Feeding Ringneck or Asiatic Parrot
Ringnecks and Asiatic parrots are not critical eaters. Most ringnecks and Asiatic parrots will willingly eat up leafy foods in the event that they are given the possibility. Just a couple chose flying creatures may decline to eat elective sustenances other than seeds. As far as I can tell, in the event that I ever came over an Indian Ringneck who picked not to eat pellets, natural products, or vegetables–they were effortlessly changed over to a solid eating routine in weeks. Asiatic parrots specifically appear to be feathered creatures that truly appreciate attempting diverse sustenances. My Indian Ringnecks have such a voracity, to the point that anything that is put into their enclosure is immediately eaten up.
The Diet Of A Wild Ringneck
Wild ringnecks eat numerous things in their common environment. These parrots appreciate natural products, blooms, and seeds. In view of their need to eat crisp organic products numerous agriculturists around the globe see ringnecks as a genuine vermin. For instance, it's not exceptional for south east Asian ranchers to whine about these fowls. All the more as of late numerous ranchers situated in Bakersfield, California are beginning to gripe about harvest harm because of non domesticated ringnecks. There, they are said to bolster off plantations and harm the organic products before they can be picked. A greater part of these non domesticated ringnecks are additionally bolstered and sustained by lovers by terrace birdfeeders.
In the wild these winged animals look for crisp samplings that can undoubtedly be eaten up. In the event that none are available, numerous will depend on dandelion leaves on the ground. Some ringnecks feast on an intermittent creepy crawlies for protein. These feathered creatures eat an assortment of nourishments and noticing is beyond reach on the off chance that it's eatable.
The Diet Of A Captive Ringneck
Feeding your ringneck does not need to be complicated. In fact, feeding them is quite enjoyable. These birds need a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, and pellets to enjoy a long life.
Many ringneck owners will only provide seeds while others only provide pellets. I believe doing so limits the optimal nutritional value. Ringneck were designed to eat a variety of foods and providing only one type of food is boring, unnatural, and could cause major health problems down the road. Many owners swear by one product while others dismiss products. Finding a food can get complicated and it can be overwhelming if you don’t know what to feed your ringneck. I like to keep things simple and feed a variety of everything.
When I first started breeding my Indian Ringnecks I was told never to use pellets that were artificially dyed. I can’t disagree with this statement more. I have been using a particular brand for a while and I have never run into problems with my bird’s health. I find this information to be misleading and no scientific evidence has been published to prove these accusations. My ringnecks are healthy and active and I attribute this to their diet. So finding a what works for you and your birds is the best answer here.
Seeds should be included in a healthy Asiatic parrot diet. Seeds should not be removed because these birds naturally eat seeds in the wild. Breeders insisted that seeds were bad for their birds because many of the parrots that only ate seeds developed problems. Seeds alone are fatty and can cause serious complications and shorten the lifespan of your Asiatic parrot drastically. If however, they are given in moderation then they are perfectly safe and healthy.
Mixing Seeds & Pellets Together
I would not advise mixing pellets and seeds together. Ringnecks are smart and will easily avoid eating the pellets if possible. It is much better to rotate between the two. I keep the seeds in for four days and the pellets in for three days. This gives my ringnecks the opportunity to really eat and benefit from each food. Giving only pellets can cause a nutrient overdose; giving pellets in moderation will avoid this. The key is moderation and substitution here.
Please note, if your ringneck does not eat pellets, then you have to slowly introduce them into the diet before they are switched with seeds. The ringneck will starve itself if it has not learned to eat pellets.
Fruits & Vegetables
Fruits need to be added to your Indian Ringneck’s diet as well. Apples are probably one of their favorite fruits. Watching them eat their apples is fascinating and it is obvious they enjoy the taste of it. They eagerly drink the juice and chew the flesh into a pulp. It is amazing how quickly a slice will disappear. Grapes also seem to be a favorite and are enjoyed. Be sure to include all kinds of fruits such as oranges, kiwis, pears, mangos, and melons. Spoiled or old fruit should never be given to your parrot. Fruits provide antioxidants and are very healthy.
Though fruit is probably their first choice of fresh foods, vegetables need to be included into their diet as well. I give my Indian Ringneck raw baby carrots. Archimedes, my pet Indian Ringneck, will munch on a baby carrot for hours. He holds the carrot in his hand and takes small bites. Leafy greens need to be included too. I just place the leaves whole into the cages. Most Indian Ringnecks will not hold them but will gently tear off chunks. Warm squashes such as pumpkin, zucchini, or banana squashes are enjoyed if they are cubed and boiled. Be creative and always offer vegetables to their diet.
You likewise need to nourish your parrot things rich in protein. A lot of protein is bad; be that as it may, a couple lumps of cooked meat is perfect. I find that destroyed turkey or chicken will do the trap. Once every week I offer some sort of protein thing. Simply make sure to evacuate it a hour subsequent to being set into the confine. This will guarantee it doesn't ruin.
Encouraged, your Indian Ringneck does not need to be troublesome. These parrots will eat anything you cook simply make sure to keep away from oils, salts, and additives. In the event that you cook, get ready vegetables and organic products while you make your suppers. It spares time and can be put away and given consistently. On the off chance that you appropriately bolster your Indian Ringneck you can anticipate that him will live into his 20s.