Increasingly in our pet stores began to appear kakariki. Parrots are long and firmly took the place in the hearts and homes of the people, but this kind of familiar not to every lover of poultry.
The body length of these parrots is not more than 35-40 cm Body type dense, birds are extremely agile. Most of the day parrots spend on the ground, looking for food. They mostly move by jumping on the ground, from that came the name – Bouncing. Kakariki is the word from the language of new Zealand natives who call these birds "kakari-Ki."
Natural colors krasnolesy of kakariko – dark green. The undertail is dark blue color, and the strip along the eyes and frontal part red. When the content in captivity the mutation occurred, so the feathers can be green, and bright yellow.
For home maintenance of kakariko they must be given a large cage. It is not only the height of the cells. Since birds spend a lot of time on the ground floor space in the cage must also be large. In addition, parrots like to run the rods of the side walls, to fly from perch to perch.
Ideal for the maintenance of kakariko in captivity, the enclosure would be in the room. When building the enclosure you need to consider that the birds need to be able to fly freely for several hours. Some believe that in captivity, parrots can clip the wings, but for kakariko this decision could be fatal – due to lack of ability to fly, parrots have a very strong psychological stress, get depressed and can die.
Often kakariki instead of flying just start to run around the cage, making it virtually silent. For many parrots is typical activity at the same time, but kakariki are able to behave actively during the day.
It is very important to keep kakariki had the opportunity to sleep at least 12 hours a day. In the summer this time can be reduced, but not more than 1 hour. In winter, by contrast, one hour increase. To adjust the duration of the light day canaricam, you must use a special lamp to increase the duration of the day and the case of opaque fabric for the "attack" of the night. If kakariki slept enough, they will be irritable the next day. Except a night's sleep, the birds asleep twice a day for 20-30 minutes. In these moments there is no need to cover the bird with a blanket or to create them rest.
Hyperactivity of kakariko obliges owners to ensure that birds were constantly busy. Their legs and beak are supposed to work all the time. While interest in a subject lasts a very short time, after which the birds are looking for new entertainment for himself.
Because to keep up with the impossible bird, from the rooms where it is necessary to remove all unsafe or valuable things that can play kakariki. The contents of parrots require a variety of toys that will attract birds. Unfortunately, toys from pet stores, for the most part, not suitable as they are too small. So to make toys for kakariko can own. Key requirements – security for birds.
The most simple toy – branches. Parrot-like branches with bark, he will be happy swings, plaits and similar things. Putting on the branch piece of fruit or a ball, you will make a good gift to canaricam. Even a bump or clean paper can entertain them. Sleeve from paper towels will be a great toy for the parrot. But this he can do only under supervision.
Kakariki – parrots are very curious, not having the same instinct of self-preservation. Therefore, in the dangerous almost everything – toilet, sink drain, garbage bag, shoes, even a pillow. There are cases when parrots take out garbage, giving the pillow or foot, when putting on the Shoe, which was asleep, kucharik.
For the health of the birds dangerous draughts and temperature changes. Therefore, cells should be located as far from the battery and open the window. It is preferable to maintain the temperature around 17 degrees Celsius.
New Zealand kakariki loves water treatments, so a large flat bowl of water should always be in a cage.
To obtain offspring from kakariko not too difficult. The main thing – a well crafted pair. The best option is a standalone compilation of the pair. This means that from a few birds Pets do pick up a pair. In a cage 1.2 x 0.5 x 0.6 m parrots will be quite comfortable. Houses for nesting is placed in even horizontal, even in vertical position.
The clutch consists of 6-8 eggs. The male feeds the female entire period of incubation. On the 24th day appear blind Chicks. After hatching was necessary to increase the dose meal worms, soaked grains and egg feed in order parents fed Chicks. 35-40 th day the kids are ready to leave the nest. After this, the adult birds feed them for about two weeks, but the fledglings gradually begin to feed.
In the year of kakariki able to hatch 2 eggs. If the time of hatching fell for autumn, it is necessary to provide birds with additional food.
Every day the chick outside the nest, the parents patronize them less. It is necessary to carefully control the attitude of the generations as adults can suddenly become aggressive. Then the Chicks should be deposited, continuing to feed the food that they have learned to eat. After three months the grown kids can be or give to another family, or to plant in the total group of kakariko. To the new food to teach along with other birds.
The food canaricam requires very diverse. With new types of feed the parrot to teach easily. Worth putting in their way a new vegetable and they will certainly try it, at least out of curiosity. You can enter a new food toy parrot will surely be interested in the "decoration" of the fruit on the branch that he has just personally cleaned from the bark. Interest in a new pastime will not last long, so to accustom to a new kind of feed it is better to have these toys in different places.
While not rich in vitamins and minerals the diet of parrots can start to go bald.
To a pet accustomed to you, no need to force him by force to sit on your hands or enough to pet. It is best to sit on the floor to be level with the bird. You must offer her something tasty or interesting, then kakariki can't fight the curiosity, and certainly he will come to you.
To tame kakariki quite easily. The easiest way to do it if you have one parrot. But as kakariki parrots are gregarious, it will require your constant presence near. Therefore, it is better to contain simultaneously more than one bird.
Parrots kakariki the talk, but not very clearly. Although to teach the bird a few words is not difficult, but to wait for such a diction and variety, as, for example, from cockatoo, is meaningless.
Ultrabee kakariki in captivity live about 20 years. About krasnolesy no precise information since they are derived quite recently. Some argue that the average lifespan of these birds is 6-8 years, but others believe that krasnolesy, kakariki lives as much as Ultrabay.
When buying Chicks first and foremost pay attention to their behavior. Since kakariki parrots are very active, you should not choose the bird that will sit quietly in a corner or on a branch (if not asleep). You need to choose active, noisy and cheerful. The plumage should be bright and shiny. The feathers are smooth, not broken, not sticking out. Parrot, the price is significantly lower than the normal value of such birds may be sick or have genetic problems.
More and more people decide to purchase for your home these parrots as kakariki. Reviews the most favorable. Most buyers are happy that their families had these wonderful Pets. In order to stay satisfied, you need to consider the temperament of the birds. If you value silence and quiet contemplation of nature, these parrots will not work. If you love funny birds, which from every little thing get pleasure from, kakariki – your parrot. The price of an adult bird is about 3,5 thousand roubles.