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TWP 2019 Parakeet Encounter

By Chris Taylor Monday, July 22, 2019

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. Our Parakeet Encounter is a great place for our guests to get an up close personal experience with the cute little birds. This week’s blog is all about our little budgie buddies from the land down under.

The Parakeet Encounter is an adventure where you are inside of the enclosure. As you can see in this week’s video our guests are having a great time with a personal interaction with our little feathered buddies.

It’s rare for us to interact with birds, much less be able to hand feed one. It’s an enlightening experience. When you think about it as humans we have far more interactions with mammals and reptiles than we do birds. The mannerisms and personality that all birds have are entertaining to view so close up.

The Parakeet Only Fly At Two Speeds

For their part these little Australian natives grow up to about 7 inches long and weight up to an ounce and a half. Don’t let the size fool you though, this little dart can motor at speeds of up to 26 miles an hour. Research performed at the University of Queensland in Australia found that budgies only fly at two speeds, fast and slow, there wasn’t any in-between. They fly fast when going long distances with little obstructions and go slow when they need to navigate obstacles. Pretty neat fact right?

For more fun facts about the parakeet you can watch this week’s video. For more fun animal facts you can follow and subscribe to our feeds. This week also concludes the end of our general admission season and today we begin our Encounter Tours. See our website for more information.  Thanks for reading and we will see you all in the park.

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