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by SkyBaby
Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Skye's growing up!! First black ring feather!!
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Skye's growing up!! First black ring feather!!

My sweet little Skye is growing up! He will be 2 this April. He's been doing the male dance forever now. That's what made me guess he is a boy. Now there's no doubting it: He just grew his first black ring feather!! He was around 3 months when we got him. We got him mid June of 2008. http://i249.pho...
by SkyBaby
Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: I got my baby :)
Replies: 8
Views: 918

Re: I got my baby :)

She's adorable!! I'm sorry you can't keep her! :( That's tough.
by SkyBaby
Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: What type of bird would you like?
Replies: 15
Views: 1012

Re: What type of bird would you like?

With Leo on this one! Love the ringneck species! I also dream of having a hyacinth macaw, greenwing macaw, and an african grey. I also want a blue throat macaw, red fronted macaw, english budgies, conures, black palm cockatoos, the list goes on and on. I would love a kestrel (small american falcon) ...
by SkyBaby
Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can i have a ringneck & a conure in the same cage?
Replies: 8
Views: 8782

Re: Can i have a ringneck & a conure in the same cage?

I have two male ringies of different ages living together. Skye is my oldest at 1 year or so old when we got Anakin, the baby. Anakin was about 3 months old when we brought him home. They have been living in the same cage now for about 5 months and all is well. They seem to argue a bit more on the p...
by SkyBaby
Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: 3 stolen parrots- Phoenix AZ HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: 3 stolen parrots- Phoenix AZ HELP

This was posted in the right section the first time, adoption Lost and Found. Is the person with the missing birds a member here? The person with the missing birds is not a member here. I'm just trying to get more word out even though it happened 3 months ago. Chances are slim I'm sure at this poin...
by SkyBaby
Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: 3 stolen parrots- Phoenix AZ HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 455

3 stolen parrots- Phoenix AZ HELP

Yes this is cross posted from the adoption board but I don't think anyone was seeing it. I think more people would see it here. This is from another parrot forum I'm on. The birds went missing June 1. I know that was a while ago, but I only just now saw it, as I'm a newbie to that site. She's still...
by SkyBaby
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Many many and really many pics of Sam! Boy or Girl?!?
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Re: Many many and really many pics of Sam! Boy or Girl?!?

I know my Skye is a boy. He's only ever done the male mating dance. There's a good video of a male dance somewhere on here. Females have a dance too. Males strut with their wings half out, making their bodies heart shaped. Females hunker down flat, hold their heads straight up, and make a clucking s...
by SkyBaby
Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Girlfriend for Smokey?
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: Girlfriend for Smokey?

I got a friend for Skye. I ended up getting whichever bird I fell in love with. Anakin ended up being male. He was DNA sexed so we knew for sure. You don't necessarily have to have a female. My two share a large cage and all seems well. They seem to get along pretty well for the most part. They have...
by SkyBaby
Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Rainbow photos
Replies: 12
Views: 3062

Oh my.. they are so cute!! Great progessive shots!!
by SkyBaby
Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: new photos of the bubs
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Ohhh I just showed these to my hubby and he was like aww how cute! he loves the bald babies.
by SkyBaby
Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: FIRST NURSE !!!
Replies: 3
Views: 545

aww what a cutie!!!
by SkyBaby
Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Pumpkin to for Skye and Anakin? is pumpkin good for birds?
Replies: 4
Views: 996

lewi111 wrote:Yep Pumpkin is ok for them.I give mine a piece about once a week an they eat it all-----including the skin :!: :!: I just give them a thin slice---raw ,seeds an all
I'll remember that! Thanks!
by SkyBaby
Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:47 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Marvelous Bird Cages
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Don't know anything about that brand of cages. I'm sorry.

I have one of these for my two. They like it! It's plenty big enough, but it isn't as decorative looking as your kind is though. I got it cuz it's cheap, but well made.

http://www.birdscomfort.com/flight_bird_cage.html
by SkyBaby
Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Pumpkin to for Skye and Anakin? is pumpkin good for birds?
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Pumpkin to for Skye and Anakin? is pumpkin good for birds?

What specific kind of pumpkin should I get? The ones designed for making into jack-o-lanterns or those weird looking little ones with all those little bumps? How do I need to prepare it? Should I cook it? Leave it raw but wash it really well? I should cut the top off right? My two aren't picky eater...
by SkyBaby
Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: considering another baby...
Replies: 2
Views: 374

I recently got another ringie because like you, I decided one isn't enough. :P Anakin, the lutino in my sig, is our second ever ringie. You'll want to either get a baby from a very reputable breeder or a rehome from someone with no other birds but the one ringie to ensure you've got the best chances...
by SkyBaby
Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:19 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New owner!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Welcome here! Your ringie sounds like such a cutie. Not all ringies will go through bluffing. My two haven't. I hear it's more common in females than males though and my two are boys. Good luck! Can't wait to hear all about your birdie and see some pics! Edited to add: How to post pictures: Join a p...
by SkyBaby
Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby
Replies: 9
Views: 697

xx_sheena_xx wrote:the baby died
I'm so sorry. :( Poor little baby. :( I hope the others make it.
by SkyBaby
Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: i think its time
Replies: 1
Views: 1056

I'm so sorry. :( That was a beautiful dream though. I'm sure they're very happy wherever they are right now. *hugs*
by SkyBaby
Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: help with name
Replies: 11
Views: 950

aww what a pretty little girl! Lotus is a beautiful name!
by SkyBaby
Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: update with kieron &new girl
Replies: 5
Views: 1203

lol you need to give him more apples! a macho male bird can't make babies without a full stomach ya know. :D
by SkyBaby
Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Anthony swears he heard Anakin talk! and a bathing question
Replies: 7
Views: 634

hi i just wondering do irn hav baths a lot cause smurfs never had one since ive had him and thts been 4 months. toni Any parrot will benefit from a bath. If your bird is scared to death, don't force him. I take mine in the shower with me and they see me having a good time so they want to get in the...
by SkyBaby
Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Chiquita
Replies: 6
Views: 695

Aww they are both so cute! Those are great flight shots of Chiquita! Boomer is quite a cutie! I'm sure he'll do wonderfully with you.
by SkyBaby
Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Anthony swears he heard Anakin talk! and a bathing question
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Anyone? I am curious..
by SkyBaby
Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Anthony swears he heard Anakin talk! and a bathing question
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Anthony swears he heard Anakin talk! and a bathing question

I was sitting in the living room on my laptop and Skye was out, but Anakin was in their cage. I heard a muffled "Good boy" and thought it was Skye. Sometimes he's really clear and when he's just practicing, he muffles it a bit. Anthony happened to be walking by the birdies room at that moment and sa...
by SkyBaby
Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Welcome here! Your english sounds fine to me. We'd love to help you out!
by SkyBaby
Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from south Texas
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Welcome here! I have 2 ringies as well. They are very much a handful. :D
by SkyBaby
Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: skeets birthday pics
Replies: 8
Views: 844

Happy Hatchday Skeet!! She's a lovely little birdie!
by SkyBaby
Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from London
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Your ringie sounds beautiful indeed!

Bec has offered you great advice. Good luck! Pictures please?? :D
by SkyBaby
Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Help me name our girl.
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Welcome! I agree with pink devil too. That's a great name.
by SkyBaby
Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Is this an Indian ringneck
Replies: 5
Views: 1192

african ringneck. nice bird though! :)
by SkyBaby
Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Meet Indie
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Aw so cute! He looks just like my Skye did before he randomly started growing green feathers. :D
by SkyBaby
Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello new to indian ringnecks and the site!
Replies: 11
Views: 1128

welcome here! Gorgeous birdies! Mine are in my siggy. Skye is the turquoise and Anakin is the lutino. Very funny birdies. Can't wait to see more pics.
by SkyBaby
Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Crying for Skitty
Replies: 6
Views: 1503

Oh my.. I'm so sorry! I'm sure they knew they were very loved. Fly free little ones.
by SkyBaby
Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Very Aggressive IRN I have had since Feb 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Can I have some details on your situation?
-age
-diet
-time outside of cage

that kind of thing?
by SkyBaby
Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Jilly
Replies: 8
Views: 1512

aww poor girl. She sure was beautiful. I'm sure she knew she was loved. I'm also sure she was happy with you.
by SkyBaby
Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: HELLO EVERYONE
Replies: 9
Views: 720

pretty ringie! welcome here!
by SkyBaby
Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: I lost the baby..
Replies: 12
Views: 1542

Oh my, I am so sorry :( I really am, its something I am sure I dont even know quite how to feel like you two, but hope you find some peace of mind through the pain. Its a terrible ordeal to go through, but your a tough cookie! And it doesnt mark the end for anything, just a very rough patch on your...
by SkyBaby
Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: I lost the baby..
Replies: 12
Views: 1542

I lost the baby..

I just had a miscarriage yesterday. I didn't want to say anything on here until it was confirmed. My doctor confirmed it today. The level of hcg (the pregnancy hormone) in my body is extremely low and apparently falling, due to my complete loss of symptoms in the last 48 hours. Anthony and I were cr...
by SkyBaby
Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: gen jens gone!
Replies: 7
Views: 1549

Aww poor girl. Fly free! She will be sorely missed I'm sure. I'm also sure she knew she was very loved by you and had a great life with you. *hugs*
by SkyBaby
Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: pregnant bird & animal lovers
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Thanks so much for posting that!! I'm pregnant and that is helpful indeed. I have yet to schedule the appointment with the vet to look over Skye and Anakin. I'm trying to find a good one.
by SkyBaby
Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Blood or feather sexing?
Replies: 17
Views: 996

jeannier wrote:I just requested my kit. I believe I will do the feather method also. It scares me to cut the nail. I cant wait to see what I have.
Oh cool! Good luck! I have a little boy. I was fully expecting Anakin to be a girl for some reason. :D
by SkyBaby
Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: I can't handle parrots during pregnancy???
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Hi there, I / we had the same concern with my wife's pregnancy last year. We have 3 indoor cats, Russian Blues, and toxoplasmosis can occur in cats, and pregnant women should avoid handling pet litter, or anything to do with cat faeces. The parasite primarily lives in cats. We contacted our doctor ...
by SkyBaby
Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: I can't handle parrots during pregnancy???
Replies: 5
Views: 731

I can't handle parrots during pregnancy???

I'm reading something that's scaring me. I'm about 4 or 5 weeks pregnant. Toxoplasmosis is a disease that makes babies really sick, but that generally shows no signs in healthy adults because we are able to fight it off. My cousin Laura who is a Registered Nurse says I should not handle Skye and Ana...
by SkyBaby
Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: I'M PREGNANT!!!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1041

:D Got your PM. So far, that is 6 other new pregnancies Ive heard. lol. Welcome to the pregnant club hun! lol. I was expecting to see more at my first ultrasound (had one at 6.5 weeks).. couldnt see much, so Im hoping to get some clear picks at my 12 week ultrasound. Goodluck on the 27th! Keep us p...
by SkyBaby
Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: I'M PREGNANT!!!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1041

I'M PREGNANT!!!!!!!

I'm so totally stoked!!! I am right around 5 weeks, based on my own calculations. 5 positive at home pregnancy tests (2 of them were those fancy digital things) and blood work results confirmed it. I have been away because I was busy reading up on babies and pregnancy and stuff on a pregnancy forum....
by SkyBaby
Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introducing, Penelope (Blue Lacewing/Pallid Female IRN)
Replies: 11
Views: 1369

oh wow she's beautiful!! I love that color!!
by SkyBaby
Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: loveys
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: took a little while

skittles wrote:Skittles took a little while to warm up to her, but as soon as she fed her an apple piece, it was all love and kisses!
lol it has been said the fastest way to a ringie's heart is through her stomach. :D
by SkyBaby
Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: loveys
Replies: 3
Views: 350

aww how cute! I love it when they show off their intelligence for our guests. Skye started talking in front of strangers for the first time a week ago. He's never done that before. Skye is wary of strangers unless it's people he sees fairly regularly. Anakin will go to anyone.
by SkyBaby
Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: How many birds ...
Replies: 42
Views: 3354

Re: only one

sadly, I only have one IRN, and no other birds. I think my hubby would lose his mind if I got more than that! Although he did get Skittles for me, I think he was tired of me mourning my quaker... we also have 2 cats, 2 dogs, and 2 kids.... I keep telling the hubby that everything else is in pairs, ...
by SkyBaby
Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: pictures of Skittles
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Aww he looks a lot like Skye did when I first brought him home. Skittles is a real cutie! ^^
by SkyBaby
Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Bullet is getting testy
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Yup.. sounds like bluffing to me. I know my Anakin isn't bluffing yet, but he is definitely testing us. We're not letting him get away with anything. He wont 'bite'. He doesn't lunge down and bite. He tends to chew on our fingers. Bluffing can last a couple weeks or a couple months. It just depends ...
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Should I buy Or Not?
Replies: 8
Views: 1267

I'm not gonna repeat what everyone has said.. I will say this.. I too say you should get the pair!
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Skye wont let Ani eat...
Replies: 6
Views: 458

maybe try getting a container (doesn't have to be anything flashy) and putting some food in it and moving it to the opposite side from the original bowl. See if Skye stops Ani from eating from both. If it keeps going you may need to feed them seperatley for a little bit . Thanks I'll try that. :) S...
by SkyBaby
Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Skye wont let Ani eat...
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Skye wont let Ani eat...

It's not like Skye's simply not letting Ani get to it when he's eating, but more like Skye will climb down from the play gym just to chase Ani away and then climb back up. I know this is Skye being territorial and the dominant bird, but when will he let Ani eat? Will he ever let Ani eat? Should I go...
by SkyBaby
Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Im going to be a mummy!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 2063

THAT'S WONDERFUL! Congratulations!! Can't wait to see some ultrasound pictures!!
by SkyBaby
Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Biting me when not given a treat
Replies: 15
Views: 867

Made some real progress tonight Worked out that if I make a fist and he cant really see my fingers he gives a wee nibble, then when i nudge him he steps up with no treat, and then is getting rewarded. Think that is the mistake I was making, letting him see the treat before getting him to step up......
by SkyBaby
Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ani's DNA results are in...
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Ani's DNA results are in...

Ani is a boy!! I was fully expecting a female for some reason. :D He is now Anakin. My husband is making noises like he wants to change his name though. Any ideas for boy names?? Sorry.. no new pictures.. my camera battery has died and I haven't gotten around to buying new AAs. The next post I make ...
by SkyBaby
Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Skye's on Youtube!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 924

U.S Marine wrote:Cool video Skye, can't wait to see Ani. :D
Skye says Thanks! I will make a video of Ani next week.
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Blood or feather sexing?
Replies: 17
Views: 996

How did you do it? Seriously. I can't understand, is it because Ani is real young, that he thinks you are its parent? Um just plucked out one feather at a time from his chest until I had 7. He didn't even move. He just sat there and let me do it. He didn't really even notice. If anything he kept tr...
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Blood or feather sexing?
Replies: 17
Views: 996

U.S Marine wrote:I just don't want my bird screaming on me. First feather i tried to pull, Achilles let out a yelp. That was it from there. :lol:
aww poor little guy. I think the chest is a little less sensitive. That's where they recommend pulling them from anyways.
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ani is bobbing his head..
Replies: 8
Views: 599

U.S Marine wrote:Oh, Achilles is around 10 months old. :D
Hehe thought so. What color is Achilles?
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ani is bobbing his head..
Replies: 8
Views: 599

I just gave Ani a couple syringes full (it's the size of a diabetic syringe) of hand feeding stuff. Now he's fast asleep. That was him begging for food. I also cuddled him afterwards now he seems a lot happier. :D Thanks everyone.
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Wet birdies!
Replies: 21
Views: 1760

U.S Marine wrote:How warm was the shower, or was it sorta cold?
It was pretty warm. I'm not a very good judge of exact temperature though. :D It was as warm as it normally is when Skye likes to get in. It wasn't too hot. It definitely wasn't at all cold either.
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ani is bobbing his head..
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Really! My bird just started doing that, wen Achilles does it, he/she makes no noise but sorta thrash's his body and head side to side then up and down. I was gonna post this too! I think its a male.c Well, your DNA will say if its a male! I doubt that's any kind of dance like that. Keep in mind th...
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Blood or feather sexing?
Replies: 17
Views: 996

How did you do it? Seriously. I can't understand, is it because Ani is real young, that he thinks you are its parent? Um just plucked out one feather at a time from his chest until I had 7. He didn't even move. He just sat there and let me do it. He didn't really even notice. If anything he kept tr...
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ani is bobbing his head..
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Ani is bobbing his head..

He can't be dancing.. We have one of those DVR things were you can pause live tv and it is paused. The only noise is me typing and my husband chatting on the phone. He goes side to side a little bit, too. It almost looks like that regurgitation head bob. Nothing is coming up though. He's not sitting...
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: please help me out... the irn is not eating..
Replies: 10
Views: 735

I read on here that young ringies tend to revert back to wanting a hand feeding when they're at a new home. Maybe you could try that, if you know how to do it? Are there any avian vets in India?
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Biting me when not given a treat
Replies: 15
Views: 867

Upon thinking about it more.. I have a bit more to add if that's ok with you. Here goes. It appears to me he is quite tame, he just picked up a bad habit. Definitely alter the taming/training process. Change the time you're treating him. Ditch the treats for now though. You may have to suffer a few ...
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Wet birdies!
Replies: 21
Views: 1760

TD wrote:I think the pics are awesome. Nothing cruel about them at all. Ringnecks adore a good shower!
Hehe thanks. Skye sure likes them. My little yellow guy.. not so much. :D
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Blood or feather sexing?
Replies: 17
Views: 996

I dont have problems with either method, however I use the feather option. Here we have two highly reputable comapies, MDS and DNAsolutions. Both require only 2 feathers an inch long or longer to be pulled from the bird. The only time I will use blood is in very young chicks when banding them with ...
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Blood or feather sexing?
Replies: 17
Views: 996

I dont have problems with either method, however I use the feather option. Here we have two highly reputable comapies, MDS and DNAsolutions. Both require only 2 feathers an inch long or longer to be pulled from the bird. The only time I will use blood is in very young chicks when banding them with ...
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Biting me when not given a treat
Replies: 15
Views: 867

I think what you're experiencing is why some say it's bad to include treats in the train process. I didn't give treats to Skye when I was taming him.

Not sure how to go about fixing this though. Good luck!

*Edited.. I didn't treat him regularly I meant to say. :D
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: More pictures..
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Just to let you know, I have always found that lutino IRN are very slender and lean naturally, just my experience. They seem to be a much slighter bird than the blue and green, especially the females. :wink: Ohh good i feel better. Something about Ani says female. I'm sending in the test kit today....
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:42 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: More pictures..
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Just to let you know, I have always found that lutino IRN are very slender and lean naturally, just my experience. They seem to be a much slighter bird than the blue and green, especially the females. :wink: Ohh good i feel better. Something about Ani says female. I'm sending in the test kit today....
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Blood or feather sexing?
Replies: 17
Views: 996

I use the blood method. I can't handle needles so get Shane to do it for me lol. That way HE is the baddie and I am the goodie in it all. :lol: But seriously, when he gives them a quick jab with the needle, most of the time they don't even flinch. Tough little cookies. :) I went with feathers. I pu...
by SkyBaby
Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Blood or feather sexing?
Replies: 17
Views: 996

Blood or feather sexing?

The DNA test kits I requested have arrived today. I have a blood card for collecting a few drops of blood and a tiny bag for freshly plucked feathers. Which of those two is the least uncomfortable? I read that it would require 5-7 plucked feathers for accurate results. That's quite a few. Which one ...
by SkyBaby
Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: More pictures..
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Re: More pictures..

The first introductions went very well. They're happily eat out of the same bowl. No aggression. Ani gets on Skye's nerves sometimes though. Ani cries like all the time (is that normal?) and I swear Skye's thinking "Shut up Ani!" Skye strikes at him a little bit (not enough to do any damage) and is...
by SkyBaby
Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: More pictures..
Replies: 7
Views: 702

About the seeds, don't worry, Ani can eat seeds for the next 8 years of his life and would still be able to switch over to pellets and become healthy, living a long time life. :wink: Your question was silly :lol: . You asked what makes a bird gain weight? Well of course it wont be pellets, it will ...
by SkyBaby
Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: More pictures..
Replies: 7
Views: 702

More pictures..

The first introductions went very well. They're happily eat out of the same bowl. No aggression. Ani gets on Skye's nerves sometimes though. Ani cries like all the time (is that normal?) and I swear Skye's thinking "Shut up Ani!" Skye strikes at him a little bit (not enough to do any damage) and is ...
by SkyBaby
Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Wet birdies!
Replies: 21
Views: 1760

Re: Wet birdies!

This is a horribly cruel way to treat those birds! why would you get them wet like that?? Hey man, who the hell are you? What the ??? is a BirdNinja :? No kidding.... I think most people are here because they love birds and enjoy stories and sharing/helping others. :D Birds are not tortured by bath...
by SkyBaby
Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Skye doesn't talk anymore :(
Replies: 5
Views: 455

U.S Marine wrote:Skye will def teach Ani to talk, don't worry. Just keep vocalizing with them.
I've been doing that and Skye is talking more and more. :D
by SkyBaby
Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My new baby isn't banded..
Replies: 17
Views: 957

Well there's proof of ownership. Not chipping to control them or something. :D I have Skye's band registered, but this baby doesn't have a band so chipping seems like the next best thing. you must be a republican.... wanting to put computer chips in everyone to track them! Don't tell me you believe...
by SkyBaby
Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:22 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Family grew again! hehe
Replies: 14
Views: 2181

They are super cute! :) Can't wait to see pics of some babies!
by SkyBaby
Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Family grew again! hehe
Replies: 14
Views: 2181

xx_sheena_xx wrote:how do you
pronounce caique?
Cah-I-k?

I think anyways.. :D
by SkyBaby
Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Wet birdies!
Replies: 21
Views: 1760

Re: Wet birdies!

This is a horribly cruel way to treat those birds! why would you get them wet like that?? Parrots bathe in the wild under rainfall. The best way to emulate this is to hold a shower head above and a little in front of them to let them get wet on their own terms. Skye loves bathing so he gets under t...
by SkyBaby
Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: How should I manipulate my woman?
Replies: 1
Views: 293

I managed it with my husband. He's the one who is not so into animals. He only wanted the one bird. His main concern was the 2nd large cage. I told him that males can be housed together after reading up on this forum and another one. I also told him that another bird would be a good idea since we're...
by SkyBaby
Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My new baby isn't banded..
Replies: 17
Views: 957

Lags wrote:you must be american....making political comments on a bird forum.
Same goes for you. Please lets keep this post focused on the question I asked. Thanks.
by SkyBaby
Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My new baby isn't banded..
Replies: 17
Views: 957

Oh no, please don't micro chip them. Would you want to be chipped by the government? Sorry no hard feelings. Well there's proof of ownership. Not chipping to control them or something. :D I have Skye's band registered, but this baby doesn't have a band so chipping seems like the next best thing. yo...
by SkyBaby
Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Wet birdies!
Replies: 21
Views: 1760

Re: Wet birdies!

Sorry about the flood of posts. Hope I'm not annoying ya'all. "blah blah blah" edited for brevity I so need a couple of shower perches. That way Skye and Ani can get as wet as they want to. This is a horribly cruel way to treat those birds! why would you get them wet like that?? Parrots bathe in th...
by SkyBaby
Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Skye doesn't talk anymore :(
Replies: 5
Views: 455

I am sure Skye will continue to speak (english and birdie). He probably just got excited by the new bird and reverted to natural bird noises. If it takes some separation time to keep Skye reminded of his english, then that is a good idea. If both you and Skye speak english to the new bird, there is...
by SkyBaby
Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: IS PAULLY COURTING WITH A BALL???
Replies: 10
Views: 877

CalamariBaby wrote:OMG! That is so funny. Love it..... These videos are the reason I got an IRN. They really crack me up.
DITTO. Lol I loved the movies so much on youtube that I wanted one too. :D That's how I got Skye.
by SkyBaby
Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Skye's on Youtube!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 924

I meant for that to say "hide the camera in the towel." :D

I was trying to get that sent off before I went to work this morning.
by SkyBaby
Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:49 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Skye's on Youtube!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 924

Skye's on Youtube!!!!

I finally got video of him chattering away. Enjoy. Sorry the quality is so crumby, but I had to hide the towel. Apparently the camera is more interesting than talking. :D I'll post a video of Ani later today. I'll show you how sweet s/he is when I'm cuddling him/her. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K...
by SkyBaby
Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Clown Loaches
Replies: 20
Views: 1792

I also like the yo-yo loaches, does anyone know if you can put them together? Marine-you NEED to get loaches then. It’s amazing how active they are. Mjay, how many tanks do you have? Wow! I have three. Thanks Skybaby. Those goldfish are my friends goldfish. She got a new tank because her’s was leak...
by SkyBaby
Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Skye doesn't talk anymore :(
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Skye doesn't talk anymore :(

I miss it. I heard him talk once when we brought Ani home, but now the sounds he makes are all birdie sounds, which are cute, but I miss his talking. Now that he knows this other bird can speak his birdie language, Skye doesn't use human language anymore. I'm thinking maybe individual oustide of cag...
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My new baby isn't banded..
Replies: 17
Views: 957

When I got my young girl a year ago, she had a band. At the first vet check, he removed it. He said he always removes them as he has had to treat many birds injured due to the band. I am glad he took it off her, I don't think she liked it anyway. Hmm I wonder if I should have Skye's removed then? H...
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My new baby isn't banded..
Replies: 17
Views: 957

I know the ones that they put in my cats were a bit bigger than a large piece of rice... which sounds small, but really, the thing they use to implant it is like a giant hypodermic needle. It looks like a straw. On the cat, they pull the skin taught and 'inject' the 'chip' into them. There was even...
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: beak...is this normal
Replies: 12
Views: 994

i keep looking at the pic she's adorable, its made me want to get one but i stil live at home with my parents and they'd kill me if i bought another one haha archie is messy enough!! maybe when i get my own house haha Lol yup. My parents were rather unreasonable about it all so I found it easier to...
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Wet birdies!
Replies: 21
Views: 1760

Wet birdies!

Sorry about the flood of posts. Hope I'm not annoying ya'all. I have yet to post pics of wet birdies. Here they are. Ani didn't seem to enjoy his first shower, but I had to drench him/her cuz he got watermelon stuff all over him when he took a flying leap and landed in the watermelon bowl. I didn't ...
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi to everyone
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Hey welcome here! Looking forward to pics!
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: beak...is this normal
Replies: 12
Views: 994

jennamarie wrote:skyebaby ur new addition is sooo cute!!!
thanks so much! I'm kind of calling him/her Ani right now, as can be short for either Anakin or Annabelle. If the baby is a girl, I may change her name to Princess Leia. I don't know.. still unnamed. :D
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: beak...is this normal
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Skye's beak looks like this too. I think it's normal. He doesn't seem to notice this.
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My new baby isn't banded..
Replies: 17
Views: 957

My Wally doesnt have a band either. The breeder told me she doesnt band the birds for safety reasons. I have to tend to agree.. the way the birds play all over, Id hate to see him hung up by a stupid band. I also thought about microchipping Wally (I have two cats and they are chipped) but if it is ...
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My new baby isn't banded..
Replies: 17
Views: 957

U.S Marine wrote:Oh no, please don't micro chip them.
Would you want to be chipped by the
government? Sorry no hard feelings.
Well there's proof of ownership. Not chipping to control them or something. :D I have Skye's band registered, but this baby doesn't have a band so chipping seems like the next best thing.
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: How many birds ...
Replies: 42
Views: 3354

2 tame ringnecks:

1 year old male turquoise named Skye

1 lutino baby who is only 9 weeks old, gender unknown and so far unnamed.

*both tame

EDITED:

lutino baby is a BOY! ^_^ His name is Anakin.

Now I really need a nicer siggy :P
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Clown Loaches
Replies: 20
Views: 1792

I love loaches. They're lots of fun. At that small size, I'm sure they love that 75 gallon. The tank size is great http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clown_loach Only thing is, Loaches are a tropical fish and prefer more acidic water (a pH of 5-6 or so) and goldfish prefer more basic water (pHs 7-8). It i...
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: INTRODUCING (drum roll please)
Replies: 10
Views: 952

Good New!!:D My Dad Called Them And They Said It Can Come Home This Sat Whew! Same As Me :D Yes I Am Planned To Coz I Dont Want To Wait For 3 Year To Find Out Also Hard 2 Get Name Which Is Right For Her/Him Are You? That's wonderful! :) Can't wait to see pictures! Are you getting a lutino? Which co...
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: INTRODUCING (drum roll please)
Replies: 10
Views: 952

Awww Incredibly CUTE :) Can't Getting Mine This Sat Good Thought For Princess Leia Or Ani :D I Might Call Mine Indy :D You can't get your baby this saturday? that sucks :( Hehe my husband and I love Star Wars. :D It's only fitting. :D That's a cute name! Are you going to have your baby DNA sexed?
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My new baby isn't banded..
Replies: 17
Views: 957

hey, my IRN hasn't got a band either, i'm not using him/her for breeding though, he's more of just a loving pet so to me it doesn' really matter :D Ohh ok so bands are really necessary? that's good to know! I may be getting the new one micro chipped and maybe Skye too. Haven't decided on that one y...
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Pics of Chiquita
Replies: 18
Views: 1359

courtney wrote:I love the green ones to. I love all of them, why not get one of each colour?!!!! :lol:
I got one! Check out my post in the photo section to see what color.
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: INTRODUCING (drum roll please)
Replies: 10
Views: 952

awwww :D s/he is soooo gorgeous :D congrats on your new addition :D as for a name :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: maybe check out a pet name site, they have one's specifically for birds :) I know what I'll name the baby if the baby is a boy and that's Anakin. I do like Annabelle. I'm kind of calling the ba...
by SkyBaby
Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My new baby isn't banded..
Replies: 17
Views: 957

My new baby isn't banded..

The breeder told us she doesn't band her ringnecks when we noticed there was no band on his/her leg. That seems a bit odd to me. The babies were all quite loved and happy and healthy looking though. I'm not gonna be breeding if this new baby turns out to be female, so is a band really necessary? I k...
by SkyBaby
Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: INTRODUCING (drum roll please)
Replies: 10
Views: 952

U.S Marine wrote:Nice!! That's cool as hell.
Thanks so much! I'm not generally a huge fan of yellow, but this little guy is so cuddly! :D Any name ideas if this baby is a girl? :D
by SkyBaby
Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: INTRODUCING (drum roll please)
Replies: 10
Views: 952

INTRODUCING (drum roll please)

The new baby! He was hatched in late April/early May. He is a lutino. We decided to go with another breeder we just found only about 30 min from my folk's place. We went there and absolutely fell in love with this little guy. He went to sleep on me on the way home. It was adorable!! No idea on gende...
by SkyBaby
Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Chiquita's Cage
Replies: 34
Views: 2220

courtney wrote:Oh yes, they are draw bridge style. The side ones open like a door but the other two are draw bridge style so I have two different types of doors.
Wow cool! Do you think this cage's doors open like that? The regular door style and draw bridge styles are both really good.
by SkyBaby
Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:06 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What does it Mean?
Replies: 21
Views: 1339

Lol keep your fingers away. You may be in for a nasty bite. That's what that means. :D Skye does the same thing when I grab one of his favorite foot toys. :D
by SkyBaby
Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Pics of Chiquita
Replies: 18
Views: 1359

She's gorgeous. I love the lutinos. :D Again.. awesome cage. I notice you've got chinchillas. They're so cute!

I haven't quite decided which color I want for my next ringie.
by SkyBaby
Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Chiquita's Cage
Replies: 34
Views: 2220

Yes, that is pretty close to my cage size. My doors slide up and down. You pull them down or up. Im just careful that I don’t pinch Chiquita’s toes when Im lifting it up or down because she likes to get right in my face out of excitement when she wants out. I know I'm very careful, but I don't want...
by SkyBaby
Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:43 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Chiquita's Cage
Replies: 34
Views: 2220

OH where did you find it? Do you have a links to the cage? Your not anoying me one bit. :D Something I just realized about that cage.. are the main doors guillotine style as in sliding up and down? Or do they open like regular doors with hinges? That cage looks like a guillotine. I trust myself to ...
by SkyBaby
Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Chiquita's Cage
Replies: 34
Views: 2220

courtney wrote:OH where did you find it? Do you have a links to the cage? Your not anoying me one bit. :D
http://www.petstruly.com/4030fl.html

It's the same size as yours or close enough at least. It's not hagen I don't think, but it still looks nice and it's only $300 here.

Sweet! :D
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Chiquita's Cage
Replies: 34
Views: 2220

Found it! I shall stop bugging you now. :D Sorry if I annoyed you. :D
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Chiquita's Cage
Replies: 34
Views: 2220

did this pet store you got this cage from happen to have a website?
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Chiquita's Cage
Replies: 34
Views: 2220

Srry if you said this already sky but wen will you be getting this new bird. I can't wait, i want to see pictures already! He no problem! :D It will be a few months yet. I haven't really been in touch with any breeders, however I do know which one I will be buying from. My husband and I have to get...
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Jibby in the box for hours?
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Aww how sweet! That is beyond adorable! Sorry I can't answer questions.. I don't breed. :D Get a video of this if you can. My husband and I want to see this. I just finished reading your post to my husband and he thought it was so funny. We want video!
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Chiquita's Cage
Replies: 34
Views: 2220

Still haven't found it here in the US yet. I'm still looking. I've found lots of websites that sell hagen stuff, but not that particular cage. That cage would be so perfect for 2 ringies. Chiquita has got to be one happy bird. Before you put them together you should put one bird in one cage each, t...
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: bluey
Replies: 10
Views: 800

Skye is half duck-butt. I was scared and asked a vet about it and he said young parrots don't know how to care for their tails and wont learn how to until they're a couple years old. would you say bluey is still young at the moment ?? cos bluey has just started sorted her feathers out but doesnt to...
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Chiquita's Cage
Replies: 34
Views: 2220

Sorry I do not see any model number on it. I looked everywhere on it. I live in Canada so you might want to look it up in Canada. Oh I bet you’re excited to get another IRN, I sure would be. Maybe in the future I will get a couple more. Do they usually get along having two or three? I know you shou...
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Possessive behaviour.. what to do
Replies: 6
Views: 862

Oh wow. I can't say I've ever delt with a ringneck with that issue, but I did have a parrotlet that did that exact same thing, except she wasn't in love with any part of me. The only toys I bought her didn't have bells on them or mirrors. She'd still go crazy, just not as crazy. She's drawn blood on...
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Chiquita's Cage
Replies: 34
Views: 2220

Still haven't found it here in the US yet. I'm still looking. I've found lots of websites that sell hagen stuff, but not that particular cage. That cage would be so perfect for 2 ringies. Chiquita has got to be one happy bird.
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Attention?
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Well im at school from 8:30 am until about 4:00pm, and when i get home i always have lots of homework i have to do. I also have a conure and she needs attention all the time but she is usally pretty good if she is left alone. And i dont really think my mum would let me put another bird cage in our ...
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Attention?
Replies: 8
Views: 520

i have been thinking about getting one for about a year now, i have two in an averie but their not friendly. But i dont think i would really have time for a tame one :( Well my husband works a full time job and I work a part time job and we still find time for Skye. He has a large cage with plenty ...
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Attention?
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Lots if you want your baby to stay super tame. Skye's out of his cage for most of the day and gets a few hours of one on one attention every day.
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: bluey
Replies: 10
Views: 800

Skye is half duck-butt. I was scared and asked a vet about it and he said young parrots don't know how to care for their tails and wont learn how to until they're a couple years old.
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: green violet owner
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Hey welcome here! Yes pictures please!
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Chiquita's Cage
Replies: 34
Views: 2220

U.S Marine wrote:Sky, what color are you looking for.
I don't really care, so long as it's that same size. :D
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Chiquita's Cage
Replies: 34
Views: 2220

Something else.. do you happen to know the model number of your cage or anything like that?
by SkyBaby
Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:49 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Chiquita's Cage
Replies: 34
Views: 2220

I know I just LOVE that cage; I got lucky when I spotted it in the corner. I almost walked by it. It was a snap decision. I was not intending on buying a cage but couldn’t pass up the deal. I wanted it SOOOO bad. I live in Canada. The brand is hagen. Awesome thank you!! Must go order one now XD you...
by SkyBaby
Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Chiquita's Cage
Replies: 34
Views: 2220

holy cow I want that cage! what country do you live in?? Chiquita is one happy bird. :D

Edited.. one other question :D

What brand is your cage?
by SkyBaby
Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: free flighted bird
Replies: 4
Views: 432

I'm trying that with my Skye as we speak. He hasn't quite gotten the idea, though when something or someone scares him, he comes straight to me. I want him to be able to fly to me the second i call him even if he isnt' scared. He's only partially clipped. The best way to effectively flight train a p...
by SkyBaby
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: my babys growing up!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 916

aww happy 9 month birthday Skeet! Skye just turned a year old in April. He talked up a storm on his first birthday! :D
by SkyBaby
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: archie's new bath
Replies: 6
Views: 1975

He's quite a cutie! :)
by SkyBaby
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Dale and Alex
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Welcome here, Dale and Alex! :)
by SkyBaby
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi from an Australian Ringneck owner!
Replies: 6
Views: 530

Welcome here! :) I have a turquoise ringie named Skye. Nice to meet you and Larry!
by SkyBaby
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: cage mates for ringnecks?
Replies: 9
Views: 6090

U.S Marine wrote:wen i said Quaker i had ment a Conure. Sure let me get pictures
up tomorrow night. :)
Sweet! Lookin forward to it.
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: cage mates for ringnecks?
Replies: 9
Views: 6090

i have found that sue does not like our cockatiel and even clyde chases her lol i do not know about other cockatiels but mine is a big wiener LOL now ithe cockatiels cage mate is a rosella :O i can't even believe they get along! info suggests rosellas can be quite aggressive at times. they seem to ...
by SkyBaby
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: A Good Idea? Fruit and Vegetable Iceblocks!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 678

That sounds like a wonderful idea! I'll have to try that if i ever end up with a bird that doesn't already love his veggies. Skye does. He goes stock-raving mad for some corn. He'll basically eat anything he sees me eating, so long as I look like I'm enjoying it. That's something you could do, you c...
by SkyBaby
Sun May 31, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: size recommendation for Avaitor harness?
Replies: 6
Views: 475

I think I have x-small. Good luck!
by SkyBaby
Sun May 31, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Skye bit me... XD
Replies: 2
Views: 304

U.S Marine wrote:Ring necks are the best lols.. :)
Yes I love 'em ^_^ XD lolz
by SkyBaby
Sun May 31, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Skye bit me... XD
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Skye bit me... XD

... Cuz I picked up his favorite ball and he didn't like that. I picked it up hoping to clean up the living room and he runs over pinning his eyes and fluffing his feathers. He normally just grabs the ball from me and carries his ball up to his favorite perch while I clean up the rest of his toys an...
by SkyBaby
Mon May 18, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: IS PAULLY COURTING WITH A BALL???
Replies: 10
Views: 877

My guy, Skye, does the exact same thing to his balls. Yup.. i think he's just in love with this toys. XD lol Balls are my baby's favorite toys.
by SkyBaby
Wed May 13, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: couple of more photos
Replies: 4
Views: 651

wow gorgeous birds! I love that Sue has a white head. Is that color morph hard to find? Isn't it called something like a clear head? Probably expensive huh :P
by SkyBaby
Wed May 13, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: cage mates for ringnecks?
Replies: 9
Views: 6090

the only other bird I have with a ring neck is Mika the Alex.They both have the same attitude and can handle each others temperaments. I have heard of people with cockatiels with ring necks. Hmm that's an idea. I'd need a bigger cage to make room for the alex, but that's doable. Thanks for your rep...
by SkyBaby
Tue May 12, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: cage mates for ringnecks?
Replies: 9
Views: 6090

cage mates for ringnecks?

ok so i'm dying to get another bird. The only problem is my husband wont let me do it even if it's only a budgie in a smaller cage cuz he doesn't want another cage. So I want to know if there are any birds who can live with ringnecks. His cage is good sized, the dimensions are 30"wide x 35" tall x 2...
by SkyBaby
Tue May 12, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Fid and Bubs?
Replies: 4
Views: 508

robin.s wrote:YES YES YES!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
lol you're very welcome XD
by SkyBaby
Tue May 12, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Fid and Bubs?
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Fid= Feathered Kid

Bub= baby parrot

hope that helped.
by SkyBaby
Thu May 07, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: agressive lutino rejects company
Replies: 2
Views: 412

I don't breed and I 'm no where near an expert on parrots. Here's my 2 cents from what I've read about ringnecks and parrots in general so far: Parrots can be pretty territorial. The females of the ringnecks can be aggressive. That divider you had was just enough for each bird to have their spaces a...
by SkyBaby
Tue May 05, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Bath time
Replies: 8
Views: 1171

SO ADORABLE! I wish my Skye liked baths. :D
by SkyBaby
Tue May 05, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Favourite color?
Replies: 11
Views: 974

I'd have to say.. turquoise! The darker colored kind. I love any kind of turquoise though. It was funny.. when I was looking at getting a ringneck, a turquoise was a bit pricy. I found Skye at a petstore and blue was my second favorite mutation so i brought him home and over the span of the next yea...
by SkyBaby
Mon May 04, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Techno Cocky!
Replies: 6
Views: 1098

I've seen that movie a million times, first on animal planet and then on youtube. I NEVER get tired of it ^_^ I just love it. Thanks for posting it!
by SkyBaby
Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Is this a male display?
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Skye is a male I think. I haven't ever had him DNA'd. He does the dance all the time. He opens his wings to that heart shape and strutts around and does the wood pecker thing and makes kissy sounds and stretches as far as he can from one side to the other. He also hops a bit. It's really cute. And m...
by SkyBaby
Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: IRN biting holes in my clothes.
Replies: 10
Views: 1690

The reason why putting her in her cage isn't "getting the point across" is because her mind is in somewhere else and you're just disciplining her for whatever she's doing that second . I think what you should do is get a few toys you can hold that are much brighter colored and cooler than ...
by SkyBaby
Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My Blue Indian Ringneck
Replies: 6
Views: 1797

Wow.. he's beautiful!!

I love the blue ringies! My Skye is about 10-11 months old and looks a bit like yours. :D
by SkyBaby
Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Skye and I welcome you here and can't wait to see pics. Wow! That's quite a collection of critters! I don't have a problem with bedtime blues. I'm lucky. I have a long ladder that goes from the bottom of Skye's cage (it's on a stand) to the floor. He will walk from wherever he happens to be in our a...
by SkyBaby
Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 522

welcome here! I love the lutinos! post some pics!!
by SkyBaby
Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: What does this mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 726

Skye did this at 6 months of age now he's 10 months old and does the full blown male dance. it's funny XD
by SkyBaby
Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: flakey beak.
Replies: 4
Views: 567

my ringie gets those flakes from time to time too. It's normal from what I can tell. if you're worried, the vet is always a good place to go. As you said, he's clearly connecting you holding him with him going back to his cage. Try to catch him, then hold him with out putting him back in his cage an...
by SkyBaby
Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Sorry, lol, More Pic's
Replies: 3
Views: 564

they're totally gorgeous! I love the lutino (or creamino?)!
by SkyBaby
Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: What are your bird's names?
Replies: 30
Views: 29244

Only one bird atm. Hopefully that will change. ;D His name is Skywalker. My husband and I are both Star Wars fans. We bought him as a blue (same bird in my sig) and now he's a turquoise! started growing green feathers about 5 months after I got him. I was thrilled, as turquoise is my fav IRN color. ...
by SkyBaby
Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Are your Irn's wings clipped?
Replies: 46
Views: 17448

Skye's wings are clipped atm. A bit over clipped though, so he falls like a rock when he tries to fly. I'm going to let him regrow his wings then give him a partial clip and work on flight recall with him. Then as he gets better at it, i'm gonna let him have full wings.
by SkyBaby
Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: iricai ariha & kotsay
Replies: 7
Views: 2037

I'm so sorry!! that's awful!! If that fire is arson, i hope they find whatever slime did this lock that slime up for a good long while.
by SkyBaby
Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: not sure what to call this post
Replies: 5
Views: 1165

I'm happy to hear you and yours got out unscathed. Thanks for letting us know! I've been praying for everyone over there.
by SkyBaby
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is 1.5 Inch bar spacing too wide for IRN's?
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Chocobo has a really good idea. Wrap it with some chicken wire. There are certain issues with the metals of outdoor fencing material.. some are toxic. I don't remember those though. I'm sure someone who knows what they're talking about will come by and give you some really good info. A ringie could ...
by SkyBaby
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: should i clip my birds wings?
Replies: 6
Views: 864

There isn't really a right or wrong answer any of us can give you. Some say yes, clip, and some are very against it. That's just their opinion and I'm sure they have good reasons for deciding yes or no. You pick whichever you think is right based on your individual bird and situation. My ringy's win...
by SkyBaby
Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hello new owner of two IRN's
Replies: 11
Views: 958

Sky looks awesome, amazing colours! How have you managed with the training? It's good to hear we're doing everything right...we want to be the best owners we can be! Well something really good happened tonight. We decided to take the less involved approach....I opened the cage and we just left them...
by SkyBaby
Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hello new owner of two IRN's
Replies: 11
Views: 958

You guys are doing everything right so far!! keep up the good work!! my Skye came from a pet store, too! He's about 11 months old now.
by SkyBaby
Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: bagman
Replies: 9
Views: 712

hey welcome here!!
by SkyBaby
Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: help me plz!
Replies: 7
Views: 808

Skye was not tame when I first got him. He was hand-fed, but not hand- raised . There's a difference. Hand-fed, the babies are fed and put away. when babies are hand raised, the babies are fed, cuddled until they fall asleep, and then are put away and played with after they wake up from the first na...
by SkyBaby
Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Skye's silly antics...
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Skye's silly antics...

Are male birds more talkative than the girls? Just in terms of the amount of natural birdy noises they make througout the day? Skye has been chattering and whistling and all sorts of cute sounds for past like.. 4 hours straight. He's been sitting out here on his play gym while my husband and I do st...
by SkyBaby
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: HELP PLZZ MY NEW ALEXANDRINE FALL IN THE SEA
Replies: 7
Views: 2055

thank u very much really for ur help... and for first question of the salty water what i should do,,, leave him clean him self or but him in worm water path? Oh wow! i just read this. Poor little guy!! Glad he survived it, though!! I would give him a warm bath/shower. It could be that the salt in t...
by SkyBaby
Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My Ring...
Replies: 11
Views: 1168

aww how sweet!! I love the baby shots!!
by SkyBaby
Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi- New Ringneck owner
Replies: 5
Views: 596

he sounds sweet! I can't wait to see pics!!
by SkyBaby
Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Chocobo is 6 months old!
Replies: 4
Views: 645

aww your little guy/gal is gorgeous! I can't believe Skye is already 10 months old. Time does fly!!
by SkyBaby
Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Fah...Do you have a picture of a Male pale Grey Pallid?
Replies: 4
Views: 543

oh my!! that guy is gorgeous!! I would so love to get one of those! I wonder how much one would cost in the US?
by SkyBaby
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: I'm soooo Excited!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1036

They're gorgeous!! I love the lutinos!! Can't wait to see pics of any babies they have!!
by SkyBaby
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Peanut Talking!!!!!!!!! First word!
Replies: 8
Views: 754

That's really cute! I love that toy loop swing thingy he's on in the second vid. I wanna make one of those.

Mine is practicing hi in the same high pitched voice i say it in.
by SkyBaby
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: talking
Replies: 1
Views: 296

some birds never do learn to talk or imitate a single thing. Some are specialists in sound-effects. Some only talk a little bit. Some do it all. It's all just up to the bird. Don't stop trying though! Constant repetition. A couple ideas that may help: You could tape record yourself talking and play ...
by SkyBaby
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Baby's Tail
Replies: 4
Views: 388

babybird wrote::) Thank you for your reply,good to know! I was trying to post a pic of Baby, But wasn't having much luck.


You're welcome!

I upload any pictures I want to post here to photobucket (shrink them a bit of course) and once they're on photobucket, I copy the IMG URL thingy and paste it here.
by SkyBaby
Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: RIP Coggi
Replies: 5
Views: 1706

I'm so sorry!! But he did have a good life with you. I'm sure he knew how much you loved him and felt that to his last moments.
by SkyBaby
Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: How long till we see a ring?
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: Thanks for you input..( :

Hi, Thank you for replying, they were both registered and DNA sexed when I purchased them from the breeder. ..Skye is beautiful, and welcome to the wonderful world of Parrot's, I have a total of 6 and love them all like children! That's pretty cool! I dunno what gender Skye is. He's confusing me. x...
by SkyBaby
Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My youngest boy is growing up fast ..*UPDATED
Replies: 24
Views: 2213

Hi all seeing that we are on the topic :0 What do you guys think? Is my babes female-- I do think so...... Pi-ko has now, i think finished a second mault--- first one was around 12-13 months and Pi-ko is now is in 28 months Hatched ± Aug 2006..... Pi-ko is not loosing to many freather anymore-- the...
by SkyBaby
Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: How long till we see a ring?
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Well.. the oldest one is only 7 months old. He's probably got closer to another 9-10 months to go before you see any actual black feathers. Have you had them DNA tested? My guy Skye has the dark-ish shadow, but females can have that too. The funny thing is, Skye does some behaviors that are 'female'...
by SkyBaby
Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to the Board
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Hey! Welcome here!! I have a turquoise IRN as well!! He was solid blue when I got him then just started randomly growing green feathers mix in the blue. XD Can't wait to see pictures your fid and your son's fid!!
by SkyBaby
Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Our new friend is here!
Replies: 7
Views: 1606

So cute! I love the one ear sticking up thing. that's adorable!!
by SkyBaby
Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: what is your birds fav toy
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Skye has two fav toys. A bamboo ladder cut into sections and those sections linked together at the corner with rope tide around in random places and a large preening, rope toy type thing.
by SkyBaby
Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Is this bluffing?
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Thanks everyone, the bluffing has now stopped.. Only lasted about 2 weeks.. most painfull bite was when she grabbed the skin above my eye! Ouchhh That's great she's settled down now!! I'm so lucky i don't have to go through this. Skye was also about 4 months old when we got him, so a bit too old to...
by SkyBaby
Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: I'm trying to upload to youtube...
Replies: 7
Views: 1469

Re: uploads

cairnsbirdlady wrote:try getting in thru modzilla firefox , this happened to me and worked when i tried firefox


Firefox is all I use. Thanks for the tip tho! I haven't tried in a long time. I'm gonna try again in a little bit.
by SkyBaby
Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Harness trained birds?
Replies: 1
Views: 351

I have the Aviator harness for my ringie, Skye. I tried the feathe-tether. Those things are junk. How I got him to get used to the aviator was to have it draped on me while cuddling. At first he freaked. Then he got used to it to the point where while giving him scritchies, i could slip the head loo...
by SkyBaby
Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Baby's Tail
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Poor baby!! That's so sad. I just don't understand why anyone would want to do this to any animal.

His tail feather will grow back with the next molt. Don't worry.
by SkyBaby
Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Indy & Asha Again!
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Thanks SkyBaby And yes, cockatoo's can be very loud My neighbour used to feed them all the time(cockies and galahs), they came like clockwork very early in the morning and at dusk until all the other neighbours complained about being woken up every morning, needless to say our local Council was cal...
by SkyBaby
Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Indy & Asha Again!
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Your babies are just so cute!

I've never seen a wild parrot before. If you count the ones living by Los Angeles, California, then I guess I have. I dunno how 'wild' they are tho. I would love to see a wild 'too. Those buggars must be loud tho huh.XD