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Wavy parrot belongs to the genus laticaudaparrots. This is an incredibly beautiful bird, which carries a life quite well in captivity, and not very demanding on the conditions in which it will contain. Budgie thanks to its beautiful appearance and an incredible attachment to the person can be a pet, even those who are completely indifferent to birds.
This type of parrot very elegantly complex. It has a slender body and a soft plumage, which is original and brightly colored. But the feathers of the neck, head, back and wings have wavy strokes. It is because of these parrots and got its name. On the cheeks and throat have blue spots. Wild parrots have legs blue and green-yellow color. Pet birds also can be completely different color options feathers and pink legs.
Gender parrot is determined at the end of the first month of theirlife. In the females cere pale blue, the males - pale pink. Over time, the color of it varies. The adult male has a bright siniyu cere, and females - all shades of brown. In addition, females cere rough and smooth in males.
Caring for budgies
Not just budgies earned the lovepeople around the world. They have a very fervent, ringing, but relatively quiet voice. In addition, they are unable to issue sharp grinding sound, which are peculiar to the larger species of birds. Therefore, to keep them in the apartment is a pleasure.
To keep a parrot quite enoughsmall-cell size. But this is only the case if the birds will be able to depart from time to time to "walk" around the room. If you want to breed these birds and to keep the whole flock, no other option other than buildings cage you do not. After a small area for living and a fixed lifestyle leads to the fact that the bird is getting fatter. And this is a very negative impact on her health in general.
It is best to put the cage in the room whereenough light, but, of course, not in the sun. Parrots enjoy sunbathing, but they should always be possible to take refuge in the shade. The most inappropriate places to accommodate the cells with a parrot are bathroom, kitchen and those of the room where the computer is.
Every day, the cell necessarily need to be cleanedand about once a week and even wash. In order to carry out these procedures, it was easier to purchase a cell that has a slide-out tray. Some people prefer to sleep on the bottom of the prepared sand.
Fitted out for the cells budgerigar
In the cage must be at least 2perch, feeding, watering and bathing place. In addition, parrots really like to swing and just sit on the rings. As it turned out, the first time it is better not to hang in the "apartment" the young parrot bells, toys, mirrors and so on. After the bird is to be sure to get used to their new owners.
If you keep parrots in the pack, you know thatthey are quite bother you with their piercing cries and sharp. These birds are very peaceful, quiet get along in a pair or group as their own kind, and very different kinds of birds. Surprisingly, these birds can survive down to -20 degrees, which is very uncommon for parrots.
When the content of the housing may budgieslive a very long time - up to 20 years. You will notice that each bird has its own character, and more and more new features you'll uncover every day. The bird can identify its master even the steps and will be happy to fly out to meet him. In addition, parrots wonderful memorize the meanings of certain gestures and intonations, and react to the presence of strangers.
How to feed a parrot
The main food is a budgerigarcereal mixture, which is 60% of millet, 20% - of oatmeal or oat, 10% - of weed seeds, and 10% - from sunflower seeds. It is very important in the diet of birds include:
- porridge. But only those that were prepared without butter and water. It is possible to salt or sugar were added to them;
- fresh green spinach and lettuce;
- sprouted grains. You can cook this "dish" on their own. This is done in such a way: soaked in warm water and millet for about 2 days. Necessarily it is necessary to wash out, the only way you will avoid damage to it. Then soaked millet wrapped in a paper towel and put in a warm place. After a further two days, the germs must be dried and give the parrot;
- fresh fruits and vegetables;
- in winter, to prevent the occurrence of beriberi, the bird should be given all kinds of vitamins;
- necessarily always in the cage bird should be clean water lapped.
A large number of parrots can beinterest in such an unsuitable food they like alcohol, fast food, or smoked. In no case do not give them this, even as a delicacy. After all, these products often cause inflammation of the digestive system.