Corella: content and care
Corella - a parrot, which is increasingly interested in lovers of home decorative birds. If the pet owners manage to win his trust, the whole family will get a fun-loving friend who will always delight and surprise everyone. This bird is very cute and quite sociable. She will feel good if you take good care of her. Corella will certainly thank his hosts unforgettable funny moments.
The birthplace of this bird is Australia. In nature, the corals live in forests growing along river banks. Usually they settle on the dried branches of trees and thanks to the gray color of the feathers become almost invisible. In Australia, these parrots are called nymphs because of their beautiful plumage.
The color of these lovely birds may differ depending on the subspecies. But the male Corella always has brighter shades, unlike females. Most often there are gray parrots with a yellow head and orange cheeks. In addition, they have a funny high tuft on the back of the head. He gives the nymph a touching look. The body size of adult birds is about 33 cm, and the length of the tail is about 15 cm.
Large cages or cages perfectly fit as cottages for the Corellia parrots. The maintenance and care of them are relatively simple. These pets are unpretentious creatures. They perfectly coexist not only with birds of their species, but also with wavy parrots. Corellas easily get used to their masters and like to spend a lot of time with them if they are well treated.
Despite the fact that the cocks are uncomfortable, it is still worthwhile to equip their dwelling. In order for the bird to feel comfortable, it needs space of about 1.5 square meters. m. There are cells wide, but not high or narrow and stretched upwards. Which one to choose? It is better to give preference to the first one.
It is also necessary to take care of the internal arrangement of the bird house for the Corellia parrot. The maintenance and care are considered good if in a cage perches and staircases are made of thin branches of fruit trees. For feeding it is necessary to allocate a certain place, where constantly there should be a bowl with water and a small mirror. From time to time you can pour a bathtub to your pet, where it will go swimming. He should eat and sleep only in his cage.
Features of care
As you know, warm Australia - the birthplace of representatives of the genus Corella. The maintenance and care of these birds at home should be appropriate. As for the temperature regime, the air in the room should not be below +20 ° C, and the most comfortable ones are the +21. +25 ° C. If the temperature in the apartment is lower, then you have to put an additional heater for the cage or aviary. Sometimes a lamp is used for this purpose.
It is very important to ensure that the air in the apartment is not too wet or too dry, as this can negatively affect the health of birds. It is also worth remembering that a domestic pet needs fresh air, so the room needs to be regularly ventilated. At the same time, we must not forget that birds are afraid of drafts.
The diet of all birds, kept at home, without exception, should be given special attention, since the duration of their life depends on it. This applies to the Corellia parrots. The maintenance and care, including feeding, will not take long. Parrots like seeds of sunflower and flax, wheat, corn, oats, etc. But only this will not be enough for the bird to be healthy and cheerful. In their diet should also be fruits and vegetables, pre-cut into small pieces.
I must say that the coral is a parrot, which is very wary of all new products, so they should be introduced gradually. This can be done in this way: cut the fruit finely and add a little to the main food. If the bird is such a dish will have to taste, then she will gladly eat it. More often parrots prefer pears, apples, cherries, peaches, plums, cherry plum, but especially they like citrus. Before you give the bird any fruit, it is desirable to remove all the bones from it.
With regard to vegetables, nymphs are useful to eat colored and Brussels sprouts, carrots, cucumbers and beetroot. You can also add dandelion leaves and crushed nuts to the food. A very important point: do not need nymphs to give food from their table, because it is either bad or not digested at all. In addition, they can not be overfed. They only need one and a half tablespoons of grain a day, and if the bird is large, then two. To this food add a little vegetables or fruits.
How many live the cocks?
It is impossible to give an unambiguous answer to this question: everything depends on the correct care of the bird. Since this species of parrots is slightly larger than wavy ones, then, respectively, their life should be longer.
At home, these funny birds with orange cheeks and funny tufts can live on average about 20 years, but only if they provide proper care and proper feeding. It is necessary to recognize that there are owners who do not particularly care about their pets. Therefore, they parrot can survive no more than 10-15 years.
And how many live from the caring owners of caring owners? Once there was an interesting fact, which was described in one of the zoological journals: the parrot of this species died at the age of 35 from. old age.
In the photos you can often see how the croells sit on the hands of people, but we note that such pictures can mislead novice poultry lovers. In order for the pet not to be afraid of its owners, it is necessary to have patience and spend a little time on his domestication. Then he will become a real family member.
As is known, not just for animals, but for birds, the strongest of motivators is food. But you should immediately warn that the nymph does not tame the famine. On the contrary, this bird can be wild. First, you must gently offer her food through the bars of the cage or put it on the palm of your hand. When the parrot buddy begins to trust the owner, he will take the proposed delicacy from his hand. The palm with food should be brought only slowly and from below, so as not to frighten the pet. If the bird hisses or bites, then she has no confidence in this man. In this case, do not insist on contact, try simply to occasionally treat the parrot with pieces of fruit through the bars, since it is not recommended to release it from the cage until the completion of the taming process.
How to know the gender
In young birds, it is not possible to determine the sex before the first molt. The easiest way to do this is for an adult. As mentioned earlier, the color of the males is brighter. Corella-female has a grayish head with reddish cheeks. In females, the lower part of the tail is yellowish, while in males it is completely gray and darker than the rest of the plumage. In addition, females under the wings have small bright spots.
The sexual affiliation of white nymphs in color is almost impossible to determine. It is best to do this by taking a closer look at their behavior. Males usually like to bang their beaks on various objects and often sing. When they sit on the perch, the paws are placed close to each other. The lower part of the female is slightly wider than that of the opposite sex. In addition, they sit down a little lower and try to spread the legs slightly.
It is a little easier to determine the sex of the yellow subspecies of these birds. Despite the fact that all parrots have the same color, the females under the wings have many specks of a more saturated tone than the rest of the plumage. In addition, under the tail, they have transverse stripes of dark yellow color.
Parrots of this species incubate the clutch and feed the chicks alternately. Usually the male does this during the day, and the female at night. By the time when the nestlings of the coral begin to hatch from the eggs, the second of the parents sits on them longer. After the birth of the kids are covered with thick down in yellow. Newborn chicks, asking for food, produce quite loud sounds. Therefore, those of the owners who want to breed the corals, must prepare for the noise emanating from these birds.
For the first time the chicks leave their nest at the age of 35 to 40 days. By this time, they already eat by themselves, sit on the perch and even try to fly in a cage. Parents take care of the chicks for about two weeks, although sometimes this period is extended up to a couple of months. In rare cases, the female almost immediately after the birth of the chicks can proceed to the next clutch, so the young nymphs will have to be shed and fed already artificially.
Corella: price and reviews
It should be noted that 90% of the owners of these small parrots recommend that in families with children, these beautiful, affectionate, sociable and funny birds, which do not get bored. In addition, all without exception, note that with nymphs at least a hassle as to feeding, and to care for them. In addition, some of the parrots of the species Corella, the price of which in Russia varies from 2.5 to 6 thousand rubles, and in Ukraine - from 150 to 600 hryvnia, can also talk.