How to care for a parrot?
Many people give birth to a beautiful parrot who lives in their home and becomes a full member of the family. And this is not surprising, because the parrots are not only interesting and funny, but also very smart. In our article we will talk about how to care for a parrot. We will reveal the most key and main aspects of this topic. Let's talk today about the most popular - wavy parrots.
Selecting and cleaning cells
When choosing a cage, give preference to the all-metal cage, in particular - nickel-plated, which is made of steel wire. There are still copper cells, but they are not so durable. In the design of the cage should be a special tray that will allow you to make cleaning without disturbing the parrot. Together with the cage, do not forget to buy and install a few poles (if they are not included), a drinking trough and a feeder. Now there are many different feeders and drinkers. Better give your preference to pneumatic watering and porcelain trough. You can easily find them.
Place the cage in the bright part of the room.However, keep in mind that it should not be too close to the window (for example, on a windowsill), since parrots, like all other birds, are very sensitive to drafts. The same applies to heating devices, near which it may be too hot. If the heating stove, you can not hang a cage to the ceiling. Since often, it is there that carbon monoxide accumulates, which is very harmful. Try to adhere to these recommendations and place the cell at the level of human growth.
The poles on which the parrot will sit should be periodically cleaned and rinsed with warm water and soap. We recommend that the drinker and the feeder be placed in different parts of the cage so that moisture does not accidentally get into the feed. Try to clean the cage as it gets dirty, but at least once a week. Water change constantly.
How to care for a parrot in terms of feeding? In fact, everything is not so difficult. However, if you want your pet to be healthy, you should follow some guidelines.
The main feed is cereal mixture, which is sold in any pet store. As a rule, a wavy parrot needs 20-25 grams of feed per day.This is a full tablespoon of cereal mixture. Of course, this rate can be slightly increased. Especially if you see that the parrot has an exorbitant appetite and it is snapping up at the grain as if it has not eaten since birth, eating everything clean in 20 seconds. In addition, young parrots usually eat more than already matured.
Periodically buy a parrot special mineral feed, but only they can not feed the parrot. The favorite delicacy of any parrot is millet. It should be about 60-70% of the entire grain mixture. Under no circumstances should it be replaced with millet.
With great appetite, parrots consume seeds of various weeds, for example, dandelion or plantain. Do not forget to pamper your pet dishes such as:
- Cottage cheese;
- Roll dipped in milk;
- Crumbly porridges (steamed in a little salted water);
- Boiled chicken eggs;
- Grated carrots with semolina or crackers;
- Cabbage, etc.
All this periodically you need to give the parrot, in addition to the main feed.
Learning to speak
Knowledge of how to care for wavy parrots will not be complete, without knowledge of how to teach a parrot to speak.After all, budgerigars are very talkative birds.
To begin with, you should establish a relationship of trust with your pet. He should love you and get used to you. Often call the parrot by name, treat it gently. Stroke it, properly care. It is worth noting that not all individuals are able to speak. Some of the parrots will learn this very quickly, and someone will never say a word.
As soon as you see that the parrot has ceased to be afraid of you, conduct daily lessons with it. In this case, you need a system. Such lessons should last 20-40 minutes. Start from simple and go to more complex words and phrases. Just sit with a parrot and say the same word to him for half an hour. The result can truly impress you.
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