Here at AMK Aviraires we have 3 pair of Derbyan’s. Derbyan’s can be identified by their coloured feathers. The males & Females are very colorful and have a purple-grey head with a black chin. From the beak to the eyes a black strip can be seen. as the purple progresses downwards towards the chest, it darkens to a plum colored pink. The wings are dark green with large yellow patches, although the Males have an orange beak with a tip that looks like its been dipped in yellow, however females do not have a bright orange beak, they have a black beak.
- Derbyan parrots make wonderful pets, these parrots are very smart and enjoy the company of their owners. They are not too cuddly however they make up for this with their sheer intelligence.
- Derbyan Parrots are native to the remote parts of South Western China and Northern parts of India.
- Compared to most parrots these Derbyans are quite large, they are the same size as their cousins the Alexandrine, or the smaller Amazon. However most Derbyan’s are about 50 cm in size.
DIETS & FEEDING:
As with all Parrots its important to feed Derbyan Parrots a Diet that included’s Pellets, Seed mixture as well as a variety of mixed Fruit & Vegetables. It is important they get a sustainable amount of Fruit & Vegetables because Seed Mix & Pellets do not contain a reasonable amount of Nutrients and it is important they do get the correct amount to live a healthy lifestyle.
Here at AMK Aviaries we feed our Derbyan’s of a morning their Veta Farm Nutri blend, seed and there mixed Fruit and Vegetables. Also to ensure they are hydrated we refill their water bowls with our automatic watering system one/twice per day depending on the heat. The fruit and Vegetables we feed them consist of;
- Kiwi Fruit
- Passion Fruit
- Paw paw
- Corn Cobs
- Snow Peas
To ensure our Derbyan’s live a happy and healthy lifestyle this is the diet we provide for them and to also ensure their babies are safe and healthy.