasty bite. Jade eats anything I do. He love his fruit and veggies and meat,chicken bones,seafood but not celery.If out of his cage these guys will come to you and let them. If they bite let them .Do nothing,although painful,and when they see it doesn't do any good they will stop. Never give them apple seeds,they are full of strictnine,but bell pepper seeds are what they really love. Enjoy your friend
coree - 2011-11-05
How big is a plum-headed parakeet? I got two male budgerigars parakeet their name is Polly he is green and yellow and Blue he is blue and white.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-07
    Scrool up in the article and you will see a description. They run about 13 inches but sleder body and long tail.
santosh - 2011-02-03
Hi I have male plum headed parakeet, his name is tito it's a most wonderful bird, I have never caged him he always remains outside the cage he likes to eat food along with me.

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  • connie - 2011-02-15
    Are you selling your plum headed parakeet? How old is he ...? Is he friendly ... does he step up willingly? How much? Where are you located? I live in toronto canada name is connie please let me know.
  • jul\'s - 2011-07-14
    How old is your plum, and were are you located,how much are you asking for?
  • Kate and Dave - 2011-09-04
    Where can I get a Plum-headed Parakeet? I live in Phoenix, AZ
Tanisha - 2010-12-16
I am looking for a plum headed parakeet or two for my daughter for a present. If there is anyone out there that has any for sale, please feel free to contact me. I would prefer them young seeing that my children are ages 7,9 and 14 and aren't that used to this type of pet yet.

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  • lil - 2010-12-22
    Hi. I have not a pet shop & also not a peafetnol. If you need a plum head parakeet plz contact me
  • trace - 2011-01-27
    I have a pair that is mating now it will be a while before there are chicks keep in touch if you are interested.
abdul basit - 2009-11-23
Hi, I have 2 females and 1 male plum headed parkeets. They are eating seeds and fruit, apple and baby corns are the most favourite dish. Ok bye.

sunil - 2009-01-07
Hi, I have one male plum headed parakeet. I wish all of you to know those are loving Parakeets! His name is "Raju". I like your parakeets name but I from Maharshatra state, India. Wishing You all Best luck for Saving Parakeets.

shauna - 2008-12-27
I have a female, plumhead parakeet and have had her for about 5 years and she is 6 years old. She is grey headed therefore being the female, her registerd name is Daisy. I have never gotten her a mate because if I did her love for me would not be the same - now that I have had her for so many years she will not bite me but shows me her dislike in other ways and she has her own personality. She pouts for days on-end and will give me the silent treatment when she is mad at me. That usually happens when I leave her for more than one night.

This morning she laid an egg. I have found her acting very strange for the last week or so but since it was christmas and there has been many strangers around her all day, I thought that was the reason but she now has gone one further step in her life, motherhood. I have no idea what I am going to do with the egg or how to take it away from her.
Plum color headed plumheads are males - FYI.

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  • JUNEBUG - 2010-04-18
    What did you do?
jackie aka swettie - 2008-02-20
Awww, I love your pics. I'm using them for a project in science.

Fern - 2007-02-08
An update from my last comments in July 2006 on my Plum Head named Blaze. I'm not sure if I have a male or female as I have read they reach their adult plumage in 2 to 3 years. Blaze is about 11 months old and looks like a female (I've read they all reach female plumage in 9 to 15 months). The wonderful thing is the bird is talking. He/she has quite a little vocabulary and says things like "That's my little baby," "Hi baby," "My sweetheart," "Love mommy," "Hello, Hello, I'm Blaze" (a little garbled on this one, but I know what's he/she's trying to say) and mimmicks my kissing sounds as well. He/she is very affectionate and will give me kisses through the bars of the cage. When Blaze is on my shoulder, he/she nibbles on my ear. Blaze is becoming more delightful the older he/she gets.

Lynne - 2007-02-01
My plumhead, Zoey will be two on March 12th. I've had her since she was about 2 months old. She wasn't hand tamed when I got her, but in time, about a year later, SHE decided she wanted to step-up. She is fully flighted as are all my birds in the bird room and when I go in there, she lands on my shoulder and just sits there and stares at me. She's so adorable. She's learned to mimic my kissing sound I make to her. She's very smart and if I walk in there with an open bag of nutriberries, she lands on the bag and steals one and takes off before I even realize what she's done. Talk about a little clown, she grabs the two corners of her cage, one with each foot and flips up and down over and over. She can run sideways down a perch at a lightening speed. I swear it's as if she's in fast motion.
Amazing little bird she is!