On 2/03/09, Greylady wrote:
> Yes, it does sound like it might be a Ringneck but you really
> need to be sure so that you can be providing the proper diet,
> etc. I would suggest you do a google search for "ringneck
> parrots pictures". That should settle it. If it does, you are
> good to go. If not, you need to keep trying. If you can take
> a picture and post it here, that might help also.
> They come in a variety of colors so try this. Sorry I can't
> put it in link for as posts with links never seem to make it to
> the board. Just paste the following in your browser and see if
> it works.
As you are new to the bird scene, it is great that you are asking
these questions. A lot of good people here to help you. Birds are
very complexed creatures, so closely related, but still with
different needs and requirements.
Here is the information to what Grey Lady was specifying to
regarding their individual species diets. Yes, most eat the same,
but still you need to know of their diets in general per species.
For example, I have Macaws and would not feed Cockatiel food to
them. This is from The National Aviary Bird Park site. Below is
the link and suggested diet requirements article as well. Check it
....each species has different dietary requirements according to
their species, age, sex and activity level. Formulated diets are
available for most species, but some birds also require fresh
produce daily.... Good luck and enjoy you feathered friend.