male Indian ringneck parrot has flown away

by Annalise
(Queensland )

my male Indian ringneck parrot has flown away, and my female is squawking all the time, what does this mean? Is my female Indian ringneck parrot squawking for my male Indian ringneck or can she hear him and is answering back?

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Mar 11, 2013
male Indian ringneck parrot has flown away
by: Linda

Parrots mate for life, and your female is upset because you have let her mate fly away. The probability is that you will never see him again. Having birds' wings clipped by an Avian Vet is the only way to prevent birds flying away. The smaller birds, like yours, can fly very high and very fast, so once they are gone, people seldom get them back.If your bird very recently left, like two or three days, he may still be around and hungry, so you could set up a cage with food in it to see if he will come down to eat. Birds who have been fed in captivity usually die in the wild from starvation or from contracting a disease from the wild flocks. It does not look good for him.

Keep an eye on the female because sometimes the bird who has lost a mate will stop eating and get sick.Birds are highly intelligent and feel a full range of emotions. This loss is devastating for the female as she has lost her best friend in the whole world.

Please have her examined by an Avian Vet and have her wings clipped to prevent this from happening again. Only the 4-6 primary flight feathers need to be clipped, and these are the long ones at the ends of each wing. Do not allow wings to be clipped up any higher as this causes chronic pain.

Linda

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