indian ringneck hen training

can i trian her or is it to late with being in a avairy all the time

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Nov 01, 2009
indian ringneck hen training
by: Linda

It is never too late to train then unless they are very old and sick.FIRST THING IS TO TAKE HER TO AN AVIAN VET FOR A CHECKUP TO MAKE SURE SHE IS HEALTHY ENOUGH TO START TRAINING HER. THIS IS A MUST BEFORE ANY TYPE OF TAMING AND TRAINING CAN BEGIN.

If she will be alone with you, it is possible to tame and train her. If she is with a mate, it will not be possible to tame her unless the other bird is not around. In other words, if you have her paired off with a male, you probably need to leave them together as most parrots mate for life, and you'd have to get the male another mate right away. When birds lose their mates they can grieve to the point where they stop eating, so it's always the best thing to replace the mate with another of the lost mate's sex.

There is training information on the Parrot Training page that you may like to look at. Basically, you'll be working with a completely wild bird just as if she was out of the jungle without the long boat trip from her home country. We tamed and trained wild caughts straight from the jungle in the 70's, and they are much more afraid than ones who have been raised in an aviary around humans. The process is still the same. Trust has to be gained a little at a time, and the Indian Ringnecks are especially difficult simply because they are Ringnecks and tend to be nippy even when handfed and tame. She will make a fine pet though. The information out here is good, and you can find other info on the internet.

As I said, if she is now bonded and mated to a male, you best leave them alone. If she has lost her mate, then this will work if you begin very soon. The grieving process can be extremely painful for them, and you'll want to start working on earning her trust immediately after a trip to the Avian Vet.

Thanks for writing and let us know how it's going and send a pix of her when you can.
Linda

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