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by Skyes_crew
Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Please confirm mutation
Replies: 1
Views: 674

Please confirm mutation

Can I get a confirmation on mutation of these two birds? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/image.jpg3.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/image.jpg2.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/image.jpg1.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/image....
by Skyes_crew
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutation?
Replies: 99
Views: 7444

Re: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutat

Hi allair,

The bird in the pictures is a 4 month old IndigoTurquoise hen. I expect her color to change a lot over the next couple of moults. Keep us posted with pics of your bird as He/she matures :)
by Skyes_crew
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutation?
Replies: 99
Views: 7444

Re: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutat

Allair, does your baby look like this... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/imagejpg1-14.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/imagejpg1-20.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/imagejpg1-18.jpg Blue for reference in front http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...
by Skyes_crew
Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutation?
Replies: 99
Views: 7444

Re: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutat

Allair...do you happen to have a pic of the mom? You said she was a rainbow, which I believe is a turquoise pallid. Could she possibly be an indigo or emerald pallid? I'm interested to see the outcome of your photos. :)
by Skyes_crew
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutation?
Replies: 99
Views: 7444

Re: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutat

Hi allair, Please don't feel like you have to prove anything to anyone. There are some people that aren't real great at being diplomatic in their responses here. That being said, I have a few par blue birds that also display the yellow/cream underside of tail and wing, but they are not emeralds. I w...
by Skyes_crew
Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutation?
Replies: 99
Views: 7444

Re: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutat

Lee...can you refresh my memory on the ages of the above pictured Alex's?
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Deep green revisited.
Replies: 135
Views: 7190

Re: Deep green revisited.

Paul, beautiful Hen. Looks a lot like mine. I keep thinking it may be the last season for my hen because she's just turned 14...and she keeps on surprising me :) I have plenty of her offspring, though none are the same as the original. I hope to pair one of her great grandsons to an indigo next year...
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Deep green revisited.
Replies: 135
Views: 7190

Re: Deep green revisited.

Paul...I would be interested to see your light violet hen. I have a first generation violet hen from the original violets produced here in America. But an interesting thing happened to the color of the offspring over the years when combined with a certain blue line we have in Hawaii.
by Skyes_crew
Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 12
Views: 937

Re: What is it?

My thought is Indigo Grey Cleartail
by Skyes_crew
Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:08 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Deep green revisited.
Replies: 135
Views: 7190

Re: Deep green revisited.

Can I join in this one. I want to test myself. In pic 1 I see a slight lightening if the tail and flights and a slight darkening of the head. Light feet? Pic 2 is a bit more challenging, and the only thing I can pick out is the scalloping effect across the back. Pic 2 is more difficult. I have the ...
by Skyes_crew
Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Deep green revisited.
Replies: 135
Views: 7190

Re: Deep green revisited.

Can I join in this one. I want to test myself.

In pic 1 I see a slight lightening if the tail and flights and a slight darkening of the head. Light feet?

Pic 2 is a bit more challenging, and the only thing I can pick out is the scalloping effect across the back.
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What am i? (again)
Replies: 26
Views: 3958

Re: What am i? (again)

Recio...tail in top left corner.
by Skyes_crew
Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1918

Re: Another Puzzle...What am I?

Thank you Kappa...I truly appreciate your help :)

I am currently tracing the family tree back. Since I still have this hens parents and their parents, I'm working to get all my ducks in a row before I post all the info.

Thanks again to everyone who shared their thoughts and experience.
by Skyes_crew
Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Green baby suddenly scared of me ?
Replies: 14
Views: 901

Re: Green baby suddenly scared of me ?

Hi Ernie, How old exactly is your baby? Is he still being handfed or is he weaned? What kind of foods was he weaned on to? Is he clipped already or is he still flighted? I did some experimenting this year on the pros and cons of handfeeding vs. co-parenting. With the handfed clutch I noticed a few i...
by Skyes_crew
Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Deep green revisited.
Replies: 135
Views: 7190

Re: Deep green revisited.

Hi Kappa, thanks for the reply, I have a green hen, that I'm still trying to figure out what she is cos she doesn't look like a normal green, here is a pic of her right wing under UV light, tell me what you think http://s20.postimg.org/bxv70il9p/IMG_20140307_00165.jpg Thanks Lushen Lushen, Just cat...
by Skyes_crew
Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1918

Re: Another Puzzle...What am I?

Paul,

can you possibly provide me with an example, for my own visual reference, of a df and sf indigo? Because everyone's color perception is different, a visual would give me a much better concept of what you are describing.

Thanks
Melissa
by Skyes_crew
Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1918

Re: Another Puzzle...What am I?

Hi Recio, Yes, she displayed that same, what I call, sea foam green, type color at fledging. She didn't develop any of the patches until her juvenile moult. I have another of her offspring from last year, a hen, that I'm going to catch up and take a closer look at this week. If I remember correctly ...
by Skyes_crew
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1918

Re: Another Puzzle...What am I?

Hi Paul,

Excellent information! Thank you so much. This girl will be paired up with a blue next year. Looking forward to the results.

Melissa
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1918

Re: Another Puzzle...What am I?

Paul, Thank you so much for your input. I've had many questions about indigo, but once again, not a mutation found easily in the US. Maybe you could answer some questions for me. Do you find in your indigo birds a similar marker of the yellow underwing and under tail? Do you find that indigo, maybe ...
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1918

Re: Another Puzzle...What am I?

Hi Recio, There was not a single blue in the clutch...but the pair only gave one clutch this year, so IMO it's not conclusive. Most of her body, exclusive of her head and wing patches, is an even color. Different to any other parblue I own. She has a light yellow strip in the underwing, and under th...
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1918

Re: Another Puzzle...What am I?

Hi Recio, I unfortunately can not confirm her phenotype. I can't even find a breeder with emerald in the states to compare this bird to. I only know what I see in a few of my parblues and the family tree from them. I also have two brothers of this hen and they too have similar markers. I have read t...
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1918

Re: Another Puzzle...What am I?

Ben...I'm not going down the yellow brick road to emerald city just yet. :wink: But I am curious to know why the general consensus is violet cobalt turquoise. Not arguing that it isn't, but just want to know why. I have both a violet and a violet cobalt and neither of them have ever been this dark o...
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:38 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1918

Re: Another Puzzle...What am I?

John, I would have agreed with you a couple of weeks ago, but I have my doubts now.

Farzz1...I think you're close.

Here is the mom w/ the clutch mate I already showed you guys.

Image
by Skyes_crew
Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1918

Re: Another Puzzle...What am I?

Wow...nobody brave enough to offer an opinion? I will reveal the parents in time. I've given all the clues necessary for an educated guess at least.

Thank you Ben for your response. Cobalt is a factor, but not slaty.
by Skyes_crew
Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1918

Re: Another Puzzle...What am I?

Interesting thing about this bird...the base of the feather, near the rachis, and only where there are psittacin deposits, is cream colored instead of white. What would cause that? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/imagejpg1-3.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/imagejp...
by Skyes_crew
Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1918

Re: Another Puzzle...What am I?

Not ready to show the parents just yet...but here is one of the clutch mates

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by Skyes_crew
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1918

Re: Another Puzzle...What am I?

Interesting Lee...But....can not be df violet based on the parents.

Does anyone else have any thoughts they'd like to share? :)
by Skyes_crew
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1918

Another Puzzle...What am I?

Thoughts and opinions Please

Image

Image
by Skyes_crew
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Moustache Parakeet
Topic: Young moustache
Replies: 10
Views: 4316

Re: Young moustache

Smick, moustache are all hatched with orange beaks. Both male and female will then change to black, and at maturity males will then change again to that dark reddish orange color. Two babies in the middle are moustache. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/Mobile%20Uploads/image-16.jpg
by Skyes_crew
Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: A blue puzzle
Replies: 40
Views: 2771

Re: A blue puzzle

I thought of that Ben, so pulled the bird just to be sure. Here is what I found http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/Mobile%20Uploads/image-14.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/Mobile%20Uploads/image-15.jpg I originally removed my posts because I thought maybe I was aski...
by Skyes_crew
Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Spangle Mutation in Indian Ringnecks
Replies: 22
Views: 5942

Re: Spangle Mutation in Indian Ringnecks

The spangle pattern is very similar to what occurs naturally in malabars, moustache, Derbyans, and the Philippine blue nape.
by Skyes_crew
Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Baby alexandrine
Replies: 24
Views: 2985

Re: Baby alexandrine

Thanks Peter :D
by Skyes_crew
Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Aloha, we are new
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: Aloha, we are new

I looked around too...such contradicting info lol. I found one website that listed Ti Plant as toxic too...my birds and all the local ones around here eat it too. :roll: maybe it's toxicity is regional.
by Skyes_crew
Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Aloha, we are new
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: Aloha, we are new

MissK...monstera is on the safe list. It's in the philodendron family. :D
by Skyes_crew
Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Aloha, we are new
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: Aloha, we are new

They are beautiful...:) we have a bird club that meets once a month if you'd like to attend. It's called the Hawaiian Feathered Friends Network and our next meeting is coming up on the 16th. Pm me if you'd like to try to attend. We have a lot of fun :D
by Skyes_crew
Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Baby alexandrine
Replies: 24
Views: 2985

Re: Baby alexandrine

It is lol...I used my daughters youtube account :mrgreen:
by Skyes_crew
Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Aloha, we are new
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: Aloha, we are new

That's monstera MissK.

What island are you on Ramana? I am on oahu :)
by Skyes_crew
Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Houseplants
Replies: 17
Views: 2475

Re: Houseplants

Plant therapy is my favorite way to unwind...it used to be shoes...that was before the kids lol. I can't wait to see pics...I LOVE orchids. And bromeliads grow wild here...I have a few varieties in the garden. Sounds like you're turning your living room into a hot house...the air quality will be sup...
by Skyes_crew
Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: resigning as moderator for a bit
Replies: 8
Views: 738

Re: resigning as moderator for a bit

Ok...how about this...the voice that sometimes-usually breaks up our pointless bickering :mrgreen:
by Skyes_crew
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Newby: is it worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1354

Re: Newby: is it worth it?

Any news on the eggs hatching?
by Skyes_crew
Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Always infertile 4th egg
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: Always infertile 4th egg

Most likely after the hen lays the first egg she won't let the male breed her again so by the time the fourth egg makes its way down there is nothing to fertilize it.
by Skyes_crew
Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: resigning as moderator for a bit
Replies: 8
Views: 738

Re: resigning as moderator for a bit

Thank you for all the scrapes you've gotten us out of Ellie...you've always been the voice of reason. :D life always seems to sneak up on us doesn't it? Good luck with all that you have going on.

P.s....please send a strong replacement for Lee...you know how much trouble he can cause :wink:
by Skyes_crew
Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Houseplants
Replies: 17
Views: 2475

Re: Houseplants

You may be able to get away with just misting it every couple of days and water once a week. I have one pony that was the size of a walnut when I got it. It was so pathetic looking lol. Now ithree years later it's the size of a coconut. I'll send you some pics tomorrow by email. :D
by Skyes_crew
Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Houseplants
Replies: 17
Views: 2475

Re: Houseplants

Looks great!! I have that variety as well as a few others. And spider plants all over lol...they love the new baby off shoots :D just be careful not to water the dracaena too much. Did you mix the dirt with mulch or pebbles?
by Skyes_crew
Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Houseplants
Replies: 17
Views: 2475

Re: Houseplants

by Skyes_crew
Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Houseplants
Replies: 17
Views: 2475

Re: Houseplants

Ok...here are two sources...dracaena and all sub sp. are safe as are all sub sp. of sansevieria. They both fall into the family name of Lily. http://www.multiscope.com/hotspot/safeplants.htm http://www.parrotislandinc.com/articles/aplants.htm Can we get a pic of the window box...pleeeeease :mrgreen:
by Skyes_crew
Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:20 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Where is Sapphire now?
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

Re: Where is Sapphire now?

I almost didn't see her in the second pic...she's a sneaky one :D
by Skyes_crew
Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:34 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Houseplants
Replies: 17
Views: 2475

Re: Houseplants

Im thinking they mean cats and dogs. I keep both varieties and my cockatiels and ringnecks love the dracaena. Ill research this a bit more though because I know there are many sub species of dracaena and maybe not all are safe.
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 1451

Re: Should he be weened by now?

See if you can find a local breeder to mentor you. It really makes a big difference.
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 1451

Re: Should he be weened by now?

Don't be too hard on yourself. You tried your best. I had to put one of my chicks down this morning...it's all part of nature and keeping caged birds. Please don't stress yourself about it...it's not good for that baby you're carrying. You're not a bad mummy.
by Skyes_crew
Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

For me...there are times I react and others I don't. But I always use the word no. Hamlet likes to preen my eyebrows...he's weird...I know lol. But sometimes he gets nippy. I touch the top of his beak and say no. Cyrano when he gets sleepy gets touchy...he beaks me...sometimes it hurts. But if I tel...
by Skyes_crew
Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 5402

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

I do not think she will molt until spring Peter. Usually when it's warmer they molt. I'm very happy to hear that she is done laying though. Give her a neck scratch for me :D
by Skyes_crew
Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: windows
Replies: 26
Views: 771

Re: windows

Peter...when they sound off their flock call at sunset it is because it is their social hour. If you listen to the birds in the park, they are their noisiest just around dusk.
by Skyes_crew
Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: windows
Replies: 26
Views: 771

Re: windows

Interior decorating by MissK..has a nice ring to it. :mrgreen:
by Skyes_crew
Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: windows
Replies: 26
Views: 771

Re: windows

I think no matter what we do to prepare or teach our birds about windows is never foolproof. The shifting daylight, outside influences, or a sudden uncoordinated flight could undo everything. I have come to notice a certain time of day in my house that the birds seem to be unable to "see" the window...
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 5402

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

You're very welcome Peter. Hopefully Billie will be back to her usual ornery self soon :wink:
by Skyes_crew
Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Talking
Replies: 10
Views: 507

Re: Talking

lol :lol:
by Skyes_crew
Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Talking
Replies: 10
Views: 507

Re: Talking

I have two that think they're cockatiels :shock: An alexandrine that sneezes and then blesses himself. :mrgreen: We thought Skye would never talk. She was 14 months old before she said her first word...and then she just kept adding to it weekly. They tend to pick up the things you repeat without eve...
by Skyes_crew
Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 5402

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

You can use the shell of a hard boiled egg and crush that up too for calcium.
by Skyes_crew
Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 5402

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

Peter...I think you really need to take Billie back to the vet ASAP. A fragile egg and three days between laying could point to trouble like future egg binding. I understand this is a lot for you...but this could be trouble for Billie. You said she like shepards pie right? Take a tablespoon of that,...
by Skyes_crew
Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

I think the one busted is you Claire...they've found your secret stash of biscuits :lol: it was a covert operation...Nila sent the innocent one in :mrgreen:

Here's a semi-off topic...whatever happened to the food contest???
by Skyes_crew
Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: You can't win 'em all. ..
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: You can't win 'em all. ..

Boys are so predictable :lol:
by Skyes_crew
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Broken heart
Replies: 4
Views: 992

Re: Broken heart

I'm so sorry...he was such a beautiful boy.
by Skyes_crew
Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Louie my African Ringneck
Replies: 8
Views: 2150

Re: Louie my African Ringneck

Awww...Louie is a cutie :D
by Skyes_crew
Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: You can't win 'em all. ..
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: You can't win 'em all. ..

Skye will eat anything too. I find the females more open to eating new foods. And if the males see them eating it, most of the time they will try it too. :D
by Skyes_crew
Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: toxic plants
Replies: 10
Views: 959

Re: toxic plants

I would assume that Alexander the Great kept his birds fed primarily by what they were observed eating in the wild since there wasn't a petco on the corner back then. :wink: I would also assume that most discoveries of toxic plants came from observation of accidental death. For example...when the fi...
by Skyes_crew
Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: You can't win 'em all. ..
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: You can't win 'em all. ..

His birdiness has "been there, done that"

He didn't even make soup??
by Skyes_crew
Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 5402

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

The pellets my fids like best is zupreem fruit, but I have to limit them because they'll eat nothing else. I get the cockatiel size which I think is the sm/md bird size. Peter, good to hear that the eggs looked normal. Our goal when this all started with Billie laying was to make her comfortable and...
by Skyes_crew
Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: need some breeding info
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: need some breeding info

I've seen a couple of people in the northern parts of the US reporting eggs already. It's early but not unheard of if you keep your pairs indoors.
by Skyes_crew
Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: need some breeding info
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: need some breeding info

Because your winters are a bit longer, your breeding season should begin around February. What you are describing sounds like typical IRN "couple" behavior. Make sure there is plenty of natural light where the birds are because their breeding drive is dictated by the length of days. I'm sure you alr...
by Skyes_crew
Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 5402

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

6 eggs is too many!!! Do they have any swirling pattern on the shell? This is a good indication of a calcium deficiency. You may have to place the egg up to a light to see it. If you do see it, get Billie to the vet for another calcium shot. ASAP!!! I would also ask the vet about getting Billie a ho...
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

I love your bird towel!!!!
by Skyes_crew
Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

I don't think having an aggressive side is all that bad. As long as she's not ripping your hand apart lol. Cyrano has a bit if an an aggressive side sometimes, usually when I go near his food dishes. He doesn't bite, but he growls to tell me he doesn't like it and he will beak my hand. So I made a l...
by Skyes_crew
Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:37 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Working on a new hanging play gym for Gracie...
Replies: 14
Views: 1528

Re: Working on a new hanging play gym for Gracie...

That looks awesome!!! Can't wait to see it finished. I was going to suggest the vet wrap but saw that you already thought of it. I use it on my shower perches. That is one lucky bird :D
by Skyes_crew
Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 5402

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

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

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Very true!!!
by Skyes_crew
Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Green IRN with speckled feathers
Replies: 13
Views: 1017

Re: Green IRN with speckled feathers

She's a very pretty bird :D

Does she allow you to scratch her on the back of the head? Sometimes from scratching them and the oils in our skin, it can cause the ends of the feather to lose color giving it a brownish appearance or spotty appearance. Is that what you are referring to?
by Skyes_crew
Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 5402

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

What an odd duck that one...she won't even sit on it? We'll she must know something the rest of us don't. :lol:
by Skyes_crew
Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Newby: is it worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1354

Re: Newby: is it worth it?

My personal feeling is that it is not a good idea to keep the parents in with all of the babies in an aviary that size. When they are young it wouldn't be much of an issue, but when the babies mature you may have issues...especially if any of the babies turn out to be hens. And if you separate the b...
by Skyes_crew
Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

She is a good girl :D and that's awesome that she's vocalizing words already. It sounds so cute when they self praise...even if they're being naughty. :wink:
by Skyes_crew
Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:31 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: male or female
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: male or female

I think the faint ring looks too "neat". Like my hens. So I'm going to say cinnamon blue pallid.
by Skyes_crew
Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:32 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Newby: is it worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1354

Re: Newby: is it worth it?

:D :lol:
by Skyes_crew
Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:13 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Newby: is it worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1354

Re: Newby: is it worth it?

Well congrats on your new to be IRN family. Glad your wife let you go through with it.

You will still have all visual Lutinos out of that pair, but they will be split to blue or turquoise. Unless the male is split to blue. Then you have the chance for blue ino (albino) or turquoise ino (creamino).
by Skyes_crew
Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:06 am
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: lost of Bluey
Replies: 12
Views: 2317

Re: lost of Bluey

Oh I am so sorry!!! It was truly an accident. Fly high over the rainbow bridge Bluey :cry:
by Skyes_crew
Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 1451

Re: Should he be weened by now?

Do you have an avian vet you can take him to? At this point I would say he needs a custom formula mix to increase his strength. I have certain vitamins and supplements I use, but I do not want to advise something that may not be right for your specific situation. An AV would be able to better advise...
by Skyes_crew
Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 5402

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

Peter...although you may want the nest "perfect"...she wants it perfect for her. Just let her set up housekeeping the way she wants. Her messy cage won't last forever :)
by Skyes_crew
Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 1451

Re: Should he be weened by now?

Is your aviary partially covered? If he has a place to seek shade and water available to bathe in and drink I would just keep putting him in with his sibling and parents during the day. His basic survival instincts will kick in and he will start to mimic their behavior. Johan is right that he is ove...
by Skyes_crew
Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 13240

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

Ok...I take that back...MissK, you definitely have the active imagination!!! :lol:
by Skyes_crew
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 13240

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

You had quite the active imagination :lol:
by Skyes_crew
Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 5402

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

That was one of the funniest things I've read in awhile :lol:
by Skyes_crew
Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 5402

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

I agree with Ellie...just place one egg at a time. Asiatic parrots are cavity nesters, which is most likely why she won't use the cuff link box. They like their nests deep and dark. If you can find even a cardboard box, seal it up and cut a 3" hole in the side that she can climb into. Line the botto...
by Skyes_crew
Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: URGENT! new to indian ringnecks and bad experience
Replies: 25
Views: 934

Re: URGENT! new to indian ringnecks and bad experience

MissK...Billie is believed to have psittacosis. It affects the lungs on both birds and humans. Flu like symptoms. And can easily turn into pneumonia. She has a slight weazy sound to her breathing. We are all praying for Billie to come through like a champ. Harrysmum...where you live dictates whether...
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 1451

Re: Should he be weened by now?

InTheAir wrote:
Skyes_crew wrote:I was thinking that too Claire. Maybe a day out in the aviary with his sibling will boost his confidence in eating.
Give him a good breakfast in the morning and send him to ringneck school in the aviary. :D
:lol:
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 1451

Re: Should he be weened by now?

Just keep a watchful eye for any aggression from the parents towards Buddha. They should be fine...but better to be safe.
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 1451

Re: Should he be weened by now?

They are normally good weaners...but you always meet that one stubborn one lol.
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 1451

Re: Should he be weened by now?

I was thinking that too Claire. Maybe a day out in the aviary with his sibling will boost his confidence in eating.
by Skyes_crew
Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 1451

Re: Should he be weened by now?

How thick is the formula? Try making it thick and smooth like pudding. Mix in some oat groats and millet and let the seeds soften in the mixture. Also try using organic baby food as a replacement for water when making the formula. How old is Buddha again?
by Skyes_crew
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 13240

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

We shall call him Peg Leg Bud :D
by Skyes_crew
Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 13240

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

Maybe he was sleeping :wink: very good work Dave :D
by Skyes_crew
Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

I love seeing a bird fly....but there is just something so cute about watching them run around :D
by Skyes_crew
Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: How to build a suspended avairy?
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: How to build a suspended avairy?

I've seen guinea pigs used here...very effective.
by Skyes_crew
Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

OMG...really Claire??? :lol:

I kind of remember when hamlet started talking...well not really because I thought it was Skye doing all the talking. Turns out hamlet had learned to mimic her words perfectly. So keep a look out for who's saying what. It could be sapphire one of these days. :D
by Skyes_crew
Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: sleep laying down ?
Replies: 8
Views: 887

Re: sleep laying down ?

That's not really "normal" behavior for a ringneck. They usually seek the highest perch for sleeping. Has your bird been seen by an avian vet? Maybe it would be worth a check up just to make sure everything is ok. :D
by Skyes_crew
Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Male vs. Female, which is the better talker?
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Male vs. Female, which is the better talker?

Don't believe everything you read lol. My one female is an excellent talker but only sweet when she wants to be. :D
by Skyes_crew
Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New to birds
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: New to birds

Screaming is usually a reinforced habit. Something as simple as walking up to the bird to see if he's ok or saying shhhh when he screams reinforces the screaming. It's attention and they will get it any way they can. The best way to stop the screaming is to ignore the screaming. When he's been quiet...
by Skyes_crew
Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: egg
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: egg

I agree with shey...my birds never start sitting until they're almost done laying. The eggs should come about every other day. If more than three or four days go by without another egg, she may be done laying. Is her vent area still swollen?
by Skyes_crew
Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 5402

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

I think 3 might be too much. Hard boil one and mix in some crushed crackers with it and just spoon a little in with her food. Too much protein is just as bad as not enough. So maybe keep the eggs and chicken to once or twice a week. The dummy eggs will be good. It will give her something to do besid...
by Skyes_crew
Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 5402

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

I think Billie has given up the egg laying for now. For this year??? I have no idea. Lets wait and see what Billie has in mind. :D
by Skyes_crew
Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Newby: is it worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1354

Re: Newby: is it worth it?

I don't think it's cruel if it saves her from laying another clutch to try to replace the one he pulls. She will try to make a nest out of any materials she finds in the cage and lay again.
by Skyes_crew
Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Newby: is it worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1354

Re: Newby: is it worth it?

In all honesty...Breeding birds is time consuming and if it is going to cause any issues in your marriage you may want to reconsider. I have a very understanding husband. VERY UNDERSTANDING lol. If you don't want the eggs to hatch, and they haven't been in the nest more than a couple of days, just t...
by Skyes_crew
Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 5402

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

Peter...I would go to the market...find the smallest chicken eggs you can and boil one or two of them and let them cool completely. Then stick them in billies nest. Try to keep the length of the egg under two inches. The average Alex egg is about 1 1/3 inches long. Egg noodles are a good food to fee...
by Skyes_crew
Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 5402

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

Ok...everyone calm down lol. A broken egg of course has to be removed. A dummy egg would be a good idea for situations like that. Peter, Billie, is laying eggs because her body is telling her to. She has no way of knowing as Claire has said that her eggs are infertile. But, it is natures way to repl...
by Skyes_crew
Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 5402

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

Peter...these are dummy eggs...

http://www.dummyeggs.com/

If the egg is only cracked but not broken open, leave it with Billie.

If you do decide to order some, measure her egg and order ones as close to her size as possible.

Normally birds will lay one egg every 48-60 hours
by Skyes_crew
Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 5402

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

She may have tried to move it to her makeshift nest and it fell or she passed the egg while perched and it fell down. Either way, I am very glad she is doing ok.
by Skyes_crew
Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:53 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Ceiling fans and Cookie's incident.
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: Ceiling fans and Cookie's incident.

I thought I would die without my ceiling fans...but then I realized that my birds really can die with them. So I taped over all the switches. It's the safest thing with flighted birds. I hope your birdie is ok.
by Skyes_crew
Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:48 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New Training Tools
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: New Training Tools

That was my reason for not spending the money. I can make my own chew toys lol :lol:
by Skyes_crew
Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New Training Tools
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: New Training Tools

That's odd that it didn't have an instructional DVD...maybe it's an interpretational training method. Train according to your desired outcome etc. let us know how it goes. A video is always welcome :D
by Skyes_crew
Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 5402

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

With as much as you've done for Billie...you deserve roses :D
by Skyes_crew
Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 5402

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

Peter...you can catch it...and at your age it would manifest as pneumonia. Please get Billie tested and get yourself tested as well. In the meantime wash your hands after touching anything of billies and boost your vitamin C intake. See if you can get some echinacea drops also. Good luck to you both.
by Skyes_crew
Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 5402

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

Sounds like another egg on the way possibly. Just keep her quiet and calm. Was the egg fully formed...not soft or dented anywhere?
by Skyes_crew
Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:30 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 5402

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

I think you have skipped over daddy to grand daddy :wink: poor Billie...she must be feeling pretty wiped out. Since she has gotten to the point where she has laid an egg...make sure she gets plenty of food to build up her strength again. Hopefully she stops at the one. If she does lay another, leave...
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Terrible noise on new year
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Terrible noise on new year

They're really strict on fireworks here. You need a permit for firecrackers and sparklers. The big show is done over the water. I know there isn't water everywhere they have a display, but I agree that wildlife needs to be taken into consideration. That's so sad about the lori's :cry:
by Skyes_crew
Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: 2014 :
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: 2014 :

Happy New Year Everyone!!!


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by Skyes_crew
Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

Oh that poor thing...maybe she'll grow into them :wink:
by Skyes_crew
Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: New play stand
Replies: 48
Views: 2187

Re: New play stand

That looks like lots of fun...kind of wish I was a bird lol.
by Skyes_crew
Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:24 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

Awwww...high five back sapphire :D
by Skyes_crew
Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A "step up" in research for MissK
Replies: 84
Views: 2158

Re: A "step up" in research for MissK

That book worked wonders on my marriage :wink:

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks :lol:
by Skyes_crew
Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Head-Dunking?
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: Head-Dunking?

Oh yes...food, pieces of wood, rope, and anything else they can dunk in there. :lol:
by Skyes_crew
Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

Chile kisses are the worst!!!

Oh I'm sure they didn't mean it at all lol...the look of innocent angels when I asked them who did it was priceless :lol:
by Skyes_crew
Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New Training Tools
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: New Training Tools

I've always used vocal commands...but I like this idea of training multiple birds at one time using colored circles.
by Skyes_crew
Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: URGENT! new to indian ringnecks and bad experience
Replies: 25
Views: 934

Re: URGENT! new to indian ringnecks and bad experience

Arwen...where are you from? Is it possible this is a wild caught bird?
by Skyes_crew
Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Head-Dunking?
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: Head-Dunking?

I provide bathing dishes for my birds...they still dunk their heads in the water dish. :D
by Skyes_crew
Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

I'd take an ear nibble over a lip nibble...that's where hamlet gets chris all the time. You'd think he would have learned by now NOT to stick his face in front of that beak :lol: I woke up from a nap two days ago with Cyrano on my head and hamlet perched on my back. The two of em are double trouble....
by Skyes_crew
Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Colour of feet and nails
Replies: 9
Views: 1148

Re: Colour of feet and nails

If the grey is /Ino I would say its a turq grey PallidIno. Very pretty bird :D

I also have a bird with unexplained pink feet and light nails. He's a violet...but he was born with dark nails and they lightened. Johan has seen pics of this bird. We believe him to be /CHF.
by Skyes_crew
Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

I have a stuffed camel from Chris's last deployment...wanna trade :wink:
by Skyes_crew
Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

Ooooh...I want a camel :D
by Skyes_crew
Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

Is he ever grumpy??? Seems like he's always so laid back and happy.
by Skyes_crew
Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

I'm sure you'll have many more times from now on that they get along. Sounds like they're finally getting used to each other :D
by Skyes_crew
Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

lol...sounds like juvenile hormones :D
by Skyes_crew
Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: HELP!!
Replies: 21
Views: 863

Re: HELP!!

I can't see chris allowing that :lol:

Ps...sorry for going off topic Tinus. How are Paulie and Chico doing?
by Skyes_crew
Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

MissK loves her trains :D

I would love to see the pirate tree...I bet that looks awesome.

A drum...hmmmm...I think I would keep that hidden, there's enough noise in my house lol. I loved watching sapphire play with the soccer set. She's so cute :D
by Skyes_crew
Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

What did your birdies get for Christmas?
by Skyes_crew
Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: HELP!!
Replies: 21
Views: 863

Re: HELP!!

I have yet to see one wander down this way. They have been spotted on the north shore occaisionally. I would try the hawk cry audio, but it would probably scare my other birds too lol.
by Skyes_crew
Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New Training Tools
Replies: 14
Views: 563

New Training Tools

I don't know if anyone has seen this yet....I found it very interesting and might give it a go myself :D

https://goodbirdinc.infusionsoft.com/ap ... 3321238e6f
by Skyes_crew
Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: HELP!!
Replies: 21
Views: 863

Re: HELP!!

Good to know :) it kind of scared me reading about it because we have so many doves and pigeons on our island and the study I read was out of Hawaii. I fight every day to keep those darn doves away from my cages.
by Skyes_crew
Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: HELP!!
Replies: 21
Views: 863

Re: HELP!!

Hey Tinus... I did a little research. If it was a pigeon fly, then I would see about getting your birds to the vet for some blood work. It seems the pigeon fly carry a disease called haemoproteus columbae. It is usually only found on pigeons and doves, but i would rather be safe than sorry. How are ...
by Skyes_crew
Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: how to
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: how to

At the bottom right hand corner of the post you wish to quote, click on the quote button. It will bring up the post a reply screen with the text already quoted and you just write your text below it :D
by Skyes_crew
Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 1451

Re: Should he be weened by now?

You have done an amazing job with Buddha. Without you he would have never survived in the first place. Try this...mix some bananas in with his formula. At first mash it smooth. Then slowly let it get more chunky. Feed it from your fingers if you have to. Once he's got the hang of that, try the mashe...
by Skyes_crew
Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Wll ithis pair raise a new mutation
Replies: 9
Views: 692

Re: Wll ithis pair raise a new mutation

Congratulations Lee!!! Your daughter looks positively radiant. :D

I believe catholic girl X Hindu boy will give you

1,0 handsome grandsons
0,1 gorgeous granddaughters

:D
by Skyes_crew
Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: It is the season to (Australia)
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: It is the season to (Australia)

Sapphire is learning so quick :D
by Skyes_crew
Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: High Calcium Content in Water
Replies: 12
Views: 671

Re: High Calcium Content in Water

Too much calcium in a birds diet can cause kidney problems. Especially if they are not exposed to enough sunlight. Liquid calcium supplements are no good in my opinion either. Some birds will eat cuttle fish or you can have birds like mine that ignore it. I use finely ground oyster shell added to th...
by Skyes_crew
Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A thread for AJ and Billie about hormonal behaviour.
Replies: 221
Views: 5402

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

Hey Peter...sorry I've been absent. Busy time of year. My alexandrine boy has just now started mating behavior. He is only 8 months old so it wasn't expected at all. Thankfully he's taken up with one of his toys to regurgitate on and not me. I've done a bunch of research on foods related to mating b...
by Skyes_crew
Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Bird Love
Replies: 14
Views: 956

Re: Bird Love

Thank you Tinus... :D

AJ...that is a hyacinth Macaw. The largest of all of the macaws...also the most expensive lol.
by Skyes_crew
Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 13240

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

The little one that was lying down to sleep went to the rainbow bridge last night. I know she had been attempting to eat, she had seed stuck to her beak. The other one has labored breathing now too. No discharge from the nares or beak, and is a bit more active today. We completed the rescue of the o...
by Skyes_crew
Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

OMG!!! stop lol. I'm dying here :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Skyes_crew
Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

:lol:
by Skyes_crew
Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

A very wise person once told me..."nobody cores the apples for the birds in the wild, so why should I?" No offense, but I'm not sure if I'm buying that. Nobody provides the birds in the wild with guaranteed food and shelter from the extreme cold/heat either, so why should I? Nobody takes the birds ...
by Skyes_crew
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Coucou's fallen tail
Replies: 15
Views: 854

Re: Coucou's fallen tail

Does coucou spend more time than usual preening his tail feathers? Also, does he try to fly and land awkwardly a lot? These could contribute to his tail looking that way. Loss of the central tail feathers is normal during a molt...but loss of all of his tail feathers at one time is not. How much tim...
by Skyes_crew
Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 13240

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

So sorry for the delayed response. It's been a busy day for sure. I put the little budgie that didn't make it in a basket last night. I watched his breathing slow down. I left him there because I couldn't watch him take his last breath. He was laying on his side when I left him. When I got up this m...
by Skyes_crew
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Help with my 6 weeks old baby Dante!
Replies: 48
Views: 3722

Re: Help with my 6 weeks old baby Dante!

Sorry if I'm not seeing it, but that baby in the ad looked normal to me...a little young to be sold off, but otherwise healthy looking.
by Skyes_crew
Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

100% natural fruit juices are not bad in small quantities. It's the added sugar you want to avoid and apple cider which is fermented, not cooked, and contains pulp. Apple seeds do contain trace amounts of cyanide. A very very very small amount. While I wouldn't go and feed a handful of seeds to my b...
by Skyes_crew
Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Help with my 6 weeks old baby Dante!
Replies: 48
Views: 3722

Re: Help with my 6 weeks old baby Dante!

I too am very happy for you taking a stand against that pet shop. It may be that they had no idea. But now they do...and maybe they'll stop getting birds from that particular supplier. It's progress :D As for another bird from them...I would politely decline. The risk as Claire stated, is too great ...
by Skyes_crew
Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Cage Design / Setup Change --- bird depressed :)
Replies: 31
Views: 571

Re: Cage Design / Setup Change --- bird depressed :)

Hey Donovan,

It could be the cage. Or it could be the approaching breeding season. Or hopefully the part missing from the nail clippers wasn't small enough that he swallowed it. It wasn't was it?
by Skyes_crew
Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 13240

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

Sad news...one did not make it :cry: So one lonely little budgie now. He doesn't make a sound. He was locked in a dark room. I don't even know when they had eaten last. This was a very sad rescue from an animal hoarders house. I don't know why I continue to do this when it breaks my heart to see the...
by Skyes_crew
Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 13240

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

OK MissK...I need your help. Went on a rescue today. Pulled some birds out of deplorable conditions. Two of them were, you guessed it, budgies. Ill get a pic up for you later. These two are so sweet. Anyway, what do I need to put in their cage? I put some guava branches, and some palm fronds so far....
by Skyes_crew
Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Foraging toys - we need more and could use your help!
Replies: 44
Views: 2841

Re: Foraging toys - we need more and could use your help!

My birds love these!!! They also make a bigger version in the guinea pig section at petco. Just make sure the ones you get are the plastic bells inside and not the older ball bearing style. :D
by Skyes_crew
Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

Try adding a bit of apple juice to the pellets at first. Then just reduce the amount over time. Grape juice works too :D
by Skyes_crew
Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

Yes...our former club disbanded. It was a messy ordeal. The former board members pushed me and another friend to start a new club. Most of the 140 members of the other club are now in my club. The old president is fuming lol. She was such a witch anyway. And she knows nothing about birds at all. Her...
by Skyes_crew
Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

Anyone can "own" a bird. But to truly live with one is an accomplishment. No matter what the age :D
by Skyes_crew
Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

Claire, believe it or not, it's the "older" crowd at the club causing all the drama. It's like they're regressing or something :mrgreen: I think you have proven at this point that your methods of training work. With Nila we all declared that he was a genius. But I think we had it wrong...it's you wh...
by Skyes_crew
Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Help with my 6 weeks old baby Dante!
Replies: 48
Views: 3722

Re: Help with my 6 weeks old baby Dante!

Riccardo, the only way pet shops like that will stop existing, is when they have no suppliers. Unfortunately some breeders will sell their animals to any pet shop just to make money. I'm not sure how you should proceed as I am I the U.S. maybe molossus can give some input here.
by Skyes_crew
Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Help with my 6 weeks old baby Dante!
Replies: 48
Views: 3722

Re: Help with my 6 weeks old baby Dante!

I wouldn't hesitate to call someone about the pet shop. Think about all of the other birds that may have been exposed.
by Skyes_crew
Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

Yeah Claire...you're super tough :lol:

Sapphire will learn her lesson...eventually :wink:

It's a shame your bird club meetings are so boring Claire. There's so much drama at our former club, it should have been a daytime drama show :D
by Skyes_crew
Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:42 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What is the mutation where body is blue tail is violet?
Replies: 148
Views: 6522

Re: What is the mutation where body is blue tail is violet?

Claire...I think One of bens birds has that reaction too. My violet turns a deep turquoise color.
by Skyes_crew
Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

She's testing the pecking order lol.
by Skyes_crew
Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

Awww...it's the ringneck crew :D

I see Nila is getting his new pretty boy tail feathers :D he also looks to be sporting a bit of the white part of his ring...or is it just the angle?
by Skyes_crew
Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Help with my 6 weeks old baby Dante!
Replies: 48
Views: 3722

Re: Help with my 6 weeks old baby Dante!

:(::: I am so sorry. You have done a very brave thing by taking him in and making the most of his last days. I did not even believe it was beak and feather. Pet shops make me so angry. Take comfort in the fact that Dante is flying high over the rainbow bridge right now. Poor little one :cry:
by Skyes_crew
Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

I have no idea. Probably hundreds of times. Most words he says are ones that we use on a daily basis, quite a few not even things we have tried to teach to him. He learns bird sounds really quickly! Interesting...hamlet seems to have decided he's learned enough words lol. No new ones in forever. Bu...
by Skyes_crew
Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How old is my bird?
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: How old is my bird?

Are the eyes dilating yet? If no, then less than 6 months. If they are just starting to lighten around the edges of the iris than maybe 7-8 months. If they can completely dilate, than over 9 months. My male said his first word at around 5 months. If they are talked to a lot it is possible. But count...
by Skyes_crew
Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

Speaking of words we don't want our parrots to learn...how often does Nila have to hear a word to repeat it???
by Skyes_crew
Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Polls
Replies: 30
Views: 3462

Re: Polls

I don't think anything can top nothing...great job MissK :mrgreen:
by Skyes_crew
Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

Wow...I would have flipped out. I don't like the points on baby nails either, my hands look like I'm into playing with thorn bushes. But jeez...doesn't anybody listen anymore??? Why don't we take off a couple of the vets toes and see how great he walks.... :mrgreen:
by Skyes_crew
Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Bird Love
Replies: 14
Views: 956

Re: Bird Love

I'm convinced they believe they are a flock. They have the freedom to move around and interact with each other at the hotel...and they do. And at home they are housed either together or nearby each other.
by Skyes_crew
Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Polls
Replies: 30
Views: 3462

Re: Polls

Hmmm...well if nothing can turn into something than it must be about anything :mrgreen:
by Skyes_crew
Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:40 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Polls
Replies: 30
Views: 3462

Re: Polls

I'm trying...is there anyway nothing can turn into something???
by Skyes_crew
Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:38 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

:mrgreen:
by Skyes_crew
Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 3838

Re: Sapphires progress

I still think you're the bird whisperer :mrgreen:
by Skyes_crew
Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Polls
Replies: 30
Views: 3462

Re: Polls

And the madness continues :roll:
by Skyes_crew
Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Help with my 6 weeks old baby Dante!
Replies: 48
Views: 3722

Re: Help with my 6 weeks old baby Dante!

Praying for baby Dante!!! Try to stay positive. It doesn't look to be caused by the worst thing out there...PBFD. So that's a positive right there. How do his droppings look? Color, consistency, frequency, broken or solid?? And most importantly, is he losing any feathers?? Like IMRAN said, some pare...
by Skyes_crew
Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Bird Love
Replies: 14
Views: 956

Re: Bird Love

Very possible MissK :D
by Skyes_crew
Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Polls
Replies: 30
Views: 3462

Re: Polls

Does Dave know that :wink: :mrgreen:
by Skyes_crew
Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Polls
Replies: 30
Views: 3462

Re: Polls

I rest my case :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Skyes_crew
Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Bird Love
Replies: 14
Views: 956

Re: Bird Love

Oh...and I go crazy most days...that's how :mrgreen:
by Skyes_crew
Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Bird Love
Replies: 14
Views: 956

Re: Bird Love

His life revolves around his birds. He spends half of every day entertaining people with these birds. He was hired on by one of the most beautiful hotels in Waikiki to display his flock and entertain the tourists. The birds are in constant training. The other half of the day you'll find him in the a...
by Skyes_crew
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: indigo violet blue ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1069

Re: indigo violet blue ?

Beautiful birds :D
by Skyes_crew
Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Polls
Replies: 30
Views: 3462

Re: Polls

I think I have enough data here to prove that people WILL talk about nothing :lol:
by Skyes_crew
Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Bird Love
Replies: 14
Views: 956

Bird Love

My entire family hanging out with a friends flock...and this isn't even a third of his birds :mrgreen:

Image
by Skyes_crew
Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Polls
Replies: 30
Views: 3462

Re: Polls

No worries...I was bored. Now I can poll how many people have been spammed :mrgreen: