I have read that the male Alexandrine Parrot develops his ring after his second molt? Mine is 1 1/2 years old and he is molting right now. I just got him last week, so I'm not sure if this is his first or second molt? What ages do they usually get their first molt and second molt? I see a faint black ring underneath his neck, but that is it so far...is he too young to tell?
Also, he has a band on. I did not get him directly from the breeder, so I'm not sure what the letters and numbers mean. Is there a way I can find out? His band says "RAK FL 97." He was hatched on 2/26/07 and I do know that he was purchased from a breeder in Georgia. I live in Florida. Are there banding laws here in Florida that say he has to have a band on? I would like to have it taken off. Please let me know.