My parrot refuses to stay in his cage

by Colette Jansen van Vuuren
(Pretoria, South Africa)

My indian ringneck is about 8 weeks old. I've handreared him. He refuses to stay in his cage and also only eats his "porridge" once a day.

How can I make him stay in his cage without hurting himself?

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Nov 16, 2011
Bird refuses to stay in cage
by: Tracie

I am totally confused with your question. Do you not have a cage that has a door? Simply shut the door and lock it, and the bird will stay inside.

Birds should not be eating porridge, unless you are speaking of hand feeding formula. Birds need to be eating high quality pellets like Harrison's or Roudybush and only 20% healthy treats. Don't feed table food, because the salt and chemicals are bad for them.

I don't know if your pet stores there carry high quality pellets, I sure hope so for your bird's sake.

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