When you come to a large pet store, though you get a mini-jungle. Then there just is not! And the colorful fish, and warm rabbits, hamsters and funny, and of course the birds, of which there will always be parrots of different breeds. I saw a young woman who chose to stand food for budgies. It was evident that she knows a good judge, and I asked her to answer some questions, to which she kindly agreed.
Like a parrot appeared in your house?
One day I came across an article about parrots. I decided, why not make the feathered friend? Just then there was a period when I was at home a few months. Began to look for a variety of information about parrots, and when decided on the breed, and went to a local store and bought a green budgie.
The shops mainly sell wild budgies. Have you managed to tame it?
It was possible, it would take several weeks. To begin, I began to feed out of the hand, not letting go of the cage. In the store, I asked him something to cut the wings. When he is not afraid to hand in the cage, I started to produce. The wings were cut off, fly away, he could not, and it was possible to pick up. Over time, the wings and the industry he was able to fully fly, but people are no longer afraid.
Parrots do not scream too loud?
Large breeds of parrots make loud noises. A budgies mostly quietly tweeting. It’s nice when a home bird sings songs. Sometimes, of course is that it suddenly starts to scream nasty. Usually it’s something so requires, for example, that it would be released to fly or added food.
How often are to fly and how much?
Each day, he usually flies from half an hour to an hour, and then he returns to the cage. It is important to close all the windows and doors in the apartment. Sometimes parrots fly by accident, and did not find the way back.
Tell us about the features of the content of the parrot – the food, the cell, the location, any additions.
Besides the usual food, almost every day to give some fresh herbs, vegetables and fruit, as it is the bread, lean meat and fish. The location of the cells was light, but not direct sun and draft-free. If you put on a draft, a cold and sick the next day. Parrots love to society in general, so it is best if the cell is in the most crowded and bright room. In the cell to hang small toys and mirror, parrots “talk” to these “friends.” And sometimes he does not mind, and water treatment. Put it deep dish with warm water and he wets it wings.
Is there a difference between male and female?
The male blue nose above the beak, and the females have a reddish-brown. They say that males are more able to play sound. True despite the fact that I have a male, he can only speak his name and repeat some sounds.
What can you advise someone who hesitates start parrot or not?
It is necessary to decide whether the desire and opportunity every day to care for a parrot and give him attention. Should be given a variety of food, produce fly, watch out for his health. If you do not, parakeets may soon not be. Before you bring a parrot in the house, you should consider whether the apartment is a good place for the cell, because it is an integral part of the dwelling birds. Most of the time in a small house and can not always tell what he lacks.
Each breed has its own characteristics. It is necessary to study in detail the necessary conditions of detention.
It is not necessary to give someone a parrot, if not known 100%, which is such a gift will be pleased.
Another disadvantage of the content of parrots – is the need to get out of the house more often. True, these disadvantages exist in the presence of any house pet.
But not so pessimistic. Caring for a parrot requires less time and effort than for example a cat or a dog. With the right approach, it is not difficult and the parrot will delight you for years.
Suppose the man decided to have a parrot and decided on the breed. Are there any additional selection criteria?
Need to buy a young parrot. He tamed the better, and less likely to buy a sick bird. Need to watch the store before you stop your choice. Do not take a parrot sitting on a perch or ruffled at the bottom of the cell, while others eat or tweeting.
That he gives to you, and what his character?
Budgies often raises a smile and pleasing others. Interesting and fun, this is probably characteristic of all volnistikov. They play, fly and communicate. So nice when you sit, for example, the computer, and to your shoulder and something flies bird chirps says. They are so funny and relentlessly ready to share joy and sunny mood.