Mustache Parakeet/Parrot information

by Angel
(Avon park fl)

Srg. Pepper (he's molting) - Mustache Parakeet

Srg. Pepper (he's molting) - Mustache Parakeet

I was recently given a Mustache Parakeet, he is a rescue the owner was sick and her son was going to let him go. His name is Seargent Pepper This is my first larger parrot. I'm finding very little information on them. Can you suggest a site or do you have any infor on the breed?

He is male and not sure how old he is but his beak is bright orange so i'm sure it is a male and he must be older and 2 years. They said he was only 9 months but i don't think so. Not sure of their temperment or what they prefer for fruit or treats or if there is anything different from other breeds of parrot.

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Oct 19, 2013
Sarge
by: Angel

I had forgotten I posted this. He was indeed plucking. He is all better now. Feathers have grown in. Hes Beautiful! He does eat a seed pellet mix with lots of fresh fruit and veggies. He likes boiled eggs too. Hes so sweet and talkative now. He will probably never be truly hand tame but I'm content to just talk to him and enjoy his company. He has yet to be brave enough to come out of the cage all the way but he does stick his head out noe and again. I'm sure he will eventually.

Oct 19, 2013
Care and life expectancy
by: Debbie

I feed my mustache parakeet only man made pellet - rainbow diet. He is 12 years old. I have learned only to give them seed for treats occasionally. They will die of vitamin deficiency if they are only fed seed, which of course they love. He has lived a long life by eating only pellets.

Jan 04, 2013
Not a molt
by: Nancy

I had a Mustache Parakeet for 22 years and never saw any molt that looked like that. Seems more like feather plucking to me. Eggy molted his tail feathers and the top of his head, but never the breast feathers that I can recall. It mya be because your bird has been through an emotional time with you becoming a new owner. There are some great resources on this cite for feather plucking. Enjoy your bird and know it all takes time. They are a sonderful bird breed...funny,talkative and loyal.

Jan 03, 2013
molt
by: angel

he was pulling out feathers durring the time the boy had him because the poor baby was lonley and neglected. he has not done it since he has been at my house and he is happy and activly playing with his toys, eating, and talking up a storm. he's preening and working feather sheeths off of his new feathers. the vet looked at him and said he is molting and did very little skin damage pulling feathers. he is healthy and mite free. he goes back in a week to be checked over again and for a wing, nail, and beak trim. we didn't do it then because i didn't want to traumatise him so soon after getting him.

Jan 03, 2013
mustache parakeet information wanted
by: Tracie

I am hoping a mustache parakeet owner will answer, but that does NOT look like a molt. If you have not had the bird checked out by an avian vet, please do that.

We have health and training articles on our Parrot Training page that will help you with training and proper feeding.

Jan 03, 2013
training
by: angel

Also would like to add I have never tamed a larger bird only budgie and he is not tame. Any sugestions would be amazing. I was told to pick him up with a towel and pet him every day until he is used to it but won't that kill any and all trust? I want him to love me not fear me. I have been bitten by my budgies but but i'm sure this guy can do some damage. How do I tame him with as few bites as possible?

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