The Senegal is in the Poicephalus family of parrots and is considered a small bird. They have an approximate lifespan of up to 50 years.
Senegals are fun and generally affectionate parrots, who tend to bond with one person in a family. They enjoy interacting with their human companions but are also content to amuse themselves. They, therefore, need plenty of stimulating toys and ample cage space.
Senegals like to hang out in the midst of the household action. However, they do not take well to chaotic situations. They can be easily frightened by loud noises and prefer a calm environment.
Senegals are among the quieter parrots. Though they are capable of high-pitched screeching when upset, they are not as prone to excessive screaming as some species are. They are able to mimic sounds and do so readily, but are not widely known for speech acquisition. Unlike most parrots the Senegal is a good choice for an apartment or condominium dweller.