Advice 1: How to tell how old budgies

Budgerigars are often the favorites of both children and adults. Determination of age of molting usually does not cause serious difficulties. But in order to know how many years an adult bird, you will need deeper knowledge.
How to tell how old budgies
Instruction
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Please note that the exact age of the budgies after the first molt, which usually occurs in 3 or 3.5 months, impossible to determine. So about the bird, which is already more than a year, can only say she is young or old.
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If the parrot eyes are black and big, wavy and the color of the feathers of "exchange" and starts right from the cere, so it's still technically a baby. In addition, these young birds are not formed mask, which is usually white, yellow or yellowish. It appears about six months, while the waviness of the color originates right from the top of the mask. Adult males you will discover and the mask, clear and wavy patterns, and formed the pupil of the eye edged bright ring. Old parrots are often missing feathers around the eyes.
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If you need to understand the age of Luminoso or albino, keep in mind that the iris of their eyes are dark red or even in adulthood. The cere in males from a very early age altricial remains pinkish-nameyearsa new. In females it changes color that allows much more accurately determine the age of the birds.
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If females the cere is blue with a white bezel around the nostrils, the bird is very young. As they get older the cere is lightened, becoming a pale blue or even white. At puberty indicates her pink and white or brown color.
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Look at the cere of the male. If it is a plain, pale-nameyearslike pink, you - a young parrot. As they grow, the area above the beak changes colour and turns bright blue.
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Note the beak. Chicks up to one and a half to two months, the beak is black, then he brightens. In rare cases, especially with bright colors, this happens before: in 20-30 days. In adult birds the bill is pale yellow or greenish color.
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To ensure that you have a young bird, look at the tail. Young specimens it is short, but grows quickly and reaches maximum length at around two months after birth.

Advice 2: How to trim a parrot beak

Parrots are long and firmly took the place of the most popular Pets. Them just care, these birds live a long time and the owners are pleased with the cheerful chirping and bright plumage. Besides, the vocal apparatus allows Pets to teach them the pronunciation of different words. But sometimes these birds get sick, and then a person needs to help them.
How to trim a parrot beak
Instruction
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What if the beak of a parrot has greatly increased, and prevented him to drink or to eat? Better not try to cut regrown the tip yourself. In the beakof a parrot e is a lot of blood vessels, damaging which can cause serious damage to the health of birds. Contact your veterinarian, who competently and in a sterile environment will conduct the necessary procedure.
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To the beak of a parrot do not grow too much, be sure to hang in a cage of stone, on which a bird can sharpen. Pay attention to the food that you give to your pet. There should not be excess of minerals, which leads to the rapid growth of Horny tissue. In addition, the feed mixture must be sufficiently large grains, such as oats or sunflower seeds. The parrot will have to peel off these grains, and the tip of the beakand will be erased.
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If the growth of the beakand began after taking vitamins, it is better to cancel. So, they have too much calcium. It is possible to define more and droppings of birds. If it is almost white, so you give the parrot too much feed and vitamins containing this, in principle, useful mineral.
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If you do decide to trim the beak yourself, it should be done very carefully. Prepare sharp scissors. Gently pull the parrot out of the cage and keep in the left hand. Ask someone to help you and hold the head of a bird. Stand against the light. The tip of the beakand which is transparent, no blood vessels and it can be cut. Also, if you have healthy birds, you can compare the beak of the sick parrots with them. Then you will have an idea on what length you can cut off the horn cover.
Useful advice
So the parrot was always healthy and happy, you need the right combination of vitamins, minerals and mixture of feed you give the bird. The excess or deficiency of certain substances can lead to serious health problems. Therefore, before purchasing these birds and if you have any questions on the content be sure to consult with your veterinarian.

Advice 3: How to trim a parrot beak

Often breeders of parrots, regardless of breed are faced with the question of the increase of the beak of the animal or its deformation and its subsequent trimming. Well, when a veterinary clinic nearby and you can always ask for help, but what to do when veterinarians are not near? If you don't know how to trim the beak of a parrot at home and you need – you have come to the right place.
How to trim a parrot beak
Instruction
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Inspect the beak of the animal, and identify whether the trimming. Attention! To trim the beak only in the case when it is much increased in size, prevents the bird to eat, to talk (depending on breed) or simply spoils the appearance of the pet.
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Prepare cosmetic (nail) scissors small size with rounded tips and a regular nail file. You can also buy special scissors-tweezers for trimming nails of a parrot and a nail file in a pet shop. You should know that for trimming the beak of a parrot large breed accessories such as manicure set will not work, here it is better to use special tweezers for trimming the beak of birds.
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Turn on good lighting. This will be needed to make the regrown part of the beak was clearly visible, and you couldn't hurt when obstriganie blood vessels.
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Take the bird in hand and cuddle her. Fix the head, you can anyone help, because alone is difficult, and the devices can injure the bird.
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Trim the beak, making small slices diagonally in several stages (4-5). Prostituate cropped the bird's beak with a nail file. Ready.
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Be careful while organizing such kind of events, because any awkward movement can harm the health of your pet. Do all procedures only in good light and only in that case when to ask for help to the vet is not possible.
Note
Parrot – a beautiful, exotic animal, numbering several hundred species, requiring special care and attention when living in the home. Breeders of the parrots know how picky the bird and demanding. To maintain her house is not only to feed and elevate the cage or corner bird and care for feathers, eyes, ears, beak and talons (nails), which also require attention and specific skills.

Advice 4: How old are the budgies

With proper care, budgies can live up to 7 – 15 years. However, many feathered Pets die before they reach their five-year anniversary. The reason is that very often the owners of the parrots don't know how to take care of these birds.
Budgies with good care can live up to 17 years

Why budgies live a little



The reason commercial approach to the birds, which are sold under the label of "easy care" Pets. As a result of the birds just put in a cage and occasionally give them seeds. Many people budgerigars do not survive to 5 years.

Due to the lack of movement they become fat. It is difficult for the internal organs of the Pets. And they are failing faster than usual. Most parrots are overweight suffer the so-called lipoma, a type of tumor that grows between the skin and the muscles.

But sometimes the parakeets, which are well cared for, and die at a young age. There are cases when birds have a tumor occurs even with proper care. Caring owners turn to veterinarians, and those usually advised to euthanize the bird, so she did not suffer from pain. In some cases parrots can live for another 1.5 years.

Another cause of mortality budgies – their escape from the air vents. Even if the birds are returning home, there is always the possibility that they ate something poisonous. Then the bird may die of poisoning, perhaps not immediately, but after a couple of months.

How to extend the life budgies



Budgerigars come from Australia. In the wild, they live from 5 to 10 years. But at home with proper care they can live even up to 17 years.

The only way to extend the life of a budgie is to keep it in shape. A healthy diet, mobility, low stress, mental exercises, if necessary, medical care – these are the components of a healthy lifestyle feathered pet.

A healthy diet includes seeds or low-fat diet chips, fruits and vegetables. Some little seed of minerals and vitamins, high in fat and calories, so it is important that the parrots loved vegetables.

To support parrots in good shape, regularly enough to open the cage door and let them out to fly around the house.

To avoid stress you need to correctly position the cell. Put her away from loud noise, avoid sudden movements, being close. Especially important is the peace and quiet at night. Parrots go to sleep in the evening, and owners like at this time to watch TV or listen to the radio. Consider the day of their Pets.

With the parrot you need to communicate. In the wild they live in packs, and communicating them is vital.

Sometimes wavy parrots, as other Pets, need medical care. Given this, it is possible to train yourself to save each month some money for urgent treatment.

The life cycle of budgerigars extend not difficult. But this requires some effort from your side.

Advice 5: How to play with a wavy parrot

Before you learn the game with a wavy parrot, you need to gain his trust. There are several ways to diversify communication with your pet with the help of simple toys and gadgets.
Wavy parrot bird smart, play with a pleasure
You will need
  • - handkerchief
  • - a small plastic ball
  • - round wooden stick
Instruction
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Budgies – birds are very smart, and have the perseverance easily trainable. Play with them - a pleasure. But first you need to try to earn the trust of the pet. Only then can he develop the confidence and determination. This is the first step to learning games.
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How to teach a wavy parrot to trust the host?


You need to take for the rule every day to sit by the cage so that the bird was above eye level of the owner. In this situation, the pet will feel safe. Next, you need to close your eyes and some time to sit quietly in front of cage. Through half-open lids, you can observe the reaction of the parrot: if he looks at the host without blinking, then while still experiencing fear. If blinks – so calm and confident. After the approximation process is completed, you can start learning games.
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How to play with a wavy parrot?


The simplest way to teach your pet to respond to a wink. For this you need to sit in front of the cage and carefully observe the pet. After the parrot flashes, you need to do the same, looking right at him. If the bird is worried, you can reply demonstrative reaction of fright. Over time, between you and the parrot will be established closer contact and mutual understanding will appear. In a wink to the master bird will respond in kind.
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Then you can move on to more complex games, for example, with a ball, which will be a light plastic ball. Bird can not only drive up it to the owner's hand, but to throw in a makeshift basket simulating a basketball game.
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Parakeets are curious. In the process of taming a pet you can go to this trick: to take up any object, which you can use to extract the soft and pleasant sounds (e.g., small bell). Then you need to turn to parrot back and play a bit with this thing. The bird will attract sounds, and she's definitely interested in them. Most likely the pet will try to look over the shoulder of the owner to see what he's doing. At this time he can offer a finger or a stick, so he sat on them.
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Another interesting game – feeding parrot that he dropped. For example, a handkerchief or "ball". Soon he will begin to lift the object, which is dropped by the owner, thereby inviting him to start the game. If a bird taps his beak on the cage, you need to knock her back. If the pet ever hard-to-reach place, he can offer one of his favorite toys, and he soon included in the game.
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Budgies can sing in response to his warble. This technique is extremely brings the owner with his pet and the bird develops the confidence and interest to the owner. Many parrots love a game like tug of handkerchief or any other suitable object. This is one of the first entertainment, which they study quite quickly.
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