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by smallworld
Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:31 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New ringneck, completely untame
Replies: 14
Views: 1172

Re: New ringneck, completely untame

wow some people put alot of thought into what they say.
by smallworld
Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: NEED HELP! 2 MONTH OLD IRN!
Replies: 15
Views: 694

Re: NEED HELP! 2 MONTH OLD IRN!

I've used baby toys all along. I think their fine because children do bite into them and most of them are non toxic. Good to hear that you're doing much better today.
Nice looking lil fellar you got there! :)
by smallworld
Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:17 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: NEED HELP! 2 MONTH OLD IRN!
Replies: 15
Views: 694

Re: NEED HELP! 2 MONTH OLD IRN!

Well ok if your vet says its alright and if you can trust his opinion. I've just never practised it because of the pain and stress involved. I think you should think of giving him back that small box for him to go into when he's in his cage rather than to go through all that stress everytime he com...
by smallworld
Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:56 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: NEED HELP! 2 MONTH OLD IRN!
Replies: 15
Views: 694

Re: NEED HELP! 2 MONTH OLD IRN!

You dont really have to pull out the rest of the blood feather, you could also apply flour(quickstop or whatever u use to arrest bleeding) to the broken tip, where the blood is coming out from, that should stop the bleeding. Its just, pulling out his feathers would put him in alot of pain. I wouldn...
by smallworld
Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: help/wing problem.
Replies: 13
Views: 570

Re: help/wing problem.

Sad story about that broken wing. She would've been in terrible pain. What a bunch of idiots.

Well its real good that she found you and you noticed what was wrong with her and took her to a vet. Yeah I'd say it would probably be like that for the rest of her life too.

Well good luck :)
by smallworld
Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: NEED HELP! 2 MONTH OLD IRN!
Replies: 15
Views: 694

Re: NEED HELP! 2 MONTH OLD IRN!

Why do you pull the feathers off, when they break? Because a small amount of blood loss to us can actually be a great deal to them. For example about 20 to 25 drops of blood loss on an IRN can be lethal. You can just snip off the bent feather and leave it. Over the next molt, it should regenerate. ...
by smallworld
Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: strangely submissive
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: strangely submissive

I agree about the nightfrights. I've seen my birds making all sorts of noises in its sleep as well, with the eyes closed. Dont worry too much if he is being friendly. If his appetite changes, or he's puffed up the whole day and sitting on his perch, doesnt drink much water, no usual squawking etc. ...
by smallworld
Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: toys
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Re: toys

Toy pictures..hmm did u find any in the photo section?

Also they sometimes like the simplest stuff, like toilet paper rolls! It gets shredded to bits. Leather strips to chew on works well too. If you dont find any I'll see if I can put up a couple of pics.
by smallworld
Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: help/wing problem.
Replies: 13
Views: 570

Re: help/wing problem.

Wow what a mess they've made out of 2 beautiful birds...
Good luck with at the vets. Hope its nothing.
by smallworld
Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Clipping Wings Question
Replies: 16
Views: 2031

Re: Clipping Wings Question

Sandy, my apologies for my part in making your question unpleasant. The topic of wing clipping is often considered a hot topic and sometimes does get out of hand. But otherwise I think you've enough information about the question you had. So dont be afraid to ask on this forum. Not everything gets ...
by smallworld
Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: IRN's & UK winters
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: IRN's & UK winters

The most beautiful thing about UK is that you have a large native IRN population. So they've adapted to the climate and they're booming. Of course if its a harsh winter, you might want to take him indoors for awhile. :) But if the bird is to be kept outdoors at all times, then a nestbox with hay in...
by smallworld
Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Clipping Wings Question
Replies: 16
Views: 2031

Re: Clipping Wings Question

Lolly if you do not know how to read dont go name calling and call people dumb. You're just illiterate and maybe you should read more before you blast your opinion. The statement reads 'I want to keep his wings clipped. How often should I clip them?'. Now what does that mean? Secondly I never offer...
by smallworld
Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: hi i need help
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: hi i need help

The band numbers are different everywhere around the world. For example, in some countries, each breeders club issues a specific band number and color each year. So it depends on where your bird was found, the breeders in that area etc. Maybe it'll help you to call up some breeders around the area ...
by smallworld
Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Clipping Wings Question
Replies: 16
Views: 2031

Re: Clipping Wings Question

Of course its a matter of opinion if you want it clipped or not. But clipping the wings of the bird suits the convenience of the owner and pays no regard to the health of the bird! Especially when you want to clip the wings over and over again. By the way in some European nations its considered ill...
by smallworld
Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: smoke anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 1524

Re: smoke anyone?

Maybe he's just being protective and doesnt want you smoking :wink:
by smallworld
Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Clipping Wings Question
Replies: 16
Views: 2031

Re: Clipping Wings Question

I really hope you didnt take it the wrong way. Its just that alot of people mean well but they dont realize the end effect of what they're doing on their pet. If you want a healthy animal that can live with you for decades, then good health is a key player. So yeah, you wouldnt want to clip its win...
by smallworld
Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Clipping Wings Question
Replies: 16
Views: 2031

Re: Clipping Wings Question

Hi Sandy, You should not keep his wings clipped. I normally wing clip for taming and training purposes and generally do that till their first molt, when they get their flight feathers back. Its healthy and good for a bird to fly. All its muscle groups are active, obesity is reduced and generally th...
by smallworld
Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Heated lamps?!?
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Re: Heated lamps?!?

I think that would be a lil bit cold, yes. They're from a more temperate place and I'm told that +5 would be the temperature threshold for IRNs. Though I found our IRN shivering even when it was +15 or so and he was from an outdoor aviary. I had him checked just to be sure it wasnt his diet or some...
by smallworld
Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Can This Bird Be Tamed?
Replies: 13
Views: 1171

Re: Can This Bird Be Tamed?

Well then you know what they say 'the bigger the better'! :D When it comes to cages for birds, I think it can never be too small. Here's a link to our Echo in his new cage, quite awhile ago: http://www.indianringneck.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10257 There were not much toys in it then, so it doe...
by smallworld
Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: bad behaviour from my IRN help needed!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: bad behaviour from my IRN help needed!!!

Yeah you could try that with the supervised contact. No harm done there but I wouldnt trust him to be with them alone just yet. You're lucky its a guy, females tend to be more aggressive and you might have lost a couple of budgies. I'm sure he wouldnt want to be alone and away from all the exciteme...
by smallworld
Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: another question i forgot to ask
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: another question i forgot to ask

I wouldnt worry about him being too attached to his previous mate. Its a common misunderstanding that ringnecks mate for life. That is not true of this species of parrot. Indian ringnecks do not pick out a mate for life. In their natural environment they move on to other mates over the course of th...
by smallworld
Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Can This Bird Be Tamed?
Replies: 13
Views: 1171

Re: Can This Bird Be Tamed?

Hello again :) Yeah slow and steady is the way to go and its working for you, so good job! By the way the cage isnt the right size for an IRN which is why Sarah and I told you that you should really get something bigger. Try to get a bigger cage or make one yourself. Its not so hard to make one and...
by smallworld
Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: bad behaviour from my IRN help needed!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: bad behaviour from my IRN help needed!!!

Sometimes its just not recommended to mix 2 species of birds. Maybe they get along really well and maybe they dont, it really depends on your bird. I guess Harry is the 'birds of a feather flock together' type of guy and decided to drop the budgies from his friends list. Normally, you wouldnt mix t...
by smallworld
Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: great games
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: great games

Mutley sounds like a really cute boy (especially the kiss kiss part)!! haha I read that one where he was whispering hello mutley too :) Great flock you got there.
by smallworld
Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Best Seed Mix?
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Re: Best Seed Mix?

Thats really an interesting page to read! Wow the long list of references too! Thanks :D
by smallworld
Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: News
Topic: Don't use photobucket
Replies: 1
Views: 1117

Re: Don't use photobucket

Oh thanks Imran! Now thats good news :D
by smallworld
Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Best Seed Mix?
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Re: Best Seed Mix?

Glad it was useful information :) If you're looking for more information on Calcium, I've had this page for quite awhile in my bookmarks and its a good reference: http://www.birdsnways.com/wisdom/ww22eii.htm The author explains the balance of calcium and down the page there is a whole table on the v...
by smallworld
Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: BIRD LAMPS
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: BIRD LAMPS

I've never tried it but what I do know is that with 5 to 8 hours of exposure to the UV light per day, it helps with the metabolism of Vitamin D3 and also makes pet birds more active. It should only be used if your birds are kept inside the house and have no direct sun exposure or only a very little...
by smallworld
Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: sexing question
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: sexing question

No problem. :) Glad my opinion helped.
by smallworld
Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Best Seed Mix?
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Re: Best Seed Mix?

I dont know if you've the opportunity to mix it yourself, do you? At our petshop they've this big machine, with the different types of seeds in different slots. So you just have to mix the seeds yourself. Thats good because I normally mix in very little sunflower seeds, as opposed to the commercial...
by smallworld
Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: great games
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: great games

Bec's fetch idea sounds like fun! Have you tried with those kids toys? You know the plastic ones, where you could fit different shapes into the matching holes. Here's just to give you an idea of what I mean : http://www.craftsmanspace.com/images/stories/Free%20html%20plans/Kids%20toy/Board%20with%2...
by smallworld
Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: genetic question just out of curiosity.
Replies: 5
Views: 801

Re: genetic question just out of curiosity.

You kinda answered that question yourself with the post about snakes. They first generation offspring are neither parent type. They would be a hybrid. How ever if generation 1 is bred with say an IRN again, then the offspring would have a more IRN genome and if with an Alex, then a more Alexandrine...
by smallworld
Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:19 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: genetics
Replies: 23
Views: 2411

Re: genetics

I dont care how old you are. First stick to the facts next time. Dont drag the Colonization of Australia and the holy Bible into a matter with birds. Rhetorical questions have a sense of implying the wrong thing. You should know that before using it. Secondly if I say you could call me a scientist ...
by smallworld
Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: genetics
Replies: 23
Views: 2411

Re: genetics

Your arguement against years of scientific research is the bible???? I am a doctor, you can consider me to be a scientist. I have a scientific explanation for a situation. Years of training and research cannot be thrown in the garbage because a little girl comes along and claims thats what the bibl...
by smallworld
Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: genetics
Replies: 23
Views: 2411

Re: genetics

oops
by smallworld
Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:46 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: genetics
Replies: 23
Views: 2411

Re: genetics

You said you have a cinnamon ringneck. There you go. Its a bird thats a result of inbreeding. Hence its own genetic pool is polluted, therefore its process of natural selection has been misguided. Common among birds in captivity. Go to India, get a ringneck thats green ( a wild caught one), then tr...
by smallworld
Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: genetics
Replies: 23
Views: 2411

Re: genetics

Well this was an interesting read!! I never noticed this post. I do not know where my stand on hybridising is. You see when horses breed with donkeys you get a bad word and also a sterile animal. People do breed different species of lovebirds together. The result more often than not is sterile. But...
by smallworld
Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: sexing question
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: sexing question

They dont do lab tests on feathers inside Guatemala? I think it counts as a live sample because of the bacteria or viruses it might be carrying. Well I guess you've no option but to wait to be sure. :)
by smallworld
Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: kieron
Replies: 10
Views: 1956

Re: kieron

I read alot of your posts about your birds. Alot had Kieron in it and it was always an interesting read.

Sorry for your lost...
by smallworld
Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: sexing question
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: sexing question

Why dont you DNA sex kiwi? You wouldnt have to wait that long and I dont think it costs all that much. All you need to do is send a good healthy feather to the lab. Otherwise I'd say wait another year before you start calling Kiwi, 'hey girl' :)
by smallworld
Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: tail feathers breaking???
Replies: 14
Views: 1434

Re: tail feathers breaking???

Good to know he's A.O:k :D But its funny though because the other birds were fine with the same diet.
by smallworld
Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:52 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: my IRN keeps having SEX with his/her perch!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: my IRN keeps having SEX with his/her perch!!!!!

Its a juvenile bird. Its the hormones. Dogs do it too and so do people. Relax though because dolphins and humans are the only mammals who have sex for pleasure. Your bird is just doing it because his hormones are telling him to carry out a biologically programmed act and not because he/she is deriv...
by smallworld
Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:49 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New ringneck, completely untame
Replies: 14
Views: 1172

Re: New ringneck, completely untame

Please dont use a garden glove. Thats just wrong. The bird will never get used to your hand. Also they may peck and bite a little, yes you may bleed as well. But you're not going to need stitches and you'll never lose enough blood, that you may go into hypovolemic shock. Its really just a bird, eve...
by smallworld
Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:39 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN mummy
Replies: 17
Views: 703

Re: New IRN mummy

:D He looks like Echo did when he first came. I like the stretch picture :) We like to call it the ninja stretch because of the intense look, the perfect balance and really cool stretch :lol:
by smallworld
Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN mummy
Replies: 17
Views: 703

Re: New IRN mummy

Doesnt work if you dont have a facebook account..? :|
by smallworld
Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Echo and our experience
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Re: Echo and our experience

Thank you for your positive comment Imran. I just hope that it will shed some light to new IRN owners and show that IRNs are really good buddies to have around :lol:
by smallworld
Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:32 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: strange (lack of) behaviour
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: strange (lack of) behaviour

:D You guys are getting along really well. I'm really happy for you!
by smallworld
Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Help/Question - My IRN's beak
Replies: 6
Views: 1311

Re: Help/Question - My IRN's beak

Well if the orange layer peeled off and the color of beak has returned to normal thats good news. If the crack line is not above the cere its alright. It will go away as the beak regenerates. How about the feathers that shes missing? If they are slow or dont grow back, you might want to watch out. ...
by smallworld
Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: new to breeding - Question
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: new to breeding - Question

I hope this is not the same blue female that is injured. You'd be risking her, if she was allowed to breed. You could house them together but remove any breeding materials. Let her recover fully because breeding is a very stressful thing on the organism and requires a good bill of health. Best of Luck
by smallworld
Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Help/Question - My IRN's beak
Replies: 6
Views: 1311

Re: Help/Question - My IRN's beak

Her color of the beak isnt changing because of the carrots. Did the vet do an xray under sedation? Thats the only true way to find out. Was he an avian vet? Because taking a bird to a dog and cat guy is kinda the same as asking an ophthalmologist, if you need a C-section. I'm not being sarcastic or...
by smallworld
Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My new IRN
Replies: 5
Views: 788

Re: My new IRN

:D Cute bird and nice 'playstation', you got there
by smallworld
Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Echo and our experience
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Echo and our experience

I thought I'll type up this post on Echo, to share our experience with an IRN and to help people who have alot of behavior, habits, taming and whatever else questions about their birds. Especially the people new to IRNs who are so worried they'll never be able to tame their bird. Echo is our first ...
by smallworld
Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Help/Question - My IRN's beak
Replies: 6
Views: 1311

Re: Help/Question - My IRN's beak

I've no idea about the beak changing color but did you see a vet when the accident took place? Birds are the opposite of humans when it comes to oral anatomy. They can dislocate their upper beaks. Its sort of a double sided ball/hinge joint. I've first hand experience with beak dislocation. I had a...
by smallworld
Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:41 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: strange (lack of) behaviour
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: strange (lack of) behaviour

Its a good thing you found him. Birds take most of their water from their food (from veggies, fruits and the like). So they tend not to drink that much water. If he is not drinking water at all, not even near the water bowl at least once a day, that is weird. It could be as you yourself noted, that...
by smallworld
Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Kashi bird & Archimedes
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: Kashi bird & Archimedes

I would never guess they had a handicap. They are just really good looking birds :wink: The look Archimedes is giving you is the same typical look I always get from Echo, whenever he sees a Camera. Its really hard to get him candid!
by smallworld
Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN mummy
Replies: 17
Views: 703

Re: New IRN mummy

Hey, We dont give our birds apple seeds. I dont know how much it would take to kill a bird but apple seeds (and some other fruit seeds as well, like mangoes), contain cyanide. As you probably know, cyanide in the right dosage could kill a person. I dont really know what the size of an IRNs liver or...
by smallworld
Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: are they noisy
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: are they noisy

This is the introduction section :wink:
Whats a pad?? Yes, their calls can be quite loud when they want to be. Usually its at certain times of the day. However some birds can be noisy and others can be really quiet. It depends.
by smallworld
Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Our Greenie :)
Replies: 9
Views: 932

Re: Our Greenie :)

:D Its time for an update of these pics. He's 1 year old now. Got a few of his flight feathers back and its fun to see him fly about the home. Yes effekt, its a rather large cage. I'm now trying to get him used to being without the cage. We just want him to go home to have his food there and sleep ...
by smallworld
Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: HELP WITH TAMING
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: HELP WITH TAMING

Check out this thread: http://www.indianringneck.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10483 Also alot of the other threads in this section, are people with similar questions. I think you'll find alot of information there. It could be that the guy that delivered the bird and the guy that bred the bird are ...
by smallworld
Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: help!
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Re: help!

This is going to sound a bit idiotic but I'm going out on a limb here, You dont have any idea of birds, or probably never had one and you're buying a bird for the major purpose of talking?? If the above scenario fits you, then my answer is : DONT. Sorry but I'm looking out for the welfare of the bi...
by smallworld
Mon May 31, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: tips and help
Replies: 17
Views: 838

Re: tips and help

I find the color of his feet interesting. I do not buy mutation birds because of the weak genetics but for the most of what I've seen, they have grey or pinkish feet. Are his feet a yellowish brown? Were they always like that? I've never used the towel method, after a couple of weeks. I always choo...
by smallworld
Mon May 31, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Please Tell me is it a breakthrough?
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: Please Tell me is it a breakthrough?

Thought so too :D Its quite good progress in a short time. Means 2 things: he's used to people, you're doing a good job or both :wink: About the age, its hard to tell once they get their rings. If its before, you've a safe estimate of under 3 years. Do you have a picture of him? He could be even mo...
by smallworld
Mon May 31, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN mummy
Replies: 17
Views: 703

Re: New IRN mummy

Hi Lisa and welcome to you and Charlie B! You might want to take a peek into the behavior section of the forum. Alot of good advise there and alot of people with new birds with similar questions. If you dont find anything, that could help, then we'd love to hear your questions. About the glove thou...
by smallworld
Sun May 30, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: coco's screeching is killing my life!!
Replies: 32
Views: 1402

Re: coco's screeching is killing my life!!

I'd go with what bec said too. The thing is, he doesnt understand 'you needing your space'. He thinks of you guys as family. So he doesn't want to be left out in any event. What I do, is everytime before I start eating, Echo gets a small piece from my plate. Even if its just 2 grains of rice, he's ...
by smallworld
Sun May 30, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Newbie from PA
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: Newbie from PA

:lol:
by smallworld
Sun May 30, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Please Tell me is it a breakthrough?
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: Please Tell me is it a breakthrough?

Ok ready?? I'm gonna say it:

BREAKTHROUGH!!

congratulations :D
by smallworld
Thu May 27, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby Gomez
Replies: 6
Views: 2243

Re: Baby Gomez

Really like his innocent baby eyes :D
by smallworld
Thu May 27, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: She whistles!
Replies: 17
Views: 1499

Re: She whistles!

Heyyy Good for you!! :lol: Stuff like that always gives me hope with Echo :D
by smallworld
Thu May 27, 2010 1:56 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Any advice on how to stop the squawking?
Replies: 9
Views: 2173

Re: Any advice on how to stop the squawking?

Haha yeah they're kinda hard to figure out at first. You'll get the hang of it though. As for IRNs, we currently have only Echo. I took an aviary bird as a challenge but I really love the lil fellar. I wasnt really a bird person myself but it started out by buying a lovebird for my wife on her birt...
by smallworld
Tue May 25, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Eating Too Much?
Replies: 7
Views: 882

Re: Eating Too Much?

Wow those are a deep blue! Really nice. I knew you'd take both, when you asked if you should take them both or just one ;) They're really pretty birds.

His birds have a hip problem guys. They were born that way.
by smallworld
Tue May 25, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hello from dorset :)
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: hello from dorset :)

Eavis is a really unique name for a bird :D Dont think I've ever met an Avian Eavis before haha
by smallworld
Tue May 25, 2010 8:48 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: my IRN does not talk make any noise or sound, please help
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: my IRN does not talk make any noise or sound, please hel

He could be making noise, when you're not at home. It will take him awhile to get used to his surroundings and adapt to the new environment. You'll be working with bird timing now and they are alot slower than us. I assure you, that once he is used to you and his new home, he's not going to be that...
by smallworld
Tue May 25, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: HELP:5 week old ringneck loosing all its feathers.
Replies: 1
Views: 475

Re: HELP:5 week old ringneck loosing all its feathers.

Hi. Are both chicks affected? French moult sounds likely. Of course PBFD, thyroid disease, liver disease etc etc could all be probable causes. The list of diseases that lead to feather loss is too long.. If its an infectious disease, the reason why only one bird is affected and not the other, could...
by smallworld
Tue May 25, 2010 2:52 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Any advice on how to stop the squawking?
Replies: 9
Views: 2173

Re: Any advice on how to stop the squawking?

You mean he's making those neck and head movements, that makes him look like he's regurgitating? Just make sure he is not regurgitating all his food out everytime. If they just do those movements, it sometimes can be regarded as courting actions. When a bird pairs up with its mate, he doesnt give h...
by smallworld
Mon May 24, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings from Holland...!
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: Greetings from Holland...!

Good looking guy that Gomez haha

My wife says 'awww he looks really cute' :)
by smallworld
Mon May 24, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings from Holland...!
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: Greetings from Holland...!

Hi! nice to meet you and Gomez!

Welcome onboard. Would be cool if you could post a couple of pics up in the photo section. Everybody here loves pics, especially babies :D
by smallworld
Mon May 24, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hello from dorset :)
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: hello from dorset :)

No worries.

Yes the living room is the best for new birds :)

All the best! Hope to hear from you, as he makes progress!
by smallworld
Mon May 24, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hello from dorset :)
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: hello from dorset :)

Hi there and welcome to the board. Congratulations on the little fellow. This link >http://www.indianringneck.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10530 leads to a post in the behavior section of the forum. Alot of people there have asked the same questions you have. So read around and if you still have m...
by smallworld
Mon May 24, 2010 3:40 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Was told my IRN was tame/talks/shoulder sits but seems not??
Replies: 17
Views: 568

Re: Was told my IRN was tame/talks/shoulder sits but seems n

Dont be scared to take him to the vet. You should do it because birds rub their heads and beaks on perches and scratch themselves, all the time. Their feathers are not suppose to come off so easily. Besides, as I've said before, its always good to get a clean bill of health for new birds. Especiall...
by smallworld
Mon May 24, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Can This Bird Be Tamed?
Replies: 13
Views: 1171

Re: Can This Bird Be Tamed?

I'd agree with Sarah about the new cage and the clipping. Something bigger is always better in this case. :) However, dont clip him yourself. Because you dont want him to regard you as the evil one who rendered him flightless. So take him to a vet, so he thinks he's the bad guy. I always clip my bi...
by smallworld
Mon May 24, 2010 3:23 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Can you house multiple breeding partners together
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: Can you house multiple breeding partners together

Normally it would be a better not but in the cage that size, I've no idea. But even then 3 or 4 could be pushing the limit. It depends on how the birds regard it, I guess. If they think there is strength in numbers to protect their young, then you wouldnt have a problem. If however they think, ther...
by smallworld
Mon May 24, 2010 3:20 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Any advice on how to stop the squawking?
Replies: 9
Views: 2173

Re: Any advice on how to stop the squawking?

Let me guess..its the aviary one right? Does he usually do this in the morning? Echo did it in the morning at about 5 or 6 am. So what I did was I covered his cage for 2 weeks and then suddenly he stopped. Well what you can do when he does that, is return him to his cage and cover him. When he calm...
by smallworld
Mon May 24, 2010 1:41 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Was told my IRN was tame/talks/shoulder sits but seems not??
Replies: 17
Views: 568

Re: Was told my IRN was tame/talks/shoulder sits but seems n

YES beak grinding is a good sign :D It means they're comfortable or happy with something. As time goes on you will see, that he does it throughout the day when he is happy or comfortable with something. Yeah you see, he was just shy about his table manners when everyone was looking at him ;) It cou...
by smallworld
Sun May 23, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: pet bird weight table
Replies: 0
Views: 301

pet bird weight table

Thought this page would be helpful:

http://www.avianweb.com/AverageBirdWeights.htm
by smallworld
Sun May 23, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Was told my IRN was tame/talks/shoulder sits but seems not??
Replies: 17
Views: 568

Re: Was told my IRN was tame/talks/shoulder sits but seems n

Hows it going with the feeding today? Is he taking in more?

Hope all is going well with you two :)
by smallworld
Sun May 23, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Someone please help me with my indian ringneck
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: Someone please help me with my indian ringneck

Dont worry the depression usually wears off once they get used to the place. He might be scared of his new toys at first too. Well, I just hope you're sure you can take him home to the States. Otherwise its alot of stress for him, to get used to you and then be shipped off to a new home, when you l...
by smallworld
Sat May 22, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Was told my IRN was tame/talks/shoulder sits but seems not??
Replies: 17
Views: 568

Re: Was told my IRN was tame/talks/shoulder sits but seems n

Hey, well in that case, you should take him to a vet to get an all round check up. That is what I would do. Because it is important that he has a clean bill of health. IRNs in captivity can live well over 30 years and I'm sure you one a healthy little one too. Stress does make feathers fall off and...
by smallworld
Sat May 22, 2010 5:53 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Was told my IRN was tame/talks/shoulder sits but seems not??
Replies: 17
Views: 568

Re: Was told my IRN was tame/talks/shoulder sits but seems n

I'm sorry about your other birds. I dont think he is 4 months old either because of the orange ring around his eye. Its not very common that it forms so early. Echo does that too, where he goes around his cage, but never have I had a bird losing its head feathers from going around a cage. Sometimes ...
by smallworld
Sat May 22, 2010 4:39 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Was told my IRN was tame/talks/shoulder sits but seems not??
Replies: 17
Views: 568

Re: Was told my IRN was tame/talks/shoulder sits but seems n

Well thats not much seed at all but it really depends on the bird too. Give him another day or two with the food. As long as he eats more than 2 tablespoons of seed and some apple, he's getting something inside him. Is he with your other birds in the cage or is he alone? Better if he was alone but w...
by smallworld
Sat May 22, 2010 3:36 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Was told my IRN was tame/talks/shoulder sits but seems not??
Replies: 17
Views: 568

Re: Was told my IRN was tame/talks/shoulder sits but seems n

Ayy I feel bad for you and the little one. Well he's missing home, disnterested, quite likely depressed and maybe a little scared. He turning his back away means that, he isnt interested. If he was scared he wouldnt turn his back to danger. I dont know about the extent of interaction that the breed...
by smallworld
Sat May 22, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: I have finally lost my mind
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Re: I have finally lost my mind

:lol: Thats cool! It must be like a super shower for her, with water from all sides :D
by smallworld
Sat May 22, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: tips and help
Replies: 17
Views: 838

Re: tips and help

Ok what you can do is, use a perch. Our perches are natural branches, for their ergonomic property and natural look, so when I need to use a stick for training, I just take one of those tiny branches out. So they are used to it and know its nothing to be afraid of. If you dont use branches, take a s...
by smallworld
Fri May 21, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Can This Bird Be Tamed?
Replies: 13
Views: 1171

Re: Can This Bird Be Tamed?

Yes it can be done, dont worry. Check out the numerous posts in the behaviour section of the forum. Alot of people with problem birds too and the users here have suggested alot of different approaches, so its up to you which one you'll pick. 4 years of neglect huh? Thats going to be one angry and f...
by smallworld
Fri May 21, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hi there
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Re: hi there

Hey craig, tough question there. Alot of birds could live with your IRN provided your IRN isnt aggressive towards them and vice versa. But if you want something a little quieter in terms of pitch, how about a cockatiel or budgie? Again, thats just a suggestion, I'm not saying it would be perfectly ...
by smallworld
Fri May 21, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: IRN classfication
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Re: IRN classfication

David is right there :) . Its the body to tail length ratio but this is a loose and folk form of classifying parrots. As you see, parakeets are parrots as well. Example: The budgie is considered to be a parakeet, whereas the lovebird is referred to in alot of literature as a little parrot. So you s...
by smallworld
Tue May 18, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: New and heartbroken
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Re: New and heartbroken

My heartfelt sorry goes out to you..

But take it easy on yourself. I blame myself too everytime a pet dies but like ringneck said, we're all human and not everything is in our control.

God's keeping your little angel in a warm place, in heaven.
by smallworld
Tue May 18, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: I have finally lost my mind
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Re: I have finally lost my mind

I like the waterfall concept you used, with the water dripping from the top. So did she take a shower in it yet? :D
by smallworld
Tue May 18, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Ciao dall'Italia
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: Ciao dall'Italia

uhmmm... Bonjourno..?
by smallworld
Tue May 18, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Hi

Yes you're right in your assumption. I believe that persistence is the golden key as well. Wow all that in just under a year, hats off! I guess it worked out for you and your birds that you moved out :)

Good Luck and good to have you around the forum!
by smallworld
Tue May 18, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: tips and help
Replies: 17
Views: 838

Re: tips and help

I only clip a birds wings when its new and its too wild to train or tame. I think in his case, his making progress with you and you should only clip it again, if at the end of this summer, he has reverted to his old self and refuses to interact with you. Its a gigantic amount of progress for a bird...
by smallworld
Mon May 17, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Hi

HI!!

Welcome to the forum! Thats really cool what you did with your birds. How long have you had Pickles? I've an aviary IRN too. His name is Echo :) Your Chester is a lil genius!
by smallworld
Mon May 17, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Always squaking for me!
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Always squaking for me!

Hi, I would say, it could be something called imprinting but thats not so likely considering her age when she came to you. However, if she was a hand reared bird and recognized a human to be her mom, it could be the case with you. Although again its not common because she was 3 months old when you ...
by smallworld
Sun May 16, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My range of ringnecks! enjoy!
Replies: 12
Views: 1984

Re: My range of ringnecks! enjoy!

Its a brave an honorable thing what you did and you have a beautiful flock of birds. You have a kind heart and you are also living proof, that the apple doesnt always fall near the tree. Your dad in some parts of the world, would be considered a criminal. Thats not normal and needs psychiatric cons...
by smallworld
Sun May 16, 2010 2:57 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Can 2 IRNs Share a Cage?
Replies: 3
Views: 655

Re: Can 2 IRNs Share a Cage?

No problem :) When its a tough call, go with your gut feeling. Probably end up being right ;)
by smallworld
Sat May 15, 2010 7:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: relocate our ringneck again orleavehim behind?
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Re: relocate our ringneck again orleavehim behind?

Is it possible to bring him through the US? Perhaps you know someone there who could keep him for awhile. Maybe someone on this forum can help you with that.

I would never leave him behind. He has spent 5 years with you. Thats practically family. He would miss you terribly.
by smallworld
Sat May 15, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Different personalities
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: Different personalities

:lol: Enjoyed reading this! I think I found Echo's personality type now. He is what you describe as the King :D
by smallworld
Sat May 15, 2010 3:33 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Always squaking for me!
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Always squaking for me!

More info please. When did you get her/him? How old was it when you had it? When did this behavior start? Who spends most of their time with the bird? How much playtime outside the cage does it get? etc etc. Just based on the info you gave, I'd say : the birds calling out to you and doesnt want you...
by smallworld
Sat May 15, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Can 2 IRNs Share a Cage?
Replies: 3
Views: 655

Re: Can 2 IRNs Share a Cage?

Wow what you're doing is really cool. A heart for handicapped birds. I guess if they get along fine now, it should be alright. However, you know personalities can change and then they might not get along too well, so there's a possible risk there. I think it also depends on the size of your cage. If...
by smallworld
Fri May 14, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: I lost my lovebird Indy this morning
Replies: 7
Views: 1734

Re: I lost my lovebird Indy this morning

Its sad to hear about your lovebird. Have you considered perhaps burying him in the forest (if there is one not too far away)? We buried our little friend there last month. We put him in a south side view, with lots of sun and I uprooted a yearling and planted that tree over him. We didnt exactly m...
by smallworld
Wed May 12, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Why I hate to buy pets in petshops!
Replies: 17
Views: 4208

Re: Why I hate to buy pets in petshops!

Yeah it is and you're lucky to have a good pet store. You know there is one in the same city I live in. They have had 2 plum headed parakeets for about 10 months now locked up in a cage 2 feet long, 1.5 feet deep and only 1 foot high. You see people would be more than happy to buy them if they didn...
by smallworld
Wed May 12, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Help! Broken Leg?
Replies: 15
Views: 2170

Re: Help! Broken Leg?

Glad you took her to the vet the first thing you could and I'm also glad to hear that it was almost nothing :)
by smallworld
Tue May 11, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Coloring for toys
Replies: 0
Views: 317

Coloring for toys

Hi all! Do any of you guys make your own toys and color them? Sometimes we make our own toys but for coloring we're always stuck to Easter Egg coloring. Its the only thing that is widely available although seasonal. Anyway most of them over here require a tiny amount of vinegar in the mix. I have u...
by smallworld
Tue May 11, 2010 5:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: 1st Timer in need of seriouse help and advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: 1st Timer in need of seriouse help and advice please

Yep that looks like a good old ringy to me too :D

What a start he/she had huh. Shes lucky to be alive and to have found a home with you guys. Congrats, great job and beautiful bird. Its a wild bird and so it has the healthy genetics it needs to overcome the hurdles it has, I guess.

:)
by smallworld
Mon May 10, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: tips and help
Replies: 17
Views: 838

Re: tips and help

Sheena is right about the toweling method. It is a method I'd recommend and one that I practise with all our new birds. However, if you're reluctant, then its better not to try. I recommended it to someone on this forum before and not only was the person unable to follow through, it was all complai...
by smallworld
Mon May 10, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: 1st Timer in need of seriouse help and advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: 1st Timer in need of seriouse help and advice please

This is kinda of a late reply, I know. Is the baby still alive? Hows it going? Well I think about all the feeding tips you're looking for, you'll be able to find through the extensive posts in the breeding section of the forum. The diet too has its own section. Since the chick was attacked, I'd say...
by smallworld
Sun May 09, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Help! Broken Leg?
Replies: 15
Views: 2170

Re: Help! Broken Leg?

Ayy her condition sounds sad. Its good that you moved all the food nearer, that would limit activity and energy can be conserved for recovery. Keep her warm too. I just wanted to say, that it could also be a nerve problem and not necessarily a broken foot. Depending on the cause, it could be in the ...
by smallworld
Sat May 08, 2010 7:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Help! Broken Leg?
Replies: 15
Views: 2170

Re: Help! Broken Leg?

Do you have a red light that you could switch off and on to keep the bird warm? Warm is essential when they're in the well. Move her to a smaller cage, so as to restrict movement. If you cant bring the food and water near her. Dont put any multivitamins in the water, it would serve to pollute it an...
by smallworld
Fri May 07, 2010 7:15 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Why I hate to buy pets in petshops!
Replies: 17
Views: 4208

Why I hate to buy pets in petshops!

I was in another city yesterday and as usual had to visit the local pet stores :D To my surprise they had a Mustache Parakeet and I was so happy because its not often that I've seen one for sale. It was a female, because of the black beak but her condition was more than just sad.. Her tail feathers...
by smallworld
Fri May 07, 2010 1:37 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hi jamica new owner of indain ring neck
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: hi jamica new owner of indain ring neck

Hi n welcome! Good to have you around :D
by smallworld
Fri May 07, 2010 1:37 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Sammy's new cage
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: Sammy's new cage

No problem :), would love to see the picture if you make it.
by smallworld
Fri May 07, 2010 1:34 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: parrot keeps landing on head
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: parrot keeps landing on head

Answer to all 3 questions is yes. When you dont want him to land on your head, you should probably just return him to his perch, when he does and then turn away without saying anything. In other words ignore and discourage the behavior. This will take time but they get the hang of it. About landing...
by smallworld
Fri May 07, 2010 1:25 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: nail trimming/ cement perches
Replies: 5
Views: 3693

Re: nail trimming/ cement perches

It can take a long time for birds to get used to cuttlebone. Our birds took a REALLY long time because the breeders did not offer cuttlebone and they were not used to it. I have tried calcium perches but with not much luck. The only birds that used it, were our lovebirds. The nails should not be al...
by smallworld
Fri May 07, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Obsessive Behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: Obsessive Behaviour

Hi sorry, I didnt know that earlier. Well at your friends place what did they do with her? Who handled her? Sometimes the vets can help with the approximate age, have you tried that? Her behaviour could also be something that was there from her home before your friends. The previous handler could'v...
by smallworld
Mon May 03, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Obsessive Behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: Obsessive Behaviour

Hi Jo, I didnt know she was only 3.5 months. But thats really good that she has bonded with you so well. Perhaps she just needs a little more time with your husband. It could be that she just finds you better company. If he would keep talking to her despite her lack of interest with him, it might w...
by smallworld
Mon May 03, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Sammy's new cage
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: Sammy's new cage

Wow nice setup you got there! I have your old cage :D But you've given me a reasonably good idea at what I should be looking for soon. Sorry I cant help with the pet shops in NewCastle but I saw a picture once of someone who made their own birdie bath for an Amazon. It was designed to be fit in the...
by smallworld
Sun May 02, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Obsessive Behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: Obsessive Behaviour

I read your story and it was fascinating :) Its nice the way your bird has bonded with you. Some people are rewarded with an 'extremely' loyal best friend :D . Perhaps what you could do, is move the cage or if shes clipped, sit her on a perch near the door, so she can see you leave and doesnt go ar...
by smallworld
Sun May 02, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: IRN disposition?
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: IRN disposition?

Haha if I was to compare the IRN I have to the budgies we used to have I'd say the budgies are like mommy's boys :lol: I think budgies are not stubborn at all, compared to IRNs. Our budgies didnt step up at first because they were afraid to step up but not because they didnt want to. Get what I mea...
by smallworld
Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: IRN disposition?
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: IRN disposition?

Hi krystal, Yes they're stubborn. Pretty stubborn but if I compare them to fischer's lovebirds (dont know if you had them), they're about the same. I said fischer's because in my opinion peach faced lovebirds tame much easier. They can have very individual characters and hand raised birds show less...
by smallworld
Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:55 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: HELP...
Replies: 29
Views: 2487

Re: HELP...

Bite you to the bone alyce???? Impossible! Its not a shark and it cannot bite you to the bone. Echo comes from an outdoor aviary and he was pretty damn wild when he came and he did bite but never to the bone. His bites drew blood but never to the extent where one of us would need stitches. He was mo...
by smallworld
Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: IRN disposition?
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: IRN disposition?

Naahh thats very rare. I think only one of my friends has such an IRN but thats because she had many homes and alot of ill treatment. I'd say that quote is pretty off. Although birds are very individual, alot of what your birds personality will turn out to be, will develop from what he/she has expe...
by smallworld
Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Noise
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Noise

No problem :)

If they have dogs and another loud cockatoo, I wouldnt worry about it at all ;)
by smallworld
Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Noise
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Noise

We have our IRN in our apartment. Its not a problem at all. Yes they do scream and do loud calling but its at specific times of the day and not all the time. I think it also depends on how understanding your neighbours are. Everyone here has some pet or rather, the most have dogs so nobody ever com...
by smallworld
Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:01 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Bad Breath IRN?
Replies: 3
Views: 905

Re: Bad Breath IRN?

No problem, yeah I'd keep an eye out for it and for other signs of sickness, if it does comeback. You know like, ruffled feathers, not really sleeping, or puffed up and just perching, lack of appetite (the amount of food not eaten), unusual stool, moody or other changes in regular behavior. That wo...
by smallworld
Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Bad Breath IRN?
Replies: 3
Views: 905

Re: Bad Breath IRN?

Well I dont know what the smell of fish could mean. But we had a bird with bad breath and when we took him to the vet, it turned out he had a lung infection. It wasnt something contagious and how he got it, was not clear but the only symptom he had was bad breath. You might want to get it checked ou...
by smallworld
Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Salutations!
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: Salutations!

Hello and welcome to the forum.

I'm sure 'she' has found a good home with you :)
by smallworld
Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: FreBreze?
Replies: 40
Views: 2914

Re: FreBreze?

Maybe she just loves mommy too much sheena :wink: Too bad the price of freight is too expensive Lucas but you're right you could do a quick scout in CT when u get there, if nothing here turns up :) About the cage, maybe your parents and you could put together one. That would be like a cool project,...
by smallworld
Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: FreBreze?
Replies: 40
Views: 2914

Re: FreBreze?

I believe I had suggested that as well. Its fine with me.
by smallworld
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: FreBreze?
Replies: 40
Views: 2914

Re: FreBreze?

Look at what I said after that. I asked him what is the price in the neighbouring states. Look at my first post probably in this thread. I said the prices vary from place. And I explicitly said, if you convert it in Euros it is expensive. Pretty self explanatory sentence, keywords being if you conv...
by smallworld
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Little cute naked babies
Replies: 35
Views: 4837

Re: Little cute naked babies

Why not :?: Its always nice to see pics of birdie babies :D They look so naked without their feathers. Oh and so wobbly too!
by smallworld
Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: FreBreze?
Replies: 40
Views: 2914

Re: FreBreze?

Shane, my post was not directed to you and I was not going to argue with you.. In my first or 2nd sentence I said I am disagreeing with you not because you're wrong but because in his case, its different. Secondly please read the whole thread before passing judgments. What gave you the idea I was c...
by smallworld
Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:56 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: FreBreze?
Replies: 40
Views: 2914

Re: FreBreze?

I dont agree with Shane not because what he said is wrong but because in your case Lucas its a little bit different. Unlike the rest of us, you dont have a cage or play things or food even for the bird. And earlier you told us that you only have 350 to 400 to spare. Now if you spend more than half ...
by smallworld
Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Closet talker/whistler
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Closet talker/whistler

Hi, well I've not only had ringnecks and I find this the situation with alot of bird species that start mimicking human sound. I think 'closet talking' isnt something exclusive to ringnecks because birds in general are shy and especially when they start to talk, so they prefer to do it when we're n...
by smallworld
Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: So hard to tame!
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: So hard to tame!

Yeah I said in the previous post the living room is in my opinion one of the best. About the no other bird thing, dont worry about it too much. I dont know how far your living and bird rooms are but if he can hear the other birds and they regard each other as a flock then there will be some calling...
by smallworld
Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: FreBreze?
Replies: 40
Views: 2914

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 smallworld
Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: So hard to tame!
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: So hard to tame!

Nooo dont worry. I dont think that its even possible that they cannot be tamed. If you've read that they cant be tamed somewhere, most likely its the fault of the keeper. Well the space in between your messages show that you're going nice and slow. Keep it slow, go even slower if you've to. Because...
by smallworld
Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ring?
Replies: 16
Views: 746

Re: Ring?

Shes a mysterious lil one isnt she? The good old breeder could be wrong about this lady :lol: Yeah I'd get her DNA sexed to be 100% on the safe side.
by smallworld
Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: More pics of Rafiki
Replies: 23
Views: 2740

Re: More pics of Rafiki

Took a look at your videos. The scratching one too:D He is really trying to talk isnt he? That was so cute. African greys are just wonderful! :lol:
by smallworld
Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: FreBreze?
Replies: 40
Views: 2914

Re: FreBreze?

Oh I like those pics. My wife went awww. :lol: Personally though, I'm leaning towards the grey fella :wink: I dont know about the price though. Cant say because it depends on where you are too. Over here for our 'greenie' we paid, 25 euros. I had to pay another 40 euros for transport. I had him sen...
by smallworld
Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:09 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: FreBreze?
Replies: 40
Views: 2914

Re: FreBreze?

Lucas old boy, your mom would be pissed if you told her to get rid off everything in the kitchen wouldnt she? :wink: Most of the new non-stick frying pans and pots have teflon or different forms of it. So you gotta be very careful there, as teflon fumes have no smell or color. However, the fumes ar...
by smallworld
Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:04 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: HELP...
Replies: 29
Views: 2487

Re: HELP...

Dont mention it :) I hope when you get your new IRN, the lovebirds and the IRN will get along fine and then you wouldn't have to worry about anything. When you get it, post a pic of the newbie. That would be cool :)
by smallworld
Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: transport cage ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 1924

Re: transport cage ideas

Ahh pinkdevil that was just absolutely PERFECT! Seriously just perfect! Thank you for those pictures, it was really nice of you. I showed it to my wife and she said, its really what we were looking for. I'm not sure if I'll add the window slider because Echo isn't going to be on freight but I might...
by smallworld
Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: To buy or not to buy?????
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Re: To buy or not to buy?????

Well I personally find that getting a friend distracts the training process. If however, he already is really tame and you think that you dont want to train him further, then of course a mate would be a good idea. Better idea then another boy, I think. Thats just my opinion. Getting 2 birds of diff...
by smallworld
Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: HELP...
Replies: 29
Views: 2487

Re: HELP...

haha yes because I've seen our lovebirds bully a much bigger bird. Well I dont think it would be a problem with the birds if they have their separate cages. I also saw you posting elsewhere about cage size and bar spacing. Well try to keep it within 2.5cm, to play safe. The cage can never be too sm...
by smallworld
Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: transport cage ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 1924

Re: transport cage ideas

HI doipac, Pongo past away last week and I meant that building this transport cage would help take my mind off of that. I dont think I could fit ecos cage inside even a multivan, perhaps at the back of a pick up truck :) Its too tall and wide. But your suggestion with a 3 sided fence thing got me i...
by smallworld
Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My birds won't breed
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: My birds won't breed

Why dont you try to sort her character problems first before trying to get them to breed? If shes attacking you and you're not letting her out (birds dont really get punishment), shes just going to get worse. You might want to becareful with that male too. Dont want her killing him. Things like tha...
by smallworld
Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: transport cage ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 1924

Re: transport cage ideas

Thank you Sheena but we donated our budgie cage a few months ago and I dont want to be carrying something so high. Besides, I have all the wood and a tonne of fence and the stuff I need to build one. So I thought it would be a fun project, that would help me take my mind off Pongo as well.
by smallworld
Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: HELP...
Replies: 29
Views: 2487

Re: HELP...

Hi, What do you mean by live together? In the same room but in different cages, should be fine, I think :) Lovebirds are very nice to their own kind. But when they pair up, they tend to be a little more aggressive towards other species. I saw this with my 2 lovebirds. However, its not always the sa...
by smallworld
Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: HELP...
Replies: 29
Views: 2487

Re: HELP...

Dangerous? I dont think so. I might becareful around babies or other birds but not to adults. Yes you're right, they're not eagles. Though I think people are more dangerous than an eagle. New birds might nip or not. That depends on your bird. But I'd never say they come even close to dangerous.
by smallworld
Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: transport cage ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 1924

transport cage ideas

Hey everyone, looking for advise here on how to make a proper transport cage. The materials that I would be using are wood and fence. I thought of plexiglass but I think thats too aquarium like. I know the dimensions of what the cage should be. But I'm looking for ideas as to what it should look li...
by smallworld
Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Parrot Friendly Room?
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: Parrot Friendly Room?

The marine is right about carpet floors. If you cant change it to tiles or parquet, perhaps linoleum would be a cheaper, although less good looking option. Secondly, you'd want to make sure that they cant run under your bed or behind your cupboard and never come out. So you could get one of those b...
by smallworld
Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: So hard to tame!
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: So hard to tame!

The deal is they're more stubborn and require more persistence and patience on your part :) This is a common thing with the ringnecks and one of the reason why it took me a long time to get one. However, I've noticed that once they decide 'you're on ok guy' for them to hang around with, they get us...
by smallworld
Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:41 am
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Mikayla
Replies: 5
Views: 1433

Re: Mikayla

We both loss an important someone on the same day huh...

Well they're both in a better place now sheena, with everything they could want. I dont know if you believe in something like that, but i do and it gives me hope that one day I may meet him again.
by smallworld
Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:37 am
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Pongo, 02.08.2008 - 14.04.2010, RIP dear friend.
Replies: 5
Views: 1885

Re: Pongo, 02.08.2008 - 14.04.2010, RIP dear friend.

Thank you pinkdevil, sheena and Joanie. It will always be hard without Pongo because there were so many times in a day, we'd be talking about something and my wife or I would turn around and say, 'What would Pongo do huh?' and its always cute and funny to hear what he has to say. He always had somet...
by smallworld
Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Pongo, 02.08.2008 - 14.04.2010, RIP dear friend.
Replies: 5
Views: 1885

Pongo, 02.08.2008 - 14.04.2010, RIP dear friend.

We lost our Pongo yesterday morning.... I've no idea how. He was fine when i went to sleep and we played kiss kiss.. and my wife found him lying at the bottom of his cage upside down yesterday morning. He was barely 2 years old... I cant understand how. I've ran it through my head a million times an...
by smallworld
Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: What should i do.
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: What should i do.

Thats cool that you caught him! :D How'd you do it? Does he step up or something like that for you? Because if he's that tame, then maybe you should consider he chose your home :wink: I mean yeah if you loose your bird, you'll want it back but that bird left the family it was with and never left yo...
by smallworld
Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ring?
Replies: 16
Views: 746

Re: Ring?

If you're not 'imagining it', this would be the 2nd post I've seen on this forum with a bird younger than a year, displaying signs of a ring :) . About the ring at the age of 1, I'd say its theoretically possible. Practically, I'd say you and the other poster are the only people I know with a bird ...
by smallworld
Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: More pics of Rafiki
Replies: 23
Views: 2740

Re: More pics of Rafiki

The first 2 pictures are truly majestic. Wow really. And I really love the last picture. That innocent look is priceless :D
by smallworld
Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Microchipping.
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: Microchipping.

Hi pinkdevil, I know alot of people here microchip their greys. But there are also some with this XL-ring. I personally though, wouldnt want either on me and therefore wouldnt microchip my bird. Echo has a ring on him, that he got at an early age, from the breeders. He keeps biting it, till today a...
by smallworld
Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Pooping Question :)
Replies: 23
Views: 778

Re: Pooping Question :)

Well good luck with the volunteering. Maybe your mom is a little scared to let you go so far to a strangers house. Thats good reason to be apprehensive. Whatever you decide to do, keep safe and let us know how its going :)
by smallworld
Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello im new
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Hello im new

I dont think your neighbours would mind, would they? I've been to denmark. Was there for about less than 2 weeks I think. I was in a little town called Ribe. Wow the Danish are such nice people!!!! They are so sympathetic and friendly and really helpful!! I really love Denmark and the Danish people...
by smallworld
Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Learning the ropes....
Replies: 26
Views: 968

Re: Learning the ropes....

Hey Gillian, just wanted to say that before you try the towel method, you might want to consider that we've never tried it on birds that are already used to us. I mean a month, he should be used to you a little bit right? Its just if he has already began to trust you, even in the smallest ways, the...
by smallworld
Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: In the Wild
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Re: In the Wild

Yep sheena is right. The greens are the wild colored birds. Theres a video of on youtube about indian ringnecks in india. You can see a tonne of greenies. Theres also one on them in England. They've managed to sustain a population in some european countries as well. Have a look. The different color...
by smallworld
Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Pooping Question :)
Replies: 23
Views: 778

Re: Pooping Question :)

Hey Lucas, I think the advise pinkdevil gave you is PERFECT. Dont be too worried if you cant get to own a ringneck now. I've always wanted to have a marine aquarium with seahorses. Its a dream but I know one day I'll be able to get one and when that day comes I'd be really very happy :D so its not ...
by smallworld
Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: What should i do.
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: What should i do.

Yeah you're right about leaving him alone. I mean I'd want to do that too but with the cats and all, it might not be very long till he becomes prey. How are you gonna catch him though? I know the lure with food technique, that many people use but its not a 100% success. You know the trail of seeds ...
by smallworld
Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello im new
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Hello im new

Hello and welcome to the forum! Everybody here is really friendly and there is alot of information about the indian ringneck all over this forum. If you cant find it though, dont be afraid to post questions :D Yes they're loud for the most part. I had lovebirds before and ours made noise the whole ...
by smallworld
Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My new Easter addition'
Replies: 25
Views: 1483

Re: My new Easter addition'

Wow 22,000 is insane!!!!! For that price you could import a pair from anywhere in the world, with all the papers! Of course theres the stress on the animal but 22000?!?! If only, the breeders donate a portion of that money to saving the wild parrots... But yeah you're kinda right about the exotic b...
by smallworld
Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Pooping Question :)
Replies: 23
Views: 778

Re: Pooping Question :)

Hey Lucas, I'm sorry, there's no reply so far. It could be that the email is invalid or something. You might have more luck trying to contact her on their forum. Are there any rescue centers near your place? Dont worry so much about getting a baby. They're babies till the end anyway 8) I think with...
by smallworld
Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Tango update and early ring question
Replies: 21
Views: 846

Re: Tango update and early ring question

Somebody was asking the same question around here bout last week, I think. Their breeder told them it was 1 year and some months. I thought one year, though possible was odd. hmm :?
by smallworld
Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: my IRN is so quite .. :S
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: my IRN is so quite .. :S

No problem. I'm happy you decided to keep him. If you read through this forum, you can see all the problems people have with new birds. But your bird is so relaxed and playful with you. You're lucky :D
by smallworld
Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My new Easter addition'
Replies: 25
Views: 1483

Re: My new Easter addition'

Yeah i guess with a beak that strong an powerful, you'd not want a nipper :lol: I asked because I just wanted to compare. They go for about 700euros to 1500 and sometimes even 2000 euros for a good hand raised bird with all its papers etc. A long time ago, my wife was offered one free but due to a ...
by smallworld
Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: "Training" how much is just too much??
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Re: "Training" how much is just too much??

Good question. We train our birds as a form of entertainment for them too. I find that it keeps them occupied and since they're such intelligent little things, it gives them a good mental work out as well. I've never put videos out of my birds. They only do tricks in front of really close friends o...
by smallworld
Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My new Easter addition'
Replies: 25
Views: 1483

Re: My new Easter addition'

Ayy aren't they a good lookin bunch :)

Can I ask you how much you got the grey for? He's hand raised right? Over here they are simply expensive. Simply a cute lil one that grey :D
by smallworld
Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Pooping Question :)
Replies: 23
Views: 778

Re: Pooping Question :)

Lucas her website is newyorkbirds.net. It takes awhile before the moderator approves your membership for the forum. Her name is Beatriz Cazeneuve and she is active all over that forum. Thats her username as well. So maybe you can slip her a pm and she'd reply. They have fantastic bird recipes for f...
by smallworld
Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:42 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Please help me!
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: Please help me!

Could be bluffing, I'm not sure, try searching about that on this forum. I'm sure you'll find alot of posts.
by smallworld
Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: my IRN is so quite .. :S
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: my IRN is so quite .. :S

The birds capacity to learn largely depends on the interaction time, attention and love it has with its owner. Thats my opinion. Its not too old to learn tricks. Talking depends on how much its interested in to do so. Even Greys never pick it up sometimes. I hope you're not buying a bird for the so...
by smallworld
Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Bird losing the fear response???
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Bird losing the fear response???

I'm with pinkdevil. What an idiot?! Thats cruel!
by smallworld
Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Pooping Question :)
Replies: 23
Views: 778

Re: Pooping Question :)

Take a look at the photo forum. There are couple of good posts there with some pictures. A higher cage is good. A round cage is not that well suited. Are your dimensions in inches or centimeters? The bigger the cage the better. Also dont spend all the money you have on the cage. You will need toys ...
by smallworld
Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Pooping Question :)
Replies: 23
Views: 778

Re: Pooping Question :)

No i personally dont think its wrong to fly with your bird. An avian daycare is a good idea, but then again for a whole month? Hmm.. but what about the 3.5 weeks, would he have a cage or a transport box? The summer will be here in 3 or 4 months and he would've just gotten used to you and then all t...
by smallworld
Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Pooping Question :)
Replies: 23
Views: 778

Re: Pooping Question :)

Put him/her to bed a half hour earlier or so. Well you shouldn't have to wake him up, he'll be awake. If he's sleeping, then he needs rest. But most of the time, they're very light sleepers and can sense movement near their cage. I didn't mean spending 1 or 2 hours with him in a day. I meant, train...
by smallworld
Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Pooping Question :)
Replies: 23
Views: 778

Re: Pooping Question :)

Hmm..I always say that birds need constant attention. So if you're slumped with homework, it would be a problem. But say, you could schedule in an hour or two of training at a specific time everyday, then its ok. But when you're doing your homework or something, he should be in his cage next to you...
by smallworld
Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Pooping Question :)
Replies: 23
Views: 778

Re: Pooping Question :)

HI Lucas :D Well you could show your mom some videos on youtube to convince her, that in the long run n with training, they will get used to each other. I've seen quite a few videos there. Though no matter how used they're to each other, you'd not want to leave them alone. What the dog considers pl...
by smallworld
Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: female ring neck dieing ?
Replies: 11
Views: 803

Re: female ring neck dieing ?

Also with the red light, dont leave it on for more than 15 minutes at a time and the distance should be at least 30 centimeters. Give them an hour or so in between the 15 minutes. Try to keep the temperatures warm and constant.
by smallworld
Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: female ring neck dieing ?
Replies: 11
Views: 803

Re: female ring neck dieing ?

Ok do you have an emergency vet service in your area? We've one over here. Do you know where your vet lives? One of ours lives right above his practice and I once rang his doorbell on a Sunday at 7am because of one of the birds. Well, this might not be the best advise for your eggs, but if you've a...
by smallworld
Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: female ring neck dieing ?
Replies: 11
Views: 803

Re: female ring neck dieing ?

I'm sorry if this sounds harsh but why do you waste time posting this on a forum? From what I gather, your birds are too weak to move and function normally. In which case, I would personally ring the doorbell of my avian vet and make sure he takes a look at them. Putting this out on a forum and wai...
by smallworld
Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Pooping Question :)
Replies: 23
Views: 778

Re: Pooping Question :)

hahaha :lol: OH they're pretty shitty :wink: It would be safe to say, that most birds do it on average of 15 minutes. Our Echo gets distracted when we're training him and or he's looking out the window and then its about every half and hour. A vet once told me, that its safe to say that due to thei...
by smallworld
Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: my IRN is so quite .. :S
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: my IRN is so quite .. :S

Hello there! I hate to be the bringer of bad news but I highly doubt that he is even close to 7 months old. That bird has gone through or is going through his 1st moult which should happen at 1 year of age. That is the very least. Why? He has a ring formation, which normally does not occur until th...
by smallworld
Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Learning the ropes....
Replies: 26
Views: 968

Re: Learning the ropes....

Hi! Good to hear from you again. Hope you're feeling better :) Well your last paragraph with the wart caught my eye and perhaps you should take him to the vet. Its definitely the safest thing to do, if you dont want to take any chances and while you're at it, you'll be able to get his wings clipped...
by smallworld
Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:25 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Anyone have a swooper?
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: Anyone have a swooper?

Hey there! Congratulations on the bouncy lil' one 8) I hope they're not swooping at you because they're jealous too. I've read about it in another forum, that their birds got jealous due to a lack of attention, with a new baby and all. Anyhow, again congratulations to the new family addition :)
by smallworld
Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: pinkdevil this is for you :O)
Replies: 12
Views: 1472

Re: pinkdevil this is for you :O)

That pic with Brutus and the strawberry is sooo cool! He's like a philosopher contemplating it! :lol: I've never seen woodpeckers in the wild, you're lucky Imran :D