Among their parrot peers, the Derbyan parakeet is known for being a highly intelligent and social bird, with a curious personality that can make them fun to train and engage with. These birds often become quite fond of their humans over time, showing outward affection—and even a willingness to cuddle—to those who they feel closest to.
Due to their smarts, Derbyan parakeets require a lot of stimulation and are prone to displaying signs of boredom that may include unwanted chewing. For this reason, they need a good deal of toys and other engaging objects, as well as lots of interaction with their people.
Speech and Vocalizations
Many Derbyan parakeets love to talk and can get quite noisy, though it’s not a mainstay of the species and some will prefer to live their lives quietly. When well trained, Derbyan parakeets can go from babbling to competent speech, and are even known to form full and complete sentences.