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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