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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: 358

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: 6164

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: 1018

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: 4125

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: 1018

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: 11880

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: 780

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: 844

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: 782

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: 451

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: 240

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: 717

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: 294

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: 315

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: 818

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: 1346

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: 1940

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: 231

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: 590

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: 1769

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: 6164

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: 6164

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: 620

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: 5998

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: 825

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: 26
Views: 4433

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: 1521

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: 494

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: 2501

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: 422

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: 535

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: 418

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: 1496

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: 982

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: 2435

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: 756

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: 1635

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: 456

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: 901

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: 756

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: 1635

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: 587

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: 1351

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: 814

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: 5
Views: 901

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: 401

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: 267

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: 408

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: 1990

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: 259

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...
by Lauren
Thu May 12, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My partners head, a problem solved.
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: My partners head, a problem solved.

Its so hard when they hate a family member.. my poor partner isnt a bird person so its harder when he just doesnt understand either!
by Lauren
Tue May 10, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My partners head, a problem solved.
Replies: 2
Views: 312

My partners head, a problem solved.

:lol: For about a year now we have been dealing with my females hatred of my partner or rather fear, Im not sure which, i dont know what happened, shes 5 years old this year and its only been in the last year shes developed this fear, its really taken a toll on us emotionally, the constant screetchi...
by Lauren
Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:05 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: destructive
Replies: 13
Views: 1141

Re: destructive

My birds have destroyed quite alot in their time. In one of the units we lived in they chewed right around the ceiling by sitting on the window curtains rods! but luckily we had water damage on the ceiling and told the real estate it was water damage.. hehe bit cheeky.. then in the next place we ren...
by Lauren
Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: online australian toys?
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: online australian toys?

A couple that I have bought from.. http://www.parrotrescuecentre.com/ubg/shop_home.php (rescue organization based in QLD, profits go to their birds, good range of toys accessories too) http://www.myparrotshop.com/ (expensive) http://stores.ebay.com.au/LETSTALKBIRDS (my fave and some good bargains)
by Lauren
Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Nervous about getting an IRN because of bluffing
Replies: 9
Views: 756

Re: Nervous about getting an IRN because of bluffing

Just repeating.. all birds bite.. the bigger the bird the bigger and stronger the beak the more they hurt.. but sometimes we have to train ourselves as well. :wink: Yes some will go through a bluffing period when young.. but even adults bite and in my experience, harder. Most of the time they bite y...
by Lauren
Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: They wont eat their veggies !
Replies: 13
Views: 1394

Re: They wont eat their veggies !

Just like fussy children, we sometimes have to get 'creative' in the kitchen. I make muffins, my birds love pumpkin (and the seed) apple (no seed) and carrot muffins, I use as much raw/wholemeal stuff as I can including flours etc :wink: My 10 year old male has always been a fusspot with food, he wi...
by Lauren
Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: why does he scream??
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: why does he scream??

Sounds like it worked! My 2 put themselves to bed (in separate cages) at sundown, they will swap cages every other night for something different haha, I usually just have to shut the doors on them. Although my male seems to be a bit of a rebel lately. I have not heard they are prone to night frights...
by Lauren
Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Major NEW Project
Replies: 8
Views: 3360

Re: Major NEW Project

Very impressed Imran! :D
by Lauren
Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: its here!!!!! its here!!!!!!!.......
Replies: 8
Views: 2091

Re: its here!!!!! its here!!!!!!!.......

Wowie Congrats hun! I didnt even know they laid in Jan! Amazing!
by Lauren
Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Holes in the curtains....
Replies: 7
Views: 993

Re: Holes in the curtains....

:lol: cheeky bugga!!! love it! .. I have replaced every curtain and blind in every house we have lived in.. im renting my dads house at the moment and he was not impressed that my 4 have destroyed the curtains here after he spent over $1000 on these.. eek! so we're in for expensive replacements! I e...
by Lauren
Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Will it change my birds bond to me?
Replies: 3
Views: 747

Re: Will it change my birds bond to me?

:D Hi, wow 20 years? Must be one of the eldest IRNs on here if not the eldest! You must have a very special bond! To be honest and in my opinion, bringing another ringneck into the home will more than likely 'change' your bond and I say 'change' because it might not completely break your bond but it...
by Lauren
Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Where are you from?
Replies: 82
Views: 21954

Re: Where are you from?

I live on the beautiful bayside coast in Alexandra hills Australia! Hi Dare2b. I used to live in Wynnum - very close to you - although have emigrated to the Sunshine Coast! Ellie. I lived in Buderim for a year back in 2005. We are planning on moving back up to the coast sometime in the near future ...
by Lauren
Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: maximum age for breeding
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: maximum age for breeding

Yep I was told around 15 too.. woohoo.. My boy has 5 more years left. But sadly this year will be his last as a father. ;(
by Lauren
Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Brooder boxes- what do you use?
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Re: Brooder boxes- what do you use?

Thats an impressive brooder. Well, I made a brooder out of a fish/mice tank (the ones with the open top for ventilation.. put a container of water for humidity like a small tupperware container. Bought a home brew themometer that you can stick on to the side of the tank. Found it at the department s...
by Lauren
Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Cheep Cheep Im back!
Replies: 11
Views: 2321

Re: Cheep Cheep Im back!

Aww thanx Angie! They are growing soo fast and I cant believe how much personality they have! and now Im excited I get to keep one.. but you know its been hard to say goodbye to another. :wink: I am still trying to upload to the forum. I know we dont use photobucket here anymore.. thats the only way...
by Lauren
Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello Ladies
Replies: 13
Views: 698

Re: Hello Ladies

:lol: :lol: :lol: I dont know who your talking about. But perhaps shes closer than you think? 8)
by Lauren
Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ring neck swallow a 2inc flexible rubber tube
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: Ring neck swallow a 2inc flexible rubber tube

Yes go to an avian vet asap.. even if she seems fine. Hope all is well!
by Lauren
Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My IRN has lost his long term mate
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: My IRN has lost his long term mate

:cry: I am so sorry for your loss. Poor lil man. I would get him another friend to ease is loss. As Bec said, slowly introduce them. Hope he cheers up soon.
by Lauren
Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: YAY SHE HAS LAID AGAIN
Replies: 10
Views: 801

Re: YAY SHE HAS LAID AGAIN

:D Fingers crossed for you!
by Lauren
Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Cheep Cheep Im back!
Replies: 11
Views: 2321

Re: Cheep Cheep Im back!

:D Well, I think an egg that is moving has something trying to get out! haha I am pleased to announce that lil egg that was moving did hatch. So we now have 3! Im not sure what you are asking Sarah. Sorry if I missed your question. Egg that moves: definately fertile and ready to hatch. :wink: If you...
by Lauren
Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome to all the New Members !!
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: Welcome to all the New Members !!

:D From me too!!! Hiya everyone and welcome to our family here!!! :D
by Lauren
Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:51 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Chicks unattended how long?
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Chicks unattended how long?

I might be getting a bit too worried.. but how long can the chicks be left unattended? Lola has been out of the nest for a while now.. like an hour! Just wondering is this normal? Will they be warm enough without mummy there? Help! So worried!
by Lauren
Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:05 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Just for this morning !
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: Just for this morning !

I LOVE this poem!!! :D :D :D
by Lauren
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Please Help
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Please Help

:( I am so sorry you are going through this... poor lil guy! He might be in pain? I had a cockatiel that plucked its keel because it was in pain from crash landing all the time, bad wing clip. It was a while ago so I dont remember much. But my dad took our tiel to the bird vet and they injected him ...
by Lauren
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: smoke anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Re: smoke anyone?

haha Both my partner and I smoke.. (I gave up when I was pregnant, but started again dammit! and I would NEVER smoke indoors or around my babies, human, feathered or furred!) , Jibby absolutely HATES lighters! Specially bright coloured ones!
by Lauren
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Lenny's Escape!! And how we got him back!
Replies: 9
Views: 1119

Re: Lenny's Escape!! And how we got him back!

:lol: Silly Lenny!!! So glad hes home! :wink:
by Lauren
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Hand-Feeding and Weaning
Replies: 58
Views: 82008

Re: My personal hand-feeding agenda

haha Chamon. Baby brain has gotcha! :lol: I found this post very helpful. Hope to use this advice soon. :D
by Lauren
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Will it hatch?
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Will it hatch?

Thanx. :wink: Im hoping to have a look tonight or tomorrow. I was told it might still hatch. So fingers crossed. Just hope Lola cares for it as much as she does the other 2 big bubs. ;)
by Lauren
Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Yoshi won't take a bath...
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Yoshi won't take a bath...

Oh yep! The vacuum does it everytime with mine! haha. Try giving him a mist or can you take him to the shower with you? That might give him encouragement to have a bath? :D
by Lauren
Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Extremely ragged bird male, help needed!
Replies: 13
Views: 877

Re: Extremely ragged bird male, help needed!

:D I was going to say the same thing. He looks fine! Maybe moulting a bit but thats all normal. Is it the colour of his plumage that you think makes him look ragged? Because that is just his color. :D Many birds dont like bathing. Some prefer different types of baths. My male prefers his bath tub (s...
by Lauren
Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Cheep Cheep Im back!
Replies: 11
Views: 2321

Re: Cheep Cheep Im back!

Thanx Imran, I was a lil sad for the poor bub. But I now know its just a part of nature and well its their 1st time. I expected this to happen at some point. Just only wish I could of helped it. :(
by Lauren
Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: Male goes in the box
Replies: 8
Views: 1003

Re: Male goes in the box

Hello, my male slept in the nest with my girl until the eggs hatched, he now spends alot of time in there tending to her and the chicks. Ive noticed he will stay in the box to care for the chicks while my girl comes out every now and then to poo/eat something/bathe! So Im assuming its normal for the...
by Lauren
Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Will it hatch?
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Will it hatch?

Hello again, Im pretty new to this. So bare with me haha. I have 2 chicks 3 - 5 days old, 3rd chick died, unsure which one, but there is still a fertile egg left and there is something moving in it. I dont want to annoy my girl again for a while as she seemed really upset by me just then. But I had ...
by Lauren
Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: News
Topic: Cheep Cheep Im back!
Replies: 11
Views: 2321

Re: Cheep Cheep Im back!

Well, sad news.. 1 chick has died.. and the last egg hasnt hatched although there is something moving inside? :( So we have 2 plump lil chicks left.
by Lauren
Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: advice on some birdie behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: advice on some birdie behaviour

:wink: maybe hes just too excited by her, hes still quite young haha. It is usually the other way round. But your 2 are still young. :wink:
by Lauren
Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Chicks night feeding
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: Chicks night feeding

Thankyou! They are only 3 days old at the moment. Perhaps they are feeding at night when we are asleep. haha I even leave a nightlight on for them so they can see the night time snacks haha. Thanx again. Doesnt help to ask the silly questions. Im too excited for them. :D
by Lauren
Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Chicks night feeding
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Chicks night feeding

:? This might sound silly. But its my 1st chicks! Im still learning.. and so are they. Just wanted to know.. Are mum and dad meant to be eating during the night to fill up for the chicks? Jibby (male) is contantly eating during the day, doing his bit for the chicks.. but I cant tell whether he feeds...
by Lauren
Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Freedom! ... ???
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Freedom! ... ???

:D You are doing soo well. I cannot fault you. Congratulations on Sukha! :mrgreen:
by Lauren
Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: advice on some birdie behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: advice on some birdie behaviour

Sounds to me like you have some birds in love! This is what my 2 started off doing, now 3 years later they have their very 1st babies hehe. If she doesnt seem to mind him preening her, thats a good sign. Sometimes my girl doesnt want to be bothered by my male and lets him know with a snap and he wil...
by Lauren
Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Ringo
Replies: 4
Views: 1630

Re: Ringo

:( I am so sorry for your loss. Poor lil man. RIP. Fly free sweetheart.
by Lauren
Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Cheep Cheep Im back!
Replies: 11
Views: 2321

Re: Cheep Cheep Im back!

Thanx :D Well Im still trying to upload a pic. Not working for some reason. Pics up soon as it lets me! :D Lola wont let me have a look today. Shes on a rampage at everyone today.. even Jibby. :( Pink, haha Poor buns, might have to get her a buck for my doe! :lol: My bunny is soo in tune with hormon...
by Lauren
Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Cheep Cheep Im back!
Replies: 11
Views: 2321

Cheep Cheep Im back!

:D Hey everyone, Im here with some exciting news. My Jibby and Lola finally have chicks! Not bad for my 10 year old tame (well okay he was tame) hand raised boy who spend much of his life a lone bird! Go Jibby! I am so proud of both of them! Lola is being such a dedicated mummy already with lots of ...
by Lauren
Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Yo~
Replies: 12
Views: 454

Re: Yo~

Hi and Welcome! Briar is GORGEOUS. Love the name.. From Briar Rose aka Princess Aurora by any chance? hehe my fave name.
by Lauren
Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:39 am
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: pickle
Replies: 3
Views: 1439

Re: pickle

:cry: I am soo very sorry Bec. Not Pickle! Fly free darling.*hugs*
by Lauren
Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Back here again
Replies: 2
Views: 1130

Re: Back here again

Fly free darlings. I am so sorry. xo
by Lauren
Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Which uses more energy - walking or flying?
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Which uses more energy - walking or flying?

:lol: haha I often wonder the same thing! Im forever saying to Jibby "you have wings, use em!" I swear my Jibby is the laziest bird ever! When he was a baby (under 2 years) we lived in a 2 story and he'd would climb.. yes climb.. up the stairs.. and down. Now hes 10 years old this year, and he will ...
by Lauren
Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Smokey the TV star
Replies: 17
Views: 913

Re: Smokey the TV star

Aww!! I missed it! I love that show! Well done Smokey for getting into the final 4! :D
by Lauren
Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: worried about trivi
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: worried about trivi

Oh bec, Ive got some catching up to do with all your flock. Poor lil Trivi! Shes eating and drinking, thats a good sign. I hope Trivi improves soon. :(
by Lauren
Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Anyone have a swooper?
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Anyone have a swooper?

Hello, thankyou! Audrey is able to follow peoples movements now and shes started to watch the birds fly from one end of the room to the other! I wonder what she thinks of all the noise. She sleeps right through it! :D Yesterday and today I have let the birds out for a bit longer in the afternoon whi...
by Lauren
Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: my IRN is so quite .. :S
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: my IRN is so quite .. :S

Hi there, yep your bird must be around 2 - 3 years of age or older! :wink: He reminds me of my 9 year old male! My boy is quiet too, but always has been. Some birds are just quieter than others. Although, I wouldnt make any hasty assumptions on your boys personality, you havnt had him long and hes j...
by Lauren
Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:11 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: pinkdevil this is for you :O)
Replies: 12
Views: 1386

Re: pinkdevil this is for you :O)

:D :D :D So good to see your babies Imran!!! Beautiful birds!!! :mrgreen:
by Lauren
Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:08 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: wholemeal bread
Replies: 9
Views: 1016

Re: wholemeal bread

:roll: Ohhh we cannot make toast in this house without the birds *insisting* on having some too. We only eat wholemeal and grain breads here. I only give them a tip of the thumb size portion.. oh and they wont eat toast without peanut butter. :roll:
by Lauren
Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:02 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Anyone have a swooper?
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Anyone have a swooper?

Hi everybirdy! I hav'nt been posting on here in a while and recently I had my 1st human baby. :wink: Audrey is 8 weeks old now and the birds have not warmed to her. They wont go near her but have started a habit of 'swooping' at her or perhaps doing 'flybys'? I cant tell whether its aggressive or th...
by Lauren
Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:50 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: You moderators are a waste of time
Replies: 14
Views: 1300

Re: You moderators are a waste of time

I am sorry that you feel that way. We do log in quite alot more than anyone thinks. Spam is a never ending battle. It is NOT an easy battle to win. Imran is working on this problem and he deserves credit for working so hard on this. We all have quite busy lives at the moment, I myself just had a bab...
by Lauren
Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: News
Topic: Sorry for the spam!
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

Re: Sorry for the spam!

Aww Imran, it is getting a bit ridiculas isnt it? Hope to see the site back to its original glory soon. :(
by Lauren
Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Spammers
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Spammers

Hey there. It is rather ugly isnt it? Please bare with us! :(
by Lauren
Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: strange reaction of IRN...
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: strange reaction of IRN...

:mrgreen: He loves you!!! They can be picky. My male used to be like this to my sister when ever she visited, even though hes always been my bird. But I had to leave him for a year as I went interstate and in that time he bonded with my sister whom he was staying with at my fathers. Even with a mate...
by Lauren
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Stinky Birds!
Replies: 5
Views: 1193

Re: Stinky Birds!

Hehe Love Dodo! (Just moving this to the 'video' section)..
by Lauren
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ahh man!
Replies: 6
Views: 1477

Re: ahh man!

I agree Sheena. Humans are the worlds biggest pest. No animal can top pure human arrogance! :cry:
by Lauren
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Merlin flew away.
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Merlin flrw away.

:shock: Thats scary! But Im glad he came back! *Phew*
Lol my birds would never let me put a harness on them. :roll:
by Lauren
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: No Bananas?
Replies: 11
Views: 7200

Re: No Bananas?

Bananas are fine. Like anything, in moderation. One of my lolas favourite fruit is bananas, she goes bananas over bananas hehe. Jibby has never ever liked banana in his 9 years of life.. but changed his mind few months ago. :shock: The only things I definately would not feed them are avocado, chocol...
by Lauren
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can i own RingNeck In India
Replies: 6
Views: 904

Re: Can i own RingNeck In India

Hi there, Perhaps you can try looking up your local animal laws? I have heard that Indian Ringnecks are regarded as pests even in theyre native land, but then I have heard that they are sacred? So Im really unsure. Sorry I cannot help you. (Im also just going to move this over to the appropriate are...
by Lauren
Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The birds new house
Replies: 2
Views: 1548

The birds new house

Hey everyone and welcome to all our new members! Just a quick update on whats going on with us.. Moved house last week.. Lolas 2nd move, now it seems shes turned into a completely different bird! Shes been an angel! which has been a big change for us! She now tells Jibby to be quiet and stop being n...
by Lauren
Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: grumpy bird
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: grumpy bird

aww poor mutley! hope he feels better soon. :( Hard to imagine its just the start of summer! My 2 have been super grumpy lately. Jibby seems to always wake up on the wrong side of the perch everymorning! He hates being woken by me or by Lola and snaps if you dare make a noise or touch his cage! What...
by Lauren
Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Substitute for treated pine posts?
Replies: 1
Views: 558

Substitute for treated pine posts?

Well, our new house is almost completed sooner than we thought, had a look today and the carpet is going in tomorrow.. dads planning on staying to do the garden (hes into landscaping etc) and set up the aviary for Jibby and Lola. But he mentioned today that he was planning on extending the aviary wi...
by Lauren
Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: She loves me, She loves me not, She LOVES me!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 642

She loves me, She loves me not, She LOVES me!!!

:D Now Lola is not the most cuddly of birds, shes never really let me get too close, but will happily use me as her personal transportation and food dispenser, she is tolerant of my presence and me only. She likes it when I chat to her, she also loves to have showers with me, but I can never ever ki...
by Lauren
Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: I am the alpha bird!
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: I am the alpha bird!

Poor Yubee. Yubee sounds exactly like my Lola. She seems too much for other people. Lola is quite a handful at times, shes always trying to be the boss and get her way, she hates anyone but me and will drive them away by yelling at them, she doesnt allow Jibby to have more than her, that includes my...
by Lauren
Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: bolt
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: bolt

:( So sorry hun! *Big hugs*
by Lauren
Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: got a lot of questions
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Re: got a lot of questions

- what is the minimum cage size? bar spacing? I think its no wider than 1inch. I could be wrong. Just so that they cant stick their head through it and get stuck. The bigger the cage the better! Be careful with how the cage locks too. When my male was younger, he figured out how to escape his cage, ...
by Lauren
Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Rehomed pair of IRNs, feral behavior
Replies: 15
Views: 830

Re: Rehomed pair of IRNs, feral behavior

:D Well done for taking those birds of that heartless man! Im so happy they are settling in well with you. Your a champion for giving them a 2nd chance at life! Hang in there. Because theyve been mistreated before they might be a less trusting. Poor lil birds! Id take your time with them. Mikes alre...
by Lauren
Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Pumpkin to for Skye and Anakin? is pumpkin good for birds?
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: Pumpkin to for Skye and Anakin? is pumpkin good for birds?

Pumpkin and seed are great for birds. My 2 love it mashed. Lola especially loves the seeds. I also make special pumpkin cakes or muffins for them which they adore. :wink: I buy the lil butternut pumpkins. Just because theyre my fave. But any pumpkin will do.
by Lauren
Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:29 am
Forum: News
Topic: An Update
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

Re: An Update

:wink: Love it! :D
by Lauren
Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Preparing the birds for life in outdoors
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Perhaps its those pregnancy hormones making me overly emotional about things lately. Sounds like many birds adapt quickly. I guess I wont know till we try it huh! :D Oh yes, they wont be outside during the next summer, if its anything like last summer! But Ill bring them outside regularly to adjust....
by Lauren
Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Girlfriend for Smokey?
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Hello there! I got my Jibby his wifey Lola when he was 6, she was a baby and I didnt actually know she was female. lol. I can say bringing the 2 together has had its ups and downs. While Jibby still has his moments where he will want my attention over her, mostly when he cant get any attention from ...
by Lauren
Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Preparing the birds for life in outdoors
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Preparing the birds for life in outdoors

:( Has anyone got any ideas on what I should be doing to prepare them for a new life in an aviary outdoors? Jibby and Lola have been free to roam the house for theyre life. But since we are building a small house and have a baby on the way, I feel as though I have to give them up for life outside. :...
by Lauren
Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Important: Please read before starting new threads!
Replies: 29
Views: 7478

julie wrote:Also please only post the same question in one section.
:!: Theres always something we miss. Thanx Julie. :wink:
by Lauren
Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Story of Rainbow Bridge
Replies: 13
Views: 4060

Thankyou so much for posting this! This really is a beautiful place. It brought a tear to my eye. :cry:
by Lauren
Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Kiwi's DNA test results are in..............................
Replies: 2
Views: 786

:D Congrads on your girl!!!
by Lauren
Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Important: Please read before starting new threads!
Replies: 29
Views: 7478

Important: Please read before starting new threads!

Just a reminder to all members.. Recently, Ive noticed the board looking a little messy with threads belonging to different sections all over the board. Whilst we do our best to move them accordingly and clean up the forums, please keep in mind that, we are a community and its everyones responsibili...
by Lauren
Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: It has been ages!
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Hey Chicky. Good to see you back with your flock. :D
by Lauren
Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: skeets birthday pics
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Happity Hatchday Skeet! :D
by Lauren
Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Many many and really many pics of Sam! Boy or Girl?!?
Replies: 7
Views: 685

Wow! He sure isnt camera shy! LOL. He looks like such a character! Reminds me of my Jibby. I say boy for sure.
by Lauren
Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ringnecks wanted poster
Replies: 2
Views: 727

That is real. Ringnecks are considered pests in many countries including India! How ridiculas. It saddens me that we humans are the real pests on earth. :(

P.S Moving threads around to appropriate areas.
by Lauren
Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: A welcome to all New Members - Please Read !
Replies: 32
Views: 13793

Hello and welcome! :wink:

Just letting you know I will be locking this. You can start a new thread in this section of the forum, as your introduction. Just makes things easier and people will notice you more if you say hello this way.
by Lauren
Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:01 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Unsuccessful again, now round 2?
Replies: 7
Views: 375

:roll: Well well well, just after they confuse the hell outa me. They decide to do it 4 times thismorning in plain sight of me. I still dont know why she laid 3 eggs before doing all this? now that I can clearly see they are doing it.. LIKE CRAZY today.. I guess its round 2. Just thought theyd stick...
by Lauren
Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Unsuccessful again, now round 2?
Replies: 7
Views: 375

i would say since she found the box & seems to be getting busy why not let her try again I am leaning towards letting her have her nest again. :wink: If thats what Queen Lola wants.. I suppose Id better be a good slave and give her the nest. :lol: Im just worried if it causes stress to the girls? I...
by Lauren
Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Unsuccessful again, now round 2?
Replies: 7
Views: 375

I might also mention.. I didnt expect much from my 2.. as Jibby has been a lone tame pet his life and its only Lolas second time in the nest.
I did see much mating last year, my gosh they bonked theyre lil hearts out, but this year I've seen no actual mating, flirting yes, bonking nope. :(
by Lauren
Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Unsuccessful again, now round 2?
Replies: 7
Views: 375

Unsuccessful again, now round 2?

:shock: Okay, can I get some help here Im a lil confused, here is the story: In July Lola laid 3 infertile eggs, I believe before they even mated, I really think Jibby didnt have a chance this year, so after I let Lola diligently sat on her last 3 eggs, I took them off her and took the nestbox too. ...
by Lauren
Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Im going to be a mummy!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1500

:wink: After a lil hickup and trip to the ER.. we're looking healthy and strong. 13 weeks on monday. Finally seems the nausea has subsided and Ive got more energy. I'm now hanging to see my next ultrasound at 18 weeks! Seems like weeks feel like years lately! Sooo long to go! The only worry I have i...
by Lauren
Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Aus
Replies: 12
Views: 581

Hi there and welcome! Sounds like your living the dream! well my dream anyhoo.. remote far north QLD, wildlife carer for birds, lots a birds, and the family! *jealous* lol.
Hope you find some good info on here.
by Lauren
Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Jilly
Replies: 8
Views: 1320

:( Im so sorry for your loss! She was a beautiful girl. Fly free Jilly. :(
by Lauren
Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Crying for Skitty
Replies: 6
Views: 1309

:cry: I am so sorry for your loss. So sad. You must be devastated. Fly free Isis and Skitty. :(
by Lauren
Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: pregnant bird & animal lovers
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Thanx for posting! :shock: I cant stop kissing my green boy! I feel like I have to give him all my love now before he gets put outside. Its killing me. Hes almost 9 now and has been my baby boy all his life. :( I dont want my lil girl to go outside either, but she wont let me love her unless I sneak...
by Lauren
Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: i got it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1385

:D :D :D omgosh omgosh omgosh! CONGRADS!!
by Lauren
Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: I lost the baby..
Replies: 12
Views: 1334

:cry: Im so sorry. I have lost a bub before and last week I thought I almost lost again, I felt the rush of grief again and Im still scared of the next few weeks. This brought me to tears as any expecting mother who has had to say goodbye too soon feels your pain. *HUGS* Quote: "An Angel in the book...
by Lauren
Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Suns Up, Im Bored, WAKE UP!
Replies: 2
Views: 602

:lol: He certainly isnt haha. But sometimes I think he dumbs down how intelligent he is. Like he often 'acts' like he cant hold his food.. so what does mummy do? hold it for him. (This happened after Lola chomped his foot and I 'helped' him eat a little) He knows this and Ive caught onto this now. H...
by Lauren
Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Moments you wish you had a camera
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Moments you wish you had a camera

:roll: I wish I had a camera! Yesterday I was looking for Jibby, couldnt find him anywhere. Lola just watched me getting more frantic as I kept calling out to him. Normally he'd fly out of his hiding spots when I call his name. But nope. Nothing. Well, someone eventually poked their lil green head o...
by Lauren
Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Are your Irn's wings clipped?
Replies: 46
Views: 15512

Nope. :wink: Jibbys wings were clipped first 2 years of his life, although I dont think he ever needed it, hes been the perfect bird from day 1, taming wise, although sometimes cheeky at times but we all have our moods. I did the same with Lola. Although Lolas a bit harder to handle since shes semi ...
by Lauren
Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: New bird
Replies: 75
Views: 2456

Im sorry just missed the date of this thread. I havnt been around much lately. Soo sorry. Wow Leo, sounds like you've been through alot lately. :( *Hugs*
by Lauren
Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: New bird
Replies: 75
Views: 2456

Leo, Im am sincerely sorry for your loss. You've been through alot with Tango. Im wishing Tango is safe. A new bird cannot replace the love lost. But can bring you a new love. Im sorry this one didnt work out. As others have said, a padlock is a good idea! When Jibby was under 2 years old, we padloc...
by Lauren
Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: I'M PREGNANT!!!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 901

:D Got your PM. So far, that is 6 other new pregnancies Ive heard. lol. Welcome to the pregnant club hun! lol. I was expecting to see more at my first ultrasound (had one at 6.5 weeks).. couldnt see much, so Im hoping to get some clear picks at my 12 week ultrasound. Goodluck on the 27th! Keep us po...
by Lauren
Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Suns Up, Im Bored, WAKE UP!
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Suns Up, Im Bored, WAKE UP!

I swear that is what Jibby is thinking lately when he gets me out of bed by pulling my hair and chattering in my ear. Lola is now full time in her nestbox so Jibby has been alone for the majority of the day now and it seems hes gone a bit bonkers, hes chattering to himself more and saying things he ...
by Lauren
Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Im going to be a mummy!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1500

hi lovlies! and thankyou for all your great advice and well wishes. Right now I really need to take on board some advice as the last few weeks have been a rollorcoaster of emotions. So thankyou for chilling me out a lil. 8) especially Angie. Currently Im 8.5 weeks and due FEB 22. :D Soo Im now count...
by Lauren
Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Me Too!
Replies: 3
Views: 621

:D CONGRADULATIONS!!! YAY! Wow 15 weeks, I cant wait to get to 12! (Im only 8.5 weeks right now). Somethings in the air lately. So many mums to be out there. Its like a secret society! haha
When are you due? Have you told your other bubs?
Again CONGRADS! :wink:
by Lauren
Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Male not interested in *that* kinda love
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Male not interested in *that* kinda love

:roll: Well Lola is certainly ready to get this season started. Shes now sleeping in her nest overnight and just sitting in there during the day with the occasional kick of nest material out the entrance to the nest. Ive had to replenish the nest material once already because she kicked it all out. ...
by Lauren
Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Im going to be a mummy!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1500

:D Thanx everyone! Im sure some of you have been through this before. Its all a little overwhelming but exciting at the same time! Oh Im just not liking sleeping, I cant get comfortable at all lol. I feel so lethargic and nausious but weirdly enough it doesnt bother me as much as trying to sleep, th...
by Lauren
Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: Im going to be a mummy!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1500

Im going to be a mummy!!!

:D :D :D I thought Id announce it since I just told my mother and sister, brother will know tomorrow, will have to tell dad when he gets back from his pacific cruise. Oh dear! LOL Found out a few days ago. Already have the morning sickness! Still have to make an appointment for my first ultrasound n...
by Lauren
Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: im kinda nervous
Replies: 12
Views: 2793

GOODLUCK HUN! Fingers crossed for you! Ive been out of work for a while too, dont get discouraged if you dont get it. But Im sure you'll do fine. You love animals and you've got life experience. :wink:
by Lauren
Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Jibby in the box for hours?
Replies: 4
Views: 322

haha thanx all. I dont have a camera with sound. :( and my other camera I cannot use since my bunny chewed the charger for it. :( Oh I want to get this on vid. Its hilarious, because all I can hear is 'I love you' and lil kissy sounds. For HOURS. hehe. Until one of them pops their head up and realis...
by Lauren
Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Jibby in the box for hours?
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Jibby in the box for hours?

Hello all. Well, Jibby and Lola have started mating yay! Lola is preparing the nest right now. Ive noticed Jibby has been spending hours of the day in the box with Lola. Its funny, because all I can hear from them is, 'I love you'. They sit in there for hours repeating it over and over. Its adorable...
by Lauren
Fri May 08, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Help! Lola eats Plaster!
Replies: 8
Views: 654

:D Thanx Marine. I still have no given up on her and certainly dont want to 'rid of her', just think shed be happier as a breeder, Im the only human she feels comfortable around, she steps up to me and showertime with me seems to be her 'bonding time' with me lol. Even though shes a real monster, sh...
by Lauren
Fri May 08, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: petting... a quick question
Replies: 5
Views: 559

What Marine said. :wink: Just adding, some birds just dont like it and never will. My Lola has never let me touch her (unless its for step ups, shes good at stepping up, just dont touch her). But we have always handled Jibby from when we first brought him home, he was hand reared which might of help...
by Lauren
Fri May 08, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Help! Lola eats Plaster!
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Oh no, that was in our old house 2 years ago. Just wanted to show what she has done in the past. :wink: We fixed that up. Just now its the wall vents in this house she loves to destroy as she can land on them. So I covered them with paper so there is no way she can grab onto them. Ill try and get a ...
by Lauren
Fri May 08, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Help! Lola eats Plaster!
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Perhaps the increase in this behaviour lately is because shes 'looking' for a nest? I might also mention, Im hoping to breed her with a new man next year in an avary as shes not really pet friendly unless its shower time with me! Ive thought of clipping her again. But would this be wise if shes goin...
by Lauren
Fri May 08, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Help! Lola eats Plaster!
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Help! Lola eats Plaster!

Do not let them eat your walls and ceilings. Ive had to replaster the wall vents and architraves (i think thats what their called) around the ceilings and cover them with sheets of paper and anything I can find so Lola cant get to them. Shes got an obsession with PLASTER. Its terrified me as Im alwa...
by Lauren
Thu May 07, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Family grew again! hehe
Replies: 14
Views: 1885

NAAAAAAAAAAW. Im Jealous! They are stunning! Their bellies look so snortable. :D
by Lauren
Thu May 07, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Rubbing your Ringnecks beak?
Replies: 6
Views: 678

I used to play 'got your beak' alot with Jibby. hehe. He loved it!

Jibby likes to cuddle into my cheek, then he starts rubbing his beak of my cheek. :shock:
by Lauren
Tue May 05, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Indian Ringneck Stuffed Animal
Replies: 9
Views: 1193

:D We LOVE AJ! Damn! AJ is some handsome boy! Thanx for stopping by! *I feel a lil star struck* hehe
by Lauren
Tue May 05, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: We just lost our Posey
Replies: 3
Views: 1160

*Hugs* :cry: Im sure Posey new how much she was cherished. Thats a great idea of getting a personalized urn. Im sorry I cannot help. R.I.P Posey.
by Lauren
Tue May 05, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Jerry flew away today....
Replies: 6
Views: 607

:( *Hugs* Im so sorry for your loss. *Sending warm and love and a full belly to Jerry out there* :cry:

Getting another pet can certainly help with grief. But can never replace the personality lost. Im sure your new baby will give you many cherished memories, just as lil Jerry did. :wink:
by Lauren
Tue May 05, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Please RESIZE Avatar/Signitures
Replies: 1
Views: 607

Please RESIZE Avatar/Signitures

This is to all members, new and old: Ive noticed a couple of people have rather large avatars and signitures. If your avatar is too wide, it will throw the whole page off centre, keep it within the lines of the space provided or the dimentions recommended. Secondly, Large signitures take a while to ...
by Lauren
Tue May 05, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: my new boy and my girl IRN
Replies: 2
Views: 431

:D Wowie! Soo pretty! Yep, best ask in the breeding section of the forum. Someone will be able to tell ya. :wink:

Oh gosh, a lacewing for my Lola is rather tempting!
by Lauren
Tue May 05, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My New Baby!!
Replies: 11
Views: 957

STUNNING! Love his eyes!
by Lauren
Tue May 05, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: pickles found his voice
Replies: 3
Views: 457

YAY! aww lil Pickles growing up well. Glad hes finally settling down. :D
by Lauren
Tue May 05, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Hypothetical separation.
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Awesome! Ill be looking into getting another male in December/January! Im going to miss Lola showertimes though. Showertimes are the only times she seems to want to 'bond' with me, she goes nuts over showers with me! :( Im the only human she will 'put up with' even though Ive tried so hard with her....
by Lauren
Tue May 05, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Hi all latest bird tally!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Wow thats some family you have there! hehe.

Ill be adding another 2 next year. A new hubby for Lola as she will be in an avary outside and a (non IRN) friend for Jibby who staying inside, Im wanting a quaker. :D
by Lauren
Tue May 05, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Techno Cocky!
Replies: 6
Views: 928

:lol: yep snowballs pretty famous now, never get tired of him. I saw him on a morning show here, and aparently some scientists were researching to find out whether birds have rhythm. Its official. Birds do have rhythm and can keep a beat! Birds are truelly intelligent beings!
by Lauren
Fri May 01, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New home, new husband for Lola.
Replies: 6
Views: 937

haha, We'll be paying off the mortgage as rent, so its not exactly free! But Im forever grateful to dad because well, I know we couldnt afford our own home for atleast another decade! But this way, its cheap and its a win win on both sides. Im trying not to think of it as mine, its my dads investmen...
by Lauren
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: new owner need help about baby indian ringneck
Replies: 5
Views: 856

You keep him in a box? Can your baby perch? Can you please get him a cage or a perch/stand? Im thinking this baby is too young perhaps. Sounds like hes quite young if he is not fully feathered. If so, the breeder should not have given him to you at this stage as most ringnecks wean at about 8 weeks ...
by Lauren
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Hypothetical separation.
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Hypothetical separation.

Im thinking of separating Jibby and Lola next year as I think Lola would be better off as a breeder, shes not really pet friendly and I will have the space and avary outside for her. She also hasnt successfully reared any chicks yet but shes only really has last year when she laid 4 eggs. If I got a...
by Lauren
Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New home, new husband for Lola.
Replies: 6
Views: 937

New home, new husband for Lola.

Oh how I miss this forum and hearing of all your bubba chickies! Firstly WELCOME and HELLO to all our new ringies and their owners! Hope to get to know you all soon. Ive got some news to share with you all. Ive been a lil busy with house hunting lately. My dad is building an investment property that...
by Lauren
Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Earth Temor .. measuring 4.7
Replies: 4
Views: 821

I was in bed watching tv and the bed was swaying side to side and the windows were rattling. It took me 10 mins to calm the birds down. They were all skinny wide eyed on the side of the cage. Poor bubs. My bunny didnt move, she was so shaken. Its funny what goes through your head in that second wher...
by Lauren
Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: toy question
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Yep, maybe try a shredder roll toy? some leather strips? Find some natural toys. I have 2 fussy birds too.. they seem to like the vine.. eg. http://myparrotshop.com/hanging-toys/fine-vine-swing-large/prod_333.html My jibby has never really been into toys, except his toy bell which he fell in love wi...
by Lauren
Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Our new friend is here!
Replies: 7
Views: 1367

Love that last pic Adorable! i will have to post pic's of my boy Parker (rex) Oh please do! My mum has a rex. I cant believe how big they grow so fast! One day theyre tiny fluffballs that you can hold in one hand, the next gigantic. It just happens overnight! I used to have dwarf lops. So I know ho...
by Lauren
Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Our new friend is here!
Replies: 7
Views: 1367

Thanx, shes grown alot in the last week, almost twice the size now, and shes turned almost completely grey, with black nose, ears and feet (looks like shes got socks on) The other ear lopped too. Ive officially renamed her Roo. Lola and Jibby seem more and more intrigued by her and will land on the...
by Lauren
Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Odd wing?
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Oh no. Poor bub! It does look like hes chewed it up a bit. Sometimes my 2 get a random 'sticky uppy' feather on or under the wing that just irritates them. Ive seen mine hold a wing up, but usually they either place the feather back where its meant to be or do the 'shake' to dislodge it. Sometimes ...
by Lauren
Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: What are your bird's names?
Replies: 30
Views: 24953

Jibby - Originally 'Gilbert'/'Gibbs'/'Giblet' because he liked grapes alot when I got him, and he was a little erm 'slow'.. Gilbert Grape from the movie.. ?? lol, but over the years, the name has morphed into just 'Jibby' or 'Gibby' and now he knows his name as this, even says his own name. Lola - O...
by Lauren
Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: should i clip my birds wings?
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Now to answer your question.. its really up to you whether you clip or not. Everyone has a different opinion here. Maybe try looking at the pros and cons of both? Maybe you could try clipping and then once the feathers grow back letting him fly for a while. See which one is best. I had my 2 clipped ...
by Lauren
Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: should i clip my birds wings?
Replies: 6
Views: 709

aaahh ive made me avatar to bug srry how do i fix it? Hi there, you need to resize your avatar by using a picture editing program you might have on your computer. I believe you can do it in the 'paint' program. You can also use photoshop if you have it. For a guide to how small it needs to be, righ...
by Lauren
Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Bad bush fires , is everyone ok .. Kyria?
Replies: 12
Views: 1552

So happy to hear from you hun! Glad your okay. My dad lost a friend in the fires, and my partner might have an aunty in the Marysville area. I was planning on going to Healsville the last 2 weekends, but sounds like Healsville is under threat. I am amazed at just how much donations people are making...
by Lauren
Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Bad bush fires , is everyone ok .. Kyria?
Replies: 12
Views: 1552

:( Just terrible! Worst ever natural disaster for us. 108+ Deaths and counting today.

Ang: Hope the family and yourself are okay hun! Take care. :( If the fires come too close, dont stay! *Hugs*
by Lauren
Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Birdies will be getting a non avian friend! :D
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Oh no. Im so sorry Julie. Poor lil bun! Rabbits are tempremental lil things, some can just be grumps, most dont like being picked up and handled much, but on the other hand, they need lots of social interaction, as they are social animals. One of our dwarf lops we had, didnt like me much, I tried. ...
by Lauren
Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Our new friend is here!
Replies: 7
Views: 1367

Our new friend is here!

Our 8 week old baby bunny doe (female)! She will be a 'house bunny', as bunnies can be litter trained just like cats. We are calling her Miffy for now. But I keep getting tongue tied with my mothers bunnys name Mia, so Id like to call her something else. lol. I like 'Roo' because she reminds me of a...
by Lauren
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: My poor baby
Replies: 7
Views: 1365

Oh my, I just read this. This must be just, heartbreaking for you. Please dont beat yourself up over it, these things happen, even in the safest environments. I have always thought that vets usually just take the whole wing off if broken behond repair? I dont think I could bare to see that. Just sh...
by Lauren
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Hi there! Welcome to the flock! Aww Nick Nick! What a cute name! hehe. Jibby used to do this behaviour too, but he grew out of it, once he understood that I dont like it much. I would repeatatively put him back in the cage or away from me, and walk away. This seemed to work well. He still has a fasc...
by Lauren
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hi again
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Hello again! How is lil Toki doing lately? Good to see ya back here.

Oh and I do that too, always forgetting my passwords.
by Lauren
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi from south australia =)
Replies: 2
Views: 352

:D Welcome to the flock Ebony! Wow sounds like you've got quite a flock there!
Thats wonderful your a part of an avicultural club, Id love to join one of them. :wink:
by Lauren
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Heatwave!!
Replies: 25
Views: 898

I'm feeling for all the birds doing it tough outside right now. Hoping they all get some relief and make it through the heat. Its horrible news to hear of all the deaths. Birds are so fragile. Poor lil souls. Well the updated forcast is predicting 43 43 35 for the next 3 days, after yesterday being...
by Lauren
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hi! about my yellow indian ringneck
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Hey Ruby and Ingrid! Glad ya found us here! Such a small world isnt it! Ingrid sounds sooo tame and loving! thats amazing he came back from his little 'adventure' out of the avary! lol. Sounds like hes got alot of friends to keep him company and hes a happy healthy lil boy! haha Jibby chews my nail...
by Lauren
Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Heatwave!!
Replies: 25
Views: 898

People also need to remember there is no legal aspect that can stop you running a sprinkler for the health and well being of your birds, regardless of the water restrictions, so keep that water flowing if you need to, and I suspect many of us will. It isnt a good idea to move your birds in anything...