Princess of Wales Parrots

Princess of Wales Parrots Make Good Pets

Princess of Wales Parrots are not only beautiful but also gentle by nature.  Mature birds are 22-23″ long.  People often think they are just aviary birds, but they make wonderful pets.

 Varieties of Princess of Wales Parrots

Royal Wings Aviary, proud host of the Michiana Elite Bird Fair,  has several  types of Princess of Wales parrots.  We raise normal, blue, and albino Princess of Wales parrots.  The normal Princess of Wales is green on the back and has pink on the chest and lime green on the wings.  The top of the head is blue or pale purple depending on the sex of the bird.  Blue Princesses are shades of blue with some gray-blue on the back.  The male is purple down the lower part of the back.  The lutino Princess of Wales is yellow with red on the chest and red eyes.

Talking Princess of Wales Parrots

Princess of Wales parrots can be very good talkers.   We sold the first male Princess born in our aviary to a lady in Indiana.  By 9 months of age, her normal Princess was talking and had quite a large vocabulary.  He was also imitating many sounds. We sold a blue male to a woman in St. Louis.  He, too, has become a great talker.  Similar to African Grays, Princess of Wales parrots love to imitate sounds like the ringing phone or a baby crying.





















62 thoughts on “Princess of Wales Parrots

  1. I was wondering if you had any normals and blues left? I’m looking for 2. And I’m wondering what your prices are. Thanks!

  2. Can the Princess of Wales be kept in an outside aviary during weather permitting conditions with cockatiels and rosellas and doves?

    • Venisa,
      They are kept in outside aviaries in warmer climates. Two of our orginal pairs came from California where the breeder kept them outside. Pam Sysinger

  3. I am interested in a normal, hand fed, male PRINCESS OF WALES and a normal, hand fed, male SCARLET-CHESTED PARAKEET. I live in extreme eastern Tennessee and
    drive to Chicago 2-3 times a year. I do not like to have birds shipped so if we are arranging a sale I would pick the bird(s) up on my way to Chicago. I currently have an AMBOINA KING PARROT (male). I cage my bird at night but during the day the cage door is clipped open and the bird(s) can fly through the house and perch where they like. Put me on your contact list for information when you have the birds listed available for sale.

  4. hello

    i have a pair of pow’s and i just put a ringneck box on for them and was wondering what type do you use ? i am also curious i have them in my bird room which can be loud at times ,is this a problem for pow’s ? i also raise linniies and they like quiet and is that the same with them ?

    • We use grandfather and L boxes. Our grandfather boxes have a ledge inside and steps down the side (inside) to keep them from jumping on the eggs. Less noise is always better, although our original pair gave us 2 babies a year in a room with macaws. Good luck. Pam Sysinger

  5. Good morning,
    I am looking for a male princess baby. I can also be reached by text or phone at (775) 351-4779

  6. Hi, the first picture of the Princess is veeeey cute. Do you have any babies currently for sale that look simular to the one on the pic?
    Thank you:)

  7. My six year old daughter has been an avid bird lover for quite some time now. We’ve been to the bird fair three years. We are planning on attending again next March and may be interested in getting a pet bird but would like to read up on care, especially books that are geared to children. Do you have any recommendations? Considering the Princess Parrot because of temperament and hardiness. Thanks.

    • Amelia,
      Barron’s has good handbooks for a number of varieties of parrots. However, they do not have a book about Princess of Wales parrots. There was a good article in Bird Talk magazine just before they went out of business. It verified that the males can be good talkers as some of the people who have bought our males can also verify. All of our Princess babies are handfed and socialized. Pam Sysinger

      • Thanks, Pam, for the recommendations. Will try to track down the old issue of Bird Talk. I really want my daughter to understand what it means to have a bird before we commit to a new pet. Reading good books is one way. Aside from books, I have been trying to brainstorm ideas. We’ve been to the national aviary in Pittsburgh and like I mentioned, have been to the Michiana Bird Fair a few times. I’ve been thinking of talking with local breeders just to see if we can visit, help feed and care for the birds a few times with the owners so that my daughter will understand what she is committing too.

        Merry Christmas Season!

  8. Do you have any handfed male princess parakeets available or in the near future? Also what coming bird shows will you be at?
    Thanks, Jen

  9. Hi there!
    I am going to be adopting a POW parakeet that was surrendered to the animal shelter where I work. I am pretty well versed in most parrots, but the POW are a little odd, and I’m having a hard time finding good information on them. I am hoping you might be able to give me a little more information as far as sexing, I keep reading that they are “so easy to sex!” because they are dimorphic, but all I keep seeing is written descriptions, which is really hard to use when you don’t have a second bird to compare it to. I was wondering if you had any good pictures of a male vs. female so I can get a good idea of what I’m bringing home. I would love to see pictures of the spatulate wing feathers as well, sounds interesting. I have a flock of assorted parrots at home, most of which are females, so I deal with a lot of egg issues. I’m hoping this one is a male, but I just can’t be sure. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated! I love the little thing dearly! So adorable, and I can’t wait to get him/her home with me!
    Thanks in advance!
    – Emma

    • Emma,
      We have pics of our first awesome male Princess of Wales parrot on our website. Hopefully that will help. They are gentle, wonderful pets. Pam

  10. The princess if Wales parakeeta are gorgeous. I would like to know details if possible of life span And noise factor lol.
    I have an umbrella cocktail and he has aloud scream Then on the other hand I have a bugie That just whistles. Are they screamers or whistlers or in between?

    • Jan,
      Princess of Wales parrots are generally pretty quiet birds and are gentle by nature. Males can learn to talk. We sold one from our first clutch to a lady who said her male was talking and using complete sentences at 9 months. I am not saying all will do that. It is the same as any other type of bird–some talk, some kind of talk, some mimick sounds, some whistle, some do all of the above… Princess of Wales parrots can live up to 30 years. Pam Sysinger

    • Lily,
      We have young Princess of Wales in a cage with cockatiels. That is not the norm here, but they were all hand fed at the same time and get along well. Pam Sysinger

    • Nancy,
      We have 2 normal Princess of Wales and one blue available. The blue was DNA sexed male and is a sweetheart. The other two have not been sexed. Pam Sysinger

  11. I will be moving in a few months after I have moved and am looking to purchase a blue and a normal green male Princess of Wales.

    Do you ship them? What is the general pricing for each bird? Since it will not be for a few months, how often do you have POWs available?

    • Hannah,
      We currently have one handfed blue male to die for sweet and 2 normals available. We also have normal babies in one of the nestboxes. Our handfed Princess of Wales Parrots are $550. Pam Sysinger

      • I’m starting to get things in order so as soon as I move I can hopefully get the princess parrots. I currently have a cage with removable dividers so they can be in the “same cage” but separate. I’ve been trying to make sure that the wire spacing is not too big but having issues finding an answer. So I’ll ask you since you house them a lot
        Is 5/8″ wire spacing ok for the princess parrots?

  12. I have what I believe is a Princess of Wales Parakeet that was left to me. Is there a way to attach a photograph to find out if I am correct.
    Thank you for your time and expertise.

  13. Hello. I am interested in a male Princess of Wales parakeet. I have a very sweet female (approximately 4 years old) that would love to have a friend. What birds do you have available? Thank you.

    • Cecil,
      I have one female Princess of Wales available. She was handfed but has always been flighty. Let me know if you are interested. Thanks. Pam Sysinger

    • Jeanette,
      I have no handfed Princess of Wales parrots available currently. Please check back. Thank you. Pam Sysinger

  14. Hi Pam,
    My wife and I are breeders of the POW’s, in south central Texas. We have been looking for either a lutino or an albino adult male for breeding purposes. Our lutino hen lost her lutino male, and will not accept any normal or blue replacements. Please advise? Thank you, John and Sherry Donahue New Braunfels Bird Breeders 830-708-5438

    • Alicia,
      I have no Princesses available currently. I am hoping to have babies in the near future. Pam Sysinger

  15. I have a lutino female princess of whales that is about 4 years old and her cage friend, a male rockpebbler to sell. We are moving from Muncie area to southern Indiana. They are in good health. I called and left a message but thought I might leave message as well. Thanks.

    • I have no babies available but I do have a male available. If you are interested, please call me. (574) 273-1767 Pam Sysinger

    • Male Princesses can talk. One of our first Princess males talked in complete sentences. It is hard to beat an African Grey as far as talking ability, although not all are talkers. Pam Sysinger

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