How To Breed Birds How To Properly Take Care Of Pet Birds
"Birds make great pets. They are different varieties that have their own special characteristics. For instance, parakeets and parrots can talk and are very amusing. Pigeons can be trained to return to the owner with certain hand and sound signals. Whatever bird you may want to take care, you need to understand their different characteristics in order to successfully raise them.
Breeding is another issue to consider. Although it is generally easy to take care of pet birds, it may not be that easy to breed them. Birds that have been raised since they were young may not be good with having babies. This is because they already feel contended with the attention they get from their owners. In the event that the pair becomes parents, they may also not be that good in raising the baby because they themselves did not experience being raised by their parents.
Ideally, birds need to be paired and bred when they reach 2 years old. Birds that are too young may not cooperate well with each other and it can lead to competition. If you are going to breed birds that have been raised separately, you need to take time before you put them together. You should first make sure that they are healthy by having them checked by a veterinarian. It will also be advisable if you gradually make the two birds comfortable with each other. Most animals have territorial instincts and they will not like it if another bird enters their territory. Forcing them to live together at once may lead to fights and relationship problems.
The diet is also very important. Birds should be healthy before they try to propagate. This is to ensure that the female has a body healthy enough to carry an offspring. This will also ensure that the male is strong enough to protect his partner. The diet should be as organic as possible. You can feed the birds seeds and whole grains. Vegetables and other supplements are also necessary. If you are having a problem with the feeds, you can ask your veterinarian for advice.
The birds should also have a cage large enough for them to move comfortably. When the cage is too small, the birds become stressed out. This stress can prevent them from conceiving babies and it can also lead to health problems. Therefore, you need to buy or make a cage that will allow them to fly and move around without any difficulty. You can also make the cage as close to their natural habitat as possible by adding some twigs and leaves.
You also need to know that most birds are monogamous. They are usually loyal to their partners as both parents take responsibility in taking care of the gees and the babies. Therefore, you cannot just separate the birds from each other. You cannot take away the male and use him to mate with other birds. That will not work most of the times because it leads to stress and depression. In worst cases, the depression can lead to health problems and death."