How do I get my Indian ringneck to trust me?
Sit by the cage and talk to him. You can offer him treat by placing something in his food bowl, then keep your hands away and see if he will check out the treat. When you can sit near his cage and have him eat and groom himself in front of you, you have made a lot of progress. This will show that he does trust you.
Do Indian ringnecks like to be touched?
Re: I Can’t pet my Indian ringneck although he’s tame
Hands can be overwhelming for such small animals. Being petted on the head is the ultimate sign of trust. Although some birds don’t like it at all (like mine). Start with gaining his trust.
Are Indian ringnecks better in pairs?
If you decide to keep two, I would recommend keeping two males but if you don’t have two males, then keep a male and female. Generally, two females will not get along during breeding season.
How do I bond with my Indian ringneck?
Quality Bonding Time
Spend time each day talking to and interacting with your bird. You can teach him simple tricks, such as untying knots, mimicking sounds or “dancing.” If your bird enjoys sitting on your shoulder, you can spend time together by letting him sit on your shoulder or the back of your chair.
How do I stop my Indian ringneck from biting?
Training a behavior like “step up” is best done away from the cage to prevent territory issues. You can teach Sunie to step up onto a spare perch when inside the cage to prevent bites. Also at about 3-6 months parrots tend to go through a stage of testing how hard they can nip before it is a “no-no”.
How much attention do ringnecks need?
Exercise. Parakeets are very active birds. As with most other bird species, it is a good idea to have a safe area for the pet to play and stretch its wings out of its cage for at least 3 hours each day. Ringnecks also have powerful jaw muscles to maintain.
How do you tell if a bird is scared?
Fear is another way birds tell you that they’re experiencing stress about something. When a bird is afraid, they pull their feathers close to their bodies. Showy birds like cockatiels may put their crests up or spread out their wings close to the ground. Some birds will stand in a corner and rock from side to side.