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by sanjays mummi
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Visuals of a good diet
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Visuals of a good diet

My bird is given fresh rations once a day after I've cleaned the cage. I skewer fruit and vegetables and hang them up, I put half a papaya or melon in a bowl, topped with passion fruit pulp. A bowl of nuts, roasted peanuts and walnut halves, and a bowl of good quality seed. Fresh water (filtered) is...
by sanjays mummi
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: New to this World.. Some Help?
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: New to this World.. Some Help?

Apart from talking, I don't believe in training birds to do tricks, sorry.
by sanjays mummi
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Clipping Wings.
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Clipping Wings.

Without meaning to sound rude, roll over play dead?, waving, really?, maybe you should get a dog.
by sanjays mummi
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Need you’re advise
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Need you’re advise

You are right to think they need hands Off time to settle in. My bird took several weeks. He must also learn to trust you,
by sanjays mummi
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: New to this World.. Some Help?
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: New to this World.. Some Help?

Stick to a uni sex name, because you can never be 100% about gender until they are over 18 months. It doesn't matter what name you give, unlike dogs, you're not going to be calling it in for dinner. So you can be as inventive as you wish. I recently discovered my bird has a penchant for chewing elec...
by sanjays mummi
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Feather/Molting/Diet Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: Feather/Molting/Diet Questions

Our birds do not need a low GI diet.
by sanjays mummi
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: I was surprised by my bird when I got home...
Replies: 10
Views: 1000

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

I chucked my anti depressants in the bin just after I got my bird 8 yrs ago, I live with a born comedian! :D
by sanjays mummi
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Howdy Folks!
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Howdy Folks!

Hi and welcome. My daughter was brought up with German Shepherds and Samoyeds, never had Any problems,
Your birds are cute :-h
by sanjays mummi
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 1 or 2 Indian ringnecks
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: 1 or 2 Indian ringnecks

One of the best attributes of an IRN is it's independence, they are happy with their own company and, with a toy or two, can happily keep themselves occupied. I know I can go out on a day excursion once a year without coming home to my bird sitting on a pile of plucked feathers. As long as you get t...
by sanjays mummi
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi from Kiki & Zazu
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Hi from Kiki & Zazu

Hi and welcome, well done for fighting through all the spam. Hope Puffie makes a complete recovery,
by sanjays mummi
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Christmas decoration
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: Christmas decoration

I agree, but the best tree decoration for me is plain white lights with iridescent baubles, and natural pine cones wired to the branches.
Now I have a flat (appt), I have a poinsettia cone made of silk poinsettia foliage.
by sanjays mummi
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Newbie from Australia
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Newbie from Australia

I am so sorry to hear this. I am bound to wonder if they are male and female, or both the same gender. I am not qualified or experienced, just the owner of one, but my grandfather kept chickens, and generally two cockerels would fight to the death. Unfortunately very few experienced people are on th...
by sanjays mummi
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My 5 month old IRN Is a very aggressive aviary bird!
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: My 5 month old IRN Is a very aggressive aviary bird!

He is a very scared, stressed little guy, he thinks attack is the best form of defence. The best you can do for now, is let him settle in, it took my bird a few weeks of sitting beside the cage talking and singing to her. Do the absolute minimum inside his cage, gloves may scare him even more, sorry...
by sanjays mummi
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Rimmi
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Rimmi

Once should be ok, but weetabix contains sugar, so don't offer it very often.
by sanjays mummi
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN owner - love him, but the feeling ain't mutual
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: New IRN owner - love him, but the feeling ain't mutual

If Barney was aviary hatched and parent reared, like mine, he is semi feral, he would have been grabbed from the aviary, and even though my little one is almost 8 yrs old, she is still quite hand shy. The only time I can scritch and tickle is when she crouches and clucks. You Can lessen his fear a l...
by sanjays mummi
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Which cage?
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Which cage?

I don't know the dimensions of the Cortes, but I have a Liberta Voyager 2nd edition and it's superb, it even has a child lock, easy to clean, plus, I received three free toys with it!, one of the perches is slightly short but still fits ok, there is room for other perches, I have always bought Liber...
by sanjays mummi
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Hi there my 10 month old ringneck wont let me near him. he just flies away..please help. :(
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Hi there my 10 month old ringneck wont let me near him. he just flies away..please help. :(

A year sounds excessive, but I suppose they're all different. I'm glad you haven't resorted to wing clipping, they do love a good soar!.
Time and patience are definitely the key. :-bd
by sanjays mummi
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Desperately Needing Advice!
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Desperately Needing Advice!

Ten years is still relatively young for a ringneck, their lifespan is 20 to 30 years, personally I would treat her as semi feral, (my bird is semi feral, aviary hatched and parent reared), so don't expect her to enjoy shoulder rides, or to trust hands, however, given time and patience, and lots of t...
by sanjays mummi
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc.

I am the daughter of 3 mothers and 3 fathers, two earthly fathers, two earthly mothers, I was adopted after my birth parents died, but I am also the daughter of my Lord and Lady.
You, however, have a potty mouth.
by sanjays mummi
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc.

Goodness!, did I pee You off?. I am a 70 year old widow. I am a Pagan minister, and if I wanted to learn about your religion I would research it.
So tell me, how many Indian Ringneck Parrots do You have?.
by sanjays mummi
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc.

This is an Indian Ringneck site, the Indian Ringneck is a bird. If I wanted to learn about your religion I would research it, it has No place on these boards.
by sanjays mummi
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: ringneck lover
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: ringneck lover

Hi and welcome :-bd
by sanjays mummi
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Hi there my 10 month old ringneck wont let me near him. he just flies away..please help. :(
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Hi there my 10 month old ringneck wont let me near him. he just flies away..please help. :(

Have you tried giving him treats through the bars? Or eating your meals next to the cage, he will come close to see what you have to share.
by sanjays mummi
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN Scared Of Hands
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: IRN Scared Of Hands

You're welcome, gloves and grabbing are the worst, they must be terrifying for a bird. I have allowed my bird to develop at her own pace in her own time, respect is a two way thing. :-bd
by sanjays mummi
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: behaviour
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: behaviour

I'm not 100% sure, but my bird rubs her forehead against my mouth when I nuzzle her, and it's definitely affection.
by sanjays mummi
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN Scared Of Hands
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: IRN Scared Of Hands

My 7 yr old is the same, she was aviary hatched and parent reared, the only time I can touch her is when she crouches and clucks, then I can stroke her and scritch the back of her neck, so it's only been the last few years she has allowed me to do this. I personally, think it stems from when she was...
by sanjays mummi
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN Owner in Idaho (What's the deal with the SPAM?)
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: New IRN Owner in Idaho (What's the deal with the SPAM?)

It depends if budgie cage is big enough!, at 8 weeks my bird was much bigger than a budgie. Northern Parrots, Scarletts parrot supplies are great to deal with, hopefully they send to your part of the world, their birds "test" all their toys, so they know they are safe. My bird will play wi...
by sanjays mummi
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Help!!
Replies: 5
Views: 56

Re: Help!!

Grabbing your bird is The Worst thing you can do!!, Of Course you get bitten!, your bird is saying No! Back Off!. Don't be so impatient. ^#(^
by sanjays mummi
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN Owner in Idaho (What's the deal with the SPAM?)
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: New IRN Owner in Idaho (What's the deal with the SPAM?)

Vegetable dye is used, as anything else would be toxic, parrots chew!, I am very careful where I source toys etc from, but, yes, vegetable dye runs I'm afraid.
by sanjays mummi
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: What's it worth??
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: What's it worth??

Is it an Indian Ringneck Parakeet mutation?, if it Isn't, what are you doing, asking on an Indian Ringneck Parakeet site?.
by sanjays mummi
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: IRN Behaviour 3
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: IRN Behaviour 3

They don't All talk, and some talk very quietly, you can't always hear them.
He is not taste testing you, or biting you, he is checking to see if your arm is strong enough to sit on, they do this with perches and branches, try and get him to step up on to a stick.
by sanjays mummi
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Confusion over sex of my ringneck
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Confusion over sex of my ringneck

How old is your bird?, my birds breeder told me I had a DNA sexed male, by the age of three she was clucking and crouching, and obviously female. Males usually have their collar by two years of age. You could send off for a DNA sexing kit,, or wait and see. There's quite a difference between blue an...
by sanjays mummi
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN Owner in Idaho (What's the deal with the SPAM?)
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: New IRN Owner in Idaho (What's the deal with the SPAM?)

I know how that anticipation feels! :-!
by sanjays mummi
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN Owner in Idaho (What's the deal with the SPAM?)
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: New IRN Owner in Idaho (What's the deal with the SPAM?)

Hi Rob, and welcome. I have been reporting this spam for Ages, and Nothing is being done about it, I'm sure it's the reason so many have left. My bird, aged 7 yrs has started chewing flexes, electrical ones!, so I thought I had better warn you, she never used to do this, but it is common in parrots ...
by sanjays mummi
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New owner concerned about ringneck
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: New owner concerned about ringneck

I don't think there is any serious issue here, it might be an idea to ask an avian vet, or look for an avian behaviourist website.My bird only did this when she had her nursery cage, but she also used her perches a lot.
by sanjays mummi
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New owner concerned about ringneck
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: New owner concerned about ringneck

Have his wings been clipped?, it's possible he feels insecure on perches if this is the case.
by sanjays mummi
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Irrelevant forums
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Irrelevant forums

I agree, far too much spam swamping the boards here.
by sanjays mummi
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Help needed with my New intimidated IRN
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Help needed with my New intimidated IRN

My bird was the same at first, But, she was Aviary hatched and Parent reared, this doesn't sound like a hand reared birds behaviour at all. You didn't actually meet the breeder, you can only go by someone elses word. My advice is to treat her like a semi feral aviary hatched bird, and have lots of p...
by sanjays mummi
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: MY PARAKEET'S NAIL IS HALF BROKEN
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: MY PARAKEET'S NAIL IS HALF BROKEN

Don't attempt to clip the damaged tip yourself, get a vet to do it. I doubt if your bird is in pain, my concern is that she might catch it on something and make matters worse. It is Not life threatening, it just needs to be clipped, a vet will be able to stop any bleeding should it occur.
by sanjays mummi
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN owner
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: New IRN owner

Mellie, I worked for the RSPCA and they only take neglected or badly treated animals, if you live in the UK, check out The Parrot Zoo, they have a website, I have donated to them several times, they rescue parrots.
by sanjays mummi
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN owner
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: New IRN owner

I don't remember reading Any post about Cookie, or the reason Why you want to rehome this adorable fid.
by sanjays mummi
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Want to make a playstand ???
Replies: 8
Views: 793

Re: Want to make a playstand ???

You need an optician!, what has this to do with Indian Ringneck Parakeets?, twit.
by sanjays mummi
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hi all!!
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: hi all!!

Hello and welcome, we need new members, so many have left, :-bd
by sanjays mummi
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Two One-Year-Old IRNs - Concerns with bonding
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Two One-Year-Old IRNs - Concerns with bonding

They should become a bonded pair, and may eventually breed, I'm no expert, or breeder, so you will need to read threads on here when the time comes, I believe they share parental responsibility, I think it depends on environmental factors too, generally speaking, animals don't breed if their environ...
by sanjays mummi
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Two One-Year-Old IRNs - Concerns with bonding
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Two One-Year-Old IRNs - Concerns with bonding

There is absolutely No reason to believe they will turn feral, yes, they need to be kept separate for now, and a divider should be ok, are they male?, female? Or a pair?, but letting them out separately is a very good idea, if they bicker over food, give them their own food in their separate compart...
by sanjays mummi
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Dry food recipe ALL VERY HEALTHY!
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Re: Dry food recipe ALL VERY HEALTHY!

Coconut oil is a better option, sunflower seeds are fatty, and my bird prefers Fresh seeds foraged from fresh fruit. Millet needs to be rationed too, the healthiest nuts to offer are walnuts, in fact, my bird won't eat any other, and will not eat dried banana, It is actually cheaper here in the UK t...
by sanjays mummi
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Introducing myself

Daily cleaning is imperative, even the perches, they can so easily pick up an eye infection from rubbing their beaks on dirty perches, I give the cage a really thorough clean once a week, it's surprising how much mess just one little bird can make!
by sanjays mummi
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Another young IRN taming concern
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Another young IRN taming concern

He needs more time, four months is nothing!, and the more you try and insist, the more disobliging he will be. You don't know if he's had a bad experience, maybe being handled to have his wings clipped has put him off?, with dogs we call it "hand shy", I'm personally against clipping, I ha...
by sanjays mummi
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi everyone!
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Hi everyone!

Hi and welcome, we need fresh blood here the site is almost dead, only a few of the old guard left, and spam has been allowed to swamp the boards.
It will be interesting to see if your bird is male or female, not that it matters, they are equally as loveable.

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