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Bird cattery Mikhail Ivanovich Pikhuli

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To keeping the parrot at home did not cause difficulties, it is necessary to choose the right bird when buying. To choose the right parrot, you need to know its age exactly.

The optimal age for purchase is 2.5-3.5 months. At this age, the Corella parrot is similar in size to an adult, but the color is much paler.

If you cannot communicate with him often, pick up a male and a female - so your pet will not be bored alone.

  • Try to observe the behavior of Corella as long as possible. If a parrot sits with his eyes closed, his eyes cracked, he is probably sick. A healthy bird is very mobile, eyes are shiny, fully open and have a round shape. Inspect the ears by carefully lifting the small feathers - the outer holes should not carry any signs of inflammation. Parrot health problems can result in discharge from the eyes and nose.

  • Feel the chest muscles of a parrot. In a well-fed and well-fed Corella, the pectoral skeleton is not palpable. If the bird was poorly fed, then the sternum muscles are atrophied, their sharp contour appears through the plumage. An inadequate diet has affected health and probably the development of disease.
  • Look at the general condition of the feather cover: it should be homogeneous and without signs of falling out bundles of feathers. There should be no bare spots on the body (bald patches, bald patches). If the feathers are loose and sticking feathers are visible, the parrot is most likely infected with parasites. Spread each wing one at a time and make sure all fly and tail feathers are in place.
  • Inspect the anus. The area of ​​the anus should be clean, the skin without abscesses and redness. Coating should not be stained with droppings.
  • Note the status of bird droppings: it should be thick, not watery with a white-green color.
  • Make sure that the Corella moves freely. The breathing of the bird should be wide and free.

Both females and males have the same ability to learn conversation. Therefore, the opinion that it is easier to train males is not entirely true, they are simply noisier.

Lonely individuals are easier to learn and talk. A tame bird must be lonely, otherwise it begins to pay a lot of attention to the second bird. Young birds take root well at home and can live a long life. They gently attach to the owners, which is not always observed in larger parrots.

If you want to choose a bird that can breed soon, then an age of one and a half to two years will be optimal. Do not focus on large individuals. Choose pairs of producers with an average weight of an individual of 90-110 g. So that they begin to nest in a new place, purchase parrots in the spring before molting begins.

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