Fact Sheet: Asiatic Ring-necked Parrots

NameName
AlexandrineMoustached
DerbyanPlum-headed
Indian Ring-neckedSlaty-headed
Malabar

No licence required.

The species in this genus can be sexed as adults by sight

FEEDING

DRY SEED MIXTURE: comprising millets and plain canary. Plus small amounts of grey sunflower and Hulled Oats.

FRESH WATER: for drinking and bathing

REGULAR GREENS: such as milk thistle, endive, dandelion, seeding grasses, etc.

CUTTLEFISH, SHELLGRIT.

VARIETY FOODS: Apple, corn on cob, capsicum, eucalyptus leaves, non-toxic buds and flowers.

HOUSING

AVIARIES*: minimum height 90cm; 15000 sq.cm. first bird, add 7500sq.cm. per extra bird

CAGES*: minimum height 90cm; 15000 sq.cm. first bird, add 7500 sq.cm. per extra bird

PLANTS: most individuals chew the plants in the aviary. Beware of toxic plants

MIXING: generally intolerant of other birds. Best housed as individual pairs.

*In Victoria, a Code of Practice for the housing of caged birds applies to the keeping of birds in captivity and requires you to provide adequate space, food, water, etc. for your birds. These codes are available from Agriculture Victoria.

FACT SHEETS:
(NOTE: ALL LICENCING INFORMATION RELATES TO VICTORIA ONLY)

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