PSITTACUS CATALONIA breeding center hosts exclusively African grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus erithacus) also known as grey parrots. All of our gray parrots are originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The yacos that belong to the populations of this region are the largest in size and body weight of the species.
The species Psittacus erithacus erithacus has been included in Appendix I of the CITES. All our birds are correctly marked and registered in CITES and have their corresponding individual CITES document.
The various centers that conform Psittacus Catalonia's parrot breeding activity are managed by a multidisciplinary team made up of experts in nutrition, biology, ethology, zootechnics and veterinary clinic.
From the moment of the acquisition of the first specimens, in the 90's, we have followed an exhaustive biosecurity plan that allows us to guarantee the optimal health of the babies that we commercialize. Our facilities, due to their design, minimize the risk of contamination or infection by pathogens. In accordance with our preventive medicine program, every year we collect and process samples in order to monitor the health status of our animals. It is for this reason that we can guarantee that all of our chicks are healthy.
Regarding the environmental conditions of our breeding center and even though it is a closed facility, we encourage the birds to follow the breeding cycle that our Mediterranean climate allows. We achieve the correct ventilation in an exclusively natural way. During the winter we avoid that the temperature drops excessively while on the hottest days of summer we try to ensure that the temperature does not exceed 30 ºC. We have established a lighting programme that suggests the conditions of daylight hours and light intensity typical of the latitudes of origin of the African gray parrot and we have also applied soundproof systems and improvement of the acoustic environment. The basis of their diet is our complete maintenance and breeding foods, PSITTACUS registered trademark. The food is always at their disposal and with this we guarantee the adequate supply of the required nutrients at each time of the year. In addition to the food, two to three days a week, we provide them with a mix of seasonal fruits and vegetables (some of them grown in our own garden).