Please note, there is not longer instant registration. All new users will need to request membership by registering first. Once registered, I'll contact you with further details to be approved. Spammers have hindered our wonderful little community here, for this reason, I had to remove instant membership access until the problem can be solved. Best wishes, IMRAN-C

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by ellieelectrons
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Hane; R.I.P.
Replies: 34
Views: 7149

Re: Hane; R.I.P.

So sorry for your loss, Melika. I'm only just seeing this now. :(

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Pellet reccomendations
Replies: 23
Views: 2472

Re: Pellet reccomendations

I *believe* extrusion is simply the term for how some foods (for animals and for humans) are formed into those nifty shapes. I'm getting a visual of that Play Doh crank toy that lets you make Play Doh spaghetti............... Willing to stand corrected if need be. Thank you! Ellie, your point about...
by ellieelectrons
Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:07 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Pellet reccomendations
Replies: 23
Views: 2472

Re: Pellet reccomendations

Hi Clawnz I only had time to read a couple of the articles you posted and I'm now wondering if I misunderstood your position on diet. If so, I'm terribly sorry. The articles I read were mostly anti-seed (whereas I had thought you were pro-seed)... most of them also weren't anti-pellets, perhaps anti...
by ellieelectrons
Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:59 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: molossus
Replies: 9
Views: 1145

Re: molossus

Here is the full link:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/indianr ... mutations/

I don't know what happened to him either.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:55 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Pellet reccomendations
Replies: 23
Views: 2472

Re: Pellet reccomendations

Hi Clawnz I was posting my previous post at exactly the same time you and Miss K posted your messages. Thanks for the links you sent through. I've only looked at the first one so far (https://scholar.google.co.nz/scholar?q=Pelleted+And+Extruded+Diets&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart&sa=X&ei=JnuJU...
by ellieelectrons
Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Pellet reccomendations
Replies: 23
Views: 2472

Re: Pellet reccomendations

In answer to the original question, I feed my birds mostly roudybush pellets and low carb veges. They also get some treats for training purposes and tiny bits of table food. We do not have a great range of pellets available here and this is the best I've found for my birds in my area. All avian vets...
by ellieelectrons
Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Allow to sit on infertile eggs for how long?
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

Re: Allow to sit on infertile eggs for how long?

I'm glad she's returned to normal. I just went to a webinar by Barbara Heidenreich on hormonal behaviour of parrots and it was really good. I can recommend it. I think she doesn't have another one scheduled but I think that she eventually will if you keep an eye on this page: http://www.goodbirdinc....
by ellieelectrons
Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:38 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member Trinnity
Replies: 21
Views: 1525

Re: New member Trinnity

He's probably just starting to grow in his feathers now. They should all come in over the next few weeks if he's just started. Can you post a pic? Have you had him DNA sexed or anything? I first noticed my boys feathers coming in when he was having a shower. The red feathers weren't visible when he ...
by ellieelectrons
Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:43 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Please help ASAP
Replies: 9
Views: 966

Re: Please help ASAP

I'm glad you're happy with his progress.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Please help ASAP
Replies: 9
Views: 966

Re: Please help ASAP

Hi Timmee81 I don't know an awful lot about the development of IRNs. However, we got our first bird at 6 weeks (which with what I know now I believe was too young) and she was well and truly sitting up on perches by that stage. So I'm finding it concerning that your bird isn't able to perch yet... b...
by ellieelectrons
Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Taming an aviary raised IRN that has not been handled
Replies: 2
Views: 828

Re: Taming an aviary raised IRN that has not been handled

Hi Anne,

I witnessed how Claire went about taming her bird and she produced marvellous results. I'd recommend a careful read of that link she shared.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Parrot Toy Making Workshop in Queensland, Australia, 23 Nov
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Parrot Toy Making Workshop in Queensland, Australia, 23 Nov

Hi All

There is a Parrot Toy Making Workshop on the Sunshine Coast (Qld, Australia) on 23 November. All are welcome. You can get more details here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/375289779291261/
http://www.colleensplace.net/sccpg/

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Billie the wonder parrot part 2
Replies: 159
Views: 3247

Re: Billie the wonder parrot part 2

Hi AJPeter I don't think you should touch her eggs or move/remove them as this may kick her back into laying. If she was attempting to masturbate, this could be a sign of her gearing up to lay some more. Hopefully she'll tire of the eggs herself. Janey is definitely showing more signs of returning t...
by ellieelectrons
Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Allow to sit on infertile eggs for how long?
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

Re: Allow to sit on infertile eggs for how long?

Hi AJPeter I saw the message you sent me and that's why I asked the question (for both our benefits). I should have let you know. I tried to reply to you directly but I had a technical problem and the message never sent. If noone answers, I read somewhere else that the period of sitting on eggs befo...
by ellieelectrons
Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Allow to sit on infertile eggs for how long?
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

Allow to sit on infertile eggs for how long?

How long should you allow a hen to sit on infertile eggs before taking them away if you don't want to her to lay more?

Thanks in advance.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: empathy in online communities
Replies: 1
Views: 635

empathy in online communities

My husband helped me stumble onto this post about online communities. Thought I'd share this quote. I think it is really pertinent for all online communities. I've been sharing it in a couple of online communities I'm a part of... I'm not sharing it with this forum specifically for any particular re...
by ellieelectrons
Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:32 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Börek's video album
Replies: 22
Views: 2310

Re: Börek's video album

Hi Imran, Claire and everyone I've been to a number of lectures and workshops on companion parrot behaviour, training and care and done my own independent research on breeding behaviours, especially since I have problems with breeding behaviours in my household (see http://www.indianringneck.com/for...
by ellieelectrons
Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: posts with inappropriate images
Replies: 4
Views: 853

posts with inappropriate images

Hi All

I just deleted a post that had non PG images in it. If you come across a post like that, as well as reporting it, could you please send me a PM? I only see the reports when I check the site whereas I get an email when you PM me. Sorry to anyone who had to see that post.

Thanks!

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for Billie and AJPeter about hormonal behaviour 2
Replies: 10
Views: 767

Re: A thread for Billie and AJPeter about hormonal behaviour

Is Janey's egg laying the same time a previously? Yes, it's the normal nesting season here in Australia. not keen one eating them in front of her I have it from an avian vet that pellets are fine for humans to eat but they're not that tasty. My guys don't mind eating pellets so I haven't eaten them...
by ellieelectrons
Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for Billie and AJPeter about hormonal behaviour 2
Replies: 10
Views: 767

Re: A thread for Billie and AJPeter about hormonal behaviour

Hi AJPeter Good work on the diet :) Females with strong breeding desires can be difficult to work with. You probably already know this now, but this year if she does lay eggs I would advise not removing them, or at least if you do, replace them with a fake egg - which I guess could be useful because...
by ellieelectrons
Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Help!
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Re: Help!

My views on biting have changed over the years. I'm no longer of the opinion to ignore it and let your bird keep biting you. I'm not saying it couldn't work but I'd prefer something else. I'd prefer to try for deeper understanding and communication between the bird and the human. Bites are one way t...
by ellieelectrons
Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: New Cage for Sapphire
Replies: 21
Views: 2395

Re: New Cage for Sapphire

If I can, I'd love to come along. What time? I've got a few things I'll have to get done before then if I'm going to be able to make it.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:33 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: New Cage for Sapphire
Replies: 21
Views: 2395

Re: New Cage for Sapphire

Has it arrived??
by ellieelectrons
Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: I need Help
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: I need Help

Hi Steve

Does your bird make any sounds that aren't too loud and are acceptable? You can start by rewarding your bird when s/he makes acceptable sounds. Take a look at this article for more information on this approach.
http://behaviorworks.org/files/s-files/ ... eaming.pdf

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:17 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: candling question
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: candling question

Thanks. In my case, it would be easier if they were infertile. :)

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:06 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: candling question
Replies: 2
Views: 450

candling question

Hi All Just wondering if I could get some advice on candling eggs please? I have a small LED torch. It has 10 LEDs in it. It produces a reasonably focussed beam. Will it be okay to do the candling? We tried candling each of the five eggs this evening and we thought that it didn't show us anything "i...
by ellieelectrons
Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Considering giving up my bird. Hoping for advice.
Replies: 10
Views: 943

Re: Considering giving up my bird. Hoping for advice.

Hi SilverGull Just wanted to say that there are lots of methods that will and do work for getting your bird more comfortable with you. However some methods create more stress for your bird in the short term. It is my preference to use methods that help build a positive relationship between you and y...
by ellieelectrons
Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:27 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Is this an emerald violet?!
Replies: 11
Views: 712

Re: Is this an emerald violet?!

Hi Donovan I'm not _trying_ to breed them at all. I limit their diet each year based on my vet's recommendations to try to prevent breeding behaviour but for the last three years I have not been able to prevent it. I'm also careful with day lengths and taken various other measures to combat breeding...
by ellieelectrons
Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Is this an emerald violet?!
Replies: 11
Views: 712

Re: Is this an emerald violet?!

We got egg number 1 this morning so I can stop worrying now.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: timing before laying an egg?
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: timing before laying an egg?

Egg Number 1 this morning. Crisis averted. I can stop panicking now! :)
by ellieelectrons
Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:20 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Is this an emerald violet?!
Replies: 11
Views: 712

Re: Is this an emerald violet?!

Thanks Claire for the post, that was very kind of you :)

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:52 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: timing before laying an egg?
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: timing before laying an egg?

Thanks Carmen :)
by ellieelectrons
Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:52 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Is this an emerald violet?!
Replies: 11
Views: 712

Re: Is this an emerald violet?!

Thanks for the information! No, I'm not looking to breed, just looking to satisfy her nesting behaviour.


Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: timing before laying an egg?
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: timing before laying an egg?

Thanks Wessell. That's kinda what I thought it should be. That's how I remember it last time we gave her a box 2 years ago. They are recovering from a disruption. We went away for almost two weeks when we left them with friends. They gave her the nestbox whilst she was staying with them because she ...
by ellieelectrons
Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: timing before laying an egg?
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: timing before laying an egg?

Since I haven't had any responses yet, thought I'd try to reframe my question. If you have a bird who is showing signs of wanting to lay eggs (eg. hanging out in the nestbox, mating, territorial aggression), how long is it generally before she should start laying eggs? If eggs are not laid, what are...
by ellieelectrons
Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:07 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: timing before laying an egg?
Replies: 6
Views: 720

timing before laying an egg?

Hi All My male and female have been mating for months now but I hadn't provided a nestbox until recently. I don't particularly want them to breed. We provided the nestbox to curbe the amount of nest seeking she was doing in the house. What I'd like to know is how long would it usually take once they...
by ellieelectrons
Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:51 am
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Feather Plucking Section
Replies: 47
Views: 6671

Re: Feather Plucking Section

Hi Mary When I was on holidays in Melbourne, myparrotshop let me see through their premises and they informed me that they are selling out of all of their cotton toys because some birds will ingest small amounts of cotton (however not all birds will) and this can cause a health problem. So, I guess ...
by ellieelectrons
Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:07 am
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Feather Plucking Section
Replies: 47
Views: 6671

Re: Feather Plucking Section

Here is some background information on Osiris. When I got him, he was roughly two months old. The lady who hand fed him kept him isolated from the other Alexandrines. I don't know why she did this; however, I think this did more harm than good. Personally, I like to keep all baby birds together so ...
by ellieelectrons
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Adult male and female actions
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Adult male and female actions

Not necessarily. I think that you should get a DNA sexing or a surgical sexing done if you want to be sure. Immature ringnecks can exhibit both male and female behaviours when they are young.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Adult male and female actions
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Adult male and female actions

My blue female has a ring like that. At 2-3 years of age though your bird may not yet be mature and the ring may come next moult. If you do have two females please watch for any aggression as they mature. Separate them if necessary.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:57 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Sapphire just does things differently
Replies: 5
Views: 1063

Re: Sapphire just does things differently

The toy Sapphire is playing with is this one: http://www.myparrotshop.com/bolt-on-toys/mastermind-heart/prod_1083.html It belongs to my two (Janey & Charlie) but they haven't had much success with it yet and it's unlikely that they will until breeding season is over.... so I thought I'd leave it for...
by ellieelectrons
Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Sapphire just does things differently
Replies: 5
Views: 1063

Re: Sapphire just does things differently

She's so amazingly good at that!

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What to do with Janey?
Replies: 89
Views: 6314

Re: What to do with Janey?

I couldn't tell you what's going through her head when she bites but I can tell you she was riled up and I believe the behaviour is instinctual based on her need to protect her nest. She bites hard! I didn't put the nest box in. I left it with Claire and Dave in case they wanted / needed to do it to...
by ellieelectrons
Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:26 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What to do with Janey?
Replies: 89
Views: 6314

Re: What to do with Janey?

We picked Janey and Charlie up from Claire and Dave's today. Thank you to them both for looking after them. I believe they both managed to get a Janey bite during the visit unfortunately. She's a bit hard to deal with at this time of year. Her greeting to me was to fly to my hand and bite into it to...
by ellieelectrons
Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:08 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 5406

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

So happy for you all MissK. Well done!

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:06 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Sapphire wonder-bird does some tricks!
Replies: 25
Views: 2204

Re: Sapphire wonder-bird does some tricks!

Mr Ellie says Charlie can't help it because he's gone from the equivalent of year 4 at our place straight into university at yours :)

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: IRNs in the wild in London
Replies: 1
Views: 664

IRNs in the wild in London

Interesting video on IRNs in the wild in London.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4P_NhFlb5w

Enjoy!

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Nila playing another flight game
Replies: 11
Views: 1382

Re: Nila playing another flight game

Eeeeew!

I was wondering if you're going back to the circus and if I could tag along?

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Nila playing another flight game
Replies: 11
Views: 1382

Re: Nila playing another flight game

Well done!

You should be careful. If you teach him too many tricks, he might run away and join the circus! I hear it's great conditions and lots of travel :lol:

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: An Unfortunate Event with my Keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 931

Re: An Unfortunate Event with my Keyboard

I've got a couple of keys missing from the iPad keyboard we bought. At least they're not keys I use regularly. Never found the keys and I'm not totally sure when they did it. You're brave leaving your birds out whilst you're not home. I would like to do it but I won't. I'd be too scared they'd start...
by ellieelectrons
Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What to do with Janey?
Replies: 89
Views: 6314

Re: What to do with Janey?

Ooooh, I thought I'd also add that Janey seems more likely to step up for me from the laundry when Charlie is already on my hand. Not sure why... but my Charles is very helpful that way. He doesn't like her being in there either.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What to do with Janey?
Replies: 89
Views: 6314

Re: What to do with Janey?

It is good to hear form you again Ellie Thanks AJPeter. I am always around although I don't always have time to read and reply to posts. What I am doing is coming on the board at least five times a day and deleting spam. It's actually a pretty annoying, thankless task that one cannot seem to keep u...
by ellieelectrons
Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What to do with Janey?
Replies: 89
Views: 6314

Re: What to do with Janey?

Hi AJ Yes, I get a break in hormonal behaviour every year. The behaviour only lasts during the breeding season (about 3 months). If you are not getting that break it could mean that your bird isn't getting the seasonal signals. You can help her with this by letting her go to sleep at sundown and ris...
by ellieelectrons
Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:34 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What to do with Janey?
Replies: 89
Views: 6314

Re: What to do with Janey?

I thought it was time for a 2014 update. So far this breeding season I've had two bites which is a huge improvement on previous seasons. One was a misunderstanding (she thought I was shoving my thumb in her face when I was actually offering her a treat) and the other involved me trying to help my hu...
by ellieelectrons
Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: am I in harm and need to be separated?
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Re: am I in harm and need to be separated?

Firstly, I think you should remove the cockatoo so that he can't get anywhere near them... so that they can't even see him. You don't want your birds to feel fearful. Secondly, do you think the male is plucking the female or doing it to herself or that she is losing them for health reasons? Do your ...
by ellieelectrons
Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 5406

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

Excellent! :)
by ellieelectrons
Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Biting
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Biting

I personally think your bird should have a cage or else he'll probably get into things like chewing electrical cables. He should also have a space to call his own and to feel safe. Get as big a cage as you can and provide lots of enrichment for him.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How to train your parrot to take medication from a syringe
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: How to train your parrot to take medication from a syrin

Thanks Melika. This one just appeared in my Facebook feed.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:27 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How to train your parrot to take medication from a syringe
Replies: 5
Views: 360

How to train your parrot to take medication from a syringe

Barbara Heidenreich has released a free copy of her ebook on how to train your parrot to take medication from a syringe. Instructions on how to get the offer are below. Thanks Barbara! Your parrot can learn to do this too! Go to http://www.goodbirdinc.com/ebookoffer/ and enter code PARROTRX for a fr...
by ellieelectrons
Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: my ringneck is ill
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: my ringneck is ill

You haven't provided many details. How long has your bird not been eating? What do you mean by a stomach disorder? In general, though I would agree that as soon as you see any signs of your bird being sick, you should get it to an avian vet. There are some first aid things you can do when a bird is ...
by ellieelectrons
Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: am I getting my ring early or am I freak??
Replies: 7
Views: 881

Re: am I getting my ring early or am I freak??

That's what my Charlie looked like when his ring came in. You have an early developer. Charlie was 3!

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 5406

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

<<presses like button>>
by ellieelectrons
Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 11973

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

MissK & all you budgie fans

There's a budgie photo comp going on right now at five grey parrots. See https://www.facebook.com/FiveGreys

You should enter.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My indian ringnecks tails have gone
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: My indian ringnecks tails have gone

I've moved this to the breeding section hoping a breeder can help you.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Cage
Replies: 17
Views: 1656

Re: Cage

There are things you can do to make parts of the cage more enticing. I have a coop cup that attaches to the side of the cage. I fill it with foot toys (chunks of wood, etc.) and put it near the bottom of the cage. Most days they will go down there and pull them out. Sometimes they'll chew them up, o...
by ellieelectrons
Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:20 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Cage
Replies: 17
Views: 1656

Re: Cage

Why do you think it's too big?

Unless your bird is disabled or sick, I don't think you can get a cage too big for a bird considering the amount of space they use in the wild.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Growling
Replies: 16
Views: 1015

Re: Growling

Sparkles, lovely to see you back. When I suggested he be re-released to the wild I had forgotten you'd had him for two years already. MissK is right, that may not be the best move to make here. My first priority would be looking for a bigger and safe environment for him to live in. Then you can star...
by ellieelectrons
Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:35 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: The power of choice
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: The power of choice

I was at the same symposium as Claire and I remember someone saying that "choice is a positive reinforcer". I thought that was a nice way to look at it.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Growling
Replies: 16
Views: 1015

Re: Growling

P.S. Are his wings clipped? If you are considering re-release to the wild, don't do it if his wings are clipped.
by ellieelectrons
Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Growling
Replies: 16
Views: 1015

Re: Growling

I agree with MissK. I'm sure the cage-size is contributing to his untameness. He is scared of you and there is nowhere he can go to get away and feel safe. Unfortunately, from what you have said, I think your bird is living in constant terror, and that's no way to live. I'm also wondering if releasi...
by ellieelectrons
Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ALL THE SPAM!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2065

Re: ALL THE SPAM!!!

Hi MissK

I found this article about how search engines work for those publishing academic works. Thought you might find it interesting.
http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/seo.asp

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ALL THE SPAM!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2065

Re: ALL THE SPAM!!!

It's so annoying when they post inside an existing thread! Just finished the clean up. I had to go out early this morning so I didn't do my usual morning clean up routine.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ALL THE SPAM!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2065

Re: ALL THE SPAM!!!

Those advertisements are built into the site. I don't think you can get rid of them.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:49 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 3 Month handreared now keeps biting
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Re: 3 Month handreared now keeps biting

Relationships change from baby to adolescent. If you think of birds in the wild, they go from relying on their parents to becoming self sufficient and then finding a mate. Therefore, if you took on the role as "parent" of this bird, it is natural for it to want to make a break from you. That's part ...
by ellieelectrons
Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:38 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Growling
Replies: 16
Views: 1015

Re: Growling

Clipping your birds wings will not help this problem. I think your problem is that your bird doesn't yet trust you. You need to work hard to build a "trust account" with your bird. You need to go right back to the start and watch your bird's body language carefully when you are anywhere near him and...
by ellieelectrons
Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Angry ringneck
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: Angry ringneck

Hi Hannah I'm a Firefly fan! :) I'm also a Jane Austen fan. Our birds Janey and Charlie were named after Jane Bennet and Charles Bingley in Pride and Prejudice :) My guess would be that you've got a female existing nesting behaviour. It can come as a rude shock. Which hemisphere are you in? Should i...
by ellieelectrons
Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:14 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: the importance of socialising adolescent parrots
Replies: 3
Views: 342

the importance of socialising adolescent parrots

I went to a Parrot Conference last weekend with Claire in the Air and Redzone and our avian vet gave an interesting talk on how important socialisation is for adolescent parrots. I thought I'd write what I remember from his talk here and get your responses to it. Claire and Redzone, if you've got an...
by ellieelectrons
Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Question for breeders - My IRN cries like kitten " Meow "
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Question for breeders - My IRN cries like kitten " Me

I must apologise. I only read the first bit of your question before responding. Just read the bit about aggression now. I'm not sure about that part other than to back up what Donovan has said about listening to what your bird is telling you. Breeders may provide you more assistance. Apologies for r...
by ellieelectrons
Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Question for breeders - My IRN cries like kitten " Meow "
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Question for breeders - My IRN cries like kitten " Me

By the way, if you want breeders to read your message, it might be better to put it in the breeding thread.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Question for breeders - My IRN cries like kitten " Meow "
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Question for breeders - My IRN cries like kitten " Me

Babies make a meow type sound. It's their "beg for food" type sound. We brought Janey home at 6 weeks of age and she did this for at least a month after we brought her home, even though she was weaned. We got Charlie a little older and he didn't make that sound. I do recommend a once a year wellness...
by ellieelectrons
Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Indian RingNeck
Replies: 4
Views: 691

Re: Indian RingNeck

The key to taming your bird is building a "trust account" with your bird. In every interaction with your bird think about if you were your bird and a human who is much bigger than you did this to you, would it make you trust him/her more? Try to avoid things that won't build trust because then it wi...
by ellieelectrons
Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Janey & Charlie in sync
Replies: 8
Views: 1295

Re: Janey & Charlie in sync

That's fantastic! Well done. With my birds I do the turnaround with the treat above their head. I've found that for some birds it's less threatening to do it below the perch. I usually start by rewarding the 180 degree turn too. Well done!

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ALL THE SPAM!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2065

Re: ALL THE SPAM!!!

These are the events I'm going to: http://www.iaate.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=464&Itemid=540 http://www.parrotsociety.org.au/parrots2014/index.html They're getting in a pile of international speakers so I'm looking forward to it. In answer to your first question, I suspect it ...
by ellieelectrons
Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ALL THE SPAM!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2065

Re: ALL THE SPAM!!!

Yeah. Took me quite a while to remove them this morning. That'll teach me to sleep in! Crazy! I hope the upgrade gets done on the server soon. I'm going to be at a parrot conference for the next four days so I may not be able to get in to remove it very often.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: New Cage for Sapphire
Replies: 21
Views: 2395

Re: New Cage for Sapphire

Does the seed skirt come on and off easily?

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: People's comments have yr say while shoppin with our baby
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: People's comments have yr say while shoppin with our bab

Sorry to hear about your bad experiences. I don't take mine out with me much as they are fully-flighted and I've never been able to harness train them. Personally, though, I wouldn't take them inside a store, I might take them to an alfresco cafe but I don't think I'd take them anywhere else as Aust...
by ellieelectrons
Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: New Cage for Sapphire
Replies: 21
Views: 2395

Re: New Cage for Sapphire

I'm looking forward to checking out the new cage. Out of interest, could you fit it through a sliding door?

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:20 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 5406

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

Way to go Sinbad! :)

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ALL THE SPAM!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2065

Re: ALL THE SPAM!!!

I suspect Bing works in a similar way re page rankings.

Ellie.

p.s. I don't control who are moderators. That's Imran's call.
by ellieelectrons
Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ALL THE SPAM!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2065

Re: ALL THE SPAM!!!

I think the main reason behind the spam is about how Google search works. If you want to have your website come up high on the Google rankings, you have to have lots of links back to your site. Therefore posting links on forums is one way to try to manipulate Google rankings. There are companies tha...
by ellieelectrons
Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ALL THE SPAM!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2065

Re: ALL THE SPAM!!!

I just deleted another pile! They're persistent!

I contacted Imran and he is going to add some extra security tomorrow. Can't come soon enough! It had been quiet here for a little while but then they spammers find ways around it so you have to keep updating the software.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ALL THE SPAM!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2065

Re: ALL THE SPAM!!!

Hi Donovan

I usually pick it up. Probably not necessary although it doesn't hurt.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 5406

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

MissK, have you seen Felix on Facebook?
https://www.facebook.com/FelixLaFollett

If you had unlimited hours in your day, you could soooo do something like Felix's site. You'd do a great job. :)

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ALL THE SPAM!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2065

Re: ALL THE SPAM!!!

Just deleted another pile. Thanks for your patience. Last night I logged in and deleted some, I logged back in about a half hour later and there was more. I think our little board is keeping a Spam Bot in business!

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:41 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Sapphire wonder-bird does some tricks!
Replies: 25
Views: 2204

Re: Sapphire wonder-bird does some tricks!

That's fantastic Claire. Well done!

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 5406

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

Will you have them cohabitate?

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 5406

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

I'm so happy for you and Mr Sinbad Silly Pants. He will gradually learn to trust you just like Rocky did. And I'm surd they'll both be glad to have each other. Well done and congratulations MissK!

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sunni is an odd one lol
Replies: 29
Views: 655

Re: Sunni is an odd one lol

:)

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Janey & Charlie in sync
Replies: 8
Views: 1295

Re: Janey & Charlie in sync

That's how I did it. Then gradually reduce the luring and get them to do it on signal and without seeing a treat.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sunni is an odd one lol
Replies: 29
Views: 655

Re: Sunni is an odd one lol

Hi MissK I feel the answer to this puzzle is going to be found within the answer to reducing female nesting behaviour. I aree. Of course, my bird is male, but he *does* have that ongoing regurgitation thing going on. There is the odd person who reports problems with male reproductive behaviour (eg. ...
by ellieelectrons
Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sunni is an odd one lol
Replies: 29
Views: 655

Re: Sunni is an odd one lol

Hi Dana Since I've got my presentation here on breeding behaviours, I thought I'd give you an overview. I hope that's okay. It's a summary of a chapter in: Manual of parrot behavior (2006) by Andrew Luescher. In the wild reproductive behaviour is triggered or limited by (1) environmental conditions ...
by ellieelectrons
Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sunni is an odd one lol
Replies: 29
Views: 655

Re: Sunni is an odd one lol

I'm sure you can do this... and hopefully she won't get as bad as Janey did. Glad to know you're prepared. If you notice any problems you can try to manipulate diet and their environment to try to counteract it. You can also give them a nest if you like so that they can get it done and over with. I ...
by ellieelectrons
Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:44 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Janey and Charlie play Connect 4
Replies: 8
Views: 1016

Re: Janey and Charlie play Connect 4

Just like with children and adults, I think the value of "just playing" can't be overlooked Claire. :)

Thanks GeveZe.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Janey and Charlie play Connect 4
Replies: 8
Views: 1016

Re: Janey and Charlie play Connect 4

Yeah, he mostly does it the way Nila does it. I usually dole out the counters to each bird one at a time. When I do that Janey usually gets bored when Charlie is having a turn and flies off.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: ** ATTENTION FORUM WEB MASTER *****
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: ** ATTENTION FORUM WEB MASTER *****

Thanks. It's an anagram of my maiden name.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sunni is an odd one lol
Replies: 29
Views: 655

Re: Sunni is an odd one lol

The thread is titled "what to do with Janey?"

I was a little bit blindsided when it happened to me so I like people to be prepared although I don't think everyone necessarily has the same problems.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Janey and Charlie play Connect 4
Replies: 8
Views: 1016

Re: Janey and Charlie play Connect 4

Thanks :)

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: ** ATTENTION FORUM WEB MASTER *****
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: ** ATTENTION FORUM WEB MASTER *****

The person who owns the forum is Imran. His member name is ringneck. You can try PM-ing him on here, although he can be difficult to contact.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Janey and Charlie play Connect 4
Replies: 8
Views: 1016

Janey and Charlie play Connect 4

You can check out J&Cs latest video of the playing the Connect 4 board game here:
http://youtu.be/8iWd08UdXYc

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sunni is an odd one lol
Replies: 29
Views: 655

Re: Sunni is an odd one lol

Have you seen my thread on Janey's breeding behaviour? Might provide some help. I gave a talk on female breeding behaviours recently. Hopefully she won't be too bad for you when the time comes. :)

Janey has a mate so it's probably a little different.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: To clip or not to clip ..who's right ?
Replies: 13
Views: 825

Re: To clip or not to clip ..who's right ?

Mine were clipped but have been fully flighted for a number of years now. I hope to never clip them again. Regarding glass doors, etc. your bird will learn not to fly into them but it can take time. You may want to try covering them with something until your bird learns that they can't fly through t...
by ellieelectrons
Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: maternal behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: maternal behaviour

Based on my sample of one, coupled with the readings I've done, I'd say it's genetic. Janey was handraised from quite young (not by me). When we get to breeding season, her attitude towards me changes. She becomes very aggressive especially when it comes to possible nest sites. The first year it hap...
by ellieelectrons
Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sunni is an odd one lol
Replies: 29
Views: 655

Re: Sunni is an odd one lol

Are you up on what to expect if Sunni goes into breeding mode? I doubt she'd do it this year but it is good for you to be prepared for possible behaviour changes. My Janey gets very aggressive during breeding season and when it first happened I was shocked and hurt. I understand a lot more about the...
by ellieelectrons
Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:32 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Forum of breeders and not bird lovers
Replies: 20
Views: 746

Re: Forum of breeders and not bird lovers

No problem. Welcome.

The other thing you'll find is that many of the breeders here are extremely knowledgeable on health issues.

IRNs are wonderful companions and can be challenging. I hope you find the answers you seek here.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sunni is an odd one lol
Replies: 29
Views: 655

Re: Sunni is an odd one lol

Sunni is indulging in some nesting play. How old is she?

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Forum of breeders and not bird lovers
Replies: 20
Views: 746

Re: Forum of breeders and not bird lovers

Hi Ernie The problems with posting images occur because we have had pornographic spam images posted to the forum in the past. We have children who use this forum so getting that under control was important. Unfortunately the downside is that new users cannot post images which is regrettable. I don't...
by ellieelectrons
Thu May 22, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Janey Plays Pool
Replies: 2
Views: 1188

Janey Plays Pool

Hi All I've uploaded the second half of our first training session with the mini pool table. I'm happy with how she's progressing. Charlie is still scared of the pool table but showing signs of coming round shortly. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtY3oM5VUyU&list=UU_eTyuLO1ZS52IbQxSaxzNQ&feature=sha...
by ellieelectrons
Wed May 14, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: MissK's Photos
Replies: 56
Views: 6293

Re: MissK's Photos

Loving the tree gym MissK.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Tue May 13, 2014 1:27 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My parrot has started lunging at me and moving away?
Replies: 12
Views: 1089

Re: My parrot has started lunging at me and moving away?

P.S. You'll be able to post links once you've been a member for a certain amount of time and have contributed a minimum number of posts. This is done in an effort to protect the board from link and image spam. We've had pornographic images posted to the forum before and this has done a great deal to...
by ellieelectrons
Tue May 13, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My parrot has started lunging at me and moving away?
Replies: 12
Views: 1089

Re: My parrot has started lunging at me and moving away?

I can't see anything coercive in the clicker training methods you've used, so that's good! I really think foraging will help. I suspect your bird is getting all the feed he wants and isn't hungry when you offer him a treat, so he's just getting annoyed with you for shoving food in his face when he d...
by ellieelectrons
Mon May 12, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My parrot has started lunging at me and moving away?
Replies: 12
Views: 1089

Re: My parrot has started lunging at me and moving away?

I support what MissK has said and would like to add that I think foraging will make a big difference to the lunging behaviour. At least it did for me with my girl. Here are some links for you on the subject: http://www.indianringneck.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11701&p=69400 http://www.indianringn...
by ellieelectrons
Sat May 10, 2014 5:49 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My ringneck bites for attention
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: My ringneck bites for attention

Hi Mattik Welcome. Attacking the broom is more than likely a fear response. I've heard of many birds being scared of brooms. You will need slow, systematic desensitisation to the broom if you want the behaviour to change. The basic pattern is this. There are a few ways you can approach it. 1) Put th...
by ellieelectrons
Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:44 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Three types of Bites?
Replies: 38
Views: 754

Re: Three types of Bites?

My opinions on biting have changed a little over the years. My current opinion is that biting is a method of communication. Once you figure out what your bird is trying to tell you with the bite, that's what helps you stop the biting. However, this isn't always easy. So, MissKs questions are good on...
by ellieelectrons
Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: I drew his birdiness!
Replies: 41
Views: 1653

Re: I drew his birdiness!

That's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:40 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A "step up" in research for MissK
Replies: 84
Views: 1714

Re: A "step up" in research for MissK

Hi MissK I've been tracking down some research on foraging and I found this article: Engebretson, M. (2006). "The welfare and suitability of parrots as companion animals: a review." ANIMAL WELFARE-POTTERS BAR THEN WHEATHAMPSTEAD- 15(3): 263. It also has information on interactions between birds of s...
by ellieelectrons
Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: IRNs in the "wild" and one Alexandrine
Replies: 12
Views: 825

Re: IRNs in the "wild" and one Alexandrine

MissK, I thought you'd like it! So I had to try to post it. A friend posted it so it came up in my feed.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: IRNs in the "wild" and one Alexandrine
Replies: 12
Views: 825

IRNs in the "wild" and one Alexandrine

I'm hoping this link will work for you all! Please let me know. I presume it's flock of wild IRNs and one Alexandrine.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =1&theater

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 4226

Re: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.

Ask your vet about limiting daylight hours. Ask him/her if they think it's a good idea and if so, the best way to go about it. This may be preferential to hormone injections?

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 4226

Re: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.

What does hunched over with a hormonal attack mean? Does that happen often? I think it's vet visit time? If she lays another one, just leave it in the box and don't disturb it.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: resigning as moderator for a bit
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: resigning as moderator for a bit

Thanks guys. Lee, I have no doubt you love every minute of it! Hopefully Mr Ellie and I can visit SA one day!

Mel - voice of reason is a bit strong but I'll take the compliment :D

As I said, I'll still be around just not in a moderator capacity.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 4226

Re: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.

Just a quick note: Make sure you get the right size nestbox for a ringneck. They need a pretty big box. Most of our generic local pet stores here don't sell them.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 4226

Re: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.

I was asking about her age because a young bird laying eggs is less likely to become egg bound than an older bird. Sounds like Billie is still reasonably young. Of course it can still happen to a young bird but there is less of a likelihood. Given that she is already laying eggs, it is an option to ...
by ellieelectrons
Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 4226

Re: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.

Do you know how old Billie is?

Ellie
by ellieelectrons
Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 4226

Re: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.

I think just make the appointment with the vet. I believe there are more drastic steps that can be taken such as hormone injections. I guess if it depends if she is a candidate for it and I'm guessing it will be expensive. My avian vet told me of another technique involving limiting food and dayligh...
by ellieelectrons
Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: resigning as moderator for a bit
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: resigning as moderator for a bit

Thanks everyone. Very kind words. :)

I'll still be around, probably mostly when I'm procrastinating from what I should be doing ;)

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sunshine Coast Companion Parrot Group
Replies: 1
Views: 730

Sunshine Coast Companion Parrot Group

Hi All Claire in the Air and I are launching a face-to-face companion parrot group on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Information below. When: 7 pm on the 4th Monday of each month (first meeting is 24th Feb 2014) Where: Kawana Library The February meeting topic is Trick Training: positive...
by ellieelectrons
Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: resigning as moderator for a bit
Replies: 8
Views: 666

resigning as moderator for a bit

Hi All I've asked Imran to remove me from this forum as a moderator so that I can focus on some things going on in my personal and professional life. I'll still be around but it might be infrequent. I've enjoyed getting to know quite a number of you in the time I've been on this forum. Despite a few...
by ellieelectrons
Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: training Janey to not get over-excited
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: training Janey to not get over-excited

I just checked my notes:
http://www.indianringnck.com/forum/view ... =2&t=14905

Janey's behaviours start in May not March. I got confused (as usual). I'm terrible with dates and times. I'm grateful I've got another couple of months of niceness up my sleeve.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: training Janey to not get over-excited
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: training Janey to not get over-excited

It is similar but not the same. Although during breeding season it will definitely be one of those nesting places she covets. For me, her looking for a nest behaviour has started reliably in March. Last year it took 3 months before it got better. She didn't lay eggs last year but got aggressive. I'm...
by ellieelectrons
Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:45 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: training Janey to not get over-excited
Replies: 7
Views: 194

training Janey to not get over-excited

Now I know my Janey is most likely a weird bird but she has some strange obsessions. There are some things that you know to not do in my house or else you will end up with a bird flying at you to usually bite you. Generally I try to just avoid doing these things but Claire persuaded me that perhaps ...
by ellieelectrons
Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:33 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphire learning a new trick
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Sapphire learning a new trick

InTheAir wrote:I think I vacuumed up the ring last night... I couldn't find it in the bag though, but I can't find it anywhere else!
Uh-oh!
by ellieelectrons
Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:38 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphire learning a new trick
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Sapphire learning a new trick

Too cute!

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: About my self and i need know age my parrot and gender
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: About my self and i need know age my parrot and gender

I suggest you start a new thread in the "Breeding IRNs" section of this forum to get an answer. See viewforum.php?f=1

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: broken leg
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: broken leg

As AJPeter suggested, more details would be good... but I think you need to get the bird to an avian vet ASAP.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:19 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 2864

Re: Sapphires progress

Just to clarify for everyone else, I said basketball isn't hard to teach once the bird has the concept of the retrieve down. It is difficult before that point. Although I'm sure it took both my guys longer than 15 mins despite already being able to retrieve. ;) I think it's time you take the mantle ...
by ellieelectrons
Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:58 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 2864

Re: Sapphires progress

Well done Claire. Was this before mine arrived?

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:55 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: moody female 2
Replies: 17
Views: 416

Re: moody female 2

Yeah I see what you're saying re the shredding. You definitely want to discourage nest building behaviours if you can. I see my vet next week and I'm going to talk to my vet about such things as Janey's hormonal behaviour usually begins in March.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: moody female 2
Replies: 17
Views: 416

Re: moody female 2

She has a few foraging toys, but she doesn't seem that interested in them. She has been more interested in shredding paper - maybe put shreddable paper in the foraging toys?? Sure, if that works, go for it. You could also put a few treats amongst the paper too. Maybe that will help her get the idea...
by ellieelectrons
Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: moody female 2
Replies: 17
Views: 416

Re: moody female 2

Boredom is a possibility. There is a current line of thinking that companion parrots should also have an outdoor aviary that they spend time in as the outdoors provides stimulation and an aviary provides more opportunity for exercise. I hope to do this for Janey & Charlie one day. Pamela Clark recom...
by ellieelectrons
Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:14 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 2864

Re: Sapphires progress

You won't know if you're a super coach or not until you've done a few tricks with her. You've got to get the communication going. The more she learns, the easier you'll find it to communicate. I have a feeling you're still a super coach!

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: moody female 2
Replies: 17
Views: 416

Re: moody female 2

Not sure how much help I can be but... our avian vet does behavioural consultations. I've never had one but if your avian vet offers a similar service, it might be worth trying. Pamela Clark (see http://www.pamelaclarkonline.com/) also offers a consultation service via Skype. She is an expert but in...
by ellieelectrons
Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:19 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 2864

Re: Sapphires progress

That's a cute nest site!

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 2864

Re: Sapphires progress

Hmm. .. I'm not sold on not reacting to a bite, No, I'm not either. However, I'm not sure what the "right" way to deal with it is. My current thinking is that it depends on the cause of/the event leading up to the biting, which is why I liked this article of Barbara's http://goodbirdinc.blogspot.co...
by ellieelectrons
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 2864

Re: Sapphires progress

Janey has always liked to go in and under things too. I agree that she's just playing and I'm guessing that how you respond to the bites in play will dictate to her how she chooses to use them in the future? That may be where I went wrong with Janey? This could be where the wisdom of the adage of no...
by ellieelectrons
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 4226

Re: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.

I think I may have confused the issue with my comments on moulting. I think nesting can delay moulting if the hen is sitting on eggs when the moult is due. In birds that are specifically used for breeding this tends to happen if the breeder double clutches in one year. Sorry if I confused you Peter....
by ellieelectrons
Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: urgent help needed!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: urgent help needed!!!

Hi Honor It definitely could be hormones as Alisha has suggested. Is it breeding season in your part of the world? Do you do any training with your birds? I suspect that training will help give your bird something else to focus on. It's not going to be a total solution but it will be a start and wil...
by ellieelectrons
Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: potty training to ringnecks
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: potty training to ringnecks

Hi Alisha It is possible to toilet train a ringneck, however, personally I wouldn't generally recommend it, especially if you're new to ringnecks. Toilet training them can run the danger that they will hold it in until you tell them they can go and holding it in can do them internal damage. Instead,...
by ellieelectrons
Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: RING NECKS PROBLEM
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: RING NECKS PROBLEM

Feathers are always regenerating. Towards the end of a moult they can get quite dirty. It depends how dirty they are and where the feathers are located. Can you post pictures. What colours are your birds? My lutino (yellow) bird's feathers shows the dirt more than my blue bird's feathers do. Also, i...
by ellieelectrons
Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 4226

Re: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.

Fingers crossed that she has finished laying now. Sounds like it is hopeful.

You're welcome AJPeter.


Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: I need so advice on getting a male .
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: I need so advice on getting a male .

If you decide to get a male, you need to be prepared for the fact that they may not get along. Hopefully they will but you never know. What will you do if they don't get along? Do you know why your friend wants to give you the bird? It's good to know any bad points about the bird before you take him...
by ellieelectrons
Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:39 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 4226

Re: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.

So pleased the test is negative. Now if Billie could just realise it's time to stop laying!

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: foraging toys for chickens
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: foraging toys for chickens

I bought one. Unfortunately they only had one left. I'll give it to my friend with chickens on Tuesday. She's got two adults and recently got two chicks.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:46 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: moody female - but it's not breeding season
Replies: 15
Views: 585

Re: moody female - but it's not breeding season

I see this topic has veered way off course from the original question, so I'm going to lock it. Electronegative, if you'd like to, feel free to start another thread on the same topic.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 4226

Re: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.

Peter, Thanks for explaining that. I agree that it's in her best interests to stop her laying. Given that she doesn't seem to mind laying them on the bottom of the cage, I don't know if removing the nest will stop the behaviour or just increase it when they break. However I'm sure your vet knows wha...
by ellieelectrons
Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 4226

Re: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.

Hi Peter What were your vet's reasons for removing the nest box? I'm worried about her continuously laying egg after egg because the eggs keep disappearing. I feel sorry for the both of you. She must be so confused and it must be difficult for you too. When do you get the chlamidya results? When you...
by ellieelectrons
Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: foraging toys for chickens
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: foraging toys for chickens

Thanks. I'd completely forgotten about this thread (and that i was looking for foraging toys for chickens) lol

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Baby Scrub Turkey :)
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Baby Scrub Turkey :)

We love the scrub turkeys. Before our wedding, I had visions of blogging as our local scrub turkey to document the progress of our wedding preparations. The time was so busy I only ever did two entries!


This was life pre- Janey & Charlie.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 2864

Re: Sapphires progress

Do you think I should humour her more aggressive side or just not interact with her when she is acting this way? My avian vet tells us to play with Janey by waving a tissue over her head. I think the idea was to get her used to the idea of having something covering her head, I can't exactly remembe...
by ellieelectrons
Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What to do with Janey?
Replies: 89
Views: 6314

Re: What to do with Janey?

Hi Peter My guys are due for their annual avian vet check so I thought I'd discuss the open nest idea with him then. Not sure if I'll do it again this breeding season. Playing around in it seemed to take the edge off her aggressiveness although it could have been the seasonal timing that did it. I n...
by ellieelectrons
Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: moody female - but it's not breeding season
Replies: 15
Views: 585

Re: moody female - but it's not breeding season

My avian vet and Pamela Clark (parrot behaviour consultant) both advocate for not allowing companion parrots to nest so I try to do everything I can to prevent it. See this thread for more info on my struggles with this: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14905

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 4226

Re: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.

Or maybe she knows what the rest of us do know - that's it infertile ;)

Good luck with the tests. I hope they're negative for chlamydia.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: moody female - but it's not breeding season
Replies: 15
Views: 585

Re: moody female - but it's not breeding season

I think all I can do is offer my commiserations. We've been away for a couple of weeks and we took Janey & Charlie with us. Mostly she's been the perfect bird whilst we've been away. We had to come home to do some things so we're home again for one night and this morning Janey flew at my twice with ...
by ellieelectrons
Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Will this Jute be ok to use?
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Will this Jute be ok to use?

Jute is generally fine but as MissK said there could be a problem with the dye.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:56 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 4226

Re: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.

Hi Peter Unless you have another reason for removing the egg, if it doesn't break, I would leave her original egg in the nest. If it does break, I'd probably give her the dummy. When Janey nests I tend to leave her to her own devices as much as possible. I check the nest once a day but other than th...
by ellieelectrons
Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 4226

Re: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.

Hi AJ With the dummy eggs, you should only use them to replace an egg that's been laid and by that I mean if the egg has been laid, you pull that egg out and replace it straight away with the dummy egg. She still may reject it but it is more likely to work that way. However if her nest eggs aren't b...
by ellieelectrons
Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:20 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New Ringneck Baby, question about behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: New Ringneck Baby, question about behaviour

Young birds can do exploratory biting which isn't intended to inflict pain but definitely can be quite painful. Does the bird do it out of the cage too? I'm not sure what the "recommended" method of dealing with exploratory biting is but a couple of ideas come to mind: 1) If the bird is on your hand...
by ellieelectrons
Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:07 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Marley came home today
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Marley came home today

Congrats. Take good care of him/her. :)

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:56 am
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: lost of Bluey
Replies: 12
Views: 2155

Re: lost of Bluey

I'm so sorry to hear about Bluey. My guys have occasionally run into glass but they have never had such a bad injury. I'm so sorry. Unfortunately I think that could happen to anyone. Try not to blame yourself if you can.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 4226

Re: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.

I think she needs to lay the egg directly into the box. IRN nest boxes that breeders use a quite large. I would recommend getting one, putting nesting material in it and seeing if she uses it. I don't know if she will as she has already started laying. However if she does lay in the box it will less...
by ellieelectrons
Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A little overwhelmed - advice/thoughts greatly appreciated.
Replies: 18
Views: 323

Re: A little overwhelmed - advice/thoughts greatly appreciat

Ellie is absolutely right, towelling is not a good idea try and accelerate their coming to your hand, by holding a treat and let them over come their fear, by patiently waiting. I didn't mean to say towelling isn't a good idea. In emergency situations you do what you have to do. Towelling won't fur...
by ellieelectrons
Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 4226

Re: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.

Where is she laying her eggs? The reason not to give a nest box is to prevent laying. If she is laying any way you can give her a nest box of some description. It may help protect the eggs.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:44 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A little overwhelmed - advice/thoughts greatly appreciated.
Replies: 18
Views: 323

Re: A little overwhelmed - advice/thoughts greatly appreciat

Hi Ashaa I am new to this forum and hoping for some advice. Welcome. Sounds like you are doing a lovely thing for these two birds. Regarding taming, I think you are doing all of the right things - putting them where they can see you go about your daily routines without being observed themselves - be...
by ellieelectrons
Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 4226

Re: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.

Hi AJPeter

I'm just reading through all of this now as I'm on holidays. So sorry to hear you've had so many dramas. I hope you and Billie are both okay.

Best wishes.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 2864

Re: Sapphires progress

The birds are in the dining room, we can't move them to another room as downstairs is open plan (the cages are also on the only patch of tiled floor) and upstairs is stinking hot! Any suggestions on how we can ensure they are getting enough sleep? Do they nap during the day? I remember Pamela Clark...
by ellieelectrons
Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: 2014 :
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: 2014 :

Happy New Year to you all! May 2014 be a great year for us all.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 4226

Re: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.

Only kidding Ellie, but something happened today which makes me think Billie is moving towards a moult, she was standing in her bathing water up to her waist and the water had gone cold, l used one of the spray guns with cold water to gently spray her and she just stood there getting wet. I thought...
by ellieelectrons
Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 4226

Re: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.

Pulling her feathers out will not bring on a moult. Moults are triggered by seasons. I believe you can try to trigger an end of season with UV lights but I've never done it.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:57 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Training Delfin and Bluey
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Training Delfin and Bluey

Congrats on the progress. Well done!

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:54 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: The Taming of Aero
Replies: 35
Views: 1004

Re: The Taming of Aero

I don't mean to be a bore, keep talking about the same subject. But it is OFFICIAL!!! Aero is finally not scared when i changed his food and water and he stayed there with one foot tucked up staring at me like: "Oh hi there, finally remembered my food"! :mrgreen: This is my first real milestone and...
by ellieelectrons
Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 4226

Re: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.

Fresh figs, passion fruit, and pomegranates are not really sweet, then there are the citrus fruits, lemon and lime, as oranges Can be. Sanjay likes kiwi fruit they're a bit on the sharp side if they're not over ripe. I'm pretty certain that passion fruit is high in sugar. I train some Alexandrines ...
by ellieelectrons
Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 4226

Re: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.

AJPeter - I'm pretty sure the reason she was happy to go in the cat box was because it is a potential nest. Mixing up her environment like you have been is good. I'm glad she hasn't actually regurgitated on you yet. My recommendation would be to put her down every time she looks like she wants to tr...
by ellieelectrons
Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Flash learning her first trick
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Re: Flash learning her first trick

Nawwww. Such a beautiful baby! Well done.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 4226

Re: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.

Hi AJPeter Yes, try to stop her from regurgitating to you, EVER! By regurgitating I mean the whole process, putting their digested food on you. My birds very occasionally will do the regurgitating motion around me but not actually bring up the food. Admittedly it's rare that they do that but my bird...
by ellieelectrons
Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 4226

Re: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.

After breeding season your bird will moult.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 4226

Re: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.

Is she trying to regurgitate to you? If so, this is part of the mating behaviours. Unfortunately, not a sign it is ending.

Ellie.
by ellieelectrons
Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 4226

Re: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.

They do swell up before laying. I noticed it in the vent region. You should provide her with extra calcium at this time (e.g. Cuttlefish fish, calcium perch). What do breeders use Claire? Was it plaster-a-Paris? Also, stay away from peas. When Janey was nesting she couldn't get enough of them. I had...