Little chicks of budgies are a great responsibility both for the feathered parents themselves and for the owner of these birds. You should know certain nuances of care, as well as features of the development of babies and their needs for a healthy existence.
Hatched chicks of a parrot? What to do, how to care for young animals? Now let’s figure it out!
The offspring of parrots requires great responsibility from the owner, therefore, before buying a couple of parrots and creating conditions for their development (they will need to provide warmth, silence and proper nutrition), you should weigh the pros and cons.
Budgerigars bring posterity at the age of two years. Although they can nest at different times of the year, this is not recommended in winter, because the days are short, the sun shines a little, and there is no green food. A special nest box should be hung in the cage.
Unlike other birds, budgerigars do not build nests, so they should put sawdust in the box. What can not be done is to give thick threads for the purpose of warming the nest. Parrots, of course, will be delighted, but it is not at all excluded that they can get confused in them and get injured.
Courting a male for a female is very interesting: he revolves around his beloved and makes invocation sounds, then flies away, then sits on the perch again, returns to her and touches her beak with a sharp movement, and also often feeds his bride.
Budgerigars become sexually mature at 3-4 months, but the ideal time for full reproduction. 12 months. It is preferable that the birds had a choice, so that they independently decide with whom they want to continue their clan.
If the female allows the groom to feed herself and periodically breaks into the nest box, from where she brings sawdust in the beak, this is a clear sign of the beginning of nesting. During this period, frequent mating of birds can be observed.
At the time of nesting, the future budgie mother needs free access to limestone. It must be put in the box in advance. In addition to oats and millet, vegetables and egg feed should be included in the diet of parrots.
If the feathered miracle is healthy and shows a clear desire to nest, then the first testicle can be expected 2-3 weeks after hanging the nest box.
How many chicks of budgerigars hatch during one nesting? In a clutch, usually no more than 6 testicles (more parents do not feed)
The female lays eggs with an interval of a day, with the same interval they hatch.
Sometimes a feathered mother leaves her place for a while, but this is absolutely not dangerous, because the fetus suffers a short cooling period quite normally.
After the egg is laid, the hatching process begins, in which only the female is involved. The male is often visited in order to feed his beloved. He lingers for a long time in a drawer, but does not fit the eggs, this is the care of the future mother.
Chicks hatch 17-18 days after the egg is laid. The day after the birth of the baby makes a weak squeak, increasing every hour. The little parrot is naked and blind, with long legs and a big head, completely helpless, the benefit is that the parents are very caring!
The female vigilantly watches the chicks, feeds them every two hours, at that time the parrot dad fusses around, insinuatingly tweets and tries to help the young mother at least with something. Feeding parrot chicks does not frighten the brave father, he, along with the second half, participates in this process.
On the seventh day after birth, the eyes of the chicks open and stumps of feathers appear. At the age of two weeks they are already completely covered with feathers. This period is accompanied by rapid growth, which then slows down due to the development of a full feather cover. By the age of one month, small parrots are completely covered with feathers, but, despite this, they still do not know how to fly (they can’t peck too), so parents continue to take care of them.
Looking for food, youngsters are taught mainly by father. After the departure of the chicks, the parents still feed them for some time, and then the female is again ready to lay and hatch new eggs.
Feathered and healthy baby parrots leave the nest at the age of 36 days. For 2 weeks (after the last chick), the babies can be left in a cage with their parents. Then they will need to be relocated to another dwelling, where they could fly freely and finish their full transformation into healthy, beautiful and strong birds.
In the animal kingdom, budgies are one example of a caring couple. They carefully preserve their offspring, vigilantly ensure that the babies have everything they need. They are so selfless that they simply forget about themselves!