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by Tabaneske
Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:05 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Sexually Dimorphic Birds
Replies: 5
Views: 1648

Re: Sexually Dimorphic Birds

Thanks for all the input so far.

I would LOVE to own some parrotlets, but you cannot buy them in Australia...
by Tabaneske
Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: How To Evacuate Parrots When You Only Have Seconds
Replies: 15
Views: 1136

Re: How To Evacuate Parrots When You Only Have Seconds

I do like how this helps for birds inside. But I wonder if it is the same principle for birds in a large aviary. It's harder to catch birds quickly in an aviary than in a room I think. But maybe I am doing it wrong, lol.
by Tabaneske
Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: How To Evacuate Parrots When You Only Have Seconds
Replies: 15
Views: 1136

How To Evacuate Parrots When You Only Have Seconds

Here is a webpage I found that may be helpful for people in risk zones, like flood, storms or fire disasters.

I found it very useful information to know as I am in a bushfire risk zone.

Hope it help you guys.

http://www.birdtricks.com/blog/how-to-e ... e-seconds/
by Tabaneske
Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Zebra Finches <3
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

Re: Zebra Finches <3

That's not a bad idea MissK. Two little girls inside would be nice. Although I do like the markings and song of the males, but atleast I can still hear them outside. I will have to find a girl not too aggressive though. When I got these guys they must of been in a crowded cage because they are so ag...
by Tabaneske
Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:11 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Zebra Finches <3
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

Zebra Finches <3

Hey guys, I LOVE zebra finches, and I bought 9 of them in September last year. I now have 16 of them (I think, they keep moving when I count them.) They are in an outdoor aviary with my IRNs and single male cockatiel. I will be splitting the species up when I get the other aviary fixed, but my partn...
by Tabaneske
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Sexually Dimorphic Birds
Replies: 5
Views: 1648

Sexually Dimorphic Birds

Hey guys, I am wanting to get some other birds to breed, but I would love to get ones that you can tell what gender they are by looking at them. What birds do you guys know about that might be cool to start breeding for me? I have IRN, cockatiels and zebra finches. Also, maybe something that isn't a...
by Tabaneske
Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 2292

Re: Should he be weened by now?

Thanks.

I just feel so terrible.

It feels terrible to lose baby birds.

Maybe I will try again next season, or maybe a different breed of bird to bring my confidence back up. This was my first IRN.
by Tabaneske
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 2292

Re: Should he be weened by now?

I found Buddha dead this morning... I am a bad mummy... :(
by Tabaneske
Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 2292

Re: Should he be weened by now?

Well the bushfires around here has lessened and we are safe for now, and the weather has cooled down a little, so now Buddha can spend the day outside in the aviary.

Mummy and daddy are following him around, encouraging him to fly, which is good. So hopefully they will encourage him to eat too.
by Tabaneske
Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 2292

Re: Should he be weened by now?

I am using Wombaroo handraising mix.

How much seed should I mix in with the formula?
by Tabaneske
Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 2292

Re: Should he be weened by now?

Unfortunately for me, there are no avian vets in my area... :(
by Tabaneske
Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 2292

Re: Should he be weened by now?

He doesn't fly well because I haven't let him practice enough. Which is my fault, not his. For the small amount of time I have let him fly, he does fly well for that amount of practice.
by Tabaneske
Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 2292

Re: Should he be weened by now?

Unfortunately, if I had him on a morning feed and a night feed only, after 2 days of this, he becomes extremely lethargic, like he is actually dying! I thought maybe feeding him a little less would make him kick in his instincts to feed, but nope, he ignores everything and just relies on me. I have ...
by Tabaneske
Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:32 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 2292

Re: Should he be weened by now?

I haven't tried mixing seed in his formula yet. Well I put Buddha in the aviary today, and mummy came over and wanted to feed him. Buddha didn't want anything to do with her. She was so persistent and I felt so sorry for her. She kept regurgitating and trying to put it in his mouth, but he just fuss...
by Tabaneske
Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 2292

Re: Should he be weened by now?

I will try tomorrow by taking him out into the aviary. I was actually thinking the same thing too.

Maybe his parents will feed him too. Both parents are molting, they look so funny.

We will see how he goes tomorrow, he can get some flight time in too.
by Tabaneske
Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 2292

Re: Should he be weened by now?

I was thinking about organic baby food to thicken it. He might not like solidish things just yet.

He is about 4 months I think now. His sibling in the aviary eats on his own now, and is happily chewing up my finch nests...

I may have to try some baby food... I thought IRN were good weaners, lol.
by Tabaneske
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 2292

Re: Should he be weened by now?

Okay, so I tried some banana on his feeding spoon, didn't even put it in his mouth, he just touched it and moved away. Then I soaked it in his formula, it slid into his mouth, he instantly spat it out. Then I mixed it with his formula, any banana he felt/tasted he spat out instantly. So that didn't ...
by Tabaneske
Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:40 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 2292

Re: Should he be weened by now?

I have been trying to feed him some things from my fingers, but instead he goes for my fingers and bites really hard and holds on. I could lift my hand up with him hanging off my fingers. He just completely ignores the food I am offering him and bites me instead. It's not an aggressive bite or anyth...
by Tabaneske
Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:21 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 2292

Re: Should he be weened by now?

Thanks for your post Craig_&_Cat. My boy is now at 3 feeds a day, and still demanding whenever I walk into the room, expecting to be fed, when it's not time. Every time he sees me, he just bobs his head up and down real fast expecting to be fed. He also chirps whenever I am in the room wanting food ...
by Tabaneske
Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 2292

Re: Should he be weened by now?

Thanks. I'm sure he will get there.

Great suggestions for feeding ideas. They sound irresistible for the birdies. I will try them out. :)
by Tabaneske
Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 2292

Re: Should he be weened by now?

Thank you for your support. It helps me push through. I just wish he would at least try some of the food I leave out for him.
by Tabaneske
Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 2292

Should he be weened by now?

My little guy Buddha was hatched on the 9th of October. I thought he was weening but he isn't taking any interest in any of the food I have put out for him. He needs 3 feeds a day, because if I put him on two feeds a day he almost dies.... I have had two close calls with him and now I think he shoul...
by Tabaneske
Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Worried about weening handraised chick
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Worried about weening handraised chick

My first hand raised boy is starting the weening/fledging process and he is not taking any of his formula. I goto feed him and he takes maybe a mouthful from the spoon, then spits out any more I feed him. He acts as if he wants food, but then just spits it when I finally manage to get a bit in his m...
by Tabaneske
Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: H/R baby refusing to take formula. Please help.
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: H/R baby refusing to take formula. Please help.

Yeah I know he is a fair bit behind. It makes me feel so useless that he isn't growing quick enough. I know it's just the hormones, but it makes me so upset. I know I have to be patient. I have the broader at about 34 - 35 degrees. It seems like his brain development is further than his body, Lol. H...
by Tabaneske
Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: H/R baby refusing to take formula. Please help.
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: H/R baby refusing to take formula. Please help.

He has only small pins poking through his wings, no where else and they haven't opened to show feather colour yet. If you look on my other thread you will see a recent photo of Buddha. The last lot of pictures. He is the less feathered one. I would post a picture here, but I'm not home and I'm on my...
by Tabaneske
Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: H/R baby refusing to take formula. Please help.
Replies: 5
Views: 694

H/R baby refusing to take formula. Please help.

I have been H/R a behind in development IRN baby, and he hasn't even broken his pin feathers yet, when really he should have by now. I am feeding him via a spoon with Wombaroo hand raising formula. The last couple of feeds, he is refusing to take the spoon. He turns his head away when I come near hi...
by Tabaneske
Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

Thank you so much! I think you are right. I got my sleeping pattern to normal having to care for Buddha, so changing my lifestyle for the better may have helped too. I am so fascinated at the difference between the chicks. But I'm glad they are happy and healthy. I actually caught daddy in the nest ...
by Tabaneske
Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

Here are the photos. :) These two have flash of the baby in nesting box. boxside.jpg boxback.jpg These ones are of baby in nesting box without flash. boxsidenf.jpg boxtopnf.jpg Here is Buddha, my little inside bird. He is a day younger than his brother in the box. He is still so tiny. buddhaside.jpg
by Tabaneske
Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

Update. Chick in nesting box has broken a few pin feathers and looks like he is going to be blue. He has a good strong grip with his feet. Buddha, my little guy inside has started to get the grey under the skin on his wings to show his pin feathers are coming. He has tiny grey dots on his bottom sho...
by Tabaneske
Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

Grats on your two babies!

I don't know how to move mummy, I can't move mine, lol.
by Tabaneske
Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Homemade Aviaries or Breeding Cages
Replies: 15
Views: 4078

Re: Homemade Aviaries or Breeding Cages

These are all awesome ideas! I might have to wait til my hubby and I get to a more permanent house before building more aviaries, Lol.
by Tabaneske
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Homemade Aviaries or Breeding Cages
Replies: 15
Views: 4078

Re: Homemade Aviaries or Breeding Cages

It does help. Thank you. :)
by Tabaneske
Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: What to Feed Your Parrot (recipes, toxicities, links too!)
Replies: 184
Views: 683570

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

Thanks Melika for answering my questions.

Has helped me work out what to feed my little darlings to keep them happy and healthy. Also helps my shopping go a little easier for them. :)
by Tabaneske
Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Homemade Aviaries or Breeding Cages
Replies: 15
Views: 4078

Homemade Aviaries or Breeding Cages

Hi again everyone. I am looking to build my own aviaries or even just have some smaller breeding aviaries built for my birds. I was wondering if anyone has made their own aviaries, and how did they do so? It's way too expensive to get a premade aviary from a hardware store, they charge an arm and a ...
by Tabaneske
Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Day by day growth?
Replies: 9
Views: 3184

Re: Day by day growth?

Thank you so much for sharing that Shey. According to your diary, my 14 day old chick looks like a 7 day old chick. So it's practically a week behind! The one in the box seems to have a couple of days delayed development too. But that is just according to your data. That was very interesting to go t...
by Tabaneske
Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:31 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Day by day growth?
Replies: 9
Views: 3184

Re: Day by day growth?

Good point. I will pick up an electronic kitchen scale tomorrow and start on it. Then at least there will be some data.
by Tabaneske
Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Day by day growth?
Replies: 9
Views: 3184

Re: Day by day growth?

I would love to do this, but it will have to wait til next time babies are born so you can start from day one.

Plus because I am new to breeding ringnecks, I'm not 100% sure what they should generally look like at each stage, lol.
by Tabaneske
Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Day by day growth?
Replies: 9
Views: 3184

Day by day growth?

Has anyone done a day by day photo diary of their chicks? Maybe next to something for size comparison. I am curious to see as there is a huge development difference between my two chicks that were born a day apart. I wanted to see what stage mine seem to be up to, and if they are developing correctl...
by Tabaneske
Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: What to Feed Your Parrot (recipes, toxicities, links too!)
Replies: 184
Views: 683570

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

I have a question or two. Can I give my birds frozen mixed veggies? During summer I think it would be a nice cool snack. I was thinking like the frozen veggies you get from the supermarket in the freezer section. I ask this as I do not have a car and it is hard for me to go to the supermarket to get...
by Tabaneske
Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

A little update for you guys who are following. Baby is doing well, and my partner has named it Buddha. I have increased the thickness of the formula, but not as thick as the box recommends, as I think he is still a little too small for that thickness. He seems to be taking it easier and it doesn't ...
by Tabaneske
Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

Bubby doing okay. He keeps getting air bubbles because he doesn't open his mouth properly when I feed him. But I think we will both get the hang of it.

I have been feeding 4 hourly, but I reckon he wants feeds earlier than that.

Should I feed him more often, or just leave it at 4 hourly?
by Tabaneske
Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

I may have worded it a little wrong, but I am not pregnant yet, but I have been trying for 20 months and still haven't got anywhere. :)
by Tabaneske
Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

Yes, this will distract me from the trouble I am having of falling pregnant myself. It's good to have a little bubby to look after.

Can't wait for some more advice.

I will take another picture with a fuller crop on the next feed.
by Tabaneske
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

Alright, thank you so much for your support so far. I have just given bubby it's first feeding, and it took the spoon very well. It's crop actually looks full now. What you see in the photo is what it usually looks like when mummy was feeding it. I am going to check on bubby in nest in a few mins, t...
by Tabaneske
Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

Okay here are two photos of the babies. The first one is a comparison next to it's day older sibling. Even though I think it would survive in the nest, I don't think it is getting enough nutrients to make it healthy, that is why I have pulled it. I am a little nervous as I haven't hand raised a youn...
by Tabaneske
Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

I only have some paper towel. I have put in a little soft toy that he can cuddle up to as well. I can get the temp to about 35 degrees now. If I fully closed it in it would get to nearly 40! So I had to muck around with how much I cover it with a towel to get a decent temperature.
by Tabaneske
Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:43 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Age.
Replies: 20
Views: 868

Re: Age.

I agree, I think the same about mine.

My sister suggested I make my own club, lol.
by Tabaneske
Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:21 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Age.
Replies: 20
Views: 868

Re: Age.

I'm sure it's illegal to sell unweened birds in South Australia also, but some guy sold my sister an unweened galah that she bought for me. She only knew how to feed it because she watched me do it. The galah was raised beautifully, and the funny thing was, it didn't like her and liked me, yet she r...
by Tabaneske
Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

I have sort of made a brooder with a desk lamp with a red light in a small aquarium. I have it set up to test the temperature before I pull 2nd born baby. 1st born is doing fine and is over 2 times bigger than 2nd born. The reason I haven't pulled him sooner is because he was more likely to survive ...
by Tabaneske
Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:42 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

Don't have a heating pad. I think I have an idea. I will update you later to see if it was successful.
by Tabaneske
Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

No, I am in the process of getting a broader made up, but it's no way finished... that's one reason why I am reluctant to pull the babies. Do you have any suggestions for temporary one?
by Tabaneske
Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

I saw mummy come out and feed. So I gave her some time before I had a look. She is feeding the smaller one, as he has seed around his mouth, but he has practically nothing in his crop... I don't understand... makes me so sad.
by Tabaneske
Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

It's not hard, food. I think mummy just isn't getting enough food to feed both. Because daddy isn't feeding her enough, and she doesn't come out long enough to feed. She is too worried about protecting the nest.

How can I safely pull baby with mummy in there?
by Tabaneske
Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Curious on what you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 3405

Re: Curious on what you think?

That is true. I will just have to learn the complex mutations and try to breed those.
by Tabaneske
Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

Looks like the second born might not make it either. He doesn't seem that lively. Unfortunately I can't pull him as I do not have any hand raising mix, and I can't get any on the weekend. So I am hoping that he will survive til Monday. I will have to see how she goes next clutch as well, otherwise I...
by Tabaneske
Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Curious on what you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 3405

Re: Curious on what you think?

Lol, I mostly know genetics in budgies, as they were my first birds that I bred, then came cockatiels and then finches. But now that I think about it, I still never really bred forcolour I just bred for the sake of breeding. Also I guess being oblivious to genetics, it makes seeing what colour the b...
by Tabaneske
Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Curious on what you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 3405

Re: Curious on what you think?

Okay, so why are there sex linked mutations? How do they work?
by Tabaneske
Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

Well the first sad news of the season. The youngest of the 3 chicks was found dead today. So either 2 is mummy's limit for taking good care, or it was born too late after the others for her to really care for it properly. There was at least a full day before the third one had hatched after the secon...
by Tabaneske
Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Curious on what you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 3405

Re: Curious on what you think?

I think I am getting it slowly. Can they be split more than one thing? And can they sometimes turn out with grandparent or great grandparents colouring?
by Tabaneske
Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

I am not sure whether my male is just a poor flyer, or he purposefully does it, but he flies straight into me while I am walking around in the aviary. He doesn't bite or scratch or anything, but I just get a head or face full of feathers as he flies directly into me. It's like being hit with a feath...
by Tabaneske
Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:42 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Curious on what you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 3405

Re: Curious on what you think?

What does split mean exactly. I am seeing all these mutations with people saying split to green or split to blue or whatever, what does that even mean? :?
by Tabaneske
Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

The biggest ones crop is slowly getting bigger and easier to see that it is getting fed. I had totally forgotten they have tiny crops when born. I haven't bred birds in such a long time. I am used to seeing baby birds with nice big and full crops. All three bubbies were alive and complaining that mu...
by Tabaneske
Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

Lol. Congrats on your eggs and I hope they hatch all happy healthy. Babies are so cute and ugly at the same time, lol.
by Tabaneske
Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:40 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

Well the first egg was laid on the 12th of September and hatched on the 8th of October. So how many days is that? Lol.
by Tabaneske
Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

Well good news, the 3rd egg has hatched!

So I am hoping the fourth one will hatch also. Mum is very determined to keep them warm now as the weather has cooled down considerably. I think they are going to be okay. :)

Only time will tell.
by Tabaneske
Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

The two babies are still alive this morning, so hopefully that is a good sign. It seems like on of the other eggs are going to hatch today. Mummy is determined to still incubate the two eggs. If they don't hatch soon, I will have to remove them so she focuses on the babies. Poor thing, probably conf...
by Tabaneske
Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

Alright, thank you for that. I will keep a close eye on them. The warmer weather isn't going to help either.

Any suggestions on how I can get the mother to leave the box? She won't leave and fusses and stomps on the babies when I look inside.
by Tabaneske
Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

Sounds like a good idea.

Thank you for the suggestions. :)
by Tabaneske
Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

At the moment I am feeding them fresh corn and small parrot mix seed. It does look like they have some yellowish liquid in their crop, so maybe that is the left over from the egg. I am hoping they will be fed. I will check this afternoon and again in the morning to make sure they are still looking s...
by Tabaneske
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

I just checked to see if the crops are full on the babies and it doesn't look like either have been fed. I am wondering do they not feed them just after hatching or is my girl not feeding them at all? I may have to pull them if she isn't feeding... I'm a little worried.
by Tabaneske
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

Not a bad idea, if mummy ever leaves the box for me to put my hands in there! Lol.
by Tabaneske
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

I love zebra finches, they would have to be my favourite bird so far that I have bred. I even hand raised a few. They are so adorable. I checked the box this morning and number 2 baby has hatched. 2 more eggs to go. I am debating whether to pull one baby to hand raise, since I will leave mummy with ...
by Tabaneske
Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

Thank you.

My zebra finches also have eggs too.

Finally I am getting some babies!
by Tabaneske
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

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Here is my first baby! Born today!

She is a good mummy. She moves over so I can have a look. The baby starts making noise, she will quickly cover it up to keep it warm.

I am so happy. :D
by Tabaneske
Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

Well no babies hatching yet, but I will give it another week or so before I deem the eggs infertile. This is her first clutch ever, so we will see. She won't let me candle the eggs because she never leaves the box, or when she is out of the box and sees me coming, she will go back in. She is a good ...
by Tabaneske
Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:38 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Curious on what you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 3405

Re: Curious on what you think?

Thanks for the advice on the egg food. I will make up some so she can have a nibble. Have you been able to candle your eggs? Is she finished laying? I haven't been able to just yet, but I might wait another week before I give it a shot. I think she has finished laying, but I won't be sure until she ...
by Tabaneske
Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:35 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

Re: My first breeding season 2013

Do you plan on hand feeding, or are you going to let the mother raise them? Best Wishes, IMRAN-C I plan on letting her keep the first clutch so she learns how to feed them for future clutches. But I am going to hand raise a few later on down the track. I would love to have an IRN inside to play wit...
by Tabaneske
Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: My first breeding season 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4157

My first breeding season 2013

Hello everyone! I bought a pair of IRN at the start of the year. They are both young birds and this is their first breeding season. This is also my first breeding season for IRN. :) Sapphire is now sitting on 3 eggs and is staying in the box, so I think she is going to be sitting with no more eggs. ...
by Tabaneske
Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Curious on what you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 3405

Re: Curious on what you think?

I have 3 eggs now! So excited!
by Tabaneske
Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:17 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My Pairings for 2013 Breeding Season
Replies: 70
Views: 8076

Re: My Pairings for 2013 Breeding Season

Ah okay, how old do you think they would be big enough to ring them?
by Tabaneske
Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My Pairings for 2013 Breeding Season
Replies: 70
Views: 8076

Re: My Pairings for 2013 Breeding Season

Why do you put rings on the babies?
by Tabaneske
Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Is it possible to get?
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: Is it possible to get?

Thank you very much to all of you. That was extremely helpful. Can't wait to get some more aviaries so I can start learning about all this. :)
by Tabaneske
Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:55 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Is it possible to get?
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Is it possible to get?

Hi again!

I am loving the slate grey coloured ringnecks, and I was wondering if it were possible to breed grey ones that have a different colour head? I would love to see some pictures if there are.

Also if possible, what pair would I need to produce them?

Cheers.

Tabaneske.
by Tabaneske
Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Curious on what you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 3405

Re: Curious on what you think?

I am feeding mixed seed and corn on the cob. I have bought some cuttlefish today, but that's if she will munch on it.
by Tabaneske
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Curious on what you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 3405

Re: Curious on what you think?

Ino are albino, lutino and creamino? Edit: Also here are two more photos of my girl. She actually has a sorta purple/mauve colouring through her... saphcropped2.jpg saphcropped.jpg And I got my first egg!!! firstegg.jpg She seems fairly exhausted after laying this egg. What can I do to help her ener...
by Tabaneske
Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Curious on what you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 3405

Re: Curious on what you think?

Okay. Well the whole reason I love breeding birds is to see the colour mutations that occur. So I guess I am interested in breeding them for the range of colour. :)
by Tabaneske
Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Curious on what you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 3405

Re: Curious on what you think?

What colours would people be after? Although I am new to breeding ringnecks, I plan on increasing my breeding pairs in the future.
by Tabaneske
Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Curious on what you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 3405

Re: Curious on what you think?

There are plenty of blues here. There were like 5 in the pet store. So I think there are plenty of them around. The pet store owner was interested that I had a white male though, so maybe she will buy the white bubs from me. The local community contributes to the birds in this store.
by Tabaneske
Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Curious on what you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 3405

Re: Curious on what you think?

So do you think the pair I have is an alright pair to get desirable young out of?
by Tabaneske
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:57 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Curious on what you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 3405

Re: Curious on what you think?

Ah, that is very helpful.

How would you breed one that has a different coloured head to its body?

I like those ones, they are pretty.

Is it true that if they are not brought up in a multi coloured flock, they won't pair up with a mate of a different colour to their own colour?
by Tabaneske
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:33 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Curious on what you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 3405

Re: Curious on what you think?

It's a wooden box.

I will try to get a pic of her when she is out of her box. But she always hides when I go in the aviary. She is so sneaky.
by Tabaneske
Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Curious on what you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 3405

Re: Curious on what you think?

Cool, I can't wait for them to start breeding. But at the moment all the female does (her name is Sapphire) is sit in her box and do nothing. I haven't actually caught them in the act, just the male (his name is Quartz) feeding the female. He is always bobbing his head for her, even when she isn't i...
by Tabaneske
Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Curious on what you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 3405

Re: Curious on what you think?

So the mutation of them is Albino and Blue?

I'm not entirely sure what the actual names are for the colours. :)
by Tabaneske
Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Curious on what you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 3405

Re: Curious on what you think?

Gosh darn it, it's so hard to put up decent photos because of me being a new user, :P Sorry for the poor photos. I have taken some more photos today. I took another of the female as well. The females photo was with flash because she was in her box, so her colours may be more vibrant. :) Hope these p...
by Tabaneske
Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Curious on what you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 3405

Re: Curious on what you think?

He is all white. I can take another photo tomorrow, if he will keep still, lol.
by Tabaneske
Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:44 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Curious on what you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 3405

Re: Curious on what you think?

No, why? What do you need to know? :)
by Tabaneske
Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:15 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Curious on what you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 3405

Re: Curious on what you think?

Ah cool. Interesting how the colours work. :) can't wait for them to start laying.
by Tabaneske
Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Curious on what you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 3405

Re: Curious on what you think?

The white is male the blue is female. I'm not even sure what the right colour names are for them. Lol. This is their first breeding season, so maybe 2 years old?
by Tabaneske
Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Curious on what you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 3405

Curious on what you think?

Hi there, I am new to this forum and to breeding indian ringnecks. I have got this lovely pair, and I am curious what colour the babies might be from them. The female has started playing around in the nesting box, but no eggs yet. Kinda getting impatient, lol. So please, if anyone knows what the bab...