- Description of the parrot Corella
- Corella Parrot: Care and Maintenance
- Healthy Parrot Selection and Adaptation
In the modern world, the maintenance and breeding of various decorative animals and birds is becoming increasingly popular. The colorful and beautiful parrots of Corella can not leave anyone indifferent. Having shown a little perseverance and patience to gain confidence in this pet, you will receive a merry friend who will delight and amaze the whole family as a gift. At home, the parrot feels very good and with proper care of the parrot, you will witness many comic, unforgettable moments.
The birthplace of the parrot parrot is Australia. In the wild, corals are settled in coastal forests covered with low shrubs, savannahs, eucalyptus groves. Because of their gray color, they become completely invisible, even on the tops of dried bushes and trees.
The first description of Corella dates back to 1788. However, he was introduced to Europe and began to get divorced only in the middle of the ⅩⅨth century. In Russia, Corella breeding begins only in the 60s of the ⅩⅩ century. Since that time, these cute parrots have gained immense popularity as a home decorative bird in the territory of our Motherland.
Travelers who first saw these bright, beautiful birds called them a nymph (the most beautiful, beautiful), which became the second name of this breed of parrots. With good care and maintenance, the average life expectancy of a captive in captivity is 16-18 years.
Description of the parrot Corella
The body length of the nymph reaches 30-33 cm, and the tail is 14-16 cm. The long pointed tail and high crest on the head are the most attractive features of the appearance of the parrot. Males and females have different plumage colors. Male nymph is more brightly colored. It has an olive gray dark plumage. The front of the head, cheeks and tuft are sulphureous yellow, and orange-red spots are located on the cheeks. Females have a plumage of dirty gray color, with pale brown spots on the cheeks and with a brownish tinge in the lower body. The crest and head of the females are pale gray, with a yellowish tinge.
Until the age of 10-12 months, the color of the cockatiel parrot can change. After this, the parrots acquire their true color, which remains unchanged throughout life. Currently, breeders have bred some other coloring options for these cute birds. The most common are:
- Nymph-albino – characterized by red eyes with white plumage. Pigmentation is completely absent. Completely white color, sometimes with a slight cream coating. The feathers forming a crest and the head are yellow. On the sides of the head there are spots that are the same in individuals of both sexes. The color of the male is slightly lighter than that of the female. Feathers of the underwings of the female give the impression of a marble color.
- Nymph white (black eyes). As a result of crossing gray males with a white female, this subspecies of the parrot was bred. The carrier of the white gene is a gray male. It has a fairly pronounced yellow coating. In the male, two long feathers in the tail are pure white; feathers of the undertail are lighter. The female has yellow tail feathers, and the under tail has a distinct marble pattern.
- Nymph lyutino (yellow with red eyes). A yellow parrot with white spots on the wings and bright orange spots on the sides of the head in individuals of both sexes.
- Cinnamon nymph. This color is associated with changes in the biochemical transformation of the body. With the participation of pheomelanin (brown pigment) and melanin (black pigment), a dark pigment is obtained. To brighten the shade, the lutino nymph is crossed with the cinnamon nymph.
- The light gray nymph was obtained by crossing white nymphs with black eyes and gray ones. Such parrots have a lighter color in comparison with gray nymphs.
- The nymph dark yellow appeared when applying the cinnamon-colored subspecies. The color of the parrots of this subspecies can vary from light cream to dark yellow.
- Nymph Sheki. On the gray feathers of these parrots can be white heterogeneous spots. The most valuable are parrots, in which white and gray are equally available, and the spots are placed symmetrically and clearly expressed. To obtain new subspecies, necks are considered the best source material.
Corella Parrot: Care and Maintenance
All the nuances of keeping your future pet must be thought out before buying it, so that it will delight you with its games and songs over the next few years.
Cage for a parrot
In the correct maintenance of your pet, the key point is the choice of cages and accessories necessary to ensure the good life of the Corella parrot. Therefore, the purchase of these devices should be taken care of in advance, taking into account the recommendations of more experienced owners:
For a comfortable and healthy life of a parrot, an important factor is the choice of the right place to install the cage:
- It is better to place the cage against the wall in a well-lit place, but in no case in the area of direct sunlight.
- The daylight hours should not exceed 12-14 hours, so the round-the-clock operation of the TV and computer, even without sound, bring the bird harm to health, preventing it from sleeping.
- There should be no odors in the room where the cell is located. Therefore, the cage should not be placed in the kitchen. You can not smoke in a room with a corrella, light incense and other substances that can emit a smell.
- The parrot should live in the room where the owner is most often, so that the bird does not feel lonely and does not get bored.
- It is not allowed to put the cage on the floor or hang it on the ceiling. The best place would be a table so that the parrot and the person are on the same level to facilitate communication.
- When releasing a parrot from a cage, it is necessary to provide for the presence in the room of various devices for its entertainment.
For the Corella parrot, the maintenance and care must necessarily include the right diet. It should be noted that the duration and quality of life of your pet will directly depend on the quality of his diet.
All kinds of seeds form the basis of feeding the Corellus parrot:
- Canary seeds are considered the most beloved and nutritious treat for birds (they contain fats, proteins, phosphorus and mineral salts);
- Oats in various forms are very useful for parrots of all ages;
- Millet (chicken millet, sorghum, moghar, chumiza);
- Wheat, very useful when soaked or sprouted, especially during the nesting period of birds;
- Hemp, a favorite songbird delicacy, but due to the presence of narcotic substances in it, it is better not to feed it during the mating period;
- Raw sunflower seeds should not exceed 15% in the diet of the nymph;
- Corn, which is rich in protein and fiber, is given to the bird only for a variety of foods;
- Peanuts and other nuts contain a huge amount of protein, so their number in the menu of the coral should not exceed 7%.
In order to diversify the diet of Corella, you need to add to the food:
- weed seeds;
- dandelion leaves;
- carrot tops;
- seeds of sowing crops;
- buds or twigs of plants.
Remember that you need to be very careful that the food is not processed with any chemical substance. For a day, on average, Corella should eat half a tablespoon of wet food and a tablespoon of dry food. The amount of food may vary depending on the time of year and period of life. So, during molting, it will be necessary to feed the Corella more for warming.
Knowledge of how to care for a corolla will be incomplete if you do not consider the issue of possible diseases and how to prevent them. The most common ailments of Corellia:
- Eye diseases can occur from a foreign body or any infection in the eye space. Treatment is carried out by washing the eyes with a solution of furatsilina or boric acid.
- Goiter diseases can occur as a result of poor nutrition. Symptoms of the disease are goiter inflammation or loose stools. For treatment, it is necessary to water a sick bird with activated charcoal in order to urgently remove toxins from the body.
- Feather falls more often during molting, which is characterized by a slight increase in temperature. If the feathers fall from the tail, and the temperature is normal, then we can talk about the stressful situation for your pet. A clear sign of the presence of bacteria or parasites is the appearance of wounds during molting. This disease is treated with special ointments.
- Colds occur when Corell gets into the drafts zone. The appetite disappears in the bird, the eyelids turn red, the nose flows and the voice changes. The treatment will take time, a food rich in vitamins and good care.
Healthy Parrot Selection and Adaptation
Communication with the Corella implies a real friendship between you and your pet. Therefore, you need to give time so that your new life partner can adapt not only to the situation, but also to the owner and members of his family.
Here are a few recommendations that will accelerate the comfortable addiction of Corella to new living conditions:
if possible, you need to remove unnecessary sounds in the room (computer, TV, radio), try not to scream, not make noise, speak quieter;
- when communicating with a bird, speak kindly, calmly, amiably;
- try not to change your usual way of life, let the parrot observe what is happening in the apartment, you;
- sudden movements near the cage must be completely excluded, in no case do not stick your fingers into the cage;
- protect the bird from the guests until it gets used to at least you.
Depending on how tame the bird was before the purchase and on the nature of the parrot, the adaptation can last up to two weeks.
There are some differences between the female and male corella. Following some simple tips, you can accurately determine their gender:
- By color. The male Corella has a brighter color than the female.
- In the shape of a crest. In females, it has a wider base. And in males it is bending upward, narrow.
- The width of the tail. In females, the tail is wide, and in males its shape is narrow.
- By behavior. Girls behave calmly and quietly, while boys often sing and bang their beaks on the floor.
Remember that communicating with the Corella parrot is a very fascinating activity, the content does not require special skills and it is easy to feed it. Therefore, there is no reason to deny yourself the acquisition of such a sweet and cheerful friend.