Indian Ringnecks can be very cuddling pets-especially if they’ve been hand-fed from a young age and have grown up with human contact. They are also known for their strong ability to mimic sounds which have contributed to them being able to speak back words to their owners.
How do I bond with my Indian ringneck?
Quality Bonding Time
Spend time each day talking to and interacting with your bird. You can teach him simple tricks, such as untying knots, mimicking sounds or “dancing.” If your bird enjoys sitting on your shoulder, you can spend time together by letting him sit on your shoulder or the back of your chair.
Do Indian ringnecks like to be petted?
Go very slowly. And always remember that petting is for humans, not for the bird. We need to pet to show our love, but the birds don’t need it. Also, too much petting in certain areas (back, tail under wings, beak) may be taken as sexual by the bird and lead to undesirable behaviors.
How do you know if your Indian ringneck likes you?
When a parrot bows down with their head crouching and pointed toward a human, this is another good sign that they are comfortable around you. Most often, this means that they would like you to pet or scratch their head – and if they are letting you get that close to them, it probably means that they trust and like you.
Can Indian ringnecks be tamed?
It is quite possible that he will never be a hand tamed bird. But he can certainly learn to trust you and be comfortable around you. If you ever have a need to pick him up, you should use a light towel over your hand so that he associates being caught with a towel and not hands.
Do Indian ringnecks need a friend?
But they do require an attentive caretaker who can spend time handling them every day to keep them tame and prevent them from becoming bored.
Are Indian ringnecks good pets for beginners?
In summary, Indian Ringnecks are enjoyed for their amazing beauty and fun personalities; but they are not the easiest parrots to keep. We only recommend them to people who have had experience with larger parrots and are willing to put in the time and effort to keep them well socialized and entertained.
How much time should I spend with my Indian ringneck?
Try to spend at least a couple of hours with your bird each day to help keep them tame, make them bond with you and ensure they feel like part of the family.