v50 Steam/Premium information for editors
  • v50 information can now be added to pages in the main namespace. v0.47 information can still be found in the DF2014 namespace. See here for more details on the new versioning policy.
  • Use this page to report any issues related to the migration.
This notice may be cached—the current version can be found here.

Giant parakeet

From Dwarf Fortress Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Giant parakeet
Giant parakeet sprite.png


Urist likes giant parakeets for their ability to speak.

No portrait



Parakeet - Parakeet man - Giant parakeet

Alignment: Savage

· Flying · Exotic mount · Egglaying

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

Template:Tame attrib proc/

Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 16,736.7 cm3
Max: 200,840.4 cm3
Food products
Eggs 2-4
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.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A large monster in the shape of a parakeet.

Giant parakeets are much larger cousins of their original counterparts, and 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 than 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.