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Parrot Record Breakers 2018

Discussion in 'Parrot Media' started by DizzyBlue, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Yesterday I got a copy of this years Guinness Book of Records for 2018 and thought I would share with you the parrot records in there.

    The most rings placed on a target by a parrot in one minute
    In 2016 a Macaw called Skipper Blue (a B&G) who managed to put 19 rings on a target in 60 seconds (USA) and the record still stands.

    Largest vocabulary for a living bird … Still held by Oskar the budgie with a total of 148 words who speaks English, German and Polish and lives in Germany.

    Largest vocabulary of any bird (this includes those gone to rainbow bridge) is also still held by a budgie called Puck who had a vocabulary that hit 1728 words! He lived in USA and passed in 1994 his record has never been broken.

    Oldest parrot ever recorded goes to a Major Mitchell cockatoo over in Chicago who came to the zoo as adult in May 1934 so they gave him a hatch date to record from of 30 June 1933 to guess from.... He passed away on 27th August 2016 making him at the least estimate of 82 years and 88 days.

    The oldest budgie goes to Charlie hatched April 1948 and passed away aged 29 years and 60 days on 20 June 1977

    Average number of feather on a budgie by the way is 3000!

    Most popular parrot to be kept as a pet is … yup record goes to the Budgie again :)

    Loudest parrot recorded goes to the Moluccan cockatoo hitting 135 decibels.

    Side line of information they have checked the biochemical and molecular parameters found in cockatiels and they are confirmed as being the smallest of the cockatoo species. Always did say they were mini Too's :)

    Smallest parrot species goes to the buff faced pygmy parrot who grow to about 8cm in total and weight just 11.5g (which is 0.4oz) apparently not breed in captivity as their diet is really hard to replicate which is fungus and lichen!
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  2. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    The record for the oldest living cockatiel was gained by and is still held by a little pied cockatiel by the name of Sunshine.
    Sunshine lives in the USA hates vegetables and apparently likes the odd spaghetti noodle and a little bit of cheese from time to time otherwise sticking to his cockatiel seed diet.
    Sunshine took the record back in 2016 and still holds it. On 27th January 2016 Sunshine was 32 so is now heading towards 35 years young :)
    Sunshine was purchased by his owner Vickie in 1983 and they have been together ever since.
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