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by Fidgit_Green
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Adoption / Rehoming
Topic: looking to adopt a friend for my bird.
Replies: 0
Views: 374

looking to adopt a friend for my bird.

Hi everyone. My name is Paul and i and posting this to see if anyone knows of a male Ringneck that needs a new home. but he needs to be handle-able. Less than a year ago, we adopted a young Ringneck to be a friend for my little man Fidgit. unfortunately just a couple months after we got "Buddy" my m...
by Fidgit_Green
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: looking to adopt a friend for my bird.
Replies: 0
Views: 208

looking to adopt a friend for my bird.

Hi everyone. My name is Paul and i and posting this to see if anyone knows of a male Ringneck that needs a new home. but he needs to be handle-able. Less than a year ago, we adopted a young Ringneck to be a friend for my little man Fidgit. unfortunately just a couple months after we got "Buddy" my m...
by Fidgit_Green
Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Can I have two birds in one cage?
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Can I have two birds in one cage?

Hi there, I am looking into getting my bird a friend to keep him company. I was wondering if it is OK to house them both in the same cage if they are OK with it? My cage is 100x75x50. I don't have the space to have another cage in my house, plus I don't see how they can keep each other company if th...
by Fidgit_Green
Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Looking for a friend for my IRN Male
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: Looking for a friend for my IRN Male

Thanks your your advice. Fidgit got loose and went missing for 3 months and I was lucky to get him back. When I got him back he straight away took a shine to my mother who before, he had not let touch him. Also he is friendly with other people as well, like he figured out when he was lost that peopl...
by Fidgit_Green
Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Looking for a friend for my IRN Male
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: Looking for a friend for my IRN Male

Sorry just realized I didn't say that I'm in Brisbane QLD.
by Fidgit_Green
Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Looking for a friend for my IRN Male
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Looking for a friend for my IRN Male

Hi there, could someone possibly let me know whether a male or female ringneck would be best to try and pair with my bird. Also does any one know of any mature birds that are in need of a home. I would preferably have one that is OK with being handled, but I can always work with them to get them bet...
by Fidgit_Green
Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: I lost my little boy Fidgit on saturday in the Rothwell area
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Re: I lost my little boy Fidgit on saturday in the Rothwell

thank you for you replies. it always helps when you know that there are others out there that do care and understand. i have had his cage outside within the hour of loosing him. what you said about things not looking the same from up in the air has been one of the main worries going through my head ...
by Fidgit_Green
Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: I lost my little boy Fidgit on saturday in the Rothwell area
Replies: 6
Views: 693

I lost my little boy Fidgit on saturday in the Rothwell area

hi guy, my little guy got away from me on saturday evening and i havnt seen him since. if you are in the area or know someone in the area could you please keep a ear out for him please. he is not used to anyone but me so he is unlikely to let anyone get close to him. he is just coming up 3 years old...
by Fidgit_Green
Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: i am looking to adopt a young Cobalt blue Male.
Replies: 2
Views: 1101

i am looking to adopt a young Cobalt blue Male.

Hi there, I am looking for a reputable breeder where I can adopt a DNA confirmed Male Cobalt blue IRN. I got my first boy when he was 5 days old and hand reared him myself. I am not looking to get one so young again, but I would like to get the last couple Weeks of handfeeding to start building the ...
by Fidgit_Green
Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:05 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Need advice about getting my IRN a friend
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Need advice about getting my IRN a friend

Hi guys, I have recently been thinking about getting Fidgit a friend because I haven't had as much time to spend with him as I use to, however, I haven't yet decided between getting another IRN or possibly a different breed of parrot. I kind of want to get him a mate, but I don't think I want to go ...
by Fidgit_Green
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How do i Know?
Replies: 2
Views: 215

How do i Know?

How do i know if Fidgit is trying to mate with me or not? there have been a couple of time where Fidgit has done a strange little thing to my hand. he starts by standing beside my hand and will start pawing at it with his foot, and the he will shuffle himself up to my hand while sitting really low, ...
by Fidgit_Green
Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: how to stop the squawk
Replies: 9
Views: 3950

how to stop the squawk

hi there im at wits end and need some help. i have been trying to train Fidgit out of his squawking. at first it was just when i would leave the room and leave him by himself for a while. then it started even when i was in the room and standing right next to him, and then it started when he was put ...
by Fidgit_Green
Tue May 28, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Any bird boarders in Brisbane?
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Any bird boarders in Brisbane?

hi everyone i was wondering if anyone from Brisbane knew of any body that boards Parrots that doesnt cost an arm and a leg. i could be needing to look at boarding Fidgit for a couple weeks around October while i have to go back to NZ. unfortunately i have rather limited funds so i dont have a lot of...
by Fidgit_Green
Wed May 22, 2013 3:59 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: is a little aggression ok?
Replies: 22
Views: 781

Re: is a little aggression ok?

thanks everyone for your replies there was more replies about this than i had expected. firstly, yes Fidgit is a boy, i had him DNA sexed at about 2 months old. Willowisp, its hard to see exactly what your guy is doing so im not sure if its similar or not. as for the idea of jealousy, im not to sure...
by Fidgit_Green
Mon May 20, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: is a little aggression ok?
Replies: 22
Views: 781

Re: is a little aggression ok?

well if i pick it up to use it and he is sitting on me within at least 2 feet of it he will start by getting really pissy about it. (puffs the feathers on his head only, pins his eyes and moves in really slow motion and makes his chittering sound that he does when he gets annoyed about something lik...
by Fidgit_Green
Mon May 20, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: is a little aggression ok?
Replies: 22
Views: 781

Re: is a little aggression ok?

hi everyone.

i just wanted to bring this up again to see anyone could give me some advice on it
by Fidgit_Green
Wed May 15, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: UPSIDE DOWN TRICK... new trick learned by Rich
Replies: 12
Views: 483

Re: UPSIDE DOWN TRICK... new trick learned by Rich

WOW!! Leo, you make me so jealous. Fidgit is coming up to 8 months old and he still hasnt really properly learned a trick yet. i have tried to teach him to "Shake" but he hasnt figured out what he is doing yet, i put out my thumb and tell him to shake and when he grabs my thumb with one foot i give ...
by Fidgit_Green
Sat May 11, 2013 3:04 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: FaceBook breeder name n shame
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Re: FaceBook breeder name n shame

you make a very good point, a point that i have given some thought to. it is possible that a good breeder could get a bad rap from one person who had a bad experience. so that is why i would like a couple of experienced people that will understand whether an experience a person has is due to a bad b...
by Fidgit_Green
Sat May 11, 2013 2:35 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: FaceBook breeder name n shame
Replies: 3
Views: 519

FaceBook breeder name n shame

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Indian-Ringneck-Breeder-Name-n-Shame/375434982565248?ref=stream i have just started this page on face book where people can come and tell everyone of a breeder that they think should not be aloud to be a breeder because of neglect, recklessness, dishonesty or purely no...
by Fidgit_Green
Sat May 11, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Dont buy from this woman!!
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Dont buy from this woman!!

yea you can post breeders you want to recommend, also people can post to ask for a recommendation or to ask if the breeder they have in mind is any good or not. i have kind of just started the page when i figured it could be a good idea, i havnt actually put in to much thought about it just yet so i...
by Fidgit_Green
Sat May 11, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Dont buy from this woman!!
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Dont buy from this woman!!

reading this post has just inspired me to start a face book page for people to come and name and shame bad breeder of irns. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Indian-Ringneck-Breeder-Name-n-Shame/375434982565248?ref=stream i have also posted the link for this site when it asked for a website. i know that...
by Fidgit_Green
Thu May 09, 2013 6:14 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Nele plays the xylophone (badly)
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Nele plays the xylophone (badly)

i love it, that is absolutely gorgeous
do you wanna swap? lol.

i hope i can manage to get Fidgit to do something like that one day.

thanks for the clip, it was awesome.

Cheers
Paul
by Fidgit_Green
Wed May 08, 2013 5:25 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: an update and another question
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: an update and another question

thank you everyone for the information it has been a very interesting read and has help me to understand the risk of them focusing their feeding and mating desires on a human. there is still a bit of researching i need to do to understand everything completely but it is a good base to start from. th...
by Fidgit_Green
Tue May 07, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: an update and another question
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: an update and another question

thanks Missk. i can tell you now, i will do everything i can to avoid having him feed my ear, or any other part of me. and because 90% of the time that hes not put away to bed he is with me, on me, if you believe that he should not get used to trying to feed me as a regular thing then i will do what...
by Fidgit_Green
Tue May 07, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: can IRNs be dominant?
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: can IRNs be dominant?

hey guys. i just wanted to say that after the advice and no longer worrying whether the behavior was negative or dominant, i am now able to appreciate it for what it is and it is really interesting now to sit back and observe him doing his dance and its like you said Missk, its really cute and it is...
by Fidgit_Green
Tue May 07, 2013 3:03 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: an update and another question
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: an update and another question

he is 7 an a half months old.
what exactly is the feeding response meaning, like does it mean that im one of the flock and hes feeding me, or is it some weird hormone thing?

Cheers
Paul
by Fidgit_Green
Tue May 07, 2013 2:15 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: ok daft question... talking???
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: ok daft question... talking???

thats awesome, dont you just feel so happy now? i felt giddy for hours when Fidgit said "baby" when trying to say "hello baby" the bummer for me though is that he hasnt said it again since, and doesnt even seem like he is trying to say it again. i am happy to hear that your little friend is talking ...
by Fidgit_Green
Tue May 07, 2013 1:57 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: an update and another question
Replies: 10
Views: 389

an update and another question

hi all. firstly i would like to say that last night Fidgit enjoyed himself in the shower for the first time. now i dont have to stick to only the spray bottle. i ended up not giving him a bath for about a week so that he would really want to get into some water, and when it got to the point that he ...
by Fidgit_Green
Sun May 05, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: are pellets ok for everyday?
Replies: 10
Views: 877

Re: are pellets ok for everyday?

oh ok, i see. i dont mind your long posts at all, the longer the post the more information i get which you can never go wrong with. i prefer someone to give a detailed answer rather than giving it in the shortest way possible with very little info so then you have to keep asking questions to get all...
by Fidgit_Green
Sun May 05, 2013 3:15 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: are pellets ok for everyday?
Replies: 10
Views: 877

Re: are pellets ok for everyday?

i apologize if it comes across like i am groaning about things in my posts, i have a habit of just saying things and not realizing how they come across, it is an issue i have in person and apparently it comes across in my writing to. lol. and i tend to just to let you know that however it may come a...
by Fidgit_Green
Sun May 05, 2013 2:26 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: can IRNs be dominant?
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: can IRNs be dominant?

the only reason i was wanting to find out if it was dominance was so that i could figure out how avoid any negative behavior from it, but now that i know that it isnt, i am more than happy to sit back and enjoy it. it never really bothered me apart from the possible negatives of it if it was dominan...
by Fidgit_Green
Sat May 04, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: can IRNs be dominant?
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: can IRNs be dominant?

if this is just part of who he is and it is something that he just does, then im more than happy with that. the reason i was thinking that it was a dominance thing is because of they way he does it an focuses it toward something, it comes across as though it is supposed to be intimidation, also he m...
by Fidgit_Green
Sat May 04, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: are pellets ok for everyday?
Replies: 10
Views: 877

Re: are pellets ok for everyday?

wow, lol. i see that there is a lot more to a bag of pellets than just buying a bag of pellets, ill have to do a lot more research on the pellets we have available here in australia and find out which one is the best to use. it seems like the pellets are more of a quick easy option for people, the e...
by Fidgit_Green
Sat May 04, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: can IRNs be dominant?
Replies: 7
Views: 441

can IRNs be dominant?

hey guys. i have been doing a bit of research online about parrots being doninant. the problem i have run into is, there are a few sites that give suggestions of how to bring a dominant parrot down a few notches, but then there are just as many sites that say there is no such behavior as dominance p...
by Fidgit_Green
Sat May 04, 2013 5:09 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Arching back and mewing? What's this?
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Arching back and mewing? What's this?

perhapse if you could manage to get a video of it and post it on here then maybe someone might be able to identify if better for you.

just my 2 cents

Cheers
Paul
by Fidgit_Green
Sat May 04, 2013 5:06 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: ok daft question... talking???
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: ok daft question... talking???

the way i knew when Fidgit was trying to talk was from watching videos on youtube of other ringnecks talking. i dont know if it is the case, but to me it seems like that all irns sound the same when they talk, but i dont know if thats just me or not. but if you watch the videos of them talking and y...
by Fidgit_Green
Sat May 04, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Stuffed Animal toy
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Stuffed Animal toy

i have a little soft toy that is about the size of Fidgit himself, its one that you can clip on as a keyring. i put it on my bed with his other toys, but because all Fidgit ever does is just chew everything, all me does is chew on it, but he does drag it back and forth to where he wants to be chewin...
by Fidgit_Green
Sat May 04, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: are pellets ok for everyday?
Replies: 10
Views: 877

are pellets ok for everyday?

i know that it is not good to feed a diet of just seeds. but, i was just wondering if a pellet feed is ok to feed to them as an everyday diet? although i do feed Fidgit a variety of fresh fruit and veggies, i also give him a pellet feed as well, and i am just wondering that if something unexpected w...
by Fidgit_Green
Sat May 04, 2013 4:04 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Blue IRN
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: Blue IRN

you would probably be best to ask this question in the "mutations/genetics" section

Cheers
Paul
by Fidgit_Green
Sat May 04, 2013 4:00 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A little handling advice
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Re: A little handling advice

do a search within this forum, there is a lot of good and detailed advice that has been given over the years. i can guarantee that if you do some searching on here you will find exactly what you need to help you.

Cheers
Paul
by Fidgit_Green
Thu May 02, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Do i do anything extra to encourage him to keep talking?
Replies: 14
Views: 679

Re: Do i do anything extra to encourage him to keep talking?

hi guys, sorry for the late reply, thanks for the advice. i will keep putting Fidgit in the shower with me and hope that he starts to enjoy it. and to Missk, thank you for the idea of a slide whistle, it had never occurred to me as they dont seem to be a very common thing where i live, but i had a q...
by Fidgit_Green
Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:22 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Do i do anything extra to encourage him to keep talking?
Replies: 14
Views: 679

Re: Do i do anything extra to encourage him to keep talking?

i tried Fidgit in the shower the first time just the other day because i have been trying to get him to bathe on his own instead of only liking the spray bottle. he really wasnt impressed with being in the shower so he just sat on the end of the perch as far from the water as he could get and sat th...
by Fidgit_Green
Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:45 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Do i do anything extra to encourage him to keep talking?
Replies: 14
Views: 679

Re: Do i do anything extra to encourage him to keep talking?

hey ellie, unfortunately due to my medical condition and its effect on my body i am unable to whistle. which it has really sucked for me because i have really wanted to teach him some whistling tunes. i have thought about recording something and playing it over and over for him, but that just seemed...
by Fidgit_Green
Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Do i do anything extra to encourage him to keep talking?
Replies: 14
Views: 679

Re: Do i do anything extra to encourage him to keep talking?

Fidgit only gets talkative in 3 situations. if i leave him sitting on top of his cage to long (well to long for his liking anyway) if he is on my should and there is a fair bit of back ground noise, e.g. the fan on in the bathroom, noise in the kitchen or having the radio on. and on the odd occasion...
by Fidgit_Green
Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: I need help and tips on my Albino IRN
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: I need help and tips on my Albino IRN

well from what i figured out from raising Fidgit is that when he is ready for something it will be pretty apparent and if he wasnt then you would know. i also went from feeding formula to trying out apple and found that he loved it like yours does, i also figured out that he was ready to be wean by ...
by Fidgit_Green
Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Do i do anything extra to encourage him to keep talking?
Replies: 14
Views: 679

Do i do anything extra to encourage him to keep talking?

I am so over the moon tonight as Fidgit said his first word earlier. at 7 months and 5 days old i am so happy that he say started to talk already. over the last week i have been saying "hello baby" to him repeatedly when ever he was in a chatty mood because i had noticed he had kind of mimicked the ...
by Fidgit_Green
Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: I need help and tips on my Albino IRN
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: I need help and tips on my Albino IRN

hi there, i am curious of a couple things. firstly did you not do any research on hand feeding before you chose to get your bird? also, did you ask the breeder these question? because from what i understand, a breeder that is breeding out of love and not just money would have made a point of making ...
by Fidgit_Green
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Finding the right balance
Replies: 12
Views: 757

Re: Finding the right balance

well after reading everyones replies it has made me realize that alot of my problem is that i am still in the frame of mind of thinking i can train Fidgit to be obedient like you can a dog. an like missk mentioned, i should start looking at thing alot more from his point of view, which after all is ...
by Fidgit_Green
Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Is an IRN right for me?
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Is an IRN right for me?

hello there, i would just like to add from my own experience (which isnt much at all), i have my first irn that is only 6 months old. i had the same thoughts about a ringneck when i decided i wanted to get one. i got Fidgit at 5 days old and hand raised him, and i have to say that i got great feelin...
by Fidgit_Green
Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Finding the right balance
Replies: 12
Views: 757

Re: Finding the right balance

hi Ellie, my play stand is currently partly under construction and mostly still being designed, if you know what i mean. i am want to make it so that he has a lot of different things to keep him occupied, i want to make a good range of things so that he doesnt get bored of it very easy, plus i want ...
by Fidgit_Green
Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Finding the right balance
Replies: 12
Views: 757

Re: Finding the right balance

thanks for the advice missk. i thought that if i guided his behavior as he got a older i would be alright, but he decided to have a bit of an attitude change a couple weeks ago and no longer wanted to do things the way he was doing the before then. i am a little more used to doing thing a bit hands ...
by Fidgit_Green
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: any tips to encourage self bathing
Replies: 1
Views: 1988

any tips to encourage self bathing

i was just wondering if anyone had any advice that could encourage Fidgit to start bathing himself is a dish of water? now, i know that ringnecks often have a preferred way that they like to be bathed, but i would like to know that he has actually had the chance to decide which way he prefers. i usu...
by Fidgit_Green
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Finding the right balance
Replies: 12
Views: 757

Finding the right balance

my little guy has start becoming quite disobedient and i am at a bit of a loss of how to change it. there was always a little bit of pushing the boundries, but over the last week Fidgit has started to straight out be disobedient. i have done some of the things that have been recommended on this foru...
by Fidgit_Green
Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:33 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: the ultimate foraging toy challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 545

Re: the ultimate foraging toy challenge

before i got sick i had been a dairy farmer for about 7 years, and after 4 years of being disabled and not able to do much of anything, i still believe myself to be a farmer and no matter what i do i will always be a farmer, so even though i have settled in here in oz after 2 years i still long for ...
by Fidgit_Green
Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: the ultimate foraging toy challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 545

Re: the ultimate foraging toy challenge

unfortunately i never got the chance to meet a kea in the wild, and the couple that i did meet were kept as though just big budgies in a cage. while watching that second clip i started to get so home sick and started to think about how awesome it would be to have a kea as a pet. when i started to th...
by Fidgit_Green
Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Birdie on the shoulder
Replies: 50
Views: 16811

Re: Birdie on the shoulder

i have Fidgit on my shoulder all the time. i started from the time he was old enough to sit there without falling off. but i wanted a bird that would sit there and go everywhere with me, after about a week around the house when i knew he was comfortable there, i started going out with him there so t...
by Fidgit_Green
Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:44 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: Introduction

hi there, i have a 6 month old and i have his wings clipped, i have them clipped so that he cant fly at all. but i have them that way because i an disable. i dont see there being a big difference with him not being able to fly, i have made it possible for him to get where he need to, i have a knotte...
by Fidgit_Green
Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: should i be worried about this becoming a health problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: should i be worried about this becoming a health problem

thanks guys. ill make sure to keep a close eye on him over the next couple of days to be sure that what he has eaten isnt causing him any problems. it just worried me because he chews on anything he can, and as much as i keep a very close eye on him i can only assume that there are a few times that ...
by Fidgit_Green
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: should i be worried about this becoming a health problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 288

should i be worried about this becoming a health problem?

hello again everyone. now i have never had this become an issue before, but just now tonight i noticed that Fidgit, when chewing on a couple tiny bits of plastic that he broke off one of his toys swallowed one little bit then picked up the other bit, chewed a little them swallowed that piece to. obv...
by Fidgit_Green
Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: i guess i should officially introduce myself
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: i guess i should officially introduce myself

thank you for you reply Ash. i will definitely post some photos of my play stand when i am done. it may be a while yet though, im still waiting for a few bits and pieces to arrive from ebay. i am really looking forward to finish the stand and seeing how it turns out. i am really glad that there are ...
by Fidgit_Green
Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Cheerios, good treat or toxic time bomb??
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Cheerios, good treat or toxic time bomb??

hi everyone. i have read a few times on here of people talking about how much their bird likes cheerios as a treat. i though that they would probably would make good treats being made of different whole grains, so i brought a box of cheerios to try them out with fidgit, but then upon reading the box...
by Fidgit_Green
Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:45 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Hands off my birds please!
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: Hands off my birds please!

on the original question, i to believe that if your quests cannot control themselves enough to listen to you and what you want done about your own animals then something seriously need to be done about it, for the welfare of your pest mainly, but for yours aswell. like the others have said, you best...
by Fidgit_Green
Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: how to post a signature image and avatar image
Replies: 0
Views: 437

how to post a signature image and avatar image

could someone please tell me how to be able to put an image in my signature and how to load an image for an avatar please?
by Fidgit_Green
Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: is this aggression, dominance or something else?
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: is this aggression, dominance or something else?

yea he does pin his eyes when he does that. he was actually doing to to my hand that i was holding above my phone, he just happened to be standing on my computer. he does it all the time to all sorts of things, mostly to me but sometimes inanimate things aswell like a cardboard barrier i put up by h...
by Fidgit_Green
Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: is a little aggression ok?
Replies: 22
Views: 781

is a little aggression ok?

hi everyone. from the first time it was possible Fidgit seemed to have a serious issue with a stylus pen that i use with my phone, i have no idea how it started but he just gets seriously wound up by it. and it doesnt matter if i change it to a different color, he still has an issue no matter what c...
by Fidgit_Green
Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: is this aggression, dominance or something else?
Replies: 3
Views: 304

is this aggression, dominance or something else?

yay, i can finally post my link. i was wondering if someone might be able to tell me exactly what this behavior is? he seems to mostly do it to things when i tell him to leave them alone. E.G. my computer cord, my feet, a chocolate bar that i am trying to eat, even my hands some times. http://youtu....
by Fidgit_Green
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: just a quick question about beak rubbing
Replies: 6
Views: 1264

Re: just a quick question about beak rubbing

yea he is a boy,
yes it is cute until it hurts, the higher he tries to rub up my face the more his head tilts back
so that the tip of his beak can catch, thats how he nearly poked me in the eye trying to rub up
the side of my nose.
by Fidgit_Green
Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:47 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: i guess i should officially introduce myself
Replies: 3
Views: 239

i guess i should officially introduce myself

hello to those that i havent already talked to in my threads. My name is Paul, and my little mates name is Fidgit, (full name "Fidgit Green"). i am 26 and Fidgit is just 6 months old, we live in Brisbane Australia, but i am actually from New Zealand and have been in Australia for about 2 years. i ha...
by Fidgit_Green
Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: just a quick question about beak rubbing
Replies: 6
Views: 1264

Re: just a quick question about beak rubbing

yea i love the way fidgit does it to my nose, i think its cute.
but when he was doing it to the side of my face while chewing the string, it was almost like he was trying to chew on my face aswell as rubbing his beak, but im not sure. it was a little sore at times.
by Fidgit_Green
Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: how to make him stop doing what he is doing.
Replies: 27
Views: 1032

Re: how to make him stop doing what he is doing.

Fidgit will step up perfectly fine, which i think ended up just being a fluke. he doesnt like other people, well i guess he just doesnt trust other people, but one night about a month ago i was lying on my bed and my 18 month old nephew came in my room because he wanted to try and feed fidgit a trea...
by Fidgit_Green
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: just a quick question about beak rubbing
Replies: 6
Views: 1264

just a quick question about beak rubbing

now i know that IRNs will rub their beaks on things for sense what they are so on, and i know that they rub their beaks on something after they have been eating, i assume that is to get anything that might be stuck to their beak from eating. if i have given Fidgit a treat or something little while i...
by Fidgit_Green
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: how to make him stop doing what he is doing.
Replies: 27
Views: 1032

Re: how to make him stop doing what he is doing.

it wasnt that long, it was really good. it has explained alot for me, and now i have a base to work from to start training him. i have been wanting to start training him for a long time now, but i have been wondering what the best age to start training is, also i have only managed in the last month ...
by Fidgit_Green
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: how to make him stop doing what he is doing.
Replies: 27
Views: 1032

Re: how to make him stop doing what he is doing.

one thing i find really interesting when it comes to Fidgit, is that even with all the problems i have with him trying to chew everything i have. i have never had had him try to get at my medication. if i am lying on my bed with him and i have anything with me (sitting on my chest/stomach, in my han...
by Fidgit_Green
Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: how to make him stop doing what he is doing.
Replies: 27
Views: 1032

Re: how to make him stop doing what he is doing.

hi claire, for a moment there i was a little confused, i see now that you and Redzone are obviously a couple with different user accounts, anyway, i thought that video was really cool to watch. your bird it very good at his tricks. would you or anyone else have any suggestion on how to start getting...
by Fidgit_Green
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: how to make him stop doing what he is doing.
Replies: 27
Views: 1032

Re: how to make him stop doing what he is doing.

lol i bet you wish you had it on video.

i want to teach fidgit to do tricks like that or putting blocks through the right shaped hole ect, but he seems like all he wants to do is chew, chew, chew, and then chew some more, and when he can, just totally destroy whatever it it
by Fidgit_Green
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: how to make him stop doing what he is doing.
Replies: 27
Views: 1032

Re: how to make him stop doing what he is doing.

i just strung a necklace together to hopefully help keep fidgit occupied and away from my cord, i know it wont keep him away for good but at least its a start. i have a video that i have been trying to put a link up for, but im still to new, i have been wanting to know what it means when he does thi...
by Fidgit_Green
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: how to make him stop doing what he is doing.
Replies: 27
Views: 1032

Re: how to make him stop doing what he is doing.

oh thats cool, and would be simple to make, i see the little ring toss toy on the table, does he put the ring on and off it?
by Fidgit_Green
Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: raw hides normally for dog, yes or no?
Replies: 10
Views: 784

Re: raw hides normally for dog, yes or no?

i have just been on ebay and brought some vegetable tanned leather cords and straps that should hopefully satisfy fidgits need to chew my cords
by Fidgit_Green
Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:12 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: how to make him stop doing what he is doing.
Replies: 27
Views: 1032

Re: how to make him stop doing what he is doing.

arrgh, i am so annoyed that my post didnt show up, it was long post and it was a good one but now i cant remember what i put in it lol. so frustrating
by Fidgit_Green
Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:10 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: how to make him stop doing what he is doing.
Replies: 27
Views: 1032

Re: how to make him stop doing what he is doing.

thanks for the pic, i would do some things like that around my room but we rent our house so i have to be careful what i do to the house. but i have just brought a few things on ebay so i cam make up a few different toy
by Fidgit_Green
Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:47 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: how to make him stop doing what he is doing.
Replies: 27
Views: 1032

Re: how to make him stop doing what he is doing.

oh no, i just wrote out a big long reply, and for some reason it hasnt shown up
by Fidgit_Green
Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:32 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: raw hides normally for dog, yes or no?
Replies: 10
Views: 784

Re: raw hides normally for dog, yes or no?

oh ok, i never though of raw hide as in leather straps or cords. Missk, you have definitely given me a few things to thing about. i am pretty good at thinking outside the box to solve problems. a little bit of time and ill sus something out. thank you guy for reply with your advice. it is most appre...
by Fidgit_Green
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: raw hides normally for dog, yes or no?
Replies: 10
Views: 784

raw hides normally for dog, yes or no?

is it ok for me to give my irn raw hide treats that are made for dogs, or are there special types that are ok to give to birds?

Fidgit chews everything and it has been suggested to give him a raw hide ho stop him chew m cords
by Fidgit_Green
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: how to make him stop doing what he is doing.
Replies: 27
Views: 1032

Re: how to make him stop doing what he is doing.

thank you Misk and claire. you have given me alot to think about. i have a play stand kind of under construction at the moment, well i have gotten as far as making the stand and base and come to a bit of builders block. i had a few ideas of how to build it when i started but now i am not so sure of ...
by Fidgit_Green
Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:35 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: how to make him stop doing what he is doing.
Replies: 27
Views: 1032

how to make him stop doing what he is doing.

hello there people, my name is Paul, Fidgit Green is the name of my little guy. i am new to this site and new to bird ownership, Fidgit is my first bird and he is 6 months and i have had him from 5 days old. now because being so young he didnt understand word, so the word No didnt do anything i star...
by Fidgit_Green
Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:52 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: serious advice and help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: serious advice and help needed

hi there i am only new to his forum and only have my first irn who is 6 months old but i have had him since 5 days old. i had to clip his wings because i am disabled and could not handle a young bird flying around until i knew that he is comfortable with me and will happily stay with me. i dont thin...
by Fidgit_Green
Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:30 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My new baby Kiwi
Replies: 57
Views: 4821

Re: My new baby Kiwi

hi there, i am new to this site as i am newly owned my a young male irn. i have read through this whole post and have noticed one thing that may be of some help to josi. i do not know what you are feeding kiwi for his normal every day food, but can i assume that you do not feed him a large amount of...