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

Posted by Robin on 4/11/09
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    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-
    >> 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 !