quaker and a ring neck share cage?

by kieran
(ireland)

hi I will be receiving a young female indian ringed neck this week and have also had the offer of rehoming a quaker parrot,male 9 mths old..can I put the 2 in the same cage

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Mar 25, 2013
Don't DO IT!
by: Anonymous

No absolutely NOT! We have a Sun Conure and recently got an Indian Ringneck, till this day we don't let them out at the same time and or share a cage! Too dangerous. You just never know what what each bird can do! At a blink of an EYE, they can get into some serious trouble. If they were not together from BIRTH/ HAND RAISED together and so forth, you can't force it at all. You must keep them separate and take your time with introductions. They need their own space and can decide later if they even want to share a space.

Mar 25, 2013
quaker and a ring neck share cage?
by: Linda

This is "wing clipping 101" First of all only allow a licensed Avian Vet to clip your bird's wings, nails and beaks. Do not take to pet store because pet store employees do not usually know how to do those things without hurting your birds.Dog groomers are even worse and can kill your bird because they no nothing about how to care for them.

For wing clipping, have the avian vet or tech clip ONLY the 4-6 Primary Flight feathers, and these are the long ones at the end of each wing. When wings are cut up higher than that, bird suffers chronic pain and falls like a rock causing injury, sometimes severe.

So as Tracie said, have birds checked out by an Avian Vet ONLY and while there have both their wings clipped to keep them safe and so they can't fly through the first open door or window they see. These smaller, high and fast flying birds do not come back once they are outside, so keep them safe from the beginning with proper wing clipping done by professionals who know what they are doing.

Linda

Mar 25, 2013
Quaker and IRN should not share a cage
by: Tracie

No, you should not put them together. Even birds ot the same species that do not grow up in the same cage need to decide that they wish to live together, or you risk injury or death.

Even if you allow these two birds out at the same time, make sure their wings are clipped and they can not get to each other without your very close supervision. Only allow them close together with you across the room when they have proven over several weeks to not fight with each other.

The other important issue is having them checked at at an avian vet so that one doesn't give the other a disease. Find an Avian Vet link

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