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BiologyApparently able to breed throughout the year, the grey-cheeked parakeet is monogamous and mainly mates between January and March. It nests in large trees with hollow limbs in which nest-holes are created, but has also been found nesting in old termite mounds. The female lays four to seven eggs and the chicks fledge at around six weeks of age (3). The grey-cheeked parakeet eats petals, seeds, flowers, fruit, catkins and bananas, raiding crops in some areas (3). It flies swiftly (6) in pairs or small groups (3).