How to care for a parrot?
Many people have a beautiful parrot,who lives at 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 this 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.
Choice and cleaning of the cell
When choosing cells, give preference toall-metal cage, in particular - nickel plated, which is made of steel wire. There are also copper cells, but they are not so durable. In the construction of the cell there must be a special tray that will allow you to clean without disturbing the parrot. Along with the cage do not forget to buy and install a few perches (if they are not included), a drinking bowl and a feeder. Now there are many different feeders and drinkers. It is better to give your preference to a pneumatic trowel and porcelain trough. You can easily find them.
Place the cage in the bright part of the room. However, note that it should not be too close to the window (for example, on the windowsill), since parrots, like all other birds, are very sensitive to drafts. The same applies to heaters, near which it can be too hot. If heating is stove, you can not hang a cage under the ceiling. As 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 perch on which the parrot will sit,should be periodically cleaned and rinsed with warm water and soap. We recommend that the drinking bowl and the feeding bowl be placed in different parts of the cage, so that moisture does not accidentally fall into the feed. Try to clean the cage as much as possible, but at least once a week. Water change constantly.
Feeding the parrot
How to properly care for the 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 recommendations.
The main food is the grain mixture, whichsold in any pet store. As a rule, a wavy parrot needs 20-25 grams of feed per day. This is a full tablespoon of a grain mixture. Of course, this rate can be slightly increased. Especially if you see that the parrot has an exorbitant appetite and pours on the grain as if he had not eaten since birth, eating everything clean in 20 seconds. In addition, young parrots usually eat more than they have grown up.
Periodically buy a parrot specialmineral fodder, but they can not exclusively feed the parrot. Millet millet is a favorite delicacy of any parrot. It should be about 60-70% of the whole grain mixture. Replacing it with wheat is by no means impossible.
With great appetite parrots use seeds of various weeds, for example, dandelion or plantain. Do not forget to indulge your pet with such dishes as:
- Cottage cheese;
- A loaf soaked in milk;
- Loose cereal (parsed in slightly salted water);
- Boiled chicken eggs;
- Grated carrots with semolina or croutons;
- Cabbage, etc.
All this periodically needs to be given to the parrot, in addition to the main food.
Learning to speak
Knowing how to care for wavy parrots will not be complete, without the knowledge of how to teach a parrot to talk. After all, wavy parrots are very talkative birds.
To begin with, it is necessary to establish with your pettrusting relationship. He must love you and get used to you. More often call a parrot by name, treat it affectionately. Be sure to iron it properly. 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.
Once you see that the parrot has stopped yoube afraid - spend with him daily lessons. In this case, we need a system. Such lessons should last 20-40 minutes. Begin from simple and go to more complex words and phrases. Just sit with the parrot and tell him the same word for half an hour. The result can really impress you.