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I Think My New Parrot Is Sick

Discussion in 'Health' started by Siba, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. pally

    pally caique whisperer Regular Member

    Cant be 100% sure,but really dosnt look just weaned @Siba .males are sexually mature around 3 and females earlier 2 year onwards.
    the male will start develop his ring around 17month onwards @dianaT but females can also show a very faint black ring but without the pink part.
    most asiatic parrots eg ringnecks ,plumheads and moustach parakeets mature around similar ages and the female of each will be dominant over the male and are not very affectionate towards each other at other times,this often holds true to pets birds and most dont like to be touched as much as other parrot species
     
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  2. Stinkie

    Stinkie Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    There is no universe in which that cage is suitable for an indian ringneck, in the first picture you can see both corners of the cage and the door is teeny tiny. I've seen those cages I wouldn't put a budgie in it never mind an IRN. It sounds like the guy just wanted to make a sale and gave you some misinformation to make it.
     
  3. Siba

    Siba Regular Member Registered

    So you'd say Jojo looks about 2 years old? I've already owned a ringneck before and didn't know whether she was a male or a female but decided on female anyways, she loved cuddles and hated leaving my side and her favourite place to be was on my shoulder snuggled close to my neck. I hope I can tame this one down enough for him to do the same because he's relatively calm while my previous one was absolutely wild when I first got her, she even made my fingers bleed a few times from her bites (don't worry I didn't sell her, she's currently with relatives in Hong Kong because I couldn't bring her over to the UK with me). It just goes against basic principles that the pet shop owner would lie about something like this, it makes me so uncomfortable and frankly a little bit angry.

    I think I'll take him to the vet tomorrow just to be sure about his health and also get a gauge on how old my parrot is. Thank you everyone for your help, this is a lovely and supportive community you have here.
     
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  4. Siba

    Siba Regular Member Registered

    Damn it makes me sad to think I've been cooping him up in something too small for him, I honestly didn't know and was prepared to buy a bigger him even if it cost way more because the happiness of my pets matters the most to me but the pet shop guy was adamant that this was the cage for parakeets his size. I'll look into buying one suitable for him and NOT from the guy I bought the parrot from, he isn't trustworthy in my eyes anymore after being informed on this thread that he's lied about many things.
     
  5. Siba

    Siba Regular Member Registered

    That's part of why I was reluctant to take him to the vet but now I'm sure I want him to get checked out as soon as possible. Rather be safe than sorry.
     
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  6. Stinkie

    Stinkie Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    I wasn't having a dig at you by the way, the guy obviously wanted to sell this cage and talked you into buying it. From the video I would say this bird wants to be tame :) he's cautiously but calmly scooting away when you get too close with the camera, not freaking out in panic, so I think you will be ok :)
     
  7. Siba

    Siba Regular Member Registered

    Aw that is so good to hear you don't even know. I've been trying to get him to like me so bad, I've bought like 8 different types of fruits just for him unfortunately he hates most of them but would gladly munch on boring and dry sunflower seeds. Thanks for informing me btw and I'm not offended in the least, I wouldn't have known the cage was unsuitable otherwise.
     
  8. dianaT

    dianaT Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    I have to say it is a lovely looking bird.
     
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  9. Stinkie

    Stinkie Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Get one of those cheap stainless steel kabob things for birds and stick some fruit in it, it's like a toy and easier to get him to try them rather than putting them in a bowl, it has worked for me! Also be persistent, I've only just got mine to try pomegranate seeds after buying them for months!

    Go check out Roz's taming and training threads, they are brilliant :)
     
  10. Siba

    Siba Regular Member Registered

    Thank you, I absolutely love green ringnecks they're just so gorgeous to me.
     
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  11. Siba

    Siba Regular Member Registered

    Hey that's one of the things I ordered on Amazon! I can't wait to try it out when it gets here.
     
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  12. Kendra

    Kendra Regular Member

    With RN's the knowledgeable person to speak to is @Michael Reynolds is he still on the forum?
     
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  13. Nigalius

    Nigalius Madras Regular Member

    You can also try to get him to eat some veggies by pouring a little fresh orange over the veg. That might encourage him.
     
  14. pally

    pally caique whisperer Regular Member

    We are all here to help @Siba ,im sure you will gather asmuch information about your bird as possible and give him or her the home the little chap deserves.its all a learning curve for all of us too,but rest assured this forum will help along the [email protected] is right about @Michael Reynolds he adores ringnecks ,i myself once kept around 30 pair with countless babies and a huge intrest in their genetics and the breeding of different colour variants over the years and will help you anyway i can.im sure more ringneck parents will come to your aid also.Most of the information you need will be as for most parrots so we can all advise you in the future.your not alone in this forum.
     
  15. marley

    marley Regular Member

    I am also no expert on ringnecks but from my limited knowledge I think you will find babies have orange/red beaks both top and bottom, as they mature the top goes deeper red and the bottom turns black as in the case of your one. I believe this change takes a year so your bird is certainly older than 1 year IMO.

    Well done for saying you will stick with her regardless and I am sorry that the pet shop was not honest with you.
     
  16. Siba

    Siba Regular Member Registered

    I didn't know a forum about parrots could make me feel this happy and supported, I'm glad I reached out to you guys about my parrot. I've just booked an appointment at a veterinary clinic for this Friday and I'll be sure to update everyone on what the results will be. Btw Jojo is reading this over my head where he's still sitting on the curtain rod, we're watching YouTube videos together lol :)
     
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  17. Siba

    Siba Regular Member Registered

    Thank you for your opinion, I'm going to ask the vet to pinpoint Jojo's age and afterwards I think I'll confront the pet shop about their lies because I don't want this to happen to anyone else. My Jojo is relatively calm but I imagine that he also sells ones who might bite or get aggressive and it's important his customers get the real age so they know whether training the birds they buy from him would be a lost cause or not.
     
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  18. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    once a ring neck has reached full size they are still babies and there are little changes apart from the eyes slowly get a brightening the first few months and the ring on the male that can develop from 15 months up to three years plus. the feathers will become more vivid as the bird grows with age and maturity but to put an exact age on a ringneck by a vet or even knowledgeable ringneck keepers is not possible in most cases but what can help is knowing how long has its decedent's been in captivity as this can change the birds rate of development. birds that have been bread in captivity for many a decade the young develop very quickly.
     
  19. Siba

    Siba Regular Member Registered

    Hi guys, I don't know if you'll receive a notification for this comment but I'll post it anyways. So I went to the vets today to get Jojo looked at and unfortunately he is sick with the beginnings of a respiratory infection but it's the absolute early stages so they think a mild antibiotic I have to give him for a week will sort him out. If not then I've made a deal with the pet shop owner I bought him from for him to take Jojo to his own vet where they'll run some tests on him which otherwise I wouldn't have been able to afford. Also he's completely adamant that Jojo is 14 weeks old, he bred Jojo himself and he's 100% sure Jojo is 14 weeks old and I honestly don't see what the point of lying would be now as I'm keeping the bird for sure no matter what he tells me.
     
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  20. dianaT

    dianaT Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    I am so pleased to hear Jojo has been to the vet and is on medication, I do hope it helps to clear this up.
    I don't blame you for keeping him though, they soon win their way into our hearts and home.