hi all does anybody know if its ok to house a rosella with a lutino indian ringneck? i mentiond this on another post and was posted a reply not recomending it but they diddent say why? my ringneck is not tame my rosella is semi tame. i have only got the rosella today and so far they are together but i dont know if i should seperate them tonight?. can somebody let me know why its not recomended? i will seperate them untill i get more info. thanx jo
I personnally wouldn't. Thou depends on the size of your avairy also(more room the better),with Ringnecks l find are very territorial and have bigger beaks also.This means if they do have an agrument of which they will sooner or later,the Ringneck can do damge more then the rosella... You will find when housing parrots together beak size is the first thing to look for for when parrots fight that is the number one tool used... Secondly if there is a difference a large avairy at least 4 metres long would be need so one can escape from the other.. I haven't experianced housing Rosella and Ringneck.The closest is my Ringneck get to the Rosella is outside the avairy wire and they do argue there...what sex are you pair for female ringnecks go through a hormonal stage also and will try to dominate...
my ringneck is female, my rosella is male. the rosella is twice as big as the ringneck, i had them together most of the day then there was a little gentle pecking with the rosella being the agresor. i dont think it was serious but seperated them anyway. do you think i should just keep them on there own? i was worried about them getting lonely. my rosella is in a parrot cage my ringneck in whats sopposed to be a parakeet cage but to be honest i dont think its big enough for her, after all they diddent ask to be kept in a tiny cage compared to the vast space of the wild, the top opens and i can put a pirch on the lid but i may still end up buying a parrot cage for her (make the best of a bad job). i am having an aivery built but am having a kitchen extension currently so its going to be a couple of months at least.
Yes a parrot cage would be ideal for both. Female Ringnecks can be nasty especiallly when they go throu the hormonal stage so separting them will be fine.Seperating them won't bother either bird ,if anything make them feel more comfortable in there new home and not have to worry about who is going to be boss.In my comunnal avairy l have a pecking order with the Male Princess Parrot being the boss.Good luck with your Kitchen also..