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by sahhbear
Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Notes from Parrot Training workshop
Replies: 11
Views: 614

Re: Notes from Parrot Training workshop

WOW!!!! Thank you SO much! I was really upset I couldn't go to the workshop this weekend. Now I can sit here and read and re-read your notes and feel like I was there the whole time. Thanks Ellie. This is great!
by sahhbear
Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:50 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How have you dealt with possible self harming behaviour?
Replies: 17
Views: 693

Re: How have you dealt with possible self harming behaviour?

I thought that at first... I think it was more a novelty for him to chew but now he only does it if he gets a really long piece. Otherwise it's more of a move it out of the way with my beak and eat whatever mum's hidden in my bowl for me.
by sahhbear
Fri May 24, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How have you dealt with possible self harming behaviour?
Replies: 17
Views: 693

Re: How have you dealt with possible self harming behaviour?

Thank you for all the helpful tips! I'm starting to feel a little better now that he's not so bad! I know it's a way of life we'll get used to and I'm looking forward to a happier and healthier bird! :)
by sahhbear
Fri May 24, 2013 5:28 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How have you dealt with possible self harming behaviour?
Replies: 17
Views: 693

Re: How have you dealt with possible self harming behaviour?

Eeeeeek!!!!! I'm pulling my hair out! He's been back to the vet cause he was trying to get the bandage off (naturally) Vet decided it was best to put him on a medication to keep him calm and not wanting to tear his foot off every minute until it heals. I'm thinking I should have asked if he's got an...
by sahhbear
Tue May 21, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How have you dealt with possible self harming behaviour?
Replies: 17
Views: 693

Re: How have you dealt with possible self harming behaviour?

Thanks so much Ellie! I'm out and about at the minute and replying off my phone but I will check out the links when I get home. I read through the forum a lot and have looked through a lot of posts where you and MissK have posted and I appreciate your advice! Yes. I see Adrian at the bird vet at Che...
by sahhbear
Tue May 21, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How have you dealt with possible self harming behaviour?
Replies: 17
Views: 693

Re: How have you dealt with possible self harming behaviour?

Oooh... a few great ideas there!! THANK YOU! My guy (I still call him guy) loves foot toys too so I will put some more in there. I live in Australia so I plan on going to look for some gum nuts or something to use as a natural foot toy. He has some store bought ones which he spends HOURS destroying....
by sahhbear
Mon May 20, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How have you dealt with possible self harming behaviour?
Replies: 17
Views: 693

How have you dealt with possible self harming behaviour?

Hi all! I've had my guy at the vet this evening... Turns out he may not be a he and possibly a she (Rani croons and throws his/her head back and juts his/her wings out at me). I am so used to calling Rani a he the poor bugger is BOUND to be confused! Anyway long story short the vet trip was due to t...
by sahhbear
Mon May 20, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacewing?
Replies: 42
Views: 14257

Re: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacew

How lovely Deb!! She's a stunner!! I too have had a little break from the forum and therefore haven't posted any recent photos of my terror, though I'm becoming more and more sure Rani is a he. He's off to the birdy dr tomorrow. The bugger escaped (I mustn't have fastened the latch on his home prope...
by sahhbear
Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Does anyone else have a sleep-talking ringneck?
Replies: 39
Views: 2489

Re: Does anyone else have a sleep-talking ringneck?

Awww that little sound he makes at the end... my baby used to make that... doesn't it just melt your heart?!
by sahhbear
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Does anyone else have a sleep-talking ringneck?
Replies: 39
Views: 2489

Re: Does anyone else have a sleep-talking ringneck?

The reason you can't upload yet is because you need to be a member for at least 5 days and make 10 posts.... saves spammers signing up and posting links to their sites :)
by sahhbear
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Welcome Home Apollo! [New Pictures!!!]
Replies: 32
Views: 3146

Re: Welcome Home Apollo! [Picture HEAVY!]

Oh he's just devine!!
by sahhbear
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: First Chicks for 2013 *photos added*
Replies: 34
Views: 2673

Re: First Chicks for 2013 *photos added*

Aww look at them!! Those beaks are hardening up quickly! Not so fleshy anymore
by sahhbear
Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to ringnecks, in QLD
Replies: 9
Views: 960

Re: New to ringnecks, in QLD

Just wow!! Feeding time at the zoo huh? My guys have a love hate relationship. My RN LOVES to annoy my cockatiel and my cockatiel HATES him for it :lol:
by sahhbear
Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Why can't I attach pictures?
Replies: 8
Views: 1982

Re: Why can't I attach pictures?

No problems. I think I just read your other post about bringing your baby home yesterday... Apollo right? I'm looking forward to seeing pictures!

Sarah
by sahhbear
Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Welcome Home Apollo! [New Pictures!!!]
Replies: 32
Views: 3146

Re: Welcome Home Apollo!

I know the feeling I look forward to seeing him! How are things going? Is he settling in well? Feeding well? How are you coping?
by sahhbear
Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How do you tell if they are friendly?
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: How do you tell if they are friendly?

Glad to hear it went well!! I do hope you get to have a trial with the little guy, that seems to be the best option at this stage.
by sahhbear
Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: First Chicks for 2013 *photos added*
Replies: 34
Views: 2673

Re: First Chicks for 2013 *photos added*

I'm living vicariously through you. I no longer breed (cockatiels) so seeing the babies progress is beautiful, thank you so much for sharing. They're funny little things aren't they? I always was fascinated, like Ellie said, that those two little arm looking things grew into such magnificent wings e...
by sahhbear
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Welcome Home Apollo! [New Pictures!!!]
Replies: 32
Views: 3146

Re: Welcome Home Apollo!

Yay!!! It's a great feeling bringing home your new baby isn't it? Congratulations! You'll have more luck adding your pictures after you've been a member of the site for 5 days and made 10 posts (this is to prevent spammers) Look forward to hearing more about Apollo and seeing pics when you can post ...
by sahhbear
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings from a warm, sunny Cairns in QLD Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Greetings from a warm, sunny Cairns in QLD Australia

Hiya!! Another Queenslander here-I'm in Brisbane. I too had cockatiels first and have had a ringneck before. My bird Rani is 6 months old and is an absolute character. They're great birds aren't they?
by sahhbear
Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Why can't I attach pictures?
Replies: 8
Views: 1982

Re: Why can't I attach pictures?

I know that you can't post an image (using Ellie's explanation as shown by Melika) until you've been a member of the site for 5 days and made 10 posts. It just prevents spammers coming in, signing up and spamming us all with their website or porn links or something like that. Hope this helps!! Sarah
by sahhbear
Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How do you tell if they are friendly?
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: How do you tell if they are friendly?

Hiya! Not sure if this can be of any help to you, because like you said the main things you've listed are typically what I look for as well.. However, I have noticed with my bird, Rani, he will tend to show dominant/jealous behaviour around birds he's not -all- that fond of. I have a cockatiel as we...
by sahhbear
Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: First Chicks for 2013 *photos added*
Replies: 34
Views: 2673

Re: First Chicks for 2013 *photos added*

Oh I just love these pictures-thank you!!!! It's been SO long since I've seen a baby cockatiel it just makes my heart melt. You forget how little they are!! :D
by sahhbear
Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to ringnecks, in QLD
Replies: 9
Views: 960

Re: New to ringnecks, in QLD

I used to have a lot of birds, mostly cockatiels and bred them for years. But sadly last year my hen died of egg binding. There was nothing we could do for her. I had even tried splitting her and her mate (I know that sounds harsh) but we thought that if they weren't getting the urge to mate, and fo...
by sahhbear
Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Does anyone else have a sleep-talking ringneck?
Replies: 39
Views: 2489

Re: Does anyone else have a sleep-talking ringneck?

I know what you mean! My bird, Rani does this sometimes... He will tell himself over and over that he's a pretty boy then he'll laugh and say tickle tickle. He usually says the same things over and over, almost as if to help him get to sleep! I haven't seen him do it for a little while now but yeah....
by sahhbear
Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:08 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Blue or turquoise blu cinamon
Replies: 11
Views: 876

Re: Blue or turquoise blu cinamon

Just a thought.... lipstick?? I've kissed my bird's head (who is a similar colour) and left behind a pinky red colour before- whoops!! :lol:
by sahhbear
Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Turquoise IRN chick, Darwin! NEW UPDATES 5/15/12
Replies: 21
Views: 3620

Re: Turquoise IRN chick, Darwin! NEW UPDATES 5/15/12

You have yourself an absolutely beautiful bird in Darwin!!
by sahhbear
Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Blue or turquoise blu cinamon
Replies: 11
Views: 876

Re: Blue or turquoise blu cinamon

I have absolutely no experience determining colour mutations but I just wanted to say you have a very beautiful bird! :)
by sahhbear
Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:53 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to ringnecks, in QLD
Replies: 9
Views: 960

Re: New to ringnecks, in QLD

Hi!! I live in Queensland too- Brisbane. I have no ideas on colours so I can't help you there- sorry. But I do know that you have to be a member of the forum for at least 5 days and have made 10 posts (I think) before you can post pics. It's to prevent spam sites from bogging the site with rubbish. ...
by sahhbear
Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:49 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacewing?
Replies: 42
Views: 14257

Re: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacew

Lord!!! That's so confusing hahaha :lol: I said to the vet "ohhhh I thought he was a pallid?" and he said well some people call them that you may also hear rainbow (then he said something else which I forget) but your guy is a sky blue. So that's just confused me even more now! Thanks for the clarif...
by sahhbear
Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:28 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: First Chicks for 2013 *photos added*
Replies: 34
Views: 2673

Re: First Chicks for 2013 *photos added*

Oh my goodness they're so uglycute it's crazy!! Thank you so much for posting these pictures! I've never seen a baby ringneck that small before. I've bred cockatiels so know what they look like so small but, like Ellie said it's really so hard to believe these little awkward looking balls of skin be...
by sahhbear
Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacewing?
Replies: 42
Views: 14257

Re: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacew

I know this was ages ago we were talking about this, but I took Rani to the vet for a general health check the other day and the vet has confirmed that he is a sky blue- otherwise known as a rainbow. He's going through his first molt at the moment so his feather colourings change daily. Just thought...
by sahhbear
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Male hormonal aggression??
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: Male hormonal aggression??

Okay so I searched through the threads in the hope of finding some answers for my guy because he's been evil recently and came across this great post!!! I think perhaps I'm in the same boat? Although I don't think that my IRN, Rani, is as old as your Buddy. It is difficult to tell because when I bou...
by sahhbear
Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Does your ringneck like to cuddle?
Replies: 9
Views: 1498

Re: Does your ringneck like to cuddle?

My guy is extremely temperamental! I have to ask permission before I can pat/cuddle him. Sounds crazy I know but he'll pin his eyes in a warning if he's not in the mood and if he is, he'll lift his wing for me to "tickle".
by sahhbear
Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Right on Cue
Replies: 2
Views: 913

Re: Right on Cue

Oh yeah! I know what you mean. My guy is going through SUCH an evil phase at the moment. I think perhaps he may be about to go through his first big molt right now? He's been extra nippy and screams a lot, shreds absolutely everything and if he nips you and you say "OW" he'll laugh. Which is so diff...
by sahhbear
Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: help,my ringneck has a big problem
Replies: 23
Views: 6935

Re: help,my ringneck has a big problem

Awww Deb! I'm so sorry to hear about your baby! That's terrible. I'm glad to hear about the addition of Pepper though and I hope Skittles comes around to her being around! My turdy birdy as I've taken to calling her (I mean it with affection) is just reeking havoc! Hahahah :lol: currently I am sitti...
by sahhbear
Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:09 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Right on Cue
Replies: 2
Views: 913

Right on Cue

I had my cockatiel Sam on my shoulder and my IRN, Rani was sitting on the table with my mum, trying to steal a bite of whatever she was eating if I rememeber correctly. Sam has this terrible habit (god only knows why) of doing a poo whenever you take him out of the cage. He'd been out a while and I ...
by sahhbear
Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: help,my ringneck has a big problem
Replies: 23
Views: 6935

Re: help,my ringneck has a big problem

Thank you so much for your reply! I am so sorry it has taken me a while to respond I have had another one of my babies in hospital, this time the dog. Rani has settled some and with perserverance (I like you decided that nope... she could eat the damn seed without sunflowers) Rani now knows who's bo...
by sahhbear
Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacewing?
Replies: 42
Views: 14257

Re: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacew

Hi guys,

Haven't got any recent pics but Rani's colours are changing again the olive is becoming even more pronounced and he is getting some around his eyes and at the feathers around his feet now too. No yellow yet but I wouldn't be surprised!
by sahhbear
Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: help,my ringneck has a big problem
Replies: 23
Views: 6935

Re: help,my ringneck has a big problem

Hi guys, I know I'm late to post on this topic but I've been having similar 'troubles', if you will, with my IRN of late so I did a search on the forum and came across this topic! I don't know the gender of my IRN, however, I suspect I may have a female. I think that she is only a baby- when we got ...
by sahhbear
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: 'Pirate' likes to shoot me with lazers!
Replies: 9
Views: 1299

Re: 'Pirate' likes to shoot me with lazers!

Yeah, Rani does! My friend today heard him doing his little noises and she said to me "Wow... he sounds like he's shooting a lazer" thought you'd appreciate that hahaha!
by sahhbear
Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:42 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacewing?
Replies: 42
Views: 14257

Re: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacew

Hi Carmen! Both of his wings have been clipped but I just fanned them out and had a look! I don't think he's a rainbow but I'll have to wait and see. I guess his colour will only get more prominent as he ages? He definitely has black eyes though that pin a light blue/grey colour! Thanks for all your...
by sahhbear
Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:53 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacewing?
Replies: 42
Views: 14257

Re: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacew

Thanks Deb! I have no idea what Rani is- I call him a he even though I'm not sure yet if Rani is a boy or a girl. I have no information on his parents but I know about the other birds in his clutch. There was another blue much darker than Rani, a green bird, a yellow and a white. I have no idea what...
by sahhbear
Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:14 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: 'Pirate' likes to shoot me with lazers!
Replies: 9
Views: 1299

Re: 'Pirate' likes to shoot me with lazers!

Awww that's adorable! I'm so excited for when Rani actually starts clearly talking. Right now he mumbles as he's going to sleep... kind of like he's sleep talking. I have heard him mumble pretty pretty and pretty boy in there but not very clearly. I'll bet you're thrilled Pirate tells you he loves y...
by sahhbear
Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacewing?
Replies: 42
Views: 14257

Re: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacew

Okay.... Today is day five so here goes- everyone, meet Rani http://c0014554.r32.cf1.rackcdn.com/x2_f6419bb http://c0014554.r32.cf1.rackcdn.com/x2_f6419e1 http://c0014554.r32.cf1.rackcdn.com/x2_f6419fe https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A67BfgcCEAAgQYS.jpg I hope these work!! It's difficult to tell in the ...
by sahhbear
Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Luckily my 2nd IRN
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Luckily my 2nd IRN

I honestly don't know! I wouldn't think vitamins would be a bad thing but I'd be weary of it for a little given his age. I don't feel I have enough experience to answer that safely for you, I'm sorry. I hope someone else can help with that one!

Sarah xx
by sahhbear
Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Luckily my 2nd IRN
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Luckily my 2nd IRN

Hi! Sorry to hear about your other baby :cry: Hope everything with Pumba goes well. I haven't raised IRN from eggs but have cockatiels for many years and was told by the lady who first taught me how to feed to put just a touch of baby apples in their formula as it prevents sour crop. I'm not sure if...
by sahhbear
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacewing?
Replies: 42
Views: 14257

Re: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacew

I do! But I'm not allowed to post them yet for spam reasons... Something about 10 posts and 5 days? I should be able to post them tomorrow though :D
by sahhbear
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: medicine
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: medicine

Hey Sadattrey, I'm by no means the most experienced person when it comes to IRNs... but I have had birds for most of my life and it sounds to me like your bird may just be cleaning her beak? Is everything else about her beak normal? It's not flaky or chipped or dry or anything like that? There's no ...
by sahhbear
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacewing?
Replies: 42
Views: 14257

Re: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacew

Well now, I'll never be certain but my bird looks exactly like the blue cinnamon in the pics McMillan posted.... right down to the greenish parts on his wings and head!
by sahhbear
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: 'Pirate' likes to shoot me with lazers!
Replies: 9
Views: 1299

Re: 'Pirate' likes to shoot me with lazers!

That's hilarious- I love it!! My dad has been watching a Sopranos marathon all weekend and I'm so scared Rani's first word is going to be F*** cause you KNOW those Italian mobsters love that word!!
by sahhbear
Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacewing?
Replies: 42
Views: 14257

Re: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacew

Thank you SO much for asking this Willowisp. I wanted to ask this but didn't quite know HOW to!!! :lol: You've all just helped me finally figure out what colour Rani is thank you!! :D
by sahhbear
Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My new baby
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Re: My new baby

Hi Georgia, I'm relatively new to this too but from what I've learned so far it's best if you can try to get Midori on a pellet/crumble diet and feed her seed as a treat/reward. IRNs love lots of fruits and veges and I've found this post to be most helpful when thinking "hmm I wonder if he can have ...
by sahhbear
Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:14 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 41437

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

WOW!! Thank you Lushen! I've seen you post on a couple of other threads and thought to myself holy crap what is all this 0.1 1.0 stuff- now I have some idea thanks to the lovely Deb who referred me to this thread. I'd love to work out the the genetics for my guy even though I'm not wanting to breed ...
by sahhbear
Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How can I curb bad behaviour early on?
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

Re: How can I curb bad behaviour early on?

WOW! Thanks rritoch! That was some awesome information there. I've (unfortunately) come across all three of those stages of biting. Rani went for my finger just this morning and I stared him down. What he doesn't realise is I'm more stubborn than he is and as his mum I have decades of experience on ...
by sahhbear
Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: European Cobalt and Sapphire
Replies: 19
Views: 3327

Re: European Cobalt and Sapphire

This is SO interesting to me! I've had my guy for a few days now and am desperately trying to figure out his colouring (I say he even though he's only 3-4 months old) I've not yet been a member of the site for long enough to post photos of him so I'll describe him as best I can and when I can post p...
by sahhbear
Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: 'Pirate' likes to shoot me with lazers!
Replies: 9
Views: 1299

Re: 'Pirate' likes to shoot me with lazers!

How adorable! Do you "shoot" him back?
by sahhbear
Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How can I curb bad behaviour early on?
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

Re: How can I curb bad behaviour early on?

I think (and hope) that is the case and will keep you updated!! Just before Sam ate from "Rani's dish" as he watched. I sat there, too with baited breath hoping I wasn't going to have to jump up. But Rani was good! He never actually bites Sam, just lunges like "get away, that's mine!" I think maybe ...
by sahhbear
Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How can I curb bad behaviour early on?
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

Re: How can I curb bad behaviour early on?

Unfortunately I have no idea how old Rani is as the lady we bought him off (she owns a pet supply shop) knows VERY little about them. My best guess is he's about 3 months old? Excuse my ignorance, my last IRN was much older and the only other bird I've had from egg is a cockatiel so I really don't k...
by sahhbear
Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi all from brissy
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Re: Hi all from brissy

Hi!!
I too, am from Brissie and bought an IRN yesterday! My guy/girl is going through bluffing at the moment and yeah.. biting hurts! I've had an IRN before but I'm not by any means the most experienced with them! How's Papa settling in now?
by sahhbear
Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How can I curb bad behaviour early on?
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

How can I curb bad behaviour early on?

Hi! I'm new to the forum, but not to bird owning. I have had an IRN before but unfortunately had to find a loving home for him when my cockatiels began to have their babies and he got jealous. I am aware of the stages they go through and am experiencing a few of them at the moment with my guy/girl R...