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|Amazonian parrots or simply amazona — birds, popular for the house contents. In the nature 26 species of Amazonian parrots are, but in house conditions usually contain only some of them. Let's get acquainted with features of the maintenance of amazon closer. |
Parrots of an amazona have green coloring of plumage, with white, red, yellow, blue spots. Parrots of an amazona happen of the size of a daw or a crow (length from 25 cm to 45 cm), possess a strong beak, average length wings and a short stupid tail. The parrot amazon can live in bondage 50-90 years.
Some species of Amazonian parrots well breed in bondage — they in the best way are suitable for the house contents. In particular it is sineloby amazon. But even those types which breed in bondage reluctantly or do not breed at all, all the same are in demand for fans of parrots. So, zheltogolovy, white-headed (Cuban), Venezuelan amazona are popular for the contents in bondage.
These birds from the wild nature get to cells of fans of parrots. The truth in bondage get accustomed quickly enough, become attached to the person. Amazona are popular thanks to the ability "to speak": to remember and reproduce the words, phrases surrounding sounds. Among amazon as best "chatterers" are considered zheltogolovy and sineloby.
Parrots of an amazona very much like to bathe therefore it is recommended to spray weekly a parrot warm water from a spray. Clip wings to amazona in those cases if the bird has access to open spaces — in other cases such procedure is not required. The beak and claws of a bird are filed as required.
It is necessary to support an Amazonian parrot in a spacious cage or the open-air cage. The minimum sizes of a cage have to make from 90 cm in height and from 60 cm in width. In a cage it is possible to equip "a platform for games" - to place in it branches of trees, a swing, toys.
It is necessary to clean a cage of an amazon daily, and once a week needs to be washed the polluted sites of a cage, a pole, a toy. Also daily it is necessary to replace water in a drinking bowl fresh, to clean the remained forage from a cage. In process of "sgryzaniye" it is necessary to replace in a cage of a pole, a branch.
It is necessary to feed a parrot of an amazon with a ready-made dry feed which is on sale in shops, adding also to a diet of a bird vitamins, germinated grains, fruit, berries. Many parrots of an amazona also wish to regale on vegetables, besides, it for them is useful. Carrots are especially useful — it contains pro-vitamin A (carotene) which helps to fill a lack of vitamin A, characteristic for amazon.
It is impossible to give to amazona a papaya, avocado — these fruits are toxic for amazon!
If parrots of an amazona are caught in the wild nature, as a rule they get to pet-shops or on poultry markets the already tamed: locals of Amazonia where these parrots live, catch baby birds at young age, houses train them and tame. The parrots who were born in bondage also usually are on sale the already manual.
As parrots of an amazona are so popular for their "garrulity", of course, the question is important: how to teach a parrot of an amazon to speak?
"Average" amazona can remember without effort 10-15 words, some individuals own dictionary stocks in 80 words and even use these words "appropriately" - on condition of the correct training. Badly trained birds can say awfully loud and unpleasant sounds, therefore the correct training of a parrot — it also guarantee of silence in the house.
If you decide to get a parrot of an amazon, you should remember that many of species of Amazonian parrots are included in the Red List because of threat of their disappearance! Catching, the contents, sale and import of such birds are forbidden by the law!
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