Notes on raising swiftlet bird for beginners

Swiftlet bird is no longer a stranger to bird lovers, and to most Vietnamese, they are known as a parrot. Possessing colorful plumage, funny appearance and personality, these parrots always bring joy and excitement to owners. Before starting to raise swiftlet bird, please learn carefully the characteristics, price, and care through the information below of Pet Me Shop.

Where does the swiftlet bird nest come from?

For bird lovers, swiftlet bird is an unfamiliar name. They are known to everyone as a parrot with colorful plumage along with lovely appearance and extremely funny personality that always brings a sense of excitement to bird lovers.

The Canary’s Nest is a parrot species native to Hong Kong, so it is also known as the Hong Kong Parrot, but this parrot is also found in the forests of Australia.

Notes on raising swiftlet bird for beginners

Yen Phung bird belongs to the group of small macaws, when living in the wild, almost this parrot is not able to defend or fight. Thanks to their gentle, harmless nature and attractive appearance, they have gradually been bred and raised as ornamental plants in many parts of the world, including Vietnam.

Characteristics of swiftlet bird

What is outstanding about the appearance of swiftlet bird?

The bird’s nest has a very well-proportioned and beautiful body. The head is quite round with a long beak that curls into the ground typical of parrots, bright black eyes that look very alert. They are small, adorable parrots. When mature, this parrot is only 18cm long, including the tail.


Like many other parrot species, the colorful plumage is the most attractive point of swiftlet bird. The feather color of this parrot is extremely diverse, which is why they are divided into 50 different species of swiftlet bird. In Vietnam, the most commonly raised bird’s nest are those with yellow feathers, black stripes on the back and head, blue chest and abdomen, dark green tail.

The swiftlet bird has a small and soft crest made up of cilia. The nose is a feature that helps us to distinguish the sex of this bird, specifically the nose of the male is blue or pink, and the female is ivory white. However, it is only when they are 2 months or older that this feature becomes apparent.

What is the character of swiftlet bird?

The swiftlet bird is a bird that cannot fight. So swiftlet bird is a bird with a gentle nature, but in return they have a very fast flight speed to avoid enemies, in addition, they also have the ability to camouflage and hide from enemies very skillfully.

The reason many people like to keep parrots is because of their “talkative” nature. The bird’s nest also has the characteristic of talking a lot, which is the forte of parrots in general. However, the parrot from Hong Kong is said to be not as agile as other parrots, so getting them to talk will take more time and the owner must go through a process of patience training.

When Hong Kong parrots can talk, they will talk continuously, sometimes causing many owners to feel uncomfortable. And if you wonder whether Yen Phung can sing or not, the answer is absolutely possible. Because this parrot breed has a very good voice mimicry, so be persistent in training them to have a good singing voice.

Reproductive behavior of swiftlet bird

When in the natural environment, swiftlet bird often live in pairs and are very attached to each other. They lay almost all year round and breed most in the summer. Usually this bird will make a nest by cutting the trunk of a tree.


The hens lay eggs similar to chickens and ducks, when the number of eggs is 4-6, they will start incubating. Incubation process of swiftlet bird including the male will also participate. The incubation period is 18-22 days, the hatched chicks will be fed and raised by their parents for 1-2 months to be strong enough. After that, the mother and father birds will leave to let the young birds become independent and find another place to continue breeding.

How to raise swiftlet birds with the right technique?

The favorite foods of swiftlet birds are vegetables, such as: lettuce, vegetables, cabbage, sweet apples. In addition, Yen Phung birds like to eat rice combined with millet in the ratio 1:1.During the breeding period, you should change the ratio to 1 millet 1.5. Sometimes you can add vegetables such as lettuce, water spinach, corn… to provide enough nutrients for them.

Swallows are birds that love water and bathing, so you should bathe them regularly. This is also a great time for you to interact with this pet Parrot. After bathing, you can let them warm up in the sun, which makes them extremely excited.

You need to pay attention to carefully choose the food source for the parrot every day. You should also change the water regularly every day for swiftlet bird and need to design a manure trough to easily clean the barn. Because swiftlet bird is a fairly healthy bird, they can still get diarrhea when eating contaminated food.

In the process of rearing, if you see that swiftlet bird have any strange symptoms, you need to immediately take them to health care centers or see a veterinarian for timely treatment.


To be able to raise swiftlet birds in a good environment, you need to care about their whereabouts. It is necessary to make a clear distinction between swiftlet bird’s residence and breeding place. As for the breeding part, care should be taken, the barn door should be wide so that it can easily bring food in for Yen Phung during the breeding season. This bird can live in groups so you can design a big cage and then separate the nests from each other.

With the above outstanding features of the swiftlet bird, you will feel excited about this bird. This bird is not easy to raise, but if you pay attention, it is very simple. With bird nesting techniques for beginners, hopefully, it will partly help you to solve your concerns about this bird.

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