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by kanundra
Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:25 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My IRN likes to bite me
Replies: 30
Views: 1375

Re: My IRN likes to bite me

I've had a couple of face nips. He mostly likes to get my ear if I'm not paying attention. :)

Silly aren't they, keep doing what you're doing. He'll come around. I didn't think my Bobby would, but he has. :)
by kanundra
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Barking
Replies: 6
Views: 3074

Re: Barking

HAHA Bobby meows like our cat. They're such funny things aren't they?

:)
by kanundra
Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: chattering noises while resting
Replies: 16
Views: 1621

Re: chattering noises while resting

My Bobby never shuts up. He'll be falling asleep, making all kinds of noise, bobbing his head, eyes pinning. He's so funny. I've recently videoed him, to put on vimeo
https://vimeo.com/home/myvideos/page:1/ ... rmat:video


https://vimeo.com/83673861

:) he's funny….
by kanundra
Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: URGENT! new to indian ringnecks and bad experience
Replies: 25
Views: 1207

Re: URGENT! new to indian ringnecks and bad experience

Oh hun, I am so sorry too, but if a bird dies so quick then yes I would think it was already sick. What did the shop say, did you get a post morton done? Really needed, in case you want to get another bird…

:( so sad, you really did want to love him. :(
by kanundra
Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: so my birdie is bleeding
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: so my birdie is bleeding

Aww, a lot of people are against pulling the feathers, but I had to take my Bobby in to see the Vet in June and he had two removed from his left wing, he'd already broken off one, then bent two more. In the end he had no flight feathers so was a complete lopsided bird. They do grow back quite quick ...
by kanundra
Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:06 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: weight
Replies: 2
Views: 397

weight

Hello everyone. I've tried the search function and discovered some differences in things so I'd just really like to get a sense of weight from you all. I've had Bobby 6mths now, Male, blue ringneck, just getting his ring in. When we first got him and took him to the vets because he bent his blood fe...
by kanundra
Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Bobby IS a male :) and is doing so well
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Bobby IS a male :) and is doing so well

My lil ringneck is getting his ring :) In amongst the heavy moult he's been having. Such a scruff. I thought I was going to have a bald bird. He has started showing a black ring around his neck. This week it was just a couple of feathers on either side of his neck, but it's spreading the more the pi...
by kanundra
Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New Janey and Charlie videos
Replies: 24
Views: 626

Re: New Janey and Charlie videos

Very impressed with your birds. They are beautiful and very clever. :) I've just started training Bobby to fetch his balls and drop them to me, but he seems to more like going for my fingers sometimes too... oops. He's lost so many feathers, looking very scruffy. He's also growling and regurgitating...
by kanundra
Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New owner desperately seeking advice
Replies: 59
Views: 1886

Re: New owner desperately seeking advice

Aww, reading this is inspiring. My Bobby is getting so cheaky at the moment. From flying to my hand while I'm picking up stuff he wants from his cage but dropped to jumping across while we're having dinner! and robbing off my plate! So funny but don't want him to do it all the time. :) bobby has bee...
by kanundra
Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Big moult!
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Big moult!

As we've headed into our summer, 20 plus degrees. Bobby's started to drop feathers again. When we got him he lost around 6 but this week alone he's dropped over 30, some medium ones and some larger ones. But mostly the little ones, and the diddy ones with fluffy bits attached. This is without the to...
by kanundra
Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Mia again...
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Mia again...

Ahh now I can see why it's so easy to get them squawking all the time. Although we try and ignore it sometimes it's impossible. Will try and leave the room and see what that does. Yes, I know not a good idea to sneak in for a feel. But I've never touched him in 8 weeks. He's not that kinda bird yet....
by kanundra
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Mia again...
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Mia again...

I'm really not sure what to say, but Bobby squaks a lot too, in the morning for a few hours and sometimes in the evening. I never hear it as I'm in work, but the other half is at home. This weekend we've been able to hear him a lot more. He gurgles a lot too and dances trying to mate with everything...
by kanundra
Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Do you think my IRN is plucking out his feathers?
Replies: 48
Views: 5298

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

Bobby's lost 8 feathers this week alone, without all the little ones. This bit of moulting has him really cranky too, he actually grabbed my nose while I was talking to him the other day. I too think his chest feathers look a little ratty. But the bigger feathers he broke and had pulled have pins wa...
by kanundra
Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: He won't quit.... lol
Replies: 1
Views: 327

He won't quit.... lol

My baby, just won't quit with the chunnering while he's all puffed up and asleep, head tucked in his back. lol.... it drives my husband wild. He's had such a fun day with a new tree perch. He's been hopping on and off it and regurgitating food all over it. So funny. I've got a few videos of him. Wil...
by kanundra
Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Bleeding!
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Bleeding!

Having chatted to our CAG's vet today it seems that sometimes they do just knock them and with the blood feathers acting like a straw even if it's well clotted it will always lose some blood with a knock or flight. I've seen some blood on him tonight, trying not to freak out, but he's going in asap ...
by kanundra
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Bleeding!
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Bleeding!

So yeah, Bobby's doing great with the training, but this last blood feather every few days or so, drops a bit of blood. It doesn't help that he chews on the end.... everyone else I've spoken too says to leave him he'll deal with it on his own, and that another vet trip might be too much as he will h...
by kanundra
Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: bent another blood feather :(
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: bent another blood feather :(

I can't post pictures. Don't know why, says board quota is full. The feather has gone now. He's eating well, seems okay apart from he's now not scared of me and when I try and get him back in his cage he's taken to trying to nip me. Someone has advised me to move his top perch down a little if he li...
by kanundra
Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: bent another blood feather :(
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: bent another blood feather :(

Thanks for the reply. He has three hanging toys in it. But he'll flutter anywhere inside the cage and caught one on his toy as he was playing. It's a pretty big. Used to have a cockatoo in it and is four times the size as the one his previous owner had him in. I just think it's been some bad luck. A...
by kanundra
Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:17 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: bent another blood feather :(
Replies: 3
Views: 398

bent another blood feather :(

Bobby's managed to bend another feather this morning trying to take a piece of fruit up to his perch he dropped it, got a right stop on and attacked his toy, bent the feather. But he's subsequently managed to chew it off within an hour. There is no bleeding, but again we're in the same boat. There m...
by kanundra
Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: vet visit :)
Replies: 11
Views: 417

Re: vet visit :)

Judging from my time caring for my former conure, it is expected the bird to sleep 12-15hrs in a day. Puffed up and with one foot up is actually one of the most normal positions for a parrot to sleep in - of any species. As for whether the conditions are normal... I know if I went to the doctor and...
by kanundra
Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: vet visit :)
Replies: 11
Views: 417

Re: vet visit :)

He has gone to bed early and is puffed up asleep on one foot. Would this be normal for a pretty stressful day?
by kanundra
Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: vet visit :)
Replies: 11
Views: 417

Re: vet visit :)

Thank you. He's been out eating and throwing food around as usual.

I'll keep you posted on how he is tomorrow. For now he's preening on his top perch. :)
by kanundra
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: vet visit :)
Replies: 11
Views: 417

Re: vet visit :)

Thanks, just got back... The vet said he looks in good health. He's moulting which is why I've found the feathers. He has been clipped. All the way through all feathers. So when they grow back they're a little weird for him. And the bent feather along with the one next to it, started bleeding as soo...
by kanundra
Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: vet visit :)
Replies: 11
Views: 417

vet visit :)

So, Bobby is in his smaller cage, awaiting to go to the vets. Hubby got him in there with some treats and trickery. (he will never fall for it again)

I'm a little nervous, I did want hubby to come with me but he's working. Oh well.

Wish us luck, and I'll post what the Vet thinks in a little while.
by kanundra
Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: baths
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: baths

What an absolutely cracking video. :) Thanks for sharing. I should upload some of Bobby, I've only got my koi videos up on my channel yet.
by kanundra
Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: feeding... and a junkie for sunflowers!
Replies: 2
Views: 367

feeding... and a junkie for sunflowers!

Okay, so we've had Bobby 5 weeks on wed. He was on a shop bought parrot mix which we copied when he first arrived. I learned in the first week that he wasn't allowed too many sunflower seeds so I removed most of these from the mix. I was giving grapes and then started with other fruits and veggies a...
by kanundra
Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: baths
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: baths

Wonderful stories, thanks for sharing. I don't think Bobby likes the spray too much although he does try and nip at the water when I'm doing it. Other than that he loves his bowl.
:)
by kanundra
Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Buzzing!
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Buzzing!

After my failed attempt at getting Bobby to step up onto my arm (uncovered) he's been in a playful mood this afternoon, so I rolled him a treat in some paper, and went towards him with it. He instantly knows something is nice inside.... and he wanted it. So I placed my arm under him a little too far...
by kanundra
Fri May 31, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: What to Feed Your Parrot (recipes, toxicities, links too!)
Replies: 184
Views: 639040

Re: What to Feed your Parrot (recipes, toxicities, links too

I'm having the most fun making different salads and stuff and seeing which veggies he picks out first. Green beans and Spinach leaves.... loves
by kanundra
Thu May 30, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: is a little aggression ok?
Replies: 22
Views: 784

Re: is a little aggression ok?

Hi Fidget_Green, I'm not sure if this link will work or not, but this is a vid of my male IRN having one of his aggressive moments - there is no one particular thing he does this with - one day it could be his mirror, the next his wooden-hangy-chew-thing, the next it might just be one of the branch...
by kanundra
Mon May 27, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Bobby feathers...
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Bobby feathers...

Thanks :) I'll see how we get on in the next few days. He's been better this afternoon, although he spent near an hour in his bath....

Wil keep you posted.
by kanundra
Mon May 27, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Bobby feathers...
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Bobby feathers...

Hi there so seeing as I didn't want to totally hijack the other thread. I'm posting the pics of his feathers here. He lost another this morning, when across the room to see me. What alarmed me about this one is that it really has been hacked.... The first feather is one he bent in the cage and knawe...
by kanundra
Sun May 26, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Do you think my IRN is plucking out his feathers?
Replies: 48
Views: 5298

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

I haven't got any pictures but I can put some up tomorrow. We've disturbed his routine a little today as hubby's put up a wire mesh fencing across the door so we can have the sliding doors open. It's been real warm here and too hot in the living room with the doors shut and Bobby out the cage. He's ...
by kanundra
Sun May 26, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Do you think my IRN is plucking out his feathers?
Replies: 48
Views: 5298

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

I've found this thread really helpful. I'm not totally sure of Bobby's exact age but the weather in the UK hit over 15d this last couple of days. Bobby's started itching a little more and I found two feathers I have to admit they don't look in as good a shape as your feathers above. One is only half...
by kanundra
Fri May 24, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: More Progress.
Replies: 1
Views: 153

More Progress.

I'm only on a few parrot forums. And seeing as I like to be active. I thought I'd post about our progress with our IRN Bobby today. We took him in as a friend wanted to re-home him. And we've had him just over 4 weeks now. He was pretty scared at first, but I took to talking to him and sitting by hi...
by kanundra
Tue May 21, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: What to Feed Your Parrot (recipes, toxicities, links too!)
Replies: 184
Views: 639040

Re: What to Feed your Parrot (recipes, toxicities, links too

First time I gave Bobby some warm mash and veggies today. Carrot and parsnip were cooked with a sweet potato and then mashed with nothing else but a bit of it's own warm water. Bobby loved it. And he came back for more. However, after he's eaten some. He kinda looked like he was going to be sick? Li...
by kanundra
Mon May 20, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: He did it! :)
Replies: 2
Views: 187

He did it! :)

Bobby just took food from my open hand. Inside his cage, first he was so nervous... up down, up down, but he did it. The second time, he was still a bit scared, he tested my finger, which scared him as it wasn't the carrot, lol. Then he came back after a mo for the carrot. I am so happy... he's awes...
by kanundra
Sat May 18, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Does anyone else have a sleep-talking ringneck?
Replies: 39
Views: 2553

Re: Does anyone else have a sleep-talking ringneck?

Mine did, and I had to look up why and what, your video is so cute. :) That's what bobby was doing 'head tucked in' and making funny noises. Haven't seen him do it since. But he's started to get more vocal.

D
by kanundra
Sat May 18, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: wave
Replies: 18
Views: 413

Re: wave

So hope he's better soon.

Played the song mentioned above. And my bobby went crackers. lol.

Just getting him used to some clicker training, he's started to come down for a piece of carrot (his fav) :) We've only had him three weeks though. He's about 14 mths.
by kanundra
Sat May 11, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Trying to talk :)
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Trying to talk :)

Bobbly is now trying to mimic and talk. I am so chuffed. He's been on my head cleaning and 'nipping' my ear. Can't wait for him to be more friendly so I can touch him. He's awesome.

:)
by kanundra
Fri May 10, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Do you think my IRN is plucking out his feathers?
Replies: 48
Views: 5298

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

Your pics are great. We have only had Bobby just over two weeks. And he also itches a lot. We're waiting to get him to an avian vet soon. He doesn't 'step up' though think the last owners just used to let him out the cage and do what he wants, so I have to start training with a skittish bird. He's c...
by kanundra
Mon May 06, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Taming my ringneck.
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Taming my ringneck.

It's great to read some of these as I'm only new to trying to tame mine. I never thought to withhold his food as he's always eating. I'm trying to cook some pulses for him, (first attempt burnt oops) so with fresh food at hand, I'll keep trying. Mine loves grapes he'll come from anywhere for a grape...
by kanundra
Mon May 06, 2013 2:04 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: baths
Replies: 6
Views: 442

baths

My Bobby is now in his new cage. It's essentially a corner African Parrot cage, and he kinda looks swamped in it. However, for the most part he's out of it from 3pm and it can be filled with things for him to play in. All the bowls are bigger too and this is the first time I've ever seen him take a ...
by kanundra
Sat May 04, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Bobby
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Bobby

Here is my lil Bobby, we've only had him just over a week. And he's now on my head... lol....

Think I tired him out though, he went real quiet after he eventually got off me. :)

It says I can't upload :( board attachment has been reached? what's that?
by kanundra
Fri May 03, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A little handling advice
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Re: A little handling advice

Aww, I don't know... mine is 18mths old and very scared. He won't even take food out my hand yet. :( Hope to learn more as we get to know our new pets. At present he's sat looking at me, as soon as I leave the room now he screeches though, so he must miss me. lol
by kanundra
Wed May 01, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: sirius-malfoy ... update
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: sirius-malfoy ... update

What are the pellets? A more rounded food. I like that idea, as at the moment what my IRN was on, is now all over the bottom of the cage as anything he doesn't like he spits out. What a waste.... he likes apples and grapes though :)
by kanundra
Wed May 01, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: ok daft question... talking???
Replies: 7
Views: 390

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

I've only had my IRN a week today, and he makes a chunnering noise. Like he's rubbing his beak together alongside some extra pops. Weird. But I also don't know if it's weird or not.
by kanundra
Wed May 01, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hi there
Replies: 1
Views: 198

hi there

Hi everyone. :) Really new to owning a bird. We got a 18mth old Blue IRN last week. He's pretty scared at the moment. But I'm trying to get him used to me he sits looking at me most of the time. Chunnering away to himself with the odd screech if I leave the room. :) Any tips really welcomed. Thanks ...