The Meyer's Parrot, cousin to the Senegal and
within the poicephalus family, is slightly smaller in size;
however the two share many fantastic personality traits.
The Meyers Parrot is easily identifiable in
its coloring with the head and breast being a greyish-brown and
the tail and belly are a beautiful blue-green. Under the wing,
you will see a striking yellow with additional patches of yellow
on the shoulder and a variable band on the crown. The Meyers
also has a dark grey beak, grey legs and redish-orange eyes.
Each bird in the Meyers species possesses its own unique
These charmers are extremely sweet and
lovable. It doesn't take long for them to melt the heart of most
anyone who spends a few minutes with one.
The Meyers is the perfect choice for anyone
who is looking for their first pet bird. They are also ideal for
younger owners over the age of 12, single adults, as well as
apartment dwellers who might be on the go.
The Meyer's are not loud birds since they talk
to you in more of a soft chirping manner. They absolutely love
affection and attention and also can be left alone much easier
than other species. I warn you; do not hold a Meyers Parrot,
unless of course you want to be wooed into getting one!
We recently became very attached to a twelve
week old Meyers that was full of personality and loved to give
anyone a kiss. She was hard to say goodbye to. Her new owners
drove five hours to come and get her. Evidently they had been
around a Meyers and decided they couldn't live without one. We
know she'll be loved and spoiled to no end.