Lineolated Parakeet, Linnies, Catherine
Colors: Color of origin is green, many color mutations
Life span: 10 to 15 years
Age of maturity: 10 months
Size and weight: 16 cm, 45 to 55 g.
I am gentle and social, playful and a climber. I prefer to explore on my feet than to fly. I am robust and well rounded with a small tail. I measure approx. 16 cm and weigh between 45 and 55 grams. I can repeat different sounds and even some small words. I fit well in an apartment and also people that work, my voice is normally soft and I can occupy myself during the day.
Even though I am small, I need to be trained. I am very intelligent and have a large memory. I can learn many tricks with a nice treat at the end. This will also help during my adolescence and my hormonal times, and it will help with our relationship and communication.
If you can't supervise me, then I would need a big cage of a minimum of 30 x 16 x 36 with 1/2 inch bar spacing. My perches should be of natural wood or natural tree branches of different sizes, also some toys to keep me distracted and some forrageing.
I will need 8 to 10 hours of quality sleep, this will help me be in a good mood.
Like all my parrot friends I will need to chew on soft wood, but I am not a destructor. I maybe a little more difficult during my adolescence. Don't forget to start to train me while I am very young, positive reinforcement with treats for my good actions will help.
I love water, baths should be 3 times a week or more but not at night or I may catch cold. Be careful of toilettes, dish water, hot baths and boiling water on the stovetop.
Fresh water, fruits and vegatables and a good quality pellet everyday. I love to eat and I drink quite a lot for my size.
I am a native of the forests of South America
Possible Color Mutations