The Jardine parrots (Poicephalus gulielmi) range covers a large area of west and central Africa. Because of such a vast range, it makes it difficult to estimate the wild population. The first Jardine scientifically identified was brought to the United Kingdom by the son the son of Sir William Jardine in 1849. In Latin Williams is Gulielmi, hence it’s common and scientific name. The Jardine parrot noise level is considered to be moderate and are good talkers and speak in a squeaky little voice. If you live in an apartment, condo or don’t want a loud bird this might be the bird for you. Jardines like to hide under things, and really love to ride around in a pocket. They are very playful comical little birds that will stay entertained with toys for long periods of time. When thinking
about getting a new bird keep in mind what size cage is needed to house the bird, and if you have enough space in your home for the cage. A Jardine parrot should be kept in a cage at least 24” wide x 22” deep x 54” tall, and bigger is always better. If you have any questions about breeding or having a Jardine as a pet, we will be happy to help you get your questions answered.