Re: Indain Ringneck pair.. Any info would be great
Posted by Bridget on 3/25/09
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!