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by inept
Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1239

I turned my bird's love of flesh into a game of sorts. I gave him a target in the form of my thumb and forefinger and when he bit I would neutralize the bite by grabbing his beak and saying "beep!" Now he doesn't bite. Instead, I grab his beak and he beeps. I did the same for face bites by transform...
by inept
Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Is he being naughty or is he clever?
Replies: 10
Views: 1614

How are naughty and clever any different? :lol: Ruffle is just the same way around bed time and I used to "solve" the problem by cordoning off the rooms and places he likes to fly to by closing doors and then just chasing him around until he tired out but he just got more and more persistent with hi...
by inept
Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: He Speaks!
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

I guess you should watch videos of Ringnecks talking so that he can watch along with you! Ruffle now also says "Whatcha doin!" and "Hello!"
by inept
Mon May 11, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Household items as toys.
Replies: 9
Views: 1520

Cork is one of my bird's favorite chews. He loves to rip it to bits. I buy him corks at a craft store and he assassinates them. There are toy pencils made for birds with naturally dyed wood and no graphite. Technically graphite shouldn't be poisonous or anything but experts say that it is and it's a...
by inept
Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: He Speaks!
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

He Speaks!

Finally, at around 15 months of age, Ruffle decided to start speaking. He's got such a charming little voice! :o

Now it's peek-a-boo this and peek-a-boo that. Best part is, I think he learned it by watching a YouTube video from my shoulder.
by inept
Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: shipping
Replies: 2
Views: 872

I believe that you can only import birds that have been in your possession for >90 days and that you must apply in advance for approval, provide documentation and accompany the bird. There may also need to be inspections and possibly a quarantine. There's no way the breeder can put the bird in a box...
by inept
Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: help!!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Are you sure it was blood or was the bird just eating something red like berries or color-dyed food? Is the bird behaving unusually or does it appear to be otherwise distressed? As always, if you're worried, you should visit a vet, but do be aware that food goes through birds quickly and the result ...
by inept
Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: as a pet
Replies: 11
Views: 1124

Well, they can be quite ornery and they are fairly stubborn and independent at times, but they are also hilarious, personable, clever, rambunctious, beautiful and infinitely charming. Naturally, a bird's personality has a lot to do with the way it's handled and treated. They're quite easy to care fo...
by inept
Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: moulting
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Yes, but not all at once. He will lose them in turn, big and small, and look quite scraggly during the process as a result but he won't be bald or anything like that.
by inept
Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: moulting
Replies: 6
Views: 685

At 2.5, you bird has probably moulted several times, no?
by inept
Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:07 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ring at what age?
Replies: 3
Views: 938

Juveniles and females do tend to have an "apparent" ring, but it's more like a shimmer or something like that where the ring would be. It's not "the" ring. You can typically only see it from this or that angle and only under appropriate light, etc.
by inept
Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Claws / Nails Question
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Oh he's such a little sweety! :D They're definitely getting up there, I'd say. I usually towel my guy and take a couple mm off the ends with a nail clipper, being careful to avoid the quick. Two people make quick work of it and a treat afterwards makes him forget all about it. Mine usually starts to...
by inept
Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Claws / Nails Question
Replies: 5
Views: 665

It's uncomfortable to have the bird stand on you? It gets stuck on fabrics when it climbs around?
by inept
Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Advice on change
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Those look like pretty textbook stress bars, which are formed at the time the feather is being grown. Could be the result of dietary, mental or physical stress at that time.
by inept
Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: my line of ringnecks
Replies: 5
Views: 976

Haha! Your Alex looks hilarious with her (?) head poking out like that. Adorable!
by inept
Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Guys Need Ur Help
Replies: 5
Views: 545

You don't have to feed it chillies, but you can. Birds love peppers of all sorts ranging from the sweetest to the hottest you can imagine, and they're healthy so why not.
by inept
Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Rambo has a ring
Replies: 7
Views: 587

That is typical and does not indicate sex.
by inept
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: some more pics
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Pair of good looking birds there!

Quite remarkable how animated he looks in spite of his terrible injury. Hopefully the vet is just a pessimist. What's on the perches? Sand paper?
by inept
Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: what is your birds fav toy
Replies: 7
Views: 798

1. Food
2. Popsicle sticks
3. The clappers in birdy bells
4. My clothing

I usually make toys out of stuff from the dollar store. Hundreds of popsicle sticks for a buck. At the pet store they sell the same thing for 5x more. Use some hemp rope, beads, etc. and you're set.
by inept
Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Keeping an IRN in an apartment
Replies: 8
Views: 4563

I can hear Ruffle screaming from quite a distance. As soon as I come home from work (I think he can hear my car or the garage opening) he is overcome with excitement. I can hear him from my mailbox.

:shock:

You might get some complaints in an apartment, depending on your neighbors.
by inept
Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: beak and feet
Replies: 3
Views: 700

It's normal. They will pick away at little flakes of skin on their feet and bite their nails and such. The beak grinding is a sound of contentedness and typical of bedtime.
by inept
Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Average size and weight
Replies: 7
Views: 7108

Also keep in mind that Smokey is flighted whereas the birds at the pet shop probably aren't. A bird that flies can look subtly different from one that doesn't and might certainly have a different size/weight profile.
by inept
Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Why Does He Do This?
Replies: 5
Views: 666

When I say that you should stop rewarding bad behavior, I do not mean to suggest that you should instead punish it. I literally mean exactly what I said and nothing else. Do not reward bad behavior. Doing so reinforces the bad behavior and will make the bird increasingly more difficult to deal with....
by inept
Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Why Does He Do This?
Replies: 5
Views: 666

It's not unusual for birds to become possessive of their favorite people, especially people of the opposite sex. He loves you and he doesn't want to share you with other people. You need to socialize him with patient members of the opposite sex who will not reinforce his feelings but will change the...
by inept
Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Baby ringneck lose eyes
Replies: 3
Views: 797

That's a scary thread title! Hmm, the white of the eye will start showing at around 3 months, I guess, under the right lighting, and your little guy's beautiful blue eyes will be completely finished cooking in the 4-5 month range. As for the prominent eyelid, I don't know. I never noticed it forming...
by inept
Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Odd Behaviour
Replies: 7
Views: 880

I believe the purpose of this behavior is actually to blow dust and down feathers all over the place, sort of like, "WHEEEEEE!" I'm absolutely astonished by how powerful the wings on a little bird like a Ringneck are so I can imagine what it's like when an Alex goes all flappy. Must be lik...
by inept
Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: what age do the irn start to talk
Replies: 6
Views: 4014

Ruffle started whistling around 6-8 months and built up quite a repertoire including spontaneously-created songs made up of various whistles (totally adorable) but it's almost a year now and he hasn't really spoken. When he's very angry he makes a sound that I'm certain is "hi" but aside f...
by inept
Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Toilet Training...Help Please.
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Seems like it'd be a mostly futile endeavor. My guy's definitely got the pooping-in-the-cage concept figured out. When I come to get him, he'll squat down and give it his all. If he's out of the cage for more than 15-odd minutes, though, chances are he's going to poop regardless.
by inept
Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: HELP!! HELP!! HELP!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2182

Is it abnormal for birds to lose down feathers? My little guy lets out poofy down balls almost anytime he shakes out his feathers vigirously. He hasn't gone through a molt yet and he hasn't lost any primary feathers or semiplume. I always figured it was normal for the down to come out - is that not ...
by inept
Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: best invention yet! Bird's private bed/change tent
Replies: 20
Views: 2470

I actually have something quite similar for Ruffle. I cut the sleeve of a large, old fleece sweatshirt, trimmed it to size and cut a slit down the side, strung it around some copper wire and cinched the top with a zip tie. The result is a cylindrical "sleepy tent" similar in concept to the...
by inept
Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN buyed in very bad condition need urgent help with photos
Replies: 20
Views: 2100

Honestly, I think that bird looks pretty good considering the conditions you rescued it from. A bit shaggy but not too badly off. I'd avoid feeding it the shown seed since seeds are high in fat and stuff. They have protein and minerals, but they are not a healthy overally diet.
by inept
Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New User, Problems with IRN bought from pet shop in Sweden.
Replies: 17
Views: 2036

No way that critter is 5 months old. With beak coloration like that, it's at least twice that old. If the shopkeep told you it was 3 months when you bought, it should have had a totally orange "baby" beak and its eyes should still have been black. At 5 months, the eyes would be blue alread...
by inept
Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Bites
Replies: 11
Views: 2458

I've been bitten by: African Grey Amazon IRN Quaker Sun Conure Various little conures There is a huge gap between the Amazon and the IRN. The grey was really painful and the bite was purposeful and targeted to hurt. Those little conures are the cutest. They bite and bite and bite and it barely even ...
by inept
Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: A Question about bar spacing
Replies: 1
Views: 442

I think it's too wide. That's big bird spacing and for a bird like an IRN that's somewhere in between big and small, it could mean getting stuck between the bars. 5/8ths is perfect for IRNs.
by inept
Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Ringnecks and Alexandrines
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

You mean together? It depends on the specific birds more than on the species. In any case, they're very closely related and can mate so there's certainly nothing barring them from being housed together, assuming they're friendly.
by inept
Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Quiet IRN?
Replies: 7
Views: 1289

Personally, I don't find the so-called "IRN call" all that annoying. It doesn't matter how loud or often, it's simply not that bad. What I really dislike is the angry temper tantrum squawk/shriek. It's not as loud but it's worse. You'll hear plenty of both soon enough. :lol:
by inept
Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: pellets or seed?
Replies: 8
Views: 1573

Ruffle is on a mostly pellet diet and it's working out very well. I'm using Roudybush and it has really grown on him. I gave them a try and thought they tasted like apples and cinnamon, and Ruffle happens to really like apples. There were tantrums at first, but now he practically jumps out of his ca...
by inept
Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Pet Shops GRRR!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1053

The keepers at my local bird store were very pleased to hear that I had chosen an IRN for my first bird. They went on and on about how charming and clever they are and how they fit so much attitude into such a little package. They even wanted me to bring it over for a visit!
by inept
Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New Picture of my little man!
Replies: 7
Views: 1136

Aww. I wish their beady black eyes would never change! :o
by inept
Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: how to stop me smooching my irn
Replies: 14
Views: 2377

I just go in for the smooches anyway! I might get a little growl and my little guy might try to move away, but I smooch and smooch and smooch. He tolerates it now.
by inept
Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Toys
Replies: 6
Views: 1197

My guy likes to chew. Straw, palm leaf, grapevine, wood, etc. He loves those grapevine munch balls and he likes popsicle sticks. Not too interested in acrylic/plastic/lucite toys but some birds are.
by inept
Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Stress? What for?
Replies: 3
Views: 738

If the bird is making a crying noise, it's probably hungry. A very young bird at this stage may appear to have been fully weaned, but under stress will revert back to requiring hand feeding. If the bird is begging, you're better off feeding it than forcing it to find food on its own. The hungrier th...
by inept
Fri May 30, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Ruffle's First Nail Trim
Replies: 3
Views: 1641

Ruffle's First Nail Trim

Ruffle is now approximately 4 months old and his nails, well they had become scythe blades. I was content to let them grow on for just as long as Ruffle was, but it was really beginning to hurt when he crawled on me so I decided to give clipping a try. He fought beak and nail, and he was scared poop...
by inept
Fri May 30, 2008 12:50 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Amazon?
Replies: 16
Views: 2247

Maybe you can put a corner platform up for the bird near the area where he retreats to and cover it with something soft? Provide him with something to rest belly-down on with some comfort? Have you inspected the bird at all? Why can you not pick it up? Is there any obvious issue with it? Can you cla...
by inept
Wed May 28, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: behaviour again
Replies: 16
Views: 1722

Hmm. Ruffle bunks with me and he used to chirp away when he woke up because he wanted me to wake up and service him in whatever birdy ways he demands (Nutriberries please!). I just ignored him and he learned pretty quick that when daddy's still sleeping, he might as well not even bother. He eats and...
by inept
Tue May 27, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: electrical device
Replies: 10
Views: 1708

I'd say that what you want to do is very possible, but that the remote may or may not be able to function directly by solar power. You would probably need a rechargable battery pack and a charge controller so that the remote could store up charge when it's not in use for when it's needed. Radio is p...
by inept
Fri May 23, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: MY NEW IRN BROKE HIS LEG
Replies: 6
Views: 1158

Wow, that is crazy! I hope he gets well soon. I can't believe some of the crazy antics Ruffle gets into without hurting himself and to think that your little guy got hurt apparently doing nothing at all!
by inept
Thu May 22, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Dark eyes and age
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Depends on how carefully you look and under what lighting conditions. You'll start to see blue in there after just a few months.
by inept
Thu May 22, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: electrical device
Replies: 10
Views: 1708

thanks every one here... hmm, inept, do you know how to design a solar energy board, like the 1 usually aplied to calculator? thanks alot Well, what are you hoping to hear about? - The solar panel itself and how this is made? - How you might use a solar panel to power a device? - How you might use ...
by inept
Tue May 20, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: electrical device
Replies: 10
Views: 1708

I'm a Computer Engineer. I might be able to help if it's not too complex. It's been a long time since I went to school.
by inept
Sun May 18, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: breathing hard
Replies: 8
Views: 2539

Ruffle pants when he flies as well. You pant when you sprint, even if you eat a healthy diet, so why is it unusual that your bird would too? Healthy eating doesn't mean that your bird is in shape. These aren't exactly migratory birds so and they are fighing a number of disadvantages, seeing as they'...
by inept
Sun May 18, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Novice
Replies: 17
Views: 1988

Ringnecks are definitely fiesty birds, but that's what makes them so entertaining. Very few birds of this size have so much personality and intelligence. I highly second Donna's recommendation of a caique, though. If they weren't so damned expensive and hard to find, I'd have bought one instead of a...
by inept
Fri May 16, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: was ready to murder
Replies: 2
Views: 610

I think it's pretty normal. Pearl might not want to play so close to bed time or she might not want to come off her cage and go back in when you need to leave. Who knows what they're thinking? As for ears, I think birds just cannot resist dangly things in general. I wouldn't worry too much about it ...
by inept
Tue May 13, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Is It Normal For Cupcake To Get Sleepy With One Foot Up?
Replies: 11
Views: 1249

Re: Sleep

countrygal_cc wrote:Leo is it ok too if cupcake sleeps with his head behind his wing?

Perfectly normal.
by inept
Tue May 13, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Is It Normal For Cupcake To Get Sleepy With One Foot Up?
Replies: 11
Views: 1249

Yes, most birds sleep on one foot. What's really cool is when they stand on your finger after one foot has been tucked away, you can feel just how warm it is for them under their feathers because that foot is really hot! My bird has a plastic ball with a bell inside and I call it his crazy ball. Any...
by inept
Sun May 11, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Celery?
Replies: 3
Views: 2468

That there's little nutritional value in celery is a common myth. The myth usually goes hand-in-hand with the fact that your body uses more energy consuming the celery than it provides - it is incorrect substantiation for this fact. In truth, celery is quite a nutritious food. It's high in dietary f...
by inept
Fri May 02, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: like an excited "puppy"
Replies: 6
Views: 923

Mine works like this: 1. As soon as he knows I'm up, he's chattering. Soft, English-metered cheeps and occasional contact calls. 2. When I come to him to check his food and water he stretches out his legs and wings, and then poops. 3. If I do not let him out immediately, he starts climbing all over ...
by inept
Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: something wrong with tango...please help
Replies: 57
Views: 5381

Are the black droppings fresh or are they dry? It's normal for them to be black when they dry, but if they are pitch black fresh out of the bird that means he could be bleeding in his stomach or intestines. Digested blood is black and fresh black poop probably means blood. I know you'd like to think...
by inept
Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Chewing feathers?
Replies: 7
Views: 1163

Ruffle often does the same. He'll preen a loose bit of down out of his feathers or catch some out of the air and then play with it for a while. Roll it up into a little ball, nearly spit it out, chew it a little more, hide it in his beak, nearly spit it out, etc. Especially around bed time. When I t...
by inept
Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: and id like to introduce.... Ruski
Replies: 12
Views: 1627

You sure that she's not pied? I don't know what else would cause her feathers to look like that other than purposeful breeding, so I guess she's a modestly rare pied ringneck. It looks neat!

What does she smell like that's so awful? Spray her. :lol:
by inept
Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Parrot Pellets.
Replies: 2
Views: 1079

I feed my bird mostly Roudybush pellets. I flattened them in with the food his breeder had been giving him (seeds, dried fruit, etc.), gradually increasing the ratio of pellets to breeder's food, and he took to it pretty easily. I don't think he really likes them all that much, but he eats them and ...
by inept
Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: No sound?
Replies: 19
Views: 2396

Don't give him your finger to step up onto, put your finger right up to his chest/tummy, press and lift gently and tell him to step up. If you give him things he will bite them. If you're assertive he'll learn very quickly.
by inept
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:45 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Bird's a bit of a pig...
Replies: 5
Views: 1450

Bird's a bit of a pig...

Hi guys, I was hoping that someone here might have some insight into just how much a baby IRN should be eating in a day? Ruffle is about 2 months old and appears fully weaned. He is a voracious eater, which I guess is better than having him beg for food, but I am concerned about his intake. He is al...
by inept
Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Meet Ruffle!
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Meet Ruffle!

I just picked Ruffle up from the breeder yesterday morning. He was hatched on January 29. He sulked around his new cage for a while and then got on with exploring. I'm just letting him hang out and get used to the place as much as possible without handling him. He's crawling all over the cage now, p...
by inept
Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: tomatos and apple seeds
Replies: 6
Views: 4383

Tomatoes are nightshades, all of which have toxic alkaloids in the stems and leaves. There are traces in the fruit as well. You probably shouldn't feed tomato plants to your bird, but then it probably wouldn't eat them anyway because they're absolutely revolting. A person would have to consume a hec...
by inept
Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: PET SHOP STAFF SH@! ME TO TEARS
Replies: 13
Views: 1902

I've got a pet shop nearby with a pretty impressive selection of exotic birds for the region. Ultimately, it's a pet shop and you have to expect that it will be non-ideal conditions for the birds, but the most common trait I find among the people who work there is fear. There are some who really lov...
by inept
Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: NEW PHOTOS OF "ANNONYMOUS"......NOW NAMED OSCAR:D
Replies: 8
Views: 1598

A+

What a great looking bird. Alexandrines are so smart. Really fantastic animal.
by inept
Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: What happened? So sudden.
Replies: 13
Views: 1969

If you really want to know, you could get him necropsied. The quick onset suggests to me some sort of underlying condition that you may not have known about or possibly some environmental toxin. You may want to know what killed the bird before getting another lest the same thing happen.
by inept
Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: DNA wrong
Replies: 23
Views: 2608

Realistically, the only circumstance under which it could be wrong would be a mixup at the lab. It's certainly possible that your sample was switched with another or something like that, but it's most likely that you've got a girl. Even with the possibility of errors factored in, the test is much mo...
by inept
Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: anyone had joint replacements?
Replies: 5
Views: 1331

Have you heard of Remicade, by any chance? If not, you should talk to your doctor about it and whether it's a viable treatment option. It's still fairly new and extremely expensive but it's supposed to be amazing for Rheumatoid Arthritis. I receive Remicade treatments for Crohn's Disease, another ch...
by inept
Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Here's Mylo
Replies: 13
Views: 1559

Is she clipped or just very well trained?
by inept
Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: I have added a African Grey to my flock!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1825

Greys are so cool. I wish they were a bit more affectionate in general but they're so smart. I was once scratching a grey on the neck and I guess he didn't like the way I was doing it so he told me to "stop it" and then adjusted his head to indicate where I should be scratching. I've only ...
by inept
Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Help with cages
Replies: 23
Views: 2829

Is 27mm not too wide a bar-spacing for an IRN? That's big bird spacing, suitable for a macaw or a cockatoo. The 20mm spacing is much better suited to an IRN.