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Monk parakeet (quaker parrot) Myiopsitta monachus

Animals in our sanctuary

Date taken in

Myio was seized by government agencies at the airport. He and many other birds were discovered as ‘merchandise’ for the illegal trade.

Where does he feel most at home?

The monk parakeets are mainly found in agricultural areas and adjacent forests. In their search for food, they can cause major damage to crops, such as grain and corn.

What's his favourite food?

Their menu consists mainly of flower buds, young leaves, bark, berries and fresh seeds. In the breeding season, caterpillars and small insects are also eaten.

Fun fact

The monk parakeets are real colony birds that nest in fairly large groups. Outside the breeding season they occur in large swarms of 50 to 200 specimens.

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