The Red-rumped Parrot, Psephotus haematonotus, also known as Grass Parakeet or Grassie, are slim and elegant birds for sale and owe their name to the bright red rump that males have on their back. In this parrot species, only the males are vividly colored – emerald-green plumage, yellow under-parts, blue highlights on the wings. The female’s plumage is much duller – dull-green wings, pale olive under-parts, blue-black on the wings. The Red-rumped Parrot is an ideal bird for the beginner, there is no experience needed and the noise level is low. They can be housed in breeding cages or aviaries. Red Rump Parakeets can tolerate low temperatures of 40 degrees if naturally acclimatized to it over a period of time but if they are suddenly removed for warmer temps and placed into cold climate they can become ill.
Geography: SE Australia
Song / Call: Click here to listen to Red-rumped Parrots
Size / Weight: 11 inches in length and weighs about 0.15 pounds
Sexing: Red-rumped Parrots are easily sexed
Temperament: Red-rumped Parrots are easy to keep, however they are aggressive to the same species, so it’s best to keep them as a pair in one aviary.
Breeding: Red-rumped Parrots can be easily bred in captivity. Females will protect their eggs devotedly and will seldom leave their nests. not leave their nest. The eggs will hatch in about 30 days.
Lifespan: Up to 25 years
Diet: Goldfinch Seed, seeds of grasses and herbaceous plants, flowers, fruits, blossoms
If there is no gender option listed for a bird on our website, that particular species is ‘monomorphic’, which means we’re unable to determine gender without purchasing DNA testing. DNA testing is an additional $149 per bird to guarantee preferred gender. DNA testing may add an additional 3-6 plus weeks to estimated delivery time to allow for gender results.