How to care for a parrot, find out!


1.- The cage for two parakeets must have some med>

2.- Choose a cage that has horizontal bars and no plastic coating.

3.- The swing doors also serve as a support point for the parakeets Take flight or land.

4.- To exercise the muscles of their legs, it is convenient to use crossbars in different diameters.

5.- In the cage it is essential that there is a feeder, an automatic drinker and a stone to sharpen the beak.

6.- To parakeets They love to swing, climb stairs and play with all kinds of objects. You can also give them sticks or twigs to be entertained.

7.- Your little friend will enjoy it much more if you give him few toys but you renew them frequently.

8.- Cover the floor of the cage with bird sand until it reaches a thickness of 1-2 cm.

9.- Install the cage in an elevated place in the room. Birds are very afraid of everything that may come from above.

10.- If we build a hanger (or "tree") with natural branches, it will soon become the favorite place of the parakeets when they fly freely around the house.


1.- The parakeets They need daily fresh water, grain, green food (lettuce, etc.), fruit and vegetables, and every two or three days a millet spike.

2.- Expired foods have usually lost all their vitamins.

3.- The parakeets They learn to recognize fruits and vegetables at the age of 8-16 weeks.

4.- Fruits and vegetables must be cut into pieces. Lettuce must be washed with hot water and let dry.

5.- Every night you have to remove the remains of lettuce and the last fruit or vegetables.

6.- To favor their digestion we can give them plants with roots (dandelion).

7.- Distribute the food throughout the day. For example, in the morning and late afternoon.

8.- Provide them with a limestone. In winter, administer them a polyvitamin complex.

9.- When they move the pen give them a special preparation that you can get at any pet store.

10.- Be very careful with plants and fruits that may be toxic to them, such as avocado, ivy or cypress.

1.- Clean the feeder and drinker daily. Food remains are an ideal culture medium for bacteria, fungi and viruses.

2.- Wash the cage and accessories weekly with boiling water.

3.- Change the sand depending on what gets dirty, but it must be renewed at least once a week.

4.- Periodically renew the branches of the cage and the room.

5.- To parakeets They love bathing and soaking. Occasionally put a bathhouse in the door of the cage.

6.- Let your parakeets fly freely around the room for at least two hours a day.

7.- During the change, clean the pen cage several times a week.

8.- If the beak and the nails grow too much, you will have to take it to the vet to be cut.

9.- Females need to peck and gnaw more than males. Provide branches, logs and limestone.

10.- Play and talk as much as you can with your little friends.

If you want to know in depth everything you need to take good care of a parakeet, we recommend the publication Mi Periquito y yo of the Editorial Hispano Europea:

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Tips to know how to care for a parrot

To know how to care for a parrot, we consider the following aspects important:

Choosing the right cage is essential. We could say that, if you want to know how to care for a parrot, The cage is the first thing to pay attention to. You must consider the size of the animal to choose one that can move freely.

Peak wear

Your parrot you will need to have a sepia bone or a calcium stone against which to scratch its beak to wear it If not, it could have problems at the peak.

Not only parrots, we could say that any pet must have fresh and clean water at its disposal at all times to drink when they need it.

In the case of parrots, it's not just about drinking water. The truth is that they like to wash often, so you can put a water container where they can do it themselves, or pour water with a watering can with some frequency.

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Cleaning the cage is essential for the parrot to feel comfortable. To clean the bottom of the cage you can use cat litter, which It will be necessary to change at least once a week.

Learn to speak

Without a doubt, one of the main attractions of parrots as a pet is that can learn to repeat words and phrases. That makes them very funny animals that make a lot of company.

By spending a little time each day, you can educate and teach your parrot to speak.

Do you already know how to care for a parrot! But this is not all, In Wakyma you will find more articles to make your new pet happy.

Do you like parakeets? They are birds are very grateful cheerful and taking care of them does not require does not require a great investment of time,

Would you like to have a parakeet at home? These birds are very grateful and happy to take care of them does not require a great investment of time, nothing to do with dogs or cats for example. The parakeets Just as the canaries are very popular birds as pets. We tell you your basic care.

Parrots or parakeets?

We often confuse them, The truth is that everything the parakeets They are parrots since they belong to the Psittacidae bird family. In this family are other species such as lovebirds, parrots or macaws. The common parakeet or Australian parakeet usually measures 18-19 cm and has an average weight of 35 grams.

How to care for a parakeet

It may seem like many but in less than 15 minutes you can do them all, they don't require much time.

    A pet is not a toy

As with any other pet when taking care of it you acquire a commitment of cu> The choice of the cage

The cage should be the right size for the bird, the larger the cage should be in line. Go to a specialized pet center. Most have a website, you can check the sizes and prices of the different cages. When in doubt, the wider the better, the more space Your parakeet will have. Water and food

Something we should not forget> Cleaning the cage

It is the least pleasant part of cu> The bathroom

Parakeets need their bath to feel at ease. When you buy the cage in the same store you can buy the bathtub for the budgie are not expensive. Change the water daily (they are small, not much water is spent) so that the parakeet can enjoy and cool off. Remember that parakeets they are tropical birds should not be subject> Visit the vet

Soon after having the parakeet, you have to cut your nails minimum every two months and until you learn it is better for a professional to do it. On YouTube you can find information on how to learn to cut the parakeet's nails.

Have you been useful basic care for parakeets?

Take care of parrots, parrots and parrots without mother

If you find a pigeon without feathers and something weak run to help him and follow these steps:

If the bird already has some feathers, it may be around 15 days old so you can feed it with a different diet. You can supply the porridge but the consistency is harder and it is also possible to feed it based on a homemade porridge whose preparation is explained below:

Homemade porridge for parrots, parrots and parrots without mother

  • ¾ parts of Nestum multigrain or other that does not contain milk. Also in replacement of these you can use cornmeal.
  • ¼ part Cooked egg yolk or Premium dog food.

Cooked egg yolk or Premium dog food previously soaked with Nestum or its equivalent should be mixed and warm water is added based on the amount to be prepared, the porridge should have a smooth consistency so that the bird can easily swallow.

Prepare the porridge daily because if you give it the day before you can get sick due to the growth of fungi in the preparation. This porridge should be warm, never freezing or hot.

The diet for rescued birds should approximate what they eat in their natural habitat

Remember that these birds in their natural environment also feed on fruits and vegetables so you can give him some striped non-citrus. You can continue giving the above-mentioned porridge as it grows but remember to give it harder and harder.

After two months you decrease the frequency of feeding, so you can give it about 5 times a day, while at 3 months and the pigeon will eat alone, you give small pieces of fruits and seeds soaked for easy swallowing, you give the porridge that is accustomed to eating normally so that it becomes accustomed.

Do not stop feeding it from time to time since at first they may not eat well and possibly what they do is play a little with the food. Put a bowl of water in it.

Adults have a diet based on fruits, vegetables and seeds. They love cooked rice. Give him the most natural food you can, nothing canned. When you provide fruits with high glucose and sucrose content such as banana, peach, try to give it little and less frequently, the other fruits you should vary during the week.

Foods you can give parrots, parrots and parrots

The vegetables that we can give them are: lettuce, a little spinach since it produces diarrhea, broccoli, carrots, celery, tomatoes, cauliflower.

There are other cooked foods that you can also provide such as chickpeas, pasta, beans, soy, corn, rice, oatmeal, squash, potatoes and eggs.

ATTENTION: There are foods that can be very dangerous such as: avocado, coffee, sweets, salty foods, milk, parsley and uncooked pumpkin. Prevent birds from eating them.

These birds love to bathe so we recommend you place a container with plenty of water to bathe, obviously not so deep.

Remember to clarify your doubts with a veterinarian specialized in birds. It is the most suitable to explain the diet of the species you have rescued. Caring for parrots, parrots and parrots without a mother is a difficult task but if you are you have patience and dedication you can have the satisfaction of saving the life of a defenseless animal.

The arrival of the parakeet at our home

The transfer of our new companion animal We will do this to our home, of course, with the help of a special box well protected against drafts. When we arrive, your new cage should already be prepared and waiting for you according to the instructions mentioned in our article about the cages of these birds.

Now we will refer to a suggestion that we may not want to follow :-). Let's leave the newcomer in his cage for a period of at least two weeks. Let's make no attempt to get him out of it or allow him to fly around the house. This does not mean that we should not start the manual domestication one or two days after its arrival, but this work must be carried out without removing the bird from inside.

Let's let the parakeet gets used to its new environment and feels protected and safe at. It is highly important that the cage is firmly engraved in your mind as being your "castle", your sanctuary and the place where you will always feel safe.

Of course we will want install it in a place where a good part of the family activity is developed (but in no way in the kitchen) and speak in a soft tone every time we have the opportunity to do so, addressing him using his name, while ensuring that his cage is kept scrupulously clean and that he receives proper food.

Let's make sure our parakeet starts eating. Very likely, something reluctant will be shown in this regard for one or two days due to the change that the new situation implies for him. Let's keep your feeder full but spread some seeds on the floor of the cage at the same time.

Many young Australian parakeets show tendency to curl up on the ground of the cage during the first days but in the end they will not be able to resist pecking the seeds that are around them. This can happen with all species of parakeets, no matter what variety it is.

If a parakeet refuses to eatIt is a good idea to remove all hangers so that you are forced to remain in the soil between the seeds. It is not advisable, however, to deposit a container with water at the bottom of the cage because the bird will get into it, spill its contents, and it is even possible to catch a cold that causes death due to the present humidity on his feet

Yes our young love budgerigar experience any difficulty crushing the seeds When you have to use your own means for the first time, let us help you by shredding them beforehand. This work is rarely necessary for a period longer than the first few days. When the black color of a young parakeet's beak begins to pale, it means that it is already in a position to crush its own seeds.

It is not advisable to provide vegetables immediately to a bird that has just arrived at our home. Let's wait at least a few days, until it has adapted to the new situation. If at that time you refuse to eat them, let's soak them in water before giving them and, at the same time, remove the drinking fountain.

Should learn to like vegetables because your metabolism needs the nutritional elements that they provide. Apart from such a circumstance, a bunch of vegetables hung from the bars of the cage will serve as a substitute for water.

During the first nights we must ensure that the bird goes to sleep soon. We cover your cage with a cover or move it to a dark room as soon as it shows signs of drowsiness, which are characterized by a recess of the plumage and a progressive inactivity. During the second day after your arrival we can start with manual domestication.

Budgerigar grooming

There are two things that we may have to do for our bird: trim your nails and beak. Cage specimens develop rapidly nails of considerable length, which, if you do not proceed to trim them, curl inwards and cause the bird to find it impossible to hold on to the hanger.

Let's use a clipping work for a nail clipper and take special care not to section the blood vessel of dark hue that runs through it, the cut must be made above the point where the vessel reaches.

If despite everything there is a small hemorrhage, let's observe it carefully, to stop it it is possible to use some stiptic powders. After trimming, our bird will be much more lively.

If our bird develops a deformed or excessively large beak, we will have to trim it to restore its normal appearance. If we do not feel able to carry out the work, we must go to the help of a professional. If, on the contrary, we consider that we can do it, a straight and sharp nail clippers It will be enough for that purpose. The trimming will not harm the bird, as long as it is done before the problem becomes serious.

Cutout of parakeet wings

It should not be done unless there is a real danger that our bird escapes or is injured. Sometimes in summer, with the constant opening and closing of doors and windows, it becomes necessary to restrict the bird's flight.

Only internal feathers need a cut. Let us leave the last four feathers, of greater length, in the final part of each wing without cutting and in this way we will have achieved that the bird retains its attractive aspect. Both sides should be trimmed evenly.

Parakeet feeding care

One of the joys of having a parakeet is the ease with which it can be fed. In this section we give you the basic indications, but we recommend our post what do the parakeets eat for more extensive information.

Its basic diet is a mixture of seeds supplemented with vegetables and vitamins. We will acquire seeds specially prepared for parakeets and this without forgetting that it is a totally different mix from the one destined for the Canaries. Let's keep it in a cool place and acquire it in small quantities, because the economy that can be achieved with the purchase of large quantities is not such, if the seed deteriorates before we have used it in its entirety.

Commercially available brands have been packaged so that the seeds are kept fresh and clean. The ideal food for parakeets is composed of a mixture of birdseed and millet, apart small amounts of other seeds, such as oats and hemp seeds.

When our parakeet eats, it breaks the seed, engulfs the nucleus and spits the shell (usually again in the food container). Due to this circumstance said container may appear full of seeds when, in fact, what it contains are empty shells. Let's eliminate them then and proceed to fill the feeder every day.

Let's do the same with water, empty the container, wash it and fill it again daily. The feeder must be constantly filled. Do not let it get empty because a bird deprived of seeds for a period exceeding 24 hours will die irremissibly. In fact, there have been many cases of parakeets that have died of hunger because their owners have believed that the feeders were still full of seeds.

Millet grains should be large in size, smooth surface and creamy white or slightly yellow hue. The birdseed must be bright, plump and soft surface. Small amounts of shell oats and brown rice are a good complement. Instead, they should not be given oatmeal without the shell because it is a difficult seed to crush.

It should also be borne in mind that since oats are fattening, chicks need it, especially when the weather is cold, to keep the body warm. Lastly, we should point out that the majority of parakeets consider oatmeal with a shell (as if it were candy), so we must supply it according to our criteria.

It is a good idea, when we install our new young parakeet in its cage, spread some seeds on the ground since many young specimens do not realize that there is a feeder full of seeds waiting for them. Until they discover it, it is best to make sure that they eat spreading the seed at points where there is certainty that they will find it.

Let's add to the diet of our parakeet small amounts of your favorite delicacies as well as food supplements that we will place in a separate container. They will stimulate your appetite and provide you with the necessary amount of those minerals and vitamins that your body needs. Many of these foods can be found packaged in jars in specialized stores and with them we must fill their containers with special food every day.

The millet on branch It provides him with a food similar to what he can find in the field, and it is a great fun for him to collate the bouquet of the same hanging from the bars of his cage.

Vegetables provide our budgie with his lively look and stylized line. We must give them on alternate days, limiting the amount to which the bird is able to eat in a "session" and removing any residue immediately.

In fact, after a few days we will be able to accurately estimate the amount required. It should be borne in mind that most birds are attracted to vegetables and that because of this there is always a danger that they will not be ingested in a sensible but excessive way, which will result in diarrhea. If this is what happens, we suspend the supply of vegetables for about a week.

Many bird holders choose supply the vegetables holding them by hand, with which this work becomes part of the domestication and training program. Others fix the vegetables to the side of the cage with a clip of those used to hold papers, removing them after an hour has elapsed and throwing them away.

Never let the vegetables remain on the bottom of the cage then, apart from getting dirty, the rubble will adhere to them. All vegetables and fruits should be subjected to an intense wash with warm water to eliminate any possible presence of pesticides, which, even in very small quantities, can be fatal to the animal.

Among the vegetables that enjoy the preference of parakeets include: clovers, alfalfa, spikes and celery stalks, dandelions, radish leaves, kale, plantain, carrot leaves, corn on the cob, chickpeas and skin of Apple.

All these vegetables have to be, of course, fresh and properly washed. Most parakeets also like lettuce and parsley. However, the supply should be rather reduced because, for many birds, it has a strong laxative effect. Sometimes it also happens that these two vegetables, which enjoy great preference, "vitiate" the birds and leads them to reject others that are even more nutritious.

Do not give vegetables to a newly acquired parakeet during the first week of stay with us and, if you have not eaten them for some time, provide them with caution.

In the pet establishments it is possible to find pots in which diverse vegetables have been planted, whose size and shape have been designed so that they adapt to the cage of the parakeets. All we have to do is add water and when the plants have reached a height of about 2.5 cm approximately place each pot in its support.

This is a way of being. absolutely sure that vegetables are fresh. Of course they do not come to replace the rest of vegetables since the variety is important. It will also be possible to find in these establishments egg yolk-based cookies, which, since they do not require refrigeration, are probably the most convenient method of providing such food to our bird.

In the field the parakeets are nomadic and migratory, that is, they move from one point to another according to the seasons. Due to this circumstance, these flocks of parakeets are constantly subject to different diets, which is inferred that it is a bird that, as with people, can not afford the choice.

That is why our little friend is forced to eat what he finds, that is, different types of food at different times and places. In your cage in our home, although you need to receive your basic seed diet every day, with the introduction of some variation in special foods and supplements, you will often be able to print a more natural character and at the same time do Greater your pleasure.

Contrary to what is commonly believed, an animal, including our parakeet, cannot select, in the presence of a variety, the appropriate proportion of ingredients so that its diet is balanced. As with children, they show preferences that lack control.

In fact, if he is given a choice between sweets and staple foods, the child will always be inclined to get fed up, and the same happens with the parakeets. Therefore, it is advisable carefully follow the manufacturer's instructions for any food product to avoid future problems.

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