Baby Senegal Parrot
$700.00 – $1,400.00
COMMON NAMES: Senegal parrot, Sennies
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Poicephalus senegalus
ADULT SIZE: 10 inches in length, weighing from 4 to 6 ounces
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 50 years, although 20 to 30 years is more common
Hand-fed Senegals make extraordinary pets and are known for being comical and entertaining.
Most well-socialized Senegals have amiable personalities, but potential owners should be aware that Senegals have a tendency to become “one person” birds and may not desire interaction with other family members. While this is not always true, it does happen on occasion. Having all of the members of the family interacting with your Senegal will help ensure that this one-person bonding doesn’t occur.
Charming and highly trainable, these little parrots have a knack for being a great source of entertainment and amusement for their owners. While they are not nearly as common as African greys or cockatiels, they have earned a reputation as being an easy-going and playful companion bird.
Speech and Vocalizations
Senegals can talk and mimic, although they tend to be considerably quieter than many other parrots. Compared to other parrots, they are not known for their talking ability, but they can learn to speak. They can learn to say a couple of dozen words.
All birds make noise. Senegals are not silent; they are merely quieter (and less screechy) than other species of parrots. Their vocalizations are mostly whistling and clucking noises. A Senegal parrot may be the right choice for you if you live in an apartment or if your space cannot tolerate a loud bird.
Female, Male, Pair