Ask Lafeber


April 22, 2021

Not tame

Can a ringneck not handled by anyone be traned with an experienced new owner?


Hi Melanie,

Any bird has the potential to be a good pet. It depends on how patient you are and also the bird’s personality. If you use a professional trainer, it depends on the trainer. Some use harsh methods that will cause the bird to be submissive, but does not build any trust. And often once the trainer has moved on, the owner can’t handle the bird. If you work with him yourself, you could be looking at months, a year, or longer. But if you can gain his trust, you would end up with a good pet. I’ll give you the link to our taming page & behavior page.

Teaching Your Bird

Pet Bird and Parrot Behavior

Thank you for asking Lafeber,


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