Many people believe that the choice of domestic birds is limited to canaries and a variety of parrots. But in fact at home you can keep other birds, for example, birds from the family of finch weavers. These includezebra amads.

Zebra Amadines - one of the most popular weaver birds, bred by lovers. The homeland of these funny birds is Australia, but at the end of the 19th century they were brought to Europe and domesticated.They are quite unpretentious in content and food. live more than eight years and easily reproduce even at home (only if it's not hybrids).

Thesesmall birds with a beautiful and bright appearance and a lively character   will not leave anyone indifferent. Amadin males are more vigorous and colorized brighter than females. In domestic birds, the color is more "blurred" than in wild birds. Also, varieties of domestic amadines with other colorings were removed, but they are not very common in our country.

Having decided to get an amadine, remember thatzebra amads are not attached to humans. as, for example, parrots. A cell with amadines is sometimes compared to a land aquarium: you can admire it, but you can not take it in your arms. But if you do not need a companion, and you just want to enjoy funny birds, zebra amadins are just what you need.

Zebra Amadins are completely independent and do not really need your company, so you can safelyleave them at home only for a few days. The main thing is to leave them a feeder with enough feed and an automatic drinking bowl.

Please note that zebra amads are flocks of birds, so it is better to have several birds at once. But to keep them is only together with their brethren in appearance: the amadin's temper is rather militant, thereforewith other birds they may conflict. Although if the enclosure is quite spacious, zebra amads can also get along with neighbors.

But if you are going to keep only amadine,they do not need a large cell. because these birds are one and a half times less than the sparrow. The bottom of the cell should be sprinkled with washed river sand, as well as crushed activated charcoal (1 tablet) and grated chalk (small amount). The bathing and drinking bowl needs standard, not too large, so that the zebra amads are not drowned.

In nature, amadins feed on seeds and young shoots of wild grasses, as well as young insects. At home, they are quite suitablegrain mix. Usually it includes canary and flaxseed, light millet varieties, etc. Well, if you have the opportunity to get a ready-made grain mixture for exotic species of birds.Forages for parrots, Amadin can not be fed!

In addition, zebra amadines needgreen fodder. In the winter it can be salad leaves and sprouted oats, and in summer it is possible to give field grasses collected far from roads and other sources of pollution. It is also recommended to include in the diet "mesh   ", Consisting of green food, grated carrots and boiled eggs. You can give steep, light-salted porridge, a little bit of white bread.

Also, finches need source of calcium. You can buy special mineral mixtures, enriched with calcium, and you can instead give them a crumbled egg shell or shell rock.

Zebra Amadines breed well in captivity. If you want to get offspring from them, in March-April (the period of mating) you need to hang a wooden house with a hole in the cage and put some hay into it. If the conditions of feeding and maintenance are correct, and the pair is matched successfully, the Amadins will build a nest in it.

The first eggs can appear in the nest only 3-4 days after the beginning of "courtship".If the birds do not sit on the masonry at once, do not panic.. Usually this happens after 3-4 eggs are in the nest. But if the amads do not sit on the masonry after 7-10 days, you need to remove the clutch together with the nest.

The chicks hatch about two weeks after the incubation begins.During the incubation and feeding of the chicks, it is necessary to provide the female with the maximum rest. do not make noise, do not make sudden movements, do not look into the nest. An alarmed female can stop incubating or stop feeding offspring.

At the age of three weeks, the chicks begin to try to leave the nest, but if the attempt is successful, the chick may be unable to return. So he may need your help. But you can not touch the offspring without need - the feathered chicks are afraid of people instinctively, so acquaintance with you can turn into stress for the birds.Growing chicks must necessarily be discarded .

Note that zebra amads are capable of breeding already at the age of 2-3 months, butyou can not let them nest before 6 months or even a year. and later than seven years. This can be dangerous for the health of the female, and the offspring may eventually prove to be unviable.

Zebra finches — beautiful and funny birds. ideal for those who can not pay too much attention to pets, but still wants to get at home some livestock.

I quote Lera 332:

the Amadins already have 3 eggs, and the female does not sit down, I'm very afraid that with the masonry, something will happen. Help, I do not know what to do

Usually, amadins do not sit on the masonry at once, but do it when there are 3-4 eggs in the nest. Perhaps the female will still sit down. If from the moment of laying the first egg 7-10 days have passed and the female has not yet sat down, remove the clutch together with the nest. After 2-3 weeks, you can return the nest - perhaps, the next masonry will be more successful.

To my couple already 8 months. We put a nest, laid the hay, and they do not all sit down there. They sit down on the box, in which the nest is on top, and sit for hours. The male tries to take care, but the female chases him. What to do? Some advise you to sit down a couple so that they get bored. So can we do this? Tell me please.

To my couple already 8 months. We put a nest, laid the hay, and they do not all sit down there. They sit down on the box, in which the nest is on top, and sit for hours. The male tries to take care, but the female chases him. What to do? Some advise you to sit down a couple so that they get bored. So can we do this? Tell me please.

Yes, in such cases it is advisable to arrange a couple for a couple of weeks.

The pair raised 5 chicks, all of different ages and sizes. All of them came out with an interval of 1 day from the nest. One baby came out of the nest later than all the elders, (his dad chases him in the cage). Momma-female continues to feed all the nestlings for 5 days already. When is it worthwhile to set off the children? And to plant all at once or in groups of 2 + 3? And can children be put all in one cage?

Frosya, the chicks are planted when they started to eat on their own, if the female feeds them, it's too early to plant. You can put it in one cage, the main thing - separately from your parents. But it is desirable to separate the males separately and separately the females.

My couple of amads is about 9 months old. After building a nest, they try to multiply every day, but the egg does not appear. At the moment they have stopped. How to renew their attraction? And can they reproduce in winter?

why after the first sowing of chicks the female Amodina carries up to five eggs and does not sit down?

why after the first sowing of chicks the female Amodina carries up to five eggs and does not sit down?

Perhaps Amadina is not yet ready for the second brood of chicks. Maybe in the diet there are not enough vitamins or minerals. Clean the eggs with the nest and wait a few weeks.

on the second day, as the fledglings flew out of the nest, the male began to beat the female and pecks one chick a little. what can I do, can a male plant off? or remove the nest, but the chicks still climb into it and spend the night there. tell me please, I have not slept for half a night already, I think.

In June, the female laid 5 eggs, 3 stuck together. There were 2 chicks, which they fed for 2 weeks. Then they stopped and the chicks died. The second time out of 3 eggs was hatched 1 chick, who was fed exactly one week. He also died. Then two or three eggs were laid twice and spit, despite the fact that there is sand in the cage with crushed shell. Tried to clean the nest to wait for the month of March and give a rest to the female, but they lay eggs in a bowl with sand. Now put 1 egg back in the sand again. I again could not stand it - I hung up my nest yesterday. There are already 2 eggs in it. How to be further, to prevent the destruction of eggs on one side, and on the other hand how to "convince" these careless parents to "love" = to feed their children ?!

What if the male tore out in one evening a female almost all feathers. They have been together for half a year. I suddenly go into the room, the female sits on the ring, all plucked and the male in the nest. He used to be in the glazik that they were cleaned. As the vet told us. He said. I pushed him out of the cage into another. They never nested. What's with him?

samka otlogila 4 jayca, na protjagenii pjati dney oni tshatelno visigivali malishey, menjajas' po o4eredi, no sleduyushuyu nedelyu sadilis' tol'ko na no4 ', proshlo uge dve nedeli. malishi eshe ne vilupilis '((((kak bit'?

Can I keep amadin in one cage with a budgerigar?

The pair raised 5 chicks, all of different ages and sizes. All of them came out with an interval of 1 day from the nest. One baby came out of the nest later than all the elders, (his dad chases him in the cage). Momma-female continues to feed all the nestlings for 5 days already. When is it worthwhile to set off the children? And to plant all at once or in groups of 2 + 3? And can children be put all in one cage?

it is better to keep them with their parents for 1 month so that they fatten them and then plant them

many people wonder how many days is necessary for the Chicks with the parents ?
the answer is: the chicks have to stay with their parents for a whole month so that their parents can feed them and they do not die then when their pirisadish

help me please. that such a bird can squint, hides its head behind the wing, loosened up. and began to eat much. and the boy plucked the whole back of the girl. help me please.

Hello. I had a couple of Amadin. They carried four eggs, four chicks hatched and hatched. Now the chicks are 9 days old. The male died, what to do? Can a female raise her chicks alone?

Good afternoon. Tell me why the female Amadina carried two eggs and two days later she glued them.

Hello.
Is it possible to keep two males of zebra amads? Or the male zebra with some other kind of amadin (female or male). That would not fight and multiply (well, at least actively). I do not want to breed amadin, but the boy wants to create a company.
Thanks in advance.

I have one chick. It's dark with a dark beak. Will this beak remain or change? And how to recognize a female or male?

Help please! Today I noticed that Amadina (female) has a swollen abdomen, legs are moving apart, her eyes are barely open. She can not fly, she can not fly, she does not move much. Our couple is somewhere 5 and a half months, there is an egg in the nest, and with the female something is wrong! Help.
Maybe the food is bad or something else, but the male feels fine, flies, chirps, eats, but the girl does not move much

Help. The female laid eggs (about 5 pieces). Then only five chickens hatched from 5 eggs. Days went by and the chick came out of the nest and the female began to make a new nest, since I removed the nest of the nest so that there were no more chicks. I made a nest of grass which I they laid down AND EVER BROUGHT EVERYTHING TO THE PENTEN AND EMPTY THE PIECES FROM THEM AND THEIR KEY AS AS A LODGE IN THE NEW NEST. And my dad seems to be feeding his chick but does not feed (probably because his mother does not let him fly to the chick). And the chick is sitting-wants to eat and all scared because of her mother that she is pinching him. Please tell me what to do. Some say that it is necessary to imprison your mother, while others say that you need to put the chick out and give him one, water, etc. and everything (but I do not agree with the second option)

To throw off mum then that-whether?

A few days ago I bought a zebra amadine to them only 2 months my dad wanted to put a house for them, we set it up and stuffed the sawdust and hooked the birds now they are sleeping there, you think there will be eggs. I'm very scared dad said we'll build earlier that suddenly she's 5 months on the masonry and I'm worried please help!

help, they gave two zebra amadines to them somewhere for 3 months, a boy and a girl are sitting in one cage and today she has taken an egg, I was advised to put a nest like they love to sleep there, but they do not go into the nest at all, I'm an egg there put it, but they do not react. and if the nest do not put offspring at all?

Hello! Can you please tell me if it is necessary to illuminate the night lamp with zebra amadin if there are 2 eggs in the nest? Thanks for the answer.

Tell me, we were recently given zebra amadines, but we do not know how many months they are! we set up a house for them, but the female does not want to fly into this house either. Tell me what to do?

I have one chick. It's dark with a dark beak. Will this beak remain or change? And how to recognize a female or male?

The male is brighter than the female.

Yes, it will change in light oranjevyi
The male has a large spot on his cheeks and the female does not have it

whether it is possible to hold amadin all the year round in the street. I live in Sochi!

The author of the article is not very competent and writes a lot of bredyatinas: a "mash-up" consisting of green fodder, grated carrots and boiled eggs. You can give steep, light-salted porridge, a little bit of white bread. "
Salt for birds poison, even a very "steep" light-salted porridge can lead to irreversible sad consequences in the body of small birds. Hard boiled porridges cook about 6 minutes WITHOUT SALT.

Before starting amadin, it's better to look for specialized forums, I would not trust my pets to authors of such untalented articles.

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