Ringneck pulling tail feathers

by Jason
(Sydney Aust.)

I have recently purchase a pair of ringnecks the female keeps pulling the male tail feathers are you able to give some idea of wot to do.

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Nov 30, 2014
Ring neck bleeding tail
by: Anonymous

Hi my ring necks tail has bin bleeding for 2days wot should I do

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Nov 20, 2012
Ringneck pulling tail feathers
by: Jason

Thank you for the reasurrace I havent breed birds for years so im just getting back into it missed the hobbie. My I bother you for another whats the best way to get this bird to grow its feathers, or wil come in time bieng on its own?

Nov 20, 2012
IRN (indian ring neck) Pulling tial feathers
by: Anonymous

I agree with Linda. In this case it should of been obivious to seperate the birds into seperate cages.

Some birds can get along well for years, then decide one day, they aren't having it anymore. This is when you will see one bird hurt the other. Or prevent the other from eating.

You most definately need seperate cages! Otherwise the female will cause serious injury to the male, resulting in expensive vet visits.

It's cheaper to seperate them now then it will be to take the male to the vet for injuries.

GL!

Nov 20, 2012
Ringneck pulling tail feathers
by: Linda

Yes, you will have to separate them into two cages and leave them that way until they are able to play together outside cage without physical abuse involved. All pairs of birds do not get along. I have a proven pair of Amazons who have been together for 20 years. The hen hurts the male because he is smaller, so we have them in a double Macaw cage with a divider down the middle to keep him safe. They used to get along fine until he had some illness years' ago, and she has been aggressive toward him ever since. For his safety, they cannot be caged together.

So separate them into two cages, because this tail feather pulling will escalate into her severely hurting him. If she pulls out a blood feather, he could bleed to death, so do not delay with getting them into two cages. Also, when out of cage, the abuse can start again, so make sure you are right there when they are out of cage to stop any further abuse. Do not take this lightly because the weaker bird is at high risk right now, and the attacks will get worse not better.I'm speaking from practical experience here, and would hate to see one bird kill another which happens more than it should believe me.

Linda

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