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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: 6564

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: 1962

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: 1962

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: 996

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: 1962

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=schola...
by ellieelectrons
Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Pellet reccomendations
Replies: 23
Views: 1962

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: 853

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: 1352

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: 795

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: 795

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: 710

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: 633

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: 158
Views: 2644

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: 853

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: 853

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: 552

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: 2046

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: 704

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: 564

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: 564

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: 340

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: 20
Views: 2166

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: 20
Views: 2166

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: 474

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: 333

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: 333

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 &q...
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: 812

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: 517

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: 517

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: 467

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: 517

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: 467

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: 517

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: 467

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: 467

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: 467

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: 46
Views: 5592

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: 46
Views: 5592

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: 416

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: 416

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: 882

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...
by ellieelectrons
Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Sapphire just does things differently
Replies: 5
Views: 882

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: 5847

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: 5847

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: 4885

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: 1931

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: 576

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: 12
Views: 1032

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: 12
Views: 1032

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.

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