Parakeets or parakeets are a species of birds that are used as pets.

These animals are very funny and when they feel happy they can sing and even imitate the human voice.

>There are many colors with which you can find this bird that initially was only green.

General Characteristics of Parakeets:
Parakeets or parakeets are small birds, about 17 centimeters and 35 grams on average and we find its origin in Australia.

These are very sociable birds and perhaps one of the most popular in the world, due to their size, ease of domestication and their calm but cheerful character.

Furthermore, they are intelligent animals and can learn to speak if we are consistent.

Their average lifespan is around 8-10 years of age.

They have four fingers on their legs, two of them forward and the other two backward.

It has a very attractive and striking plumage due to its bright colors among which we highlight green, blue and yellow.

Its head has wavy stripes between black and white.

Its eyes are located on both sides of its head and its beak is characterized by having the upper part protruding from the lower part.

Parakeet Behavior:

They are very active and singing birds.

Their song is not as delicate as that of canaries, but if we put their words together, their character and striking plumage make them an excellent pet to have at home.

Parakeets or parakeets are animals that do not require much attention if they are accompanied by other parakeets or other birds.

On the other hand, if they are alone in the cage, they will need a lot of care and attention from its owner.

These birds can become possessive of their master.

This jealous and possessive character can trigger bad behavior when the bird is left alone.

We will avoid it by putting elements in the cage that serve to entertain and exercise.

Curious Facts about Parakeets or Parakeets:

Parakeets or budgerigars like noise, music, noise in the environment in general, so TV and radio can be fun for them.

They like the sun, but always with a part of shade for when they want to retire, as well as a bath in cool water.

They like the company of other birds.

Furthermore, they are curious and funny animals that always want to try new things.

They like the commotion, as long as the noise is not excessively loud.

They do not like being picked up by hand or making sudden movements near them since they they can scare you.

What we can do is offer you our hand so that you can get on if you want.

If you trust us, you will not hesitate to perch on our hand to eat some food that we want give.

The tail of parakeets is somewhat delicate.

During courtship, the male steps on the female's tail.

However, outside of this situation, that Touching their tail is unpleasant for them, so we will have to be especially careful.

Parakeets are somewhat routine animals.

Among their customs is rubbing their beak against the cage after eating, regurgitate food, stretch legs and wings before sleeping.

Your Diet:

The feeding of these animals is mainly based on oats, canary seed, wheat and millet seeds.

Water is essential and clean water should never be lacking in their drinking trough.

Also they like fruits and vegetables.

Lettuce is their favorite but we must give it to them in rations since it contains a lot of water.

For this reason, we recommend giving them other vegetables such as carrots, spinach and Swiss chard.

These foods will provide the vitamin A necessary for its proper development

Apples also contain a lot of water, but bananas are another fruit that they like very much.

In their The diet should not lack calcium either.

Another necessary element is iodine, which we will complete thanks to preparations from pet stores.

When eating, they eat the seeds but leave the shell, so we must pay attention to its apparently full feeder but in reality it may be empty of food.

Avoid giving it chocolate or salty foods.

Additional advice: If your parakeets are very docile and like to eat from their master, never give them food from your mouth.

This is because human saliva has a bacteria that is toxic to birds and could cause problems for your pet.

Where to locate my parakeet?

Parakeets are the best known of the entire family of psittacines, probably due to their docility and friendliness.

The main place and where our pet will spend the most time is its cage, so we must pay special attention to its hygiene and cleanliness.

Its location within the house is important.

It should be a crowded place, where we spend more time during the day, otherwise our parakeet will feel alone and abandoned.

We must also avoid being near the kitchen so that the animal does not inhale fumes or vapors.

The ideal dimensions for the cage are 50X40 centimeters and that the base is removable for easy cleaning.

Another factor to take into account are the different elements for the parakeet's play and distraction inside the cage, so toys or sticks of different thicknesses should not be missing.

Without neglecting the water containers and food.

Among the daily activities that we must carry out to take care of our parakeet is to always feed it at the same time.

Changing the water, changing the base of the cage and cleaning the food container, among others.

It is also advisable to play a little with the parakeet outside the cage.

At night, cover the cage for about an hour.

The main part of its grooming will be done by the animal itself, cleaning its feathers with its beak.

But in addition to that, we must provide a container with water at room temperature or spray it with warm water to that our pet is completely clean.

Sometimes, we must trim the wings a little to prevent the animal from hurting itself against the cage.

For this we will use the detailed explanation of the veterinarian and we will use special scissors.

This way we can also trim the nails, very carefully since they have internal veins that can bleed if they are cut too much.

This area is distinguished by having a pinkish colour.

One way to distinguish the sex of parakeets is by looking at the wax on the beak.

The males have it blue, while the females have it brown.

Even so, there may be cases in which that color is not present and we cannot distinguish its se xo, although it is not normal.

What Are The Most Common Colors?

The original color of the parakeet is green, but over time other colors have been developed through mutations.

Thus we have blue, yellow, purple, gray parakeets, and more.

We can say that there are parakeets of all colors, except red.

The color blue. It is the same color as green but without yellow pigments, which gives it bluish tones.

The color dark green. It These are green parakeets with darker pigments that result in the shade of olive green or grey-green.

Mauve or grey. It occurs when the blue parakeet has purple pigments

Yellow face. When the parakeet has a yellow head.

The color cinnamon. The pigmentation of the black waves disappears.

In this way only the brown color will remain, giving a cinnamon-colored effect.

The albino color. It occurs when all the pigmentation in the plumage of the parakeet is lost.

The lutino color. It is the same case as the previous one but in a green parakeet, so the result is an intense yellow color.

Harlequin color. They are parakeets that have areas of the body without pigments.

In some this lack of pigments occurs throughout the animal, so they differ from albinos only in that the eyes are black instead of red.


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