Among pet lovers, small parrots are in demand. They live well in captivity, are unpretentious to feed and living conditions. Let’s look at which breeds of domestic parrots exist and what is necessary for their maintenance.
Budgerigars are the simplest and most unpretentious in content. They got their name because of the transverse wavy lines on the back, neck and wings. The color of budgies is very diverse, the most common blue, light green, yellow, white, and may also vary in shades of plumage. In size, they do not exceed the usual gray sparrow, only due to the long tail they seem a little larger.
Lovebirds, this is a dense physique of a bird with a large head and a strong beak, they have a short tail. The color of the feathers in them is mainly green, sometimes found with red, yellow or blue spots. They got their name “lovebirds” because these birds live in pairs, are very attached to each other and are always inseparable.
There are also parrots who can sing. No, they do not annoy their owners with shouts every day. The male sings only during the nesting period. The male of this species has a shiny green back, a yellow breast and dark red spots on the muzzle. Females are olive-gray plumage.
Rosella parrots are popular. These house birds have a very beautiful color. They have a friendly character. But the Rosella require attention and care, as they can die due to stress and gastrointestinal diseases. Therefore, it is necessary to more responsibly choose food for them. When you have purchased a new food for a parrot, carefully and gradually add it to your pet’s food. At the same time, monitor the behavior and reaction to Rosella’s food.
A cage is a necessary thing for parrots in it; they must live and breed. Therefore, it is necessary to devote time to her choice in order to slowly make the acquisition correctly. The cage must be bought metal, preferably nickel-plated wire. The bottom tray should be extendable, it is convenient when restoring order in a cage with parrots.
It is not recommended to take a cage made with a copper wire, as copper oxide may form on its surface. This may affect bird health.
To maintain cleanliness in the cell, fine clean sand is poured into the pan. The feeder and drinking bowl for water can be hung from the grate or mounted on a pallet. When your pet loves to plop down in the water and loves to swim, you can put a bath with water in a cage every morning. Then it is necessary to remove it so that the birds do not turn it over and do not have to conduct premature cleaning in the cage.
Two, three wooden poles must be fixed in the cage. Every month it is necessary to carry out a general cleaning with the use of disinfecting solutions or household soap and be sure to then pour it with boiling water to destroy bacteria and microbes that contribute to the emergence of diseases in birds.
Parrots eat cereal food, but in addition to this they need to add supplements in the form of soft and vitamin feed. Soft foods include cereals, milk made from rice, millet porridge, egg, cottage cheese, steamed oats. Vitamin feed can include vegetables, apples, carrots, fresh herbs. All birds love to gnaw tree branches from linden, birch and fruit trees. For the bone structure, parrots need to add chalk or eggshells to the diet, for this they are crushed into powder and added to the feed. It is necessary to feed parrots in the morning every day, preferably at the same time.