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by clawnz
Wed May 27, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 50
Views: 7980

Re: Dexter

Dexter has beautiful tail feathers this year. certainly the best yet. They look just about perfect and this would be the longest time that he has kept them. No stress bars and good clean shafts, with no weak points. He did knock out a shorter tail feather and I took a photo of that to post. It is al...
by clawnz
Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Dangers of rope perches
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Re: Dangers of rope perches

I've become aware that some birds have killed themselves by chewing up too many fibers from rope perches. I have one rope perch and recently one of my birds has started chewing on it. Think it's time to pull the perch out and put it away for a while?... or maybe just provide better foraging... whic...
by clawnz
Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:53 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: How to fix a cracked egg?
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

Re: How to fix a cracked egg?

I trust the glue is non toxic. The egg shells are porous. So whatever you put on the outside will get in there. I am not sure what I would use. I would just replace with a dummy myself. And get rid of the damaged one unless I thought the damage was not a problem. A small dent may not be a issue to w...
by clawnz
Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 50
Views: 7980

Re: Dexter

My boy just gets better all the time. He is much more active when out with me, And he has talked a couple of times now in public. He has grown some very nice feathers. He did knock two out last night which other than a kink where they got damaged, were perfect shaft and feathers. Whatever they are c...
by clawnz
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: African Ringnecks
Topic: ARN doesn't move or make any noise after wing clipped
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Re: ARN doesn't move or make any noise after wing clipped

Hi I have a African RingNeck 7 months old, he used to play in his toys and jump around in the cage several times a day, and he used to make sound and whistle in the morning and sometime through the day, but after i clipped his wings a month ago, he just stands still in his location and only moves t...
by clawnz
Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: first time going to the avian vet..questions...
Replies: 17
Views: 1511

Re: first time going to the avian vet..questions...

If they were good except this simple, but bad mistake then I am not sure you need to find another vet. Discuss the mistake and I am sure they will take action to make sure it does not happen again. And they need to know as it maybe a simple mistake like this that sees someone else who's bird flies o...
by clawnz
Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:17 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Lunging and biting !!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1017

Re: Lunging and biting !!!!

I am not up on Ringnecks, but have a few questions. How old is this guy. The thing you are seeing when on someones should is not dominance, but more like just telling them he is not happy with them trying to remove him from his chosen spot. I say this as you do not say that he does this with you, so...
by clawnz
Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: My kukku hass become furious suddenly
Replies: 11
Views: 1566

Re: My kukku hass become furious suddenly

Great on you. DNA test if you really want to know sex. You can do this yourself as enough. If you look up online and see what labs you can send samples to, and much cheaper than getting your vet to do this. Pulling two feathers is simple enough and will not hurt the bird. Taking blood (if it is for ...
by clawnz
Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: My kukku hass become furious suddenly
Replies: 11
Views: 1566

Re: My kukku hass become furious suddenly

I feel you need to let him grow his flight feathers back in. Then spend time teaching him he can land safely on one leg. Flight is his only way to get around and you stopped that. So it could be the lack of confidence that has caused what you are seeing. I would say he feels very vulnerable right no...
by clawnz
Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:58 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 50
Views: 7980

Re: Dexter

Wow...but I totally understand what you are saying. Would you ever try and train him to a harness? That way he could have his flight feathers to use in the house but still go with you. Hopefully with a properly done clip he won't be bothered by the shortened feathers. If only! I have a harness, but...
by clawnz
Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Moving home
Replies: 14
Views: 1231

Re: Moving home

Thank you. Angel was a parent raised aviary bird and breeder would not sell her to start with because she was so frantic. A very nervous girl. I managed to convince her I could deal with that as she was going to be cage free in my home. I had her in the hospital box for the first part of the trip. W...
by clawnz
Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Moving home
Replies: 14
Views: 1231

Re: Moving home

If you use his cage take out all toys. And remove any branches that are not at ground level. If he is on a branch and you brake hard he will get thrown off. This will cause him to flap and he may catch a wing in the bars of the cage. Not Good. Or get hurt crashing around in the cage. Most rescues wi...
by clawnz
Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:19 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 50
Views: 7980

Re: Dexter

He is coming to the end of his super long molt. There had been some developments that may take a bit of explaining. He grew in good Primaries. Equal numbers on each wing, enough for him to get some flight. This caused some disruption to our normal life. As you will know from my posts Dexter is a sho...
by clawnz
Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:55 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Acorns and natural nuts?
Replies: 10
Views: 2770

Re: Acorns and natural nuts?

Willow is safe. This goes for Willow, Weeping Willow, Twisted Willow (Tortured Willow) Oaks I am not so sure of and avoid it, including the acorns. This is English Oak. There a number of other oaks. She Oak is more like a pine. The one Pin Oak I know is not an Oak. I have no idea about so called oak...
by clawnz
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Sprouts & bacteria & questions, questions, questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1056

Re: Sprouts & bacteria & questions, questions, questions

Stunning claim. Yes there is not much that would test clear in this world, and I am guessing that is why they have never paid out. But is there any dangers in what they have tested for. I doubt it. Buying sprouts maybe a different story to sprouting your own, and I can understand that. As the sprout...
by clawnz
Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: molossus
Replies: 9
Views: 1347

Re: molossus

Thank you.
The link does not work.
I did try a search in facebook, but not sure if any of the results are Molossus.
So will try to contact via a PM here and hope to find him.
by clawnz
Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Pellet reccomendations
Replies: 23
Views: 2982

Re: Pellet reccomendations

Ok! I have re written this so many times. Trying to not offend any bird owners who believes Pellets are the answer to feeding their bird. If you listen to some who make Pellets you will of heard that some claim pellets are all you need to feed your bird? Roudybush were the worst offenders with a cla...
by clawnz
Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Pellet reccomendations
Replies: 23
Views: 2982

Re: Pellet reccomendations

Thank you MissK. You put it so much more tactfully than me. You are so correct about diets. With the Cockatiels at least you can think of it this way. Seeds winter. Non breeding. Flowers and veg. Summer breeding season, as the soft foods for feeding their babies are available. And I think I could sa...
by clawnz
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Pellet reccomendations
Replies: 23
Views: 2982

Re: Pellet reccomendations

Thanks Clawnz, in Billie's cage today is a quarter of Pomegranite, some fresh sweet corn on the cob, seeded parsley, Mixed fruit bowl, apple pear, blackberries, fresh raspberries, 4 grapes red and white, a mixed veg bowl, sliced fresh carrot, Brocoli, three sweet pea pods, slice of celery, quartere...
by clawnz
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Pellet reccomendations
Replies: 23
Views: 2982

Re: Pellet reccomendations

Quote: "Clawnz, can you back up your ideas with some references to scientific studies on why pellets are so bad?" Well where would you like to start? research research research, do not take it that because your vet says you need to feed pellets it is a fact. They are not animal nutritionists. And ar...
by clawnz
Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:50 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Pellet reccomendations
Replies: 23
Views: 2982

Re: Pellet reccomendations

I have been around this debate many times. Love the comment "My bird spits them out and can hit a bulls eye. Well they are pellets and sounds like the bird knows that. Harrisons are meant to be the best, but like all of them they are not a natural diet for any animal or bird. And when they go off an...
by clawnz
Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: molossus
Replies: 9
Views: 1347

Re: molossus

It is serious as all of their comments have also been removed?
They helped me so much with Dexter and his feather problems, with some of the best advice I had over the last two years.
So was shocked to find all their posts removed.
by clawnz
Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: molossus
Replies: 9
Views: 1347

molossus

I seem to have lost any comments made by molossus.
What has happened?
by clawnz
Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 50
Views: 7980

Re: Dexter

Happy New Year to all here. I thank you for the help and advice over the last while, I have had. Dexter! It is molting time. And this time he started early. About mid to late December. Before it has been January to February. I am watching closely, he becomes an ugly duckling when he goes into a molt...
by clawnz
Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 50
Views: 7980

Re: Dexter

update! it is with a sad heart i have to admit Dexter still has feather problems, including breaking poor growing primary feathers. We have just had another screaming event, where he had broken a blood feather and I failed to find it when I checked him out due the the screaming, I guessed he was in ...
by clawnz
Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Trixies Fruit Holder
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Trixies Fruit Holder

Have any of you seen these or even used them? http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz71/clawinnz/IMG_0429_zps867129e8.jpg http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz71/clawinnz/IMG_0431_zpsfa264b51.jpg The story goes: I had a lorikeet come in for boarding. and one of these was in his cage. On closer inspect...
by clawnz
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 50
Views: 7980

Re: Dexter

I m very sad.
Dexters two new tail feathers have the same trouble as ever. Stress bars!
That is so very sad. I had hoped this time all would be good.
I am at a loss as to what is wrong.
by clawnz
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 50
Views: 7980

Re: Dexter

Dekky is feeling great. I gave him a good misting today. And later in the day I got hold of him to have a cuddle and feel how he feels to the touch. This is just not the same bird as I took in 19months ago. He felt so soft and silky . Stunning change. And people just keep on telling me how good he l...
by clawnz
Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My indian ringnecks tails have gone
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: My indian ringnecks tails have gone

As long as they have been pulled out completely then you should see new ones growing in very soon. On the other hand if they have been broken, then these may not be dropped until they go into a molt which I think should be around 6 to 8mths old. This can depend on health and diet. So I would be rese...
by clawnz
Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 14973

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

Yeah I remembered I saw Budgie Blue 's topic. oww poor little baby He is looking so good now. Congratulations, your birds are so lucky to have you. Dexter and Poppy is so cute, too. I know how important birds diet. when Börek came to my home, her feathers very bad. It's her first day in my home: IM...
by clawnz
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 14973

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

Thank You. Poor Dexter! I will tell him that in the morning. He may of been, now he is one very lucky Fid, as I will do whatever it takes to get him right. Not many would get treated the way he does. Here is my boy at the pet shop. Poppy is a young female Alex and I cruise in there now and then to s...
by clawnz
Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 14973

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

Good grief MissK! Why did I not see that? Before I posted. I think you covered a lot of it. You are right about they do tend to feed in the morning and then in the afternoon before settling down for the night. Two key times to get them interested in foods. A bird that eats during the day (other than...
by clawnz
Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 14973

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

While it is very hard to say why she has bad feathering I would still push for diet changes. I do note that only one of your birds has this problem, which is interesting. You could do as I did and have blood tests done to make sure there are no issues. Sprouts would be my first consideration, these ...
by clawnz
Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Need Urgent help for my Saika
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: Need Urgent help for my Saika

As I said my guys live cage free. But here is Dexter walking into a cage to look around at the pet shop just the other day None of these are staged they are in the cage because they choose to be there. http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz71/clawinnz/Alexandrine/WP_000085_zpsb6f8e03a.jpg Or a few mo...
by clawnz
Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Need Urgent help for my Saika
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: Need Urgent help for my Saika

Let me caution you against never caging the bird. The fact is that birds living as pets need to have the skill of living in a cage. One day it may be necessary for the bird to be caged (really, it happens) so let him learn how starting now. You can let him out frequently, but make sure he spends pa...
by clawnz
Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:08 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Need Urgent help for my Saika
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: Need Urgent help for my Saika

Do some research of how to apply Positive Reinforcement Training. This will help you form a strong bond.
Do not do anything that might be negative. And learn to read the birds body language and respect it.
Let the bird set the pace as you move forward.
by clawnz
Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ringneck info wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Ringneck info wanted

I am reposting this in the hope you guys can help this new member. Hello! You can call me Addie, and I'm new to the forum. I don't have a Ringneck yet, but I have been looking into them quite extensively and I see mixed reviews over them so thanks to someone on another forum, I was referred here to ...
by clawnz
Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hey all! I'm Addie!
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: Hey all! I'm Addie!

Bump!

Can a mod move this to somewhere else. As it does not seem to be getting the replies I thought it would.
I invited this person here hoping you guys would chip in some good information.
by clawnz
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hey all! I'm Addie!
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: Hey all! I'm Addie!

Hi Addie! Good to see you here.
I hope the guys help out with their opinions for you.
by clawnz
Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Budgie Blue
Replies: 6
Views: 1068

Re: Budgie Blue

That was where I thought this was ????? But!!
by clawnz
Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Budgie Blue
Replies: 6
Views: 1068

Re: Budgie Blue

Ho Yes!
Very much so, I was never going to let her go back to them.
She is part of my flock now.
by clawnz
Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Budgie Blue
Replies: 6
Views: 1068

Budgie Blue

I did not know we had a thread for other birds? That is until I see this one. So Budgie Blue's story so far. One of my clients has Budgies and Finches. And while having a coffee looking into a small aviary, I see this Budgie with bad deformed feet and nails growing back into its flesh. So me being m...
by clawnz
Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 50
Views: 7980

Re: Dexter

last round of clipping! I have seen a few damaged tail feathers as i said above, and in a wind they hang out of place. So today it was Dexters sort me out Dad Day. On the scales at 227g, I am happy with that. Gave him a good handling and yes he does feel so much softer to touch. Now Dexter be good w...
by clawnz
Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ALL THE SPAM!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2639

Re: ALL THE SPAM!!!

The BOTs have found a weakness and are taking advantage of it. It is not just this forum that these idiots plague. We had a horrid time of it over on Tailfeathers for months. But Dan got it sorted in the end and now we are almost totally clear of spam. So I am guessing that the forum needs some upda...
by clawnz
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: To clip or not to clip ..who's right ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1252

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

[quote I think a parrot should have the right to fly around and have there wings however if they are injuring themselves by flying into doors and windows then I would give them a light clip so they can still fly but not very high or far.[/quote] The light clip may cause more trouble due to adding mo...
by clawnz
Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: To clip or not to clip ..who's right ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1252

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

Clipping is a very Hot Potato! Those who push clipping are adamant that it does no harm. Maybe they can grow new feathers, but what damage can it do for the birds mental state? And do they all get over this. And then we have those who clip way too early and the birds are not allowed to fully fledge ...
by clawnz
Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 50
Views: 7980

Re: Dexter

I like this! As some of you know I take him everywhere. Well I have had some very positive comments about how great he is looking. And they all comment on his colours are so much brighter. And that is from a couple who only get to see him now and then. I love that. Now I will post the link here but ...
by clawnz
Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Does my IRN have a feather condition?
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Re: Does my IRN have a feather condition?

Whew! To me it looks like feather damage. I do not know much about Ringnecks, but with my Alex he does lose these white fluffy feathers all the time, not many but they do appear. They are like snow flakes, down feathers as such. And Dexter moults mid summer. If that helps. If junior feathering then ...
by clawnz
Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Our IRN loves me to death, but hates my boyfriend. Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Re: Our IRN loves me to death, but hates my boyfriend. Help!

Your problem is fairly common. To me it does sound like he has bonded to you. (Decided you are his mate) and he is protecting you from Rob. It may of also been a hormonal thing going on and as the season passes he may settle down on his own. What ever is going on you need to be careful to not reinfo...
by clawnz
Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:37 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 50
Views: 7980

Re: Dexter

I got hold of him today as he broke another feather on the left wing and wanted to cut it off and get a better feel of how soft or harsh his feathers are. I am sad to say he does have a few bad spots in a few of his tail feathers as well as his wing. I forgot to look at his right wing. As I do not l...
by clawnz
Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:20 am
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: unknown death
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Re: unknown death

Sorry for your lost one. Necropsy is the only way to be sure what happened, but green coming out of the mouth does not sound good. You should consider getting a necropsy done for the sake of your other birds. Contact your Avian Vet and see how to keep the body until you can get it to the vet. I am n...
by clawnz
Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Struggling to tame
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Struggling to tame

Agreed. Working with them as a pair can be hard work and in some cases it is better to work with each bird on it's own. You do need to win each ones confidence and then become part of the excepted flock members. Barbara Heidenreich is very good on how to apply Positive Reinforcement Training. Some o...
by clawnz
Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 50
Views: 7980

Re: Dexter

Ye Har! The results have arrived. Only one positive has come back. He is a male! All other tests are negative. Willgoss, Clive MDS333885 Alexandrine Parakeet Dexter MDS DBS collection kit Avian DNA sexing (Panel) Male Psittacine beak and feather virus(Panel) Not detected Avian polyoma virus (Panel) ...
by clawnz
Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Playing with his own feather!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1610

Re: Playing with his own feather!!

maybe bird droppings can cure arthritis! :oops: I meant that his body is telling him he needs more of a mineral or supplement. With dogs this can be seen sometimes when they are fed mainly dogs rolls (which can be of very low quality) And may well be lacking in many Vitamins, minerals and trace ele...
by clawnz
Sat May 31, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Playing with his own feather!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1610

Re: Playing with his own feather!!

Sorry to butt in here! I agree the playing with a feather should be just playing with a moulted one. As for poop eating! This could be due to a deficiency. And could be fixed by you, as you have taken the time to sort out a decent diet. Finding out what or if, is a hard one to figure. The way I look...
by clawnz
Wed May 28, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Barbara Heidenreich seminars - calendar of event dates
Replies: 2
Views: 1133

Re: Barbara Heidenreich seminars - calendar of event dates

Skyeberry you beat me to it. I only just got the incoming email with the dates this morning. Barbara, for anybody who has not been to one of her workshops is a super special person. Her ability is stunning and anybody going to one of her workshops will learn and have a great day talking with bird pe...
by clawnz
Mon May 26, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: Problematic Tail Feather Sheath
Replies: 14
Views: 3237

Re: Problematic Tail Feather Sheath

If that is the case do you think she is getting better, as the development has improved. Here a couple of links I have in my book marks that may help you figure out keratin and feather growth. http://www.2ndchance.info/molt.htm http://birding.about.com/od/Bird-Glossary-H-K/g/Keratin.htm http://www.p...
by clawnz
Mon May 26, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: Problematic Tail Feather Sheath
Replies: 14
Views: 3237

Re: Problematic Tail Feather Sheath

Actually! Thinking about this after reading it again, I would tend to think more like follicle damage or similar. Due to the dried blood in the undeveloped shaft. (The production line stopped). If there is dried blood in all of these feathers that the keratin is not breaking off of. Production was c...
by clawnz
Sun May 25, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: Problematic Tail Feather Sheath
Replies: 14
Views: 3237

Re: Problematic Tail Feather Sheath

I am No Breeder and No Expert. Quote: When the problem was first evident I tried to get the sheath off for her and the entire feather came out. Honest, I didn't pull hard. Upon dissection the feather seemed to just fall apart and there was a good amount of flaky or powdery black material. I couldn't...
by clawnz
Tue May 20, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 50
Views: 7980

Re: Dexter

The test kit has arrived from Aussy and I will take blood sample to be sent off by Friday.
I have discussed that I want all the tests they can do on the dried blood sample. Except the DNA test.
So poor Dexter is going to get the needle, maybe tonight.
by clawnz
Fri May 09, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 50
Views: 7980

Re: Dexter

Clawnz hi.. did you get feedback on the tests? No! Have not sorted yet. There has been emails back and forth, and I still do not have a final price. The Aussy lab has no way to pay online, but have given me an account No to pay into. They want me to buy 10 test kits! Which I do not want or need, as...
by clawnz
Fri May 02, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can IRN's be re-homed if they're attached?
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: Can IRN's be re-homed if they're attached?

Interesting how he has learned to scream until you give in to his wants. Is there any chance you have spoiled him in the time you have had him? And so he has ended up giving you grief until you yield. It will take a lot of effort on your part to retrain him. And a change in the way you respond. A ne...
by clawnz
Fri May 02, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Nails
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: Nails

Finding a guide to how far to clip a nail back First, would be why do you feel a need to clip? Is it because they are over grown, because they scratch your skin when they are on you, because you see them getting caught up on things, or deformed feet where the nails do not get worn down by natural me...
by clawnz
Fri May 02, 2014 1:40 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: INR size and weight question
Replies: 11
Views: 1901

Re: INR size and weight question

I cannot answer that question. He was released to the rescue in this state. And Lyn did nothing to find out if he had any health issues. It was 'Not my call'. I would of run all the tests on him. It is hard to keep ones mouth shut sometimes. A: To see if their was anything wrong. B: So we could help...
by clawnz
Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: INR size and weight question
Replies: 11
Views: 1901

Re: INR size and weight question

Intheair has given good advice. I thought Ringnecks were smaller than Alexandrine! Dexter comes in at 224g He came to me at 216g and I feel he is in good condition. I have no idea which sud species he is though. The keel bone or should I say the amount of meat either side of the keel bone is much mo...
by clawnz
Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Seed sprouting....
Replies: 14
Views: 1449

Re: Seed sprouting....

I like the idea of not sprouting an assortment... i'll sit around later and separate a bunch of bird seed and germinate them with paper towels in separate dishes..... luckily, my local grocery store has packaged mung bean sprouts.. and they're not bad actually. Sorry to say those bags of sprouted b...
by clawnz
Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Seed sprouting....
Replies: 14
Views: 1449

Re: Seed sprouting....

There is absolutely no need to add things to sprouts if you do it right. Key features are buying non treated fresh seeds. Rinsing in clean water. Strike rate is very important, and as the seeds age the less will sprout. This is why they will rot while you are trying to sprout. Do not try to sprout d...
by clawnz
Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: putting a brand new bird in its cage for the first time
Replies: 13
Views: 715

Re: putting a brand new bird in its cage for the first time

Sounds great. I hope you have a great time with your new bird.
It's great when they start to eat right away. Sometimes it takes a day or two. SO yes I think he is comfortable enough, and happy to be with you.
by clawnz
Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: putting a brand new bird in its cage for the first time
Replies: 13
Views: 715

Re: putting a brand new bird in its cage for the first time

As long as you do it in a calm manner it should not be that bad for the bird. Use a towel and get hold of it as gently as possible and make the transition. It is likely the bird will be happy to be out of the carrier if it is not used to being closed up. And that will also work in your favor. And re...
by clawnz
Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:40 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 50
Views: 7980

Re: Dexter

Quote: I did not notice the overhead sprayers in the videos I watched. Are they still there? Did you remove them for some reason? The shower was too messy, as I could not keep the spray with-in the pool area. I wanted a fine mist and there was a bit of drift going on. And I could not find away to st...
by clawnz
Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: AAA - WORST WING CLIP EVER
Replies: 4
Views: 817

Re: AAA - WORST WING CLIP EVER

Well done MissK. @ hyjameel MissK is not trying to get you into a panic, just simply stating what you need to be ready for, as the clipping leaves no cover (support) for any new Pin Feathers growing in. Which will put them at very high risk of getting damaged. She pointed you to my thread about Dext...
by clawnz
Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:00 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 50
Views: 7980

Re: Dexter

Quote: So the Alex you describe as yours, would that be Mango? Dexter? or another bird? Dexter. Quote: Oh - something you mentioned in a vid - the sun conure that bit you when you asked it to step up - You made a point of saying "yes, I did or do react." So you believe it is a good thing to let them...
by clawnz
Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 50
Views: 7980

Re: Dexter

@ Molossus. Thank you for your help and thoughts. I have found the Aussy site for MDS and have emailed them to see if I can take blood sample and put on card as per what I normally do for DNA Solutions when doing DNA blood testing. This is a simple way as I can then post by mail. If I have to send b...
by clawnz
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Food comes out through her neck
Replies: 7
Views: 1342

Re: Food comes out through her neck

It sounds like you may of pushed the syringe through the crop wall.
Urgent Avian Vet ASAP.
I hope something can be done if this is the case.
Fingers crossed, I am wrong.
by clawnz
Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 50
Views: 7980

Re: Dexter

Mary, everybody has their own area of interest where they may have spent more time learning, and everybody needs a fresh set of eyes, ears, and brain cells to help when considering a problem. When you offer help to Clawnz, and the rest of us, you're part of a beautiful collaboration of humans to he...
by clawnz
Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 50
Views: 7980

Re: Dexter

Thank you molossus It does give me something to research. And I will find out details from my vet to get a full blood works done on him. Dexter has come a very long way from when I got him, and I am sure those tail feathers are the best yet. I would lean towards some damage in this area and ongoing ...
by clawnz
Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:37 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 50
Views: 7980

Re: Dexter

No I have never seen him chew any feathers. It was just one cut or damaged shaft I see that I thought he had a go at. So lets say it was irritating him, and had a go at it. What I do not understand is if they are stress bars. Why is this still going on. Is he still having nightmares? I do know he an...
by clawnz
Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 50
Views: 7980

Re: Dexter

Yah! I got the photos I was after of that wing and the damaged flight. http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz71/clawinnz/Alexandrine/IMG_0236s_zps6e3ed78e.jpg http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz71/clawinnz/Alexandrine/IMG_0244s_zps35d5e9e6.jpg http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz71/clawinnz/Alexan...
by clawnz
Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 50
Views: 7980

Re: Dexter

Feel free to send me any thing you find.
That would be super.

I think the word is Barbering. When they chew the ends of clipped feathers.

Got a pic of his latest damaged feather.
Image
by clawnz
Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:48 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 50
Views: 7980

Re: Dexter

What a horrible situation for you and Dexter. I have not searched for your earlier posts and the full story. I hope you do not mind me asking - prior to your ownership, did he receive a very bad wing clip that ultimately damaged the feather follicles or is the reason for this problem unknown? No I ...
by clawnz
Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 50
Views: 7980

Re: Dexter

First can I make this very clear. It is more to do with Dexter being clipped, and other things that went on in his previous home, why is having trouble not because I take him out. If he had a full set of flights there may not of been this problem every time new ones grow in. The flights have had wea...
by clawnz
Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: How to clip my Alexandrines nails?
Replies: 15
Views: 5939

Re: How to clip my Alexandrines nails?

Well Clawnz the vet offered to cut Billie's nail for half price £25 and he said after that he had used something to staunch the flow of blood. She could not stand on her perch for a weeks, by the way l was offering parrot pooh at bargain prices last year and l still have some left would you be inte...
by clawnz
Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 50
Views: 7980

Re: Dexter

I hope you never have to deal with any as bad as the last one Dexter had. I have been around a few with birds before and I like to think I am geared up to deal with them. Damaged is fairly easy to deal with. I had Snowy (Cockatiel) who had damaged all his primaries and tail feathers. And he went in ...
by clawnz
Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 50
Views: 7980

Dexter

I have not been on the board for awhile. I took in Dexter and Mango. After making a very silly stupid bad and sad mistake I let Mango fly away from me. He was on my shoulder instead of Dexter. Andhe had become flighted, unlike Dexter. I will not go into detail, But I did make a good effort to find h...
by clawnz
Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: How to clip my Alexandrines nails?
Replies: 15
Views: 5939

Re: How to clip my Alexandrines nails?

I have a pro do this. My bird's nails are dark. I am not familiar with them enough to know where to expect the quick to lie. While I am pretty good at doing my canaries' nails, they are small and easily managed even when unwilling. Their nails are light. I clipped a light-nailed but spastic Budgeri...
by clawnz
Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Pellets
Replies: 71
Views: 6157

Re: Pellets

clawnz, I am not sure why you think that we might dislike a post saying pellets are not good as a complete diet- in fact most posts in this forum highlight the goodness of real foods over pellets! The option is there for those who want to feed them. As was mentioned before, it can be useful to have ...
by clawnz
Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Let's talk about meat
Replies: 40
Views: 6975

Re: Let's talk about meat

Sanjay will not eat dried mealworms, or any insects. But will eat anything that comes from my plate,so I have to be careful, he likes a morsel of fish too. Lol! Nila also indiscriminately eats anything we are eating. It's so funny, I put a chop bone on this plate once to get him to leave my plate a...
by clawnz
Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:00 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: My Baby Is Growing Up
Replies: 36
Views: 3298

Re: My Baby Is Growing Up

He looks in great shape and very proud.
Well done.
by clawnz
Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Let's talk about meat
Replies: 40
Views: 6975

Re: Let's talk about meat

I will go with some parrots do eat insects and therefor could need some protein in their diet. As to which of the parrots should be fed some animal products,I do not have much of a clue. I also think that they need protein at certain times of year. Like when they are in molt. Meal worms could be a g...
by clawnz
Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Can I give my IRN a bit of biscuit?
Replies: 7
Views: 1574

Re: Can I give my IRN a bit of biscuit?

It's not excepted practice. But it will not make him sick As long as it is only a small taste, only a fraction of the daily diet, and not a daily thing. I maybe wrong, But! I thought a good part of wild Ringnecks diet, was ripe fruit, and if so they would be used to sugars as part of their diet? Wha...
by clawnz
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Pellets
Replies: 71
Views: 6157

Re: Pellets

Sorry I should of said Milk and soft cheese do contain Lactose while yogurt and hard cheese is clear of most lactose. Now on the subject of pellets and why why I feel they are not a good option regardless of what some will tell you. I have permission to post this from Alicia McWatters Ph.D. And I th...
by clawnz
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: wing clipping
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: wing clipping

MissK has helped you heaps and I am glad you could not bring yourself to doing the clip job. I am on the edge of confrontation over this subject. But this forum has a lot of members who are not into clipping. And with the right situation you should be able to tame, at least to a point where you can ...
by clawnz
Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Pellets
Replies: 71
Views: 6157

Re: Pellets

We offer him a variety of vegetables and a small amount of fruit or berries every day. We usually give him a breakfast of cooked oats, rice, barley and sometimes quinoa with vegetables and maybe a berry or sprouts or a cooked bean/chickpea. Foraging toys usually have pellets in them and dinner is u...
by clawnz
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Pellets
Replies: 71
Views: 6157

Re: Pellets

I will elaborate on why I claim your bird can suffer from Malnutrition while on a high pellet diet. Where you want to believe or understand this. A birds body may need to try and rid it's self of some things it is getting a overdose of in the pellets. and to do this it will be using body resources t...
by clawnz
Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:30 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Pellets
Replies: 71
Views: 6157

Re: Pellets

My two cents worth. And well I am going to get off side with some here I am still going to say this. When you find your bird is suffering from malnutrition and you are feeding a high percentage of any pellets, you may start to realise that man made supplements do not do the same as natural ones. Mos...
by clawnz
Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: My Baby Is Growing Up
Replies: 36
Views: 3298

Re: My Baby Is Growing Up

He is doing well.
It is stunning how they grow.
And he looks to be in great condition.
And look his tail is coming on well.
by clawnz
Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: "PBFD" - Feather and Beak
Replies: 25
Views: 2071

Re: "PBFD" - Feather and Beak

If it can't cross species, then how is it that a disease that used to affect a handful of species now affects 38 out of 50 native species. And According to that Wikipedia article, there are two ways of transmitting this disease to flock members so it is not isolated to nestlings from parents but as...
by clawnz
Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: "PBFD" - Feather and Beak
Replies: 25
Views: 2071

Re: "PBFD" - Feather and Beak

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psittacine_beak_and_feather_disease Above is a link I found that gives a break down. Sorry I was referring to The Eastern Rosella not Rainbow Lorikeet in my above comments. I think there is only one incidence of Lorikeets surviving in the wild here and that was a flock ...
by clawnz
Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: "PBFD" - Feather and Beak
Replies: 25
Views: 2071

Re: "PBFD" - Feather and Beak

Here's I my bit. PBFD is a horror. Yes it has been around in the wild since the late 1800.s in Aussy. Some of the flocks have a large percentage of infected birds. As far as I know there are different versions of this disease. I have seen the worst first hand and I tell you it is not pretty. And I w...
by clawnz
Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Remy finally using her bird bath!
Replies: 5
Views: 1128

Re: Remy finally using her bird bath!

A good misting to go along with the bathing.
It makes you very happy seeing them what I term as being relaxed and acting natural around you..
by clawnz
Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: opions on clipping a birds wings?
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: opions on clipping a birds wings?

Great to see everybody here agree that birds are better off being flighted. Now my two cents worth are. You are talking about an older bird that has been flighted. When you take in a older bird like this, clipping can count against you. I feel you need to bond with it through love and trust. Not dom...
by clawnz
Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Dexter at the beach for lunch
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

Re: Dexter at the beach for lunch

No I have not been onto the island. I have fished close by, but that is it. I have worked and stayed on Motutapu and have rode my ATV on Rangitoto. And though got on well with D.O.C. they never offered to take me out to Tiri. Things have changed a bit and now I think you can go there by ferry. The H...
by clawnz
Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Dexter at the beach for lunch
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

Re: Dexter at the beach for lunch

InTheAir wrote:Wow, didn't realise u were in nz.
Nice pic, looks like a lovely day at the beach 4 u both.

Well you know 'Rangi Two Toes' Does that mean you are in NZ as well?
by clawnz
Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:38 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Dexter at the beach for lunch
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

Re: Dexter at the beach for lunch

Yes you are correct Dexter is 5yrs old, and I am sorry I posted in the IRN vid thread, but like to share and not many look in the Alex section.
by clawnz
Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Dexter at the beach for lunch
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

Dexter at the beach for lunch

I cannot see that I posted this here for some reason. Sorry if I have posted this before. The story goes we were working just up the road from the beach and Dexter was in the truck. When we stopped for lunch we went and got fish and chips then went down to the beach to eat them. It was a new one for...
by clawnz
Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: food
Replies: 4
Views: 1473

Re: food

I would say the basic diet yes. But there will be variations that need to be considered. But I am not talking adulterated commercial foods including pellets. I would research and see how much you can find that is as natural as possible. This would include Sprouting myself. Even soak seed changes the...
by clawnz
Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:59 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Grass??
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Grass??

Most grasses are fine. I do not know of any that are not.
I give my Fids grasses when in seed all the time in season.
by clawnz
Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Teflon question
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: Teflon question

I cannot remember the details I have read. But I know of at least one case where the whole lot were dead inside 20mins. And they were not in the same room as the cook ware. And another where the birds were not in the same room and they were showing bad signs of being effected, and this was assumed t...
by clawnz
Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: To clip or not to clip?
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: To clip or not to clip?

I am one who will tell you to not clip this bird. Using coercion and dominance on a bird is not a good practice. People may get away with it with young birds, but a bird that has had it's flight for a good period of time may react badly to this treatment. And who would blame it? Please refer to as m...
by clawnz
Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Teflon question
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: Teflon question

Welcome to good ole fashioned cast iron..... Read up on it before you buy. -MissK I'm with you on this one. I have two decent cast iron fry pans myself and nothing ever sticks. But I would not scrub mine, just use a paper towel to wipe out. Or if I did scrub I would then treat the same way. Stainle...
by clawnz
Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Teflon question
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: Teflon question

You could buy a new wok that is not coated. You do not need to stop using a wok. You maybe able to even have the coating removed from your wok by sandblasting. What you would need to do is make sure when you have finished cooking with it, is wash, scrub, whatever. Rinse and put back on the heat to h...
by clawnz
Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Baby Indian Ringneck and My Trip
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: Baby Indian Ringneck and My Trip

If you have to go you have to go! It is a bad time to be leaving him. But you could always phone and talk to him on the phone, so that he knows your voice. Not sure what else you can do. I do feel it could impact om him at least a little bit. And you will have to work hard when you get back just tha...
by clawnz
Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Does this include Vids of Alexandrine?
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: Does this include Vids of Alexandrine?

Yes you are correct their are 6Tiels flying around.
A couple pass over head in the vid, you just get to see the curtain move as they fly past.

Thank you for the great comment on the Play Gym. It has grown since I first built it.
And it is where the guys sleep most nights. But not always.
by clawnz
Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Speaking of Bird Bathtubs - anybody using this one?
Replies: 15
Views: 633

Re: Speaking of Bird Bathtubs - anybody using this one?

willowisp71 wrote:Hi all!

This is how Skittles and Pepper have their bath now:

http://youtu.be/NbWo8Idx5vE

I hope the link works - not done it by my phone before.
:)

Great idea, turning the shower head up like that!
And they sure do enjoy it.
Well done.
by clawnz
Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Some new pics of Mango and Dexter.
Replies: 4
Views: 980

Re: Some new pics of Mango and Dexter.

Pretty boys, they look happy. Was one of the photos taken outside? Yes that was Dexter in the poor Camellia that I am rehabbing. The story was I had fish in the smoker and put Dexter on the Camellia to keep him away from the smoke, while I was sorting out the firebox. I am sorry to say Dexter is cl...
by clawnz
Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:04 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: My IRN is losing feathers
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: My IRN is losing feathers

Hi there . I just joined the forum as i am facing a problem with my IRN. Last year my beautiful ringneck pair gave some little ones. They were all great and growing healthy until few month ago. One of them started to lose his feathers on his tummy and the tail feathers. He's still left with the flu...
by clawnz
Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Some new pics of Mango and Dexter.
Replies: 4
Views: 980

Some new pics of Mango and Dexter.

They are both doing well and seem to be in very good condition now they have their new feathers. And great looking tail feathers. Mango http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz71/clawinnz/Alexandrine/IMG_0210_zps1f8e2d61.jpg http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz71/clawinnz/Alexandrine/IMG_0147cut_zps6b...
by clawnz
Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: My Baby Is Growing Up
Replies: 36
Views: 3298

Re: My Baby Is Growing Up

He looks to be in great condition. And growing fast. It cannot be long before he is airborne. He does have away to go with his tail. I am with you when it comes to paying people for their bad mistakes. And would do the same put a good price on any of my birds to weed out the dreamers, then be happy ...
by clawnz
Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: baths
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: baths

I posted this in the photo thread instead of the vids thread. But here is a vid of Mango testing out the pool in it's new position http://www.indianringneck.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17212 I feel if they want to bath then it is not going to be too cold. As long as they are going to be dry before...
by clawnz
Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Notes from Parrot Training workshop
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: Notes from Parrot Training workshop

Super Well Done. Elleelectrons.
Posted in great detail.

I take it you enjoyed such a fabulous event?
I have meet Barbara and also follow her on Goodbirdgroup.
She is super at putting on great workshops and this one being a two day event would of been special.
by clawnz
Fri May 31, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Does this include Vids of Alexandrine?
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Does this include Vids of Alexandrine?

Here is the latest vid of Mango. Or more correctly a small collection of vids joined together as he was testing out the bird pool in it's new position. It used to be on the floor and I thought just maybe they would be more comfortable if it was up off the floor. I tried my best to not disturb him. Y...
by clawnz
Tue May 28, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Baby alexandrine
Replies: 24
Views: 3208

Re: Baby alexandrine

Congratulations.
What a love bug already.
You are going to have a beautiful relationship.
by clawnz
Sun May 12, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: IRN, pinning
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: IRN, pinning

Yes they are not like some Parrots and certainly the pupils dilate at a very rapid rate with emotions.
Where some birds pin when they are giving you the evil eye.
So I feel what you are seeing is her love for you.
by clawnz
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Beak issue
Replies: 3
Views: 905

Re: Beak issue

Thank you!
I did tell the owner I thought it was nothing to worry about, but have no experience so came to you for help.
I think they have joined the forum? But was unable to post pic, so did it for them.
Again thanks.
by clawnz
Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Beak issue
Replies: 3
Views: 905

Beak issue

Can anybody help with this? http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t499/khaled2nv/image_zpsef467f92.jpg I have someone who not a member here and I am pasting this pic for him. Here is his comment. Indian ringneck BEAK problem!! Helpppp? Hi, I've noticed black on the tip of my ringnecks beak, and the si...
by clawnz
Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Alexandrine
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

Re: Alexandrine

This was your post I read. http://www.indianringneck.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=16683. I did ask her a few questions about the stress bars on Dexters feathers as I felt that was important. I needed to kn With just how tame CHANAKYA is. I do not know much about their past as I do not like to trou...
by clawnz
Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:50 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Alexandrine
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

Re: Alexandrine

Whoops sorry about getting the sex wrong of your Alex Chanakya. And I went back and looked at your thread a bit better. At least you know that he should breed ok and you are going to have some great young ones. Can I ask how you know he is a male? behavior or DNA check. And when are you planning on ...
by clawnz
Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Alexandrine
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

Alexandrine

Subodhhire I am jealous you have such done so well with your Alex. She is so tame. Magic pics. Two questions for you! I hear it is illegal to take these birds from the wild? Yet I am told they are readily available in most markets there. How old is your female? I know you picked up on my post a few ...
by clawnz
Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: To trim, or not to trim...
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: To trim, or not to trim...

It's always good to read that a large number of Parronts here do not have clipped birds. I feel there needs to be a very good reason to clip flight feathers! And I do not think training is one of them. The first thing that comes to mind is exercise and this is one of the most important things for th...
by clawnz
Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My 11 week old indian ringneck won't use her feet
Replies: 16
Views: 828

Re: My 11 week old indian ringneck won't use her feet

Clawnz - pardon my ignorance but is there a bird version of metacam? Ellie. Metacam is the pain killer given to any bird that is hurt that turns up at the rescue. I do not think they do a bird specific Metacam. I think it is the cat strength. The strange thing is that from what I understand, is the...
by clawnz
Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: African Ringnecks
Topic: taming a ringneck?
Replies: 7
Views: 2103

Re: taming a ringneck?

My two cents worth. Look up Positive Reinforcement Training. Barbara Heidenreich is very good. For now as has been pointed out take a step back and start by sitting next to the cage and talk and read to your new Fid. If it comes to your side of the cage, then you can try offering treats. If it backs...
by clawnz
Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My 11 week old indian ringneck won't use her feet
Replies: 16
Views: 828

Re: My 11 week old indian ringneck won't use her feet

The most interesting thing here to me is? If the bird did hurt it's self, what did you do for the pain? If the bird was or still is in pain it seems a long time to leave her this way if you are not going to the vet till Wednesday. And by then if there is any serious damage it will harder to fix. If ...
by clawnz
Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Feather & Beak disease in young bird or just badly treated?
Replies: 12
Views: 1039

Re: Feather & Beak disease in young bird or just badly treat

Clawnz said 'not meant to cross species' : PBFD is a highly infectious disease and left unattended it will infect other parrot species in any collection. Some species are more prone to infection than others. This does not mean the other species are immune. As a rule of thumb and for safetys sake an...
by clawnz
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Feather & Beak disease in young bird or just badly treated?
Replies: 12
Views: 1039

Re: Feather & Beak disease in young bird or just badly treat

I have seen PBFD at it's worst and I can tell you it is not something you want close to your loved ones. The only good thing that I can think of it is not meant to cross species.] But it sure can be spread by dried feces. One of the first things that set me on edge was a crest feather that had not f...
by clawnz
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Please tell sub-species of my female Alex
Replies: 3
Views: 1944

Re: Please tell sub-species of my female Alex

I am sorry nobody has replied to you before.
I am fairly new to Alex ownership and cannot tell my own. But here is a link that may help you.
I think I have sorted my own out.

http://www.avianweb.com/alexandrinepara ... subspecies
by clawnz
Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:27 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Clipped or flying?
Replies: 19
Views: 1060

Re: Clipped or flying?

Chip Chip I am new to this forum and do not want to ruffle to many feathers. The advice above me is good and sound. I have taken an aviary female Cockatiel and maybe it did take me a long time but we became very close. So yes taming a flighted bird is possible. It does take more effort. But the rewa...
by clawnz
Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: At last I can post pics of the guys
Replies: 9
Views: 2826

At last I can post pics of the guys

So here are a few of them. Mango on the left Dexter on the right. This is one of the first photos, and as you can see they were not camera shy, in fact they both wanted it. http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz71/clawinnz/Alexandrine/IMG_5695.jpg I will post a warning here. I do run an open house fo...
by clawnz
Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:49 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: IRN or alexandrine
Replies: 7
Views: 2708

Re: IRN or alexandrine

I'm not sure where you are from, but in Australia IRN are alot cheaper at about $200 a hand-reared baby, compared to the Alexandrine which would cost more like $450. As fieldz said the Alexandrine's are slightly bigger however I beleive IRN's are easier to come across in mutated colours(blue, yello...
by clawnz
Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Birdie on the shoulder
Replies: 50
Views: 16706

Re: Birdie on the shoulder

Yes I allow both Dexter and Mango on my shoulders.
by clawnz
Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Are your Irn's wings clipped?
Replies: 46
Views: 16915

Re: Are your Irn's wings clipped?

Wow! Their are a lot of IRN owners that have posted here? Congratulations. I did not see to many Alexandrin. I am glad to see most consider leaving their birds flighted after they moult. I did not see anyone who has or does use a harness? For my money it is my belief that a bird that does not fly wi...
by clawnz
Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Intro to myself, Dexter & Mango
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Re: Intro to myself, Dexter & Mango

Thank you Miss K I am still working on getting enough posts so I can post photos or links to my photo's. Dexter has become my shoulder buddy and goes most places with me. People cannot believe I have a live parrot on my shoulder. Just yesterday a lady said I made her day seeing how one can have that...
by clawnz
Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: How to clip my Alexandrines nails?
Replies: 15
Views: 5939

Re: How to clip my Alexandrines nails?

Thanks I would be happy to do this for you. I agree with you that some can be freaky. But after doing a fair number I find that they do deal with it. But as like with yours if you cannot handle it, the towel is the only way to do this. But it still does not need to be that traumatic for them. Being ...
by clawnz
Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: How to clip my Alexandrines nails?
Replies: 15
Views: 5939

Re: How to clip my Alexandrines nails?

I take it you have never seen a parrot hold out it's foot to have it's nails trimmed? And seeing this tells me that it does not have to be traumatic. Good training and being positive, it is simple to do. And as for dark nails, it is the same as with any nail you should only be looking at removal of ...
by clawnz
Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: When to find my alexandrine male/female?
Replies: 1
Views: 1243

Re: When to find my alexandrine male/female?

DNA testing is the way to go or you will have to wait 2yrs plus. Behavior could give you a few clues but not at that age. DNA testing if you pull feathers or take blood yourself should only cost $20 or so. You can find details online, download the form and if feathers pull two feathers from the ches...
by clawnz
Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: My Baby Alexandrine
Replies: 2
Views: 2115

Re: My Baby Alexandrine

His eyes are bright and to me I think you have done well.
by clawnz
Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Intro to myself, Dexter & Mango
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Intro to myself, Dexter & Mango

I am in Auckland New Zealand. I have taken over parroting 2x Alexandrine brothers. They were both handraised by a young Lady right from the nest. Sad news was. Due to circumstances she has not been able to look after them the way she felt they need. So started to look for someone who she felt would ...
by clawnz
Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: How to clip my Alexandrines nails?
Replies: 15
Views: 5939

Re: How to clip my Alexandrines nails?

Hi this is my first post on this forum, but will jump right in on this. Nail clipping is fairly easy to do. But if you are not used to doing this it would be better to get a vet to show you the first time. And you need to have some way of stopping the blood flow if you do cut the quick. Consider buy...