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Parakeet

Melopsittacus undulatus

Class: Aves Order: Psittaciformes Family: Psittacidae

Size

Length: 7 in

Lifespan

15 years

Diet

seeds, grains, and nuts

Habitat & Range

Grasslands of Australia

Interesting Facts

  • Parakeet is the common name for a diverse group of small parrots. Some parakeet subspecies are the budgerigar, the Alexandrine parakeet, the horned parakeet, and the hanging parakeet.
  • Parakeets are very social and often form large flocks that may number in the thousands.
  • These birds are extremely popular as pets. Parakeets bred in captivity tend to be larger than those in the wild.

 

At the Zoo

Zoo visitors can find the parakeet in our walk-through aviary, Parakeet Landing.

Conservation Status

Least Concern