Many decide to have a parrot, naively believing that these are the most problem-free pets. Like, caring for a parrot is simple. In fact, small birdies need more care and attention than we are used to thinking.
How to take care of budgerigars and what in no case can not be done, we will tell further.
Place for the cage
To prevent the bird’s nervous system, budgerigars should live in a quiet room, preferably a remote one. Ideally, there should not be any technique such as speakers or a TV. Because wavy do not like sharp and loud sounds. And also because the miracles of modern technology impede the observance of the bird’s regime of activity and rest.
If there are no options, closely monitor the behavior of birds. And when budgies begin to nod, hide it in feathers, cover the cage with a dense blanket that does not let light through. Just leave one of the sides of the cage open so that air passes and the parrot is not lost in space.
Care for the budgerigar in the early days is to provide him with maximum peace. Let the pet get comfortable in the new house, look around. The cell all this time should be located at the level of human growth. So the budgerigar gets used to the face of his master, his voice. Later, the cage can be rearranged a little lower. On a pedestal or coffee table, for example.
And budgerigars will not be able to navigate in time: the biological processes in their organisms are subject to light days. In constant darkness, they even stop eating.
Caring for budgies in the home is a tricky thing.
Take at least the lighting for these birds. In the absence of daylight, so that miniature organisms do not know malfunctions, you need to take care of its additional sources. And ordinary lamps will not work. In her light, everything will be seen by birds in black and white.
They can and should be included in the breeding periods of birds. And also for young individuals, whose body is just beginning to form.
High-quality ultraviolet lamps are equipped with a timer that controls the on and off lighting. Service life – no more than a year. Since the phosphorus in the lamp has the property of decaying. And the lamp ceases to be effective.
Thus, caring for a budgerigar is not possible without proper lighting in the cage.
Care for budgies implies regular feeding.
Oats and other ingredients, useful from the point of view of the manufacturer, remain at the bottom of the feeder. Where to go for clean millet? It is sold by sellers of parrots. But it’s better to get food from a trusted person. Since unscrupulous implementers do not follow the rules for storing food, which is the reason for poisoning parrots.
It will not hurt to add mineral top dressing to the diet once a week. In order for the budgerigar to probably receive a dose of nutrients, mix top dressing with millet.
There are also a variety of "spikelets", which include a variety of seeds, soaked in egg yolk. As practice shows, birds do not eat "spikelet", but simply nibble. As a result, all the usefulness and goodies lie at the bottom of the cage, and the budgerigar frolics with the piece of wood on which it was all attached.
Proper care of a budgie implies the presence of several feeders. One is for dry food and mineral top dressing. And in the second they put juicy food: vegetables and fruits by season. You can still purchase several holders for seasonal gifts of nature, because from the feeders the budgerigar can throw everything to the bottom of the cage.
Caring for a parrot is also feeding it with seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables.
By the way, in the care of a budgie at home in the summer – this is regular cleaning of the cage. Indeed, in the hot season, the processes of decay of the same fruits that you give the bird are accelerated. Do not be too lazy to once again clean the bottom of the bird’s house from debris.
How to care for a budgie in the heat?
Provide him access to life-saving moisture! True, not all parrots seek to plunge into specially equipped swimming pools. Some "conservatives" prefer saucers with water. Or green leaves soaked in room temperature water. It can be cabbage, bacon, parsley – anything. Even the leaves of the trees will do.
It is important for parrots to be active. They need not only to jump around the cage, but also to stretch their wings.
And once again, parrots are fragile and defenseless creatures. Therefore, approach their education with all seriousness. After all, we are responsible for those who tamed.