From the article: Indian Ringneck Parakeets
Indian Ringneck Parakeets are charming, beautiful, and intelligent -- but they're not for every pet bird owner. If you own an Indian Ringneck Parakeet, post a summary of what it's like to live with your Ringneck below. Your experience may help a future bird owner decide if an Indian Ringneck Parakeet is the right bird for their lifestyle. Share Your Experience!
Bright red beak=boy INDIAN RINGNECK
- I LOVE MY INDIAN RINGNECK---- HE TALKS and is only 8 years old. BUT, HE NEEDS ME AROUND ALL THE TIME IF I HAD TIME TO GIVE HIM. HE CALLS FOR ME IF I LEAVE THE ROOM. HE IAS VERY SMART AND LOVES TO PREEN MY HAIR --HE DOES NOT LIKE ME LEAVING HIM. I GOT HIM ANOTHER BIRD TO KEEP HIM COMPANY AND HE HAS BONDED WITH THE SENEGAL, SO HE DOESN"T NEED ME AROUND. THE OTHER BIRD IS A BOY. IF YOU HAVE A BOY AND GIRL IRN THEY WILL IGNORE YOU. THEY HAVE EACH OTHER. REMEMBER, BIRDS REALLY LIKE TO SPEND THEIR DAYS 100% WITH EACH OTHER, OR YOU IF YOU ARE "THE OTHER BIRD"!!!!!!
- —Guest carolina
- I've had my ringneck for a year and he is awesome. His name is George.
- —Guest Ben
My New IRN
- Well,now that parrot is talented.Only it cannot talk.I dont know how to train him.But,when i tell him to step up,he obey me and when i tell him to climb up my shoulders or my head,he just do so.And after a week later,i got him a female.Well,first they always figt.But day after day,they became friends.Please help me how to make him talk,please................
- —Guest Alina
WALTER CHOSE ME!!!
- Our lovely boy escaped from somewhere 9 years ago and decided to land on my head while in the garden. I grabbed him, he bit me and I ran into the house with him. The bathroom was my best option while I contemplated what to do with him. He saw himself in the mirror and immediately started talking! "Who's a pretty boy" and "There's a good boy." He can now say "Chief" my Great Dane's name. He is great!
- —Guest cagey bird
My New IRN
- Well i got a IRN yesterday.It is really scared of me and my family.It is only 3 months old.I am really trying to train him.But all it do is climb up and down the cage.It don't even chirp.I am really worried.It only ate at 1.00 from a day.He ate only a bit.I am sooooooooooo......worried.
- —Guest Alina
- indian ringneck is one bird which you dont want to have i got one just about 2 months a go an he is soo scared of os as if i am going to kill him whenever i go near his cage shits himself and goes on top of the cage
- —Guest A
My Blue Indian Ringneck Keith
- Well I've already had him for 1 week,and I already have the best loving bond with my little sweetheart. He's now 7 months old,I'm 12 and I've already taught him to step up,gimme kisses,sit on my shoulder,do that "hot" sorta type of whistle. He's really sweet,I'd like to call him my rooster,he wakes me up for school every morning,WHO NEEDS ALARM CLOCKS? The snooze button is when I come up to him and make him step up,then give him a kiss. I can't wait till he starts talking! (:
- —Guest Kimberly
- to guest Kimberly - don't pet on back as this is a sexual signal.
- —Guest Sue D.
love my female ringneck, she so sweet
- i am so happy to have my parrot , she loves to be on my shoulder and gives me gentle kisses on my forhead .... she starting to chat alot . not clear yeat but were gettin there . she starting to make a kissing sound , its so adorable
- —Guest corinna
Love our IRN
- I love our IRN, but they are not for everybody! Our male IRN, Oatmeal, is just over a year old. He is going through a bluffing phase and tends to bite us a lot lately. This has not been his demeanor since we got him when he was 4 months old. He is getting better after a few weeks of "naughty behavior". He is usually a sweet bird, and tends to have a 2 year old attitude. If you tell him he can't have something or be somewhere, he tends to try even harder to get it. We have not clipped his wings, and he has freedom of the house as long as we are home. He gets caged when we leave though. He usually tends to stick to 4 places ok for him. Teaching him to go potty only on his cage was a success! No more cleaning up poop from all over the house. He talks and talks and talks. My youtube page is http://www.youtube.com/user/JLea78/videos?view=0 if you want to see videos of how his growth has been the past 8 months, happy and cranky! My kids and I wouldn't trade him for anything in the world!
- —Guest jlea78
- Nad - I understand your frustration. I had a Goffen Cockatoo for 10 years and couldn't stop the screaming so I gave her to someone. Now, I'm working with an Avian Rescue group and have had to take classes in bird behavior and know that I was doing everything wrong. Believe me, its worth the time to educate yourself. Don't give up. Your bird deserves it.
- —Guest Sue D.
- Yes, I have two ringneck parakeet, they are very playful and lovely boys and they are four and three years old.
- —Guest Janagan
- Your article has broguht forward some very original and unique thoughts. I like how you expressed your points in an easy to read format. Thank you for writing such clear and concise material. Good reading.
- —Guest uSrLOrtvKmUQQ
2 things to consider b4 buying an IRN
- ONE: I have 2 IRN’s. One is hand fed and the other one isn’t. If you get a bird SPEND the EXTRA MONEY and get one that is handfed. They are much friendlier and milder in my opinion. TWO: Before becoming a bird owner consider the life span of a bird. IRN’s live for 25 years. If you plan to go to college for example don’t get a bird, especially an IRN. An IRN is not a pet that can easily be transitioned or given to another person. Why? Because they require lots of attention and are VERY LOUD and can squawk all day. It’s hard for me to travel and find suitable bird sitter. Mine gets really loud when I am not around. It’s like they are calling for me. It’s a good thing my job allows me to bring my birds to work other it would drive my family crazy. One of my IRN’s has poor vision and can’t see that well. It tends to attack a lot even though it’s a friendly bird. It’s a good thing it has more bark than bite. Anyway, my oldest IRN, named Norman is about to turn 13 years o
- —Guest Wubie
my oh so lovely pet
- At first I thought it did not like me but I guess it was just not used to me. Now it makes those adorable noises when I'm around and it screams really loud when I leave the room. I think people who have "unbehaved" birds should just spend more time with them... It's worth it. The only thing left now is for me to let me hold her and she must start talking now
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