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by julie
Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: hen laying - something hanging from vent area
Replies: 7
Views: 915

Re: hen laying - something hanging from vent area

Rice flour is the other ingredient.
by julie
Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: max time off eggs?
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: max time off eggs?

I know in my nest boxes its pretty warm even though its minus 3 outside,I was actually surprised by how warm it was.The hen knows when to go out cause its getting too warm in the box. I have my avairies covered and its quite nice in there when its freezing outside.
by julie
Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: hen laying - something hanging from vent area
Replies: 7
Views: 915

Re: hen laying - something hanging from vent area

Petbarn sells a good egg n biscuit mix.
I make up a mix using
Egg powder
biscuits crumbs
almond meal
Handraising mix
wheetbix
cornflake crumbs
vanilla powder

There is something else in it but I will have to look when im home and not at work,I cant for the life of me think what it is.
by julie
Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Choking/dry reaching
Replies: 5
Views: 1400

Re: Choking/dry reaching

I have a quaker that does that before she whistles,I thought she was choking :oops: Just keep an eye on it just incase, he may possibly have something wrong but it may be something else he is doing.
by julie
Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Help me! My IRN died suddenly, I need an answer :(
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: Help me! My IRN died suddenly, I need an answer :(

Sorry for your loss :cry:
It could have been something on the veggies or something wrong with the veggies.Its really hard to say what happened but sometimes it happens with no signs that something is wrong.
by julie
Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:45 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: supplement for breeding..
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Re: supplement for breeding..

High calcium milk? is that lactose free milk?
by julie
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Has Anyone Tamed a 1 year old?
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: Has Anyone Tamed a 1 year old?

my first boy was older when we got him and he was apparently untame, it didnt take him long to become fully tame.
I have only been bitten by him once in 9 years.
by julie
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: supplement for breeding..
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Re: supplement for breeding..

fruits and veggies that have calcium and lots of good nutrients should do the trick.
by julie
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ringnecks with other Breeds
Replies: 10
Views: 1223

Re: Ringnecks with other Breeds

I also have quakers,alexandrians and princess parrots as inside pets and they all seem ok. I wouldnt house them all together though.
by julie
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Transitioning to pellets
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: Transitioning to pellets

I noticed the birds seem to have a nice shiny look to them when they have the pelets too.
by julie
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Transitioning to pellets
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: Transitioning to pellets

I live near the vetafarm factory I use nutriblend for mine aswell as seeds and fruits and veg. My guys all seem to eat it with no problems. I think the colors of the pellets is appealing to them, just remember that the pellets will go further than seeds in that they expand in the belly so even thoug...
by julie
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Getting frustrated
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Getting frustrated

I covered mine up this year. I actually hear my neighbours talking about bird porn and standing at the fence showing their visitors how they do it.
by julie
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:00 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Getting frustrated
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Getting frustrated

poor boy will get it right one day or maybe year :oops:
by julie
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What to do with Janey?
Replies: 89
Views: 6165

Re: What to do with Janey?

Lol shes a clever bugger.
by julie
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Help with the colouring of indian ringneck
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Re: Help with the colouring of indian ringneck

Sounds a little odd.

To put pics on use a photo site like dropshots,photobucket ect, once you have the pic on the webhosting acc copy the link and then come on here and click on the Img tab (on same bar as ont size ect) then paste your link and do the Img tab again then post.
by julie
Wed May 09, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Throwing seed!
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Throwing seed!

It depends where you get your fruit from too,places like supermarkets get them frozen and once taken out of the shop temps they dont tend to last very long. If the fruit starts to smell off take it out. They will throw just about everything out of the bowl or pick it up and then throw it cause they ...
by julie
Wed May 09, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What to do with Janey?
Replies: 89
Views: 6165

Re: What to do with Janey?

If the streamers dont work a decent looking tarp and some velcro strips works well to block an entrance and that way it can be either taken down when not needed and opened easily to walk through. It worked well for us when we painted the house and the birds were up one end and the hallway was sealed...
by julie
Tue May 01, 2012 6:07 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Is this the makings of his ring?
Replies: 14
Views: 1564

Re: Is this the makings of his ring?

Gemma try sneaking the alex some treats. Mine (i have 2 now) love maccas cookies and fruit juices,they dont get junk food very often just enough to know who gives them the stuff they like.
by julie
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Is this the makings of his ring?
Replies: 14
Views: 1564

Re: Is this the makings of his ring?

It could be looking at his kinda eyebrow part between his cere and eyes it looks like its coming in black,I could be wrong but ive never seen a female with black in that spot. your alex looks like a sweetie :D
by julie
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: alexandrine is not drinking water
Replies: 4
Views: 2335

Re: alexandrine is not drinking water

try playing in a bowl of water with your fingers and him near by,he will hopefully become interested in what you are doing and most likely try to bathe in the water and end up having a drink. You may be able to get him to drink fruit juice if you get too worried about him.
by julie
Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Indian Parrot and African LoveBird
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: Indian Parrot and African LoveBird

I wouldnt, lovebirds and irns can be very aggressive when kept with their own species.
I noticed this is in mutations and genetics you arent thinking of breeding them are you?
by julie
Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: storm has lost her voice
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: storm has lost her voice

They dont always make noises,things like the weather,sunlight in the house ect have an effect on their mood and noises ect.I have 1 irn,2 alexandrians and 2 quakers in my loungeroom and they dont allways make noise at the same time but generally one or the other is talking until the lights go off.
by julie
Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:58 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: skyblue hen paired with lutino cock?
Replies: 4
Views: 516

skyblue hen paired with lutino cock?

could anyone tell me the outcomes of skyblue hen to lutino cock please.
by julie
Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Alexandrine Companion Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 1042

Re: Alexandrine Companion Advice

I have an alex in with two indians but it depends on the personalities of the birds. my boy mika isnt aggressive and neither is my two thats with him.
by julie
Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:27 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Weird wing flapping
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Re: Weird wing flapping

They do it when they are fully flighted too. It gets pretty windy when there is 4 birds sitting on top of a cage all doing it at the same time.
by julie
Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Please.....I need your help
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: Please.....I need your help

females do talk and no I wouldnt get her a male unless you want her to be a breeder and not tame.
by julie
Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:21 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Advise on a potentially sick birdie :(
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: Advise on a potentially sick birdie :(

I dont think he was sick, more resting and puffing up to be comfy. They do it a lot more when its getting colder or stormy.
by julie
Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:01 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Please.....I need your help
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: Please.....I need your help

Try turning off the light,dark time means roost time. I have 6 tame birds here at the moment and they all do their best to not have to go to bed. Im a shift worker and when I come home at 6am on christmas morning my two princess bubs that i got the day before charmed their way out and then were litt...
by julie
Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:54 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Advise on a potentially sick birdie :(
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: Advise on a potentially sick birdie :(

Is it getting cold where you are?
by julie
Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Weird wing flapping
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Re: Weird wing flapping

flapping the wings is normal,they do it when out of the cage too.
by julie
Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Scared of baby starving
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Scared of baby starving

also try some egg and biscuit mix,apples,grapes and other fruits. and corn of the cob.
by julie
Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: 4 1/2 week old feeding troubles
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: 4 1/2 week old feeding troubles

Is the bub being kept in a warm place? Try putting your finger and thumb at each side of the beak coming from above to simulate the mum feeding,just rub the beak while moving your finger on and off the beak.
by julie
Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: News
Topic: Spam spam spam spam...
Replies: 6
Views: 1837

Re: Spam spam spam spam...

I actually have a life outside of this board.sorry that you have to see it,its quite obvious what threads are spam so dont look at it.
by julie
Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Is it cruel
Replies: 3
Views: 802

Re: Is it cruel

no its not cruel but if you want another bird by all means get one. There is no guarantee that the two birds will like eachother either then you will have that problem.
by julie
Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:27 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: alexandrine and irn
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Re: alexandrine and irn

I think the thread starter is here for other reasons so I will be removing the spam from the sig.
by julie
Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:17 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Big blue and (no name)
Replies: 13
Views: 1512

Re: Big blue and (no name)

Yeah ellie is 100 % correct with the feather issue.Im a bit concerned with the open wounds he may have already got an infection and need antibiotics or at the very least have them cleaned properly.

Im hopeless naming birds,I have a blue thats name is pinky.He thinks his name is pinky mika.
by julie
Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:46 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Color Mutations website
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Re: Color Mutations website

I just checked out your page. I breed blue princess parrots and red rumps too.im hoping to get a few mutations in both.
by julie
Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:57 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: little baby calls...
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: little baby calls...

I know the sounds you mean but not sure why.Its kinda like they talk about the food.Im handraising a baby princess parrot at the moment and it seeems to make funny little noises,he definately has the come on im ready now noise,the im going to be naughty and run across the bench with my wings out noi...
by julie
Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Advice on fostering eggs!
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Re: Advice on fostering eggs!

I took eggs from a pair and put them with a single hen.The single hen had laid her eggs and was sitting on them like she thought they would hatch.It didnt seem to bother her that there was more eggs. The other pair laid again and the egg in with the single hen hatched.
by julie
Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:02 am
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: Need help with new bub.
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Re: Need help with new bub.

It really annoys me that his breeder doesnt want to help,some people only care about the money and not the birds. We put so much time and effort into breeding and raising our babies that we really like for people with our birds to come to us for help.
by julie
Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: Need help with new bub.
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Re: Need help with new bub.

try touching the sides of his beak with your finger on one side and thump on the other,coming from above him and simulate the mother touching his beak. Then see if he wants a feed. If you have some baby food like stewed apples,it needs to be warmed to formula temp still. With him being scared try ho...
by julie
Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Peanut looseing her tail feathers
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: Peanut looseing her tail feathers

it would be itchy,if you can get a hold of some aloe vera juice mix it into some water and give him a spray.. Also its a good time for you to give him scratches all over.It will look like dandruff coming of him but thats just the feather shafts coming off which is normal..
by julie
Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Red rump Parrot mutations
Replies: 3
Views: 2445

Re: Red rump Parrot mutations

I have just got into red rumps too :D im still trying to work out what I have,i think she is a cinnamon. I would love a white lime. Let me know if you are selling any of your bubs please.


Not sure if this link is any help
http://grassparrots.free.fr/redrump/redrumpmut.htm
by julie
Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Weight
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: Weight

why lorri pellets? hes an irn isnt he?
by julie
Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Help: egg laying
Replies: 11
Views: 2362

Re: Help: egg laying

oh dear sorry I would have put the flatmate on his ****. I hope your baby is ok. Just thinking would it be an idea to put a shoe box or something in the bottom of her cage so she can have her little clutch and then when the eggs dont hatch she will go back to normal.If the eggs get taken away they l...
by julie
Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:17 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: horny-male syndrome???
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: horny-male syndrome???

post from what other site and why have you posted the same thing twice in different sections?
by julie
Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: How much vegetable and fruit?
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Re: How much vegetable and fruit?

They dont have to have fruit and veg everyday.I would start off using fruit as a taming reward,use it to bond with your bub. Dont worry im sure you will be fine.
by julie
Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Please help me
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: Please help me

I would have a play with them and see which one has the nicest personality,is friendliest and which one that hopefully connects with you.
by julie
Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Weight
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: Weight

I can honestly say I have never weighed any of mine. They drop weight to fledge ect so its hard to tell why they may have dropped or gained.