Perches. There must be poles in the cage, and it’s better not to sell those with the cage, but made of branches with bark of different thicknesses, better than 10 and 20 m. An indispensable condition is that corella she didn’t completely grasp the perch with her fingers, so she gets tired less, in addition, the bird will gnaw the bark from the perches – this is useful (especially if there are also kidneys on the bark), and an activity for the bird.
The poles should not be made of soft or even hard wood, on which birds constantly rub their feet, but rather of willow, of different thicknesses, springy twigs covered with thin branches (they can easily be replaced with new ones). Wood bark, among other things, improves the digestion of birds. The poles are placed at such a distance from each other and from the wall of the cage so that the birds do not damage the tails; in addition, a sufficiently large distance between the vents forces the birds to fly from place to place, and movement is essential for their development and growth.
Better for this purpose it is better to take willow, birch branches and branches of fruit trees. The thickness and elasticity of the perches contributes to the constant exercise of the toes. Perches made of hard wood (oak, beech, bamboo, etc.) or plastic, although durable, are easy to wash and disinfect, they are still unsuitable because they can cause inflammation of the plantar crumb of the bird (poddermatitis).
The perches are fixed motionless, otherwise the parrot in a dream may fall and, frightened, get hurt about the bars of the cage.
The perch must be at least two and not more than three or four. They are strengthened at different heights so that it is convenient for the parrot to jump from one to the other, barely flapping its wings, so that the perched bird does not rub its feathers against the wall of the cage, does not contaminate food and water.
Feeders. Corolla food is usually given in wide, but not deep feeders (bowls or plates). The edges of the feeders should be perfectly smooth so that the soft legs of the birds are not damaged. The feeders are arranged so that the litter of birds sitting on the perches does not fall into them.
For drinking water there should be a separate dish with a smooth surface inside. It should be cleaned and washed daily.
Use both standard feeders, commercially available, and small saucers, bowls, jam sockets, ceramic coasters for flower pots.
Drinking bowls come in two types – open and closed (automatic). They use glass or porcelain dishes. In open drinking bowls, water quickly becomes polluted and deteriorates. Bird droppings, falling into the water, decompose and emits ammonia. In no case should such water be left in the cage. On sale are automatic drinkers made of glass and plexiglass of various designs.
Bathing. Corellas are neat and tidy birds. They like to swim, so in the cage should be a bathing place with clean water at room temperature. It is imperative that a bathing suit be put in a cage at least once a week (more often in hot weather). It is necessary to clean it immediately after the bird bathes so that it does not drink water after swimming.
Cell cleaning. Every day in the cage where the birds are located, they remove garbage, scrub off adhering dirt and droppings from the sides, brush off dust and litter with a soft brush, put out the tray, wipe it with a damp cloth, and replace the litter. Poultry dishes are washed with hot water with the addition of soda or a special solution for washing dishes, then wiped dry. Feeders for grain mixtures are thoroughly cleaned of food residues, wiped with a clean cloth, fill in the daily feed rate and put in place. Wet mixers and drinkers are washed daily with hot water, and automatic drinkers are rinsed. It is necessary to ensure that mucus does not form on the walls of the drinkers. Drinking water is replaced every day. This is to prevent gastrointestinal illnesses that can arise from dirty water and acidified feed. It is necessary to monitor the purity of the poles, which are rather quickly contaminated with a layer of litter or feed.
Potent chemicals for treating cells, equipment, and equipment should not be used. They are used only in extreme cases – when parasites (ticks, bugs, fleas, etc.) are detected. In this case, the birds need to be sprayed with dry wine from the spray bottle or bathe in wormwood infusion, transplanted into a reserve cage and temporarily transferred to another room. And the room where the cage and birds were located is disinfected with dichlorvos or another parasite drug.
It is useful to wash the floor in the room where the birds are with water with the addition of wormwood (2 cups of infusion per bucket of water).