indian ringneck quiet

by suzanne mcmurray

I have a 5 month old Indian Ringneck! the guy told me he was a male, but he hasn,t got the ring on its neck so i take it its female. I feed him fruit and seeds every day he not that keen on veg but loves fruit, its not very tame, but gettin there. My worry is that my IRN never makes a sound at all. Is this ok or is something wrong.

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Apr 16, 2010
Quite Indian Ringneck
by: The Avian Vet

The ring does not develop until the bird is 2.5-3 years of age. You cannot tell sex at 5 months of age by the ring. You can only DNA sex them to be sure before they mature. Seeds and fruit are not a complete diet and you need to convert your bird to a pellet diet. I am shocked that he is not tame at this age. Was he hand fed? IRN necks are normally quiet, but you need to take your bird in for a well-bird exam to be sure he is healthy.

Dr B

Apr 13, 2010
indian ringneck quiet
by: Linda

Thanks for writing, and you have asked for help, and that's what I'm going to try and do here. If I sound harsh, it is not meant personally as I'm concerned for the bird. Female ringnecks have the ring around their neck and are chatterboxes if well. Your bird is sick and needs to go to an Avian Vet in your area immediately.

The other issue here is bad diet. The seeds even with the veggies and fruit is a very bad low nutrition diet. Parrots need to be eating a high quality, organic pelleted diet like Harrison's
which is Avian Vet recommended. The fruit and veggies needs to be NO more than 10-15% of the diet. Your bird is sick and is literally dying for some good food and medical treatment, so please take a look out here as Tracie has several kinds of the organic pellets. Feed organic as the others have pesticide and fertilizer residue plus dyes and chemical preservatives that poison birds over the long haul.

Please take your bird to an Avian Vet for diagnosis and treatment as infections are common with new birds. Then, once he is well, please start feeding him a decent diet with all the vitamins and minerals and protein he needs to become strong, happy and talkative.

Stop worrying about the talking and start working on getting this bird healthy enough to WANT TO TALK AND PLAY AND BE NOISY like all other ringnecks I've ever met. You have to do your part BEFORE he can do his. Your commitment to him when you brought him to your home was to care for him in all the best ways possible. He needs good food, roomy, safe cage and toys, and trips to the Avian vet when sick. This is your commitment to him. His commitment to you is to love you, trust you and be your best friend for all his or her life. What more could you ask for?


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