Prepping Our New Ringneck Rescue For A Travel Cage – Video

 

For those not binge watching Windy City Parrot TV, we rescued a 17-year-old male African ringneck last week.

 

This is Labor Day weekend 2018.

 

We will be leaving tomorrow Friday afternoon and returning Monday afternoon or evening.

 

The birds will be in the car with us for 2 to 3 hours – each way.

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Out Door Aviary Advice For A Ringneck

This question comes from the Google My Business community.

 

Unfortunately Google sets character limitations in the answer box and I felt compelled to provide a well rounded solution.

 

Thus you found your way to our excellent blog on nothing but pet birds and captive bird care.

 

kenneth s

 

good evening Mitch, we recently put up an outside aviary for our rescue Indian ring neck.

 

we do not have regular screening up because we were afraid it would keep out the UV Light.

 

should we use that because of bugs, bees and mosquitos?

 

We need help

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Can My Daughter And I Co-Bond With An African Grey?

We don’t generally interact with mainstream bird rescue organizations.

The last bird club/rescue meeting I spoke at began with a police presence called by the current president trying to forcibly remove the former president, who wouldn’t leave.

The next 15 minutes resulted in parliamentary maneuvers so legal action could be brought against the former bird rescue president.

We’ve seen that a lot over the years.

Which is why we mainly work with private rescues and bird rescue initiatives.

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What are the absolute worst types of parrots for a first-time bird owner?

Once again, although well-intentioned, people are breaking down your choices into the macro of species (Quora question).

One answer started with

  1. Cockatoos
  2. Macaws
  3. Amazons

Yet these three species come in close to a combined 100 flavors.

 

Major Mitchell cockatoos are not loud, and not necessarily cuddly

 

Bare eyed cockatoos are all but demure

 

Noble macaws are only 12 to 14 inches long.

 

Hyacinth macaws are up to 44 inches long – 4 times the size of a noble macaw.

 

You can’t compare the two just because the are macaws.

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