Home nymphs, who are they?

  Home nymphs, who are they? This article is about cute and funny creatures, parrots Corell, also called nymphs or nimfoobraznymi parrots. Their inherent characteristics - it is orange "cheeks" (which is actually located on the site of their ears) and charming crest (which gives them belonging to the family cockatoo). Very clever, funny and beautiful birds are quickly becoming the darlings of the family, very like children and are second in popularity in Russia (after budgerigars, of course).

If you decide to purchase Cockatiel, must advance to buy a cage and prepare it for "housewarming" and think, where it will be.
The size of the cells should be sufficient to ensure that pet could freely disclose wings (some birds like to hang on the swing upside down and clap their wings).
Check for drafts in this location (drafts are fatal to birds, with more than usual hypothermia). Cells should be well lit (natural light is important, but still need to part of the cell was protected from direct sunlight).

  Home nymphs, who are they?
In height, place the cage so that the bird was sitting around at the head of an adult. I'll tell you why.
The fact is that if a bird sits low, then it develops fear to the man, and if too high, then it ignores the people and will find it difficult to tame.
In the cell you want to place a few wooden perches of different diameters (that did not get tired feet), the feeder and waterers (think, would be convenient to wash their shape).

Many parrots happy to climb ladders and swinging on swings. Ladders, as well as swings, are recommended only from natural materials (wood, jute rope), and of considerable thickness, as in addition to their direct use, the bird will certainly be their bite. Ladder can be installed immediately before the settlement, but the swing is better to hang later, when the pet is adapting, as in the first few days he will be under stress and unnecessary items in the cell can cause injury.

A feed Corell - a mixture of small and medium-sized parrots, which includes millet, oats, hemp, and various additives.

So, the house is ready for feathered.

Now think about it and about the pet. Of course, it is best to buy a nymph in a pet shop. But it is not excluded and the buying feathered bird on the market. Both options have their pluses and minuses. Usually buy at the store implies the absence of any disease in birds, but often the birds they sell at the age of one year, and more adult birds more difficult to adapt to the new place. The market also sells chicks at the age of several months, sometimes even two months, and they are easily tamed. Although, again, the organism is a bird's fragile and at risk of disease.
But, in general, you decide.

So, you came to the store (or market) and see a lot of fascinating birds-Corell. How to choose a pet? Track their behavior. In the cell, usually a few birds and the hierarchy within the group is obvious. Those birds that occupy a high position in the group, as a rule, healthy, and can determine their nature (noisy or quiet, aggressive or not). However, nizkorangovye members can also be healthy, but simply more timid. Such observations will help you in the future to predict the behavior of their favorite birds at home and quickly made friends with her. An important indicator of health - is the presence of appetite. And if the bird is sleeping, then this feature will be a dream on one hand. (Sick bird could hardly hold the balance.)

  Home nymphs, who are they?
Another difficult moment - to determine the sex of poultry. Of course, the seller always tell the sex of the bird, but errors occur. This is due to the fact that sex is determined by indirect signs. It is usually assumed that the bright plumage of the male and "cheeks" (the females are often protective coloring), his massive head and luxuriant tuft, and aggressive behavior.

And yet there is such a way: you have to wait until the bird spread its wings and look at it from below. If the flywheel feathers visible small round spots, so-called "mirror" (bright spots on the gray feathers), it is female. Method of working (tested on personal experience), but has drawbacks. First, you can stand in front of the cell per hour, and the nymph did not wish to stretch their wings, and secondly, "mirror" can only see the gray birds.
But, let's hope that the difficulties with this you will not experience.

When buying a feathered friend seller puts it in a special stew (wooden box, one party who is a door of iron bars), and you can safely carry the bird home.

When the nymph will come to your home (with due solemnity, of course), you need to put his fish tank directly into the cell, open the fish tank and give the bird an opportunity to get out of his own.
Warning Then close the cage and do not let the feathered out of the cage for two weeks. This period of adaptation, because bird is in a state of extreme stress.
Feeding Cockatiel to grain mix (as mentioned above), from time to time give such feeding as a boiled egg, greens, vegetables and fruits.
Perhaps needless to remind that the water in the troughs should always be clean.