• Jan 14, 2020




Vyyurkovy tkachik


Popugayny amadina



of an amadin

амадин can call one of the most beautiful birds of family tkachikovy. They were called in honor of the wife of the British ornithologist John Gouldiae, the spouse constantly accompanied the scientist in expeditions, and together they traveled over all Australia.

of an amadina are divided into 3 versions: zheltogolovy, ruddy-headed and black-headed.

Black-headed amadina — the most widespread look. The Australian ornithologists are convinced that only ruddy-headed амадин is 3 times less, than black-headed.

A zheltogolovy — is 5000 times less, than black-headed!

the Most rare mutation guldovy амадин — blue.
Yellow amadina are a mutation too, but not so rare.


Amadina Gouldiae's
usually choose for nesting of a hollow of trees or the nests of other birds, including wavy popugaychik left by former owners. But sometimes their own nests which amadina spin in a high grass or dense bushes meet. But builders they are useless: at nests often unfinished arch, and in general they are not a masterpiece of bird's architecture.

of an amadina are tolerant to neighbors: if there is not enough place for nests, one hollow can shelter several couples at the same time.
of an amadina begin to nest in the end of the period of rains. This time of violent growth of wild cereals and a grass so there is no lack of a stern.

In a nest, as a rule, of 5 — 8 eggs, also hatch out both of them the spouse in turn.

When baby birds hatch, parents get them a live forage (most often it is the termites crowding in air) and seeds of a plumose sorghum.


History of domestication

Ruddy-headed and black-headed guldovy amadina got to the countries of Europe in 1887, zheltogolovy a bit later — in 1915. However, the big flow of birds was not observed: they arrived only from time to time and in a small amount.

In 1963 evacuation of birds from Australia in general was forbidden by the government. Therefore the main part of these birds arrives from Japan.

Leaving and maintenance

is the best of all if guldova of an amadina live in the closed open-air cage, the warm isolated external open-air cage or the bird's room. Couple амадин can live in a cage, however length of "room" has to be at least 80 cm. The cage surely has to be rectangular.

Remember that the air temperature, illumination and relative humidity of the room is extremely important for these birds. Temperature has to be maintained at the level of the +24th degree, relative air humidity has to be 65 — 70%
as is possible in the Summer often expose birdies on the sun. Especially it is necessary for kids and the fading feathery friends.

very much like to take baths therefore surely establish a kupalka in the open-air cage or a cage.


the Best forage for guldovy amadin is the grain mix including a canary seed, a millet (black, yellow, red and white), to a payz, могар, to a chumiz and нуг. It is possible to add structure with seeds of a Sudanese grass, it is better — in a semiripe look.

In addition, it should be added a diet with seeds of various herbs, including weed.
the Most beloved green forages are leaves of a mokrichnik (zvezdchatka) from which amadina short breakthroughs pinch off pieces. Also birdies very much love a payza and a chumiza in cones. It is possible to put at the dacha here such bed of delicacy for favourite birdies.

Very much love amadina guldova carrots. During a season pets can give cucumbers and vegetable marrows from the kitchen garden.

That birds well felt, it is necessary to add protein feed (especially to young growth). But accustoming to egg sterns and other types of animal food at амадин goes slowly.

Surely add mineral mixes. A great option — sepia (an armor of a cuttlefish).

as a mineral forage will approach also an egg shell. But before grinding it, surely boil within 10 minutes and dry up, and then crush in a mortar.

the Irreplaceable part of a diet — germinated seeds, in the nature of an amadina eat seeds in a stage of dairy and wax ripeness. However it is not recommended to couch forages for parrots as similar grain mix contains the seeds unsuitable for soaking. For example, seeds of a flax will emit slime.


of an amadina are allowed to cultivation when they are 1 year old and they perelinyat completely. Younger females cannot bring up baby birds and with a laying of eggs there can be problems. Therefore it is better to wait until birds get stronger completely.

In the top part of the open-air cage suspend the nested box, the optimum size: 12х12х15 cm. If amadina live in a cage, then the nested box is most often suspended outside not to deprive of birds of vital space.

the Marriage ritual includes games and pairing happening in a nest. The female lays from 4 to 6 oblong eggs, and then both parents in turn hatch out baby birds for 14 — 16 days. The night watch is kept, as a rule, by a female.
Baby birds are born naked and blind. But corners of klyuvik "decorate" two azure-blue papilla glowing in the dark and reflecting the slightest light.

When to baby birds is 10 days, their skin darkens, and in 22 — 24 days they already completely feathered and are capable to fly so release a nest. More than 2 days later they are ready to peck independently, but find full independence only in two weeks.

the Male of an amadina of Gouldiae finishes feeding baby birds
Ringing of kids occurs in 7 — 9 days, the club not removable ring is hung up. On marking is applied On rings: for example, ESB BY XXX X17 XXX:

of ESB — Exotic and songbird the Abbreviation of club — "Club Exotic and Songbirds"

of BY — Republic of Belarus

XXX is number of the manufacturer (corresponds to serial number of the manufacturer in the list of members of a subsection)

X17 — a letter corresponds to diameter of a ring, figures — to year in which the bird was brought

XXX is serial number of a bird.
Information and a photo are provided by Marina Chukhmanova, the manufacturer амадин Gouldiae

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