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Published: August 23, 2021      Written by Nicholas Burns      Fact Checked:

Last modified: July 12th, 2022
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The Lineolated Parakeet, also known as Barred Parakeets or sometimes Linnies, is a favorite among bird owners who prefer smaller companions. Learn all about Lineolated Parakeet care here.

Lineolated Parakeet Size

The Lineolated Parakeet is a small green bird that weighs about 100-120 grams. The average length of this animal is around 8 inches and its average life span is 10-15 years.

It has a long tail with feathers the color of blue, green, pink, yellow, or white. This animal can be a bit noisy but it is a fairly social pet.

Lineolated Parakeet Care

A Lineolated Parakeet is a talkative bird that loves to be kept company, so Lineolated Parakeets are best for owners who can play with them on a daily basis.

Keep them active, because they can become easily stressed and depressed if not given enough attention. These birds also thrive in pairs and in a cage with lots of toys and natural items like tree branches to perch on.

Lineolated Parakeet Diet

Lineolated Parakeet Care
Lineolated Parakeet Care

One of the most common questions from people who are considering adding a Lineolated Parakeet to their family is “What do Lineolated Parakeets like to eat? ” It’s a good question.

Best is a mixture of small seeds such as canary, millet and smaller amounts of oats and buckwheat.

Linnies also enjoy a variety of fruits and vegetables such as apples, oranges, papaya, figs, mango, blueberries, chopped red cabbage, kale, collard, and mustard greens, carrots, broccoli, green beans, and peppers.

Learn even more about the nutrition of Linnies here.

Lineolated Parakeet Habitat

These smaller birds don’t need a ton of cage space as long as you will be bringing them out to play every day, still, they do require a bit of room to hop around and spread their wings. At a minimum, we suggest a cage that is 18 inches wide and deep, and at least 36 inches tall.

Lineolated Parakeet Behavior

If properly cared for and socialized, and especially if they’ve been hand-fed as babies, these birds tend to be charming and calm with cuddly personalities.

Lineolated Parakeets are highly social birds and love to spend time with their human companions.

Some consider them the “perfect” pet bird, being playful, affectionate, and generally quiet too.

Lineolated Parakeet Care Conclusion

While Linnies can be a bit fragile for young children, overall they have low maintenance needs compared to other breeds, beyond the high need for attention of course, and they can thrive in almost any home with owners of any bird-keeping experience level.

For further information, we encourage you to check out the Linnies page here.

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Nicholas Burns – Veterinary Technician, amateur Ornithologist

Nick has volunteered at bird rescues since he was a teenager and worked as a veterinary technician for almost two decades. He has extensive experience with animal care and a special love for birds, especially his African Grey, Scrooge (who knows all the bad words!).

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