mating

Parrot Mating

Parrot mating alone is not too complicated if you follow certain rules and regulations. Of course you need two male and female birds first. Do not laugh at this statement, because people and cages often know that they have parrots of the same sex without being aware of it at all. Another very important thing is that both birds are mature enough, that is. that they have reached sexual maturity. In principle, tigresses reach sexual maturity between 9 and 12 months of age, but we would like to emphasize here that though these birds are too young, this age corresponds to the teenage years in humans by their psychic age, and you will agree that a little too young. Because they are still immature they will not sit well on the eggs and will most likely not feed the young properly. Also a premature litter can be fatal to the health of the parrot itself.

Many parrots, especially larger species, grow even after 18 months and it is very important that they grow up fully to have their first litter.

I guess you are aware that it pays to reproduce only top quality specimens that have customers, as there are many unwanted birds that cannot find foster parents, so think about it. It is a good idea to look at a bird show before mating and evaluate the quality of your bird there, share experiences with other breeders, and maybe if you do not have a suitable parrot, get a male or female.

Nest

When approaching litter planning, it is important to emphasize that you will need to provide your parrots with a spacious nesting box that you can buy in pet shops, or if you are skilled enough to make it yourself out of thin wood, always keep in mind that the lodge is large enough and for the parrot and its young. Provide a little dry grass or similar parrot so that it can bend its nest from that and its feathers. It is important to emphasize that the whole cage must be quietly protected from noise and drafts.

The prevailing opinion is that parrots can be cured all year long if given the right conditions, so if they have about 12 hours a day of natural or artificial enough food and water, these conditions are sufficient for year-round mating.

Egg Laying

After mating within a week to three (depending on the species), egg laying begins. Usually this is between 4-6 eggs. If you want to make sure that the bird has laid an egg, do so gently, preferably when it is not sitting on the egg, when it comes out slightly, lift the cover slightly and close it quickly. If you already have experience in this business, you can gently mark the eggs with a non-toxic felt-tip pen so that it may be easier to track the birds later when they hatch. During this period, it would be good to boost the female diet slightly with preparations with more calcium and more vitamins E and A.

Seven to ten days after the egg is laid, the outline of a young bird begins to be seen in bright eggs. Usually, after 19-21 days, the first young hatch.

During this period, it is very important to provide parents with plenty of soft food to feed their little birds more easily. Consider this startup age and the right time for ringing birds, so if you plan to tackle this more seriously now is the right time.

Feeding

After 6-8 weeks you can go back to your usual hard food because at this age there is no danger to the young. It would be fine to sift so much fresh fruit and vegetables in the cage for young birds to get all the vitamins and minerals they need, it only matters emphasize here that all vegetables must be dry and not freshly washed as there is a risk of diarrhea.