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Breeding 2 indian ringnecks (1st time)

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I am new to all this forum lark and new to breeding indian ringnecks. A lot of people say that if your not experienced in breeding then not to do it in the first place, but if your not going to try it at all how can you become experienced??. Anyway moving on, I have to young indian ringnecks one a female under the age of 2 and the other unsure on sex but is age 1. The female started acting with breeding behaviour (ripping up newspaper and taking it to the top of the cage, so I rang my local pet shop (of which I bought the parrots from) and explained the situation and the said that it sounds like I have a female and a male due to the females behaviour and said I am best buying a nesting box (which I did). So 2 weeks on the birds have been in and out of the box, Charlie has been making a nest and the other parrot just acting normal. There are quite a few occasions were my female is attacking the other parrot, particularly when entering the nesting box. Is this normal and what am I best doing? I hope this is readable.
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Hello and welcome to Talk Parrots! I have never let my birds breed so I can't give you much info about breeding but there are a few threads about breeding and IRN's so check out the links.

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If you want to discourage your hen from breeding then I'd remove the nest and cover the cage earlier in the evening each night. They can't mate while they are in the dark so you will curb that activity for a good amount of time. Birds go into breeding mode usually with the later days and extra light they are subjected to each day so she will soon be out of breeding condition or the "MOOD" to nest.

I do know a broody hen can be a bit nasty at times to her mate so expect to see some more of this, just keep a close eye on the behavior and be ready to separate them if the hen decides she wants to be really mean and nasty. You don't want the other bird to be harmed.
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Separate your birds immediately!!!

Female Irns are famous for killing their mates if they don't like them or if the male isn't willing to breed (and yours is a baby!!!) or if the other bird is FEMALE (and yours might be). You have put your birds in a life threatening situation and you need to get them into a safe situation IMMEDIATELY!

Look. I'm an IRN breeder, and you are right that you have to start somewhere in order to get experience; but the somewhere you start is NOT by throwing two birds of unknown gender together OUTSIDE OF BREEDING SEASON with no research or preparation and hoping for the best; that's how you end up with DEAD BIRDS.

I may sound harsh, but please don't take it that way. I'm just being straight forward with you. Many so-called bird lovers start breeding this way; basically by accident. It's a disaster. Dead babies, dead parents, and the birds that do survive usually have life long mental, emotional, and physical health problems.
There isn't even TIME to go over all of the reasons why this is a dangerous and destructive idea right now. If I had an hour to type I could. Here is a list of just a FEW of the questions you should ask yourself before starting down this road.





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Breeding 2 indian ringnecks (1st time)

>How will I make sure I am not inbreeding my bird? Am I 100% sure that the bird I buy from the store is not related to my bird, even though most pet stores work with only one or a few breeders to supply their stock, and even though many breeders supply multiple stores?

>Does my bird have any traits that may be genetic defects? For example does my bird, or a known relative of my bird lay eggs often when no male is present?

>Do I have a firm grasp on what kind of mate I need to get for my bird? Do I know what color combinations can produce things like baldness, even if both parents are fully feathered?

>Has my bird been to an avian vet recently to insure he is healthy enough for breeding?

>Do I have thousands of dollars in savings for a potential trip to an avian veterinarian EVEN ONCE with a problem in the nest?

>Do I have a detailed understanding of the specific nutritional needs unique to my species, and furthermore the additional nutrients they require while laying and feeding?

>Can I afford even the most basic breeding and feeding equipment which can cost many times the price of the original bird?

>Do I know the developmental ramifications of hand feeding, co-parenting, or allowing the babies to be raised by the parents, and do I understand the pros, cons, costs and time commitments involved in each?

>Does my living situation allow for not just the mess of multiple birds, but the noise? Are my neighbors far enough away that they will not be able to hear my flock as it grows?

>Do I spend the majority of each day at home so that I can quickly react to problems in the nest, and so that I can hand feed babies in need even if hand feeding is not my first choice?

>Do I know the signs of distress, illness, dehydration, etc, which could make it necessary to pull a chick for hand feeding?

>Do I know how to hand feed a chick formula, including the importance of exact temperature in order to avoid burning a hole in the crop, or slowing digestion and causing crop stasis, both of which can be fatal?

>Do I fully understand the life-long consequences of clipping the wings of a young bird before it is a strong and confident flier able to expertly navigate?

>Am I prepared for a clutch of baby birds to learn to fly in my house, even though they will likely crash into things, poop all over, not come when I want them to, and in general act like young birds who just want to fly? Is my house a safe place for this, and do I have hours a day to supervise fledging babies?

>Do I understand the vital concept of abundance weaning and the devastating effects of force-weaning? Am I therefore prepared to allow baby birds to wean on their own schedule, even if the new owner is waiting impatiently and pressuring me to “hurry the baby along”?



AND HERE IS THE BIG ONE:

>Knowing that parrot sanctuaries, craigslist, and other venues are overflowing with unwanted parrots, how do I justify producing more? Will I keep them all myself? If so, how will I handle THEIR hormones when the time comes and they all want to inbreed with each other? What if the unthinkable happens such as the loss of a job, family illness, or other extreme financial hardship occurs, what will happen to all the babies then? Will I sell them to new homes? If so, how will I insure that my birds are never unwanted and alone, bouncing from home to home? What will I do next year when the whole cycle begins again, this time with more birds?


These questions are taken from my article on handling breeding behavior in pet birds, please refer to it when putting a stop to your female's nesting confusion

http://www.silversageaviaries.com/handlinghormones/

And a note; these questions all have to do with things you need BEFORE YOU "GET EXPERIENCE."
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