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by Lene
Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Something wrong with my boy
Replies: 21
Views: 2409

Greeny... I'm so sorry for your loss... I can only begin to imagine how you're feeling.. May your gorgeous little guy rest in peace.
by Lene
Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Keep food in air tight containers!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1101

Gosh, Lauren... That's a hard lesson learnt... When I first came to Australia in 1983, I used to do just as I did in Denmark, and ended up with a rubbish bin full of maggots... I still have trouble eating rice... lol.. It took me a few years to learn that everything eatable had to be in non invasive...
by Lene
Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Something wrong with my boy
Replies: 21
Views: 2409

Hi Greeny... I hope and pray your little one will be OK...
by Lene
Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: I am new and at this
Replies: 13
Views: 1519

Hi Lena Welcome to the forum... I have 2 IRNs, a green female, Paulie and a blue male, Toby. I'm originally from Denmark and now living in Australia... Came here with hubby and 3 kids in 1983.. Hubby got rehomed and the kids are now adults with their own children. My best friend, when I was a child ...
by Lene
Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Found tame too' or wild talking too'?
Replies: 16
Views: 2239

You don't need a license to keep the 'normal' cockatoos or Corellas... You need a lisence to keep a Major Mitchell, though, and also a Palm Cockatoo, even though it's no Australian... You also need a lisence (I think) or at least a movement advice to keep a lorikeet... You are required to notify the...
by Lene
Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Found tame too' or wild talking too'?
Replies: 16
Views: 2239

Even if the cockatoo was set free or escaped years ago, it would still retain some words, and I reckon if it's accepted into a flock, it should probably be allowed to stay there... There's nothing more beautiful than watching the birds in their natural environment... If the bird had recently got out...
by Lene
Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Update on Paulie
Replies: 1
Views: 766

Update on Paulie

I have now had Paulie for about 6 months... We haven't had any problems out of the ordinary. I coped with the biting by saying 'gentle' and not pull the hand away... I think that's what you call 'bluffing' - Paulie would lunge at my hand, and if I pulled my hand away she would go in for at bite, but...
by Lene
Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: hi...just come back after a month
Replies: 12
Views: 1517

Welcome back, Leo... Tango is beautiful, and I think he's a boy, too. I'm sure you both missed each other terribly... It sounds like he has put on a lot of weight, while you've been away... Most like because of lack of exercise... He'll be back in form in no time, now that you're back home. The fact...
by Lene
Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:37 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: I think every one should view this
Replies: 24
Views: 5969

by Lene
Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:26 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Found tame too' or wild talking too'?
Replies: 16
Views: 2239

Hi Lauren...

Can you give the RSPCA a call? Someone might have registered their missing Too on there...

That's how I found Cory after a week...
by Lene
Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: my baby had an accident
Replies: 9
Views: 1266

It's amazing what birds can do even with a 'collar'...

Hcloost... your bird will be fine... just take it easy with him untill he has healed...
by Lene
Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:19 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Bird's a bit of a pig...
Replies: 5
Views: 1359

Probably why they do so well in the wild - even in England!
by Lene
Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My new ringies!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 998

WOW! Kat, they are indeed beautiful...
by Lene
Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:11 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Help taming 6mnth ringneck
Replies: 1
Views: 672

He sounds like a perfect candidate for clicker training...

Have a look at BirdClick at yahoo groups... it's terrific.
by Lene
Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Wierd Animals...
Replies: 53
Views: 9161

I am completely panicky about spiders, but in my later years I have been able to look at pictures on the net... Not a book, though...

I used to have a lot of pet rats... they all had names from the Roman Empire...
by Lene
Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Name change suggestions..
Replies: 14
Views: 1969

When I had a HUGE amount of rats, they all had names after the line of Julius Ceasar... Before and after...

Maybe if you like a certain culture or country, you can search for names you like...
by Lene
Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Jake (the bird that never got a chance)
Replies: 8
Views: 1470

What a gorgeous bird, Jack was... RIP..
by Lene
Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: We're no fools!
Replies: 10
Views: 1287

Hi Lauren I'm sure clicker training will help... You just really need to teach them targeting, and from there you can teach a solid step up as well as teaching them a cue to go into their cages. Having the birds out all day, will leave the birds feeling this is 'their home'.. I always make sure my b...
by Lene
Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: What a sticky beak
Replies: 12
Views: 1415

LOLOL... how cute is that... Just like a toddler.
by Lene
Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: a question on your birds talking....
Replies: 8
Views: 1215

A lot of birds are 'closet talkers' until they gain a bit of confidence... None of my ringnecks talk, but they are only young (about 6 months old). My quaker talks a bit - like whatcha doing, hello Shrekie.. Cory, my Corella, talks a lot, repeats everything I say... the latest is: It's allright... S...
by Lene
Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Urgent Help : My parrot Puking
Replies: 6
Views: 1108

I most certainly wouldn't wait for an online community to tell you what's wrong... If I was worried of my birds doing that, they would go straight to the doctor (Vet).. I expect they are both IRN's.. Are they male and female living together? If so, they may be reguritating - It's a bonding thing for...
by Lene
Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Indian Rinkgneck Babies Hatched 03/20/2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2049

Babies are just so cute! I don't understand why some people say that baby birds are ugly..
by Lene
Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Willow piccies
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

She's gorgeous!

Is there a difference between 'grey' and 'silver' coloured ringnecks?
by Lene
Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Finding an Avian Vet Near You and Why You Need One
Replies: 9
Views: 6416

Hi Bec

You could try and phone one of the vets... they would probably know...
by Lene
Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: more Aussie birds
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Beautiful photos...

I have mostly lorikeets in my backyard, but lately a sole cockatoo is flying around in the late afternoons...
by Lene
Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: im feeling old!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2481

Happy birthday to your daughter... 18 is indeed a milestone... But, don't feel old, yet, as there are many more birthdays to come...

I now only have 1 left under 30... He'll be 27 in May... Shocking! :shock:
by Lene
Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Typical female behavior
Replies: 6
Views: 1932

How cute!
by Lene
Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: My Pack and non-IRN Flock
Replies: 16
Views: 5043

I'm so sorry for your loss, Melika... [[[[HUGS]]]]
by Lene
Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: PLEASE HELP
Replies: 29
Views: 3521

Hi Alana So sorry to hear about Cookie... Hope you find him safe and well. Have you contacted the RSPCA? A lot of people will call them to let them know they have found a tame bird. That's what happened with Cory, my Corella. When Cory flew away I was as devastated as you, and I did all the things r...
by Lene
Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: what does this mean?
Replies: 11
Views: 2230

She is! Isn't she? Just gorgeous..
by Lene
Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Cleaning a poopy smelly cage..
Replies: 8
Views: 1595

I have my cages on a slate floor... It's difficult to clean, and I'm going to get vinyl under the cages... I would do the same thing, if my cages were on carpet.
by Lene
Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Dog Attack
Replies: 56
Views: 5332

He's looking great... So glad to hear of his recovery..
by Lene
Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Big shock this morning
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Big shock this morning

Tessa, my GSD, always sleeps in my bedroom, and goes out to say hello to the birds in the morning, when I open the door... This morning she went out, while I went to the loo... I heard screaming... and then desperate screaming... I raced out with my pants around my ankles, and there was Tessa with T...
by Lene
Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:55 am
Forum: News
Topic: Yodas first move
Replies: 12
Views: 2958

Congrats, Lauren, on the move... Your birds will settle in quickly, and as you, I love listening to the wild birds.... and my own as well... they put me to sleep - after nightshift.

I get a fright every time I look at one of your posts... What kind of bird is in your avatar?
by Lene
Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Taking Cookie to the Vet
Replies: 8
Views: 1093

Did you go to an avian vet? I find they're all so far away...

Who did you see?
by Lene
Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: colors
Replies: 10
Views: 1701

Thanks for that information... The breeder must have told fibs, when she said both parents were yellow. :shock:
by Lene
Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:23 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello! New IRN "Mom"
Replies: 5
Views: 907

Hi Kelly Welcome to you and Maizy... The fact that she'll come to the front of the cage to get treats from you suggests that she'll tame down really quick... Birds mostly bite out of fear, but of course IRNs sometimes bites just for the sake of it. I always say, these guys bite first and ask questio...
by Lene
Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Paulie and Toby in same cage
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Paulie and Toby in same cage

I've had Paulie and Toby next to one another for a while now, and 2 days ago I decided to put them in the same cage, Toby's cage, since Paulie is the dominant of the 2 - I suppose because she's female They seemed to have a problem with bathing. Paulie simply kept bathing, so Toby couldn't get in... ...
by Lene
Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Coincidence or does he know??
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

lol... yeah... that's funny... I always think mine should have a drink of it, before bathing in the water.
by Lene
Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:35 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Coincidence or does he know??
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

My 2 bath every day, when I change their water, without fail...
by Lene
Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Newby ~ HELLO!
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Hi Donna

Welcome to the list... I'm also from Brisbane, Ipswich way..
by Lene
Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: At what age do they?
Replies: 4
Views: 907

My Paulie is 6 months old and haven't moulted, yet.
by Lene
Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: NEW PHOTOS OF "ANNONYMOUS"......NOW NAMED OSCAR:D
Replies: 8
Views: 1419

Gorgeous!
by Lene
Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can I get an IRN?
Replies: 6
Views: 1095

Hi

I think your bird will very quickly adjust to your schedule... and of course he'll love time out of cage, when you're at home...

I work full time as well, shifts work even, and all my birds are well adjusted to the very variable life they have..
by Lene
Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My bird ate some nurofen
Replies: 10
Views: 2969

I'm sorry, but I hate calling a bird 'IT'... If 'IT' is walking around in the loungeroom with you asleep, surely 'IT' must have a name... I can't give you any advice, because I would never leave out any medication for birds/animals or children to get to while I sleep... If I WAS in that situation, I...
by Lene
Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: What happened? So sudden.
Replies: 13
Views: 1649

I am so sorry to hear this... I can understand you're devastated..

I wonder if you could get an autopsy done?
by Lene
Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:26 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Dog Attack
Replies: 56
Views: 5332

That's right, Lauren... As far as I'm concerned, I'm just watching out for posts, that Gonzo is OK. This really is my only concern.
by Lene
Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: the voice
Replies: 12
Views: 1796

Paulie often does that... I take it to mean many different things... One is 'come here', another 'leave me alone', 'DON'T put me back in the CAGE!' 'Can't you see I'm busy'... etc. etc.

I think it's their prelude to talking.
by Lene
Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Dog Attack
Replies: 56
Views: 5332

Hi Jay I was in no way offended... I obviously offended you by making the suggestion to take to bird to the vet... In fact, I offend a lot of people on a frequent basis, espesically in forums, such a this... I find it hard to read a large block of text. Maybe I can blame it on bad eyesight, old age ...
by Lene
Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: How long does a moult last for?
Replies: 5
Views: 3350

Hi The IRNs have really dense feathering compared to a lot of other parrots, so it's not surprising that the moult can take some time. None of mine have moulted, yet. Paulie is 6 months old and Toby is 4 months old. It could probably also depend of where you live, what kind of climate you have. I li...
by Lene
Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Tennessee
Replies: 8
Views: 1047

Hi Taejon... Welcome to you and Baloo... Love the name. Looking forward to pictures...
by Lene
Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: DNA sexing
Replies: 13
Views: 2471

I renamed Cory, when I got her... Her name Elvis just didn't fit, even though I didn't know her sex. I also renamed Charlie - her name was Rambo, and also didn't fit her personality at all... It's so difficult to start writing she and her, when I've been using the 'he/him' for all the birds... I'm e...
by Lene
Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: DNA sexing
Replies: 13
Views: 2471

DNA results

Paulie (green IRN) is female.

Cory - Corella - female
Charlie - Sun Conure - female
Teeko and Baby - cockatiels - females
Shrek - Quaker - male
by Lene
Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: wht2do??
Replies: 3
Views: 662

I would look into clicker training... That's basically, what Leo suggested... Information on clicker training can be found here:

http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Bird-Click/
by Lene
Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: the feathered family members
Replies: 6
Views: 1135

Hi Bec..

Beautiful bird... The photo is very small, and the second one I don't know how to edit... - you have extra digits in there.
by Lene
Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: new pics of oliver (dna results are coming in this week!!!)
Replies: 17
Views: 1836

hehehe... I like that... A manly girl! :lol:
by Lene
Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: new cage!new bird?
Replies: 4
Views: 874

Hi I have 8 birds, and I love every single one of them. They all get individual time with me, although the Corella needs more time than the others... I have the 2 ringnecks in cages beside each other, and they chat to each other, and when I have one of them out, they other calls to him. I live alone...
by Lene
Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: the bird before tango
Replies: 5
Views: 2130

Sorry to hear about your 2 beautiful birds... It's so heartbreaking, when you have to say goodbye.
by Lene
Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: clipping wings advice needed
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Here's an article on a great way to clip, but if you have never done it before, it's best to get someone experienced to show you.

http://www.exoticpetvet.net/avian/clip.html
by Lene
Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Dog Attack
Replies: 56
Views: 5332

If the bird knows clicker training, I would go right back, and just to the stuff, the bird knows off by heart, like targeting.
by Lene
Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Dog Attack
Replies: 56
Views: 5332

Sorry... I suppose like many people, I skimmed over your post.. Sorry for the offendment.
by Lene
Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Dog Attack
Replies: 56
Views: 5332

Hi there Please take your bird to the vet... Dog saliva and his claws would have bacterica in it... Dogs eat all sort of things... Get the bird a course of antibiotics, please. Also tell your friends that no one should take the bird out of its cage, but you. Yor bird relies on you to keep it safe.
by Lene
Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: colors
Replies: 10
Views: 1701

Thanks Julie

Paulie is green, but both his parents were Lutino - I don't know what the parent's parents were.
by Lene
Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Why did Paulie bite my hand
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Yes, I must admit I did tease him a bit by pulling my hand a bit further away... :lol:
by Lene
Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:25 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: breeders
Replies: 6
Views: 2151

A lot of people on here are from Australia... I live in Brisbane..
by Lene
Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:58 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Talking
Replies: 12
Views: 1510

I find a lot of birds are 'closet talkers' until they have it down pat!
by Lene
Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Luna's update
Replies: 13
Views: 2052

Hi Lene I feel blessed to have my husband who is so good about shareing with Lunas care and attention. They say that parrots have one special person who is there ( chosen one ). But Luna enjoys both my husband & I as her chosen ones equally. And especially for an Indian Ringneck this isn't the ...
by Lene
Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Percy is going to school
Replies: 7
Views: 1304

I just love the hockey picture... It looks like he's just set it up, and checking the distances are right... What a cutie..

Oh, yes... please take him home at night... Most birds go to the same place to roost at night time, unless they're migrating.
by Lene
Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: New breeding pair with leg band.
Replies: 10
Views: 1731

Hi Robin Congratulations on your beautiful pair of blues... I think - in order for anyone to know about the legband - you need to tell us where you live, or where you got the birds from... There's a huge world out there, where many people are breeding IRNs. For example: I live in Brisbane, Australia...
by Lene
Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Why did Paulie bite my hand
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Why did Paulie bite my hand

Paulie didn't break the skin, but did leave a bruise. Here's what happened: Paulie was sitting on my shoulder, my hand was near him, but not close... He lunged and got hold of a piece of skin, got a good grip, then kept pulling my hand in, till it was close enough for him to step up! He stepped up o...
by Lene
Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: colors
Replies: 10
Views: 1701

Hi Justin I have a book called 'A Guide to Asiatic Parrots', which has got a few pages with breeding combinations and what you're likely to get, but looking through it, I still can't find out what Paulie might be... He's from Lutino parents, where at least one of them must have been split, in order ...
by Lene
Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Free flying - Tricks
Replies: 6
Views: 1799

Hi Rami I clickertrain all my birds. The most important 'trick' I feel is targeting.. From there they learn to step up and from there they learn to come when they're called. I do not do free flight out doors, although my Corella took himself, and was lost for about a week. I have harnesses for all t...
by Lene
Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Paulie enjoying a scratch
Replies: 1
Views: 937

Paulie enjoying a scratch

Here's a little video of Paulie.... In the last months or so, I have been able to scratch him for longer and longer periods... I now get tired before he does...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=806veuYO-oI
by Lene
Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Help please
Replies: 6
Views: 1085

He might think he's got a mate in the mirror, so I agree with Donna - try and take the mirror out.
by Lene
Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Best mimic in the world
Replies: 7
Views: 1802

Fantastic... love the camera shutter and the saws... unbeliable..
by Lene
Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: can i mate a pet? i need your advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1191

I think if the bird knows he's a bird, it should be possible, but if he's imprinted on humans it may not be.
by Lene
Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: What kind of water to give?
Replies: 10
Views: 1929

All my birds get normal tap water... If you can drink the water, you can give it to Oli.
by Lene
Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:17 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: More of my birds
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

Awww... gorgeous photos...
by Lene
Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:15 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Avairy questions, advice needed please
Replies: 9
Views: 1740

No, unfortunately not... I have just finished watching 'the life of birds'.. Amazing... but nothing about our precious parrots...
by Lene
Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:57 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Avairy questions, advice needed please
Replies: 9
Views: 1740

I would look into their breeding habits in the wild.
by Lene
Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:31 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Had a bad couple of weeks
Replies: 5
Views: 1121

Hi Laine So sorry to hear about your 'bad run'... I had one of those about 5 years ago, where I went into deep depression for a whole year. Absolutely no confidence... Shut myself in my house and stayed there... Good for you that you're getting proactive, and going for interviews. When I finally got...
by Lene
Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: the fids got a night-time visitor
Replies: 11
Views: 1187

Wow, Ambros... I can understand why your birds got a fright... I would have as well, especially being so unexpected.
by Lene
Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Green IRN with Blue spots on head
Replies: 6
Views: 1169

Jibby is beautiful, Lauren... I think the green male is more beautiful than the blue? I don't know yet, what Paulie is, but my blue one is male.
by Lene
Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Where can I buy that cage from?
Replies: 2
Views: 760

I also think the second one is the best for finches...
by Lene
Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: To all HQ Bird Cage’s owners – Toxicology Report
Replies: 3
Views: 2317

I don't think finshes are known to chew on the wire, so I probably wouldn't be concerned..

(I can't view the link you provided... Came up as 'the webpage could not be found')
by Lene
Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:25 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Cookies man beard
Replies: 5
Views: 910

He's gorgeous... The boys really are very handsome, aren't they...
by Lene
Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mackay Flood
Replies: 7
Views: 2050

I have friends, who have recently moved to your area, and I think about them and all of you up there every day.. Keep safe!
by Lene
Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:20 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Pics of IRN I handraised
Replies: 9
Views: 1317

Awww... love the photo of the 3 babies...
by Lene
Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: When can you stop feeding through the night
Replies: 3
Views: 690

I think breeders pull the baby birds out of the nest at 2 weeks of age, where they no longer have to be fed during the night.

A one-week on baby also need to be kept warm/cool (depending to the weather conditions)

If I were you, I would contact my avian vet to advice.
by Lene
Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Salem Piccies
Replies: 11
Views: 1306

Wow, what a bright blue colour... Gorgeous..
by Lene
Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:24 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: hi...my latest tango update
Replies: 10
Views: 1246

He's gorgeous, Leo... Love the second picture.,, too cute.
by Lene
Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: I love my teddy
Replies: 5
Views: 854

Gorgeous!
by Lene
Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Your birds name?
Replies: 19
Views: 2195

I have renamed 2 of my birds... My sun Conure came with the name 'Rambo', and it just did not suit him. I named him Charlie. My Corella's name was Elvis and I renamed him Cory.. They quickly get used to their new name, and I always use their names when speaking to them or about them. You can always ...
by Lene
Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Corn on cob how to cut
Replies: 8
Views: 5665

Thanks everyone... :D
by Lene
Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Had to clip Cory's wings
Replies: 0
Views: 1174

Had to clip Cory's wings

Cory is a shortbilled Corella (BE2) - he flew away a few months ago, but I found him after a week... I let his wings grow out, so he would be stronger in flying and able to escape predators, if it happened again... Lately, though, he had started to terrorise the other birds by constantly flying onto...
by Lene
Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Corn on cob how to cut
Replies: 8
Views: 5665

Corn on cob how to cut

I find it extremely difficult to cut through the cob... Maybe I need to use a saw? How do you guys do it? I want to put them onto skewers, but I don't want to give any of the birds a whole ear. I have bought a very small rechargeble drill to make holes in the hard vegies (used for food only), but ne...
by Lene
Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Salem and I are new to the list
Replies: 15
Views: 1587

Hi Wendy Welcome to the list... I'm from Brisbane. I have 2 IRNs, Paulie is green, and waiting for DNA sexing results, and Toby, blue is a male. Paulie and Toby are complete opposites. Paulie is outgoing and will try anything whereas Toby is very timid, and have only just started to take treats from...
by Lene
Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: DNA sexing
Replies: 13
Views: 2471

I did all the blood samples yesterday. The small prick did not appear to hurt the birds at all.. Paulie had my finger in his beak, but didn't bite down. I got one bite from one of the cockatiels. The cockatiels were the only ones needing towelling. There was no bleeding on any of the birds, except f...
by Lene
Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:35 am
Forum: News
Topic: RIP Laptop
Replies: 9
Views: 2338

I'm sure they were looking for IndianRingNeck.com... lol
by Lene
Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: :( I need advice...
Replies: 9
Views: 2653

Poor little birdy...

I would also wait and see, like others have said there's little the vet can do. Hope he gets better soon.
by Lene
Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Away from next week :(
Replies: 8
Views: 2082

Hi Donna

Thank you for going through so much trouble to save those poor birds..

You're an angel.
by Lene
Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Away from next week :(
Replies: 8
Views: 2082

Hi Lauren Hope you get your lovely new house... Regarding separating the birds, I wouldn't.. The move will be stressfull enough for them. Having them out with you one at a time is a great idea. Much more satisfying for all involved. Two of my birds live in the same cage (Charlie - Sun Conure and Shr...
by Lene
Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: kick in of hormones
Replies: 1
Views: 471

I haven't done the feather plucking, but I've heard it's best to use a pair of pliers, get a really good grip and pull the feather out quickly.
by Lene
Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: My ringneck video
Replies: 11
Views: 2037

Hi Justin

I don't know if Paulie is male or female. I tend to think female...

I have DNA sexing kit, and will get all the birds samples over the weekend. I'll be using blood from a small prick just above the toe nail.
by Lene
Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:34 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: change in a split second
Replies: 8
Views: 1069

If I decide I want a shower just after I've taken a bird out, I'll take the bird in the shower with me...He'll sit on the top of the shower, some will join in, just their decision...
by Lene
Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: change in a split second
Replies: 8
Views: 1069

If Tango is not much of a night bird, I would not try to socialise then... When he's nice in the mornings, that's the time to 'hang out' with him.
by Lene
Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: change in a split second
Replies: 8
Views: 1069

Hi Leo

I know you do clicker training with Tango... When he starts behaving in a way you don't like, go back and do some training with him, which he knows really well.... Usually targeting...

I find doing that, puts them right back to being nice..
by Lene
Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:19 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Opinions - Do you think male or female?
Replies: 7
Views: 1053

Congratulations on your new girl... She is indeed beautiful.
by Lene
Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: I did have one more question..
Replies: 46
Views: 4352

Hi... how's things going?
by Lene
Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Cali!``
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

Hi, and welcome to the forum..

Sounds like you're doing great with your bird... I love how she/he will go in the shower with you...

There's a lot of great information on this site, so keep reading.. :lol:
by Lene
Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: News
Topic: RIP Laptop
Replies: 9
Views: 2338

:o - Uhmm... I would recommend a desktop computer... That way you only have to replace the keyboard :lol:

Secondary, lock your birds up, when you're not at home... :)
by Lene
Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:38 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New Oliver Pics! (last pics before dna sexed)
Replies: 116
Views: 10168

I'm with Alana... There's so much to learn on this site.. You're a very sensitive young man, and you need to learn that you CAN learn new things... This will be the case throughout you life, and constructive critisism will teach you some, nurturing will teach you some, and then you also learn from t...
by Lene
Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Its Official!! I adopted Airrick!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1389

Gorgeous bird... Good on you for taking him in...
by Lene
Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:45 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Dirty Bird.....
Replies: 12
Views: 1430

Every couple of weeks I takes all my cages outside, to give them a good clean... The birds gets sprayed with soft water from the hose, and they all love it...

Maybe the smell of the wet foliage assist in this...

Many of my birds also have a bath as soon as I change their water...
by Lene
Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: anyone had joint replacements?
Replies: 5
Views: 1215

Hi Alana I don't know about elbows, but both my parents had hip replacements over 30 years ago, and mum is still going strong... Dad died of unrelated causes in '99. Procedures and materials would have improved a lot since then, and would improve your partners quality of life tremendously. Sad to he...
by Lene
Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New Oliver Pics! (last pics before dna sexed)
Replies: 116
Views: 10168

I know what you mean, Pinkdevil... I joined this forum, when I was looking to get an Alexandrine (Never got the Alex, as I rescued a Corella instead) and late in October I got my first Indian Ringneck... When I saw all the behaviour posts here, I thought I would share my experience with clicker trai...
by Lene
Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:46 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: bobby
Replies: 21
Views: 2327

I'm soooo sorry to again promote positive reinforcement... I know some people hate the thought of giving an animal a treat for his work.... But how many of us work for nothing? I work for my pay cheque, and do a great job for the money I'm paid... and here you are, wanting your animals to work for a...
by Lene
Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:37 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: about teritorial birdy
Replies: 7
Views: 908

You're using clicker training with Tango... Why not extend your knowledge to your friends.... :)
by Lene
Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Bite me
Replies: 2
Views: 652

You can also try clicker training him... That's what I would do with a wild/semi wild bird. :)
by Lene
Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Bedtime!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1056

Well done! Sometimes it's the smallest thing which makes all the difference...
by Lene
Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Mylo hanging upside down yawning
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Great photo... :lol:
by Lene
Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: nasty
Replies: 4
Views: 984

Hi...

Have you had a look at this site:

http://www.petlink.com.au/Birds/Advertising_Board/

Lots of breeders are advertising there, and I look through it on a nearly everyday basis, and I don't NEED any more birds... :?
by Lene
Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: My ringneck video
Replies: 11
Views: 2037

He's gorgeous! Looks just like Paulie... :D

Paulie will now let me scritch him like that... He makes a whole lot of 'monkey' noises (my daughter's opinion)..

No wonder we love these guys so much... :)
by Lene
Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:50 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Video of Cory - Short billed Corella
Replies: 6
Views: 1657

Pounamu, I LOVE your avatar!
by Lene
Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:49 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Video of Cory - Short billed Corella
Replies: 6
Views: 1657

I think all the Corellas (Bare Eyed Cockatoo's) play like that... No doubt they'll need to be comfortable within the family... If I have visitors Cory doesn't know, he won't do it. In fact, he takes quite a while to warm up to someone new... I had visitors from Denmark (family) for 5 weeks last year...
by Lene
Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Video of Cory - Short billed Corella
Replies: 6
Views: 1657

Shrek will step up normally as well, he only does this, when I'm too far away, like when he's on the playgym, and I'm on the computer... He just tells me he wants to come up... and who can resists, lol... He can reach further going backwards... :lol:
by Lene
Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: DNA sexing
Replies: 13
Views: 2471

DNA sexing

Hi

I have recently ordered sexing kits from Molecular Diagnostic Services Australia, so I can get all my birds DNA sexed.

I will be doing the blood samples myself, and was just wondering, if any of you have done this?
by Lene
Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Bathing
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Paulie bathes daily in his water dish, as soon as I change the water... God forbid it should be dirty... :lol:
by Lene
Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:41 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Meal worms/ wax worms
Replies: 13
Views: 2923

How do these little guys manage in the wild? :?
by Lene
Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:34 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Best Age
Replies: 20
Views: 2194

It might be... depending on your experience... If you have lots, by all means leave the bird unclipped. When I got Toby a couple of weeks ago, I asked the breeder to clip his wings... Training/taming is just so much easier, and their chance of getting hurt greatly reduced. The wings will grow out, s...
by Lene
Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:54 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Paulie - a male?
Replies: 2
Views: 794

Paulie - a male?

Paulie is starting to get a visible line between his nares and his eyes.

Do females get that? He's not yet 6 months old.
by Lene
Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Lily's progress
Replies: 2
Views: 545

It looks to me as you're already making progress :D

My mother always told me, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach... I believe it's the same with all other animals... :wink:

Keep up the good work.
by Lene
Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:23 am
Forum: African Ringnecks
Topic: Welcome Lexa the ARN!
Replies: 5
Views: 4579

Sounds great, Jenny... I believe the birds get a lot of pleasure of the company of other birds, even if they're not in the same cage.
by Lene
Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Please help me decide on a new cagefor Blue?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1715

I like the first one, because it has a fixed playarea, compared to the ones we open manually and insert a perch... Parrots have been known to get hurt on those... Paulie uses something similar to the last one, but I don't open the cage top, and it has a lock on it so Paulie can't open it himself. Th...
by Lene
Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: hi...is male = female
Replies: 18
Views: 1728

Here's a link for you, Leo..

http://www.indianringneck.com/myth/
by Lene
Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:03 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: bobby
Replies: 21
Views: 2327

I'm sorry to voice my opinion here, but if it takes you 6 months in a small room for your bird to get to love you, you're using negative reinforcement, and probably using flooding...

I think it's fantastic your bird loves you, but did he have a choice?
by Lene
Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: hi...is male = female
Replies: 18
Views: 1728

Hi Leo I don't know where you've heard that females are not good pets... Do a search on the net, and you'll find they're just as good as males... I know you love clicker training... Get your friends to do it... but start showly with target training. One more thing: If you expect your bird will bite,...
by Lene
Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Bedtime!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1056

Most wild birds eat their main meal in the mornings... A good time to introduce new foods... As for going into their cages at night, I would put them back several times during the day with a great treat, and let them back out straight away... Also I would no teach them a cue that they're now going t...
by Lene
Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: My flock
Replies: 7
Views: 2135

Hi Grelo

Love your photos... It would be awsome to have a camera set up in a nest box, and see the developments without disturbing the nest.

Are all your birds outside in aviaries?
by Lene
Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Don't you just want to
Replies: 3
Views: 913

Shrek, my Quaker often gives me a head massage... I love it... This is after he's given me a facial, running his upper beak and tougue all over my face, smoothing out the wrinkles..., pulling out a stray hair here and there... If I move my head, he'll put a foot on it, so he knows where he's up to...
by Lene
Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My birdie pics
Replies: 6
Views: 880

They're gorgeous... and, yes, they must be very difficult to part with after handraising.
by Lene
Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Sam reached a milestone!!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Well done! :D
by Lene
Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Well what do you think?? Should I get another IRN???
Replies: 5
Views: 1094

Yep! Go and get him!
by Lene
Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: YAY
Replies: 7
Views: 770

WOW! congratulations... Were you hoping for a boy?

My blue one, Toby, is a boy, DNA sexed... I've just ordering sexing kits for the rest of my birds. I have 6 to be tested... Just out of curiosity, really. :D
by Lene
Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

Hi Wannabe

Welcome to the forum... He is indeed a beautiful boy.
by Lene
Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:55 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New cage for Cory (Corella)
Replies: 3
Views: 703

New cage for Cory (Corella)

Here's a photo of Cory's new cage... His old one at the back I've donated to Paulie - IRN... Paulie's old cage went to Toby

http://s181.photobucket.com/albums/x218 ... ldcage.jpg
by Lene
Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:31 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Photo's of anonymous!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1831

I really think 'Oscar' fits him so well.
by Lene
Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: New photos of my little green chicken Jack!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1193

That's so cute... My Paulie asks me for scritches everyday, and looks very much like your little girl...
by Lene
Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:25 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Neela The Strange IRN Part I & II
Replies: 4
Views: 1168

OMG.... how gorgeous...
by Lene
Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Is Pepsi Bad???
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Why don't you change Pepsi (it's not good for you, either) for natural fruit juice? Then your bird can join you in a drink.. Birds in the wild learn from their parents, and will eat/drink what they do...
by Lene
Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: IRN now 12 Months Old
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

Uhmmm.... I think he's a girl.. :oops:
by Lene
Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: PICTURES OF SAM!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1040

He's gorgeous... I love the second photo, where he just dunks himself in the water... lol
by Lene
Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: More of Billy
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Too cute!
by Lene
Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Coco-3 years
Replies: 6
Views: 807

I love the brekkie photo... Gorgeous.
by Lene
Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Wet wet wet
Replies: 5
Views: 698

So cute.... they look so.... uhmmm... vulnerable...
by Lene
Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: cookie enjoy his spray bath
Replies: 6
Views: 903

That's so cute... I love it when they're enjoying the water. I've taken Paulie in the shower with me twice... The first time he got wet, but the second time, he refused to step up, growled and lunged at me, took my finger in his mouth, but never bit down... Good boy! Paulie will bath in the water di...
by Lene
Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Whats the differance?????
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Interesting site... Thanks, Lauren.
by Lene
Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Introducing Marty
Replies: 11
Views: 1274

He's gorgeous!
by Lene
Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New addition
Replies: 4
Views: 732

New addition

I adopted a new ringneck today. His name is Toby, and he's blue. He's 12 weeks old, was handfed, but not handled much lately. He's DNA sexed.

Here's a photo of him.... He's got a stray feather - we clipped his wings before I took him home.

http://s181.photobucket.com/albums/x218 ... =Toby1.jpg
by Lene
Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New addition to the family! LILY!!
Replies: 5
Views: 891

We are natural predators to birds, so a bird doesn't have to have been abused to be afraid of you, or fingers, a stick, new toy etc... IRN's are normally bold little birds, especially if handraised, but even so can develop fears, if not handled enough... I commend you for taking in this girl... I'm ...
by Lene
Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Near mid air colision!
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Cory flew away one day... I thought he couldn't fly, because his wings were clipped... I found him after one week... and again I thought about clipping his wings... I let them grow, and now he's flying all over his home. I'm teaching him flighted recall, and hope - though his flying skills - I can c...
by Lene
Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: runny poos
Replies: 8
Views: 2294

A FID is a feathered or furred KID...
by Lene
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Near mid air colision!
Replies: 4
Views: 675

OMG... bet you weren't breathing there for those seconds... lol... Glad they worked it out.

As they enjoy flying together I wouldn't clip Yoda's wings, but find other methods to curb his attitude.
by Lene
Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings from NSW Australia!! :)
Replies: 8
Views: 1259

Oh... WOW! Aren't they just gorgeous... Look at the baby... how cute.
by Lene
Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: runny poos
Replies: 8
Views: 2294

Maybe he's been drinking a lot, since it's so hot? I think pee is coming out the same place. If the colour and consistency is normal, I would just keep and eye on him.
by Lene
Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: The Use of Clicker Training
Replies: 27
Views: 3149

Ain't that true, Stu.... and I'm a master at it... Fiona, I didn't say Karen Pryor renamed operant conditioning, but operant training. Petey, what a terrible thing to happen... Poor baby... Parrots really can do some serious damage. Your TAG sounds a lot like my Corella (Cory), got to be petted cons...
by Lene
Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: palm nuts
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

I have tried giving Cory Almond Nut... He couldn't crack it, until my daughter showed him yesterday. He finally worked out, there was two layers to get off... :lol: :lol:
by Lene
Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Help with cages
Replies: 23
Views: 2396

My new cage just arrived... It couldn't get in the front door, they had to take it through the sliding door at the back... and it only just fitted there. It has a play area on top with two options... either a solid tray, which leaves little light in the cage, and no option to hang toys... or a grate...
by Lene
Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Is a ringneck right for us?
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Also one or two cockatiels would be great... If they can't get out of the cage I'd go for two... But if your grandmother have trouble with breathing - like asthma or emphysema - they may not be the best choice due to the dust they have on them.
by Lene
Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: The Use of Clicker Training
Replies: 27
Views: 3149

Petey... There are no advertisements on the site I recommended. If you are thinking about Chet Womack's training vidoes, I agree with you.. Don't go there. B.F. Skinner was the first to put into words the theory of operant conditioning, which was later called operant training. Karen Pryor renamed it...
by Lene
Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Photo's of anonymous!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1831

Hi Nicola

The cage is fine for a short term stay. I hope you find the owners - they must be frantic.
by Lene
Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Help with cages
Replies: 23
Views: 2396

hi bella i dont like the second one. Irns love and use the upper side of their cages, so i am affraid that in secong cage your bird will limit in the right tall side. the first is ok and both bar spacings are ok too what about this? m) I agree with Nil, the first one has more room, and I like that ...
by Lene
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: The Use of Clicker Training
Replies: 27
Views: 3149

I am sooo sad, that people on this board, reject clicker training... Sad for the birds.. :( :(
by Lene
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:18 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Training
Replies: 10
Views: 1305

I start the training as soon as they will take treats, and have been fully weaned.
by Lene
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:15 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: The Use of Clicker Training
Replies: 27
Views: 3149

Hi Fiona If you want to discuss further about clicker training... feel free to email me... Training a bird is a way to socialise with it.. I most certainly don't want to show my birds anywhere, but they love the training... The 'training' is a sociable thing.. Gives the bird confidence it it's abili...
by Lene
Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Training
Replies: 10
Views: 1305

Hi I would use a treat which your bird finds absolutely irrestible, and only give that during training. I use sunflower seeds for my birds. Also I don't use their toys for training props. With Duke, GCC, I collected plastic tops from bottles, and showed him physically what to do (putting them into t...
by Lene
Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hai......<*-*>
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Hi Cool Welcome to the board. My Paulie still needed handfeeding when I got him - I tried using a suringe, but it went everywhere, but in Paulie's mouth. I bought a feeding spoon instead, and that was much easier. He was so funny to feed, going 100 miles an hour, all of sudden stop and fly off.
by Lene
Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: types of chillies
Replies: 12
Views: 2668

Just be careful with all the salt in human food.
by Lene
Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New pix of billy and a new pet
Replies: 13
Views: 1645

Billy is gorgeous... Love his facial features..
by Lene
Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New pix of billy and a new pet
Replies: 13
Views: 1645

I had rats for quite a few years... I love them... They're so gorgeous and clever.... I won't mention clicker training... :oops:
by Lene
Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Training
Replies: 10
Views: 1305

I have only found my birds getting unintestered if they can't work out what you want.... I can do targeting for 15 minutes without any boredom... I move the stick quickly to the other side and level of the cage.. Keep the treats small - The smaller they are, the more training you can do. When they'v...
by Lene
Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New Oliver Pics! (last pics before dna sexed)
Replies: 116
Views: 10168

Gorgeous, whatever he/she is... Yes, ladders are great, and I'm sure they have been secured with something , so they won't fall down. I use a lot of cable ties, which not even Cory can chew through. Its little comments thrown in here and there that are getting to Justin.I'm sure he knows what to do...
by Lene
Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New Oliver Pics! (last pics before dna sexed)
Replies: 116
Views: 10168

Lene is an Aussie? Does that explain why English is her 2nd language???? ...sorry - she said it!!!! ......I suffer from an unavoidable sarcasm/irony virus - and its not tourettes - that would be cheap (but would garner sympathy...) hey hey hey... night night everybody ...dirty little bugger (Ziggy)...
by Lene
Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New Oliver Pics! (last pics before dna sexed)
Replies: 116
Views: 10168

Lauren wrote:Oh Lene is an aussie, we speak english here. I think there was a misunderstanding am I correct? :?


Ahhh... yes.... I have been trying to learn to speak proper English for the last 25 years... Aussie, of course.. :lol: :lol:
by Lene
Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New Oliver Pics! (last pics before dna sexed)
Replies: 116
Views: 10168

oh and lene No Offense......... but why would you say And yes they are secured. I try to keep my bird safe all the time and yes they are secured. Thank you this was comment was made aware by someone. So i dont mean to come across the wrong way and i know that english is your second laugauage so but...
by Lene
Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: types of chillies
Replies: 12
Views: 2668

Actual chillies - hot ones - the hotter the better... Just don't kiss the bird on its beak afterwards... :lol:
by Lene
Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: assure me they can breed in cage like that
Replies: 45
Views: 3980

How long have you had your birds for? I know how old they are, but how long with you?
by Lene
Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Training
Replies: 10
Views: 1305

That's fantastic, Fiona. Targeting is the most useful behaviour you can teach your bird. It completely eliminates the problem of getting our birds back in the cages.

So far, I'm only doing targeting with Paulie. He loves it.

I have done extensive training with Duke, GCC.
by Lene
Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Wasa Attacks
Replies: 8
Views: 1711

They are diffinitely strange birds.. I've only had Paulie since late October, but he's nothing like any parrot I've ever met. Just the fact that he'll eat anything eatable and not afraid of new toys amazes me and also really attract me to the species. He's most nice, but sometimes just attacks out o...
by Lene
Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Coconut monster
Replies: 10
Views: 1954

Hi Lauren Did you empty the coconut, or are you just going to let them spill the fluid every where, if they get up the guts to attack it? I would love to try a walnut with Paulie... He eats absolutely everything I put in front of him... Gotta remember these smilies, so my posts don't sound so rude...
by Lene
Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Constant calling
Replies: 22
Views: 2159

Sorry I just can't put a lot of hope into this clicker training. I'm sure it works for some but not every bird is going to take to it. This is how trainers all over the world train wild animals (and that's what our birds are). They might use something else as a secondary enforcer, like a whistle, w...
by Lene
Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: a little support please
Replies: 12
Views: 1541

All my birds eats pellets. Duke, Charlie (Conures) and Shrek (quaker) eat Tropican Lifetime Granules, Teeko (Cockatiel) eats Tropimix, Cory (Corella) eats Roudybush - large pellets, and Paulie (IRN) eats Vetafarm maintenance pellets. This is what I've found through trial and error everyone likes. Th...
by Lene
Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: feathers and breeding
Replies: 16
Views: 1831

Here he states the sizes of his breeding cages - this is what he calls 'small' cages, compared to an aviary. You don't need a large aviary to breed IRNs. "These are the breeder cages that I use: 2’ x 4’ x 4’ ------------------- 3’ x 4’ x 4’ 4’ x 4’ x 4’ ------------------- 4’ x 4’ x 6’ " i...
by Lene
Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:47 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Another Aussie!
Replies: 7
Views: 1242

Hi Sonja I'm from Brisbane as well, although Ipswich area... Welcome to the board... Ringnecks are very challenging birds, but I think that what makes them so lovable... I use clicker training with all my birds, and they're all pussycats, except for the Ringneck... I haven't started him, yet, becaus...
by Lene
Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: HELP wild bird - would appreciate advice/support
Replies: 48
Views: 4213

Sorry Jenz Missed the post. The best way to learn clicker training is to join a group who is only dedicated to that kind of training: m Clicker training is a positive only way of training animals, whether you use a clicker, a bell, a whistle etc. Large animals, like whales and dolphins, can only be ...
by Lene
Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: My Prinny boy...finally
Replies: 9
Views: 1687

That's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Some of my birds talk with a Danish accent... lol.. I can't hear it, but my kids can.
by Lene
Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: this is my life
Replies: 7
Views: 1689

Nice video!
by Lene
Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: feathers and breeding
Replies: 16
Views: 1831

The conditions of the tail feather have no affect of their breeding abilities, but their housing will.... I doubt very much you'll get any birds to breed in that cage - not even finches in its current location. Birds need light - sunlight - As far as I can see in your pictures they get none, and if ...
by Lene
Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Constant calling
Replies: 22
Views: 2159

I would start clicker training. It has many side effect, such as stopping screaming and biting. There's a group called BirdClick, who is only about clicker training. It's easy, and provides your bird with the ability to make choices as well as empower her. Here's the link: m When a bird stops scream...
by Lene
Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Gigi bird
Replies: 4
Views: 901

Hi there Thank you so much for taking Gigi into your loving home... She's a lucky girl. In my experience with intellectually disabled people, many autistic, I find that's a perfect description of a parrot, regardless of species. I have: Duke - Green Cheek Conure Charlie - Sun Conure Shrek - Quaker T...