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cassidy - 2012-07-18
How much should I pay for a ringneck parakeet?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-19
    They cost about $75 if you purchase directly from a breeder and about $150 if you purchase from a pet store.  The reason the difference is the store has to make a profit but they also have to care for the bird until it is sold.  I would recommend purchasing a hand fed baby directly from a breeder.  Do not purchase a bird you can not handle, hold, play with, pet etc.  You would not buy a puppy that you can't hold or pet - don't buy a bird you can't hold or pet easily - unless you want to tame him.  Good luck.
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MAX - 2012-07-18
I want to build my own cage out of glass and wood and wire but what kind of wire can I use and any idea where to get it

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-18
    You should be able to get all the supplies you need from http://mortonjones.com/.    They have the wire, clips and tool to use the clips.  There are kits, tools, wire, legs, feeding dishes - pretty much everything but I don't think the glass or plexiglass you want.  I think that you can get at home depot and have it cut to size and use hinges.  Easy enough to do.  If you are looking to build something 'special' or innovative then great.  However, if you are looking for a basic cage to make it might be less expensive just to purchase one on eBay.  Good luck.
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MAX - 2012-07-17
At what temp do the birds do best at?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-17
    I don't know if there is a BEST temperature but they don't do well in extreme cold or extreme hot.  60's, 70's, 80's   you are fine.  I wouldn't have them out with frost or above 90 degrees.  Don't have them right next to a heater or air conditioner vent or ceiling fans etc. 
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jennifer - 2012-07-15
Hi I am looking for a young, hand fed plumhead parakeet male. If anyone has any available please provide a phone number or email so I can contact you. Thank you

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Patty - 2010-02-08
I'm looking for the plum-headed parakeet, they are sweet. So anyone who has this bird, please send me a e-mail. Thank you so much. I have a great home for these sweeties. Be blessed, patty

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  • Oziel Perez - 2010-12-06
    We currently have these available at ricks pet shop in McAllen Tx .
  • tom - 2012-05-02
    Hi there Patty, I have six babys in nest will be ready to go in five weeks
  • trace - 2012-05-11
    Tom how much are you charging for your Plum heads and where are you located.
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joe - 2012-07-12
Hi I just bought one this morning he looks scared and he hasn't eat or drank anything is that normal for his first day? What should I do to make him feel happy

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-12
    He's just scared because it is a brand new place with all new smells and sounds.  Talk to him, sing, laugh.  Let him get used to your voice and the sounds in your home.  He will be fine - he just needs to get used to all the new stuff.  Give it like two days and then pick him up and hold him close to your heart so he can hear your heart beating.  Or you can just put him on a towel in your lap maybe with a little treat like cheerios.
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Animal-World info on Indian Ringneck Parakeet
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Keenan - 2012-07-11
I just got my lutino ringneck a couple of days ago and his name is Citrus and he is quite calm but he won't let me pet him or get him on my arm. His wings are clipped and he doesn't run away when you approach him at a certain distance, he tells me when he wants to go out on top of his cage by hanging upside down. Sometimes when he tries to jump onto the couch he falls because he can't fly and I can't pick him up without a cloth and I know that this isn't helping the relationship between us and I have tried using food but he won't come to me please help me, cheers

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-11
    He's obviously not tame.  You will have to tame him which is a shame, however, it is do able.  You have picked him up with a cloth - so just do it again and take him into a bathroom or a small room.  Sit down on the floor with him and play with some toys.  Popsicle sticks, little ball, quarters, anything that holds his interest.  Wood bird toys or foot toys and just start to make friends.  You can start with the toys on a towel on the floor and then over time, put the towel in your lap and then start feeding him treats (for these little guys I like shelled sunflower or cheerios).  Let him get used to your hand and eventually he will let you touch him and then you should be able to pick him up.  This is not a day process, this is a few week process.  People believe that if they buy a parrot, the parrot is tame.  Unfortunately, this isn't true.  A hand fed baby that is truly hand fed is tame.  Up until about 20 years ago, most pet parrots were imports and actually caught in the wild and tamed.  So you can tame this little fella and you have lots of time to do it.  Next time though, I'd buy a parrot that is already tame, that you can handle, hold, pet and pick up - just like a puppy or kitten.  I'd also let the wings grow out.  These fellas will fly and yes you have to be careful with open doors and windows (real careful) but they get seriously injured without wings as nothing to break the fall.  It seems the big parrots will climb down the cage and walk but the little guys just fly.
  • Keenan - 2012-07-12
    ok thx ill give it a try, today when i came home i let him out ontop of his cage and i was sitting on the couch in front of him on my laptop, when all of a sudden he tried to fly straight at me and he landed in my hands, after he landed i tried to put him on the couch, he wouldnt get off so i didnt do anything but then he started to bite my hand so i flicked him off and yelled jail and put him in the bath and shut the door for 20 seconds and then got him out, i wont to know if im doing the right thing and if there is a much better or faster way.
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Tonia Yates - 2012-07-07
Can I put pine cones in with my parakeets for them to chew on and play with?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-07
    Yes but I would wash them off really well and then bake them in the oven for 15 minutes at 350 or put them in the microwave for 90 seconds.  You can put a little honey on the tips or almond butter if you want.
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coree - 2012-06-27
Do all parakeets like to dump their food out of the food bowl and destroy stuff cuz my do?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-27
    Yep, we do.  We just love dumping our bowls of seed over and even our water but especially the seed just after our human sweeeps the floor.  Seriously, birds will rampage through a bowl of food looking for a particular seed they like the best.  They don't think that destruction is destruction but playing.  They tear up paper, toys, toss out seed.  They are just having fun and it is normal. 
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carlos - 2012-06-22
Hello I had a question. I heard that you could cross breed a rosella with an indian ringneck parakeet. Is this true or is a local breeder pulling my chain?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-22
    It is true.  The rosella can be cross bred with a ring neck.  Both species will cross breed. 
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