The pet is a member of the family. When buying an animal or bird, we, of course, want to know how much they usually live at home and how they can create comfortable conditions for this. We learn about how much live the corals in the cell.
Briefly about Corella
This type of parrot is also called nymphs. Funny birds are gaining great popularity among fans of feathered pets. The plumage of Corelli is not very bright compared to other parrots. But their distinctive feature is an unusual muzzle that attracts the eye.
Corals live in Australia. Most often, these birds have a yellow, white and gray color of plumage, live in forests, in groves of eucalyptus, overgrown with shrubs of savannahs. Corellas settle on tall and dry trees. There, their gray color allows them to go unnoticed.
Corella as a species of parrot was first described in the 18th century. This species of birds was introduced to Europe in the mid-nineteenth century. Then the popularity of this species of parrots as pets began to grow. A hundred years later, the Corelli became frequent friends in the families of the inhabitants of the former Soviet Union.
The advantage of Corellas as pets is that they are completely unpretentious to living conditions, unlike other types of parrots. They are very loyal to people. They love Corelli and be on hand, do not experience inconvenience indoors.
Life expectancy and factors influencing it
In the wild, this species of parrots does not live longer than ten years. And this is due to the need to get their own food, to escape from attacks of predators. But in captivity, in the cage with proper care, the corals live much longer. Their life expectancy may be 16-18 years. But the life span of a pet directly depends on its owner, on those conditions that it will create or cannot create for a bird. With proper care, care and good genetics, the corals sometimes live up to 30 years. So, what affects the life expectancy at home of Corell? These are such factors:
- Nutrition. Although this type of parrot is undemanding for food, it must be given high-quality grains. And check the quality of germination. If it is not possible to germinate the grain, then for the parrot it is unlikely to be beneficial. Also an important component of the Corellus menu is greens. It is recommended to supplement the menu of parrots and fresh fruits in large quantities. The taboo in the diet of Corell is sugar and salt, fried and spices. The nutrition of this species of parrots should be as natural as possible.
- Air. You should know that the main enemy of Corell is draft and cold. After all, these are tropical birds, and heat loving is genetically embedded in them. The optimum temperature for their life is 20-25 degrees. Even being in a stream of cold air for several minutes can weaken the immunity of Corella. This is not the option when you need to conduct hardening of a pet. In winter, when central heating radiators heat the room, one must pay attention to air humidity. For corella, an optimum moisture content of 50-60% is optimal. Such humidity is also good for people. And the parrots smell very subtle. Therefore, smoking and incense, air fresheners and strong perfumes, heated Teflon and bleach can harm your parrots.
- Stress. Despite the sociability of Corelli, they do not like loud sounds. Communicate with them calmly and in a friendly manner, praise them and more often contact by name. Loneliness is contraindicated to Corells, because parrots often pull their feathers out of boredom. The stress factor for Corella is too cage and lack of toys, loud music and TV. In the dark, this prevents the birds from sleeping and leads to anxiety. Also, small children can scare the birds. They can deliberately shout at parrots, cling to a cage with their hands, or tease birds.
So, the life expectancy of a parrot is care of the owner and attention, competent care and friendly relations with the bird.