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by alana8819
Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: THE HUGE KOKO
Replies: 6
Views: 1763

my alex not sure if it's a boy or girl is only 7months and is that big with a long head just depends on the bird
by alana8819
Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:13 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Requiring advice about flying!
Replies: 15
Views: 1314

i personally keep them clipped after letting them learn to fly first so that they can land. I didn't clip my first babies wings and he got out flew to the top of a massive tree and when he tried to come down he was swooped and chased away by minor birds
by alana8819
Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: five toes
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Thanks Fah i will take him to a vet and see what they think. None of the family that i am aware of has been inbred all the other babies are fine and have been for the last few years so i think he is just special. Was looking at him using it today and he can move the toe but grips food and stuff with...
by alana8819
Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Babies
Replies: 5
Views: 896

Thanks julie, i have some pics of the little ringnecks now 2 blue one green http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee269/mcleod88/IMG_0909.jpg http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee269/mcleod88/IMG_0910.jpg http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee269/mcleod88/IMG_0911.jpg
by alana8819
Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: five toes
Replies: 3
Views: 620

five toes

The baby i have decided to keep i noticed the other night has five toes on one foot, does anyone else have a bird with an extra toe?
it doesn't appear to work, just a little toe poking out the back of his foot should i be concerned?
by alana8819
Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Babies
Replies: 5
Views: 896

thanks :D yeah the one i am keeping is a biter the other 2 are snugly and fairly placid but HP (his/her name) is the bossy boots and likes to have a nibble on everything and everyone
:lol:
by alana8819
Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Babies
Replies: 5
Views: 896

Babies

Hey here are some pics of my ringneck and alex babies hard to get pics of the ringies as they hide there are three can only see 2 properly in this pic will grab more when i pull them http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee269/mcleod88/IMG_0893-1.jpg http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee269/mcleod88/IM...
by alana8819
Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Feeding question
Replies: 4
Views: 761

thanks julie yeah that's how much i've been giving them didnt want to make them explode. yeah i got roudybush formula 3. ok wont give them water then i thought they'd get it from the formula just wanted to make sure.
by alana8819
Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Feeding question
Replies: 4
Views: 761

Feeding question

ok i know this is about my alex babies and should go in the alex section but no one answers. We pulled them out last night after their night time feed so they were settled, we feed them this morning and just before(feeding 4 times a day atm every 4 hours) just want to make sure i am feeding them eno...
by alana8819
Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: best hand feeding formula
Replies: 1
Views: 1638

best hand feeding formula

what do you think is the best hand feeding formula my alex babies are 4 weeks old and i am going to pull them out so was just wondering what others think is the best formula
by alana8819
Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: worried
Replies: 11
Views: 1501

thanks jim, two of the eggs looked as if they may of had something in them at some stage, one egg was completely liquid. am very happy to say that two of the eggs from the other pair hatched this morning, she has another 4 in there am not sure if these are fertile or not but will leave them for the ...
by alana8819
Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: worried
Replies: 11
Views: 1501

just one pair haven't checked the other, but she has just laid another 2 eggs i was going to give it a week or so then check hers. is there any reason why they wouldn't be fertile? or if they were and the chicks died? it was exceptionally cold and rainy when they laid. i was very surprised because t...
by alana8819
Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: worried
Replies: 11
Views: 1501

I dont think the eggs are fertile there are no veins looks like their is just liquid in them.
by alana8819
Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: worried
Replies: 11
Views: 1501

thanks so much, yeah it is our first time with them, the birds have done it many times. we've breed and hand reared other birds but these guys are very different.
by alana8819
Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: worried
Replies: 11
Views: 1501

Thanks for that Fah one of the hens is very aggressive when you check the eggs any tricks? the other one should be fine.
by alana8819
Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: worried
Replies: 11
Views: 1501

worried

hi the 2 alex pairs have 7 eggs 3 to one 4 to the other, thing is they laid the eggs end of july beginning of august and they still havent hatched. what should i do? one hen wont leave her eggs she sits on them constantly and the cock feeds her, the others she is on and off them all the time but whe...
by alana8819
Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: question?
Replies: 3
Views: 803

thanks julie it's exciting the first pair's should start hatching next week.
by alana8819
Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: behaviour
Replies: 4
Views: 1833

every bird is different depending on their personality. I have found though with my alexandrines they do test you at bout 3-5 months to see what they can get away with but mine have been a bit more laid back then the ringnecks, not as nippy but much louder lol. hope that helps
by alana8819
Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Hen in nest box question
Replies: 2
Views: 1543

mine spent nearly all her time in there and the male just went in the box while they did their birdy business
by alana8819
Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: mating question - plz help
Replies: 5
Views: 909

one of my alex pairs behave like this but it is the female that is nasty to the male, they have breed fine for the last 2 years it's pretty normal
by alana8819
Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: question?
Replies: 3
Views: 803

question?

hey well the alex pairs have 3 eggs to one and 4 eggs to the other the ringnecks are just starting to lay. the first alex pair's eggs should be hatching in the next week or so just wondering if any of you feed them anything special while they are feeding their young? should they be getting any speci...
by alana8819
Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: will they lay soon?
Replies: 10
Views: 1248

just thought i'd let you all know the alex pairs have started laying and the ringnecks look like they're about to join the parenthood train any moment now. so exciting
by alana8819
Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:58 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: will they lay soon?
Replies: 10
Views: 1248

my pair of ringies wont go near the nest box yet unless they do it when i'm not looking, the alex females are in the box a lot but not enough to lay and havent been overly interested in the males one actually gets told to fk off if he goes near her breeder before i got them taught her that. well tha...
by alana8819
Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Help please!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 825

he looks ok to me the feathers in the bald area look very downy maybe they are just taking longer to grow back
he doesnt look sick his feathers are very vibrant and he looks active
maybe just take him in for a check up
by alana8819
Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: its over
Replies: 115
Views: 9360

leo am so sorry to hear tango got away i know exactly how you feel i was distraught when cookie flew away and it is horrible to see other birds swoop them and try to attack them exactly what happened to cookie many hugs
by alana8819
Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: will they lay soon?
Replies: 10
Views: 1248

will they lay soon?

just wondering when people's ringnecks and alexandrines in nsw australia start breeding i have heard so many different things and also do they breed the same time every year our alex pairs breed at the end of july beginning of august last year. thanks in advance edited to include a word i forgot
by alana8819
Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Quiet IRN?
Replies: 7
Views: 1104

lucky you lol cookie never made the irn call he only ever made human taught noises and was a fairly quiet bird so fingers crossed your little guy will stay the same
by alana8819
Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:04 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: destroying the nest boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 1166

i found wooden nest boxes about 6cm thick today with plenty of room for the alexandrines no way they are chewing through them so quickly destructive little things they are. i didnt think the metal ones would be any good and they were 150 bucks where as the wooden ones i found today were only 50 each...
by alana8819
Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: destroying the nest boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 1166

destroying the nest boxes

hi all what type of nest box would you use for alexandrines, has anyone used metal ones? they are selling them down town but wasnt sure whether they will use them, the normal wodden ones they chew threw in a day, has anyone made their own? any suggestions would be great.
by alana8819
Tue May 27, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Are gas ovens poisonous for birds?
Replies: 4
Views: 768

will have to get a detector he was in another room but i think in the future i will put them outside when i cook, we think he may have been old the person we rescued him from had him for a number of years and didnt get him as a baby and we were in the same room when cooking and from what i could fin...
by alana8819
Tue May 27, 2008 4:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Are gas ovens poisonous for birds?
Replies: 4
Views: 768

thanks pinkdevil yeah is sad poor little guy i was hoping he would get better with time my partner was very attached to him just cant believe he was fine this morning and then dead tonight. we also didnt know how old he was or if he was a he or a she how do you tell if a love bird is old? eta age th...
by alana8819
Tue May 27, 2008 4:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Novice
Replies: 17
Views: 1869

hi not all ringnecks are cuddly birds cookie hated being patted he would only let me pat his beak the bluffing stage with him lasted for about 2 maybe 3 months and they bite REALLY hard i would suggest a cockateil they are cuddly birds
by alana8819
Tue May 27, 2008 4:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: urgent beak problem please read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1281

oh hope toki is ok let us know what happens at the vet
by alana8819
Tue May 27, 2008 4:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Are gas ovens poisonous for birds?
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Are gas ovens poisonous for birds?

like the heading says are gas oven poisonous for birds? we have just moved to a house with a gas oven and hotplates we have been here since friday have been using the oven our love bird we rescued has died tonight he still hadnt put on weight despite all our efforts so am wondering if it was a sickn...
by alana8819
Fri May 09, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: the voice
Replies: 12
Views: 1870

cookie used to make that noise when i put him to bed i dont think they like being put away, he regurgitated on his fav ball all the time when he was doing the dance to it all perfectly normal
by alana8819
Wed May 07, 2008 5:49 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: PLEASE HELP
Replies: 29
Views: 3660

hey everyone no news on cookie. hey justin you're right mate no bad memories glad you were thinking of us. i am still devastated but at least i have my millions of pics and memories i'll never forget him he was the light of my life all i can do is pray someone found him and are treating him like the...
by alana8819
Wed May 07, 2008 5:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: what is this site coming to
Replies: 2
Views: 867

what is this site coming to

i have just come back on after some time and i can not believe the bickering going on i am appalled this site helped me to no ends with cookie and has been a well of knowledge and it saddens me to come back on here and find constant bickering in the threads, even in threads where people have lost th...
by alana8819
Wed May 07, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Lutino died
Replies: 51
Views: 5024

terribly sorry to hear of your loss, i know how you feel i lost my baby in march i still cry every day because something will remind me of him grieve let it all out and when the time is right find another baby to love lots of hugs. on another note i am absolutely disgusted with the constant bickerin...
by alana8819
Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: just a quick question
Replies: 2
Views: 633

just a quick question

just wondering what the babies colours will be from my parents breeding pair cock= green split to blue hen= blue i seen 2 of their babies from last year both were green the lady said they had one blue baby though. also what sexes will the babies be if you can tell that from the colours or will it be...
by alana8819
Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Violet and Blue Cleartail babies
Replies: 13
Views: 2263

your babies are beautiful, love baby pics :D
by alana8819
Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: never quiet
Replies: 15
Views: 2149

hey cookie rarely screamed cause i just ignored it and it worked a treat, if he was being too loud when i wanted quiet time and he was out of his cage instead of putting him in his cage i would put him on the floor with toys and he would play and be quiet, if it was too much i would just put him in ...
by alana8819
Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Wierd Animals...
Replies: 53
Views: 9486

pink devil your snakes are beautiful i love olive pythons my snake breeder has a 9 yr old one called sampson he is gorgeous and huge that will be my next snake, i am waiting till we get our own house before getting another snake though. k well i had 2 goats called drazic and dezrai a german shepard ...
by alana8819
Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:37 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: PLEASE HELP
Replies: 29
Views: 3660

no news i dont think we will get him back now all i can do is pray he is happy and healthy i will never forget you cookie you'll always be my blue winged angel
by alana8819
Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:55 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: PLEASE HELP
Replies: 29
Views: 3660

no nothing yet. yeah i pput grapes and orange out for him but the wild birds eat it.
by alana8819
Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: PLEASE HELP
Replies: 29
Views: 3660

thanks lene thats a good idea, i have put flyers in all the letter boxes around us a few streets either way with our details and photos of cookie put posters up at all the bus stops the little store the hall the church all the vets and pet stores and have called a few neighbours there are apparently...
by alana8819
Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: PLEASE HELP
Replies: 29
Views: 3660

thank you so much everyone. havent heard him or seen him since the kookaburras gave him a scare, we've been searching and calling to him all day, there is just so much property that isnt walkable with steep drops it has been pouring down and was so windy, today has been horrible its just not the sam...
by alana8819
Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:11 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: PLEASE HELP
Replies: 29
Views: 3660

thanks guys yeah cage and toys are outside, all the lights outside are on its so cold and raining here i am so worried. i cant believe he got out my partner had the door open for a split second i was in another room i am so anal about the doors being closed he feels terrible but i dont blame him coo...
by alana8819
Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: PLEASE HELP
Replies: 29
Views: 3660

PLEASE HELP

anyone in the Lismore NSW area please keep a look out for cookie, he got outside today at midday and flew off we found him a few times but he got scared and flew away, we have searched all over the property and have made up posters and put an add in the newspaper if anyone see's him and is able to c...
by alana8819
Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: riku is fretting her person is sick
Replies: 9
Views: 1370

first of all donna i am very sorry for you loss

cookie is the same the other day i hurt myself badly and was crying cookie flew over and kept trying to preen me and nuzzle me with his beak i told him i was ok and he seemed fine then and left me to my own devices
by alana8819
Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: At what age do they?
Replies: 4
Views: 947

hi donna my baby is called cookie too :D
he moulted at 6 months just a small one then at one he had a massive moult and his ring started to come through.
ryelle cookie sometimes eats his feathers
by alana8819
Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Help please
Replies: 6
Views: 1132

if he thinks it is a mate in the mirror he will not bond with you and that may be why he is aggressive it is recommended not to put mirrors in with certain breeds of birds.
by alana8819
Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: How long does a moult last for?
Replies: 5
Views: 3671

cookies last moult lasted from end of november to end of january
by alana8819
Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: What happened? So sudden.
Replies: 13
Views: 1742

sorry for your loss they are wonderful birds i hope you find out what happened
by alana8819
Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My bird ate some nurofen
Replies: 10
Views: 3267

take your bird to a vet immediately. and in the future dont leave medication where your bird can get i would also advice you to put your bird in its cage while you are asleep and not home. hope your bird is ok
by alana8819
Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: can i mate a pet? i need your advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1255

hi nil if you hand fed lazaros apparently he wont make a good breeder i am not sure why but i have heard alot of people say not to use hand raised babies to breed that only parent raised birds are good breeders.
not sure if it is true though.
by alana8819
Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: can i mate a pet? i need your advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1255

more so curious so many people say that handraised babies are not good breeders is this true because if it is you probably dont want to breed lazaros.
on another note donna is that your bird in your avatar he/she is beautiful
by alana8819
Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Million Dollar Question?
Replies: 2
Views: 650

cookie wants to bite sid every time i try to let them interact so we dont let them play together cookie roams the lounge room while sid sits in his daddy's lap sid doesnt like playing on the floor so it doesnt bother him they are fine in the same room just as long they are not within striking distan...
by alana8819
Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: the fids got a night-time visitor
Replies: 11
Views: 1253

possums scare the s##t outta me we have always lived in the bush and one night i woke up to a scratching on my door and loud pervert breathing i ran from my room to the main house screaming thinking some dirty old pervert was trying to get me when dad went up to check it was a massive possum :lol:
by alana8819
Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Had a bad couple of weeks
Replies: 5
Views: 1159

sorry to hear about your bad run.
smokey sounds adorable how funny.
by alana8819
Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Pics of IRN I handraised
Replies: 9
Views: 1380

awesome pics your babies are beautiful
by alana8819
Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: anyone had joint replacements?
Replies: 5
Views: 1261

i have crohns disease too. i will definitely look into that for both of us. i know how horrible it is with crohns i was diagnosed when i was 16 i have had so many blockages in my small bowel that they were going to remove part of it but it got a little better, my crohns has given me bad problems wit...
by alana8819
Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Your birds name?
Replies: 19
Views: 2294

yeah i always use cookies name and he says it all the time he comes when i call his name too
by alana8819
Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Cookies man beard
Replies: 5
Views: 950

Cookies man beard

yay his ring is coming through so quickly
:D :D
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by alana8819
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Tiki scared the crap out of me last night!
Replies: 9
Views: 3340

cookie does it occasionally. i'm the one that wakes evryone up with screams though i have a slight case of sleep terror disorder had it since i was a kid most ppl grow out of it but for some reason i never did. it's pretty funny though cause i cant remember anything dont know i've screamed and my po...
by alana8819
Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Maybe we got a little carried away
Replies: 6
Views: 1470

awesome birdy house bet they're loving it
by alana8819
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Dirty Bird.....
Replies: 12
Views: 1497

cookie gets cranky at first when i mist him but if i stop he chucks a tanty he'll run back and forth out of the mist but he loves it
by alana8819
Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: dna is on the way
Replies: 3
Views: 658

awesome what are you hoping for
by alana8819
Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: New at IRN breeding
Replies: 23
Views: 2623

bester once your female breeds with the male you probably wont be able to handle her and hand raised pets dont make good breeders.
laura congrats on your baby :D
by alana8819
Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: bobby
Replies: 21
Views: 2428

sounds like your doing a fantastic job :D
by alana8819
Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Opinions - Do you think male or female?
Replies: 7
Views: 1101

if she was hatched in04 definitely a girl. she has a beautifully long tail
by alana8819
Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:51 am
Forum: Moustache Parakeet
Topic: Couple of Questions about our New MP
Replies: 4
Views: 3714

nah sid is a love bird he is a bossy lil s*#t too. i dunno i think cookie smells weird when moultin my partner just thinks i'm nuts :lol:
by alana8819
Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:02 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: what cereals can i feed tango?
Replies: 4
Views: 1710

you can give them weetbix in water not milk, i give cookie a hard boiled egg once a week with a little bit of the shell left on he loves it never eats it all though. they can have carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, beans, corn(cookies fav), rockmelon, kiwi fruit, orange, grape fruit, grapes, snow peas,...
by alana8819
Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:56 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New Oliver Pics! (last pics before dna sexed)
Replies: 116
Views: 10642

i really think you should stay even if you do give olly up because if you get another bird you might need help lotsa people on her luv ya cheer up buddy :D
by alana8819
Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Pregnancy and Birds....
Replies: 8
Views: 1286

check out www.bubhub.com.au its a forum for pregnancy kids etc they have everything there are some fantastic people on there who are very helpful :D
by alana8819
Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Where are you from?
Replies: 82
Views: 23550

aussie here :D lived in 40 odd places across qld and nsw. i want to live in norway "sigh" my pop is from finland and its so beautiful there but i love norway i want to go to germany i'd love to go to the black forest :D :D
by alana8819
Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Moustache Parakeet
Topic: Couple of Questions about our New MP
Replies: 4
Views: 3714

i'm not sure with mp's but cookie smells weird when he moults or hasnt bathed for a couple of days. i'd say he's just not used to head scratches if there isnt any sores or anything he might not like it cookie will let me pat his beak and body but not head and sid will let me pat his head but not his...
by alana8819
Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Moustache Parakeet
Topic: Anyone out there with a Mustache Parakeet?
Replies: 21
Views: 15744

fully you should contact the guiness world records and see
by alana8819
Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New Oliver Pics! (last pics before dna sexed)
Replies: 116
Views: 10642

dont be silly justin there is no need for you to leave the forum. sometimes things can get out of hand you do have good answers to alot of the questions and i think you do a great job considering you're probably the youngest member on here dont be disheartened by peoples comments sometimes we just h...
by alana8819
Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Pregnancy and Birds....
Replies: 8
Views: 1286

yep my doctor told me
by alana8819
Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:57 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: anyone had joint replacements?
Replies: 5
Views: 1261

thank lene :D yeah he is young but it has to be done he cant straighten his elbow or bend it all the way either so it makes movement pretty limited :( the replacement will do wonders we're both just nervous about it
by alana8819
Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: My Flock
Replies: 2
Views: 1590

your dogs are gorgeous i love dogs :D
by alana8819
Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: My flock
Replies: 7
Views: 2187

wow some beauties there love the superb parrot really pretty i dont think i have ever seen one before
by alana8819
Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Update On Sooty And Nibbler
Replies: 1
Views: 1142

love the name nibbler are you are futurama fan? thats fantastic sounds like your birds are doing well :D
by alana8819
Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New Oliver Pics! (last pics before dna sexed)
Replies: 116
Views: 10642

i know that just because it is handraised doesnt mean it wont bite all birds bite all i am saying is that people on here dont have to be condescending when speaking to new bird owners i understand that birds bite cookie does it every bird i have ever owned does it but if justin feels he hasnt bonded...
by alana8819
Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: anyone had joint replacements?
Replies: 5
Views: 1261

anyone had joint replacements?

hey all know it has nothing to do with birds but my partner has rheumatoid arthritis had it since he was three anyways he is 28 this year and he needs his elbow replaced since we're still youngens we dont know anyone that has had it done. so if anyone has had a replacement what was it like, how long...
by alana8819
Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Dirty Bird.....
Replies: 12
Views: 1497

start the vaccum that always gets cookie bathing :lol:
by alana8819
Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Pregnancy and Birds....
Replies: 8
Views: 1286

contact with the bird should be fine but you shouldnt clean the cage as bird poo is like cat poo and can cause toxoplasmosis which can result in still births and mental retardation. good luck with conceiving :D
by alana8819
Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New Oliver Pics! (last pics before dna sexed)
Replies: 116
Views: 10642

i agree with justin most of us on here are new at this if the experienced bird owners dont want to help why come on maybe you should start a site for experts only so you dont have to worry about inexperienced people asking for advise and help
by alana8819
Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New Oliver Pics! (last pics before dna sexed)
Replies: 116
Views: 10642

i have spoken with justin about this privately he is very upset about this decision but if him and oliver dont bond and he can find a loving for him then there is no harm done if they dont bond there will not be a good relationship between justin and oliver. he is not giving up just finding a bird b...
by alana8819
Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Mylo hanging upside down yawning
Replies: 4
Views: 844

crazy looks like he is about to bite the head off something :lol:
by alana8819
Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Moustache Parakeet
Topic: Anyone out there with a Mustache Parakeet?
Replies: 21
Views: 15744

he is beautiful :D :D just love them. your cockatiel is old how long do they live wow i honestly didnt know they could live that long.
by alana8819
Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: nasty
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

i'm in nsw so cant help you there. some birds are just like that with there cages 70% of the time cookie will bite me when i get him off his cage. i have a big bird ladder that attaches to the outside of his cage so he can come down when he pleases i figure unless i really have to get him off it i j...
by alana8819
Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:33 am
Forum: Moustache Parakeet
Topic: Anyone out there with a Mustache Parakeet?
Replies: 21
Views: 15744

i love them they are really pretty noone sells them in my area. i'd love to see pics too :D
by alana8819
Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:23 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: help im being bitten
Replies: 3
Views: 952

she is probably territorial of her cage if she only does it on the cage. patience and not reacting to the bite
by alana8819
Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:21 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: DNA sexing
Replies: 13
Views: 2572

i would use the quick prick when cookie had his nails clipped he moved as the vet cut it and it bleed a fair bit and annoyed him for ages. the prick would be over in a second where as the toe nail really seems to bother them i dont even clip cookies nails now i give them a quick file and he likes it...
by alana8819
Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Meal worms/ wax worms
Replies: 13
Views: 3146

yeah we have to kill them before giving them to the lizards coz they can eat their stomachs the pet shop said
by alana8819
Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Please help me decide on a new cagefor Blue?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1777

i love the last one :D
by alana8819
Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: African Ringnecks
Topic: Welcome Lexa the ARN!
Replies: 5
Views: 4644

fantastic love to see pics when you get him
by alana8819
Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Lily's progress
Replies: 2
Views: 569

she'll come round eventually it will take time as she has to adjust to her new surroundings and it will take time for her to build up trust if she has come from a home where she was abused or neglected. just do what your doing let her eat her fav foods from your hand and spend time just talking to h...
by alana8819
Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: YAY
Replies: 7
Views: 816

i wasnt fussed either way but i always thought he was a boy :D
by alana8819
Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 6
Views: 1085

welcome. he is beautiful :D :D
by alana8819
Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: YAY
Replies: 7
Views: 816

here are some pics hopefully you can see it. my lil boy is growing up http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee269/mcleod88/IMG_0263.jpg http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee269/mcleod88/IMG_0242.jpg http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee269/mcleod88/IMG_0262.jpg http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee269/...
by alana8819
Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: YAY
Replies: 7
Views: 816

YAY

cookie is definately a boy his ring is starting to come through :D :D i was really suprised coz he is only 13 months i thought i might have to wait longer to see even a tiny bit of ring i've been trying to get a good pic once i do i'll post it :D :D
by alana8819
Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: I have added a African Grey to my flock!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1770

i love african greys wow so beautiful i heard they have the learning ability of a five year old or was it two :? anyway beautiful beautiful bird :D :D
by alana8819
Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Well what do you think?? Should I get another IRN???
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

he is beautiful if you want him get him :D
by alana8819
Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: help with rescue
Replies: 8
Views: 1101

i've tried mixing a few thing in with his seed but he wont eat it. he isnt scared of the face but i dont trust birds near my face cookie has bitten me a few too many times on the face. i'll try coating his seeds in stuff tried to find red palm oil but couldnt find it any where i managed to get him t...
by alana8819
Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: My Other Animals, and Kids too
Replies: 9
Views: 2047

gorgeous pitty my parents have a medium brown one biggest sook in the world scared of rain puddles balls almost everything but loves a good bum scratch :lol: :roll:
by alana8819
Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: cookie enjoy his spray bath
Replies: 6
Views: 949

never tried to take him into the shower we have dam water for the shower and i dont know if it would be any good for him
by alana8819
Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: I did have one more question..
Replies: 46
Views: 4570

it is full on hand feeding alot at once my parents have two pair of breeding alexandrines and one pair of ringnecks, they only just got the alex pairs. but since they pull the ringies at roughly 3 weeks (they lay four eggs) the ringies lay again generally another 3. it can be full on at times. they ...
by alana8819
Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: all balot tango recentlu...seeking for advise
Replies: 26
Views: 2300

i had the same problem as you but with bush rats which are big and scary they weren't trying to get cookie though but were scaring him at night and getting into our cupboards had to use big rat traps. but if they are smaller there is a product used for roaches and mice its a big sticky pad you put s...
by alana8819
Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: bobby
Replies: 21
Views: 2428

clipping will help with taming
by alana8819
Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: cookie enjoy his spray bath
Replies: 6
Views: 949

cookie enjoy his spray bath

hey cookie is moulting fairly bad poor bub and he wasnt interested in his pie dish bath so i thought he may enjoy a spray and my gosh did he love it here are some pics enjoy http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee269/mcleod88/IMG_0217.jpg http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee269/mcleod88/IMG_0215.jpg ...
by alana8819
Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: The Use of Clicker Training
Replies: 27
Views: 3328

very interesting debate i dont know much about clicker training so i wont comment on that. someone brought up chet i bought one of his dvds when i first got cookie and they dint help at all they just showed various tricks you can teach them i wanted help with biting any way he emailed me relentlessl...
by alana8819
Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: TALKING
Replies: 6
Views: 957

cookie started talking at 7 months but not all ringnecks talk. talk to your bird often start with one word or phrase and repeat it to him he may learn to talk he may not
by alana8819
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Bird vs Boyfriend LOL
Replies: 11
Views: 1901

thats hilarious :lol: my partner is the same except he will tell cookie uh uh or no and cookie will do it back to him in an angry voice and growl never does it to me :lol:
by alana8819
Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Is a ringneck right for us?
Replies: 6
Views: 989

i would say probably not they do prefer to be out of the cage they are also quiet loud so the other people in the home may not appreciate it. what if you tried a dove :D
by alana8819
Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Help with cages
Replies: 23
Views: 2515

i like the 2nd its so cool cookie only picks one point of the cage to sleep at anyway so having one high point wouldnt be too bad its a great cage so big
by alana8819
Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: help with rescue
Replies: 8
Views: 1101

yeah i've stuck basically everything in front of him but he wont eat anything a few times i have managed to get food on his beak so he has to taste it but he is so scared of all of it he was neglected for some time :cry:
by alana8819
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: palm nuts
Replies: 5
Views: 1121

if i put the palm oil on sids food will that help him put on weight he is a lovebird
by alana8819
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: help with rescue
Replies: 8
Views: 1101

thanks yeah he eats heaps of sunflower seeds no worms wont eat egg i've tried a billion times wont eat anything but seed do you think a rescue mixture would help if so where ca i get some? doesnt appear to be any in lismore
by alana8819
Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:30 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hi everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 1033

welcome :D
by alana8819
Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:07 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: types of chillies
Replies: 12
Views: 2776

thankyou lene :D i just get confused cause americans and other countries have different words for the same things :shock: its all so confusing sometimes :lol:
by alana8819
Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:36 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Lazaros' fooler
Replies: 11
Views: 2056

yeah cookie has a blue one he has chewed up pretty good. nil dummy beads are beads shaped like dummys made out a hard plastic :D
by alana8819
Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:31 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New Oliver Pics! (last pics before dna sexed)
Replies: 116
Views: 10642

the cage looks awesome love that flight shot :D :D if you want to make your avatar smaller and you use photobucket click edit on the pick and it will come up with resize there will be choices click avatar and it will adjust the size for you then you just do as normal. :wink:
by alana8819
Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Lazaros' fooler
Replies: 11
Views: 2056

thats so cute i've heard it called a dummy a binkie a pacifier never heard fooler sounds funny :lol:
by alana8819
Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: types of chillies
Replies: 12
Views: 2776

types of chillies

hi just wondering what types are okay to feed to birds do you mean actual chillies or capsicum? also what other types of spicy or hot foods can you give them?
by alana8819
Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New pix of billy and a new pet
Replies: 13
Views: 1719

love rats their tails are so awesome is it a boy or girl? billy is a beauty
by alana8819
Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: 2 questions!
Replies: 4
Views: 752

i'm not sure but cookie moults twice a year from what i've seen he is having a massive moult at the moment feathers everywhere and little pin feathers all over his head. cookie is 13 months old he started moulting lightly in december and now its full on.
by alana8819
Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:27 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: assure me they can breed in cage like that
Replies: 45
Views: 4159

you just replied twat what was the point :roll:
by alana8819
Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:22 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: assure me they can breed in cage like that
Replies: 45
Views: 4159

i would just like to say that i think you are someone getting your kicks for the day by posting and trying to upset members if you arent then you really need help
by alana8819
Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:19 am
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Galah
Replies: 1
Views: 1565

Galah

although it wasnt a pet its still sad my dad found a galah on the side of the road took it to the vet was alive but not well found out it had a stomach tumour and had to be put down so rest in peace little galah
by alana8819
Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: help with rescue
Replies: 8
Views: 1101

help with rescue

as you know we rescued the lil peach face a couple weeks ago. he has been given antibiotics and i have been giving him vitamin substitues because he wont eat pellets or fresh fruit and vege he is still very thin his breast bone juts out alot and you can feel his bones quiet well anywhere you touch h...
by alana8819
Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:05 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: assure me they can breed in cage like that
Replies: 45
Views: 4159

i am sorry but that is disgusting you should go to the nearest animal shelter and hand them in what kind of a twat are you they need to eat everyday and if you put a nest outside they will fly away give away your birds before they die you truely are either a major moron or get off on mistreating ani...
by alana8819
Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:01 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Crank cuase its breeding season?
Replies: 19
Views: 1703

is he moulting? cookie is the biggest moodiest cranky pants when moulting he drives me insane :roll:
by alana8819
Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:55 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: billy is a bully
Replies: 17
Views: 1810

melika i never thought of that but i have noticed cookie is aggressive when his wings arent clipped at the moment he's being a bugger and they have grown back fully he also thinks he's a pro at flying always trying to land on tricky places realising he cant and flies back to his cage. i never clip f...
by alana8819
Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:49 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Constant calling
Replies: 22
Views: 2265

cookie does things on command unless he is in a monster of a mood i like donna use commands and praise a read about clicker training but didnt think much of it but whatever works for your bird. i pay no attention to cookie when he is really loud so he knows if he wants mummy to come to me and not sc...
by alana8819
Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:42 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: assure me they can breed in cage like that
Replies: 45
Views: 4159

i just replied to your other post and again no no where near tall enough a nest box probably wouldnt even fit in there and one thing i just noticed where is there food and water?
by alana8819
Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:37 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: feathers and breeding
Replies: 16
Views: 1921

hi i think the cage is long enough but not tall enough they wouldnt be able to fly in that properly without hurting themselves and where are you going to put the nest box most are about that height
by alana8819
Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Strange itching?
Replies: 11
Views: 1565

cookie sneezes after a bath too. dont need to worry bout humidity here i live in the lismore region and its always humid love living in the wok of australia :lol:
by alana8819
Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:45 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

welcome :D post lots of pics :D
by alana8819
Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: :| Hemi likes shiny things... even toys shaped like guns!
Replies: 9
Views: 1430

thats so cute. the pick next to your name is adorable. cookie loves the container that the kinder surprise toys come in he has them destroyed in seconds but will play with them over expensive bird toys any day. i had a giant kinder surprise once and the container was huge cookie thought all jis chri...
by alana8819
Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: more pics of cookie and sid the new baby
Replies: 6
Views: 902

cookie is the blue ringneck and sid is the lovebird we rescued. cookie was all wet cause i vaccumed and he had to dive in his bath as usaul what is it with birds and vaccums :roll:
by alana8819
Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: more pics of cookie and sid the new baby
Replies: 6
Views: 902

more pics of cookie and sid the new baby

here is some pics of cookie the ringneck and our rescue sid the peach face lovebird http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee269/mcleod88/IMG_0060.jpg http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee269/mcleod88/IMG_0058.jpg http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee269/mcleod88/IMG_0059.jpg http://i231.photobucket.com...
by alana8819
Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Sleep
Replies: 6
Views: 985

i cover cookie otherwise he doesnt sleep well wakes up with blood shot eyes and is really cranky. i dont leave anything on if we watch tv to loud he growls at us :lol:
by alana8819
Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: hoping you can help
Replies: 10
Views: 1299

well the bird has improved alot since he has been inside and warm took him to the vet he is ok under weight and has mites so we've treated him for mites and giving him plenty of food. vet said he is quiet healthy considering so i am happy. bought new cage and toys although the cage top broke piece o...
by alana8819
Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: hoping you can help
Replies: 10
Views: 1299

here is some pics and a video of him doing a weird thing in the vid is it normal looks like its having a spasm it is more active in the video it has just been sleeping the whole time have moved it into our bedroom dont wont cookie to get sick http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee269/mcleod88/DSC0009...
by alana8819
Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: hoping you can help
Replies: 10
Views: 1299

getting him into vet tomorrow is there anything i can do till then? how does the infection spread? will keeping it in the same room but on the oppisite side give it to cookie and chippy choo (aunts bird staying over for a cuople weeks) if it is an infection should i get a new cage cause tried to cle...
by alana8819
Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: hoping you can help
Replies: 10
Views: 1299

hoping you can help

went down to my neighbour yesty he has moved and left a few things for me to grab anyways he left behind his bird im pretty sure its a peach face well its been raining non stop here for a week and the little thing was left out in the rain so we brang it home just wondering if its sick it sleeps almo...
by alana8819
Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:56 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My new babies
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

they are adorable :D beautiful birdies
by alana8819
Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:52 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: rockin oliver
Replies: 8
Views: 1454

oliver is such a cutie that macaw is beautiful i would love one but their beaks are a bit daunting
by alana8819
Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:39 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Do your birds like music?
Replies: 22
Views: 3323

cookie loves scotty doesnt know off road trip and most old 80's music he likes rammstein tries really hard to hear what they are saying :lol:
by alana8819
Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: a few baby questions
Replies: 4
Views: 808

thats a really great idea its funny heaps of people have said they dont like red but our floor is painted red not by my choice like it when we moved in and it doesnt bother cookie at all he also has heaps of red toys which he loves.
by alana8819
Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Look how proud i am!!
Replies: 15
Views: 2506

is he dna tested cause im pretty positive thtas female behaviour could be wrong though :D
by alana8819
Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: cookie is growing up
Replies: 5
Views: 1075

yeah definitely dont want cookie to swear but we rarely do so wont be a problem, my parents got four alexandrines that say f off they learnt it from their previous owner :lol: lene do your birds speak in your first language, what do you speak if you dont mind me asking, it would sound awesome.
by alana8819
Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Top five birdie Moms or Dads for 2007
Replies: 14
Views: 3603

totally agree but maybe it should be top 6 cause you always help people out and definitely know your stuff :D i love tango he is such an adorable bird, and reading bout yoda and jibby is always great yoda sounds like such a bossy pants :lol: you've got my vote
by alana8819
Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: cookie is growing up
Replies: 5
Views: 1075

cookie is growing up

he is finally letting me pat him on the beak and top of the head although if i pat too long he lays on his side and growls at me then bobs his head up and down so funny. he has learnt to say hello cookie, pretty boy, what chya doing, good boy, he barks like our neighbours dogs, has a wicked evil lau...
by alana8819
Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: hei...that my tango
Replies: 33
Views: 3792

i cant tell you how old your baby is but my gosh they are adorable pics :D that one on the back so cute :P
by alana8819
Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Charli's adventures with Mozart our st bernard/sheppard mix
Replies: 5
Views: 1965

thats adorable its funny how dogs and other animals seem to be afraid of birds i can just imagine the dog running off scared :lol:
by alana8819
Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Taming a 3 y/o
Replies: 5
Views: 992

i am no expert but if she has never been tame probably not if she once was then maybe with alot of patience and time she may become tame
by alana8819
Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How do I stop malicious face attacks?
Replies: 7
Views: 1579

dont let your bird sit on your shoulder until they have learnt biting isnt acceptable cookie isnt allowed on my shoulder as he does the same he rarely bites hands anymore but still cant resist a good bite on the ear cheek nose etc i know it hurts and you cant help but react to a bite on the face so ...
by alana8819
Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: I finally bought one!! :D
Replies: 14
Views: 2133

beautiful birdy you got there :wink:
by alana8819
Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Smelly Bird HELP!
Replies: 8
Views: 1640

cookie smells to me sometimes but not to anyone else maybe your senses are more heightened at the moment :D
by alana8819
Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Weed...
Replies: 13
Views: 2108

hello again lene first you attack me now mik who is asking for help not once did she say the bird gets any if your so self righteous why come on to a forum and read peoples questions when obviously you have nothing worth while to contribute did your parents never tell you if you dont have anything n...
by alana8819
Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: question
Replies: 4
Views: 976

thanks for your insightful help lene, no need to be sarcastic thats what this forum is for help i asked a simple question to the experienced breeders on this website as the web has contrasting information if your not willing to help maybe you shouldnt contribute :x thankyou julie :)
by alana8819
Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Weed...
Replies: 13
Views: 2108

as long as your baby isnt getting any of the smoke i wouldnt worry bout it my sister had a budgie that that did the same thing would try steal anything associated with weed if left around my aunts princess parrot makes the noise of the water gurgling when she has a cone. i dont recommend letting any...
by alana8819
Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: HELP: Pulling & Picking at Feathers
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

hope handsome gets better poor baby
by alana8819
Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: What do i do?
Replies: 9
Views: 1333

start handling straight away they bite hard you have to ignore it i put a bath out for cookie every second day and he gets fruit and vege every day. they will bite hard and be scared for a little while they have to learn to trust you which can take a long time just have patience have they been handl...
by alana8819
Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: I PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1605

congrats i know how hard it can be i've got 6 months on my cert iv mental health work well done :D
by alana8819
Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Xmas gifts for the boys?
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

:shock: my gosh thats tall same with the boys in my family all over six foot than lil old me only just over 5 foot its great looking up peoples noses :lol: good luck christmas shopping
by alana8819
Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: question
Replies: 4
Views: 976

question

hiya dad wants to know when the best time to put the nest box in with the alexandrines? cheers
by alana8819
Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: HELP: Pulling & Picking at Feathers
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

could be poor diet what do you feed him does he get enough fruit and vege. have you had handsome checked for lice? also it could be stress even with the simplest changes maybe new pet , baby, kids if any left home etc i hope he gets better i'm no expert but im sure a few people on here will have an ...
by alana8819
Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: baby behaviour
Replies: 11
Views: 1266

can he breathe ok if he isnt gasping or anything shouldnt be anything in throat cookie is often quiet for hours at a time sometimes he doesnt stop chattering others he wont say a word could just be tired or something i wouldnt worry too much if he gets worse take him to the vet
by alana8819
Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Where do i keep my IRNs?
Replies: 7
Views: 1541

i have asthma and cookie stays inside too many wild animals that could scare him to death he comes out in the cage if im out (too scared when out of cage) to get some sun but he doesnt bother my asthma occasionally i think he smells all birdy my partner can never smell it though if you want your bid...
by alana8819
Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Male dance question?? Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 2415

cookie puts his beak on the ground runs backwards around his toy puts top part of wing out then hops more sits on toy and taps with beak its so funny will do it for ages :roll:
by alana8819
Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Xmas gifts for the boys?
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

you can never fail with playstation xbox games, funny t shirts, my lil bro is the same crazy for army stuff if you head to the markets sometimes people sell old army gear camouflage helmets and stuff
by alana8819
Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: OH NO!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2269

:shock: :lol: :lol: dogs huh will try hump anything ours used to try get it on with the whipper snipper :roll:
by alana8819
Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: advice needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

thats a pretty good idea how cool would that look kinda like a little cartoon house :D
by alana8819
Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: kiwi fruit
Replies: 3
Views: 1708

kiwi fruit

can they have kiwi fruit? probably a silly question just wondering if the seeds are bad for them?
by alana8819
Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: advice needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

advice needed

hi my parents have just got two pairs of Alexandrines for breeding, they've breed other birds but were wanting some advice on how best to go about it with the alexandrines like size of nest box what best to put init, best diet, weening etc any advice would be much appreciated.
by alana8819
Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: How ridiculous people are!
Replies: 5
Views: 2310

god that is stupid some people really peev me off we used to live in units where cookie would scream all day if we left and wouldnt stop till we got back and we had no complaints its probably a nosey little old man with nothing better to do
by alana8819
Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Smiling?
Replies: 5
Views: 945

yeah cookie does arent their eyelashes cute. my 6 yr old niece explainded she could tell the difference between male and female animals cause females have eyelashes :lol: if only it were that easy
by alana8819
Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: cookie is one
Replies: 4
Views: 918

nah no hooks
by alana8819
Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:15 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: cookie is one
Replies: 4
Views: 918

cookie is one

here are some pics of cookie and two alexandrines boofhead and pete who are 14 pete is missing one eye but they're gorgeous http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee269/mcleod88/18-07-07_2034.jpg http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee269/mcleod88/18-07-07_2035.jpg http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee269...
by alana8819
Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Update on this years young!
Replies: 5
Views: 966

gorgeous lil babies shame you live so far away i'd get one i really want a grey. they have the mischievous look already
by alana8819
Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Blue Female Cordelia.
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

she is beautiful. :D
by alana8819
Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: bitten in a strange place
Replies: 9
Views: 2656

yeah i know the feeling cookie has tried to remove many moles and freckles :roll:
by alana8819
Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Just one problem after another
Replies: 6
Views: 1094

just give it time, dont speak too loudly or make sudden quick movements artie will get used to you it just takes time some birds more than others cookie didnt interact with us for a good month or so have you tried giving him fruit if he wont let you near him put the fruit on the gym or somewhere he ...
by alana8819
Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: bitten in a strange place
Replies: 9
Views: 2656

bitten in a strange place

last night cookie was sitting on my chest watching tv with me as usual. he kept getting too close to my face which i dont like. after my partner reassuring me cookie wouldnt bite my face i licked my lips as they were dry and lo and behold he sprung forward and snap on the tip of my tongue it hurt li...
by alana8819
Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: tragic accident
Replies: 90
Views: 47382

what an amazing story glad to here luna is getting better you and your family deserve a medal for the patience and perseverance luna is one lucky bird to have such a dedicated family :D
by alana8819
Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: help save my hands
Replies: 1
Views: 542

help save my hands

cookie has been fantastic he rarely bites now except when i put him back in his cage and then he savages my hand, he bit me so hard yesterday i now have a big blue and purple bruise on my wrist and thismorning got me on the skin between the index finger and the thumb. i can get him out of his cage a...
by alana8819
Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: You calling me a HO!?
Replies: 11
Views: 2081

my golly gosh banning ho ho ho i doesnt offend me anyway aussies are more likely to call the girl a skank or the naughty s word then a ho isnt that reserved for gangsters :lol:
by alana8819
Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Covering the cage at night......
Replies: 10
Views: 2405

i cover cookie otherwise he wont sleep i put him in his cage at 8 30- 9 and cover him we got to bed late most nights but he stays asleep cookie wakes at about 730-8 every morning but with daylight savings he has been sleeping in.
by alana8819
Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: crazy weather
Replies: 9
Views: 1490

hey melika that site was awesome loved the pics of lightening, julie that photo is beautiful.
by alana8819
Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: just incase you haven't heard
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

just incase you haven't heard

the toy beads called bindeez have been recalled after finding the drug ghb also known as fantasy, liquid ecstasy, and grievous bodily harm. a couple of kids have ingested the beads and are in hospital they suffered from vomiting, convulsions, and coma this drug is very dangerous so if you know anyon...
by alana8819
Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:15 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 5
Views: 1044

welcome your birds sound amazing cant wait to see some pics. the little buggers will do anything for food :roll:
by alana8819
Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:06 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: vic floods
Replies: 8
Views: 1559

i totally agree every where needs the rain but mother nature doesn't seem to know how to do things in moderation one minute we're in the middle of a horrible drought the next there's flash flooding and severe storms. lismore weather is crazy one day its 35 the next its 15 oh well glad to here that n...
by alana8819
Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Hi - Here are some pics of Parka, Max & Gus
Replies: 4
Views: 1880

love the pic of him in his little swing so cute
by alana8819
Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: vic floods
Replies: 8
Views: 1559

vic floods

hey everyone one in victoria hope all is well and none of you are caught up in the floods the world is going crazy with this weather
by alana8819
Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: crazy weather
Replies: 9
Views: 1490

it was a rotating funnel cloud very scary three or four days earlier a mini tornado hit dunoon which is 10 mins from us destroyed the poor little town it was declared a natural disaster and just a week before that lismore coped a massive hail storm with stones the size of tennis balls all the poor c...
by alana8819
Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:28 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Weird aggression towards bare feet
Replies: 7
Views: 1333

cookie hated feet with a passion same thing only when bare but every time he tried to bite we would gently nudge him away now he just gets cranky and growls at toes but wont bite unless its my niece he chases her cause she screams and runs :roll: