- Diet features
- Nutrition of Adult Amadins
- Food during the appearance of chicks
- Amadina diet
- Allowed Products
- Prohibited Products
Article Manager 09/27/2017
Amadins are birds with a bright beak and interesting singing. They get along in pairs and are picky about food. If your choice fell on these birds, then you need to know how to feed the amadins.
A complete diet of amadins contains proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and mineral supplements. For good digestion, fiber should be present in daily food.
Nutrition of Adult Amadins
The basis of the diet of an adult is grain mixtures. Most breeders use ready-made feed, but the mixture can be prepared on their own.
The base is formed from red millet, which is added:
- canary seed;
- hemp seeds and meadow herbs.
A homemade mix should have a minimum of 6 ingredients.
The second important component for feeding amadins is a soft protein-rich diet. To prepare it, mix:
- Fresh carrots
- grated boiled egg yolk;
- meadow grass seeds;
- crushed eggshell.
After 20-30 minutes after serving, the mixture is removed, otherwise the food will become acidic and cause indigestion.
The third important component in the formation of the diet is live food. Birds can be fed with a flour worm, bloodworm, larvae of flies, mosquitoes and caterpillars. Live food is useful during the period of reproduction, active growth and recovery.
Sometimes you can treat the birds with delicacies: fresh grass, lettuce, fruits and berries.
- dandelion grass;
- fresh cucumbers;
- slices of zucchini and pumpkin;
- slices of apples and pears.
Zebra amadins love fresh corn, peas, cabbage and spinach, and rice amadins are peeled grains of rice or oats.
In addition to food, there should be 2 drinkers in the cage:
- with water – to quench thirst;
- with a mixture of river sand, shells and mashed egg shells – to improve digestion.
Food during the appearance of chicks
- Preparation of birds for masonry – in the diet, portions of greenery and grass are increased.
- Hatching eggs – birds should eat greens with the addition of live food.
- A couple of days before the appearance of the chicks, they return grain mixtures, soft food with a boiled egg, and greens are reduced to 3 times a week.
- Feeding – Amadins need grain mixtures, eggs and porridges boiled in water.
- grain feed – 1-1.5 tablespoon daily;
- mineral top dressing in the form of a mixture of sand, shells and chalk – constantly in the cell;
- protein top dressing in the form of soft food – 1 time per week, at the rate of 1 tsp per individual;
- protein top dressing in the form of live food – not more than 1 time per week for 5-10 worms per bird;
- plant components (herbs, cucumbers, vegetables, peppers) – in small pieces at least 3 times a week;
- berries and dried fruits – not more than 1 time per week.
- Cereal mixtures;
- Soft food – grated carrots mixed with boiled chicken egg, meadow grass seeds, cottage cheese or steamed bread;
- Plant food – dandelion, nettle, chamomile, green pepper, lettuce, clover, sedge, alfalfa;
- Germinated cereals – buckwheat, wheat, barley, oats;
- Vegetables and fruits – pumpkin, cucumber, cabbage, apples, pears, bananas, peas, corn;
- Live food – flour worms, bloodworms, shell rock.
- Avocados, papaya, mangoes, persimmons – contain toxic substances for weavers;
- Onions, garlic, parsley, dill – contain essential oils that are harmful to amadins;
- Food for parrots or other birds – leads to lethargy, vitamin deficiency and exhaustion;
- Food from the human table – causes indigestion, obesity, diabetes and poisoning.
If there are children in the house, they need to explain in advance that it is impossible to feed the amadins with their goodies.
Beautiful birds will delight you daily if you formulate the diet correctly and competently. And although it requires a special approach – the result is worth the effort.