Re: Needing some info!
Posted by Laurie on 10/06/04
Extremely helpful. I'm doing a lot of homework on differant
species. The Jardine is in my top 5 gaining on top 2! Mostly for
its independance. I have no problem with their special diet though.
Thanks again, Laurie
On 10/06/04, Michael L wrote:
> On 10/06/04, Carmen from South Dakota wrote:
>> Michael L, you make me want one! Any suggestions on good books
>> or sites to learn more?
>> On 10/05/04, Michael L wrote:
>>> On 10/05/04, Laurie wrote:
>>>> Are the Jardine Parrotts very kind birds? I understand they
>>>> are very sweet and do not require an exceptional amount of
>>>> care. Can anyone help with their temperment and their diet.
>>>> Thanks, Laurie
>>> Funny you should bring up the Jardine. I have a baby in the
>>> nest right now. Actually, I keep the Lesser Jardine.
>>> As already been mentioned, any bird is going to require time,
>>> commitment and care.
>>> But I will say of all the Africans, the Jardines are
>>> exceptionally quiet. Quiet to the point you don't know they
>>> are around. They will entertain themselves for hours on end
>>> with toys. You may also find them flat on their back on the
>>> bottom of the cage and you think they've died, but it's just
>>> how they play and sometimes sleep.
>>> Their diet is much like other hookbills. Fresh greens,
>>> vegetables, cooked bean mix, pellets and seed are staples.
>>> The one thing that has been mentioned, but not actually
>>> documented in clinical study, is the fact that they have a
>>> higher need for Vitamin A enriched foods. So dark greens,
>>> sweet potatoes/yams, carrots, red pepper and broccoli are
>>> high on the list with them.
>>> Their talking ability is more bird specific rather than
>>> species. Some are better than others.
>>> They are affectionate, but like most Africans, can be
>>> selective in their acceptance and tolerance of certain people.
>>> They have a nice size to them and they have often been
>>> referred to as the Amazon of the Africans.
>>> Hope this helps some?
>>> Michael L