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by sanjays mummi
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Way over my head
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Way over my head

Trust takes time, especially in an aviary bird, they are semi feral. You start off by sitting beside the cage, eat your meals there, he will become curious, and come down to see if there is a morsel for him, you offer treats through the bars too. He may never accept hands, my bird is nine this year,...
by sanjays mummi
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Which cage should I get?
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Which cage should I get?

It looks about the same size as my Liberta Voyager 2nd edition. It should be ok, and easy to keep clean. :-bd
by sanjays mummi
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Big molt and now I think plucking?
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Big molt and now I think plucking?

Definitely plucking, you need an Elizabethan Collar, grapes with seeds inside, a a feather plucking rescue pack from Northern Parrots, or Scarletts, and maybe find out why he is plucking. It could be over zealous preening after his moult, depression,, which is why he isn't eating properly. Or, mites...
by sanjays mummi
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Taming Tips Anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Taming Tips Anyone?

If male you will know by two years old. Not All hens lay, only hand reared ones do, mine was aviary hatched and parent reared, she is 9 this year and has Never laid an egg. Gloves terrify them, just allow trust to develop on it's own. Offer treats through the bars, walnut pieces are loved. If you ea...
by sanjays mummi
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Help with identifying a bird's band
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Help with identifying a bird's band

Hatched 13/09/14??, she looks old enough, petstore staff are not That experienced, my daughter had to teach them how to sex Hamsters!. I don't know where you live but in the UK we have the sales of goods act to fall back on.
by sanjays mummi
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Is my IRN showing mating behaviour?
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Is my IRN showing mating behaviour?

No, he is far too young!, usually sexually mature around two to three years.
by sanjays mummi
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Paint???
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Paint???

Would Liberta the cage manufacturers be able to advise you?, might be worth an ask.
by sanjays mummi
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Paint???
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Paint???

Is it lead free?, if not, don't risk it.
by sanjays mummi
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: What to Feed Your Parrot (recipes, toxicities, links too!)
Replies: 183
Views: 442621

Re: What to Feed Your Parrot (recipes, toxicities, links too!)

I personally wouldn't allow it, better safe than sorry.
by sanjays mummi
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: How to prolong IRN's life
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: How to prolong IRN's life

And good hygiene! :-h
by sanjays mummi
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Question about taming adult IRN
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Question about taming adult IRN

Are you aware of how quickly a bird can exsanguinate?, leave the feathers alone, and let them die back and fall naturally. Towelling is very stressful, there is no need to use such force, it's definitely a last resort. My bird goes into her cage as soon as I have put fresh food and water in. Half wa...
by sanjays mummi
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: A young ringneck, some problems and some questions
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: A young ringneck, some problems and some questions

Firstly, it's Not his age, my bird was 8 weeks old and standing normally Not crouching like yours. You should get him checked out by a vet, diarrhea is not to be taken lightly, as for diet, he needs plenty of fresh fruit and veg, and cut out sunflower seeds as they are fatty. Walnuts are better. I a...
by sanjays mummi
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Tips on Training?
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Tips on Training?

He needs to trust you, sit next to his cage when you eat, offer tidbits through the bars (walnut halves are much loved), but don't try touching him just yet, nipping is saying "back off".
by sanjays mummi
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Rescue bird IRN
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: Rescue bird IRN

Get him on "Feather Up" asap, and give him grapes which are seeded, the seeds stop feather plucking, it is self harm when they are traumatised, etc.
by sanjays mummi
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Random posts
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Random posts

It's spam, and it's destroying this forum.
by sanjays mummi
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Introducing myself

Hello ladies!, some of us are still lurking in the forum!.
If more of us posted, maybe the spam would abate, I've complained to mods about it countless times..
Lavinia for the purple hen?. Anyway, :-bd welcome.
by sanjays mummi
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: how to tell the age of a indian ringneck
Replies: 23
Views: 28373

Re: how to tell the age of a indian ringneck

Sorry for the late reply, spam puts me off visiting!, anyway, around 18 months , and definitely by 3 years old.
by sanjays mummi
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: waht kind of ringneck
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: waht kind of ringneck

Looks like a ringneck to me, maybe had a bad start in life.
by sanjays mummi
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Helping with Biting
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Helping with Biting

Try Not to let him get behind you, and push into a bite, I know it hurts and your first instinct is to pull away, but push Into his beak when he bites.
by sanjays mummi
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: waht kind of ringneck
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: waht kind of ringneck

Go online and order a product called "Feather Up", sprinkle a little on his food daily, give him as much fresh fruit and vegetables as possible, get a misting (spray) bottle, and add a drop of Rosewater and a drop of glycerin to some lukewarm water, and give him a shower bath once or twice a week. H...
by sanjays mummi
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: waht kind of ringneck
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: waht kind of ringneck

Black boot button eyes, juvenile feathers, yet you say your bird is six months old or more?, this looks like a baby to me, and especially if the breast feathers have only just come through. Six Months? or six Weeks?
by sanjays mummi
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: how to tell the age of a indian ringneck
Replies: 23
Views: 28373

Re: how to tell the age of a indian ringneck

A 2 yr old male will have a coloured ring (collar) around his neck.
by sanjays mummi
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: food
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: food

Firstly, sunflower hearts and seeds are high in fat, and should only be used as a treat now and then. Your birds are doing what mine does, Usually when she is looking to see if there is something else underneath.
by sanjays mummi
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 7 month old IRN attack dog, refusing to be petted, etc
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: 7 month old IRN attack dog, refusing to be petted, etc

Bobo is obviously semi feral, aviary hatched and parent reared, he is angst biting, as far as he is concerned attack is the best form of defence. Keep him caged until he is thoroughly acclimatised, and has built up more trust, he will feel safe and will realise Rosco has no intention of hurting him.
by sanjays mummi
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Will Ringneck kill other birds in home?
Replies: 16
Views: 4767

Re: Will Ringneck kill other birds in home?

Aww, that's lovely!. At three years my so called DNA sexed male began crouching and clucking, yes, the breeder had lied, but she is the sweetest most affectionate little friend and companion. Yes, disappointed at first, I was looking forward to the collar and tie, but now, I just adore her. :-bd
by sanjays mummi
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: question about carpet cleaning
Replies: 8
Views: 895

Re: question about carpet cleaning

If you're really worried, maybe a steam clean with plain water might suit your needs. But make sure you ventilate properly, so you don't get mould spores from a damp warm environment.
by sanjays mummi
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: feather problem
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: feather problem

Find a seed mix containing aniseed, also give coconut oil. There is also a product called "Feather Up" you should be able to buy online, you sprinkle a little on their food, my bird likes the taste.
by sanjays mummi
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Visuals of a good diet
Replies: 1
Views: 145

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: 163

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: 130

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: 183

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: 163

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: 1075

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: 1218

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: 73

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: 168

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
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Christmas decoration
Replies: 12
Views: 681

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: 103

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: 231

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: 1
Views: 110

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: 83

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: 229

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: 251

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: 107

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: 264

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: 264

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: 264

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: 81

Re: ringneck lover

Hi and welcome :-bd