Lucy

Indian Ringneck

Age or Hatch Date: Possibly hatched 1997

Gender: Female

Best qualities: Low maintenance, mostly easy going.  Curious, delightful, interacts with all the people in our household:  mom, dad and calm 9-year-old boy.  Have a couple of chatty times a day but is generally a quiet housemate. She has a pretty coo when accepting head scratches.

Favorite food: Almonds, walnuts, apples, grapes, pomegranates, corn. Awesome eater of fresh foods and curious enough to come find her people in the kitchen or dining room if she wants to hang out with them, or if she wants to be fed more.

Favorite toys: Anything she can shred. She likes paper cups, finger traps and piñatas.  Has a play stand she likes to fly to from the “bird room.” 

Challenges/Quirks: She is reliably nippy. Care needs to be taken so she won't lay eggs.  We have had her since July and  have not yet had an issue. 

Gets along with other birds: Gets along well with Ricky.Lets the little birds know who is boss.

Gets along with dogs: Very afraid of them.

Gets along with cats: Unknown

Gets along with kids: Steps to the arm of the 9-year-old boy in the  house. 

Dowel or Step Up trained: She will step up but may nip you in the process.  She steps up best to a long-sleeved arm. She mostly comes out and goes back into her cage on her own. She puts herself to bed when the lights are shut off in the bird room at night.

Vocabulary: No words, but she has a very sweet call.

Activity:  Flies to  the shoulder of all in the household if she thinks she can get food from. Loves to “help” in the kitchen and very curiously inspects activities if people are preparing food to see what he might like.

This pretty girl likes her food.  We let the birds out in the morning for breakfast on top of their cages and Lucy is first to the “trough”.  She may chase Ricky to get first dibs on what is in his dish too and then he joins her on top of the other cage for his food.

If Lucy wants her space, she will chase after Ricky and tug his tail.  He keeps a pretty safe distance, and this is just part of their normal interaction.

Known health issues: Occasional egg laying.

Other comments: Must be adopted with Ricky.

Last updated: 1/3/2020

Ricky

Indian Ringneck
Age or Hatch Date: Possibly hatched 1997

Gender: Male

Best qualities: Low maintenance, mostly easy going.  Curious, delightful, interacts with all the people in our household:  mom, dad and calm 9-year-old boy.  Ricky has a couple of chatty times a day but is generally a quiet housemate.

Favorite food: Almonds, walnuts, apples, grapes, pomegranates, corn, edamame. Awesome eater of fresh foods too!

Favorite toys: Piñata type toys to chew apart.  Has a play stand he likes to fly to from the “bird room.”  Likes to inspect the cages of the other birds by visiting their “apartments” when they are out. 

Challenges/Quirks: Can be nippy.  May be reluctant to return to his cage but may step up better to a sleeve in this instance.

Gets along with other birds: He adores Lucy. Is curious and cordial but distant with the dusky conure foster in the home.

Gets along with dogs: Scared of them.

Gets along with cats: Unknown

Gets along with kids: Steps up to the arm of the 9-year-old boy in the  house.  Flies to  the shoulder of anyone he thinks he can get food from. Loves to “help” in the kitchen and very curiously inspects activities if people are preparing food to see what he might like.

Dowel or Step Up trained: Knows to step-up on finger.

Vocabulary: Cheeps, says “Really?” which is often used in context.  Also says, "come here," "here," "Rick," “Ricky”, “Lu-cy, come here!”, kisses, wolf whistles and occasionally says “here kitty, kitty” and was once heard to say: “Are you my pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty friend”?

Activity:  Flies to  the shoulder of all in the household if he thinks he can get food. Very curiously inspects the kitchen if people are preparing food to see what he might like. Flies to the shoulder of visitors.  Loves to eat meals with the family.  If you are eating, he wants to be perched on a shoulder or a dining chair with his people. Ricky also puts himself to bed when the lights are shut off in the bird room at night.

Known health issues: None.

Other comments: Must be adopted with Lucy.

Last updated: 1/3/2020

Ricky and Lucy are a beautiful bonded pair that need to be adopted together but they live in separate cages.  We believe that they were both hatched in 1997.

Lucy and Ricky love each other as long as Ricky is a gentleman and keeps his distance. If he gets too close, Lucy will let him know. However, if they can't see each other they make their unhappiness known.

Ricky is chatty, funny and enjoys interacting with you. He will step up, give kisses and cat call.

Lucy is shy but is starting to come out of her shell. She sings a happy song now and then but doesn't say any words. She will step up when she wants to. She will come to the front of the cage to get a treat. Lucy is terrified of dogs and will need to go to a dog free home.

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