If you decide to have a feathered pet should first find out exactly what he eats.
The big mistake is to assume that you can simply buy a ready-made food, and your bird will no longer be in need of anything.
So, what to feed budgerigar.
How to feed a parrot
The main rule in feeding all the animals and birds- Products must be of high quality and fresh, without adding chemicals. Also, do not forget to wash the pet's daily dishes and change his water.
Asked how often to feed a parrot, notThere is a clear answer. These birds pretty fast metabolism, so do not leave them without food for more than three hours. Best of all every day at a certain time to pour all your pet daily rate of grain feed. The cells grille insert your slices of vegetables or fruit. In addition, remember that to enter into new food diet must be gradual. Wait until your bird get used to the new food.
What food you need to feed the parrot
The basis of the power of parrots is a grain mixture,consisting of oats (about 10%), various species of millet (about 70%), and 20% other seed -. canary, hemp and linseed, wheat, etc. Get ready mixes which are intended to form your parrot. Mixtures of other types may include, for example, peanuts, and sunflower seeds, which are to budgerigar too fatty foods. However, small amounts of nuts and seeds can be given.
In addition to the main feed is useful to give the parrot sprouted grain that contains contains a large amount of vitamins. It is best to germinate better millet or wheat.
In addition, the parrot diet should be every dayinclude fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs. It can be various berries and fruits: apples, pears, citrus, cherries, cucumbers, carrots, etc. it is desirable to give them large chunks. Put your pet in a cage and greens - lettuce, dandelion, spinach.
If necessary, you can give parrots animal feed, such as hard-boiled eggs.
What is impossible to feed a parrot
Parrots can not feed the following products:
- Avocado, mango and papayey-
- Spicy herbs (dill, parsley, cilantro) -
- Garlic and lukom-
- Candied fruktami-
- Meat, fish, cheese, butter, seafood.
Moreover, it should not be fed from a common table parrot. This food contains too much for these birds fat and salt and can cause harm to the health of the feathered.
What to feed a parrot chick?
As a rule, the newborn chicks on their ownfeeds his thymus jelly female parrot. However, it happens that a young mother refuses or is unable to feed their young. Then you will have to take care of her offspring.
Chicks fed the following method is recommended. Spread the baby food to a relatively liquid and heat the mixture to 37 ° C. Chick put back down into his palm. Then dipped in a mixture of fine clean brush, gently hold it to the side of the beak of the chick, so it was convenient to swallow hanging drop. Feed the chick until it shall be satisfied in full. Such feeding should be performed every 2 hours.
Should gradually reduce the number of feedings, anddiet Add millet gruel prepared from ground millet. When the chicks reached 20 days, they should be transplanted into a cell, and gradually accustomed to feeding from a spoon. Sticks it can be through the door.
When the chicks after a while will be able to eat from a spoon, cook them a thick porridge. Then gradually start to enter into the diet of a grown baby parrot cereal mixture.