You bought a pet - an undulating parrot. A beautiful, small, talkative and cheerful birdie - this is the first impression of people who saw representatives of this species. But not everyone immediately thinks about their natural needs: where to live in an apartment, how often to clean in a cage, and, finally, how to feed wavy parrots. Well, the first two paragraphs can be answered with a couple of words - live in a cage, clean at least once a week. But the feeding ... This question can be, it is even necessary to give a detailed answer. So, consider the topic "Feeding wavy parrots."
Birds of this species are omnivores, but this does not mean that you can feed them any food. First, we will analyze the composition of the diet of a wavy miracle in feathers.
To ensure that your parrot is healthy, it must be fed with both dry fodders and fruits, without detracting from the importance of each component.
Let's start with dry forages. In pet stores, on the question of what to feed wavy parrots, any seller will categorically answer: "Feeds!" - and point to the whole rack, set by them. The following question arises: "What is the quality food?" And here it is necessary to look not only at the expiration date, but also on its packaging. It should be sealed in polyethylene and airtight, i.e. protected from external factors: dampness, insect pests. In a cardboard box it is better not to take, do not advise and change the manufacturer. The composition of the feed should be constant. By the way, about the latter. Do not be lazy to direct your gaze to the part of the package with the item "Composition". There should not be any fruit in the dry food! Even if it is fresh by the expiry date, it can be many, many months.
We bought food and what part it should make inthe diet of a wavy parrot? His norm is 70% of the daily diet of the bird. And in grams, the parakeet should be given about two teaspoons of dry food per day. All the rest of the pet's food is made up of berries, fruits and vegetables. So we got to the juicy forage.
As you already understood, the juicy feed is 30% of thethe main diet of birds. These are vegetables, fruits and berries. Many people, after hearing the answer to the question about what to feed the wavy parrots, that natural food is allowed, immediately exclaim something like: "Yes, easily! Now I'll run to the market." But, I hope, you understand that the fruit should be given only fresh, but not all. You can not give a wavy parrot some of their tropical species, such as persimmon, mango, papaya and avocado. It is allowed to feed fruits such as apricots, pears, bananas, oranges.
Separately, I also say that they are contraindicated with nuts and seeds, which create a load on the bird's liver. Now let's talk about berries.
You can give berries to a parakeet any, just to make them edible. This plum, grapes, cherries, raspberries, pomegranate, strawberries, sea buckthorn and currants.
Vegetables wavy parrots are also given selectively. For him there is a taboo on the following: celery, spicy greens, sorrel, potatoes, onions and garlic. You can give such plant products as cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, sweet peppers, lettuce, pumpkin, cucumbers, beets, zucchini, corn, turnips and beans.
I think it will be superfluous to say that before eating birds of vegetables and fruits, the latter should be thoroughly washed and pulled out of them all the bones, if any.
As an additional source of vitaminswavy parrots can be given twigs of fruit trees and shrubs, aspen, birch, hawthorn, hazel, maple and chestnut. It is best to collect them in relatively environmentally friendly places - away from factories, motorways and other air pollutants.
It is forbidden to give them branches of acacia, bird cherry, lilac, pear, poplar, oak and coniferous trees.
Once a week wavy parrots can be givenboiled chicken or quail egg (about 5 grams per individual), flour worms or granular non-fat cottage cheese. These foods are a source of protein. During moulting and reproduction, their number should be increased.
Also these birds need calcium, the source of which may be chalk or mineral stone.
Many owners of such parrots include in the dietTheir pupils porridge, giving it to them up to 2 teaspoons a day. For its preparation, you can use one or more of any cereals. But the bird's porridge needs a slightly different specificity of preparation than that of humans. To make a really useful porridge for your feathered pet, observe several rules:
- Before use, the rump should be rinsed properly.
- Do not add broth, milk, sugar, salt and spices, cook it only on the water.
- Groats can also be cooked and steamed.
When answering a question about what to feed wavyparrots, it should also be taken into account that they are strictly prohibited from fish, meat, bread, dairy products (except granular low-fat cottage cheese), as well as any food from your table. You can not add spices, salt and sugar to these birds.
This is a full-fledged diet adult wavythe parrot. And if you have a couple of different-sex individuals who have given offspring? Immediately the question arises: "Than to feed the nestling of a wavy parrot?" And he is not unfounded, because the diet of an adult is significantly different from the young. So, chicks ... What do they eat?
In the first days after hatching, feed them bettermother, because at this time they eat the goiter's milk, which is formed in the female in the muscular stomach. When the nestlings of wavy parrots grow up a little, gradually start giving them a softened grain. And such a diet - milk of the mother's milk plus a softened grain - will be in the chicks until they become stronger and begin to fly out of the nest. Then they will learn to eat the same food as adults.
That's all that concerns the nutrition of these birds. Now, with questions about what to feed the wave parrots, you can answer accurately and with confidence and also apply the existing knowledge in practice.