Hearing the word Bajrigar, one thinks of a hunter or a brave person or animal. Although the name has an obsession with speed, in reality the name of a small bird of calm and beauty is Bajrigar.
Crooked yellow lips, blue, white or mixed skin color. Sometimes people are born with all the colors of the rainbow. This bird has different names depending on the skin color. But whatever the color, the little bird is incomparable in intelligence. This bird has the unique quality of showing love by gently touching the partner sometimes by kissing the lips, sometimes by gently touching the partner's head as a responsible loved one.
With all these qualities and easy to pet, Bajrigar is at the top of the list of bird lovers. The millet bird is capable of grabbing people's attention even if they don't want to due to physical activity. That's why bird lovers are desperate to keep Bajrigor in a cage. Capitalizing on the needs of people, commercial farms have also been established in different parts of the country. But as the environment of the country is not favorable for the Bajrigar bird, it is not possible to keep this bird in the open air. So over time the current synopsis of the forest millet of the east and south-west coast regions of Australia is born in a cage, died in a cage.
Bajrigar bird is a well-known pet bird but it is known by different names depending on the place and region. In America the millet is known as Little Parakeet. This bird is also known as Baji or Shell Parakeet, Canary Parrot, Zebra Parrot, Common Pet Parakeet, Undulated Parakeet Bajrigor and Badri.
Typically wild millet is about 6.5–7 inches in length and about 7–8 inches in cage. Besides, wild millet is 25–35 gm and caged millet is up to 35–40 gm. Adult male millets have blue membranes around their nostrils. This membrane extends between the forehead and lips along with the nostrils. A mature female millet has a brown membrane surrounding its nostrils. This membrane extends between the forehead and lips along with the nostrils.
At the age of 8-9 months, millets become adults. Bajrigor birds are able to lay 8-13 eggs at a time. And at the time of laying eggs, millet birds also need a secluded place. It takes 18 days from egg to hatch. The average lifespan of millet birds is 4-5 years, but can live up to 10-12 years in cages.
This small species of bird is also popular for its intelligence. Hearing ability is also very good. It can remember big words or sentences very easily. As soon as millet hears a word from its owner, it remembers and repeats it. So the attraction of bird lovers is more in Bajrigor.
Although it is an exotic bird, it is found in different parts of the country. Besides, there is a fair of bajrigar birds in the university market of Kantaban area of the capital every day. Although coastal areas are the native habitat of these birds, one or more cage mates are sufficient for their survival. Keeping that in mind, traders have arranged a family of birds in cages at University Market. They have tried to match male and female millers and pair them according to age. The chirping and beauty of many miller birds together attracts the passers-by.
Manager of New Bird Paradise Noor Hossain said, due to its beauty and flexibility, Bajrigor is the top choice of bird lovers. Although we brought it from abroad earlier, now Bajrigar bird farms have been established in different parts of the country. Tk. 500-1000 birds with cages are available. Anyone can keep a bird very easily as we provide information on bird food and care.
Meanwhile, many people have become self-sufficient by building commercial bajrigar bird farms in different regions of the country. Among them is Imran Hossain of Syedpur Upazila of Nilphamari. He is now self-sufficient by building a commercial bird farm with only Tk. 13 thousand. Currently, his farm has birds worth about Tk. 3 lakh. And now Imran's monthly income is about Tk. 50 thousand by selling bajrigar birds. He has also gained a lot of experience in keeping millet birds for a long time.
Imran Hossain told Barta24.com that bajrigar cannot survive even five minutes in the open air in the environment of our country. It can't escape from attacks of other birds and snakes, frogs, rats and small animals on the ground. As a result, it is better to keep this bird in a cage or small house in the country.
Wild animals are beautiful in the forest, children in the mother's heart are proverbial but nature and environment sometimes wants an exception. And so, to keep the beauty alive, birth in the cage and death in the cage is now a big identity of the millet bird.