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by Hakaishin
Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Chi and Rascal
Replies: 26
Views: 1407

Re: Chi and Rascal

Interesting - I'm certainly no expert and only had an IRN for a few days, but he's 17 weeks and already vastly larger than Kota (green cheek) was at 1.5yrs. Videos and pictures I've seen of fully matured IRNs reaching between 16-17" make up twice the mass of my former conure. Maybe it's just my warp...
by Hakaishin
Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My irn keeps screaming ?
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: My irn keeps screaming ?

I'm by FAR no expert, though a 6 week old baby is going to be vocal I believe. A baby will call to its flock and parents, just as a human baby will cry when it wants something - or even for no other reason at all than to demand affection and attention. This is what children do - of all species. Sinc...
by Hakaishin
Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Chi and Rascal
Replies: 26
Views: 1407

Re: Chi and Rascal

Even the most stone-cold IRN can't resist a Conure's cuteness-overload. :) Makes me curious what it'll be like when Chi gets older. Chi will be the size of 2 Rascals at full maturity. His beak will be the size of Rascal's head. Would be interesting if it continued to adulthood - Chi could be Rascal'...
by Hakaishin
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Yet another biting question
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: Yet another biting question

The safety of the other bird comes to mind. Separating them (at least temporarily) may be the right choice - at least to grant time to address the problem.
by Hakaishin
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Kota
Replies: 12
Views: 1578

Re: Kota

Our Indian Ringneck arrived last night. Silver Cinnamon Lacewing - he has a platinum white head and his wings/belly are more of a metalic silver color - he's a pretty baby at 17 weeks. I knew Ringnecks were larger than Conures, but wow... he's big, and he's just a baby. lol His feet are HUGE! lol Th...
by Hakaishin
Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Lacey
Replies: 11
Views: 1333

Re: Lacey

My new IRN arrives this coming Wednesday... previous bird was a Conure, and looking between the two, sometimes amazes me the raw size difference - and to think people call IRN's small? She's huge! lol I've to say, I love the flight picture. Rather interesting to see - I've always thought when a bird...
by Hakaishin
Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 2 month old parent raised, avery Ringneck taming issues
Replies: 16
Views: 792

Re: 2 month old parent raised, avery Ringneck taming issues

Another option may be to get a mirror for him. Mirrors initially are usually counter-productive if your goal is to get him to talk (he would feel less-inclined to mimic you as opposed to that handsome bird looking back at him), but that shouldn't even be a primary concern - and can be removed later ...
by Hakaishin
Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 2 month old parent raised, avery Ringneck taming issues
Replies: 16
Views: 792

Re: 2 month old parent raised, avery Ringneck taming issues

Given the cage location, it may be difficult for the bird to feel safe. Idealy with it in a corner, he has 2 less angles of approach he has to worry about. This goes a long way in calming him. In that environment, he's able to focus more on his family than worry about his survival. He would be less ...
by Hakaishin
Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Should we continue to pet our IRN during mating season?
Replies: 18
Views: 757

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

DNA tests can come much sooner than 9 months (my new IRN was born 2/20/13 and has already been tested). It is expensive however. Many established breeders include this cost into the purchase price of the bird. Remy though may actually consider YOU to be their mate. Is it a bad thing? Naw... it's to ...
by Hakaishin
Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Should we continue to pet our IRN during mating season?
Replies: 18
Views: 757

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.
by Hakaishin
Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 2 month old parent raised, avery Ringneck taming issues
Replies: 16
Views: 792

Re: 2 month old parent raised, avery Ringneck taming issues

Strictly on the note of the cage's location - and at risk of sounding rude... I would MAKE room to reposition the cage. If that meant throwing a table out to the curb, I would. My bird's safety/security/happiness is more important. This can be accomplished a number of ways. The first (and most obvio...
by Hakaishin
Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Kota
Replies: 12
Views: 1578

Re: Kota

Not often I encounter logic in a debate, I've to admit... Most attempt to explain to me that because a book (written by a mortal man, no less) says there is a deity, there must be... You're the first person I've encountered who gave the most honest answer that can be expected, "I don't know - but if...
by Hakaishin
Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: vet visit :)
Replies: 11
Views: 334

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 Hakaishin
Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Kota
Replies: 12
Views: 1578

Re: Kota

Seems I've to wait a few extra days for our new feathered family member... bad weather looming over Florida, have to wait a few days for it to pass and he can safely be flown here to Texas. Can't say I blame the decision... I'd rather have a safe, albeit late, bird than a rushed and potentially hurt...
by Hakaishin
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: vet visit :)
Replies: 11
Views: 334

Re: vet visit :)

He'd probably be happy with some fruit and a mist bath :) If there's nothing else I can say about birds, while they seem fragile, they are in fact very resilient for their size. As mentioned, he'll be back to annoying you in no time. :)
by Hakaishin
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Do ringnecks like music ?
Replies: 6
Views: 935

Re: Do ringnecks like music ?

Equate the intellect of the bird to a small child - and answer the question with that in mind. Would a toddler like music? Music is not a "sentient" enjoyment. There is actually an area of the brain - of all mammals - that registers sound, and with it, whether it is pleasant or not. We as humans rea...
by Hakaishin
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Taming troubles please help
Replies: 20
Views: 891

Re: Taming troubles please help

Why rush things? The baby is 2 years old. You've to remember, this species of bird can very well live beyond 30 years, and with the utmost care, 40-50. If we were to equate that to a human, capable of living to 100 with the utmost care with the average lifespan of 60-80, that would put that bird at ...
by Hakaishin
Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: vet visit :)
Replies: 11
Views: 334

Re: vet visit :)

Best of luck ma'am, but I doubt there is anything to fear. Your feathered trouble maker will be back to annoying the piss out of you in no time. :)
by Hakaishin
Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: That place on your back where you cannot reach...
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: That place on your back where you cannot reach...

Not an IRN, but my conure prior to her death actually intently climbed down my shoulder to play with my ponytail (grew my hair out after the military). She liked to climb under it and use it as a blanket. This didn't bother me, but generally all I needed to get her to step up to my shoulder or my ha...
by Hakaishin
Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Kota
Replies: 12
Views: 1578

Re: Kota

It's possible for a bird to be listed as a service animal...? I had believed that role was specific to canines... I suppose I can look into that. Thank you, ma'am. My urge to name our new bird Kota derives entirely from my own inability and weakness to cope with the notion that Kota is indeed gone. ...
by Hakaishin
Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Kota
Replies: 12
Views: 1578

Kota

Ironic that this would be my first post here... ...A local, inexperienced Green Cheek Conure breeder would be where my family would find our first pet. My wife had a bird as a small child, but not I. Hell... I've never been an animal person at all. I've always considered them unnecessary wastes of t...