Plumb Headed Parrots with Finches

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06 Nov 2019, 12:41

G'day everyone
Saw this ad on Petlink for Plum headed parrots and in the image they are in with finches: https://www.petlink.com.au/Classifieds/ ... 28231.html
Are they ok with finches, they are very lovely birds I wouldn't mind a pair or 2
I have briefly heard they are OK with finches, but I would like a definite answer
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06 Nov 2019, 12:45

I'm not sure, but aren't they related to Ringnecks and Alexandrine's?

Aviculture hub says they are, but they provided false information on BFPFs so I'm not very sure. (https://www.aviculturehub.com.au/what-p ... h-finches/)
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06 Nov 2019, 12:55

They are just a bit bigger than a Turqoisine Parrot from what I remember seeing them last Aidan
I had a pair of Blue Indian Ringnecks for a week, before I took them back for obvious reasons, thankfully before I really got into finches
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06 Nov 2019, 15:39

Unless my memory is playing me false, Plumheads are a slightly bigger close relative of the Indian Ringneck Parrott. Again from memory, I think they are a little more passive in nature. I observe in the pic shown that there is a "ball" nest made of 2 joined together hanging baskets, this would probably be parrott proof. But I would definately not be mixing the birds shown in the pic if I owned them.
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06 Nov 2019, 15:55

FB, there were Plumb heads at the local pet store around 3 weeks ago and they were almost half the size of an Indian Ringneck
I think that "ball" is just something to hold the grasses in for the finches nesting material, its too sparsely filled to be for nesting
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06 Nov 2019, 16:07

I have owned - bred Plumheaded parrots and i wouldn't put them in with finches of any description.
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06 Nov 2019, 16:23

That ball would be good for stuffing with melaleuca brush.

Also, the Indian Ringneck is 9cm larger than the Plum-Headed Parrot according to ‘A Guide to Asiatic Parrots’ by ABK. You’d need a big aviary to house them with finches though.
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06 Nov 2019, 16:40

It is some years since I saw them together - hence my memory reference. The ball would be a good way of providing nesting location, with the addition of a bit more "internal framework" plants.
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06 Nov 2019, 17:20

Yes, OK I will not put them with any finches
How would they go with Ringneck doves and King Quail?
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06 Nov 2019, 17:55

Plumhead parrots are the most gentle parrot and can and have been placed with finches. They are one of the least aggressive parrots, very gentle in fact .. I would personally trust a Plumhead parrot with finches. That's just me though...
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