Hello and welcome to my website
This website has been designed to help me share my hobbie of keeping and breeding Splendid Parakeets. My name is Adrian and i live in the north east of England, I have been keeping and breeding Splendid Parakeets for some years now, The Splendid is a small Grass Parakeet knot much bigger than a budgie (about 20cm in length and 36-45 grams in weight) also known as the Scarlet-Chested Parrot & Neophema Splendida, The cock bird is one of the most vibrant coloured grass parakeets of them all with his cobalt-blue face, bright red breast, yellow underside, green on the back and wings and a sky-blue wing cover. the colour on the hen is much duller than the cock it has a paler blue face and wing cover, a green breast, a duller yellow underside and paler green on the back and wings, all of the young leave the nest with the same colour as the hen, the young will have a baby moult at around 12 to 16 weeks, however the full adult plumage is displayed after the second moult around 10 to 12 months. in the wild it is found in the shrublands of Southern Australia where they are found in Pairs and small groups.
Breeding in the wild starts in August / September to December / February, this is influenced by the climatic conditions however i breed from different pairs from the end of February to November. I take 2 rounds of eggs from each pair and then i rest them back in the flights. This gives me the chance to pick the birds i need to keep for the next breeding season, The Splendid Parakeet has been successfully bred in captivity for many years and is quit easy to breed, I like to keep the normal wild type and some of the many colour mutations there is today, I only have the space to keep about 15 to 20 pairs and 15% of them are normal wild type this is to keep a good strain of normals and also to put the normals back to the mutations every second or third year this help me to breed the mutations that are of good size and quality.
All of the photos on this website are of my own birds