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Meyer’s Parrot

The Meyer’s Parrot, native to the woodlands of Africa, is a small and charming bird. Its primarily dark grey plumage, offset by yellow patches, coupled with its generally quiet demeanor, make it a popular choice for pet owners.


Fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, and high-quality pellets.


Prefer larger cages with plenty of room for exercise and play.


Generally quiet, easy-going, and friendly.


Can live up to 25-30 years with proper care.

Size and Appearance​

Smaller parrot, around 21-23 cm (8-9 inches) in length. Notable for their mostly dark grey plumage with yellow patches on their wings and under-tail coverts.

Training and Enrichment​

Intelligent and capable of learning tricks, though not known for their talking ability. Provide toys and puzzles for mental stimulation.

Social Needs​

Require regular social interaction, but not as demanding as some parrot species.


Tend to be quieter than many other parrot species.

Common Health Issues​

Prone to feather plucking and psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD).

Handling and Interactions​

Enjoy handling and interaction once trust is established.

Breeding and Reproduction​

Breeding is generally successful in captivity.

Legal Considerations​

Not typically subject to restrictions but verify with local and international laws.
Meyer’s Parrots are typically easier to care for than some larger parrot species, but they still require a balanced diet, enriching environment, and regular interaction. Though quieter than many parrot species, they are intelligent and can offer a rewarding companionship for many years.