The Bourkes parakeet has a sweet and gentle temperment.
The bird makes a good pet for the experienced avian-lover.
They are affectionate but not needy or clingy like some parrots.
They are quite independent and can entertain themselves for long periods of time.
They don’t need as much one-on-one attention as other larger parrots.
They enjoy flying around in the evening and riding around on their human’s shoulders.
However, unlike cockatiels, the Bourkes parakeet doesn’t care for cuddling or scritches.
They rarely, if ever, bite.
They will just nibble at your fingers or taste things with their tounge out of curiosity.
Female and male Bourkes parrots are equally affectionate with their human friends.
They will give you kisses and preen your hair and face.