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by Lauren
Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: tips for having a flighted IRN
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: tips for having a flighted IRN

My Jibby boy has been flighted most of his life now and I find him easy to handle.. with FOOD. :lol: Lola was also flighted and like Janey, headstrong. They are so smart and take advantage of it when they can fly! They definately get an attitude when they can fly and get to places we cant reach. I h...
by Lauren
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: why is it?
Replies: 36
Views: 5407

Re: why is it?

Great reply stv217.. agree with every point.. however patience is still very important.. but your right about it not being the only thing we need. My 11yo 'kisses' for treats too.. he too presses his beak on my cheek or lips instead of biting like he used to. He will only ever bite when hes protecti...
by Lauren
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:38 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Im a daddy!
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Re: Im a daddy!

Hi sorry its taken me a while to reply. Lola didnt like my partner at all. When we moved into this house 2 years ago she started to screetch at him whenever he was in the room. Even when he would ignore her. The non stop alarm call everyday. If it was just me living here, I would have no problem wit...
by Lauren
Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: practicing with new camera. Here are pix
Replies: 30
Views: 3786

Re: practicing with new camera. Here are pix

:D Wow you have quite a colourful flock! Love the pics!
by Lauren
Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Im a daddy!
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Im a daddy!

Some of you might know that a few months ago I gave up my female to a rescue. The hardest decision Id ever had to make and regret it everyday! My 11 year old boy Jibby lost his wife, his only companion hes had and has not been interested in the baby of theirs we kept named 'Cookie' since she left. T...
by Lauren
Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: !*!*ADD YOUR INPUT*!*! _.- Home Made With Love -._
Replies: 56
Views: 10919

Re: !*!*ADD YOUR INPUT*!*! _.- Home Made With Love -._

Fantastic creations and ideas! keep them coming! Id like to make this a sticky so it doesnt get lost. :wink:
by Lauren
Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Talking IRN vid ----- adorable!
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: Talking IRN vid ----- adorable!

:lol: love it! RIP Taj. I think you'll find alot of the vids on youtube are from past and present members here. :)
by Lauren
Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: The a few choice words on the
Replies: 4
Views: 754

Re: The a few choice words on the

im wondering the same thing Julie ??? :?
by Lauren
Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: different species breeding
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: different species breeding

LMAO Bellnecks! thats my boy! Im wondering how he'll go next breeding season without his beloved wife. Wonder what poor toy will catch his eye. haha Yes not a good idea to let them produce. Big no no to crossbreed. But very cute! Ringtiels!
by Lauren
Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Jewellery
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Jewellery

:lol: I used to have my labret pierced too and Jibby loved talking to it then he'd attack it, not much fun for me. I know some people wear a special necklace for bird to play with while sitting on your shoulder. Might be a distraction from your face? :wink:
by Lauren
Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: obsessions with particular places
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: obsessions with particular places

My female used to love the shower! before i got her a nestbox she was obsessed with wardrobes. I believe it was nesting behaviour. I suspect she thinks the washing machine is a good place to lay eggs. At 3 years old she is now sexual mature. Thats when my girl Lola started with the wardrobe. But I t...
by Lauren
Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New Ring neck at home
Replies: 6
Views: 622

Re: New Ring neck at home

Chained? Please do NOT chain a bird. This is cruel and there is no need. That is why many of us clip the birds wings.. if you do not know how please get someone trained to do it. There is an adjustment period as Taywer said. It takes time and patience to build a relationship. All birds CAN and WILL ...
by Lauren
Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: PLEASE HELP ME
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: PLEASE HELP ME

Sometimes even hand raised birds can be shy. Ive had a few like this even though handled daily they still get 'flighty' around new humans. Remember this is early days. Your new bird doesnt know you or the environment its in. Its probably still in shock that its whole life has changed. Imagine being ...
by Lauren
Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: female IRN - why does she shake one foot in the air??
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Re: female IRN - why does she shake one foot in the air??

:lol: I have heard of similar behaviours. But not directly shaking at an object/toy. Sounds similar to what my 11 year old boy does and has been doing it for years. Typically, his foot starts off 'waving' or shaking (closed like a fist) and he talks to it like hes talking into a microphone, but stra...
by Lauren
Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: chicks crying out
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Re: chicks crying out

If she is feeding them there should be no problem. I noticed my girl would ignore hers more and more as they grew older and feeding less often, she would also come out for longer periods after the 1st week. I figure we humans have to ignore bad behaviour in our toddlers. I put it down to that in bir...
by Lauren
Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: My Shame
Replies: 4
Views: 1228

Re: My Shame

I am so sorry. Fly free Captain. Please know this is no ones fault. No matter how much we try to stop these things from happening. Accidents will always happen. Please dont blame yourself or Ace. Cherish those good memories you had with Captain. He was loved so much. Reminds me of a similar incident...
by Lauren
Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: skeet
Replies: 5
Views: 1789

Re: skeet

Bec, I still cant believe it. I hope your coping okay. ox miss you and your updates. fly free skeet, fred and mutley! ox
by Lauren
Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hey All
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Hey All

Hi Ash! :D Look forward to hearing about Biscuit!
by Lauren
Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:41 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: where do I start and should I?
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: where do I start and should I?

Hi Michelle.. There is alot to think about. There is the possibility the bond may be broken, or just a different bond as i found out when my tame pet male started breeding (he had his 1st chicks last year at 10 years old). I found I had to let him be in breeding season. He became wild and hard to ha...
by Lauren
Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: FREEDOM of SPEECH or MILITARY RULE?
Replies: 18
Views: 1530

Re: FREEDOM of SPEECH or MILITARY RULE?

One thing I am sure of is that those who come to this forum want to do their best by their birds. Despite this, we alll come from different backgrounds and cultures so there is bound to be some conflict from time to time. Ellie. Precisely. Who can complain about fairness on the one hand and yet inf...
by Lauren
Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: why is it?
Replies: 36
Views: 5407

Re: why is it?

Oh I agree with everything everyone has said here. Nice topic and replies! :D
by Lauren
Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: why is it?
Replies: 36
Views: 5407

Re: why is it?

I am so glad someone has said this!!! this is exactly my thoughts. When I home my chicks I tell new owners the honest truth, no sugar coating!! I write essays on the negatives of owning a ringneck and tell them every chance i can how hard it can be! i want everyone to know that bringing a new bird h...
by Lauren
Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Handraising vs parent raised & human handled
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Handraising vs parent raised & human handled

If you can get past being attacked by the parents, I dont see a problem with it. Although I was told ringnecks can abandon chicks but when they are taken from the nest for hand rearing? I dont know how true that is because my male has baby brain with our 5 x 7 week olds and seems to think they are n...
by Lauren
Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: First clutch of IRN eggs - Any advice appreciated
Replies: 61
Views: 4846

Re: First clutch of IRN eggs - Any advice appreciated

Hi and congrats on your 1st clutch! very exciting! :D Eggs are laid every other day, mine seem to hatch 1 day apart??? I have 5 x 7 week old olds, so eldest and youngest are about 5 days to a week apart. Males do help out. My 2 shared much of the duties until I took the babies at 2 weeks. My male li...
by Lauren
Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: i finally got my irn tattoo!!!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: i finally got my irn tattoo!!!!!!!

:D Pretty Bec! Like the detail on Kieron! Where did you get it on your body? i want my birds on my shoulder blades.. but havnt found the right person to do it yet. :)
by Lauren
Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: African Ringnecks
Topic: how do i train my african ringneck to talk plz help
Replies: 24
Views: 3821

Re: how do i train my african ringneck to talk plz help

Juan, I realise you want to tame a bird, but your going to find it very difficult to tame the ones you have being wild adult breeders. Some very helpful advice from Imran and others here. Please consider, maybe you could give these to someone who can put them in an avary and find a hand reared baby ...
by Lauren
Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: My first Parrot. Need adive and help.
Replies: 12
Views: 1409

Re: My first Parrot. Need adive and help.

MutiPaki, PLEASE DO NOT HIT, SPANK, PUNISH in ANY way! This is cruel and will only make your bird scared to death of you, causing more problems. There is a reason why POSITIVE reenforcement works! I am sad for your dog that you did that. You need PATIENCE and probably some common sense. A bird is no...
by Lauren
Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: I Dont know what to do about this
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: I Dont know what to do about this

I am hand raising 5 chicks, they all love to snuggle down there lol sorry i laughed. :oops: in all seriousness, i would ignore it, it will be hard, and it might take some time but over time he should get the idea. :wink:
by Lauren
Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 8 Months old Indian Ringneck Parrots
Replies: 4
Views: 2101

Re: 8 Months old Indian Ringneck Parrots

I would separate them and work with them one on one. While you may never get them as tame as a hand raised. I had a female parent raised who I managed to get semi tame, she would shower with me, step up.. but never let me pet her or kiss her. Breeding: They will be ready for breeding at around 3 yea...
by Lauren
Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: MY BABY HATES MY ACRYLIC NAILS
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: MY BABY HATES MY ACRYLIC NAILS

:D I dont get my nails done but my sister often wears polish.. my male has always hated certain colours on her nails :lol: maybe its your colour choice?
by Lauren
Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: VERY WORRIED PLS HELP!!
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: VERY WORRIED PLS HELP!!

My 5 chicks are 4.5 almost 5 weeks and are just starting to make chatter it often sounds muffled. Unweaned babies bob their heads for food. It means he is hungry. Are you hand rearing him? 6 weeks is very young. Is he weaned now? :wink:
by Lauren
Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Soooooo scared for him :-*(
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Soooooo scared for him :-*(

:cry: Poor lil Sky. Kind words from Shirley. Please tell us how he is now? Did you go to the vet? My male once had his head stuck in a wooden toy ring that was on his hanging bell toy , he was only a baby too my dad had to cut the ring off. My female once tried to get into a slightly open kitchen dr...
by Lauren
Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: Please, help me ...
Replies: 10
Views: 1370

Re: Please, help me ...

Hi Myrka, unfortunately we cannot stop what comes natural. I had a male and female, they were both tame before she became sexually mature. Most IRNs quickly loose their tameness when paired and breeding. The good thing is you have 2 - 3 years before they start trying. Please think about either separ...
by Lauren
Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:33 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding outside normal season
Replies: 5
Views: 849

Re: Breeding outside normal season

I do not know about climate and whether this has an effect on breeding but my 2 just had 5 successful chicks 2 months early :) i am hand raising them, while i know alot of other breeders havnt even laid eggs yet or are only just laying eggs.
by Lauren
Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:43 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Gigi Bird and Nintendo Wii
Replies: 14
Views: 2251

Re: Gigi Bird and Nintendo Wii

Joleeny, my partner was banned for life from xboxlive for exactly that, he fixed his xbox, played a burnt game online with it and was banned.. for life. :lol: hehe my birds used to like the game munchs odessey i think it was, and jibby used to like crash bandicoot prolly the repetitive phrases and n...
by Lauren
Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Do Ringnecks ever breed outside of the season?
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: Do Ringnecks ever breed outside of the season?

Thankyou Recio for your knowledge. I wanted to know this too. My 2 just hatched a chick overnight, they are 2 months too early. :shock:
by Lauren
Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: yepo there defitly early this year
Replies: 6
Views: 1494

Re: yepo there defitly early this year

beat ya! :lol: Fingers crossed for your lil egglets! I hope to hear the good news soon Bec. :D
by Lauren
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Both a Breeder & Pet
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Both a Breeder & Pet

I think it is very possible! My male was my tame companion pet for much of his life, he was hand raised and the most affectionate funny lil bird, hes a big part of my family.. when he was 6 i got him a baby friend.. she ended up being female and he fell in love. He still gives me glimmers of affecti...
by Lauren
Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: The Age and Breeding?
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: The Age and Breeding?

My male is 11 years old this september.. last year was his 1st time as a daddy! Someone told me they can breed until about 15 years? Im not sure how true that is though. So dont take my word for it.
by Lauren
Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Do Ringnecks ever breed outside of the season?
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: Do Ringnecks ever breed outside of the season?

I have my 2 indoors so their temp is regulated and a constant temp and they are just used to be indoor birds. Whilst my 2 have only successfuly bred once last year, this year they are months too early. Breeding season here doesnt really start until July.. my 2 started 2 months early! I havnt checked...
by Lauren
Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: yepo there defitly early this year
Replies: 6
Views: 1494

Re: yepo there defitly early this year

Im hoping to have a peak in the nest this weekend. Im afraid lola has been in there for much too long! and i havnt checked the eggs this year. Whats going on with us melbourne birds! seems we are all early this year!
by Lauren
Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Away From Site For Short Period
Replies: 1
Views: 553

Re: Away From Site For Short Period

thankyou for letting us know.. hope things get better for you soon. take care.
by Lauren
Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Screaming and Screeching!
Replies: 16
Views: 1178

Re: Screaming and Screeching!

Hello, sorry you are not getting the response you need right now, sometimes the board can be a bit quiet and sometimes the answers are in other posts. But I know this certain 'call', my female does this non stop whenever my partner is around. She just doesnt like my partner. It can be hard to keep t...
by Lauren
Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: weird sexual behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: weird sexual behaviour

:lol: Sorry I only just saw this. This is all perfectly normal. Yes, My male had a toy bell for 6 years before he fell in love with my female. There is a video on here of him somewhere haha. Atleast your male likes his privacy. My male would do it anywhere, anytime, including infront of guests! :oop...
by Lauren
Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: What is the longest you were away from you bird?
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: What is the longest you were away from you bird?

I left my jibby back in 2004 for 1 year, I got a job interstate and could not take him. I missed him very much! :cry: He was very happy to see me and the bond was not broken. :D I am sure you going on holiday will be no problem as long as hes in good care. :wink:
by Lauren
Wed May 18, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Breeding bird or pet?
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: Breeding bird or pet?

how old is your bird? sounds like an avary bird or just scared as you have not had her long.. even when my male was tame (hes now a breeder) he was very possessive/protective of his cage so could be just possessive? .. if its an older bird perhaps a breeder?.. sorry cannot be sure.
by Lauren
Wed May 18, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Vacation- what do you do?
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: Vacation- what do you do?

If you had your bird longer and it got to know 'visitors' or other family members id say ask someone it knows to take care of s/he.. but you will not have had your baby long enough for s/he to build some trust in others who come to your home. I would suggest asking the adult son who is socializing s...
by Lauren
Thu May 12, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Is she definitely a ringneck?
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Is she definitely a ringneck?

Would love to see a picture. :D
by Lauren
Thu May 12, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: im confused?
Replies: 8
Views: 1826

Re: im confused?

Hi Bec! My 2 are flirting like crazy too.. I have put the nest box out but they havnt done the deed yet.. i thought we wouldnt see this for another few months too! Maybe all this crazy weather lately and a unusually humid wet summer in Melb/early winter weather has tempted them early? But my 2 are i...
by Lauren
Thu May 12, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Baby and IRN
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Baby and IRN

I can empathize a little , I have a 15 month old and 2 very loud IRNs indoors. My 2 dont really like my daughter all that much but are just afraid of her when shes close. Although, shes a good sleeper and has never really been bothered by them when napping, she does not like when they are loud and s...

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