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Waved Parakeets: what's important to know when keeping them?

Waved Parakeets are relatively small birds, with a body length of around 18-24 cm and a weight of 40-50 grams. Waved Parakeets are one of the most popular ornamental birds kept in the home, with a lifespan of 12-14 years. The Waved Parrot will do really well in your home if you provide a good enough living environment for your pet. So, what is important to know about caring for Waved Parakeets?

Cage for a Waved Parakeet

It is advisable to choose an angled cage rather than a round one, as the Waved Parakeet will find its way around much better. The larger the cage, the better, but a cage 90-100 cm long and 60-80 cm high and wide is the usual choice. The cage should have wooden anvils attached, which are very popular with Waved Parakeets for jumping on. It is also advisable to create a play environment in the parrot’s cage, using brightly coloured toys, swings, etc. Waved parrot keepers will occasionally let the parrot fly around the room, but it is important to make sure that the parrot does not fly outdoors. It is also important to provide a feeder and a drinking fountain in the cage, and special sand will be needed for hygiene. These pets need regular beak sharpening, so you can attach a special feeding stone or tree branch to the cage. In warm weather, waved parakeets like to splash around in the water, so you can add a water basin.

Cleaning the birdhouse

It is advisable to clean the cage at least once a week, and a “general cleaning” is recommended once a month. After cleaning the cage, you can disinfect it with a 1-2% solution of potassium permanganate or a chamomile decoction (chemical products are not recommended).

Where to put the cage?

Waved Parakeets are very sensitive to draughts and high heat, so it is important to consider where to place the cage. They like to keep an eye on what is going on in the house, so the cage should be hung at least at human eye level. Although hanging the cage in the kitchen is often considered, it is certainly not the most suitable place. Waved Parakeets are very social, so it is best to place the cage in a room where people are most likely to be present, but bear in mind that it is not advisable to place the cage close to the television.

Bangled Parakeet diet

The feeder should always be full: they get hungry very quickly and can even get sick after not eating for half a day. It is advisable to replenish the feeder at least twice a day in the morning and evening, using a variety of seeds or seed mixtures. Specialist pet shops have a range of complete feeds specifically for these pets. Wavy parakeets can also be given a variety of fruit and vegetables: peppers, tomatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, lettuce, spinach, peas, broccoli, courgettes, apples, apricots, bananas, pears, cucumbers, parsley, sorrel, grapes, cherries, maize. A corn cob can be attached to the cage. Citrus fruits, plums, cauliflower, beans, rhubarb and sweets should not be given to Wave Parakeets. Fruit or vegetables bought in shops are usually sprayed with pesticides, so wash them thoroughly first before giving them to your parrot. Always have clean water in the cage – it is best to choose a bird drinker.

Taming Wigeon Parakeets

To begin, understanding the natural habitat of Waved or Mitred Parakeets is essential in order to create the ideal environment for them at home.
These birds are found in South America’s coastal areas, primarily in Peru, Ecuador, and Chile.
Their natural habitat consists primarily of mangrove forests near the water’s edge.
While Waved Parakeets can live in captivity, it is critical to mimic their natural habitat as closely as possible to ensure their overall well-being. That means giving them a large cage – at least 2 feet by 2 feet – so they can move around and stretch their wings.
The cage should also include a variety of toys and perches to keep them active and entertained.

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