Getting another parrot

Dooley

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Hi I’ve got a 2year old African grey and I was thinking of getting a ring neck ?if there in separate cages is it ok to get one?thanks
 

dianaT

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:welcome: Yes it would be okay, and of course need their own cages. They may or may not get on and when you let them out you must stay in the room to supervise, also that one does not fly onto the other cage and feet etc get bitten.
Do tell us more about your grey and can we have a name and photo - we love photos :thumbsup:
 

Michael Reynolds

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i have ringnecks and greys, they do not mix together but are also not unhappy together. it will be a good idea as having another bird they will entertain each other by there calls. my ringnecks get on best with the amazons even to a point of trying to feed my baby amazon, they also love the conures and my parralet will often sleep next to a ringneck at night.
 

dianaT

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Lotty is gorgeous. As for UV lights many members use those and will be along with advice, but I don't think they need to be on all day and should be placed so a parrot can move well away if they want to.
 

Scott199

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Hi Dooley, she's such a little cutie.

As for UV lights, ive just got our first after many, many months of research into them, its still largely contested area but its only largely contested about the actual amount of Uv these output, not the need for UV.

All i can say is our Bert seems to like it, we have a "UV" perch, a little perch in the front right corner of his cage and the lights directly above it, so he has his main perch out of the way and many, many others around his cage but since we put the light up, if hes resting or napping he now uses his "UV" perch.

Does it do anything ? his feathers certainly look better and also seem's to eat his veg better, could all be coincidence, i have no real way of telling.

I work on the fact, it certainly cant do any harm, so nothing to lose.

Time wise again a argued point, most major manufactures say mimic day light hours, we leave ours on from around 9/10am to 6/7pm, again its focused in the very top, front corner, so he has plenty of areas to be away from it if he needs, im working on the basis he will know when or if he wants to sit under it, but ive also read people saying 4hrs a day is plenty.

The main area is the actual location and distance, your light will tell you distance, most say 10-12" (depending on strength and wattage) away from the bird, but all say directly above head, its bad to have it on the side and shinning into the eyes, UV lights need to be directly above head/overhead.
 

Dooley

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Hi Dooley, she's such a little cutie.

As for UV lights, ive just got our first after many, many months of research into them, its still largely contested area but its only largely contested about the actual amount of Uv these output, not the need for UV.

All i can say is our Bert seems to like it, we have a "UV" perch, a little perch in the front right corner of his cage and the lights directly above it, so he has his main perch out of the way and many, many others around his cage but since we put the light up, if hes resting or napping he now uses his "UV" perch.

Does it do anything ? his feathers certainly look better and also seem's to eat his veg better, could all be coincidence, i have no real way of telling.

I work on the fact, it certainly cant do any harm, so nothing to lose.

Time wise again a argued point, most major manufactures say mimic day light hours, we leave ours on from around 9/10am to 6/7pm, again its focused in the very top, front corner, so he has plenty of areas to be away from it if he needs, im working on the basis he will know when or if he wants to sit under it, but ive also read people saying 4hrs a day is plenty.

The main area is the actual location and distance, your light will tell you distance, most say 10-12" (depending on strength and wattage) away from the bird, but all say directly above head, its bad to have it on the side and shinning into the eyes, UV lights need to be directly above head/overhead.
😁 ok cool thanks for that ,yeah I think I’ll keep using it she does seem to like it and yeah it’s above her head ,and she’s got plenty of other perches in her cage ...
 

Scott199

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Also remember you need to replace the bulbs yearly or more as the UV output degrades over time, the actual light will look the same but the UV output will diminish.
 

Dooley

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😁 ok cool thanks for that ,yeah I think I’ll keep using it she does seem to like it and yeah it’s above her head ,and she’s got plenty of other perches in her cage ...
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Hi Dooley, she's such a little cutie.

As for UV lights, ive just got our first after many, many months of research into them, its still largely contested area but its only largely contested about the actual amount of Uv these output, not the need for UV.

All i can say is our Bert seems to like it, we have a "UV" perch, a little perch in the front right corner of his cage and the lights directly above it, so he has his main perch out of the way and many, many others around his cage but since we put the light up, if hes resting or napping he now uses his "UV" perch.

Does it do anything ? his feathers certainly look better and also seem's to eat his veg better, could all be coincidence, i have no real way of telling.

I work on the fact, it certainly cant do any harm, so nothing to lose.

Time wise again a argued point, most major manufactures say mimic day light hours, we leave ours on from around 9/10am to 6/7pm, again its focused in the very top, front corner, so he has plenty of areas to be away from it if he needs, im working on the basis he will know when or if he wants to sit under it, but ive also read people saying 4hrs a day is plenty.

The main area is the actual location and distance, your light will tell you distance, most say 10-12" (depending on strength and wattage) away from the bird, but all say directly above head, its bad to have it on the side and shinning into the eyes, UV lights need to be directly above head/overhead.
thanks for that help Scott ,what’s your grey like with other people ?even when my sisters and mum give her treats she never lets them stroke her ,she goes to bite them,do you think she could ever be more friendly with other people?she takes treats off people but she doesn’t like anyone trying to stroke her ...
 

Dooley

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😁 ok cool thanks for that ,yeah I think I’ll keep using it she does seem to like it and yeah it’s above her head ,and she’s got plenty of other perches in her cage ...
Also what’s your grey called he or she?ive tryd looking on your profile but I’m not used to this and it’s not letting me look
 

Lauraj

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I have a grey also, he is 15 months old and an absolute angel at the moment.
He is becoming more hormonal and pushing his limits but overall he is a friendly bird.

I was really concerned about other people not been able to handle my bird because i heard greys bond to one person so from bringing him home i encouraged him to go to anybody who wanted to hold him. He lets me, boyfriend and my dad tickle his head. Anybody can feed him a treat and he will step up to anybody he feels comfortable around, he kisses anybody who asks for one and every now and again will let my mum sister and her boyfriend give him a head scratch.
Them three are the most nervous with him so he doesn’t feel extra secure when they touch him, he will perch on them for ages though.

I know this may all change but plan on pushing the socialising as much as i can throughout his life 🙂
 

Scott199

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How old is

thanks for that help Scott ,what’s your grey like with other people ?even when my sisters and mum give her treats she never lets them stroke her ,she goes to bite them,do you think she could ever be more friendly with other people?she takes treats off people but she doesn’t like anyone trying to stroke her ...
He's a rescue, so we don't have any age or known sex, his name is Bert, so we assume a male, hes at a guess 13 plus has he has to leg ring/band but thats all we really know.

i cant answer this one, berts not really hand tame, he will take treats and such from anyone but he does have a lunge randomly at us, no idea why, so the other's in my house will only feed him through the bars, he will take treats from me really nicely (most of the time) he may well be ok with others but we just don't allow him the opportunity to test that theory.

The main reason is, we don't want him to learn to bite, also as hes a rescue we have no idea of his previous life, so he may have learned to bite through people not taking notice of his body language, were just taking it really slowly to allow him time to decide what or who he wants.

Bert does seem to interact with us all the same, hes got no issue with anyone going in his cage to change food/water etc, when out he seems to wander to anyone thats sat down.

Also what’s your grey called he or she?ive tryd looking on your profile but I’m not used to this and it’s not letting me look
 

Dooley

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I have a grey also, he is 15 months old and an absolute angel at the moment.
He is becoming more hormonal and pushing his limits but overall he is a friendly bird.

I was really concerned about other people not been able to handle my bird because i heard greys bond to one person so from bringing him home i encouraged him to go to anybody who wanted to hold him. He lets me, boyfriend and my dad tickle his head. Anybody can feed him a treat and he will step up to anybody he feels comfortable around, he kisses anybody who asks for one and every now and again will let my mum sister and her boyfriend give him a head scratch.
Them three are the most nervous with him so he doesn’t feel extra secure when they touch him, he will perch on them for ages though.

I know this may all change but plan on pushing the socialising as much as i can throughout his life 🙂
hiya yeah it’s strange cos she see’s my my family a lot sometimes she even bites them ,I’ll keep getting them to give her treats anyway..i didn’t think greys got hormonal so early I must have read it wrong ,I thought it was years before they got hormonal ,thanks for your help too 😁
 

Dooley

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:welcome: Yes it would be okay, and of course need their own cages. They may or may not get on and when you let them out you must stay in the room to supervise, also that one does not fly onto the other cage and feet etc get bitten.
Do tell us more about your grey and can we have a name and photo - we love photos :thumbsup:
Hiya I’ve just been looking on pre loved for a Indian ring neck and I’ve seen some ,the person said the could arrange for a courier to deliver it ,that’s not right is it?can you help?im not sure that would be fair to have a bird delivered it doesn’t sound right ??? Thanks
 
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