Indian Ringneck Conure - keep happy

by Ondina Soler
(North Miami Beach, FL)

Since I live in a condo with a small screened in porch, what would you sugest would helpme to keep him happy ? Are there special treat that I can give to him ?

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Dec 16, 2012
Indian Ringneck Conure - keep happy
by: Linda

First of all, thank you very much for caring enough about your bird to ask about his happiness and well being.

Your bird could sit out on the screened in patio area so long as he is in his cage. He cannot be put in direct sunlight, and he cannot be put out there if it is either too hot or too cold. He has to remain safely in his cage at all times when outside.

If your bird has not been examined by an Avian Vet in over a year, then he needs a checkup to make sure he is in good health. Take him to ONLY an Avian Vet because they are the only vets licensed and trained in how to care for birds.

His diet is also a very important factor in keeping healthy. He would do very well on an organic pelleted diet like Harrisons sold here. It is 100% nutrition and endorsed by Avian Vets. It takes time to change birds over from all seeds to pellets, and below is a link on how to go about it. The object is to get bird off seeds and onto the healthy pellets. Make NO changes in diet until he has been examined by an Avian Vet.

Switching Birds To Pellets article

You will also want to do a lot of reading about your bird, and get a book. There is a lot of information to be found on the internet about how to house your bird as well as the right kinds of perches and toys for them. You will also find information about behavior that will be valuable so you can understand your bird better.

The most important aspects of being a bird caretaker are providing good diet, at least yearly checkups with Avian Vet, and providing natural safe wood branch perches. These perches can be found many places on the net and come with hardware already on them. Measure inside measurements so the perches will fit properly. They come with hanger bolts inside and use a washer on the inside and outside of the cage secured with wing nuts. Toys that are readily accepted are ones with wooden pieces your bird can chew. These are found in the same places the perches are, and make sure the toys are for your sized bird so there are no small parts that can be swallowed.Perches need to be the correct overall diameter for your bird's foot size. Most toys and perches are divided into groups in the stoes. There will be the ones for small birds like Budgies and Parrotlets, then ones for Medium sized birds like Amazons and Greys. Since the Rinkneck has long toes, a medium size perch would work fine. The very large diameter perches are for the Macaws, Cockatoos and other very large birds. Usually toys and perches have the names of the kinds of birds they are for, so this will make it easier for you.

Keep in touch with us, and we are always happy to answer any questions you cannot find answers to on the internet or from a good book. Thanks for writing,


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