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hello. i recently bought(a week ago) a couple of Indian Ringneck Parakeets. they are 6 months old(seller told me). my question is how do i tame them. i watched many videos on youtube about how to tame a wild bird. but the thing is my birds are so scared of me. when i go near their cage they just want to stay away from me and goes to opposite side of the cage from where i m standing. so i cant even think about hand feeding and stuff. i need help!
Thank you.
(sorry for my bad English)

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Hello Chintan,


There is a saying that these Indian Ringnecks are difficult to train.But it is not that true.As they are very smart birds, they should be kept entertained always or they will get bored very easily.Once this happens they will start chewing and may resort to other vices which are often destructive.However during adolscence there may be difficulties to manage them.
Continued daily handling is necessary to retain the friendly, gentle nature of these birds. If subjected to the amount of attention required only by daily necessary schedules of watering, feeding and cage maintenance, they will undoubtedly become  unfriendly quite quickly.To maintain a bond with the owner these birds must be given adequate quality attention and play time on a daily basis.Mind you,these are highly social animals any reluctance in our part may lead to bad results.During initial periods what we require is time and patience.Once on track it is quite interesting.

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A Senior Veterinary Surgeon with more than 25 years’ experience in the field of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. Mixed animal Practice that will utilize my skills in medicine and surgery, public health, client relations, and developing relationships within the community, such as humane society

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Veterinary Consultant with Department of Animal Resources,Ministry of Environment,State of Qatar (Present). Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Kerala, India. Oakland's Park, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Severnside Veterinary Center, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Saud Bahwan Group, Sultanate of Oman. Trivandrum Regional Co-operative Milk Producers Union,Kerala,India.

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BVSc & AH (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry) 1990. College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala, India under Kerala Agricultural University. Certificates Of Accomplishments- Equine Nutrition- University of Edinburgh Principles of Public Health-University of California, Irvine. AIDS- Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. General Environmental Health – EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Food Protection-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Zoonoses:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Food Safety:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Occupational Safety and Health-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Rabies Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Animal Handler & Vaccinator Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Wildlife Conservation-United for Wildlife

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