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by JoeysMom
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Joey's Behavior
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Joey's Behavior

Apparently yes! My hair is pretty short, but Joey still manages to swing from it and play jungle bird. :lol:
by JoeysMom
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Joey's Behavior
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Joey's Behavior

So, things have been going well for Joey. Except, for the fact she absolutely refuses to grow a tail :roll:. But lately she has been performing some weird behaviors (or I should say NEW). First off, she loves to perch on my head. She comes down with no problem and she is never aggressive when on my ...
by JoeysMom
Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 13458

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

Oh wow! That is amazing :o . I have never heard of a budgie lying down to sleep. I am glad to hear that they are trying to eat. Hopefully all will work out well.
by JoeysMom
Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: The metal clip / ring things on toys
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: The metal clip / ring things on toys

I don't want to scare you either, but I had my Quaker poke one of these through the fleshy part under his beak and in his mouth. We had to run to the vet in the middle of the night because Sam was bleeding and could have sustained some serious damage :cry: . I really only use the big ones now, and I...
by JoeysMom
Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Hates it when i touch its.... :/
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Hates it when i touch its.... :/

Joey only really likes to be petted during snuggle time. If it is not snuggle time, petting is not permitted. Joey will growl at you if you do not obey the rules. I don't push it, it is up to her whether she wants to be petted or not. Some birds just don't like it.
by JoeysMom
Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 13458

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

Such cuties, MissK! I want to squish their little cheeks! Gently of course! :D
by JoeysMom
Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 13458

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

What a beautiful budgie! :D
by JoeysMom
Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ring?
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Ring?

InTheAir wrote:She's very pretty too!
Thank you! :D
by JoeysMom
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ring?
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Ring?

This is a recent picture of Joey. She is currently going through a molt and I have noticed a slight ring appearing. Is this a female ring? Joey was DNA sexed female, but I am still kinda wondering... Joey is about seven months old. Also, Joey has grey eyes, but the "whites" are red or pink looking, ...
by JoeysMom
Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 13458

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

Skyes_crew wrote:Welcome home!!!! Can we PLEASE have some pics of your two new little ones. Email them to me and ill post them if its easier. I really want to see them. :D
I second this!

Congrats on the new budgie! She/he sounds adorable! :D
by JoeysMom
Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 13458

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

Just as a reference here is a picture of Freddy. He has the purple/pink color/blue of the male albino cere (they are a little bit different, they don't normally turn blue like normal males). You can also see his florescent coloring around his tummy, legs, and tail in the picture. http://i1146.photob...
by JoeysMom
Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 13458

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

It sounds to me like you have a little boy! Fred has purple/pink/blue cere. Sorry my warning scared you :wink: . I'm sure Fred's age could have something to do with that too, he about 7 1/2 years old. Albinos can have a little bit of coloring. Sometimes you may notice a slight shadowing on the wings...
by JoeysMom
Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Baby IRN behaviors
Replies: 7
Views: 1257

Re: Baby IRN behaviors

Joey is seven months old and still makes this sound. It is an adorable noise. Although, I think she just makes this sound as part of her normal speech now, not using as a baby would. Still very cute! :D
by JoeysMom
Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 13458

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

I need to see a picture of this new budgie, MissK!!! I love albino budgies. My budgie, Fredrik is an albino. He is my sweet little boy. It has been a little bit since I have been on here, but I read through the posts. Just so you know, albinos can tend to be a little, ummm... slow. For instance, Fre...
by JoeysMom
Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Dark Red Droppings :(
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Re: Dark Red Droppings :(

When ever my birds eat red pellets and this color seems to be a favorite, they have a brick-red poop. It is normal. When Sam went through his purple pellet phase, he had purplish poop :lol: . In case you were worried about blood, the feces would be black in color, if internal bleeding was present.
by JoeysMom
Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Music?
Replies: 26
Views: 1931

Re: Music?

Normally the birds are in travel cages in the backseat when we take trips. One time I took Sammy to pick my bf up from work. On the ride home I let him sit on my shoulder. I think I was deaf by the time I got home, he was screaming "weeeee!" with joy the whole way. :lol:
by JoeysMom
Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Music?
Replies: 26
Views: 1931

Re: Music?

Not music related at all, but it relates to our rev-head ringnecks. How do they like riding in the car? Sam loves it, Joey is starting to enjoy it. She stares at the window and squawks. :lol:
by JoeysMom
Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:40 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Music?
Replies: 26
Views: 1931

Re: Music?

So funny. Our birdies all seem to like car noises. I know when I play racing games Joey will mumble excitedly, but when I crash, it becomes a scream :lol:. Sammy would always sit and watch the Nascar races with me. They seem to like something about the loudness and the pitch. It's funny because a ca...
by JoeysMom
Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 13458

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

That must really be a nice big budgie cage :D . Mine live in a house I created from two cages (and other cage parts). It is an interesting cage. But the budgies seem to like it. All four of them are on the cage in this picture, but really this is just Fred and Phoebe's house, Skyler and Alex were ju...
by JoeysMom
Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Eyes? Yes eyes!
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Eyes? Yes eyes!

Joey's (6 months) iris is becoming grey, and slowly getting lighter. If you look real close outside of the iris (not the eyelid), it is a pinkish sort of color. Is this normal? Or something to be concerned about.
by JoeysMom
Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Little Bird!
Replies: 1
Views: 613

Little Bird!

Joey's first word! :mrgreen: She has been practicing it for a couple days now. "Little Bird" is Sammy's infamous phrase. So of course, she is imitating Sam's voice when she says it. It is so cute to hear her practicing. But it makes me wonder, since she is imitating Sam's voice, what does her voice ...
by JoeysMom
Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Music?
Replies: 26
Views: 1931

Re: Music?

I recently played a cello solo for the birds. Joey seemed to like it, Sam on the other hand was bored. I also play Pink Floyd for the birds pretty regularly (I am a huge fan!) Anyway, all of the birds seem to agree on their music. I played, Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in...
by JoeysMom
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Attempt at first bath ?????
Replies: 17
Views: 1979

Re: Attempt at first bath ?????

I have tried to get Joey to bathe in something else other than her water dish. But so far I have had no success. I have even tried having Sammy model the behavior for her. Every time it rains, Joey takes a bath in her water dish. It is currently raining right now, bet you can't guess what Joey is do...
by JoeysMom
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Fats' new sleeping perch
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Fats' new sleeping perch

I see the link you are talking about! That takes some talent! He looks so adorable snuggled up on his new "perch". :D
by JoeysMom
Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Music?
Replies: 26
Views: 1931

Re: Music?

@ranechild: That is funny that you mention the sound of cars. My computer is right in front of Joey's cage and if I decide to play a racing game, she immediately perks up and starts screeching along with the cars. She gets so excited, it is so cute. I figured out that Joey likes bluegrass while we w...
by JoeysMom
Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:20 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Music?
Replies: 26
Views: 1931

Music?

Hello all, Last night I was playing some records as I was doing my nightly bird clean up. I was singing along with the music when Joey decided to join in, in her lovely Ringneck voice :lol: . It was adorable! I started to play different songs, and noticed that she seems to have a preference, she lik...
by JoeysMom
Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Fingernail Polish
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: Fingernail Polish

My birds do not seem to mind if I paint my toes. But my fingernails are another story. They absolutely hate it! This is probably because I have only done this once in the 7+ years I've had birds. I polished them recently for an occasion. Sam flew off his house to hide, and Joey refused to see me :ro...
by JoeysMom
Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Loving their chicken leg. Pigs!
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Loving their chicken leg. Pigs!

Joey had her first chicken wing last night. She was a very happy bird. Until I decided that she had enough and took it away. :lol:
by JoeysMom
Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 13458

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

Yes. I thought the windows were going to shatter. :lol:
by JoeysMom
Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 13458

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

Thank you, Joey's Mom. I just don't want Rocky practicing an annoyed Budgie noise at his volume! Vinay, I will *not* have 20 Budgies. You cured me! Joey has not reached the same level of screaming that Sammy, the Quaker has. You can hear Sammy doing the "annoyed budgie" noise outside the house. Sam...
by JoeysMom
Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Joey is Molting?
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Joey is Molting?

Yes, she has plenty of pins. She looks scraggly as well. I was just worried that she was a bit early for her first molt. So far it is mainly just the head, and upper body. She has not lost any wing or tail feathers yet.


-Joeys Mom
by JoeysMom
Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Joey is Molting?
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Joey is Molting?

Hello everyone, A few days ago I began to notice Joey feathers on the floor. Since then, the volume of feathers on the floor has increased. I am not 100% sure of Joey's exact age, but her "estimated" hatch date is April 11, 2013. I know that her hatch date is close to this, as it marks the day the h...
by JoeysMom
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 13458

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

The Noise Level Rises ~ Wow, what a morning with the Budgies today!!!! I kept them up late last night, and have implemented an "early dawn" in the Living Room to provide a 13 hour day for the Ringneck as winter shortens our natural day. Perhaps it is for this reason, or perhaps something else, that...
by JoeysMom
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Very productive first full day!
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Re: Very productive first full day!

So glad to here your new baby is doing well! It sounds like she is going to have a great home, as you are doing an excellent job getting her acclimated to her new home. I would try getting her to step up, and placing her in the cage for bedtime. Let us know how it goes! :D

-Joeys Mom
by JoeysMom
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: i need help fast!
Replies: 24
Views: 1123

Re: i need help fast!

Ozzydeg, I am so sorry to hear about the difficulties you are having. I know this is a IRN forum, but I have only had Joey for a short period of time, and thankfully I have not experienced any medical issues with Joey. I have however had plenty of medical issues with my Quaker Sam. I am not a vet, o...
by JoeysMom
Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: I think Sam tried to feed Joey...
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: I think Sam tried to feed Joey...

Sam did a quick "feeding" last night. I know some of it has to do with Sam's hormones right now. The good thing is that while Sam does get excited, he doesn't get really aggressive. I could keep them apart but they do seem to enjoy each others company. @InTheAir: I hope everything goes well when the...
by JoeysMom
Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: She's on her way!!!!!! We are so excited!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: She's on her way!!!!!! We are so excited!!!

Yay! Very exciting! I know that feeling. Congratulations on your new baby! Please post pictures of her when you are ready! :D

-Joey's Mom
by JoeysMom
Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Another one bites the dust....
Replies: 27
Views: 2211

Re: Another one bites the dust....

Joey showed interest in our wooden spoon. Since ours was used, I bought her one of her own. Lets just say it is no longer with us. (RIP Spoon). :lol: Joey also loves Popsicle sticks. They never last long in my house. I also occasionally give Joey a wooden dowel. Sam uses these to weave. Joey loves t...
by JoeysMom
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: New IRN mommy to be! Need a cage suggestion. Thanks
Replies: 16
Views: 798

Re: New IRN mommy to be! Need a cage suggestion. Thanks

MissK, that site that you gave has really good prices. I might be able to get Joey that new cage I have been wanting to get her. When I bought Joeys cage I definitely bought one that is too small. Luckily it hasn't really come into issue. She is never actually inside of it, unless she wants to be. P...
by JoeysMom
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: I think Sam tried to feed Joey...
Replies: 3
Views: 448

I think Sam tried to feed Joey...

So every night before bed. Joey and Sam have playtime together on the counter. I give them a bunch of toys, and they run around and play (including the infamous game of parrot/human fetch, we all know how that goes :lol: ). I always watch them very carefully, but they do seem to enjoy each others co...
by JoeysMom
Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Beds and bedding
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: Beds and bedding

Joey sleeps on a rope perch next to her fleece birdie buddy (or snuggly, but that is what I call it). I had bought her a tent, but she only slept in it when she was still being weaned. As soon as she weaned, she wanted nothing to do with the tent. I guess she decided that she was too "grown up" for ...
by JoeysMom
Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Fats is talking!
Replies: 15
Views: 1263

Re: Fats is talking!

Sorry you weren't feeling well. But that is great that you got to hear your baby talking! I love listening to them practice. It is so adorable! You must be very proud of him! :D

-Joeys Mom
by JoeysMom
Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Joey Laughed Today!
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: Joey Laughed Today!

I am so proud of her. She really is very vocal, but this is the first time she made a vocalization that was more than just squeaks an squawks. I find it amusing that she is imitating Sammy. She really likes Sam, when it is playtime she follows him around like his shadow. It is funny because he just ...
by JoeysMom
Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Joey Laughed Today!
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Joey Laughed Today!

I am so excited about it! It was adorable! She is imitating Sammy's laugh, but in a Ringneck voice. :lol:

I was just so excited and thought that it was so cute I had to share it with you guys!

-Joeys Mom
by JoeysMom
Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 13458

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

@MissK: I am glad I was able to help you identify Dr. Scott. Alex is definitely his twin. The link to the mutations guide was great. Really informative! :D

-Joeys Mom
by JoeysMom
Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 13458

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

Here is Alex. He does not like the camera. He absolutely refused to turn around so I could get a picture of his back and markings.

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by JoeysMom
Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 13458

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

During the broccoli bath the budgies "bob" for broccoli. They also become really excited. Sometimes this excitement goes a little to far. Fred nearly was drowned by his partner (he wasn't really near death). Zoey had flipped Fredrik over on his back, stood on his tummy, and continued to eat the broc...
by JoeysMom
Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 13458

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

Some Budgie Info: I know that English budgies are bigger than "American" budgies. Mine are not English but as far as I know the personality is pretty much the same. I have done a lot of reading on budgies (and some experience :wink: ). The English budgie is about 10-20 grams heavier than the "Americ...
by JoeysMom
Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 13458

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

I love budgies! I have four of them. Phoebe and Fredrik live in one house. Skyler and Alexander live in another. This is because Phoebe and Skyler do not get along very well. They seem to be happy this way though. Fredrik is my handsome little boy. He is a seven year old albino. Because of his albin...
by JoeysMom
Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Plucking collar/spray??
Replies: 23
Views: 2642

Re: Plucking collar/spray??

Thankfully my IRN, Joey is not a plucker (knock on wood). But my Quaker, Sammy is. Sam has been plucking since November 16, 2009. It just started one day and has never stopped, but it has lessened. Sam's plucking is due to medical reasons. He has heart disease, and was probably born with it. We disc...
by JoeysMom
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: I love my IRN
Replies: 1
Views: 361

I love my IRN

I am sure that we all can agree on the subject. Before I got Joey in June I already had five birds. When I began to talk about getting a sixth bird, I think people thought I was a little crazy. But I did my research and knew I wanted an IRN. So I went to the breeders and looked at the baby ringnecks...
by JoeysMom
Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: I am lazy and horrible
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: I am lazy and horrible

It was terrifying. At that time I didn't have a avian vet. Sam wasn't even six months old yet. I actually used the vet directory in the back of the Birds USA magazine. I found a wonderful vet. She saw Joey for his first check up. Joey fell in love with her instantly! :D Always be wary of toy links! ...
by JoeysMom
Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: I am lazy and horrible
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: I am lazy and horrible

I never had a band problem. I did have Joey's removed though, just to be on the safe side. Hers was really lose. I did however have a toy link problem. My Quaker, Sam got himself hooked by the beak on one. It was horrifying. He was hanging from it, I had to remove them from the cage, and remove the ...
by JoeysMom
Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Edamame..... yes/no?
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: Edamame..... yes/no?

Thank you for responding so quickly! I was getting real nervous, I feel better now!
by JoeysMom
Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Edamame..... yes/no?
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Edamame..... yes/no?

I see that it is listed in the common food list at the top of the forum. But searching a little on the internet scared me some. Some places say no, not to feed it to your birds. Others say it is okay. The reason why I ask ( and am now worried) is because while I was making my salad tonight, Joey ate...
by JoeysMom
Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Indian Ringneck Size?
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Re: Indian Ringneck Size?

Jen&Bug: Thank you for the input. The body types of the two birds are so different, it really is hard to compare them. That crab is one of Joey's favorite toys. She took a liking to it right away. When she rests she snuggles up between the crabs two claws. It is adorable! :lol:
by JoeysMom
Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Indian Ringneck Size?
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Re: Indian Ringneck Size?

Thank you for the input. I kept reading articles stating that the average ringneck was about 120 grams. I guess I was just worried that Joey was really tiny. And Sammy, my quaker would be on the larger size of quakers, I guess. Sam weighs about 140 grams. Quaker parrots are pretty stocky birds. Now ...
by JoeysMom
Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Indian Ringneck Size?
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Indian Ringneck Size?

I know that Joey is still a baby. But she seems kind of tiny. I know that she should be at or near her full size by now (four months old). She weighs about 100 grams. I don't really have a good size comparison. I just always thought that she would be a bit bigger than my quaker (body size, not inclu...
by JoeysMom
Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Let's talk about meat
Replies: 40
Views: 6454

Re: Let's talk about meat

Joey is not picky at all about what he eats. He loves his pellets, fruit, and veggies, but he also likes meat. So far he has only had chicken and shrimp. But he greatly enjoyed it. :) I have read many different opinions on meat and parrots. Some people cringe when I tell them my parrots eat turkey o...
by JoeysMom
Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My Joey is a little girl.
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: My Joey is a little girl.

I agree completely! All of my birds have "formal" names that consist of two or more syllables. I normally only call them by their full names if they have been naughty. For instance, if Alex (one of my budgies) decides to climb the blinds and play king of the budgies I yell "Alexander Budgie!" and he...
by JoeysMom
Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My Joey is a little girl.
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: My Joey is a little girl.

Thank you for all the responses! I guess I will end up switching Joseph to Josephine. I will still call her Joey, and Josephine when she is being a naughty birdie. I am glad that I did the DNA test now though. I had waited and until Samantha was five and by then it was too late. He only refers to hi...
by JoeysMom
Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My Joey is a little girl.
Replies: 10
Views: 332

My Joey is a little girl.

I just found out that Joey is a girl. I was impatient and had Joey sexed. I have been calling her Joseph since I got her two months ago. Should I feminize the name? I am horrible at bird gender guessing. I have a male quaker parrot named Samantha, whom I just call Sam. I have also had a male budgie ...
by JoeysMom
Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Joey's "Swing"
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Joey's "Swing"

I was doing some work at my computer the other day and Joey (whose cage is right behind me) was having a blast playing with a plastic chain that I attached on the outside of his cage (there is a large hanger/hook that extends from the top outside perch). Suddenly I heard screaming and the manic flap...
by JoeysMom
Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Nila's latest art project
Replies: 57
Views: 2372

Re: Nila's latest art project

Wow! That is so adorable! I never knew they made ringneck size paints! That is a very talented bird you have there.

-Joeys Mom
by JoeysMom
Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Broken Tail Feathers and Mimic Question
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Broken Tail Feathers and Mimic Question

Thank you for the input. Joey is rarely ever in his cage, only when he sleeps. He definitely has plenty of room. I am hoping that he is just an active and rambunctious baby! I hope the vet agrees! Thanks again!

-Joeys Mom
by JoeysMom
Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Broken Tail Feathers and Mimic Question
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Broken Tail Feathers and Mimic Question

Thanks! I just wanted to make sure that it wasn't my imagination that Joey was beginning to sound just like my Quaker. I am still worried about his tail feathers though. He is going to see his vet in a week, for his regular check up. I just hope that there is nothing wrong with him!
by JoeysMom
Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Broken Tail Feathers and Mimic Question
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Broken Tail Feathers and Mimic Question

In the past couple weeks Joey has managed to break every long tail feather he has. They have not bled or anything, it just looks terrible. He plays very rough with his toys and on his cage. He is like a little acrobat, hanging upside and swinging. He is about three months old, he eats a good diet (p...
by JoeysMom
Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Baby Indian Ringneck and My Trip
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: Baby Indian Ringneck and My Trip

I just thought I would tell you all that I got home from my trip today. It really was like I never left (except for missing them daily). I talked to my babies over the phone, and had my mom snuggle with Joey at night just like I do (with his blanket that I normally use). Tonight Joey resumed his usu...
by JoeysMom
Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Baby Indian Ringneck and My Trip
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: Baby Indian Ringneck and My Trip

Thank you for the tips! I will definitely make sure that Joey has a way to hear my voice. I know I will calling my birds so they can hear me and talk to me. I never thought of including a clothing item in the cage with Joey. It is a good idea, maybe I will give it a try. I know I am going to miss my...
by JoeysMom
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Baby Indian Ringneck and My Trip
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: Baby Indian Ringneck and My Trip

Thank you both for your advice! I am definitely going to miss my babies while I am gone. I feel a bit better now!
by JoeysMom
Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Baby Indian Ringneck and My Trip
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Baby Indian Ringneck and My Trip

Hi everyone, I have a question that maybe some of you can help me with. I have a baby ringneck, Joey. Joey is about ten weeks old and I have had him for a little over a month. I have to go on a trip for work that will last about four days. My birds (I also have a quaker parrot and four budgies) will...
by JoeysMom
Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Baby Indian Ringneck
Replies: 2
Views: 245

New Baby Indian Ringneck

Hi everyone, I am new here and thought I would introduce myself. I am the proud parent of less than 2 month old baby IRN. I am a little unsure of his age, but he is still eating baby food and was receiving three feedings a day when I adopted him. He is currently trying new foods such as soft veggies...