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by floridamedgirl
Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: How quickly things can go wrong!
Replies: 8
Views: 882

Re: How quickly things can go wrong!

Hello all, It has been a whjile since I posted and alot has happened! Wally completely healed about 3 weeks ago. I left a donut shaped collar around him just to remind him to stay away from the wing. One day while i was at work about 2 weeks ago, he reached and gnawed a NEW wound into the axilla (ar...
by floridamedgirl
Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: How quickly things can go wrong!
Replies: 8
Views: 882

Re: How quickly things can go wrong!

Wally update! He finished his antibiotics and his 'wound' is only a third of the size, and is just on the surface. It used to be much deeper. He has had two large scabs dry up and come off. I think after this one comes off, it will be a series of smaller scabs until its gone. It is amazing how well ...
by floridamedgirl
Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: How quickly things can go wrong!
Replies: 8
Views: 882

Re: How quickly things can go wrong!

Got a call from the vet today, Chlamydia came back negative! So at least all the major infectious bugs are ruled out. Yesterday afternoon Wally took a bath and I took the collar off so he could dry, even though we watched him, he still got to his wing (sneaky little bugger) so we had a little set ba...
by floridamedgirl
Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: How quickly things can go wrong!
Replies: 8
Views: 882

Re: How quickly things can go wrong!

Wally has gained 4 grams since sunday so at least we are looking better. Ive gone through three different types of collars to find one that he tolerates most, and doesnt distract him from eating! Giardia came back negative, but still waiting on Chlamydia... This morning he is eating well so I have m...
by floridamedgirl
Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: How quickly things can go wrong!
Replies: 8
Views: 882

How quickly things can go wrong!

Hello guys I am the proud owner of a 20 month old male IRN (blue) named Wally. Wally is wonderful to say the least. He began talking at 6 months, gives kisses, is potty trained and a riot to have around at dinner parties etc. About three days ago we noticed he had plucked some feathers under his Rig...
by floridamedgirl
Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Flock call
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: Flock call

In my experience, IRNs have the ability to be very loud, however, you can help them decrease the amount they call. Mine pretty much only calls in the morning when he wants out of the cage and is ready to eat. Otherwise, we usually keep our IRN out and about (he is fully flighted) so unless he cant f...
by floridamedgirl
Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: peanuts
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: peanuts

I only offer dry natural peanuts in the shell- as an occaisional treat. Rule of thumb, if the IRN wouldnt normally encounter a food in the wild, dont offer it to them in captivity. I pretty much apply this to any type of altered food unless I prepare something just for him like veggie/corn bread or ...
by floridamedgirl
Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: itching and plucking his feathers
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: itching and plucking his feathers

I am a strong believer in "well visits". Did you take him to the vet for a checkup when you first got him? i recommend doing this to help diagnose any problems he may be bringing home with him. At this point, its possible he is stressed, its possible he has mites or some other skin irritant. Who kno...
by floridamedgirl
Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is tea not an acceptable drink for IRNs?
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: Is tea not an acceptable drink for IRNs?

fruit tea isnt caffeinated. try that.
by floridamedgirl
Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: peanuts?
Replies: 14
Views: 1923

Re: peanuts?

I buy people peanuts in the shell (not the ones bagged for pets) and I only give as a treat or something to occupy him if I need a 2 minute babysitter!
by floridamedgirl
Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Adult weight
Replies: 6
Views: 814

Re: Adult weight

if you havent already, take him to an avian vet for a regular checkup and they will/can test everything. There are lots of bird diseases and ailments.

Hes probobly just a little guy, but Id rather be safe than sorry!

Good Luck
Jess
by floridamedgirl
Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: ideas for reducing anxious screeching?
Replies: 8
Views: 1103

Re: ideas for reducing anxious screeching?

try to give them the most consistent schedule possible. that means putting them to bed at the same time, in the same fashion everyday. I wouldnt cover the cage to quiet her. IRNs have terrible vision in the dark and it can be very scary for her. does she talk? In my experience, they will cry sometim...
by floridamedgirl
Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: train to talk
Replies: 7
Views: 3582

Re: train to talk

talk to your bird and ask him questions. then answer the questions. give him choices of how to answer. Whats wrong>? are you hungry are you sleepy? etc, Eventually if your bird is smart enough he will start to learn context as well as the words. My bird will ask me whatcha doing? when he sees me wor...
by floridamedgirl
Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New Yellow IRN
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: New Yellow IRN

let your IRN chose when she is ready to interact. Put her in the room with you, and open the cage. let her go back in the cage whenever she wants and NEVER put your hands in her cage to grab her. It has to be HER territory. Eventually she will become curious (IRNS are very curious and fast learners....
by floridamedgirl
Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: occasional biting?
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: occasional biting?

A few things to consider: Females have a tendency to bond to one person in the family- looks like she chose your hubby! The best way to train a biting bird is to do nothing at all. If she bites, no matter where, or how bad it is, dont react at all. Act normal, go into the other room and cry like a b...
by floridamedgirl
Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Meet Wally!
Replies: 22
Views: 1911

Re: Meet Wally!

Helllo all! It has been too long since I have posted. Wally is doing wonderful. We are slowly teaching him to talk, but as of yet all he says is 'wally' and 'whatcha doin??' Being a good bird parent has proven to be quite a challenge and my husband and I are seeing an inch of what it must be like to...
by floridamedgirl
Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Meet Wally!
Replies: 22
Views: 1911

Just wanted everyone to know that Wally said his first words this past weekend!

He said.....

"WALLY!"

More pics to come soon. He is 6 months old.
Jess
by floridamedgirl
Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Is it extreme bluffing??
Replies: 18
Views: 1301

sounds like maybe bluffing... maybe testing boundaries. Either way, because he just started doing it, I would say its temporary. He is just getting comfortable in his new home with you, and has started to show you who is boss (YES he is the boss!). Keep taking him out. Ignore his bites. Keep his cag...
by floridamedgirl
Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Harness
Replies: 2
Views: 337

only buy the aviator harness.

Mine wears an XSmall. See my thread in the 'introduce yourself forum' for a pic of Wally wearing it.

Good Luck
Jess
by floridamedgirl
Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: toys for my ringneck
Replies: 5
Views: 1361

they dont care as long as it is able to be destroyed, edible or noisy! I buy supplies and make him toys. I use sisal rope, plastic rope, cat balls,bells, beads, wine corks, chinese finger traps... anything I can tie together, make really colorful and funky, and sometimes he can even swing on! I just...
by floridamedgirl
Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Is it extreme bluffing??
Replies: 18
Views: 1301

can you give us some more information? ;like, how old is he, how long have you had him? is it a boy or girl? what is your daily routine as far as spending time with him? does he have enough toys and stimulation? was he nice and just recently started biting like this? its hard to evaluate his/her beh...
by floridamedgirl
Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: DNA sexing?
Replies: 7
Views: 717

for wally, when we took him to the vet, they snipped his nail a little too short so it would bleed and used that for the dna test. The feather method is usually only used for the at home kits that you send away for the results. Mine ended up costing me 60 bucks, but it was a little different than th...
by floridamedgirl
Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Meet Wally!
Replies: 22
Views: 1911

had to take a pic of me and the fid for the 'you and your bird' thread so I figured I would post it here too :)
its a little crooked because I took it myself! lol

Image
by floridamedgirl
Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Wet birdies!
Replies: 21
Views: 1704

mine will start fiddling in his water bowl at times so Ill put him in the sink with running water or take him in the shower with me and he gets soaked! He lifts his wings to get wet under his arms, rubs his head all over my wet hands and just has a blast! Im going to try and have my hubby take pics ...
by floridamedgirl
Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: male or female
Replies: 6
Views: 603

what diet is the bird on?
by floridamedgirl
Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: What are the best pellets?
Replies: 2
Views: 720

I put a mixture of fruit blend zupreem and also harrisons (lifetime?) with a splash of seeds (for treat). I leave the seed/pellet mixture in the cage at all times and freshen it up every few days..he doesnt eat alot of it. I DO feed him fresh foods twice a day. If he doesnt have fresh foods he whine...
by floridamedgirl
Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Meet Wally!
Replies: 22
Views: 1911

wally found the tictacs! here is bird-ZILLA http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u311/jm_willer/wally/IMG_5314Medium.jpg http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u311/jm_willer/wally/IMG_5316Medium.jpg http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u311/jm_willer/wally/IMG_5322Medium.jpg Here is his audition for Clover...
by floridamedgirl
Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Meet Wally!
Replies: 22
Views: 1911

ya hes too funny~ he has peanut breath when I give him kisses now :)
by floridamedgirl
Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Skittles likes cereal!!! (also, everyone thinks I'm crazy)
Replies: 9
Views: 1337

people think Im nutzo at work too, it comes with the territory~ They ask me if I have kids and I say no, but I have a parrot and they dont get it. Its just like raising a child!
by floridamedgirl
Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: ouucchh first bite
Replies: 5
Views: 853

did he break skin? those are the worst! theres been times mine will draw blood and Ill go to work and have to keep changing my finger bandages lol! You get used to it after a while. Some times it pisses me off because I want to scream so bad! but you learn that if you dont want him to keep doing it,...
by floridamedgirl
Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New babies
Replies: 37
Views: 12009

bird butt.... there isnt anything that compares to a featherless chicken butt!! more pics! your birds are beautiful. especially the ones that are blue and white (the ones you said are more expensive than violets) they look sooo healthy and just 'glow'. wow! are you selling all of them or keeping som...
by floridamedgirl
Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Flowers?
Replies: 4
Views: 1132

here, this isnt the site I originally read, but its a good list. Im sure if its safe for eclectus, its ok for irn\

http://eclectusparrots.net/flowers.html

I wonder if anyone actually feeds their baby flowers? Id love to watch my little guy tear apart a giant carnation or something!!
by floridamedgirl
Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Flowers?
Replies: 4
Views: 1132

good question! I was thinking maybe orchids? like you know how if you go to a nice restaurant for breakfast or if youve ever been to like Maui, they put dendro orchids on your plate that they claim are edible. Im not saying that its OK just because humans can eat it, but obviously, I wouldnt even th...
by floridamedgirl
Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: cage litter
Replies: 8
Views: 939

i also saw on drs foster and smith a bunch of paper you can buy and just remove the top sheet ... then there is still clean paper under, kind of like what skittles does. They make it in the sizes to fit common cages. I might get that for the play top because I HATE when his playtop paper gets funky ...
by floridamedgirl
Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: converting to pellets.
Replies: 4
Views: 695

try wetting the pellets with a diluted fruit juice instead of water.. like applejuice or something. Just be careful to monitor what he is eating in that soupy mix because seeds get funky and moldy very quickly when moist. so mix it together and what he doesnt eat within a few hours take out of the c...
by floridamedgirl
Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New - need help with my ringneck.
Replies: 57
Views: 7634

how is tuti?
by floridamedgirl
Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Meet Wally!
Replies: 22
Views: 1911

some updated pics of my little man!! eating a peanut in the shell... http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u311/jm_willer/wally/IMG_5291-1Medium.jpg talking with food in his mouth.... http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u311/jm_willer/wally/IMG_5293-1Medium.jpg snuggling after a bath... http://i171.phot...
by floridamedgirl
Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello all, just got my very first ringneck
Replies: 15
Views: 867

maybe an indian name? I mean hes an INDIAN ringneck! check this site it tells names and meaning http://www.indianhindunames.com/indian-hindu-boy-name-s.htm Sami = someone dear to you Raajeev = blue lotus, one who rules all Mitali = friend Birju = Nice Singer I like egyptian names too, they sound gre...
by floridamedgirl
Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Kutti from INDIA
Replies: 9
Views: 760

hello! post pictures of your baby so we can see! you can offer him to bathe daily by putting a large shallow dish/bowl with water near him, or put him in the sink and turn the water on low so it flows lightly, and he will go into the water himself. you can also mist him with a spray bottle. Dont for...
by floridamedgirl
Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: have you read this short story?
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Im glad you guys enjoyed the story! Just to clarify, this isnt my story, it was something I came across on the web and it just touched a soft spot. I agree that my Wally owns me! Its so sad to see something like this and know this happens every day, and every year to another helpless baby. Treat you...
by floridamedgirl
Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello all, just got my very first ringneck
Replies: 15
Views: 867

date of birth/hatch is the same thing.. the day he emerged/born from his shell. Treats ... I try to give small items so he doesnt get too distracted. *Almonds/nuts, *sunflower seed, *raisins, *cherri-o's cereal or something similar (bran cereals/not sugary) *piece of a hard breadstick (bread aisle o...
by floridamedgirl
Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Cat Litter
Replies: 3
Views: 621

I use the arm and hammer scoopable for the bottom of the cage as well as for my kitties!

It clumps nice and is easy to clean. The bird cannot get anywhere near it, and has no desire.

http://www.armhammerpets.com/essential_litter.aspx
by floridamedgirl
Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello all, just got my very first ringneck
Replies: 15
Views: 867

he is super cute! looks alot like my Wally (5 months old). Ive found that treating them with a raisin or two can combat them always wanting to go to the cage. I only use raisins as a sparse treat though because of the sugar in it. Give him a reason to want to be around you. He will lower his guard a...
by floridamedgirl
Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: urgent, urgent, pelase, i need a fast answer from breeders
Replies: 14
Views: 860

what a sweet little bub! looks healthy in my opinion!
by floridamedgirl
Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: have you read this short story?
Replies: 6
Views: 658

have you read this short story?

Hey all, I came across this story and I thought it was a well written story of what some birds go through and the misunderstanding of an uneducated bird owner. If you have a few minutes, read it... its a bit sad, but turns out well! Jess THE THROW AWAY PARROT The little bird awoke in his shell. Inst...
by floridamedgirl
Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: pictures of your cage please!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3050

Image
by floridamedgirl
Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My new baby isn't banded..
Replies: 17
Views: 919

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 floridamedgirl
Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: questions about hugo's new roommate
Replies: 8
Views: 624

by floridamedgirl
Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My new baby isn't banded..
Replies: 17
Views: 919

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 a...
by floridamedgirl
Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: new owner
Replies: 3
Views: 378

hes just testing his boundaries with you ... and he is scared. Keep working with him. Ive had mine for about 3 weeks and he was really bad the first week and has gotten progressively better in the last 10 days or so. I wouldnt handle him with a glove or towel because its impersonal and scary in my o...
by floridamedgirl
Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Meet Wally!
Replies: 22
Views: 1911

thanks! Ill tell him... haha! He is such a baby. We've had him 3 weeks now and every day he does something new. He is definitely more docile towards me than my husband but I also spend more time with him. Im trying to teach him to whistle. Today in the shower he made a faint 'toot' of a whistle so I...
by floridamedgirl
Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Meet Wally!
Replies: 22
Views: 1911

Ok so I put Wally in his harness for the second time. He did better this time than the first time (last week). I only got one or two little bites from him throughout the whole process of putting it on/off. He had a blast outside. I put him in the tree (we have 4 oaks in the back yard) and on the orc...
by floridamedgirl
Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: first vet visit....a little traumatic?!
Replies: 11
Views: 722

yes they had a styptic powder or something equivalent there to stop the bleeding. She used the blood from the nails to do the blood tests and his DNA test. So at least they didnt have to prick him again to get blood. I dont think I will take him in to get his nails done again any time soon. Ill prob...
by floridamedgirl
Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: first vet visit....a little traumatic?!
Replies: 11
Views: 722

the vet told me that the vein in the nails is farther down when they are younger and next time he will most likely not bleed, but she told me before she even cut them that he would bleed. Has anyone ever had thier baby's nails cut when the bird was 3 months old like mine? what was your experience? I...
by floridamedgirl
Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New - need help with my ringneck.
Replies: 57
Views: 7634

r2bbit you are doing a great job at trying to make your baby's life better. Just keep trying. The cage was a great upgrade and Im sure he is soo much happier. It takes a lot of time for birds to trust you. Some are more willing to be around thier humans than others. I would have suggested to do what...
by floridamedgirl
Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: first vet visit....a little traumatic?!
Replies: 11
Views: 722

well, I took him there because I wanted to become established with an avian specialist so that if I ever ran into an emergency I would have someone to go to. They checked him for avian chlamydia(respiratory), did a full bloodwork to test baseline stats on kindney and liver functions and did a full p...
by floridamedgirl
Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Into the shower.
Replies: 16
Views: 1073

hey those look even nicer than the ones Ive seen. I would definitely pick one up. I might get one for the window area myself. Looks like a good idea!
by floridamedgirl
Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: reptiles- snakes, lizards ect
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

I used to have a bearded dragon and he was like a dog. Never would bite or run from you, he would just chill out and bask in the sunlight. They make great companions.
by floridamedgirl
Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: re bluey
Replies: 17
Views: 732

oh my god I love your drying rack/bird gym!!! that is so creative!
by floridamedgirl
Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Into the shower.
Replies: 16
Views: 1073

my shower is like a corner shower so the back two walls are tiled and the front three sides are all glass. On the back wall (tiled) there is a towel rack/bar mounted into the tile so I just put him on the towel bar. I have seen little pvc pipe stands you can put in the shower for your bird and I thi...
by floridamedgirl
Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: first vet visit....a little traumatic?!
Replies: 11
Views: 722

first vet visit....a little traumatic?!

hey all, ' I took Wally (3 mo old) to the vet today for a 'once over'. It was very traumatic in my opinion. They stuck cultures in his mouth and vent to take tests, they clipped his wings and toes. His nails bled alot, and he fought and screamed while they did it. I felt terrible. I started asking t...
by floridamedgirl
Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: cage litter
Replies: 8
Views: 939

I only use it on the bottom of the cage (not the playtop). The litter cannot be reached by the fid as there is a grate separating them for about 4". I assume it would be 'edible' as it is corn cob or whatever, but the one I buy is 'arm and hammer' brand and I wouldnt want him eating that!! Its only ...
by floridamedgirl
Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: whatcha think of this cage?
Replies: 11
Views: 1345

Hey guys, Yeah I totally scrubbed the idea of this cage. I got him a traditional parrot cage with a play top. Its pretty large.. 23x32x37 (cage only) and of course he is out of it every second he can be. He hangs out on the play top and just goes back inside when he gets sleepy (its tooooo cute!) He...
by floridamedgirl
Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: questions about hugo's new roommate
Replies: 8
Views: 624

NEAT-she
by floridamedgirl
Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: ca anyone tell me what this noise means?
Replies: 13
Views: 2337

my boy does the open mouth thing just like the video but doesnt make the noises. I guess it does have something to do with the overall weaning process.. :wink:
by floridamedgirl
Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: cage litter
Replies: 8
Views: 939

cage litter

Just wanted to tell you all that I started using my kitty litter (corn cob with baking soda.. found at walmart) in the bottom of the bird cage and it works awesome!! It even has this fresh baking soda smell that is very mild. It looks very clean. It clumps verrrry well into little sandballs when poo...
by floridamedgirl
Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: riku
Replies: 3
Views: 471

how do you make the popcorn for him? do you buy regular un-buttered? Ive heard some people will take a small amount of kernels and put them in a brown paper bag to 'air pop' them? He looks pretty tame to me! maybe he is distracted by the food! I havent tried popcorn yet with my baby so we will try i...
by floridamedgirl
Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: 2 new birds ... what colours do you think they are?
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

my un-educated opinion:

The top one almost looks olive

The bottom one looks to have a green head and a turquoise/blue body... so blue/turquoise? lol

They are very cute!
by floridamedgirl
Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: odd behaviour
Replies: 2
Views: 300

I vote for a video :lol:
by floridamedgirl
Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: size recommendation for Avaitor harness?
Replies: 6
Views: 459

I talked to one of the people at the online store and she also suggested the xsmall so I ordered it today! Ill let you guys know how it goes... lolz My baby is a little nippy and spoiled so Im sure this will be a treat trying to get him used to this.. but I figure, he is 12 weeks, better to start no...
by floridamedgirl
Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Into the shower.
Replies: 16
Views: 1073

as you may know, I just got my ringneck a few weeks ago.. but I do take him into the shower... this is what Ive learned Keep him in a place where he isnt being hit by the water. If he wants to get into the water, Ill let him stepup and Ill bring him towards the water to play.. then place him back on...
by floridamedgirl
Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Meet Wally!
Replies: 22
Views: 1911

Wally got a new cage today! The cage that he was originally in was a last minute thing that the breeder gave to me for 50 bucks.. it was kinda rusty.. Anyway! I got him a new one today from someone locally. Its the same size/style cage but it has a playtop rather than the dome top. He seems to be en...
by floridamedgirl
Sun May 31, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: size recommendation for Avaitor harness?
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Yeah I keep going back and forth.. The petite size says its for cockatiels and small IRNS.. but when comparing a cockateil, the IRN is significantly bigger so thats why I lean toward the next size up. I sent the company an email to see if I could exchange it should it not fit properly, but consideri...
by floridamedgirl
Sun May 31, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: size recommendation for Avaitor harness?
Replies: 6
Views: 459

size recommendation for Avaitor harness?

Hello all, My IRN is 11 weeks old and Id like to get him an aviator harness. Im having trouble on which size to get him though? The petite is for 75-110 grams the xsmall is for 100-190 grams Average (full grown I think) size for an IRN is about 115g from what I gather.. but again, Wally is 11 weeks....
by floridamedgirl
Sat May 30, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Meet Wally!
Replies: 22
Views: 1911

Wally is much better today! He is being less aggressive and is stepping up on my finger with less reservation. I took him into the shower with me (I do everyday) and today he was very eager to get wet! He had a nice bath. He cleans up quite well :shock: I also sat with him on the couch and kept him ...
by floridamedgirl
Fri May 29, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Meet Wally!
Replies: 22
Views: 1911

Heres a few more snaps of "Wally". He has been with us one whole week as of tomorrow! He has become a bit cage aggressive, but once he is out he does pretty well. He was calling for me today as soon as I came home too. We were even playing fetch(he throws the toy off the bed and I go get it haha!) H...
by floridamedgirl
Thu May 28, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: whatcha think of this cage?
Replies: 11
Views: 1345

yeah you guys are right. I thought about this cage a little more and I think I am going to go with a traditional cage with metal/powder coat.
by floridamedgirl
Sun May 24, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Meet Wally!
Replies: 22
Views: 1911

Meet Wally!

Hello all, I have been lurking on the boards for a short amount of time but have had parrots before so I was just gaining information about my new indian ringneck. I just brought him home today. He is 11 weeks, DNA sexed male, blue. His name is wally after a cockateil I had as a child. He is doing g...
by floridamedgirl
Sun May 17, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: whatcha think of this cage?
Replies: 11
Views: 1345

whatcha think of this cage?

Hello all, I am getting my IRN (male blue) from a local breeder next month. They are currently being weaned. I am looking at cages and someone in my area has this cage on craigslist for sale and I fell in love with the clear front door. It is 25x25x41" cage size(the actual enclosure) and the cage it...