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by brunofam5141
Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: First time with IRN's
Replies: 30
Views: 3664

Re: First time with IRN's

I have read, and heard from some breeders, that if you have two [especially a male and a female] they are more likely to bond with each other instead of you. Although some people will beg to differ, in my personal experience I have found that male birds are a lot more friendly than female birds. And...
by brunofam5141
Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: First time with IRN's
Replies: 30
Views: 3664

Re: First time with IRN's

hope this helps! the males get their rings around 2 years old. my ringneck is almost two -- his ring isn't black but there is a definite "shadow" of where it is. my little guy started making noise pretty early...he was whistling, making little chirpy noises and even was saying "aww yeah" by maybe 8 ...
by brunofam5141
Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: does ur irn have a bedtime?
Replies: 51
Views: 24793

Re: does ur irn have a bedtime?

we cover newm up between 7:30 and 8 and uncover him in the morning at about 7:30.
by brunofam5141
Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Talking ability?
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Re: Talking ability?

oh and maybe stick with one phrase at a time. like if you want him to say peanut. keep repeating peanut and then when he learns peanut, move onto another word or sound. just a thought!
by brunofam5141
Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Talking ability?
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Re: Talking ability?

we got our ringneck when he was about 3 months old...we got him in june and i'd say he probably started "talking" around halloween or so. just keep it up! =))
by brunofam5141
Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Plucking?
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: Plucking?

my little guy started doing this recently. but i think our situation is different -- he's a year and a half and going through a molt...we think he gets itchy or is just plain irritated by the new feathers. anyway, get some foraging toys and stuff them with all its favorite treats. that keeps ours oc...
by brunofam5141
Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:19 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: What should I call my bird, Sprout or Milo?
Replies: 6
Views: 2986

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

i vote sprout too! i had a green parrotlet named dill and my mom has a green parrotlet named olive. [we like food names!]
by brunofam5141
Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: At what age did you ringneck start talking?
Replies: 18
Views: 35199

Re: At what age did you ringneck start talking?

newman's first words were "awww yeah!" and then he started with the cat call whistle. he makes all kinds of kissy noises and half the time now he just makes crap up. but he can also say "what", "whose a good boy" and our dogs name "feenie". i love when he says what...we can have a whole "conversatio...
by brunofam5141
Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: How long did your ringneck bluffing last for?
Replies: 7
Views: 6065

Re: How long did your ringneck bluffing last for?

newman was a hand raised baby and he has always been very, very sweet. BUT he did go through bluffing and i would say for a good two months. he became very territorial of his cage and it became difficult to get him out with out getting nipped. we had to bribe him to come out with treats. we got thro...
by brunofam5141
Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Does your IRN have a favorite toy ?
Replies: 23
Views: 11010

Re: Does your IRN have a favorite toy ?

hah everything that ISN'T a toy, is his favorite toy! he especially loves climbing into my coach purse -- what can i say? he's got good taste! its ridiculous. i cannot leave the purse on the counter because two seconds later, there he is right on top checking out whatever is inside. he's already got...
by brunofam5141
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: molting question
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: molting question -- another update!!

so the blood tests came back FINE. HOORAY!!! =) i figured they would anyway but it feels good to know for sure! and also good news, i haven't seen anymore of the weird little feathers around. i checked his cage yesterday and it was good, plus he hasn't been "growling" when preening. woohoo!! i still...
by brunofam5141
Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: molting question
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: molting question --- update for newman!!

got my little newman into the vet today.vet said he could just be itchy from molting. she did a poop sample and that came out clear but vet decided to run some blood tests just to check everything . we get those results tomorrow. if anything comes back on the blood tests, he will probably have to go...
by brunofam5141
Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: molting question
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: molting question

ok thanks azure. i'm going to try and get him into the vet today...when my husband and i were cuddling with him last night, we noticed a little bald spot under ONE of his wings. he must have started to pluck yesterday [i say yesterday, because it was the first time he's consistently "growled" when p...
by brunofam5141
Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: molting question
Replies: 9
Views: 696

molting question

hi, my little ringneck newman is about 1 year and 3 months old. he started a molt about a month ago. just today, i noticed him "growling" when preening. then i noticed, he picked out a few 1/2 inch pieces that were like the sheath part but filled with this black looking goo stuff. i squeezed one out...
by brunofam5141
Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hello all! new here!
Replies: 1
Views: 245

hello all! new here!

hello everyone! we're new here. we've browsed around the site for quite some time and used this site for research before buying our little man. we have a baby turquoise ringneck named newm. [like newman but without the "an"]. we got him in June 2010 and he was about 3 months old then so he's close t...