We express Parakeets As Pets with important general information.
Common name : Budgerigar
Scientific name : Melopsittacus undulatus
Distribution : Australia, mainly east of Perth, western New South Wales and along the Murray River.
Habitat : indoor plains
Adult size : 20 cm (8 inches)
Parakeets were brought to Europe about 150 years ago, and have since become increasingly popular. In the wild they are small green birds, but in captivity all kinds of colors and shapes have been developed by breeders. Those who find pet stores are frequently rejected from a study program, there is nothing wrong with them, they simply do not meet the research standards. Parakeets sometimes suffer from a disease known as highly contagious scaly face, so once it appears in an aviary it can infect an entire herd. So if you are looking for a parakeet, but you see something scabby around your eyes, go somewhere else for your bird, even if the owner tells you that it is a special breed.
The bare skin above the beak is known as wax, and in males it is blue, brown in females, but in young birds it is sometimes difficult to identify its color. If you want just one budgie pet, always buy a young bird.
Parakeets are gregarious, and are only happy with many friends and family around them, so if you are going to keep these birds alone you should be prepared to provide them with the company and entertainment they need. Which brings us to the talking birds. Talking parakeets are rare, some say that males learn to speak better than females, but this is not true. Give your bird so that it is completely relaxed with you and make sure that it cannot hear other birds, the rest will be to patiently repeat a simple phrase, over and over until they give you the results, which can be rewarded with small gifts and petting. Do not keep parakeets with other bird species, they can be aggressive.
Food : Parakeets require a mixture of birdseed with millet sprays. Grains are also essential, in addition to cuttlefish bones and a constant supply of fresh, clean water.
The bulk of the diet should be the seeds, every time you refill a pot of seeds always blow gently to remove the husks before adding more food.
living place: An aviary is ideal, otherwise a cage as large as possible. Do not use conventional wire cages for parakeets, a replacement could be a perch with wooden tree extensions – well washed to remove any contamination. If possible, allow the bird to come out of its cage every day – get more exercise. But each time, make sure all doors, windows, and fireplaces are covered and that there are no predators in the room. Don’t force him out of his cage and he’ll come back whenever he wants, if you leave the doors open. Parakeets are fond of bathing, and an aviary must provide you with a shallow pond of some sort, with a textured bottom and a slope at one end, so that the bird can walk in the water. These birds splash all around the water,
Reproduction : Reproduction of parakeets is an art, and every year many breeders make considerable efforts to breed them.
The nests should be placed well above and out of the way, and in an aviary there should be more nests, so that the females do not fight for the sites. If you happen to have a troublesome female in an aviary, take her out, or it will make life more difficult for everyone.
These birds should not be allowed to reproduce until they are at least eight months old, because although they reproduce for most of the year, the best season will be in early March and until early August. A female usually begins to sit in her nest after she has laid two eggs, which hatch at intervals. During the incubation (18 days), the male will feed his mate, the chicks will remain in the nest for a month before they can fly, during which time the male will take care of them, while the female will begin to establish a second clutch of eggs.
It is not uncommon for a female that is kept alone in a cage to lay an egg. This will be infertile and will not hatch.