It is important for the body of the cane astrilda to get the right part of the minerals in food. Therefore, from time to time, crushed plaster, egg shells, charcoal, sand should be placed in the bird's cage. Various varieties of millet and grass seeds are usually added to astrilda's food. The standard daily allowance for one bird is one and a half teaspoons of feed.
You also need to feed the reed astrilds with greens and various types of insects. Usually a piece of turf with sand and roots is placed in the cage. Birds usually dig in it, pecking on certain particles.
Reed Astrilda are big lovers of water, they often swim in it. Therefore, a bowl of water is an integral part in the cage of the cane astrilda. In general, these birds can be fed both simple cereal mixtures and insect treats. If you plan to keep a bird not for breeding, then a regular standard cage for a sparrow species is suitable for it, and if you are aiming to breed Astrild, then it is better to choose a larger cage.
In captivity, this bird behaves very calmly and peacefully. She will be able to get along well with other peace-loving birds.
Young cane astrilds are easy to distinguish from adults, as they are brown-green in color, and the belly gives off yellow.But the chicks do not have a red mask. After three months, the chicks begin to molt, and after five to six months they begin to acquire the color of adult birds.
By purchasing this bird for yourself, you can enjoy both its appearance and its cheerful disposition and behavior for a long time.