Karariki are small green coloured slender birds with a long tail. They originate from several islands in the Pacific Ocean. There have been five species of Kakariki recorded, but two became extinct by mid 19th century. Commonly kept Karariki are the red-fronted and yellow-fronted that come from New Zealand. They breed well in captivity. The red-fronted are slightly bigger than the yellow-fronted and males are bigger than females.
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Although they are a very active bird they can also be peaceful birds that can be kept together in the same breed. It is recommended that you pair a male and a female. Kararikis breed best when kept one pair per cage. They are similar to budgies but bigger. They are very animated, playful and chatty birds but do not like been handled too much.
The average lifespan of a Karariki is fifteen years old.
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