Fun Princess Parrot Facts For Kids

Martha Martins
Oct 20, 2022 By Martha Martins
Originally Published on Aug 06, 2021
Edited by Luca Demetriou
Fact-checked by Gowri Rao
Princess parrot facts about the species whose name was given in honor of Princess Alexandra.

The princess parrot (Polytelis alexandrae) is also known as the Queen Alexandra parakeet, Princess of Wales parakeet, Spinifex parrot, Queen Alexandra parrot, rose-throated parakeet, and Alexandra's parakeet. These birds are named in the honor of Princess Alexandra of Denmark, the wife of the Prince Of Wales-Edward VII.

Princess Alexandra of Denmark later became the Queen of London. These birds are found in Australia and South America.

Their sightings in Australia are few since they are an elusive species in Australia. The clutch size of this bird species is 4-6 eggs.

Read on for some of the most interesting facts about the princess parrot species for your perusal. Thereafter, do have a look at our other animal fact files on the white stork and hornbill as well.

Princess Parrot Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a princess parrot?

A princess parrot is a bird. The Princess of Wales parakeet is a very colorful bird species found in Australia and South America.

What class of animal does a princess parrot belong to?

A princess parrot belongs to the bird class of animals. These birds come from the Psittacidae family.

How many princess parrots are there in the world?

There are 5,000 or fewer princess parrots in the world. The population of this species has decreased over the years and now they are facing the threat of extinction.

Where does a princess parrot live?

A princess parrot prefers to live in the woods. These birds are also found in people’s houses as pets across the world. These birds can also reside comfortably in nest boxes. The ideal nest box size for these birds being 24 in (61 cm) nest log with 8 in (20.3 cm) interior.

What is a princess parrot's habitat?

A princess parrot lives in varied habitats. They are found in woodlands near deserts. They live near water sources since the availability of water is scarce in deserts. The areas around their habitats are open and have grasslands and shrublands.

Who do princess parrots live with?

Princess parrots live with birds of their own kind. They also live with humans and other animals as well.

How long does a princess parrot live?

The princess parrot is a long-living bird and has a very impressive life span. It has a life expectancy of a maximum of 30 years.

How do they reproduce?

The breeding season of princess parrots is from September to December. Parrot princesses reach sexual maturity between the age of 3-5 years. Males display very aggressive behavior while courting the females.

Males and females after mating prepare their nests. Parrot princess females lay 3-5 eggs in the nests which are built-in hollow trees. The incubation period is three weeks and the fledging period is 2-3 weeks.

What is their conservation status?

The conservation status of princess parrots is Near Threatened as their population has been reducing in their habitat range.

Princess Parrot Fun Facts

What do princess parrots look like?

Princess parrots have a green-colored plumage. They have a pink throat. They have a rump. That rump is blue in color. They have a crown on their head. The crown is bluish in color.

The princess parrot has bright green shoulders. They have long tail feathers. The tail feathers of males are bigger than females. Males have bright red beaks while the females have dull red beaks. The flight feathers of these birds are green as well. These vibrant colors make these parrots rather exquisite to look at.

Male birds of this species have a red beak while the females have a paler beak.

How cute are they?

Princess parrots are very cute. They are colorful birds. They have an adorable look.

How do they communicate?

Princess parrots are vocal birds. They mostly communicate through sounds. Like most parrots, this species can mimic voices as well.

How big is a princess parrot?

A princess parrot is a small to medium-sized bird. It has a length between the range of 13.3-18.1 in (33.7-45.9 cm). The wingspan ranges between 6-9 in (14.9-16.0 cm).

How fast can a princess parrot move?

The speed with which a princess parrot can fly is unknown. But like other parrots, they are believed to have impressive flying speeds.

How much does a princess parrot weigh?

A princess parrot is a small bird with little body weight. Males weigh more than females. Males weigh up to 4.2 oz (117 g) and females weigh up to 3.8 oz (107 g).

What are the male and female names of the species?

Males of the princess parrot species are called cocks and females of the princess parrot species are called hens.

What would you call a baby princess parrot?

A baby princess parrot is called a chick.

What do they eat?

Princess parrots are vegetarian birds. They mostly eat off the plants and trees. They feed on seeds, fruits, berries, nuts, leaves. They can be fed seed mix as well.

Are they poisonous?

No, princess parrots are not poisonous. They rarely bite humans. Even if they do, they are not at all poisonous.

Would they make a good pet?

Bird owners describe princess parrots as amazing pets. They are very friendly and calm. They are known to be energetic and to lift the environment around them.

Did you know...

It is dangerous to house these parrots with finches. It is ideally suited to keep them with larger birds like doves and neophema parrots.

Princess parrots with other birds

Princess parrots are very social birds. They get along very well with anyone. They love company and thrive best amongst others.

Are princess parrots cuddly?

Yes, princess parrots are very cuddly. They have amazing temperaments. They become particularly affectionate towards one person in their human family and often try following them around.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! For more relatable content, check out these tawny ow facts and tawny eagle facts pages.  

You can even occupy yourself at home by coloring in one of our free printable princess parrot coloring pages.

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Written by Martha Martins

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

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Martha is a full-time creative writer, content strategist, and aspiring screenwriter who communicates complex thoughts and ideas effectively. She has completed her Bachelor's in Linguistics from Nasarawa State University. As an enthusiast of public relations and communication, Martha is well-prepared to substantially impact your organization as your next content writer and strategist. Her dedication to her craft and commitment to delivering high-quality work enables her to create compelling content that resonates with audiences.

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