Poultry. How to distinguish a wavy parrot-boy from a girl?
The sex of adult birds is easy to determine, but usually we buy from the breeder chicks. They are easier to get used to the hands and adapt faster to the changed conditions. But guess the gender of kids under the age of three months is quite problematic. How to distinguish a wavy parrot-boy from a girl? This will be discussed today.
Of course, in the first place, it is necessary to focus on the appearance of the chick you like. Please note that until he was three weeks old, the sex differences are not yet apparent. Beginning from this age, a specialist can distinguish between males and females upon careful examination. At the age of the parrot from three weeks and up to three months, the sex can be determined by the uniformity of the color of the upper part of the beak. A feature of females is the presence of white circles near the nostrils. In males they are absent, and color uniform.
Only in the fourth month of life does the most reliable sign begin to appear: the color of the wax on the beak. It has different colors in representatives of both sexes. At a young age, males - pink with a blue tint, and after reaching four months it becomes bright blue. In females the waxen is white, with a cream, pink, gray or bluish tinge. With age, it becomes beige or brown. Now you know how to distinguish a wavy parrot-boy from a girl. Experienced breeders, whose help is easiest to resort to, in the matter of determining the sex of birds pay attention to the shape of the head. In females, it is slightly pointed, in males, on the contrary, the crown is wide.
Once at home, you can observe the nature and behavior of your birds, this is another way of distinguishing a wavy parrot-boy from a girl. Do not forget about the features of the adaptation period, which the parrot can hold in the far corner of the cage, carefully observing what is happening around. Having become accustomed to you at home, the bird will begin to show some features peculiar to it.
Thus, females are more calm and more affectionate. They will be happy to clean up the cage, and especially in the established nest. All that, in their opinion, is superfluous, will be thrown out of the cell. Males are more sociable and active, they are the biggest fans of jumping, tweeting, singing along with the music, shouting over the hosts, when they talk, in general, draw attention to their person. They are more capable of onomatopoeia, although females can learn a few words.
It happens that a pet needs to be caught when he does not long for communication. At such a time, the females bite hard enough, it happens to the blood. Attack of the male is often demonstrative, and the bites themselves are almost painless. By these features you will be able to understand who your wavy parrot is: a boy or a girl.
Age of the bird
The younger your pet, the easier it will be to adapt and the more confident your relationships will be. In addition, the smaller the parrot was in the environment of its fellow humans, the greater the chance that it will start to imitate the speech of a person, and therefore, speak. Not always sellers will give you reliable information about the age, most likely wanting to sell, they will call all birds young. Pay attention to the eyes: the young parrot they are black, and with age around there are white rings. The most popular age for sale is 2-3 of the month, at this time the wavy black pattern on the back is very distinct, in mature birds it is almost indistinguishable.
If you dream of a talking bird, then choose a breeder who sells young wavy parrots on sale. A boy or a girl - everyone decides who to choose, but it is better to buy a male, and if in the future you decide to breed, take him a pair.
Speak or not?
If your bird is 1,5-2 month old, start regular classes. To do this, every day (about 15 minutes), slander phrases that she should remember. It is important that they are emotionally colored, highlight the phrases with intonation, these are the cries of the parrot who remember best. After all, he often reproduces just the raptures or curses, so watch your speech.
Talking parrots (wavy) are not uncommon, and yours may well start to say a few words or phrases. There are individuals who are able to learn whole poems or songs, it happens when the talent of the parrot and the master's perseverance are combined. Is it possible to buy a talking couple? In this case, the need to communicate with a person from him will be lost, and he will increasingly speak in bird language.
Have thought how to distinguish a wavy parrot-boy from a girl? You can resort to the following methods:
- Consider the color of the wax on the beak: blue shades are typical for males, gray, beige and brown for females.
- Observe behavior: females are usually calmer and more economic.
And will the bird speak? The possibilities for this are more for the young male, provided you have regular communication and classes with him.