Parrot Parrots: reviews and content at home
The most beautiful Australian feathered guests are the colorful parrots of Corella. Reviews of the owners of these birds filled the Internet with praises about the friendliness and responsiveness of colorful feathery. Often referred to in history as radiant "nymphs", the corals are distinguished by inimitable grace and brightness, especially males. If you are interested in how the parrot coral will look, the photos that are in the article will help you familiarize yourself with their appearance.
Corella (parrot): female and male. What does a bird look like?
The color of noble "men" has gray-olive shades throughout the body, dark gray stripes appear on the wings. Head and aristocratic crest - bright yellow color with orange spots on cheeks. The females themselves have a fainter gray color throughout the body and a gray-yellow head. The tuft of touching "ladies" is also more gray. Until a year, mischievous parrot buddies are not distinguishable from each other, only a pink wax can give males.
The length of the coral body is about 33 centimeters, 15 of which are removed under the pointed and "rich" tail. The weight reaches 100 grams, about the same amount a well-groomed pigeon weighs. Many owners argue that the parrot Corella at home is much more tolerant and communicative than the closest relative of the cockatoos. These birds do not fall into a pool of rage and do not destroy objects around them like a cockatoo. Therefore, bright "nymphs" can be safely placed in free cages, even in the company of other birds.
Also, many owners noted the friendly connection, which is developed by the budgerigar parrot and the parrot parrot at home. Two quite sociable birds fit perfectly together in a common colony provided constant free space and human communication.
For many years, the beauty and extraordinaryness of the "nymphs" was hidden by the abundance of brighter parakeets. But with the help of scientists and their work on the brightness of their feathers, lovers of ornamental birds learned about the kindness that parrots of Corella emit. The reviews of the most experienced poultry breeders reveal the striking attachment of birds to their masters. Also, melodic chimes of these birds will not lead to conflict situations with neighbors, which is the most pleasant bonus for residents of apartment buildings.
The many-faced parrot of Corella, whose photo adorns our article, in recent years has presented to the world several new amazing varieties of color:
- albinos - have become an enchanting discovery in the world of poultry farmers - completely white (in the case of the male), color is favorably shaded by red eyes, and the upturned crest remains habitually yellow (sometimes lemon tinge). The female can be creamy and have pale spots on the calf; their color is noticeably duller than the males;
- pure white (with habitually black eyes), the corelles are obtained from the gray male dominant, which carries a gene of sparkling whiteness. It is this subspecies that is distinguished by a dizzying lemon scurf on feathers, males are distinguished by two long tail feathers of an ideal snow-white color, and the female is content with a yellow tail;
- corellas of the color of spicy cinnamon are obtained by violations in the biochemical transformations of parrots. In this color, the above tone completely replaces the usual gray;
- lutino - masterpiece blowing red eye and solar yellow plumage. This is the only parrot of the Corella, the male of which completely repeats the color of its female;
- sheki - the most colorful color of this bird. The combination of gray and completely white spots in full symmetry gives rise to an ambiguous image of parrots, ideal for crossing new suits. It is the necks that become the most productive foundation for experiments with color.
Also there are mother-of-pearl, insanely original cocks, but the color of males varies with the course of the ripening process. The last few years are actively developing to eliminate such a defect. On the basis of mother-of-pearl individuals, pearlescent-brown or a mix of mother-of-pearl and spectacular lutino can appear.
Where to keep?
To understand how to tame a parrot to a corolla, their playful nature will help. Bright birds are lovers of toys, therefore, when choosing a cage, it is worth considering this feature of the birds. Due to the peacefulness of the corals can safely live with each other in a cage 100x40x60. The main nuance is the environmental friendliness of the materials chosen. Wooden rods still should not be taken into account - the mobile and powerful beak of corals will destroy this barrier.
To arrange the cages of the enclosure or the cage is strictly horizontal, since the mischievous amateurs also climb along the bars with the song at the ready. Toys or other accessories should be stirred evenly, but must be monitored so that they do not interfere with their free movement.
The abundance of toys is not the best option for the Corella, the correct tactic of living with parrots of their kind will be a constant alternation of the arsenal of entertainment, as well as the installation of ropes.
Taming, feeding and keeping the Corellian parrot
To tame a croquet is almost from birth, on its 20th day a clever little bird already begins an independent life. It is in this difficult period that the pet needs attention and care. To arrange for a feathery, it is worth to find out from the professionals, than to feed the parrot Corella. At liberty graceful birds feed on fruits, small insects and eucalyptus, and in captivity it is worth to diversify the ration of birds with grain mixtures and mineral additives. Feed unusual chicks is every 5 hours, 20 ml of the mixture, and already an adult parakeet boldly eats about 30 grams of the mixture at a time.
Also, the handsome Koreans are true admirers of their neatness, so the cage should also be equipped with a bath. It is also allowed to spray the birds from the spray gun following the example of a shower.
Many talk about the talk of birds. As they say, especially like to chat adult parrots Corella. The responses of the hosts dispel such a myth - the males of colorful birds are often noisier than females, especially during the ripening period. To resolve common interests, you can teach the bird several phrases (to lead a constructive and complete dialogue bird, of course, can not).
How to teach to speak?
For this, it is worthwhile to provide professional references, how to teach a parrot chicken to talk, from experienced owners. The golden rule of poultry training is the complete trust of the chick to its owners. Benevolent intonation and personal appeal to the parrot will help to establish the memorization process, especially in moments of gambling mood of a feathered friend. Catch the corella in a good mood when you eat delicacies (sunflower seeds are a kind of "dessert" for a colorful bird).
How to teach a parrot chicken to talk? Pay attention to the behavior of the bird itself. If during the bathing or feeding of a feather emotionally repeating the same phrases, then the bird sooner or later will play the role of a commentator and will please with a new supply of words. The main thing is to conduct exercises in a positive atmosphere without any cries and curses. Also, the corella easily remembers the signals of mobile or barking of domestic dogs.
Diseases to which birds are exposed
Like all parrots, Corella is prone to "feathered" diseases. The first and quite informative symptoms of the disease will be the behavior of the pet and its external state.
The diseases of the Corellian parrots lead to the indifference of the pet, apathy towards external stimuli and habitual amusements. To make sure the severity of the problem, it is worth watching a feathered friend. As in humans, a pet can have rapid intermittent breathing, a lack of habitual appetite. And if the plumage of a colorful parrot looks damaged, brittle or lackluster, then it is most likely infected with parasites or picked up a plumage disease.
If the feathers are broken or severely damaged from the inside, the puppy may be plagued by puffers or dangerous red (bird) ticks. Similar health problems require veterinary intervention. Fountain or scabies mites are a serious disease that causes great discomfort and pain to the pet. Malicious mites are selected from the most secluded places, such as cell slots, and mercilessly terrorize sleeping birds. To check the conjecture about the presence of ticks, it is necessary to cover the cage with a white cloth for the night, in the morning you will find on it a stray mite.
To get rid of vile parasites will help a thorough sweep of their shelter under very cold water. But if the cell was on any household item, more weighty measures will be needed. Chemical reagents will effectively help get rid of their presence. Such "guests" - a rare gift that will bring parrots to the house of the Corellian, reviews of owners who encounter such a surprise, talk about the short terms of treatment of the bird.
These birds are also susceptible to insidious intestinal diseases. Sign of impaired digestion or serious disease will become soiled plumage near the cloaca or breast.
A consequence of a meager diet can be muscle atrophy, when the birds feel the contours of the sternum (a healthy and well-fed bird for developed muscles can not see the sternum).
Important is the condition of the coccygeal gland and wax of the beak. The latter should be shiny. The presence of tumors, abscesses or inflammatory color indicates a violation of her work.
The eyes of the Australian chick must be clear, and the lens and cornea must be shiny and clean. Manifestations of pus or swelling can speak of both local and general disturbances. To treat a colorful bird in such cases is only an experienced doctor.
The owners of the birds say that, having bought a croquet, they have acquired a friend with whom you can have fun. It can be taught to speak, so a new interlocutor appears in the apartment. Care, as the owners say, is not particularly difficult. By their nature these birds are friendly enough, so they quickly begin to communicate with the new owners.
To bring comfort and warmth to the house can only healthy parrot Corella. Caring for the cage, the chick himself will help prolong the life of the pet and decorate it with human kindness and affection.