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 Post subject: Anyone know anything about Indian Ringnecks?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:34 pm 
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My friend is looking into getting an Indian Ringneck parakeet. He already has two budgies, and he wants a bird that will bond to him more closely. Anyone know anything about them? He has already considered green cheek conures and lovebirds. I wish he would consider a cockatiel though. Not sure why he wants a ringneck now but I’m willing to help him decide if they’re the right bird for him. How do IRNs compare with cockatiels, green cheeks, lovebirds, etc. ? :alex:


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone know anything about Indian Ringnecks?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:07 pm 
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IRNs are a fairly challenging species: https://www.beautyofbirds.com/ringneckp ... spets.html

I can't speak for all the small parrot species, but I know that in general it's easier to form a bond with a cockatiel than a ringneck. Not every cockatiel will bond of course, but the chances are pretty good if you get a handfed baby that's been handled a lot.



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:37 pm 
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I agree. I’ve never had a ring neck, but I’ve had cocktiels, a sun conure, and lovebirds and they were all friendly. I feel like IRN are a bigger, chattier, version of a budgie, or grass parakeet. I’ve seen some cuddly ones, but I don’t think it’s the majority of them. I lucked out with Cheerio. He lets me flip him on his back, and scratch his head. He also likes to “sit” on my hand and Id carry him like a baby. Not all lovebirds are like that, but I got Cheerio before he was weened.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone know anything about Indian Ringnecks?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:07 am 
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Thanks guys! I will show the link to my friend. I would definitely recommend that he get a cockatiel, conure, or lovebird instead of an IRN. I don’t think he would be ready for a ringneck since he’s only had budgies.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone know anything about Indian Ringnecks?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:12 am 
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Also, Feathers, your lovebird sounds amazing. I really want a lovebird now!


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone know anything about Indian Ringnecks?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:41 pm 
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i hear there hard to tame and go wild fast.



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