Lineolateds a little birds that few people know about. They're about
the size of a lovebird, green, with black barring and short tails.
Brown eyes, not so dark as a cockatiel's, and light colored feet and beak.
Lineolated make great little pets. I havn't been able to find a great
deal of info on them out there, and since I have yet to raise babies I
don't have much experiance with them myself, but everything I have read
says great things about their pet qualities. My pair certainly do
seem to have really neat personalities and are very affectionate to each
other; in hand-fed birds, this affection is transferred to people, and
if the pair is any example, than these guys would make very cuddly, sweet
Noise & Talking:
Noise-wise, my pair seem to be about as quiet as budgies, and the noise
they make is more peasant; almost bell-like little beeps. When upset
they make somewhat louder call-notes, but even these are not bothersome.
Talking...? I simply don't know!
Most I've seen for sale were around $150. The mutations, of course,
At least 18" square.
A standard pellet/fruits/veggies/etc. diet is fine for these guys; so far
as I have been able to find out, they have no special nutrition requirements.
My pair really enjoys bathing, especially being sprayed, and will twist
and turn on the perch to get every inch of their bodies wet, much like
my cockatoo. They use their feet like hands to hold stuff, like the
larger parrots; they also pin their eyes when excited like larger parrots.
They like to use their nestbox to sleep in, whether or not they're breeding;
in a pet situation, a nestbox should still be provided, or perhaps a Happy
Hut or similar product.
I haven't been able to find much of anything,
but here is what I *have* found: