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Giant parakeet

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Urist likes giant parakeets for their ability to speak.
Biome

Variations

Parakeet - Parakeet man - Giant parakeet

Attributes
Alignment: Savage

· Flying · Exotic mount

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

· Egglaying · Exotic pet · Breeding

Not hunting/war trainable 

Size
Child: 16,736.7 cm3
Adult: 200,840.4 cm3
Food products
Eggs 2-4
Age
Adult at: 1
Max age: 15-25
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 17
Fat 11
Brain 1
Gizzard 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 24
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide
This article is about the current version of DF.
A large monster in the shape of a parakeet.

Giant parakeets are large, fast moving birds found in any tropical land biome except for swamps and marshes. They will pose as a nuisance more than a threat, and are likely to cause mass cancellation spam from anyone working above ground. Tight groups of 5-10 will appear, and haphazardly fly around. They will not attack a dwarf on sight, and can be dispatched by your military fairly easily. In combat, they can overpower and kill an unarmored dwarf unlucky enough to be caught. Fortunately, they will not actively pursue a dwarf as it flees, and will often use its large wings which inflict much less severe injuries then its beak or talons.

They make a poor choice for your egg industry, with a clutch size of only 2-4, but a very manageable addition to your meat industry if bred. It takes only one year for hatchlings to fully mature; however, with a pet value of 500, they may be worth more as pets in your zoo than as roasts and crafts. They are considered exotic animals, and your trainers will have no initial knowledge of their habits.

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