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When our canary is healthy, we can enjoy his singing as much as the vitality and joy of the animal. However, if you develop an illness, will become silent, apathetic and lose your appetite.
There are some diseases that occur more commonly in these animals, diseases that we present below so you can identify your symptoms so you can help your pet to have a better quality of life and recover faster.
They usually appear especially in summer and the cause is often a lack of hygiene in the animal’s cage. If the canary has contracted lice, you see scratching, especially in the neck, under the wings and around the vent.
If we see that he is scratching, we catch the animal and gently blow. Thus, we can see both the lice and their eggs.
In these cases, the vet prepared us prescribe anti-mite, which we sprinkle both feathers and in the animal’s cage, after talking done a thorough cleaning of the same. Read the rest of this entry »
The parrot Argentina belongs to the family of parrots, and its scientific name is the Monachus Myiopsitta. Can measure up to 30 cm and weighs about 150 grams. Its natural range is in Argentina, southern Brazil and Bolivia Central. There are currently very stable groups in Spain, mainly in the Andalusian coast and in Barcelona. Also you have been colonies in northern Netherlands and the USA.
The Parrot Argentina
A mysterious and adaptable birds, large and easy to tame talkative. However, these can become very destructive and noisy. The first species to arrive in Spain they did in the late 60s, as they were sold exotic birds and then released by their irresponsible owners, as it did much “fuss”.
Lacking any predator here enjoy a high rate of reproduction, so that they could become a pest as they can double in number in five years. Very sociable with other species and are easily installed, finding a way to survive.
Bringing Up the Parrot Argentina
Life expectancy is between 25 and 30 years. Its plumage is blue-green, white and yellow. Covering the whole body, differentiating young to have breast and gray eyes. You or you can feed your bird with vegetables, corn, dried meat and feed specially formulated for proper nutrition.
You can host your new pet in a cage or aviary. The Parrot Argentina has a very strong and destructive peak, so that accommodation and feeding must be made of highly resistant materials and heavy so you will not break and can also prevent use as toys. He sold many fixtures to put in his cage and prevent this from getting bored. Read the rest of this entry »
The Red Canary is one of the most popular breeds canaries. As you will see, are named after their colorful plumage. They are characterized by active, robust and easy to maintain. It was first bred in 1930. It is the only canary has red elements as part of its plumage. Born of mixed other finch and canary yellow. The scientific name is red canary Serinus canaria domesticus.
Often reach 14 cm. long. Proper care of red canaries includes open spaces, so they provide a roomy cage and wide. They must have some “hanger” that hung as loves that position. The cage should be placed high so that the canary can look different parts.
This type of canary, mainly eat birdseed. The intensity of the red color on your food. The berries, beets, pumpkins, cherries, potatoes and tomatoes contain carotenoids that enhance the color of this kind of canaries. A red or orange can also be increased in many races by just adding cayenne pepper and paprika to the diet of canaries.
In general, the red canary likes swimming so it will be essential to include a bath in his cage. Remember that your basic maintenance will also focus on keep the cage clean and trim the nails if necessary. Most canaries breed easily. The breeding season of red canaries usually between December and April.
In mammals, the brain, the neocortex has, which is the outermost layer of brain tissue, and is thought to be the structure that higher-order thinking processes – which is the part that makes us so intelligent mammals. Brains of birds have a neocortex, but they have a structure called the dorsal ventricular ridge (DVR).
Both the DVR and the neocortex begin their growth from the same place in the early stages of embryonic development. Scientists like Harvey Karten are investigated neural inputs salidas.Ya the DVR and in the 1960s, and the hypothesis that the DVR can function similarly to the neocortex, but we must not look at all like it in their mature forms .
Clifton Ragsdale, Jennifer Dugas-Ford, and Joanna Rowell U. of Chicago studied the chicken and zebra finches to find evidence that the DVR has much in common with the neocortex. They were able to use molecular markers to identify cell types in the DVR, and found that the cells in a bird brain match two layers, the input and output neurons of the neocortex.
Scientists have new avenues to investigate the cure for paralysis related nerve damage, blindness, or other conditions. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of the various structures can also help scientists understand how the brain performs processing that supports impressive language, consciousness and intelligence.
Birds Cardinals are passerine birds native to the continents of North and South America. They have a variety that makes them an interesting bird for ornithologists. In terms of size, usually measuring about 12 cm long and weigh about 12 g, although you can find a variety that is 25 cm long and weighs about 85 g.
The family of birds Cardinals is divided into 5 species, which share characteristics that are derived from a common ancestor. Each of these species are divided into some subspecies. Its name derives from its bright red color, but not many people are aware of an important fact is that only males of this species have bright red color, while females have a slightly duller appearance.
This is considered as an adaptation of the species, which helps to attract the opposite sex for mating. They tend to gather in large flocks of about 70-100. These birds are omnivorous. Their diet includes seeds and grains, and a wide variety of insects.
One of the most popular species of birds of North American cardinals, Cardinal is the North. It is well known in the states of North Carolina, West Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Virginia. Interestingly, the Cardinal is the only bird with a red crest of the United States. Males are responsible for defending their territory and they do very well. A male cardinal can fight his own reflection for several hours if you encounter him in a mirror.
If you are considering a new pet, birds are a wonderful option. They brighten your day with songs, chirps and sometimes even funny words. They are lovely to look at and often have lifespans that rival our own, making them enduring companions who will bring you years of joy. Before you bring a feathered friend home, however, you must choose the perfect home for him. Shopping for bird cages is simple once you have determined your needs.
Before you begin even looking at bird cages, it is imperative that you know what type of bird you will be buying, as well as how many. This will help you determine several factors, the most significant of these being the size. Bird cages come in an array of sizes and shapes, so you want to be sure to select one that provides ample room for your little chirper to live in comfortably. Remember that birds do much more than simply stand on a swing all day. They need room to hop around, climb and explore as well in order to stay happy and healthy.
Another factor that will help you determine sizes for bird cages is how your new pet will use the cage. If you plan to keep him in the cage most, if not all of the time, it is essential that you opt for the largest cage possible. On the other hand, if your bird will spend time on a climbing tree, nosing around your home or in a variety of cages, you can safely choose a smaller one just for sleeping.
Many bird cages offer additional features, some of which are simply fun while others are quite practical. For instance, trays that catch stray seeds and droppings, built-in drawers and shelves on which to store food and treats, or large doors than enable you to access the entire cage contents will make your life easier.
Last but certainly not least, you should establish your budget prior to shopping for bird cages. The best way to go is to purchase the largest, highest quality cage you can afford, forgoing some of the optional, superfluous features if necessary.
Most visitors to New Zealand will be fascinated to know your bird more important: the kiwi. The animal is unique and different that you can not see in other parts of the earth. The Kiwi are endemic birds are found only in the islands of New Zealand. One of the reasons why they could not migrate to other habitats, is directly linked to the fact that they have no wings.
According to some research on the Kiwis, never evolved a lot and therefore its characteristics do not coincide with those of other birds. There are a total of six varieties. The size of a kiwi bird is usually the size of a chicken. It has a long beak that measures one third of the length of the body. Instead of wings and feathers, has a thick brown hair that covers her entire body.
Kiwis do not have tails. Another interesting thing is that they have nostrils at the end of the peak and have a highly developed sense of smell that is used for hunting. This bird is nearly blind but her vision is much improved over night. It has very strong claws and legs, which are mainly used for kicking, while fighting with the enemy.
These birds do not build or live in nests. They are burrowing animals. Cavan on earth to stay there. They are shy and therefore most are hiding in the bushes, grasslands, river lands, or any place where they can “cover”.
Parrots are from countries where the temperature is warm all year round or at least does not change abruptly. Therefore, with the onset of winter and low temperatures, we must take some precautions so that your health is optimal but, surprisingly, the prevailing cold affects them less than they might think.
It is important that we take him to the veterinarian for a thorough examination and determine if you are in good health, a prerequisite for the animal is not affected by winter. It is also a good time to deworm.
If we have the cage or aviary at home, the heating will allow the animal to feel comfortable, although we take great care not to place it in a place where your pet is exposed to air currents.
If the heating or cooling the air too dry, this can generate some respiratory diseases in the parrot, so it is best to use a humidifier or spray water on the feathers a few times a week.
If our animals are accustomed to living abroad, unless the temperatures are really low, we can have it on the terrace or garden, but always in a place where the animal is protected from the cold and are not affected by the wind, rain or other inclement weather. Read the rest of this entry »
Canaries like humans and other species, have very clear what is their territory and if you find that they can react in different ways to lose among which includes violence. Do not think that the canaries are hermits or enjoy the solitude, on the contrary, well-adjusted in their environment they love to live in colonies, they are friendly, co-workers and have a good character.
Ideally who decides on the canaries as pets, must have time or allocate a percentage of their time caring for them. This not only means keeping the environment clean but also look after their health at all levels including the psychological. Although you can get used to solitude for some time, if you choose a pet canary should be thinking about how healthy they will always have two.
A pair of canaries is a good choice because it can be fitted perfectly to live in harmony and if you are male and female family ‘ll increase fairly soon. Loneliness can make these animals end up sick and saddened. Either you go to the extreme, keeping many canaries in the same cage together can make these with very little space and can not move at ease, implying again that insane sadness.
If your cage allows, it is best to keep an average of 5 per cage canaries and that it has everything required for that amount of animals, the canary otherwise affected by the crowd.
The California condor is a related species called the Condor of the Andes. Its scientific name is Gymnogyps californianus, and is considered one of the largest flying birds in the world, measuring up to 1.40 m high. Males usually weigh about 10 kilos while females 9 kilos. It is a gorgeous red bird, small head, beak cutting edge on a hook and their legs are prehensile.
It feeds on carrion. They start eating the corpses of the most soft, such as the testes tend to leave small portions for the young condor. This kind of condor is an endangered species because it fails to reproduce effectively and with the “modernity” of the times in which we live, the food they eat is contaminated with pesticides up.
Today they live in captivity and some others in special parks where members continually tries to reproduce. This play is considered the longest in the wild, as they take two years in courtship, mating and birth of offspring. These animals are among the few monogamous species that remain faithful until death.
Between April and May breeding season arrives and the young are born after about 54-58 days. As in several other species, the male is actively involved in the process of caring for the egg. The California condor as their name suggests live in southern California and parts of northern United States to Canada.