Why Does My Ringneck Keep Flying From My Shoulder to Her Cage?

Lydia G. has 2 issues with my Indian Ringneck

 

Hi, my Indian Ringneck keeps flying back to her cage all the time when I take her around on my shoulder.

 

She won’t venture further than a foot away from it.

 

She also has a box she likes to spend time in and on.

 

She has toys to play with and I give her branches to rip up.

 

I keep going and getting her every time and repeat it quite a few times and she always goes back.

 

She was doing this at her previous owners too.

 

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Should I Get a Quaker, Ringneck, or Conure?

Kayla writes to ask:

 

I’m stuck between getting a conure or a quaker (ok maybe an Indian ringneck too), and could really use advice on what current owners think.

 

I’m hoping to find a best friend who wants to be involved, cuddly, silly, and maybe even say a few words eventually.

 

I mostly don’t want one who screams and screeches all day.

 

Is a quaker on the right track?

 

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In Response to “Do You Serve Your Pet Bird Chop?”

Sherry L. comments:

Yes, my birds are fed ‘chop’ (Arlo the grey, calls it ‘bobbity’) This is a new term for what I have done for 28+ years.

 

Chop is chopped veg, grains, and sometimes, a tiny bit of seed sprinkled on top or a bit of walnut, or something.

 

I used to cut the vegetables larger because Arlo was pretty accepting of lots of things, and I didn’t have a food processor.

 

I also (now) feed Arlo pelleted diet, along with the chop.

 

She also gets a small amount of fruit, and sometimes about an inch square of chicken breast (baked) or some steamed scallop (yum).

 

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How Did Another Rescue Bird Find Us?

We just rescued another bird and I drove 794 miles less than I did for the last one.

 

Of our bird-related calls, most are people seeking to acquire a “new bird”.

 

We will always refer them to the closest bird rescue in their area.

 

Yesterday (2/11/20) we got a call from a woman in Cedar Lake about 6 miles from our new place in Lowell.

 

(Talk about a bird rescue near me)

 

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