Red-cheeked Cordonbleu
Uraeginthus bengalus

Azulito de Senegal

Bluebirds from Senegal are from Equatorial Africa and East Africa. They live in pairs or in groups of a few individuals in semi-arid areas.

They have a melodious song, que varía según la especie. Males have more brightly colored than females. The cheeks of the males are red. The female has a blue paler . Sometimes the female also sings, así que no puede basarse en la voz para determinar el sexo del ave.

It is a large bird, It can co-exist with other small exotic birds. Small species of the Azulito of Senegal can co-exist if there is sufficient space, but the larger species are very aggressive and should not be mixed with other species of Azulitos.

Son insectívoros y granívoros. Must be accustomed gradually to fruit and vegetables to prevent the occurrence of gastrointestinal disorders (diarrhea). Must be given in small amounts, washed and dried at room temperature, withdrawing them as soon as they lose their freshness. Vitamins can also be put in drinking water, especially in times of illness, stress, molting and reproduction.

The best thing is to install them in the Aviary, so they can fly to and organize themselves into a social group. Estas aves son sensibles al frío y a la humedad. They need to keep at a temperature between 20 and 25 ° C. They must be protected from the cold currents and air, Although over time can be adapted to more extreme temperatures.

Reproduction must stay in pairs in a large cage (100 * 50 * 50 cm como mínimo para una pareja), in groups of the same species in a spacious Aviary, with a lot of places to hide, allowing them to build their nest in peace. Reproduction is usually easy, when birds are calm and have sufficient space. They must have variety of foods (seed mix, germinated seeds, spray millet and living insects (son esenciales durante la temporada de cría).

The female lays from 3 a 7 eggs, the parents take turns incubating and hard incubation of 15 a 17 days. The young leave the nest to the 3 weeks and are weaned at the 6 weeks. The sexual dimorphism appears to the 5 months.

Red-cheeked Cordonbleu (Uraeginthus bengalus)

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