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by sanjays mummi
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Restless behavior
Replies: 7
Views: 47

Re: Restless behavior

A month is Not long enough for an aviary hatched, parent reared, semi feral bird, I know this because my bird was semi feral. Eating next to the cage stimulates their curiosity, and he will eventually come down to see if you have a tasty morsel for him. Unfortunately the old browser on my phone woul...
by sanjays mummi
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Restless behavior
Replies: 7
Views: 47

Re: Restless behavior

How big is his cage?, because my bird did this before I got a bigger cage and it stopped immediately, dogs kept in small runs pace, also zoo animals in small enclosures. Please do not try handling your bird just yet, you need to sit next to the cage, talk and sing to him, eat your food next to him, ...
by sanjays mummi
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Talkers...
Replies: 13
Views: 1045

Re: Talkers...

The first thing mine said was "Wot Wot?" :-!
by sanjays mummi
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Why do their eyes pin
Replies: 14
Views: 920

Re: Why do their eyes pin

It often means "Wow!", and their head feathers raise at the same time, especially if something excites them like favourite food, or a new toy.
by sanjays mummi
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Spam
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Spam

After 99 years! %-(
by sanjays mummi
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Shalom from NC
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: Shalom from NC

Why are you cluttering up this forum with spam?, it is Not for free advertising.
by sanjays mummi
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Way over my head
Replies: 2
Views: 118

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: 141

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: 126

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: 209

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: 104

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: 98

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: 149

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: 149

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: 184
Views: 482542

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: 191

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: 192

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: 138

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: 3
Views: 267

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: 208

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: 106

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: 222

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: 24
Views: 29211

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: 234

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: 278

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: 234

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: 234

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: 24
Views: 29211

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: 512

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: 169

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: 5184

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: 9
Views: 1020

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: 168

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: 181

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: 198

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: 150

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: 212

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: 198

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: 1178

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: 1394

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: 84

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: 190

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: 739

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: 119

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: 258

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: 126

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: 102

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: 375

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: 273

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: 130

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: 318

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: 318

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: 318

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: 92

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: 273

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: 206

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: 160

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: 206

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: 202

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 with just ab...
by sanjays mummi
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Help!!
Replies: 3
Views: 165

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: 202

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: 153

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: 158

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: 148

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 3:07 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN Owner in Idaho (What's the deal with the SPAM?)
Replies: 7
Views: 202

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: 389

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: 389

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: 166

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: 169

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: 180

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: 158

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: 158

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: 7
Views: 1032

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: 149

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: 198

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: 198

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: 851

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: 223

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: 206

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 have 12 ft h...
by sanjays mummi
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi everyone!
Replies: 1
Views: 77

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.
by sanjays mummi
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: how to tell the age of a indian ringneck
Replies: 24
Views: 29211

Re: how to tell the age of a indian ringneck

As a rule of thumb a baby has little all black boot button eyes, and will not be fully fledged, it's tail will be quite short too. An older juvenile will have orange eyes with black pupils, fully fledged and have a medium length tail, but will still be quite small.
by sanjays mummi
Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Introducing myself

Hello and welcome. They are beautiful. IRN's come in a variety of colours when aviary bred, yours are not what I'd call "wild" green, and your blues are not the blue as seen on here, but you will find out the Exact colours if you search this site. I'm not a breeder or expert, It is possible, that th...
by sanjays mummi
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hi all!!
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: hi all!!

Absolutely gorgeous!, the colour reminds me of bluebells. Very young tho'
I suffer from PTSD, but since I got my bird seven years ago, I haven't needed medication, as you rightly say, their little sing songs, and droll antics are extremely funny. :-bd
by sanjays mummi
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Feather/Molting/Diet Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1178

Re: Feather/Molting/Diet Questions

He looks ok to me, my bird is moulting too, and they go through a tatty phase, I give mine "Feather Up" supplement, you can order it online, also, coconut oil is good for skin and plumage, just a little on their food.
by sanjays mummi
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: IRN Noob. He Comes Home In The Morning.
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: IRN Noob. He Comes Home In The Morning.

I had to google Redquill, the only chooks I'm familiar with are the Rhode Island Red, and Buff Beauty my Irish grandfather kept. Redquill are extremely beautiful. As for Amerindian people cock fighting, I thought they had respect and affection for All animals, how times have changed, sadly. I don't ...
by sanjays mummi
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: IRN Behaviour Part 1
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: IRN Behaviour Part 1

It's much better to let them settle in Inside a cage, where they feel safe, you don't want your bird to panic Outside the cage and fly into objects that could injure him, like windows. If he doesn't like stepping up on you just yet, don't force the issue, he is deliberately avoiding eye contact by p...
by sanjays mummi
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi, I need some info please :)
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Hi, I need some info please :)

Lutino refers to the colour (yellow), "chickster" is my name for a baby/juvenile bird. :-!
by sanjays mummi
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi, I need some info please :)
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Hi, I need some info please :)

Without DNA testing, you will have to wait two years to find out what gender your little lutino chickster is, still fairly young, maybe 8 Weeks to 3 months?, very very cute! :-bd
by sanjays mummi
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: IRN Behaviour Part 2
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: IRN Behaviour Part 2

It takes more than a week!, and with older birds maybe even longer to adjust, they must learn to trust you, they are in a strange environment, with strange people, they need lots of time and patience, Don't force them into Anything, you could get bitten, and an IRN draws blood when angry or scared. ...
by sanjays mummi
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: playing with my ringneck parrot
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: playing with my ringneck parrot

Foot toys when he is out, my bird loves simple things like the unused dosage caps from laundry detergent bottles, small chews that are sold for hamsters and Guinea pigs (fruit flavoured wood), cat balls with bells in the middle. If you have the space, a play stand, my bird potters around on the top ...
by sanjays mummi
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: IRN Noob. He Comes Home In The Morning.
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: IRN Noob. He Comes Home In The Morning.

Hello and welcome. When you build the cage make sure it is easy to keep clean, my bird had a palace, but it was very hard work getting into the nooks and crannies. You talk of game bird fighting, it has been illegal here in the UK for centuries. Unfortunately, only a few of us left on this site, and...
by sanjays mummi
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: just to say hello and introduce myself
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: just to say hello and introduce myself

Hi and welcome, unfortunately only a few of us here, apparently, and many threads have been sabotaged by spam. ^#(^
by sanjays mummi
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New owner
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: New owner

Hi and welcome. Personally I would ignore the negatives, it's all about your approach and your birds reaction to it. If you put yourself in a position where you will get bitten, you Will get bitten!, my bird was aviary hatched and parent reared, and she is the sweetest little pal eight years later. ...
by sanjays mummi
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Surprise: I'm now a IRN owner
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Surprise: I'm now a IRN owner

They are beautiful!, by the time they settle in, hopefully they will be ok with the budgies, but when they mate it will be mayhem!, best keep the budgies seperate, perhaps indoors?
by sanjays mummi
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Getting 2 --6 month old ringnecks to get along
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Getting 2 --6 month old ringnecks to get along

Then you should have explained you have BPD at the start, my daughter has Schizophrenia, I would have made allowances ok?. This site is virtually dead, and being swamped with spam, so there are only a handful of us old guard on here, it doesn't sound as though you are 100% sure of your birds genders...
by sanjays mummi
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Getting 2 --6 month old ringnecks to get along
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Getting 2 --6 month old ringnecks to get along

Good for you, we don't like Rude people on here anyway.
by sanjays mummi
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Getting 2 --6 month old ringnecks to get along
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Getting 2 --6 month old ringnecks to get along

Someone doesn't have any patience, posted Yesterday, Gone today, I'm not surprised he gets nipped, he expects everything Now.
by sanjays mummi
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is This Suitable?
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Is This Suitable?

If the dimensions are the same I would say go for it. The ad says canaries and parakeets, as long as they Don't mean budgerigars!, you can always add extra coop cups, as it only appears to have one or two, what a shame Liberta don't export to the US, I know it seems expensive, but compared to Rainfo...
by sanjays mummi
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is This Suitable?
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Is This Suitable?

I don't think you will be disappointed, it's lovely quality, and easy to keep clean, I have always bought from Liberta ( a UK company), you get a certificate of guarantee, and in my case, there were three new toys included. It cost £280.approx in British pounds.
Let me know what you think.
by sanjays mummi
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Advise please I'm new to this!
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: Advise please I'm new to this!

Sorry for the late reply. Yes, this is quite normal, they need to acclimatise and settle in with the minimum of fuss, noise, and interference, but don't be fooled!, they take Everything in!, Ms Sanjay would hop on to the perch nearest to me when I was talking on the phone!, eavesdropping. Trust is b...
by sanjays mummi
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: 8 weeks IRN doesn't want to eat in the morning
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: 8 weeks IRN doesn't want to eat in the morning

Goodness!, your bird looks much younger than 8 Weeks, Ms Sanjay was that age when I got her, she was fully feathered and sleek, not a pin feather to be seen. Anyway, I am not and have never been a breakfast person, so I empathise, neither is Ms Sanjay, we both wait until our tummies "wake up", espec...
by sanjays mummi
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is This Suitable?
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Is This Suitable?

I would have liked to see a picture of it, but there was an error. Ms Sanjay has a Liberta Voyager 2nd edition, which, like the one you mention was reduced in price, (black Friday deal). My bird came in a nursery cage, but she was only 8 Weeks old, it was replaced by a bigger one after about 9 month...
by sanjays mummi
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Questions from a newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: Questions from a newbie

:-ss Goodness! I am very glad I live in the UK!.
Methinks it may have been travel sickness after all that palaver, he must've been exhausted, given he is in a new environment he seems to have recovered very nicely, Irn Bru? (joke) :-bd
by sanjays mummi
Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Rescued IRN Help and advice
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Rescued IRN Help and advice

I think you're doing Exactly the right thing, allowing them to settle in without too much meddling. If their wings have been clipped, (butchered by the sound of it) they feel even more vulnerable, because they cannot fly from danger, or what they perceive as danger, Ms Sanjay was aviary hatched and ...
by sanjays mummi
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: I'm scared for my birds' health.
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Re: I'm scared for my birds' health.

Ms Sanjay pants if she has overdone the flying, not often, but just how fit is your bird?, overweight maybe?, does the panting stop quickly? Or does he/she continue for minutes rather than seconds?. You ideally need a vet, avian or not, another question, how warm has your climate been recently?,
by sanjays mummi
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Not Coming Out of his Cage
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Not Coming Out of his Cage

Towelling is Not the answer, in fact it could make things worse, by making him more fearful of you, any trust will evaporate. Towelling is for emergencies only. Leave the door open and eat food, they love their tummies best of all, and will want to see what you've got that they might like. I found w...
by sanjays mummi
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Fruit destroyer
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: Fruit destroyer

Fresh fruit and vegetables should make up the best part of his daily rations, seeds/pellets are ok in small amounts, or treats. If he is eating mainly seeds and pellets he is probably drinking more, and this is causing the polyuria, dried foods can cause kidney problems in dogs and cats. The best fr...
by sanjays mummi
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 12 Week Old Ringneck Only Wants to Cry
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: 12 Week Old Ringneck Only Wants to Cry

My bird didn't miss her parents at all,
by sanjays mummi
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 12 Week Old Ringneck Only Wants to Cry
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: 12 Week Old Ringneck Only Wants to Cry

You could ask an avian vet, but I don't think he is unhappy, or he would feather pluck, buy him some grapes which contain seeds, apparently grape seeds are a natural anti depressant to birds, they prevent feather plucking (self harm). It sounds as though you are bonding ok, he is cheeky and bold eno...
by sanjays mummi
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Toy questions
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: Toy questions

You could try hanging a toy outside the cage, but my bird only plays with toys Inside, Ms Sanjay enjoys flying around, perching on my chandelier, and clambering up and down my curtains, if your bird gets bored, and starts chewing your stuff, then a toy or playstand may be the answer. It's horses for...
by sanjays mummi
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Two Indian ringnecks
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Two Indian ringnecks

I don't know how!, but I will try.
Yes, my bird loves egg, especially the (yellow) yolk, but I only offer it maybe once a week. Do not feed avocado, potato, onion or garlic, these are also poisonous (toxic).
by sanjays mummi
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: I Need real help In taming my Bird
Replies: 17
Views: 571

Re: I Need real help In taming my Bird

So, am I to understand, that rather than buy a better cage he cannot escape from, you Clipped his wings?,
by sanjays mummi
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Two Indian ringnecks
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Two Indian ringnecks

Tomatoes are poisonous to them, and they need hard boiled egg or cooked chicken for protein, actually, in the wild, they will occasionally eat an insect for protein. If you read the information on these boards it will help. My bird does not eat green chilli, red, yellow, and orange peppers only. And...
by sanjays mummi
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Sleeper Cages
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Sleeper Cages

I've never heard of sleeper cages!, why have Two cages to clean when one is more than adequate?, I've always covered the cage in the evening and uncovered next morning, my bird has a perch he loves to sleep on.
by sanjays mummi
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Two Indian ringnecks
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Two Indian ringnecks

Hi Amit, I live in the UK and buy a lot of foods from the Asian market stall, vitamin A is essential, so I buy peppers, I buy guavas, bitter melon, papaya, lychee, and other fruits like melon, papaya, apples and oranges, she also loves prickly pear. Corn on the cob, garden peas, broccoli, They are p...
by sanjays mummi
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Two Indian ringnecks
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Two Indian ringnecks

They are younger than 3 months, because they still have little black "boot button" eyes, and the tail has not grown in properly yet on one of them. As for gender, only DNA sexing can tell you, at such a young age, whether they are male or female. If they were aviary hatched and parent reared they ar...
by sanjays mummi
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: I Need real help In taming my Bird
Replies: 17
Views: 571

Re: I Need real help In taming my Bird

They are seed eaters, so yes, they Do bore through grapes to extract the seed, the seeds contain a substance which prevents and stops feather mutilation. I found my Liberta Voyager on line, brand new, and reduced in price because of Black Friday, but your bird needs the biggest cage you can afford, ...
by sanjays mummi
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Hormones starting in 9 month old?
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Hormones starting in 9 month old?

Of course, if your bird is definitely male, he should develop his collar soon, my birds breeder lied and told me Ms Sanjay was a DNA sexed male, she is seven now, fortunately she has never laid eggs. But the crouching and clucking started at 3 years old.
by sanjays mummi
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

Coo!, maybe it's because she might see her reflection? :-!
by sanjays mummi
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: I Need real help In taming my Bird
Replies: 17
Views: 571

Re: I Need real help In taming my Bird

Take a look at the Liberta Voyager 2nd edition. It has a sturdy lock And a childproof lock, it has plenty of space too.
by sanjays mummi
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Hormones starting in 9 month old?
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Hormones starting in 9 month old?

My bird started displaying gender specific behaviour at 3 yrs.
by sanjays mummi
Sun May 28, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Help! My Indianringneck is not getting along with his new mate indian ringneck.
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Help! My Indianringneck is not getting along with his new mate indian ringneck.

Birds don't eat All the time, they eat brekkie, graze until evening, then really stuff themselves just before settling down for the night, and a healthy bird won't starve itself. If you wanted a pair, you should have bought a bonded pair, and listening to others isn't always a good idea. Ms Sanjay a...
by sanjays mummi
Sun May 28, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Help! My Indianringneck is not getting along with his new mate indian ringneck.
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Help! My Indianringneck is not getting along with his new mate indian ringneck.

At their ages you cannot be 100% sure of their sex, without DNA testing, I only have one bird, I've had Ms Sanjay seven years, since she was eight Weeks. And I live alone. I have never felt the need to give her a companion. Your first bird had a bad start, a lot of trauma,and hasn't really had an op...
by sanjays mummi
Sat May 27, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Male or Female ?
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: Male or Female ?

It's definitely Not an Alexandrine. You don't need a vet for DNA sexing, there are kits you send off for, you put a plucked feather in the container they send you, and post it back, with payment, and they send you the results.
by sanjays mummi
Sat May 27, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 13 week old Bodie
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: 13 week old Bodie

Once you find out the trigger, it will help find a solution. I rarely get bitten, and there is never any blood, something is annoying her. The most you should ever get is a "back off" nip, or if she is impatient, they don't "do" patience. The breeder thinks she is female because she likes men?, that...
by sanjays mummi
Wed May 17, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: IRN wont eat...PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: IRN wont eat...PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!

I agree, my bird detests mashed stuff. Fruit contains juice which will rehydrate them too.
by sanjays mummi
Mon May 15, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: IRN wont eat...PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: IRN wont eat...PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!

If they don't get water, they will dehydrate, and thirsty animals won't eat anyway. You need to get them checked by a vet, to rule out infection..
by sanjays mummi
Wed May 10, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Very stressed, please please advice needed
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Very stressed, please please advice needed

Aww! What a cute little chickster! :-bd
by sanjays mummi
Wed May 10, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: panting and to hot to touch
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: panting and to hot to touch

That's pretty much what I was thinking, and sugar being a carb, it stands to reason it produces heat.
by sanjays mummi
Mon May 08, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: My new bird
Replies: 13
Views: 503

Re: My new bird

I have never deliberately tried to tame my bird, I allowed him to do things at his own pace, whatever he felt comfortable with, it's taken years, but there's no hurry, establish trust, let them bond with you, and eventually they will allow certain liberties, but trick training etc is definitely not ...
by sanjays mummi
Sun May 07, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: perch question
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Re: perch question

Ms Sanjay has a mineral perch And a concrete one, as well as wooden and plastic, and I've never had to have her talons clipped. Medium or large, depending on how much space is in the cage.
by sanjays mummi
Sun May 07, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Do IRNs mourn?
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: Do IRNs mourn?

All animals mourn, parrots often pluck (self harm) when their owner dies, the obvious sign is if she stops eating, it doesn't last as long as human grief, but they can lose condition or succumb to infection. Personally, I would find her another companion asap, there are plenty of birds needing to be...
by sanjays mummi
Fri May 05, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

He had more taste than the local guy, bald head on top, long greasy black shoulder length, shorts with white flabby legs,, and orange lipstick everywhere except actually on his lips, eww!, I called him "sir" once and he whined a protest, Ah well, it takes all kinds.... Ms Sanjay asked to be covered ...
by sanjays mummi
Thu May 04, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

There but for the grace of god etc,when that alcoholic 56 yrold old s.x worker lived here, her old black pimp was visiting and asked me what I was doing in my teens, I told him I was in the army, and thought what a lucky escape I'd had, she was dead a year later, drugs and alcohol. It all comes down...
by sanjays mummi
Wed May 03, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

Yes, and my gran used to say "happy goes lucky" in other words, stay positive and attract good fortune, :-!
by sanjays mummi
Wed May 03, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: My new bird
Replies: 13
Views: 503

Re: My new bird

It depends on what they've been eating, and faeces are wet because they wee at the same time. If your bird is otherwise healthy and active, I wouldn't worry too much, but keep a note on what he's eaten so when they are green, you will know which food has likely caused it.
by sanjays mummi
Tue May 02, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

Hopefully it won't hurt and soon be over, but it will be a worrying time for you. These neighbours have absolutely No respect or consideration for others, and mostly don't even Look at the clock, you shouldn't have to resort to ear plugs etc, and there's another Bank Holiday at the end of the month ...
by sanjays mummi
Mon May 01, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

Firstly, it was a dream that came from your fears, and such dreams can often mean the opposite. You might not necessarily have to go to court!, the HA simply pays for a court order of eviction. Its not really down to you giving evidence. What will be will be. (*)
by sanjays mummi
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

We Librans are supposed to be indecisive, but I'm Not, you must think ahead, and how noisy it will be, and whether a new tenant will be noisy, personally, our new one is so quiet, I keep wondering if he is still alive!. I won't be putting Ms Sanjay under any stress, enough to visit the vet when he a...
by sanjays mummi
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Very aggressive 10 week old irn
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: Very aggressive 10 week old irn

My hen loved my late husband and I equally.
by sanjays mummi
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello there - some advice needed
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Hello there - some advice needed

Firstly, you need to consider, that if they are male and female, and from the same hen, they will breed, and it will be incestuous breeding, any genetic health problems or deformities will be magnified, and offspring will be smaller than average. Secondly, Not all IRN's talk, my bird can say a few t...
by sanjays mummi
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New baby
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: New baby

I got Ms Sanjay at 8 wks and there wasn't a peep out of him for ages!, all normal, but don't try and touch, until he learns he can trust you.
by sanjays mummi
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: panting and to hot to touch
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: panting and to hot to touch

He is definitely over heating, and dextrose is a form of sugar, which they shouldn't have much of, fructose from fruit is fine, but dextrose?, alternatively he may have an elevated temperature from an infection.
by sanjays mummi
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Time to sell
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: Time to sell

Ms Sanjay was parent reared, and I got him at 8 wks, they should be weaned by then.
by sanjays mummi
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: How old is my Indian Ringneck? and what color will he be ?
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: How old is my Indian Ringneck? and what color will he be ?

Not being psychic, a picture would help with identifying colour, and without DNA sexing, it's a case of wait and see.
by sanjays mummi
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

Coo! I must have a shufty, sounds intereresting, maybe the blue clashed with her eyes?. Yes, Ms Sanjays piggy bank is healthy, and you're right, vets in different parts of the UK make prices up as they go along, vets4pets at the back of Jolleys are very competitive, a friend only paid 55 quids to ha...
by sanjays mummi
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

"She tried it on"?, goodness!, it must have been a bit big?, did the colour suit her?, :-bd Anyway, Ms Sanjay nibbled a piece of raw carrot today, but still isn't keen. I never touch table sauces, and there's a Lot of sugar in them, I used to make them, that's how I know. I've never understood the d...
by sanjays mummi
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

Maybe she wants Waitrose or Harrods beetroot?, I will get some, I have a veggie meal once or twice a week, and I noticed beetroot on the market. Have you seen the Heinz tomato ketchup ad?, Dachshunds dressed as hot dogs and daft people dressed as ketchup bottles, oy vey! ^#(^
by sanjays mummi
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

You didn't pierce the tin first?, and let it boil dry?, it's something I've never liked, daddi would only eat home made, I made the cake, my daughter made him a pudding and mincemeat, she doesn't like mincemeat and pudding either. When I was a girl, my mum bought tins of Ambrosia rice and obviously ...
by sanjays mummi
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

I used to coat it in flour, saute it then wack it under a hot grill, crispy outside, tender inside, when our daughter died, my mother in law decided to cook liver, it was burnt, but tasted like Ashes anyway, I went off it because the smell of cooked liver would linger for days, eww!, one of the girl...
by sanjays mummi
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Very aggressive 10 week old irn
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: Very aggressive 10 week old irn

They Don't attack "for no reason", they are telling you to back off.
by sanjays mummi
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

Liver is full of cholestrol, its where cholesterol is stored,, not as healthy as some people think. If Emma is being evicted, nobody will rehouse her. Ms Sanjay wouldn't want his squirty bottle every day, I let him semaphore for one when he is ready, usually once a week when he knows it's his "big c...
by sanjays mummi
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

We have a lib dem mayor, can't seem to get shot of him, he's been mayor for at least a decade, absolutely useless. I think my hair is long enough to cover the nape of my neck, but Ms Sanjay is more full on!, I remember a vet telling me he hated treating Corgi's because they would allow him all sorts...
by sanjays mummi
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: How am I able to make custom dissertation writing paper?
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: How am I able to make custom dissertation writing paper?

DinaHaines wrote:Good post
Pity it's in the WRONG PLACE!
by sanjays mummi
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

"Save water, bath with a friend", my daughters Boxer took that literally, hurtled up the stairs and leapt into the bath with her, Ms Sanjay nipped my arm today, because she wanted her food yesterday, and I wasn't going quickly enough!, fortunately I was wearing sleeves, but it still pinched. Typical...
by sanjays mummi
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

Goodness! I hope she isn't claustrophobic! Or too hot. Ms Sanjay just has a black cotton king size sheet. Billie puts her to shame, three measly feathers, same as last year, hey ho, (*)
by sanjays mummi
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New owner
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: New owner

Sit beside his cage and talk/sing to him, offer treats through the bars, eat your meals beside his cage, they are very curious and he will want to share your food (make sure it's safe food), don't try and handle him, you will freak him out and probably get a nasty bite, just do the minimum cleaning ...
by sanjays mummi
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How do I tame this young scared IRN?
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: How do I tame this young scared IRN?

Regardless of whether your bird was imported or caught in the wild, grabbing a semi feral or feral bird is wrong on all levels, and here in the UK, capturing wild birds etc is illegal. Five months seems suspiciously old, if you suspect or know this person is selling captured feral birds, you really ...
by sanjays mummi
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How do I tame this young scared IRN?
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: How do I tame this young scared IRN?

The "breeder" should know better!, a terrified bird can simply drop dead, their hearts cant take it.
Furthermore, if it survived, it will Never learn to trust you. Everything you need to know is on this forum, keep reading.
by sanjays mummi
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: 3 month old INR. " Emoji"
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: 3 month old INR. " Emoji"

They prefer fruit and veg which contain seeds, papaya, peppers, sweet corn, my bird would Never eat carrot etc, peas in the pod are great for foraging too, and walnut halves preferred to almonds.
by sanjays mummi
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

Wrong timeline, I had pink tweed culottes in 1969, hotpants came in around 1970/71. But I didn't like them, I can't stand seeing women over forty in shorts or Capri pants, Not a good look, Ever.
Where Has today gone? ^#(^
by sanjays mummi
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

They're cute and funny, I suppose I should call them culottes?, I used to wonder if birds had cold feet, or cold beak, but they have brilliant insulation. :-bd
by sanjays mummi
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

Daddi wore thermal undies all year round, because he was thin he felt cold, and he had his electric blanket on!. I usually keep a few winter bits out, the wind can be chilly, or summer morning's can be fresh. Ms Sanjays breeches make me smile! :-c
by sanjays mummi
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

Never heard of them, but I don't buy biscuits anymore, they can be too moreish!. Ms Sanjay was very patient today, waiting for his fresh rations, I couldn't let him out because I was expecting a delivery, so as a reward, I gave him fresh figs and blackberries. It's a pity Billie won't eat peppers, t...
by sanjays mummi
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

Coo! That would be fun! MsTango!, \:D/
The amount of peppers he eats I'm surprised he isn't red!, that would be fun too!
by sanjays mummi
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

I "lurked" on here before actually joining, can't remember when that was!, senior moments are all too frequent nowadays. I cannot understand why newbies don't Look on here before asking questions, the answers are all here, is it laziness?. I was planning to go to the market today, but there really w...
by sanjays mummi
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: What are everyones Bird's Names?
Replies: 16
Views: 2164

Re: What are everyones Bird's Names?

My birds breeder lied, said my bird was definitely a DNA sexed male, so we named him "Sanjay", in time it became obvious "Sanjay" is female, so now she is just "Sweetie", or Ms Sanjay for the purposes of this forum.
by sanjays mummi
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: HELP!! My 2 baby birds 5 weeks old scared of me. What can i do??
Replies: 12
Views: 380

Re: HELP!! My 2 baby birds 5 weeks old scared of me. What can i do??

No clipped wings here!!!, its food that calls my bird home.
by sanjays mummi
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Having trouble taming a young pair of ringnecks
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Having trouble taming a young pair of ringnecks

Clipping is just adding to their angst, they cannot escape from what they perceive as threat or danger, it's like hobbling a cat or dog, and maybe they need a bigger cage. If they are eating the apple, it is fear which is preventing them from eating it straight away, no apple seeds though, they cont...
by sanjays mummi
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Having trouble taming a young pair of ringnecks
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Having trouble taming a young pair of ringnecks

You don't say how long you have had them, but I can tell you, aviary hatched/parent reared birds take much much longer to tame. What you describe is normal, it is Exactly how my bird was when I got him seven years ago. It takes time and patience, A Lot of it, and you must persevere, even now, there ...
by sanjays mummi
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ringneck baby cannot stand on legs
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Ringneck baby cannot stand on legs

I am very sorry to hear this, but he must have been a very sick little bird for his heart to give out so quickly. IRN's are tough little birds, he was obviously very weak when you got him, personally I would go back to where you bought him and demand a refund, here in the UK, I would have got the RS...
by sanjays mummi
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ringneck baby cannot stand on legs
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Ringneck baby cannot stand on legs

Take him to a vet asap!
by sanjays mummi
Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My Inidan Ringneck has gone Savage
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: My Inidan Ringneck has gone Savage

Your bird sounds deeply traumatised, the medical treatment was unpleasant handling, and he probably associates handling with pain and discomfort. I'm afraid it has set your bird back, he no longer trusts human hands. I am glad I have never clipped my birds wings, because flight is a birds safety net...
by sanjays mummi
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Lutino IRN with reddish tail
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: Lutino IRN with reddish tail

I have a green IRN, but green is not correct, he has blue, yellow, aquamarine colours too, so I don't think any IRN is a uniform colour all over. :-bd
by sanjays mummi
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

It's common amongst dog people, but we never used a squirty bottle, I find an "Oi!" Or "stoppit!" usually works with Ms Sanjay. Whatever works, it's horses for courses. I've never had an early bird, bedtime or mornings, but it's never been a problem, I don't know where the day went, it's flown!, :-bd
by sanjays mummi
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: HELP!! My 2 baby birds 5 weeks old scared of me. What can i do??
Replies: 12
Views: 380

Re: HELP!! My 2 baby birds 5 weeks old scared of me. What can i do??

That's a question for a breeder, and I ain't a breeder, sorry!, puppies and kittens yes, but never weaned chicksters, try looking on the internet. b-(
by sanjays mummi
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: HELP!! My 2 baby birds 5 weeks old scared of me. What can i do??
Replies: 12
Views: 380

Re: HELP!! My 2 baby birds 5 weeks old scared of me. What can i do??

If they come down for food, that's your answer, my bird goes back into his cage as soon as I put fresh food etc in there, why aren't your birds weaned yet?, Ms Sanjay was weaned by the time he was 8 Weeks old.
by sanjays mummi
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

Ms Sanjay would tear chunks out of me! ^#(^ I take my life in my hands tickling and kissing him! William doesn't go out in ladies clobber, he wears jogging bottoms, tee shirt and fleece, with gaudy costume jewelery and a hair band, when I worked professionally as Tarot reader, I had a very Butch gru...
by sanjays mummi
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

Today we had the big clean, and Ms Sanjay was up to mischief nibbling wallpaper again! ^#(^ I helped William next door in the privately owned flats to shift a heavy unit in, his hobby is antiques, and he has some fabulous pieces, a Georgian console table with lion head handles to die for, he used to...
by sanjays mummi
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

No, I forgot it was on, but, tbh, they mess about with history too much, a lot of the time. It annoys me. Big clean up tomorrow, but my goodness, the state of my kitchen in the sunlight!, I was horrified!, that's the problem with dark winter days, it disguises the grot. Ms Sanjay Never lays down, it...
by sanjays mummi
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: You saw a WHAT?
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: You saw a WHAT?

How lovely!, my grandson spotted a blue male IRN in his local park (Bedfordshire UK). Love your photo too. Thanks for sharing this. :-bd
by sanjays mummi
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

Oi! Not so much of the old! :-bd Oh goody, Billie seems back to her "old" self. I think they give up hope, expecting more replies, hoping people with tons of experience etc, and nada, maybe the previous members don't have their "fids" anymore?, or that Huge debate over wing clipping caused too many ...
by sanjays mummi
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

One of our female German Shepherds would doze off sitting up!, another went senile in old age, she'd go out into the garden and forget why she was out there, come back in, and suddenly remember she needed to pee. Later on, her eyesight got quites bad, and she would sit in front of the washing machin...
by sanjays mummi
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

I am Sick and Tired of the spam in these forums, Nothing gets done about it, no matter How Many times I report it!. Craig in Flat 1 screamed abuse at one of the Slobodans this afternoon because his smoke alarm went off four times, boy has that guy got a temper!, he drove the last tenant out of Flat ...
by sanjays mummi
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

It's the one further down, where IRN is spelled "Iron", and I think the owner is male, search amongst the Spam! It goes something like "pretty baby IRON" etc, bon chance
by sanjays mummi
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

Still not as cheap as Wilko toys.
The photos my cousin once removed sent, including the one I shared with you, goodness! Your memory!.
I might give garden feathers schmanzy parrot food a try out on himself, it's time Ms Sanjay tried something different. b-(
by sanjays mummi
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

Garden Feathers e mailed me their newsletter today, but my parrot mag wasn't in. Ms Sanjay answers me when I say hello, when I've been in the shower etc and come back in he says hello. But those plaintive little noises today were really sweet. (please don't throw my toy away!). I Never get up early ...
by sanjays mummi
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

Reminds me of my maternal grandparents place in Ulster, the pump would freeze in winter, and we had to break the ice on the rain barrel to wash, one of the chicks hatched with just one leg, I wanted to adopt it, but grandad shut it in a shed with it's mama to "take care of" I bought Ms Sanjay a shre...
by sanjays mummi
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

You're thinking of Mint Imperials, lol!, Crown Imperials or "Kaisers Helmet" are giant Fritillaria, stunning, they tower over the daffs and tulips, they smell like cannabis tho', which keeps cats and foxes away, but may give passers by the wrong impression!. Yes, NP are good ,so are Scarletts, the b...
by sanjays mummi
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

Wild horses couldn't drag him down to the floor!. Ms Sanjay wouldn't know how to use a water bottle, besides, he likes to wash his face in the water too!, he has his spray bottle, which reminds me, he could do with a new one. I used ear plugs when the drug dealers and alcoholics lived here, I wouldn...
by sanjays mummi
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

I am gutted, I dropped Ms Sanjays anti splash water bowl today in the kitchen, and it smashed, I've ordered a new one from NP, but could have done without the expense, I prefer the anti splash because the water doesn't leave the cage. Anyway, I don't understand these so called breeders letting chick...
by sanjays mummi
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

Whoa!, How old?, that is way too young!. My bird was 8 wks old when I bought him. Firstly, your bird sounds semi feral, which means, like mine, it was aviary hatched and parent reared. Secondly, you need to let your chickster settle in, minimum contact, just sit next to the cage, talk and sing, eat ...
by sanjays mummi
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

I like my home made mayo, I don't add much vinegar at all. Ah yes, St Patricks Day today, and the birthdays of two of my friends. Big clean tomorrow, and I am definitely Not buying P Off again, expensive and mundane, I'm going back to Cif anti bacterial and a non scratch sponge, it does the job just...
by sanjays mummi
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

Weightwatchers meals suit my pocket and are yummy, silver spoon sweeteners contain zero calories, I will not be returning to old habits, and I won't allow my gp to prescribe steroids or amytriptiline again, I was my ideal weight for years until I was put on them. Oops!, so I'm not the only one who g...
by sanjays mummi
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

Reminds me of married quarters, and when the refugees fled Idi Amin and were given empty quarters (70's) we wives couldn't get anything from stores, it had all been given to them. Our HA tarts voids up, but they don't tend to run to new doors. Miserable today, but not particularly cold, my summer cu...
by sanjays mummi
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie&Sanjay
Replies: 241
Views: 3959

Re: Billie&Sanjay

George, our gas engineer came to service flat 1's boiler today, for the second time, and for the second time Craig had no gas, he spends his benefits on beer, beer and more beer, he is permanently three sheets to the wind, George has warned him, if they can't service his boiler soon, they will cap t...