rogerspets – Birds that need to be cared for properly in order to grow healthy, agile and agile. The way of torturing it is by feeding, bathing and drying the birds. Feed is a very important factor in bird maintenance. Like humans, bird feed also needs to meet the “four healthy five perfect” requirements. This means that bird feed must also contain carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals.
The dose in offering the amount of feed must be sufficient, not excessive or deficient. The duration of offering feed is usually twice a day, namely in the morning and during the day. In the morning, offering more feed amounts to eat during the day because birds are more active in eating.
The amount of feed given usually depends on several things, namely bird weight, type of bird feed, age and level of bird metabolism.
How to provide feed can be based on the type of bird. The following is the description.
Kind and offer bird feed
Before being fed, the place where the feed is fed first needs to be cleaned, then the grains are put into the container. Feeding for this type of bird is done once a day.
Fruit-eating birds usually prefer bananas when they are not overripe. The banana is hung in the cage by peeling the skin partially first.
For papaya-eating birds, it is recommended that the papaya be given in pieces about three fingers wide and about 10 cm long. Papaya seeds should also be removed first.
The feed given to meat-eating birds is usually chicks, frogs and caterpillars. The meat or offal that is given must be fresh and cut into small pieces first.
How to mix feed
Birds that have a high metabolic rate will consume more feed. This metabolic rate can be seen from whether the bird is active, body size, species and age of the bird.
Birds that are always active in motion require a large amount of food compared to birds that are less active.
Birds with a body weight of 100 – 1,000 g are able to eat up 5-9% of their body weight (in one day).
While babbling birds weighing 10 – 90g require 10-30% of their body weight.
Young birds that are still in the growth stage require more food than adult birds. Chicks can consume as much food as their own body weight.
Birds will not eat food they don’t like. Each bird will choose the preferred food according to habits.
To determine the amount of food ingredients for birds, trial and error should be carried out. First feed it for a period of one day. If the feed is finished, add one more dose. Watch how much is left over, repeat for a week to determine the amount of feed the bird needs in one day.
The mixed feed must be given exactly when the bird needs it. The time of administration should be in the morning when the bird is very hungry.
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Canary Feed Herb
Canaries are an omnivore group with most of their staple food in the form of seeds, vegetables and insects. Common types of grains include barley, radish seeds, mustard seeds, and walnuts.
The seeds should be mixed in a balanced proportion.
Insects that are commonly eaten by walnuts include Kroto. Giving kroto should not be excessive because it can cause hair to fall out. Walnuts can also be given food in the form of egg yolks, squid bones, bone meal and shell fragments.
To strengthen and add to the beauty of the color of their feathers, canaries need to be given special food. For red colored walnuts, the feed needs to be added with grated carrots which contain red pigment (carotene).
Meanwhile, blue or black walnuts are clarified by providing feed in the form of lumatan ranti or leunca containing anthocyanins.
For yellow walnuts, you can add grated turmeric which contains anthocyanins in the feed.
The basic green color of the walnuts can be added to the vegetables because they contain the green leaf pigment (chlorophyll).
This special feed should be given to walnuts during the molting process.