• Jan 14, 2020
 redtailed parrots on a branch On a photo: a redtailed parrot

Redtailed parrots (Pyrrhura) began to contain quite often in house conditions and to it there is an explanation. These small birdies possess bright plumage and are very inquisitive, they are trained, can carry out tricks, quickly enough get used to the person. They are not so loud as large parrots, but have rather large amount of qualities in order that paid attention to them. Besides, at some types various colors are removed. They not bad breed in bondage and are quite unpretentious. Life expectancy of redtailed parrots is quite long — up to 25 years. It is possible to carry quite liquid dung to minuses that needs to be considered when cleaning. They gnaw very much, it is necessary to get used to their voice. To imitation of the speech there are practically no abilities.


Redtailed parrots demand quite big space, the open-air cage about 2 m will be ideal option. Better let it will be made of safe metal as the bird will destroy all wood quickly enough. If for contents the cage is chosen, then it has to be spacious, the more the better. Minimum sizes of a cage of 60х60х120 cm. In a cage poles of necessary diameter with bark have to be established. Birds are quite bright therefore to close a cage or the open-air cage follows very reliably. Redtailed parrots are afraid of drafts, the cage has to stand in the light place, but not under direct sunshine, not on a draft and far away from heating devices. In a cage also there have to be several toys, these birds are very inquisitive, however of attention not especially pay to toys. Do not forget about a kupalka. Out of a cage the bird has to be only under supervision as because of their curiosity they can easily get into trouble, get confused, get stuck somewhere. Equip for feathery the stand with toys, ladders, ropes and balls, the parrot will be happy.

FEEDING of REDTAILED PARROTS  redtailed parrot

The grain mix containing a canary seed, different types of a millet, a small amount of oats, a buckwheat, carthamus has to be a basis of a diet of redtailed parrots. Seeds of sunflower can be offered in the wetted and sprouted look. Instead of grain mix it is possible to use the granulated forages, however it is necessary to accustom to such type of forages gradually. Also add bean cultures, corn, germinated cereals in a diet. Surely offer greens — weeds (wild cereals, a dandelion, a wood louse, a shepherd's bag), different types of salads, a mangold. At a diet daily there have to be vegetables, fruit, berries: carrots, green peas, apple, pears, citruses, bananas, grapes, pomegranate, grapes, etc. Surely offer parrots a branch forage to satisfy from requirement.
have to be present At a cage sources of minerals and calcium — chalk, mineral mix, sepia, clay.
to entertain a parrot it is possible to use the furazhilka and koposhilka made independently. The bird will get to herself a forage independently and will be taken some time.


In order that redtailed parrots bred, it is necessary to pick up heterosexual couple, it will be problematic as the sexual dimorphism is not peculiar to birds. Exact definition will require the DNA test, or, as a last resort, selection of birds blindly. Birds have to be healthy at the age of not less than 1.5 — 2 years. Parrots have to be in excellent standard, are healthy, well-fed, should not be relatives. For successful reproduction it is necessary to increase gradually light day till 14 o'clock (to add no more than 10 minutes a day), it is obligatory to diversify a daily diet (fruit, vegetables, greens, germinated grains have to make about 70% of a diet), surely offer birds of a forage of animal origin for stimulation of sexual behavior. And the most important stimulator of their cultivation is a high humidity of 75 — 85%. The lodge has to be 25х35х40 cm in size, the size a letka of 7 cm. On a bottom fill deciduous sawdust or shaving. Birds have to fly much. Surely in a cage or the open-air cage there have to be branches in enough. These can increase humidity in a nest. For maintenance of humidity in a nested lodge it is also possible to use peat which keeps within on a lodge bottom, and from above it is powdered with shaving. When temperature indoors high, the syringe it is possible to add moisture to peat. For control of humidity in a nest, it is possible to use the hygrometer.

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