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The choice of the feathery pet

Before to go behind purchase of the feathery pet, it is necessary to decide on what birdie you want to get whether there are for it suitable conditions and whether really you are ready to it accurately?

the Choice of the feathery pet is defined, first of all, by tendencies of fans. People who prefer to have near themselves a particle of the native nature choose birds from among our, domestic, types. Among them there are also unpretentious little birds who easily get on with the person are well tamed and pay for care in pleasant singing, an opportunity to watch their habits, and at times and affection for the tutor. To it, first of all, the siskin (Spinus spinus) and a goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) belong.

their immediate family - the chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), repol (Acanthis cannabina) and porridge (Emberiza citrinella) - so unpretentious regarding leaving and gifted singers, but the majority of them is tamed hardly. Well live in cages, but bullfinches (Pyrrhula pyrrhula), tap dances (Acanthis flammea) do not differ in singing. And here greenfinches (Chloris chloris) whom often sell in pet-shops can be recommended only for captive contents. Modestly painted, with a mediocre song and in most cases very wild greenfinch hardly approaches as the room pet. The same should be told about plantains and vyyurka.

the Skilled judges of bird`s singing tempted in care of timid and gentle birds bring to themselves our best singers - larks (Alaudidae), nightingales (Luscinia), thrushes (Turdus), garden millerbirds (Acrocephlus dumetorum) and slavka (Sylvia borin Boddaert), or not so well-known, but too gifted vocalists - a warbler - a vesnichka (Phylloscopus trochilus), a zaryanka (Erithacus rubecula), a starling (Sturnus vulgaris), a varakushka (Luscinia svecica), a wren (Troglodytes troglodytes).

Admirers of colourful exotic get

popugaychik, amadin, astrild which feel in cages as houses, easily get divorced, are rather undemanding to leaving and feeding.

Special clan of ptitselyub are made by kenarovoda among which there are a lot of experienced selectors who are engaged in removal of colourful color canaries, huge Manchester and figured birds, or seeking for receiving cool singers of ovsnnisty and dudochny tunes.

Besides the mentioned fans of birds of a certain group, a lot of such which appreciate the pets not singing or bright plumage, and just as interesting objects of supervision is. Among them there are many naturalists by profession or to calling. In their collections also trivial birds, like a house sparrow, and the most difficult for contents in house conditions pets - for example, large predators or the most delicate reguluses sometimes meet. Any of such pets gives to the person pleasure of communication, fills its leisure with pleasant cares, and at times and enriches biological science with new data. But together with a bird of people undertakes also responsibility for the living being, care of it, need to be reconciled with some inconveniences connected with stay of the new resident in the apartment. The unsuccessful choice, ignorance, inability or negligence will bring to the pet of suffering, perhaps, and death. So acquisition of a bird, as well as any animal, it is impossible to consider only as material expenditure, sometimes very insignificant. It, first of all responsibility.


to the good choice of a bird will be helped by preliminary acquaintance to her specific features and conditions of keeping. In advance it is necessary to think of a cage, suitable for a bird, to take care of sterns.

If you want to have the room singer, it is necessary to buy a male of the chosen look. At the majority of them females do not sing.

Sometimes the beginning fans seek to buy by all means a male and a female, believing that at them it will “be boring“ for one bird. But the mutual inclination of gender of the majority of birds is shown only during certain periods of year, and in cellular conditions does not arise at all. On the contrary, without having an opportunity to observe the necessary distance in communication (the cage is small) your “couple“ will thrash each other mortal fight, without saying that at group keeping of a bird sing less and are more difficultly tamed.

turns out Even worse when place two males in one cage and more which in the nature can have the territory protected from rivals. At the same time nightingales, chaffinches, zaryanka, warblers and other birds literally will earn each other, or the weakest turns out so suppressed what soon perishes from malnutrition and a stress.

Only the few birds feel

better at group contents. These are, for example, bullfinches, tap dances, reguluses and long-tailed titmouses. It is better to hold the majority of types one by one.

of the Bird, even one look, sometimes from each other on singing, plumage brightness, and, above all, on the temper strongly differs. One quietly treat the capture and easily get used to the person, others, on the contrary, remain wild even after long stay in the house. Therefore it is better to choose birds of quieter who do not fight in panic in a cage, and watch the person, take a delicious entertainment quicker, quite often look to the room, being in the semi-veiled cage.

to Buy just caught bird, especially insectivorous singers in spring time it is necessary only in the first days of an arrival. These days males who fly to us the first are caught mainly, and begin to sing in cages sometimes already on the second - the third day. Caught later (from nests) birds usually do not sing during the first season and only their poachers for sale to inexperienced people catch. Zernoyadny birds - siskins, goldfinches, repolov and others are caught in the early spring and in the fall as they in house conditions sing the most part of year. Catch bullfinches, crossbills and shchur in the winter.

of Sideluyu (the sustained bird) can be got from the familiar fan at all seasons of the year, and fresh-caught - only during the specified periods. Happening in the markets and in pet-shops, quite often you see how the bought birdie put in right there the acquired cage and, having clasped with hands, or having handed to the child, drag in crowd, without paying attention that scared “acquisition“ in panic rushes about on a cage, hurting the head in blood and breaking plumage. Sometimes, that from it the bird perishes already in way, or long is ill, and the spoiled plumage carries to the following molt.


of It it does not happen if the bird is transported in a small figurative section, having closed the newspaper or fabric. On short distances of small birds it is possible to transport also in small sacks from cotton fabric which have to lie freely in a portfolio, a rigid bag or in a box. It is only not necessary to put in sacks of thrushes which from it can have shock states.

the bird Brought home should not be replaced in a cage before it is not completely equipped with poles, a laying to the pallet, sand until in feeding troughs the forage is filled, and drinking bowls are not filled with water. After that the cage is established on the place allocated for it, covered with light fabric and only then let in it the new settler. So you will save a bird from excess concern and possible injuries. It is better to put or hang up a cage not on a window, and along one of lateral walls near a window. The cage at a window worsens illumination of the room, the bird will splash glasses, and, above all the fact that by the light of, falling counteropenwork, plumage paints vanish. And the bird until she got used to people, will jump aside towards an external wall of a cage - on light, hurting a beak and spoiling plumage. It is not recommended to hang up cages with birds under a ceiling. So they badly get used to the person, it will not be visible that becomes in a cage. And when it is necessary to give a forage, to replace water or just to look at a bird, unexpected appearance of the person over a side of a cage frightens your pet. It is better if the cage costs, or hangs slightly below than human growth.

the First days not obsidevshuyusya it is better for p to keep a fowls in the cage which is completely veiled by fabric. Only it is not necessary to use for this purpose a gauze or not cut rags of which threads get out (or threads can be pulled out by a bird). Sometimes, that in threads the bird gets confused and can even die. When the pet accustoms and will be accepted to a forage, the cage is slightly opened so that a bird, sitting in one end, remained on a look, and on the opposite side could hide. Further a cage gradually open everything, but longer than others leave veiled the party turned to a window.