Recently, the content of poultry has become a very frequent occurrence. Indeed, after the city street noise and fuss, rest at home becomes a relaxing action, and especially if accompanied by floody trills of feathered singers. But since we are returning home from work in the evening, we cannot attract a wild bird to our window for this time, much less force it to sing … In this situation, you can still fill this gap by putting a miniature cage with your own at home pets.
Just to make their song fun, and not filled with melancholy notes of bondage, it is important to properly keep the birds in a cage. But it’s easy to say, but how to do it? We’ll talk about the correct maintenance of decorative poultry in a cage at home today.
First of all, it is important to choose the right kind of bird, focusing on the conditions of detention and your own experience. If you are new to poultry business, experts on this issue recommend turning your attention to small birds.
The most unpretentious of them are budgies and canaries. Moreover, they are very attractive in appearance and willingly make contact with people. We from the editors of the site www.kak-sdelat.su advise you to carefully consider the choice of the gender of a feathered pet. In this case, one must proceed not only from personal sympathies, but from needs. That is, you need to focus on what you start a bird for. If pure esthetic enjoyment of your appearance is more important for you, then in this case the female is the suitable option, which is always characterized by more elegant than the male elegant coloring.
If you don’t have anyone to talk to or just want to listen to a beautiful trill in the evenings, then you need a male. Any, even the average kenar has a wide range of songs, and for training a parrot several primitive phrases also does not require much effort. And therefore, very quickly you will receive a grateful interlocutor with whom women will be able to discuss new recipes, and men will have the opportunity to complain about the football team when they hear exclamations such as “nightmare”, “horror”, etc. But the female parrots practically do not talk and even if they start, they do it very late.
You can distinguish a female budgerigar from a male by the color of the eyes and wax, that is, by the skin growth between the beak and forehead. In males, the wax is usually bright pink, and the eyes are black. In females, the wax is more often gray-brown or even whitish.
The main condition for keeping birds is the correct cage. Parrots require a high cage, at least 40-60 cm. But the canaries prefer low but spacious dwellings. Moreover, the kenar must have two cells: in one it will live in spring and summer, that is, in the singing season, in the other it will rest during the winter break in concert activity. Summer cage has a smaller volume.
Its height does not exceed 25 cm, and the width and length are 25 and 40 cm, respectively. The length of the winter cage is increased to 60 cm, and the height and width reach 35.
Keeping parrots and canaries at home in terms of feed is not a hassle. Things are more complicated with birds, in the diet of which insects must be present. Special feed for them is very expensive, in addition, due to their specific composition, it is necessary to constantly remove the remains of feed from the cells.
With the content of tits, for example, most of the diet should be a surrogate, but finches and Carduelis need more grain. Another indispensable component of carduelis feeding is burdock seeds.
The content in the cage of birds that feed only on grain is also fraught with certain difficulties. In this case, cultural grains cannot be dispensed with, a mandatory addition of “wild” feed will be required. For a bullfinch, for example, the presence of unripe buttercup seeds and rowan berries in the diet is vital, and a bird such as tap-eye does not survive without alder or birch seeds.
A whole group of birds – siskin, crossbill, squint and the like – must be fed on the seeds of conifers: pine or spruce. In addition, siskins still love dandelion seeds. Providing such diversity is not easy.