Here is a simplified, daily care plan to keep your White-Rumped Shama healthy, happy and singing.
The White-Rumped Shama can be kept in either a square or spherical cage. For a square-shaped cage, the size should be at least 50 x 50 x 75cm and for a round cage, the diameter should be at least 50cm or 60cm, depending on the type of White-Rumped Shama you own, whether its long-tailed or short-tailed. The perch can be made with tamarind wood with a diameter of 1.3cm and can be cross-shaped or shaped like the letter T (whichever one you prefer).
For daily care, The cage doesn’t need to be covered in the daytime but should be covered at night so that the bird doesn’t get too cold.
The most important thing is to make sure that you feed it a mixture of food (not just one kind of food) so it can get the proper nutrition, vitamins and minerals that its body needs. A good feed, in addition to providing complete nutrition such as protein and carbohydrates you should also try to include these vitamins: A, D3, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C and K3. The feed should also contain essential substances such as DL Methionine, I-Lysine HCl, Folic Acid (actually is a form of Vitamin B) and Ca-D.
In addition to vitamins, minerals are also important. Minerals are required for the growth of the bones, body fluid balance, nerve function, healthy blood vessels etc. Vitamins & minerals function as co-enzymes, allowing the body to perform its functions such as energy producing, growth and healing. These are the necessary minerals: Calcium, Phosphor, Iron, Manganase, Iodium, Cuprum, Zinccum, Magnesium, Sodium Chlorin dan Potassium.
Always supply new feed every two days.
Here is an excellent supplemental feed for White-Rumped Shamas: crickets, ants, worms, caterpillars, centipedes, grasshoppers etc. Pay attention to what your bird likes and adapt its feeding accordingly.