Comments on housing and feeding


Comments which apply to all the more common Parrot finches
4 different size cages

all 600mm deep - important for feeling of security

1 metre by 1 metre
900mm by 600mm
600mm by 900mm
600mm by 500mm

8 kg White Millet
7 kg Plain Canary seed
4 kg Yellow Millet
3 kg Jap Millet
1 kg crushed Groats
1 kg Niger seed
1 kg Grass seed

Soft food Mix
5 kilo of plain Cede
5 kilo of Tropical CeDe - contains dry shrimp
3 kilo of CeDe protein mix

mixed herbs - 150 gms
vitamins - 50 gms of grey calca and 50 gms of pink mineral

(add livefood in daily according to species, whether breeding etc.)
frozen Pinkies - 1 tablespoon per 100-150 gms of soft food
buffalo worms - 1 tablespoon per 100-150 gms of soft food
(amount varies by species and is a matter of trial and error)

when add frozen livefood to basic softfood mix daily add
1 gm of spirulina per 250gms of softfood mixture

Nest boxes
simple half-fronted - 100mm square (4.5 by 4.5 inches)
are placed inside at different heights which vary
according to the size of cage and species

bottom of next boxes is made of fine mesh

Diseases  - two common ones