very active birds with their small, delicate structures. Indian Nightingales breed very easily. The care and feeding of Indian Nightingales are not very difficult. You can feed a couple of Indian Nightingales comfortably in a normal-sized cage and have them breed.
The Indian Nightingale, which is one of the bird species frequently fed in our country, is an easy bird to feed at home like budgerigars. Indian Nightingales do not speak. Indian Nightingales are very easy to care for, they drink a lot of water and they have a nice chirping sound. You can let the Indian Nightingales walk around your room. If you don’t change your cage all the time, the Indian Nightingales roam around and re-enter their cages when they are hungry. Indian Nightingales are very sympathetic animals and they are very active and small animals compared to budgerigars.
Australia is considered the homeland of Indian Nightingales. Indian Nightingales have many different mutations. Over the years, professional Indian Nightingale producers have reached the interesting forms of these birds, such as pure orange, and large ones such as jumbo. The incubation period of Indian Nightingale is 14 days. In the care of the newborn babies of the Indian Nightingales, fresh food and water must be present in the cage. It is not recommended to feed the offspring of the Indian Nightingale by hand. Because these puppies are very small, the result of this procedure is very likely to end with death. Therefore, these pups should be fed in their cages.
If there is a serious fight inside the cage, the more aggressive bird should be removed from the cage for a day or a half. Most of the time, when the bird is put back in the cage, things will be calm. To meet the feed needs of Indian Nightingales, shabby mixtures are required. These mixtures can be as follows;
- Red millet
- Yellow millet
- White millet
- Canary feed
- Niger seed
Also, mineral-rich grit and squid bone and fresh drinking water should always be available in the cage. The reproduction motives of Indian Nightingales are very high. If you do not want the nightingales in your cage to reproduce, remove the cage in the cage, the nest materials, and items such as an extra feed container suitable for nesting. If your birds still want to breed, separate your birds for a while.
The breeding periods of Indian Nightingales are generally preferred in summer months when the daylight is high and the temperature is high. It is useful to host a pair of Indian Nightingales in a cage that is 45 cm high, 38 cm wide, and 30 cm deep. Because Indian Nightingales are birds that want to move. In case the area is narrow and crowded, birds get stressed and chase each other. In this case, it is impossible for the birds not to get sick. Indian Nightingales are nesting masters like beavers. It is necessary to pay attention to the objects to be given as nesting material to the Indian Nightingales. Some of the materials that can be used as nesting material can be listed as follows.
- Soft herbs
- Thin grass stems (it is necessary to pay attention to clean these grasses)
- Coconut fiber
- Dried grass
By the way, do not forget to take all the remaining nest materials from the nest when the eggs arrive. Indian Nightingales should not be housed with budgerigars. However, they can be housed with canaries in large environments. You can tell if the Indian Nightingale eggs are full by shedding light on the eggs. But you need to be careful while shedding light on the eggs. An Indian Bulbul that has never been hatched before you need to be very careful with their eggs. You should take this type of eggs with a plastic spoon, whether it is empty or full, hold it to the light and place it carefully and meticulously in the nest with a plastic spoon. Veins are formed in filled eggs. You can understand this when you hold the egg to light. Throw the empty eggs out of the nest.
Sex discrimination between Indian Nightingales can be made very easily. The beak of male birds is red, while the beak of female birds is orange. Also, their sex can be known from the crowing sounds of birds. While the female Indian Nightingales sing only in simple clicks, the male Indian Nightingales have the crows they extract from their own larynx.