I had Indian Ringnecks about 6 years ago (never positive of their
age maybe 10 - 12 years old?) - Fred and Lu - they were wonderful
but I already had a huge menagerie and didn't need babies - I had
Fred and Lu for almost 8 years and I hadn't relocated for about 3
years so their cage was always in the same place - not hidden -
part of the family - never locked them up, their cage door was
always open - then Lu started laying eggs (always a clutch of 4) -
I didn't have a nesting box - she would lay them on the bottom of
the cage - I felt terrible! So I finally ordered a nesting box
got it ready with all the materials and she and Fred did all the
work - next thing I knew she had 4 eggs - but only 1 baby - since
they were doing this and I just couldn't let them continue - at
least in my home - I found a wonderful home for them - and what I
understand is she has 3 clutches a year and 4 babies each time -
they are happy still
On 4/10/09, Robin wrote:
> On 3/25/09, Bridget wrote:
>> 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-
>>> bonding. In other words, if you can't love the one you
>>> love the one you're with.
>>> A lot of factors go into successful breeding of birds.
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> and re-homed. People are not patient to let nature take
>>> course. If you're doing this for a quick buck, sell them
>>> 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!
> I agree with the response you got. Also every time you change
> something it will be longer. If you get the proper size nest box
> on, enough lighting hours, veggies, regular foods, pellets, etc
> then the next thing is patience, and lots of it !