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by PythonzEve
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Foraging Opportunities
Replies: 10
Views: 2545

Re: Foraging Opportunities

Ouch! >.<
by PythonzEve
Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: !*!*ADD YOUR INPUT*!*! _.- Home Made With Love -._
Replies: 56
Views: 13875

Re: !*!*ADD YOUR INPUT*!*! _.- Home Made With Love -._

Nicely done you guys :) I'm so glad to see it's being made a sticky! :D I plan on making an outdoor-type play stand out of Fig Tree wood, that way Sukha can hang out with me in the garden during the warmer months (on a leash of course)! Here's the start of the play stand I was talking about making. ...
by PythonzEve
Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Play gyms
Replies: 17
Views: 2900

Re: Play gyms

OK I gotta ask ya Lilu (and others), with those corkscrew spiral-looking vines for their birds... Do they actually use them at all, and if so how often? I mean I have several ideas that could include those, but I don't want to get it just for them to be completely abandoned! On another note I'm curr...
by PythonzEve
Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Foraging Opportunities
Replies: 10
Views: 2545

Re: Foraging Opportunities

:) That is ALL great to hear Ellie, it makes me happy knowing you guys get to have more fun! I personally won't use newspaper as I have packing and "painter's" paper (Walmart in the DIY painting section, it is made from recycled paper, is brown/tan and is completely biodegradable with no inks or dye...
by PythonzEve
Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Foraging Opportunities
Replies: 10
Views: 2545

Re: Foraging Opportunities

Ellieelectrons - I mix his pellets with shredded paper sometimes, same idea but still a good one! As far as the newspaper I thought the ink was bad for them and should only be used on the bottom of the cage where they can't get to it? I think packing paper might work well though! The baffle ball is ...
by PythonzEve
Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Foraging Opportunities
Replies: 10
Views: 2545

Foraging Opportunities

Hey all, I did a search for "foraging" but it didn't really come up with much so I figured I'd make a new thread. I'm wanting to know what kind of foraging opportunities you give or make for your bird(s)? I'm always looking for new mental stimulation, so this would be a great thread for people to fo...
by PythonzEve
Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Dog deterrent pellet additives? (ex. cayenne powder)
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Re: Dog deterrent pellet additives? (ex. cayenne powder)

Hmmm, mouse traps would be an idea I suppose, maybe the loud snap alone of it closing would be deterrent enough. I have Dobermans so it should do any real harm... Thanks, I may try that :o)
by PythonzEve
Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:56 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Dog deterrent pellet additives? (ex. cayenne powder)
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Dog deterrent pellet additives? (ex. cayenne powder)

Hey, I was wondering about dry edible items I could add to Sukha's pelleted food that are detestable in smell and taste to dogs. I have Sukha's food in a locking Tupperware where there are bars that slide and lock over the lid. I have this placed in a cloth organizing tote/drawer thing which is behi...
by PythonzEve
Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: pvc playstands
Replies: 15
Views: 4239

Re: pvc playstands

Here's what the Bird House playset looks like so far. Under the stairs will go the "bathroom" which his bath-house will be in, a bell is going to go in the doorway, bedrooms upstairs, couch will be a rope perch in the living room and I'm still pondering what to make in the kitchen... A lot of foragi...
by PythonzEve
Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: pvc playstands
Replies: 15
Views: 4239

Re: pvc playstands

Nothing? Anyone? I know to start out I can just wrap the rope around the end, but what about when finishing? Aquarium caulking, elmer's glue or what?! >>Ok from experimenting I'll answer my own question. I cut a V notch at each end and jammed the rope into the V, pushed the PVC into the joint piece ...
by PythonzEve
Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: How about caterpillars?
Replies: 11
Views: 1345

Re: How about caterpillars?

Right, it wouldn't be a large amount of anything but I'm always looking for new things to add variety is all :) I wouldn't take -anything- from my yard as it may have come in contact with dog feces, but my organic garden is cordoned off from everything with no chemicals or pesticides so, I just wond...
by PythonzEve
Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: pvc playstands
Replies: 15
Views: 4239

Re: pvc playstands

Hey, anyone know how to safely affix rope (like sisal rope) to PVC? I,m making a playhouse (playstand in the shape of a house) for Sukha and I want to wrap some with rope but want to be safe. :)
by PythonzEve
Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: !*!*ADD YOUR INPUT*!*! _.- Home Made With Love -._
Replies: 56
Views: 13875

Re: !*!*ADD YOUR INPUT*!*! _.- Home Made With Love -._

Okie dokie, it's been a while and like usual this is not all I have but here we go. Top right is the pant-hanger playstand now adorned with braided cotton rope running to a grape wood (reptile section of pet store, price depends on size) anchor on the cage. Hanging from the top rung is the (red) wif...
by PythonzEve
Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: How about caterpillars?
Replies: 11
Views: 1345

Re: How about caterpillars?

Here's another one... How about maggots? My fig tree is in season and I have fig bombs dropping and exploding all over my garden. The flies and the bees are everywhere and now I'm seeing maggots in the overripe figs in my garden... Those should be safe to eat right?
by PythonzEve
Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Creative ideas?
Replies: 61
Views: 17631

Re: Creative ideas?

This is where/how my birds live... I don't believe in keeping them caged. I removed the bars from the top, front, and back, and left the side ones for perches, toys, etc. They actually spend most of their time on the cage/stand, there is enough toys to keep them occupied there. Sometimes they ventu...
by PythonzEve
Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:05 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: How about caterpillars?
Replies: 11
Views: 1345

Re: How about caterpillars?

I've also heard just crushing the heads with pliers works well too. Maybe I'll cut back on how much fresh food he gets while he's getting used to the bugs. Gonna try this next grasshopper with a dab of honey as I was going to give them as treats. Oh and I got a hold of a botanist, who said: "All nig...
by PythonzEve
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: How about caterpillars?
Replies: 11
Views: 1345

Re: How about caterpillars?

Thanks both of you! So like I said, if other birds can eat them does that mean it's safe for parrots? For gutloading, I know hornworms feed on nightshades only and to my knowledge most nightshades are toxic, please correct me if I'm wrong. :) I did get some freeze-dried grasshoppers that says it's g...
by PythonzEve
Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: How about caterpillars?
Replies: 11
Views: 1345

Re: How about caterpillars?

Yeah I did read up because I knew the tomato plant itself was toxic and was wondering how the caterpillar metabolized it. Apparently the caterpillar itself is not toxic to birds in general for eating though. Something else that gave me a hint of its toxicity is how well it is camouflaged. Generally ...
by PythonzEve
Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:22 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: How about caterpillars?
Replies: 11
Views: 1345

How about caterpillars?

Hi all! This may sound kind of weird, but has anyone ever fed larvae to their IRNs? I have an organic garden (don't spray a single thing, only use compost as fertilizer, etc) and June is the month for horn worms, which are 3-5 inch caterpillars of the sphinx moth that can decimate a variety of plant...
by PythonzEve
Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: WATCH OUT FOR MR. HIDE! Overnight Turnaround & Not Bluffing?
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: WATCH OUT FOR MR. HIDE! Overnight Turnaround & Not Bluff

So yeah, weird. Almost two weeks on the nose of Mr. Hyde and he's back to Dr. Jekyl, a well behaved gentleman who enjoys playing, chatting, seeking us out, practically jumping on our fingers, liking tricks and generally being a good boy... Except for the begging for food but that's kind of our fault...
by PythonzEve
Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: WATCH OUT FOR MR. HIDE! Overnight Turnaround & Not Bluffing?
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: WATCH OUT FOR MR. HIDE! Overnight Turnaround & Not Bluff

Bec, that's good to know! I've had other small birds but this is my first IRN, just alarmed me to see that dramatic of a change that quickly. Trading him is/was an extreme idea and was voiced after a biting fit ending in my finger bleeding and I said it while still flustered. He was actually half de...
by PythonzEve
Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: WATCH OUT FOR MR. HIDE! Overnight Turnaround & Not Bluffing?
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: WATCH OUT FOR MR. HIDE! Overnight Turnaround & Not Bluff

Could it be because he's moulting? Would that be something to cause an overnight turn around? This is really worrying me as I can't trust him around people and my toddler anymore and our fingers feel like pencils after going a few rounds with an anxious pencil chewer, and he's drawing blood sometime...
by PythonzEve
Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: WATCH OUT FOR MR. HIDE! Overnight Turnaround & Not Bluffing?
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: WATCH OUT FOR MR. HIDE! Overnight Turnaround & Not Bluff

Umm, sometime this week (can't remember which day) I took off the sheet from the futon by his cage to wash it (getting a -real- cover for it)... Other than that I can't think of any real changes other than new toys which he's already played with. I was going to put the sheet back in the linen closet...
by PythonzEve
Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Mating or friends?
Replies: 4
Views: 1044

Re: Mating or friends?

It's good to know that a bird can be completely tame and yet still dislike petting. Sukha isn't too fond of it though he may allow a stroke or two before turning around with an open beak, but I was wondering why he seemed fine with all of us but wouldn't let us touch him! I do yearn for a bird I can...
by PythonzEve
Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: WATCH OUT FOR MR. HIDE! Overnight Turnaround & Not Bluffing?
Replies: 9
Views: 862

WATCH OUT FOR MR. HIDE! Overnight Turnaround & Not Bluffing?

Hey all, I am befuddled right now and worried and I'm not sure what caused it or what's going on. Monday was just like any other day, Sukha (my IRN fid) was out almost as often as we were home though he goes to bed a little earlier than us, either on his cage, his window play-stand or the play-stand...
by PythonzEve
Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Play gyms
Replies: 17
Views: 2900

Re: Play gyms

Good job! I like the staircase! <wink wink> :wink:

Would you mind also adding that to the "ADD YOUR INPUT! Homemade with Love" post?

Again nice job :)
by PythonzEve
Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: It's here, it's here.....more babies...
Replies: 64
Views: 4390

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

I watched the movie Paulie today... It made me ache for another Fid!!! :cry:
by PythonzEve
Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: !*!*ADD YOUR INPUT*!*! _.- Home Made With Love -._
Replies: 56
Views: 13875

Re: !*!*ADD YOUR INPUT*!*! _.- Home Made With Love -._

Very nice, love the Christmas tree holder idea! I might have to use that one :) I have a fig tree overhanging from my neighbors yard, I told them to give me any branches they prune off this year! I plan on drilling holes at each end and looping some small chain at each joint so I can (hopefully) mov...
by PythonzEve
Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: !*!*ADD YOUR INPUT*!*! _.- Home Made With Love -._
Replies: 56
Views: 13875

Re: !*!*ADD YOUR INPUT*!*! _.- Home Made With Love -._

Here are a few more, still need to get pictures of others :P Are there really no other people that make their own toys and/or want to share them with other people or show them off? Here is a hanging play stand I hung in front of our window. It now has a rope attached to it stretching to the cage so ...
by PythonzEve
Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: It's here, it's here.....more babies...
Replies: 64
Views: 4390

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

Aaaaah I want one of the whites!!! Hubby probably won't let me have another pet for a good while though...
by PythonzEve
Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Bird-itting / Pet-sitting question
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Re: Bird-itting / Pet-sitting question

Awesome ideas Melika and good thinking Julie :o) I just got back from Vacation and that pet sitter had bailed on me so I got a professional pet sitter that actually owned birds so it became much easier. I didn't tell them but we can remotely work the webcam in the office and we watched them interact...
by PythonzEve
Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: It's here, it's here.....more babies...
Replies: 64
Views: 4390

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

Congrats on the two albinos, the grey looks sharp as well!
by PythonzEve
Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Bird-itting / Pet-sitting question
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Bird-itting / Pet-sitting question

Ok, so I am getting a pet sitter for my dogs and bird, and the dogs are covered but I just wanted to make sure I give her everything needed on the bird. He has a flight cage that's plenty big so she doesn't have to let him out, but like I said I want to go over everything just in case. So far I have...
by PythonzEve
Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Can IRNS from same clutch share same cage without fighting?
Replies: 8
Views: 1050

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

Sorry! I guess that's where text has it's limits XoP But I'm still female, which means I love most accents not my own hahaha!!! :D
by PythonzEve
Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: What if I wanted to help/volunteer with a breeder near me?
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: What if I wanted to help/volunteer with a breeder near m

That would still be cool! Good idea Melika :P
by PythonzEve
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: What if I wanted to help/volunteer with a breeder near me?
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: What if I wanted to help/volunteer with a breeder near m

Well I was taking courses for veterinary science when hubby went into the military, so that was my field and still is my dream, just one thing after another happened, the large parts of it was living in Japan, then having a little one. Maybe once my son starts school or something I'll be able to kic...
by PythonzEve
Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: What if I wanted to help/volunteer with a breeder near me?
Replies: 5
Views: 449

What if I wanted to help/volunteer with a breeder near me?

Ok so my ideal job would be working with animals in a reproductive program, I've always wanted to be part of the breeding and more so the rearing and early life stages of animals. We currently don't have the room or finances to breed on our own but I would just love the experience and I know a lot o...
by PythonzEve
Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: This stuff makes my head hurt
Replies: 16
Views: 799

Re: This stuff makes my head hurt

Gorgeous breeders! I usually am not the biggest fan of cinnamons (no offense) but I love the mix in the hen! You'll have to show how the bubs feather in!
by PythonzEve
Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: pvc playstands
Replies: 15
Views: 4239

Re: pvc playstands

Thanks Maria! It's pretty basic, but then again it was pretty cheap as well. You could make it yourself, I've made all of my animal stuff all by myself just fine without hubby's help (he's more of an electro-gadget guy)! Sometimes with men if you want it done right or at all, you gotta do it yoursel...
by PythonzEve
Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: It's here, it's here.....more babies...
Replies: 64
Views: 4390

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

Yep, maybe in a few years though when the kids get older ;op Then I just have to convince hubby!
by PythonzEve
Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is this a good food?
Replies: 3
Views: 888

Re: Is this a good food?

I prefer pellets for Sukha's main diet personally as I know they are pretty well balanced with everything needed and completely consumable, which means less mess. I use Kaytee pellets, then I put organic pellets (more expensive), seed/fruit treat balls, seed mixes and dried fruit mixes in foraging t...
by PythonzEve
Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Dexters ( Closet Converted ) Aviary.
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Re: Dexters ( Closet Converted ) Aviary.

Hopefully you don't take this wrong at all, but have you checked for toxicities in all of the materials you are working with:?: Like is the carpeting and plastic OK if shredded and ingested? And was the leather veggie died? And most washers I know of are made of zinc, which can cause zinc toxicity i...
by PythonzEve
Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Can IRNS from same clutch share same cage without fighting?
Replies: 8
Views: 1050

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

I think it's really up to the individuals whether they get a long or not. If I were you I'd keep some sort of back up cage in case they can't stand each other or need a break, or if one gets sick or hurt, etc... @ Delboy - I love the Aussie accent dripping from your post! Even though it was text I h...
by PythonzEve
Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: pvc playstands
Replies: 15
Views: 4239

Re: pvc playstands

Full prices and instructions on how this one was built can be found at viewtopic.php?f=4&t=11240
:wink:
Image
by PythonzEve
Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Creative ideas?
Replies: 61
Views: 17631

Re: Creative ideas?

I like the tissue box idea :) As far as the homemade toys go, I started a thread specifically to share ideas like these so please feel free to add to or take from the ideas!

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=11240
by PythonzEve
Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Play gyms
Replies: 17
Views: 2900

Re: Play gyms

PVC and dowel play stand
Image
by PythonzEve
Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: It's here, it's here.....more babies...
Replies: 64
Views: 4390

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

Can't wait to see what they feather into! I so wanna breed, but I want companion birds too...
by PythonzEve
Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: birdie on my shoulder...
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: birdie on my shoulder...

You will always get conflicting information with the bird on the shoulder bit, but IMO the most responsible thing to do is at least wait until the bird is fully tamed and trustworthy, actively seeking your love and affection until you put it on your shoulder if at all. If you put them on too soon so...
by PythonzEve
Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: !*!*ADD YOUR INPUT*!*! _.- Home Made With Love -._
Replies: 56
Views: 13875

Re: !*!*ADD YOUR INPUT*!*! _.- Home Made With Love -._

Thanks! I'm surprised no one else has added to it. I've made a few more, but I need to take pictures.
by PythonzEve
Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: !*!*ADD YOUR INPUT*!*! _.- Home Made With Love -._
Replies: 56
Views: 13875

Re: !*!*ADD YOUR INPUT*!*! _.- Home Made With Love -._

A drill is DEFINITELY on the top of my list for making toys! I keep a cordless rechargeable Dewalt on hand with a kit of good quality all purpose bits. I drill through wood and plastic mostly, some nuts to string them up in toys and food like cereal and crackers and fruits... But yeah, some type of ...
by PythonzEve
Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Acorns and natural nuts?
Replies: 10
Views: 2832

Re: Acorns and natural nuts?

What about nuts and seeds I find in the forest? Kind of as long as a squirrel eats it it's OK mentality? Because I can't find anything about any of them being bad except maybe peanuts because of the mold issues... We just go hiking and rock climbing in a forest out in the middle of nowhere and trees...
by PythonzEve
Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Nail Polish and Cooking?
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: Nail Polish and Cooking?

Thanks so much Melika and love the advice! I will definitely be referencing it when we buy new cookware!
by PythonzEve
Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: !*!*ADD YOUR INPUT*!*! _.- Home Made With Love -._
Replies: 56
Views: 13875

Re: !*!*ADD YOUR INPUT*!*! _.- Home Made With Love -._

Hi Ellie, sorry I thought all the big pictures would annoy people so I was messing around trying to make them smaller :P Also I have researched a lot because I feel I can never learn enough and absolutely LOVE learning new things! Even useless history facts are interesting to me, like did you know t...
by PythonzEve
Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Birds and Dogs, What Can I Do???
Replies: 6
Views: 692

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

I still haven't gotten any comments about anyone that has actually trained their dogs or about me using muzzles yet eh? Sukha now comes into the living room and stays on his perch. For a safety measure I put a blanket on our child-gate so it is a solid barrier when he's out. Angel our Doberman can l...
by PythonzEve
Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: !*!*ADD YOUR INPUT*!*! _.- Home Made With Love -._
Replies: 56
Views: 13875

Re: !*!*ADD YOUR INPUT*!*! _.- Home Made With Love -._

Thanks everyone and good link Ellie! I know there are even websites out there dedicated to home-made toys or cheap toys, but all of it is just so spread out! Links would definitely help expand this thread further for people :D Ok so here are some of the toys I've made, not all of them but it was get...
by PythonzEve
Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: !*!*ADD YOUR INPUT*!*! _.- Home Made With Love -._
Replies: 56
Views: 13875

Re: !*!*ADD YOUR INPUT*!*! _.- Home Made With Love -._

Ok so I'm not sure whether it would be best to make a new post for each toy or one for all of them as new posts would keep this thread at the top, but on the other hand it might bog things down and make it hard for people to respond with questions and comments on each thing... So for the Play-stand ...
by PythonzEve
Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: !*!*ADD YOUR INPUT*!*! _.- Home Made With Love -._
Replies: 56
Views: 13875

!*!*ADD YOUR INPUT*!*! _.- Home Made With Love -._

Ok, so I wanted a thread where everyone could come and share toys, play-stands and anything else they have made for their feathered sweetie pies! So, here's a place to share and get ideas on anything non-store bought. Please give as many details as you can including a picture if possible, a short de...
by PythonzEve
Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Is it...Nooo can't be...???
Replies: 11
Views: 862

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

Sukha is not quite 6 months old and he has that ghost of a ring as well... <shrug>
by PythonzEve
Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Acorns and natural nuts?
Replies: 10
Views: 2832

Acorns and natural nuts?

Hi, I have a ton of trees surrounding my house and I get a lot of acorns and have a friend that I think has pine nuts. Now I know pine nuts are OK, but what about acorns and are there any seeds/nuts like those that are dangerous for birds? The squirrels go nuts over them every year so I don't think ...
by PythonzEve
Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:51 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Woot!
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Woot!

Actually Ellie I totally agree that we should have a dedicated thread to home-made things and how to make them as well as where they got the materials from, and maybe even the estimated costs so everyone can benefit! I have an entire shopping (not just grocery but large department shopping bag) bag ...
by PythonzEve
Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Woot!
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Woot!

It's not done yet, I still want to add a couple ropes and maybe a ladder, and smaller toys on the spiral bits but here it is so far with Sukha testing it out :o) These were taken just now on my iPhone, so not perfect clarity but you can get the general picture. The metal is nickle plated because I'm...
by PythonzEve
Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Woot!
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Woot!

Well Sukha has not bitten down hard on me in at least a week, maybe a little over so I'm guessing he was perhaps just going through bluffing or he's tamed down?! He still lunges every once in a while but that is no big deal to me as it doesn't hurt, but no hard bites is definitely cause for me to do...
by PythonzEve
Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Nail Polish and Cooking?
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Nail Polish and Cooking?

Hey, this may be odd or it may be old news, but I was just wondering about nail polish on my nails? I very rarely do it, but my hubby and I had our anniversary this last weekend and I painted them to dress up. Well at first Sukha didn't want anything to do with me and my purple nails, after which he...
by PythonzEve
Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Husky?
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Re: Husky?

Yes I saw some Alexandrines there as well, like twice the size of IRNs :P For some reason though they just looked the slightest bit awkward to me though, like IRN impersonators but... Off... Hehehe I don't like them quite as much as I do Indian Ringnecks <shrugs>
by PythonzEve
Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:44 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Pallid
Replies: 11
Views: 743

Re: Pallid

Sheesh, talk about head spinning and eye pinning... A bit overwhelming for starters/newbies ;op
by PythonzEve
Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sunflower Seeds and Agression
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Re: Sunflower Seeds and Agression

Yep! I searched through before posting as always and I read that one, but no firm facts. I have a ton of seed as I put out (good quality) bird seed for the wild birds, then I have sunflowers in my back yard so I would like to use them. Right now I'm using spray millet as seed treats and sunflower se...
by PythonzEve
Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Composting?
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: Composting?

Thanks Melika! This will likely compost over the winter until next spring, but I'm down in the south (Georgia) so it'll still be warm enough to break down :o)
by PythonzEve
Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:17 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Violet?
Replies: 4
Views: 669

Re: Violet?

Holy Moses that is quite a breathtaking violet! :oD Yes much better ;op
by PythonzEve
Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: update on taming Archie
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: update on taming Archie

Hey Mumzy, that's great that he is taking food from your hand and putting his absolute favorite foods in your hand is a great way to entice him! Good baby steps. Sukha sometimes paces his cage in the morning before I let him out. I was worried at first too but he seems fine otherwise, but I'm not an...
by PythonzEve
Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: IRN pics
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Re: IRN pics

The flight pics are breath taking and the white looks awesome!!! Is it a male? I thought I saw the faintest shadow of a ring...
by PythonzEve
Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi - newbie here - intro to myself & my 3 ringnecks
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Hi - newbie here - intro to myself & my 3 ringnecks

I'm no expert in ringnecks, but as far as eyes go that looks like it may be a malformation of the cornea and sadly, they don't make birdie glasses :|
by PythonzEve
Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Pallid
Replies: 11
Views: 743

Re: Pallid

Are you planning on breeding Ink already?! Hehehe ;op
by PythonzEve
Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Violet?
Replies: 4
Views: 669

Re: Violet?

Picture didn't come through Rue :o/
by PythonzEve
Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sunflower Seeds and Agression
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Sunflower Seeds and Agression

Ok so I've heard all over this site that sunflower seeds make IRNs more aggressive, but I have not once seen an actual study, proof or fact that they do, just coincidental and opinion. I have a lot of sunflower seeds from mammoth sunflowers I grew in my back yard (grey and white) as well as black su...
by PythonzEve
Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:16 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Nasty Biting
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Re: Nasty Biting

I'm having the same problem with my 5month old male but am confused. He bites more often than not when I do step up, but because he uses his beak to step up I can't tell whether he's going to step up or chomp down. He has broken the skin but the only bleeding I've gotten is blood blisters from his b...
by PythonzEve
Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:40 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: still biting
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: still biting

Something you should also think about is bluffing, that's what it may sound like as far as the lunging, biting, pinning and lone behavior...
by PythonzEve
Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:37 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Husky?
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Husky?

Hi all, this isn't a color mutation question but a size related question. I just recently went to a bird show with a good number of IRNs and was fortunate enough to see pretty much every mutation readily on the market (very tempted to grab a violet!) :) But as I looked at all these birds, I noticed ...
by PythonzEve
Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Birds and Dogs, What Can I Do???
Replies: 6
Views: 692

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

I forgot to mention I have trained the dogs in "drop it" and "leave it" commands, but I'm still nervous about if I can't get there in time or perhaps if the Min Pin get so focused on the "prey" he doesn't listen. Would introducing them with muzzles on the dogs first be the best/safest way other than...
by PythonzEve
Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Ink
Replies: 11
Views: 1061

Re: Ink

See but Ink will let you handle her and lay on her back and whatnot. The only touching I do as I've said is him perching, biting, using his beak as a third limb and taking food and treats. I am too scared I'm going to jeopardize what I've already worked for! I got the kit and was hoping they'd allow...
by PythonzEve
Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Birds and Dogs, What Can I Do???
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Birds and Dogs, What Can I Do???

I searched the forums almost sure I'd see a post like this one, but I couldn't find one. If there was one somewhere that I missed I'm sorry. Ok so I just got Sukha, my IRN near a month ago and I really want to take him everywhere in the house with me, but I worry about my two dogs. Most of all my Mi...
by PythonzEve
Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Ink
Replies: 11
Views: 1061

Re: Ink

I call it "chit chat." Sukha mutters and chit chats to the mirrors, and I was trying to get word association in there as "Chit Chat" but the mirrors are now out of his cage in hopes he looks more to me for socialization. Ink is so snuggly, just the way I was hoping Sukha will be, but you are lucky t...
by PythonzEve
Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Blue Bird of Happiness!
Replies: 11
Views: 1297

Re: Blue Bird of Happiness!

White IRNs are quite beautiful, and it was more Delorce trying to sell me both than me wanting to take both, though I was tempted because she was pretty. But I really wanted one (for now) so it could bond to me and somewhat to a lesser extent my family, which my husband has been working with him mor...
by PythonzEve
Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Composting?
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: Composting?

Thank you so much Miss Jojo!
by PythonzEve
Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Blue Bird of Happiness!
Replies: 11
Views: 1297

Re: Blue Bird of Happiness!

Wait wait wait... :shock: What color is Briar? And yes, that little blue in the back is Sukha! Same exact picture Delorce sent me when I asked for more pictures! When I was getting Sukha at first Delorce was talking about me taking both the blue and white, which the white was pretty but I just reall...
by PythonzEve
Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:39 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Water Bottle?
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Water Bottle?

Well first off, scratch the no drinking, he figured it out thankfully and I took it out. He has a wheat grass plant right underneath to catch the water so that works. :) As far as him being able to bathe, I have a mister that he's not fond of yet (I don't think he bathed at the breeders?), and whene...
by PythonzEve
Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Birdie on the shoulder
Replies: 50
Views: 16825

Re:

Yes on the shoulder, aswell only if they behave. Jordan rides on me around the house as I do EVERYTHING ! so he is use to it. I don't let mine on the shoulder yet, but I've only had him for a couple of weeks and want to train him a bit more before I let him hang up there. I saw a birdie shawl in on...
by PythonzEve
Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Are your Irn's wings clipped?
Replies: 46
Views: 17008

Re: Are your Irn's wings clipped?

Sukha's are flutter clipped right now, so he can flutter to the ground but that's about it, which he still finds fun. I plan on flight clipping him and working on some free flight and eventually have him with full flight feathers so he can fly around the house and so I can put him on an Aviator harn...
by PythonzEve
Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: What mutation ringneck do you have??
Replies: 63
Views: 27201

Re: What mutation ringneck do you have??

Blue Lacewing... You don't have white up there as one of your options though, I almost got a white!
by PythonzEve
Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Did your ringneck go through bluffing?
Replies: 14
Views: 7016

Re: Did your ringneck go through bluffing?

I think Sukha may be bluffing, but he is 5 months old and only got him a couple weeks ago, so have nothing to really compare to. He's lunging and biting from time to time, though it's not consistent and we don't shy away so he's learning it does him no good.
by PythonzEve
Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: What should I call my bird, Sprout or Milo?
Replies: 6
Views: 2516

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

I like sprout ;)
by PythonzEve
Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Composting?
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Composting?

So, I found a 24" x 140' roll of recycled heavy paper that has no dies, chemicals or additives and is 100% recyclable and biodegradable for the bottom of the cage. I am wondering if bird poo is considered fine for composting into edible garden compost, or should it be put with my lawn/tree compostin...
by PythonzEve
Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Water Bottle?
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Water Bottle?

Hey all, I've had my IRN Sukha for a couple weeks now and I'm trying to get him used to a water bottle instead of in a cup so he doesn't dirty it. For now I have a cup under it with a little (like, 1/4") water in it because this is what he's used to and I've never seen him drink from the water bottl...
by PythonzEve
Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Your cage.
Replies: 4
Views: 776

Re: Your cage.

The cage I got is from Cages By Design and is a charcoal flight cage (32"W x 22"D x 62"H) that both Sukha, my IRN and my family love! I got it for the awesome price of $185 and free shipping and added a "Friendly Feeder System" which I also love :D Here's a picture with Sukha and all of his fun acce...
by PythonzEve
Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: RINGNECK DIAPER?! what do you think?
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Re: RINGNECK DIAPER?! what do you think?

I think it is a decent idea if you are allergenic or if the bird does not have a place it can conveniently defecate or is/can not potty trained. I am looking at getting one from Avian Fashions (IRNs are large) and it comes with DVD instructions to put it on and comes with a leash and has a very wide...
by PythonzEve
Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Blue Bird of Happiness!
Replies: 11
Views: 1297

Blue Bird of Happiness!

Hey all, my name is Jessica and I bought a blue IRN from Delorce's bird barn in SC a couple of weeks ago after looking up reputable breeders and doing a couple interviews with her, which she graciously took the time to oblige :wink: I had been wanting an IRN for about 7 years but because we moved ar...
by PythonzEve
Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:09 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Freedom! ... ???
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Freedom! ... ???

So is that a yes that I'm doing the right thing by leaving him in there for now? I am gradually doing more approximations and today got him out of the cage on my hand a few times, then put him back in when he was done with the treat as he was showing a little anxiety. I don't want to force anything ...
by PythonzEve
Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Sexing a baby ringneck
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

Re: Sexing a baby ringneck

You can go to Biotech or Animal Genetics Incorperated (which is the one I'm using) and get DNA tested from the egg shell, blood or feathers. The only thing about clipping the nail too short is it can traumatize the bird from being touched, held or nail clipping. Plucking feathers will hurt a bit as ...
by PythonzEve
Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Freedom! ... ???
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Freedom! ... ???

Hi all! My name is Jessica I've wanted an IRN for about 7 years now. My husband was in the military so we moved around too much for it to be fair to a new bird, so I have waited, researched and planned for quite a while. We are now in the states and settled in so we planned and budgeted (and researc...