Corella parrots: care and maintenance at home
Fans of decorative birds are increasingly showing interest in Corella parrots. Having won the trust of this pet, the owner will acquire a cheerful friend who can surprise and delight the whole family. Therefore, if you need a sociable and cute bird, the most suitable option will be the Corella. The parrot feels good at home, and if he takes care of him properly, he will thank his owners with unforgettable comic moments.
This bird was brought from Australia. At home, parrots often live in forests along river waters. They settle on dry branches, on which birds are almost invisible due to their gray color. Corella parrots have another name - nymphs. So they were called because of the beauty of the plumage. The color of the parrots depends on their subspecies, but the males always have more saturated colors and this is different from the females. Gray birds with a yellow head and orange spots on the cheeks are more common. But there are subspecies with a different color. Their constant color Corell get to one year old.Particularly attractive in the parrot is a high tuft on the back of his head, and he gives the nymph a sweet look. The size of the bird’s body is about 33 cm. The tail is about 15 cm long.
These birds can be kept in a large cage or in an aviary. They can live side by side not only with representatives of their own species, but also, for example, with budgerigars. Also, birds usually get used to a person who treats them well, and they like to spend time in such a company. Cockatiel parrots are picky creatures, and contain them is not a special effort. But to pay special attention to home equipment for them is still worth it. For a comfortable well-being, the bird needs approximately 1.5 m2. If the choice is in front of a wide, but low cell, or narrow, but elongated upwards, then it is better to choose the first option. Further, it is important to arrange the interior of the pet's house. Like many other birds, Corella parrots love the ladders and the perches of fruit tree branches. You will also need to take a separate place for feeding, install water and a mirror.Sometimes you can put your pet bath for swimming. A bird should spend the night in a cage.
Other subtleties for the care of a winged pet
We must not forget that this bird hails from Australia, so who is one of the pets and needs warmth, so this is Corella. Parrot at home should always be kept at a temperature not lower than 20 degrees. Optimally, if the air is heated within 20 - 250C. If in an apartment this indicator is even quite a bit lower, then it is advisable to purchase an additional heater for the aviary or cage. In some cases, for this purpose suitable lamp. But we must not forget to monitor the humidity. Do not allow dryness and excessive moisture, as this affects the health of the inhabitants of the cell. In addition, the bird needs fresh air. Therefore, make sure that the room was not stuffy. But at the same time, no drafts should be allowed.
It is worth paying special attention to feeding the parrot. This is important because the lifespan of your pet will directly depend on the quality of its diet. No need to give Corell food from your table, because it is poorly or not absorbed by the birds at all. For nymphs fit cereal mixtures. They love wheat, sunflower seed, flax, oats, corn, etc.Yet this is not enough to maintain their health. You also need to treat your feathered pet with fresh vegetables and fruits (they should be finely chopped). Keep in mind that Corella parrots are wary of unfamiliar products that are new to them, so if they didn’t have, for example, apples in the diet, they should be introduced gradually. To do this, you can chop the fruit and mix a small amount of it with the main feed. The bird will surely try, and if she likes the novelty, she will already be happy to eat it. Corella parrots usually prefer plums, apples, peaches, cherry plums, pears, cherries, and especially citrus fruits. If the fruit has small bones, it is better to remove them. Also, nymphs useful to feast on cucumbers, carrots, beets, cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. It will not be superfluous if you add chopped nuts and dandelion leaves to the feeder with grains. It is worth remembering that it is impossible to overfeed birds, and a day and a half tablespoons of grains is enough for them. If the individual is large, then you can give two spoons. To this is added some fruit or vegetables.
Many of those who got himself such a pet were very pleased. However, the owners of these birds may have a variety of questions. For example, how to tame them, how to distinguish females from males, how often they get sick and how long they live. Over time, the parrot Corella becomes the pet of the family, so knowing the answers to these questions is very important. The most exciting topic is the lifetime of the bird. It can be said that much depends on the quality of its content, but if the conditions are decent, then Corella will please its owners for about 20 years.
Unfortunately, sometimes the factors that have nothing to do with the feeding ration also affect the life span of the parrot. For example, the negligence of the owner can lead to the death of a pet. As soon as the owner notices changes in the mood and activity of the bird, she must be taken to the veterinarian without delay. Also, the windows in the room where the parrot lives should be closed so that the pet does not fly away, because on the street it will most likely die. Make sure that the electrical wires are always hidden, as the bird can eat and die. In addition, mirrors or glass can carry a hazard, Corella can break on these objects.It is important to think about the ways in which these accidents can be prevented, and then for many years your parrot Corella will delight you. Photos of these birds show how funny and funny this pet can be.
Subtleties in circulation
To make your new friend comfortable, it is important to behave and remember a few rules with him. So, you can never catch a cockatiel with your hands, otherwise you will have to exert ten times more effort to stop the bird from fearing you. It is best to open the cage and wait patiently until the pet itself flies into it for a treat or for rest. Also it is impossible against the will of the parrot to get him out of the house. In addition, you must love your winged baby to create a close emotional connection. Spend time near his home more often, but do not be intimidated by his tapping on the bars, pestering, or loud noises.
Of all the cockatoo species, the Corella parrot is the most malleable. Photos of these birds, trustingly sitting on the hands of their owners, may mislead novice owners. After all, in order that the pet is not afraid of you, you need to be patient, because this process is often time consuming.So, how to tame a parrot coral to become a real member of the family? It is worth remembering that the strongest motivator for birds is food, but one cannot “hunter” a nymph with hunger, since in this case, it may, on the contrary, run wild. Offer your Corella food in your fingers through the bars of the cage or in the palm of your hand, but do not insist. After a time, when the parrot begins to trust you, he will begin to take the treat from his hands. The palm should be brought slowly and from below so as not to frighten the pet. Also it is worth remembering that if Corella hisses or even bites, then the pet does not have confidence in you. You do not need to insist on contact, but just spend time around the cage and occasionally treat fruit through the bars. Until the end of domestication, it is better not to let the bird out of the cage.
How to determine gender
Those who decide to have a nymph should be able to distinguish the sex of a bird. Of course, it is easiest to determine the sex of an adult individual. Thus, the female parrot Corella differs from the male in its color. Females have a less bright color. Unlike the males, their head is greyish with reddish cheeks.The lower part of the tail is yellowish, while in males the tail is entirely gray, the tone is darker than the rest of the plumage. Also, the females under the wings have small oval spots of light color.
The sex of the parrots of the yellow subspecies is more difficult to determine, since both the male and the female have a yellow color. But girls under the tail have dark yellow transverse stripes, and under the wings there are many spots of a deeper tone than the main plumage.
The sex of the white nymphs is even harder to distinguish, so it’s best to look at the behavior of the birds Males can knock on objects with their beaks and often sing. Also, they, sitting on the perch, try to put the paws close to each other. Females, as a rule, sit down a little lower and spread their legs. Also, their lower part is wider than in males.
As for young birds, it is impossible to determine their gender before the first molt.