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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: 1477

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: 375

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: 6564

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: 34
Views: 2219

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: 34
Views: 2219

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: 658

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: 34
Views: 2219

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: 633

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: 582

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: 439

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: 623

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: 290

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: 510

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: 4
Views: 821

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: 1001

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: 841

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: 7
Views: 624

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: 4
Views: 821

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: 406

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: 362

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: 746

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: 299

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: 1066

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: 366

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...
by MissK
Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: IRN biting
Replies: 5
Views: 366

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: 553

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: 290

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: 336

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: 336

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: 336

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: 338

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: 452

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: 684

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: 427

Re: First time irn owner :)

Congratulations. Welcome.
by MissK
Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New IRN
Replies: 5
Views: 341

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: 747

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: 747

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: 747

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: 954

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: 395

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: 396

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: 989

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: 684

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: 281

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: 684

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 doe...
by MissK
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 2
Views: 263

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: 684

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: 2231

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: 435

Re: help with handfeeding my ringneck

Reviewing Melika's post here http://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...
by MissK
Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello!!
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: Hello!!

Hi, welcome. I would not clip. I would change the name UNLESS he already knows his own name.

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