Soltia Aviary

Poicephalus - Brown heads & Red bellied 

 Mischievous Flashy Cuties 

Poicephalus crypoxanthus - Brown Heads

The Brown-headed is, in my opinion, the most underrated of the poicephalus species. They seem to be the least available and least expensive member of this group of parrots. The Brown-headed Parrot has a grayish brown head and a mostly green body with bright yellow under the wings. The Brown-headed Parrot looks a little like a Senegal or Meyers Parrot with out the other colors. The Brown-head also retains the dark brown eyes of other juvenile poicephalus even as an adult. These birds seem to be the most even-tempered of all the poicephalus species with a wonderful personality. Although not known as "talkers", a more delightful companion parrot would be hard to find.


Brown-headed Parrot (Poicephalus crytoxanthus)

Originated in the Eastern edge of South Africa;

Description: Green body feathers with a dusky brown head and neck, yellow under the wings, yellow eye with dark brownish gray eye ring; 22cm in length, 120 - 156 gm in weight.

These small (but not too small) green parrots are quiet, love to swing on their toys and chew leather and hemp rope.  They are cute, personable and sometimes overlooked by the average parrots lover.  Would you like a different parrot to become your buddy, or add another to the household who will not challenge the more noisy housemates?

Spaz and Taz

Brown-head Parrot (Poicephalus cryptozanthus)

Spaz and Taz are the sweetest parrots at Soltia Aviary.   This very bonded pair arrived by Air Canada from Vancouver to Toronto to live at Soltia Aviary in Sept. 2008.  Their previous owner, Deborah, very reluctantly had to sell them for health reasons and still misses them very much.   Spaz had lost his previous mate before Deborah acquired him, so he was very nervous and lonely until Deborah bought Taz.  It was instant “love”.

They swing together, sit on the rope perch together and I have never seen them “argue”.  Except for when Taz is in the breeding box sitting on eggs, they are never apart.  As soon as her babies are large enough to sleep alone, she joins Spaz again.  They are great parents and their babies are larger than they are when they are pulled at 4 weeks.

Spaz and Taz live in a large cage, with a canopy roof, just like the one they had in Vancouver.  They are hearty eaters of all the good food they receive.

In 2009, they produced two clutches, 3 and 4 babies respectively, the first hatchlings for Taz. In 2010, they had 4 lovely chicks to offer to bird lovers as pets or breeders.

In 2011, Spaz and Taz produced 3 babies in the spring and 4 babies in the late summer. All these beautiful babies went to wonderful pet homes (See Success Stories).


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