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by Klaatu
Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Oh the noise!
Replies: 20
Views: 4668

Klaatu is more and more demanding all the time. I work a normal job so he gets to spend most of 2 days a week getting spoiled but, during the rest of the wek he is alone. It is faLL here and the days are getting shorter. When I get home there is barely and hour of light for us to share some time wit...
by Klaatu
Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: The best pellet?
Replies: 26
Views: 12115

Well then, Klaatu must be the Super Bird of all IRNs. The spoiled little bugger gets fresh greens, fruit, and vegetables every day. Also, a fifteen bean soup and pasta mixture cooked fresh each day. Pomagranates are just coming into season here and he got his first 3 days ago. I gave him 1/2 outsid...
by Klaatu
Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: irn signing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1723

I thought peanut butter would be a nice idea to add to Klaatus' diet so I spread it on his apple slices. He carefully eats the apple without touching the peanut butter. Seems these little Demon Seeds all have a mind of their own. It's becoming obvious to me these monsters disguised as adorable pets...
by Klaatu
Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: irn signing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1723

I know what you mean! Right now there are lot's of pears and plums and Klaatu goes through them like a termite. Pomagranites are coming into season but are still pretty expensive so I havn't gotten one for him yet. Found a fig tree and he loves those. Peanuts come in our seed mix and he doesn't see...
by Klaatu
Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Klaatu is torturing me
Replies: 10
Views: 1741

I came home tonight and went into our room and Klaatu started lunging at me trying to bite me real hard. He hasn't ever done that before. I left and went shopping (to get him one of his favorite treats) and when I came back he was pretty much over it. We are moving into a new 2 bedroom house in 2 d...
by Klaatu
Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: irn signing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1723

8) My problem is that Klaatu is so spoiled I wouldn't know what to offer him as a reward. He gets every fruit and vegetables available bought for him on a daily basis.
by Klaatu
Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Klaatu is torturing me
Replies: 10
Views: 1741

Maybe "headbutting" was the wrong word to use. I actually just put my head in his way so that he can't pinch my nail. My forehead is too large of a surface to sink his bill into. I'm afraid putting him back in his cage would be a bigger punishment to me than to him. I really love to spend...
by Klaatu
Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Klaatu is torturing me
Replies: 10
Views: 1741

Klaatu is torturing me

He and I can't seem to get enough of each other lately. The more time I spend with him the more he wants. I bring him out alot more as my cats know not to bother him so he sits on a gym next to my computer and chats away . However, comes a point when he will jump over and land on me and obviously wa...
by Klaatu
Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: irn signing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1723

8) They are certainly intellegent enough to do it, If we were smart enough to reckonise their symbols.
by Klaatu
Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: How old is your ringneck?
Replies: 58
Views: 31200

:cry: I understand.
by Klaatu
Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: How old is your ringneck?
Replies: 58
Views: 31200

8) 20 years is a good long time to have a companion. Must have been real close to you.
by Klaatu
Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:55 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Alex the african grey passed away today :(
Replies: 4
Views: 1398

:cry: He was so young.
by Klaatu
Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bird Brain Dies
Replies: 3
Views: 2044

Bird Brain Dies

by Klaatu
Thu Sep 06, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: How old is your ringneck?
Replies: 58
Views: 31200

8) Didn't have to wait long, he's got his "guyliner" now
by Klaatu
Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: does ur irn have a bedtime?
Replies: 51
Views: 23273

Fall is approaching and days are getting shorter. I really need a light in my room but I am moving in 26 days and am waiting to buy a lamp for our room until then. As of now, I get dressed in the dark and Klaatu goes to sleep as soon as the sun goes down. Once we move I will buy a lamp and put Klaa...
by Klaatu
Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: IRNS in the movies
Replies: 4
Views: 1302

8) I know animal keepers have their animals on a call list like exras on a movie set so I'm wondering if the birds have ever been booked for another picture.
by Klaatu
Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: IRNS in the movies
Replies: 4
Views: 1302

IRNS in the movies

:D I am watching Harlem Nights with Redd Fox, Eddie Murphy, and Della Reese. Anyone ever notice that there is a cage with 2 IRNS in the bordello? One is a normal green and it's cage mate is a lutino. Also a cage with a blue macaw and one with a cockatoo were in the background.
by Klaatu
Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Anyone else in Texas or the States?
Replies: 31
Views: 9098

8) I was actually the very first employee of that shop 28 years ago. I'll most likely bring Klaatu as when I work down there I stay for a week and I wouldn't want to leave him alone that long.
by Klaatu
Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Anyone else in Texas or the States?
Replies: 31
Views: 9098

Greeny! I work in San Mateo 3 weeks out of the year! I will be down there probably a day or 2 before Thanksgiving, all week the week of Christmas, all week the week of Valentines Day and All week the week of Mother's Day. San Mateo Florist is where you can find me. And I will probably bring Klaatu ...
by Klaatu
Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Urgent!!! Urgent!!! please read!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 8147

:lol: How cute. Pulling the leaves off a siltk tree. I hate silk plants so I'm all for it but you mom probably doesn't find it funny.
by Klaatu
Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Anyone else in Texas or the States?
Replies: 31
Views: 9098

:lol: I kind of thought that. Thanks.
by Klaatu
Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Anyone else in Texas or the States?
Replies: 31
Views: 9098

8) I've asked this question before and I'm asking again. What is a "fid"? I have read it alot on this site but don't know how it appiles to IRNs
by Klaatu
Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Urgent!!! Urgent!!! please read!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 8147

I guess I was lucky. Klaatu started to moult the week I got him. He remained sweet and gentle through out the entire process. He's so gorgeous now that it's over. It was the moult that he "became a man" I bought him as a "possible" male. When the moult was over there was no ques...
by Klaatu
Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:12 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Ants
Replies: 20
Views: 4353

:lol: My mom passed about a year and a half ago. She had the sickest sence of humor. I still smile everytime I think of her.
by Klaatu
Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Ants
Replies: 20
Views: 4353

:shock: Hey! What happened to my avitar???????????
by Klaatu
Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Ants
Replies: 20
Views: 4353

:shock: Catschair2 That is pure genius! My cage is on metal legs and that will stop those little creeps dead in their tracks!
by Klaatu
Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:28 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Grit
Replies: 14
Views: 3487

:? Hmmmmmm..... I wonder if Klaatu would eat dried pasta. He won't eat cooked macaroni but loves the small alpha bets when cooked with beans and rice.
by Klaatu
Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Oh the noise!
Replies: 20
Views: 4668

Guess I am pretty lucky. Klaatu only makes a few squacks a day. And he is so quiet about it most neighbors think it is a jay bird or something. My neighbors really don't even know I have an IRN.
by Klaatu
Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: It's a Girl
Replies: 9
Views: 1962

:lol: How pretty. I have a sneaky suspicion she is pretty spoiled. :wink:
by Klaatu
Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Anyone else in Texas or the States?
Replies: 31
Views: 9098

8) Sacramento checking in.
by Klaatu
Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:37 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: new baby?
Replies: 13
Views: 2701

:lol: How funny! I had a blue streaked lorie 30 years ago and she talked up a storm. All she would say was s#&t, Oh s*@t, s*%t . She didn't learn it from me, it just came with the package. Funny considering the runny poo squirts, projectiles actually. :lol:
by Klaatu
Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: It's a Girl
Replies: 9
Views: 1962

8) And what is her name?
by Klaatu
Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Ants
Replies: 20
Views: 4353

Ants

I give Klaatu fresh fruit and veggies every day. Right now because of summer alot of the fruit is really gooey, and good. peaches, plums, figs (yum), watermelon, blueberries, and the like. I ofcourse clean up the left overs but only do a through cage cleaning once a week.I have noticed little black...
by Klaatu
Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Major Improvement with Jaden
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

8) Ouuuuu it sounds really nice!
by Klaatu
Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Major Improvement with Jaden
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

I have Klaatu in my bedroom (I have cats). I also have the dresser covered in exotic plants. Mini african violets and the like. Alot of them are out of bloom now so I am thinking of getting rid of them and turning the entire dresser top into a giant play ground for Klaatu. Alot of the premade gyns ...
by Klaatu
Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: bird fairs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1298

Good idea to leave youself open for any kind of new bird. You might head there looking for a special as you said mutation and find something totally different you might fall in love with and can't live without. Who knows? You might even fall in love with a crested blue and white norwhich canary! he...
by Klaatu
Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Klaatu is talking!
Replies: 0
Views: 739

Klaatu is talking!

Klaatu is talking! In the mornings as I get ready for work I can hear alot of "ma ma ma ma sounds" Along with a few loud screams sprinkled in. Well, this Sunday at the hour I am normally at work I decided to take a nap. About 3PM he started with his full repitiose, which he learned from h...
by Klaatu
Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: It's getting closer
Replies: 32
Views: 8117

:cry: I'm sorry. I have been trying to get a part time job one day a week to suppliment my income. I finally found the perfect job, was hired, trained for one night then fired the next day as the girl I was replacing decided she needed those hours.*%$#@!( ^+&%=
by Klaatu
Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Scariest moment of my life....Datsun may have epilepsy 04-08
Replies: 55
Views: 20897

:D Yea!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Klaatu
Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Scariest moment of my life....Datsun may have epilepsy 04-08
Replies: 55
Views: 20897

:wink: So glad to hear he's eating. What a relief!. Any more seizures?
by Klaatu
Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Scariest moment of my life....Datsun may have epilepsy 04-08
Replies: 55
Views: 20897

:( OMG, that is so scarey. Not eating is the worst. I'm glad you are in good spirits. Thank you for keeping us all posted. I guess you can tell people all over the world are pulling for you and you sweet baby.
by Klaatu
Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Scariest moment of my life....Datsun may have epilepsy 04-08
Replies: 55
Views: 20897

:lol: I couldn't help but notice that Nila the blue IRN looks more like a Nilo?
by Klaatu
Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Scariest moment of my life....Datsun may have epilepsy 04-08
Replies: 55
Views: 20897

:cry: I bet you miss him. Klaatu and I are hoping for the very best outcome possible. Image
by Klaatu
Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Mites and lice
Replies: 8
Views: 1715

8) I have never used it as I have never had a mite problem. Just something I read YEARS ago. he he. Guess that's the answer right there huh? :wink:
by Klaatu
Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:10 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Grit
Replies: 14
Views: 3487

8) Thanks everybody!
by Klaatu
Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Grit
Replies: 14
Views: 3487

8) OK, I just found the definitive answer! http://www.drsfostersmith.com/pic/article.cfm?aid=120 So I'm taking away Klaatu's grit.
by Klaatu
Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Scariest moment of my life....Datsun may have epilepsy 04-08
Replies: 55
Views: 20897

8) They are all gorgeous!
by Klaatu
Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Mites and lice
Replies: 8
Views: 1715

8) They can be spread by hitching a ride on house flies.
by Klaatu
Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:55 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Grit
Replies: 14
Views: 3487

:?: I'm wondering why Phil Robson author of the IRN Breeder's hand book says you "may" provide it if it is harmful?
by Klaatu
Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Grit
Replies: 14
Views: 3487

A IRN is only 1 step above a budgie? I know all birds pick up stones and store them in their craws. It grinds the food in place of teeth. Hummmm. I also am reading in a IRN breeding book that " calcium and grit "can" be added". Can be added and should be added are 2 different th...
by Klaatu
Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Grit
Replies: 14
Views: 3487

Grit

I am wondering why this is not discussed on any thread here? As birds have no teeth the grit in their craws act as teeth. I have only had Klaatu for 3 months and know that once they eat stone or grit it pretty much stays in their craws until it wears out. I never knew if he had been fed grit so I b...
by Klaatu
Sun Aug 05, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Scariest moment of my life....Datsun may have epilepsy 04-08
Replies: 55
Views: 20897

8) Actually, I'm pretty well know already for my doom and gloom stories here already so I intentionally didn't finish the story. He had seisures for a week or so and came out of them, but the final one he didn't come out of. Kind of wierd though, an epileptic frog.
by Klaatu
Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Scariest moment of my life....Datsun may have epilepsy 04-08
Replies: 55
Views: 20897

:lol: I know this may sound stupid but, I had a PacMan frog once that had seisures. Scared the hello out of me when it happened.
by Klaatu
Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: newspaper ripper
Replies: 5
Views: 1214

Ah, the simple pleasures in life! I was at a flea market today and found alot of bird treasures. I found a cage as tall as I am and about 3 times the diameter of the cage I bought for Klaatu when I first got him. The initial cage is an adiquit size and nothing wrong with it but what the hell? Bigge...
by Klaatu
Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Mites and lice
Replies: 8
Views: 1715

How horrible! I hate any form of parasite. I don't know where you are but, here in the states they have little cans of mite poison that you hang on the side of the cage. Of course the bird has to breath the same fumes that kill the mites so after deteriming that they are all gone I would throw the t...
by Klaatu
Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New
Replies: 10
Views: 1920

8) You'll have him tame in no time!
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: IS MY greeny LOOKING NORMAL?
Replies: 12
Views: 2567

:lol: And has the nerve to ask if the bird is normal! :lol:
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: I forgot an introduction
Replies: 18
Views: 3645

:lol: If only I were rich. :roll:
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: I forgot an introduction
Replies: 18
Views: 3645

:shock:Wow! I'd love to see a real live Violet. All these gorgeous colors! Too bad I can only take care of one bird. I barely have time to spoil the one I got.
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:34 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: I forgot an introduction
Replies: 18
Views: 3645

8) The only mutations I have seen in the Sacramento area are Lutino, Blue , or Grey.
by Klaatu
Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: I think every one should view this
Replies: 24
Views: 6088

Absolutely horrible. But I guess we all had to watch it. I'll be honest. As soon as I realized where it was going on I stopped watching it. I will never view it in it's entirity. Life can be ugly no matter what the issue. Watch a PETA video and you'll gag everytime you see a hamburger or piece of f...
by Klaatu
Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: I forgot an introduction
Replies: 18
Views: 3645

:shock: Wow! You got a great deal!!!!! Good luck with your mating. Should have some very intersting results!
by Klaatu
Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: is my pairing worth it?
Replies: 15
Views: 3315

8) Again, I would ask Mighty Mutations.
by Klaatu
Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: IS MY greeny LOOKING NORMAL?
Replies: 12
Views: 2567

:lol: Nope, he has 7 fingers. :lol:
by Klaatu
Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: is my pairing worth it?
Replies: 15
Views: 3315

8) This is going to be interesting!
by Klaatu
Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: IS MY greeny LOOKING NORMAL?
Replies: 12
Views: 2567

:shock: The bird looks normal but I just noticed you have 7 fingers on one hand! :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Klaatu
Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: is my pairing worth it?
Replies: 15
Views: 3315

8) I would address that question to Mighty Mutations.http://www.mightymutations.com.au/
by Klaatu
Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: please answer few more querries for my Greeny (alex baby)?
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

8) I have 3 cats. My bird and cats never meet. I have raised exotic plants for years so I have a room just for the plants where the cat's can't destroy them. That is the room I keep Klaatu in. What country are you from?
by Klaatu
Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: I forgot an introduction
Replies: 18
Views: 3645

8) Wow, is that a pastel blue? I know it's rude but, "How much?" That's certainly not a normal blue
by Klaatu
Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: IS MY greeny LOOKING NORMAL?
Replies: 12
Views: 2567

:lol: Looks Normal to me! Maybe just a little on the "cute" side but still normal.
by Klaatu
Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Finally I'm here!
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

8)
when you get your bird out of the cage, walk away from it so your bird can't go back into it. Take it into another room.
by Klaatu
Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Just a quick "hello"!
Replies: 6
Views: 1840

8) Hi to you and Skitty. When you talk baby talk to your bird you can rhyme skitty with another word too. Just change the "k" :wink:
by Klaatu
Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New
Replies: 10
Views: 1920

Hi and welcome. I am new to IRN's but not new to birds. I assume your bird's wings are trimmed? That would be the first step in taming a bird. Next use a perch to get your bird to step up on and bring it close to you. Then you can talk to it and get it used to you. After a while you can get the bir...
by Klaatu
Sun Jul 29, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Baths?
Replies: 8
Views: 1393

:lol: :lol: :lol: How cute!!!!!!!!
by Klaatu
Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Urgent!!! Urgent!!! please read!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 8147

:roll: So it's not for flying? It's for pooing?
by Klaatu
Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Urgent!!! Urgent!!! please read!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 8147

:shock: Flight suit?
by Klaatu
Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Urgent!!! Urgent!!! please read!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 8147

I got Klaatu 2 months ago not showing signs of a ring. He has been moulting heavily and now has a full lovely ring. His wings were trimmed when i got him but now because of the moult his flight feathers are quickly growing in. So quickly infact that yesterday he took full flight in my tiny apartment...
by Klaatu
Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Baths?
Replies: 8
Views: 1393

8) I use a large glass cake pan. I fill it about 2 inches. Klaatu loves it. Unfortunately because of my work schedule and the fact I don't want him wet after the sun goes down he only gets his "swimming pool" once a week. I do mist him about every other day in the morning.
by Klaatu
Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sam is still biting me!
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Klaatu has bitten me a couple of times in the past 2 days. Not really hard but, I still take it personally. Started day before yesterday when I gave him a Rainier cherry. He was on top of his cage and seemed to have it trapped between the bars so I tried to move it closer to him. Also tonight I off...
by Klaatu
Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Potty training IRN's
Replies: 12
Views: 1806

:lol: Might be a new cure for spit ends! LOL!
by Klaatu
Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Potty training IRN's
Replies: 12
Views: 1806

:lol: Conditioner!
by Klaatu
Tue Jul 24, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Potty training IRN's
Replies: 12
Views: 1806

8) I work about 45 to 50 hours a week so when I get home I try to make sure to spend at least a solid hour playing with Klaatu. He has "decorated" me a few times LOL.
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Potty training IRN's
Replies: 12
Views: 1806

8) Donna, what kind of bird was M2?
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Potty training IRN's
Replies: 12
Views: 1806

I don't know that I would wait 20 minutes. But each bird has it's own cycle and once you get that down and the hand over the tail, potty training is much easier than most think. I've only had Klaatu for a month and 1/2 so we are not used to hands on the body yet. But I do believe he is smart enough...
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Babies with Disabilities:
Replies: 25
Views: 8012

I have to admit I , being a gourmet, have contributed to the questionable practices of what some see as animal cruelty. I love pate fois goix. And I must admit my favorite meat is Veal. I also have nothing against fur as long as it is ranch raised and not wild caught. I have researched these practi...
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Nail trimming.
Replies: 4
Views: 1694

8) He got a bath and all the blood is cleaned up. He's doing fine today.
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Babies with Disabilities:
Replies: 25
Views: 8012

:shock: OMG! How barbaric! I've never heard of such a thing! How Boxing Helena!
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Potty training IRN's
Replies: 12
Views: 1806

Potty training IRN's

I'm wondering if any of you have your birds potty trained? My last bird I had was a Moulaccan and he was potty trained to perfection. It was really quite easy. If you have your bird out, pick a spot you want it to go. Put a newspaper down there. As you move around your house keep your hand over the...
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Babies with Disabilities:
Replies: 25
Views: 8012

8) Yes what does it mean? Is it anything like a feather lump in a canary? Thats when a feather is too soft to pierce the skin and becomes ingrown.
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Are females more likely to go through bluffing?
Replies: 14
Views: 8283

:lol: This is a perfect place for a very sexist joke. About females and hormones. :twisted: But since there are so many lovely ladies here I won't. :wink:
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: At what age did you ringneck start talking?
Replies: 18
Views: 32353

8) Same here my Klaatu makes the aaa noise every morning.
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: How long did your ringneck bluffing last for?
Replies: 7
Views: 5609

8) Fortunatley, I got my bird when he was a year and 1/2 so I didn't have to go through that. As I understand it they get real mean and bite alot when they start puberty.
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Hi, my name is Nacho and I have a problem....
Replies: 7
Views: 4882

8) You're from Utah? I'm sorry! (That's a joke) LOL Did you ever find a bird? You might have to take a little road trip to find a nice one you really love.
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: this is Skyler, rate his name
Replies: 7
Views: 5382

8) I tried to think up a name for my blue male that had something to do with sky. Perfect name.
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: does ur irn have a bedtime?
Replies: 51
Views: 23273

I have no lighting in my bedroom so it is sunup to sundown . I have one of those miserable apartments designed in the 60's when indirect lighting was all the rage. The only room in my apartment with an over head light is the kitchen. I go through about a lamp a year in my bedroom and when the last ...
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Do you have a male or female Indian Ringneck?
Replies: 32
Views: 15890

8) Klaatu is a boy.
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: How old is your ringneck?
Replies: 58
Views: 31200

8) Klaatu is about a year and 1/2. He just developed his ring this month. Still waiting for the line from the beak to the eyes.
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello Everyone, Im getting my first Ringneck
Replies: 32
Views: 10047

:lol: I think Fang is hysterical!
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Birdie on the shoulder
Replies: 50
Views: 16723

:lol: I let Klaatu do anything he wants. He likes it on my shoulder.
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Just hanging out...
Replies: 9
Views: 5754

8) Klaatu hangs out on the highest perch during the day but hangs in the front corner of his cage all night. (Directly over his food dish)
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: What mutation ringneck do you have??
Replies: 63
Views: 27157

8) Klaatu is a lovely Blue male.
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Nail trimming.
Replies: 4
Views: 1694

8) Thanks! I thought of that the next day. he he. A day too late :wink:
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:36 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Nail trimming.
Replies: 4
Views: 1694

Nail trimming.

I've put off trimming Klaatu's nails for a month and finally broke down and did it yesterday. What a mess. Much worse than I had expected. My roommate was totally inept in holding him for me. And Klaatu clench ed his feet so hard it was impossilbe to get a toe in the correct position to trim. In fiv...
by Klaatu
Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Compile Pics of Mutations Here for future thread:
Replies: 17
Views: 8278

Well, I just read the front cover and it says it is unlawful to reproduce by any means any part of the book, without written permission. It is covered by a copyright. He he, It's an Austrailian copy right and I live in the US What are they going to do? Extradite me? I'm just kidding ofcourse. It's ...
by Klaatu
Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Compile Pics of Mutations Here for future thread:
Replies: 17
Views: 8278

8) I recently bought a fine book on breeding IRN,s and it has I would imagine every mutation possible in it. Would it be wrong to scan them from the book and post them here?
by Klaatu
Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Post your email here...
Replies: 40
Views: 25467

by Klaatu
Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: I'm new
Replies: 18
Views: 3301

Please! Don't ever mention bi-focals again! I deliver auto parts and while wearing bi-focals isn't too bad doing other chores it's a nightmare driving, especially backing up. Depending on whether your looking in the mirrors or over your shoulder you can see about 4 different things. It drives me nu...
by Klaatu
Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:17 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: I'm new
Replies: 18
Views: 3301

8)
thanks so much. You're an angel :wink:
by Klaatu
Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: I'm new
Replies: 18
Views: 3301

Kyria, thank you so much! I'm so old and it IS hard to teach and old dog new tricks. he he he. I think I will be 56 this year but, because of senility I can't remember.LOL All I know is it takes a teenager to do anything that has to do with technology. I'm sure I have those programs installed but d...
by Klaatu
Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: I'm new
Replies: 18
Views: 3301

:roll: Help! someone please resize my avitar! And a PM on how to do it myself would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
by Klaatu
Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: I'm new
Replies: 18
Views: 3301

8) I'm better at the digital camera, but I can't even see out of the vidoe camera to see what I'm shooting. Darned glasses! I can't get my eye on the eye piece.
by Klaatu
Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Molting behavior?
Replies: 8
Views: 2017

Well, I have noticed Klaatu's flight feathers are a gorgeous Indigo blue color so if they could show and he would still be safe to take outside i'll give it a try. I'll keep ya all posted on it and include some pictures when they grow out enough. Like I said earlier, he's moulting pretty heavily ri...
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: The best pellet?
Replies: 26
Views: 12115

8) My little moster won't touch a pellet, no matter how much I spent on it.
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Molting behavior?
Replies: 8
Views: 2017

Actually I was refering to leaving the primary flight feathers in place and only clipping the inner feathers. Just for show. I have always had birds with fully clipped wings and have never had a problem. In fact when i had my Moulaccan I used to put him outside on a full grown olive tree. He loved t...
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 6
Views: 1275

:lol: I like Smurfette if it turns out to be a girl!
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: I'm new
Replies: 18
Views: 3301

8) Thanks, my email notices are working now. As I may have mentioned, I have no idea how to work a camera or video recorder.
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 6
Views: 1275

8) I'm new to IRN's too but mine hates pellets. He eats seed and any fruit/vegetable I give him. He eats cooked 13 bean soup mix but hates pasta. He'll eat cooked rice.
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Molting behavior?
Replies: 8
Views: 2017

I am new to IRNs but not to birds. I have a had a handfed Moulacan, a hand fed Blue Streaked Lorie, and a hand fed Double Yellow headed Amazon. All had their flight feathers trimmed when I aquired them and I maintained them that way as I often let them go outside with me. After watching that horrib...
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: I'm new
Replies: 18
Views: 3301

This is a pic of Klaatu a day or two after I got him. As you can see his ring is not showing. It is now. Also you can see every feather in his tail is damaged. I pulled them out, one a week, and they are growing in nicely. He also is in a heavy moult. Hence the ring coming in so fast. Right now he ...
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: what made me get a ringneck
Replies: 4
Views: 1848

:lol: I used to have a Moulacan. Talk about a sweetheart/monster! He could totally chew off the plastic from both sides of an extention cord without getting electrocuted! You would neve know until you moved the furnature and all the sparks would start flying!
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: I think every one should view this
Replies: 24
Views: 6088

:) Gemstone, that's sweet. I too went in and sat with my bird for a couple of hours.
by Klaatu
Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: I'm new
Replies: 18
Views: 3301

Thanks for the welcome all. I was really lucky to find the right one so easily. When I bought him I had no idea he was tame. I was throughly ready to spend a month or so with bleeding bite wounds and a squacky bird. Imagine my surprise when I put my finger in the cage and instead of a painful bite ...
by Klaatu
Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: I think every one should view this
Replies: 24
Views: 6088

That was horrible! I really wish I hadn't watched it.
by Klaatu
Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Here he is!!!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2041

Fang! I love the name! :lol:
by Klaatu
Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New here !
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

I just got my first a month ago. I have 3 cats. My cats have full run of my house except my bedroom as I grow alot of exotic plants and the only place they are safe is locked in my bedroom. So, needless to say my bird is in my bedroom . At least he's surrounded by gorgeous plants.
by Klaatu
Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Could my Applejack be a Girl???
Replies: 5
Views: 1211

8) I don't think the DNA test is tramatising. If you use the feather. I bought my male a month ago as "most likely a male". He had a tiny black spot on the left side of his neck. The spot had grown and appeared on the other side of his neck. He is very clearly a male now.
by Klaatu
Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: I'm new
Replies: 18
Views: 3301

I named him Klaatu (from the movie the Day the Earth Stood Still) And I plan on teaching him only classic lines from classic movies. I abhor birds who wolf whislte and say "Polly wanna cracker" He has been moulting heavily and as a result his broken tail feathers have all been replaced an...
by Klaatu
Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: I'm new
Replies: 18
Views: 3301

I'm new

Hi, I'm David and I live in Sacramento. I have always wanted an IRN as far back as I can remember. Having seen my first one over 30 years ago when price was very prohibitive. Last month my dream finally came true. I was walking through a flea market that has a pet stand I spotted a beautiful lutino ...