Chumiz – Chumiza, black rice, glazy millet (lat. Setária itálica subsp. italica) – fodder and grain crops, an annual crop plant of the Cereals family, or Bluegrass (Poaceae). Food and treats for parrots.
It is cultivated in China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, India and several other countries, including Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan and the Russian Far East.
Chumiza is thermophilic and drought resistant. For food purposes, grain is used, from which cereals and flour are made. Grain is also used in livestock feed for livestock. Hay is also fed. Green feed is also used.
The main thing that needs to be remembered by the owner is: CHUMIZA IS A GOOD. Parrots are very fond of chumiza, but it is not recommended to hang him a wand completely, since they crack everything without looking, and a glut is very harmful for them and soon will lead to obesity of the bird with subsequent troubles.
1-2, well, a maximum of 3 balls per day – this will be enough)!
What I can notice about its useful qualities:
- A parrot eats it with pleasure, it peels it off, chews it with its beak, in general there are no problems, just like with food.
- At least there are no unpleasant manifestations like diarrhea in a parrot and other things.
- Chumiza in certain doses is absolutely harmless, even useful. You can control the amount of chumiza eaten, pinch off 1-2 balls and give from the hand, they eat very quickly, so it does not take much time.
- You can tame the animal in this way and even train some teams.
It all looks like this:
(I gently pinch off the whole spikelet, otherwise the grains crumble)
- Garbage, definitely, and it is much more than feed, because in addition to husks from the millet, still dry inedible particles from a branch fall, and other garbage from this branch, including the branch itself).
- Part of the millet crumbles without reaching the business consumer). It is terribly inconvenient to open the package, everything is already pouring from there. I had to pour everything into a larger package. In general, as far as I know, this should not be. Either the branches have been lying for a long time and have already been overdried, or am I doing something wrong, although I am deploying it very carefully. For this reason alone, she took off a star.
Now let’s talk about the most interesting – about taming.
Do not forget that the parrot is a bird, not a person, and he lives on instincts. Your task is to show him that your hands are not an enemy, not something terrible, frightening, something forever wanting from your bird, but something good and feeding him all sorts of sweets, such as this Senegalese millet for example, something that does no harm:
- Taming should begin in the evening, closer to night, when the bird is preparing for sleep, it is already more relaxed and will not be so active and fly away, get scared (if in a cage).
- You should not run after the bird with this ball of millet and shove it in its beak. You can start with something simple, for example, take a stick from sushi, soak it in water and stick a couple of such grains from Senegalese millet and offer the bird. Very slowly bring, interest the pet from afar. He should see that there are seeds on your stick. If the bird is not so much afraid, you can do the same trick, but with your finger, which will make the taming process even faster. When the bird eats all the grains, you can gently (very carefully!) Pet the bird along its beak, for them it is a good sign.
- If the bird is still afraid and flies away at the sight of your finger or wand, try to carefully move this wand from side to side, as if flirting with it in a dance (do everything very smoothly, because with the slightest improper movement the bird can fly away, and you have to start all over again).
- As the pet eagerly eats from the wand or your finger, gradually shorten your wand (don’t need a finger, just bend it so that your whole hand is a little closer to the bird), and feed them with these grains.
Gradually offer the whole ball, holding it in two fingers, holding the twig (pinch the balls in such a way that it is with a small twig so that it is convenient for you to hold it in two fingers). I have the fourth day of taming, the parrot is so emboldened that after eating all the grains from the ball, he began to get close to his fingers and even bit them lightly to find more grains).
- The third way is to simply put a ball of millet in your palm and sprinkle the grains in your palm, and carefully bring it to the bird, maybe it will eat.If the bird eats grains from his hand, but does not sit down, gradually move his hand away from him, so that he sits down or try to somehow pry him under his tummy (if it is unbearable).
- If the bird has not yet flown out of the cage and is in the period of adaptation in a new apartment, you can do the same actions in the cage. Just remember that the cage is the house for the bird, not all parrots adequately perceive the visit of the “SCARY HAND” in their house.
- Well, there’s another way for daredevils to offer him a whole wand of Senegalese millet, but mine flew away, he had such a look (something suspicious!)
Well, continue to feed your friend with such grains day after day. Over time, the bird will cease to be afraid of you, and will begin to perceive you as its friend, remember, the main thing is patience. Each bird has its own character, it will be easier to tame someone, someone more difficult, but grains of Senegalese millet will help you with this.
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￼ Natural plant branches are not only a wonderful treat for birds, but also a source of vitamins and minerals. Mogar – belongs to the family of annual cereals, has many valuable economic and feed qualities. Mogar feed grain contains a large amount of essential amino acids, carbohydrates, mineral salts, and vitamins. Valuable is that proteins are balanced in amino acid content. It can be consumed both in dry and in green form. ￼ Paiza – cereal of the genus Blackberry. ￼ Chumiza – it is also called black rice. It is rich in carotene and fiber, B vitamins (especially B1, B2), as well as calcium, potassium, sulfur, magnesium, silicon and phosphorus. Chumiza is even used as food for people.
It should be consumed in green and dry. ￼ Sinegal millet is one of the most beloved delicacies of parrots, canaries, amadins, and other types of birds. Eating birds spikelets of Senegalese millet with great appetite. Spikelets are rich in vitamins and amino acids. Like birds living in nature, domestic birds with great pleasure peck grains from natural inflorescences. At the same time, due to its natural preservation and thin husk, grains from ears are better absorbed by the bird’s body. This is especially important for feeding chicks, sick birds, as well as birds before the breeding season. In addition, millet in the ears is also a great opportunity for classes and exercise for the bird. ￼ Sorghum is a very healthy grain. ￼ Water – 9.2 g Proteins – 11.3 g Fats – 3.3 g Carbohydrates – 68.33 g Dietary fiber (fiber) – 6.3 g Ash – 1.57 g Vitamins: Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.237 mg Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.142 mg Vitamin B6 ( pyridoxine) – 0.5 mg Folic acid (vitamin B9) – 20 mcg Niacin (vitamin B3 or vitamin PP) – 2.927 mg Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) – 0 mg Biotin (vitamin H) – 42 μg Macronutrients: Potassium – 350 mg Calcium – 28 mg Magnesium – 171 mg Sodium – 6 mg Phosphorus – 287 mg Microelements: Iron – 4.4 mg Manganese – 1.15 mg Copper – 440 μg Molybdenum – 60 μg Selenium – 0.7 μg Zinc – 2.5 mg
Natural plant branches are not only a wonderful treat for birds, but also a source of vitamins and minerals.
Mogar – belongs to the family of annual cereals, has many valuable economic and feed qualities. Mogar feed grain contains a large amount of essential amino acids, carbohydrates, mineral salts, and vitamins. Valuable is that proteins are balanced in amino acid content. It can be consumed both in dry and in green form.
Paiza is a blackberry grain crop.
Chumiza – it is also called black rice. It is rich in carotene and fiber, B vitamins (especially B1, B2), as well as calcium, potassium, sulfur, magnesium, silicon and phosphorus. Chumiza is even used as food for people. Can be consumed in green and dry.
Sinegal millet is one of the most beloved delicacies of parrots, canaries, amadins, and other species of birds. Eating birds spikelets of Senegalese millet with great appetite. Spikelets are rich in vitamins and amino acids. Like birds living in nature, domestic birds with great pleasure peck grains from natural inflorescences. At the same time, due to its natural preservation and thin husk, grains from ears are better absorbed by the bird’s body. This is especially important for feeding chicks, sick birds, as well as birds before the breeding season. In addition, millet in the ears is also a great opportunity for classes and exercise for the bird.
Sorghum is a very healthy grain.
Water – 9.2g
Proteins – 11.3 g
Fats – 3.3 g
Carbohydrates – 68.33 g
Dietary fiber (fiber) – 6.3 g
Ash – 1.57 g
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.237 mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) – 0.142 mg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) – 0.5 mg
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) – 20 mcg
Niacin (Vitamin B3 or Vitamin PP) – 2.927 mg
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) – 0 mg
Biotin (Vitamin H) – 42 mcg
Potassium – 350 mg
Calcium – 28 mg
Magnesium – 171 mg
Sodium – 6 mg Phosphorus – 287 mg
Microelements: Iron – 4.4 mg
Manganese – 1.15 mg
Copper – 440 mcg
Molybdenum – 60 mcg
Selenium – 0.7 mcg
Zinc – 2.5 mg
HOW NOT TO CLICK FROM FOUR BALLS OF THE SENEGALIAN PLEASE …
Let’s discuss on the agenda one popular question:
"How many balls of Senegalese millet can a parrot give per day?" "Is it possible to give a parrot more than three chumiza balls per day? Can I give five balls? Is it possible two? ".
The answer is very simple:
– you can neither one nor the other! The rate per day is strictly defined: only 3.5 balls per bird.
whether to give to the floor of a ball of chumiza more or less – khan birdie !!
But seriously …
Let’s start with the fact that the consumption of a product (including millet) depends on the type of bird, respectively its size, age, lifestyle, environmental temperature and many more factors.
All parrots cannot have the same diet and the same needs. Therefore, there are NO norms as such.
Our task with you, as responsible owners, is to diversify the diet of your pets as much as possible! Believe me, this is very important!
After all, if the bird’s food is varied (well, let’s say – relatively diverse), then you can give the chumis at least every day. Restrictions on this cereal are relevant only for birds with a poor diet, which, in addition to dry grain mixtures and carrots with apples, did not see anything in the diet.
And what is a spikelet? What are cereals in the form of spikelets (chumiza, paiza, mogar, oats, wheat, barley, oatmeal, bonfire, bluegrass, etc.)? – This is the simplest elementary forager.
Food in spikelets (including chumiza) really like parrots.
like the fact that it needs to “REACH”: to climb, get, tear, peel. These simple actions in our human view are the main component of bird life. After all, nature is inherent in birds – the search and extraction of food. But in captivity very often the birds are deprived of this and forced to eat what lies in the feeder. And the nonetheless, the factor of Food extraction, the process of its getting and getting is the most important factor in the exercise of eating a parrot. This is why parrots like SO millet in the spikelets.
Many give chumizu dosed, referring to the fact that if you give the Whole Spikelet, then the parrot will eat only him. In fact, if this happens, then this is a “bell” that it would be nice to expand the diet of your bird !!
As for me.
I give chumis about two times a week. I hang whole spikelets on the stand, on the cage and in the cage. I noticed that if you give it every day, you simply will not eat it.
That’s all that I wanted to say.))
With all my heart I wish each of you to understand this issue, to come to certain conclusions and harmony!)))
And with all my heart – health to your pets!
Chumiza is an annual plant that grows in some Asian countries. Unlike many other crops, chumis tolerates drought pretty well. As for the crop of this crop, its performance is often much better than that of other varieties of cereals. For example, one spikelet of chumiza can bring up to six thousand grains.
As for the appearance of the described plant, it is a bush about two meters high. The number of stems forming a bush is about seven. On each of them are noticeable wide leaves.
The root system of this plant is quite developed and can go to a depth exceeding one and a half meters.
If you are interested in the possibility of independent cultivation of chumiza, then you should know that it should not be sown before spring. The earth in this case should warm up to a temperature of ten or more degrees Celsius.
As for the depth to which the seeds should be buried, it should be within five centimeters.
It is characteristic that the described plant can easily clean your site of weeds. Even loaches, which are the ubiquitous misfortune of many agricultural lands, cannot tolerate the proximity of chumiz.
Chumiza grains include such components as water, protein, fat, fiber and nitrogen-free extract substance. Moreover, the proportion of the latter is very significant and amounts to more than fifty percent of the substances that make up the plant.
In addition, the plant contains a number of vitamins. Such as – B and E. Moreover, the amount of useful substances contained in the described plant is several times higher than in millet or wheat.
As for the assortment, it will probably be presented in the second and highest grade. For familiarization, it is advised to take just the second grade. Spikelets are not as large as those of the highest grade. However, even they are suitable for all types of birds.
In addition, there are absolutely no restrictions on the types of parrots. Chumiza is suitable for feeding small budgies and larger birds like the corolla.
Every breeder should be aware that the basis of the diet of his pets consists of appropriate grain mixtures. As for the chumise described in this article, it should not be offered to your pets daily.
This grain crop should be used only as a top dressing. Offer it as a treat no more than a few times a week. If you neglect this rule and constantly keep a spike of chumiza inside the pet’s cage, sooner or later your parrot will refuse traditional grain mixtures and eat only chumizu.
Therefore, experienced breeders suggest using it as a reward for good behavior or success during your pet’s training. Thus, you will stimulate your parrot to learn any tricks or just good behavior.
I was talking about a bird that appeared in my 88th year:) and didn’t eat like that because they didn’t want to feed it, but just nobody really knew anything about nutrition 🙂 if it also ate vegetables and fruits, it’s possible, that I’d have lived up to 20 years. but it’s true, by the way. I modestly hint at food, and it’s not that this is the reason for the decrease in immunity – after all, treating grain with vapors and fragrances does not bring any health to the smell. Well and other factors, of course also present in this all.
Yes, the first bird was fed exclusively with millet after millet and bread. For a parrot no matter how you twist the basis of the diet, millet.
Parrots living in the wild die early, because there isn’t enough food for everyone, and many die in the drought. So there they snatched something and slippers, as they say 🙂 and naturally, outside of the grass seeds they eat all the bugs who are in seeds, nuts, etc. Who says that you need to feed with one kind of grain, I spoke exclusively for birds that lived 50 years before the arrival of fashionable feed on millet and oats, and some even on millet, and they didn’t complain about a poor life, and they talked, and had fun, and multiplied — is this not an indicator of health? 🙂 not fictitious shortcomings of micro and macro elements. By the way, the same thing with people – people who went through the war and hunger strike were much healthier than us – as they themselves say, before chemistry was not in the products, but now it’s all around. But it’s so By the way, the conclusion, with normal breeding without imbreeding, with full-fledged feeding of young people with products that do not contain chemicals, will be a parrot’s happiness for many years. And since feeds from packs are undoubtedly processed, this can be better than the field treatments -so buy clean grain, and interfere so much about the types of grain, until you get bored, observing the proportions of course the nutrition — millet as the main part of the diet — at least a couple of processing steps less 🙂
By the way, I remembered how my grandparents taught me – the best apple is where there is a worm, because he will not eat an apple rich in chemicals. I try to buy these for children 🙂 Maybe worms in the feed is good? -so the worm knows what you can eat and what not. You can’t do anything against nature.
I dashed a whole poem 🙂