APPEARANCE of MULTI-COLOURED PLOSKOKHVOSTY PARROTS
the Small long-tailed parrot with a length of body of 28 cm and weighing about 70 grams. The sexual dimorphism is peculiar to a look. Males are generally painted in a turquoise color, on a forehead and shoulders yellow-orange spots, a podkhvostya also yellow. Lower part of a stomach brick-red. Swing feathers of wings and tail dark blue. Females are painted much more faintly. Main color of a body brown and olive. Beak of a gray-black color. Eyes are brown, paws gray. Young individuals are painted as adult females.
Life expectancy of multi-colored ploskokhvosty parrots at the correct leaving about 12 — 15 years.
the AREA of DWELLING AND LIFE IN the NATURE of MULTI-COLOURED PLOSKOKHVOSTY PARROTS
the Look a multi-colored ploskokhvosty parrot lives in droughty regions across all Australia. Prefer to lodge in open dry forests with various vegetable structure, can also fly to dry coastal forests and agricultural grounds. Eat generally seeds of various plants, seeds of acacias, berries, fruit, sometimes insects.
Eat usually on the earth among herbs, along roadsides. Are usually active early in the morning and in twilight, prefer to wait a heat in a shadow of trees.
РАЗМНОЖЕНИЕРАЗНОЦВЕТНЫХ PLOSKOKHVOSTY PARROTS
the Nested period of multi-colored ploskokhvosty parrots falls on July-December. Nest in hollows of trees, in crevices of rocks. In a laying usually 4 — 7 eggs, only the female within 19 days hatches. Baby birds leave a nest at the age of 4 — 5 weeks and nearly a month more parents feed up them.
Most often from a genus of Ploskokhvosty parrots contain in house conditions two views — singing and multi-colored ploskokhvosty parrots. Clear advantage of these remarkable birds is their voice (it is especially melodious at males of a singing parrot) and bright a color of these birds. They are not the "gnawing" types therefore for the furniture you can be quiet. They can be supported with other peace bird species in spacious open-air cages (it can be songbirds, turtle-doves or other pigeons), however you should not lodge several males in one cage or the open-air cage as they will surely fight. To a regret, these birds have no "colloquial" talents.
MAINTENANCE AND CARE OF MULTI-COLOURED PLOSKOKHVOSTY PARROTS
is necessary For keeping of multi-colored ploskokhvosty parrots a spacious cage or the open-air cage from 1 meter long. Perfectly they will feel in the open-air cage about 3 meters in length where birds will be able to fly, without limiting themselves. In a cage it is necessary to establish poles with bark of the suitable size at the different levels. Do not forget about feeding troughs, drinking bowls. Birds like to bathe therefore the kupalka will be not superfluous. Parrots also with pleasure will use a swing, ladders and ropes.
FOOD of MULTI-COLOURED PLOSKOKHVOSTY PARROTS
Multi-colored ploskokhvosty parrots are not choosy in food quite. For drawing up a diet it is necessary to use the grain mix containing different types of a millet, a canary seed, oats, a carthamus, a buckwheat, hemp, sunflower seeds. Very much they love seeds of weeds (a plantain, a shepherd's female, etc.), a Senegalese millet, germinated grain. Do not forget about green sterns — a dandelion, a wood louse, a mangold, salad. From fruit apple, pear, a citrus, bananas, pomegranate, fruits of cactuses, a kiwi, etc. will approach
REPRODUCTION of MULTI-COLOURED PLOSKOKHVOSTY PARROTS IN HOUSE CONDITIONS
In house conditions multi-colored ploskokhvosty parrots quite not bad breed. However, for these purposes it is better to use the open-air cage in which it is necessary to place one couple of birds. Birds have to be healthy, refading, should not be relatives. The age of birds has to be of 2 years. By preparation for nesting to birds gradually increase light day by means of artificial lighting and enter more germinated grain and protein feeds of animal origin into a diet. Usually males begin "to tokovat" before a female, the couple gently looks after one after another. After training of birds in the open-air cage place a nested lodge with sizes of 25х25х30 cm and letky 7 — 8 cm. In a lodge fill deciduous shaving of the average sizes. After wrecking of the first egg, protein feed and germinated grain from a diet needs to be removed before hatching of the first baby bird. After all baby birds are born, it is also possible to include more greens in a diet, berries, fruit and vegetables. After a departure from a nest baby birds behave quite clumsily, often fall from poles. After young birds become independent, they need to be transplanted from parents as over time between adult birds and youth the conflicts will surely begin.
in general, multi-colored ploskokhvosty parrots are quite pleasant pets, they not bad sing and do not make very loud sounds that is peculiar to other species of parrots. It is necessary to protect them from drafts, dampness and low temperatures.