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Posted 10 August 2010 - 12:31 PM
Is there a big difference between the males and the females? Should I get a pair? My other birds are in pairs but thank god don't breed. I really, really, really do not want my birds breeding. Would two males get along well?
How friendly are they? I've seen a bunch of videos and they seem to be very friendly and curious. Where did you guys come across your ringnecks?
I'm not getting one now by any means but was just curious. I would like to adopt one or two in a while.
Posted 10 August 2010 - 04:14 PM
Posted 10 August 2010 - 05:01 PM
Size-wise they are bigger than a tiel, and their beak is more like that of a medium sized bird, rather than a small bird - they can deliver one heck of a bite!
Ours is a big shredder and chewer, he goes thru medium parrot toys like crazy! He's very social, and affectionate, but not a so-called "velcro bird" - he wants to be part of everything we do, but doesn't need or want to be snuggled all the time. He's very curious, loves to play and smart as can be.
They have incredibly clear voices, and when they do talk, it's some of the easiest to understand.
They do go thru the "bluffing" stage - which can be intimidating, because that beak is big! And as with any parrot, they will continue to test boundaries and see just how far they can go ;-)
As far as diet - we feed a lot of veggies and fruit, a bean/grain/pasta mash, pellets, sprouts and the occasional avi-cake for a treat. We mix a seed/dried fruit mix in with his pellets, but it's more of a 75/25% mix because with everything else he eats, he doesn't need as much of the seed, and he'd just pig out on it, if we let him. We also give him a little of whatever we're having, if it's appropriate... I've found we actually eat better now, because we think more along the lines of what we can share, and tend to avoid the junk food now, so he's been good for our health too!
Here is a link to a video of our little man that I posted a couple days ago: http://www.birdboard...wls-993754.html
Might give you a little more idea of how loud they can be! And here is one of my favorite IRN videos, Marnie is just ADORABLE!!! YouTube - parrot loves new bunny
Our wonderful Indian Ringneck parakeet, born 5/6/08
Posted 21 August 2010 - 10:42 AM
If you get one you will not regret it, just be prepared for noise, lol.
Two Jack Russell Terriers (Rocky & Jack) & Four Fish Tanks
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