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by ryelle
Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: News
Topic: Not been around for a while
Replies: 2
Views: 1227

Re: Not been around for a while

I have gone from 5 pets to 3 over the space of a few weeks :(
My old man-rat Sid passed away on 27th January :( and my boyfriend moved out and took Spit on the 6th February. I am no longer a bird owner :(
by ryelle
Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Well, i found out.
Replies: 11
Views: 801

Re: Well, i found out.

Mikey is a cute name, and fits her very well :D
by ryelle
Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: News
Topic: Not been around for a while
Replies: 2
Views: 1227

Not been around for a while

Hey guys. I keep coming and checking every so often but i haven't posted in a long time - exactly a year - yikes! A lot has changed this past year, it's almost crazy to think of lol. I have new fur-kids, and of course we still have Spit. Spit is still the same and is coming up 3 and a half years old...
by ryelle
Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Wing feathers, How looong?
Replies: 2
Views: 458

I trimmed my birds wings back in August and he has been moulting some down lately, so he will probably moult soon.

Your birds feathers dont just grow long again if you trim them short. They fall out, and the bird grows a new set
by ryelle
Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:22 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: breeding in the uk
Replies: 11
Views: 2957

I think breeding season in the UK runs from like December/January all the way to June maybe. My guy started going mental in December but i think he was hitting the hormones a bit early
by ryelle
Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:48 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: New To breeding need help
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Lol, which 'London'?


There seems to be a few around the world
by ryelle
Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:45 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Leaves and Branches
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Fruit tree branches are good for birds. Its the only thing ive been told to use in the UK (we dont have eucalyptus lol)
by ryelle
Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:43 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 2 IRN in one cage
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Where did you get the birds from?

Are they a breeding pair?
by ryelle
Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:43 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Ear Plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 964

Try doing a short sharp whistle, repeated, every time you go out of his view. Give it a few days and he will be doing the whistle to you to see where you are.

Its a lot easier on the ears than a shriek.

My fid has started doing the kind of whistle you use to call a dog haha!
by ryelle
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:15 am
Forum: News
Topic: Council trying to ban bird ownership... please take a stand.
Replies: 8
Views: 1223

I think they are going to have a lot on their hands if they do go ahead with this.


I cant imagine bird owners will be willing to give up or get rid of their pets so easily over something ridiculous as noise :evil:
by ryelle
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: bertie pics
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

Aww i miss seeing long beautiful fully flighted IRN wings. My guy has his wings clipped cus he is a little ****.

She is beautiful :)
by ryelle
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Ear Plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 964

Hahahaha Do you call back to him with a certain noise? or even talk to him while your still in earshot of him? After 2 years i have totally zoned out of my guys high pitched squarks - i dont even realise he is doing it half the time. My mother and brother on the other hand have to say something to h...
by ryelle
Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: What does this mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Oh, I have a Video of Spit doing the same thing when he was attacking me for.. wait for it... giving him a toy -.- The way he's acting in the video is VERY different to his mating display. http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh163/ryellephoto/th_MOV00007.jpg He can get a hell of a lot worse than that...
by ryelle
Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Too clever
Replies: 1
Views: 358

hahahah I seriously need a video of Smokey calling 'Brreeet'. The storys you've wrote about him torturing your Brett make me laugh so bad! My Spit does the same kind of knock. If he doesn't like the food i've given him, he will empty the bowl on to the floor, then knock his beak on the empty bowl b...
by ryelle
Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: flakey beak.
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Im sure i posted a reply to this a few mins ago.... Seems to be happening a lot lately... Try putting him in the cage for an hour or so each day when you are going to be home. He's associating you putting him in the cage with being left alone. You need to ignore the tantrum's that he's having. Tell ...
by ryelle
Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: deformed wing
Replies: 7
Views: 665

You need to ring the Breeder asap and TELL THEM they are doing it wrong!!! It's not only your bird they are putting in jeopardy! They could seriously harm and possibly cripple birds by clipping the wings the wrong way. Can you bird fly now that the feathers are growing back? Im actually horrified by...
by ryelle
Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: flakey beak and wont go in his cage!
Replies: 8
Views: 837

I think if you only put him back in the cage when you go out - then hes going to know for sure that youre going out if he has to go back in. Maybe try putting him on for an hour or so during the day? Make it random though.

As for the beak, im not sure, sorry.
by ryelle
Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: What does this mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Spit does stuff like that when hes super pissed at me haha!
by ryelle
Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:17 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Latest on my Pi-ko
Replies: 3
Views: 617

She is so gorgeous :)
by ryelle
Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: the stalker
Replies: 2
Views: 478

HAHAHAHAHHAAAA Sorry, but i can picture the stare!! So funny :D I have no idea what its all about though
by ryelle
Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:13 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: HELP i dunno if my roxys molting or pulling out her feathers
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Id be careful of using so many sprays around and on your bird. They spray doesn't just go on your bird, it goes in to the air surrounding the bird aswell, and i personally dont think its healthy for them to be inhaling it. Pictures will help us to determine wether it is a molt or wether its plucking...
by ryelle
Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: What are your bird's names?
Replies: 30
Views: 27609

My guy is called Spit. no idea why. my boyfriend wanted a bird and he wanted to call it Spit. very wierd yes. I have two rats named Patrick and Sidian (a.k.a Sid) though :D
by ryelle
Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:19 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: sudden "biting" & "unprovoked attack"
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Also - my guy does his mating dance all year round. He dances to his reflection (we dont have any other birds) and to everyone in the house when they enter the room or if we make certain noises - mostly clicking our tongue lol
by ryelle
Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:18 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: sudden "biting" & "unprovoked attack"
Replies: 5
Views: 695

My little guy did the same to me just before Christmas. Drove me insane! Hes more bonded to me than he is to my partner, yet i was the one getting attacked (im female, so maybe it has something do with that - considering hes attacking your wife??). It was hormonal and he went into breeding earlier t...
by ryelle
Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Update on Spit - is he going crazy?
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Update on Spit - is he going crazy?

It's been a while since i posted, so i thought id give an update. A lot has happened the past few months, and as of the past month we have been living at my mums house. We were a little worried how the animals would cope with the sudden move - more so Spit because he HATED my brother and thought he'...
by ryelle
Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:43 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Question related IRN
Replies: 7
Views: 736

The outcome would be interbreeding.. which is not good for any animal species, as it isn't good for human beings.
by ryelle
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Does your IRN like to be petted?
Replies: 16
Views: 1920

jobo2mi wrote:she is such a lover bird now, compared to the first six months I had her when all I got was bandaids and chunks taken out of me :shock:



Sign of True Love :wink:
by ryelle
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Diets for Fattys?
Replies: 6
Views: 1145

Thats interesting info about the walnuts. I think though, from the amount of exercise the birds get, and the fact that Lola eat tonnes of fruit etc. that the peanut rewards wouldnt be making that much of a difference. I also gave my fid a hard boiled egg as a treat/toy the other day but he just ripp...
by ryelle
Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Wing clipping
Replies: 9
Views: 968

In a book i own, it says you should always towel your birds when you clip the wings. It takes two people to do it aswell. I'm normally the person with the scissors, because i can't keep my fid in the actual towel. The book says that a towel is essential (not only for making sure you keep all fingers...
by ryelle
Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: OMG, Please help, my bird wont stop biting
Replies: 4
Views: 626

I can't touch my bird either. He used to bite too much aswell - not so much anymore though. If we went near him he'd bite.

Are both your birds free flying or are their wings clipped?
by ryelle
Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:39 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Diets for Fattys?
Replies: 6
Views: 1145

I wasn't even sure if birds could put enough weight on to cause concern :? It's something i've been wondering about
by ryelle
Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Spider Problem.... weird but true!
Replies: 15
Views: 2685

im glad im in the uk with our little house spiders Wooooaaah!!!!! I hate our "little" house Spiders. I am TERRIFIED of those things! Some can be pretty huge! I made my Mum drive over and get rid of one that was the size of my hand. Im sooo glad Fah couldn't get pictures. I was scrolling t...
by ryelle
Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: olour mutations
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Sorry i don't know about genetics but i agree - your bird is an adorable princess :D
by ryelle
Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Help Wanted and lots ot it Please.
Replies: 5
Views: 769

IRNs are one of the few birds that don't bond to one person. My fid is terrified of strangers - yet he loves both me and my partner. The amount of time you spend with the parrot, and the attitude you have towards it will influence greatly how that bird is around you. Countrygal_cc's husband (from wh...
by ryelle
Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: I need some advice
Replies: 3
Views: 505

I agree with Julie. Although i think BOTH the IRNs should be getting checked out. If the first IRN got something off the Lorikeet then it would have definately passed it on to the newer IRN by now. You really need to research before you buy a bird. Your newer IRN should have been quarantined for atl...
by ryelle
Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Does your IRN like to be petted?
Replies: 16
Views: 1920

I'm the same as Lauren and Lola. No touching my fid. The only contact is on the step-up and he prefers to step-up on the arm instead of the hand. He scratches his own head with a coconut shell though, and a loofah, and he sits with his foot on his face on a night slowly rubbing the feathers under hi...
by ryelle
Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My youngest boy is growing up fast ..*UPDATED
Replies: 24
Views: 2154

my fid was 2years around June and he moulted his ring in in July
by ryelle
Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Could You Tell Me ?
Replies: 7
Views: 910

You just reminded me. I have only ever seen one Alex in the flesh, and i took a photo of it on my old mobile because i didnt know what an Alex was at that point. I've just looked at the photo again and the bird does have the purple markings but they are barely visible. That's probably why i didn't k...
by ryelle
Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:31 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New owner with baby Ringneck.
Replies: 7
Views: 918

hehe seagull. My fid used to scare the life out of my friends or family that came over to visit with that scream. How long ago did you get the bird? It's normally best to let them settle in for a week before you start training. Although exploring isn't so bad, could give a confidence boost - aslong ...
by ryelle
Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: HELP!! HELP!! HELP!!
Replies: 23
Views: 1922

Youre bird is definately moulting Leo. As to wether the ring will come through or not i think you will have to wait.Im sure my fid had new head and ring feathers coming through towards the end of the moult. A lot of non-down feathers normally show the sign of a moult - although if she drops a wing f...
by ryelle
Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: feather question..
Replies: 12
Views: 900

hehehe he is so gorgeous
by ryelle
Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:19 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Ear biting, how to stop
Replies: 4
Views: 990

hehe Spit does the same as Lauren's Jibby. He comes across an ear whilst preening my hair and he runs his tongue along the upper part of my ear. It's gross, but it tickles like hell. He does test it occasionally but he hasn't bit down hard. Maybe you should stop your fid being on your shoulder all t...
by ryelle
Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New owner with baby Ringneck.
Replies: 7
Views: 918

I think i know what "ring" you're talking about. It does'nt have the black/red/white ring, it's just a fainter green/blue/whatever colour your bird is? You can see it here on my fid. He was around a year old when it was taken and a long way from growing in his actual ring: http://i256.phot...
by ryelle
Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: NEW TO BREEDING
Replies: 11
Views: 1500

Congratulations! Let us know if some egg's are produced :D
by ryelle
Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:00 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My youngest boy is growing up fast ..*UPDATED
Replies: 24
Views: 2154

aww i'm glad its not only my boy that rushed to show everyone he was actually a boy haha! i think he heard us questioning wether he was a girl or not. I think my fid grew his ring in over a week and a half? Theres pics around this site somewhere to confirm it...
by ryelle
Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Could You Tell Me ?
Replies: 7
Views: 910

Do all Alex's have that reddy-purple coloured mark on their wing? its a very beautiful colour
by ryelle
Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:54 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: A new Mutation?
Replies: 16
Views: 3477

Hehe it looks like its just been dunked in a tub of pink Dye. You know like when they dye Poodles pink? or any other white toy dog for that matter. I know that it has pink feathering - and my fid has green feathers - but why are the birds feet so unnaturaly pink? My fids feet arent green just becaus...
by ryelle
Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: HELP!! HELP!! HELP!!
Replies: 23
Views: 1922

oooh yea, i take Echinacea supplement tablets myself along with multi-vitamins etc. in the colder months to try avoid getting a cold (i normally get 3 each winter that last a month each ). Good to know it can be given to birds aswell. I prefer homeopathic medicines for my pets, unless ofc its someth...
by ryelle
Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Bad Bird ><
Replies: 6
Views: 1492

Bad Bird ><

WOW Spit's been in a bad mood lately. I think he no longer considers me his friend lol. We've had to move him downstairs because his aggression was getting so bad that if i even moved he was attacking the side of his cage trying to get to me and not to my boyfriend either no, to me, the one that spe...
by ryelle
Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Clucking?
Replies: 6
Views: 1697

aww it sounds like he/she is trying to talk. The clucking thing sounds like the noise Spit makes when he copies my kisses :D
by ryelle
Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My newest bird
Replies: 20
Views: 4045

i know nothing about genetic mutations and all that malarky but i know those birds are absolutely stunning!!!!!! i have seen pictures of many irn colours but WOW!! Wishing i had money now to go adopt another fid
by ryelle
Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: HELP!! HELP!! HELP!!
Replies: 23
Views: 1922

aww poor little thing!! shove him under a warm shower lol. My fid got to the point of growling at his feathers when he was preening himself whilst he was moulting his ring in. i think he got very irritated by the feathers growing just under his beak :(
by ryelle
Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Odd Behaviour
Replies: 7
Views: 757

lol yea, blowing dust all over the place. Spit always positions himself towards the bottom of the cage, so ofc all the feathers, seed husk and dust in the tray goes everywhere ><
by ryelle
Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Odd Behaviour
Replies: 7
Views: 757

yes, it is just exercise. My fid attaches himself to the front of the cage and flaps like crazy. If hes outside, hell attach himself to his perch and flap. And i agree, clip both wings. My vet only clipped one wing on my fid and he couldnt land and he would hit walls and the t.v etc.
by ryelle
Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:42 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Mirror in cage
Replies: 8
Views: 2073

we are the same as Amazonite. we dont put a mirror in our fids cage but occasionally we let him have some time in front of a big mirror when hes out playing. only to an extent tho. since hes grew his ring in he now attacks his reflection when it dances back to his dance. he had a sqare 'mirror' (met...
by ryelle
Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Trying to display pic, getting fatal error
Replies: 6
Views: 1172

aww damn. i just tried to do the same and got the same error. glad im not the only one :)
by ryelle
Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: ring?
Replies: 14
Views: 1104

hehe exciting! the feathers on the ring arent a full colour. like the black feathers on a green or blue bird arent completely black, its only the tips of the ring feathers that are. same with the other colours. (i found this quite intriging when my bird grew his ring, because i thought the whole fea...
by ryelle
Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: HELP!! HELP!! HELP!!
Replies: 23
Views: 1922

my friend bought a baby Grey a few years ago and she had a massive panic when she noticed blood in his poop. a very quick run to the vets showed it was actually from a feather near his butt. he'd over preened and snapped the new feather coming through and it had bled. it wasnt that bad in the end, t...
by ryelle
Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Parrots not liking baths???
Replies: 7
Views: 815

Spit hates spray water bottles and he refuses to have a shower unless he's in his cage. If hes outside he just climps up to the shower curtain rail and watches the water. We take the metal top half of his cage off the bottom plastic tray, and put the metal half in the bath tub with him in it. we rem...
by ryelle
Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: feet dry scaley scaby and sometimes bleeding
Replies: 3
Views: 579

would a cone around the neck help in situations like this? If the bird is continuously picking scabs and making it bleed would it not help? I agree with Fah, if something keeps coming back then it isnt something to ignore.
by ryelle
Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Still not talking
Replies: 6
Views: 761

my fid now says "ello ello eellllooooo" but its taken a year to teach him. he also whistles "toy" when hes playing with something and does a wolf whistle. we found he was really quite for quite a while after we got him, but after a while he started making quite a bit of noise if ...
by ryelle
Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Leaving food inside cage all the time?
Replies: 3
Views: 797

hello i thought id give you an insight into what we've been doing to tame our little fella. He's now 2.5 years old (based on purchase date and suggestions from people on here), and we got him when he was around 1 year old and going through his first full moult. when we got him he was totally wild an...
by ryelle
Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Jibbys new friend the Pidgie!
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

woah, i find it bizarre that you guys take your birds outside lol. we trimmed Spit again a couple of weeks ago now but he can still fly pretty well. he cant pick up too much height but i wouldnt trust him outside lol. knowing my luck hed get insane energy and fly away
by ryelle
Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Splayed legs on chick
Replies: 6
Views: 1094

i read about this a while back but ive never seen it before. what i read was about using sponge aswell, and my book says that while they are still growing, aslong as their feet are kept underneath themselves it should fix itself. i dont know anything about baby birds but i think you did good let us ...
by ryelle
Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Cupcake Yellow Indian Ringneck Likes My Fish :-)
Replies: 4
Views: 1376

lol cute but umm.. pork crackling BAD BAD idea. they get it so crispy by coating it in salt and then grilling or frying it. its full of fat and i belive out of all the meats, you arent supposed to give them pork. i could be wrong though
by ryelle
Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: They are here at last!!!!
Replies: 45
Views: 6782

oh my god! they are beautiful *jelous*

they look so healthy and happy and CUDDLY!! XD i want one
by ryelle
Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Help Needed bout my IRN age sex...
Replies: 12
Views: 1244

wow! that is one interestingly coloured bird lol. very pretty! I'm just wondering, after what Fah suggested, that maybe it was one of the other birds that has over-preened the tail? its bizarre that it isnt symmetrical, theres still some that are straight, and that a full cage of birds were exactly ...
by ryelle
Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Sneezing
Replies: 5
Views: 758

by any chance had he just taken a drink or tried to get food from the bottom of his water dish? mine sneezes after doing that to get the water from his nose lol
by ryelle
Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:32 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: best invention yet! Bird's private bed/change tent
Replies: 20
Views: 2067

that looks really cool!

nice to see peoples creativity :D
by ryelle
Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Oi.. help!! Please?
Replies: 4
Views: 680

i think it takes something like a week of no human contact what so ever to make a IRN go totally wild. You should think about stress levels for him to decide whats going to be best. Will sitting in a car for 8 hours in a travel cage be too much for him to handle? also im not sure where you live so w...
by ryelle
Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Sky doesn't like bathing.. can i change that?
Replies: 12
Views: 1017

ive been thinking about one of these two but didnt know if they actually existed. i think Spit would probably have a shower with me if there was some kind of perch. If you find one show me a picture :)
by ryelle
Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Sky doesn't like bathing.. can i change that?
Replies: 12
Views: 1017

until we moved into this house about 2 months ago our fid never had a full drenching bath. the most he had was a splash around on a plate or in a bowl. it took him about 3 weeks to get used to the sound of the shower after we moved in and realise it was safe before he used it, and hell only use it i...
by ryelle
Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Sky doesn't like bathing.. can i change that?
Replies: 12
Views: 1017

ahahaha Julie is so right!! i re-fill Spits water bowl and then i vacuum and you can rely on him having a bath. ive taken Spit into the shower with me a few times but he preferred standing on the shower rail repeating "whatcha doin?" instead of actually having a shower. he HATES spray bott...
by ryelle
Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:30 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Moulting
Replies: 11
Views: 1696

update: the feathers on his head are sooooo shiny. hes had tonnes of fruit and veg and ive been keeping up with the vitamins every day. they catch the light very nicely now. i think that the feathers on his wings, the ones above his flight feathers (cant find my anatomy book to get the name of them)...
by ryelle
Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: poop
Replies: 11
Views: 1106

umm im starting to think its because he likes it. the past two weeks hes had oranges, peas, sweetcorn on the cob, nectarines, beetroot, berries, tonnes of stuff and ive seen him still eat his poop. it hasnt been as bad and hes trying to be sneaky about it. hell eat it off his rope perch where its no...
by ryelle
Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Left Footed vs Right Footed
Replies: 6
Views: 939

hmm my little fella is lazy. hell find any way of eating his food without having to hold it. he uses the round wooden top of one of his toys as a table i think he is a rightie though.. i just gave him a peanut and he held it in his right hand before putting it in his food bowl lol. he cant talk over...
by ryelle
Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Beauty, Spoons and Shower Time!
Replies: 5
Views: 1058

do you know what colouring he is? he doesnt look like a normal green to me. its rather interesting. is he in the middle of a moult?
by ryelle
Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: HomeMade Parrot gym /T-stand
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

wow!! that thing is huge haha. thats one lucky ringneck that person owns! that play gym would take up my whole living room lol
by ryelle
Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My little king of his castle
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

how are they all settling in? Billy looks like he isnt too bothered :)

hope your all doing well hun ^^
by ryelle
Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: look at this devil!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1334

hahaha no he doesnt muck about at all. its like he knows it has to be done so why drag it out longer than it needs to! lol well we think hes finished moulting now. not had any feathers in the bottom of his cage for two day. just has a few to still grow out. hes turning into a cheeky boy though lol. ...
by ryelle
Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:47 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: The Box! (Pic heavy sorry!)
Replies: 16
Views: 1940

awww she looks so cute with that box! i think she loves it i know we cant tell if they are male or female until they do or dont grow a ring in, but surely they must be able to tell the breed of each other before then? hehehee youve gone from having two cheeky little brothers/friends to having a bird...
by ryelle
Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: look at this devil!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1334

aww he is so cute :D i still think he looks like a little baby though :)

ty for your comments
by ryelle
Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Mojito 911 Please Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 1554

aahhh "shell grit". i know what you mean now. i thought you meant something like Cuttlefish Bone or something to nibble on.. not actually grit! haha!

ty for saying the gaping is normal Kyria :D ive wondered about this for a few months now :) good to know all is fine
by ryelle
Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Neglect
Replies: 7
Views: 1209

i think behaviour problems will probably be a sign that hes feeling a bit neglected. like contact calls or general screaming all the time, and maybe nipping etc. im not an expert by no means, and im just going on how i think he'd react. We left Spit for 2 days with my boyfriends mum and when we came...
by ryelle
Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: look at this devil!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1334

weve always called him a he because the guy in the pet shop said he was male when we bought him, but there was no proof behind it so we were keeping an open mind. hes been doing his male dance like crazy the past 6 months tho so we kinda knew he would get a ring lol. i thought his moult had been goi...
by ryelle
Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:44 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Moulting
Replies: 11
Views: 1696

true. ill have to research it i think. do you think hed be able to develop the colour in his feathers when his diet improves or would they stay faded until his next moult? i dont really know how a bird works. ive got an anatomy book but it just says about the structure of feathers, nothing about col...
by ryelle
Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:33 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Moulting
Replies: 11
Views: 1696

i saw something in the pet shop the other day called "seaweed powder". ive got a book on Rat diet's and it says its good for them. i was just wondering if itd be good for my fid aswell? i hadnt seen it before until the other day and didnt think anything of it until i saw it again in my rat...
by ryelle
Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:26 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: look at this devil!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1334

look at this devil!!

HANDSOME Devil i meant This was him on the 22nd July (1 month ago) http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh163/ryellephoto/P6030005.jpg And! this is him now (taken on the 9th August) http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh163/ryellephoto/P6150039.jpg He still has a bit left on his moult but its coming t...
by ryelle
Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:11 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Moulting
Replies: 11
Views: 1696

we have been trying our best to get him enough un-filtered sunlight but the weather is awful >< its mid summer and its rare we are finding any sunshine, and if we do its either a very cold wind or its followed by rain. im scared of him catching a cold or getting sick or something. i know they can to...
by ryelle
Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:03 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Step Up Whinning
Replies: 9
Views: 1488

well done ive got to crack on with step-up training again when i can clip my fids wings again. hell step up on to a perch from anywhere but still doesnt like the close proximity of our hands unless its on his terms not ours (like stepping up). weve got it to the point where we dont have to have the ...
by ryelle
Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby Pictures from the breeder! (pics)
Replies: 34
Views: 3713

who owns the bird in that video Kyria?

ive seen that video tonnes! we show our fid it so he can talk to him :)
by ryelle
Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:24 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: This is my Green Goblin
Replies: 8
Views: 1219

kyria, thats a scary story! i think its rare to find animal treats with a wire attatchment in the UK now. theyve changed them to plastic and they have this nice new clip on them that actualy keeps the food attatched to the cage (used to be a waste of time lol). tis a god send ^^ Spit is obsessed wit...
by ryelle
Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:17 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New IRN need help!
Replies: 3
Views: 655

I think we left Spit alone for a week before we tried to get close to his cage and feed him new things, and i wouldnt have dreamed of trying to handle him, even if he was completely tame. They have to get used to their new cages, new perches, new toys, new people, new sounds, a completely different ...
by ryelle
Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: This is my Green Goblin
Replies: 8
Views: 1219

hahahaa!! they are great!

i love the captions :D
such a cheeky little bird ^^

why do they find throwing stuff around and making a mess so amusing? Spit has figured out how to detach his foodbowl from the cage and he throws his food everywhere >< he likes to throw c.ds and coins aswell
by ryelle
Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Talking Question
Replies: 5
Views: 784

heheh my fid still hasnt perfected the wolf whistle. he screams it more than he whistles it. has his own versions of everything ^^
by ryelle
Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: random green feather on blue IRN PICS
Replies: 9
Views: 1094

im sure i read a post on here where someones blue irn moulted in quite a lot of green feathers... i just cant seem to find it again :x
by ryelle
Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Flying low?
Replies: 6
Views: 820

hehehe Spits going crazy atm flying around from room to room. i think hes liking the fact that his wing feathers have grown back fully. he rarely goes close to the floor though.

sounds like your fids are having fun :D
by ryelle
Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: poop
Replies: 11
Views: 1106

hahaha well im assuming its a deficiency because hes never as far as i know, eaten his own mess before lol. he hasnt been doing it so much lately. think the sunshine might have helped (the little that weve had). raided my savings account today so i might get some brocoli tomorrow and other veggies. ...
by ryelle
Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:45 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: love bug
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

love bug

I placed Spit's cage next to the window in the living room yesterday morning to catch a few rays. i opened the window wide to get as much light as possible. obviously the front of our house faces the street, and Spit hasnt seen much of cars or people walking past our house before. ok.. so i was a LI...
by ryelle
Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: poop
Replies: 11
Views: 1106

some times we did think he was mistaking it for food but he started purposely climbing on top of the unused bowls at the bottom of his cage and scraping it off. even dried bits that i cudnt get off his wooden toys when i washed them he tries to scrape it off its hard to find sunshine lately but any ...
by ryelle
Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: poop
Replies: 11
Views: 1106

yeah im an hour away from newcastle lol. atm i cant afford fruit and veg for my fid so i thought the supplement was the next best thing. normally he's spoilt rotten but finances lately mean nobody can have a treat. it sucks big time. im trying to keep his beak occupied. ive put in an old tea bag box...
by ryelle
Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: poop
Replies: 11
Views: 1106

thanks for replying. i bought some water-soluble vitamins the other day because i dont think his diet is that good atm and we have no money to buy anything else for him to eat. ive been trying to take his cage outside in the sun but the weathers been funny lately and weve had more storms and rain th...
by ryelle
Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: poop
Replies: 11
Views: 1106

poop

Does anyone have any idea's why my bird is eating his own poop :? ive never seen him do this before except for the past few weeks. i know small animals can sometimes eat their own poop to get nutrients from it again, but ive never heard of a bird doing it.

tis so gross :shock:
by ryelle
Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:15 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Does she just prefer the calm life?
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Lauren wrote: But sometimes I think its harder to train the boyfriend than the birds. :roll:


AGREED!!
by ryelle
Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Help - Mice!
Replies: 20
Views: 1846

o.k... i wouldnt go as far as killing a mouse that lived in my neighbours shed or garden. thats shocking :shock:
by ryelle
Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:15 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Coolest Image I have ever seen!
Replies: 7
Views: 1385

hahahhaaa jibby and his bell!! ahahahhaaaaaaaaaaaa hes such a funny little fella! those wild IRN pics are cool!! i like the one with the male feedin the female. its like he's the coolest and most goodlooking in the gang so he gets to have a girlfriend lol and his friends look on all jelous. awww. an...
by ryelle
Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Help - Mice!
Replies: 20
Views: 1846

maybe you should try HUMANE traps. not because you love them lol.. but if they are outwitting you with the ones that kill them then having them climb in to a box they cant get out of might work out better? also... peanut butter? pleh =P mice love chocolate.. better still.. chocolate covered raisins ...
by ryelle
Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:01 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Constant "Contact Call"
Replies: 6
Views: 1078

i think you should cover her over on a night with a blanket or sheet. we put our fid to bed around 10.30pm if hes still loud otherwise he goes crazy and never sleeps. sometimes he can be wide awake at 1am, and then he wakes up at 5am when my partner comes home, then again at 8am.. not much sleep for...
by ryelle
Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Silly season already?
Replies: 5
Views: 905

the beak rubbing thing... i dont know WHAT it is but Spit does this too when hes doin a dance. he'll do it on a perch, food bowl, cage bars.. anything! he just rubs his beak really fast and then stands bolt upright dead quick, eyes pinned going "wwwooooooo" and clickin his tongue lol. he g...
by ryelle
Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Does she just prefer the calm life?
Replies: 4
Views: 644

my fid HATES kids. as soon as he see's them walk through the door he flips out. i think it might have started in the pet shop he was kept in for a month or so. if they run past him it makes him worse. i dont think my fid will get over it but yours might :)
by ryelle
Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:37 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Vitamin's
Replies: 1
Views: 1405

Vitamin's

So i did some research. Donna posted http://www.parrotsociety.org.au/articles/art_021.htm#Vitamin%20K in a previous post regarding Vitamin's. It has a good table of nutritional requirements but i couldn't find where each came from. So here i go: Vitamins are normally divided into two groups: Fat sol...
by ryelle
Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:47 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Moulting
Replies: 11
Views: 1696

Moulting

My boy (2yrs old.. second major moult that i know of) is currently mid-moult and has grown quite a lot of new feathers. I've noticed that his new flight feathers are lacking the blue shine that he had before the moult, they are more yellowy green. we could tell when his tail feathers and flight feat...
by ryelle
Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Talking Question
Replies: 5
Views: 784

mine started at a year and a half. he wasnt hand-reared and i think he had very little human contact so he was a bit delayed. he cant speak perfectly and might not ever because of his limited contact but he still tries and its so cute :D
by ryelle
Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Mojito 911 Please Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 1554

whats this "shell grit" stuff? my fid stretches his beak and looks like hes about to throw up or like he's chokin or something all the time. maybe he needs this too? did you feed him something red or did it just start appearing like this? i'd think back to what he's been fed and if he didn...
by ryelle
Sun Jul 27, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Thousands of Parrots Flock To Temple
Replies: 10
Views: 2138

that is so awsome!!!

thanks for sharin :D
by ryelle
Sun Jul 27, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Cupcake Trying To Get My Straw
Replies: 3
Views: 1211

i agree with Leo here. i dont think it's such a good idea. She'll start to think its ok to grab things from your mouth or face and when he/she starts bluffing or has a bad moody day u might have a big problem.


he or she is a cutie tho :)
by ryelle
Sun Jul 27, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: its over
Replies: 115
Views: 9283

Congratz Leo on findin you baby its good that you never gave up hope. hope Tango heal's well and get's back to her normal self. She's probably just anxious of you leaving her cus of what the poor birds just been through. a few weeks ago i left one of spit's food dishes out to disinfect it and he cra...
by ryelle
Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Luna after 17 monthes
Replies: 11
Views: 1374

i read this post the other day and today i thought id read the post about the accident, so i could totally understand your happiness. and.. hahaa im crying my eyes out. your fid is very very lucky and even though im crying, im glad that she is coming through this. i know its not the same animal, but...
by ryelle
Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: News
Topic: Sharlene is this baby here yet??
Replies: 22
Views: 3855

me too... hope everyones okay
by ryelle
Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:21 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Bath time
Replies: 8
Views: 1153

your bird is stunning! the coloration in the first pic is amazing, and what a cute little face!!

im trying to get my fid used to taking more baths because hes moulting so i think ill try putting him in the kitchen sink :D
by ryelle
Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: untame Indian Ringneck - caught for winter. need advice
Replies: 56
Views: 6584

give him a chance to get to know the toys and realise that he can actually play with them. i bought my fid a massive rope toy and he didnt touch it for about 2 months and now he sleeps on it, uses the top as a table, and preen's the rope hehe. maybe birds react to sun the way we do? i know my fid li...
by ryelle
Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:34 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Mojito learns his first trick!
Replies: 8
Views: 1653

yeaa!!!!!!!!!!! i saw your post when you discovered he could do this. very VERY nice work! hes a clever little birdy ^^ i wanna teach my fid fun stuff does your fid go nuts after hes eaten the icepop? our fid drank something he shudnt have before - spose to be deadly but it didnt kill him - and he w...
by ryelle
Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Lolas bedtime
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

hahahahaaa upside down bird!!! she has stolen Spits nickname :D he throws his head back and looks upside down when hes looking at something.. crazy animals.

hehehe shes so cute when she sleeps :D you can see jibby like "god... there she goes again..." :lol:
by ryelle
Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:49 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Inquiring Minds want to know!
Replies: 11
Views: 1441

Im just checking out your video's of Baby talking and wow!! Spits running about trying to find whos talking to him lol. i think he likes it i dont think my fid will EVER be able to talk that well but he can say a few words in squeaks and he screams a wolf-whistle instead of trying to whistle it haha...
by ryelle
Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:05 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: The Box... (long post)
Replies: 4
Views: 726

my camera doesnt allow sound when i record it. id love to be able to share all the random noises he makes when hes talking to himself haha. Justin - he is definately male. hes growing his ring atm and oooo boy does he dance well. ill try get a video. its just as funny as his box pictures Spit makes ...
by ryelle
Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: The Box... (long post)
Replies: 4
Views: 726

The Box... (long post)

What is it with my fid and his obsession with the rat travel boxes? as soon as i let him out he flies up to the top of the bookshelf and talks to the box. hahahaa one time it was on the table and he ran in to it with a little thud and hes been obsessed with it ever since then. i brought it down for ...
by ryelle
Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Inquiring Minds want to know!
Replies: 11
Views: 1441

i like the blatant avoidance of Julie's post.

rofl :lol:
by ryelle
Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: He's In Love With the Cabinets
Replies: 4
Views: 654

my fid is having a thing about plastic boxes. if we let him out he flies straight up to the top of the bookshelf and talks and puts his beak on the plastic rat boxes. lmao hes stood in one atm doing nothing. im going to post a pic of it.

what is it with boxes and cupboards?!
by ryelle
Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:16 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Evidence at last!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1119

congratulations on FINALLY getting the evidence and working it out! Lola took you for a total ride these past few months hahaa. I love!!!! your two fids, as does Spit. we watch your videos all the time because Spit likes to talk to them both on the computer screen hehe. Sure hell be very pleased to...
by ryelle
Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Pretty Birdy!
Replies: 9
Views: 1190

his ring looks like Spit's went before his moult... and apart from 1 black, 1 red feather it still looks like Pi-ko's I keep telling Spit that a ring needs more than two feathers but he doesnt seem to listen or care the pictures are awsome surprised they came out so well considerin how dark it is! y...
by ryelle
Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: How old is your ringneck?
Replies: 58
Views: 31200

Spit has just turned 2 (going by his purchase date.. we dont know his real age :( ) and hes half way through a big moult... which is producing his ring :D

hes gunna look like a right sexy bird boy soon ^^ ill be chasing girly birds away from the windows.. tut tut
by ryelle
Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Huge Taming help needed!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 3603

oh my fid does the same. i try make sure he cant snatch it, and if i think hes going to i hold on to it longer. haha like a little tug of war. is probably the wrong thing to do but what the hell. shows he isnt going to get things if he snatches. Mirrors are funny things. our fid is as tame as yours ...
by ryelle
Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: At long last......
Replies: 8
Views: 1678

well just to rub it in.... its north-east England and weve had storms and rain for the past two days (normal lol) BUT TODAY!! nice and sunny and hot :D



sorry guys ^^ haha
by ryelle
Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: Another baby in my life, but this time....
Replies: 77
Views: 12683

exactly what i was thinking
by ryelle
Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:24 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Pet Shops GRRR!!
Replies: 7
Views: 898

hahahaa i think i shall try that next time Amazon. ill also give them the web address for this place. they can read up on everything then and learn when they are wrong :D
by ryelle
Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:16 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Quiet IRN?
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

hahhaaa dont worry.. it wont be long until your going out of your mind because you cant get it to calm down with the screaming :P just be patient ^^
by ryelle
Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: free DNA test for tango
Replies: 37
Views: 3496

hahhaaa im not a hypocrit. i dont choose my pets because of the sex they are. our fid just HAPPENS to be male. we would have been happy even if he was a she and not dissapointed because he wouldnt have "the extra jewel of the ring". maybe i am saying everybody who wants a male IRN over a f...
by ryelle
Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:07 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: my sweet Nikki - a tale of rescue and love...
Replies: 15
Views: 3395

WWWOOOOWWWW!!! i had to scroll up and down a few times to look to see if it was actually the same bird in those pictures! what an AMAZING job you have done! Nikki is so lucky she has you and im sure she knows it. You should send a picture of Nikki to the guy you got her from so he can show his son. ...
by ryelle
Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:53 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Ring neck Tricks!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1521

*round of applause* :lol: :D wow!!! what a clever little birdy!
by ryelle
Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:50 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Weather influence?
Replies: 1
Views: 451

Weather influence?

Does anybody find the weather influences certain moods or behaviour in their pets? the past two days its been red hot here and Spit's been having "loud days". he's been really talkative and sings his heart out all day. has some screaming going on too but i think he gets a bit over excited ...
by ryelle
Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: free DNA test for tango
Replies: 37
Views: 3496

i think that the majority of people want a male IRN just for the ring and the dance, and are usually dissapointed when they find out they havent got one. i think its a real shame people think this way. We got told Spit was a boy when we got him but there was no evidence to back it up. I hoped he was...
by ryelle
Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:12 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Pet Shops GRRR!!
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Pet Shops GRRR!!

Oh God do pet shop owners and employee's annoy me. I went away for the weekend to Scotland for my sister's wedding (it was an amazing day, i still blub like a baby when i think about it hahahaa). But my boyfriend didnt start looking for somebody to care for Spit while we were away in time so his ste...
by ryelle
Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: He keeps scrapping his beak
Replies: 8
Views: 1177

Spit does this when hes tired and ready to go to bed. its like his way of saying that hes getting ready to sleep. he can spend hours doing it. the noise goes right through me and gives me goose bumps lol. he grinds his bottom part of the beak on the top part when hes all fluffed up
by ryelle
Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:21 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Need Photo Tips For Red Eye?
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Red Eye on photographs is made because of the flash on your camera. The flash bounces off the Retina in the eye and makes it look like a big red circle in the picture. If the bird is a lutino and they have red eyes as Julie said below, then you will probably have a red tinge in all your photos. To a...
by ryelle
Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Jibby/Yoda(Lola)
Replies: 10
Views: 1709

i love!! when fids fluff their faces up so they look like little chubby birds :D they look so content
by ryelle
Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:18 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Good Times
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Good Times

Just thought i'd let you all know that i'm quite enjoying Spit's company lately He's out a hell of a lot more now and hes always in our company so i think hes getting used to us. He hasnt bitten anyone in a long time now, although he did have a play with my little finger but i think that was more cu...
by ryelle
Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Beak Trimming
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Beak Trimming

I did do a search to see if this has been brought up before but the trawl through posts was a bit time consuming because a lot mention beaks lol. Just a question though: Does anyone trim or has anyone had their birds beaks trimmed before either by themselves or by an avian vet? If so, what would the...
by ryelle
Sun Jun 22, 2008 2:49 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Caught red handed
Replies: 2
Views: 1259

"become a man Jibby.." eheheheheeee!!!! i am howling with laughter, telling him to grow up. thats so funny i almost bought a bunch of brambles... what they called uumm... blackberries or summat the other day. but oh jeez do they stain. after readin ur post im glad i didnt we have white wal...
by ryelle
Sun Jun 22, 2008 2:37 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: This is PEPE
Replies: 5
Views: 831

omg hes so tiny!!!! :D i love him lots! i want a little bubby now
by ryelle
Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: bloodshot eyes?
Replies: 3
Views: 1858

im sure that ive seen Spits eyes looking the same. I've just looked now... his pupils are like atm haha so its hard to see... but theres his iris which is blue then around that it looks pinky cus theres loads of tiny tiny blood vessels, and then theres his orangy eye lids. It looks worse if he start...
by ryelle
Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Bird ID
Replies: 9
Views: 1360

eeheheheheheheeeee this is way to funny :D :lol:

your pics are nice "Ringneckrocks"... VERY over contrasty though. how much Photoshoppin did you do!
by ryelle
Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:02 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: hello vegans!
Replies: 37
Views: 5539

i was vegetarian for like 2 yrs until i got crazy cravings and ate a massive chicken curry one night :shock: :roll:

i still refuse to eat certain things though... like baby animals.... and i have this thing about skin... omg ><
by ryelle
Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:08 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Does This Mean Cupcake Is Going To Talk?
Replies: 6
Views: 1789

it just sounds like shes singing along to the songs. Spit does this too. his talking practise sounds completely different to his singing voice haha. sounds like she loves the music though :D
by ryelle
Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Bird ID
Replies: 9
Views: 1360

LMAO Julie!!
by ryelle
Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:08 am
Forum: News
Topic: Heartbroken
Replies: 7
Views: 1781

i know what you mean Pinkdevil. my dog died 3 or 4 years ago now and every time i go to my mams house and someones left the door open i go running into the street to find him. and you can feel him stood behind the living room door waitin for you to come home sometimes. i might sound ridiculous, but ...
by ryelle
Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Loki wont eat......
Replies: 7
Views: 904

hope the vet trip goes well and its nothing serious. keep us updated
by ryelle
Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRNs and Dogs
Replies: 9
Views: 1364

hahahaa i was worried about the bird flying away fast incase the dog thought it was a game or instinct kicked in and something terrible happened. if they dont seem to be too bothered about each other then all should be fine. i'd give them a few more of your supervised meetings though :)
by ryelle
Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRNs and Dogs
Replies: 9
Views: 1364

We have two little clips on Spit's main door (he escaped from his old one a couple of time), and we also have a padlock, which is locked tight) on the side door. I agree with Sweet Oliver about them. they do work well. Also.. about the dog. How does the dog react to other animals? like fast moving o...
by ryelle
Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:50 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Pictures of Ace!
Replies: 6
Views: 978

omg look at those eyes!!! :D :D :D
awwww id wanna cuddle and kiss that face all day long too :) hes gunna be such a handsome devil!
by ryelle
Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:44 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: what was that mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Leo, how old is your bird? you've posted about this a few times and i dont know how old your fid is
by ryelle
Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:42 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: cigarette addict???
Replies: 3
Views: 706

thats a really good point Chobah. We've moved his cage up to our computer room where we used to smoke, so he can be out all day and he can have attention all the time instead of getting lonely downstairs. we go out onto the landing near the window to smoke now or downstairs, but my boyfriend puts th...
by ryelle
Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:21 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: cigarette addict???
Replies: 3
Views: 706

cigarette addict???

I think Spit is a secret cigarette addict. This past week hes started stealing cigarette butts from the ashtrays and i cant stop him. we always move the ashtrays out of the room or away from him and he always gets to them! He'll drop them into our hand if we put our hand underneath and say no, but i...
by ryelle
Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: News
Topic: 2New babies
Replies: 5
Views: 1547

heheheee so you decided to take them on! good on ya Bella! Share pics with us when ya get them :D
by ryelle
Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: Heartbroken
Replies: 7
Views: 1781

i think i'm ok now (well.. better anyway). ive been finding it hard coming home because i just get instantly upset as soon as i walk in the door. like theres something missin. i dunno. ill never forget my little man. he was the greatest ever, and my mam always said he was spoilt, but i think thats w...
by ryelle
Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: New bird
Replies: 14
Views: 1238

im not causing an argument or anything either, and i do see your point Leo. I've got my lip pierced twice, with a ring in my lip, a stud in my lip, and a ring in my ear. I dont let Spit near my face because i know he will bite lol (not just cus ive got piercings), but if i put my face to his cage he...
by ryelle
Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:05 am
Forum: News
Topic: Heartbroken
Replies: 7
Views: 1781

Heartbroken

I hope nobody minds.. because this isnt a fid. I had to get my eldest rat Harvey put to sleep yesterday afternoon and i am devastated and heartbroken. My boyfriends in bed so im having a mini breakdown this morning. I miss my morning cuddles with Harvster already. Hes been sick for about a month wit...
by ryelle
Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Lutino died
Replies: 51
Views: 4953

i think this should be locked or deleted
by ryelle
Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:40 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Intolerable squawking
Replies: 2
Views: 683

i had this problem a few months ago. my IRN was getting used to me being in the house and around him too much, so when i left the room or went out hed have the biggest tantrum in the world and wouldnt stop screaming for hours. You need to ignore him if he screams while your inside and hes out. He sh...
by ryelle
Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: behaviour again
Replies: 16
Views: 1482

i dont even think the bird needs to see a wild one to copy it. its all about instinct isnt it. they naturally know what the mating display of both sexes is, otherwise how would they know they were being displayed to? i think it is just an act/phase that infant birds (cant think of a better phrase) g...
by ryelle
Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:53 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi from the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 1035

welcome :)

our fid got one of this wings clipped, but the vet only clipped the secondary flight feathers and a few primary (he left two or three on), but we found it was really dangerous. he lost balance and couldnt land too well. if you let him out, keep an eye on him. just to be safe :)
by ryelle
Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: music
Replies: 4
Views: 628

we leave the radio on if we are out for a good few hours. theres usually somebody home though so its rare for Spit to be left on his own. i find he doesnt have much of a temper tantrum when we come home if the radios been on. i dont think hes learnt anything from it though. he just chirps away to so...
by ryelle
Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: mirrors in cages
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Spit used to talk to his mirror. he used to call it "toy". he got a bit too obsessive with it though so we had to take it away. i dont think it will stop them talking
by ryelle
Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:57 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Stress? What for?
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Birds naturally "sing" on a morning and an evening as the sun is coming up or going down, so i usually let my fid off a bit if hes loud then. He does calm down after a while and starts practising his talk
by ryelle
Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:54 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What Can You Do To Win Trust Again?
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Spit blames us with a massive scream and a growl in our general direction if he trips on his perch while hes pacing or running or accidently falls off his perch or his toys. He doesnt seem to understand that we had nothing to do with his fall or trip
by ryelle
Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Chet Womach's training vidio - UR oppinion!
Replies: 6
Views: 1358

omg i signed up to get the "free half hour video" off the website (which doesnt actually give any advice or training, its just a guy going on about what the dvd is about)... what a waste of time. also, the amount of spam that gets sent to me is stupid. ive tried to unregister and it didnt ...
by ryelle
Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:46 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Jibbys under attack
Replies: 19
Views: 1680

wow! it does sound like its either hormonal, something to do with jelousy or just "sibling rivalry" (i know they aint related, but they live together). Maybe its the time of year everyones birds seem to be going crazy. Spit has been going mental the past few days, lunging at me all the tim...
by ryelle
Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:15 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: What do you think
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

wahay, you beat me to it Bella. i was just about to suggest a Yellow Wagtail. http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh163/ryellephoto/P5020025.jpg Pied or White Wagtail: http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh163/ryellephoto/P5020027.jpg You might have seen these guys around (we get a lot in town) they a...
by ryelle
Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:54 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: What do you think
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

its wings look too dark and it looks rather long to be a canary. ive never seen a bird that yellow in the wild around here before though. im just trying to dig out my bird book.. ill have a look through it and post a bit later on
by ryelle
Fri May 30, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: behaviour again
Replies: 16
Views: 1482

i think that sounds about right. i'm not overly sure about bluffing though. i think we got Spit after that stage, and obviously he won the fight -.-
by ryelle
Thu May 29, 2008 3:53 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hey there from New Zealand!
Replies: 8
Views: 956

Aww i didnt know your baby was so young Spit is coming up 2 next month i think (we have decided to age him from the day we bought him because he was "around 1 yrs" when we bought him) and we are trying to tame him. hes a lot better than when we got him but still with some blatant issues (i...
by ryelle
Thu May 29, 2008 3:45 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: behaviour again
Replies: 16
Views: 1482

i spent monday night looking through the video's section and laughing my head off til 2am. Have you seen Aldeleen's Video of Pi-Ko? http://www.indianringneck.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=5341 very very beautiful bird but very confusing lol. Maybe he is a male but showing a bit of female behaviour? mayb...
by ryelle
Thu May 29, 2008 3:41 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Blackberries
Replies: 4
Views: 1257

hehehehee purple faced bird :D even though you had to clean up all that mess i bet you had to have a giggle :D
by ryelle
Wed May 28, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: behaviour again
Replies: 16
Views: 1482

are you sure Tango is a he? how old is he?
by ryelle
Wed May 28, 2008 6:11 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Good Articles for Breeders and Buyers
Replies: 11
Views: 8674

This is some good info. You always find the most needed and informative material Donna :D
by ryelle
Wed May 28, 2008 6:04 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: The Color Red
Replies: 12
Views: 2413

OMG IVE JUST REMEMBERED!!!! Spit had a little cat ball with a bell in hangin from the inside of his cage a while back and it was half white and half red and when breeding season came along he totally fell in love with it. anyways, we lost the ball... and i bought a red and white hoover and he totall...
by ryelle
Wed May 28, 2008 5:59 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Huge Taming help needed!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 3603

your fid sounds EXACTLY like mine. its crazy! Spit doesnt let go either when he grabs hold of ya. little imps they are. i gota clip more of his wings today -.- even though i dont want to, which is gunna do down SO well *sarcasm* but ive decided afterwards i am cracking down totally on his training. ...
by ryelle
Tue May 27, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: behaviour again
Replies: 16
Views: 1482

probably having a grump because you didnt get him out. Spit had a fit at me earlier because i didnt bring him upstairs while i played on the p.c. was an early bedtime for him :D he sits downstairs and growls and screams really badly
by ryelle
Tue May 27, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What a dancer lol
Replies: 11
Views: 1263

ahahahaa hell pick up the courage to talk infront of you soon :D just wait until you cant shut him up :) nice name youve picked too, and good to hear everything is fine.
by ryelle
Tue May 27, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Are gas ovens poisonous for birds?
Replies: 4
Views: 764

ive got gas hobs (hotplates as you call them lol) in my house, and we had a gas oven and hob in the old house. We have Spit in an opposite room and close the doors between the rooms when we cook. We also have a carbon monoxide detector because theres a gas boiler in the kitchen too, i know faulty ga...
by ryelle
Tue May 27, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Archimedes and Anikin
Replies: 21
Views: 5089

me and my boyfriend came across this video last week on YouTube and oh my god did we laugh. the "do do do do" at the mirror cracks my boyfriend up, its hilarious! I'd love to have two boys that acted like this they are stunning! i love the way they do the same thing at the same time lol p....
by ryelle
Mon May 26, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: The Color Red
Replies: 12
Views: 2413

me neither. i know Spit seems to favoure his cement perch which is a baby blue colour. he liked it as soon as he saw it. i dont think ive found anything he doesnt like yet though. maybe we should all do a test ^^ lol
by ryelle
Mon May 26, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Huge Taming help needed!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 3603

It did sound abit funny now that I read over it. It sound like you had the same situation as me...was your bird handtamed or what? We aren't completely sure if his gender but I suspect he is a he because he is beginning to get a slight ring now. i havent got a clue wether our fid had any close cont...
by ryelle
Sun May 25, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Another baby in my life, but this time....
Replies: 77
Views: 12683

Haha Dakota is a great name, can be used for both a boy or a girl. Her name is Dakota Raine, my husband is Native American so that is why we chose it. I am Irish so we had an irish name picked out for a boy... but my husband won hehe. You must be getting so anxious! Although your not feeling all th...
by ryelle
Sun May 25, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: whats going on at my place
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

i like the sound of your thumbs game :D sounds like your getting on well with all your birds, and making good progress. congrats ^^. General and Kieron will get the idea soon that your not as scary as they think you are hehe
by ryelle
Sun May 25, 2008 7:00 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Huge Taming help needed!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 3603

SHould I just keep trying and not make a fuss of it even when he savages my hand while I put the treats in his cage??? Are there any good random things/tips I should have for this process? sorry, but im crying with laughter. the way you wrote that was excellent. and it reminds me so much of my fid ...
by ryelle
Fri May 23, 2008 5:58 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My new IRN is biting me.
Replies: 15
Views: 1906

Woah! i just what you said about the way animals are treated in your country and it is disturbing! im not surprised you dont want to find her owner now, i think id be reluctant too. Sorry i didnt understand the situation before, but now i understand fully. Its very easy to trim wing feathers. My boy...
by ryelle
Fri May 23, 2008 5:51 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: the use of apple cider vinegar
Replies: 1
Views: 888

My Auntie actually has "The Vinegar Book", and it is pretty useful, especially if you dont like using lots of different chemicals around your house (and especially your fids). You can buy books about vinegar online from places like Amazon.com, etc. or prob from your local book store. I act...
by ryelle
Fri May 23, 2008 5:42 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: No pellets? so what?
Replies: 13
Views: 2298

some food has natural amounts of Salt in. On another post somebody was talking about the amount of natural salt in celery (Quoted below). We get criticed a lot as people for eating too much salt because we add salt in where sometimes its not necessary because the food we are eating actually has hidd...
by ryelle
Fri May 23, 2008 5:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: when they will talk, or they will never?
Replies: 17
Views: 1889

hahahaa i tell my boyfriend off whenever he curses in front of Spit because i know that Spits sat for hours each day trying to master some phrase that weve been saying to him and ill have a heart attack if he comes out with something foul lol. itl be typical that hell learn something like that thoug...
by ryelle
Fri May 23, 2008 5:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Dry Feet?
Replies: 7
Views: 1124

hehe, my dad came over one time and we rarely see him so Spit absolutely freaked out (he doesnt like strangers at all) and my dad got a face full of that dust stuff. i laughed lots He is in the middle of a moult atm (lost two tail feathers yesterday and another wing feather) and he lost tonnes of do...