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by jimmyjack
Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Screaming is getting worse!
Replies: 35
Views: 682

Re: Screaming is getting worse!

I just posted this into another thread you had started on foraging toys, but sounds like you're getting to your limits with this! Poor thing, I thought Salvador was bad but hes nothing in comparison. In fact, I wish he paid more attention to his other toys, chewing ones etc, I dont know why I even b...
by jimmyjack
Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Foraging toys - we need more and could use your help!
Replies: 44
Views: 2201

Re: Foraging toys - we need more and could use your help!

Another thing my vet suggested when I had the same problem with Salvador getting to clever for his foraging toys. They suggested I DIY the toys slightly. Now, for each toy I use this strategy: - wrap the treat in paper (cupcake trays are cheap and simple!) then place it in the toy - close up the toy...
by jimmyjack
Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Foraging toys - we need more and could use your help!
Replies: 44
Views: 2201

Re: Foraging toys - we need more and could use your help!

Another thing my vet suggested when I had the same problem with Salvador getting to clever for his foraging toys. They suggested I DIY the toys slightly. Now, for each toy I use this strategy: - wrap the treat in paper (cupcake trays are cheap and simple!) then place it in the toy - close up the toy...
by jimmyjack
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Introducing a new bird. Need some help :)
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: Introducing a new bird. Need some help :)

Ive got the same probably at the moment. A new addition (ringo starr, 10 weeks old) tries to attack salvador whenever he has the chance. Very difficult actually, as he has just learnt to fly and just constantly flies over to be on my shoulder, but then will go out of his way to lunge at salvador on ...
by jimmyjack
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What is your bird's favorite kind of music?
Replies: 12
Views: 778

Re: What is your bird's favorite kind of music?

I got a heap of "sounds of nature" albums which i just press play on, and theyre actually quite nice to come home to and hear the sound of but i think also good as its "natural" sounds and animals (my theory). I think even talkback radio would be good to keep them used to human v...
by jimmyjack
Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: two baby blues need new home
Replies: 1
Views: 414

Re: two baby blues need new home

oops, realised that this should have been in the adoption forum.

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merry christmas and happy new year to all.
by jimmyjack
Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: two baby blues need new home
Replies: 1
Views: 414

two baby blues need new home

hi my hen has successfully had two babies (will post photos shortly) and ive been handraising since theyre eyes opened. They are both extremely friendly and attached to humans, about 8 weeks old have only just learned to fly within the last week and already feeding by themselves (have a night feed a...
by jimmyjack
Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:24 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: is this bluffing?
Replies: 16
Views: 1262

Re: is this bluffing?

hha thanks hockey. well no, it wasnt the beard i think i am going to have to clip his wings again :( its easy enough to say "maintain the relationship" and keep acting as you would, but if he doesnt let you near him to act that way, kinda makes it difficult. i guess i'll clip him this time...
by jimmyjack
Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: baby irn's
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: baby irn's

i had a similar situation with salvador. it took quite a while for him to come around, but eventually one day he just started scrambling toward us rather than away from us. hang in there and keep at it. theyre still just adjusting to you. (ive currently got the inverse problem with the new youngings...
by jimmyjack
Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: little baby calls...
Replies: 1
Views: 260

little baby calls...

so im feeding my two babies, theyre 5-6 weeks now. chirp like craaaazy when theyre hungry and bob like mad. its soo cute. something that ive noticed is that as they start to get full, their chirp changes pitch, tone and call. becomes a deeper single slow call, rather than successive rapid high ones....
by jimmyjack
Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Is he unhappy???
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Is he unhappy???

well the fact that someone else is having the exact same results is somewhat relieving :oops: though not really for the right reasons. I can completely relate to what youre saying and feel the same way. Ive been questioning myself aswell, but really im clutching at straws to come up with a 'bad pare...
by jimmyjack
Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:40 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: amazing bird tricks
Replies: 1
Views: 245

amazing bird tricks

http://www.videobash.com/video_show/amazing-bird-tricks-320

so im not one for posting up content from other sites (or capital letters, for that matter), but this is MUST SEE
by jimmyjack
Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:13 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Is he unhappy???
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Is he unhappy???

ive had the same thing happen and has been going on for nearly 3 weeks now. has been very bratty and avoiding us completely. not really aggressive but definately a complete overnight change in behaviour (though salvador is a year old now). i never got a reply when i pitched it out to everyone, but n...
by jimmyjack
Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:15 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: is this bluffing?
Replies: 16
Views: 1262

Re: is this bluffing?

sorry to bump this, but im really quite desperate for a response to this???

(one of the posts atleast was an accident, i tried to edit it, but it just posted as another response)

thank you
by jimmyjack
Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: horny-male syndrome???
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Re: horny-male syndrome???

thanks

any idea how long the breeding season lasts? been about 2 months already
by jimmyjack
Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Am i being impatient or am i doing something wrong?
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: Am i being impatient or am i doing something wrong?

you sound as though youre being quite patient and considerate of his feelings which is definately the best start! putting him in the carry box is possibly causing him stress, and really might not like it. I know my birds love the car and if you take them down, in a small cage, within 5 mins they'll ...
by jimmyjack
Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Tiki's first training session
Replies: 20
Views: 403

Re: Tiki's first training session

thats great progress! one training session! he'll be pirouetting in no time to get those treats :lol: its best not to take food off them, they have a naturally very fast metabolism eat constantly and poop just the same. It can cause considerable physiological stress if theyre kept from eating. If yo...
by jimmyjack
Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: horny-male syndrome???
Replies: 3
Views: 542

horny-male syndrome???

this is a copy of a post on the other board. so ive got a slight dilemma with my breeding pair, iggy (hen) and ike (male). They were together 6-8 months before the breeding season, got along quite happily most often ignored each other as iggy hadnt been used to bird company for a while. During the b...
by jimmyjack
Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: leave the nest
Replies: 8
Views: 1150

Re: leave the nest

are you sure they're splayed and youre not just being an overly-worried parent? (only offering this suggestion as this is what happened to me :lol: ). from all the reading i did, the young just may be getting used to using their legs, and may not be splayed. to may it easier for them to stand, you c...
by jimmyjack
Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My baby talked!! I think lol
Replies: 37
Views: 580

Re: My baby talked!! I think lol

another great site is:

http://trainedparrot.com/

well, the site itself is terrible, but the guy is really good at explaining some tricks. ive picked up a few off there. there are a couple of ones here:

http://parrots.ie/vb/content.php?184-training
by jimmyjack
Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:49 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: is this bluffing?
Replies: 16
Views: 1262

Re: is this bluffing?

i'd really love some help regarding this. im baffled as everything ive read about bluffing says they get quite angry. he's not being aggressive, infact its more the opposite hes being less aggressive and its more frightened if anything. or avoidance issues... but it came on literally with a 90 degre...
by jimmyjack
Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: is this bluffing?
Replies: 16
Views: 1262

Re: is this bluffing?

anybody help?

he's not being aggressive, its more frightened if anything. or avoidance issues...

but it came on literally with a 90 degree shift???
by jimmyjack
Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:48 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: is this bluffing?
Replies: 16
Views: 1262

Re: is this bluffing?

just thought id add

- in regards to his cage being moved, its been moved several times previously with no concern to him, and he doesnt spend that much time in it anyway.

- hes roughly one year old

- ive hand-reared him since he was 4-6 weeks old
by jimmyjack
Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: is this bluffing?
Replies: 16
Views: 1262

is this bluffing?

so salvador, the neighbourhood's friendliest bird who normally i cant keep off my shoulder has suddenly had a character flip. within a day. its been about six days now, hes not biting, but just very flighty, if i get within 2metres of him, he freaks and bolts around the house. hes not interested in ...
by jimmyjack
Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:01 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: What should I do
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: What should I do

im sure you've tested by now, and by the sounds of things. she lay duds. if thats the case, remove them, and hopefully its not too late in the breeding season they will try again with a 2nd clutch. but only once the eggs are removed. make sure your hen has some form of calcium in her diet as she wil...
by jimmyjack
Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:50 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Parents killed first hatchling
Replies: 9
Views: 1372

Re: Parents killed first hatchling

so my eggs have hatched, we had four, dad (ike) killed one on the day they hatched before we could seperate him. It was him as the way i found out theyd hatched was seeing him emerge from the nest with the baby in his mouth and drop it (dead on arrival by the time i ran up there). not sure if he wou...
by jimmyjack
Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:46 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: chicks crying out
Replies: 8
Views: 704

Re: chicks crying out

my turn to ask a question to the audience please, rather than starting a new topic, its in a similar vein, so easier just to pop in here: so my eggs have hatched, we had four, dad (ike) killed one on the day they hatched before we could seperate him, not sure if he would have kept on killing, but do...
by jimmyjack
Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Finishing off parent raised chicks?
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Finishing off parent raised chicks?

Hi sorry i cant say for 8wk olds, but I took over at 5 weeks, and had a similar reaction. They were very skittish and just huddled and hissed the whole time - i was quite worried, but i think its just the instinctive fear after being raised with the parents so long. Theyve visually and audibly attac...
by jimmyjack
Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: chicks crying out
Replies: 8
Views: 704

Re: chicks crying out

thanks julie no the egg wasnt from the box she laid 5, 2 hatched 3 still left over in the box. strange eh? re hand rearing.....I would only be able to hand feed morning b4 work and evening after work... would that be sufficient , ....would wet egg and biscuit mix be fine? kind regards Martino. in s...
by jimmyjack
Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Parents killed first hatchling
Replies: 9
Views: 1372

Re: Parents killed first hatchling

Is this a regular occurance with ringnecks? My iggy currently has four eggs, not sure how old she is, but it is her first time laying. The father is 8yrs old and has produced 4 clutches with another hen - their first clutch were killed by parents, not sure who but all latter clutches we not killed. ...
by jimmyjack
Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:06 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Chewing?????
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: Chewing?????

yes my little guy can be a bit of a chewer sometimes. two solutions (i use both) - get a "bird shirt". mine is an old military shirt, thick strong material. great in all weather, whether hot or cold. also has a collar which is good protection when he snuggles right into my neck, also has t...
by jimmyjack
Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:41 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Talking
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Talking

salvador is about 9 months and is now starting to talk. can dog-call and click, and the other day i caught him telling his bell it was a good boy, but mostly he just mimics the tones of what we say. my friends irn (his older brother) started at about 1.5 yrs
by jimmyjack
Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:02 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Attacking people's faces!! HELP!
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Attacking people's faces!! HELP!

salvador has done this a few times aswell. i had a nice little bite across my eyelid to prove it. It was only for two weeks he was like this (thankfully) and other than that he is an angel. I think its a teething (beaking?) issue, and testing their grounds. However, he sometimes does bite ears, nose...
by jimmyjack
Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:49 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Very disappointed with my new IRN ;(
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: Very disappointed with my new IRN ;(

Hi! i know youre probably pretty worried, but you need to keep at it. Birds arent dogs - they are not pack animals and in the wild they are prey, not predators. As such, training is more difficult and time consuming. You have to build a relationship and that takes time. You cant expect him to be obs...
by jimmyjack
Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:28 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sexing IRN
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Re: Sexing IRN

hey yvette firstly, your little one is goorrgeous. She seems about the same age as salvador, and hes just starting to speak now - he tries reeeeallly hard its so cute. I cant believe shes talking so much! I had him dna tested, and really glad i did! it was very cheap (about AU$20 including postage) ...
by jimmyjack
Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:20 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: The training stand
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: The training stand

if your bird is afraid of the stand, you could try placing the stand next to the cage for a few days, even tie it to the side - this will help adjust to its presence and it should pretty quickly overcome its fear. I had a similar problem when i made salvador a new hanging perch (i have a perch that ...
by jimmyjack
Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Talking ability?
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: Talking ability?

my lil guy is now seven months old and hasnt really started talking apart from an occasional dog whistle. but we havent been too vigilant in teaching him words - theres about 5 or 6 words/phrases we always use, but then also we just chat with him aswell. Ive heard of other people with ringnecks that...
by jimmyjack
Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: advanced game ideas??
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: advanced game ideas??

thats a great idea - seems an adventageous extention of my "c'mon" game. being young hes still a lil independent and is getting the hang of it. how'd you go about it?
by jimmyjack
Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: advanced game ideas??
Replies: 3
Views: 232

advanced game ideas??

hi so salvador is too smart for his own good, and has nailed all the games we play. i dont feel its a challenge for him anymore. we play: - turnaround - big wave - gimme a kiss - ring ring (grabs and shakes his bell) - getcha ball (run to touch the ball on end of a stick) - c'mon (fly over to our ha...
by jimmyjack
Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Quick something i have to make sure of
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: Quick something i have to make sure of

hi abedkh, at the top of this forum (diet & housing) there is a topic called "what to feed your irn". it includes a comprehensive list of the dos and donts in feeding. theres also another one called household poisons you should have a look at too. fyi sunflowers are a great treat - our...
by jimmyjack
Sat May 28, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: introducing pellets
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: introducing pellets

thats a great idea. thanks julie
by jimmyjack
Thu May 26, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: introducing pellets
Replies: 2
Views: 475

introducing pellets

has anyone got handy tips? my birds naturally have a fairly varied diet of seed (very little, and further cutting it from their diet), fruit, veg, grains and im now replacing the seed element of their diet with pellets. so far ive: - mixed pellet 75% and millet 25% - mixed in some pellet with their ...
by jimmyjack
Sun May 22, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My IRN is viscous towards the other birds
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: My IRN is viscous towards the other birds

welll iggy, the hen, hates nuts, hates showers, and i cant let her near the other bird cos she will kill him given the chance.

she hasnt had as much one on one attention since salvador is around, maybe i'll give that a go.

and i dont really watch tv, so that cancels that out too :lol:
by jimmyjack
Thu May 19, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My IRN is viscous towards the other birds
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: My IRN is viscous towards the other birds

im also interested in a response to this. ive had a similar problem for a while now. iggy is a female, unknown age but mature. she was abused and is naturally fairly distrusting. she had a partner until her previous owner killed him by feeding it redbull and mcdonalds chips. i dont think the pair we...
by jimmyjack
Thu May 19, 2011 1:30 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How Long Will It Take To Tame My IRN?
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

Re: How Long Will It Take To Tame My IRN?

dont worry about the feathers falling out, probably just going through a malt. id suggest trawling through the posts on this forum, especially the ones including the words "please help" and "taming" - there are literally dozens of them. read through the responses to others proble...
by jimmyjack
Tue May 17, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: beak health and replenshment
Replies: 0
Views: 328

beak health and replenshment

hi, so i wasnt sure which section to post it, so i decided this one. ive come home to find my two IRNs have been fighting (fortunately throw the cage) and iggy (the agressor) has taken chips from salvadors beak. he doesnt seem bothered by it, and its more taken the first few layers off the beak. is ...
by jimmyjack
Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Can you teach an old bird new tricks?
Replies: 29
Views: 1489

Re: Can you teach an old bird new tricks?

ive got a little boy about the same age - alas iggy has not yet accepted him, but hopefully this will change toward breeding season/when he matures. ive read it may be due to him being an immature male. hes being gutsy enough to stand up to her now. we'll see. however, i wasnt patient enough to wait...
by jimmyjack
Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Can you teach an old bird new tricks?
Replies: 29
Views: 1489

Re: Can you teach an old bird new tricks?

how old is calippo? if a few years old, then its a girl - but the tails feathers look pretty short - recent molt or still a youngling??
by jimmyjack
Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:16 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Molting or Plucking?? :(
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Re: Molting or Plucking?? :(

oh wow i dont mean to condemn that comment molosses but it definately wouldnt have eased my concern! yoshi, it really doesnt sound like plucking - i had a similar concern when iggy seemed to have more feathers on the bottom of her cage than on her! the big tail feathers, wing feathers, the lot were ...

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