How to determine the age of a parrot?
Everyone chooses pets, based on their own preferences. Most stop on a cat or dog - they are most popular among animals. When it comes to birds, the undoubted leaders are the parrots. When buying a bird, we hope that it will live with us as long as possible. In this regard, the question arises, how to determine the age of a parrot? After all, the younger the pet, the more we will be able to spend time with it.
The most common budgerigars and Corella parrots. Among the common signs for determining age are:
- Pattern / pattern - if the bird is young, then the pattern is clearer. With age, it is a little "eroded."
- Tail - in very young parrots, the tail is slightly shorter than in adults.
- Eyes - parrot eye color changes with age.
- The plumage - as a rule, as they grow older, parrots acquire a brighter plumage.
How to determine the age of wavy parrot
Wavy parrots - a common form.They can be easily found in almost any pet store. If you want to know the age of the budgerigar, then you should pay attention to the following signs:
Up to 3 months, the head of parrots is completely wavy. But starting from the age of 3 months, in the period of the first molt, a white “cap” begins to appear, which characterizes all adult individuals.
Young wavy parrots have deep black eyes. Only by 6-10 months does a white ring begin to appear around the pupil. If your pet has not yet found a white shell, then it is not older than 5-6 months.
In young chicks under the age of 2 months, the beak is black. With age, the black color changes to a lighter color: yellow or greenish.
The tail length in young parrots (up to 2 months) is slightly less than in adults.
If the parrot is a male, then at a young age, the wax-bird has a light purple color. With age, it becomes bright blue. In young females, it is a blue cep, but with age it brightens and becomes pale blue or white. In adult females it is brown in color.
Ability to fly
Already about a month after birth, parrots are able to fly.
Attention! All of the above factors determine the age of wavy parrot, do not work for albino parrots and lyutinos.
How to determine the age of the parrot Corella
The easiest way to determine the age of birds with gray color. At a young age, the paws and beak of birds are much lighter. The beak of young birds is gray-pink, smooth. The eyes, on the contrary, are black in young individuals and lighter, brown in adults. In young Corellas, the crest is not yet fully formed, therefore the feathers are not yet curved. About 5 months old, parrots begin to moult, which ends by 10-12 months. After that, the bird acquires the color of an adult individual.