Scientific Name: The scientific name assigned to green Quaker parrots is Myiopsitta monachus.
Physical Characteristics: Green Quaker parrots share similar physical characteristics with their blue counterparts. They are small to medium-sized birds that can grow up to a foot in length. Their feathers are predominantly green with some gray and blue markings, and their beaks display an orange-yellow coloration. On average, they weigh around 3.5 ounces.
Habitat: Like blue Quaker parrots, green Quaker parrots are native to South America, specifically Brazil, Bolivia, and Argentina. They inhabit grasslands, savannas, and other open habitats. In their natural environment, they often reside in flocks comprising up to 100 individuals.
Behavior: Green Quaker parrots exhibit similar behaviors to blue Quaker parrots. They are social creatures that tend to form strong bonds with their human caregivers when kept as pets. Their ability to mimic sounds and their entertaining personalities contribute to their popularity as pets. However, they can also be considered pests and may be illegal to own in certain regions due to their adaptability to urban landscapes and their tendency to form large wild colonies1. Additionally, they are highly intelligent and can be trained to imitate human words and phrases.
Lifespan: When kept in captivity, green Quaker parrots typically have a lifespan ranging from 20 to 30 years.