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by Melika
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: is this correct food?
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: is this correct food?

Hey guys so i know experimenting with food with your bird causes some level of stress as they aren't used to new things but its been hard finding good food that fills needs for your bird around where im from. my mom purchased this seed mix for parrots so i did some research on health benefits.. and...
by Melika
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Fruit destroyer
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Fruit destroyer

Thank you very much on your answer, you helped me so I'm not that worried anymore! :x On web you just find so many infos, so I didn't knew what is normal and what is not, and it's easy for my to imagine illness for my birds. My family is joking with me that I'm spending more time in observing dropp...
by Melika
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Fruit destroyer
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Fruit destroyer

Hello dear friends! Thank you on great advices, in last few weeks I learned a lot about these marvelous birds here. My new family member came 1 week ago, he (or she) is around 2-3 months old, not tamed but we have already made progress, so my beautiful birdie is eating from my hand. :x Now I am her...
by Melika
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: "The good oil" mixing advice
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: "The good oil" mixing advice

Please explain what you mean?
by Melika
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: feeding
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: feeding

Yes, it's very normal. Sometimes they like to sort of suck out the liquid and toss the rest. They can be quite piggish but it's difficult for an active bird eating healthy food to actually become overweight so you shouldn't need to worry about it. :)
by Melika
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Hand-Feeding and Weaning
Replies: 56
Views: 62692

Re: Hand-Feeding and Weaning

Sorry for the extremely delayed response, but to help others with similar questions... Question: l have 3 baby ringnecks about 3 weeks old . When is a good time to take them from there mum and dad. We handle the babies every day , twice a day. We want to hand tame them You don't have to take them aw...
by Melika
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Concerned on a 6 week old IRN
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Concerned on a 6 week old IRN

I'm not certain what the question is or what you're seeking help for? Is it possible he got some formula in his eye? It happens sometimes. I always kept a damp cloth or paper towel nearby for cleaning up a chick after feeding if needed. If it were something else, I might have an avian vet take a loo...
by Melika
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Questions to ask Pet Store/Breeder
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Questions to ask Pet Store/Breeder

Hi everyone, I've been on an IRN waiting list for some time and got the call that there are some babies available at an avian pet store in my area. I'm super excited! I need to be there first thing tomorrow morning to put a deposit down. This will be our first IRN, i'm so excited! We had a bad expe...
by Melika
Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Baby won't eat!
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: Baby won't eat!

This is a really old topic but now it needs an answer for those searching the threads in years to come: I don't think I ever had a baby IRN refuse food unless he was preparing to fledge. I very much disagree that baby IRNs are difficult to feed- the ones I raised were practically pigs in little fea...
by Melika
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Weaning Indian Ringneck
Replies: 23
Views: 17723

Re: Re:

Hi Donna. Is that Purity baby food? My babies don't seem to be eating and I'm getting so anxious! I've had them for 5 days. They're straight from the parents, out the nest about 2 weeks. Not sure how old they are. I'd like to try the baby food If it's going to work for them :-? Jessica You can try ...
by Melika
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: What to Feed Your Parrot (recipes, toxicities, links too!)
Replies: 181
Views: 309104

Re: What to Feed your Parrot (recipes, toxicities, links too!)

I was having a look though the list again and I was wondering if anyone could recommend ways on serving artichoke and radish? My babies are quite picky so I'm trying to work out more ways to serve their food. Also, how often can I give my IRNs fennel? They enjoy a nibble every so often but I've bee...
by Melika
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: wing fliping and plucking
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: wing fliping and plucking

I'm sorry, I know how stressful this can be. What have you tried so far besides the calcium supplementation?
by Melika
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Household Poisons
Replies: 51
Views: 16004

Re: Household Poisons

My bird loves Apple seeds and he has been eating it for a while first thing that he eats before eating the Apple is its seed. Can someone explain what's the problem with them eating apple seeds, what can go wrong? Shall I stop feeding them? Also same with green chilli he loves the seed not the chil...
by Melika
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Hane; R.I.P.
Replies: 34
Views: 6404

Re: Hane; R.I.P.

ellieelectrons wrote:So sorry for your loss, Melika. I'm only just seeing this now. :(

Ellie.



Thanks, Ellie.
by Melika
Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Hane; R.I.P.
Replies: 34
Views: 6404

Finally able to talk about it.

We still don't know what happened to Hane. He was a great bird. He was so spunky and independant, but also capable of showing much affection. I could pet and scritch his head. I think that I will forever wonder if there was something I could do to prevent his early death, just as I will for my dog, ...
by Melika
Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: My Pack and non-IRN Flock
Replies: 16
Views: 4302

This has been a bad year.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/Melika/IMG_20160817_154720.jpg The hardest part of saying goodbye is knowing you can never again say hello. My wonderful Amadeus recently passed away in July 2016. He was nowhere near old enough. He had sudden liver failure of unknown causes- he likely would no...
by Melika
Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Nutritional advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Nutritional advice please

I'm not willing to take the risk, they kill mice too, "If in doubt Don't", I doubt birds eat alliums in the wild, That's okay, it's your decision to make. I just don't like the blanket statement that 'such-and-such' is toxic when it hasn't been shown to be so- especially when there is evi...
by Melika
Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Hane; R.I.P.
Replies: 34
Views: 6404

Re: Hane; R.I.P.

MissK wrote: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.


Thank you, MissK.
by Melika
Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Nutritional advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Nutritional advice please

Hi, personally I Never feed leeks, as they are members of the Allium family, i.e garlic, onion, etc, which are toxic to birds. I still have not found any evidence for this statement. As I've said before, this is an assumption made within some parrot communities because of toxicities in dogs, cats, ...
by Melika
Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Hane; R.I.P.
Replies: 34
Views: 6404

Re: Hane; R.I.P.

Thank you, Imran. It means a lot to me that Hane will remembered by others too. :)
by Melika
Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: When to offer water & food other than formula?
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Re: When to offer water & food other than formula?

KayStar wrote:I'm handfeeding my 32 day old IRN - and am not sure if I am to offer it any water or just the formula? Also, when do I start offering food? Thanks in advance.



This topic should help: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=799 :)
by Melika
Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Hane; R.I.P.
Replies: 34
Views: 6404

No more pictures for Hane.

Updated title and first post.
by Melika
Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Hand Feeding 5 week old IRN need help.
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: Hand Feeding 5 week old IRN need help.

AnwarA wrote:Also do you guys have any good guides to the weaning process?


Here's a short guide at the bottom of the first post here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=799

It's not everything, but enough to get you pointed in the right direction. :)
by Melika
Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: What to Feed Your Parrot (recipes, toxicities, links too!)
Replies: 181
Views: 309104

Re: What to Feed your Parrot (recipes, toxicities, links too!)

I was curious about pecans? Also I have a bag of cracked organic feenek? It says its a dry roasted green wheat its a hot cereal type of thing? Another question sry I was looking for recipes for treats that will harden that I can hang in my pickles cage? He is a 6 month old irn Pecans are fine. They...
by Melika
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Nutritional advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Nutritional advice please

Hi He has his head buried in the bowl the moment I serve him. I have had him now for just over 5 weeks initially he would not eat anything other than seed. Now he eats most things. At first I was unsure what size was a portion or even what size to prepare it. I would not give him the same item twic...
by Melika
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: What brand of pellets do you feed your IRN?
Replies: 24
Views: 7513

Re: Re:

Hi Kyria! May I ask why you are against pellets? I had the same opinion as I always like to think it is more beneficial to fill up with natural goodies (e.g. fruit and veg) than other things but on my recent Vet visit, the avian recommended (and looked at me as if I was mad for not feeding pellets)...
by Melika
Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: What to Feed Your Parrot (recipes, toxicities, links too!)
Replies: 181
Views: 309104

Re: What to Feed your Parrot (recipes, toxicities, links too

I don't know, but going to the original list, All garlic is a no no!, and parsley is toxic too. I had never heard this before so I looked it up to see where it came from. This is very old information based on myth that was common for years (similar to "all parrots need grit" which we now ...
by Melika
Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Indian ringneck won't gain weight.. what should i do?
Replies: 8
Views: 846

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

Why not try offer seed and nuts? Seeds and nuts provide many nutrients and are a good part of a well-rounded diet.

Macaws in particular often require seeds/nuts to keep their weight up. Perhaps your bird simply has a higher metabolism and needs the extra fat.
by Melika
Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: What to Feed Your Parrot (recipes, toxicities, links too!)
Replies: 181
Views: 309104

Re: What to Feed your Parrot (recipes, toxicities, links too

Hi all I was wondering about a few things, and maybe y`all can help me out. Oats....Cooked, or not cooked? Kiwis.... Peel on or off? Oranges? Peeling, yes or no? Thank you in advance Oats- either way but they seem to prefer cooked. Kiwis- either way Oranges- either way You may find you have to trai...
by Melika
Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: fly in aviary
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: fly in aviary

Thank you for sharing! These guys are ace flyers when fledged properly. I bet Nila and Sapphire are VERY happy!
by Melika
Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Hand-Feeding and Weaning
Replies: 56
Views: 62692

Re: Hand-Feeding and Weaning

Checked links and added a few more about hand-feeding. Enjoy. :)
by Melika
Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: What to Feed Your Parrot (recipes, toxicities, links too!)
Replies: 181
Views: 309104

Re: What to Feed your Parrot (recipes, toxicities, links too

Updated all links (removed or fixed broken links). Added more links, especially in the Nutrition category.

Enjoy. :)
by Melika
Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: 35 Day Old Ringneck
Replies: 8
Views: 934

Re: 35 Day Old Ringneck

Thank you so Much Melika, I really appreciate your advice .... I will Definitely try the soft veggies at first. Are they allowed Bananas? ( just want to make sure for when i start introducing him to Fruits Later on?) Of course. Any of the foods allowed for adult birds can be fed to young ones. I ju...
by Melika
Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: What to Feed Your Parrot (recipes, toxicities, links too!)
Replies: 181
Views: 309104

Re: What to Feed your Parrot (recipes, toxicities, links too

crazybirdlady9871 wrote:Hey guys! I have just rescued a beautiful male IRN. I was wondering, is it safe to chop up some fruit/veg, then freeze it? and thaw to feed? Only asking as I always see awesome bulk deals :)


YES!
by Melika
Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: BABY IRN - Diet
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: BABY IRN - Diet

You might find some useful information on weaining in the bottom half of the post here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=799 There are great links to lead you through your own research. :)
by Melika
Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Hand-Feeding and Weaning
Replies: 56
Views: 62692

Re: Hand-Feeding and Weaning

This thread is very informative, thanks Melika I have a pair of IRN's that hatch their eggs but refuse to feed the babies beyond a certain age. Last year I wasn't aware of this issue so when I noticed something's wrong it was too late to save the two chicks. We checked their nest again this morning...
by Melika
Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: 35 Day Old Ringneck
Replies: 8
Views: 934

Re: 35 Day Old Ringneck

Thank you SO Very Much. My Baby's name is Richie, He is the cutest little feathered Angel, and already have one huge personality.... I will definitely try your Advice. Can i try to give him like fine grated apple or pears? or would that still be to rough for him to eat? I would also like to know if...
by Melika
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Lemon grass can be used as nesting material/bedding ?
Replies: 1
Views: 559

Re: Lemon grass can be used as nesting material/bedding ?

As far as dried lemongrass being toxic, it is not and wouldn't harm in that way. I wouldn't want to put a bunch of fresh grass in, as you could unintentionally grow mold/mildew- but I live in Florida so it might just be a local concern. There is a concern of any chick bedding that is long and string...
by Melika
Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: peanuts for wild birds safe?
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Re: peanuts for wild birds safe?

I have had no problems with the nuts i have fed him before. Shelled or unshelled. It is just that i wondered if these nuts were any different in how they are handles since they are for wild birds Peanuts for animal consumption (including peanuts in bird food/from the pets store) would be the same a...
by Melika
Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: peanuts for wild birds safe?
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Re: peanuts for wild birds safe?

You have to make your own decision, based on knowledge of your area, your bird, and his existing diet. Here is a topic that goes in-depth into what the toxicity is and why peanuts might not be as dangerous as the alarmists on the internet try to make us believe... http://www.indianringneck.com/forum...
by Melika
Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Sprouts & bacteria & questions, questions, questions
Replies: 2
Views: 748

Re: Sprouts & bacteria & questions, questions, questions

I've always loves this article http://www.landofvos.com/articles/sprouts.html and always kept in mind the note "With ordinary measures of safe food handling and hygiene, sprouts will grow without the risk of fungal contamination. If this is of concern to you though, Grapefruit Seed Extract (Cit...
by Melika
Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: What to Feed Your Parrot (recipes, toxicities, links too!)
Replies: 181
Views: 309104

Re: What to Feed your Parrot (recipes, toxicities, links too

Thank you very much for this thread. Just brilliant! I'm picking up my new baby in a couple of days and it's just finished weaning & seems to have a diet of mostly seeds. I'll have to double check if it's been given any fruit or veg. I've been told it's about 14 weeks old. If it hasn't however,...
by Melika
Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Question on chick sizes
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: Question on chick sizes

Are you certain the hatched on consecutive days? Eggs are usually laid every other day and if the hen begins sitting full-time with the first egg, then skips a day or two and lays the others, I would expect the size difference. Even if they hatched consecutively, the size difference isn't abnormal b...
by Melika
Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Re: Hello

Welcome to the forum! Have you chosen a name for your new feathered one yet?
by Melika
Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Day by Day- photo diary
Replies: 7
Views: 1542

Re: Day by Day- photo diary

As always, beautiful birds and pictures. Thank you for sharing.
by Melika
Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Please help
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: Please help

How is he? Just keep following your vet's advice. That's your best course of treatment. Did the vet take a swab and find out what kind of antibiotic will work best on whatever is causing the infection? If there has been no progress, then that is a step that needs to be taken. You may also consider e...
by Melika
Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Guess Whatt!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1769

Re: Guess Whatt!!!

Congrats on your new little one. :)
by Melika
Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Need Responsible Birdsitter on Oahu, Hawaii
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Re: Need Responsible Birdsitter on Oahu, Hawaii

Wow. I'm sorry I never saw this. My cousin is an animal lover on Oahu. I hope you had a good vacation and found someone to take care of your FID!
by Melika
Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Parrot Playstand
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Parrot Playstand

Here is a good conversation: http://www.upatsix.com/chats/cockatoo/topic41856.html I knew where my branches where coming from. I usually just scrubbed gently with a wire brush to get any moss/mold and baked them in the sun for a few days. But I live in FL where it actually is possible to bake in the...

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