The cost of parrots lovebirds
Parrot lovebird is divided into 9 types, but in the home often contain all three of them are: Fischer's lovebird, red-faced and masked. All three have roughly the same requirements of care and cost.
Prices for lovebirds vary from 1 to 2.5 thousand rubles, the Most "budget" are considered to be red-faced, Fisher and masked are more expensive. If you are going to buy a pair, then you may be able to bargain up to 4 thousand rubles and below for the two birds.
For a parrot it is a normal price, considering that it is cheaper to buy a budgie (600-900 p) and Corella's already going to cost 3 thousand rubles for one bird.
The price depends on several factors. The main ones are age and the presence of documents at the parrot. Without documents age after the first molt (5-6 month of life) can be determined. Documents are typically available, buying the bird at the exhibition or in good pet store.
Try to avoid shopping at the "bird market" and with it, if there is no evidence that the bird is not sick.
What will the cost of care
Be careful when choosing food. Don't buy lovebirds food for budgies or other types, as it can disrupt digestion birds. Fertilize parrot greens.
Before you buy a parrot, don't forget to purchase a cage. Cage for lovebirds will only fit metal, as wood is unlikely to survive the powerful beak of the bird. However, the cage should be spacious – this type of parrots requires much movement as lovebirds most prone to obesity. A suitable cage can be purchased within 2 thousand.
Feed lovebirds does not require large expenditures. Three teaspoons of the special grain mixture per day is sufficient for normal metabolism.
Care for a pair of lovebirds
It is worth considering that the lone lovebird home will require more care and attention than one that has a couple. To tame these birds almost impossible, but there is the observation that males with age become friendlier.
Lovebird, contrary to popular belief, can easily live without the "second half". Even if one of the partners dies, the other continues to live and is able to usher in a new "marriage" Union.
So if you are rarely at home, and you have no time to pay much attention to the parrot, it is recommended to purchase a pair of lovebirds. In this case the birds do not suffer from loneliness. But there can be other nuances: a family quarrel and the emergence of the offspring.
Lovebird selective in choosing a partner, so don't be surprised that after some time the parrots will start a fight. In this case you should place the birds in different cages for a while, and then re-connect. Then the parrots begin to live peacefully. If not, you will have to take care of the replacement partner.
Advice 2: How to teach a parrot-lovebird talking
Parrots are considered as the only speaking representatives of the animal world, and that is why a variety of people enjoy having as Pets parrots of different breeds. If some birds easily learn the pronunciation of words, to teach others to speak it is not so easy. But, with some effort, you can learn to speak even parrots, lovebirds.
Show patience and persistence in training – it will take time, but eventually your efforts will be rewarded. In order for training to be effective, teach parrot to talk from a very early age, preferably from the first day the poultry in your home.
Give the bird the parrot to understand that he is a full member of your family, and he wants to learn human speech to approach people and begin to imitate them. Obogrevala parrot, feed him, help him to take you part of his pack.
Remember also that males are easier to master it than females, but with those and with others you can achieve success in learning. Training females you will spend more time, but the words spoken by the female will be clear and beautiful.
Your parrots may be more able or less able to simulate human speech – you can check it on the behavior of the parrot. If he tries to imitate all the sounds he hears in the yard or on TV, it means that the bird has pronounced ability to imitate sounds. In addition, it is important to train your parrot - he should trust you and shouldn't be afraid of people.
Engage with the parrot alone for that and have a lot of free time. Try to say while chatting with the bird mostly high-pitched sounds, as of a young bird not able to reproduce low sounds, and it will be easier if you go to meet him.
Teach a parrot to speak in a calm and quiet atmosphere, turn off the radio, TV and telephone, and remove from the cage the parrot a mirror so the parrot is not distracted. When the lesson is over, place the mirror into place.
As often as possible call the parrot by name, talk to him gentle voice, his comment and his actions. The best time to practice is the morning and evening. Order parrot has always had a willingness to learn, and make classes for the most exciting game that he is looking forward to have to wait. To teach human speech can be only the parrot, who lives alone. If you are going to do with the bird regularly, after two or three weeks, the parrot will begin to utter the first words.