Personality: Curious, playful, feisty, cuddly
Experience level required: Intermediate
Approximate Lifespan: 30 years
Puberty: One year
Sexing: DNA test
Vocalizations: Shrieks, but volume is low compared to most parrots. Suitable for apartment.
Talking ability: Low
Cautions: Can be aggressive toward unfamiliar birds. Will attack birds many times their own size. Prone to become one-person birds. Can be nippy. Not recommended for children.
Minimum recommended cage size: 24″L x 20″W x 24″H. BIGGER IS ALWAYS BETTER. Keep in mind that birds utilize the space at the top of the cage the most. Tall, skinny cages contain mostly dead space. Width and depth are far more important than height.