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by Donna
Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: aggessive female
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Re: aggessive female

Its more common then people think, I have 2 pair i have to seperate after they have mated the females do fine and prefer to raise the babies on their own without help from the male. Just another twist in the breeding world :?




Donna :)
by Donna
Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Need Help... Anti-Social Behavior, Biting, general questions
Replies: 3
Views: 3459

Re: Need Help... Anti-Social Behavior, Biting, general quest

To start if you want to tame them into pets give them their own cages. Take the gloves and the oven mitts off this only freaks them out more. This tamming is going to take time and patents don't rush them, it doesn't happen over night. :)


Donna
by Donna
Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Need Help Taming older parrots
Replies: 6
Views: 836

Re: Need Help Taming older parrots

If you are breeding these birds don't tame them. If you want to makes pets out of them seperate them. It's very difficult to have it both ways. Donna :)
by Donna
Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: worried my baby irn is going bald
Replies: 3
Views: 947

Re: worried my baby irn is going bald

I think their both going through a molt, sometimes they molt so hard they do lose their tail feathers we call that a duck butt :) your baby is probably going through its first molt, if it isn't pulling the feathers out I wouldn't be too worried.



Donna :)
by Donna
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: HI new member
Replies: 9
Views: 1310

Re: HI new member

Hi and Welcome to the board! Glad to see someone that lives close to me :) I live in southern Ohio near Cincee!



Donna :)
by Donna
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Tail feathers and gaps between bars???
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Re: Tail feathers and gaps between bars???

They will lose their tail feathers during a hard molt. Cage bars should be 1/2" to an inch no bigger.



Donna :)
by Donna
Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi all from NE Pennsylvania
Replies: 9
Views: 930

Re: Hi all from NE Pennsylvania

Welcome Donna!!


I think you'll do fine :) Just let him take as long as he wants to get use to his new home.

The traveling in the cold weather shouldn't be a problem as long as you cover his cage or crate.


Glad you joined us :)

Donna :D
by Donna
Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: So many questions so little time!
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: So many questions so little time!

You may have African ringnecks they are smaller then your indians. The one that you say does not stand straight may be ill or injured have it vet checked asap. As for the one tugging and nipping at the other one, a female will do that to get the male to mount her.



Donna :)
by Donna
Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: !!!!!!!!!! Moving to a new home...will they still breed?
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: !!!!!!!!!! Moving to a new home...will they still breed?

You can get the babybird formula at any pet store that carries bird stuff. As for them breeding after you have moved them is up to them but i have a pair of breeding african greys that sometimes if they are not in the mood to breed i take them for a car ride works everytime, I also moved them about ...
by Donna
Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Will Male IRNs try feed other Males?
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Will Male IRNs try feed other Males?

Sure they do! He's not feeding him for sexual reasons he's feeding him because his a baby. Males do help feed the chicks in the clutch.



Donna :)
by Donna
Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Chipping of the beak, is there something wrong?
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: Chipping of the beak, is there something wrong?

chipping of the beak is quite normal it's like our finger nails, the ditch in the beak could be from him rubbing the cage bars. Anything that is done to the beak should only be done by a vet. I really don't think you have anything to worry about just yet.
by Donna
Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: not wanting to come outside cage
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: not wanting to come outside cage

Just give her more time. some birds take months to get comfortable with new surroundings, your doing the right thing by letting her come out on her own to explore.


Donna :)
by Donna
Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: will they breed
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Re: will they breed

Hard to say if they'll ever get along and breed with each other, females are usually the dominate ones untill breeding season. If your going to leave them together watch them closely she could hurt him or he could go hungry if shes not letting him eat.



Donna

:)
by Donna
Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Behavior change since winter onset?
Replies: 7
Views: 1989

Re: Behavior change since winter onset?

You can try a spectrum lighting, not only does it curb aggrestion it helps with their vitiman D and calcium intake.


Donna
by Donna
Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Nervous about getting an IRN because of bluffing
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: Nervous about getting an IRN because of bluffing

Quakers and ringnecks are not a bird for you then. They can bite at any given time not just going through a stage. All birds bite, bigger the bird harder the bite.




Donna :)
by Donna
Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: I just bought a Alexandrine Parrot chick :P
Replies: 88
Views: 25955

Re: I just bought a Alexandrine Parrot chick :P

Why are you buying baby birds if you can't afford the proper diet? :roll:



Donna
by Donna
Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Letting Milo fly around the house?
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: Letting Milo fly around the house?

Im a big fan of wing clipping but do both, just one wing clip puts them off balance. keep your training sessions to about 10 minutes 4 times a day. you've heard the saying fight or flight, it will be much harder (not impossiable) to train a full flighted bird.

Hope this helps :)

Donna
by Donna
Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Can someone help me please !!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1082

Re: Can someone help me please !!!

there is really nothing more you can do to make them breed. Some birds bond with each other and never produce chicks others do very well. Just leave it up to mother nature now. What u should do now is learn everything you can about careing for the chicks and handfeeding. There is alot to learn and n...
by Donna
Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Red feathering on Lutino Ringneck
Replies: 10
Views: 1195

Re: Red feathering on Lutino Ringneck

Thanks bec i missed everyone!



Donna :D
by Donna
Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Can someone help me please !!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1082

Re: Can someone help me please !!!

I don't understand what u want :roll: Do you want them to breed or do you want them as pets. I don't really feel your really ready for breeding them. It's a big responsability when the babies do start to come. Seperate them if you want to tame them.


Donna :D
by Donna
Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Can someone help me please !!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1082

Re: Can someone help me please !!!

Is their cage in a place in the home with alot of traffic? Breeders like to be left alone,


and what do you have for bedding in the nest box?


Donna :D
by Donna
Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Red feathering on Lutino Ringneck
Replies: 10
Views: 1195

Re: Red feathering on Lutino Ringneck

Hi Leo good to see you again :D


Donna
by Donna
Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Can someone help me please !!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1082

Re: Can someone help me please !!!

Sounds like u need a nestbox ASAP!


Donna :D
by Donna
Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: They wont eat their veggies !
Replies: 13
Views: 1581

Re: They wont eat their veggies !

If they have never been offered veggies when they were younger it's going to take awhile for them. Keep offering them. Try corn peas greenbeans. What i do is buy bags of frozen veggies and put them in microwave for a few seconds just to get them thawed. I also make birdiebread and hide the veggies i...
by Donna
Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Need help with downloading photo of our birds
Replies: 1
Views: 802

Re: Need help with downloading photo of our birds

Yes, images can be shown in your posts. If the administrator has allowed attachments, you may be able to upload the image to the board. Otherwise, you must link to an image stored on a publicly accessible web server, e.g. http://www.example.com/my-picture.gif. You cannot link to pictures stored on y...
by Donna
Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Taming advice please !
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Re: Taming advice please !

Hi!! The first place you want to start is seperating them to their own cages. Once you have done that, work with them one on one. This is going to take a great deal of patience on your part. Wing clipping does help but not until they get used to their surroundings, you dont want to force yourself on...
by Donna
Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: I just bought a Alexandrine Parrot chick :P
Replies: 88
Views: 25955

Re: I just bought a Alexandrine Parrot chick :P

Please make sure you keep it warm under lights or in a brooder. feed every 3 hours and just feed until crop is full but not so full that its stretching the crop. Your formula should be at about 102 to 104 degrees f. If to cold the crop will not empty properly. Do not feed again until crop is complet...
by Donna
Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: I just bought a Alexandrine Parrot chick :P
Replies: 88
Views: 25955

Re: I just bought a Alexandrine Parrot chick :P

You know how to hand feed right? A baby this young should be on feeding every 3 hours with a special babybird formula. Im shocked that someone sold you a baby this young when you have all these questions. You should of had all these questions asked before you brought him home. Im hopeing the breeder...
by Donna
Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Advice needed please
Replies: 7
Views: 704

Re: Advice needed please

Not all birds you pair together are going to bond together. depends on the ages of the birds also. As for the colors they don't always like their own color, if that was the case we would'nt have all the color mutations that we have.Sorry about the slow response :wink: Donna
by Donna
Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Ring neck bitting
Replies: 12
Views: 1088

Re: Ring neck bitting

for now it's best to leave him on your hand. I had one that would run up my chest and bite my lip for no reason (oouucchh) :lol: Donna
by Donna
Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Pakshi pretty tail feathers - is he more than a Green IRN
Replies: 24
Views: 1948

Re: Pakshi pretty tail feathers - is he more than a Green IR

Wing clipping has always been a big issue on these boards. Do it if you want to, dont if you dont want to :roll: Its a known fact that smaller birds can still fly a good distance with clipped wings,just ask some members who have lost their wing clipped birds never to see them again. I don't think u ...
by Donna
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Ring neck bitting
Replies: 12
Views: 1088

Re: Ring neck bitting

birds are quick and unpredictable, if your bird has bite issues you really dont want him that close to your eyes. Donna
by Donna
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Have you "adopted" a bird before?
Replies: 15
Views: 2075

Re: Have you "adopted" a bird before?

Depends what kind of bird you want to adopt. some of your larger parrots such as cockatoos and macaws that come from a previous owner has major issues and problems that takes an experienced bird person to deal with. Your smaller birds may have issues but much easier to deal with. Adoption is great i...
by Donna
Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Alexandrines and Eclectus as pets?
Replies: 13
Views: 2037

Re: Alexandrines and Eclectus as pets?

Birds of all types and sizes are going to bite thats just what they do :) as for ekkies the males seem to be much calmer then the females and they do require a more fresh food diet and not so much seed and pellet diet. they do make a special formulated pellet for ekkies. Hope this helps. Donna
by Donna
Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Ring neck bitting
Replies: 12
Views: 1088

Re: Ring neck bitting

Hi! Male and female go through a bitty stage. Don't allow him on your shoulders until you learn his body language and he has come out of his nippy ways. Donna :)
by Donna
Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: eating too much?
Replies: 1
Views: 476

Re: eating too much?

Try to convert him to a good pellet diet, to much seed in his diet could make him over weight. Donna
by Donna
Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Fledging
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Re: Fledging

Instinct tells them thats what their suppose to do from the time they hatch, practice makes perfect. It all depends on the baby and how brave it is to try, usually around 8 to 10 weeks they will get it going sometimes older sometimes younger. Don't clip the wings until it knows how to land properly....
by Donna
Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: dry feet or mites?
Replies: 8
Views: 2105

Re: dry feet or mites?

You sure do know plenty about birds. lol.


Thanks! been around birds my whole life, I know a little.lol :D



Donna :D
by Donna
Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: dry feet or mites?
Replies: 8
Views: 2105

Re: dry feet or mites?

The feet look pretty normal to me, pay close attention to the bottom of the feet, if they start looking red or inflamed different perches may be what you need. The skin on the feet do flake sometimes which is normal.



Donna :D
by Donna
Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: when do feathers malt, is chicken wire poinsonous?
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

Re: when do feathers malt, is chicken wire poinsonous?

Galvanized and zink coatings are not good for any birds that tend to chew on them.

Birds molt their feathers all year around but the hard molts are usually before and after breeding season and last 3 to 5 weeks depending on how hard the molt is.


Donna :D
by Donna
Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Beak color?
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Beak color?

Do all color mutations get a red beak?

Yes


Donna
by Donna
Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Beak color?
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Beak color?

Looks normal to me! cute too :D

Donna
by Donna
Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: dry feet or mites?
Replies: 8
Views: 2105

Re: dry feet or mites?

You can buy pure aloe juice at your local walmart or pharmacy and delute it with water 50/50 and spray him once a day with it, will not hurt the eyes. Bump up the humidity in your house as well.


Donna :D
by Donna
Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Need Help Pleaseee!!!:)
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: Need Help Pleaseee!!!:)

females are rarely friendly to the males until breeding season, don't seperate them if they have been breeders together. When breeding season does come around you will find the female will be more civil towards the male and you may even see him feed her, don't put the nest box on till you see this b...
by Donna
Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: update on tango, wierd thing happening now
Replies: 33
Views: 2097

Re: update on tango, wierd thing happening now

Hi Leo

I can tell you there is nothing wrong with the red feathers in your birds head in most cases they will molt out or fade as the bird gets older. It's nature it happens! Don't worry your bird is probably healthier then most of them.


take care
Donna :D
by Donna
Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: babies being fed
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Although I'm on a ringneck board I still have to say my Hy. is my favorite she is such a sweetheart never bites like some of my other macaws. I do have more photos but can't seem to find them all, I just moved and my computer took a dump on me and I'm trying to get everything back, when I do I will ...
by Donna
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:13 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: babies being fed
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Their crop is right above their belly and you should see it full most of the time. Feed the parents soft food and not seed this makes it easyier for babies to digest. If the babies seem lathargic and lifeless then you have to pull them and start hand feeding every 2 hours around the clock for the ne...
by Donna
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:05 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 957

Hi Leo good to see you again :D

Donna
by Donna
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Is this an Indian ringneck
Replies: 5
Views: 1159

The leg band it's wearing should tell you the age of the bird.


Donna
by Donna
Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 957

I would try a wing trim, this sometimes takes some of ther independence away

Donna
by Donna
Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: pulling out chewed feather
Replies: 3
Views: 549

Hi Leo


This is not normal for birds to chew off feathers.

It could be hormones or a more serious problem. A bacteria infection can cause this behavior or some times of food allergy.


Donna
by Donna
Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Moving
Replies: 5
Views: 764

http://www.boaf.com/article_moving.htm



This site may help you


Donna
by Donna
Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Moving
Replies: 5
Views: 764

First off you want to make sure the state your moving to ringnecks are leagal. There are some states that ringnecks are illeagal to bring into. You want to have the proper papers with you to take him accross state lines and the vet will give you them.



Donna
by Donna
Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: play stands
Replies: 2
Views: 957

You can be creative and make your own if you can't find a company close to you.
There are members that have made their own and posted photo's of them.


Donna :D
by Donna
Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: why is he doing this?
Replies: 8
Views: 1604

This is a really bad time for you to be letting him on your shoulder and around your face. This phase he is going though is a very unpredictable phase and he could latch on to your eyes ,ears, or lips at any given moment. Be safe not sorry :wink:


Donna
by Donna
Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Help Needed bout my IRN age sex...
Replies: 12
Views: 1219

Very pretty bird and unusual tail feathers. I would suggest a larger cage.


Donna :D
by Donna
Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: free DNA test for tango
Replies: 37
Views: 3455

MALE!!!!



Donna
by Donna
Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: untame Indian Ringneck - caught for winter. need advice
Replies: 56
Views: 6489

If it is truely wild it would be best to keep it wild. You could do more harm to the bird if you brought it in for the winter. It more then likely escaped from an outside aviary and it could have a mate some where.


Donna
by Donna
Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Bird ID
Replies: 9
Views: 1342

This may help in IDing the finches

http://www.finchworld.com/



Donna
by Donna
Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: Need info on caring for chicks
Replies: 3
Views: 1652

Hi Dirk You can expect an egg every other day unil she has four or five eggs. She will most likely start incubating them after the second or third egg is laid and then you will not see her come out much. As far as moving their cage to a more quiet room just leave it for now, they were comfortable en...
by Donna
Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: how to stop me smooching my irn
Replies: 14
Views: 2052

LMAO!!! :lol:

Do not smootch the green ones!!! :D




Donna
by Donna
Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: owning a pet bird
Replies: 1
Views: 789

could you copy a photo of Yo Yo and I'll try to help, I don't have the book.



Donna
by Donna
Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Have I realy a male?
Replies: 2
Views: 732

It depends what color your bird is and the age, they don't start showing signs of a ring until their at least 2 years old, If your bird is a blue mature male he will have a white ring where the pink is on a green bird.



Donna
by Donna
Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: nesting materials??? help!!!! picky bird.
Replies: 5
Views: 1031

Best thing to use is Aspen wood shavings. NO potting soil! Your nest boxes are not deep enough if she can kick all of it out.



Donna
by Donna
Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New to ringnecks, male has a plucking issue
Replies: 12
Views: 1623

Having these 2 new birds in the same room with your existing flock is very dangerous. Birds do not show illness alot of times until they are put in a stressful situation. This is stressful on them to be taken from one environment and put in a completely different one. I would take both birds to the ...
by Donna
Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New to ringnecks, male has a plucking issue
Replies: 12
Views: 1623

A vet check is a must to rule out any major illnesses. Do you have these birds quarantined away from your other birds? Raging hormones and poor diet would be my suspicions but do a vet check to be sure.



Donna
by Donna
Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:48 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How to gain trust
Replies: 15
Views: 1922

If your making your own wood toys always paint them with vegetable food dye, and Pine wood is safe to make toys out of. You can also use pinecones and coconut shells.



Donna
by Donna
Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How to gain trust
Replies: 15
Views: 1922

Does anyone have some ideas as to what i might put in his cage? Be creative and make your own toys out of popcycle sticks, beads. leather rope, baby toys work great too such as baby blocks. baby keys, anything with lots of bright colors. Wood toys are great for them to keep their beaks in good cond...
by Donna
Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:41 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Chet Womach's training vidio - UR oppinion!
Replies: 6
Views: 1344

Don't waste your money!!

I bought 2 videos when they first come out about 5 years ago and the first half hour of the vids was a magic show :roll: and I wasn't crazy about their methods on training the bigger birds. So that's my opinion



Donna
by Donna
Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:54 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Stress? What for?
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Your baby is still very young and will be going through alot of emotional and physical changes. You have to be ready to encourage the good behavoirs and ignore the bad. Give him more time to get use to his new cage and toys. The screaming episodes he's having is more for attention, you want to learn...
by Donna
Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Keeping IRN's in an outside cage
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Indian Ringnecks in general will become wild if they are not handled on a daily bases. There are many members here that keep their birds outside and they do well. As for the box you made him not a good idea because this encourages mating behaviors and aggression even if you only have one bird. Donna
by Donna
Sat May 31, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Jibbys under attack
Replies: 19
Views: 1659

Probably so Leo :(




Donna :D
by Donna
Sat May 31, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Jibbys under attack
Replies: 19
Views: 1659

Hormones Lauren Hormones :(


And it will pass :wink:


Donna
by Donna
Sun May 25, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Not Wanting to Wean Behavior
Replies: 8
Views: 1034

There is usually one bully in the bunch and it's usually the oldest one. Is the one they pick on the smallest and more shy? I seperate all my babies after they wean so they are used to their own cage before going to their new homes.


Donna
by Donna
Sun May 25, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: The Color Red
Replies: 9
Views: 1170

You should never feel like a bad mom Questions are how we learn something new every day. Any way I read your intro, you are very experienced in birds and IRNs are no different. I like Willy the coon I have a cocker spanial named Willy and he thinks he is a beagle BTW Welcome to the board Donna
by Donna
Sun May 25, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Not Wanting to Wean Behavior
Replies: 8
Views: 1034

I think Jay could help you more with that. I live in Michigan and all my birds are inside. Why don't you try to PM him and ask, he has a wealth if information.




Donna
by Donna
Sun May 25, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: The Color Red
Replies: 9
Views: 1170

Never heard this before. :shock: I have taken in birds with mental and emotional problems but the color red was not the cause.



Donna
by Donna
Sun May 25, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Not Wanting to Wean Behavior
Replies: 8
Views: 1034

Yes they will drop some weight that's normal for them to lose some of their baby fat so they can take flight. I don't know who is more stressed during weaning me or the little bubs :lol:


Donna
by Donna
Sun May 25, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: The Color Red
Replies: 9
Views: 1170

Maybe there are some that don't like red but not all. So I wouldn't worry about redecorating just yet :lol:


Donna
by Donna
Sun May 25, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Not Wanting to Wean Behavior
Replies: 8
Views: 1034

I have had babies that would do that. I started only hand feeding them a little and then put their soft food down such as small peices if carrots peas and corn. I use the frozen veggie mix and warm it in the micro wave. Try millet spray also.



Donna
by Donna
Sun May 25, 2008 6:38 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Preserving eggs
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Ring0 sorry apparently I'm confused on your question. If your going to pull these eggs from the parents then you must have an incubator to keep them warm and turned every 2 hours you can't preserve them any other way unless you do put them in with another pair of birds. It takes about 23 days for ri...
by Donna
Sat May 24, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Huge Taming help needed!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 3561

You can try to just stop put the treat in his bowl and walk away. Don't say anything to him. After a few times of him seeing you do this he will then get used to you coming close to his cage and putting your hand in their.
Peanuts work well for this.

Donna
by Donna
Sat May 24, 2008 5:07 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello and Help!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1186

I don't think your female had any thing to do with the males death. First you said you have had them together for about two years and they have been mating. A really bonded pair in a large flight cage just don't get that aggressive with the other unless there are more then 2 birds in that same cage....
by Donna
Fri May 23, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Preserving eggs
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

by Donna
Thu May 22, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Amazon?
Replies: 16
Views: 2164

Zero first bless you for taking in this girl and giving her the quality of life she deserves. Second Amazons are an oily bird but just a spray bath with warm water will help reduce it some. The smell she is giving off is also normal especially if she is excited or stressed. Some people like the smel...
by Donna
Thu May 22, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Is it easy to breed IRNs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1340

These birds are also very "wild". Don't know if this complicates things.



noeo that's a good thing if their on the wild side for breeding purposes.
alot of your tame pet quality birds don't always make good breeders.


Donna
by Donna
Thu May 22, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My new IRN is biting me.
Replies: 15
Views: 1879

I agree with Julie

Post a lost and found add in the local paper or check vet offices to see if any one lost a loved pet bird.

Is the bird have any kind of leg band on? If so there is information on that leg band that could help find his rightful owners.



Donna
by Donna
Thu May 22, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Good Articles for Breeders and Buyers
Replies: 11
Views: 8613

Lauren could you please make these articles a sticky?




Thanks Donna
by Donna
Thu May 22, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Is it easy to breed IRNs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1340

Finding a pair of ringnecks and setting them up to breed is probably the easy part. Ringnecks are at their sexual maturity at about 3 years of age. You want to do all your research before getting into breeding because it might not be what you want to do or have time for. Before you even think about ...
by Donna
Thu May 22, 2008 4:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Dry Feet?
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

His feet look normal :D



Donna
by Donna
Thu May 22, 2008 4:54 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What a dancer lol
Replies: 11
Views: 1242

I have a breeder IRN that's beak looks just like that and before I got him he was bit by a Cockatoo. Your birds beak looks healed and it will always look like that not much you can do about it.
by Donna
Mon May 19, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Keeping two sibling question
Replies: 4
Views: 783

It's your call keep them both if you want to but put them in seperate cages.




Donna
by Donna
Mon May 19, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Spit.. still needing advice (long post)
Replies: 9
Views: 997

haha i didnt think removing his beak from my flesh would make him lose all trust in me. thats crazy. It's not crazy any time you use negative reinforcement on an untame bird you lose trust. I have tamed Macaws, Cockatoos, and if I went for them with any kind of object or negative mood then their no...
by Donna
Mon May 19, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 10 Steps to a Better Relationship with Your Bird
Replies: 19
Views: 17328

10 Steps to a Better Relationship with Your Bird

10 Steps to a Better Relationship with Your Bird By Liz Wilson, CVT 1. Ensure your companion bird is healthy by doing annual check ups and routine diagnostics with your experienced avian veterinarian. Since birds hide the obvious signs of illness, allowing basic annual testing is critical to the ear...
by Donna
Mon May 19, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Good Articles for Breeders and Buyers
Replies: 11
Views: 8613

Good Articles for Breeders and Buyers

I THOUGHT THIS BIRD WAS HAND-FED One of the most common complaints I hear is about hand-fed birds, that they are not as tame as the owner expects them to be. Many people assume hand-fed means tame but this is not necessarily the case. There are a number of very important factors that determine the t...
by Donna
Mon May 19, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Keeping two sibling question
Replies: 4
Views: 783

I would stick to your first plan. Your baby lutino is still young enough to be tamed but with having a sibling in the same cage it's going to be difficult. They will both seek each others attention and not have much to do with human contact. They are still wild animals and will likely choose the oth...
by Donna
Mon May 19, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Spit.. still needing advice (long post)
Replies: 9
Views: 997

What you did and I'm saying this in a nice way because we are all guilty of instilling bad behaviors in our birds without even relizing it. You reacted to the bite and pulled him off your finger and trust went out the window at that time. I know it hurts and it's very hard not to react but that's wh...
by Donna
Mon May 19, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: No pellets? so what?
Replies: 13
Views: 2278

A pellet diet is not necessary in a birds diet but an all sunflower seed is not good for them either. Sunflowers are very high in fat which can cause your bird health problems such as fatty liver disease. You can cook for your bird there are thousands of recepies out there that are made for parrots....
by Donna
Mon May 19, 2008 6:53 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Spit.. still needing advice (long post)
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Please give me some history on how you acquired your ringneck. Was he in a pet store or a big aviary? Was he parent raised or hand fed? Were his wings ever clipped? If I know the answers to some of these questions I can probably help. My first request would be take the mirror out and throw it away. ...
by Donna
Sat May 17, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Novice
Replies: 17
Views: 1830

I'm sorry but you did not give much info to your first post so I just assumed that it was a younger person that wanted the ringneck. I had no idea that you had a macaw for your first bird. If you want a cuddle bug for a bird then get a cockatoo. Birds are what you make them. If you spend alot of tim...
by Donna
Sat May 17, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Novice
Replies: 17
Views: 1830

first how old is your daughter if you don't mind me asking?
by Donna
Sat May 17, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Novice
Replies: 17
Views: 1830

and what happen to it? why doesn't she still have a macaw?
by Donna
Sat May 17, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Odd Sleeping Habits?
Replies: 8
Views: 1519

Your ringneck is normal, they do have funny sleeping positions. Mine will have one foot on the side of the cage and another clinging to a toy, he looks like he is doing the splits, and he sleeps all night in that position.





Donna
by Donna
Sat May 17, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Feather plucking
Replies: 4
Views: 3542

My ringneck is a male, 10 years old and has for the last 2 years pulled out all his feathers except his tail and wings. He has been tested by his vet and is healthy. He is happy and eats well. Does any one else have this problem or is there something I can do. I work out of my home and he is very s...
by Donna
Sat May 17, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Novice
Replies: 17
Views: 1830

There are other small birds that would be better for your daughter to start out with such as the cockatiel or may be a caique or a conure. Ringnecks even if bought by a breeder that hand fed and tamed them still go through a phase of nipping and biting and thats enough for a young person to just giv...
by Donna
Fri May 16, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR FEMALE WILL GET ALONG WITH THE MALE
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Females call all the shots when it comes to chosing a mate. If Rose was a pet first and your trying to turn her into a breeder then chances are she will never take to a mate. I'm not saying it couldn't happen but pet birds don't often make good breeders.




Donna
by Donna
Sat May 10, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: a few questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1391

bec you do relize you could lose him as a pet if you give him a female. And once a pet they don't always make good breeders. If your real serious about breeding then find a female that has already been proven and was never a pet.




Donna
by Donna
Sat May 10, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 1.5 month old babies behavior problems
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Your two babies are screaming because they are hungry. They still should be on at least 3 handfeeding a day. If you can't feed them with a syringe then try a spoon. They will quiet down if their bellys are full. Just because they are flying dosen't mean their fully weaned. Your going to have behavio...
by Donna
Fri May 09, 2008 4:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: bleeding flight feather
Replies: 4
Views: 820

It is not good for the bird to leave broken blood feathers in, these feathers have to be pulled out and your vet will know how to do this.
If she keeps brakeing them it sounds like she is in to small of cage.




Donna
by Donna
Fri May 09, 2008 4:50 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Celery?
Replies: 3
Views: 2154

Celery is ok to give your bird and mine love it but there is not alot of nutritional value in celery.




Donna
by Donna
Fri May 09, 2008 4:47 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: scared bird...
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Your birds problems could be while at the pet shop when they cleaned the floors bumped her cage with the broom or mop. You can set the broom by her cage until she comes out and investigates it. Don't make a big deal while she is throwing her fits just keep sweeping or mopping and she will start to c...
by Donna
Fri May 09, 2008 4:37 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: leg problem in baby IRN
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

You can mix baby food fruits and vegtables to your home made formula. Are you keeping a weight record every day on the baby? The poops you discribed sounds normal. Good luck with your baby, there are other members here in countries that don't have birdie forumla and maybe they can give you more sugg...
by Donna
Thu May 08, 2008 4:40 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: leg problem in baby IRN
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

That looks great!!!! :D


Donna
by Donna
Wed May 07, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: leg problem in baby IRN
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

by Donna
Mon May 05, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: chicks are dieing.
Replies: 3
Views: 871

You have to take these chicks out as soon as they hatch and start hand feeding them. 15 to 20 chicks is alot for one pair and you could be risking your hens life if you don't seperate them and take the nest box off. It sounds like you have a very inexperienced hen maybe to young to know what to do. ...
by Donna
Fri May 02, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Rest in Peace My Little One
Replies: 13
Views: 3005

Thanks guys, You don't know how comforting your kind words are right now. Tango died a week after I buried my husband so I know they are enjoying each others company now and that eases my mind that they have each other. Thanks again for your thoughts and prayers and I will be back posting soon. Love...
by Donna
Thu May 01, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Rest in Peace My Little One
Replies: 13
Views: 3005

Rest in Peace My Little One

Image


Tango

Jan. 3, 05 - April 28, 2008
by Donna
Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: some quastion...
Replies: 2
Views: 737

lately tango get excitted verry suddenly...he jump and screem and his pupil was pinned...walk fast with leg close together and chest up...sometimes followed by regurating...what does that mean? I think it's time for you to have that little talk with Tango and just tell him who is the real boss in t...
by Donna
Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: No sound?
Replies: 19
Views: 1911

I want to know is are they always active like that or they settle down after they get used to you? IRN's are very active little birds, sometimes I think I can hear their little brain ticking while their sleeping. They are always looking for something to get into. You have a 2 year old child in a IR...
by Donna
Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:35 am
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: ember
Replies: 7
Views: 2276

Oh so sorry for your loss :(

Keep a good eye out on your other birds this canary could have been sick for a while and you did not know it.





Donna
by Donna
Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: No sound?
Replies: 19
Views: 1911

No it's not normal for a bird not to make any sound at all. How long has it been since your bird made any sound? Is the bird eating well and perching?




Donna
by Donna
Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: I am new and at this
Replies: 13
Views: 1562

Lena You can take bits and pieces of others advise and do what works for you and the bird. My main concern is someone told you to use gloves and tape the wings. Please do not use the tape on the birds wings!! The glue from the tape could be toxic if the bird would happen to chew it off and then the ...
by Donna
Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: hi...just come back after a month
Replies: 12
Views: 1568

WELCOME BACK Leo we have missed you :D




Donna
by Donna
Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Help! When to remove eggs? Hen is losing feather
Replies: 3
Views: 703

I would leave the eggs in the nest for a little while longer. She is coming out to eat and drink and poop you just don't catch her doing so. The feathers missing from her chest is probably due to her pulling them out to line the nest. If the eggs never hatch then she will get tired of sitting on the...
by Donna
Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ring size
Replies: 2
Views: 770

It might be a bit to small

I order my bands from L&M and the size 9 is only 6.6mm. The size 9-10 is what they recommend for IRN's I use the size 91/2 and they are 7.16mm




Donna
by Donna
Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Older Hatchlings- When to seperate???
Replies: 2
Views: 601

I really don't separate them until they are weaned and fully feathered and perching, then I put them in their own cage just to get them used to being alone until sold. The little tiffs their having is just to establish pecking order.



Donna
by Donna
Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Importan Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1663

what about non -deadly ones that can be passed on to other birds? They can all be deadly if not treated There is not a country in the world that can say they don't have cases of PBFD or Poyoma virus, Pacheco virus,proventricular dilation also know as Macaw wasting disease, Some birds with these dis...
by Donna
Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:19 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Importan Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1663

by Donna
Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:17 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Importan Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1663

About the quarantine, in Europe it is only possible to trade birds that were born in the continent, so there is little risk of the birds having major viruses or diseases like some years ago when they were caught in the wild and brought in the EU. In Portugal, fortunately, there aren't any cases of ...
by Donna
Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: male yellow ringneck pics
Replies: 2
Views: 1256

http://www.indianringneck.com/board/vie ... php?t=3263


There is a male Lutino in this forum plus other mutations.
by Donna
Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Babies Bellies Look Funny????
Replies: 3
Views: 685

The photos are really to dark for me to see the bellies but they are normally larger then the crop. I also noticed that they have blue spots on the crop are you hand feeding them yet? You may have your formula to hot and this could cause crop burn. the temp of the formula should be 105 to 107 degree...
by Donna
Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Female bathing herself 22? days into incubation
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Your female will quit sitting the eggs a couple days before hatching, this is called a cool down period. She will also bath frequently and then go in the nest box and shake off, this is her way of getting humidity in the nest box so the chicks hatch out easier. It's not at all unusual for all the eg...
by Donna
Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: HELPP!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1787

What else does your bird eat? If you are just feeding it apples and nuts and some cucumber and guava it's not getting enough vitamins in it's diet. You should be feeding your bird a seed mix with pellets and fruits and veggies not just some veggies and peanuts. Have your bird vet checked ASAP, once ...
by Donna
Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: New Hatchling Eye Color Question
Replies: 32
Views: 2812

Hey proud grandma!! They are looking good. What I do for my babies is they each get a three ring notebook of information and articils on how to feed, house, and basic care of the baby bird, I put in a hatch certificate and there daily growth sheet. Then I get small photo albums and take pics of the ...
by Donna
Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: how do you tell if hes just molting
Replies: 7
Views: 1266

I have 2 IRN pluckers and I have had every test possible done on them. There are so many reason a bird will start plucking so your first thing to do is rule out any medical problems and the vet will want to take blood samples to do this. Other things that can cause plucking is enviormental stress su...
by Donna
Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Typical female behavior
Replies: 6
Views: 1959

This year was her first year as a breeder she laid 5 eggs but none was fertile :cry: I think she is going back as a pet.




Donna
by Donna
Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Typical female behavior
Replies: 6
Views: 1959

Typical female behavior

this is Echo 5 year old female

Image
by Donna
Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: HELP! It's an EMERGENCY, I want to cry...
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

She doen't sound like she is eggbound but I would be very leary to take the hen out right now. If she starts flying around and you have to towel her to get her out you could risk breaking the egg inside her. I do agree she needs to be seen by a vet but getting her out without a fight is your biggest...
by Donna
Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: New Hatchling Eye Color Question
Replies: 32
Views: 2812

The baby should be completely out in 1 or 2 hours after pipping. With your situation with the nest boxes being inside the cage it would be very difficult to put a danp cloth over the box to get more humidity in there. But I would try to raise the humidity in the room. I would also chance it by takin...
by Donna
Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:47 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: New Hatchling Eye Color Question
Replies: 32
Views: 2812

Peachy I think in a couple of days the eyes will turn black it could be it was the last one hatched and I see you have another one pipping, has it made it out yet? I would get some sort of bedding in there Aspen wood shavings is best. These babies are sitting in their poo and that's not good for the...
by Donna
Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2127

Hello and Welcome!!!

Do you know how old your Bella is?

Looks like a young male :?



Donna
by Donna
Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:37 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Found a Budgie
Replies: 2
Views: 1466

It would be wise to keep it away from your bird for a while just to be on the safe side. You don't know how long it has been in the wild and could have picked up something from other wild birds.



Donna
by Donna
Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Playing with toys
Replies: 17
Views: 1922

8) very 8)



Donna
by Donna
Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: I did have one more question..
Replies: 46
Views: 4491

Heres hoping for a peep tomorrow!!!!!



Donna :D
by Donna
Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: tomatos and apple seeds
Replies: 6
Views: 3963

Fruit such as apples oranges grapes peaches pairs ect... have seeds that contain Cyanide and should not be given to birds.




Donna
by Donna
Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: age of male dance
Replies: 11
Views: 1549

but at what age aprox? Mine runs in the cage and when he is sleeping que majes sounds. And sometimes puts his head on the fethears of the back.. This is male or female? At about a year old they can start to do the dance. They sleep with their head under their wings or just tilted on the back. Both ...
by Donna
Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Requested by Leo
Replies: 14
Views: 1855

Gwennie I can't wait to see you!!! :D

July I should have more baby Grey's too :lol:





Donna
by Donna
Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN Mommy
Replies: 8
Views: 1669

but hopefully there are some out there that stop biting to take a breath once in a while. ROTFLMAO Welcome to parrots!! For people that love having a bird they can actually interact with I would go with a bit bigger bird like the Eclectus, or the Timneh African Grey's I'm really not trying to poop ...
by Donna
Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN Mommy
Replies: 8
Views: 1669

This is exactly what I thought you were going to say. Before you go out and get a baby ringneck I would advise you to read a lot of posts here on the behavior problems associated with ringnecks they can and usually will be the type of bird you don't want. There are people here that are having the sa...
by Donna
Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Strange question
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

Dont you just wish you could get into our little fids heads and see what they see Oh no doubt I love screwing with their little minds and they give you that look like WTF and my Tango will say those words when he is being screwed with The things that come out of the mouth of babes Donna
by Donna
Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN Mommy
Replies: 8
Views: 1669

Welcome to the board!!

But I have to ask why you are rehoming your Pionus?



Donna
by Donna
Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How do I train the fid to use a water bottle?
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Ed I have found that some birds just don't care to use the bottles. I'm not a big fan of them because for the most part people that use water bottles get lazy and do not change and clean the bottle properly and bacteria builds up in them and then you have a very sick bird. I have a B&G macaw tha...
by Donna
Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: wanted - hand fed baby or xtremely tame older pet
Replies: 1
Views: 1218

go to this site they have tons of breeders that could probably help you.

http://chats.upatsix.com/chats/viewforu ... 0fd2125528



Donna
by Donna
Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: age of male dance
Replies: 11
Views: 1549

he stands there and looks like hes trying to throw up... nothing comes up though and it freaks me out cus i think hes going to be sick. is that him trying to regurgitate? how would you stop him if he started doing it to you? Yes he is trying to feed you, Try to distract his attention on to somethin...
by Donna
Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Strange question
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

Hey I do the same thing with the mirrors in my house. One makes me look real good and slim and trim (I like that one) and other other makes me look fat and makes my butt look to big so I headbutt that one and get real angry at it. :roll:


Billy is only human you know!!
:shock:


Donna
by Donna
Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: what would i get if???
Replies: 4
Views: 947

This whole genetic thing boggles my mind and I don't breed for colors so I'm going to just take a potshot guess and say you will probably end up with lutinos and albinos. Please don't quote me on this one I'm just taking a guess thats all :oops: Sorry I couldn't be of more help :cry:



Donna
by Donna
Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hello! :D
Replies: 5
Views: 933

We want to welcome the whole flock!!!





Donna
by Donna
Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: age of male dance
Replies: 11
Views: 1549

some people get confused as to what is just playing and male sexual behavior. Don't take any toys away if he is only headbutting or pinning and displaying. You want to discourage the masturbating and regurgitating on you or objects. I'm sorry if I didn't make myself clear.



Donna
by Donna
Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: age of male dance
Replies: 11
Views: 1549

does anyone know when the breeding season in the UK is? You can contact a local breeder that breeds IRN's and get that info. Males once they reach sexual maturity can do the dance anytime to anything weather it be a bell, mirror, or toy. Discourage this behavior if possiable, it only leads to frust...
by Donna
Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: A soon to be Indian Ringneck friend!
Replies: 2
Views: 655

Welcome

Congrats on your new baby!!




Donna
by Donna
Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Household Poisons
Replies: 51
Views: 20472

IMO I wouldn't feed them any of the flowers except the dandelions only if they haven't been treated with chemicals. For the most part the parrots that eat these flowers live in the wild and they can be toxic to them and that's where the clay licks in the Amazons and tropical rainforest come into pla...
by Donna
Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: A question for kyria
Replies: 4
Views: 701

I think only in rare occasions a rat will get along with a bird but in reality rats are natural predators to them. This would be like me giving my baby grandson an alligator for a friend, why would I do that to the poor alligator? :lol:





Donna
by Donna
Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A VERY sudden change
Replies: 7
Views: 1011

I wouldn't use a glove this could only set you back if you decide to put a glove on and touch him. He has to get used to your bare hand. As far as him screaming to get your attention he is doing a pretty good job getting you trained to come back and talk to him when he does this. Try to ignore him w...
by Donna
Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Questions bout my new IRN
Replies: 8
Views: 1391

Tayyab wrote:Ok, what if it doesnt go into the bowl of water and splash around itself? what can i do then?



I give you two other options, a spray bottle or a shower in the bathroom
by Donna
Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member kinda
Replies: 2
Views: 712

Welcome Joe

I'am a buckeye too!! Lived in the Hamilton- Fairfield area most of my life til I moved to Michigan about 10 years ago.





Donna
by Donna
Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can I get an IRN?
Replies: 6
Views: 1120

Irn's are not a quiet bird to have in an apartment. And you should also check with your landlord before purchasing any animal. Don't make the mistake and get the animal first and then find out you can not have them in your apartment.



Donna
by Donna
Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Questions bout my new IRN
Replies: 8
Views: 1391

http://www.kaytee.com/companion_animals ... _clipping/

You can give the bird a shallow bowl of cool or warm water and let it spash around in it or you can use a spray bottle and mist the bird or you can take him to the shower and let him take a shower with you just don't have a really hot shower.


Donna
by Donna
Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Requested by Leo
Replies: 14
Views: 1855

i take it that is you talking to the cockatoo right?




Yep that's me and B.J.


Donna
by Donna
Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Another Tango Vid
Replies: 3
Views: 1197

Another Tango Vid

Image
by Donna
Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:46 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Requested by Leo
Replies: 14
Views: 1855

Requested by Leo

I had a request from Leo he wanted to see some of my birds so Leo here you are. Hope you enjoy!! http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x191/Donna013/HPIM0495.jpg http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x191/Donna013/HPIM0475.jpg http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x191/Donna013/HPIM0362a.jpg http://i181.phot...
by Donna
Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:00 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: control freak... help!
Replies: 7
Views: 994

If the bird is screaming when you leave the room he is just contact calling to make sure you are still with the flock. You can make up a more suitable call like a wolf whistle or a yoo hoo just to let him know you are still around. He will pick this up and when you leave the room he can do yooo hooo...
by Donna
Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: control freak... help!
Replies: 7
Views: 994

can birds get seperation anxiety? Yes they can, they are flock creatures that need their flock that would be you and your partner now. Move his cage into the room where you spend most of your time. It's also wise that when you sit down for dinner include him and let him eat from the table. If you h...
by Donna
Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: control freak... help!
Replies: 7
Views: 994

You need to take control back and be the flock leader. You have encouraged the screaming because you go to him and tell him to shut up. They love that, they are getting your attention and now he has learned to do this and you come and talk to him. You have to ignore this behavior or it will continue...
by Donna
Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: New birdy
Replies: 4
Views: 1460

Your nibbler may be female and she is being a mother to the new baby.

Donna
by Donna
Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: telling the age of a bird
Replies: 4
Views: 807

The first pic looks like spit is younger then a year. If he is 2 years old now you should be seeing some sort of ring coming through, I don't see it in the second pic. I would need to see the front pofile under he's beak to tell you if you have a male or female. Also if you lift up the back feathers...
by Donna
Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: riku is fretting her person is sick
Replies: 9
Views: 1349

I know this is going to sound real stupid but it works trust me! Talk to the bird and explain to him that she is sick and will be well in a few days. Tell him not to worry. Birds do understand things we tell them. I just lost a very dear friend in an accident Thursday night, my birds could feel my p...
by Donna
Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: brand new to owning IRN, help with taming
Replies: 3
Views: 827

Lily Give him more time to settle in. Leave him in his cage for a week or so, so he can get familiar with where his food and water is. This is all new to the little guy so give him as much time as he wants. If he is clipped and can still fly a little that's perfectly fine, he probably has a juvenile...
by Donna
Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My bird ate some nurofen
Replies: 10
Views: 3028

Probably no harm done to the bird. If they don't like the taste of something they usually spit it out. Lene: I very surprised you didn't get attacked by all the fluff posters telling you how rude and harsh you were. Sometimes when it comes to telling the truth some people can't handle the truth or m...
by Donna
Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: What happened? So sudden.
Replies: 13
Views: 1703

You can always put his photo and a little story about him in Rainbow Bridge It helps ease the pain some.




Donna
by Donna
Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: worming your bird
Replies: 4
Views: 1268

You can actually do more harm to the bird by using any kind of dewormer if the bird does not have worms so my advise would be take it to a vet first to have it tested for worms and he will prescribe a medication appropriately. Self medicating birds is very dangerous.



Donna
by Donna
Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: What happened? So sudden.
Replies: 13
Views: 1703

Wildturkey Sorry for your loss. :cry:

I also sent you a PM as to what I think your bird could of died from.




Donna
by Donna
Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Dog Attack
Replies: 56
Views: 5498

Kwik Stop should have never been used on the birds skin you were doing better using the flour or corn starch. If you have ever used that stuff on your own open cut IT BURNS!! and the birds will taste it when it starts preening and that's not good for them either it contains sulfer. The only time Kwi...
by Donna
Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: life expectancy
Replies: 3
Views: 1945

60 years is more for your bigger birds (macaws,cockatoo's) but in the wild their life expectancy is much less. Even birds living in captivity only lives out their life expectancy in perfect conditions such as all the right food, housing, and environment play a big part in how long your parrot will l...
by Donna
Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Percy is going to school
Replies: 7
Views: 1340

Clare Percy is a cutie! But yes like others said take her home at night you don't know what the janitors clean with and mop the floors with. Better to be safe then sorry.



Donna
by Donna
Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: New breeding pair with leg band.
Replies: 10
Views: 1763

Cool glad I could help a little!! :D


I have an Umbrella Cockatoo too! B.J. Just turned a year old He is a hoot.




Donna
by Donna
Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: New breeding pair with leg band.
Replies: 10
Views: 1763

Do you have any experience in breeding IRN's or any other birds? Have you handfed baby birds? Do you know the incubation time for IRN's? These are just a couple of things you have to consider before you start breeding and getting babies. Here is a link you can go to to get more info. m Donna
by Donna
Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Dont want to breed
Replies: 1
Views: 649

What you do when they do become sexually mature is separate them don't give them any thing that could be used as nest material such as boxes, shredded newspapers, reduce their natural light by putting them to bed in a dark room earlier then normal. As long as you don't stimulate their breeding behav...
by Donna
Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:34 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: New breeding pair with leg band.
Replies: 10
Views: 1763

Robin did you buy the birds as a proven pair (meaning they had successfully had live chicks) in the past? I hate to be the one to tell you bad news but there is only a couple reasons a breeder would sell a good producing pair of birds at a bird show. One reason is they have quit producing for them a...
by Donna
Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:57 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: New breeding pair with leg band.
Replies: 10
Views: 1763

Hi Robin If the #96 is side ways that usually means the year they were hatched. Does the band have any letters on it or state initials like TX. I have a pair of blue IRN's that are 13 years old still producing for me. If they are in good healthy condition they can produce all their life. Most breede...
by Donna
Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Help please
Replies: 6
Views: 1114

This is just another phase your bird is going through. Try taking the mirror out for awhile to see if this calms your bird down. Also if you change his way of thinking that you own him and not the other way around the attitude may change.





Donna
by Donna
Sun Feb 24, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Best mimic in the world
Replies: 7
Views: 1832

Best mimic in the world

by Donna
Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Are there any safe flowers...
Replies: 10
Views: 3006

by Donna
Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Bird friendly wood
Replies: 4
Views: 1208

Stone fruit trees like cherry, apricot or plum, belong to the Prunus genus and contain cyanogenic glycosides which release cyanide if ingested. donna in this site the woods from chery,apricot,plum,peach,nectarine and pear are marked as toxic I didn't write the artical just looked it up to help some ...
by Donna
Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Lice and mites....can someone explain??
Replies: 4
Views: 957

Kat where ever your getting these birds from they should be treating all the birds that have been in close contact with this infested bird.




Donna
by Donna
Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: help again please!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1740

Vets have a hard time recommending any homeopathic medicine

Luckily there are some vets that do practice homeopathic medicine (mine does) :D





Donna
by Donna
Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Cookies man beard
Replies: 5
Views: 933

Gorgeous


:D


Donna
by Donna
Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Bird friendly wood
Replies: 4
Views: 1208