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by Shane7285
Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: just a quick question
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: just a quick question

Hi

At 10 weeks old I would say he hasn't figured it out yet. Give him a couple of months and he will be a pro.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sexing IRN
Replies: 8
Views: 1285

Re: Sexing IRN

Hi Yvette I will try and answer your questions as best I can. 1. From my reading on here, a ring can form around 18 months old, maybe a bit younger. I think what you are seeing now is the normal ring that even the females have. My male is 2 years next month, and has only 1 black feather in his ring,...
by Shane7285
Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: updated pics of Nemo
Replies: 4
Views: 871

updated pics of Nemo

Hey everyone here are some new pics of Nemo. He is turning 2 in September, and has one black feather so I am expecting a few more this moult. Anyway enjoy..... http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x244/Shane_Wildman/P1000262.jpg http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x244/Shane_Wildman/P1000260.jpg http:/...
by Shane7285
Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: IRNs and love birds living together.
Replies: 6
Views: 2584

Re: IRNs and love birds living together.

Hi Ally

I think from my reading as a general rule, ringnecks shouldn't be housed with other types of birds. Even having 2 pairs of ringnecks in one aviary can be a risk.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: African Ringnecks
Topic: whent do ARN breed?
Replies: 7
Views: 1808

Re: whent do ARN breed?

no, he means ARN (African Ringneck).

They will usually breed at end of winter I believe, so depending on where you live, it will be at that time.

In terms of age, I think they start around 2ish but it may take them a few times to get it right.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: CHALLENGE! Photos!
Replies: 86
Views: 9940

Re: CHALLENGE! Photos!

Is it emerald on the left, violet pied on the right?
by Shane7285
Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: CHALLENGE! Photos!
Replies: 86
Views: 9940

Re: CHALLENGE! Photos!

Turquoise Rec Pied Harlequin?
by Shane7285
Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: CHALLENGE! Photos!
Replies: 86
Views: 9940

Re: CHALLENGE! Photos!

i know its a turquoise aqua parblue ino recessive dominant harleqin emerald pied :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: I have NO idea at ALLLLLL!!!! :lol: I was thinking of typing out something similar to this. I think you are doing well though, after glen said you were close with parblue dom pied, I tho...
by Shane7285
Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: CHALLENGE! Photos!
Replies: 86
Views: 9940

Re: CHALLENGE! Photos!

damn you glenn!!!!!! :lol:

I give up. Let me know when you put something normalish up here.
by Shane7285
Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: CHALLENGE! Photos!
Replies: 86
Views: 9940

Re: CHALLENGE! Photos!

I agree SCB-SA not easy at all.

I am going to start by saying something with Blue in the name...

This one I'm afraid is over my head again.
by Shane7285
Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: CHALLENGE! Photos!
Replies: 86
Views: 9940

Re: CHALLENGE! Photos!

I kinda had a feeling it wouldn't be that easy knowing how much you know about mutations. Plus you asked the other two experts to stay quiet.

Well I have absolutely no idea, but it is a very nice bird.
by Shane7285
Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: CHALLENGE! Photos!
Replies: 86
Views: 9940

Re: CHALLENGE! Photos!

Is it a TurquoiseBlue Cinnamon?
by Shane7285
Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: my bird never steps off my shoulder HELP!?
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: my bird never steps off my shoulder HELP!?

Hi there If you are having trouble with the bird on the shoulder, I would say don't let it on your shoulder till you have solved this problem. The best place to start is to practice step ups from a playstand, cage or benchtop to your hand, and between hands etc. Praise and give treats when you can h...
by Shane7285
Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Cages and Play Areas
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Re: Cages and Play Areas

Hi

have you tried a search on ebay? There are normally heaps on there.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Tue May 24, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: 3 years old and still no full ring
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: 3 years old and still no full ring

Hi Ladyflame

My understanding is that it can take a few moults to happen. So even if Alex is 3, he may need to wait till his next moult to grow it in fully.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What color chicks will I get?
Replies: 13
Views: 1011

Re: What color chicks will I get?

The female is also blue from a green/blue father and an albino hen. sorry, i don't want to be "the bad guy", but from that parents you cant get bleu females.... 1.0 green /blue x 0.1 ino % from all 1.0 50.0% 1.0 green /ino 50.0% 1.0 green /blue ino % from all 0.1 50.0% 0.1 green 50.0% 0.1 green /bl...
by Shane7285
Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: finally a black feather
Replies: 4
Views: 1698

Re: finally a black feather

Hi Ring Neck, yes he was dna'd male from the breeder at about 4 weeks old. So yes I have been waiting a while for some signs, and I am happy that its finally happening. I have a mate who he thought he had a female until it was about 2 1/2 years old when the ring came through. I couldn't stand waitin...
by Shane7285
Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: finally a black feather
Replies: 4
Views: 1698

finally a black feather

Hi all, I had Nemo out yesterday morning and I saw his first black feather. its right up next to his beak so I almost didn't see it. when I went to check him again he had bathed so I couldn't tell for sure, but I checked again this morning before I posted, and its still there..... will be interestin...
by Shane7285
Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My IRN Rio
Replies: 23
Views: 1621

Re: My IRN Rio

Crisco wrote:Thats not a male ringneck
Considering this bird is only 2 years old, it is still possible to be male. The rings can sometimes take up to three years to appear so it still has time to come in. Each bird is different as to when they get their ring, and how long it takes to come in.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Are these birds split to anything
Replies: 7
Views: 737

Re: Are these birds split to anything

Hi When you say sky blue, is that a normal blue, cinnamon or what? if normal blue here is what they would produce with the male split ino: 1.0 grey(sf) blue /ino x 0.1 blue % from all 1.0 25.0% 1.0 grey(sf) blue /ino 25.0% 1.0 blue /ino 25.0% 1.0 grey(sf) blue 25.0% 1.0 blue % from all 0.1 25.0% 0.1...
by Shane7285
Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Do males display like females sometimes?
Replies: 7
Views: 1667

Re: Do males display like females sometimes?

Hi

yes it is possible for younger IRN's to display both behaviours of male and female. Who told you he was a male, and how did they know?

It would drive me insane not knowing for 2 years whether I had a male or female.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Taking your bird outside
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: Taking your bird outside

Hi Courty I think it depends on each owner. I know some people don't take their birds outside as they don't want to risk them flying away, others are a bit more relaxed. Based on your information, I would not recommend taking your bird outside, seen as you say she is only semi-tame and fairly terrif...
by Shane7285
Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: help with colour of bird
Replies: 11
Views: 863

Re: help with colour of bird

Hi Lushen

The male sounds like a normal green. The babies will all be green, with the males split to lutino.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Well i finally have my first egg
Replies: 29
Views: 1997

Re: Well i finally have my first egg

thanks glenn.

Still trying to get the hang of the calc. I think I have figured it out with the basic calcs, just not the more difficult ones.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Well i finally have my first egg
Replies: 29
Views: 1997

Re: Well i finally have my first egg

Hi

If you think the female is blue, the following are the results then:

1.0 blue /ino
x 0.1 blue
% from all 1.0
50.0% 1.0 blue /ino (visually blue)
50.0% 1.0 blue
% from all 0.1
50.0% 0.1 blue ino (Albino)
50.0% 0.1 blue
Calculated on 04 Mar 2011 02:19:54 , Prague

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Well i finally have my first egg
Replies: 29
Views: 1997

Re: Well i finally have my first egg

Hi looking at your other photo's your female looks like a grey, and based on the parents, your male should be split to ino. Here are the results I calculate, if I am wrong let me know: 1.0 blue /ino x 0.1 grey(sf) blue % from all 1.0 25.0% 1.0 grey(sf) blue /ino 25.0% 1.0 blue /ino 25.0% 1.0 grey(sf...
by Shane7285
Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: is my girl a boy?
Replies: 12
Views: 1277

Re: is my girl a boy?

Hi Ellie

I still think female. I will try and get a photo of Nemo for you so you can compare if you like.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Can't find an answer to this
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Can't find an answer to this

Hi, not sure which colour they fall under but I think these are the correct results for what they will produce: 1.0 turquoise(parblue) x 0.1 green /blue % from all 1.0 50.0% 1.0 green /turquoise(parblue) 50.0% 1.0 turquoise(parblue)Blue % from all 0.1 50.0% 0.1 green /turquoise(parblue) 50.0% 0.1 tu...
by Shane7285
Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: GENDER?
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

Re: GENDER?

yeah sorry, thanks molossus

I did the right calcs, just didn't read the results properly.

so no you cannot sex based on the colours.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: 3rd day good news! weeee
Replies: 2
Views: 876

Re: 3rd day good news! weeee

Hi It depends on the bird. I got mine handraised and paid more than what I could have got others for too, but he was properly handraised and I was happy to pay it. I got mine from the breeder and had to go to work the first day, but he came out the first night I was home as he was still a baby, but ...
by Shane7285
Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: GENDER?
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

Re: GENDER?

Hi Provided the male is not split to albino, the results are as follows: 1.0 blue x 0.1 blue ino % from all 1.0 100.0% 1.0 blue /ino % from all 0.1 100.0% 0.1 blue So all the females are albino, and males blue split albino. If the male was split to albino then: 1.0 blue /ino x 0.1 blue ino % from al...
by Shane7285
Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Hello my ringneck is biting HELP...
Replies: 11
Views: 2194

Re: Hello my ringneck is biting HELP...

Hi I think its better to not wear gloves from what I have read, if you can put up with the biting. They can tell the difference and know you are scared of getting bitten. At 3 months old roughly, I would say its most likely bluffing, so just keep doing what you are and give him a distraction when he...
by Shane7285
Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Splayed legs or am I just an overly worried new mum?
Replies: 16
Views: 1550

Re: Splayed legs or am I just an overly worried new mum?

Hi Ellie

I see it advertised a lot where you can take the bird early for a cheaper price and finish the hand rearing process yourself. As far as I was aware, it is actually illegal in Queensland to sell an unweaned baby bird.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Time to 'Guess that colour' again. :o)
Replies: 15
Views: 1529

Re: Time to 'Guess that colour' again. :o)

I'm going with blue as well. Not going to change my answer from last time.

Shane
by Shane7285
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: my newbie :)
Replies: 16
Views: 3058

Re: my newbie :)

Hi there

definitely albino. Apparently the majority of albino's are female, so it may be a she. The only way you can find out is through DNA testing though.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Queensland / Sunshine Coast Meet Up
Replies: 7
Views: 1105

Re: Queensland / Sunshine Coast Meet Up

Hi Ellie

let me know when it's on, and I'll see if I can make it.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello From Australia!
Replies: 12
Views: 649

Re: Hello From Australia!

Hey Gumbie

same, I live at Tanawha at the moment, and work in Buderim.

Crazy, 3of us are from the Buderim area.

Shane
by Shane7285
Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello From Australia!
Replies: 12
Views: 649

Re: Hello From Australia!

Hey Gumbie

Welcome to the forum. Where abouts on the coast do you live?

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Orien and Indii from Qld Australia!
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: Orien and Indii from Qld Australia!

Hi Twippa

Welcome to the forum from yet another Queenslander here. There are more of us than I thought.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: breeding for blue male
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: breeding for blue male

Hi

You won't know if she is split blue until you get blue babies. There is no other way to tell as far as I know.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: breeding for blue male
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: breeding for blue male

Hi

Using the gencalc, the pair you have will only produce green babies. That is unless the female is split to blue. In which case, the only way to tell the sex of the babies is to have them DNA sexed.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: It's here, it's here.....more babies...
Replies: 64
Views: 4390

Re: It's here, it's here.....more babies...

Hi pinkdevil

nice healthy looking babies there. So I guess it looks like 2 albino 1 ?? Do we get to play the guessing game on colours again this time?

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: IRN grinding its beak?
Replies: 4
Views: 2549

Re: IRN grinding its beak?

Hi Sara

the beak grinding and clicking is normal. It means he is happy and content. They will do this when tired, and safe.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: biting ears?
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: biting ears?

Hi Ellie Nemo bit my ears a few times when he was younger, completely out of the blue as he thought it was fun. All I did was remove him from my shoulder and put him back in his cage so no more fun time. He learned quite fast. He is on my shoulder everyday and hasn't bit my ear for 6-7 months now. R...
by Shane7285
Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Bluffing? Or just aggressive towards me?
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: Bluffing? Or just aggressive towards me?

Hi Dana glad you have figured out why. most of the time a behaviour change in the bird is a result of a change somewhere else. Even moving the cage can affect their behaviour. Good on you for telling the lady not to go near her, I would do the same if someone did that to my bird as well. Best of luc...
by Shane7285
Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My latest addiction (i mean addition!)
Replies: 8
Views: 1351

Re: My latest addiction (i mean addition!)

Hi no problems for providing the links. from all the pics I have seen the lacewings have a white head. The cinnamon dilutes the blue and that pic probably doesn't show it best, but it would probably be similar to the lacewing in real life. I have never seen either of these colours in the flesh, but ...
by Shane7285
Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My latest addiction (i mean addition!)
Replies: 8
Views: 1351

Re: My latest addiction (i mean addition!)

Hi there

yes it does look like a blue cinnamon. Here are some pics to show you the difference. Maybe it is split lacewing though.

Blue Cinnamon

http://animal-world.com/encyclo/birds/p ... rakeet.php

Blue Lacewing

http://gallery.pethobbyist.com/photo.php?id=255133

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Bluffing? Or just aggressive towards me?
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: Bluffing? Or just aggressive towards me?

Hi Dana

IRN's normally go through bluffing after weaning, but bluffing can happen up to 12 months old I think (correct me if I'm wrong).

Is Skye just ignoring you or attacking you when you try to pick her up? Have you changed anything about your appearance?

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to Birds Victoria, Australia.
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: New to Birds Victoria, Australia.

Hi Anthony

going by the pictures it looks like you have a turquoise IRN. Maybe some clearer pics might help. Very nice looking bird though.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Can my ringneck recover from being traimatized?
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Can my ringneck recover from being traimatized?

Hi Walbz I would think its not impossible for him to recover from this. I would say its going to take some time though, as it would not have been good for him. I would also take him to the vet for a checkup. Only the slightest scratch is needed from a dog or cat and they can die. Keep us updated as ...
by Shane7285
Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to Birds Victoria, Australia.
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: New to Birds Victoria, Australia.

Hi Anthony welcome to the forum. How old is your IRN going to be when you bring him home? As for the lacewing, I can't explain the difference, but here are the photo differences: Normal Blue http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-blue-parakeet-image4415665 Blue Lacewing (Blue Pallid): ht...
by Shane7285
Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: IRN Fan Saying Hi & Shows off the newest family member <3
Replies: 18
Views: 1306

Re: IRN Fan Saying Hi & Shows off the newest family member <

Hi

Welcome to the forum. Sorry about your loss of Sunny. Blues are one of my favourites, there are so many colours its hard to choose just one.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Household Poisons
Replies: 51
Views: 20829

Re: Household Poisons

Hi Dana

I was told that all mushrooms were off the list.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: talking
Replies: 9
Views: 1406

Re: talking

Hi powjoyce

yes I think he will get over it. Mine is a year old now, and he talks in front of people he knows. Where up until about a month ago he wouldn't talk in front of people, he would stop as soon as he saw or heard anyone. I think its just a matter of him being confident.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: DNA test
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: DNA test

hey sheena

always nice to know you are right.

can't wait to see some more pics of gluttony.

Shane
by Shane7285
Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: EMERGENCY!!!! HELP!
Replies: 12
Views: 1045

Re: EMERGENCY!!!! HELP!

Hi Ellie

that is what I was trying to think of yesterday. It clots the blood to stop the bleeding.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN with blood on his feathers
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: IRN with blood on his feathers

Hi Ellie

maybe try separating them for that night, if you have a spare cage? Just in case it is Janey that caused the problem.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN with blood on his feathers
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: IRN with blood on his feathers

Hi Ellie Sorry to hear about charlie. I know there is something you can put on the wound to help clot the blood, but can't remember what it is right now. Maybe try calling the pet store at Kawana Waters, the one on the Nicklin way near Harvey Norman. One of the girls from the Mooloolaba pet shop (I ...
by Shane7285
Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Just for a bit of fun. :)
Replies: 14
Views: 1393

Re: Just for a bit of fun. :)

ok, I'll add my guess to make it no longer split.

My guess is Blue as well.

Shane
by Shane7285
Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: still biting
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: still biting

Hi there I would say you need to keep ignoring the bites. A week is not a very long time, and the bird will still be settling in. Did you buy it as handraised? I would recommend keeping the training going and ignoring the bites. It may take a while, but eventually it will be worth it, after all you ...
by Shane7285
Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Dark green, green! Which one am I looking for?
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Re: Dark green, green! Which one am I looking for?

Hi Mike

That is a normal green IRN.

Regards
by Shane7285
Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Albino?
Replies: 6
Views: 1040

Re: Albino?

Hi there,

just thought I would add this as it has been covered before in another post. A true male albino will not get a ring, as can be seen in this post. There is a link in this post to explain why:

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=10484

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Reading my birds leg ring band
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: Reading my birds leg ring band

Hi there,

I think the main purpose of these is so the breeder can keep track of the birds. In yours I have a feeling the ps may mean parrot society, but I could be wrong. Obviously the uk means united kingdom.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: is it mean to
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: is it mean to

Michael I think you may need to learn more about the topic. By handraising a bird, you are doing all those things you describe. The person handraising the bird normally leaves seeds and fruit etc lying around and the bird will eventually start to eat it by itself. As for learning to fly, I think tha...
by Shane7285
Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Would an IRN breeder know what sex it is by IRN's parents?
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: Would an IRN breeder know what sex it is by IRN's paren

Hi Michael

I have heard that it is possible, but only for certain colours. So it depends on what colour baby they are talking about, and the colours of the parents.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: parrot has a sudden change in behavior.. is this normal?
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: parrot has a sudden change in behavior.. is this normal?

Hi there

sounds like it could be bluffing to me. have a read through this link:

http://www.indianringneck.com/bluffing/

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Your favorite IRN colour and why...
Replies: 10
Views: 1027

Re: Your favorite IRN colour and why...

I like the blue WHWT. or even the violet WHWT.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: How to find out what sex a ringneck is. WITHOUT DNA TEST
Replies: 7
Views: 28298

Re: How to find out what sex a ringneck is. WITHOUT DNA TEST

Hi Michael MDS Australia is who I have used previously. I found them to be good. I used them once, and the breeder I got my guy from now used them. I think that determining the sex without DNA is impossible if the bird is under 3 years old. I have heard of people guessing using the shape of the head...
by Shane7285
Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: What kind of chillies?
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Re: What kind of chillies?

I didn't think of it either.

But apparently because they have no saliva they don't get the same reaction as us with the burning mouth.

I don't think its something that is necessary as part of the diet, but it is something that could be used for variety.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: What kind of chillies?
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Re: What kind of chillies?

Hi Skyenet,

It may be that the people who viewed do not know the answer.

As far as I am aware, any kind of chilli is ok. I have only tried red chilli with mine, but they are all the same, just different colours, and differing amounts of spice.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Help with ringneck colours please
Replies: 5
Views: 1513

Re: Help with ringneck colours please

Hi there, not sure on the first two, I can see the pattern in the wings, and I'm no expert on mutations, but the first one looks to light to be an olive. The third just looks like a normal blue in the pics. The last one could be a cinnamon green IRN. That's what I think, so maybe someone else could ...
by Shane7285
Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: All three ringnecks
Replies: 8
Views: 1247

Re: All three ringnecks

Hi Imran

cool video. How long did it take to teach him that?

By the way, all very nice looking birds.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: toys
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: toys

hey pinkdevil,

I like the look of those toys. What happens once the bird figures it out though? Won't they just do the same thing to get it open the next time? Just wondering, cause I wouldn't mind getting that second one.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New pics of Nemo
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: New pics of Nemo

Hi sandy,

the ring will show up after 12 months and can take up to 3 years. The ring you can see on nemo is the same as the females. It is very light. I only know nemo is a boy because I had him DNA tested. Otherwise I would be waiting for a while, and I couldn't wait that long.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New pics of Nemo
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: New pics of Nemo

Hi there,

thanks for the replies. Hisandy, nemo is only 9 months old, so not much older than yours.

Lady_flame, the blue ringnecks was always my favourite colour so when I came to get
one, that was the only colour I was looking for.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New pics of Nemo
Replies: 7
Views: 853

New pics of Nemo

Hi Everyone

thought I would give some updated pics of Nemo:

Image

Image

Image

Shane
by Shane7285
Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: walnut tree
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Re: walnut tree

Hi There

this following site lists the walnut tree on the bad side.

http://www.mdvaden.com/bird_page.shtml

Regards
Shane
by Shane7285
Mon May 31, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: My IRN
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: My IRN

Hi Linda,

welcome to the forum. How long have you had your IRN for? Sometimes they just need to get used to you so they stay a bit quiet when they first get home.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Thu May 20, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: talking ability
Replies: 10
Views: 1574

Re: talking ability

Hi Sheena One of the myths listed on the info part of this site is that males are better talkers than female's and if you work with them both they should be the same. Mine has started saying 'whatcha doing' and 'c'mon'. He is only 8 months old, and started about a month ago. So it probably depends o...
by Shane7285
Mon May 10, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: pic of albino male
Replies: 10
Views: 6749

Re: pic of albino male

Hi there

I think what he meant was that albino males normally don't get rings.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Thu May 06, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN age
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: IRN age

The average is around 25 years.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: FreBreze?
Replies: 40
Views: 3177

Re: FreBreze?

Hi Lucas,

Weaning depends on the individual bird. Mine weaned at 8 weeks, but I think the norm is around the 10 weeks.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: At what age do ringnecks?
Replies: 9
Views: 4036

Re: At what age do ringnecks?

Hi Sheena

thats interesting indeed. As you can see mine is blue as well. He has been DNA sexed as male so that rules out the female only thing.

maybe somone with more knowledge can come along and help out.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: FreBreze?
Replies: 40
Views: 3177

Re: FreBreze?

Smallworld

I'm not going to keep going backwards and forwards, how about we just agree to disagree.

Lucas, sorry for diverting your thread offtrack. Please let us know how you go.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: At what age do ringnecks?
Replies: 9
Views: 4036

Re: At what age do ringnecks?

thats interesting sheena,

what colour is the one with no black at 5 years old? I'm thinking maybe that certain colours don't get a bottom black beak?

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: At what age do ringnecks?
Replies: 9
Views: 4036

Re: At what age do ringnecks?

Hi Sash4

My guy is 7 months old and already has a lower black beak. I think it went black at around the 5 months old or so, can't really remember exactly when.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: FreBreze?
Replies: 40
Views: 3177

Re: FreBreze?

haha sheena is right bout that grey one ;) Yeah if you convert it in euros, it is a lil pricey. How much does animal freight cost within the US and what are the prices of breeders in neighboring states? Dont seem too over eager to the breeder too. He would be hard on his prices. Perhaps try a littl...
by Shane7285
Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: Hello Everyone

Hi Lee Welcome to the forum. only time will tell if you have a boy or a girl. I can't quite make it out in the pics, but Sammy looks like a grey lacewing. Does she have a white head, and pale grey body? Here is a good site with ringneck colours, and if you click on the grey lime, I think that is wha...
by Shane7285
Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: FreBreze?
Replies: 40
Views: 3177

Re: FreBreze?

Smallworld I can see where you are coming from, but perhaps I didn't explain myself properly. You shouldn't buy a bird based on price solely. If the bird has been handraised properly, and it costs a little bit more than one you can get from interstate, I would buy the one from the local breeder. Buy...
by Shane7285
Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: FreBreze?
Replies: 40
Views: 3177

Re: FreBreze?

hey Lucas in regards to the price of the grey, it depends really on your location. And yes you may be able to get one cheaper from interstate, but you may also freak the bird out by freighting it (just my opinion). Over here for example, a good handraised bird can cost more, and I know I paid more f...
by Shane7285
Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: So hard to tame!
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: So hard to tame!

Hi I agree with Sheena, I would be moving his cage into your living room. Also, in regards to him not taking food yet, I would try sticking the stawberry in his cage and see how close you can stand before he will eat it, and slowly get closer to the cage each time you give him one, eventually you wi...
by Shane7285
Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Closet talker/whistler
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Closet talker/whistler

Hi all just wondering how many of your ringnecks are closet talkers or whistlers? Nemo has mastered the wolf whistle for a while now, but will only do it when you are out of the room. This morning however, he managed to say either "c'mon" or "hello", and "watchya doing". He will go on a chatting ran...
by Shane7285
Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: transport cage ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 2364

Re: transport cage ideas

Hi Smallworld The breeder I got my Ringneck from freights her birds around Australia, and when I met her to get mine, she had a couple of birds in the car with her that she was taking to the airport. She has been shipping birds for a number of years, and her travel cages were only 1 side of mesh. I ...
by Shane7285
Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN age question
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: IRN age question

Hi there Smallworld is right in that the age the ring comes in varies between each bird, and it normally isn't like yours until 2 years. Most of the time the ring will begin in the first moult at around 1 year old. Then the next year it should come in fully at around 2 years. There are always except...
by Shane7285
Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: A new addition, and first post.
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: A new addition, and first post.

Hi there they are some nice looking birds you have there. As for the mutation, this following site calls it a Grey Rainbow, or Grey Parblue Lime. click on this on the right menu. http://www.thomasriver.co.za/ringnecks/ As for the plucking, I think you need to figure out why he has been plucking, the...
by Shane7285
Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Changes in eye color
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: Changes in eye color

Hi

I think it could be around 3-4 months old. Mine is 7 months old, and his have changed, but I can't really remember exactly when they changed, I just know they have been like that for a while.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: What colour is my Ringneck
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Re: What colour is my Ringneck

Hi it sounds like a creamino that you are describing. Have a look here at this link, they have a pic of a creamino: http://images.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://www.thebeak.net/images/ringneck14.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.thebeak.net/ringnecks.html&usg=__ScjMsfjOjFC7MKa9ZKkHVjQDDBI=&h=225&w=300&sz...
by Shane7285
Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: AGGRESSIVE RINGNECK PARROT
Replies: 8
Views: 17662

Re: AGGRESSIVE RINGNECK PARROT

Hi there I would read through the following article and see if you think that makes sense. http://www.indianringneck.com/bluffing/ I think bluffing can vary between birds and while some may get a mild case, some can get it pretty bad. I would suggest to just follow what the article says to do. You a...
by Shane7285
Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Getting a new IRN soon
Replies: 11
Views: 526

Re: Getting a new IRN soon

Hi there what a little cute ringneck you have there. In regards to the chewing, sometimes they chew to test out things, there beak is like our hands. Also, he may just want to rip something up. Try having a destructible toy there for him when he chews on you or the shirt to distract him. A nice chea...
by Shane7285
Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: IRN going a bit skittish
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: IRN going a bit skittish

Hi He isn't cage aggressive, he runs away, so he is more scared. I got him out this morning, I used something he couldn't resist (sunflower seeds) as he only gets them as a treat. I have been reading a lot about positive reinforcement, so I know all about that, and it had been working so far. Regard...
by Shane7285
Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: IRN going a bit skittish
Replies: 3
Views: 468

IRN going a bit skittish

Hi Everyone I have question for you regarding Nemo. I have trouble getting him to step up while he is in his cage or at the door of his cage. This has only started happening recently. If he ends up on the floor, or is on my shoulder I can pick him up no worries. I have even tried letting him come to...
by Shane7285
Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Getting a new IRN soon
Replies: 11
Views: 526

Re: Getting a new IRN soon

Hi Mine seems to not be bothered by red. I keep the milk bottle caps for toys, after washing them out of course. Most of these are red, some are yellow, but he likes destroying them all the same. I even give him some egg & biscuit mix in a red bottle cap, and he doesn't hesitate to pig it down. So a...
by Shane7285
Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Getting a new IRN soon
Replies: 11
Views: 526

Re: Getting a new IRN soon

Hi I think it depends on the bird again. Some IRNs can get along with them. I know mine won't, he doesn't even like the other IRN's I have introduced him to. You should be able to keep the cages in the same room, after quarantine period, but I would suggest different out of cage times. Even though t...
by Shane7285
Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Getting a new IRN soon
Replies: 11
Views: 526

Re: Getting a new IRN soon

Hi congrats on becoming a new owner, what colour are you getting? I am the same as you, all I kept reading was about how bad IRN's are as pets, mainly from people who don't have one themselves. If you spend time with them they will be less likely to bite, however, I still think that you should expec...
by Shane7285
Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Screaming & Stubborn headed :)
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: Screaming & Stubborn headed :)

Hi there first of all, welcome to the forum. Do you cover his cage when you put him to bed? What treat do you use? Normally if you find the right thing, they will do anything you want them to, you just need to get the right treat and use the right technique. Also, are the sunflower seeds a treat? I ...
by Shane7285
Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: Color/Rarity/Price Help
Replies: 1
Views: 685

Re: Color/Rarity/Price Help

Hi I assume you are talking about a hand raised creamino. it depends where you are located, but around here $200 for a hand raised creamino seems pretty good to me. I found the same thing when I was looking there were a lot of cheap ones, but you also have to be careful with them, sometimes they are...
by Shane7285
Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: The Boys playing with Dad tonight
Replies: 8
Views: 1009

Re: The Boys playing with Dad tonight

they are both very nice birds. I think you need to update your sig pics though, looks like pickle has changed a bit.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding Season in South Africa
Replies: 19
Views: 6997

Re: Breeding Season in South Africa

Hi Saud

congrats. I can't wait to see what the babies turn out to be. Breeding these kind of mutations is very interesting.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: tango has been saying something !!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1222

Re: tango has been saying something !!!!

Leo

Why get so defensive all the time?

I'm sure sheena was just asking a question as its cruel to keep a bird in a small cage.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding Season in South Africa
Replies: 19
Views: 6997

Re: Breeding Season in South Africa

Hi Saud,

just wanted to say they are very nice looking birds. What kind of babies are you hoping to get from them?

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Need help with identifying if my ringneck is a lacewing?
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Re: Need help with identifying if my ringneck is a lacewing?

Hi

I think the best thing to do would be to get a pic of him posted here.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:37 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: WHEN is this 'bluffing' thing supposed to start.
Replies: 11
Views: 952

Re: WHEN is this 'bluffing' thing supposed to start.

Hi Elivia,

yeah i got a blue male. I guess you have probably seen the photos by now.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: RING OR NO RING?
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: RING OR NO RING?

Hi Is the ring blue or black? normally they start to develop the ring at around 1 yr to 18 months from what I have read. the ring should be fully visible by 2-3 yrs old. if its a blue ring, thats normal and doesn't really tell you anything. Mine has the light blue ring as well, but all the babies ha...
by Shane7285
Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Pics of Nemo
Replies: 1
Views: 521

Pics of Nemo

Hi everyone, I don't think I have posted any pics of Nemo yet on here. so here he is: http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x244/Shane_Wildman/P1000051.jpg http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x244/Shane_Wildman/P1000046.jpg http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x244/Shane_Wildman/P1000025.jpg http://i181.p...
by Shane7285
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: WHEN is this 'bluffing' thing supposed to start.
Replies: 11
Views: 952

Re: WHEN is this 'bluffing' thing supposed to start.

hey muz yeah I have him now. I finally remembered to get some photos, I am about to put them in the photo section. Yeah he's going good. he is good with food, not afraid to try anything I put in front of him. But his favourite is grapes by far, he will choose them over apple or anything else. How is...
by Shane7285
Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: WHEN is this 'bluffing' thing supposed to start.
Replies: 11
Views: 952

Re: WHEN is this 'bluffing' thing supposed to start.

hey muz,

I have found an article on bluffing in general. Here is the link http://birds.about.com/od/behaviorandtr ... uffing.htm

Its about bluffing in parrots, not specifically ringnecks, but states it usually happens between 4 months to 1 year old.

Hope this helps

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Snoring?
Replies: 10
Views: 886

Re: Snoring?

oh ok, mine can get really loud, but its only during the day.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Snoring?
Replies: 10
Views: 886

Re: Snoring?

Hi Sheena

Mine can get quite vocal while having a nap during the day just random muttering in IRN language, but at night, he doesn't make any sounds.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Look what my ringie can do now. :o))))
Replies: 11
Views: 1321

Re: Look what my ringie can do now. :o))))

Hey pinkdevil do you have any more info on target training? yeah they are pretty smart birds. Funny thing was, I got him to shake then I gave him a sunflower seed. The next time he was checking my hand first to see where the sunflower seeds were coming from before shaking. They are very curious. Reg...
by Shane7285
Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Look what my ringie can do now. :o))))
Replies: 11
Views: 1321

Re: Look what my ringie can do now. :o))))

thats pretty cool.

How did you get him to spin the first time to offer the treat?

I have almost taught my guy to shake in one session. Just need to do another one and I reckon he'll have it. It's amazing what he'll do for sunflower seeds.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: What Colour
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: What Colour

ok, thanks.

Nice looking bird. I have never seen one before.

I think they wanted $210 for both the birds in the picture.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Stinky Birds!
Replies: 5
Views: 1349

Re: Stinky Birds!

hey

nice ringneck you have there.

I especially like the vid in the cutlery draw.

Shane
by Shane7285
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: What Colour
Replies: 5
Views: 603

What Colour

Hi I was wondering I saw this bird for sale and was wondering what colour it was? I am talking about the one on the right. Also, in Australia what would you expect to pay for one of these birds? http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x244/Shane_Wildman/Bird/Resized330x235_Picture059.jpg Regards Shane
by Shane7285
Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Need help please
Replies: 26
Views: 1272

Re: Need help please

I think it is a good sign. Mine does the same, they are kind of chattering sounds that he doesn't do at other times.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Male/female behavior question
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Re: Male/female behavior question

yep I agree with Bec.

My guy has been DNA sexed as a male, but does the female thing with the head back and eyes pinning.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Sharp Toe Nails
Replies: 9
Views: 999

Re: Sharp Toe Nails

hi pinkdevil,

what natural wood perches do you use to help keep the nails down?

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Kiwi, our new addition :)
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: Kiwi, our new addition :)

Hi there,

looks like a nice bird you have there. In regards to the colour, I think she looks like an olive ringneck. not sure on the correct terminology for that, but that is the common name.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Sharp Toe Nails
Replies: 9
Views: 999

Re: Sharp Toe Nails

Hi Mel I have the same problem as you. I phoned my local pet shop, and they were more than happy to cut his nails down. I still haven't taken him down though, cause they said they would talk to me about certain perches you can buy, so they are going to try and sell me those 'sand paper' perches. I l...
by Shane7285
Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Cage Obsessed
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: Cage Obsessed

Hi Mel I think he may still be settling in, and the cage is his safe haven. I have just moved house, and my guy is different now to before we moved. He is very scared when out of his cage, so I just take things slow. It will take him a little while longer to settle in I would say, but each one is di...
by Shane7285
Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Adopted and Scary!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: Adopted and Scary!!!

Hey Corey I have not had my guy very long either, but I have been searching this forum for a while and have gained knowledge that way. I would say two weeks is a very short time, and she will need more time to settle in. You need to take things very slow and at her pace, if you try and rush, it will...
by Shane7285
Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: My family :) (lots of pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 8716

Re: My family :) (lots of pics)

Hey Sheena

Nice pets. That flowerhorn is awesome. it looks like you have a good mix of africans and americans.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: No Bananas?
Replies: 11
Views: 8019

Re: No Bananas?

Hi Heather If you have a look at the thread at the top of the page, it says what to feed your FID, if you look at the fruit, it shows banana as something to feed them. Not sure why you couldn't feed them banana, but I suppose everyone has a different view. I was told to never feed my guy nuts. Regar...
by Shane7285
Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN owners who work
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: IRN owners who work

Hi I know what you mean, its hard not to want to take them out. Especially when they want to come out and be with you. On the weekends its a bit different for me. I'm always busy, but if I'm home I'll take him out. I think if you keep it similar every weekend, he will get used to it, its all about r...
by Shane7285
Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN owners who work
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: IRN owners who work

Hi I also work full time, and my guy is great. I also make sure I spend time with him when I get home from work which is normally about 5:30pm. I have read its better to start the routine as soon as you get the bird home if possible, cause going from being out all day while your on holidays to being...
by Shane7285
Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Beak Colour
Replies: 6
Views: 7623

Re: Beak Colour

Hi I checked his beak colour again yesterday and this morning, it seems to be going red now, and the black is slowly fading so I probably wouldn't be able to get a picture of it. My guy is blue so I'm pretty sure he isn't an African ringneck, although I know they do exist, I think I would have paid ...
by Shane7285
Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Beak Colour
Replies: 6
Views: 7623

Beak Colour

Hi I have searched for my answer but couldn't find it so I thought I would ask here. My IRN is now 4 months old (how time flies) and his beak still has a lot of black on it. I have seen a lot of pictures on here where peoples IRN's are younger but don't have the sooty looking beak. I know the bottom...
by Shane7285
Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: he doesnt like apples. uh oh
Replies: 9
Views: 1061

Re: he doesnt like apples. uh oh

now its my turn to agree with bec. they are very curious birds. if you are eating or drinking something, they always want to check it out. Like if I'm having a beer my guy likes to lick the condensation off the outside of the bottle (don't worry I make sure he doesn't get any beer). 8) plus they thi...
by Shane7285
Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:20 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Behaviour a bit strange
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: Behaviour a bit strange

ok thanks guys. was starting to think it would be my luck that I would be the 0.01% that they got wrong. I will post some pics of him again soon too. he has grown alot. Also, his beak has black on it, where I seem to see a lot at his age that have a nice clean beak, where his looks a bit dirty? Is t...
by Shane7285
Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hi! newby here & newby to IRN (^_^)! aussie girl here.. xox
Replies: 11
Views: 694

Re: hi! newby here & newby to IRN (^_^)! aussie girl here.. xox

Hi L

I was told only clipping one wing was not good for their flying ability. They can control their flight better with both.

My guy goes nuts for grapes, the green ones, also peanuts would be a good treat, just make sure they are unsalted.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:25 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Behaviour a bit strange
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Behaviour a bit strange

Hi everyone

I have a question about my little guy. He is now 15 weeks old, and has been DNA's male. However when I scratch around his head and under is chin, he tilts his head back, and pins his eyes ad it seems like the female behaviour. Have any of you seen this before?

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hi! newby here & newby to IRN (^_^)! aussie girl here.. xox
Replies: 11
Views: 694

Re: hi! newby here & newby to IRN (^_^)! aussie girl here.. xox

Hi L Welcome If you have a handraised IRN there should be no problem letting him out of his cage. I only got mine about 2 months ago, but I could take him out and handle him, and he wanted to be out of his cage and on me from day one. Is he clipped at all? Also, if you have all your doors closed, th...
by Shane7285
Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: Breeders in Sydney Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Re: Breeders in Sydney Australia

hey I had a look in the trading post and petlink, and your right there really isn't anything. I find this quite strange, as about 6 months ago when I was looking for my guy, all the breeders that had them were in NSW or Vic. Also, pinkdevil has some green babies now, her profile says central west NS...
by Shane7285
Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: he doesnt like apples. uh oh
Replies: 9
Views: 1061

Re: he doesnt like apples. uh oh

Hi

how old is your IRN? Mine also like pears, so give them a try. I find mine only like green apples, not really red ones.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Male or Female???
Replies: 17
Views: 1868

Re: Male or Female???

hi Dee

they can do both. it depends where you are, but I know my local pet shop helped, but they are actually breeders themselves, so I trusted them. just go online and search for a dna company, they will send you a kit.

Regards

Shane
by Shane7285
Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Buying an Indian Ringneck and need some help/info
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: Buying an Indian Ringneck and need some help/info

Hi congrats on getting an IRN. I only got mine a week ago, so I'll help where I can. 1. I'll leave this to the more experienced people on here. 2. I think that should be ok, as long as the other family members interact with it outside the cage whilst you are gone. Just make sure they spend time with...
by Shane7285
Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:25 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi from Queensland's Sunny Coast
Replies: 13
Views: 864

Re: Hi from Queensland's Sunny Coast

hey muz looking good. I got some photos of my little guy from the breeder from the day they hatched, and he went through the same process and looks to the the same colouring. I got some more photo's yesterday and he looked like your about 3 weeks ago I think, now he's fully feathered so it happens p...
by Shane7285
Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:33 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi from Queensland's Sunny Coast
Replies: 13
Views: 864

Re: Hi from Queensland's Sunny Coast

Hi there and welcome.

Where on the sunny coast are you from? I'm in maroochydore. I'm also new to ringnecks and I'm due to get my baby boy in a couple of weeks, it also happens that he is a blue.

Anyway, have a search around this place has some great info!!! I've learnt a lot from it.

Shane
by Shane7285
Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Hi

Hi Everyone I have been searching this forum for a while now, and just thought I would introduce myself and say Hi. I don't currently own a ringneck, but I have one coming, that is 5 weeks old, and got DNA'd male. He is a blue one too. As you can probably see from the left, I'm from the Sunshine Coa...
by Shane7285
Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Bluey's first taste of pellets!
Replies: 5
Views: 855

Re: Bluey's first taste of pellets!

Hi there,

sorry I have no info on weaning, but sounds like your going okay. Just wanted to say hi, I live at Maroochydore, so only about half an hour away from you. I'm also soon to get a blue IRN. How strange!!

Regards

Shane