The Partridge is such a fragile looking, sweet looking small bird species.
You can just fall in love with them, so petite, I could go on.
Partridges occur in different types of species with the likes of gray partridges also known as the European partridge, the Alectoris rufa also known as the red- legged partridge and the Hungarian partridge are some of the unusual types that exist today.
Do not let their petite looks scare you; taking care of them is certainly easy despite the species or however unusual it might seem.
Taking care of partridges involves giving them the right food, provide adequate environment to allow proper growth and avoid death or sickness due to unbearable conditions and making them feel at home.
The shoots, clover seeds and grass leaves are the ideal food including ants as well. I am sure you can get all this in your garden or backyard.
Food for Partridges
Like humans and probably any other living creature food is vital. One of the first things to consider with a partridge is the food it eats and its availability. These birds are especially adapted to the prairies more than any other grass that they feed on.
Grains are the next best foods that the partridge feeds on. With this type of food you could be relieved to find how inexpensive it is to feed the partridge.
Every type of partridge including the unusual ones follows the same eating pattern which decreases the diversity of food you have to get for a particular species. With food sorted out you are half way done in the proper care of the bird.
Providing comfortable place
Taking good care also involves creating a comfortable place in which the partridge spends most of its time, lays its eggs and a place which is basically its home. The type of nest differs with each different species.
Partridges can survive on their own in the wild making their own nests and thus the best way to take care of its nest is providing it with the dry leaves grass and straw so they can make their own nest.
Even if you have your partridge in a cage, give it a chance to feel comfortable in the nest that it is used to and more comfortable than the cold hard cage.
Lastly partridges depend on you for safety, keep the prey away from them with the most prominent household prey being the cat.
If you do have one never mix them if you value the life of the partridge. See how simple it is to take care of the sweet looking delicate creature.