Amadins: maintenance and care
Today, the popularity of cats and dogs as pets has decreased slightly. Modern pet stores offer their customers hundreds of different animals. People are more and more often starting to wind up various amphibians and feathered pets. A striking example of such birds are the mounds, the maintenance and care of which, although they require some effort, but pays off a hundredfold by their sweet chirping and friendliness.
Amadins are birds from a large family of spinners. They attract their hosts with a very colorful and vibrant plumage, ease of breeding and a friendly, unpretentious character. In addition, they live long enough. The average life expectancy of such a bird can reach ten years.
Amadins: care and maintenance
In these wonderful birds, puberty occurs during the change of baby plumage to adult. It is very easy to notice at home, but this is not a sign of full readiness for reproduction. Of course, they are already ready for the appearance of chicks, however, in the overwhelming majority of cases, if this process occurred very early, it can lead to the death of the female or her children.
For the successful emergence of offspring, you should create a pair of birds from a year to 4 years old, but not older. Ornithologists say that the mounds, the maintenance and care of which may allow them to live a long enough life, reluctantly multiply after overcoming the 5-year-old age bar. In addition, the physiology of the birds should be carefully studied and allowed to reproduce only those who are completely healthy and do not have any defects in the structure of the body, beak or legs. Only healthy pets will be able to bring good offspring.
The Amadins, the maintenance and care of which are performed correctly, will long delight the owners with their melodious singing and beautiful coloring of feathers. To do this, you must fulfill the following requirements:
- keep the cage and inventory in order and cleanliness;
- disinfect at least once a month;
- clean the drinkers;
- wash the cage with hot water;
- get a quarantine cage for the removal of sick birds.
The nest for the buckets can either be bought at the pet store, or you can make it yourself. It must be hung to the ceiling itself with a wire. It should be located in a place where the bird can incubate eggs without hindrance.
Zebra-headed amadins, whose care and maintenance are fairly simple, can bring offspring all year round, regardless of the season, but remember that it is much more difficult to create breeding conditions in winter. Birds need a very long light day and a fairly warm room.
It is enough to follow simple rules of hygiene, and the nomads, the maintenance and care of which will not cause any special problems, will long please you and your children with their melodious singing. Their "cracking" never bothers, and their friendliness can earn the love of even ardent opponents of domestic animals. However, it should be remembered that it is vital for them to communicate with another living creature, so usually these birds are acquired in pairs.