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by SarahandEco
Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Biting Shirts...
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Re: Biting Shirts...

Hey guys I found this blog post if anyone else is having this problem too. Hope this helps. :)
http://www.birdtricks.com/blog/help-my- ... -shirts-3/
by SarahandEco
Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Flight!
Replies: 10
Views: 1234

Re: Flight!

I just used a higher than normal shutter speed with the flash on. and Thanks!
by SarahandEco
Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Can This Bird Be Tamed?
Replies: 13
Views: 1373

Re: Can This Bird Be Tamed?

He's probably just molting. Ringnecks molt once a year, I think. The move might have stressed him a little and triggered molting a little early, but it's probably just natural. Eco started molting a couple of weeks ago. I don't think it's anything to worry about. :)
by SarahandEco
Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Carrot?
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: Carrot?

aw that's so cute!! My Eco loves carrots, too! Thanks for posting, cute pics!
by SarahandEco
Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Exactly what are we and what will we make?
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Re: Exactly what are we and what will we make?

From what I can tell the hen is a lutino and the cock is a normal blue. I'm no mutation wiz either, but that's what it looks like to me. If I managed to do the genetic calculator right, the results should be: 1.0 blue x 0.1 ino % from all 1.0 100.0% 1.0 green /blue ino % from all 0.1 100.0% 0.1 gree...
by SarahandEco
Sun May 23, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: our new ringneck, velg's wing spreading behaviour question
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Re: our new ringneck, velg's wing spreading behaviour questi

Yeah it looks like he is just stretching or maybe he is getting a little hot and is trying to cool off. I don't think it's anything to worry too much about, but since you just got him, it wouldn't be a bad idea to go for a routine check-up with and avian vet if you have one in your area. I hope this...
by SarahandEco
Sun May 23, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Can This Bird Be Tamed?
Replies: 13
Views: 1373

Re: Can This Bird Be Tamed?

I actually think it would be much easier to tame "Polly" if you clipped his wings. It's really not all that traumatic for the birds if someone who knows what they are doing clips their wings. It's a lot easier to gain his trust when you're not running around chasing him all the time trying to get hi...
by SarahandEco
Sat May 22, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Can This Bird Be Tamed?
Replies: 13
Views: 1373

Re: Can This Bird Be Tamed?

I agree with smallworld. Check out behavior forums. Also remember to be patient. It will take time to gain your trust.
by SarahandEco
Sun May 16, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My range of ringnecks! enjoy!
Replies: 12
Views: 2186

Re: My range of ringnecks! enjoy!

Your flock is so beautiful! It's like a r a i n b o w !!!!! It's so great what you did for those birds and that you would work so hard at such a young age to help. Welcome to the boards and, as I assume you have figure out over the last few months, if you have any questions about your ringnecks, jus...
by SarahandEco
Sat May 08, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Little cute naked babies
Replies: 35
Views: 5437

Re: Little cute naked babies

aww they're so cute!!!
by SarahandEco
Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Little cute naked babies
Replies: 35
Views: 5437

Re: Little cute naked babies

Aww that's so cute! I know I won't get tired of looking at pics of the bubs! What colors do you think they are? It's truly amazing how fast they grow. They'll be all grown up pretty soon... :P
by SarahandEco
Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Little cute naked babies
Replies: 35
Views: 5437

Re: Little cute naked babies

Aww! Sooo cute! They look like they are doing great!
by SarahandEco
Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Little cute naked babies
Replies: 35
Views: 5437

Re: Little cute naked babies

Aww! They're so cute. oh please post more pictures when they start to get their feathers. Those are my favorite baby pictures.
by SarahandEco
Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Photos of Bluey
Replies: 8
Views: 820

Re: Photos of Bluey

Beautiful pictures! Bluey looks so nice. :P Keep up the good work and pretty soon you will have a very tame IRN.
by SarahandEco
Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Our Greenie :)
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: Our Greenie :)

Beautiful bird! I love the cage too. Nice natural wood perches.
by SarahandEco
Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Finally got a new camera!
Replies: 8
Views: 1420

Re: Finally got a new camera!

haha yeah I wasn't sure if it was creamino or some other mutation I don't know about (because I'm not really up-to-date on a lot of them :| ) Again, beautiful pictures!
by SarahandEco
Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Flight!
Replies: 10
Views: 1234

Re: Flight!

thanks guys!

and to Kray Twins:
we usually had the curtains closed but they had started to fall a little so we took them down for a little while. He never tried to fly through the window, and we've clipped his wings now so he's not flying around anymore (although he tries sometimes :D )
by SarahandEco
Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Finally got a new camera!
Replies: 8
Views: 1420

Re: Finally got a new camera!

Aw they are beautiful! What color is the male?
by SarahandEco
Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Flight!
Replies: 10
Views: 1234

Re: Flight!

haha I just noticed that in the third picture it looks like Eco had been playing in his water bowl. He has a little brown mark across his head. lol :lol:
by SarahandEco
Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Flight!
Replies: 10
Views: 1234

Re: Flight!

Thank you! These are my some of my favorite pics of Eco I have taken (and I have taken a WHOLE bunch of him). Eco definitely is a very happy, spoiled little boy.
by SarahandEco
Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Flight!
Replies: 10
Views: 1234

Flight!

So I haven't posted pictures of Eco on here in a while. He has a ring now! I took a few pictures of him flying a while ago and I thought I would share them. Here they are! I hope they work. http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb121/tigercat316/Eco/RSCN0661.jpg?t=1265148890 http://i211.photobucket.com...
by SarahandEco
Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New Ringneck goldman
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: New Ringneck goldman

I can tell why you named him Goldman! He is very vibrant. Is he just a normal lutino?
by SarahandEco
Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: pictures of opaline mutation
Replies: 11
Views: 10417

Re: pictures of opaline mutation

oh thank you. I can see that in your pictures. Beautiful birds by the way. I especially like the blue. It's beautiful!
by SarahandEco
Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: pictures of opaline mutation
Replies: 11
Views: 10417

Re: pictures of opaline mutation

sorry for my ignorance, but what is an opaline mutaion. I don't know much about genetics. I've heard the terms used several times on this site, but it never exactly knew what the mutaion entalied.
by SarahandEco
Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: bubs phots session!
Replies: 8
Views: 908

Re: bubs phots session!

aw soo cute!
by SarahandEco
Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Very good breeding season.
Replies: 6
Views: 509

oh this is exciting! What colors are the pairs? Please do post pictures when they hatch! I love looking at baby pictures. Good Luck! ;)
by SarahandEco
Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: help with name
Replies: 11
Views: 1025

I say Lotus.
by SarahandEco
Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Gradual or sudden ring appearance?
Replies: 3
Views: 859

well the ring kinda appears suddenly. It takes a while for all of the feathers to grow in, but it doesn't get any darker or anything. Once the feathers grow in, it's usually in in one molt. Sorry if that doesn't make any since.
by SarahandEco
Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: photo
Replies: 3
Views: 476

ooh! So cute. What colors are the parents?
by SarahandEco
Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Talking Alexandrines
Replies: 7
Views: 2683

1 year is about the average that IRNs and Alex's begin to talk, although some talk way before that, and some after that. I believe yours will begin to talk pretty soon if he's already do his little practice grumble. Do you have pictures? I've never heard of a ring from birth, and I assume it's not t...
by SarahandEco
Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: big enough?
Replies: 2
Views: 755

yeah I think that's about the size of my Eco's cage. I works really well.
by SarahandEco
Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: What color are blue ringnecks bred from?
Replies: 4
Views: 545

yeah I've wondered about that a lot too. How did the first mutations come about if they all used to be green?
by SarahandEco
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: What color are blue ringnecks bred from?
Replies: 4
Views: 545

I think the only way blues can be bred is if at least one parent is blue or both parents are split to blue. But don't take my word on that. I've just gotten into the IRN world.
by SarahandEco
Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Is Eco a Boy?
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Here are some recent pics These were from a couple of days ago. http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb121/tigercat316/Eco/DSC_0152.jpg http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb121/tigercat316/Eco/DSC_0153.jpg This is one of the orange spots on his neck. I had to towel him because he always wanted to turn...
by SarahandEco
Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: DNA sexing?
Replies: 7
Views: 790

I just went back to where I read that and it said it was between 85 and 99 depending on the quality of the DNA at the tip of the feather (it isn't as accurate if it's about to molt or is contaminated in some other way).
by SarahandEco
Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Colour mutations and possible baby outcomes?
Replies: 7
Views: 756

ah thanks. I didn't know that a pallid-ino was one of the sex-linked mutations. thanks.
by SarahandEco
Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Colour mutations and possible baby outcomes?
Replies: 7
Views: 756

I would say the female is a Pallid-ino.

Check out what it says about Pallid-inos on
http://home.wanadoo.nl/psittaculaworld/ ... rameri.htm

It's more towards the bottom of the page. I think it describes Poppy very well.

I think Buzz is a normal Blue.
by SarahandEco
Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Aus
Replies: 12
Views: 812

haha wow Una I used to watch your buzz and poppy on youtube when I was looking at ringneck videos (I do that a lot. I know I'm a dork...) they are kinda stars around my house. haha nice to meet you!
by SarahandEco
Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Question about molting
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

My Eco is going through a molt now that started like a month ago. We were told he was 12 months in late April, which would make him about 15 months now and we are starting to see his ring.
by SarahandEco
Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: i think somethings happening !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 845

it sounds very good to me! Good luck!!
by SarahandEco
Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: DNA sexing?
Replies: 7
Views: 790

I've heard it was about 90% accurate, but I've never tried it.
by SarahandEco
Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: want to sale white/yellow IRN
Replies: 8
Views: 2875

Oh I just noticed the African Greys in the back. Are they congos? I love greys. I just can't get one at the moment.
by SarahandEco
Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: want to sale white/yellow IRN
Replies: 8
Views: 2875

wow that's a lot of birdies! and that grey one in the back...is that a clearhead mutation? It's really pretty. I especially love all of those white beauties. They are so elegant. Good luck selling!
by SarahandEco
Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: more pics (it was a snap happy weekend!)
Replies: 3
Views: 646

oh very pretty birdies! what color is the female IRN?
by SarahandEco
Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Is Eco a Boy?
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Is Eco a Boy?

I think my baby's starting to get his ring...maybe. But maybe it's just me being over anxious or something. He's going through a molt and yesterday I noticed he had some new blue feathers on his head. Here's a pic of that... http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb121/tigercat316/Eco/DSC_0907-1-1.jpg A...
by SarahandEco
Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Just to share the pics
Replies: 4
Views: 637

wow! all of your IRNs are beautiful and your aviary is really good! Good pics!
by SarahandEco
Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Just Hanging Around
Replies: 4
Views: 676

I love that second picture of Tucker. It's so cute! and of course all of the ones of Chiquita are lovely too!
by SarahandEco
Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Pics of Chiquita
Replies: 18
Views: 1367

wow very beautiful bird! That cage is huge!! No wonder she loves it so much. You could keep a couple of kids in there...haha! Does she like her tent? I've been wanting to get one for Eco but I wasn't sure if IRNs like them.
by SarahandEco
Wed May 27, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: IRN biting holes in my clothes.
Replies: 10
Views: 1774

I have made a toy by tying strips of old t-shirts together to make a ball. My birdie loves it and leaves my shirt alone for the most part.
by SarahandEco
Sun May 24, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: What are your bird's names?
Replies: 30
Views: 30784

Eco - I got him during green week and everyone was talking about being Eco friendly. I thought it sounded like a good name.
by SarahandEco
Wed May 20, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Family grew again! hehe
Replies: 14
Views: 2218

how many did you get? I love caiques. I fell in love with one at a bird store one time named Cracker. But unfortunately, he was already sold.
by SarahandEco
Wed May 20, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Brand new owner of a baby ringneck
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Since there aren't mixes specifically for IRNs, the closest mixes to a ringneck's natural diet would be a cockatiel mix. And since you already have those, just give them the same food. An all pellet or all seed diet is bad for birds (seed is mostly fat, and pellet can cause vitamin overdose) so it i...
by SarahandEco
Mon May 18, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New babies
Replies: 37
Views: 12217

I know it's been a really long time since anyone has posted on this thread, but I was just randomly searching the site and found these beautiful pictures and it made me want baby IRNs so bad. They are SOOO cute!!
by SarahandEco
Wed May 13, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: what mutation is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

I have no clue what it might be, as I can barely distinguish blues and turquoise... :? But it's a really beautiful bird! Although it probably wouldn't help me any, pictures of the head from the front might be helpful...it may be one of those clearhead-like mutations that make them kinda yellow...or ...
by SarahandEco
Tue May 12, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: The other 27...pic heavy:)
Replies: 10
Views: 3126

wow that budgie cage is HUGE! what size is is?
by SarahandEco
Sat May 09, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introductions etc. and a slight teething issue...
Replies: 2
Views: 413

I think it would be okay to let your cockateil and IRN out together. I've even heard stories of these two kinds of birds sharing the same cage (although I wouldn't suggest you try this if your cockateil has adjusted to a cage by his/herself) so as long as they have been around eachother and don't se...
by SarahandEco
Thu May 07, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Huby's cousin Hugo the IRN
Replies: 18
Views: 2732

wow! beautiful! I especially love the 4th pic. It's stunning!
by SarahandEco
Tue May 05, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Bath time
Replies: 8
Views: 1183

the first pic is stunning! beautiful bird!
by SarahandEco
Tue May 05, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My New Baby!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1268

I was very surprised. I was expecting it to take weeks for him/her to let me pick him/her up. Now he/she's a spoiled birdie and squawks when I leave him/her for a few minutes. The people at the pet shop said we need to spend LOTS of time with them the first week or so. He/she just loves all of the a...
by SarahandEco
Tue May 05, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Techno Cocky!
Replies: 6
Views: 1155

yeah I saw it on animal planet a few days ago. It's pretty cool. The sad part is the poor guy in the cage behind him trying to bob his head with the beat too. That poor guy doesn't get as much attention. He tries too! haha. Great video! :) :P
by SarahandEco
Sun May 03, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My New Baby!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1268

I hope its a boy. But I would be good with a girl, too! :D
by SarahandEco
Sat May 02, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Biting Shirts...
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Biting Shirts...

My Eco keeps biting holes in all of my shirts. Does anyone have a guess to why this is? Is he scared? or does he not have enough toys to chew on? He has a few chew toys in his cage. Does he just like the texture of fabric on his beak or something? I think it may be the latter, so at the moment I'm m...
by SarahandEco
Sat May 02, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Branches?
Replies: 4
Views: 825

ah I just saw that there were some of the toxic plants in the household poisons sticky. But I still want to know what some branches that would make good perches are...
by SarahandEco
Sat May 02, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: April 7/2009/ Still A Baby.
Replies: 13
Views: 1133

I love the perches! I've been wanting a few of those for Eco. At the moment he just has a couple of boring straight ones. I'm going to get him a rope one and one like yours soon.
by SarahandEco
Sat May 02, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Branches?
Replies: 4
Views: 825

Branches?

What tree branches would be safe to use as perches in Eco's cage? I've heard fruit branches are safe and IRNs really like them. Any others? I don't know how easy would be to find fruit branches where I live. Also if you know of any branches that would be toxic that would be helpful too.
by SarahandEco
Sat May 02, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Household items as toys.
Replies: 9
Views: 1449

I've heard candles can be bad for them, and so is the glue in toilet rolls. Pencils are popular toys, but make sure to keep them away from the graphite. Break the tip of the pencil and put a cap eraser on the sharp end if your bird is especially curious about the graphite. I don't know about the rub...
by SarahandEco
Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Updated shots
Replies: 2
Views: 642

both of them are very beautiful! Gelly's ring is absolutely lovely!
by SarahandEco
Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My New Baby!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1268

My New Baby!!

Ok so he's not really a baby...This is Eco. He/She is about 1 year old. I just got him/her yesterday. I am so excited. He/She has adjusted really well. He/She already comes up to me willingly to get out of his/her cage. His/her previous owner must have taken really good care of him/her. http://farm4...