Meyers Parrot

Latin Name

Poicephalus meyeri

Description

Grey/black hood and wings, aqua breast, turquoise back, yellow shoulder flashes and head patch, yellowish-green underparts, bright red eyes in adults. Several sub-species varying in coloration.

Length

8-9 Inches.

Sexing

Indeterminable by appearance.

Origin

Africa

Trainability

They're not great talkers like the African Grey or Timneh, but can learn a reasonable vocabulary, depending on the individual bird and the owner's willingness to spend time training.

Loudness

The Poicephalus aren't noted screamers or otherwise loud or noisy. Most of their sounds are low key whistles, chirps, squeaks, and assorted chattering. Cockatiels are often more noisy (and more obnoxiously so) than Senegals, Meyers, or Jardines.

Pricing

Prices usually are around $500 (on average) - up to $975; low around $300.