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by jmlw7
Tue May 05, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Pregnant and getting IRN ready for the baby
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Re: Pregnant and getting IRN ready for the baby

Animals ain't daft!, your baby will just be a new member of her flock!, regardless of species, animals can suss out most things, I should imagine she will be curious at first. The only thing Sanjay gets worried about when my grandchildren visit, is sudden movement, especially if they get too close ...
by jmlw7
Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Pregnant and getting IRN ready for the baby
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Pregnant and getting IRN ready for the baby

Hi all, Its been a while since I posted on here. Remy is our 3 year old female IRN, doing amazingly well and is officially a cuddler. She turned from a 1 year old biter and lunger to a sweet cuddler over the past couple of years. She is extremely tame and thinks she's a person. Of course this isnt a...
by jmlw7
Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Lonely IRN
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Re: Lonely IRN

Hi all - so I think we figured out the sulky behavior.. its lack of sleep. Ever since we've moved into our new home, we've obviously had been getting things situated, unpacked, etc and waking so early in the morning... with the new daylight hours of spring and the slightly later sleep time and wake ...
by jmlw7
Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Lonely IRN
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Re: Lonely IRN

Would you, could you, consider squeezing in a couple of Budgies? My Budgies provide a lot of interest for Rocky. On the one hand he can't get physically close to them as he would like, but on the other hand, he has built in enrichment. Budgies do require a little bit of care, but compared to a Ring...
by jmlw7
Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Lonely IRN
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Re: Lonely IRN

My bird has a similar lifestyle.. alone for long periods during the day.. some days he is in full play mode and wants to follow me around and force me to interact with him... .. but some days (like yesterday) when I came home he just kinda sat around and stayed bored... I would say it's natural .. ...
by jmlw7
Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Lonely IRN
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Re: Lonely IRN

No, l have a single hen bird and l do not think it is cruel, l leave her alone 3 or 4 times a week but you could follow MissK suggestion that you change the layout of Remy's cage, and maybe Remy was having an off day, would Remy like a soft toy? I was thinking of the long time Remy is alone and tha...
by jmlw7
Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Lonely IRN
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Re: Lonely IRN

are you suggesting that its cruel to have just one bird? Ive heard its fine if we keep interacting with Remy and making sure we spend quality time with her when we are home. We do not have neighbors that can care for her, and its really just the three of us - me, my husband and Remy. Every time some...
by jmlw7
Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Lonely IRN
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Re: Lonely IRN

molossus wrote:Such long daytime hours alone is a recipe for problems. is the bird completely alone during this time? if yes is it inside the house ?
if yes then try and do something about correcting this .
?
by jmlw7
Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Lonely IRN
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Re: Lonely IRN

Hi. It's been a while, so I'm glad to hear things seem OK with you! I would suggest give Remy a day or two to bounce back and then don't start being concerned unless she fails to return to normal. Everybody gets an off day or two sometimes. Recently I felt Rocky was bored, and I put him in a differ...
by jmlw7
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Lonely IRN
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Lonely IRN

Hi all, It's been a while since I've been on here, lots happening at home (moving, traveling, etc) but Remy - who is 1.5 years old now, has seemed happy with all of the busy changes. She actually seems to enjoy new things. She is still super affectionate and sweet and still loud and clingy and follo...
by jmlw7
Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What to do with Janey?
Replies: 89
Views: 7189

Re: What to do with Janey?

Oh, and I meant to say thanks for everyone for your support. It's really lovely to read your ideas and encouragement. A new behaviour has developed. It seems to happen when I'm standing at the kitchen bench. Janey will start flying for my face. When it happened for the first time two days ago, I'd ...
by jmlw7
Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Female IRN is SUPER affectionate and hormonal, any advice?
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Female IRN is SUPER affectionate and hormonal, any advic

Hi Ellie - yes, I've seen your Janey thread (amazingly helpful - you are very patient!) and its not that bad yet (knock on wood), but you are right that her cuddly nature could turn more aggressive next season.. she is still so young so we are hoping we can change things up soon. Basically, in answe...
by jmlw7
Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Female IRN is SUPER affectionate and hormonal, any advice?
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Female IRN is SUPER affectionate and hormonal, any advice?

Hi all, It's been a couple of months since Ive been on here, its been busy! For those who are new to our world of Remy :mrgreen: , she is about 15 months old now and last I wrote we were having screaming problems due to hormones. Well... we have come to actually understand her screaming. Actually, t...
by jmlw7
Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Screaming is getting worse!
Replies: 35
Views: 1703

Re: Screaming is getting worse!

I think I have a bored bird to! Or very lonely! She's got a lot of toys to many infact so how she's bored I don't know. In my opinion with Remy, she has such a ridiculous attention span, that sometimes it seems like she forgets that things are there, even when they are right next to her. She has SO...
by jmlw7
Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Screaming is getting worse!
Replies: 35
Views: 1703

Re: Screaming is getting worse!

Hi all, just a quick update on Remy's screaming... we've taken a few days to observe her and she's quieted down somewhat. At least during the weekday mornings and evenings. She has limited her screaming to telling us she is "done" foraging (aka, the almond or pistachio is gone), and/or when she noti...
by jmlw7
Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Unhappy birdie
Replies: 31
Views: 1104

Re: Unhappy birdie

We bought an outdoor timer for our indoor accent light that is placed close to a white wall in our living room - with it set to turn on at 530pm and off at 830pm when we should be there using brighter lights. Its been going for two days and so far so good. When we come home at 730pm, its pitch dark ...
by jmlw7
Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Fingernail Polish
Replies: 7
Views: 961

Re: Fingernail Polish

Remy doesnt care about my fingernails, but they are painted neutral colors...however, she attacked my big toe last week. My toenails are painted a bright pink/orange color and we were sitting on the floor, building toys together, minding our own business and then she ran over and bit my big toe hard...
by jmlw7
Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Screaming is getting worse!
Replies: 35
Views: 1703

Re: Screaming is getting worse!

Melissa, that is so cute about your cockatoo burying its head in your chest to get away from Skye. A little sad, but so cute as he is so much bigger than her! Claire, we show her flock videos from the forum articles actually on our iPhones. The ones with Anakin and Archimedes lol. She pins and shout...
by jmlw7
Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Unhappy birdie
Replies: 31
Views: 1104

Re: Unhappy birdie

Skye has become cage aggressive. I have to let her come out on her own now. When I feed I block her beak with the bowl. She won't return on her own anymore. Last night I went to place her in and she chomped down on my finger. Not hard enough to inflict damage, but enough for me to take notice of th...
by jmlw7
Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Is the IRN a male or Female? Confused.com
Replies: 31
Views: 1471

Re: Is the IRN a male or Female? Confused.com

Hi everyone - just piping in that our 1 year old IRN, Remy, who we believe is a female because of her crouching and pinning and clucking... also does the heart shaped mating thing in the mirror. Our IRN is also extremely noisy, screamy and clingy and likes floors like females who are ready to breed ...
by jmlw7
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Screaming is getting worse!
Replies: 35
Views: 1703

Re: Screaming is getting worse!

All - as promised, here is a video of Remy's surroundings. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_GB0b4Xbgs She has a large cage with tons of toys, on the weekends and after work, she hangs out on our dining room mirror with mirror perches on it - with toys on them. Sometimes we rotate them to the sliding...
by jmlw7
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Screaming is getting worse!
Replies: 35
Views: 1703

Re: Screaming is getting worse!

Your bird can be heading towards plucking!! there is something in the birds environment that needs changing fast, larger gage, change of diet, daily showers and more company! my ringneck started to scream like this then it led to plucking and now she has started to mutilate! i don't think she will ...
by jmlw7
Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Spring is here
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Spring is here

Bug (IRN)'s "spring fever" is a little different. His amorous behaviour increases slightly, but the most noticeable change is that he refuses to go back in his cage. He just gets this dopey look on his face, as if he has no idea what I'm asking him to do, and completely ignores me, no matter what t...
by jmlw7
Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Unhappy birdie
Replies: 31
Views: 1104

Re: Unhappy birdie

MissK - If you can keep posting about how the light manipulation works over the next few days/weeks based on your observations... whenever we move into a house (hopefully by next year), it could be interesting to incorporate techniques of whatever you find. Skye - Remy was trying to regurgitate to h...
by jmlw7
Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What to do with Janey?
Replies: 89
Views: 7189

Re: What to do with Janey?

wow ellie - I just read about Janey's aggression! It probably doesnt matter at this point, but I am still curious to know how aggressive she would be if she didnt have a mate. I hear stories about females who lay infertile eggs and act exactly the same with or without a male bird present. I'm cringi...
by jmlw7
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Screaming is getting worse!
Replies: 35
Views: 1703

Re: Screaming is getting worse!

Thanks MissK - and so interesting that when we got home last night, she was a little angel. I think it had to do with us keeping the tv/music off all day long. Maybe she had more quiet time and was less grouchy because she napped in peace or something. Anyway, she hung out on our dining room mirror ...
by jmlw7
Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Screaming is getting worse!
Replies: 35
Views: 1703

Re: Screaming is getting worse!

My gosh, she was already restless before... to think she will be even more restless is crazy. I need ideas for LONG lasting foraging toys. That isnt something to solve or tear apart in minutes, but something that will prove to remain interesting to her for several hours, and then I take it away and ...
by jmlw7
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Screaming is getting worse!
Replies: 35
Views: 1703

Re: Screaming is getting worse!

I think a youtube video sounds easy enough, but may present a challenge in itself since she loves to be recorded. Although if we try and its too dark after work hours to get good quality, it will have to be during a weekend. The key is we will need to capture it just right when she is playing and mi...
by jmlw7
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Screaming is getting worse!
Replies: 35
Views: 1703

Screaming is getting worse!

I hate to exhaust the screaming topic, but really, does anyone have any tips on how to get female IRNs to stop screaming? I've done search after search and people give tips that we already do, but no real solution. Any advice would be SO ENORMOUSLY greatly appreciated! Quick description - Remy is a ...
by jmlw7
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Boarding
Replies: 11
Views: 453

Re: Boarding

thank you!!!!!! I'll keep everyone posted of how it goes next month
by jmlw7
Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Boarding
Replies: 11
Views: 453

Re: Boarding

Thanks for all the advice all, I am soooooooooo nervous :( She will be away from us for almost two weeks straight! I hope she is super distracted by all the other birds and doesnt think we abandoned her :cry:
by jmlw7
Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Unhappy birdie
Replies: 31
Views: 1104

Re: Unhappy birdie

Just increase her enrichment. Foraging...toys...order perches with bark that she can destroy. If you can't find any, ill mail some to you. We have them year round. It's definitely not ideal...but breeding season brings a whole new side out in a female and you don't want to mess with their sleep sch...
by jmlw7
Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Nila being cute (again)
Replies: 30
Views: 2311

Re: Nila being cute (again)

Nila has a lovely voice :mrgreen:
by jmlw7
Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Nila playing mini mini golf
Replies: 12
Views: 1283

Re: Nila playing mini mini golf

OMG! I LOOOOVEEEEE this. Nila is adorable and this is amazing!
by jmlw7
Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Boarding
Replies: 11
Views: 453

Boarding

Does anyone have any advice on boarding your IRNs? We are going away next month for two weeks (for our wedding yay), and will need to board Remy. We found a suitable boarder, but any suggestions of things we should think about in case we havent already are welcome. On picking our boarder: We ideally...
by jmlw7
Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Unhappy birdie
Replies: 31
Views: 1104

Re: Unhappy birdie

Brian...Remy is going to be fussy no matter what light you use this winter...she's a female who will be heading into breeding season :D fun times ahead for everyone :wink: that being said, you want to extend her time in the dark to discourage her breeding instincts. So the winter is actually a good...
by jmlw7
Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:12 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Remy doing some tricks
Replies: 10
Views: 1437

Re: Remy doing some tricks

InTheAir wrote:That's so cute!
If we forget to train with Nila for a few days he does stuff like that. He keeps trying to do wings and wave together, so enthusiastically he almost falls off the perch!
Aw, that sounds adorable. how do you train to flap wings?
by jmlw7
Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:08 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Todays trick
Replies: 27
Views: 857

Re: Todays trick

:oops: so I realized we've already had a grapevine perch in Remy's cage this whole time.. the bark was very minimal when we bought it and it still looks the same. It had a much rougher surface than manzanita and an odd shape to it, so we bought it for her feet exercise and she spends a lot of time o...
by jmlw7
Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Squeaking sound when flying
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Squeaking sound when flying

Does anyone have any IRN's who sound like something on them or in them is squeaking when they fly? Remy is starting to sound like a city pigeon flying. Is it lack of protein? She hasnt been eating much protein lately and she definitely isnt making that sound the way she usually chirps or squawks.. b...
by jmlw7
Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Remy doing some tricks
Replies: 10
Views: 1437

Re: Remy doing some tricks

Remy has gotten to the point where every time we take that perch out and we walk by, she gets on it, flips and turns around and whistles without anyone commanding her to and expects treats. When we dont give them to her, she follows us around, lands on the perch and does it all over again. Talk abou...
by jmlw7
Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Todays trick
Replies: 27
Views: 857

Re: Todays trick

I had never heard of the cement perch causing sores either. There is a very smooth cement perch, but I guess that would probably be useless in wearing down nails lol. My three favorites so far are dragonwood, grapevine wood, and Birch. But honestly, just pick what works best for you. My vet scared ...
by jmlw7
Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Clingy IRN
Replies: 44
Views: 1008

Re: Clingy IRN

Have u tried fresh sprouts as treats? I've found them pretty high value to Nila, especially lentils. Is there something else she likes that you can remove from her normal diet? Btw Nila always lands on us when we are going into the fridge or doing anything which might involve food. I think that's p...
by jmlw7
Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Todays trick
Replies: 27
Views: 857

Re: Todays trick

Can I bounce off this as a nail thread and ask for any suggestions on how on earth to trim Remy's nails? Her nails are REALLY REALLY long... and we have gone to the vet three times since we got her in April just to trim her nails. The vet says, "oh how nice, this is an indicator of a really great he...
by jmlw7
Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Clingy IRN
Replies: 44
Views: 1008

Re: Clingy IRN

Nila went through a pretty annoyingly clingy phase too. As well as Ellie's suggestions, we had great sucess with food rewards whenever he stayed on a play gym for more than 10 seconds. We have also been using treats to encourage him to like his cage more and he has started actually hanging out with...
by jmlw7
Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Clingy IRN
Replies: 44
Views: 1008

Re: Clingy IRN

I think I may not have explained myself well here. I was trying to say that one option is that when you choose to leave the room to go to another room, take her with you but on your terms - don't make her fly to you because she thinks you are leaving her. Get her to step up and take her with you an...
by jmlw7
Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Clingy IRN
Replies: 44
Views: 1008

Re: Clingy IRN

omg!!!

welll..... welcome to the club Ms. Skye! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Now you get to say good girl! What made you realize Skye was a girl?
by jmlw7
Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Pellets
Replies: 71
Views: 6243

Re: Pellets

I know it really isnt a good case to hint at pellets perhaps leading to plucking in some way...not at all... and these authors werent blaming anything on pellets either. They were simply stating their distress of how they dont know why their birds are plucking. Of course, they have varying factors. ...
by jmlw7
Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Clingy IRN
Replies: 44
Views: 1008

Re: Clingy IRN

That involves pushing her a little bit at a time beyond her comfort zone. Skye was a secondhand bird and not used to being handled that way either. To start, each evening I would take her out when it was that time right before they're really sleepy. I would bring her close to my body while also bri...
by jmlw7
Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Clingy IRN
Replies: 44
Views: 1008

Re: Clingy IRN

If your harness train her you could work her up to flight recall with a long lead. That may be the closest she ever gets to "free" flight. It's sad but true. But once she's there, you can take her outside and let her fly on the aviator lead. They have youtube videos showing it. I think Claire has b...
by jmlw7
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Remy doing some tricks
Replies: 10
Views: 1437

Remy doing some tricks

Hi all - we finally trained Remy to flip upside down! So the following video shows her turning around, flipping upside down and a small tidbit of flight recall. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aucdgqCQN2o
by jmlw7
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Pellets
Replies: 71
Views: 6243

Re: Pellets

I dont know what kind of response Im going to get from posting this.. but a while back when we first got Remy, I wanted to take her off of seeds and onto pellets not knowing much about them other than Ive heard people saying their avian vets recommend pellets. I never did feed her pellets.. and dont...
by jmlw7
Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Clingy IRN
Replies: 44
Views: 1008

Re: Clingy IRN

I get it. I understand wanting the pet to have wild freedom. I wish I could turn my dogs out unfettered in the woods or the field. They'd love it. But, I know how that would go down, and I'm not willing to take the risk. So they go with me, on a 30 foot lead, and that's as close as they get. The bi...
by jmlw7
Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Clingy IRN
Replies: 44
Views: 1008

Re: Clingy IRN

1. Have a perching area for Remy in each of the rooms you spend time in when she is out of the cage. Before leaving the room have her step up and take her with you and put her on her perch. You can give her rewards for staying on her perch. You will need to introduce her to the perches in each room...
by jmlw7
Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Clingy IRN
Replies: 44
Views: 1008

Re: Clingy IRN

Dunno about where you are, but all our pet stores have automatic doors with patrons going in and out. Please don't tempt fate. I know I probably will never have the nerve to trust a wild bird free flying out in the open air or big store like a pet store to ever return to me no matter how much I thi...
by jmlw7
Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:45 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Did your IRN bluff?
Replies: 12
Views: 2006

Re: Did your IRN bluff?

Hmmm.... so irns bite when they are not being understood by humans? Has anyone had a buffing stage from their bird they could tell us about? In my short experience with Remy of only a few months, I think that IRN's bite when they are hormonal, scared, grumpy and/or feeling trapped (i.e., wings clip...
by jmlw7
Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Foraging toys - we need more and could use your help!
Replies: 44
Views: 3131

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

A purple plastic pyramid-shaped toy (can't find a picture). I don't know for certain, but I think Bug managed to get his head stuck in one of the holes one day (evidence - much squawking and a few missing head feathers!) This reminds me of the nut forager we bought Remy (last one listed above), may...
by jmlw7
Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Ear piercing screech!
Replies: 20
Views: 993

Re: Ear piercing screech!

MissK wrote:I feel like a huge traitor, but I also seek to populate the house with only male birds.
I feel so guilty feeling jealous of everyone on here with male birds :(
by jmlw7
Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Clingy IRN
Replies: 44
Views: 1008

Re: Clingy IRN

Remy is a flock creature. I don't think it's unreasonable to expect she wants company all the time, from her perspective. I wrote to Pamela Clark per Ellie's suggestion and she said the same thing. That flock creatures tend to follow their flock everywhere they go :? ummm ok, but I dont see anyone ...
by jmlw7
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Nila's advice for new birds
Replies: 33
Views: 917

Re: Nila's advice for new birds

Nila, you are a star! Wonderful advice you giving for us birdies that don't have trust in our humans. But i'm lucky to have such a patient human. What can I do to make my human understand that I hate to go in the cage and its ok for me to sleep on the playtree. I don't see why should I go to sleep ...
by jmlw7
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Ear piercing screech!
Replies: 20
Views: 993

Re: Ear piercing screech!

interesting how the issues on this thread have to do with females :roll:
by jmlw7
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Clingy IRN
Replies: 44
Views: 1008

Re: Clingy IRN

Hypothetically, I would say train her to tolerate independence, and the approach I would suggest would be rewarding for tiny increments of desired behaviour. hmmmmmmmmm this sounds great, if only we had any clue how to train independence? Josie, I think Applied Behaviour Analysis could definitely h...
by jmlw7
Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Foraging toys - we need more and could use your help!
Replies: 44
Views: 3131

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

The tops are very loose and easy to move- not weighted down with anything except a plastic bead. Remy wouldn't get hurt. The tops are very easy to move, they function as a simple baffle rather than a true obstacle. Hane just grabs the edge of the cup and tilts it sideways to get at the insides. But...
by jmlw7
Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Clingy IRN
Replies: 44
Views: 1008

Re: Clingy IRN

Thanks all, I have that parrot enrichment site saved to my computer.. I reference it often. we do indeed have toys everywhere - meaning hanging on her shower perches, in every room, etc... Her favorite is a foraging toy that keeps her attention ONLY if there is a peanut in the shell in there. It kee...
by jmlw7
Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Ear piercing screech!
Replies: 20
Views: 993

Re: Ear piercing screech!

I hate to hijack this thread, but this morning Remy really had a screaming fit. We had the regular morning routine and she was screaming as we were preparing her daily food and foraging toys. I put her in the guest bedroom, no eye contact or vocal and shut the door. She was quiet immediately. Then I...
by jmlw7
Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Clingy IRN
Replies: 44
Views: 1008

Clingy IRN

Hi all - does anyone have any advice on how to handle a super clingy birdie? Remy is almost a year but we've only had her since April and she has become super duper clingy. Like, really clingy, like she cant even hang out on her playgym on the kitchen counter while one of us goes to the fridge. She ...
by jmlw7
Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Ear piercing screech!
Replies: 20
Views: 993

Re: Ear piercing screech!

Unfortunately no :( while it seems like the 9th dimension of hell right now, it will get better...I promise. Josie, pick one of Remy's play perches and put it in a quiet area. When she acts up like that step her up and place her on the perch and walk away. No eye contact at all. You may have to do ...
by jmlw7
Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Foraging toys - we need more and could use your help!
Replies: 44
Views: 3131

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

It's interesting how different their tastes are, his birdiness adores berries! Thanks for the warning on that toy, I was considering getting one. My total fail toy is the rings of fortune. Nila can't get his head around that one, even with lessons! Huge help, thank you. I was going to buy that from...
by jmlw7
Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Nila's advice for new birds
Replies: 33
Views: 917

Re: Nila's advice for new birds

Part 3 - Christmas every day Training this trick in your human can be aided by teaching them some of your language. To do this you need to use repetition. My pet humans soon learnt to understand my words for yum yum thank you, I am annoyed with you and I am all alone and bored and lonely how dare y...
by jmlw7
Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Let's talk about meat
Replies: 40
Views: 7167

Re: Let's talk about meat

I have read in numerous places that protein in meat and egg form, even fish, is nutritious in small amounts to parrots. Ive read something like the veggies, grains, legumes and fruit may not cover all of the protein they may want (although what about nuts?), so it is good to help them out every now ...
by jmlw7
Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Look what I Brought Home
Replies: 32
Views: 2343

Re: Look what I Brought Home

Skyes_crew wrote:As soon as you start to scratch him he turns to mush lol. He also tries to stick his head down my shirt and he'll let us cradle him like a baby. Maybe he is a cat. Hmmmmm

Thank you...I think he's pretty cute myself :wink:
:D :D This was adorable to read. :lol:
by jmlw7
Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Foraging toys - we need more and could use your help!
Replies: 44
Views: 3131

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

Jmlw, I have found it takes Nila way longer to get the treats of of the mazy munch if they are soft like berries. I watched him get a carrot chunk out in about 5 seconds yesterday. Have you found that at all? Unfortunately, Remy doesnt like berries enough to forage. Only if they are offered on her ...
by jmlw7
Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Ear piercing screech!
Replies: 20
Views: 993

Re: Ear piercing screech!

Is there anything else to be done besides ignoring the screech? I understand over time they will learn it gets them no where when ignored completely (back turned and everything) but the in the meantime stuff is getting migraine worthy from our female IRN, almost a year old. Ever since breeding seaso...
by jmlw7
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What's the most basic trick to teach?
Replies: 32
Views: 1321

Re: What's the most basic trick to teach?

Just an update on flight recall. It's been super successful with small peanuts. We've even tried calling her from around the corner of the hallway when we've been out of sight and she's flown to our hand on cue. Short distances, long distances, in sight or not, she now comes flying and lands on our ...
by jmlw7
Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Remy attacking while playing? Is this normal behavior?
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Remy attacking while playing? Is this normal behavior?

Nele growls at his toys and plays rough like that too. It is so funny! We have never worried about him expressing himself like that and he's never done it too us, so in my limited experience, it doesn't appear to be a problem. He doesn't seem to mind us laughing :D Thanks Claire - does Nele do the ...
by jmlw7
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Remy attacking while playing? Is this normal behavior?
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Remy attacking while playing? Is this normal behavior?

I'm going to piggy back on this thread... Fats has been making growling noises while he thrashes his shreader balls and throws them around his cage. He's pretty much acting like a dog. Is that normal? I can't successfully interact with him in this state, he just lunges if I interupt his violent pla...
by jmlw7
Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Remy attacking while playing? Is this normal behavior?
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Remy attacking while playing? Is this normal behavior?

Hi all, this is a very new thing with our 11 month old assumed female. She usually plays with my lip balm, throws it, gnaws on it.. whatever. Yesterday afternoon, she started this eye pin feather spread attack strike thing but still looks like she's playing with it. It startled us as we've never see...
by jmlw7
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New owner desperately seeking advice
Replies: 59
Views: 1866

Re: New owner desperately seeking advice

Another thing I've noticed is that he has pulled his cover in through the bars where he settles down for the night, I thought this may be a way to hide as he sometimes goes behind it when he doesn't want us to make eye contact with him, or maybe its purely a comfort thing when sleeping? Whatever th...
by jmlw7
Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Look what I Brought Home
Replies: 32
Views: 2343

Re: Look what I Brought Home

Mack is gorgeous. how is he adjusting to the rest of your flock?
by jmlw7
Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Nila's latest art project
Replies: 57
Views: 2637

Re: Nila's latest art project

this post is great!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for sharing! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: would be so great if you could record it? Id love to see a birdie painting in action :lol: as for the finished painting, i definitely see a parrot with pretty colored feathers :D
by jmlw7
Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Foraging toys - we need more and could use your help!
Replies: 44
Views: 3131

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

My newest bought toy is this one I'm very happy with it. It isn't something that will baffle a bird, Hane figured it out in less than an hour but for Hane it's not just about how long it takes him to get food, but also the effort/agility required. For instance, when I first got the Mazy Munch (his ...
by jmlw7
Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What's the most basic trick to teach?
Replies: 32
Views: 1321

Re: What's the most basic trick to teach?

Make your hand more appealing than anywhere else she's landing. Favorite treat. Peanut butter works good for this one because it takes them longer to eat it. When she lands on your hand praise her while she's eating and return her to her perch. She'll have the taste of peanut butter and want more. ...
by jmlw7
Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Female IRN behaviors - Need guidance (warning long post)
Replies: 11
Views: 471

Re: Female IRN behaviors - Need guidance (warning long post)

Let's look at it this way; her cage is her room. It's her castle. It's as nice as you can make it. It's not a bad place. And how about this? Isn't it better to ease her into being comfy in there by herself than to just drop her in it one day and walk away? Don't think of it as locking her up. See i...
by jmlw7
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Female IRN behaviors - Need guidance (warning long post)
Replies: 11
Views: 471

Re: Female IRN behaviors - Need guidance (warning long post)

Hi. You know I have the opposite bird from you, a mature male. And I'm just shooting in the dark, here, but my gut says ditch the mirror and gradually (I said gradually, as in can be measured in individual minutes) increase the amount of time the bird is in the cage while you are home. It is a diss...
by jmlw7
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Should we continue to pet our IRN during mating season?
Replies: 18
Views: 865

Re: Should we continue to pet our IRN during mating season?

Janey hasn't regurgitated to us. She has a male bird, so she can regurgitate to him. With foraging, start to introduce extra challenge e.g. by wrapping the food in paper. Regarding diet changes, my observation has been that these are long term strategies, not short term ones, so you need to keep it...
by jmlw7
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What's the most basic trick to teach?
Replies: 32
Views: 1321

Re: What's the most basic trick to teach?

I'm trying to teach Cyrano to say Hallo Mate :D :lol: you need to make a video of that once he learns!! Aww, what a clever little bird! She's so cute and fluffy looking. Remy is really seriously fluffy looking! I wasnt kidding when I wrote in the other thread I cant believe how much feathers she ha...
by jmlw7
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Do you think my IRN is plucking out his feathers?
Replies: 48
Views: 5276

Re: Do you think my IRN is plucking out his feathers?

Let's all have a big Congratulations for Rocky - he has started to look a bit patchy with his molt. Why is this good? It's a real molt! Last year he tossed out mostly bigger feathers, but I see from some of the clipped ones coming out now that it wasn't all of them. And last year, sure, there were ...
by jmlw7
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Parrot-related damage
Replies: 21
Views: 764

Re: Parrot-related damage

Skye your birdie room is amazing and I'd like to live there myself :lol:
by jmlw7
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Foraging toys - we need more and could use your help!
Replies: 44
Views: 3131

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

Hey, Product review for you. We bought Nele a Mazy munch https://www.worldforpets.com.au/products/16342 in the large bird size and it's keeping him amused quite well. I've been putting carrot chunks, broccoli stalks and even a piece of strawberry in it. The chunks don't roll well so he has to manip...
by jmlw7
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Remy finally using her bird bath!
Replies: 5
Views: 1139

Re: Remy finally using her bird bath!

any tips on how to get them to use their birdie bath on their own? she wont use it unless Im already misting her with the spray bottle
by jmlw7
Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Foraging toys - we need more and could use your help!
Replies: 44
Views: 3131

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

They are sooooo clever! Just to be clear, are you talking about toy number 6 in you initial post? Would you recommend it? Ellie. Yep, toy #6. I cant decide yet if I recommend it. I mean its effective for what it does and has lots of space for a variety of treats. She is super interested in it since...
by jmlw7
Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Female IRN behaviors - Need guidance (warning long post)
Replies: 11
Views: 471

Female IRN behaviors - Need guidance (warning long post)

Hi all, I figured I needed to start a new post about female behaviors because we cant tell what is hormonal and something we have to put up with until mating season is over - or what is actually in our control with a new young IRN. Any helpful suggestions would be very much appreciated. Thanks to El...
by jmlw7
Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN and iPhone
Replies: 17
Views: 667

Re: IRN and iPhone

I'm not sure about that. Nele has always liked the screen, maybe because we have let him watch lots of parrot videos on our phones? When we got him I was trying to beat a friends high score on fruit ninja, so he would 'help' me. He also likes chasing the cursor on the computer screen better then pu...
by jmlw7
Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Foraging toys - we need more and could use your help!
Replies: 44
Views: 3131

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

Hi everyone - just an update on the nut forager. We put this in Remy's cage yesterday for the first time.. added nutriberries, carrots and beads. When we got home it was totally empty. I refilled it overnight and this morning when I tried taking her out of the cage, she ignored me, gave me a silly l...
by jmlw7
Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What's the most basic trick to teach?
Replies: 32
Views: 1321

Re: What's the most basic trick to teach?

Skyes_crew wrote:Your voices all sound fine :D I especially love the Aussie and Kiwi accents :wink:
i agree with Skye! it would be so cute if a parrot talked in an accent too :mrgreen:
by jmlw7
Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How long, how looooooonng???!!?!
Replies: 9
Views: 641

Re: How long, how looooooonng???!!?!

I try to talk in a pitch that seems easy for him to mimic to help him along, although I sound like a retarded seal while doing so. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: this made my stomach hurt. I think so many of us feel the exact same way with our IRN voices! :lol: :mrgreen:
by jmlw7
Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Remy finally using her bird bath!
Replies: 5
Views: 1139

Remy finally using her bird bath!

Hi all, just wanted to post our 10 month old finally learning to use her bird bath. We've had bigger ones sitting in the bottom of her cage that she just drank out of. We bought the one shown in the video and although its a little small for her and she's mainly been drinking out of it, she finally l...
by jmlw7
Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What to do with Janey?
Replies: 89
Views: 7189

Re: What to do with Janey?

YIKES - I hope Janey learned from that. I really love my girl, but from our very new experience and the ongoing stories of females during mating season are really making us wish we had a boy :roll:
by jmlw7
Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Do you think my IRN is plucking out his feathers?
Replies: 48
Views: 5276

Re: Do you think my IRN is plucking out his feathers?

Remy looks awesome now, keep us posted please. I think all she has left are her wings and tail... I never knew birds have so many feathers! She has SO many feathers on her head - she really does look like a completely different bird. Skye - I'm so sorry to hear the molting is so slow going :( At le...
by jmlw7
Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Should we continue to pet our IRN during mating season?
Replies: 18
Views: 865

Re: Should we continue to pet our IRN during mating season?

Sorry I didn't reply sooner. My birds aren't monogamous with their sleeping perches and aren't scared of their cage, so I don't have that particular problem. The only other thing I can add to what Skye suggested was, did you put new things in th cage? If so, that could b what scared her. You can mo...
by jmlw7
Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What's the most basic trick to teach?
Replies: 32
Views: 1321

Re: What's the most basic trick to teach?

Hi all, just wanted to post a vid of Remy's first trick. Please dont mind the baby voices I've adapted when I talk to her! I really dont sound that high pitched! :lol: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nstg8A1Nz1w Im off to the video section to post her bird bath - first time she actually used the bath!
by jmlw7
Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN and iPhone
Replies: 17
Views: 667

Re: IRN and iPhone

Thanks for all the blessings to let Remy play with our phones :lol: I hope she grows bored of it soon because she will have weird cellular radiation disease one day or something she plays with it more than we do! I honestly think the appeal is because she sees us using them so much, she cant bear th...
by jmlw7
Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Do you think my IRN is plucking out his feathers?
Replies: 48
Views: 5276

Re: Do you think my IRN is plucking out his feathers?

Look at that pretty girl :D My poor boy is still molting. It's been a tough long road for him. But Remy looks great :) We went a couple of weeks bathing her every other day - to the point of completely draining the water bottle and she was sopping wet and wanting more. Then we would put her in fron...
by jmlw7
Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN and iPhone
Replies: 17
Views: 667

Re: IRN and iPhone

I keep a locking tote on the bottom shelf of our end table with all the phones, remotes and anything else electronic lol. It's like a beacon for chewing. Skye will sit on the tote and try to chew his way in :lol: P.S. you aren't annoying because you ask for advice and then you apply it without aski...
by jmlw7
Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Should we continue to pet our IRN during mating season?
Replies: 18
Views: 865

Re: Should we continue to pet our IRN during mating season?

It could be as simple as her sleeping perch was disturbed. I may change my cages up occasionally, but I never disturb their sleeping perch. It's the one constant that I allow them in the cage. It's possible that Remy will once again be comfortable with going back once she gets used to her sleep per...
by jmlw7
Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Should we continue to pet our IRN during mating season?
Replies: 18
Views: 865

Re: Should we continue to pet our IRN during mating season?

All, another concern came up over the past two weeks regarding the whole prevention on breeding. Over the past two months, Remy has been getting comfortable with us and started putting herself to bed at night. Wherever she may be in the house, she knows when she is tired and flies back to the cage ...
by jmlw7
Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN and iPhone
Replies: 17
Views: 667

Re: IRN and iPhone

Thanks to you both! I guess we are overly concerned parronts :oops: :D Glad we arent annoying as we still have tons of questions! Also, we both have a 4 and its good to know that Remy can "de-shell" our phones whenever she wants. Its pretty ridiculous actually, whoever posted something about parrots...
by jmlw7
Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN and iPhone
Replies: 17
Views: 667

IRN and iPhone

Hi all, there was an older post from a couple months back in the introduction section (http://www.indianringneck.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=17158&hilit=ipad), so I thought rather than hijacking that thread, I'd start a new one here from one of ellie's reponses. This was about someone's IRN gettin...
by jmlw7
Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Did your IRN bluff?
Replies: 12
Views: 2006

Re: Did your IRN bluff?

I'll add what we think so far even though we've only had Remy since April of this year 1) female (we think as we are assuming this on the female mating stance when we pet her) 2) yes - she bit us every time we tried getting her to step up for about 2-3 weeks after we first got her. but it could have...
by jmlw7
Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Should we continue to pet our IRN during mating season?
Replies: 18
Views: 865

Re: Should we continue to pet our IRN during mating season?

All, another concern came up over the past two weeks regarding the whole prevention on breeding. Over the past two months, Remy has been getting comfortable with us and started putting herself to bed at night. Wherever she may be in the house, she knows when she is tired and flies back to the cage a...
by jmlw7
Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: How long do you leave your IRN alone in its cage all day?
Replies: 25
Views: 5951

Re: How long do you leave your IRN alone in its cage all day

Ok.. thank you for the suggestions. We have officially decided to leave her in the cage all day when we are at work - at least during mating season. She crawled under the couch pillow last week into the corner by the cushion so we are going to make sure she isnt looking for nesting spots and wouldnt...
by jmlw7
Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Do you think my IRN is plucking out his feathers?
Replies: 48
Views: 5276

Re: Do you think my IRN is plucking out his feathers?

All, I just wanted to say thank you for all of the assurance with Remy's molting. It was a very long process and is now down to one long tail feather left, but the rest of the feathers look really great, bright and shiny. It's really a scary sight to see the molting with a new IRN, we have been so w...
by jmlw7
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What's the most basic trick to teach?
Replies: 32
Views: 1321

Re: What's the most basic trick to teach?

That's great! I can't wait to see some videos. The next important step is to cue the behaviour without showing her the treat beforehand. Remy now turns around on cue, but she definitely knows she gets a treat out of it, so she expects to be rewarded, which is fine right? I have a bit of an issue te...
by jmlw7
Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Cage size appropriate for Ringneck with splayed leg
Replies: 21
Views: 3195

Re: Cage size appropriate for Ringneck with splayed leg

I know folks want me to put up pictures, but I'm not really a techno kid, and I have perpetually lost my camera. Eventually I will. :oops: thats amazing. My fiance and I decided when its time to get a house, if Remy doesnt have a birdie room she can roam free all day/night long, we will get her the...
by jmlw7
Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Foraging toys - we need more and could use your help!
Replies: 44
Views: 3131

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

WOW! I am TOTALLY buying that snack tray. Its different from everything else she has. I'm just hoping she is as excited about this as the clear ones since she cant really "see" inside it. Maybe if I get the snack tray, and the zig zag maze, I already ordered the nut drop one, that would be a good ro...
by jmlw7
Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Cage size appropriate for Ringneck with splayed leg
Replies: 21
Views: 3195

Re: Cage size appropriate for Ringneck with splayed leg

Niff, This is the cage Rocky primarily uses now. I'm a huge fan of it and I promote it to everyone. I found it strikes a balance between what I want and what I can manage. It is very easy to maintain, and I love the extra touch of the nest box door high on the side. That is Rocky's personal door. H...
by jmlw7
Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Foraging toys - we need more and could use your help!
Replies: 44
Views: 3131

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

I'll practice with the videos! :mrgreen: Here's an old one when Remy first moved into her cage (its changed a lot since then). Eating, easy foraging off the skewer with a tour of her cage, "cribs" style :lol: If this works, I'll post more so let me know! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppgvJeELVhc&fe...
by jmlw7
Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Foraging toys - we need more and could use your help!
Replies: 44
Views: 3131

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

From my observations, there seem to be two main sorts of foraging toys that interest my guys. The ones that require brain power and the ones that require persistence. The problem with the brain power ones is that once they've figured it, they can do it quite quickly. I agree - I think most of the t...
by jmlw7
Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Foraging toys - we need more and could use your help!
Replies: 44
Views: 3131

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

Thank you all so much for the feedback! It is really helpful to know what others have used considering the costs really do add up after a while. We have the push and pull one. It's minutes of fun for Nele. We find if we put more than a few teats in the top they tend to spill into the open side when ...
by jmlw7
Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Foraging toys - we need more and could use your help!
Replies: 44
Views: 3131

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

Hi all, we have a few foraging toys for our 10 month old, Remy, but she has mastered ALL of them over the past two months or so. It's annoying (but great) that she spends less time getting out her nutriberries and baby carrots and other goodies than it takes for me to fill it. I also tried filling t...
by jmlw7
Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: How long do you leave your IRN alone in its cage all day?
Replies: 25
Views: 5951

Re: How long do you leave your IRN alone in its cage all day

Is there a way she could go to work with you a couple of days per week? You could also manipulate the lighting in the winter a bit. As the sun is going down at 4-5 have a sun lamp on a timer turn on. That's the only thing I can think of. :D She definitely cant go to work with either of us during th...
by jmlw7
Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What's the most basic trick to teach?
Replies: 32
Views: 1321

Re: What's the most basic trick to teach?

Heyo, It sounds like maybe Remy is too full to really want the treat. I haven't had to deal with lack of motivation for a while. Nele seems to be half piglet, though if he's really full he just spits the treats out and keeps doing tricks... Maybe try before breakfast? I don't know if you do this al...
by jmlw7
Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Should we continue to pet our IRN during mating season?
Replies: 18
Views: 865

Re: Should we continue to pet our IRN during mating season?

Hey, It sounds like doing great. I just want to add that it may be worth letting your fiancé and visitors be the sole source of all the best treats. This article has some other good tips http://www.rationalparrot.com/tease.html This was an EXCELLENT article, thank you so much. Both my fiance and I ...
by jmlw7
Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Should we continue to pet our IRN during mating season?
Replies: 18
Views: 865

Re: Should we continue to pet our IRN during mating season?

DNA is not that expensive. About $20 from avian biotech. Regardless of cost though, some people are just not lucky enough to have a DNA'd bird when they get him/her. The way you describe Remy's behavior leads me to believe its a she. Remy is a cute name for a girl too :D going on the assumption tha...
by jmlw7
Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: How long do you leave your IRN alone in its cage all day?
Replies: 25
Views: 5951

Re: How long do you leave your IRN alone in its cage all day

thanks for the feedback everyone, I definitely do understand that longer days do weird things to the hormonal/breeding urges, so we started closing the drapes at night and leave it closed until 9am on the weekends, and as late as we can wake on the weekdays. It seems to help a bit with sleeping, but...
by jmlw7
Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: How long do you leave your IRN alone in its cage all day?
Replies: 25
Views: 5951

How long do you leave your IRN alone in its cage all day?

We've had Remy for almost two months now, and although she (99.9% sure it's a she :lol:) is doing great, not a day goes by that we dont worry sick about her left home all alone while we are away working long hours. When she gets older, maybe we'll let her do as she pleases and keep her out of her ca...
by jmlw7
Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What's the most basic trick to teach?
Replies: 32
Views: 1321

Re: What's the most basic trick to teach?

I found that the large flat surface made him less nervous turning around, for Skye anyway. All birds are different :) I guess I went over his head though. I never thought about it. I guess for birds that won't let you go over their head, you could place them on a small platform and walk around them...
by jmlw7
Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Should we continue to pet our IRN during mating season?
Replies: 18
Views: 865

Re: Should we continue to pet our IRN during mating season?

He/She is not DNA tested? IRN's are one of the few parrot species however that are physically different between males and females however. I recommend going to wikipedia and reading about them - short article that does give information on the differences between the two. ? No Remy is not DNA tested...
by jmlw7
Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Should we continue to pet our IRN during mating season?
Replies: 18
Views: 865

Should we continue to pet our IRN during mating season?

Hi all... so this past week has been quite an accomplishment. We've had Remy for a little over a month now and just this past weekend, he has started bowing his head when we go to scratch his beak, and will roll his head back and allow us to gently pet and scratch his head and neck and back while he...
by jmlw7
Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Safety of toys - IRN almost choked last night :(
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Safety of toys - IRN almost choked last night :(

Thank you, I have learned everything I know from you and the members on this forum, so thank you! I can only hope to help others the same way over time :mrgreen:
by jmlw7
Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What's the most basic trick to teach?
Replies: 32
Views: 1321

Re: What's the most basic trick to teach?

Thank you for this. So over the weekend, I crushed up a peanut into teeny pieces and used it as a lure to teach Remy to turn around. The first three times worked with the lure, but then after that, he went up my arm to my shoulder and would do it the next couple of times then. He just wouldnt turn a...
by jmlw7
Fri May 31, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What's the most basic trick to teach?
Replies: 32
Views: 1321

What's the most basic trick to teach?

Hi all - Remy is 9 months old now and after a little over a month of living with us, he is doing really well and has started to mimic our whistles :) He is super chatty now - in his own birdie chirping language, and sometimes whistles the wolf whistles, the cab call whistles and the sparrow whistles...
by jmlw7
Fri May 31, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Safety of toys - IRN almost choked last night :(
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Safety of toys - IRN almost choked last night :(

That's certainly a sobering experience. I'm sure there is ample material for Rocky to hang himself in his cage at my house. It makes me think of fixing his foraging cup to not swing free. We'll see. -MissK If there is one foraging cup thats not too heavy, it might be fine with a shorter string. Jus...
by jmlw7
Fri May 31, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sleeping under newspaper
Replies: 20
Views: 913

Re: Sleeping under newspaper

I've seen many birds that would lay down to rest, probably wouldn't hurt. I have a used huddle hut for birds in the past but heard horror stories about birds getting hurt so now will put a scrap of terry cloth on a small wooden platform mounted in the cage. Is this true? Some birds like to lay down...
by jmlw7
Fri May 31, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Molting ?? How long does this take and what to expect after
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Re: Molting ?? How long does this take and what to expect af

Remy has been molting pretty much the entire month of May and is no where near done.. he is just now growing his chest and wing pin feathers.. the ones that have barely opened are in a bright neon green color. This is very slow going... he is 9 months old now and had tons of pin feathers on his head...
by jmlw7
Fri May 31, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?
Replies: 39
Views: 1314

Re: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?

You can probably cut out dinner. Think about birds in the wild. They do their foraging for food all day. An hour before dusk, most wild birds will be settling down and having their "social hour". They're not thinking about food at that point. My birds will pick off of my dinner, but not much of any...
by jmlw7
Fri May 24, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Do you think my IRN is plucking out his feathers?
Replies: 48
Views: 5276

Re: Do you think my IRN is plucking out his feathers?

He used to have the down exposed but its growing back now. If you look at the horizontal line of his chest feathers they look raised. That's because all the new ones underneath are pushing through. I wish I had thought to take pics of Skye when he was at his worst. I just felt bad for him. It was a...
by jmlw7
Fri May 24, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Safety of toys - IRN almost choked last night :(
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Safety of toys - IRN almost choked last night :(

Hi all, I've been posting about our 8.5 month old IRN, Remy, over the past few weeks as he has been with us for a month now. We've been really dedicating our time to making sure he is taken care of the right way with love, diet, time, cage size, toys, etc... and I realized the hard way that you can ...
by jmlw7
Fri May 24, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?
Replies: 39
Views: 1314

Re: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?

I think your bird is spoilt for choice and so picks and chooses his fav foods and turns his nose up at the rest. My vet is of the opinion that most pet parrots are overfed. He was horrified to learn that I was giving my guys an almond each a day for going back into their cage on cue. He said that a...
by jmlw7
Fri May 24, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Do you think my IRN is plucking out his feathers?
Replies: 48
Views: 5276

Re: Do you think my IRN is plucking out his feathers?

I just took these now Notice how patchy his head and chest are Awwwww so cute! I definitely see a similarity in the molting process, thanks for posting. The chest is very patchy - although your bird doesnt have any down exposed like Remy does. I noticed today Remy's head looks better and has tons o...
by jmlw7
Tue May 21, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?
Replies: 35
Views: 1213

Re: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?

Skye can you post pics whenever that gets done? We are looking to move into a house in the next year or two and its never too late to start planning!
by jmlw7
Tue May 21, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?
Replies: 39
Views: 1314

Re: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?

As for his eating...think of it like this. Everyone has days they don't feel like eating certain things. Everyone has days they feel like eating junk food for dinner. IRN's are the same way. Some days they love peppers, and others they don't touch the peppers. Maybe for Remy, try rotating his food....
by jmlw7
Tue May 21, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Do you think my IRN is plucking out his feathers?
Replies: 48
Views: 5276

Re: Do you think my IRN is plucking out his feathers?

What a cutie :D he looks completely normal to me. Molting can sometimes last quite a while. Especially their first big molt. Skye is just now starting to look a bit better. He's still losing though. He lost two tail feathers and a flight just yesterday. And the bottom of his cage looks like there w...
by jmlw7
Tue May 21, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?
Replies: 35
Views: 1213

Re: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?

You would need to have them attached together so he cannot slip out between. Ellie has someplace posted a pic of her bird actually hanging onto the split between two hanging bits of stuff. I don't think I would be laid back enough to just curtain my bird in outside, but I am a little nutty about pr...
by jmlw7
Tue May 21, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Do you think my IRN is plucking out his feathers?
Replies: 48
Views: 5276

Re: Do you think my IRN is plucking out his feathers?

MissK wrote:Don't worry. If it's keeping you up at night, go get a bad haircut with your bangs (aka fringe) cut too short and a big hunk out of the back. Then you will be on the same page!

-Missk
:lol: :lol: :mrgreen: you guys are the best :lol:
by jmlw7
Tue May 21, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN gets cold at night
Replies: 16
Views: 609

Re: IRN gets cold at night

We bought a birdy bunk for our first IRN, a blue male. He totally ignored it for the month and a half it was in his cage. When we got our new violet female, we put it in her cage - she LOVES it!! Sleeps in it almost every night - even over summer :shock: They are funny little creatures :lol: I'm gl...
by jmlw7
Tue May 21, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Do you think my IRN is plucking out his feathers?
Replies: 48
Views: 5276

Re: Do you think my IRN is plucking out his feathers? *photo

Your bird looks to be in a full molt. My baby Skye looks the same right now. It makes them very itchy and uncomfortable. He will get pin feathers all over so be careful not to pull on them. He looks to be in the losing down stage. Soon you will notice pin feathers around the face and head. It's all...
by jmlw7
Tue May 21, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?
Replies: 39
Views: 1314

Re: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?

Variety is always good and it sounds like Remy has great variety. One thing I've noticed with IRN's, is that they like routine habits. It took my baby 2 weeks to realize that breakfast is at 7 and everyone eats during that time. I was wasting a lot of food with him before that. Now when I place the...
by jmlw7
Tue May 21, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?
Replies: 35
Views: 1213

Re: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?

One more thought, a little out of the box - For screening your deck, how about second hand actual screen doors? You could literally hinge them together for a little screen room, and they would automatically be a good height. If you couldn't use a modular door size/shape floorplan, you could drape a...
by jmlw7
Tue May 21, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN gets cold at night
Replies: 16
Views: 609

Re: IRN gets cold at night

With the new bigger cage I would try to keep his cage unchanged for awhile until he gets more comfortable. The constant changes to moving around, and inner cage structure may be what is stressing him out. Let him settle for a week or two with nothing changed and fall into a routine with him. And li...
by jmlw7
Wed May 15, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?
Replies: 35
Views: 1213

Re: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?

Really comes down to 1) where's the sun and 2) what's on the other side of the window. Rocky loves the living room window, and I had his cage against it for the first month or so. It screwed with the human traffic pattern, though, so he had to move across the room. I know he would rather be by the ...
by jmlw7
Wed May 15, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Scaredy Cat
Replies: 39
Views: 909

Re: Scaredy Cat

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HQW3Q732SPg&feature=plcp Try this MissK This was a great video. What treats are you feeding? Yesterday we tried day 1 of training Remy to get us to pet him and touch his body while he isnt sleepy (when he is sleepy, we can pet him, ruffle his head and cheeks and scratch...
by jmlw7
Wed May 15, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: UPSIDE DOWN TRICK... new trick learned by Rich
Replies: 12
Views: 481

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

awww so cute! :) How long have you had Rich and how old is he? He looks like my Remy 8) Rich is 5 - 6 months old. (not very sure of age, since I only acquired her from a second owner too, who told me she was 3 - 4 months old). I have her since March 1, 2013. Thats amazing. We got Remy when he was 8...
by jmlw7
Wed May 15, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?
Replies: 39
Views: 1314

Re: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?

It depends what I have in the bowl, but normally an hour or two. My house has central A/C so the food could potentially stay for 3 hours, but I like to be safe. If I add crumbled hard boiled egg, then only an hour. Cooked mash for about an hour. Afternoons ill throw some cooked pasta, cooked brown ...
by jmlw7
Wed May 15, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?
Replies: 35
Views: 1213

Re: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?

I particularly like the attractive roof line. When your wallet recovers, consider some of these: http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.html?pgguid=30e08095-7b6a-11d5-a192-00b0d0204ae5&ccd=IFP003&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&mr:trackingCode=5E60C464-3C81-E211-BA78-001B21631C34&mr:referralID=NA&mr:a...
by jmlw7
Wed May 15, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN gets cold at night
Replies: 16
Views: 609

Re: IRN gets cold at night

I worry endlessly over this lol. You guys aren't the only ones. If they fluff up even once I'm making it warmer in the house. We keep it around 72-74 at night, but I still cover them all in a fleece blanket. They tend to perch near the top of the cage so I assume they snuggle up near the side. I've...
by jmlw7
Mon May 13, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?
Replies: 39
Views: 1314

Re: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?

My feeling on pellets is that if you're going to feed fresh then why feed the pellet. I provide fresh everyday with a small amount of seed daily (no sunflower) and use sunflower and small nuts for training. But...if there was ever a time I was really sick and couldn't get up to make breakfast for t...
by jmlw7
Mon May 13, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My new baby Hamlet *update*
Replies: 6
Views: 569

Re: My new baby Hamlet *update*

I am in love! What a gorgeous baby you have there and that blue is stunning! Can wait to see more pics! :mrgreen:
by jmlw7
Mon May 13, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN gets cold at night
Replies: 16
Views: 609

IRN gets cold at night

Hi all! So our 8.5 old IRN, Remy just got a huge new cage and we were wondering if IRN's generally like fleece snuggly things? Remy isnt very snuggly, but he does get cold at night. He shivers every time the air conditioner comes on (because he hears it, not because it blows on him), and we are star...
by jmlw7
Mon May 13, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: UPSIDE DOWN TRICK... new trick learned by Rich
Replies: 12
Views: 481

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

awww so cute! :) How long have you had Rich and how old is he? He looks like my Remy 8)
by jmlw7
Mon May 13, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?
Replies: 35
Views: 1213

Re: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?

Can't wait to see pics :D We already received and assembled the cage, can you believe it? :mrgreen: He LOVES his new cage set up!!! We had the top open all day yesterday and he enjoyed it, and then closed it flat when he was in his cage. Remy is one happy bird! He wasnt scared of the change at all,...
by jmlw7
Mon May 13, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Do you think my IRN is plucking out his feathers?
Replies: 48
Views: 5276

Re: Do you think my IRN is plucking out his feathers?

Hi all, just a quick update... we went to the avian vet on Saturday and Remy is perfectly healthy! He got a physical, a fecal test and his nails trimmed and there are no signs of feather plucking or anything to be concerned about. He is healthy, happy and is eating tons of fruit and veggies so he is...
by jmlw7
Fri May 10, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?
Replies: 39
Views: 1314

Re: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?

In my personal opinion, I think it would be a mistake to remove seeds entirely from the diet. I think the seed is vilified in some kind of dietary backlash, kind of like eggs for people. All seeds is bad, but no seeds is overkill. Please remember that pellets are simply an easy way to feed the vari...
by jmlw7
Fri May 10, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Do you think my IRN is plucking out his feathers?
Replies: 48
Views: 5276

Do you think my IRN is plucking out his feathers?

Hi all, I can finally post photos now, so I'm hoping you can help. Our 8 month old IRN, Remy, seems to be doing really well with us so far (we've had him for about 3 weeks now). He likes us and steps up and hangs with us on the couch.. preens us, plays all the time and eats/drinks well and chirps an...
by jmlw7
Fri May 10, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?
Replies: 39
Views: 1314

Re: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?

Put the TV on a timer. Not even an NBC executive wants to watch TV all day. -MissK You know what's funny.. the day I wrote the "left the tv on all day" update, he was SO cranky when we got home from work. We took Remy out and played with him on his playgym and walked around the house with him... wh...
by jmlw7
Thu May 09, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?
Replies: 35
Views: 1213

Re: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?

I see your point. I guess the pic didn't do the size justice. My cage is the same size as the one you picked out but with the closed play top. My IRN actually does use the bottom of his cage for foot toys and foraging balls. I think you're good to go with that size. I apologize for not reading the ...
by jmlw7
Thu May 09, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?
Replies: 35
Views: 1213

Re: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?

That cage is fine...but for that money you can find a bigger one. Try http://www.bird-supplies.net/ae-cages.htm Or http://www.cagesunder500dollars.com/c-14-bird-cages-under-300.aspx Or http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=2975226011 Let me know what you find :) The King's Cage is actually the bigge...
by jmlw7
Thu May 09, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?
Replies: 35
Views: 1213

Re: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?

The pressure of the harness does fall on the back. But I've only ever seen flighted birds use a harness. I have some concerns for a clipped bird using a harness. First and foremost is that the bird can't escape on its own and would be pulled on. I think in this instance you have a better idea of us...
by jmlw7
Thu May 09, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?
Replies: 35
Views: 1213

Re: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?

Thanks again all - I think I'm crazy - I am terrified of the harness and what it would be like on his little belly if I were to pull it too hard or something! I would really much rather buy yards and yards of mosquito netting or something and drape it all over my deck! Which actually might be ok... ...
by jmlw7
Wed May 08, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?
Replies: 35
Views: 1213

Can my IRN be outside on my deck?

I have another question and so sorry if this sounds completely silly, but we live in an apartment/condo type complex and are on the 3rd floor. We have Remy, our 8 month old IRN, situated in the living room in the happy corner by the deck door. He gets to enjoy the window when he is out of his cage a...
by jmlw7
Wed May 08, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sleeping on cage walls?
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: Sleeping on cage walls?

Just wanted to say thanks again for the help on this thread. He now has a set "spot" on his rope perch that he falls asleep on now. So no more worries with the cage walls :) I also put toys on the cage wall areas he used to sleep on so that may have something to do with it. I will keep the manzanita...
by jmlw7
Wed May 08, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?
Replies: 39
Views: 1314

Re: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?

Thanks, today I left his cooked frozen veggies - mostly broccoli, green beans, carrots, chickpeas and red beans in his bowl when I left for work. He didnt seem interested as he was obviously looking for his corn. But I felt like he should eat something different today rather than grains. Is this oka...
by jmlw7
Wed May 08, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Going away for the weekend, what about IRN?
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Going away for the weekend, what about IRN?

Hi all, thanks for all of the input. The last time we went away, we only left Saturday morning and returned Sunday night. Remy was fine, cage was clean aside from the honey stick seeds all over the floor he destroyed and the toys were used. He has been quite the clean water drinker thus far. If we a...
by jmlw7
Tue May 07, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Going away for the weekend, what about IRN?
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Going away for the weekend, what about IRN?

Hi all, I figured I would start a new post in case anyone else was wondering this... but what do you do with your IRN if you have to go away over the weekend? Perhaps Friday night to Sunday night? Do you take them with you or leave them at home? My 8 month old ringneck, Remy, came to live with us as...
by jmlw7
Tue May 07, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?
Replies: 39
Views: 1314

Re: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?

Mostly my birds forage for their fruit and veges. They're usually raw but are occasionally cooked. I wrap them in newsprint/cupcake paper and put them in a baffle cage or I put them on a skewer for bird vegetables. Ellie. What a great idea. The more I read I think I really should buy a baffle box. ...
by jmlw7
Mon May 06, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?
Replies: 39
Views: 1314

Re: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?

Thanks so much Skye, MissK and Ellie! I've been reading a ton and you three are always so helpful, so thank you. Skye - I think I'm at a loss for long lasting dark greens aside from spinach and romaine. I ordered a beaded millet spray holder recently that I think I will wrap a big romaine lettuce le...
by jmlw7
Mon May 06, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?
Replies: 39
Views: 1314

Is my IRN's diet ok so far?

Hi all - We've had our 8 month old ringneck for 2 weeks now and he is doing really well. He is well behaved and comfortable in his cage and out of it, steps up and hangs out on our fingers and hands and shoulders calmly and happily and plays and eats a lot! The first couple of days, he ate his seeds...
by jmlw7
Mon May 06, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sleeping on cage walls?
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: Sleeping on cage walls?

Variety is the spice of life. Conventional wisdom says birds need a variety of perch sizes to exercise the feet. I think the "proper" perch size is one that lets the feet go 75% around the perch, but double check me on that. Just as I would not want to wear the same pair of high heels day in and da...
by jmlw7
Wed May 01, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sleeping on cage walls?
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Sleeping on cage walls?

Two nights ago, we replaced Remy's (our 8 month old new Ringneck of 11 days) generic wooden dowel perch with a natural wood perch (manzanita I think) that connects/bolts from one side of the cage to the other - the perch is bigger in diameter (over 1") than his smaller wooden dowel (1/2") and he use...
by jmlw7
Wed May 01, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 1
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Hi!

Hi all! I'm new to this forum.. I recently posted in a couple of other parrot/bird forums, until I discovered this awesome site! Remy is our 8 month old Indian Ringneck, who we just got exactly 11 days ago. He was super bitey the first couple of days, but we've been interacting with him quite a bit ...