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by Poochletty
Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: best invention yet! Bird's private bed/change tent
Replies: 20
Views: 2067

What a great idea! I am gonna try to make one for Blue. He might love it! It looks like this project takes rather minor time or expense. So, if he gets bratty with his new tent... I'll just take it out of the cage.
by Poochletty
Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Tech help please
Replies: 17
Views: 2648

I'm in the United States and have been having the same trouble when trying to change my avatar or update my profile. Fatal error every time. It won't let me change a single thing.
by Poochletty
Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Parrots not liking baths???
Replies: 7
Views: 815

Blue hated baths too at first. I stopped using his small coop cup for water and made him a tub out of one of those plastic microwavable bread pans. I decided where to put the "tub" in his cage where he wouldn't be perching above (and thereby pooping into) it. Then I held the bread pan up ...
by Poochletty
Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Blue's First Molt - And A Big Bonus!
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Thanks so much for the advice. I think calling him 2 yrs old at the full ring stage is a good idea. He's quite scruffy right now with his molt having him without most of his tail feathers. So, he was a bit indignant about having his picture taken. However, I told him that Skybaby and others wanted ...
by Poochletty
Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Blue's First Molt - And A Big Bonus!
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Blue's First Molt - And A Big Bonus!

I've had Blue since Dec 27th of last year. I was told he was 6-9 months old when I got him at the pet store. He has been going through his first molt since I've owned him. It has been going on slowly for weeks. He looks so scruffy and has dropped so many big beautiful feathers, which I've kept in a...
by Poochletty
Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Pellet problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1648

I had trouble getting blue onto the pellets. I soaked his in a small amount of apple juice and he ate them. Eventually I added less and less juice until it was none. I also offered them first thing in the morning and nothing else for 2 hours. Now he loves them right from the bag.
by Poochletty
Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Serious injury! HELP!
Replies: 11
Views: 1325

I'm so sorry to hear about your Jibby. How is he doing today? I hope he is feeling better. For small bleeding wounds, I use Kwik Stop Styptic Powder. It can be found many places. Try the nearest pet store. It works very fast and it now contains Benzocaine to help sooth pain. This is what my vet use...
by Poochletty
Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: What a sticky beak
Replies: 12
Views: 1476

How adorable!!
by Poochletty
Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Importan Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1690

Hi mafa_loureiro. You sound pretty experienced with birds. And I'm sure you'll make the choice that you feel works best for you on length of quarantine. I'd like to get back to the advice you were seeking: I am not sure whether a tame bird would positively influence an untame one or not. However, I ...
by Poochletty
Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: We're no fools!
Replies: 10
Views: 1355

They sure are smart little ones! Haha. It must be the time of year. My birds and my daughters are all acting more... "intense" is the word that comes to mind. As far as clicker training goes... iI think it is a personal choice. My daughter uses it for her dog and her starling. I've seen it...
by Poochletty
Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Cleaning a poopy smelly cage..
Replies: 8
Views: 1646

Grapefruit seed extract is a wonderful and safe antibacterial. I also have a large cage on carpet. I am always home so... each night I use a damp cloth to wipe down the bars quickly. Then I change the papers from the bottom. So, it is never needing scrubbing. If it did though... most pet stores (inc...
by Poochletty
Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A little problem
Replies: 25
Views: 2711

Oh my! I wasn't aware they did that! He loves you. How sweet. (giggle) You may need to get yourself a set of earmuffs. Of course.. he might like it better!
by Poochletty
Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: WASAS FIRST WORD
Replies: 7
Views: 1280

How wonderful! I know how special that must have been. And of course he won't do it again when you want him to, I bet. He'll only do it when you're alone with him and everyone will think you've gone 'round the bend a bit. Haha.
by Poochletty
Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: A rather long telling of Blue's first visit to the Vet
Replies: 5
Views: 845

I'm really not sure what the regulations are.
by Poochletty
Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Questions bout my new IRN
Replies: 8
Views: 1411

I was reading an earlier thread about getting the birds to bath. Everyone seemed to be realizing they all (their IRNs) seem to suddenly get inspired to bathe when their people vaccuum. My 18 yr old daughter loves animals and does a ton of research about many animals. Especially birds. So, I was tell...
by Poochletty
Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: PET SHOP STAFF SH@! ME TO TEARS
Replies: 13
Views: 1755

The pet shop where I purchased Blue from in December also thought he was a "nasty" guy with a bad attitude. They wewren't mean to him. They just avoided him. And were a bit afraid of him after a few nips from his beak. All except the one worker who actually put him in the box when my husba...
by Poochletty
Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: A rather long telling of Blue's first visit to the Vet
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Thank you. I'm glad too. And I forgot to mention... for exam, band removal, wing clip and nail trim... it only cost $55 US Dollars! That was great!
by Poochletty
Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: A rather long telling of Blue's first visit to the Vet
Replies: 5
Views: 845

A rather long telling of Blue's first visit to the Vet

Oh boy! Blue got to go to the birdy doctor yesterday for the very first time. He weighs 105.7 grams. He screamed quite a bit when he was held. He's a bit of a brat. He wasn't scared or even breathing fast. He was simply very MAD! And he made sure everyone knew it! I am lucky enough to live within 45...
by Poochletty
Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Dog Attack
Replies: 56
Views: 5587

I'm so happy that Gonzo is doing well. These little ones sure do work their way into our hearts. Thanks for keeping us posted. A
by Poochletty
Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Dog Attack
Replies: 56
Views: 5587

No need to apologize. I think it's great that there are so many caring people on this forum. And you are obviously one of them. As a still somewhat new member myself, I have to say that this whole bickering thing has made me (and quite a few others I imagine) a little reluctant to post anything on ...
by Poochletty
Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Dog Attack
Replies: 56
Views: 5587

I'm so happy that Gonzo is doing better. I hope all goes quickly on the mend. And Hello to you as well Leo. My blue isn't hurt, if you thought that, but thank you for your concern just the same. I was intending to say that hearing about what a scary thing happened to Gonzo makes me want to be prepar...
by Poochletty
Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: DNA wrong
Replies: 23
Views: 2357

It has been my experience that all of our pets seem to bond with family members of the opposite sex. (Just like children.) It usually works out to be "Mommy's Boy" and "Daddy's Girl". Perhaps it is good you have a female. I agree... Olivia is such a nice name. Heehee! I think you...
by Poochletty
Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: What happened? So sudden.
Replies: 13
Views: 1736

I'm afraid that I can't offer any insight as to what might have happened. I just wanted to say that I'm so sorry for your loss. Birtie sounds like he was a wonderful friend.
by Poochletty
Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: new pics of oliver (dna results are coming in this week!!!)
Replies: 17
Views: 1913

So... is Oliver going to be Olivia now? Teeheehee
by Poochletty
Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Dog Attack
Replies: 56
Views: 5587

Oh my goodness! I am so glad it wasn't worse. I would have been so terrified. I'm going to buy more styptic powder tomorrow. After hearing about poor Gonzo, I want a few of them at hand. Maybe 3 in different rooms.
by Poochletty
Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: What kind of water to give?
Replies: 10
Views: 2017

Hi. I am new to being a parront so I will give my thoughts and opinions only - since I have no real experience yet. I give my birds bottled spring water because our drinking water is chlorinated. I know that we drink it, but I am so much larger than my bird. I imagine a small amount of chlorine won'...
by Poochletty
Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Talking
Replies: 12
Views: 1563

My IRN, Blue, loves it when we scold our son. As soon as my husband or I get an aggitated or loud voice... Blue chimes in and helps us scold. He also loves loud music or tv. And, of course, every time I talk on the telephone, he feels he MUST be part of the conversation! Haha. My budgie, Pixie, lov...
by Poochletty
Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: More pics
Replies: 14
Views: 1704

Wow!! He's so handsome. Looks like a regal fellow. Not exactly a regal name though. (giggle)
by Poochletty
Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Picture of Blue in his new home.
Replies: 1
Views: 783

Picture of Blue in his new home.

Thanks for all the help deciding which cage to get. This is Blue in his new home. It is much bigger than it looks in this picture. I bought it from a US eBay store called Bird Toy Kingdom. It was only $290 US Dollars!! It is powder coated wrought iron. And Blue is so happy! I got it Tuesday and I p...
by Poochletty
Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Please help me decide on a new cagefor Blue?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1770

Thanks for all of the great advice and opinions. I decided to go with the first one. I really like the play area on top. I ordered it and now I'm anxiously awaiting it's arrival. I know Blue will love it. Now I plan to build him a lovely tree to play on as well. He's gonna be a spoiled birdy! Haha.
by Poochletty
Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Please help me decide on a new cagefor Blue?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1770

Please help me decide on a new cagefor Blue?!

OK. I need to buy a bigger cage for Blue. I have about 1 week to decide on one. The measurements are in inches. I'm leaning toward the first cage because the interior dimensions are pretty big (32 wide x 22 deep x 46 tall), it looks very safe, and it is attractive. I really like the play area on top...
by Poochletty
Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is this cage big enough? and Are these Wings Clipped?
Replies: 6
Views: 1439

Thank you for the help. I think we are going to by a much larger cage. I will shop around to see what is available. I live in Northern Idaho in the United States. And I think I'm also going to purchase a travel cage and throw a warm blanket over it while dashing to a heated car to take him to a prof...
by Poochletty
Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Procedure for first out of cage tries?
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Thanks again. I think you're right. It might be a good idea to pay a professional to be the "meany". And to be sure it is done properly. I assume this doesn't get done very often? Maybe If I watch a few times until he and I both get used to the procedure, then I'll decide if I want to do i...
by Poochletty
Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Coconut monster
Replies: 10
Views: 2053

Oh.. I love the idea of turning it into a foraging type toy with treats inside. I wonder if you drilled a few larger holes to stuff treats in and then some small ones to hang other "doodads" off from and turned it into something like a toy. Then hang it up. Maybe it wouldn't be so scary? h...
by Poochletty
Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Worm?
Replies: 9
Views: 1918

If it helps... here are the pictures of the worm we had that the vet said was a round worm. Glad I saved them. It did indeed move and was very much like angel hair pasta. GAG! http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e156/poochletty/yukkyworm2.jpg http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e156/poochletty/yukkyworm...
by Poochletty
Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is this cage big enough? and Are these Wings Clipped?
Replies: 6
Views: 1439

Is this cage big enough? and Are these Wings Clipped?

Hello I was wondering if this cage is big enough for my Blue? In Inches, it measures: 15 deep x 20 wide x 26 tall Also - I think his wings are not clipped. Is this correct? I want to clip them myself, but need proper instructions. I know it doesn't cost much to have a groomer or vet do it, but I rat...
by Poochletty
Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Worm?
Replies: 9
Views: 1918

worm

My daughter's starling had a round worm once. We took a picture of it and emailed it to the local vet school at the college near us. They easily identified it and recommended medicine for us.
by Poochletty
Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Procedure for first out of cage tries?
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Thanks

Thanks so much, Melika, for the advice and encouragement. I think Blue is unclipped. His longest feathers, at the tips, cross teach other with about 3-4 cm of overhang. Since I live in Idaho, and it is winter, I want to take NO chances on him escaping into sub-zero temperatures. So, I suppose I nee...
by Poochletty
Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Procedure for first out of cage tries?
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Procedure for first out of cage tries?

Hi. I need some help with my IRN, Blue. I have had Blue for about 3 weeks. Usually he will eat apple pieces from my hand. These are his favorite treat so far. He prefers that the hand doesn't come inside the cage to feed him. But we talk through the bars and he'll approach cautiously. I have his ca...
by Poochletty
Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: The Use of Clicker Training
Replies: 27
Views: 3312

Hi. I'm rather new here and in my introduction I told you that my daughter has a European Starling. We also have an IRN and a budgie. Anyway, my daughter uses clicker training for the Starling as well as our 2 dogs. From personal experience, I can say that the clicker, for us, reinforces positive a...
by Poochletty
Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Hello

Hello. I'm rather new at caring for birds. It all started 2 years ago when my husband found a baby Starling on our lawn. It had fallen from the nest and there are too many neighborhood cats to just leave it in hopes the mama would rescue him. So, he gave the baby into my 16 yr old (at the time) dau...