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by ringneck
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi Every Body .. Merry Christmas to you
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: Hi Every Body .. Merry Christmas to you

Merry Christmas buddy! I hope you had a wonderful new year!

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding imported birds
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: Breeding imported birds

Anything is likely. If the birds feel comfortable enough they will start to breed. Just provide them with a lot of food, privacy, and a nesting box.

Best of luck my friend, :)

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Albino/Creamino
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Re: Albino/Creamino

Welcome to this forum! :) We are happy to have you here.

I have moved this over to the mutation section as we have amazing members that know more about this stuff!

We look forward to your posts!

Cheers, :-h

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Restless behavior
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: Restless behavior

Welcome. I don't think the bird is nervous, rather he is not tame. That being said, the bird needs to be tamed -- how you approach this is totally up to you. I recommend a positive reinforcement program, but there are other ways to tame as well. Do a search on the other methods our members have used...
by ringneck
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Spam
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Spam

Yes. Hold tight! I'm working on it guys! Forgive me for all the spam! :((

Cheers,

Imran
by ringneck
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New here
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: New here

Welcome! This is a perfect place to be. We have almost a decade of knowledge here and the best people around! Welcome to the family! :)

Best wishes,

Imran
by ringneck
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Catching a Indian Ring Neck Parrot that has escaped?
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Catching a Indian Ring Neck Parrot that has escaped?

Firstly, Welcome to our Indian Ringneck forum. Let me start off by saying that I have lost one of my birds too. Earlier this year a pet-sitter accidentally released one of my beloved Indian ringnecks Devri. Though I know it was an accident, it hurt like hell, and I did everything I could to try to r...
by ringneck
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Advice needed please - mating IRN's
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Advice needed please - mating IRN's

Hello Michelle, Firstly, let me welcome you to our Indian Ringneck forum. We are a wonderful community and we strive to help the best we can. What makes this community so great is that we have all kinds of ringneck owners, and different opinions as to how a problem should be addressed. For this reas...
by ringneck
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: IRN molting/pin feathers on head
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Re: IRN molting/pin feathers on head

Do nothing. You're little fella will naturally shed away the tube feathers himself. :P They will flake off by scratching, bathing, rubbing his head on his feathers while preening, etc.

It takes roughly about a month!

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Tue May 03, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: new indian ringneck owner!
Replies: 3
Views: 974

Re: new indian ringneck owner!

High five! Firstly, welcome to our forum! I know you'll make wonderful friends here as we have the best ringneck family around. We are all so dedicated and we strive to answer as many posts as we can. Should a questions not get answered, please feel free to use the search function towards the right....
by ringneck
Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Does an IRN suit my lifestyle?
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: Does an IRN suit my lifestyle?

I think the ladies here said it perfect. These birds can be loud and it can be irritating. I have seven parrots and let me tell you it's a lot of noise. My neighbors are thankfully very cool about the noise, but even then I try to be as careful as possible. You can expect vocal calling morning, noon...
by ringneck
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: When did you IR get his ring?
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: When did you IR get his ring?

It all depends on the bird. Some start around 8 months but Archimedes took 15 or 18 months--i can't remember. If there is no ring by the third year it's a girl :)

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Dark Green vs Deep Green. Comparison photos
Replies: 11
Views: 2052

Re: Dark Green vs Deep Green. Comparison photos

Wow, amazing! I can see the difference in the primary and tail feathers! Very interesting! ^:)^

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: I'm going to buy a 3 month old ringneck parrot.
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Re: I'm going to buy a 3 month old ringneck parrot.

Welcome to our forum! :OP I'll admit it's super exciting picking out a color, huh? I think it all depends on what you like. I know that when I bring Devri with me most people think she's not very pretty--or at least she does not get as much attention as my other birds -- I don't care though as to me...
by ringneck
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: A strange way my IRN eats treats...
Replies: 1
Views: 664

Re: A strange way my IRN eats treats...

Ha ha ha ha! That's so cute! While reading this is tugged at my heart. It's amazing how different these birdies are, huh? That's super cute! Give him an extra treat for us!

Welcome to our little space on the net!

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: I've just joined :)
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: I've just joined :)

Woot! Woot! Can't wait to see!

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to the forum...
Replies: 1
Views: 632

Re: New to the forum...

Woot! Woot! We welcome you to our family! I bet you're so excited about your new baby! We can't wait to see photos! These are the most amazing creatures and I promise you're in for a treat!!!!!! Feel free to browse around and we have all kinds of information here! The cool thing is we all come from ...
by ringneck
Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Hane; R.I.P.
Replies: 34
Views: 8692

Re: Hane; R.I.P.

He will always be remembered! He has been part of our family here for so many years--in fact, the both of you!

Imran
by ringneck
Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Phoenix foraging Unpellet Mix and Green Chunks
Replies: 3
Views: 646

Re: Phoenix foraging Unpellet Mix and Green Chunks

Looks amazing! I love the organic stuff! :OP

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: I've just joined :)
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: I've just joined :)

Woot! Woot! Just wanted to give you a warm welcome! We have the best ringneck family around and so many knowledgeable individuals. We all come from different experiences and backgrounds that shape our ringneck handling techniques; however, that's a good thing there are so many points of view on this...
by ringneck
Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 6
Views: 1019

Re: Hello everyone

Okay! :)

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What to do next?
Replies: 1
Views: 445

Re: What to do next?

I must have missed this post, please forgive me. How is the taming coming along?

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Hane; R.I.P.
Replies: 34
Views: 8692

Re: Hane; R.I.P.

OMG! I'm in shock!!!!!!! I just came across this and I can't believe it!!!! Melika i'm sooo sorry! I feel i've been punched in my gut right now!!! This is absolutely unbelievable, sad and crazy! :(( I'm so sorry, but i'm in shock! Please know that i'm here for you, okay!? I can only imagine how you ...
by ringneck
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Phoenix foraging Unpellet Mix and Green Chunks
Replies: 3
Views: 646

Re: Phoenix foraging Unpellet Mix and Green Chunks

I have not tried them! Tell us how your bird like them if you do purchase them! :OP We'll be waiting!

Best wishes, ;)

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: HELP Indian Ringneck won't stop biting
Replies: 6
Views: 1215

Re: HELP Indian Ringneck won't stop biting

Hello, Welcome to our forum! Now, let's address the topic of biting. Before we get into answering how you can deal with the biting let's look at the world through your bird's eyes first. In your post you had said the bird had not been handled, so from this I'm going to assume the bird does not know ...
by ringneck
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: HELP Indian Ringneck won't stop biting
Replies: 6
Views: 1215

Re: HELP Indian Ringneck won't stop biting

Hello, Welcome to our forum! Now, let's address the topic of biting. Before we get into answering how you can deal with the biting let's look at the world through your bird's eyes first. In your post you had said the bird had not been handled, so from this I'm going to assume the bird does not know ...
by ringneck
Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi friends I am Mujeeb from Qatar
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: Hi friends I am Mujeeb from Qatar

Hello Mujeeb, Hello and welcome to our Indian Ringneck forum! We have the nicest family around I promise. It's true many of us are super busy, but we all try to stop in to help any new members, such as yourself--we all strive to leave unanswered posts--this is a goal that can sometimes become tediou...
by ringneck
Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New and First time Ringneck owner
Replies: 3
Views: 964

Re: New and First time Ringneck owner

Hello Chris, Sorry for the late reply as I've been super busy! #:-s First of all, let me welcome you to our little space on the net. I can honestly say we have the most amazing ringneck family here! Though at times our forum might become slow, it usually picks up during the breeding season as many n...
by ringneck
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 6
Views: 1019

Re: Hello everyone

Sorry for the late reply! I've been so busy working on another project! #:-s I just wanted to take the time to welcome you to our little place on the net. I know you'll find the forums very useful and we have the best family around. I can remember the first time I got my breeding pair of ringnecks! ...
by ringneck
Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Question On Bluffing
Replies: 35
Views: 5110

Re: Question On Bluffing

I'm very pleased to hear you are evolving in your approach to bird handling and the advice you are putting out there. It is unfortunate that other sites appear to have copied your old article, and "taking" bites is still promoted on some ringneck social media groups. Even though there much more eff...
by ringneck
Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New and First time Ringneck owner
Replies: 3
Views: 964

Re: New and First time Ringneck owner

Reply coming soon! Have to be at a birthday party! :OP Welcome to the family!!!

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Question On Bluffing
Replies: 35
Views: 5110

Re: Question On Bluffing

No, I am not saying that females don't bluff. I said every bird is different. Some bluff more than others. But, I do believe it tends to be stronger in females, but this could be due their matriarchal behavior. But, personally I have always respected my pets, never put them in the position where the...
by ringneck
Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Question On Bluffing
Replies: 35
Views: 5110

Re: Question On Bluffing

Claire, I think you're nitpicking and looking for ways to disprove bluffing, but i know you don't believe in it. :) When I wrote that article, I centered it around the notion of captive Indian Ringnecks. For example, it's been proven that many parrots stop a behavior, then resume it once they adjust...
by ringneck
Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 6
Views: 1019

Re: Hello everyone

Reply coming soon! Sorry, have so much work on my desk! Welcome to the family!

Best wishes, ;)

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Question On Bluffing
Replies: 35
Views: 5110

Re: Question On Bluffing

AJPeter,

Ha ha ha ha! I had to chime in! =)) =)) =))

Always the voice of reason! :) We Need you!!! B-)

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Question On Bluffing
Replies: 35
Views: 5110

Re: Question On Bluffing

Sanjay’s Mummi, That’s quite okay. :) It’s okay to agree to disagree. You have to remember i’ve worked with so many ringnecks, and from my perspective and my research, it’s a reality. Besides, there is a reason these birds were deemed “not good pets” at one time. And there is a reason conures or oth...
by ringneck
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Newbie needing advice.
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Re: Newbie needing advice.

I would get the cage that is flat on the top and I'll tell you why. Ringnecks are highly messy creatures. I found in the past when I had cages that had bars that crossed, mess easily accumulated and scrubbing was a chore. Not only that, the hinges also collected food particles, feces, and feathers. ...
by ringneck
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Indian or African
Replies: 4
Views: 1359

Re: Indian or African

That's an Indian Ringneck! :)

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Question On Bluffing
Replies: 35
Views: 5110

Re: Question On Bluffing

MissK, I love watching these birds during late spring as these birds accumulate in large flocks--you have the juveniles and the parents interacting and it's an amazing phenomena. One time, I had showed up to a park and the birds were all over the benches and tables . I cannot believe how many ringne...
by ringneck
Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Question On Bluffing
Replies: 35
Views: 5110

Re: Question On Bluffing

Claire, Could you imagine if we bred for personality rather then mutations! ? It's funny you mentioned about Nila's bloodline as I was writing about taming vs domestication for my book...I was reading an amazing study in Russia about scientists domesticating foxes -- it only took less than 50 years!...
by ringneck
Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member - Owner Terra - IRN Pretty
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: New Member - Owner Terra - IRN Pretty

Hello again, Welcome to our little space on the net. We have a great deal of information on ringneck handling, just simply do a search and you'll find literally hundreds of articles. Your Indian Ringneck Pretty is absolutely beautiful. :-bd There is nothing like a blue Ringneck as they often remind ...
by ringneck
Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Question On Bluffing
Replies: 35
Views: 5110

Re: Question On Bluffing

AJPeter, Thanks for your input buddy! I know things got a little heated and wordy, but I think we were both trying to get our points across. =)) =)) You're always so laid-back and I we love that about you. B-) It's true you are one very knowledgeable individual! Always love reading your posts! B-) A...
by ringneck
Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Question On Bluffing
Replies: 35
Views: 5110

Re: Question On Bluffing

Hello Claire, Claire, I think the difference between you and I comes down to both of our training styles. I can attribute this disagreement as two mothers bickering about how to raise a child correctly. As I've said, I'm a huge advocate for positive reinforcement training as I've seen remarkable res...
by ringneck
Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Question On Bluffing
Replies: 35
Views: 5110

Re: Question On Bluffing

Ha ha ha ha! They are such amazing little monsters--I think we can all agree on that! :ymapplause:

I think our passion comes through as we are all obsessed with our ringnecks! :D

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Question On Bluffing
Replies: 35
Views: 5110

Re: Question On Bluffing

Firstly, I don't have anything against Barbara running her business as there is nothing wrong with that. My intentions were to clarify of my motive, and my love for these birds. I have done nothing but study their behaviors through breeding, watching feral ringnecks in Bakersfield, working with othe...
by ringneck
Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Confusion regarding the laid eggs!!
Replies: 1
Views: 584

Re: Confusion regarding the laid eggs!!

Did the eggs ever hatch?

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Need Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: Need Advice

If the bird does not have feathers, keep in him/her warm to around 90 degrees Fahrenheit. As the bird feathers out gradually reduce the heat. Feed a hand feeding formula that's warm. If you cannot purchase any, rice cereal will work. Check this out: http://indianringneck.com/handfeed/ Also, check th...
by ringneck
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: I was surprised by my bird when I got home...
Replies: 10
Views: 1696

Re: I was surprised by my bird when I got home...

Ha ha ha ha! These are such comical birds! :)) :)) :))

They sure love the be the center of attention!

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Question On Bluffing
Replies: 35
Views: 5110

Re: Question On Bluffing

Hello Sunset, The most important thing to do during the bluffing stage is to incorporate your bird into your life. When the bird bites, pull your hand back and go about your business. Distract the bird and overtime, the bluffing will phase out..it's a night and day difference. Keep in mind that some...
by ringneck
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Question On Bluffing
Replies: 35
Views: 5110

Re: Question On Bluffing

Hello, I just came across this post and I have to politely disagree with both you, and Barbara Heidenreich's post as well. Firstly, I think Barbara is categorizing the behavior of all ringnecks under the umbrella of "typical" parrot behavior. This is something that irks me, as I strongly believe the...
by ringneck
Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: how can I determine irn age....??
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: how can I determine irn age....??

You can only if the bird is under a year old.

If the bird is under a year and it's a normal green ringneck most will have sold black eyes. The feet will be grey and the tail will be shorter. After a year things get more difficult as all of them resemble mature females.

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Next training tip....
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Re: Next training tip....

Wow, sounds like you are off to a wonderful start!

I would start targeting outside the cage. This way they can become more confident with your hands before you coax them step onto your hand inside the cage! You are doing a great job!!!

Congrats on your efforts so far!

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi newbie here, Tully is my 1st IRN and my name is Tracy
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Re: Hi newbie here, Tully is my 1st IRN and my name is Tracy

Welcome to our forum! Things are a bit slow right now due to easter! :OP It's so exciting when they start talking, huh? Sounds like you have your hand full with all those little birdies! I absolutely love Green cheek Conures! They are such amazing little guys! :D Just wanted to wish you a warm welco...
by ringneck
Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: African Ringnecks
Topic: Any breeders in the US?
Replies: 3
Views: 1570

Re: Any breeders in the US?

If you live in Southern California--you can head over to Magnolia Bird Farm, the riverside location, and they have a huge aviary of them. Each bird costs about $120 I believe.

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: my bird spoke
Replies: 1
Views: 677

Re: my bird spoke

Hello Andrearedmond, Welcome to our forum! :D It can be so exciting to hear your ringneck speak for the first time! I remember the first time Archimedes spoke. I was reading a story to my nephew and I heard Archimedes say, "good parrot!" Quite literally, I was floored and I thought I was hearing thi...
by ringneck
Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi
Replies: 1
Views: 688

Re: Hi

Hello Karan, Firstly, I want to welcome you to the forum. We have the most amazing members here. Everyone is so dedicated and they do their best to answer each post in a timely manner. A lot of the great contributors to this forum, and community, are dedicated ringneck owners that strive to enrich t...
by ringneck
Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:08 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi! My.name is Tracy and this is my 1st experience with a birs
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Re: Hi! My.name is Tracy and this is my 1st experience with a birs

Welcome Tracy, First, I want to welcome you to our Indian Ringneck forum. We have the best family around here. In fact, we have the largest database of questions and answers thanks to the wonderful members here. Honestly, you could spend hours and hours on end looking through all the past informatio...
by ringneck
Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Hand Feeding 5 week old IRN need help.
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Re: Hand Feeding 5 week old IRN need help.

Hello Anwar, It's so much hand feeding, eh? I absolutely love it! The feathers should start coming in pretty soon now, at five weeks the feathers should be at the pin stage--looks like a bunch of straws all over the bird. In the next two weeks those will open up and you'll see your beautiful bird in...
by ringneck
Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New fancy Indian ringneck
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: New fancy Indian ringneck

You are headed in the right direction! I love how you said you have 30 years together. \m/ Start a positive reinforcement program. Do a search on the subject on our forum. In no time you'll have the most amazing little fellow! These are such amazing creatures and everyday i feel like im a kid in a c...
by ringneck
Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hallo from South Africa!
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Re: Hallo from South Africa!

Welcome to our little space on the net! :) I promise we have the most dedicated and amazing ringneck lovers here! Everyone is so friendly and willing to go the extra mile to ensure all problems are solved. Please feel free to search around the forum as we have years and years worth of data on ringne...
by ringneck
Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: I was surprised by my bird when I got home...
Replies: 10
Views: 1696

Re: I was surprised by my bird when I got home...

It's always exciting when they learn something new! I remember the first time Archimedes started talking--I could not believe it! Then, when Devri started talking I was amazed. These are such amazing creatures. Truly they have the gift of melting our hearts! :)) Awesome story! Best wishes, IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Forum Update
Replies: 6
Views: 1005

Re: Forum Update

Thank you MissK...i missed your post :ymdaydream:

Hope all is well! :OP
by ringneck
Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Alexandrine Baby Difficulties in Feeding and Feather Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 2605

Re: Alexandrine Baby Difficulties in Feeding and Feather Issues

First of all, welcome to our form. :D Let's address the feather issue first. :p Looking at the photos you have provided everything seems to be normal. Honestly, I would say the feathers fell out do to the cage. May I ask how large the cage is? Perhaps the sudden change from the box to the cage could...
by ringneck
Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What is this bird?
Replies: 1
Views: 1073

Re: What is this bird?

Welcome to our little place on the net! Try to upload a photo so we may see the mutation so we may better help you. ;) We look forward to your contributions to the ringneck community. That being said, welcome to our site and feel free to look around. I've moved this post to the mutation section. Bes...
by ringneck
Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: tasty treats f or your birds
Replies: 1
Views: 1006

Re: tasty treats f or your birds

Sounds like something yummy for the parrots!

Best wishes, :wink:

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Re: Hello!

Hello! Welcome to our little corner on the net! I promise we have the best parrot forum around. Usually everyone is so respectful of each other and we strive to help one another. Basically, we can all agree to disagree! I must say, you sound a lot like me though. I have a total of eight birds (one A...
by ringneck
Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New IRN instantly bonded with Hubby and attacks me
Replies: 3
Views: 795

Re: New IRN instantly bonded with Hubby and attacks me

My pleasure! :D

You're off to a wonderful journey! (*)

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Help taming an one and a half year old IRN
Replies: 1
Views: 912

Re: Help taming an one and a half year old IRN

First of all, welcome to the forum! From your post, it sounds like your female ringneck is scared of humans in general. I don't know if she was hand fed, but it seems to be the she was parent raised. That being said, you want to back up a bit and reward her a lot with food. Also, when you find she g...
by ringneck
Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New IRN instantly bonded with Hubby and attacks me
Replies: 3
Views: 795

Re: New IRN instantly bonded with Hubby and attacks me

My female ringneck is quite choosy when it comes to who handles her. For example, my Devri will not tolerate anyone handling her but me. In fact, I don't let other people handle her as I don't trust her at the moment. She can easily bite and I know it will not be a pretty sight. Anyway, I don't want...
by ringneck
Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Help with names, please!
Replies: 5
Views: 1480

Re: Help with names, please!

Wow! Love the name! :) Can't wait to hear more stories about Indi as well as photos! :wink:

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Forum Update
Replies: 6
Views: 1005

Re: Forum Update

Forum updated...now we have many new features...check things out..also, forum now loads perfect for tablets and mobile devices. 8) :D
by ringneck
Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Forum Update
Replies: 6
Views: 1005

Re: Forum Update

Sorry for the downtime all day! :oops:

I hit a critical error, but now it's fixed...if you have any errors--please report to my inbox...we are gunna beat that damn spam once and for all ! :wink:

Thank you for being so patient with all the updates!

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New addition any help will be greatly received!!
Replies: 1
Views: 564

Re: New addition any help will be greatly received!!

Wow, firstly welcome to the ringneck world and our family! :OP Sorry for the late reply as our forum got hit with a lot of spam!!!! Anyway, do a search in the training area. We have so many wonderful posts on the topic!!! We look forward to hearing more about your new family member!!! 8) Best wishes...
by ringneck
Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi All!
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Re: Hi All!

Welcome to our family!!! Woot! Woot!

So sorry for the late reply! We got hit with a lot of spam so I guess our members missed your post! We look forward to your post!!!!!!

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: Forum Update
Replies: 6
Views: 1005

Forum Update

Yes, the forum is different for now. I know we got hit with a lot of spam and I'm installing all kinds of stuff to combat it. Also, I'm overhauling the forum at the moment. Upgrades will be done on low traffic times. :D Don't be alarmed if you see things change a bit. There should be no down time wh...
by ringneck
Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Quite concerned your feedback is much appreciated
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: Quite concerned your feedback is much appreciated

I would definitely get a second opinion as I highly doubt something is stuck inside his crop. In fact, if you look at the picking pattern it's under his chin all the way down to his breast. My Osiris is a feather mutilator and I have spent so much time trying to figure out what's causing the problem...
by ringneck
Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Mounting problem
Replies: 1
Views: 394

Re: Mounting problem

Unfortunately, there is nothing you can really do at the moment. When I used to breed some of my pairs would take up to three years to get it "right." How old are the pairs that you are breeding? If the birds are still very young I would dismiss this is nothing more than inexperience. Now, were thes...
by ringneck
Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Taming a pair together
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: Taming a pair together

It seems you're going the positive reinforcement route. For this reason, continue to offer the parrots food until they take it from the tips of the chopsticks. Once the birds build up enough confidence, start using your fingers to offer the birds the pieces of fruit. Once they confidently accept the...
by ringneck
Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: patch between eye and beak.
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Re: patch between eye and beak.

It could be that he is rubbing his beak against the cage bars or is starting to molt. It can't be plucking due to the location. You should know that many ringneck's often have bare patches while molting. It doesn't look too bad, but I would give it a few weeks and im sure some feathers will grow in....
by ringneck
Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Help my parrot poops round tube with blood
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Re: Help my parrot poops round tube with blood

Take him to the vet if you can. Could be a parasitic infection. Please keep us updated.

Best wishes, :wink:

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Can a six year old bird change? I need hope.
Replies: 8
Views: 897

Re: Can a six year old bird change? I need hope.

Absolutely, the bird's behavior can be changed. MissK really hit it on the head, but I do have a few things to add. Through positive reinforcement you should introduce her to others. For example, use a target stick and lead her to a family member and immediately reward her. Continue this until she f...
by ringneck
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Sulley!
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: Hello from Sulley!

What an awesome little fellow! Congrats and welcome to our ringneck family! :)

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: blue shadows in Coukou's feathers
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

Re: blue shadows in Coukou's feathers

There is nothing to worry about. :wink:

We is getting is blue feathers that adult males showcase! Congrats!

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: its been awhile
Replies: 1
Views: 547

Re: its been awhile

Welcome back! :)

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Bird Help Please?...
Replies: 3
Views: 918

Re: Bird Help Please?...

Those are blood feathers (new feathers growing out). In time the wings will grow back in.

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: new to this site.
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: new to this site.

Welcome to our wonderful ringneck family! :wink:

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Sun Dec 21, 2014 4:12 am
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Feather Plucking Section
Replies: 47
Views: 8368

Re: Feather Plucking Section

SkyeBerry,

Thanks so much for the reply and thank you for the link!

I have seen that page before! I love it! It has such great information. I think it's so sad they are trying to shut him down! That's just crazy! :roll:

Merry Christmas 2 you too! :)

Best wishes, IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Isolated Plucking Incident...... we hope!
Replies: 11
Views: 1443

Re: Isolated Plucking Incident...... we hope!

Wow, great news! It's amazing how finicky these birds can sometimes be, especially when they have a routine down, huh?

Love the family sleeping in the kitchen part! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: 8)

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Louie my African Ringneck
Replies: 8
Views: 2374

Re: Louie my African Ringneck

Beautiful!!! 8)

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4323

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Wow, how are the babies doing? Got updated pix? :mrgreen:

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Isolated Plucking Incident...... we hope!
Replies: 11
Views: 1443

Re: Isolated Plucking Incident...... we hope!

MissK, Did you get Rocky to the vet? Perhaps a photo from far away? I'm really sorry this is happening to Rocky and you. Believe me, I thought it would NEVER happen to me either. We are here for ya! But inspite of all the hell Osiris and I have been through due to his plucking, I would not change it...
by ringneck
Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: The importance of seeing an avian vet
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: The importance of seeing an avian vet

Yes, this is good news!

So sorry to hear that! :( Hope Nila is doing better! I just love his videos on YouTube!

Best Wishes, :wink:

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: 1.5 year old bird started plucking
Replies: 21
Views: 3629

Re: 1.5 year old bird started plucking

Hello, I'm really sorry you're dealing with feather plucking. In fact, I too am dealing with the issue. I have made great progress so far; however, every bird is different. I don't mean to sound rude, but that cage is not large enough for your Indian Ringneck. Notice how his tail hits the cage floor...
by ringneck
Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: feathers from green to white
Replies: 19
Views: 3228

Re: feathers from green to white

the bird looks far from being in moult. the previous members gave good advice on isolating this bird..it may be infected with PBFD or Polyoma Virus...touch wood that it isnt ..and that I am wrong.. Molossus2 my friend, you took the words right out of my mouth! That bird is not having a normal molt!...
by ringneck
Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Garry has some messy wings!?!?
Replies: 10
Views: 1935

Re: Garry has some messy wings!?!?

Hello hashford,

There is some wonderful information here! Would you be so kind my friend to add another photo with dry wings? Did you give your bird a bath? :mrgreen:

Best Wishes, :wink:

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Feather Plucking Section
Replies: 47
Views: 8368

Re: Feather Plucking Section

You should know this is my approach now that his collar is off. Here's an update on Osiris! His feather's look amazing! He had one small backslide, but I quickly put the collar on for three days and he stopped. I bet I'm going to have to do maintenance like this for the rest of his life. I did stumb...
by ringneck
Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: News
Topic: got hacked
Replies: 3
Views: 902

got hacked

I'm sorry for the site being down! We got hacked! :roll:

Anyway, it's up and running now thanks to my hosting company. Took a few days to get cleaned up.

So sorry!

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:36 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Börek's video album
Replies: 22
Views: 2764

Re: Börek's video album

This is such a wonderful post! I'm pushing it over to my thoughts section. Been working on response. :mrgreen:

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Please HELP is my parrot ok
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Please HELP is my parrot ok

Donovan could u upload the photo again my friend?

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4323

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Aw, this is wonderful news! :)

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Börek's video album
Replies: 22
Views: 2764

Re: Börek's video album

Claire I'm happy you brought this up. :wink: I'm going to do an official post on this topic via my "thoughts" section of the site. You wanna help me put together an article--it will be perfect! You can discuss how you believe it is "sexual" interaction and I'll discuss why i believe it's not sexual....
by ringneck
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: itching all day
Replies: 9
Views: 2024

Re: itching all day

janey1960 how is your bird doing?

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Börek's video album
Replies: 22
Views: 2764

Re: Börek's video album

GeveZe, Another great video GeveZe. :) InTheAir I don't believe that touching the bird along its body will stimulate any sexual response. I think this is another myth that's pushed along in the bird community. In fact, I was watching this one woman who insisted that touching under the wings, feet, a...
by ringneck
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New Toy
Replies: 14
Views: 1399

Re: New Toy

Wow, look at Rise go! He sure is adamant about undoing that knot! You're so right, a busy bird is a quiet bird. :lol:

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: can violets be breed together
Replies: 1
Views: 495

Re: can violets be breed together

Yes, they can.

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4323

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

I can't wait to see them feather out! :) One baby has red eyes! :) 8) 8) :mrgreen: I hear you about them growing so fast. I had to stop breeding because it killed me when I had to re-home my babies. I even turned a few people away cause I was not sure! I know, I can be crazy at times! :shock: :D Bes...
by ringneck
Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:36 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4323

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Woot! Woot! I can't believe they hatched already and how big they are. What a treat to log in and see this! :OP I'm so excited for you. 8)

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: posts with inappropriate images
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: posts with inappropriate images

Thanks for the notice Ellie 8) ! I'm also very sorry for those that saw such pictures! As you all know, this forum is quite popular and the current spam filters keep getting bypassed. I'll see what I can do to keep it outta here! Also, please PM too!

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:29 am
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: itching all day
Replies: 9
Views: 2024

Re: itching all day

Yup, looks like a molt to me. I don't see feather damage. Besides, the feather loss that I see is around his beak and is a place that the bird cannot reach. Also, the first ringneck molt is usually light and seems to be on schedule. :wink: I would not worry, honestly. He looks normal thus far. I'll ...
by ringneck
Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:24 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4323

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Alright! I'll be waiting till October ! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Territory Issue - Can Anything Be Done?
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: Territory Issue - Can Anything Be Done?

First of all, let me tell you I love your bird room and all the toys you made for them. I love that you're very creative. Anyway, let's get to the problem you're facing. Territorial behavior is quite common in all birds. In fact, it's natural for all parrots to showcase this behavior. How I effectiv...
by ringneck
Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Feather Plucking Section
Replies: 47
Views: 8368

Re: Feather Plucking Section

Whelp, my progress is great thus far! :) For those that happen to stumble upon this thread, here are my techniques. Remember, this is NOT a cure for feather plucking / mutilation. Rather, this is a way to MANAGE it until you can get to the bottom of the issue. The great thing about it is that Osiris...
by ringneck
Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4323

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Wow, well it's a well done bird room! I know what you're saying about our violets. I can't get my camera to take accurate pictures of her color either. It's almost a fluorescent tinge to the purple hue.. Really, it's spectacular. :wink: But, I'm almost sure Aya is a single factor too. :) Best Wishes...
by ringneck
Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: new to the group
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: new to the group

Hello!

Welcome to our ringneck family! :) We have the best family around and each and everyone here does our best to answer questions. Always try a search first as there are tons of posts here. :)

Best Wishes, :wink:

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Trixies Fruit Holder
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: Trixies Fruit Holder

Wow, thanks for the pix! This is crazy! I can't wait to hear what they have to say! :shock:

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: losr babies, breed again
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Re: losr babies, breed again

I'm so sorry! Those pesky rats! :roll: It all depends, the most important thing you can do now is just give the birds lots of privacy. Hopefully the hen's instinct will be to try again. If she is spending a lot of time inside the nesting box then chances are good. If not, then you'll have to wait an...
by ringneck
Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Considering giving up my bird. Hoping for advice.
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re: Considering giving up my bird. Hoping for advice.

Okay, first let me commend you for being so thoughtful in regards to your ringneck's feelings. I love the fact that you're trying to think on behalf of your bird and you're trying to ease his fearfulness . Really, it's quite touching. 8) I know that taming Cirrus, which I might add I love the name, ...
by ringneck
Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4323

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Deb I'm speechless--such beautiful babies you got there! Your mom look just like my Aya! :) 8)

I can't wait to see the babies! :) Are you going to hand feed them or let the parents raise them? :D

BTW! I love your bird room! Amazing much! 8) 8) 8)

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4323

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Woot! Woot! That's amazing! I'm so excited for ya! I'm wishing you all the luck in the world! :wink:

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C

P.S. I can't wait to see photos!
by ringneck
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Feather Plucking Section
Replies: 47
Views: 8368

Re: Feather Plucking Section

SkyeBerry, also I'm so sorry your post got lost! I hope you do post it when you have time !:)

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Feather Plucking Section
Replies: 47
Views: 8368

Re: Feather Plucking Section

Aw, Melika don't be mad. :wink: I always say text is a lot like a dagger it's how you catch it that matters. :) Ellie, I have to check the cotton thing too. Osiris is chewing his collar a lot, it's like he loves to roll the lint in his mouth. :/ Bird's can be so silly. Other than that he is making w...
by ringneck
Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Vometing after formula.
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: Vometing after formula.

That's wonderful!

Best Wishes, :wink:

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Howdy!
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: Howdy!

Welcome Pero! :) In my experience ringnecks make remarkable pets if worked with daily. I have four pet ringnecks, 2 Indian Ringnecks and 1 Alexandrine. They are remarkable, lovable and friendly if worked with. Mine are very cuddly and friendly, so much so, that they love being with me. I do get bit ...
by ringneck
Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:40 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Vometing after formula.
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: Vometing after formula.

Hey Sarah, It sounds like the babies are refusing to eat. Believe it or not, some babies are lazy eaters. This was the case with Archimedes, Anakin, and Regan. I would feed them more throughout the day rather than three large feedings. It really worked great! :wink: Another thing too, perhaps the ba...
by ringneck
Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 286

Re: Hello

Welcome SilverGull! It's a good thing you got him! He is very lucky to have you in his life. I love that you're trying to tame him and work with him. I have four ringnecks and I love them to death. They all have their own personalities and give nothing but endless love...truly, they are amazing crea...
by ringneck
Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Feather Plucking Section
Replies: 47
Views: 8368

Re: Feather Plucking Section

SkyeBerry, I'm so sorry he picked his feathers out. Sometimes I can't understand what's in their minds, huh? At least he knew not to pull out his blood feathers. It's funny that you mentioned molting! I am currently shooting a video of Devri and Archimedes molting. I've been shooting it for about a ...
by ringneck
Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Feather Plucking Section
Replies: 47
Views: 8368

Re: Feather Plucking Section

Hey Donovan,

Ha ha ha ha! I tried listerine and it did nothing. I tried it two times--he just continued...but i must say it killed his sweet berry smell. :) I love the way Osiris smells...he smells so sweet. :)

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Feather Plucking Section
Replies: 47
Views: 8368

Re: Feather Plucking Section

Okay, my apologies for not getting back sooner. Here is some background information on Osiris. When I got him, he was roughly two months old. The lady who hand fed him kept him isolated from the other Alexandrines. I don't know why she did this; however, I think this did more harm than good. Persona...
by ringneck
Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Why has my male IRN plucked feathers from my female?
Replies: 1
Views: 791

Re: Why has my male IRN plucked feathers from my female?

Hello Kimmi.Richo, All ringnecks have a breeding cycle that is usually during spring. In my area, the birds begin to breed around March. That being said, I don't think it has anything to do with the female not being interested. Most female ringnecks can be quite aggressive when not breeding. In fact...
by ringneck
Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Feather Plucking Section
Replies: 47
Views: 8368

Re: Feather Plucking Section

Melika, I'm glad you enjoy this thread and I enjoyed your thread about plucking vs molting-- simply amazing! I love how you break things down for our members here. I did not know Hane plucked. I'm really sorry about that! :oops: This disease is so frustrating. I want to get to the bottom of this and...
by ringneck
Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Feather Plucking Section
Replies: 47
Views: 8368

Re: Feather Plucking Section

Hey SkyeBerry, Thanks for the reply :D . This feather mutilation is quite the "demon" in my house so to speak. I want to pull my hair out trying to figure out what's causing the problem. You know, Osiris was making great progress with the collar; however, Osiris figured out how to curl his feathers ...
by ringneck
Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Feather Plucking Section
Replies: 47
Views: 8368

Re: Feather Plucking Section

Hey SkyeBerry, Wow, thanks for the update. These creatures are so complex, huh? It's funny how one day they act normal then suddenly they change. I tend to wonder what goes on inside his head. I say go for the collar if you had success in the past. I look forward to all your updates as well. Have yo...
by ringneck
Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Feather Plucking Section
Replies: 47
Views: 8368

Re: Feather Plucking Section

Are these birds foraging?
Mine are. :) All seven of them. All have perfect feathering..it's just my little monster Osiris who seems to be the stinker. :wink:

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Feather Plucking Section
Replies: 47
Views: 8368

Re: Feather Plucking Section

Hey SkyeBerry, Welcome back! It's so great to see you again. :D Yes, the collar is just felt. We have changed it twice on him. The first round he hated it. He was on the floor of his cage trying to remove it and rightly so! He did rough it up and chew it a bit, but he was never successful at removin...
by ringneck
Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Feather Plucking Section
Replies: 47
Views: 8368

Re: Feather Plucking Section

Hello all, I just wanted to update my progress on Osiris. Whelp, I made the dive and put a collar on him. It was a really hard decision I must say. In fact, I was quite depressed about it for a week. After watching him through the baby monitor, it became apparent he flips his feathers as a pastime a...
by ringneck
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Plucking vs Molting
Replies: 1
Views: 763

Very concerned about my bird

Hey alia_sa13, Would you be so kind to upload more photos? I really can't tell from that picture. I can tell you though that it seems the tail is broken. This is quite typical of younger ringnecks as they are much more flighty. In my experience, they tend to crash into things or break their tails ea...
by ringneck
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Plucking vs Molting
Replies: 4
Views: 3475

Re: Plucking vs Molting

Melika you are amazing! Such a wonderful post! :) 8)

Best Wishes, :wink:

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Indian Ringneck Weird Head Feathers HELP!!
Replies: 2
Views: 995

Re: Indian Ringneck Weird Head Feathers HELP!!

Melika is right! Your bird looks a bit patchy, but in a healthy way. I would not worry. Give your bird a few weeks and everything will be back to normal. Besides, I see feather loss on the back of the head--this is a place where his/her beak cannot get. :) I think it's pretty safe to say you're in g...
by ringneck
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: My IRN molting at 4 months?
Replies: 1
Views: 1104

Re: My IRN molting at 4 months?

Hello jlw31133, Yes they can. :) My Aya is going through her first molt. Some ringnecks molt at totally different times of the year. For example, all my ringnecks usually molt during the hotter months of summer, while Anikin, Archimedes's brother, likes to molt right after Christmas. Odd, huh? Would...
by ringneck
Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Feather Plucking Section
Replies: 47
Views: 8368

Re: Feather Plucking Section

Hey InTheAir,

That's what I'm thinking too. I am going to work on free flying Osiris. Perhaps this might be the culprit too. As of last week we are really getting down at recalling. I hope that will divert his energy elsewhere. He is one little stinker. :lol:

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Feather Plucking Section
Replies: 47
Views: 8368

Re: Feather Plucking Section

GeveZe, Don't panic or make a big deal about it. Believe me, I feel your frustration :wink: . Sometimes I literally just have to get up and get out of the room. I refuse to let Osiris know that it bugs me :lol: . I kind of act like a bird and just go about my business. You are doing a great job with...
by ringneck
Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Feather Plucking Section
Replies: 47
Views: 8368

Re: Feather Plucking Section

Whelp, here is some information about Osiris thus far. For now, I stopped all seeds and only give him Harrisons High Potency Fine Pellets. Plus, he gets organic fruits/ veggies throughout the day. My other ringnecks are on Zupreem and they love it. I also give him bentonite clay. A lot of parrots ea...
by ringneck
Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Feather Plucking Section
Replies: 47
Views: 8368

Re: Feather Plucking Section

Hey Donovan,

That's what I'm thinking too. I'm trying to rework his thinking. I'm on the planning table right now, but I think i might have a few tricks up my sleeve...ha ha ha ha :lol:

Best Wishes, :wink:

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Feather Plucking Section
Replies: 47
Views: 8368

Re: Feather Plucking Section

Hey GeveZe, Thanks for posting pictures! That's exactly how Osiris started and it started progressing over the months. I thought nothing of it, did not make a huge deal about it, nor did I question it too much. I just figured he had the odd feather or two that was sticking out. This sometimes happen...
by ringneck
Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Feather Plucking Section
Replies: 47
Views: 8368

Feather Plucking Section

Feather plucking is a heck of an elephant to swallow. There are so many myths and reasons as to why ringnecks pluck. I am always asked so many questions about the topic and I am dealing with it through Osiris (Alexandrine). He doesn't pluck his actual feathers, he just has a habit of flipping his fe...
by ringneck
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: African Ringnecks
Topic: marley
Replies: 2
Views: 1371

Re: marley

What a great shot! I love African Ringnecks so much. They have a plum color to them. Very exotic looking indeed. Thanks for sharing the photo. :)

Best Wishes, :wink:

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: HELP HELP is there a second bluffing stage
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Re: HELP HELP is there a second bluffing stage

Hello birdynamnam, There is no second bluffing stage. Bluffing usually happens right after the birds wean, which is roughly 13 weeks of age. From your description, it sounds like your female ringneck has bonded to your husband. They can be quite stubborn once they have chosen their "mate." This is q...
by ringneck
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: breeding ringnecks
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Re: breeding ringnecks

Hey valian9,

Most start breeding around two years. I personally would wait till the birds are three years. Some breeders have recorded instances of young males without their ring successfully mating and raising babies. I hope this helps.

Best Wishes, :wink:

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: light ring at 6 weeks ?
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Re: light ring at 6 weeks ?

Hey ErnieisAwesome,

As exciting as it might be, the rings come in later--roughly 18 months to three years. Even females have a slight ring. My Devri looks as if she has a ring; however, she is a female. Hope this helps!

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C :wink:
by ringneck
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: IRN nest box
Replies: 1
Views: 583

Re: IRN nest box

Wow, this is really good! Looks like it will make a wonderful home to a ringneck family! They sure love those deep nesting boxes! :)

Best Wishes, :wink:

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Börek's video album
Replies: 22
Views: 2764

Re: Börek's video album

Aw, she sure loves those scratches. :) What a cutie! Thanks for sharing!

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:34 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: Hi all

Welcome to our family!:) I swear we have the best ringneck family around. Most everyone puts their heart and soul into each post. :) I know you'll enjoy it here!:)

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: The Watcher
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Re: The Watcher

ha ha ha ha! I love this photo! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Best Wishes,
IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Indigo? Turquoise? Violet Pallid with pics
Replies: 206
Views: 27552

Re: Indigo? Turquoise? Violet Pallid with pics

Yikes, I better get started then! :) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I've spent so much time working on the pet aspect. I'm always amazed at the wonderful work and what it takes to breed new mutations. It's so amazing!

Imran
by ringneck
Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Indigo? Turquoise? Violet Pallid with pics
Replies: 206
Views: 27552

Re: Indigo? Turquoise? Violet Pallid with pics

What a fascinating thread. Thank you all! I learned at lot. I gotta grasp genetics. It's amazing all the work done to develop new mutations. Left speechless! :0)
by ringneck
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can you Guess the age/male or female?
Replies: 12
Views: 1241

Re: Can you Guess the age/male or female?

From my perspective your bird looks quite mature (Over 2 years). From the shape of the skull it looks to be femalish. The green cap on the head, to me, says she has had her full molt already. She has lost those baby soft feathers too from the looks of the photos. But i could be wrong--it's could be ...
by ringneck
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Indian Ringneck Parrots In Love
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

Re: Indian Ringneck Parrots In Love

Thanks all for the compliments. :O) Hey AjPeter, That is one of my breeder pairs. It's a male turquoise breeder, he's such a Don Juan with ladies. The female there is one of Archimedes' sisters though. Unfortunately, try as he might, my Archimedes has no game. Ha ha ha! He tries to impress Devri but...
by ringneck
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Storm 5 weeks
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

Re: Storm 5 weeks

pards007,

Awwwwwwwww! Those baby whimpers! Can it get any more cuter! Please stop torturing me! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

What a cutie Storm is! :wink:

Best Wishes, :wink:

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New law prohibits hand-rearing of parrots in The Netherlands
Replies: 6
Views: 1947

Re: New law prohibits hand-rearing of parrots in The Netherl

I see the pros and cons for both sides. The most important thing to do is educate parrot owners before they purchase these little guys. All to often people buy on impulse and it's the bird that suffers. But I hear ya Miss K! I've seen so many birds damaged due to our irresponsibility. :roll: Best Wi...
by ringneck
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello there!
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: Hello there!

Hey Dara999, Sounds like he is one amazing little guy, eh? I bet he just magnificent! I love cobalt ringnecks. Sounds like you're off to a great start with taming. I don't think you're little guy is bluffing, but rather just nippy at the moment. It should pass just as long as you ignore it and only ...
by ringneck
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: my fids part 2
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: my fids part 2

Kislanya,

I love her gaze at the camera. Very cute! I love female ringnecks. They develop such strong bonds. My Devri is my little love bug. She'll do anything for me.

What a beautiful green female. I love green female ringnecks. :wink:

Best Wishes, :wink:

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: My fids part 1
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: My fids part 1

Kislanya, This is such a wonderful post! You are an Angel sent from the heavens. :O) These birds are such magnificent creatures. They have such personality, such character that at times I don't understand people's logic, "It's just a bird!" It gives me great comfort that these birds have found forev...
by ringneck
Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:27 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: **** URGENT ALL South African Breeders ****
Replies: 71
Views: 19554

Re: **** URGENT ALL South African Breeders ****

I'm gong to share this via facebook with roughly 8000 IRN lovers. Give me any information, links, etc...I'll start reporting this information via IndainRingneck.com and throughout all my social media channels...does anyone have a google doc account? I'm going to draft a report..perhaps we can all co...
by ringneck
Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 1 year old ringneck behavior confusing!
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Re: 1 year old ringneck behavior confusing!

Hello chrisada, Ringnecks can be quite funny at times. I often say that you can tell a ringneck's sex by its behavior; however, this is not always the case! In fact, there are some ringnecks who exhibit behaviors from both sexes so it can be confusing at times. One of our members here has a ringneck...
by ringneck
Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: strange behavior
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: strange behavior

Hello hulkie123, Sounds like you have your hands full! It must be exciting to have all those birds live with you. I know I enjoy having my parrots around me. From your post, it seems like your grey Indian Ringneck has bonded to your father. This is typical behavior if the bird is matured. Does he ha...
by ringneck
Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:03 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: I am new to handling baby birds
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Re: I am new to handling baby birds

Hello and welcome to our ringneck family. Sounds like you have your hands full, huh? Feeding two babies is a lot of work! :) I know firsthand how demanding and tedious the work is. You've asked some wonderful questions and I'd be glad to answer. :O) But before I get into your answers I highly recomm...
by ringneck
Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Indian Ringneck Parrots In Love
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

Indian Ringneck Parrots In Love

I filmed this last year but could not upload it due to so many events in my life. Anyway, I hope many people will come to see that parrots form such strong bonds. Enjoy.

Best Wishes, IMRAN-C :wink:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA7Hk5Dp ... ture=share
by ringneck
Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:12 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Kari!
Replies: 21
Views: 2160

Re: Kari!

aw she is amazing. imo there is nothing like a green ringneck. green is my favorite color. :) btw from the photo, to me, by the skull shape, your ringneck looks to be femaleish. but like the others said the only way is through dna testing or waiting out the three years. but anyway she is one cute bi...
by ringneck
Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:03 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Marley came home today
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: Marley came home today

wow. so excited for you. yes you're 100% right. Once your baby settles in he'll be loud. ; 0) its such an illusion that they're quiet when they r babies. :0)

welcome to the ringneck family!

best wishes, IMRAN-C

p.s would love to see pix. :p
by ringneck
Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:58 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New Ringneck Baby, question about behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: New Ringneck Baby, question about behaviour

on my cell, sorry for quick reply. 1. when she bites pull hand back. ignore it. dont react or scold her. elle was right, rotate hand to distract her. 2. continue holding her. don't let her know that biting will control the situation. should she bite go about your business handling her. 3. I have pha...
by ringneck
Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Sapphire scores a goal.
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

Re: Sapphire scores a goal.

Now that's some wonderful foot work:) ha ha ha ha !

Nice job! :)
by ringneck
Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New to birds
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: New to birds

First of all, welcome to our website. We have wonderful members here who put a lot of time helping Indian Ringneck owners. It really is a great place to learn about Indian Ringnecks in general. From your description it seems your Indian Ringneck is already tame. By "tame" I mean he sits with you and...
by ringneck
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: greetings from nottingham england
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: greetings from nottingham england

zentoucan wonderful post ! 8)

You have got this down to an art. :wink:
by ringneck
Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: CAGE FOLIAGE MATERIAL
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Re: CAGE FOLIAGE MATERIAL

It all depends on the size of the cage. If the cage is large, I would place heavy branches to ensure mating is successful. I would also take branches with leaves form fruit trees or eucalyptus and place them inside too. In most cases, just ensure there is a nice platform made of wood or wire for mat...
by ringneck
Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New Training Tools
Replies: 14
Views: 709

Re: New Training Tools

Cool can't wait! :)
by ringneck
Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:28 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: escapee
Replies: 17
Views: 1292

Re: escapee

Tyeman it is a good thing you got him back! I always keep my ringnecks wings clipped as I take them almost everywhere with me. Onetime I was in a canyon hiking with Devri and a huge dog came and scared the crap outta her--her response was to fly away. I spent almost 6 hours tracking her down. I had ...
by ringneck
Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: White glove training
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: White glove training

I think white gloves are fine. In fact, it is something I recommend for larger parrots that are aggressive. One particular parrot I was dealing with was a lot like a lion. He would pounce on my fingers and bite the heck out of me! You know, like a lion attacking a wildebeest and tearing at its throa...
by ringneck
Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:51 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New Training Tools
Replies: 14
Views: 709

Re: New Training Tools

oh yes! coasters! Such a great idea. I have got to try that. but I have to get them used to them first or else my birds will chew them up. ha ha ha

Best wishes, IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:03 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN lover form Brisbane Aus :-)
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: New IRN lover form Brisbane Aus :-)

Hello, Welcome. I'm really sorry you lost your first ringneck. It can be a tough thing, huh? I too almost once lost Devri. But, I spent hours searching for her and I was lucky enough to get her back. It's amazing what can happen in the blink of an eye. It's still not 2 late to get your other ringnec...
by ringneck
Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:57 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from London
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Hello from London

Welcome to the family !:) So many wonderful members here. :D Taming is so much fun and it can be a slow or fast process, it all depends on the bird. But I think the other members nailed it. Do search, then if you have any questions, please feel free to ask. :wink: Best Wishes :wink: , IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Flash learning her first trick
Replies: 2
Views: 823

Re: Flash learning her first trick

Great videos! Crash sure loves that blueberry. I can almost see the smile on her face. :) Thanks for sharing!

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:51 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: instant results with the missk method
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: instant results with the missk method

Great news to hear! She is the best! I always tell people we have the best family members here. :OP Gosh, i love this little place on the net! 8)

Best Wishes, :wink:

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: molting ringneck
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: molting ringneck

Most start molting right after breeding, during the hot summer months--that's how it is in California. I believe it's the same there. :)

I moved this topic over to misc section. :P

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Amusing childrens show
Replies: 1
Views: 739

Re: Amusing childrens show

ha ha ha ha! That's so cool. :mrgreen:
by ringneck
Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding my lacewings?
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Re: Breeding my lacewings?

Hello, It sounds like she might be a young and nervous hen. Because you just purchased her, she might need more time settling in before she successfully reproduces. The only thing you can do is give her more privacy, ensure her diet is optimal, keep the cage in a higher location, and give her time. ...
by ringneck
Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: greetings from nottingham england
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: greetings from nottingham england

Welcome to our forum. We have a wonderful set of ringneck owners here. Really, it's so touching to see so many people love their birds as much as we do. You're in for a wonderful treat if you tame your ringnecks. Just remember things might progress a little slower due to the fact you have two birds....
by ringneck
Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Is my IRN sick or just nervous?
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Is my IRN sick or just nervous?

Shahar101, I believe you said your ringneck is 11 weeks old, correct? At 11 weeks he should be curious about his surroundings. In fact, he should not be so still. The good news is that you said his droppings look to be normal and he has a healthy appetite. There should not be a lot of liquid in his ...
by ringneck
Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Nicko & Meg
Replies: 11
Views: 1500

Re: Nicko & Meg

Wow, Nicko and Meg look to be so happy. I love the setup. Very pretty ringnecks. How long does the tree last before you have to replace it? Also, i love the last photo when both ringnecks are in flight--amazing. Great cages! :OP



Best Wishes :wink: ,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Stepping up is becoming much more.....
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: Stepping up is becoming much more.....

Wow! Congrats. It's always worth the hard work, huh? 8)

Best Wishes,
IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:51 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Myl ittle baby
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Re: Myl ittle baby

She is just wonderful! I love green it's my favorite color. Thanks for sharing she is marvelous!

Best wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Flash and Crash doing some target training
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Re: Flash and Crash doing some target training

Kimma great start! :) Next they'll be ruling the world! :) Bravo!

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Flash and Crash enjoying a shower
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Re: Flash and Crash enjoying a shower

Aw, they love it! :) They have such a great owner. You can see how much they enjoy the water. All my ringnecks take turns hopping in the shower with me. I have to watch Devri though cause she'll let the warm water run for 30 minutes. She it totally in love with warm water. :) BTW! Such amazing color...
by ringneck
Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: the bird house
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: the bird house

Bamboo is fine. :) You're play stand is marvelous. Such happy little birds you must have! :OP

Best Wishes, :wink:

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Marley blue IRN
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

Re: Marley blue IRN

Aw, he is so cute! They are so much fun when they are babies. I bet right now all he wants to do is hide, huh? So typical of baby ringnecks. I love the color. They have such big feet. :) :mrgreen:

Best Wishes, IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:25 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: ALEXANDRINE POTTY(POO) Training
Replies: 7
Views: 2170

Re: ALEXANDRINE POTTY(POO) Training

Hello, All my birds are potty trained. In fact, I trained Osiris, my Alexandrine, to poop when I set him down on the floor or before I remove him from his cage. It's wonderful. I don't have have to worry about poop on my shoulders. But at the same time, I have be the one to place him down every 15-2...
by ringneck
Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:16 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Home grown sunflowers
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Re: Home grown sunflowers

Heck yeah! It would be a lot of fun for them. Just be sure the sun flower is clean and has no pesticides on it. If I were you, I would take the flower off and soak it in the sink and bake it. This would ensure it's clean and safe. Using a whole sunflower is stimulating and enjoyable for the birds--m...
by ringneck
Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:13 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New Training Tools
Replies: 14
Views: 709

Re: New Training Tools

These "stations" are a lot like pointers. I think they are great. You could use the tip of a pen, drum stick, or other pointing device to lead the bird where you want it. I love it when people refine their craft. Makes taming so much more fun and efficient. I'm using a pointer to help Osiris hang up...
by ringneck
Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: breeding my indian ringnecks
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Re: breeding my indian ringnecks

I know it can be exciting to breed but you'll have to be patient :wink: . If your ringnecks are young, chances are it will take them a while to get it "right." One pair that i had almost took three years before all eggs were fertile. The female would work the nest, mate, and the pair would feed each...
by ringneck
Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:17 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: breeding IRNs
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: breeding IRNs

my pleasure my friend. :)

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C
by ringneck
Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:00 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: breeding IRNs
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: breeding IRNs

Hey Mani99,

They seem to be on the right "track" so to speak. If they are mating just give them plenty of privacy and the hen will lay her eggs. Some ringnecks take longer to lay their eggs. Just give her time. :)

Best Wishes,

IMRAN-C