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by pattiB
Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Working on a new hanging play gym for Gracie...
Replies: 14
Views: 1693

Re: Working on a new hanging play gym for Gracie...

MissK wrote:Very cool, attractive, interesting. And BTW - "Mom Cave"? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Mom Cave = my mom room. Where I sew, craft, do my fun stuff. :D
by pattiB
Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Working on a new hanging play gym for Gracie...
Replies: 14
Views: 1693

Re: Working on a new hanging play gym for Gracie...

AJPeter wrote:Awesome! Where do you get on?
Wherever she wants! She's the boss of me :lol:
by pattiB
Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Gracie update....
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Re: Gracie update....

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by pattiB
Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Gracie update....
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Re: Gracie update....

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by pattiB
Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Gracie update....
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Gracie update....

Well, I've been missing for quite a few months. But I've been BUSY!!! With life, Tessa, family, my pups and GRACIE! Boy has she trained us! I wanted to update her Gracefulness. She has grown into quite the Queen bee! Her routine is our life. lol! She has come to enjoy being with us as much as possib...
by pattiB
Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Working on a new hanging play gym for Gracie...
Replies: 14
Views: 1693

Re: Working on a new hanging play gym for Gracie...

Wow! I've not been here in such a while. I've been soooooo busy! Gracie has grown into an awesome bird. She enjoys her hanging gym quite often. It is in the "Mom Cave"...heres the final pic. Sorry it's taken so long to post. Turned out great.
by pattiB
Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Ok my IRN experts....Gracie has gone WILD! HELP!
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: Ok my IRN experts....Gracie has gone WILD! HELP!

No not her normal "playing" with her toys. She literally grabs them very angrily and throws them. She seems to dart and move very angrily at everything. She's much calmer today but she definitely has something going on with her attitude. She just seems annoyed and bitchy and spastic. Hope that makes...
by pattiB
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Ok my IRN experts....Gracie has gone WILD! HELP!
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: Ok my IRN experts....Gracie has gone WILD! HELP!

OH and she's screaming a LOT more than usual!
by pattiB
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Ok my IRN experts....Gracie has gone WILD! HELP!
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Ok my IRN experts....Gracie has gone WILD! HELP!

She is almost 9 months old now. She has gone from our Sweet but still with an attitude Gracie,,,, to our wild child. Please tell me this is just a hormone thing, a phase that will pass. What do we need to be doing? Should I not allow her to play with her fav toy that she displays for INCREDIBLY? Sho...
by pattiB
Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: no noise
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: no noise

wow. no noise from an IRN. I'm not sure what to think. Sometimes I wish there was no noise from our Gracie. :D I have no answer but maybe just do LOTS of talking to your bird? Play music?
by pattiB
Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Can a Ringneck, or any parrot,,,Choke?
Replies: 1
Views: 826

Can a Ringneck, or any parrot,,,Choke?

A few times I've noticed Gracie seems to be struggling when eating something crunchy. It's like she works and works to free up something stuck in her throat. What in the world would someone do in a case that the bird couldn't dislodge whatever it was?????? The few times I've seen this it has absolut...
by pattiB
Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: my irn loves and i mean LOVES garlic..is it harmful at all
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: my irn loves and i mean LOVES garlic..is it harmful at a

The breeder we got Gracie from had it on the NO NO list. Onions and Garlic (Which is in the onion family)
by pattiB
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Gracie is trying to say something!
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Gracie is trying to say something!

electronegative wrote:How old is Gracie?
She'll be 8 months old on the 28th.
by pattiB
Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Big scarey snake!
Replies: 16
Views: 1451

Re: Big scarey snake!

yikes!!! Go away Sneaky Snake! :o
by pattiB
Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Gracie is trying to say something!
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Gracie is trying to say something!

We don't know what but it seems she is repeating the same little sound. It is SOOOOOOOOOOO cute! Almost sounds like "purtpurtybird" with a bit of a Yodel to it! She's been doing it for about 5 days now. Each day it gets more intentional with her. It sounds soooo much better than a scream! Which she ...
by pattiB
Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Alex is sick :(
Replies: 11
Views: 1204

Re: Alex is sick :(

Hand on heart.... :cry: So very sorry.
by pattiB
Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Working on a new hanging play gym for Gracie...
Replies: 14
Views: 1693

Re: Working on a new hanging play gym for Gracie...

Thanks guys. I'm going to get some more natural jute. I might find some Vet wrap in a neutral color too. My hands are killing me right now from Macrame'ing the jute on. But it's a work in progress. And yes on the toys! Gracie has a multitude of toys. You should SEE my house! I need a Gracie room but...
by pattiB
Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Working on a new hanging play gym for Gracie...
Replies: 14
Views: 1693

Working on a new hanging play gym for Gracie...

Just wanted to share the progress :D
by pattiB
Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Will this Jute be ok to use?
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Re: Will this Jute be ok to use?

I think I'll opt for getting more natural hemp. That's what I've used on a portion of the play gym. I was just trying to make it a bit more "decor" friendly for in my MOM Cave. It will be hanging from the corner for her to be on while I work. I should post a pic of it in progress. I think I'll do th...
by pattiB
Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Will this Jute be ok to use?
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Re: Will this Jute be ok to use?

It doesn't say. I'd be using it to add to a play gym for Graice. For traction on PVC.
by pattiB
Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Will this Jute be ok to use?
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Will this Jute be ok to use?

I purchased it at the craft store. I just says Jute but it is colored black.
by pattiB
Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: lost of Bluey
Replies: 12
Views: 2696

Re: lost of Bluey

I'm so very sorry :cry:
by pattiB
Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: chattering noises while resting
Replies: 16
Views: 1632

Re: chattering noises while resting

Gracie does this too. I love to sneak in and listen while she's all tucked into her nap. Its soooooo adorable.
by pattiB
Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New Training Tools
Replies: 14
Views: 741

Re: New Training Tools

Tonight we did the Yellow a few times. Then I introduced her to the Blue. Then both in her sight. After a few times of asking her onto the Yellow, then Blue, then Yellow, I took the target stick away and asked her onto the Yellow with just my voice. AND SHE WENT TO IT! Not sure if it was just an acc...
by pattiB
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New Training Tools
Replies: 14
Views: 741

Re: New Training Tools

She was very interested in testing it with her beak to begin with but once we started with the "step on, click, treat" she totally lost interest in seeing what it tasted like :D It seems they are made of what a rubber jar opener is made of. It just has the FFAT logo on it. BarbarasFFAT.com Video and...
by pattiB
Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New Training Tools
Replies: 14
Views: 741

Re: New Training Tools

Today the training station discs got here. I took the Yellow one out while we had Gracie out for the eve. It took her a whole 3/4 minutes to figure out that I wanted her to step on the Yellow disc. It was SO MUCH FUN! We have a HUGE island in the kitchen. I took the yellow disc and put it "here" and...
by pattiB
Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New Training Tools
Replies: 14
Views: 741

Re: New Training Tools

I jut ordered some this morning. Got an email and it looks quite interesting. Can't wait to try. They were not expensive at all. I bought 2 sets. I just hope Gracie doesn't want to chew them instead of stand on them. That will be my challenge I think.
by pattiB
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: To Glove Or Not To Glove? That Is The Question....
Replies: 51
Views: 1946

Re: To Glove Or Not To Glove? That Is The Question....

Here is something I wonder if you've seen. I have one in a drawer, hopefully not ever needing to use it. BUT, I thought it was a great idea. It might help? I hope?
http://www.4zbirds.com/buddyperch.html
by pattiB
Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Do you allow your bird to see the mirror?
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Re: Do you allow your bird to see the mirror?

So here's a probably complicated experiment to do with your bird and the mirror. To determine if the bird really understands it's an image of him or not. Good luck! lol From what I've read, and I'm still really on the fence about doing the mirror thing, if you make a mark on your birds chest, or som...
by pattiB
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Bird Love
Replies: 14
Views: 1129

Re: Bird Love

My Goodness! But what a great photo. That's a LOT of birdies! :o
by pattiB
Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: I'm over the moon!
Replies: 14
Views: 794

Re: I'm over the moon!

:D I can feel your happiness. wow, patience is your virtue.
by pattiB
Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: We made it outside today!
Replies: 2
Views: 591

Re: We made it outside today!

liljo202 wrote:Aww so cute What was the temp?
I am in Texas so it was in the 70's this day.
by pattiB
Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Do you allow your bird to see the mirror?
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Do you allow your bird to see the mirror?

I've heard both ways. Just wanted to hear from ya'll. I think Gracie would LOVE it but we haven't yet put a mirror in front of her. Thanks for the thoughts about it.
by pattiB
Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: She did it! She put her head down!
Replies: 3
Views: 483

She did it! She put her head down!

And made her little sound. AND,,,,,I petted her little head!!!!! FINALLY! 3 times within about 10 minutes Gracie put her head down for me, willingly, and I gave her a scritch! AND this was while my hubby was in the same room too. She only lets him pet her normally. I am over the moon :D :lol: Hopefu...
by pattiB
Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Ruh Roh.....
Replies: 10
Views: 1291

Re: Ruh Roh.....

MissK wrote:Use great food, favourite toys, and become boring.
I thought we were using great food and fun toys! lol....I don't wanna be boring :lol:
LoL Thanks.
by pattiB
Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Ruh Roh.....
Replies: 10
Views: 1291

Ruh Roh.....

Well today it happened. Gracie enjoyed being out with us sooooo much she decided she didn't want to "go Home" as we call it. Yikes. I think I'm gonna have to find some Reallllly good fun stuff to entice her to want to go back home! Suggestions! Please!
by pattiB
Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Clicker
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: Clicker

I would definitely suggest to you to pull up some clicker training videos and watch how using a target stick and the clicker can help out with taming and training. I use the clicker and then a plastic (not wood) chop stick for Gracie. She has learned to go anywhere I ask her with the target stick. S...
by pattiB
Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Clicker
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: Clicker

Definitely! At least in the beginning. Then you can use a "bridge" word in place of it. You don't always have a clicker but you do always have your "word". The clicker definitely got Gracie and I to have the same language. It helps us understand each other. Click away but make sure you click exactly...
by pattiB
Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Rest in Peace Mango :(
Replies: 3
Views: 1183

Re: Rest in Peace Mango :(

OH my goodness, :cry: I am so very sorry . RIP and beautiful flights Mango. Again, I'm so sorry. It's so hard.
by pattiB
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Gracie is doing the clucking and crouching thingy with hubby
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Re: Gracie is doing the clucking and crouching thingy with h

She crouched and clucked at ME this morning! Is this a good thing. Doing it for two people. Are we raising a family bird? lol.
by pattiB
Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Gracie is doing the clucking and crouching thingy with hubby
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Gracie is doing the clucking and crouching thingy with hubby

Should we discourage this now? He can walk up to the cage and she will start. She won't do it for anyone else. I am able to handle her, train her, play with her but not pet her. He is not really able to step her up but she does do these clucking and crouching behaviors for him. We really want her to...
by pattiB
Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Travel cage fear
Replies: 15
Views: 558

Re: Travel cage fear

This is what my next major thing to work on is. Thanks for posting! And thanks for responding. Hope things come together better and quickly for you. :wink:
by pattiB
Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My new baby! :D
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: My new baby! :D

Adorable :D Congrats on your new friend. It's sooooo much fun watching them adapt and change and grow...
by pattiB
Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: We made it outside today!
Replies: 2
Views: 591

We made it outside today!

Gracie went outside to soak up some sun for her first time today. It was a process but she LOVED it! At first she was like, where am I???? Why am I here? Then after she chilled a while she started s t r e t c h i n g .....and preening and STRETCHINGGGGGG and she just couldn't seem to get enough of s...
by pattiB
Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My little Ricky is sick...
Replies: 39
Views: 2674

Re: My little Ricky is sick...

(((((Ricky))))))) and you!
by pattiB
Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Lunch date with Miss Gracie
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: Lunch date with Miss Gracie

Skye, we have another cage we could do that BUT she hasn't yet become familiar with going outside yet. Do you think this would upset her? She is all over most of our living area in the house. We'd love to let her do that though! She is dropping a few feathers now. She will be 6 months old on Nov. 28...
by pattiB
Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Lunch date with Miss Gracie
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: Lunch date with Miss Gracie

Here's another pic where her other side looks dark. OMGosh! I can't wait till morning to see if her beak is dark on both sides now. sigh...
by pattiB
Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Lunch date with Miss Gracie
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: Lunch date with Miss Gracie

I'd love to make you lunch tomorrow! Are you in Texas???? :D I got to looking at other photos I've taken of Gracie and I think the dark look on her beak is just something my camera makes happen. In one pic where she's looking straight at the camera both sides look dark. I hope that's it! I'd hope no...
by pattiB
Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Lunch date with Miss Gracie
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Lunch date with Miss Gracie

I have to say, preparing Gracies lunches are so much fun! I don't do this everyday of course but I wanted to share our lovely lunch date we had. :D
A beautiful Collard leaf, her vegis, grains and cereals, gnocchi sprinkled with ground pellet. Wrapped up for her Gracefulness! She was quite intrigued!
by pattiB
Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Better life cleaning products.
Replies: 6
Views: 569

Re: Better life cleaning products.

Thanks. Apple Cider Vinegar is great for tons of things. When I get "That" sore throat, I gargle it full strength. In minutes, gone. Highly recommend. I think there's a book for ACV cure alls and do alls. :D
by pattiB
Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Better life cleaning products.
Replies: 6
Views: 569

Better life cleaning products.

I'm watching Shark Tank and this all natural cleaning product is at Whole Foods. I've never really looked into it but am reading wonderful reviews online. It should definitely be safe around birds. Yes? The guy sprayed it into his mouth! lol. Does anyone use this product in their home? Thanks
by pattiB
Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: The Orgreenic pan
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Re: The Orgreenic pan

It has aluminum alloy core. I contacted a bird rescue friend of mine last night. She said she has a few friends that have been using them with no problem. So this morning I used it on a low medium. All is good. :D
by pattiB
Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: The Orgreenic pan
Replies: 2
Views: 435

The Orgreenic pan

Does anyone use these? They say Ceramic non stick and are PTFE and PFOA free. I love these pans. I thru mine out when we got Gracie because I wasn't sure. But today I saw some more and read the labels. What are your thoughts? I cook oil free most of the time so they are awesome for me. I'd love to b...
by pattiB
Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Household Poisons
Replies: 51
Views: 20825

Re: Household Poisons

I've picked up another few of these pans. I had some before Gracie but thru them out. Now I read there is no PTFE or PROA in them. I loved them before. Do you think they will be ok?
by pattiB
Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Question about flooring on Gracie's play gym
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Question about flooring on Gracie's play gym

It's constructed of pvc. The bottom is a base with a wood frame we built. She can walk around on the frame part. I used white marker board for the bottom base. My question is what could I put on bottom to help her have a better grip? She doesn't seem to mind at all walking around it but it looks as ...
by pattiB
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: For the first time today Gracie tried to regurgitate.
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: For the first time today Gracie tried to regurgitate.

She did it again. After being out for her afternoon top of the cage time, she perched on her cage door and while Tessa and I were playing a game on the floor started doing the weirdest acting stuff and then acted like the regurgitation again. So we just ignore all this or should I tell her "No".??? ...
by pattiB
Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: For the first time today Gracie tried to regurgitate.
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: For the first time today Gracie tried to regurgitate.

I'm not sure about that. It does seems she swallows something back down after she does this. I'll watch more closely next time. Thank you.
by pattiB
Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: For the first time today Gracie tried to regurgitate.
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: For the first time today Gracie tried to regurgitate.

Skye? Gracie was doing this same thing again yesterday. At one of her toys. It was actually at the RED BEAD on the toy. I took the toy away. But again, she is almost 5 months old. Still too young? She does seem to do this intentionally. Thanks again for your support and advice...
by pattiB
Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: I have no clue, turkey roasting pan safe?
Replies: 5
Views: 364

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

It's the black with specs looking kind.
by pattiB
Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Attempt at first bath ?????
Replies: 17
Views: 2269

Re: Attempt at first bath ?????

Gracie has learned to love the misting. I make a HUGE deal when I shake the misting bottle. Like REALLY big deal. I think she saw that as a treat in a way for accepting the misting. lol It kinda sets her off and she starts pacing and then heads to her water bowl. While she dunks her head, I shake, a...
by pattiB
Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: I have no clue, turkey roasting pan safe?
Replies: 5
Views: 364

I have no clue, turkey roasting pan safe?

Hubby just asked if he can make his party trash in the turkey roasting pan? Is that a no no? I'm searching and not finding out much. Thanks
by pattiB
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Gracie.....Turn around....
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Gracie.....Turn around....

Day 3 and she's got it down pat! What to work on next????? She can drop an object on command and turn around. She's a pro at targeting...What should I work on next?????
by pattiB
Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Whats my next step?
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Re: Whats my next step?

Hi, I'm fairly new to the forums and by now means an expert. But I would definitely think about getting a clicker and using it everytime you give a grape or peanut. Let him associate the click with the treat. And that it's a good thing! Maybe someone else can chime in and explain better. I have been...
by pattiB
Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Picked up my Alexandrine yesterday
Replies: 2
Views: 969

Re: Picked up my Alexandrine yesterday

Enjoy! I know how excited you must be. :D
by pattiB
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Bird poop
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Bird poop

I've seen plenty videos on youtube showing how to teach you bird to poop in a specific spot. BUT, it's a bird and I'd think it wouldnt be 100% poopy trained proof! lol Good luck.
by pattiB
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Raw Soy Beans
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Re: Raw Soy Beans

not sure about the raw beans but Gracie LOVES when I share my cooked edamame with her.
There is salt in prepared mustard. I bet you can find a salt free mustard? maybe? I'm absolutely no expert! lol
by pattiB
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: I just rubbed Gracies beak!!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 245

I just rubbed Gracies beak!!!!!!

I held an orange while she ate from it and gradually I started rubbing her beak. She didn't seem to mind much at all! A few times she looked up and was like, what are you doing, then went back to eating and I went back to rubbing her beak. I'm soooooo excited about the new steps each and everyday sh...
by pattiB
Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Creating a collapsible play gym
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Creating a collapsible play gym

I hope she will. lol. Gracie seems to be one parrot that LOVES new toys! If she has anything new in her sight, she's interested. I've been building it in front of her everyday. Watching her tilt her little bird head sideways and peer over to see it is priceless! Tomorrow my vet wrap will get here! I...
by pattiB
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Stepping up is becoming much more.....
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Stepping up is becoming much more.....

accepted by Gracie! She's done it almost effortlessly the past two days! No more standing there for 10-15 minutes for her to just do it! It now takes all of 2-5 seconds for her to step up.... yay! Happy Happy Happy! :lol: :D :P
by pattiB
Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Creating a collapsible play gym
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Creating a collapsible play gym

It's in the works. And no worries about safety. I am being diligent about how it collapses down and it goes back up for her to play on. So here's what's happening. I, with the help of my dear hubby, have started a play gym for Gracie. Thing is, storage when it's not in use. She has a wonderful open ...
by pattiB
Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: For the first time today Gracie tried to regurgitate.
Replies: 8
Views: 421

For the first time today Gracie tried to regurgitate.

I let her out and she went to the top of her cage. This is all normal routine before she eats. Today, she walked around a bit while I was holding my finger out and her food bowl. Trying to coax her to come so I could take her to where she normally eats. She stopped a few times and did the head bobbi...
by pattiB
Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: New baby's confused me a little
Replies: 10
Views: 729

Re: New baby's confused me a little

Hi, I was just scrolling thru your photos and noticed some (limes)???? attached to the cage....Is that what I saw. Do they love them? I have a 4 months old female. I'm having so much fun introducing her to new foods. Just wondered about the limes. Thanks.
by pattiB
Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: popcorn?
Replies: 9
Views: 2245

Re: popcorn?

I gave Gracie a her first piece of popcorn yesterday. She LOVED it! Now I'm starting to use it as her treat for heading back to her cage after her afternoon out. I just popped a few in a brown paper bag and am storing it in my food saver far. So far they are still good and crunchy. Love love love Fo...
by pattiB
Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Do you keep a millet spray in
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Do you keep a millet spray in

Thank you guys. I appreciate your input. :)
by pattiB
Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Do you keep a millet spray in
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Do you keep a millet spray in

your birds cage all day long? Or do you use it as a treat? I've heard to leave it for them and also not too. Looking for input. Thanks!
by pattiB
Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: popcorn?
Replies: 9
Views: 2245

Re: popcorn?

Donovan wrote:You can absolutely give your bird popcorn as long as it is unsalted, sugar free, and butter free

popcorn on the cob.. fresh from the stalk is probably best

plus it makes a great toy
How do you do this? Popcorn on the cob...
by pattiB
Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Creative ideas?
Replies: 61
Views: 17629

Re: Creative ideas?

My most recent creative idea was to hide a small toy inside of a bell pepper. I want my IRN to eat bell peppers but he won't. However I discovered he enjoys tearing them up to get to the toy so I am hoping he is getting some degree of benefit from tearing holes in it. (gotta replug the hole in the ...
by pattiB
Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Why hasn't my IRN started talking?
Replies: 12
Views: 6423

Re: Why hasn't my IRN started talking?

Gracie is 4 1/2 months old. Today I heard her babbling little sounds while all tucked up in a sleep. It was so very cute. I'm hoping she will be a talker and we are working to steer her that way with repetition. But if not, she's still a bundle of joy to have around. She IS very vocal when we talk t...
by pattiB
Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:24 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Timeline of your birds progression
Replies: 13
Views: 933

Re: Timeline of your birds progression

Thanks. We do however have to keep in mind that every bird is different. I just thought it would be fun to be inspired with reading on patience. I reallllllllly wanna scratch Gracie's head! lol...I'm not sure just when I should try? I don't want to go backwards at all. Do I wait on her to offer her ...
by pattiB
Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Timeline of your birds progression
Replies: 13
Views: 933

Timeline of your birds progression

after you brought him/her home. Would you mind sharing those mile stone moments? Like 1. when they first came out of their cage 2, when they first stepped up onto your finger from their cage 3. when you could put you hand inside cage and have them step up to go elsewhere. 4 when you first gave scrit...
by pattiB
Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Scratch my head now!
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: Scratch my head now!

we cannot wait (but we will) to give Gracie scritches! In time, in time. sigh...so happy for you!
by pattiB
Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Gracie Bleu, every evening,
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Gracie Bleu, every evening,

Thanks! As fast as time is flying by, that should be very soon :lol:
by pattiB
Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 12
Views: 1299

Re: Introduction

Hi AJ,
I'm fairly new here. But want to say thank you for taking your new friend in. Bless you!
by pattiB
Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Gracie Bleu, every evening,
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Gracie Bleu, every evening,

Thanks Skye. We are so loving her! it's ridiculous! My big, burly, tough hubby is getting to be such a "baby" with her! It just melts my heart! Tonight it was a game with the pacifier and him. She'd drop it, he'd be all silly and say, "ok" i'll pick it up. Give it back to her, she'd drop it, and he'...
by pattiB
Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Gracie Bleu, every evening,
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Gracie Bleu, every evening,

just loves her Parrot Pacifier! She's doing well. We are still going along patiently. Yesterday she stepped up from inside her cage for me! That was a first. I want, we all want, so badly to scratch her little head! Not yet. Hopefully soon.
by pattiB
Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Sometimes being at work
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Sometimes being at work

awww, I heart your feelings! I hate being away from all my fur and feather and fin babies! I actually have one of our home monitor cameras set up to where I can see Gracie. I have an app that allows me to pull up live video feed and see what she's doing in her cage. lol. I'm crazy!
by pattiB
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Violet IRN scritches
Replies: 6
Views: 1029

Re: Violet IRN scritches

Likety like! She's cute. My Gracie is also a fan of her drinking water bowl. I've been putting a large god bowl inside her cage and showing her the "splashes" it makes. She looks inquisitive but then goes back to her drinking water. She actually did walk down to the dog bowl,,,took a drink and then ...
by pattiB
Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: I am concerned with my vacuum.
Replies: 1
Views: 210

I am concerned with my vacuum.

I posted in another topic but maybe it should be here. My question. I used some carpet deodorizer stuff BEFORE we brought home Gracie. I used to use it maybe once every two weeks. I haven't of course since she came home. But my vacuum still has the "smell" of it when I turn it on. WIll be this bad f...
by pattiB
Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: The Blue Angels
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Re: The Blue Angels

Beautiful. How old are they?
by pattiB
Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: SHE DID IT!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: SHE DID IT!!!!!!!!!

SHE DID IT! Not me. I'm sorry Patti - you must accept some of the credit. She may have done the stepping up but you had the patience to persevere and not push her too quickly. I'm proud of both of you! Ellie. Never thought of it that way at all! lol. Thanks. I guess it has a lot to do with us too. ...
by pattiB
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: SHE DID IT!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: SHE DID IT!!!!!!!!!

OMG, you must be feeling super happy now. I just got my bird 3 days ago, a beautiful green IRN. Just out of curiosity, which color morph is Gracie and how old is she. Oh, and how long did it take you in total to get her to step up? Cant wait to experience the same thing. I'am guessing it will be a ...
by pattiB
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: SHE DID IT!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 865

SHE DID IT!!!!!!!!!

Gracie finally stepped up onto my finger! ON HER OWN! I'm soooooooo happy! It took about 20min. First she came to "test" my finger out. Then again, then one foot on! Then again! Then finally she stepped up! I had food as a lure and she was happy happy happy to even stay on my finger for sometime enj...
by pattiB
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Not whistling.....
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Re: Not whistling.....

We had a cockatiel for almost 20 years. We taught him first to whistle. Then he also learned to talk quite a bit. He did both excellent! I guess it all depends on the bird... Since having Gracie, I've become to really miss CoCo (cockatiel) I'm trying to remember all the "back when" stuff. I'm also f...
by pattiB
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Attempt at first bath ?????
Replies: 17
Views: 2269

Re: Attempt at first bath ?????

No dibs on the big dog water bowl today. Will try again tomorrow. When I put it in her cage, she loooooked at it. I splashed around it in for her to see. But she chose to go without a bath today. :D
by pattiB
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Safe paper to use.....???
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Safe paper to use.....???

Alrighty...we experimented with shredded paper today! Gracie LOVED it! I cut a brown paper bag very short, filled it with shredded paper and some of her food. Hooked it onto her cage and she had a B L A S T! She would pick the paper and just toss it! Was just a thrill to watch! So I guess she's NOT ...
by pattiB
Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Safe paper to use.....???
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Safe paper to use.....???

What types of paper are safe to use in toys and such? Not only just paper, but paper like cup cake papers, paper cups (no wax covered paper I would defiantly think), anything paper. Is there a rule to follow when using paper???
by pattiB
Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Attempt at first bath ?????
Replies: 17
Views: 2269

Re: Attempt at first bath ?????

Thank you guys. Is there a certain time of day you let the birds bathe? Is it best in the morn? Or does it really matter? Also, I'm concerned about air conditioning. During the day I crank the air up a bit. Bathing then should'nt be an issue. But when hubby comes home the air is cranked down! Brrr! ...
by pattiB
Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Enamel Cast Iron??
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Enamel Cast Iron??

Awesome! Thank you! I bought two pieces but haven't yet used them until I heard it was ok. Thanks!!!!!!
by pattiB
Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Attempt at first bath ?????
Replies: 17
Views: 2269

Re: Attempt at first bath ?????

I actually picked up a large dog bowl! It has a rubber bottom to help keep it from moving. Should I start her out inside her cage. Then when she's more comfortable with being handled, move onto the shower with the same dog bowl. Then add a perch nearby the dog bowl inside the shower. Then dog bowl i...
by pattiB
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Meet Gracie Bleu
Replies: 4
Views: 635

Re: Meet Gracie Bleu

Yay! It worked! I don't know how it happened though! lol Hopefully I can upload a few more pics to some of the other topics I'm interested in! Yay! Now had did that work!
by pattiB
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Meet Gracie Bleu
Replies: 4
Views: 635

Meet Gracie Bleu

I hope my photo works...If so yay! This is Gracie Bleu. We've now had her a little over a week. She's doing well. She's 14 weeks old now. DNA tested/female.
by pattiB
Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Attempt at first bath ?????
Replies: 17
Views: 2269

Attempt at first bath ?????

Tee hee! Was SO SO SO CUTE! This morning I saw Gracie trying to take a bath in her water dish. (I cleaned it immediately no worries) Mostly her head was soaked! Was so funny! Have pics!!! Sooooo here's my question. I went out searching for something shallow that would make a good little bath for her...
by pattiB
Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: OOOOOOOOOOO k! I'm worrying a bit....and I don't want too!
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: OOOOOOOOOOO k! I'm worrying a bit....and I don't want to

Thank you guys! Much appreciated.
by pattiB
Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: OOOOOOOOOOO k! I'm worrying a bit....and I don't want too!
Replies: 6
Views: 470

OOOOOOOOOOO k! I'm worrying a bit....and I don't want too!

I'm really REALLY doing lots of research and well, everything I can to ready myself and my family for having our Gracie. I'm reading posts on females and am starting to freak a little bit. Someone calm me down. :D I want her to be a happy and healthy as can be. Please settle my mind that no matter w...
by pattiB
Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Enamel Cast Iron??
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Enamel Cast Iron??

I'm not seeing anywhere, where this type of cookware could be dangerous to Gracie. Any thoughts? Thanks!
by pattiB
Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Music?
Replies: 26
Views: 2092

Re: Music?

I'm experimenting with music with Gracie right now. Each day I play something different to see if it peaks her interest. What I will say is that when I took out my Kalimba yesterday, and started playing on it, she stretched her neck and tilted her head! She was absolutely interested in the sounds it...
by pattiB
Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Not whistling.....
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Not whistling.....

The person I got our Gracie from advised us to NOT whistle to her. Also, if she whistled we were to ignore it. What are your thoughts on this? I'm guessing it has to do with her becoming a talker, not a whistler. And second question. We want to create the "contact call" which in my thoughts would be...
by pattiB
Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Gracie's cage is here! Yay!
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Re: Gracie's cage is here! Yay!

Pushing into a bird to force a step up is called negative reinforcement. Basically you are treating the bird for doing something they don't really want to do. They will always choose food. It's a baser instinct. I still believe in starting with positive reinforcement first. IRNS's are notoriously s...
by pattiB
Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Gracie's cage is here! Yay!
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Re: Gracie's cage is here! Yay!

She on, not in but on. I think I wore her out with some training. She actually WANTED to step onto my hand a few times. I'm trying not to push her into it. The breeder said I should just continue to "make" her step up. I want HER to do it. Is this wrong? Anyway, I got a couple bites while trying to ...
by pattiB
Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Gracie's cage is here! Yay!
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Re: Gracie's cage is here! Yay!

Thanks, I kinda felt that would be best too. She's VERY interested in what I'm doing! She keeps looooooking as things make sounds while I'm attaching them. I cannot wait for her to explore this new spot! Sooooo much fun! :D
by pattiB
Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: The 5 minute bluffer???
Replies: 14
Views: 620

Re: The 5 minute bluffer???

Thank you! I do need to relax more. It's the perfectionist in me that is harder to handle then the bird! I've been working on that for umpteen years. I've gotten better. It's just I want her to be the happiest, healthiest and all those things. :D She's starting to make the cutest sounds. But every o...
by pattiB
Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Gracie's cage is here! Yay!
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Re: Gracie's cage is here! Yay!

Do you think I should introduce her to it tomorrow? I'm almost thru putting it together with toys and items. I don't want to scare her this late in the eve. Whats your opinion? It's much larger and has more "play stuff" inside.Thanks!
by pattiB
Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Gracie's cage is here! Yay!
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Gracie's cage is here! Yay!

I put it together in no time! The quality is outstanding. I can already tell it will be a very long lasting cage. I'm glad we went ahead and got this one. It was pricey for in the long run well worth it I'm sure. I will try to post pics. I'm off to purchase a few more perches and ropes and toys. Yay...
by pattiB
Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Giving a treat in spite of bluffing....
Replies: 23
Views: 1357

Giving a treat in spite of bluffing....

I have a question. And thank you in advance for responding :D My Gracie is going thru a NOT SO BAD at all bluffing phase. I've had her about 5 days now. She is 13 weeks old. She seems to do the lunge thing in the morning when I start to work with her, getting her to come out of her cage. She does it...
by pattiB
Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: The 5 minute bluffer???
Replies: 14
Views: 620

Re: The 5 minute bluffer???

I must be researching wayyyy to much! lol I need to ease up a bit. Thanks I can understand that feeling, guess you sometimes have to take your lifestyle into account and decide if you want to change it or let your bird adapt to it. We open the cage door in the morning and Quinn is out and about all...
by pattiB
Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: The 5 minute bluffer???
Replies: 14
Views: 620

Re: The 5 minute bluffer???

I must be researching wayyyy to much! lol I need to ease up a bit. Thanks
by pattiB
Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: The 5 minute bluffer???
Replies: 14
Views: 620

Re: The 5 minute bluffer???

Thank you MissK! I totally feel this way also. I want her to have a routine of in AND out of her cage. I will need to put her back for a number of reasons during the day. BUT I will love to have her out and with me too. I know birds love routine. I hope and will do my very best to have a routine of ...
by pattiB
Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: The 5 minute bluffer???
Replies: 14
Views: 620

Re: The 5 minute bluffer???

Thanks guys. Yes she has different size perches. I'll get more as time goes by though. She actually made her first sounds about 30 minutes ago! Little chirps! and even that kiss kiss sound they make. She squabbled a little bit too. I think she heard the microwave, which indicates that water has been...
by pattiB
Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: The 5 minute bluffer???
Replies: 14
Views: 620

The 5 minute bluffer???

We've had Gracie Bleu (female,13 weeks old) now about 3 days. This morning when I began talking to her at her cage she began her lunging at me. BUT I stood my ground! Once she figured out I had treats, and was calm, and wasn't going to play her game, she calmed down. Next thing you knew I had her ou...
by pattiB
Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: She's on her way!!!!!! We are so excited!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 615

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

I want to put photos up! I'm trying to figure it out. I think I have to have a Picaso page? I didnt the first time I put a pic up. Did that change recently?
by pattiB
Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Buying birds out of State
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: Buying birds out of State

OH yes, I think very much so. He spent more than an hour on the phone with me when I was just "thinking" about it. Before we made a decision. Then he spent lots of time in emails and more conversations about her care. He sent her well prepared on the flight, extra food, instructions, and her crate w...
by pattiB
Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Buying birds out of State
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: Buying birds out of State

lilgiggles1012 wrote:What did you get and from where in Florida
We have a 13 week old female IRN, blue. She's doing really well!
She came from
Tony and Patty
Zephyrhills, FL
813 368-6160
by pattiB
Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Very productive first full day!
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Very productive first full day!

Gracie Bleu is doing well. She's so sweet. Today we set her up and waited patiently for her to make her first move into our family. She went from inside her cage on her favorite perch to coming down to the perches closer to where we sat talking with her. Later this afternoon we put her stand in a po...
by pattiB
Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: She's on her way!!!!!! We are so excited!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 615

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

I'm pacing like a mom bringing a baby home :o We are so very excited about our "Sweet Gracie Bleu" joining our family today. Pics to come as she settles in.
Will have her in hands in the next few hours. :D
by pattiB
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Intro: Violet IRN companion in San Diego
Replies: 19
Views: 1286

Re: Intro: Violet IRN companion in San Diego

He's beautiful. I love the violet color!
by pattiB
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi from St. David Az. U.S.A.
Replies: 6
Views: 688

Re: Hi from St. David Az. U.S.A.

Hi, I'm also new here so I'll be reading just like you. Trying to learn and absorb the knowledge in these forums. I'm excited to have found it! Welcome!
Patti
by pattiB
Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: New IRN mommy to be! Need a cage suggestion. Thanks
Replies: 16
Views: 1050

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

I didn't even think of a weekend travel cage. The one I picked up this morning is 25 x 21 x 32. It will serve well for my weekend visits to my moms. Thanks for pointing that out. It's all set up now except for a few things. I also got just a small play yard for now and I bought a very nice heavy wei...
by pattiB
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Buying birds out of State
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: Buying birds out of State

We are getting our new family member this Friday! I spent over an hour on the phone with the breeder. I totally trust him and his wife. They were so very informative and down to earth. They have been in constant email contact and have done so much to inform me of their concerns about the bird they a...
by pattiB
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: New IRN mommy to be! Need a cage suggestion. Thanks
Replies: 16
Views: 1050

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

Maybe this will work. (yay, I added the pic, it worked) This cage will really not only be a great place for "Gracie Bleu" but it will also fit in with our home. Only problem is it won't be here until next week. Tomorrow I must go find a small cage to use for now. BUT.....I was wondering if anyone ha...
by pattiB
Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: New IRN mommy to be! Need a cage suggestion. Thanks
Replies: 16
Views: 1050

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

I made a decision on a Kings Cage. It's ordered. I loved the durability and the reviews I read on it. It's the large one so hopefully she will be very happy having it for her home during the night. Now to put together some play areas thru the house. :D
by pattiB
Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: New IRN mommy to be! Need a cage suggestion. Thanks
Replies: 16
Views: 1050

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

Select Series Rancho Cage on Dr. Foster Smith...I tried to paste the link but it would'nt let me. I really like this cage, without the seed guard on it. Do you feel it would also be sufficient for our little girl???? I like the large door and the extra playtop area. ??? Measurements Inside: 34-1/2" ...
by pattiB
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: New IRN mommy to be! Need a cage suggestion. Thanks
Replies: 16
Views: 1050

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

Thanks and OMGoodness! She's probably going to be here Friday instead! I've got to get to work!! I like to idea of a color. I was looking at them. I'll let you know. I've got to get something ordered. Fortunately I live in the Houston area so if needed I can possibly find this cage closer so it can ...
by pattiB
Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: New IRN mommy to be! Need a cage suggestion. Thanks
Replies: 16
Views: 1050

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

another question would be if it's not a good idea to change out a cage in a few months. I just want to make sure this choice it the right one. I've got to get it ordered today. Yay!
by pattiB
Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: New IRN mommy to be! Need a cage suggestion. Thanks
Replies: 16
Views: 1050

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

It can be 500 for the whole cage but I'd like to do just a bit less and get a couple of play stands for other places in my home. I've also pondered about getting something a bit smaller for now and then purchasing a bigger more decorative one after Jan. I've seen some beautiful walnut cages but they...
by pattiB
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: New IRN mommy to be! Need a cage suggestion. Thanks
Replies: 16
Views: 1050

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

Hello all. My name is Patti. We will be getting our baby girl this Sat! I am currently cage shopping and want some suggestions from the experts as to the best choice in cage. I also would like to purchase floor play stand for two other areas of my home. Any suggestions? I'm so excited about this! I'...
by pattiB
Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN mom to be! So excited!
Replies: 3
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New IRN mom to be! So excited!

:D Hello all. My name is Patti. We will be getting our baby girl this Sat! I am currently cage shopping and want some suggestions from the experts as to the best choice in cage. I also would like to purchase floor play stand for two other areas of my home. Any suggestions? I'm so excited about this!...