All about wavy parrots

All about wavy parrots

Wavy parrot is very popular as a pet. Bird is pretty smart and active, capable of learning phrases. Bright and beautiful color, as well as unpretentiousness in the care, the reason for the acquisition of these parrots.


At home in Australia, wavy parrots live in eucalyptus thickets, forests and savannah. Flocks consist of a different number of birds, but they are moving all very synchronously, as if one. Wild individuals predominantly green color. They are pretty hard, adapt to different climatic conditions. The size of the body of wavy from 17 to 23 cm, the wing is approximately 10 cm, a step tail, 8-10 cm long.

Weigh birds 40-45 grams. The head and neck in front of the yellowish, on the left and right on the head of the throat are two spots of an extended shape with a dark lilac, under them on the neck there are tiny black splashes. Rear head covered with wave-like strucks of dark color. The same are on the back, which is why the birds received their name. In the wild, wavy parrots have a bright green plumage, inhabitant in artificial conditions of birds have a much larger color gamut.

They can be of a variety of bright colors – from white and to blue – as well as different shades. Boys on the forehead have a luminous plumage that looks like a hat. A person can consider it only in the dark, the parrots see the day, and at night. In the marriage period, its brightness helps to choose a partner. Birds have dark eyes, they have a very wide viewing angle. Moreover, wavy parrots have the ability to recognize colors.

Beak a little curved shape, pretty strong, buried. In the upper part there is a flaw – a thief with a nasal sinuses – which also takes part in the movement of the screw. Its color is highlighted: young males have purple thickening, as it grows it acquires a rich blue color. The females at the young age have a bright blue flaw, around the nostrils there is a rim of lighter tone. In adult girls, the brown color acquires.

Seal is not covered with feathers, Therefore, you can easily see any changes that indicate the health of pets. Language is a bit round, short, at the end buried. Paws without floppy coating, blue-gray or pinkish color with almost black claws. Each paw has four fingers: two frightened forward and two – back.

Such a location is very suitable for grabbing techniques, clinging over the branches or rods of the cell, as well as for walking over the surface. With the help of chain fingers of birds easily move any small items.


There are almost 150 varieties of wavy in captivity. Classify them according to color. The first group belongs to parrots that have two main colors, but they can be different shades. The second unites individuals with a pinsy color. Separately allocate hoochy and cheeky representatives of wavy parrots.

  • Green possesses natural color. On the back uniform wave-like stripes, head and wings are also covered with typical black lines. There are six characteristic stains on the neck.

    • Optic In the coloring does not have bright, clear stripes, cakes on the wings of dark tone: dark gray or black.

    • Cinnamy The color is similar to the previous one, only instead of dark stripes – brown. Females have a plumage of lighter tone, thanks to this particular, you can easily determine the parrot floor.

    Chicks immediately after the appearance of the world have an unusual eye color – plum, as it matches it changes to the usual, black.

    • Spigl or star color characterized by white plumage with lace patterns on the tail and wings. Dark strip framing.

    • Yolterolithic They differ in yellow color head, sometimes the whole body of this color.

    • Seroccular It is characterized by gray wings color, the rest of the parts can be of different colors.

    • Purely have monochrome wings. With most green color they are yellow, if the bird is blue-blue – white wings.

    • Pinsy – the most numerical category. Its representatives are distinguished by the presence of clearly manifest spots of different forms. The number of points may be different, often there is only one on the back of the head.

    • Half Coloring is very rare, the torso is vertically divided into two unequal colors. Chicks of such a color are born from mating parrots of different colors, inherited such a color is not transmitted.

    • Albino It turns out as a result of crossing Spiglons with each other. Birds are completely white, from albinos differ in black eyes.

    • Lutino stand out absolutely yellow color.

    • Anthracite peculiar black color.

    • Aspoid have a pale gray color as the main and different shades of blue.

    • Crap Its fierce color is acquired with age, it is distinguished by a beautiful cracked pattern.

    • Misti Have a turquoise color of the torso, their head is white, and the wings are decorated with brownish waves.

    • Hochlastic There are different colors. Their distinctive feature is the presence of a horser on the head. Its form can be different: round, semicircular, resembling a beam. Some representatives have chaotic strands on the back and wings.

    • Seaside They differ in gray wings and numerical marks of the same color in the area of ​​the saddle.

    • Rainbow stand out very bright coloring, with unusual combination of waves and juicy shades.

    How to choose?

    You need to buy 3-4 monthly parrots, they are quickly mastered in new conditions. Initially, it is worth paying attention to the plumage: a healthy bird has clean, shiny feathers, in the patient they are disheveled, not very dense. Scales on the paws should be even. If the parrot is sedentary, sluggish, it is better not to choose. It must be remembered that the wavy is very active, inquisitive birds.

    Choosing them as pets, you need to be ready for the fact that they sing loudly, especially in the morning. Also love to scatter the scraps of newspapers, litter, the remains of feed, husk. Every day you will need to clean in the cage to avoid the appearance of an unpleasant odor. These birds have a very sensitive respiratory system, so it is impossible near them:

    • smoking+
    • splashing spirits+
    • Use air freshener+
    • paint your nails+
    • to cook.

    When buying, you need to be able to decide on the floor of the pet, since girls and boys are characterized by characters. Males are faster learn to talk, they show more interest in imitation. In addition, male representatives are more active and not so aggressive as females that are most often acquired to remove the offspring.

    The parrot floor can be determined by the wax: the males are predominantly blue shades, some hybrids – pink, females also have a brownish, beige or blue color. If there is a little patience, a cheerful and friendly wavy parrot thanks for care, bringing joy and revival to the house.

    Containing rules

    So that the acquired wavy felt wonderful in a new place, he needs to create certain conditions. First of all, you need to take care of a cage. It is chosen mostly rectangular, quite volumetric and better from stainless steel. The bottom in the cell must be necessarily with the pallet. At different levels there are several wooden crossbars, rattles, swing.

    Be sure to be present: bathtub, drivingker, three feeders – one for grain, other – for soft feed and third – for vitamin preparations. The dishes washes everyday. The pallet also needs to be cleaned once a day. Once a week wash the cell and items in it. Birds are useful to fly around the apartment, but it is necessary to eliminate the eating birds of indoor flowers, they can poison.

    The cage is better to place in bright room. One part of the cell should be placed close to the wall – there the wavy will arrange a secluded corner. When installing the cell it is necessary to remember that the parrots do not tolerate heat and drafts, so these factors should exclude. In the summer, you can set birds for a while on the balcony, but only until noon. At night, the cage is covered with dark cloth, but so that air access.

    In the summer you can put a bath with water, so that the parrots did not overheat. The temperature is optimal for them + 22-25 degrees. In winter, you need to create additional lighting like sunny. Pouring birds should be diverse and in the right ratio of products. To strengthen the body and normal development, they provide vitamins, chopped eggshell, chalk.

    Mainly they eat mixed grain feed. They eat sesame seeds, flax, oats, sunflower. In winter, birds give germinated wheat and oats.

    Waves of a variety of fruits and vegetables: carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, coat, apple, peach, pear. With pleasure, strawberry and raspberry.

    In the summer they can feed the young leaves of the plantain, dandelion, clover, but they can not be rushed near the road or some production. It is not allowed to give birds nuts, green onions, as well as persimmune, avocado and mango. Once a week, parrots treat with products having consisting of calcium: cottage cheese or boiled egg. Give food to wavy twice a day, the water is better to give purified and non-cool, most importantly – it should not be stamped in a drink. From time to time Vitamin drugs drip.

    Twice a year, the parrots comes molts. During this period, they become more irritable, do not fly. They need to be left alone, do not disturb and add vitamin preparations to the diet. If the female and the male are jointly contained, it is necessary to know that they become half-arms in a year and a half. Pairing occurs in the summer-autumn period.

    To remove chicks into the cage, a small box with a folding riding, deepening for eggs and wood chip layers are placed.

    When small parrots begin to eat independently, they are cleaned into another cage – the female can bite them.


    Wavy parrots are very smart and learn quickly. But first it is necessary to tame a bird, conquer her trust. It is impossible to use force, take into hand against desire. Gradually, offer a treat and pay attention – the wavy will get used and will be sophisticated to communicate with the owner. After that, you can start learning. To achieve results, classes should be carried out regularly.

    Young individuals are easier to train and learn more quickly. Start learning words better than bird name, it needs to be pronounced and expressively. The duration of classes should be about 10-20 minutes at the same time. Be sure to praise a parrot for the work done and reward a delicacy. The main thing in this matter is not lazy and adhere to regularity.

    The result will be about a month of work, but it is worth it. Satisfied pet will demonstrate all their successes. Very often owners of wavy parrots face such a problem as bites. These birds are very sensitive and in this way can express their emotions: fear, hostility, excitement. You must first figure out for such behavior, because the method of solving the problem depends on it.

    Aggressive birds are in the period of molting, protecting their own ownership, can require attention or play in this way. If such a behavior manner has become familiar, you need to take action. To break the bird to bite, need after trying to remove it with the word “it is impossible”, said clearly, strict tone. As a result, after 4-5 times, the parrot begins to understand the ban and react to it. You can also try to switch the wavy’s attention as soon as he takes an attempt to bite. After some time, he will forget this habit.

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