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The gorgeous Peter’s Twinspots or Red-throated twinspot (Hypargos niveoguttatus) is a common species found in sub-saharan Africa are rather shy. These Peter’s Twinspots for sale typically show brillant shades of red on the face and chest, chestnut  browns on the back, and black and white spots arranged in pairs or “twins” on their stomach, hence the name “Twinspots”.  Twinspots live in pairs and sometimes together with their young until adulthood. They are typical territory birds that do not tolerate birds of the same kind near them during the mating and breeding periods.

Size: About 5″ in lenght and 0.5 ounces in weight.

Lifespan: approx. 7 – 8  years

Sexing: Monomorphic meaning it is difficult to tell gender without DNA testing.

Temperament: Cock birds are very territorial and aggressive during the breeding season.  Pairs should not be housed in adjoining aviaries.  They tend to be shy birds and do well in a planted aviary.

DietStandard Finch Mix, Australian Blend Goldenfeast, grass seed, meal worms, and insects are their daily food. Require plenty of insects when they have youngsters

DNA testing:
If there is no gender option listed for a bird on our website, that particular species is ‘monomorphic’, which means we’re unable to determine gender without purchasing DNA testing. DNA testing is an additional $149 per bird to guarantee preferred gender. DNA testing may add an additional 3-6 plus weeks to estimated delivery time to allow for gender results. See our FAQs for more info.
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