• Jan 14, 2020
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Sparrow popugaychik Forpus passerinus
Group Popugayeobrazny
Family Popugayevy
Rod Sparrow popugaychik

Appearance of sparrow popugaychik

Small korotkokhvosty parrots with a length of body no more than 12 cm and up to 28 гр. The main coloring of a body grassy-green, a breast and a paunch is lighter. Nadkhvostye blue. Swing feathers of wings also have dark blue-light blue coloring. At males on inside covered blue feathers. Females are monophonic and, usually, have lighter coloring of plumage and yellowish plumage on the head. Most often they are larger than males. Beak and pads of corporal color. Brown eyes.

Life expectancy at due leaving — up to 25 years.

the Area of dwelling and life in the nature of sparrow popugaychik

The look belongs to often found. Sparrow popugaychik in the north of Brazil and also live in Colombia, Venezuela, Paraguay, Guyana, Surinam and Bolivia. Also the habitat of this type of popugaychik stretches across the territory of Trinidad, skeletons of Antilles, Jamaica, Barbados and Martinique.

Generally lodge at water or near the coast, prefer the mangrove woods, low bushes and cuttings. Meets in low dry and damp forests, agricultural fields and farms, in gardens and parks of the cities. Climate in the field of accommodation tropical and subtropical with a temperature from 20C to 33C, a large amount of rains and high humidity of 75-90% throughout the most part of year. In the nature eat vegetable sterns (seeds, fruits, berries), but in a diet there are also insects and mollusks.

This look, as well as many other parrots, belongs to duplognezdnik. However, these birds can suit nests and in less suitable places, for example in termitaries. The nested season falls on June — November, however fluctuates depending on the habitat. After arrangement of a nest the female lays 3 — 7 white eggs and hatches them. The male all this time feeds her. The incubatory period is 18 — 22 days. Baby birds leave a nest at the age of 5 weeks. Some time parents finish feeding them.

Out of the nested period sparrow popugaychik keep packs to 100 birds.

Maintenance of sparrow popugaychik

Sparrow popugaychik concern unpretentious parrots. On character it is tender, but sometimes stubborn birds. Rather inquisitive. These parrots are aggressive to other, even large birds therefore it is not necessary to lodge more than 2 birds in one cage.

At the maintenance of one individual, you will need to find for the pet enough time. Sparrow popugaychik have abilities to imitation, however the stock is limited to 10 — 15 words. Except beauty of standard colors, selectors removed great variety of unusual flowers of these parrots. And also these birds successfully breed in the conditions of bondage and are not loud.


The cage has to be spacious as at poor exercise, these birds are inclined to a set of excess weight. The minimum length of a cage for couple is 60 cm, optimum — 80-90 cm. Width and height have to be 35-45 cm

Sparrow parrots treat the "gnawing" types therefore the wooden cage will be destroyed over time, it should be considered at selection of housing for birds.

In a cage there has to be enough poles, couple of feeding troughs, a drinking bowl. Feeding troughs it is desirable to have in the bottom of a cage that the forage was not scattered around. These birds are interested in toys with pleasure. Out of a cage it is quite good to organize the stand with toys, ladders and ropes where birds I will spend the energy out of a cage.


Grain mix has to be a basis of a diet. That will be suitable for average parrots. It is possible to make grain mix independently, having included several species of a millet, a carthamus, hemp seeds, a buckwheat, oats, a canary seed, wheat and other species of cereals there. Except a grain forage, the diet needs to be enriched with fruit, porridges, vegetables, a grass and a branch forage.

should offering Nuts to birds not more often than once a week as they are very much kaloriyna.

It is possible to offer also with own hand dried up dried fruits without additives. Kashi can be given undercooked, without addition of salt and sugar, it is possible to fill them with fruit or vegetable purees, berries.

Germinated grain out of the nested period can be given not more often than 2 — 3 times a week as it as well as forages of animal origin (egg), can cause sexual behavior.

Offer birds of a branch of fruit and other trees (birches, lindens, willows), previously having scalded them boiled water. And also the greens allowed birds.

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For cultivation of sparrow popugaychik more spacious cage and a nested lodge with sizes of 22х20х25 cm and letky 5 cm P is necessary

the macaw it has to be healthy, moderately well-fed, after a molt. Birds should not be relatives.

Before suspension of a lodge it is necessary to prepare birds. For this purpose in two weeks enter protein feeds of animal origin into a diet (boiled egg + carrots + crackers) and germinated grain. Also in a diet there has to be permanently grain forage, vegetables, fruit and berries and also green forages.

Except change of a diet, gradually we increase length of light day till 14 o'clock. In a cage there have to be calcium sources — chalk, sepia and mineral mixes. We suspend a lodge with sawdust. It is possible to offer birds previously scalded branches for construction of a nest.

After wrecking of the first egg we remove soft forages and greens from a diet and again we enter when hatching the first baby bird. It becomes not to load a liver with excessive amount of protein and for stabilization of a dung as green forages are a purgative.

In a laying usually 4 — 6 white eggs. The female hatches them, and the male feeds her during an incubation of eggs. Nasizhivaniye usually begins with the second egg. The first baby bird appears usually in 20 — 21 day of a nasizhivaniye.

Baby birds quite slowly grow and by 5 — 6 weeks leave a nest. Parents finish feeding them within 2 weeks.

Should not allow more than 2 layings a year. After cultivation birds need to have a rest and fill the spent forces.

It is better to transplant young growth from parents as soon as birds become independent as adult birds can show to them aggression.

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