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by SunniDai
Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: My kukku hass become furious suddenly
Replies: 11
Views: 1619

Re: My kukku hass become furious suddenly

Can you post a picture of him?
by SunniDai
Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: My kukku hass become furious suddenly
Replies: 11
Views: 1619

Re: My kukku hass become furious suddenly

I am by no means a pro at this myself, but I would suggest you not "give him a push so that he can make a small flight". I believe he understands that he is vulnerable all the time, and when you push him, that is showing him that your hands can't be trusted. Can he still not walk at all? How does he...
by SunniDai
Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: My IRN
Replies: 1
Views: 547

Re: My IRN

There are two ways to find the gender of your fids. Have DNA sexing done, or wait until they are older.
by SunniDai
Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi all, thank you and introducing Stella!
Replies: 39
Views: 3845

Re: Hi all, thank you and introducing Stella!

Welcome to the forum, Teabag. Sounds like you are headed in the right direction with Stella. I completely understand about being a softy for the not-so-happy ones. Three of ours are rescues, so they all came with their own set of "issues". Happily, they have all accepted US into THEIR flock. Still n...
by SunniDai
Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: First time IRN owner from London
Replies: 10
Views: 882

Re: First time IRN owner from London

Welcome, Gabi :)
by SunniDai
Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN owner here
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Re: New IRN owner here

Pippens84, everyone suggests apples or corn first. However, with Sunni, I introduced a little warm softened carrots and some leafy greens. Sure, they are going to love the apples and corn and everything else sweet. But, and this is just my opinion, I would start with veggies that don't have so much ...
by SunniDai
Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is this a good seed mix for my indian Ringneck?
Replies: 6
Views: 6622

Re: Is this a good seed mix for my indian Ringneck?

My thoughts on that are that fruits are sweet enough without added sugar.
by SunniDai
Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN
Replies: 12
Views: 1048

Re: IRN

Don't take it personally. These are just not cuddly type animals. They are very independent, and has been mentioned, if they are touched it's because THEY have chosen to allow it to happen.
That being said, they are still fantastic companions.
by SunniDai
Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Rise and Shine Enjoying a Shower
Replies: 1
Views: 834

Re: Rise and Shine Enjoying a Shower

What a couple of beautiful boys :)
by SunniDai
Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN
Replies: 12
Views: 1048

Re: IRN

Oh, and were treats mentioned? :wink:
by SunniDai
Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Is it Bluffing??!!
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: Is it Bluffing??!!

My fids have VERY long memories :wink: I don't know that they necessarily forget, but they pick up on tiny nuances that you are not even aware that you are putting out. They are so in tune with body language since that's what their instincts go by. You have a headache? They notice. And respond (mine...
by SunniDai
Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN
Replies: 12
Views: 1048

Re: IRN

Oh, and it will take some time to get him accustomed to you. Don't press him and take your cues from him. You will get to know his body language, but don't ignore the signs he sends you or he will bite and it will take longer for him to trust you.
by SunniDai
Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN
Replies: 12
Views: 1048

Re: IRN

Wing clipping can be a very hot topic around here :lol: I personally don't clip. There is something so beautiful about watching them fly around the house freely whenever the mood hits them. There is also the fact that if they are feeling threatened or scared, they can fly to what they see as a safer...
by SunniDai
Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN
Replies: 12
Views: 1048

Re: IRN

And what kinds of things do you do with him? I mean, what does a typical day look like for the two of you?
by SunniDai
Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 10 mo IRN talking?
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Re: 10 mo IRN talking?

I have two rescues, Oscar and Luna, who are well over four years old. Luna says nothing (don't interpret that to mean that she doesn't make noise, because she most certainly does!!) and the only thing Oscar says is "Luna!!" I'm hoping there are more words to come. If not, I'm ok with that. Sunni has...
by SunniDai
Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Not sleeping!
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: Scared bird?

When we know we are going to be gone after dark, we leave a soft light on for the fids so they don't become startled when we come back. We figure, if it is dark, they are probably sleeping. Nothing worse than being startled awake by loud noises and bright lights.
by SunniDai
Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN
Replies: 12
Views: 1048

Re: IRN

My first point of advice would be to keep your fingers out of biting range. Ringnecks are not, by nature, cuddly creatures. They are highly independent and if you remember that THEY own your house, you will get along much better. My baby, Sunni Dai, handraised, spoiled rotten, etc., still bites at m...
by SunniDai
Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member Trinnity
Replies: 21
Views: 1781

Re: New member Trinnity

This is something males do (although I have seen Sunni do it upon occasion to Olive) and it would appear that he is dancing for you. Nothing to be concerned about.
by SunniDai
Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Opening mouth and poking tounge.
Replies: 5
Views: 2343

Re: Opening mouth and poking tounge.

Generally, my fids sandpaper (which is what we call the licking of the beak) when they are content and mostly when they are settling in for a sleep. I've heard this is a good sound.
by SunniDai
Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: How much blood does a ringneck have?
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: How much blood does a ringneck have?

Thank you for the responses :)
I've always wondered, since they are so little. Figured they really didn't have all that much.
by SunniDai
Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Head in a cup and dunking food
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

Re: Head in a cup and dunking food

I don't know about it wearing off. Olive and Sunni are both huge dippers. Everything and anything that can be dipped gets dipped. Including toys :)
by SunniDai
Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: How much blood does a ringneck have?
Replies: 4
Views: 714

How much blood does a ringneck have?

Just out of pure curiosity, how much blood does an Indian Ringneck have?
by SunniDai
Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Happy to be Outside
Replies: 3
Views: 929

Re: Happy to be Outside

I think that bird IS smiling :)
And hanging like a bat as well. Is that a Lutino thing? lol
by SunniDai
Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Sleeping Cage
Replies: 10
Views: 1697

Re: Sleeping Cage

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Sleep cages don't need to be as big :)
by SunniDai
Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: need help
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: need help

Welcome. I personally would not get him a mate. Take your time with him and form a bond with him. Frankly, having three females and one male, I would be more concerned about a female hurting him than the other way around. Patience is the key with little little things. Also, check this out: http://le...
by SunniDai
Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Parrot sleeping at bottom of cage HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 665

Re: Parrot sleeping at bottom of cage HELP

When Sunni was that young, she was still clumsy. In fact, when she was a bit younger than that, she would fall asleep on her perch and she would fall off of it occasionally. When she'd do that I would wake up in the morning and find her sleeping on the bottom of her cage. Might just be a security th...
by SunniDai
Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:22 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Nancy from long island
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Nancy from long island

Welcome Nancy from Long Island New York. I am Dana from Washington state. You will find lots of good advice and interesting topics here.
by SunniDai
Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello, Hannah needs our help (long)
Replies: 11
Views: 648

Re: Hello, Hannah needs our help (long)

Kroden, we rescued three of our fids, and when we first got them, they were clipped. We also watched previous handlers get bit severely, so we wanted to avoid that, but knew there would be times we would have to move them from one spot to another. We stick trained them, and they do very well. Just s...
by SunniDai
Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Will this bird ever fly again?
Replies: 16
Views: 1297

Re: Will this bird ever fly again?

Donovan, we aren't completely sure how old she was. We were told that she was about four years old and a male. *_* (Obviously the pet store had no idea what they had. They thought she was some kind of conure!! What the what???) Needless to say, after observing her for about a week, we came to the co...
by SunniDai
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Will this bird ever fly again?
Replies: 16
Views: 1297

Re: Will this bird ever fly again?

When we first got Olive last December, she had a pretty severe wing clip, too. They looked all crooked and almost mangled. We had to clip just to even it all out and worried that she might never fly. Now, eight months later, she has begun flying. And quite well. :) I still don't see full flight feat...
by SunniDai
Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: changes in ringneck overnight?
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: changes in ringneck overnight?

Foraging activities are great! My fids seem happiest when they have something to shred or tear apart :)
by SunniDai
Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Should I be concerned?
Replies: 8
Views: 717

Re: Should I be concerned?

I almost lost my Sunni Dai when she took flight into a neighbor's incredibly tall tree. (I still have scars from that wonderful panicked climb up the tree in shorts and barefoot! Note to self: you are not that young anymore!!) Luckily I got her back. Rather than clip her wings, though, I decided to ...
by SunniDai
Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Ants
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

Re: Ants

I would, but the little buggers climb up the wire and get into their food and water *_*
by SunniDai
Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Ants
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

Re: Ants

For our outdoor aviary, I sprinkle cinnamon around the base and at the bottom of the aviary. Seems to work quite well.
by SunniDai
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello! How Old Is My IRN?
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Hello! How Old Is My IRN?

Welcome :)
Can't really tell from the pictures.
by SunniDai
Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Flight harness
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: Flight harness

Lots of patience and praise amd treats lol. She's only worn it four times. I'm not pushing her with it. If I touch her wings and she gets antsy we end it there and continue on through our day. If I am able to spread her wing without her getting antsy, she gets some scritches and a treat and praise a...
by SunniDai
Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: wing twitch
Replies: 13
Views: 1174

Re: wing twitch

I posted that comment based on the time frame dcads has had the bird.
I was wrong. Sorry.
Continue on.
by SunniDai
Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: wing twitch
Replies: 13
Views: 1174

Re: wing twitch

I don't know much about the psychology of how our fids behave. But if I were going to chime in here (which apparently I am lol), I would say that perhaps the biting is because she realizes that you are not hurting her. Could be her way of testing the waters. "What will happen if I bite? Will this la...
by SunniDai
Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Is my irn a baby or an adult??
Replies: 15
Views: 1019

Re: Is my irn a baby or an adult??

I would say maybe eight months old. Perhaps not quite that old. Now someone correct me if I'm wrong, but the ones with the darker bottom beak are African ringnecks while the Indian ringnecks have a more brightly colored orange beak, yes? I do know that Africans are smaller than the Indians. And I wo...
by SunniDai
Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: Greetings!

Welcome to the forum:)
by SunniDai
Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Cage
Replies: 17
Views: 1918

Re: Cage

Here is our setup: We HAVE cages; whether they choose to be IN them during the day, well, that's up for debate :) https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dx1OpkIP0Mw/U8oEUTAIqnI/AAAAAAAAAdc/18-Nxl4lOjI/w540-h405-no/rsz_1rsz_dscn3607.jpg And the outdoor aviary is connected directly to the front room windo...
by SunniDai
Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New here and New to IRN's
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: New here and New to IRN's

Oh, and welcome to the forum :)
by SunniDai
Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New here and New to IRN's
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: New here and New to IRN's

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by SunniDai
Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: What is the breeding season in Washington state?
Replies: 3
Views: 422

What is the breeding season in Washington state?

I'm curious. I have two confirmed females, one additional possible female, and one male. The mood around here for the past few months has been off the wall. Luckily I have lots of cages and lots of space to divide and conquer :D Just the past week or so, we have noticed a calming of the snappiness a...
by SunniDai
Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Is my irn a male or female!????
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Re: Is my irn a male or female!????

Black markings on his/her beak do not signify the gender of the bird. And it is way to early to determine sex if it is only 6-7 months. Rings will show up anywhere between 18 months and 3 years.
by SunniDai
Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Flight harness
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: Flight harness

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-aZuJ1QruP84/U8lyMlLr-VI/AAAAAAAAAcM/7S3zu5eoYJE/w540-h405-no/rsz_1rsz_dscn3605.jpg We are most definitely NOT amused by the flight harness lol After a few minutes, she stopped trying to eat it off and rode around on my shoulder quietly. I only left it on for less ...
by SunniDai
Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Cage
Replies: 17
Views: 1918

Re: Cage

Do you have a picture you can post? Might help to have a visual :)
by SunniDai
Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: Hello!!!

Welcome to the forum :)
by SunniDai
Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: need help my babies wont stop fighting
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: need help my babies wont stop fighting

I understand what you are saying. Believe me, I would love nothing more than to have my four fids coexist peacefully. But the reality of it is that they don't. And I am slowly coming to an understanding that I will never be able to leave them all out while I go for a morning walk. The dynamics of th...
by SunniDai
Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: newbee here PLS Help
Replies: 12
Views: 888

Re: newbee here PLS Help

That is a great picture. And exactly what Olive, née Oliver, was doing that caused us to restructure our thinking on her gender :lol:
by SunniDai
Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Help! Severe biting from IRN baby
Replies: 21
Views: 831

Re: Help! Severe biting from IRN baby

The nuts that are in the bags of seed or the ones that are sold in pet stores generally are "not for human consumption". If something isn't for human consumption, I'm not sure I'd want to feed them to my fids. I don't feed them anything that I would not at least try once :) So MissK is correct in sa...
by SunniDai
Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: newbee here PLS Help
Replies: 12
Views: 888

Re: newbee here PLS Help

She is now letting me stroke the back of her neck, head, cheek, around her eye and the top of her beak, whilst doing this she makes a really cute squeek and moves her head around to positon my finger where she wants it lol. Just out of curiosity, does she arch her neck when you are doing this? If s...
by SunniDai
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New information about Chester
Replies: 15
Views: 765

Re: New information about Chester

I absolutely think you can. With time, consistency and patience.
Good job on what you are doing for him :)
by SunniDai
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Pepper is ok for IRN?
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: Pepper is ok for IRN?

Just as an observational "oh by the way", I would personally only use the peanuts (unsalted and not from a bag of bird seed but ones that are sold for human consumption) as treats. Only an opinion though.
As you were :)
by SunniDai
Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Is my parrot molting or is there something wrong?
Replies: 6
Views: 2069

Re: Is my parrot molting or is there something wrong?

Not every molt is the same. Oscar's last molt, he looked scrounge and scruffy. Like bed head scruffy. Have you posted enough to post a pic yet? Seeing it might help.
by SunniDai
Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Age/sex of new bird
Replies: 8
Views: 692

Re: Age/sex of new bird

That's good information. Thank you. :)
by SunniDai
Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Age/sex of new bird
Replies: 8
Views: 692

Re: Age/sex of new bird

I'm not a breeder so I can't help you on that one; I'm not sure what makes pieds or anything like that. :)
by SunniDai
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi mine IRP - wen its sees mirror it makes sound..
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: Hi mine IRP - wen its sees mirror it makes sound..

Sounds like male posturing to me. Females will generally arch their necks and flatten out their bodies, almost like they are laying down, and raise their tail slightly. The males usually do the standing up tall and oscillating their heads around. Do you know for certain that he/she is three years old?
by SunniDai
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Age/sex of new bird
Replies: 8
Views: 692

Re: Age/sex of new bird

Some don't get their rings until almost three years.
by SunniDai
Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Question for breeders - My IRN cries like kitten " Meow "
Replies: 7
Views: 663

Re: Question for breeders - My IRN cries like kitten " Me

I don't think this is just a young bird thing. Oscar does this. It's been a year and almost a half since we've rescued him and Luna. They've both made tremendous strides and I have learned so much from watching them. But we noticed the meowing early on. Wondered if maybe their previous owner had a c...
by SunniDai
Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Sugar ants
Replies: 14
Views: 1520

Re: Sugar ants

I took some Vaseline and rubbed it onto the hook that holds my hummingbird feeders up. They won't go near it :)
And I sprinkled cinnamon around the bottom of the outdoor aviary. Much better.
by SunniDai
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Irn at the bottom of his cage help!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Re: Irn at the bottom of his cage help!!!!!

Sunni spends a lot of her time on the floor of the cages. She likes to "forage" and they all like to be on the living room floor foraging and playing with foot toys. I think it varies, not only from bird to bird and day to day, but hourly.
by SunniDai
Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Cheeky little jacko
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Cheeky little jacko

After a few days of allowing him to come to you on his terms, I would begin actually holding the apple in my hand and reaching out. It is important to not look at him directly, as they are prey birds and looking at them full on could be considered predatory to them.
Keep up the good work :)
by SunniDai
Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: People's comments have yr say while shoppin with our baby
Replies: 3
Views: 689

Re: People's comments have yr say while shoppin with our bab

Now I was told by a door greeter at Walmart that I could not bring Sunni into the store. I took her back out into the car. Then I walked back in and saw a border collie on a leash???? Seriously??? If that thing poops, it's on the floor. If mine poops, it's on me. Since then I have seen so many dogs ...
by SunniDai
Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Prison breaker
Replies: 1
Views: 683

Re: Prison breaker

They are so smart :lol:
by SunniDai
Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: tips, adopting injured wild ringneck
Replies: 25
Views: 1251

Re: tips, adopting injured wild ringneck

You are on the right path. He/she still has down feathers? I personally would take him/her to an avian vet, to check on the status of the wing as well as an overall health check. If there are still down feathers, he/she might not be weaned yet. A vet would be able to tell you what is needed to make ...
by SunniDai
Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: tips, adopting injured wild ringneck
Replies: 25
Views: 1251

Re: tips, adopting injured wild ringneck

I actually bought a case of the little foamy earplugs that you squish into the ears. I literally have a pair within reach no matter where I am in the house. And in the pocket of every article of clothing that has a pocket :lol:
by SunniDai
Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Can IRN see colour
Replies: 12
Views: 1024

Re: Can IRN see colour

I just read this: A new study, published this month in the journal Behavioral Ecology, finds that birds not only can see more colors than they have in their plumage, because of additional color cones in their retina that are sensitive to ultraviolet range, but they also see colors that are invisible...
by SunniDai
Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ALL THE SPAM!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2762

Re: ALL THE SPAM!!!

It's rather irritating, isn't it? I don't want a purse or shoes nor do I need to see boobs. I'm good to go, thanks.
*_*
by SunniDai
Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Flight harness
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: Flight harness

Good to know. :)
Sunni used to go everywhere with me. She has missed it, I can tell. I will be taking my time with her.
by SunniDai
Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Flight harness
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: Flight harness

Oh absolutely :)
It's going to be a long process. She is used to me scuffing her on the top of the head and rubbing her beak, but under the wings? Ya. That's going to take slow patience lol
by SunniDai
Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Flight harness
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Flight harness

Look what came in the mail today!!!! WOO HOO!!!

Image


No more flying into the neighbor's tall trees! Now to get her to wear it and like it *_*
by SunniDai
Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Flock talk time
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Flock talk time

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-LuZNWwkQty0/U6enEWlUW3I/AAAAAAAAAYg/tFKClPu_WlA/w426-h320/rsz_1rsz_dscn3507.jpg You cannot tell from this picture, but this is our evening Flock Talk time. It is actually QUITE loud :lol: Now, to my question, and maybe the breeders out there can answer this more r...
by SunniDai
Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi I'm Ryan, meet Lemon and Lime, I'm really new to this!
Replies: 19
Views: 1322

Re: Hi I'm Ryan, meet Lemon and Lime, I'm really new to this

Sunni ate the formula until she was about three months old. But in the meantime I was introducing veggies to her. I let her continue on the formula, not knowing how long was long enough. She weaned herself off of it at about three months. I heated up veggies just enough to soften them and let her ea...
by SunniDai
Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sunni is an odd one lol
Replies: 29
Views: 1167

Re: Sunni is an odd one lol

But she has a plethora of useful information in her little bag of long posts :)
by SunniDai
Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi I'm Ryan, meet Lemon and Lime, I'm really new to this!
Replies: 19
Views: 1322

Re: Hi I'm Ryan, meet Lemon and Lime, I'm really new to this

Try giving them fresh veggies. They may not eat them the first day. Or the second or third or tenth day. But keep trying a variety. I personally would not give them too many more sunflower seeds. Certainly not to make it the main staple of their diet. My thinking is that if they get too many at such...
by SunniDai
Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Food comes out through her neck
Replies: 7
Views: 1391

Re: Food comes out through her neck

Poor baby bird :(
by SunniDai
Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: birds in the shower
Replies: 27
Views: 3045

Re: birds in the shower

That's a good question, Donovan. One I would like to know as well. Sunni showers with me on a perch, the other three love it when we turn a fine mist on the outdoor aviary with the hose. Or they bathe in the rain. When it's been a while, though, they get awfully dusty. I don't know if this is good f...
by SunniDai
Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Börek's Issues
Replies: 44
Views: 3752

Re: Börek's Issues

Could be a finger thing. Ringnecks are not overly fond of fingers. Even very tame ones have an innate distrust of fingers.
by SunniDai
Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Bit of an update and a few questions about Mario
Replies: 11
Views: 842

Re: Bit of an update and a few questions about Mario

Is there any way you can put the cage close to a window? We have our daytime monstrosity set up by the front windows. Two things are great about this: they get the morning sun and we have set up the one window to lead directly out to their outdoor aviary. I don't know how yours feels about the openn...
by SunniDai
Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sunni is an odd one lol
Replies: 29
Views: 1167

Re: Sunni is an odd one lol

Ellie, thank you for the post. this will come in handy in the future I am sure. We live in Washington state so I believe the actual courtship period is somewhat over. Luna seems to be losing some of her aggression. On another note, we have seen Oliver displaying as a hen. Looks like we may need to r...
by SunniDai
Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Quiet IRN?
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Quiet IRN?

We have four birds and honestly it can get rather loud around here at certain times in the day. When they first wake up and in the evenings. We just understand that there are certain times in the day where we will not be talking on the phone, listening to either radio or television, or having any ki...
by SunniDai
Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sunni is an odd one lol
Replies: 29
Views: 1167

Re: Sunni is an odd one lol

I will, Ellie. And thank you :)
Just out of curiosity, what do you mean by manipulating diet? The environment part I get, but how would I manipulate her diet to discourage breeding bahviors?
by SunniDai
Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Börek's Issues
Replies: 44
Views: 3752

Re: Börek's Issues

And they are so soft!!! Why can't they realize we just want to touch them and cuddle them?!?!? :lol:
by SunniDai
Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sunni is an odd one lol
Replies: 29
Views: 1167

Re: Sunni is an odd one lol

Soooo. Ellie, I just read the entire thread. :shock: I think I may have an idea that my usually feisty but lovable fid might pull and Exorcist and become something entirely different. I had no illusions with Luna. She was pretty aggressive when we rescued her, and I'd heard that breeding season coul...
by SunniDai
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Börek's Issues
Replies: 44
Views: 3752

Re: Börek's Issues

Not a lot of ringnecks are cuddly creatures. They can still have fulfilling lives without the cuddling and they can be great companions even if they don't cuddle. I have found that ringnecks can be somewhat slow to trust. That being said, I am perfectly happy with my four fids. They all have differe...
by SunniDai
Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Janey and Charlie play Connect 4
Replies: 8
Views: 1288

Re: Janey and Charlie play Connect 4

That was awesome :)
by SunniDai
Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sunni is an odd one lol
Replies: 29
Views: 1167

Re: Sunni is an odd one lol

I will go read your post. Sunni isn't mated to any one of them. In fact, she's somewhat of a loner amongst the other three. Unless Luna is dive bombing her in a blitz attack, she pretty well stays to herself. She will sit up on perches in their close proximity IF Luna is caged and be fine with it, b...
by SunniDai
Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sunni is an odd one lol
Replies: 29
Views: 1167

Re: Sunni is an odd one lol

Ellie, I don't think I am ready lol. If I had my way she would stay my baby girl forever :lol:
I do know that she is going to become crabby and aggressive and I THINK I'm preparing myself a bit for that. I guess we will see :)
by SunniDai
Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: To clip or not to clip ..who's right ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1295

Re: To clip or not to clip ..who's right ?

I guess in this matter I'm a tad bit of a fence sitter :lol:
by SunniDai
Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: maternal behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: maternal behaviour

And what about those who have been hand fed? Where do they learn their maternal instinct from? (just to add another question haha)
by SunniDai
Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: To clip or not to clip ..who's right ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1295

Re: To clip or not to clip ..who's right ?

Some people will argue for clipping while others will argue against clipping. It is a personal choice. When I got Oscar and Luna, they were clipped. I let them grow in and have left Oscar's. Luna, however, since she has become aggressive to the others, gets a light clipping. That way the others have...
by SunniDai
Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sunni is an odd one lol
Replies: 29
Views: 1167

Re: Sunni is an odd one lol

That's kind of what I figured, Ellie. She will be two at the end of June.
by SunniDai
Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sunni is an odd one lol
Replies: 29
Views: 1167

Re: Sunni is an odd one lol

Yes they do :lol:
by SunniDai
Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sunni is an odd one lol
Replies: 29
Views: 1167

Sunni is an odd one lol

My little weird Sunni Dai LOVES to play with rags. She will fluff it up and slip under it and then run out from under and do it all over again. She will literally do this for HOURS off and on during the day. We have to change the rag all the time since she has a tendency to fray the fibers with her ...
by SunniDai
Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New owner
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: New owner

My lutino is named an obvious name: Sunshine Dai. Sunni Dai for short.
by SunniDai
Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: How much formula is the maximum I can give at one feed?
Replies: 4
Views: 1213

Re: How much formula is the maximum I can give at one feed?

The breeder I got Sunni from showed me how her crop fills up as I fed her and told me not to overfill her crop. Do you know how to watch for that?
by SunniDai
Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Forum of breeders and not bird lovers
Replies: 20
Views: 1057

Re: Forum of breeders and not bird lovers

Oh and I can understand the fascination with the different color mutations. They are beautiful. When I got Skyelar, he picked us. I purposely picked Sunni. The other three I knew nothing about. I'm more of an artist than a biologist.
I found your "pack of Now and Laters" comment funny :lol:
by SunniDai
Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Forum of breeders and not bird lovers
Replies: 20
Views: 1057

Re: Forum of breeders and not bird lovers

Yes it is possible. Oscar, Luna and Oliver are all rescues, so they pretty much don't let us touch them freely. They tolerate us being near them lol. But in the past year, Oscar and Luna have come a LONG way and Oliver has too in the six months we've had him.
by SunniDai
Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Green baby suddenly scared of me ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1165

Re: Green baby suddenly scared of me ?

Ernie, Sunni went thought the same thing. I think it's not so much a "bluffing" stage as a stage of gaining some independence. When they are babies, their world is very small. Basically you and the food. Once you aren't hand feeding anymore, they realize there's more out there than just you, and tha...
by SunniDai
Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Forum of breeders and not bird lovers
Replies: 20
Views: 1057

Re: Forum of breeders and not bird lovers

I understand what you are talking about. Don't give up on us yet, though :)
by SunniDai
Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Baby Indian Ringneck
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Baby Indian Ringneck

Be aware that your new fid is going to be clumsy. When we first got Sunni, she actually fell off of her perch a few times while sleeping. Luckily at the time, she was in a smaller sleeping cage.
by SunniDai
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello From Turkey
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: Hello From Turkey

What a beautiful fid you have :)
by SunniDai
Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Pacing pacing pacing
Replies: 10
Views: 1205

Re: Pacing pacing pacing

Thanks for the replies. I'm gonna try switching up the diet. Space isn't an issue since they all pretty much have run of the house. I was also wondering if maybe its because he used to be in a smaller cage and now he's got all this room?
by SunniDai
Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Pacing pacing pacing
Replies: 10
Views: 1205

Pacing pacing pacing

So we rescued Oliver back in December. Didn't know anything about him except that we could tell he was younger (Still not sure if male or female). He was clumsy the same way Sunni was when she was about six months old, so we pegged his age at around six months. Freaked if we approached the cage. LOU...
by SunniDai
Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introduce Myself
Replies: 9
Views: 989

Re: Introduce Myself

Good morning, Sara. I'm not exactly new, but welcome to the forum. I have four ringnecks, two African and two Indian. I had one more, but he has passed.
Tell us a bit about Jasper.
by SunniDai
Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: please help me..thank in advance...
Replies: 4
Views: 814

Re: please help me..thank in advance...

I don't know anything about how mutations occur, but maybe this website will help?
http://www.flatratewebsites.com/sites/o ... etics.html

Good luck :)
by SunniDai
Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Sunni Dai went for an afternoon flight.....
Replies: 1
Views: 789

Sunni Dai went for an afternoon flight.....

She slipped out of the aviary door. I'm usually more careful!! What was I thinking?? She flew low to the ground, across the road, over the neighbor's yard, and up into a tall tree. I didn't even think. I ran as fast as I could after her, barefoot and scared. I kept my eyes on her as I ran, not even ...
by SunniDai
Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Coucou flew away but fortunately returned from her errand
Replies: 3
Views: 1033

Re: Coucou flew away but fortunately returned from her erran

I feel what you are saying! Scary when they get out.
by SunniDai
Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Nasty biting
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: Nasty biting

Blowing at his face is probably irritating him. I believe that he is trying to tell you that he needs a bit more space, which is ok. Learn to anticipate what causes him to lunge and bite and simply stop doing it. You said "if I scratch him unexpectedly..." I think most ringnecks are suspicious of ph...
by SunniDai
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Took my heart with her
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: Took my heart with her

I am so sorry for your loss.
by SunniDai
Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: do they understand what you say?
Replies: 10
Views: 2219

Re: do they understand what you say?

I think it's a little like a song and dance thing. I tell Sunni "you are soooo nice" and she makes the kissy sound. I also think they learn to say things at appropriate times. When one of us approaches her and she doesn't want to be touched, she will ask "what are you doing?" They are smart little t...
by SunniDai
Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: What are everyones Bird's Names?
Replies: 16
Views: 2889

Re: What are everyones Bird's Names?

Louie Pastel is a great name :)
by SunniDai
Thu May 29, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Male dance question?? Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 2464

Re: Male dance question?? Help!

Oscar's previous owner must have had a cat. When Oscar does his wing-out-head-down-eyes-pinned dance, he also makes a noise that sounds JUST like a cat meowing low. And he hops from one spot to right in front of Luna. Trying to show her what a stud he is lol. He's quite the little charmer.
Dana
by SunniDai
Wed May 28, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: NEW IRN Owner
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: NEW IRN Owner

Oscar and Luna touch beaks all the time, but he is usually attempting to feed her.
Anywho, what Miss K said about keeping them :)
by SunniDai
Wed May 28, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Funny behavior with pumpkin seeds
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Re: Funny behavior with pumpkin seeds

Sunni and Oliver, our Indian ringnecks, dip EVERYTHING, whether it needs softened or not. Oscar and Luna, our African ringnecks, have never dipped that I have observed. I'm wondering if it is an age thing. Oscar and Luna are both around four and were caged up until we got them, with nothing but a se...
by SunniDai
Mon May 26, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Imitator
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Imitator

So our bedtime routine consists of Oscar starting to squawk and say "come on" as he flies down the hall to the sleeping room and back to the living room to coax everyone else into bed. Then Oliver will fly to the floor and walk down the hall. Then Luna will fly down and walk down the hall. Sunni rid...
by SunniDai
Wed May 21, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 12 weeks old, Not eating inside cage
Replies: 33
Views: 1636

Re: 12 weeks old, Not eating inside cage

Mine love plain old lettuce, doesn't matter what kind, chickpeas, peas in the pods (have to be in the pods or they won't touch them :lol: ), broccoli and cucumbers. Trying different ways with carrots. Meh...they could take em or leave em. Tomatoes? Depends on the day of the week apparently. Always t...
by SunniDai
Wed May 21, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Sleeping Cage? Newbie question
Replies: 9
Views: 1347

Re: Sleeping Cage? Newbie question

My fids sleep on perches. Used to use sleeping cages, but they all slept on top of them, so we just did away with them and use them for travel only.
Dana
by SunniDai
Wed May 21, 2014 5:54 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 12 weeks old, Not eating inside cage
Replies: 33
Views: 1636

Re: 12 weeks old, Not eating inside cage

You asked "...are there any concerns with feeding him fruits?" You can find any concerns in the topic that Donovan mentioned. If I might add my two cents, fruits are generally higher in sugars. It's best that the majority of his diet come from veggies.
Dana
by SunniDai
Sun May 18, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Floor toys (A.K.A foot toys)
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Floor toys (A.K.A foot toys)

Nah. Sunni's favorite toys are things that make noise and any piece of cloth. Luna likes hanging beads. Oliver seems to like the jingly cat toys too. But Oscar has never really played until today :)
by SunniDai
Sun May 18, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Tablets
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Tablets

:lol:
by SunniDai
Sun May 18, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Tablets
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Tablets

Only bird people would read the sentence "gave him my old one" and find it to be a valid and completely sane thing to do :lol:
by SunniDai
Sun May 18, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Floor toys (A.K.A foot toys)
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Floor toys (A.K.A foot toys)

They sure are amusing little creatures :)
by SunniDai
Sun May 18, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Floor toys (A.K.A foot toys)
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Floor toys (A.K.A foot toys)

Ok. So Sunni has a small basket of foot toys that she plays with on the floor. (I say Sunni has a basket of toys since she is the only one to play on the floor...until today). There are certain ones that are definite favorites. Today after she was done playing, she crawled up into my lap. Oscar had ...
by SunniDai
Sun May 18, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: is my bird unhealthy
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: is my bird unhealthy

Hard to tell just from looking. Birds are masters of hiding their ailments. You could always take it to the vet for a well-bird check up.
His/her tail looks extremely stubby, even for a young bird. Was it somehow ripped out? Or do you know? Always interesting with new birds/adoptions/rescues.
Dana
by SunniDai
Sat May 17, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Sugar ants
Replies: 14
Views: 1520

Re: Sugar ants

That's what I hear, too. She scooped it up and nibbled for a second, then flung it out of her mouth and shook her head, then took a long drink lol. Guess we learned an important lesson right there :lol:
by SunniDai
Fri May 16, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Newbie to IRN Need help with behavior
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Newbie to IRN Need help with behavior

Watermelon!!! Mine would do flips for watermelon :) In moderation, of course.
Dana
by SunniDai
Fri May 16, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Sugar ants
Replies: 14
Views: 1520

Re: Sugar ants

I think I figured it out :) I took their food dish and set it in a larger bowl of water. Kind of made them happy, Sunni and Oliver especially, as they are both dippers. They will dip EVERYTHING in water. I find the strangest things in their water dish that they've dipped :lol: On another note, Sunni...
by SunniDai
Fri May 16, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Training irns is harder than budgies!
Replies: 27
Views: 1371

Re: Training irns is harder than budgies!

Keep him in the same room with you all. Let him see you going about your normal routine and interacting with your budgies. In time he will calm. IRNs are very smart. Continue your routine with him: opening the cage, feeding and watering him. Don't make eye contact for very long and move slowly. Just...
by SunniDai
Fri May 16, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Training irns is harder than budgies!
Replies: 27
Views: 1371

Re: Training irns is harder than budgies!

Patience, time and consistency. Those are the keys, in my opinion. We've got one hand reared and three rescues. The rescues won't let us touch them, but they are stick trained and will ride around the house on a stick. We are ok with the fact that we may never get to hold them. But they are less war...
by SunniDai
Fri May 16, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Sugar ants
Replies: 14
Views: 1520

Re: Sugar ants

Thank you guys. I have some thinking to do :)
by SunniDai
Thu May 15, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Sugar ants
Replies: 14
Views: 1520

Sugar ants

Ok. So we have an outdoor aviary where the fids like to spend their whole day. They have fresh water and shaded areas and I don't blame them for being out in the sun and fresh air. The problem I am having is that I put fresh veggies out there and withing fifteen minutes, it is covered in sugar ants....
by SunniDai
Thu May 15, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Indian ring neck loosing feathers
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Indian ring neck loosing feathers

Just a cautionary note: I personally wouldn't put lice powder on her. Remember...anything you put on her, she will eat.
Have you tried bathing her? Her skin may be dry and flaky and giving her bathing opportunities might help a bit.
Dana
by SunniDai
Tue May 13, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: a bit about us and our bird
Replies: 28
Views: 1316

Re: a bit about us and our bird

Mine seem to fling everything in the seed bowl far and wide to get to something they THINK might be below the chaff.
by SunniDai
Mon May 12, 2014 6:13 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi Everybody
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: Hi Everybody

Welcome to the group. Lots to read and learn here. :)
Dana
by SunniDai
Sun May 11, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: does ur irn have a bedtime?
Replies: 51
Views: 23469

Re: does ur irn have a bedtime?

Sunni falls asleep in my hair at about 7:00 or 7:30 every night. The other three sit on their tree, noshing and preening and watching Jeopardy until 8:00 sharp. Then they start chirping, whistling and screaming at us to go to bed. We make sure the path is clear to their night perches in the bedroom ...
by SunniDai
Sun May 11, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is my cage big enough?
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Re: Is my cage big enough?

I personally think you need to go larger. Most ringnecks are roughly eleven to twelve inches from head to tip of tail. They also need room to flap and exercise their wings. Someone else might have a better idea of how large of a cage you should get. Mine use perches at night and the outdoor aviary i...
by SunniDai
Sun May 11, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Progress
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Progress

We have had to stick train all three of our rescues. Just consistency until they realized the stick isn't the enemy :lol: Ultimately we want them to all step up, and Luna has started stepping up onto our wrists. But it's taking time and patience. All the time they need is what our goal is. If Oscar ...
by SunniDai
Mon May 05, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello All, new member, new owner!
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Hello All, new member, new owner!

He's a beauty, by the way :)
Dana
by SunniDai
Mon May 05, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Help Ringo won't go back in his cage!
Replies: 16
Views: 1376

Re: Help Ringo won't go back in his cage!

This will take time so isn't really a quick fix, but you should try stick training first. Our three adoptees/rescues won't let us touch them but will ride a stick all over the house. Weird...they are afraid of phalanges, but will ride a stick that appears kind of finger-like, but really long. Weird ...
by SunniDai
Mon May 05, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: What are everyones Bird's Names?
Replies: 16
Views: 2889

Re: What are everyones Bird's Names?

Our Lutino is named Sunni Dai. Sunni, obviously , because of her color. Dai is welsh and it literally means "shines". Sunni "shines". Made sense lol Oscar because when we rescued him he was quite the grouch. He is no longer called Oscar the Grouch , though. Just Oscar. Luna, well, I am a Harry Potte...
by SunniDai
Mon May 05, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: In YOUR own oppinion
Replies: 18
Views: 2117

Re: In YOUR own oppinion

Differs from breeder to breeder. Got Sunni Dai for $300 from a breeder. Rescued Oscar and Luna for $200 from a pet store for the both of them. Adopted Oliver from Petco for $20 (they didn't realize what they had...they thought he was a "large" bird and after no one claimed him, still hadn't decided ...
by SunniDai
Mon May 05, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: In YOUR own oppinion
Replies: 18
Views: 2117

Re: In YOUR own oppinion

In my own opinion, lutinos are beautiful ;)
Dana
by SunniDai
Fri May 02, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Hi

Welcome to the forum :)
Dana
by SunniDai
Fri May 02, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My babies
Replies: 4
Views: 1539

Re: My babies

Beautiful :)
by SunniDai
Fri May 02, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: INR size and weight question
Replies: 11
Views: 2013

Re: INR size and weight question

We could also be talking about the difference between an Indian Ringneck and an African Ringneck. Indians are larger with orange beaks, while the Africans are smaller (seems like about almost half the size) with darker beaks.
We have two of each.
Dana
by SunniDai
Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Beak colour
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: Beak colour

According to what I can tell with my own fids, my lutino got the rings around her eyes at around six months. So yes.
by SunniDai
Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi everyone!
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Hi everyone!

Afternoon, Hayley and Ringo :) Patience and time and consistency. Those are the things that are going to get him used to you. Just be in the same room with him, doing your normal daily routine. Don't try to rush him as he will find this to be stressful. Talk to him and be near him, but avoid too muc...
by SunniDai
Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Beak colour
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: Beak colour

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-izvrV5DxoIA/U11aGJa6_-I/AAAAAAAAAPk/7vokSFBKnSw/w902-h747-no/Untitled.png Sorry if the pictures are huge. Haven't quite mastered the whole uploading pics thing :) Anyway, the lutino is an Indian Ringneck. The first pic is of the day I brought her home, and she was...
by SunniDai
Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Beak colour
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: Beak colour

Now keep in mind that I am not an expert, but I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that your fid looks to be older than four weeks old. If he were that young, his eyes would be darker, no ring around the color. If his tail feathers are long, that also shows age. His beak color is darker like t...
by SunniDai
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: putting a brand new bird in its cage for the first time
Replies: 13
Views: 741

Re: putting a brand new bird in its cage for the first time

And might I add that lutinos are beautiful :wink:
Dana
by SunniDai
Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: screeching please help
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: screeching please help

Sunni is just under two now. She has one of the loudest voices that dig into your eardrum and burrow straight into the brain. When she starts up, I start whistling different whistles. That seems to help. But what she wants from me at that point is to have me interact with her. So I whistle her down ...
by SunniDai
Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: What to feed my baby IRN
Replies: 12
Views: 1791

Re: What to feed my baby IRN

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8078

Gives a list of good and bad foods, as well as feeding tips.

Personally, and this is just one woman's opinion, I would start with veggies before fruits.

Dana
by SunniDai
Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Where to buy an indian ringneck
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Re: Where to buy an indian ringneck

Widen your search out to Oregon.
Dana
by SunniDai
Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello Everyone!
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Re: Hello Everyone!

Welcome. You actually have to have a certain amount of posts I believe to add pictures.
Dana
by SunniDai
Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Namaste And Hello :)
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Namaste And Hello :)

I'm not sure what I consider myself, but my fids consider me to be their food source/toy maker/entertainer/maid :lol:
Welcome to the forum.
Dana
by SunniDai
Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Need some Advise Pls
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: Need some Advise Pls

Boreas,
Whether you like it or not, your life is now in the control of a little feathered creature :lol:
You may find that your relationship with your fid improves greatly once he is let out of the cage more. Just remember that patience and consistency is the ticket.
Dana
by SunniDai
Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Shivering; should I worry?
Replies: 12
Views: 1871

Re: Shivering; should I worry?

Another thing that may help is when you approach her cage, do it slowly and avoid making eye contact with her for too long. That can be viewed as being aggressive or predatory without you meaning to do so.
Dana
by SunniDai
Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New owner here to say hello
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Re: New owner here to say hello

Ya, when we rescued Oscar and Luna, we were told that they were probably around a year old. By my math, the first time I had seen them, they were not babies, and it had been at least a year since I first saw them! Then when we got them home, Oscar began getting his ring about a month later. If the o...
by SunniDai
Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: NEED HELP ...UNSURE OF WHAT TO DO
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: NEED HELP ...UNSURE OF WHAT TO DO

I have found that my fids automatically want to go to the highest spot in the house. So they SHOULD head to the play stand. good luck :)
Dana
by SunniDai
Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Help wanted real BAD!!
Replies: 7
Views: 815

Re: Help wanted real BAD!!

Can't really tell her age from the pic, but seems like her eyes look young. From what I can see :)
Dana
by SunniDai
Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New owner here to say hello
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Re: New owner here to say hello

Congrats on your new fids! Judging from that gorgeous ring, I would put the green one at least no less than three to four years. And that is a great cage :)
Dana
by SunniDai
Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Is this possible??
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: Is this possible??

For the issue of getting him to step up rather than having to chase him around the room with a towel, might I suggest getting him to step up on a stick? We have four ringnecks, three of them rescues and largely untamed. All three of them will, however, step up onto a stick and let us walk them aroun...
by SunniDai
Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Two new IRNs and two new cockatiels
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: Two new IRNs and two new cockatiels

I am certainly no pro when it comes to dealing with ringnecks, but I would personally just leave them and go about your day as you normally do. Talk to them but let them see what you do in a day. We had two that we rescued and they bit HARD when we first got them. Now they are stick trained to step ...
by SunniDai
Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: New fid - Oliver
Replies: 2
Views: 786

New fid - Oliver

So we ended up adopting another fid. The person we adopted him from doesn't know a whole lot about Ringnecks, so we don't know for certain age or sex, but we have had him two and a half weeks now (he's been quarantined) and have been observing him closely. He is out with the others today for the fir...
by SunniDai
Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: This is SOO true!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1120

Re: This is SOO true!!!!

Oh, and I found this on birdtricks.com (great site, by the way), and thought you all could relate to this as well :) Dana "Ingredients: Turkey stuffing, Sweet potatoes, Mashed potatoes, Gravy, Green beans, Cranberry Sauce, Hot rolls and butter, Relish tray, Pumpkin pie with whipped cream, Hot coffee...
by SunniDai
Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: This is SOO true!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1120

Re: This is SOO true!!!!

Sunni likes to run her beak as messily through mashed potatoes, oatmeal, anything warm and squishy. Then she crawls up on my shoulder and wipes her beak off on my shirt, my neck, my hair, my ears. I've even attempted to fix a little plate for her. Nope. She's not having it. Gotta eat from my plate! ...
by SunniDai
Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Please help!!
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: Please help!!

Sunni's eyes get red-rimmed when she gets tired. Don't know if this is the case with all ringnecks and Oscar and Luna don't let me peer into their eyes :D
Dana
by SunniDai
Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 2 ringnecks together
Replies: 6
Views: 12366

Re: 2 ringnecks together

I had a one year old when we rescued our four year olds. They are out of their cages all the time, and they are flighted, so if things get to intense between them, which sometimes they do, they are able to fly away from the situation. They all share the same cage during the day, but like I said, the...
by SunniDai
Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: The bluffing stage in aviary birds
Replies: 18
Views: 1944

Re: The bluffing stage in aviary birds

I am only responding to let you know that we are out here, we just may not know how to respond to this particular question. :) As for bluffing being a result of the handling, I've never observed aviary birds to see if there has been any correlation to this hypothesis. You do bring up an interesting ...
by SunniDai
Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ring?
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Ring?

I'm not sure about the red eye thing, but Sunni, my Lutino, seems to get red-rimmed when she is tired.
Dana
by SunniDai
Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sleeping ?
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Sleeping ?

When we had just Skyelar, his cage was in the living room, so when it was time for bed, we would drape a cover over the cage. He never showed any fear of it, and seemed to sleep better when the cover was on.
Don't know if this helps.
Dana
by SunniDai
Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: This is SOO true!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1120

This is SOO true!!!!

I KNOW most of us can relate to this one! ;)

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by SunniDai
Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: My mommy doesn't know how to care for me properly
Replies: 12
Views: 504

Re: My mommy doesn't know how to care for me properly

Hi, Jireh. I have been with my momma since I was 3 weeks old, so we have a tight bond. She spoils me mercilessly. She spoils all of us, but Oscar and Luna don't let her touch them. They are older than I am and have only been living with us for a few months. They seem to be okay with that, though. So...
by SunniDai
Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: why is it?
Replies: 36
Views: 8101

Re: why is it?

When I got Skyelar, I had actually gone to pick out a sun conure. When the owner let the birdies out of their cage, Skyelar climbed up my sleeve to my shoulder. Three times. So I asked the owner about this little blue bird (had never even heard of a ringneck before) and was told a little about ringn...
by SunniDai
Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: which cages work the best?
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: which cages work the best?

Kind of hard for me to say since all three are out of their cages all the time. They each have a night cage, but only the youngest actually sleeps inside. The other two sleep on top of their night cages. That being said, I would fee bad to leave any one of them in those cages all day since they cann...
by SunniDai
Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: scared irn
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: scared irn

Oh, poor baby. :( If she was an "unwanted gift", she probably was never handled. She may not have even ever been interacted with. I'm no pro, but I can share our experience with you with our fids: We got Sunni when she was three weeks old and hand fed her, so she has never been an issue (knock on wo...
by SunniDai
Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Homemade Aviaries or Breeding Cages
Replies: 15
Views: 3463

Re: Homemade Aviaries or Breeding Cages

Melika, Luckily we live in the Pacific Northwest, so harsh sunlight and heat isn't a problem for us except for one week a year :lol: So PVC works here. Wooden cages, because of the rain, would rot out quickly up here. It depends on what part of the world you are living in as to whether PVC or wooden...
by SunniDai
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Will by bird be happy in my home
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Will by bird be happy in my home

When I for my first ringneck, Skyelar, I ran an in home daycare. As you could imagine, the children and the birdie came into contact on a daily basis. Luckily for all involved, and because I was on top of it all the time, the experience was good. The children knew that when he was out and about to w...
by SunniDai
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: irn bathing
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: irn bathing

My youngest takes showers with me and the other two get good baths about once or twice a week. They begin playing in their water dish and I realize it's time to put a larger bowl of water on their cage :D
by SunniDai
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Homemade Aviaries or Breeding Cages
Replies: 15
Views: 3463

Re: Homemade Aviaries or Breeding Cages

Donavan, that is a great looking aviary :)
by SunniDai
Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Ringnecks favourite food
Replies: 2
Views: 927

Re: Ringnecks favourite food

I am by no means a pro, but I do think the things like dried bananas and nuts and sunflower seeds should be limited. The bananas are high in sugar and the nuts and sunflower seeds are high in fats. Important to have, but not in excess. I've heard that some people do, but I personally don't feed my f...
by SunniDai
Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Baby won't eat!?
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Re: Baby won't eat!?

Has your baby started eating yet? When did you get them?
by SunniDai
Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: I have no clue, turkey roasting pan safe?
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: I have no clue, turkey roasting pan safe?

What is it made out of? Does it have the non-stick coating? Stainless steel?
by SunniDai
Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Mixing an IR with an Amazon Parrot
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: Mixing an IR with an Amazon Parrot

I know of several people who have many different breeds of birds and are able to house them all. Some can be out of their cages together and not have issues, while others have a schedule for what birds are out at the same time. I also know about a lady who has three separate "bird rooms" and puts th...
by SunniDai
Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ?
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: ?

Breeding behavior?
by SunniDai
Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Homemade Aviaries or Breeding Cages
Replies: 15
Views: 3463

Re: Homemade Aviaries or Breeding Cages

We went and bought 1 inch by 1/2 inch rolled welded mesh wire for our outdoor aviary. https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/tkXzStcnLeqwaFjy_mgdsAYFMk3V8gQYTFE_drKzbg=w155-h207-p-no We used the same clips that are used to make rabbit cages for connecting it all together. Used PVC pipes for the framework...
by SunniDai
Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: scared irn
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: scared irn

How old is she? Was she ever acclimatized to human touch before you got her? A little more history might be useful. :)
Thanks,
Dana
by SunniDai
Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: irn bathing
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: irn bathing

How old is she? Has she never been in the water before? Are you able to allow her out of her cage? Does she ever ride around on your shoulder? A little more information might help :)
Dana
by SunniDai
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Odd behavior- any answers??
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: Odd behavior- any answers??

And if you think all of THAT is fun, wait until the regurgitation starts lol. And when it happens on your bare toes! (Or is it just me? Hehe)
by SunniDai
Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Play Stands
Replies: 20
Views: 3157

Re: Play Stands

I am personally fond of the natural wood one :)
Dana
by SunniDai
Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: me, jess and jay
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: me, jess and jay

Welcome to the forum, Erin :)
Dana
by SunniDai
Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Is this nesting behavior??
Replies: 2
Views: 772

Is this nesting behavior??

So Sunni has been doing this with cloth lately. Doesn't matter what kind of cloth: terry cloth bath rags, my pajama pants, whatever is in her way. Is this nesting behavior? Oh, and notice how she flips over at one point lol.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlz89yRqDN4
Dana
by SunniDai
Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Becoming flighted
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Becoming flighted

So This morning, Sunni has been walking around on the floor, playing with her toys, and she started jumping, flying for a few feet and landing carefully. We think she is practicing her landing. :)
I am so glad my baby is learning to fly. Makes a momma proud!
Dana
by SunniDai
Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Did your IRN bluff?
Replies: 12
Views: 2037

Re: Did your IRN bluff?

Sunni: 1. DNA sexed female 2. not really. She is, however, just a year old. Doesn't the bluffing stage usually happen in the first year, though? Do any of these birds ever do anything according to the "regular" stage? lol 3. becoming flighted and we are both loving it :) 4. handraised 5. she's just ...
by SunniDai
Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New Member and Ringneck Owner - Advice?
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: New Member and Ringneck Owner - Advice?

Good morning, and welcome to the forum :) While I am certainly no expert on ringnecks, I can tell you of my experiences with my own fids. We got Sunni when she was three weeks old and hand fed her, so she has never been an issue (knock on wood, that could change any day now lol). We rescued Oscar an...
by SunniDai
Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Flight harness
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Re: Flight harness

Thank you everyone for your input. I am going to invest in a good harness for her and start the slow process of training her for it :)
Dana
by SunniDai
Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Flight harness
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Re: Flight harness

Here is a picture of all three of them so you can all see how large Sunni is in comparison to Oscar and Luna.
Dana

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