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by MissK
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New law prohibits hand-rearing of parrots in The Netherlands
Replies: 6
Views: 1960

Re: New law prohibits hand-rearing of parrots in The Netherlands

Babsi, I do not understand your comment.
by MissK
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Does an IRN suit my lifestyle?
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: Does an IRN suit my lifestyle?

I would say that unless you choose a pet that is a loner in regular life, you're looking at getting a duo (or more) of whatever animal and just being the 3rd wheel (so to speak) when you are home. I can clearly hear my birds outside on the other side of the house with the windows shut, so even thoug...
by MissK
Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Hane; R.I.P.
Replies: 34
Views: 8818

Re: Hane; R.I.P.

Melika, I'm so sorry! We all know Hane had excellent care and every advantage. I feel there's nothing I can say to help, other than I care about how you're feeling. I know you're devastated. I'm not there with you, but you're not alone.

My best to you.
by MissK
Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Question On Bluffing
Replies: 35
Views: 5161

Re: Question On Bluffing

Imran, thanks for the account of watching the flock. It must have been magical.. :D
I look forward to seeing video if you do manage to get some. We do know that multiple babies in a group must compete for food. Food for thought.......
by MissK
Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Question On Bluffing
Replies: 35
Views: 5161

Re: Question On Bluffing

While this thread has been made of rather dense text, I don't mind. I feel we sometimes have to use a lot of words to express our details and our passions about the topics at hand. I've semi-enjoyed perusing the discussion lightly, as must be, given that I'm reading it at the end of a long work day ...
by MissK
Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member - Owner Terra - IRN Pretty
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Re: New Member - Owner Terra - IRN Pretty

Pretty, indeed. Welcome.
by MissK
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Question On Bluffing
Replies: 35
Views: 5161

Re: Question On Bluffing

Hi sunset. Some people, myself included, believe this bluffing story is a myth. Think about these: Why would a young flock animal engage in a behaviour to keep other flock members away? Why would a young flock animal engage in behaviours to keep non-flock or (perceived) dangerous animals away? It ha...
by MissK
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Soon to be newbie and name help
Replies: 2
Views: 788

Re: Soon to be newbie and name help

Hi and Welcome. I'm sure everyone has their own naming process that works for them. I feel it's nice to get to know your animal and see what name springs to mind. For birds, in particular, the gender is not always clear and is sometimes mistaken. I always suggest a gender-neutral name might be wise ...
by MissK
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New owner of Indian ringneck
Replies: 1
Views: 714

Re: New owner of Indian ringneck

Hi. I personally skip the grit. It's my understanding that, in the past, birds were given grit to aid their digestion. It seems to turn out that this was because some birds were found to have grit in their guts, so people thought they must need it. In time the theory developed that birds who eat who...
by MissK
Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Screaming whenever I leave
Replies: 3
Views: 667

Re: Screaming whenever I leave

Hi. My tiny piece of help is to let you know the bird doesn't know he's done something wrong. Screaming isn't wrong; you just don't like it. You're trying to repress a natural expression. I couldn't say why he screams when you leave him, especially is he's free to follow. Is it possible he is so att...
by MissK
Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi! My.name is Tracy and this is my 1st experience with a birs
Replies: 2
Views: 782

Re: Hi! My.name is Tracy and this is my 1st experience with a birs

Hi Tracey. Congratulations on your new bird. I think what you may be finding out is that these are living creatures, and they need to be taught stuff you want from them. And they will have their own ideas and reactions. They're not like a fish you can just set up be done. It seems to be true that so...
by MissK
Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Keep more than one IRN pet birds
Replies: 1
Views: 431

Re: Keep more than one IRN pet birds

My Ringneck experience is limited to two adult males. However, I note that my first bird's behaviour was changed only in the way that it is now very hard to get his attention when he is loose with the second bird. I must also note that since the second bird arrived, there has been NO reduction in th...
by MissK
Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi All!
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Re: Hi All!

Welcome! You're going to love this forum. How do your Parrotlets like your Ringneck? I don't usually see any indication from my Linnies that they care about my Ringnecks, but I had a chance to spy on them through the window today and I saw one of my Linnies just as close to the Ringneck cage as coul...
by MissK
Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Help with names, please!
Replies: 5
Views: 1500

Re: Help with names, please!

Indi is a great name!
by MissK
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: I was surprised by my bird when I got home...
Replies: 10
Views: 1703

Re: I was surprised by my bird when I got home...

That sounds great!
by MissK
Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: How to fix a cracked egg?
Replies: 6
Views: 1086

Re: How to fix a cracked egg?

How did that cracked egg work out before?
by MissK
Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: News
Topic: Forum Update
Replies: 6
Views: 1007

Re: Forum Update

Hope it goes easy for you Imran. We appreciate your work!
by MissK
Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Help with names, please!
Replies: 5
Views: 1500

Re: Help with names, please!

Hi and welcome. Congratulations. Most of your names are male gendered, with the exceptions Topaz (genderless, as far as I know), Lokie (could go either way), and Echo (female). Sometimes people end up with a mismatched gender name because the seller was mistaken or not forthcoming. I bought a bird a...
by MissK
Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New blue ring parrot
Replies: 1
Views: 517

Re: New blue ring parrot

Welcome Lillie. Does he look like the bird on this page?
by MissK
Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Leaving cage in view of garden birds
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: Leaving cage in view of garden birds

You have to watch your birds and see. If they feel they are trapped and at the mercy of all comers then they may be rather uncomfortable, especially if the garden birds attract any kind of predator.
by MissK
Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Taming a 2+ year old rescue??
Replies: 11
Views: 1258

Re: Taming a 2+ year old rescue??

Well, I'm going to have to agree, that *is* adorable. Congrats.
by MissK
Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Unweaned IRN showing slight inactivity scince 2 days.
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: Unweaned IRN showing slight inactivity scince 2 days.

I think you should review feeding instructions for babies. I don't know much about it, but I think he should eat more often.
by MissK
Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Playing with his own feather!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: Playing with his own feather!!

Any excuse for pineapple is good for me........
by MissK
Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: IRN biting
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: IRN biting

Some, myself included, feel the bluffing stage is not really a stage but a contrived explanation for the bird's natural response to unwelcome stimulus. Consider the words of Mr. Marley ("Every little action, there's a reaction") and examine how you're treating the bird from HIS perspective. It might...
by MissK
Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: IRN biting
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: IRN biting

I think he isn't trusting the hand.
by MissK
Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: IRN not liking my hands
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: IRN not liking my hands

Hey, #1 advice is don't chase him with your hand. Hold great treats and l;et him come to you. Be patient. try as many times as need be.
by MissK
Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Skin Peeling on Foot?
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: Skin Peeling on Foot?

Vet can also help if medicine is needed to combat or prevent infection. Bird foot problems can be much more serious than you might think.
by MissK
Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Regurge in 1 year IRN male
Replies: 5
Views: 796

Re: Regurge in 1 year IRN male

For Rocky it seems to be seasonal. He was 10 when I got him, so no idea when it started or if it started here.
by MissK
Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Regurge in 1 year IRN male
Replies: 5
Views: 796

Re: Regurge in 1 year IRN male

He's not conducting a test. :lol: If he were feeding YOU then that would probably indicate an overbonding situation. That's not to say he can't overbond with stuff in the cage, but if he's bound to do it then you can't stop him. Rocky fed his favourite toy. I was advised to remove it, and I did. The...
by MissK
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Regurge in 1 year IRN male
Replies: 5
Views: 796

Re: Regurge in 1 year IRN male

My bird has a feeding thing. It's seasonal and I can't stop it. I tried manipulating the light and diet. Now he has a friend and he fed the friend a little. I had to split them up recently because his tail was getting messed up - not wanting to find out the hard way if it would get worse. So now he'...
by MissK
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Don't know what to do with my IRN
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: Don't know what to do with my IRN

I agree a light curtain made of muslin or even lace would be fine. The bird can land on it and hang there, so if it's lace you have to be able to go take him off the curtain. If he won't let you, then don't do lace - the claws can get stuck in it. He will want to fly to the window because of the lig...
by MissK
Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: First Time Alexandrine Parrot owner
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Re: First Time Alexandrine Parrot owner

Welcome! Congratulations!
by MissK
Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Fostering Indian RingNeck Found on Streets.
Replies: 20
Views: 1245

Re: Fostering Indian RingNeck Found on Streets.

It's been my experience that the briefer the transgression, the quicker the bird gets past it.
by MissK
Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: First time irn owner :)
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Re: First time irn owner :)

Congratulations. Welcome.
by MissK
Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New IRN
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: New IRN

If you can take that cage back and get larger it would be good.
by MissK
Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Feather issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1386

Re: Feather issue

Claire, thanks for input! I really wanted to flip the Rockstar upside down for a look but he, uh, 'wouldn't like that'!!!
by MissK
Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Feather issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1386

Re: Feather issue

Good job resizing, thank you! Is he molting now, since you've had him? I'm tempted to say that his feathers that look so messy should otherwise be covered by those that have been cut off. They do look pretty raggedy to me. I'd want somebody who can handle their bird all over to have a peek at theirs...
by MissK
Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Feather issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1386

Re: Feather issue

Hi. It's hard for me to say what's happening there. The wings will molt and come in fresh at the normal time for molting. The pic is too big for me to get an overall look at the bird, but it is true that in molting a lot of those down feathers will be everywhere. Can you host your picture somewhere ...
by MissK
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My ringneck has beak issues?
Replies: 17
Views: 1829

Re: My ringneck has beak issues?

I would track down and consult an experienced breeder of IRNs if it were my bird and no vet available. Has the bird got a well rounded diet including leafy greens?
by MissK
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Re: Hello

Welcome. Check those spots carefully. Could be bird pecks or could be parasites. Congratulations on your new bird!
by MissK
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Colouring
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Re: Colouring

Put your photos on a host site (like photobucket) and put a link.
by MissK
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Black Indian Ringneck?
Replies: 6
Views: 1250

Re: Black Indian Ringneck?

And what state is this bird in, maybe someone is close enough to see it.
by MissK
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Fostering Indian RingNeck Found on Streets.
Replies: 20
Views: 1245

Re: Fostering Indian RingNeck Found on Streets.

You can always treat through the bars.
by MissK
Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: SALVE A TUTTI....DALLA SICILIA
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Re: SALVE A TUTTI....DALLA SICILIA

Ben Arrivata! Parlaci del tuo uccello. Usa parole semplici...... Faccio finta solo per capire italiano. :roll:
by MissK
Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Fostering Indian RingNeck Found on Streets.
Replies: 20
Views: 1245

Re: Fostering Indian RingNeck Found on Streets.

I've customized the top of my cages to encourage birds to spend time up there. It makes extra use of the space the cage takes up and they love it. I put sheets of plastic (actually the plastic "glass" part of poster frames) over the tops of the cages to facilitate cleanup. If your bird doesn't want ...
by MissK
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: Newbie

Welcome.
by MissK
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Fostering Indian RingNeck Found on Streets.
Replies: 20
Views: 1245

Re: Fostering Indian RingNeck Found on Streets.

Hi Marie, and welcome. Congratulations on your new charge. I think, despite our deluge of spam, you will find a community here. I've said before, and I'm very happy about it, that we all have our special areas of interest, experience, and knowledge. This is THE place to be, as far as I'm concerned, ...
by MissK
Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Moustache Parakeet
Topic: Body language ( unsure what it means )
Replies: 5
Views: 2797

Re: Body language ( unsure what it means )

best wishes
by MissK
Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: help with handfeeding my ringneck
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: help with handfeeding my ringneck

Reviewing Melika's post here www.indianringneck.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=799 I'd say you're not feeding enough. Her schedule seems to have feeding every 5 hours or so. I've never fed a baby bird, but off the cuff I would say feed more often! Remember you may need to set a timer and lose some sleep....
by MissK
Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello!!
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Re: Hello!!

Hi, welcome. I would not clip. I would change the name UNLESS he already knows his own name.
by MissK
Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Need help!
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: Need help!

No tact, huh? Well, I suppose, maybe less than could be. Sorry. I meant to say, The first thing I would suggest is to stop putting your hand where the bird can bite it. When you are reaching in like that, it's too close for Birdie's comfort, and s/he's letting you know. In the long run (and even the...
by MissK
Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Need help!
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: Need help!

#1 Stop putting the hand where he will bite it.
by MissK
Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: YUCCA PLANTS, SAFE OR TOXIC???
Replies: 6
Views: 1969

Re: YUCCA PLANTS, SAFE OR TOXIC???

I think we may have noted this problem before - lists get reproduced and the original source gets lost, and there are conflicts on the status of the same thing on different lists. It really makes me err on the side of recklessness, to be truthful.
by MissK
Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: YUCCA PLANTS, SAFE OR TOXIC???
Replies: 6
Views: 1969

Re: YUCCA PLANTS, SAFE OR TOXIC???

Save effort - google if ANY yucca is toxic. If there's no toxic yucca, saved yourself a bundle of work. If there is toxic yucca, just compare that one to what you have.
by MissK
Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: please help
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: please help

Since he started plucking while with you, can you figure out what changed that he maybe didn't like?
by MissK
Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from me and the crew
Replies: 4
Views: 725

Re: Hello from me and the crew

Welcome.
by MissK
Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: please help
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: please help

Hi Renee, and welcome. My gut says you may be killing him with kindness, so to speak. It sounds like he has a lot of activity. Maybe if you place him in a nice, big cage, against a wall, in a medium to slow activity area of the house (not a no activity area, tho -- too still), treat him gently, and ...
by MissK
Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Can I have two birds in one cage?
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: Can I have two birds in one cage?

Are those dimensions in centimeters or inches? if centimeters then absolutely not, as it is the smallest cage one could consider for a ringneck, in my opinion. I believe Figit is used to a lot of out time, correct? I found that my two mature birds, upon finding themselves in the same room for the fi...
by MissK
Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Training and wing clipping
Replies: 12
Views: 1159

Re: Training and wing clipping

But, is he aiming at your head......?
by MissK
Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Training and wing clipping
Replies: 12
Views: 1159

Re: Training and wing clipping

That baby is a tiny gargoyle!!
by MissK
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Any advice would be wonderful!
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: Any advice would be wonderful!

I'd love to know how Slylon is getting on.
by MissK
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Always flying to me?
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Re: Always flying to me?

Maybe you can have a mobile play perch, loaded with a toy or two, a treat bowl, and a clip for a hunk of fresh food. You might be the favourite perch by default. Providing an alternative might help.
by MissK
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Training and wing clipping
Replies: 12
Views: 1159

Re: Training and wing clipping

Hi.
Welcome.
Don't clip.
Carry on.
by MissK
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Indian ringneck won't gain weight.. what should i do?
Replies: 8
Views: 1733

Re: Indian ringneck won't gain weight.. what should i do?

Hi. You say he eats all day - probably an exaggeration, :lol: But, in seriousness, Is there a good supply of food he will actually eat (you've seen him eat that exact food, not just taste it or play with it) available in morning and afternoon forage time, in particular? I think I'm missing something...
by MissK
Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Looking for a friend for my IRN Male
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: Looking for a friend for my IRN Male

That is a heck of an experience and I'm SO GLAD you got him back!!!!! (Congrats on the puppy!) On to talking about a possible companion----- I had great success bringing home a friend for Rocky, as you may have heard. I'm convinced a second male ringneck is the perfect companion for my pet male. Som...
by MissK
Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: 6 month old Ringneck
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Re: 6 month old Ringneck

Just secure the area and protect the windows and let him fly. Make sure he has a high-up place to land, one to leave and one to fly to. I protected the windows by hanging curtains, thickish ones, and they were not flat against the glass, so there was some give if he went into them. Neither of my bir...
by MissK
Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Taming a 2+ year old rescue??
Replies: 11
Views: 1258

Re: Taming a 2+ year old rescue??

Cage looks, in my opinion, the smallest that should support irn life. However, to a formerly free range animal, may still be too small, like a trap.

How are things coming along?
by MissK
Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: fly in aviary
Replies: 2
Views: 671

Re: fly in aviary

Wow. You must be feeling boundless joy!
Congratulations!
by MissK
Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Jealousy
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Jealousy

I'm not pro, but I would say yes and no. Your IRN needs some one on one to come up to speed on his basics. You should be training him alone, but also train the other in his sight, even if it's a review for him, on the same skills. I'm a big believer in "training the pack" or the flock. There are cer...
by MissK
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Two baby IRNs and taming
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: Two baby IRNs and taming

I think InTheAir makes an excellent point about expectations. Do you really need your birds to bond most strongly with you, or are you content to just be in their lives, as it were? I have a pair of male Lineolated parakeets, and I am CLEARLY them third wheel there, but I'm OK with it, as I feel it ...
by MissK
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Wing Feather Mutilation
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Re: Wing Feather Mutilation

I am *SO* just thinking out loud here, but have you checked to see if there is any irritant in the feather area? I'm thinking a mite or a surface contaminant (sp??) might cause excessive attention to an area. Then the bird might mess with the feathers and then that messing might cause another irrita...
by MissK
Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Taming a 2+ year old rescue??
Replies: 11
Views: 1258

Re: Taming a 2+ year old rescue??

Check this out -- at my local market we now have DRY POWDERED PEANUT BUTTER!!!!!! Maybe a dusting would imrpove pellet palatability.
by MissK
Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: HELLOOOOO ANYBODY HERE!?!
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: HELLOOOOO ANYBODY HERE!?!

Not sure I would hold them down and pet them against their wish. I'd file charges against anyone who did that to me, after I got done beating them up.
by MissK
Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Taming a 2+ year old rescue??
Replies: 11
Views: 1258

Re: Taming a 2+ year old rescue??

Hi, congrats on your addition. As far as that photo is concerned, it looks like a pet Ringneck's natural state, to me......... So, first thing I want you to do is pack up all that bluffing notion, stick it in a box, seal it, and put it on the curb with your trash. Give yourself a little mental shake...
by MissK
Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Screaming
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: Screaming

The way I'm reading this is that he is screaming early in the morning where before he was talking at the same time? Is that right? Screaming while you're in bed bothers you but talking does not? Or am I not reading it right?
by MissK
Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Screaming
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: Screaming

Is winter coming where you are? Got mice?
by MissK
Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A screaming Mango
Replies: 9
Views: 763

Re: A screaming Mango

I am feeling a lot of concern that you and your partner may be taking extreme measures to occupy your bird in a way that possibly will tie you to entertaining him long term at the expense of your own freedoms. You can't allow him to expect you to always be there at his whim. It's not sustainable for...
by MissK
Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi! Best reguards from Ukraine!
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: Hi! Best reguards from Ukraine!

Reyana, this might help?
www.indianringneck.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15060

Also, I sent you a personal message. :)
by MissK
Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My ringneck started biting
Replies: 7
Views: 704

Re: My ringneck started biting

Did you consider that in the evening he may be tired and ready for bed? My bird is often cranky if I try to bother him too late at night. NOBODY likes having their sleep disturbed.
by MissK
Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Retaming a hand-raised IRN
Replies: 12
Views: 1125

Re: Retaming a hand-raised IRN

No, if the bird were plucking you would know. I just feel that some people have had birds who manipulate the feathers in this area. I think it should be monitored in case there is any increase in the attention the bird pays to this spot. I rejected a bird, in part, for feathers that were curled in t...
by MissK
Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Stubborn Ringneck
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: Stubborn Ringneck

I believe the expectation of 40 years is overly optimistic, to say the least.
by MissK
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Retaming a hand-raised IRN
Replies: 12
Views: 1125

Re: Retaming a hand-raised IRN

Oh, and somewhat late, Questionare, you have a pretty bird! Do his chest feathers usually lie flat and smooth or are they usually slightly messed up as pictured?
by MissK
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Retaming a hand-raised IRN
Replies: 12
Views: 1125

Re: Retaming a hand-raised IRN

Being me, I'm going to focus on "he would eat from my hand if he were on the perch and didn't find a place to fly away". If he would eat from your hand in any situation, that pleases me (settle down Claire) because it tells me he understands eating from your hand. Nice! I'm sure Claire already told ...
by MissK
Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Retaming a hand-raised IRN
Replies: 12
Views: 1125

Re: Retaming a hand-raised IRN

I wonder if the bird isn't at least partially content to sit on the hand? Am I correct reading this that he could fly away but will sit on the hand unless there is a perch available? Or is it the case that the hand is the most familiar thing in the room? I'm also wondering how it would go if the bir...
by MissK
Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Retaming a hand-raised IRN
Replies: 12
Views: 1125

Re: Retaming a hand-raised IRN

I would doubt that it's going to take so long for your bird, provided you build your relationship solidly and take care not to offend him.
by MissK
Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Lunging when cleaning cage
Replies: 28
Views: 1465

Re: Lunging when cleaning cage

Advice: Stop doing things that make him leave. Touching the wings appears to be something he's not ready for.
by MissK
Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: lazy birdie
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: lazy birdie

Could be he's never seen that kind of food. Did you eat in front of him?
by MissK
Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:42 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: New member

Welome!
by MissK
Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:41 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Lunging when cleaning cage
Replies: 28
Views: 1465

Re: Lunging when cleaning cage

Try different foods for luring the bird to the other side of the cage. Something really should work.
by MissK
Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Lunging when cleaning cage
Replies: 28
Views: 1465

Re: Lunging when cleaning cage

There is also the somewhat sneaky stop gap tactic of placing a so yummy treat far away in the cage so he is distracted and elsewhere when you change the bowl.
by MissK
Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Wild and untamed IRN with a swollen eyelid needs help
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: Wild and untamed IRN with a swollen eyelid needs help

I understand the vet might not want you to handle the bird as well as their self during the visit, and I hope that's the extent of their not wanting you to touch him. I must opine you have the right and obligation to be able to handle your own bird on your own circumstances. If he gets out and simpl...
by MissK
Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Wild and untamed IRN with a swollen eyelid needs help
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: Wild and untamed IRN with a swollen eyelid needs help

And did they teach you how to handle the bird?
by MissK
Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Lunging when cleaning cage
Replies: 28
Views: 1465

Re: Lunging when cleaning cage

Claire is quite awesome, isn't she?
:D
I'm also so impressed with her video skills.

Claire, thank you for taking the time to create that video. It makes a very clear demonstration and will doubtless help many people.
by MissK
Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sudden aggression.
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: Sudden aggression.

I feel there is always a reason, and regardless of what we think, it's a good reason to the bird.
by MissK
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Color change in the UPPER beak
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Re: Color change in the UPPER beak

I don't know the answer. I just inspected the beaks of my birds, 13 and 17, and found them to be completely bright red. I follow this thread with interest, though, to be informed if I can expect any changes in the coming years.
by MissK
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Lunging when cleaning cage
Replies: 28
Views: 1465

Re: Lunging when cleaning cage

I think you should review the concepts of dog clicker training, which is a form of operant conditioning. Google for either one. The reward should be presented *immediately* after the desired behaviour is presented, every time, at least to start. This means that as soon as the bird's foot starts movi...
by MissK
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A screaming Mango
Replies: 9
Views: 763

Re: A screaming Mango

Hi. On one hand, birds tend to be more active, and that may include being vocally active, in the morning and evening. So I want to say this is hard wired. At the same time I don't want to discount environmental input. I would encourage you to closely examine everything that's going on in the environ...
by MissK
Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello All!!
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Hello All!!

Welcome.
by MissK
Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Lunging when cleaning cage
Replies: 28
Views: 1465

Re: Lunging when cleaning cage

I think the lesson here is offer but don't advance; let him come to you. Bribery couldn't hurt.
by MissK
Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Wild and untamed IRN with a swollen eyelid needs help
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: Wild and untamed IRN with a swollen eyelid needs help

Hi. It is very stressful for both the bird and the human when we try to handle scared IRNs. However, in a situation where the bird clearly needs medical attention, the thing to do is take care of business. It's regrettable that the experience may be upsetting all around, but the situation demands yo...
by MissK
Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello and Introducing Sunny
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Hello and Introducing Sunny

Sometimes if i just really have to get Rocky someplace, I steal and shake MR FROGGIE! I am not encouraged to have Mr Froggie on most days, so you can see how putting him in danger might get Rocky's attention.
by MissK
Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello and Introducing Sunny
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Hello and Introducing Sunny

Try sliced apple, pear, grapes, nuts of various types or fave toys.
by MissK
Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello and Introducing Sunny
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Hello and Introducing Sunny

My birds don't seem to care at all about the dogs. However, once in a rare while one of them will surprise me by being out. At those times I am extra glad that I keep the dogs out of that room when I'm not supervising. If I were designing Sunny's life I would get her out of that cage right away (oth...
by MissK
Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: Newbie here

Hi Val,
Welcome. You'll have to try harder if you want to me more long-winded than me! :lol:
I look forward to hearing how you do with your flock and what you have to share with us.
by MissK
Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: New Ring neck
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Re: New Ring neck

Congratulations, this is a friendly gesture! Sometimes I play a game with mine where I duck my head and stand up and lean back and bend my body around like he is doing. I think he likes it, but of course who really knows. Try playing with your bird and see how you like it! This behaviour is also lar...
by MissK
Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi! Best reguards from Ukraine!
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: Hi! Best reguards from Ukraine!

Welcome!
by MissK
Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: My ringneck doesn't seem to like me
Replies: 9
Views: 1375

Re: My ringneck doesn't seem to like me

Cage doesn't look as small as some, though I note it's in front of a window.....
I was concerned about cage size, just because I always am.
:)
by MissK
Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: My ringneck doesn't seem to like me
Replies: 9
Views: 1375

Re: My ringneck doesn't seem to like me

ffero, you're a little far for me to just pop by. Can you link me to the cage you got at Farmer Girl?
by MissK
Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: My ringneck doesn't seem to like me
Replies: 9
Views: 1375

Re: My ringneck doesn't seem to like me

No, don't give him away. Don't panic. Where are you?
by MissK
Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My first IRN - comment on age & sex please
Replies: 17
Views: 1739

Re: My first IRN - comment on age & sex please

I don't think it is the case that your birds can never have time out together. Personally, I was not willing to take any chances, but your IRN is just a baby. He may grow up to love your Budgie, and they may well be able to share time. It's just that IF something goes badly, the consequences could b...
by MissK
Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Introducing a new friend
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Re: Introducing a new friend

My male had a female Budgie for companion, and he liked her well until I brought home another male Ringneck. It was love at first sight. I thought the Budgie was a suitable companion until I saw how he simply stepped into another dimension with the other Ringneck. It matters a lot how many Ringnecks...
by MissK
Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: African Ringnecks
Topic: Lutino Ringneck Parrot
Replies: 4
Views: 2273

Re: Lutino Ringneck Parrot

Hi. You can buy an Indian Ringneck in a pet store (though I wouldn't) in the United States, but they are illegal in a very few areas on the East Coast. New Jersey is mainly where I'm thinking, but I haven't checked the law lately as I'm in Maryland and we're fine. I would urge you to exercise EXTREM...
by MissK
Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My first IRN - comment on age & sex please
Replies: 17
Views: 1739

Re: My first IRN - comment on age & sex please

Don't forget that when one bird lands on the other bird's cage, the bird inside may bite the toes of the bird outside. It's easy to see an IRN could remove a Budgie's toe, but as well a Budgie's bite could become infected and cause the IRN to lose a toe or worse.
by MissK
Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 15313

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

Well, tonight is a sad night on the Budgie Fans thread. Two of my boys died. They seemed fine this afternoon, but when I went for tuck ins tonight, Magenta and Dr. Scott were on the floor. It's a bit hard to say what the problem was. Choices seem to be cold, food, furnace, or cooking dinner. We had ...
by MissK
Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Every video becomes more interesting with Benny Hill music
Replies: 1
Views: 765

Re: Every video becomes more interesting with Benny Hill mus

Ahhhh, that was great. It's true, so true. Thanks for the laughs.
by MissK
Fri Oct 02, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: very new to ringnecks laying eggs.
Replies: 11
Views: 2910

Re: very new to ringnecks laying eggs.

I appreciate and support Wessel's thorough presentation of points to consider before breeding birds. I feel breeding should be undertaken only after a good bit of consideration, if at all.

However, my comment should be taken at face value, simply pointing out a fact that is often overlooked.
by MissK
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: very new to ringnecks laying eggs.
Replies: 11
Views: 2910

Re: very new to ringnecks laying eggs.

Of special note, especially for the underprepared, just because the birds have eggs doesn't mean you have to allow the eggs to hatch.
by MissK
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello Everyone - I'm a novice owner
Replies: 17
Views: 1294

Re: Hello Everyone - I'm a novice owner

They are eating the sunflower and safflower (that's the larger long white seed) - my birds would agree with their choice. Nobody in my house seems to like those largest, dark brown, round seeds. Not even my wild birds like them! My Ringnecks will only eat the smaller millet and oat groats (the long ...
by MissK
Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Blood, blood and more blood...
Replies: 9
Views: 937

Re: Blood, blood and more blood...

Ditto. Before you consider clipping again, really ask yourself if clipping is the appropriate thing. In my opinion, it almost never is, even when done without making the bird bleed.
by MissK
Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello Everyone - I'm a novice owner
Replies: 17
Views: 1294

Re: Hello Everyone - I'm a novice owner

Hi. I have two thoughts - 1) Give us a photo of the food mix you got so maybe we can make any suggestion about it. Let the photo be close enough so we can identify each piece. 2) I would exploit Ruby's greater willingness to interact. Jacky will learn by watching her success. I don't mean he will do...
by MissK
Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: I just got a ring-necked parrot
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: I just got a ring-necked parrot

Ask them for the full Latin name.
by MissK
Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: I just got a ring-necked parrot
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: I just got a ring-necked parrot

Can you get the breeder's information from the shop and ask them directly? Or have the shop ask?
by MissK
Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Getting another bird
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: Getting another bird

No. I took them straight from homes where they were not wanted. Rescue birds already have it made.
by MissK
Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Getting another bird
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: Getting another bird

Hi. I got a 16 year old male to be companion to my 12 year old male (who I had for two years) last year. They were thrilled with each other from the get go. After a false start or two, they started living together not quite a year after I got that second. My relationship with the first has not suffe...
by MissK
Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My RingNeck Is Scared Of Me!! Help!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2260

Re: My RingNeck Is Scared Of Me!! Help!!

Hi Omar, You are right when you feel that forcing the birds hurts more than it helps. You should try to think of them with respect for how they feel before you interact with them, and choose your actions accordingly. I believe you were given bad advice when you were told to clip the wings. Fortunate...
by MissK
Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Need help with my newly purchased IRN ( supposedly tamed)
Replies: 12
Views: 1209

Re: Need help with my newly purchased IRN ( supposedly tamed

Wow. I really hope I'm misinterpreting your message because my first thought was that you're not understanding that everything you do (everything) around the bird affects the bird. Please be sure to understand this. You started acting (in whatever way) towards the bird as soon as you met her. Also u...
by MissK
Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding problems
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: Breeding problems

Maybe someone else will understand your question.
by MissK
Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Need help with my newly purchased IRN ( supposedly tamed)
Replies: 12
Views: 1209

Re: Need help with my newly purchased IRN ( supposedly tamed

She has not gone wild; she's scared, as you noted. Review your actions towards her as well as her housing. Give her time and space. You should probably also communicate with the seller for help.
by MissK
Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding problems
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: Breeding problems

It's OK. I could tell you didn't know - that's why I told you! :D Welcome to the forum. Did you have a specific question?
by MissK
Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding problems
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: Breeding problems

Hi Guy. I'm sure someone will have some answers for you, especially if you ask a specific question. I just write you here to request that you make only one post of your topic. One is enough, really.
by MissK
Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Any advice would be wonderful!
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: Any advice would be wonderful!

Hi Sylon, I'm pleased to hear you've brought home a second hand bird! So far we know about this bird: *female (you sure about that?) *good at screaming *not hand tame *won't let you touch her *is offered fruit *has toys *cage is clean I, too, have suggestion, and questions. Suggestions: *don't try t...
by MissK
Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: 2-3 Day old chick being handreared - Any advice appreciated
Replies: 13
Views: 1000

Re: 2-3 Day old chick being handreared - Any advice apprecia

I'm sorry Wessel. I know you did your best.
by MissK
Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Hi there

We got a few new members all together in the last week or so. It's really great! Welcome to all.
by MissK
Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: 2-3 Day old chick being handreared - Any advice appreciated
Replies: 13
Views: 1000

Re: 2-3 Day old chick being handreared - Any advice apprecia

I couldn't begin to talk about birds but we do know, for mammels, the quality of the food and how well it's digested affect poop quantity and quality. More efficient digestion = less poop. Maybe your formula is just that good? But there should be some poop of some kind, so I'm glad to hear you final...
by MissK
Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Sunny SA
Replies: 23
Views: 1791

Re: Hello from Sunny SA

Hi. Get in touch with an IRN breeder locally and become their best friend. You can't expect to get timely and appropriate advice on critical issues in an internet forum. You need someone with you.
by MissK
Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: 2-3 Day old chick being handreared - Any advice appreciated
Replies: 13
Views: 1000

Re: 2-3 Day old chick being handreared - Any advice apprecia

Wessel, it does need to poop, right? Is the right amount of water in the food? Breeders? Why no poop?
by MissK
Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: 2-3 Day old chick being handreared - Any advice appreciated
Replies: 13
Views: 1000

Re: 2-3 Day old chick being handreared - Any advice apprecia

I would use a rubbermaid type tub - somebody's going to need that microwave sooner or later......
by MissK
Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN Excited for things to come.
Replies: 26
Views: 2188

Re: New IRN Excited for things to come.

Good luck, Wessel!
by MissK
Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Squeaking Oliver
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: Squeaking Oliver

Hi. This is really a Sherlock Holmes situation for you. Something changed to promote this noise. What was it? If you can figure out the cause then you can try to work on the remedy. I know that's not helpful, and you probably already tried to figure out the cause and turned to the forum for answers ...
by MissK
Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN Excited for things to come.
Replies: 26
Views: 2188

Re: New IRN Excited for things to come.

It's true most of my birds are tiny, but, on the other hand, it makes it much easier to provide them spacious cages. I was pretty interested in getting an Alexandrine, but I had trouble locating the right one for me. I wanted second hand, but I didn't want to bring any known issues, like plucking, i...
by MissK
Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN Excited for things to come.
Replies: 26
Views: 2188

Re: New IRN Excited for things to come.

I'm keeping my pair of Ringnecks, a pair of Lineolateds, five Budgies, and an antique Canary. They're all boys, except two of the Budgies. Now, I've noticed neither of you guys have any Budgies...... Why could that BE?? :D My birds are in varying stages of tame, but my prize is Rocky, the green Ring...
by MissK
Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN Excited for things to come.
Replies: 26
Views: 2188

Re: New IRN Excited for things to come.

Gee, MY flock's been completed *several* times.......
by MissK
Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN Excited for things to come.
Replies: 26
Views: 2188

Re: New IRN Excited for things to come.

Wow. I'd love to know if the gender of your wife's flock is different from that of your's.
by MissK
Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Possible infertile eggs...how do I check?
Replies: 15
Views: 1373

Re: Possible infertile eggs...how do I check?

Wessel, you just have to make it worth her time. Maybe you should give her a treat. Maybe a nut. Maybe a really big nut. Maybe a COCONUT!

I don't think you're going to get to do that. :cry:
by MissK
Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: To name or not to name
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: To name or not to name

You guys are so funny! :lol: I'm going to suggest Kramer.
by MissK
Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN Excited for things to come.
Replies: 26
Views: 2188

Re: New IRN Excited for things to come.

Welcome!

What did Lily do that was so bad she had to be traded! And was that *really* a trade, 'cuz I suspect you're all in the same house, anyway...... :lol:
by MissK
Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Trouble in Paradise
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Trouble in Paradise

I agree. My biggest concern was that they're trapped together. I've take two days off so I'm going to pull the divider and just keep an eye on things in the "morning".
by MissK
Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Need help with my two newly purchased IRNs
Replies: 11
Views: 1084

Re: Need help with my two newly purchased IRNs

Hi Zaheer, First, let me say that is a beautiful wall. It will soon have bits of the birds' food on it. I'm sure your birds are a little bit happier now that they don't have to watch every side of their cage, and also that they are higher up. I'm sure they appreciate being away from the mirror. I am...
by MissK
Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: African Ringnecks
Topic: whent do ARN breed?
Replies: 7
Views: 1773

Re: whent do ARN breed?

Perhaps Juan wanted to know when to expect his ARN to look for mates?
by MissK
Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Wild IRN visiting me regularly!
Replies: 14
Views: 995

Re: Wild IRN visiting me regularly!

Maybe he'll surprise you by showing up with a girlfriend by and by....
by MissK
Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Need help with my two newly purchased IRNs
Replies: 11
Views: 1084

Re: Need help with my two newly purchased IRNs

Oooooooh, they're giving you their backs! I remember that! :lol: When my bird used to do that I think he was letting me know it was time for me to leave him alone! Are they in front of a mirror or is that a second cage and another bird behind them? If it's a mirror, move them now. Place their cage o...
by MissK
Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Trouble in Paradise
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Trouble in Paradise

It's a bit hard to know what to think. I would have advised someone else to separate the birds for safety when unsupervised, so that's what I've done. Not sure it's needed, really. Waiting for Donovan or Sunny Dai to chime in, since they have multiple males..... Sigh. Must pretend these are someone ...
by MissK
Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Trouble in Paradise
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Trouble in Paradise

I got a shock tonight. I went to give the birds a few treats before lights out. I've been treating Rocky on my left and offering Sinbad treats on my right - about two feet apart, maybe a little more.... 61-68 centimeters for you metric speakers, through the bars. Sinbad's been taking them from my ha...
by MissK
Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Cage Protective or Losing it??!
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Re: Cage Protective or Losing it??!

If it helps, I can say that our treats (at least some of them) are stored in mason jars. Opening the mason jars makes a very distinctive noise, with the two-part lid, and that gives the whole household a heads-up that we're stepping into treat mode. I exploited this when I was trying to encourage Ro...
by MissK
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Cage Protective or Losing it??!
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Re: Cage Protective or Losing it??!

Hi. I'm chipping in only to give my two cents on the Zupreem. You will probably find added sugar on the label of this, as well as the artificial colours. We went through some Zupreem on our way to the current pellet because it was the only one we tried that they would eat, even after much urging. On...
by MissK
Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Ringnecks died
Replies: 8
Views: 1305

Re: Ringnecks died

Very good to point out household air pollution, thank you. I didn't even think of that, since I evicted many such things from my house ages ago.

We'll have a tidy little collection of caveats when this thread is done!
by MissK
Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Ringnecks died
Replies: 8
Views: 1305

Re: Ringnecks died

Please excuse AJPeter's remarks; I think his prefrontal cortex is degrading.
by MissK
Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Ringnecks died
Replies: 8
Views: 1305

Re: Ringnecks died

If they were eating and drinking then it stands to reason that they were unwell and died from that. Living indoors affords a lot of protection. I would like to point out, also, that many animals will attack weak or sick members of the group. If that's the case, then they would really have all died f...
by MissK
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Ringnecks died
Replies: 8
Views: 1305

Re: Ringnecks died

Hi. First let me say I am so sorry for the distress I know you're having. This is a very upsetting series of events and anyone would be worried over it. It is, of course, not possible for any of us to really know, with the little information given and lack of seeing the birds, what happened. However...
by MissK
Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 6599

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

Thanks! The boys are the ones doing all the work. Tonight as I went by the cage for last check of the night, Sinbad readily started coming towards me along the bars. We're still out of nuts, but I thought I'd better have *something* for him, so I ran for the peanut butter I've been using to convince...
by MissK
Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Börek's photo album
Replies: 54
Views: 6879

Re: Börek's photo album

Will Borek now be carrying my luggage to my room?

Very cute!
by MissK
Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 6599

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

I've got something else to report, and I'm pleased as punch about it. Sinbad came for treats today. He travelled about two feet to take nuts from me. It was a snatch and run situation, but he did it four times, and he got a HUGE reward for his effort. For some reason now, we're out of nuts! :lol: Ro...
by MissK
Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 6599

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

Well, all that moulting is done and I can say Sinbad had a full moult. Boy, did he look like the moths had been at him. I actually worried! He's beautiful now. Rock's finishing up his moult now, as well. Dying to know why they didn't go at the same time.
by MissK
Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New 11 week old ringneck, Have a few questions
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: New 11 week old ringneck, Have a few questions

Hi. I am going to not advise on behaviour since my experience is limited to adult ringnecks. However, I don't think the food for any baby should be restricted. Just make sure the food you offer is nutritious and varied, and don't feed junk. It's hard to get overweight on leafy greens. :wink: I do th...
by MissK
Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Advice Needed Please
Replies: 7
Views: 724

Re: Advice Needed Please

My second bird came to me with an unbelievably ratty tail. He'd been kept in a finch-torturing size cage for at least a short time, who knows how long, and he had clearly been beating his tail against the walls as he climbed them. He still spreads his tail a lot when climbing walls, something my oth...
by MissK
Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Advice Needed Please
Replies: 7
Views: 724

Re: Advice Needed Please

Hi. I think most of your questions, sadly, would be best answered by the bird himself. Without getting to know him I don't think anyone can say if he is better in the home or in the aviary. I do have some opinions, of course! :wink: What are your chances of taming him again? If he was tame before, a...
by MissK
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hello from myself and kiwi
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: hello from myself and kiwi

We have a great community here and we all look forward to hearing of your successes and helping with your stumbling blocks. You should talk with James, who posted about his "naughty IRN", since you're both starting out with taming at the same time. It helps to have a buddy in your journey.
by MissK
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: HELP PLEASE ! NAUGHTY IRN
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: HELP PLEASE ! NAUGHTY IRN

We have a great group of people here and I know everyone wishes you well and looks forward to hearing of your successes, however tiny they might seem. If you run into stumbling blocks, there's almost sure to be someone here who can offer suggestions.
by MissK
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: HELP PLEASE ! NAUGHTY IRN
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: HELP PLEASE ! NAUGHTY IRN

Hi James, It looks like I'm going to give you the same advice as Daniel - get a snack and a comfy chair in your bird's room, far away enough that he doesn't react to you, fire up the computer, log in here, use the SEARCH function, and get to reading! You and Daniel should talk about your experiences...
by MissK
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hello from myself and kiwi
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: hello from myself and Milo

Hi Daniel,

You should get a snack and a comfy chair in your bird's room, far enough from him that he doesn't react to you, fire up the computer, log in here, use the SEARCH function, and get to reading!

Welcome!
by MissK
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: My new IRN friend
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: My new IRN friend

You're welcome Adnan! I do spend a lot of time on some posts, but it is worth it if it helps. I know I speak for almost everyone here when I say we all wish you the best of success with Fluffy Jr. If you do have trouble getting a big cage, you can always choose to have one built from wire and untrea...
by MissK
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Expecting IRN Parrot Parent!
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: Expecting IRN Parrot Parent!

It was the bit about the noise shredding your soul, wasn't it? Too much? :mrgreen: Honestly, when I got Sinbad home, that first week, when he was in the small cage waiting to see the vet.... Oh! I promise it shredded my soul. Talking about hearing them in person before you commit - I *used* to wonde...
by MissK
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Hodel, Progress report, Benchmark Day, Total break through!
Replies: 26
Views: 2366

Re: Hodel, Progress report, Completely confused now

Wessel, thanks for the help. It might be good if I made an outline or something before I just start banging away at the keys. But yes, get that behaviour, whatever it is, very solid before moving on. Take plenty of time, as much as is needed and maybe a little more, just to bask in the glow of succe...
by MissK
Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: My new IRN friend
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: My new IRN friend

Thanks Wessel, I think I said mostly the same things you did but in my, uh, "expanded" style..... :lol: I think it's easier to get the bird back in when he's been out only a short time. I also think it's worth it to do something like 1 minute out, go back in, 1 minute out, go back in, 3 minutes out,...
by MissK
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Hodel, Progress report, Benchmark Day, Total break through!
Replies: 26
Views: 2366

Re: Hodel, Progress report, Completely confused now

As long as you are interacting she is not likely to "lose tameness". My suggestion is that whatever level of tameness or type of behaviour that you feel you've recently lost was not actually achieved reliably in the first place. In other words, I think you progressed your training too fast for her t...
by MissK
Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Expecting IRN Parrot Parent!
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: Expecting IRN Parrot Parent!

Can you get a second 6x6x3 aviary for your IRN? If it's a cage you like and are already used to maintaining, it might work well. Also, I think when you have something big like that in the house, it makes less visual clutter when they match. What was it that made you set your heart on the IRN? For me...
by MissK
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Hodel, Progress report, Benchmark Day, Total break through!
Replies: 26
Views: 2366

Re: Hodel, Progress report, Completely confused now

It really sounds like she got pushed past her comfort level and now she's spooked. Go back to the beginning, in the training. Progress at her comfort level. Make sure each piece of training is stable before you move to the next. Go slow. Let her make the decisions.
by MissK
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: My new IRN friend
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: My new IRN friend

Hi. My first thought was "Are you sure other countries will let the bird cross borders without a big fuss, if at all?" I rather doubt you were able to get a receipt for this bird, and I was concerned that, being an adult, it may have been stolen from the wild. However, if you can get any documentati...
by MissK
Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Expecting IRN Parrot Parent!
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: Expecting IRN Parrot Parent!

The sleep cage is just an option I think it's nice to have. I did have my first IRN spend some nights in my bedroom and I think it was good for us. Without a sleep cage, I would have had to sleep in the living room because I (probably) wouldn't try to roll my big cage in there. Note, the sleep sized...
by MissK
Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Expecting IRN Parrot Parent!
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: Expecting IRN Parrot Parent!

I find my IRNs like the same type of things my Budgies like, although they are more able to destroy them quickly. It's a good idea to give them sturdier items that do the same thing as smaller Budgie toys. As with Budgies, some IRN can use a mirror and not get carried away, and others can't. What do...
by MissK
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Wild IRN visiting me regularly!
Replies: 14
Views: 995

Re: Wild IRN visiting me regularly!

So.... what happened then?
by MissK
Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Indian Ringneck Broken leg
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: Indian Ringneck Broken leg

Wait, why is he in a smaller cage? If he's unhappy and unsettled in there, is he not more likely to accidentally injure himself? And what about your relationship suffering by you being so close when he is uncomfortable? Is he fully as tame as you want him to be? How about the natural tendency of ani...
by MissK
Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Wild IRN visiting me regularly!
Replies: 14
Views: 995

Re: Wild IRN visiting me regularly!

I think you should get a store bought parrot toy and hang it out to see what they do!
by MissK
Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can you help me for age?
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: Can you help me for age?

They look young though I couldn't say how young. See the difference between their dark juvenile eye and the adult eye of the bird at the top of this page.
by MissK
Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Treat Aggression
Replies: 24
Views: 2059

Re: Treat Aggression

For me it was that you must spend hours every day with them to keep them from losing their tameness. Utter malarky. We should have a thread for "most ridiculous thing you ever heard about the species".......
by MissK
Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Indian Ringneck Broken leg
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: Indian Ringneck Broken leg

I'd say don't borrow trouble. If the bird loses function of the leg it doesn't mean he MUST be put down. I agree it would put his other leg and foot at risk due to overuse and he may develop trouble due to modifying his balance. Foot problems can become quite dire. His habitat would have to be modif...
by MissK
Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Wild IRN visiting me regularly!
Replies: 14
Views: 995

Re: Wild IRN visiting me regularly!

Is there known to be an IRN community in your area? Even two I would expect to be escapees, otherwise I would really expect a lot more. If they are escapees, how nice of them to have found each other...........
by MissK
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Treat Aggression
Replies: 24
Views: 2059

Re: Treat Aggression

I've also experienced that warning beak activity! It's fascinating. I don't know if they intend it as a warning or simply a push to move us away. Either way, it makes me go "Wow!" :D
by MissK
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Molting forever!
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: Molting forever!

I wonder if he's getting too much light. Can you make sure his day length is not being extended by artificial light? Molting in adult birds is influenced by light/day length. Continuous molting probably also places an extra burden on his body, so please make sure his diet is top notch. Consult your ...
by MissK
Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Help with transitioning/biting....
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Re: Help with transitioning/biting....

Hi. Sorry for the loss of your conure. I know what that pet-shaped hole is like. Regarding your IRN, you've figured out when he is moved to bite, so you can easily stop doing that thing. In my opinion, you should put down those gloves and never take them up again. Well, maybe for yard work or changi...
by MissK
Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Hodel, Progress report, Benchmark Day, Total break through!
Replies: 26
Views: 2366

Re: Hodel, Progress report

That's OK. You don't want to have noise on all the time. She'll need time for that important napping.
by MissK
Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Some questions before I buy an IRN
Replies: 5
Views: 834

Re: Some questions before I buy an IRN

I agree with Wessel. In hindsight, I should have mentioned to get a tame bird. :oops: An untame one with fill the house with more alarm calls, quite shrill and loud. Also, please recall that babies of any wild animal will be easier to handle than they necessarily will be once they grow a little and ...
by MissK
Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Treat Aggression
Replies: 24
Views: 2059

Re: Treat Aggression

I'm glad you've got the help you needed. But I have to take up for the IRN on your suggestion they are "known to be biters". I know no such thing! What I *do* know is that they will bite you if you give them a reason to bite you, especially without also giving them a way to avoid being in that situa...
by MissK
Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Some questions before I buy an IRN
Replies: 5
Views: 834

Re: Some questions before I buy an IRN

Hi. I keep a similar schedule. I found that the bird is happy to wake up and participate in the middle of the night, but he's not exactly at his best. If he is up for a while in the middle of the night then he needs to sleep extra the next day. I have found it works best to let him be awakened when ...
by MissK
Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Treat Aggression
Replies: 24
Views: 2059

Re: Treat Aggression

It's a fascinating problem and I really look forward to seeing what the cause and remedy turn out to be.
by MissK
Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Treat Aggression
Replies: 24
Views: 2059

Re: Treat Aggression

Did the treat itself change?
by MissK
Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Treat Aggression
Replies: 24
Views: 2059

Re: Treat Aggression

Any recent changes to his diet? Is he housed with an other animal? Are you certain he's getting enough to eat? Are you training him too hungry?
by MissK
Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member, Hodel's parent
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: New Member, Hodel's parent

That sounds all great!
by MissK
Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member, Hodel's parent
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: New Member, Hodel's parent

Hi. I think, on the one hand, a little compassion is in order. Your bird has been uprooted from everything she ever knew. You made an error by putting her in the new cage and then going back in with the perches and stuff. If you have further tinkering to do in there, and it's a safe option, you prob...
by MissK
Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: blue shadows in Coukou's feathers
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

Re: blue shadows in Coukou's feathers

Aw, Baby's growing up! :D