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

Posted by Robin on 4/10/09
(6) Comments

    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-
    > 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!

    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 !