Actually, black-tailed parakeets are rather rare as pets – and that’s why it is particularly challenging for the animal shelter of the Unna district this week to give the female black-tailed parakeet to a suitable new home.
The new owners definitely need experience in caring for the Australian parrot species: What they are looking for is a « keeper who can also offer the suitable solitary cock for the hen ». It would therefore also be possible to place the hen in a larger group of parakeets, but not in a mixed aviary without a partner.
Shielded parakeets belong to the parrot order and have their natural home in southeastern Australia. They are extremely social birds that are rarely observed as single pairs even during the breeding season. Usually they form small schools.
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Black-tailed parakeets are particularly active in the early morning and late afternoon. The food mainly includes grass seeds, fruits, berries, nuts, nectar and flowers as well as insects and their larvae also play a role.
If you are interested in taking in the female shielded parakeet, you can contact the district animal shelter (Hammer Straße 117 in Unna). It is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m., Thursday from 1.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. It can be reached by phone at (02303) 69505, by email at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.