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by Lilly
Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: :-(
Replies: 3
Views: 850

Re: :-(

I have already had an email and pictures and now I feel more content that I made the right choice. He has a young lad giving him plenty of attention and they have other birds in the house. It's very quiet here but now I think it was best for him. :) :( :cry:
by Lilly
Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:58 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: :-(
Replies: 3
Views: 850

:-(

After long thought and ill health I have found Gomez a new home, it may seem sudden but I have been trying to think more of him and more attention he could have. I have directed the new owners this way so I hope they will join and introduce themselves. I found it very difficult to give him up but I ...
by Lilly
Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: News
Topic: Look what I found
Replies: 28
Views: 5429

Re: Look what I found

I think I'm in LOVE!!! :D
by Lilly
Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Merry Christmas Everyone !!
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Re: Merry Christmas Everyone !!

Only just seen this... hoping you all had a great Christmas and wishing you a happy New Year! x :D
by Lilly
Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Black headed indian ringneck
Replies: 47
Views: 16117

Re: Black headed indian ringneck

WoW! the green is beautiful!
by Lilly
Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Sandy, handraised!
Replies: 5
Views: 1023

Re: Sandy, handraised!

Cuuuuuuute!! :D
by Lilly
Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: our she may be a he
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: our she may be a he

My Mum has a 16 year old cockatiel which she though was a girl. Totes (it's name) says 'good girl' 'pretty girl' 'you are such a pretty pretty girl' ....to find it's a boy... the bird doesn't know any different and it became a bit of a laugh seeing as the cockatiel says all this in a cockney type ac...
by Lilly
Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Holes in the curtains....
Replies: 7
Views: 1131

Re: Holes in the curtains....

He has decided now that this is his domain at all times!!
...there is no moving this bird!
Image
by Lilly
Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:27 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: More baby pics!! :D
Replies: 13
Views: 1846

Re: More baby pics!! :D

I love these sun conures... if only I lived nearby I'd SO have one! I think I'd also be round helping you everyday too!
by Lilly
Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:25 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A few more creepy crawlies.
Replies: 13
Views: 2304

Re: A few more creepy crawlies.

You know I admire the beauty of the way they are made but when I see a spider every molecule in my body squishes and I have an overwhelming inner gut feeling that I want to RUN. I know they wont hurt me, I know they are more scared of me but all I wanna do is RUN... screaming slightly and peeing my ...
by Lilly
Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:20 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: It's here, it's here.....more babies...
Replies: 64
Views: 4347

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

Soooooo cute!!!! :D
by Lilly
Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: new to forum :)
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: new to forum :)

Hi and Welcome! 8)
by Lilly
Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Urgent help!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Re: Urgent help!!!!

I think in that situation I'd pull them and hand-rear them to make sure they get the best start! There is lots of hand-rearing information on the board... good luck!!
by Lilly
Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: First timer..
Replies: 14
Views: 767

Re: First timer..

Hi and Welcome! I'm guessing s/he's anywhere between 6-10 weeks old... my ringneck started eating by himself around 6.5 weeks old. You just really need to give him lots of time and patience so he can gain your trust. There are some techniques which can help him trust you more... I took my bird the t...
by Lilly
Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:43 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: new bub - feeding help
Replies: 19
Views: 1698

Re: new bub - feeding help

Awwww how cute!
As for the food spillage all babies do this... can't really be helped.
The only thing to do is to just give them a good wipe off round their beaks after a meal.
by Lilly
Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: What happens when drough breaks....
Replies: 8
Views: 1336

Re: What happens when drough breaks....

Well I'm in Holland so on the 5th Dec the Dutch have 'Sinterklaus' which is basically the same as the 25th, I guess yes that will be a white day! On the 25th I'll be in the UK with my Family.... I hope to have an easy drive there and hope to get snowed in while there so I can spend a bit more time.....
by Lilly
Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:42 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: What happens when drough breaks....
Replies: 8
Views: 1336

Re: What happens when drough breaks....

Whooooa! That's a lot of water.....!
You've probably seen this on my FB Pinkdevil but this is outside my house today and it's still dumping down!
Image
It's currently -7 and I have to go out in it later BRRrrRRrRRrRRrRrrRrrrr!!
by Lilly
Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Can IRNS from same clutch share same cage without fighting?
Replies: 8
Views: 1045

Re: Can IRNS from same clutch share same cage without fighti

I always get mistaken for an Auzzie,
People find my accent hard to place but it's mainly a London accent wiv a tutch 'o Dutch n Greek thrown in for confusion lol!
by Lilly
Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Holes in the curtains....
Replies: 7
Views: 1131

Re: Holes in the curtains....

He's a little sod.... I've been secretly watching him and he's been sliding down the curtains to the floor and terrorising the cat, the cats been getting up and moving and he runs after her and makes her move again!!! If he hears me coming he runs under his cage and pretends to look scared like my c...
by Lilly
Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:01 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Holes in the curtains....
Replies: 7
Views: 1131

Holes in the curtains....

I actually thought I had moths but now figured out what it is!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WywfABP1YRw :lol:
by Lilly
Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:39 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Riding in Style... Pimped out ride....
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Re: Riding in Style... Pimped out ride....

My cat is the same... quite happily interact with the bird and my dog too, they are all friends. My IRN is actually the most bossy!
by Lilly
Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: I just ordered this...
Replies: 11
Views: 576

Re: I just ordered this...

That's just what I could do with, shame I can't get it over here! :?
by Lilly
Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:18 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: It's here, it's here.....more babies...
Replies: 64
Views: 4347

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

It does look grey here but more blue in the other thread!
by Lilly
Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:50 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Time to 'Guess that colour' again. :o)
Replies: 15
Views: 1523

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

Blue.... I was right the last time lets see this time :D
by Lilly
Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: what am i doing wrong
Replies: 5
Views: 904

Re: what am i doing wrong

Beautiful colour!!
by Lilly
Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:54 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Las Vegas
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: Hello from Las Vegas

Hi and Welcome....!!
I very nearly called my IRN the same name!! :D
by Lilly
Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Normal bird sounds
Replies: 6
Views: 1274

Re: Normal bird sounds

Mine also makes noises like a whining puppy when I'm in the shower for some reason...? I don't mind but it starts my dog howling and I only notice when I turn the shower off... it's like an animal orchestra!
by Lilly
Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Louie and Zac
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: Hello from Louie and Zac

He's adorable.... welcome! 8)
by Lilly
Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: 'Hello Everyone'
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Re: 'Hello Everyone'

Boy... my first impression!

and SOOOOO CUTE!! :D
by Lilly
Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: secretions around beak and nostrils
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: secretions around beak and nostrils

They can get stressed when going into a new environment but what you are describing sounds more like the start of a respiratory problem, I'd get him to a vet as soon as possible and get him checked out. Usually a IRN's nostril and beak area are dry and clean.
Good luck and keep us updated
8)
by Lilly
Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Wow....DF Violet
Replies: 9
Views: 1786

Re: Wow....DF Violet

Hey Razsringnecks do you have some more recent pictures of these chicks?
I am curious to their plumage now.
by Lilly
Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Munchie has moved on
Replies: 5
Views: 1809

Re: Munchie has moved on

I'm so sorry to hear about Munchie, he was so young!! Did you notice anything at all the night before..?
My bird is around the same age and I am so attached I don't know what I'd do if anything happened to him.
RIP Munchie! :(
by Lilly
Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: Plumhead Parakeet
Topic: my plumhead...
Replies: 11
Views: 6320

Re: my plumhead...

Pretty plumies!! Lovely looking birds! 8)
by Lilly
Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hello everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: hello everyone

Hi and welcome! :D
by Lilly
Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: and more bubbies...
Replies: 19
Views: 3417

Re: and more bubbies...

Sorry to hear about your babies! :(
by Lilly
Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:14 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Help with new Alexandrine
Replies: 9
Views: 3176

Re: Help with new Alexandrine

About the biting fingers when you ask him to step up, I actually found that my FID (feathered kid) did the same but after a while I realised he wasn't biting he was actually balancing himself with his beak as he stepped up, because he was young he couldn't quite get his balance to stand on one leg w...
by Lilly
Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: My talking IRN
Replies: 9
Views: 2593

Re: My talking IRN

He very handsome... and he knows it! :lol:
by Lilly
Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome from South Africa!
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: Welcome from South Africa!

Hi and welcome... we'd love to see some pictures of "Homer" *giggles* :lol:
If it's any consolation mine is named 'Gomez' and I have no clue if it's male or female as yet either.... seems to act more like a male though.
Enjoy your stay! 8)
by Lilly
Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Male or Female???
Replies: 8
Views: 716

Re: Male or Female???

Eddie Harris wrote:
I have vids of the whole thing... i expect im going to upload them to youtube at some point and i'll link you guys!
Still waiting....!! :D
by Lilly
Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: trashed tail feather
Replies: 9
Views: 673

Re: trashed tail feather

My IRN is still young and their first molt comes roughly around 4/5/6 months of age, after this first molt I am more inclined to then say it goes by season.... so to be clear like Melika said "yes and no" lol! :D
by Lilly
Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Fruitflies........
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: Fruitflies........

Well I live in Holland and they have stopped now... must be to do with a certain weather or season.
by Lilly
Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:14 am
Forum: News
Topic: Success!
Replies: 13
Views: 2973

Re: Success!

Congratulations...! Get some photos up of the little baldies soon! :D
by Lilly
Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Dexter ( My Blue, IRN )
Replies: 5
Views: 685

Re: Dexter ( My Blue, IRN )

He's a studmuffin...! :D
by Lilly
Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Is it...Nooo can't be...???
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: Is it...Nooo can't be...???

Yes your right females do get a lighter ring, males get the very vivid black ring. To be honest I have no clue what sex Gomez is! :D My post is more about that I was always told any sign of a ring doesn't show till they are around two years of age and Gomez is just coming up for six months old so I ...
by Lilly
Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Male or Female???
Replies: 8
Views: 716

Re: Male or Female???

Normally a IRN gets it's ring around two years of age... has been known a little earlier. The thing is once they do have their ring it's almost impossible to tell how old they are. You have two beautiful healthy looking male birds, they seem to get along very well also. Two female maybe...!? This ti...
by Lilly
Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Male or Female???
Replies: 8
Views: 716

Re: Male or Female???

Yep unfortunately the pet shop owner didn't have a clue, you are the proud owner of two very beautiful blue males.
I hate pet shops as it is... half of them don't understand anything about the animals they are selling or how to look after them.
by Lilly
Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: my sweet Nikki - a tale of rescue and love...
Replies: 15
Views: 3378

Re: my sweet Nikki - a tale of rescue and love...

What a fabulous story and huge kudos to you and what you did to help Nikki... the difference is like day and night!
Keep up the great work and keep us posted!
by Lilly
Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My New Baby`s
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Re: My New Baby`s

Awwww!!!! the last photo is sooo cute! Congrats!!
8)
by Lilly
Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Kiwi, 1 week update w pics
Replies: 6
Views: 957

Re: Kiwi, 1 week update w pics

Kiwi looks like a wonderful bird that's found an equally wonderful home!
Lovely photos keep us updated! 8)
by Lilly
Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Is it...Nooo can't be...???
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Is it...Nooo can't be...???

Ok Gomez has just gone through his first molt and is looking rather fabulous but to my amazement I think his ring is showing..!!!?? Keeping in mind that he's not even 6 months yet and I know that for sure as I weaned him, they are coloured feathers and not a shadow! What do you think..? http://img.p...
by Lilly
Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Smokey's has a new phrase
Replies: 14
Views: 1082

Re: Smokey's has a new phrase

Kray Twins wrote:i'm jealous, in time these guys will have some sayings!
I think they will always take a little longer if they are paired together with other birds... they tend to act and sound like Ringnecks!

persistence is the key and driving your family nuts keep repeating words :lol:
by Lilly
Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Help baby ringneck truple...
Replies: 26
Views: 1783

Re: Help baby ringneck truple...

My bird does the same by putting some of his food in his water feeder, he also tries washing in it too! I have to change it anything up to 3 times a day! :roll:
by Lilly
Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Cactus fruit
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Re: Cactus fruit

Funny you ask that I have some sitting in my kitchen and was wondering the same thing!!
(sorry it's not an answer!) :D
by Lilly
Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:31 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: the fun off bath time
Replies: 10
Views: 1839

Re: the fun off bath time

Imagine Gomez, he has a water feeder and tries bathing in that! :lol:
I give him a mist bath every other day he loves it.... even before I start to spray if he sees the spray bottle he'll climb on top of his cage and spread his wings ready! :D
by Lilly
Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Websites o order dried chili peppers?
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

Re: Websites o order dried chili peppers?

Well Gomez is going mental for the chillies I have for him, so they are recommended by him personally! So if any of you want some I can buy some and send them to you, cant see it costing too much too send. They are small dried red chillies for human consumption, I buy them from the local Turkish her...
by Lilly
Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: trashed tail feather
Replies: 9
Views: 673

Re: trashed tail feather

My baby is going through the mother of all molts at the moment... he's 5 months old, he's sprouting pin feathers finally but it's taken well over a month for them to appear.
by Lilly
Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Suffusion
Replies: 17
Views: 1591

Re: Suffusion

Many birds come to us this way from the breeder, if I am really honest it's better for a new owner in helping the owner learn to handle the bird better and making it easier for the bird to bond to the new owner, it makes the bird have to rely more on the owner. Poor baby no wings better than poor ba...
by Lilly
Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: facebook
Replies: 23
Views: 2563

Re: facebook

by Lilly
Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:05 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Just for a bit of fun. :)
Replies: 14
Views: 1380

Re: Just for a bit of fun. :)

"and the winner is Lilly" the crowds roars!
****WoooOOooOOOooOooooo****
:mrgreen:
by Lilly
Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: aVATAR
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: aVATAR

I finally managed to put one up... the avatar sizes are ridiculously small though to have a nice picture though :?
by Lilly
Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:34 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Intro and Female Ringneck
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Intro and Female Ringneck

Hi and welcome!!! :D
by Lilly
Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: DNA test
Replies: 7
Views: 1010

Re: DNA test

I just looked up how much it is here to do the same, I'm curious!
Seeing as my little chicken is missing some feathers he's not going to be too worried to lose some more!

It's not so expensive as I thought.
by Lilly
Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: At last....a bubby
Replies: 26
Views: 2510

Re: At last....a bubby

Kray Twins wrote:wow! That really is amazing.

Makes me think serious about an aviary when I buy a place.
Me too... I will move next year and want an aviary!
by Lilly
Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: First moult....
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: First moult....

Ok.. How long does a molt take...??? I'm wondering as Gomez is looking awful... I've heard of some birds having bad molts but Whooa!! Most of the feathers are missing from his head, he's eating well, 'chatting' normally his usual self. I'm just missing my little cherub faced blue boy... he's one ugl...
by Lilly
Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:58 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Just for a bit of fun. :)
Replies: 14
Views: 1380

Re: Just for a bit of fun. :)

GREY! ;-)
by Lilly
Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Birds and Dogs, What Can I Do???
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: Birds and Dogs, What Can I Do???

It's usually a morning thing, I will try record it the next time :lol:
by Lilly
Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: talking
Replies: 9
Views: 1388

Re: talking

Gomez is almost 5 months and although he doesn't talk yet he does make the tone of his name the way I say it and also of other words I say often to him.
by Lilly
Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Birds and Dogs, What Can I Do???
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: Birds and Dogs, What Can I Do???

Funny you ask this, I have a Chihuahua and like you MinPin he is also prey targeted, if he sees a bird or anything for that matter he will go mental to chase it or grab it! My cat also regularly brings presents home too and happily leaves me headless presents on the door mat. Strange as it may seem ...
by Lilly
Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:02 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Fruitflies........
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: Fruitflies........

I have the same problem and it drives me crazy...!
I tried everything to keep them away but not spraying they with fly killer of course not good for the FID at ALL!!

So I guess I reduced myself as Ellie said to leaving it in the cage for a limited time only.
by Lilly
Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:12 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Which ! is male And Female
Replies: 11
Views: 890

Re: Which ! is male And Female

Tail length has nothing to do with it, I'm afraid your pet shop keeper didn't have a clue what he was talking about. You need to wait till they have their full adult plumage which is around 2 years or get a DNA test other wise there is no telling what sex your birds are. Males have a pronounced blac...
by Lilly
Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Which ! is male And Female
Replies: 11
Views: 890

Re: Which ! is male And Female

If they are in fact two years of age and they are normal green IRNs then you have yourself two females. A male green ring neck of this age would be showing a pronounced dark ring.
by Lilly
Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: HI GUYS, GALS AND BIRDIES!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: HI GUYS, GALS AND BIRDIES!!!

Welcome...! She is a very beautiful bird!
by Lilly
Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Water Bottle?
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: Water Bottle?

You know even though my bird has a water feeder and no bowl he still tries to wash in it!! Funny watching him try! He has a mist bath everyday and as soon as he sees that mister he climbs out on top and spreads his wings ready!! :lol: My advice is... well, I see Gomez maybe grab a drink once a day o...
by Lilly
Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Are your Irn's wings clipped?
Replies: 46
Views: 16915

Re: Are your Irn's wings clipped?

Gomez had his wings clipped by the breeder, I asked her to so it would help me handling him for the first few months. I don't have any plans to re-clip them though as he's more of a climber/walker than a flyer. Even though they are clipped he can still fly quite well when he's not feeling too lazy! ...
by Lilly
Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:44 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: What should I call my bird, Sprout or Milo?
Replies: 6
Views: 2478

Re: What should I call my bird, Sprout or Milo?

Sprout... without a doubt! :mrgreen:
by Lilly
Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Baby help
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Re: Baby help

Mine is the same, he came from a large nest where 2 stayed and it was no problem, don't give yourself more work than necessary! Having one little life in your hands is plenty and your bird will love you for it! Good luck! 8)
by Lilly
Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: No Bananas?
Replies: 11
Views: 7793

Re: No Bananas?

I couldn't say for paw paw seeds but fruit seeds/pips/pits generally are avoided... better to be safe than sorry but of course wait for a second opinion!
by Lilly
Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: What kind of ringneck is this?
Replies: 17
Views: 3838

Re: What kind of ringneck is this?

It's an IRN... I agree, too small for an Alex plus it's beak would be much bigger.

Beautiful colour I must say!
by Lilly
Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: wing clipping
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Re: wing clipping

Gomez was clipped when I got him... I probably won't clip him again as he is just not interested in flying. The only time he does fly is to find me or to fly back to his cage, he just likes to sit on top and watch everything going on.
I would only clip a bird to help make it easier to handle.
by Lilly
Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Story of Rainbow Bridge
Replies: 13
Views: 4625

Re: Story of Rainbow Bridge

Beautiful..
by Lilly
Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: facebook
Replies: 23
Views: 2563

Re: facebook

Stupid me ... helps to put a name right!?
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=586332397 :mrgreen:
by Lilly
Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Rehoming alexandrine
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: Rehoming alexandrine

You can try take a clicker but you'll need a little more time than just a visit for that to work unless you are really lucky and he is responsive.... it usually take a couple of days. I've always had good result with a clicker with my IRN, a Magpie a dog and cat, yes cats are trainable! Anyhow... li...
by Lilly
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: No Bananas?
Replies: 11
Views: 7793

Re: No Bananas?

Many fruit seeds have traces of cyanide... peaches especially
by Lilly
Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Funny new choice of toy for Smokey
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: Funny new choice of toy for Smokey

I'm always putting toilet rolls in Gomez cage he/she loves them! I also put them on the perches and watch him try to stand on them or chew them!
by Lilly
Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: breeding ringnecks
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: breeding ringnecks

I can't say about the colour but with the mating it's quite common in birds that the female looses feathers as the male grips as he is mating they tend to grab feathers to balance themselves. I think to be honest if you have doubts then that should be enough of an indication... trust your gut feeling.
by Lilly
Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: breeding ringnecks
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: breeding ringnecks

Regaine should help it grow hair... however your bird needs feathers (sorry couldn't help myself) :mrgreen: I do know that over zealous mating can cause some birds to lose feathers on the back of the head.... they do grow back. The thing really is are they proven mates i.e have the produced a few ne...
by Lilly
Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:53 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hello!
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: hello!

Another idea is, you could have a plate of food, (fruit etc), and see if she comes down to share what you are eating. I have noticed a trend with ringies, they all LOVE their food and if you something, THEY have to have it to. :lol: Hahaha! This is so true....! It's a great form of training and tru...
by Lilly
Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:47 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Tap dancing....???
Replies: 13
Views: 1340

Re: Tap dancing....???

Gomez is also the other end of the house from the kitchen, I am also a stickler for fresh air and have the windows open if the weather is good so it's well ventilated here, I narrowed it down to a certain kind of nuts mix that I was feeding him. Since I stopped feeding them he has not done it since....
by Lilly
Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: First moult....
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: First moult....

Ok... he was losing his feather round his beak and it looked funny, just like someone had glued his beak on. I now notice his feathers are looking a bit rough all over and he's looking quite a ratty little thing LOL! :D
by Lilly
Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:25 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Tap dancing....???
Replies: 13
Views: 1340

Re: Tap dancing....???

Just added the video.... I did have a better video where it was more extreme but filmed it sideways DoH!

Anyway... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_eiK4xIiF4
by Lilly
Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:12 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Tap dancing....???
Replies: 13
Views: 1340

Re: Tap dancing....???

Hi sorry I only just saw this, the tapping has stopped luckily! I changed his diet to a very wide range of different fruits, lots of greens and organic seeds. I still mean to upload the video so if someone else has this problem they know ringnecks can get it too. I will find it and upload it. He's a...
by Lilly
Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: First moult....
Replies: 4
Views: 559

First moult....

Yes you guessed the question...

When is the first moult, Gomez is looking a little ratty and I am guessing he's having his first moult... would now be about right..?
by Lilly
Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Where are you from?
Replies: 82
Views: 23404

Re: Where are you from?

Born in Kent UK.... Lived in Greece (9yrs).... now live in Holland (9yrs)
I guess I'm European but I put UK 8)
by Lilly
Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Holiday.... what to do...?
Replies: 1
Views: 755

Holiday.... what to do...?

Ok so I go on holiday next week which is great, I am going camping (hoping my back is better by then) Thing is what to do with Gomez..??? Should I leave him home so he's in his own familiar environment and have my friend pass by to feed him? OR Take him to stay with a friend who will talk to him and...
by Lilly
Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:35 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: kinger
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Re: kinger

I love the photo of the three of you for some reason it made me chuckle! :lol:
by Lilly
Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: It works on my birds so it must be true! PASSIONFLOWER FRUIT
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

Re: It works on my birds so it must be true! PASSIONFLOWER F

BTW way to go HOLLAND.....going to the finals of the World CUP 2010! In all honesty I can't stand foot ball plus although I live here I am not Dutch either I'm from the UK. As a joke on facebook I stupidly said "If Holland gets through to the last match I will dress in orange and sit through a whol...
by Lilly
Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is tea not an acceptable drink for IRNs?
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Re: Is tea not an acceptable drink for IRNs?

Like coffee tea has caffeine so it's a No No!

As for other drinks... a little fresh juice, mine always seems to be able to smell my cranberry juice and almost dives in!
by Lilly
Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Gomez first live TV appearance
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Gomez first live TV appearance

LOL :D
Enjoy...!
Oh and please note I don't make noises like this normally hahaha!
There is also some videos of my mad dog too!

http://www.youtube.com/user/Ekster
by Lilly
Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: It works on my birds so it must be true! PASSIONFLOWER FRUIT
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

Re: It works on my birds so it must be true! PASSIONFLOWER F

Aw so cute the way they are holding their little fruits like their morning coffee cups hahaha!
by Lilly
Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:07 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: YOUR FIDS FAVOURITE TREAT
Replies: 8
Views: 1255

Re: YOUR FIDS FAVOURITE TREAT

I dare not have the cage open if I eat crisps he's whole body is in the packet!!! Too fatty! (for me and him)

Apples... passionfruit... still finding out! :D
by Lilly
Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:04 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Ummm......
Replies: 1
Views: 596

Ummm......

so there I am in the kitchen... Gomez is having a rare moment of toddling up the kitchen work surface (he prefers his cage top) I stick my head in the fridge for about 30 seconds and turn round to find him munching on a Surimi stick/Crab stick. Now I have an abnormal thing about Sashimi/Sushi/Fish e...
by Lilly
Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:00 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: facebook
Replies: 23
Views: 2563

Re: facebook

Me three..! :mrgreen:
by Lilly
Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:00 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Drive Safely ad.....Please watch it, and dont be a hero
Replies: 7
Views: 1046

Re: Drive Safely ad.....Please watch it, and dont be a hero

Even if they did there is still always one idiot who will drive, take risks, speed... even I am guilty of speeding at some point or another but after my experiences I am much more aware. My only advice is try to stick to speed limits (that includes not going TOO SLOW!) I always think it's more impor...
by Lilly
Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Drive Safely ad.....Please watch it, and dont be a hero
Replies: 7
Views: 1046

Re: Drive Safely ad.....Please watch it, and dont be a hero

Made my stomach tighten to see it.... these things happen so easy! I remember on my way to work one morning at 7am... a guy clips the back of my car and sets it spinning, flipped three times and I was only doing 45mph... I was lucky with whiplash... he was fine but got arrested for drunk driving, he...
by Lilly
Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Help with Target clicker training
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Help with Target clicker training

I'm glad to hear it's been working for you, you do have to be patient but it will work so just be persistent!!
My bird wasn't wild about being handled but I can literally stroke him like a dog now and he coos at me... well he says "Awwwww" and climbs closer to me.... he's so cute I could eat him LOL!
by Lilly
Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:22 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Tap dancing....???
Replies: 13
Views: 1340

Re: Tap dancing....???

It's the toe tapping I'm 100% sure.... I will try film it later and post it here for others to see and make sure they can avoid this... somehow! I'm going to strip back his vitamins and feed and introduce it slowly back in to see what's causing it. Back to organic fruit and veg and then work from th...
by Lilly
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Tap dancing....???
Replies: 13
Views: 1340

Re: Tap dancing....???

Yes exactly that....! So it looks like they can suffer with it, looks like I better do a bit more research into his diet for him and some extra vitamins. I give him fresh veg and fruit morning and evening and he has pellets but wont touch them. He has extra seed also... do you know which lack of vit...
by Lilly
Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:58 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Tap dancing....???
Replies: 13
Views: 1340

Re: Tap dancing....???

Well I am thinking they must do as what you describe sounds exactly as he is doing...! I did take him to the vet and he said he couldn't find anything wrong but I will try adjusting his food a little and add some supplements. Thanks for your help! :D
by Lilly
Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Tap dancing....???
Replies: 13
Views: 1340

Tap dancing....???

Today Gomez started almost tap dancing... alternately slapping his feet hard on the perch and every now and then a wing twitch!? He looks healthy and of course these things always happen on a Sunday when a vet isn't open. I don't know wether it's just him being a Ringneck or maybe a reaction to mite...
by Lilly
Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:58 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: introducing a new bird behavior
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: introducing a new bird behavior

Well I don't know about talking but Gomez already mimics a couple of sounds I do to him/her already, I do spend a lot of time talking to him and he's only two months old.
by Lilly
Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My new IRN
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Re: My new IRN

Hi and welcome... that's a very cute looking IRN and an awesome playground he has there!
One lucky bird! 8)
by Lilly
Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Alex, the newest pics
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: Alex, the newest pics

Aw! he's very pretty... looks almost like my little one! :D
by Lilly
Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: are they noisy
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: are they noisy

My IRN when he/she screams is about the same as someone banging a dinner pan with a metal spoon in your ear :mrgreen:
by Lilly
Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:42 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: help me..................
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: help me..................

Depends on the dog(s) and bird.... but I wouldn't suddenly let them all out together, have it in a cage and see the dogs reaction. My dog was very excited over my bird but soon got bored especially after my IRN grabbed his nose :lol: He lets Gomez run all over him now, being a Chihuahua most wouldn'...
by Lilly
Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New ringneck, completely untame
Replies: 14
Views: 1347

Re: New ringneck, completely untame

Try the stop and pause method it works with every bird I have ever had. It will take any thing from a few hours to a couple of weeks. It's simple.... put your hand slowly in towards the bird and as the bird starts to react stop and pause, as soon as it stops reacting walk away. Only do this for 5-10...
by Lilly
Wed May 26, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby Gomez
Replies: 6
Views: 2336

Baby Gomez

My little man is feeding and growing well... and is so tame and sweet, he's an absolute darlin'! :D As you can see from the photos he seems blue in the first pictures but put a flash on and he's Turquoise or does this colour have a specific name? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v432/TransientDemon...
by Lilly
Wed May 26, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Help with Target clicker training
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Help with Target clicker training

Hi I might be able to help, I clicker train all my animals... bird, cat, dog and currently a Magpie which I saved from the mouth of a cat! With a bird and the stick part of training it's best to start with your hand first and without a clicker.... move towards the bird until it just starts to react ...
by Lilly
Wed May 26, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings from Malaysia
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Greetings from Malaysia

Excellent choice in name...! I'm a big believer in karma! :D
by Lilly
Tue May 25, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Guess This Bird
Replies: 23
Views: 2369

Re: Guess This Bird

pinkdevil wrote:Chattering lori??
Close enough LOL... it's a Red Lorikeet (Eos histrio)
by Lilly
Tue May 25, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Guess This Bird
Replies: 23
Views: 2369

Re: Guess This Bird

Ok... what's this bird.....
Image
by Lilly
Tue May 25, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Guess This Bird
Replies: 23
Views: 2369

Re: Guess This Bird

Are they Eclectus parrots.. :?:
by Lilly
Tue May 25, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings from Malaysia
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Greetings from Malaysia

Hi and welcome from another newbie...! 8)
by Lilly
Mon May 24, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Newbie in Peoria IL
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Newbie in Peoria IL

Hi and welcome from another newbie!! 8)
by Lilly
Mon May 24, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings from Holland...!
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Greetings from Holland...!

This would be Gomez....
Image

feeding time...!
I don't have many pictures as yet I've been too busy entertaining him and feeding!! :lol:
by Lilly
Mon May 24, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings from Holland...!
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Greetings from Holland...!

Hi all! Nice to meet you! :P I became the owner of a 6 week old IRN last week... I am happy to say that hand feeding is going very well and he/she is very very tame and very sweet! Gomez (aka GoGo) is a blue IRN and although I have had Budgies, Cockatiels this has to be the sweetest bird I've met......