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by wannabe
Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Work and an IRN
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Place him near a window, not so he gets too hot or anything but enough so he can watch coming and goings outside.
I second the radio idea I think that will really help a lot, I couldnt' imagine my bird being left alone with silence all day.
by wannabe
Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:58 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Spray bottle vs tub bath!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1080

Spray bottle vs tub bath!!

By tub I mean bird sized tub.. haha.. Ok now yes I could put the vacuum on daily but I don't, I usually just use the hand held vac. around the birds cages and that doesnt' have the same affect. If I were to get my bird (who I have named now!!! 'Pippin') used to the spray could I use it daily on him?...
by wannabe
Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:24 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: What kind of water to give?
Replies: 10
Views: 2159

I have always given my birds natural springwater.

We 'can' drink our tap water it is city but we choose not to as sometimes it smells really bleachy.
by wannabe
Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: To all HQ Bird Cage’s owners – Toxicology Report
Replies: 3
Views: 2387

Use the link but omit the decimal point (period)
at the end of it.

Or just click this one.. haha

http://hqbirdcages.com/cage_toxicology_report.html
by wannabe
Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Green IRN with Blue spots on head
Replies: 6
Views: 1465

I can't get to see them it says i'm forbidden
'Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /photos5000/4/90/35/29/77/0/77293590414_0_SM.jpg on this server.'

I'd love to see him!!

My boy is blue some days, iridescent turquoise, and lilac others.. but I've never seen spots!!
by wannabe
Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:41 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: can bird eat other bird food
Replies: 8
Views: 1661

I ordered kaytee Exact I didnt' make a colour preference though I hope it is the normal uncoloured one.
Don't worry about them not stocking it I am a good customer they have ordered in a lot for me in the past if my bird likes the food it wont be a problem to get more.
by wannabe
Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: new girl *UPDATE*
Replies: 6
Views: 1078

It sounds like you are making great progress with her!!!
by wannabe
Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Watch out!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2276

Tooo adorable,, he is picking up some really cute words!!! How old is he? He sounds like he's on a roll... My guy when he's being clumsy I say 'be careful' I really hope he says that some day I think it would be so cute.. I'm wondering though if at going on 4 years he will not learn any 'new' words....
by wannabe
Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Your birds name?
Replies: 19
Views: 2341

Thanks for all the responses guys... I do seem to use his real name when I really want his attention I really don't think he knows it though .. I'm still in a bit of a quandary, I am so hoping something comes up soon... Today he is being called 'Smooch' and 'Monkey' one minute he's being a monkey an...
by wannabe
Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:02 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Bird friendly wood
Replies: 4
Views: 1248

That's a great list Donna..
I was going to say the only two I know off hand are apple and willow... but there's a bunch to choose from on that list...
by wannabe
Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:57 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: bed time issues help neede
Replies: 2
Views: 532

I just had a similar thread m basically my boy HAS to be in his cage before we have dinner otherwise it is chaos! So take a peek at my thread and see if you can find anything helpful in there... he is now used to his cage and not scared of it (took him a while to adjust to a new place and cage) I gi...
by wannabe
Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: DNA wrong
Replies: 23
Views: 2447

What is the percentage the company gave you?
Are you able to get a retest?
Did you do the task yourself or did a female help you? (not that I know if that would make a difference or not... )

I'm sure others are more knowledgeable about this than me...
I know you are hoping he is a boy....
by wannabe
Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: I think its time...
Replies: 12
Views: 1452

He's lovely he looks sooo soft he doesnt' look real in that first photo.. nor a couple of the other ones but he does in the one where he's giving you a little bite/kiss.. lol...
by wannabe
Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Gigi bird
Replies: 5
Views: 864

Owww he's lovely I love when mine preens me I love how he runs my hair through his beak I feel so loved.. lol
by wannabe
Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: More pics
Replies: 14
Views: 1729

Wow he is lush!! I wanted a grey or green but couldn't resist the ad. the lady put in the paper for mine so I went with an older one so didn't get to pick his color.
I can't believe they called him that!!
by wannabe
Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: An Aussie bird
Replies: 7
Views: 1392

Ooooo I guessed it right too, I was thinking it's not a Kiwi whats it's name now.. and it came to me before I saw what you wrote..
Great pictures!!!
by wannabe
Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: :( I need advice...
Replies: 9
Views: 2762

I'm sorry Hemi is still a bit sore I could not believe mine got stuck right then either he does seem quite prone to getting his toes caught in things though that's for sure. :(
by wannabe
Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Dirty Bird.....
Replies: 12
Views: 1530

I'm struggling with this too! I just tried the vacuum while he was out free flying I did have a bath ready for him from earlier today, while vacuuming I looked over at him he was all fluffed up definately in bath mode... so I moved the bath over to a different spot so it drew attention to it for him...
by wannabe
Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Seriously hefty legs!!
Replies: 1
Views: 808

Seriously hefty legs!!

For their size don't you think? Or are they all stick legs under the fluffy leggings??
My other bird is a Kakariki and he has stick legs, I cannot get over how hefty my Ringnecks legs are he reminds me of a bird of prey even the way he walks/struts about...
I just find his legs amazing... :)
by wannabe
Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: can bird eat other bird food
Replies: 8
Views: 1661

Well I have ordered some I should get it in just over a week I got the 3lb bag, I will let you know if he likes it too... :)
by wannabe
Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: can bird eat other bird food
Replies: 8
Views: 1661

My bird came with some of the brown tropican stuff it smells like bubblegum, he doesn't seem to eat it really either, I think he may eat it but not much. I would love to try the Kaytee Exact that you have a picture of but I think it it hard to find Kaytee bird food where I am in Canada but I may bea...
by wannabe
Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: What is wrong with this picture?
Replies: 6
Views: 1914

What is wrong with this picture?

My husband just sat down to watch a movie with a huge bowl of popcorn.. After a while I asked him if he gave the bird some... NO he said.. No wonder he's 'Barking' then, I replied as if it was a perfectly normal statement.. .... It was only after did we have a laugh about it because the bird was bar...
by wannabe
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: News
Topic: RIP Laptop
Replies: 9
Views: 2429

Ok I took some pics this morning I told hubby NOT to leave his laptop out after your story....these pics are too funny as he was downloading he had to leave it out and this is basically him under the blanket with the laptop... http://media4.dropshots.com/photos/452109/20080218/113221.jpg http://medi...
by wannabe
Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Your birds name?
Replies: 19
Views: 2341

It's funny you have a 'Yoda' one of the names on my list before I got one with a name.. was 'Vada' not like Darth Vader though but I knew that's what people would think, Vada is an Indian bread and from the movie 'My Girl', I thought that would be neat because I have two young boys so they would lik...
by wannabe
Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Your birds name?
Replies: 19
Views: 2341

I feel like he just needs a fantastic name to do him justice nothing we came up with did that so we just dont' call him anything.. :roll:
by wannabe
Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Your birds name?
Replies: 19
Views: 2341

I just need to rattle a bag or something and mine is all over me... maybe we should just call him 'hungry' or 'piggy' I really need to put some serious thought into whether we are keeping his original name or not but as it stands I feel he is kind of nameless, there is nothing wrong with his name it...
by wannabe
Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Your birds name?
Replies: 19
Views: 2341

Your birds name?

Do you use it when talking to them? We have another bird, we named him we always use his name when talking to him or referring to him. I think perhaps because we adopted our ringie and he was already named we kinda don't use his name.. We thought about renaming him but can't because we feel it would...
by wannabe
Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: RIP Laptop
Replies: 9
Views: 2429

Oh dear they are just like little monkeys I think!! Mine got into a chalk box today that I keep high on top of the dining room china cabinet he dropped each and every single one off and watched it break into bits he did that 20 times because that's how many were in the box.. haha.. I came into the r...
by wannabe
Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:23 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Corn on cob how to cut
Replies: 8
Views: 6906

Halving it is usually easy enough just snap it in two with your hands but other than that I could see it being pretty tricky!!
Perhaps try for smaller thinner corn and then after snapping it it would be a small enough serving??
by wannabe
Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Video of my boy!
Replies: 4
Views: 1839

Video of my boy!

Of course I can't take credit for any of his talking his previous owner must have spent countless hours with him talking to him and making him as wonderful as he is...
Anyway here he is :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JYuC_lEWG0
by wannabe
Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Creative ideas?
Replies: 61
Views: 18216

That is humongous!! You could do tons with it..!! Here is a picture of my somewhat minuscule cage compared to yours (haha) and some ideas I like to keep the space but don't want him bored either so I rotate his hanging toys and rope toys. I definately think a few branches in yours would really look ...
by wannabe
Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Creative ideas?
Replies: 61
Views: 18216

I want pics. of the cage before I will share pics of mine.. haha.. Natural (safe) branches are great in a large cage my boy loves his apple branches now he's given his cage a chance he just loves scaling the diagonal one and perching on the upper one. Hanging bird safe items on long lanyards for the...
by wannabe
Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: :( I need advice...
Replies: 9
Views: 2762

My bird just got his toe caught in top of my laptop while I was reading this.. ugh!! It was in the clip slider just under where he sits on the top.. Ugh!! Now he is holding his foot up but it's the wrong one!! I hope Hemi is feeling better... It sure does make your heart go!! (I just noticed in my a...
by wannabe
Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Embarrassed to whistle?
Replies: 3
Views: 753

My boy chats up a storm when I am not in the same room as him I'm lucky though as I don't have any solid doors downstairs in my house so we can always chat or whistle no matter where we are...
by wannabe
Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New Oliver Pics! (last pics before dna sexed)
Replies: 116
Views: 11103

Big hugs too you Justin, perhaps part of the problem is that you got Oliver a little soon after your first IRN and always look back on it like it was the ideal but maybe it wouldnt' have been after it got a little older but because you remember that time it is what you measure Oliver to. I had a dog...
by wannabe
Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: What is this 'fid' word?
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Owww that's cute, I will use it as a term of endearment toward him from now on... :)
by wannabe
Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: What is this 'fid' word?
Replies: 4
Views: 775

What is this 'fid' word?

Is it an Australian term for bird?
Sorry I have tried to think of what it might stand for and so far havn't come up with very much... :lol:
by wannabe
Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New Oliver Pics! (last pics before dna sexed)
Replies: 116
Views: 11103

Maybe Oliver is wanting his/her space at the moment you are tooo young to feel so stressed about something that should be a hobby and enjoyment. I know you need to keep on top of Ringnecks so they don't get untamed but by the sounds of it you are keeping on top of it, maybe your birds personality is...
by wannabe
Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New Oliver Pics! (last pics before dna sexed)
Replies: 116
Views: 11103

Does anyone live with a bird that is/has always been territorial of their cage and just maybe do things differently have a cage where you can water from the outside and feed etc... Clean them out when they are not in there... If he is generally nice when he's out it might be an option for you.. I am...
by wannabe
Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New Oliver Pics! (last pics before dna sexed)
Replies: 116
Views: 11103

No way!!! I'm sure it is just a phase.
I think you would miss him terribly from reading some of your posts perhaps it's the time of year or something for him.
Don't do anything hasty!
by wannabe
Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Bedtime!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1132

Tonight he went in all by himself I think part of it may have been he has difficulty getting into it as the bars are vertical and his original little cage was horizonal, but I put a perch on the door sticking out (one of those with a bar screw) yesterday and so I am assuming he hopped on that and th...
by wannabe
Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Mylo hanging upside down yawning
Replies: 4
Views: 861

Oooo I have a picture of my bird yawning can I add it to your thread?
by wannabe
Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New Oliver Pics! (last pics before dna sexed)
Replies: 116
Views: 11103

Any news yet???
This is pretty exciting.... :)
by wannabe
Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Bedtime!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1132

Thanks for your responses! His background is he used to be out of his cage when ever he wanted then the families circumstances changed and he was kept in the basement in his fairly small cage. So naturally I guess now he has his freedom again the last thing he wants is to be in a cage again. We have...
by wannabe
Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Bedtime!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1132

Bedtime!!

I'm having trouble getting my boy in his cage at night, he is in a new cage and new home as I adopted him. I have succesfully got him in every night but not without a struggle,, finally he will step up on the right part of my hand so I can hold his feet gently and put him in... Do you think this wil...
by wannabe
Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Don't you just want to
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Don't you just want to

hug them, sqeeze them and kiss them!!! The way my new boy looks at me and his soft soft little body looks soo huggy and soft... Of course he wont let us touch him... good job really!! lol... I love when he sits on my head though and gives me a head massage I guess I'll just have to settle with that....
by wannabe
Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 6
Views: 1105

Here he is it's been a few days and he's everything I hoped for and more!! He likes to hang out on our heads, talk and spread happiness... He's kind of a blue and lilac colour it doesn't show up so well in the picture though. http://media3.dropshots.com/photos/83385/20080129/143100.jpg
by wannabe
Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 6
Views: 1105

Hello!

Hello, I am picking up my Indian Ringneck tomorrow!! He is about 3 years old, a boy and looking for a new home!! I have been looking for a while and answered many ads etc but non have seemed the right fit for us... but this one does!! I really hope he adjusts to us it will be so stressful I am sure ...
by wannabe
Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Cage question + Possible problems
Replies: 1
Views: 862

Cage question + Possible problems

Hi i'm new. I am hoping to soon get an IRN from a local aviary (same one I got my Kakariki from) I currently have a Kakariki in a large cage that is 31" wide and 21" deep x 43" high (He is 5 years old, lives in dining room) I have another bird cage that I use for my 2 rats that is 34 ...