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by sanjays mummi
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN Scared Of Hands
Replies: 3
Views: 24

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: 11

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: 24

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: 46

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

It depends if budgie cage is big enough!, at 8 weeks my bird was much bigger than a budgie. Northern Parrots, Scarletts parrot supplies are great to deal with, hopefully they send to your part of the world, their birds "test" all their toys, so they know they are safe. My bird will play wi...
by sanjays mummi
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Help!!
Replies: 3
Views: 16

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: 46

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: 13

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: 28

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: 38

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: 46

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: 159

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: 159

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: 26

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: 31

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: 32

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: 64

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: 64

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: 720

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: 67

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: 48

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: 48

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: 625

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: 123

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: 50

Re: Another young IRN taming concern

He needs more time, four months is nothing!, and the more you try and insist, the more disobliging he will be. You don't know if he's had a bad experience, maybe being handled to have his wings clipped has put him off?, with dogs we call it "hand shy", I'm personally against clipping, I ha...
by sanjays mummi
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi everyone!
Replies: 1
Views: 36

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: 17
Views: 22351

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: 123

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 possibl...
by sanjays mummi
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hi all!!
Replies: 3
Views: 67

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: 3
Views: 712

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: 54

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: 78

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: 37

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: 37

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: 60

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: 31

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: 54

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: 27

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: 35

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: 2
Views: 55

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: 136

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: 136

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: 136

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: 101

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: 101

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: 53

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: 53

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&qu...
by sanjays mummi
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is This Suitable?
Replies: 5
Views: 101

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: 439

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: 102

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 ...

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