• Jan 14, 2020
 Two tolstoklyuvy parrots of Katerina on a pole On a photo: Tolstoklyuvy parrot of Bolborhynchus lineola
Andean parrots


Small korotkokhvosty scare
with a length of body up to 17 cm and up to 55 гр. The body which is brought down, thickset, the big head and eyes with quite noticeable beak. A natural color of a body — grassy-green, a lower body lighter, with a yellowish shade. Shoulders are dark, there is also dark cross drawing from strips on sides, a throat and a back part of the head. On swing and tail feathers there is also dark drawing — a border and spots. Males and females are painted lonely. Baby birds have more pale coloring. Eyes are dark brown, a beak of corporal color, a pad gray-pink.

Life expectancy at the correct leaving — 15 — 18 years.


Is known 2 subspecies of these birds differing from each other in coloring. The area of dwelling is northern Colombia, Venezuela and Peru, the southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and the western Panama. The look is quite numerous. The number of birds in population — 50.000 — 500.000. Birds give preference to forests and mountainous areas with height to 2000 m above sea level. Adhere to height of 500 — 600 meters above sea level in the winter. Often go down on the earth in search of a forage, however spend the night highly on trees. They are not really good flyers. Dwelling in mountainous areas allows birds to transfer quite low temperatures as in the nature in such areas snow is possible. Birds often take snow or "foggy" baths, being given from branches headfirst and spreading wings. Usually meet in small packs up to 30 individuals.

Eat dry seeds of herbs and other plants, fruits, berries on the earth, do not disdain also larvae of insects.

the Nested period in Panama falls on December, in that Colombia — in July — August. Nest in crevices, hollows of old trees. The female lays 4 — 5 white oblong eggs, only she hatches, the male feeds her and can often nest with her. Incubatory period of 18 days. Baby birds leave a nest at the age of 5 weeks.
 the Tolstoklyuvy parrot of Katerina sits on a door On a photo: the Tolstoklyuvy parrot of Katerina — a natural color.


these birds In itself are interesting not only unusual by appearance, but also behavior. They very funny move, rearranging pads and at the same time bending a front part of a body forward. At concern can turn away and raise the ridiculous spotty tails up. On noisiness of these birds it is possible to carry to moderately noisy, however at the gregarious maintenance of a showdown are inevitable, however it occurs not the whole day. The diet has to consist of a large number of juicy forages — it is necessary to treat more carefully hygiene in a cage as at this look quite liquid dung. Tolstoklyuvy parrots of Katerina quite amicably treat other species of parrots. They have surprising colors! Selectors removed a set of mutations — lyutino, gray, white, blue. As this look not really well flies, at the sufficient place in the open-air cage or a spacious cage, there is no need for frequent walks out of a cage, however at the same time watch a diet! They have a special ritual when bathing — at hit of water on them from the spray, they hang on a pole headfirst as bats and spread wings. These birds need to cut claws often. Unfortunately, these birds have no abilities to imitation of the speech.
 the Tolstoklyuvy parrot of Katerina among gifts On a photo: the Tolstoklyuvy parrot of Katerina — blue. For contents several birds as they are not bad tamed even in couples are better to pick up
. The couple of birds will look after one after another, but also they with pleasure are distracted by the owner, showing the tender character. The cage with the minimum sizes sufficient for the movement of birds will be suitable for contents. And, it is long cages or the open-air cage has to prevail as these parrots fly a little, but go much. If it is the open-air cage, then here you can show the imagination and equip there the whole game town with ropes. Sometimes in cages for spending the night of birds establish wooden treugolnichki-roofs with a pole inside. Birds with pleasure get off in small groups under them. It is better to establish feeding troughs suspended or on a floor, they have to be heavy as have to maintain the weight of several birds at the same time. We do not forget about a drinking bowl and a kupalka. Poles have to be the suitable size, it is better with bark. The open-air cage or a cage has to stand in the light place, far away from drafts, direct sunlight and heating devices. As a dung at birds more liquid, on a bottom it is possible to fill the safe wood filler or sand which is previously processed. Then with cleaning there will be less problems. Birds of a lekovozbudima also often feel fear therefore it is better to arrange in a cage for them a secluded corner that they could feel safe. Also sometimes they fall from poles at night, be ready to it.
 two tolstoklyuvy parrots of Katerina On a photo: The Tolstoklyuvy parrot of Katerina on a pole


of a diet of tolstoklyuvy parrots of Katerina is grain mix. That will be suitable for average parrots. In structure there have to be a millet, a carthamus, a buckwheat, a sorghum, a ribbon grass, oats, wheat, a linen and hempy seed, Abyssinian нуг, sowing rice, sunflower, sesame. Besides, in a diet there have to be many juicy and green forages. Offer the fruit allowed parrots, vegetables, berries, suspending them or filling in a separate feeding trough. Also birds will estimate germinated forages, seeds of native-grasses, half-cooked porridges without additives. Offer birds the resolved greens, previously its washout. Tolstoklyuvik also will not refuse chewing of branches with bark. It is better to give boiled egg and high-calorie grains and nuts only during cultivation. This look drinks much, daily watch quantity and water quality in a cage. Also there has to be a separate feeding trough with mineral mix, hang chalk and sepia.
 two tolstoklyuvy parrots of Katerina On a photo: two tolstoklyuvy parrots of Katerina


For cultivation is necessary heterosexual couple and as with sex determination on appearance these parrots difficult, at manufacturers have the method. However, it is effective only for color options which did not undergo mutations (green, gray, cobalt, тиркис): usually two central steering feathers to a half of length at males dark, and at females blackout are almost not noticeable. After the first molt males are much brighter than females from the same brood. Females of wild colors have a blue shade of a feather on the head, and males — yellow. At achievement of reproductive age males become louder, they can sing and aggression is often shown, also the male feeds a female. However, similar signs do not give a guarantee in selection of heterosexual couple therefore only the DNA test will confirm or will disprove your guesses.

of the Bird should not be relatives, can be a different color, parrots have to be healthy, moderately well-fed and reach age 1 year.

the Cage for cultivation has to be the spacious, not overloaded excess toys that birds did not distract from process. Poles have to be strong and steady to sustain the copulating birds. We prepare a lodge — it has to be 20*30 cm in size. Before suspension гнездовья birds in 2 weeks are prepared for cultivation. Gradually increase light day till 14 o'clock by means of artificial lighting. Drive in a diet of a squirrel of animal origin (boiled chicken or quail egg), germinated grain, difficult porridges. The diet has to be rich with greens, fruka, vegetables, seasonal berries. We suspend outside of a cage a lodge with small sawdust of deciduous breeds of trees. After wrecking of the first egg from a diet it is removed animal protein. After birth of the first baby bird, we return back in a diet. Usually tolstoklyuvy parrots of Katerina bring up to 4 baby birds and very gently look after them. Even when the female leaves on the second laying, the bred baby birds from the first brood can quietly spend the night in a lodge together with parents, but it is fraught with death of eggs. Therefore it is better to otsazhivat young baby birds.

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