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RE: Questions about IRNs?

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Posted by: parakeet at Wed Jan 20 20:47:22 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by parakeet ]  
   

Hello,

I've read your post, and I must say this rather bluntly. An Indian Ringneck is not a good parrot to start out with in my opinon. I'll tell you why; IRN's are known to be rather nippy and have an attiture that is such "It's my way or the highway." It takes alot of experience in order to know how to deal with these little birds and their rather LARGE ego.

30 minutes a day will not tame a bird sad to say. It could get it used to you, but it would take nearly FOREVER at that rate to be shoulder tame and "Go to the atm" with you.

The snakes are not a problem Just make sure you keep the parrot in another room so you dont risk disease if it should happen to pop up.

I don't think you would be a horrible owner, cause hey! Every bird owner had to learn at some point! But I strongly suggest you not to go with an egotistic IRN. You would be so much happier if you went with say a cockatiel, or (I strongly suggest) A species of Pionus (Apartment friendly, not agressive, and loving not to mention love to be pet, just check it out!)

About music, the only time I have ever seen music shut a bird up is a budgie, and even then it didn't work for long. Parrots love to get as loud as the music and squawk at the top of their lungs

This is your decision, but in my experience (and owning an IRN) I really suggest you shy away from that species until you are more familiar with how to handle a parrot. These birds are beautiful, but they really unfortunately have an attitude to go with it, and will walk all over you if you don't know what you're doing.

If you have any questions, I will be checking everyday to help you out.

Parakeet


   

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