There are 3 subspecies of Senegal Parrots:
Poicephalus senegalus senegalus
Poicephalus senegalus versteri
Poicephalus senegalus mesotypus
In the wild, Senegal Parrots are shy and avoid being approached. This behavior has a tendency to remain, even in captivity, unless they are handled and socialized at an early age. Throughout their lives, they need human interaction, gentle handling, and stimulation to remain tame and gentle. Of the three subspecies, the best-known member of this genus is the nominate Poicephalus senegalus senegalus.
Senegals are quite entertaining in some of their more comical behaviors, such as rolling up in a cloth, lying on their back, or hanging and swinging upside down for extended periods. Although not great talkers (comparatively), they can and will learn to mimic and have a relatively quiet voice. Their antics, size, and more reticent nature make the Senegal a good choice for apartment dwellers. Average cost is from $250-$700, depending on whether purchased from a breeder or a retail store.