Poicephalus parrots, particularly the Senegal parrot, are a low-key kind of animal, with an average lifespan of around 30-40 years. Most of them are known for having gray or brown plumage, which really makes their bright shocks of color pop!

They’re considered medium-sized among parrots – most species grow to 10 inches (25 cm), compared to the burly macaw or the infantile parrotlet. They are not as loud as some parrots, with some poicephalus – particularly the Senegal – being recommended as quieter options.

Most poicephalus parrots can talk, but it doesn’t particularly interest them unless they associate doing so with snacks. Think of them like artists – content to be left to their own devices. They like company and attention, but they treasure alone time as well, making them a preferred choice to people who can’t spare as much time as an Amazon might demand.