Lineolated Parakeet

/mo for 6 mos

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$264.99
LB_PRT_LP
Warranty:
"Live Arrival Guarantee: We take great pride in shipping extremely healthy and active birds to our customers. If a bird has perished upon arrival, a Finch Farm Credit for the amount of the perished bird will be provided to you as a coupon code that can be used toward a future purchase. To honor our guarantee, we require notification, in writing, within 24 hours of receipt, along with a picture of the perished bird. Please communicate with us by clicking our grey Contact Us button. While antibiotics may occasionally need to be used to treat birds, we recommend that usage is coordinated with your Veterinarian If any of the birds are 'tucking' their head, sleeping all day, fluffed up and/or lethargic. During such times using antibiotics with their only water source might be considered, however, we recommend good Veterinarian guidance. If you have issues or concerns about your birds, please notify us within three hours of receipt of your order. Once your bird(s) are in your care, we trust that you will care for your bird(s) in a loving and healthy manner. Be sure to review our Bird Care Instructions to assist in your bird's wellness. We wish you the very best in Avian adventures and thank you for choosing 'The Finch Farm Co'. Live Animals are not returnable. Please note our pet bird offerings are ready to be domesticated by you, and have been previously weaned but not necessarily hand fed. The time it takes to tame your bird is dependent upon the amount of time you spend to create a strong bond of trust with your new bird. Every bird is different. We trust you will research your bird(s) regarding how best to bond with them, and their ability to be trained, as this will vary depending upon the bird species. Claims will be honored within your 24 hour window of live guarantee. Thank you, The Finch Farm Team ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our company goal is to provide excellent birds, products and customer service to help enhance your avian experience. Live animals are often challenging to source. Finding the best avian pet is our focus and includes our internal farming efforts, as well as our external partner network. As such, our team would be grateful that once you have placed your live bird order, you please work with us until your order is received. Please review our cancellation policy in the Terms of Service. You can count on us for the very best in selection and service. We appreciate being a part of your avian experience as well as assisting you to breed these wonderful creatures. Let us work together to meet their needs, as well as yours, and the company who serves you. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and incredible support! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"
SKU:
LB_PRT_LP
Availability:
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Weight:
0.10 LBS
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Description

Description

Description: The Lineolated or Barred Parakeet (Bolborhynchus lineola), also known as a Catherine parakeet, or 'linnies' for short, is a small Parrot found distinctly in highland forests from southern Mexico to Panama, in the Andes from western Venezuela to southern Peru and Bolivia, the Santa Marta Mountains in Colombia.

The Linnie is about 16 cm (6.5 in) in length and has a weight of about 42 to 52 grams. It is mostly green and has black stripes (or bars) over its back, except on the top of the head.  The shoulder of its wings are black, and its tail is dark green. The irises are dark brown and its beak is horn colored. Its legs are pink. Juveniles have less-marked dark stripes, which darken with age. Males and females are generally similar in external appearance, but males may sometimes have more marked black stripes than the female and a larger black shoulder patch on the wing. Usually, however, there is no discerning trait to differentiate genders and sexing must be done surgically or through blood tests.  Lineolated parakeets are known for their calm dispositions and peculiar postures. Unlike many birds, Linnies typically rest in a near horizontal position with their heads almost in line with their tails or lower. They are generally very calm birds and typically mumble quietly, and their calls are not high-pitched or piercing to the ear.

The lineolated parakeet has mostly green feathering with black bars/stripes and black spots on their sides. However, there are several color mutations found in those offered as pets, such as dark green, olive, Lutino (yellow), turquoise, cobalt, mauve, creamino. There is a violet mutation that can be inherited in any color but is only clearly visible in the violet cobalt linnies. These are very rare in the United States. There is also a greywing mutation that can be inherited in all of the normal colors.  This mutation causes normally black feathers to be grey and body colors to be  lighter. Interestingly, budgies and linnies are opposites in regard to their barred feathering. Typically, the younger the budgie, the more barring it will have. With linnies, the barring becomes more pronounced with age.

Temperament: Lineolated parakeets have a reputation for being enthusiastic bathers, whether that is bath time offered via a shallow bowl of water, a misting with a spray bottle, or in the shower with you. Lineolated parakeets chatter, but their decibel level is said to be dialed down a bit. Linnies, like budgies, are capable of mimicking human speech and can be good talkers. Lineolated parakeets are more inclined to walk over to change perch spots. This “walk to get where they want to go” instinct comes in handy when teaching a lineolated parakeet to step up onto your offered hand, which they are said to learn rather effortlessly. That’s not to say that linnies don’t like movement. They like to navigate their environment and will appreciate natural branches to move about on. Linnies are popular as pets because of their quiet and even-tempered disposition.  Their average lifespan is about 10 years, but individual birds have been known to live up to 15 years. 

Sexing: Obvious differences between the sexes cannot be found. Linnies should be DNA tested using feathers, egg shell or blood drops. Some breeders suggest that the feather markings of the female are weaker altogether, the shoulder mark and the black tips of the tail feathers are paler, smaller or totally missing. Also the top sides of the tail feathers, which show an about 5 cm wide black tip at the females, as the safest distinguishing feature. In contrast, the male should have this black coloration up to the upper tail coverts. There also is the method of touching the pelvic bone as it is done for example with Cockatiels and Love Birds, but you need a lot of experience to do this. With a sexually mature female the pelvic bone is more wider-set than a males. To be sure you really must have a DNA test done.

Color/Mutations: AKA: Linnies / Barred Parakeet / Catherine Parakeet / Katharinasittiche / Bolborhynchus lineola

Common colors are mainly green, dark green, olive, Lutino, turquoise, cobalt, grey (also known as mauve), and creamino.

Greywing mutations can be found in all the normal colors exhibiting lighter body colors and grey stripes and spots where there would normally be black. 

A rare mutation called violet can be inherited in any color Linnie from violet mutation parents, but is only clearly visible in the cobalt color linnies and exhibits as a more intense blue color and sometimes with a light purplish hue. 

Diet: Parakeet Seed (dry or sprouted), Australian Blend Goldenfeastlow sugar pellet mix, fruits and vegetables

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DNA Testing

If there is not a gender option listed for this bird on our website, that particular species is 'monomorphic,' which means we’re unable to determine gender without DNA testing. DNA testing is an additional $99 per bird to be tested. If you want us to do our best without DNA testing, just make a note in the comment section of your order letting us know your preference. Please note that if no DNA testing is ordered, we are unable to guarantee a preferred gender but will do our best. See our FAQs for more info. 

 

Reviews

Reviews (1)

Antoinette Lamascolo 4th Aug 2019

Lineolated parakeet

Thank You! Very Healthy! Very Pretty Lutino Linnie! I Love Him!

Additional Info

Additional Info

Warranty:
"Live Arrival Guarantee: We take great pride in shipping extremely healthy and active birds to our customers. If a bird has perished upon arrival, a Finch Farm Credit for the amount of the perished bird will be provided to you as a coupon code that can be used toward a future purchase. To honor our guarantee, we require notification, in writing, within 24 hours of receipt, along with a picture of the perished bird. Please communicate with us by clicking our grey Contact Us button. While antibiotics may occasionally need to be used to treat birds, we recommend that usage is coordinated with your Veterinarian If any of the birds are 'tucking' their head, sleeping all day, fluffed up and/or lethargic. During such times using antibiotics with their only water source might be considered, however, we recommend good Veterinarian guidance. If you have issues or concerns about your birds, please notify us within three hours of receipt of your order. Once your bird(s) are in your care, we trust that you will care for your bird(s) in a loving and healthy manner. Be sure to review our Bird Care Instructions to assist in your bird's wellness. We wish you the very best in Avian adventures and thank you for choosing 'The Finch Farm Co'. Live Animals are not returnable. Please note our pet bird offerings are ready to be domesticated by you, and have been previously weaned but not necessarily hand fed. The time it takes to tame your bird is dependent upon the amount of time you spend to create a strong bond of trust with your new bird. Every bird is different. We trust you will research your bird(s) regarding how best to bond with them, and their ability to be trained, as this will vary depending upon the bird species. Claims will be honored within your 24 hour window of live guarantee. Thank you, The Finch Farm Team ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our company goal is to provide excellent birds, products and customer service to help enhance your avian experience. Live animals are often challenging to source. Finding the best avian pet is our focus and includes our internal farming efforts, as well as our external partner network. As such, our team would be grateful that once you have placed your live bird order, you please work with us until your order is received. Please review our cancellation policy in the Terms of Service. You can count on us for the very best in selection and service. We appreciate being a part of your avian experience as well as assisting you to breed these wonderful creatures. Let us work together to meet their needs, as well as yours, and the company who serves you. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and incredible support! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"
SKU:
LB_PRT_LP
Availability:
Unknown
Weight:
0.10 LBS
Gift wrapping:
Options available

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