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Indian Blackbird, an animal that can please but also disturb, there are in fact those who appreciate its gab and its voice, others who are disturbed or disturbed. IS' a bird with an interesting history and that, without necessarily buying or breeding, it is good to know.
Indian blackbird: characteristics
The scientific name of the Indian Blackbird it is Gracula religious, the areas it has always inhabited are the Asian tropical ones including India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the Philippines, Pakistan and Malaysia. Under this name we find numerous varieties, 32, all characterized by one lively intelligence and all lovers of greenery.
The Indian Blackbird in fact it inhabits green areas with luxuriant vegetation, migrates in search of heat, but always preferring areas that are not too deserted. The black color he wears 12 months out of 12 can make him look like a gloomy animal, but it's just an impression, his charming character brings no sadness and what comes out of his yellow beak, entertains and keeps company.
Indian blackbird: singing
The song, the sound, emitted by the Indian Blackbird, has always struck those who met him and in the past it has also made him an object of veneration. It was seen as sacred, in the lands of its origin, and even in India depicted on the hand of God Rama. On the one hand, this gift has given him fame, notoriety and visibility, but on the other hand it has put him in danger.
Over the years, its sale and marketing have undergone a significant increase, the number of specimens present in nature could no longer meet the requests and became an animal to be treated with care because is not exploited or mistreated, forced to travel to possible overseas buyers, even just out of the nest.
Talking Indian blackbird
It is simple and fun to educate the Indian Blackbird, being an animal with a developed intelligence and an almost exaggerated curiosity. It replicates sounds almost automatically, so in a short time it also replicates words and phrases if we dedicate ourselves to its education.
This bird was not born talking but has always been a good imitator, this ability has developed at the time to be able to confuse its predators, once inserted in the home, the Indian blackbird replicates the owner's voice without problems. Who wants to refine the gab of the Indian Blackbird can study “The manual for teaching the Indian blackbird to speak”By Elisabetta Gismondi.
Indian blackbird: cage
It is important to choose a cage that is comfortable for a Indian Blackbird, so that he does not suffer, since we have already removed him from his lands of origin and from the climate in which he is most at ease.
Before buying the cage, and the blackbird itself, let's reflect deeply on the commitment that this new entry in the family can make. If we are convinced, we proceed by assuring him a cage that accommodates him in a comfortable and suitable way. He must not feel constrained or even suffer.
The location of the cage in our home is equally important: the Indian Blackbird he loves company so let's not segregate him in an uncrowded room, let's put him in the living room or the kitchen so he can have his say while the family is reunited.
Indian blackbird: cost
A Indian Blackbird it can cost around a thousand euros, a smaller amount can be suspicious and, in any case, let's only contact certified and reliable subjects, also asking a veterinarian. Only 3 species of Blackbird can be legally sold, therefore, to "domestic use", although unfortunately the others are around due to illegal trafficking which we must be careful of.
Indian blackbird: breeding
Once you have purchased ours Indian Blackbird, we just have to train it and the sooner you start, the better. From an early age this bird is able to hear and repeat the short words it hears frequently, such as "hello "," I love you "," gradually "and" help ". The time of day to give speech lessons to our soot-colored friend is early afternoon, when he is most receptive.
Let us approach calmly and not with the air of strict professors, trying instead to intrigue him, to amuse him and have fun. Let's dedicate ourselves to one word at a time, when he learns it, we move on to the next, and to increasingly longer words, never changing "tutor" because the Indian Blackbird he will get used to the timbre of his master's voice. Let's not forget to reward him with treats for every word inserted in his vocabulary.
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