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by OkBtsy
Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Our Second Feather Baby! Not yet named
Replies: 16
Views: 2417

Re: Our Second Feather Baby! Not yet named

If Frankie is male I highly recommend you consider a male friend for him. 2 males are quite likely to get along, especially if frankie is very bonded with people. Females can be a bit bossy to shy males and a pincin when they decide they want to nest under the couch or in the cupboards..... Aah ok!...
by OkBtsy
Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:27 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Our Second Feather Baby! Not yet named
Replies: 16
Views: 2417

Re: Our Second Feather Baby! Not yet named

If the mother of the chick wasn't a lutino ( or albino ) , then the owner is quite right in saying the chick is a female . Congratulations on the baby ! She is adorable :D Coolio :) Yeah she was a stunning green! And thank you! She was so so so sweet! I had to stop myself from cooing over her like ...
by OkBtsy
Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:24 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Our Second Feather Baby! Not yet named
Replies: 16
Views: 2417

Re: Our Second Feather Baby! Not yet named

If Frankie is male I highly recommend you consider a male friend for him. 2 males are quite likely to get along, especially if frankie is very bonded with people. Females can be a bit bossy to shy males and a pain when they decide they want to nest under the couch or in the cupboards..... Aah ok! S...
by OkBtsy
Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:31 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Our Second Feather Baby! Not yet named
Replies: 16
Views: 2417

Re: Our Second Feather Baby! Not yet named

The way they sex birds in South Africa that I've witnessed is that they use an endoscope (small camera at the end of a thin tube) that they insert at the spot just below where the wings join the body. The birds are knocked out for a few minutes for the procedure so there's no pain involved that I'v...
by OkBtsy
Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:00 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Our Second Feather Baby! Not yet named
Replies: 16
Views: 2417

Re: Our Second Feather Baby! Not yet named

I know even less about genetic splits. What I would suggest is that you ask the breeder if she's willing to have them sexed at your cost (at least her and any of the others you might be interested in). The only way a breeder can make that kind of prediction with a degree of certainty is if he bred ...
by OkBtsy
Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:01 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Our Second Feather Baby! Not yet named
Replies: 16
Views: 2417

Re: Our Second Feather Baby! Not yet named

Forgot to qualify my last question: if she is definitely female then there's a good chance that Frankie might react to her in a more positive way than would be the case if it was a male. After all: boys will be boys. Considering that I would suggest you have her sexed by an avian vet if it wasn't d...
by OkBtsy
Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Our Second Feather Baby! Not yet named
Replies: 16
Views: 2417

Our Second Feather Baby! Not yet named

This is our soon-to-be new feather baby! She will join our little chump son, Frankie, in a few weeks when she is ready and weaned. We haven't thought of a name yet. We did make a silly pact to name our second baby Hank but she isn't a Hank at all! HAHA! http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r484/Liz_H...
by OkBtsy
Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:45 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Australia!
Replies: 11
Views: 1012

Re: Hello from Australia!

I'm glad you enjoyed the links. The behaviorworks online course is great too, but has a long waiting list. Here is a video of how to target train. http://youtu.be/HaOicTtwIZo Please, if you change a dish and the parrot is scared of it, provide a familiar dish for water as well so the parrot doesn't...
by OkBtsy
Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:55 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Australia!
Replies: 11
Views: 1012

Re: Hello from Australia!

What part of Aus are you in? We live in the sunny coast. Two website that I think should be compulsory for parrot owners are http://www.behaviorworks.org and http://www.goodbirdinc.com . Check out the written works section on the first. The parrot stuff is under the learning and behavour section, i...
by OkBtsy
Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:38 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Australia!
Replies: 11
Views: 1012

Re: Hello from Australia!

Welcome to the forum As InTheAir stated a certain kind of shyness/timidness is normal in any bird since it more or less saves them from charging unfamiliar things and possibly ending up hurt or worse. I have a flock of 5 IRN's with a huge range of personalities. With the exception of a pair housed ...
by OkBtsy
Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:32 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Australia!
Replies: 11
Views: 1012

Re: Hello from Australia!

Hi and welcome to the forum. I'm in Australia too. Your boy is very cute. He should be getting his ring soon :) A lot of ringnecks do tend to bravely retreat from new objects and people. There is a certain amount of instinctual behaviour in that, I believe. But it is possible to build positive asso...
by OkBtsy
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Australia!
Replies: 11
Views: 1012

Hello from Australia!

Just introducing myself and my little boy, Frankie! My partner and I got our little blue Ringneck on a whim and he's been a big part of our family for 2 years now. He can sing the theme song from My Neighbor Totoro (Sometimes he mixes it up haha) and he can say "Good boy", "Hi little boy", "up" and ...