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by ambros1a
Sun May 16, 2010 5:21 am
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: I lost my lovebird Indy this morning
Replies: 7
Views: 1936

Re: I lost my lovebird Indy this morning

This is really hard. The funeral home comes in the morning to take my baby away for cremation. they should be bringing him back on wednesday. We plan to buy a tall table, put his little box on there with his favorite perch and little rope and wood man he rubbed his head on endlessly. Inside his box ...
by ambros1a
Fri May 14, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: I lost my lovebird Indy this morning
Replies: 7
Views: 1936

Re: I lost my lovebird Indy this morning

We have decided no matter the cost, we will have him cremated. They are coming on monday morning to pick him up. I will have his ashes back on wednesday morning. Today i went and got pictures of him printed and put some in a large frame, with some details added in via my scrapbooking stickers. I put...
by ambros1a
Thu May 13, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: I lost my lovebird Indy this morning
Replies: 7
Views: 1936

Re: I lost my lovebird Indy this morning

Thanks for the sympathy :) ive been so sad today, making dealing with my little girl hard, but im somehow getting through it. Ive tried to tell him hes not to blame, but he does blame himself. Cremation is expensive ive found. Around $200. They would pick him up and take him away, bringing his ashes...
by ambros1a
Wed May 12, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: I lost my lovebird Indy this morning
Replies: 7
Views: 1936

I lost my lovebird Indy this morning

I used to come here quite often, but since having my daughter have only been able to check in a few times. For those that remember me, i had 2 IRN's Baby (who flew away just before christmas) Archimedes, adn Indiana aka Indy. this morning we had an accident with a door (he was on top, it was closed....
by ambros1a
Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: Are there any Brisbane breeders left here?
Replies: 1
Views: 920

Re: Are there any Brisbane breeders left here?

Oh well, thanks for everyones help and sympathy.... lol
I managed to get a hold of 'ringnecknuts' from here through sheer fluke, and will be taking one of her babies.
Thanks anyway.
by ambros1a
Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: Are there any Brisbane breeders left here?
Replies: 1
Views: 920

Are there any Brisbane breeders left here?

Its been a while since i posted on here last. Having a baby on top of my fids has kept me rather busy and unable to get online as much as i would like. lol. I have a problem though. The day before Christmas eve my beautiful albino ringneck (Baby/Loki) escaped out a hole she had chewed in the back sc...
by ambros1a
Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: OMGosh, its been so long!
Replies: 1
Views: 647

OMGosh, its been so long!

Hey Everyone, its been so long since ive had time to write in here, ive only been able to drop in occasionally and chech in on how everyones fids are doing. So much has happened around here lately, in the last few months my lil boy Archimedes had his ring grow through completely, he reminds me so mu...
by ambros1a
Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: the fids got a night-time visitor
Replies: 11
Views: 1186

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA thats way too funny! Ive taken to answering the 'will it bite me' question with 'if he wants to' lol most people back off at that idea, i tell em i gotta hand the bird to them that way if i see an inclination to bite i can swiftly remove the beak from small young fleshy children lol....
by ambros1a
Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: the fids got a night-time visitor
Replies: 11
Views: 1186

yea.. that noise they make... thats the one wed tell the *foreigners/visitors* was the noise that a dropbear makes right before it lands on some1's head, that its a warning sound.. shoulda heard them freak hearing them after that! haha But, no, it was definately the scream of the fids, coz they didn...
by ambros1a
Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: the fids got a night-time visitor
Replies: 11
Views: 1186

the fids got a night-time visitor

Last week, we were woken up at 3:30 in the morning, by what sounded like something murdering the fids. Screaming and squawking, wings flapping, completely freaked out. We both go running into their room and youll never believe what we saw... a freaking possum in their room!!! He must have come in th...
by ambros1a
Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Kinna off topic.. But my lovvie is a plucker
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

thanks for the suggestions. Im planning on taking all 3 fids to the vet on friday. Time for clipping and get Indi checked again. We had a close call with him yesterday, came home at lunch from work, to find him stuck inside his happy hut, a thread wrapped around his neck. Adam had to take his hut ou...
by ambros1a
Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: I see a ring
Replies: 6
Views: 1483

o0o another new ring! Congrats! Is he as hormonal as my boy right now? haha. But seriously, PICS PLZ The process is so fun to watch, some days we can see differences from yesterday other times we can go a week no change, its so SLOW! lol Hope Amazon gets his faster than Baby and congrats again p.s d...
by ambros1a
Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:02 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Kinna off topic.. But my lovvie is a plucker
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Kinna off topic.. But my lovvie is a plucker

The little lovebird we adopted a short while back, came to us with no tailfeathers of even fluffy lil ones covering his butt. It was all part of his charm, thinking maybe he was picked on somewhere along the way. However, short and simple truth is he plucks - incessently. Makes this funny lil PEEP n...
by ambros1a
Thu Dec 27, 2007 1:56 am
Forum: News
Topic: Christmas greetings n some big news on my not-so-little baby
Replies: 6
Views: 2174

Update

We are seeing more and more the Baby's ring each day, its slowly spreading around the back, and bit by bit getting darker around his neck. He's just starting to look so incredible. Now, heres my problem. until babys ring started to come through, him n Archimedes were like best of friends. Wellllllll...
by ambros1a
Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Christmas greetings n some big news on my not-so-little baby
Replies: 6
Views: 2174

O M G!!!!! Now he is absolutely stunning!!!! I hope i hope! lmao. Wow thats so great to see a pic like that ive tried hunting for a pic of a ringed albino and havent come across anything like that, so defined. I was pretty amazed when i noticed that ring coming through. Thinking how the hell can an ...
by ambros1a
Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: Christmas greetings n some big news on my not-so-little baby
Replies: 6
Views: 2174

Christmas greetings n some big news on my not-so-little baby

Hey Everyone! Its been so long since ive had a chance to really sit down and read up on things here, everyones fids are looking so happy n healthy. First of all Merry Christmas to everyone and their families. Hope you all have a safe and happy one, where ever you are or what your doing. Well just do...
by ambros1a
Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:39 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Youtube IRN..
Replies: 8
Views: 1896

we did buy the taming tips and tricks dvds. kind of felt the same, waste of cash. you have to learn it first of course, and when we got it, we wanted more so to get the bird ON our hand to start with, and it just wasnt the 'newbie bird owner' thing they said it was. or so we thought. loaned them to ...
by ambros1a
Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:00 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: does ur irn have a bedtime?
Replies: 51
Views: 23055

well, its been 12months since i originally posted this. the kids have a routine now. bedtime is 6pm and i mean it - 6PM!! lol, seriously, if theyre not covered at 6pm, they start screaming, telling us its bedtime, until they get covered. Its quite funny, we leave it some nights.. 6:02pm *SQUAWK SQUA...
by ambros1a
Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:36 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: its been a while...
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

thanks everyone lauren, feel free to lmao, i must say, the pic above ur curtains makes me feel a slight bit better at the lil bastards havin chewed both the wall paper and the tops of the curtains, *sigh* lol. but omg, i hope they didnt do all of that! destructive lil buggers! cheeky gibby! baby has...
by ambros1a
Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:37 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Seeds in fruit/veges
Replies: 8
Views: 1488

the babies get HEAPS of grapes, seeded or non, whichever looks better at the time, they LOVE them, either way, and theyre both still here, so they cant be all THAT bad didnt know about the cheese either, will keep it in mind. The other seeds they get are pasionfruit (not only do they love crunching ...
by ambros1a
Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:48 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Cereal Bars
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

so much store stuff id like to give them, but again, i think of the sugars and salts, as birds cannot excrete salt as easily as we can, so ive started makin my own birdie muffins just throw a bunch of things the fids like together like fruits n vegies, mix it all up with some cereals, muesli etc, an...
by ambros1a
Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:04 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: its been a while...
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

its been a while...

Hey guys, hows things going with everyone? I havent been around much in the last few months, between the hours im working being fulltime now, house hunting and spending time with my partner and the fids, i havent really had much time for anything else. The kids (as ive started callin em, confuses pp...
by ambros1a
Tue May 08, 2007 6:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Own Up here on the MBS Thread - How many Birds do you have??
Replies: 41
Views: 18142

*stands up to face the crowd* Im Emma, and i spose ud say i have MBS too. I have my 2 Ringneck babies, and would love more, but as many of u seem to have the same problem, u understand my symptoms are only held in check by my partner. So, in the meantime, i love everyone elses fids, goto friends pla...
by ambros1a
Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:20 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Vegimite?
Replies: 11
Views: 2925

we give the fids vegemitie on toast quite often whenever we have some. they just live holding it and chewin on the crunchy crusts andpickin the soft parts. they werent sure at first, but were were eating it, they HAD to have it lol, now its a favorite for toast along with (little bit) of honey or pe...
by ambros1a
Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:46 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: how many of these would these be ringnecks?
Replies: 11
Views: 2482

wow... i cant believe that link is gone already... damn was nice though, im tryna find another pic like it to repost, the whole site is gone ok, edit, about the only way i can get the pic to search again and copy the tiny image it gives as preview so here it is lol http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/...
by ambros1a
Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:16 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: how many of these would these be ringnecks?
Replies: 11
Views: 2482

how many of these would these be ringnecks?

i got bored, and typed in parakeet in google images, and came across a couple of strange looking piics, they make me think of ringnecks, but something about them, the beaks maybe, make me think otherwise this is supposed to be a 'plum head parakeet' http://animal-world.com/encyclo/birds/parakeets/im...
by ambros1a
Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: i got bored and slightly creative
Replies: 3
Views: 917

actually, yea i do member where we got it from, was the stand with the maccaw i got to give scritches lol. originally it was $33 she said we could have it for 30. the only reason i remember, is coz the toy was was at a healthfood stand, and i couldnt stop lookin at all the organic food! woooow, they...
by ambros1a
Sat Mar 24, 2007 6:28 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: i got bored and slightly creative
Replies: 3
Views: 917

i got bored and slightly creative

lol ive been home from work sick for 3days, and it was driving me crazy, so i made some new ideas for the fids to play with / destroy. Basically, just my paddlepop sticks (got over 1000, well in a bag anyway, theyve had a few haha) and some spaghetti and food colouring lmao heres some pics. http://i...
by ambros1a
Sat Mar 24, 2007 6:18 am
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Bye-Bye Buddy...
Replies: 7
Views: 3389

awwwww mik, im so sorry to read this! He was so beautiful, and honetly, he was the main reason for me wanting a lutino, hence, arcie, he was just so stunning, and the stories u told of him, his sweet nature. *HUGSSSSSSSSSSSS* Think now hes in a better place, and he was able to enjoy the last of his ...
by ambros1a
Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:30 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: yuck... raffles
Replies: 5
Views: 1391

im not all together sure its been drawn yet, i think it may have been the 23rd, or at least closer to the end of the month. And im not too sure if theyd give the info out, i mean if u were running it some1 won 500 worth of birds and cage, would u give their info out?
its a hard situation, for sure
by ambros1a
Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:02 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: yuck... raffles
Replies: 5
Views: 1391

yuck... raffles

Ok, so we had a great time at the pet show last weekend, until i saw something that made me feel sick. I was walkin around with the vid cam, lookin at all the purdy birdies, and i spot these 2 sleek, pretty ringnecks sittin in a cage, they looked pretty young, slightly bigger than arc, but the eyes....
by ambros1a
Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:11 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Brisbane Pet Expo Piccies
Replies: 7
Views: 1338

Hes a Red Tailed Black Too, stunna isnt he Gettin to hold him, that was great fun, prolly the best experience of the day. I think i forgot to mention too, there was a choice in what animal to have ya pic with. Either the eagle, a snake or a barn owl. Poor lil owl just wanted to go ninis lol, but tou...
by ambros1a
Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Brisbane Pet Expo Piccies
Replies: 7
Views: 1338

Brisbane Pet Expo Piccies

Hey guys, i havent been on much lately =\ so havent had the chance to upload my piccies fom the pet show we went to on sunday... until now Here we go hehehe There was this stunning guy right at the entrance http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k36/ambros1a/PIC_0147.jpg http://i84.photobucket.com/albums...
by ambros1a
Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: The Breakthrough
Replies: 3
Views: 887

congrats our fids have 1 large cage between the 2 of them. Theyre fine together through out the day etc. Occasionally we have days when they chase each other round growling, high pitched squawking, etc lol we generally put a stop to this when we see it, but as were not home much during the week, we ...
by ambros1a
Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: s*x concern
Replies: 5
Views: 1193

i dont know much about rings, and neither of my babies have them (or are even old enough to) but from what i HAVE learnt on here, it can take anywhere upto 3 years for the full ring to come in. Having a slight bit of black around the neck as you say would make me think male, as i havent seen any fem...
by ambros1a
Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Blue IRN
Replies: 18
Views: 4638

it was me that asked about the ablino/lutino thing.
id never heard of it before. but theres a lot i havent heard lol.
by ambros1a
Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Seeing Red
Replies: 17
Views: 3467

ohhhh yes! caps definately. when i first got my hat, baby was so freaked out whenever id come near, however my partner, who practically lives in either his day hat or work hat, had no problems whatsoever. Other than that - anything new is to be feared and avoided at all costs. The shower perch is ac...
by ambros1a
Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Blue IRN
Replies: 18
Views: 4638

oooooo PURDIES!!!! Those boys are stunning. I was talkin with a guy at work 2nite about ringnecks, said he didnt have any, but knew a woman with about 30 breeders. Said hed had experience breeding birds before though, but said hed wait till retirement to do it again lmao. But one thing he said got m...
by ambros1a
Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: tragic accident
Replies: 90
Views: 47041

oooooh wow, congrats on the progress!! Thats fantastic, i dont know how id act if something happened to my fids, i dont have kids lol, they are my kids as i tell ppl. Please keep us posted on any more news. *gives luna some corn kernels and scratches* and hugss Darlene, you must be feeling so reliev...
by ambros1a
Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:46 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: BRISBANE PET EXPO COMING UP
Replies: 5
Views: 1708

:D glad to help guys, might see some of yas there :D
by ambros1a
Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:30 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Seeing Red
Replies: 17
Views: 3467

o_0 they chew on the perches?? thats news to me lmao, they dont even like cuttlefish =\ hence beaks and claws SHARP lol. I have a large light purple one, they both LOVE, i got a pinkish one, theyre not too keen on it, but for those that remember, i brought baby a playset off ebay when we first got h...
by ambros1a
Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:27 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: BRISBANE PET EXPO COMING UP
Replies: 5
Views: 1708

BRISBANE PET EXPO COMING UP

Hey guys, just thought id remind everyone in or near Brisbane, QLD that the Spectacular Petacular is on, not this week, but NEXT weekend : Brisbane RNA Showgrounds, 17th - 18th March 2007 For more info, check out their website @ m Ive already planned to be there on Sat 17th (leaving fids at home, of...
by ambros1a
Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:12 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Drooling
Replies: 11
Views: 2775

hehe i found that site months ago, and bot was i impressed with that fella too! Rick, i think u meant White headed Blue Tailed too One day... imma visit there and have a loook around, ive already mentioned it to my partner. Id just love to look through all of those aviaries, and especially sit in th...
by ambros1a
Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:48 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Love the new look!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2276

hell yea! damn this looks good, was a shock at first, but its nice as, love the irn too :D
by ambros1a
Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Baby dancing for arch
Replies: 4
Views: 1571

psittchick... i kind of thought that, thats why i was going thru the vids, lookin for a nice specimen of the dancing lol, to see if its what you were talking about as well. Usually its a lot faster, uncontrolled looking, hypnotic.. but this was the best i could find, lol birds dont tend to stay in s...
by ambros1a
Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Baby dancing for arch
Replies: 4
Views: 1571

Baby dancing for arch

lol was going through the vidcam, found in amongst hours of footage lol this 1min clip, thought id share and see everyones opinions of it. Not quite the full trance dancing.. but, he head and touchin the bars.. its weird, you gotta see for yourself, lol only goes fo 1.30mins http://i84.photobucket.c...
by ambros1a
Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:20 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: sex
Replies: 5
Views: 1660

hey guys, i believe i got it too, as i got an email about a pvt msg, but when i looked, there was nothing... now i think of it, the admins must have noticed it, and done what they can to remove it.
This has only been happening recently, but our mods are on the ball :D
Great Job Mods + Admins
by ambros1a
Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:35 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: new pics, new love? haha
Replies: 9
Views: 2046

Hoping to get more pics this weekend... waiting on the shower perch to arrive from ebay will be sure to get pics if it does show up by the weekend, if not, will hafta wait another week =\ unless we take them in one day before work, but would hafta be a warm sunny day coz i wouldnt have time to blow...
by ambros1a
Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Tiki scared the crap out of me last night!
Replies: 9
Views: 3263

my partner and i work afternoon shifts, the hours being 2-10:15pm, so the fids have from about 1-10:30 when theyre home alone. By the time we get home, theyre both asleep (till we walk in the door) so considering were generally up untill 2-4am and the cage is in the lounge room.... we prefer to cove...
by ambros1a
Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Trying To Talk? (please reply!)
Replies: 13
Views: 3698

yea... speaking of which but on the 'noises' topic, baby does it all the time too, tucks in for a nap, on one foot, then talks to herself the whole time, archimedes just looks at her like would u just STFU PLZ!! im tryna sleep over here! lol its so cute, and funny, but damn, does she get loud lol, i...
by ambros1a
Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: What age **DO YOU** think'babies' should be brought home?
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

yea.. i think Arch did have those signs to think of it... and there may have been trouble if not for Baby taking on 'mum' role and feeding him. The day after he came home, he hadnt eaten a thing, so i gave hime some of the baby food mixture stuff he gulped it down, then ate everything in sight, but ...
by ambros1a
Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: What age **DO YOU** think'babies' should be brought home?
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

What age **DO YOU** think'babies' should be brought home?

Just wondering... what 'baby' age should a young ringneck be brought home? to an inexperienced owner i mean.. coz i read of everyone gettin their babies, and theyre like 3-4 months. Archimedes was only (supposedly) 8 weeks old! im starting to wonder, and we thought this at the time too, but is this ...
by ambros1a
Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:59 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: new pics, new love? haha
Replies: 9
Views: 2046

thanks guys, thought i should share those ones.. the 2nd down is one of my fav pics now, its even the background on my mobile phone haha, it always has been the fids tho, lol easiest way to flash off my fav pic at the time They still argue a bit, but its to be expected, being together so much, just...
by ambros1a
Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:41 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: new pics, new love? haha
Replies: 9
Views: 2046

new pics, new love? haha

well it seems baby is just in love with archimedes lol, i took a bunuch of pics today, and made em up into a collage but left some big still for cuteness lmao http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k36/ambros1a/PIC_0057.jpg http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k36/ambros1a/PIC_0043.jpg http://i84.photobucke...
by ambros1a
Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:40 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: strange sleeping positions
Replies: 6
Views: 2203

she never used to sleep like this... it seems like archimedes is chasin her off her usual spot which was the highest perch, and nice natural branch.
tonight though she was sleeping on the rope perch in the middle, so its really a night by night thing lol
by ambros1a
Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: strange sleeping positions
Replies: 6
Views: 2203

strange sleeping positions

ok i know weve been thru this b4 and what seems weird to us may be normal or natural to them.. but i still cant get over it lol, ive come to the conclusion if she wants to sleep like this, she can if i try move her she gets cranky. We dont know if arch is chasing her off all her 'regular' sleeping s...
by ambros1a
Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Bird Fair !!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2391

damn psitt chick, i know we got a bris pet and animal expo, so i looked it up, and u JUST missed out, by like 2 weeks =\
http://www.melbourneracingclub.net.au/events/pet-expo/
damnnnnnnnn
the brissy ones comin up im sure or it... finding out now lol
(edit, wrong link)
by ambros1a
Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: really unusual affection
Replies: 8
Views: 2449

exactly! i tell ppl i dont need kids i got my fids and theres 2 2year olds that imma have for a LOOOOOONG time lmao. the return argument is often 'yea but with kids, least after a certain point they can look after themselves' HA! but the fids want only love, food, water and LOTS of toys, haha what i...
by ambros1a
Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: really unusual affection
Replies: 8
Views: 2449

im starting to notice the jealousy a lot more. arch is like a typical spoilt turd of a kid.. i will give them both their straw hats, but as soon as my back is turned arch will drop his, chase after baby and steal it, untill i look over and see that he has the wrong hat (progress of chewing helps a l...
by ambros1a
Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: really unusual affection
Replies: 8
Views: 2449

i would so love to be able to do that, except we work arvo shifts, 2-10pm and by that time, we wake them anyway, just to cover them up lol (i know weve done the to cover/not to cover issue, but theyre used to it lol) and before we leave, shes either being a bitch, being playful or just wants to be w...
by ambros1a
Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:12 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: really unusual affection
Replies: 8
Views: 2449

really unusual affection

not that im complaining or anything.. haha tonight i went over to the cage to have a chat with the fids, poked my hand around the side behind babys head poking my fingers between the bars hopin for some scratches, and OMG she stayed there, didnt move except to tilt her head to the side ever so sligh...
by ambros1a
Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: same subject different problem - bluffing?
Replies: 13
Views: 3925

sure, id love to see pics of it. ive taken so many of mine since i got it and only like about 2 of them haha. i just wish i could wear it yet lol its waaaay too big i need the time to go get it resized =\ luckily we brought a videocam last weekend so i could get better pics, i also set it on the fid...
by ambros1a
Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: same subject different problem - bluffing?
Replies: 13
Views: 3925

we have had the same probs with archimides lately, today i took him into the bedroom, sat down on the bed, managed to hold him for a few mins, petting and talking to him softly b4 he flapped off kept pickin him up, he kept going 'squack!!' and jumping off again, thats his angry noise he makes now he...
by ambros1a
Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:29 am
Forum: News
Topic: Ten Reason Not TO Buy A Bird
Replies: 8
Views: 3811

honestly, i will admit, when i first got baby, i had NO IDEA what so ever about what i was gettin myself into! the lady at the shop mentioned noise but once she gets started OMG everything mentioned, mess, bills chewing, lol weve experienced haha. But really, i wouldnt even THINK of ever gettin rid ...
by ambros1a
Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:14 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: polmegranites
Replies: 7
Views: 3067

lol i gave the fids 1/2 a pom to try the other day b4 work.. damn the walls.. thats an understatement! lmao, it was everywhere, i ended up tyin it to the cage so itd stop fallin onto the carpet (damn pink spots now lol) wasnt sure how to give it to em, so just cut in 1/2 and let em enjoy, the loved ...
by ambros1a
Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: emergency vet trip - right now
Replies: 12
Views: 3530

yea i am very relieved now, glad shes been looked to, hopefully it gets better this time, they suspect shes been picking and asked if she could be bored i described our cage, and he saw the toys in the little cage and said it couldnt be that, said maybe it was just bothering her, so she was attackin...
by ambros1a
Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: emergency vet trip - right now
Replies: 12
Views: 3530

awww mik honey shes MUCH better now, once she cleaned herself up a little bit, it doesnt look quite so bad, but 5 feathers had me shocked! my poor lil darling i was almost crying when she came out saw blood all over her beautiful clean white feathers, then to add on top of that, the vet did an anal ...
by ambros1a
Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: emergency vet trip - right now
Replies: 12
Views: 3530

ok were back, they had to take out 5 bloodfeathers shes not too happy right now, both are still in the small cage, i was told the flour was the right thing (duh lol i got u guys haha) but looks like shes been possibly picking at them. Her weight is 114g, down a lil from the 118g she was b4, and arch...
by ambros1a
Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: emergency vet trip - right now
Replies: 12
Views: 3530

yea thats what i was thinking
the vet pulled 2 out the first time she went there about 5 months ago, so will see how many they need to do today
by ambros1a
Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: emergency vet trip - right now
Replies: 12
Views: 3530

emergency vet trip - right now

ok guys, been busy with work and fids and stuff, babys had issues with one wing since we got her, last few days its been bleeding a bit, we put flour on it like i learnt from u guys, but shes still bleeding, and seems to be picking at it http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k36/ambros1a/24-01-07_1230.j...
by ambros1a
Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Major HELP needed please
Replies: 37
Views: 19515

well, we spent a lot of money on the bird tricks set, and honestly, we havent used it one bit! we originally wanted it hoping it would teach HOW to step up and simple things like that, but they dont go into as much detail as we would have liked. We did talk about the dvds a while back, saying that w...
by ambros1a
Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: my hand reared magpies.
Replies: 16
Views: 5022

aww cute when i was a kid under the same kinda circumstances we found a baby crow we suspect had fallen outta the nest, my dog chased after it, dad chasing the dog, lol till we saw this little bundle of black feathers. took him home, called him roderick and kept him with us (livin in the house, free...
by ambros1a
Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Fruit and Veg grocery list
Replies: 13
Views: 4829

lol lemme clear up a lil on the prices, i just did a conversion, on latest exchange rates $1US will get you $1.28143 AUD $1AU will get us $0.780236 USD so.. that might help a little. i realised when i did my quick calc this morning, i left out some things haha, but i was pretty close only a few doll...
by ambros1a
Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can Indian Ringnecks & Eclectus Parrots bond?
Replies: 10
Views: 4248

im not too sure on ekkies, but even with my 2 ringnecks: baby about 1 year old and archimedes 9-10 weeks old they get to spend time together in the same cage when we are home, however when we goto work, we dont feel they can be trusted enough to be left alone together (baby will nip at arch's feet w...
by ambros1a
Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Fruit and Veg grocery list
Replies: 13
Views: 4829

we spend roughly about 10-15 a week on the fids, but in an attempt to cut back on the prices of some of the 'fresh greens' ive started sprouting some of their seeds and let them eat the sprouts off the plate heres a few pics after about 2-3 days of sprouting http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k36/amb...
by ambros1a
Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:11 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Corn on Cob
Replies: 8
Views: 3283

yea, and the crunchier the better, ive noticed, as my snow peas start getting limp, thats when they get tossed into the bottom of the cage lol. (the metal kebab skewers i use are just a 5pk of diff sized ones from coles. we slide diff things onto it, corn, carrot, grapes, apple, orange, whatever the...
by ambros1a
Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Corn on Cob
Replies: 8
Views: 3283

i tend to get a metal kebab skewer and spike that thru the corn cob and hang it whole in there. when it comes to veggies, unless its roasted they love it raw, or else a long twist tie and suspend that from a bar in the cage http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k36/ambros1a/01-01-07_1933.jpg hope that h...
by ambros1a
Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Noooo! Psittacosis?
Replies: 22
Views: 7585

i give them lots of cold fruits, otherwise ive got some sliced up mango chunks in the freezer for hot days, other ideas ive read is freeze a bottle of water and put it in the bottom the the cage to lick, ice chunks and other fruits other people may have more ideas but its late lol and i got work too...
by ambros1a
Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:55 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: dinner time
Replies: 2
Views: 1035

dinner time

hey guys, i was looking at some photos on my phone today, showing off the fids at work and came across this one, and had to share it i laughed so much when i had to tell my friend what it was lol http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k36/ambros1a/29-12-06_1855.jpg she was thinkin we had kids lol, untill...
by ambros1a
Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: does it take a special person to own a IRN?
Replies: 11
Views: 3418

heh i dunno about takin a special person to own an irn, but i tell ya, both of my fids picked me lol coulda been any other bird, but those 2 came right out to me
by ambros1a
Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: All playing nicely
Replies: 4
Views: 1702

oooooh yea, dont those fids love paddlepop sticks, we use em at work for tea/coffee as stirrers in our cups, asked one of the guys at work if i could have a bag of em... so the fids now have 1000 paddlepop sticks they can chew to their hearts are content lol, enough for one for every day of the year...
by ambros1a
Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My new blue fid
Replies: 12
Views: 3625

adorable, the blues are so pretty, one day imma have me one of every colour (cept the really 'spensive mutations lol) seems a lot of people feel that only 1 wing needs to be clipped, but the 1st vet trip baby had, i was asked why only 1 wing had been done, and told to do both in future to prevent po...
by ambros1a
Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:24 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: regurgitation? he can feed himself damnit!
Replies: 5
Views: 1886

lmao! omygosh im so glad they havent tried feeding me, i mean, bring me a seed or something, we can share that, but ill pass on the 2nd hand food ty they seem to get along great but after a bit, loki starts bitin arcs feet, and the lil dipshit is too dumb or too stubborn to move his cute lil yellow ...
by ambros1a
Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:02 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: regurgitation? he can feed himself damnit!
Replies: 5
Views: 1886

might be an idea, both babies are gonna goto the vet at some point in the next few weeks coz theyre in need of clipping and ive seen it done by vet once, the woman at the store twice, actually made one chick bleed last time we were there, my dad was even cringing listenin to the babies squawk as she...
by ambros1a
Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Charlie
Replies: 4
Views: 1733

oh how adorable, my achimedes is meant to be about that age, but wow your charlie is so much bigger, looks a LOT more stable on those big feet too lol, such pretty colours as well
by ambros1a
Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:52 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: regurgitation? he can feed himself damnit!
Replies: 5
Views: 1886

regurgitation? he can feed himself damnit!

ok, so a lot of you guys saw the clip i got of baby/loki 'feeding' achimedes, but come on!!! He CAN feed himself, weve seen him do it, its almost all he does all day when hes not going 'squeak squeak' at baby! heres the clips for those that havent seen it http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k36/ambros...
by ambros1a
Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:20 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: the fids meet eachother
Replies: 15
Views: 4802

lmao, honestly - nadda freakin clue
birds, i got no idea about gimme a kitten and ask what it wants, i can tell u, lol puppies, ditto birds confuzzle the heck outta me lol

any other opinions folks?
by ambros1a
Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:05 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: the fids meet eachother
Replies: 15
Views: 4802

well when we got him we were told he was about 9 months, but we cant be sure shes told us the correct ages on either of our fids, which would make loki approx 1 year (or older thinkin mebbe a years + when brought home back in august) and said that archimedes was 8 weeks, my bf thinks he was about 3m...
by ambros1a
Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:59 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: the fids meet eachother
Replies: 15
Views: 4802

that was kinda my impression too, like the male feeding the female in the nestbox, but we were wondering if it was maybe a mothering instinct kickin in feeding this little baby, my dad thinks mebbe he wasnt fully weaned or something, but hes eating everything in sight, he dont need to be regurgitate...
by ambros1a
Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: the fids meet eachother
Replies: 15
Views: 4802

UHMM WTF IS SHE/HE? DOING

lol uhh we brought the babies out for playtime today and you wouldnt believe what they started doing lol http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k36/ambros1a/th_30-12-06_1323.jpg lol theres 2 others as well i wont do the full links but theyre pretty much the same m m so, my question is, as strange as it i...
by ambros1a
Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:01 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: the fids meet eachother
Replies: 15
Views: 4802

lol check this out i look over an see this : http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k36/ambros1a/29-12-06_1744.jpg makes me wonder if they could spend a night together, i got this vid too lol http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k36/ambros1a/th_sleeptime.jpg sorry about quality, i got a convertor to test ou...
by ambros1a
Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:30 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: the fids meet eachother
Replies: 15
Views: 4802

yea, they seem to be getting along for the most part right now. as i type arc is in babys palace of a cage, coz thats where HE wants to be, he comes outta his cage, and flies to her in it, last time she landed spot on the spiral rope in front of the door. occasionally baby will go for a toe bite, bu...
by ambros1a
Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:10 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: the fids meet eachother
Replies: 15
Views: 4802

the fids meet eachother

well, try as we may, these 2 simply WANT to meet and be together. archimedes loves to sit on the ladder from babys cage to the couch, right beside the bars, and baby will either sit in her cage near him, then running around tryna get his attention, come back, repeat lol. Funny thing is, baby comes u...
by ambros1a
Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Seed VS Pellets?
Replies: 32
Views: 15212

ok.. well, im not too sure how keen i am on this bird munchies gourmet parrot blend anymore.... i mean sure its a mix of seeds and some pellets, but omfg, u would not believe the amount of sunflower seeds i was pullin outta it today. we have a shot glass in the seed container, a shot and a bit for b...
by ambros1a
Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:08 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: trouble getting enter out of his cage
Replies: 7
Views: 2269

i almost have that problem with my latest addition achrimedes (8weeks old), i can goto the cage no probs, i can touch him usually however unless he 'flies' off himself he dun wanna! lol he grips on so tight with either his beak or feet,, but its funny coz hes still so wonky on his feet. walkin on th...
by ambros1a
Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: ummm,what the heck is he doing?
Replies: 15
Views: 4759

dont fret too much lol my albino (will be dna'd one day) is supposedly female (apparently thats how things go, ive not heard of a single mention of an albino male, dont mean it dont happen though), but anywayz, weve had her since august, and shes done that dance for soooooo damn long now, to me, my ...
by ambros1a
Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: MBS HITS AGAIN
Replies: 20
Views: 2458

lol, well archimedes has had LOTS to eat today, after having to have the initial bit of 'baby formula' to get him in the mood, he started on his seed, then had grapes, peas, corn (big hit), roast pumpkin (omg he was bobbin and gulpin that down fast as), broccoli and plums. Tomorrow hell try apple an...
by ambros1a
Sat Dec 23, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: MBS HITS AGAIN
Replies: 20
Views: 2458

heh theyre a commin... lol this morning archimedes hadnt looked like hed eaten a thing since we brought him home, so we decided to make a paste outta the baby bird food they gave us, and sppod fed him for a little while. That seems to have done the trick coz after we gave him some we put him back in...
by ambros1a
Sat Dec 23, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Pix fix...
Replies: 12
Views: 3517

mik... u bad girl lol i think it was these pics that made me decide - LUTINO lol. I love those rose rings too, i am sooooo hoping archimedes is a boy and looks that pretty. hes so adorable now, having never dealt with birds this small (kittens and puppies a hellovalot lol) my first thought was WOOOO...
by ambros1a
Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:32 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Clipping wings necessity?
Replies: 17
Views: 3884

after watchn that lil stunning lorikeet i wanted fly away from teh pet shop today, i must say i will keep all my fids clipped now..BOTH wings by a vet
by ambros1a
Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: Well I done it
Replies: 7
Views: 3331

awww what a shame my gramma said today that the lady that comes in to help clean and stuff brought her ringneck to the house the other day gramma was stunned at how beautiful and friendly he was, but anywayz, she was going to the coast for the weekend, came home, few days later, got a call while at ...
by ambros1a
Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:27 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: does ur irn have a bedtime?
Replies: 51
Views: 23055

baby aka loki seems to have no probs with the sheet covering the top of her cage, but our newest addition archimedes, when i went to cover him tonight didnt seem to like it, so in order to keep his first night here as stress-less as possible, i took the cover off and am leaving him in the spare room...
by ambros1a
Sat Dec 23, 2006 6:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: MBS HITS AGAIN
Replies: 20
Views: 2458

hahahaha thats freakin hilarius poor lil sun though, ive come to think some cages are kinna cruel, esp those so called 'budgie' cages.. man i couldnt keep one in there and not feel guilty now, after buying this MASSIVE cage for baby/loki (lol my mans tryna insist on me using THAT name now) the lady ...
by ambros1a
Sat Dec 23, 2006 5:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: MBS HITS AGAIN
Replies: 20
Views: 2458

s'all kewl, ive learnt theres a LOT of ringneck breeders around lately, a few at bupengary, the guys on here, a few down the coast some up the coast too.... id never really heard of ringnecks till august, now i see them everywhere lol
by ambros1a
Sat Dec 23, 2006 5:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: MBS HITS AGAIN
Replies: 20
Views: 2458

not too sure of her name, she owns a store at chermside thats where weve gotten both of our babies from
by ambros1a
Sat Dec 23, 2006 4:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: MBS HITS AGAIN
Replies: 20
Views: 2458

ackkkkk

workin on resizing that sig now =\

thats muuuuuuuuch better
by ambros1a
Sat Dec 23, 2006 4:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: MBS HITS AGAIN
Replies: 20
Views: 2458

and i had permission from my man for this one, he didnt know what to get me and i had feathers on the brain lol we were originally gonna get this beautiful female lorikeet, but the cage was accidentally left open, and she took off in seconds (reminds me to take both babies to the vet for another cli...
by ambros1a
Sat Dec 23, 2006 4:02 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: MBS HITS AGAIN
Replies: 20
Views: 2458

yep, surely am :)
by ambros1a
Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: MBS HITS AGAIN
Replies: 20
Views: 2458

mmmmmmm i saw yellow mebbe i was thinkin bout sun/son too a little... http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k36/ambros1a/Archimedes.jpg meet archimedes guys hes an 8wk old lutino ringneck aint he adorable hes my xmas present from my partner, he got to name him tho so tell me guys how do i do this? lol h...
by ambros1a
Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: MBS HITS AGAIN
Replies: 20
Views: 2458

MBS HITS AGAIN

im seeing feathers... pretty feathers... for christmas :):):):)

will let you all know VERY soon

hehe
by ambros1a
Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Another Aussie
Replies: 12
Views: 3186

heh thats ok chick, u reminded me in the food section... no onion either, in any circumstance (we wont even let baby eat the roast veggies cooked in the pan with the onion, they now get cooked separately, in the meat tray
by ambros1a
Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Another Aussie
Replies: 12
Views: 3186

ahh yay! another aussie, welcome. first off ill beat everyone else to it, and say we looooove piccies so any and all will be appreciated secondly, as far as talkin goes, i myself have no clue as ive had my girl since august and shes not spoken a word yet. how old are ur fids? (feathered kids in case...
by ambros1a
Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:30 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: I wanna be an Owl!
Replies: 7
Views: 1257

we used to cover our girls cage totally, but now we do the same as dani i have a sheet, but its folded down to go over the top section of her cage and down the side, the front and back are for the most part open to see from its hard now, coz my partner and i work diff hours im up at 5am, in bed by 9...
by ambros1a
Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:21 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My new "temporary"fid
Replies: 25
Views: 9553

oh oh oh, feathers for me too plz!! :D
heh i wish, im glad youre on a totally different continent, or id be buggin my man for that pretty little guy, the way that rose ring stands out.. just beautiful
by ambros1a
Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: how indignified! *hmmph*
Replies: 3
Views: 650

how indignified! *hmmph*

well, baby is not too impressed having lost her last pretty, long tailfeather, poor lil girl is almost a duckbutt!! http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k36/ambros1a/11-12-06_1518.jpg The indignity of it all, not only losing those precious feathers, but having to actually sit there, and have her photo ...
by ambros1a
Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:02 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Money and Tika
Replies: 4
Views: 1994

awwww that was too damn cute lol
i love the pair of em, baby started makin a few noises here once she heard ur 2 gettin into it lol, love the interactions, makes me want a friend for her and omg, i see those evil looks daily, lol :shock: ya cant help but laugh at them
by ambros1a
Wed Dec 06, 2006 3:36 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Ozzie Day 36
Replies: 59
Views: 38433

woooooooow :shock:
amazing to see those colourful wings in flight, absolutely stunning
*finds the UBD and starts mappin out geelong* :D :lol: :wink: lol j/kz
by ambros1a
Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:55 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Hatred of Toys?
Replies: 9
Views: 1225

ive learnt when it comes to toys, my bird is afraid of EVERYTHING new.
the trick if, leave it in the bottom of his cage for a while, let him sus it out and what not, after a while bring it up to playing level, and see how they go, this approach though slow, seems to work best with my girl
by ambros1a
Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:49 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Where are you from?
Replies: 82
Views: 23118

brisbane born and bred here
made the move a few years back from south to north side (heh, the things we do fer men) :lol:
by ambros1a
Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:55 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Seed VS Pellets?
Replies: 32
Views: 15212

glad to hear things are progressing o0o another thing my girl loves is mashed stuff, when i do my potato/pumpkin im normally lazy and do both together lol then mash em with a bit of cheese through it, and she goes nuts, mishy stuff that goes everywhere lol. she also gets a couple of hot chippies whe...
by ambros1a
Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:20 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Seed VS Pellets?
Replies: 32
Views: 15212

hey, ive had my girl (maybe lol) for a few months now. she has seed in 1 dish throughout the day, 1 bowl for fruit, and a metal kebab skewer, bent up at the end to hold the food on it (grapes, corn, whole beans/peas in pod, mix em up a bit) we also give her whole peanuts in the shells (not sure how ...
by ambros1a
Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:55 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Beak rubbing
Replies: 9
Views: 1453

oh man... another 'boy' thing my 'girl' does :shock: lol
dunno who's confused about gender more, me or he/she lol :lol:
*shakes her head and watches for more signs*
by ambros1a
Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: feather eating
Replies: 6
Views: 1179

well, its not so much plucking her feathers, just when shes grooming, once in a while you see her actually eat it, and if u try take it off her - shell fight ya for it, if it snaps, shell simple chew on the piece she has, try take it from her mouth and your askin for it :shock:
by ambros1a
Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: feather eating
Replies: 6
Views: 1179

feather eating

ok, just wondering if anyone has a big feather eater? i dont mean just the pretty little fluffy ones, or gettin stuck in/on her beak, but she will actually bite off, and eat the bigger feathers too... i understand this may happen in the wild.. but it can happen a lot sometimes. should i be using the...
by ambros1a
Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Start the countdown!
Replies: 12
Views: 2129

oh yea, i will def be gettin other perches for her i knew they werent good i have been making toys for her, mainly large wooden beads, ive been sewing onto an old crappy teatowel.. http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k36/ambros1a/20-11-06_1602.jpg she loves it, bells are her favorite (u can see where ...
by ambros1a
Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: funny walk
Replies: 3
Views: 1769

yea... ive read a few things on here, that lead me to believe baby is a boy.. but almost every page ive read said that albinos are more often than not female, and rare to find males? i wonder is this just coz they get confused by a lack of ring, and think its female? makes ya think. Ill post as many...
by ambros1a
Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: is it nearing aussie moulting season?
Replies: 4
Views: 676

thanks guys, ill hafta look into the supplements for the water, both for her to feel better, and our fingers lol.

i know im already molting like crazy, so figured itd be reasonable for her to be starting too
by ambros1a
Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: Post your email here...
Replies: 40
Views: 25293

by ambros1a
Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:18 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Start the countdown!
Replies: 12
Views: 2129

oh man what a wicked setup, thats mad i love it, my man worries about overcraming her cage, but if i could have that many toys in babys cage, i would for sure ( gettin there, toys are pricy lol) ur cage looks a lot like mine, a few subtle diffs, theyre great, cept i had to take the door off mine, lo...
by ambros1a
Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:46 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: funny walk
Replies: 3
Views: 1769

funny walk

lol u guys should see this, everytime baby gets on the carpet, she walks around like this lmao, i cant help laughing but shes always so greatful for the 'rescue' from the carpet http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k36/ambros1a/th_19-11-06_1837.jpg ps sorry for bad qual lol my fone is not the best
by ambros1a
Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:30 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: breakfast
Replies: 8
Views: 3454

be a bit careful with the lettuce too, i started givin my girl some, but then i was told that more often than not, its just water, and has no nutritional value whatsoever, and ive since stopped. other leafy greens like spinach are great for them too, try ur fid with whole peas or beans in the pods, ...
by ambros1a
Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:22 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: is it nearing aussie moulting season?
Replies: 4
Views: 676

is it nearing aussie moulting season?

hey guys, just wondering if some of the other aussies might be able to help me out here, are we coming into a molt season now as it heats up? my little girl has become the little bitch lol shes nasty! doesnt want pats and scratches, hates coming outta her cage.. and the feathers, omg, theyer everywh...
by ambros1a
Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:54 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: showers
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

showers

finally got our little beak and claws with feathers into the shower, ahd whaddya know? she LOVES it lol. im yet to get the 1200watt hairdryer i saw for after her showers, havent made it back yet, untill then she gets towelled a bit, then put back in her cage in the sun shining thru the blinds. Anywa...
by ambros1a
Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: TOYS TOYS TOYS!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 761

TOYS TOYS TOYS!!!!

ok, well ive come to the conclusion i either need to rob a bank, or start makin my own toys, coz they sure arent cheap! lol so, ive been in and outta hospital the last few days, cant work monday, maybe longer... this has been keepin me busy lol. my first idea has been to get a crappy old teatowel i ...
by ambros1a
Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:04 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Housing IRN with other birds such as a cockatiel
Replies: 12
Views: 4285

YAY! well done mik, what would we do without ya :D
by ambros1a
Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:20 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Housing IRN with other birds such as a cockatiel
Replies: 12
Views: 4285

urgh, horrible spammers, thats the 2nd time ive seen this long crap above... anyways, ive thought the same thing, i had wanted to keep the green cheek im thinkin of gettin with baby, but i realise now its not gonna happen. after your coments ringneck, and the fact my new cage for baby is massive, im...
by ambros1a
Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:50 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: A new season
Replies: 99
Views: 78798

ooooh so cute! i want i want i WANT! lol ive looked at a few pics as well, and believe the babies ive been eyeing off are green cheeks, not overly sure though, will post in the vids section a short clip i got in the store and forgot about, plz excuse my partners fingers in the way lol, he was tyrna ...
by ambros1a
Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: new, hopefully 'forever' cage
Replies: 2
Views: 889

well, the cage arrived yesterday, my partner put most of it together b4 he came to work, and i finished it when i got home. 1 thing though... shes 'fraid of it... yet another thing. same with some red things.. like the red on the playground i got her (ive since resold it to a friend at work with a '...
by ambros1a
Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: A new season
Replies: 99
Views: 78798

im not too sure.. now i think about it... they may be sun conures.... but i thought they were the bright orange ones, i think i may have to give her a call in the morning.. oh god, i cant resist... u mentioned having conures... do they have homes? lol, or would they by christmas time? lol, i admit, ...
by ambros1a
Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:33 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: A new season
Replies: 99
Views: 78798

mmm yea, i believe these guys were green cheeks too, coz i cant find any other green conures that would be that price lol, they were so cute, licking ur fingers jumpin around the place, i swear they had ADD lmao, and i dunno if i could separate them, but $1300 owwies how old are they when u first st...
by ambros1a
Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:57 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: A new season
Replies: 99
Views: 78798

damn it, lol i knew i shouldnt have looked at prices... *smax hand* no more babies till after christmas lol, ill hafta *slyly* show my partner those lil darlings...slip the price in.. heh.. dreams can be nice saw a couple of gorgeous lil conures on the weekend, fell in love with them.. not the $650 ...
by ambros1a
Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:40 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: new, hopefully 'forever' cage
Replies: 2
Views: 889

new, hopefully 'forever' cage

yay! im so happy, last night, won a cage off ebay for baby, hoping that it will be both big enough and sturdy enough for many years to come. what do u guys think? we checked all the cages around for the last few weeks, this should give her plenty of space to run/dance along her nice new fat perch th...
by ambros1a
Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: George woke up all upset today
Replies: 5
Views: 685

*nods nods nods*

uhhuh amen to that!!! last few days for no reason what so ever, baby has been the biggest brat i can imagine, so nippy and touchy, i try pat her anyway, she hisses, but strange thing is, shes been wanting to come out more when im around. i usually bring her out in the mornings, even opening her door...
by ambros1a
Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: I am...
Replies: 8
Views: 1104

i think i belong in this group too lol

ever since i can remember we always had animals, many of them rescues or ones that just adopted us. everything from cats, dogs, mice, rats and wild birds. We had a crow live with us for a good 4 months after we found him assumably having fallen from the nest, and my dog ran over, we investigated adn...
by ambros1a
Sat Sep 30, 2006 10:01 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: uhhhh really bizarre behaviour, scared the hell outta me
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

uhhhh really bizarre behaviour, scared the hell outta me

any ideas or info would be a great help here, thanks in advance ok, so last night we cooked dinner as usual (was just some steak, tinned peas/corn, beetroot, cheese and bacon/onion/tomato mix, so basically, nothing she should be having) came out to the lounge to eat in front of the tv, walked past b...
by ambros1a
Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:54 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: A new season
Replies: 99
Views: 78798

omg theyre so cute

awww what adorable little babies the alien comment looks right on haha. they become beautiful fluffballs so quickly. the prices in bris of ringnecks are nuts. our albino baby was $180 only 1 month ago, and there was still a beautiful lutino there 2 weeks later, and she was being sold at something li...
by ambros1a
Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:48 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Considering opening another forum:
Replies: 12
Views: 4014

sure

why the heck not, lol only had our baby almost a month now (on sat) :D and lol my partners already talkin about gettin another fid, as a friend for her of course... she needs company when were not home he says, lmao... i think shes got him sucked in too.. :shock:

i vote 'yes' :D
by ambros1a
Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:43 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hello and help lol
Replies: 4
Views: 707

hiya

hey, ive got the teeniest little more time with my baby, (1 month on sat) and one of the first things i learnt coming here was : get rid of those sunflower seeds now ive spoken to ppl on here, as well as chattin to my vet, and ive been told that basically, ur giving them a mouthful of fat. theyre gr...
by ambros1a
Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: ack! LICE!?!?!?!
Replies: 3
Views: 640

ack! LICE!?!?!?!

gross, gross and double gross no wonder poor baby has been scratchin around her head so much. ok, so i was givin baby a pat yesterday when she came out for me for the first time in the afternoon when ive gotten home from work, she was sittin on my arm, enjoying some head rubs, beak clicking away con...
by ambros1a
Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:47 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: black sunflower seeds as opposed to grey striped
Replies: 13
Views: 4097

ahh kewl

we tried her on a bit of the new seed tonight, she seemed to like it, even took it from my partners PALM!!! she doesnt do that, lol. she has been bitey lately, not sure if its coz shes gettin bored or what, so i brought a playset for her off ebay, and a lil plastic kids sand toy thing, looks sturdy ...
by ambros1a
Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:54 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: black sunflower seeds as opposed to grey striped
Replies: 13
Views: 4097

black sunflower seeds as opposed to grey striped

ok, ive read some places, that ringnecks should only be given grey striped sunflower seeds, ive just brought a wild bird seed mix (with the dr. harry approved logo on it) brought it home, and come to realise there are BLACK sunflower seeds, adn noth the regular grey striped.. are the black ones bad ...
by ambros1a
Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:53 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: orchids
Replies: 10
Views: 1036

wow

absolutely stunning, i admit i almost saw a bird at first glance lol
i showed my bf, he said theyre amazingly beautiful as well
such pretty colours too
by ambros1a
Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:06 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: does ur irn have a bedtime?
Replies: 51
Views: 23055

does ur irn have a bedtime?

and if so, what time is it, are they allowed up later on weekends etc?
or weekdays if they refuse to stop playin with the mirror :shock: lol
by ambros1a
Fri Sep 08, 2006 2:23 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: ackkk shes becoming a nasty little irn
Replies: 8
Views: 1281

added note and question on bedtime

shes, right now, sitting on the outside of her cage, hanging above the corn cob i introduced tonight, and am bribing her out with works better than a single kernal she can run back to her perch with YAY! shes on top of the cage now, im happy to leave her out a while, not often she comes out willingl...
by ambros1a
Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:49 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: ackkk shes becoming a nasty little irn
Replies: 8
Views: 1281

ackkk shes becoming a nasty little irn

i dont know whats going on, tomorrow will be 2 weeks havin our new baby, and now, shes actin like she hates us! only time she wants anything to do with me, is when im puttin food in her cage, if theres just a finger, out for an attempted pat (shes only let me pat her properly twice, and only for abo...
by ambros1a
Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:30 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: capsicum/red peppers
Replies: 8
Views: 3988

oh good!

great to hear, she seems to be starting to like the red caps. very weary at first, and the big red thing commin at the cage, no matter how slow i tried, caused a major freakout, she calmed down enough, i got it in there, shes had a few munches out of it it seems, but nothing like the grapes and corn...
by ambros1a
Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:43 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: capsicum/red peppers
Replies: 8
Views: 3988

capsicum/red peppers

hey ive been hunting around the fruit and veg sections in teh shops, finding an assortment of things my baby girl can try, wile we see what foods she likes and doesnt like. i gave her some pear today, she loved it, ive brought some walnuts to try later, but my question is whether she can have the SE...
by ambros1a
Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:55 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: first baby
Replies: 17
Views: 1866

oh yea...

i forgot.. lol baby started singing today happy happy happy, what a beautiful sound, shame it only lasted about 10 seconds. but it seems my performance was meerely an encore, as my partner enjoyed the debut this morning (lucky begger!!) i hope i hear more soon, im glad to know my lil baby is settlin...
by ambros1a
Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:03 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: first baby
Replies: 17
Views: 1866

more progress every day, shes gettin used to us... slowly. birdcrazy : sultanas are uhm.. dried grapes id say, like raisins, but bigger. my partner left the cage open again today while he got ready for work, came back out, and she was on her cage, he left her be, she wandered around, fell down the b...
by ambros1a
Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:14 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: first baby
Replies: 17
Views: 1866

new update

we managed to get him outta the cage today. we left to 2 top doors open to the food and water, adn after a little while of us talkin through them, he came out, hung around on the bars for a few seconds, and went straight back in. this happened twice within a few mins, and then nothing, even though t...
by ambros1a
Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:35 am
Forum: News
Topic: Would it upset you?
Replies: 13
Views: 5989

all for it

having only had my little baby for a week now, and already growing attatched, i think its a great idea. Ive lost several pets before, and the talkin helps, even if its just a babble to get it out.
by ambros1a
Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:54 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: first baby
Replies: 17
Views: 1866

lol

haha yea, id thought the same thing as i was cuttin it to make it small enough lmao. with the weekend here, its now been almost a week (got him late sat), im yet to spend much 'day' time with him, as i dont get home frm work till 5pm most nights, so my partner gets that (lucky sob, so jealous haha) ...
by ambros1a
Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:26 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: first baby
Replies: 17
Views: 1866

thanks for all the help guys, muchly appreciated, ill definately run the sunflower seed idea past my partner, see what he thinks too, but in the meantime, ive found that sultanas work great! he LOVES them!!! He already takes food through the bars from us, its more so when the hand enters the cage he...
by ambros1a
Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:22 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: first baby
Replies: 17
Views: 1866

thanks

thanks a lot for the welcome great site, heaps of info. For an update, we decided on a name lol. Meet Loki mischevious lil such and such hehe, hell get used to us (or we'll adapt to HIM lol) but even if heh is still untouchable inside teh cage, the kisses through the bars are so sweet, and i melt, h...
by ambros1a
Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:07 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: first baby
Replies: 17
Views: 1866

first baby

Hiys, came across ur site while doing some research on my new albino indian ringneck parrot. Ive never owned a bird before (unless u count the few weeks we had an injured crow at home lol) and not overly confident with him yet, that big, red, pointy beak looks a little intimidating haha, but im work...