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Question:

Male or Female Indian Ringneck and Neighbor Visit

How do I determine that the parrot is male or female? Suddenly I took my parrot to visit my neighbors parrot; the other parrot was trying to kiss my parrot but in response my parrot bite him so I went home. My parrot doesn't speak at all. He even doesn't speak in his natural voice except in the morning. What do I do to make him speak or should I buy another one? With my parrot, I caught another one from my school and he is not a parrot who lived in the forests. It can sit on hand without biting... I'm also sending its pic plzzzx reply..

female-indian-ringneck-on-cage

Answer:

Hello Haroon Ashraf Awan,

Thank you for your question. By looking at your photo you have an Indian Ringneck parrot. It could be an older female or a juvenile male ringneck who has not attained his ring as of yet. In most cases, males will get their ring around 18 months of age. If you have had your ringneck for over three years and no ring has appeared, then you have a female.

Also, you had mentioned you took your parrot to your neighbors house. In response to your visit, your ringneck bit your neighbors parrot while it was trying to interact with yours. This type of behavior cannot help me determine if it is a male or female either unfortunately. Most parrots don't take kindly to other birds unless they have been socialized to do so. In fact, if your parrot is bonded to you, chances are your parrot will reject other birds.

The only sure way to determine if your bird is a male or female is through DNA testing. The test in most cases is done simply by sending a few feathers in to a lab. They analyze the feathers and in most cases report their results through e-mail.

But back to your bird not liking other birds. Speaking from experience, my pet female ringneck will not let any other person touch her but me. She will not even let my other ringnecks near her unless I supervise their hangout session. Besides, I don't trust her with other birds as I know she can do real harm the moment I turn my back. She is really bonded to me and that's that in her eyes. She is perfectly content with me and does not seek the attention of other ringnecks. This perhaps is why your ringneck acted in such a manner. You should feel honored as your bird really enjoys your company and is bonded to you.

As for the ringneck not making too much noise that's about right. Ringnecks are loud but not frequent callers like Sun Conures. In fact, my ringnecks will only scream during early morning, noon, and before sunset. They really are a great parrot to have. Their sound really diminishes if they are kept solely as well.

The other ringneck you caught must be a lost pet. I would try and place ads all over my city to see if anyone is missing a pet Indian Ringneck. Try to listen if it talks or has a band. Most owners will recognize a lost bird by its vocab or band number. If you don't find the owner and you want to keep it, you'll have to ensure each bird has its own cage and space. Ringnecks can be very territorial and your first one might harm this one. Especially if she has shown signs of doing it already.

I hope this helps my friend! Wishing you all the best of luck!

IMRAN-C

   

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