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Re: Indain Ringneck pair.. Any info would be great

Posted by Bridget on 3/25/09
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    On 3/25/09, All you need to know wrote:
    > On 3/24/09, Bridget wrote:
    >> I have a pair of indian ringnecks and they have been
    >> together sense Sept, With nestbox. they have NO interest in
    >> the box or breeding, Male will go in the box but thats it.
    >> What am I doing wrong? Should I re pair them, try a
    >> different box. Both are proven with different mate. Any
    >> helpful info would be great thanks
    >
    > Ringnecks are not a species of birds that engage in life-
    long
    > bonding. In other words, if you can't love the one you
    love,
    > love the one you're with.
    >
    > A lot of factors go into successful breeding of birds.
    There
    > are so many, but here are a few.
    > How old are the birds? What is their environment? (busy,
    > noisy, quiet)
    > Right kind of nest box for a Ringneck. Ideally they prefer
    > boot boxes.
    > Diet? Is it a breeder diet? Higher protein, fresh
    > vegetables, etc.
    > Are they a male and female? (don't laugh) Old enough to
    breed?
    > Too old to breed?
    >
    > And finally, there is patience. Just because you do have a
    > male and female, doing everything right, some pairs of birds
    > just take time to adjust to their environment and each other.
    > This is the biggest reason, in my opinion, why birds are
    sold
    > and re-homed. People are not patient to let nature take
    it's
    > course. If you're doing this for a quick buck, sell them
    now
    > as they deserve better.
    >


    I am hoping the only thing I have wrong is the size of the
    nest box. I have been told several different sizes and will
    try the boot box nest. They are male and female, correct
    breeder diet, ages are 7 and 9 yrs old. I'm not doing this
    for a quick buck so patience it is!