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by zentoucan
Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Toys
Replies: 8
Views: 717

Re: Toys

I believe that birds will use anything as a toy and humans make birds their toys.
by zentoucan
Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: biting
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Re: biting

Debrawynn you don't shoo the bird away from your shoulder but you should immediately remove the bird. First the bird needs to be trained to step up and down from your hand without biting. once the bird is competent in that. I would then start training your bird to fly to your hand and back to the pe...
by zentoucan
Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: biting
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Re: biting

debrawynn I'm not a supporter of wing clipping as it can cause behavioural problems. The bird's first defense is to fly away. If that is taken away then the bird's next defense is to bite and your bird is already biting. To have a bird on your shoulder you must be able to trust it 110%. Because your...
by zentoucan
Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: broken leg help
Replies: 4
Views: 761

Re: broken leg help

there is a fibreglass type of cast that is used on humans. one of my sons broke his arm and the hospital use this fibreglass cast, it's extremely strong and water resistant. but it's expensive compared to tape and I don't know if vets use it.
by zentoucan
Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: biting
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Re: biting

First you need to stop her landing on your shoulder.
Had her behaviour changed recently ?
Does she bite your hand?
would you class her as "wild", "semi-tame" or "tame"?
Is she aggressive?
by zentoucan
Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:11 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Toys
Replies: 8
Views: 717

Re: Toys

I have looked at various threads on toys and looked at a number of photos. I'm amazed in what items can be used as a toy. Items from old baby toys to plastic spoons or popcide sticks. The ingenuity and imagination of people who make toys for their birds is astounding.
by zentoucan
Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:15 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Parrot Speak
Replies: 196
Views: 5741

Re: Parrot Speak

I clipped Delfin's nails and it takes around two to three days to adjust. Delfin uses his wings a lot more to climb the lounge suite and me. as for the nails growing back I have no idea how long it takes.
by zentoucan
Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Red eyes? Is it a sign of illness?
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Re: Red eyes? Is it a sign of illness?

revisit the vet with this information and ask for antibiotics to treat the infection.
by zentoucan
Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:31 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Parrot Speak
Replies: 196
Views: 5741

Re: Parrot Speak

I believe that because Delfin is still relatively young he is relying on us to guide and teach him.
by zentoucan
Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:13 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Brand spanking new
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Brand spanking new

not all of us
by zentoucan
Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:10 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Beak problem!
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: Beak problem!

it's perfectly normal, just make sure there is a wood perch for the bird to clean it's beak.
by zentoucan
Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:51 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Parrot Speak
Replies: 196
Views: 5741

Re: Parrot Speak

Yes, Delfin is a DNA tested male and a certified Nepalese Alexandrine Parakeet. The breeder advised me to give Delfin around 1/8 of a tsp of oyster shell grit once a week while Delfin was growing into an adult. Delfin was the last to hatch and was smaller than his brother and sisters when I picked h...
by zentoucan
Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Toys
Replies: 8
Views: 717

Re: Toys

I rotate Delfin toys around once a week.
by zentoucan
Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:40 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Parrot Speak
Replies: 196
Views: 5741

Re: Parrot Speak

Delfin is still being fed weaning formula twice a day. but we are adding 1/4 tsp calcium power (once a week) and instead of using water we use baby food to make up the weaning formula. Heinz of course. puree apple or pumpkin. Delfin seems to prefer the apple mix but will eat either. we try to give D...
by zentoucan
Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:48 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Play Stands
Replies: 20
Views: 2974

Re: Play Stands

beware of eye hooks . because they screw into the timber, the bird can accidently unscrew them while playing on the toys. this results in the toys falling off with the bird still on the toy. This happen a few years back to a eclectus Parrot I had. But you can go to a fishing tackle shop and buy fis...
by zentoucan
Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:28 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello world!
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Hello world!

jackieggn Use this method to show the bird you want to be their friend and have no intention to harm and food is a great motivator. Do not stick your hand into their cage. This is an invasion of their territory, big no no. Also watch the eyes if the eyes are pinned then I would not put my hand near ...
by zentoucan
Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Addition
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: New Addition

cadmanof50s The Idea is to have your Bird come to trust you and that is achieved by having Daily trust and bond building sessions. By using the following method you are showing your bird you want to be their friend and have no intention to do harm and food is a great motivator. Do not stick your han...
by zentoucan
Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: OUT OF CONTROL INDIAN RINGNECK!
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Re: OUT OF CONTROL INDIAN RINGNECK!

Shebbb The Idea is to have your Bird come to trust you and that is achieved by having Daily trust and bond building sessions. By using the following method you are showing your bird you want to be their friend and have no intention to do harm and food is a great motivator. Do not stick your hand int...
by zentoucan
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Parrot Speak
Replies: 196
Views: 5741

Re: Parrot Speak

strange I can assess the site through the link. The Blue and Gold Macaw on this site weight over 2400 grams. When a Blue and Gold Macaw should weight from 900 to 1100 grams with the average at 1000 grams. yes I know that birds like people come in different sizes. but this bird is more than 140% heav...
by zentoucan
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:28 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Parrot Speak
Replies: 196
Views: 5741

Re: Parrot Speak

I have looked at a huge number of site on Alexandrine Parakeets and found this site of a vet with 30 years experience and the heaviest Alexandrine I could find was 323 grams with an average 180-230 grams. also check out the Blue and Gold Macaw. This is what a poor diet and lack of excise results in ...
by zentoucan
Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:40 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Parrot Speak
Replies: 196
Views: 5741

Re: Parrot Speak

no
have researched numerous websites on the Alexandrine Parakeet. nothing over 300 grams
by zentoucan
Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Mr clever pants
Replies: 4
Views: 926

Re: Mr clever pants

Delfin is put in his cage at Dinner time and he will eat his dinner while we eat ours. We had to put him in his cage because he was flying to the table and eating off our plates. This didn't impress my other half. Sometimes when Delfin is out and I'm eating, he will come over and try to take food ou...
by zentoucan
Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Parrot Speak
Replies: 196
Views: 5741

Re: Parrot Speak

The average adult Alexandrine Parakeets weights around 200 to 300 grams. So at 425 grams she is a monster. definitely not under weight. I once read that between 75% to 80% of captive birds are overweight due to poor diet and lack of exercise.
by zentoucan
Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:47 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: windows
Replies: 26
Views: 853

Re: windows

On the subject of window's, all our crash stories so far have been about unfamiliar windows. All my other window stories are about how my birds didn't crash. We have heaps of big windows in our house, mostly uncovered now the birds are familiar with them. Nilas vet has a huge window in the consult ...
by zentoucan
Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Mr clever pants
Replies: 4
Views: 926

Re: Mr clever pants

It's amazing what parrots will do without any training. I remembered that Bluey would take a piece of apple, broccoli or carrot out of his food bowl and fly over to his T-perch and eat it. Then fly back to the food bowl and take another piece of food and fly back to his T-perch. Shortly after Delfin...
by zentoucan
Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello - new to this forum
Replies: 11
Views: 859

Re: Hello - new to this forum

I like all Australian native birds. I don't have a favorite. from the budgie to the Gang gang cockatoo. they are all unique and extraordinary.
by zentoucan
Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: windows
Replies: 26
Views: 853

Re: windows

in the air
you hit the nail on the head, it's not about the familiar windows it's the un-familiar windows.
by zentoucan
Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to the Ringneck Breeding World
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: New to the Ringneck Breeding World

find the following people Missk, in the air, elieelectrons and Skye crew. they should be able to answer your questions on mutations or guide you to someone who can. if you scroll to the bottom of the page you will see a window on your right that says "jump to" select a forum and go to breeding IRN o...
by zentoucan
Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello - new to this forum
Replies: 11
Views: 859

Re: Hello - new to this forum

yes But whoever termed the phrase "you Galah" probably couldn't tolerate idiots either and usually with a few more colourful words added. personally I think it's a insult to the Galah.
by zentoucan
Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:20 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello - new to this forum
Replies: 11
Views: 859

Re: Hello - new to this forum

the Galah is a member of the cockatoo family. it's also known as the rose-breasted cockatoo, the pink and grey or Galah and is native to Australia.
the other meaning for Galah in Australia is idiot.
by zentoucan
Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: help!!! how to make toys at home for birds
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: help!!! how to make home made toys

search you tube for ideas
by zentoucan
Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:07 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Parrot Speak
Replies: 196
Views: 5741

Re: Parrot Speak

no Delfin doesn't seem to miss Bluey.
by zentoucan
Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: I just bought a Alexandrine Parrot chick :P
Replies: 88
Views: 25559

Re: I just bought a Alexandrine Parrot chick :P

Hello Shaheryar.
I too would love to see a Photo of your Alexandrine Parakeet now.
by zentoucan
Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:28 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings from Sydney
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Greetings from Sydney

did you try and find out if this IRN was an escaped companion bird as there is a good chance that it's somebody's bird. I wouldn't be comfortable with myself, if I didn't exhaust all avenues to find this birds owner. I taught my children that just because you find something, that doesn't make it you...
by zentoucan
Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:54 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Alexandrine female
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Alexandrine female

Welcome Pooja from Zentoucan Australia. I have a male Alexandrine Parakeet named Delfin.
by zentoucan
Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Why does my ringneck scream everytime I hears a weird noise?
Replies: 2
Views: 3178

Re: Why does my ringneck scream everytime I hears a weird no

leon0915 there can be a number of reason why your bird does this. it could be a learnt behaviour from the breeder. it could be "I'm hungry and that sounds like your getting me food" . it could be "what are you doing?" it could be "are you making that noise?" it could be "I'm scared of that noise" ar...
by zentoucan
Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Bad Feet
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Bad Feet

take him to avian vet for a assessment and advice if there is anything that can be done.
by zentoucan
Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Advise please
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: Advise please

I have a question for you
do you have the time, patients and commitment for the IRN?
if you do, then you will be rewarded with a companion bird that will enrich your life.
do your research.
by zentoucan
Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: windows
Replies: 26
Views: 853

Re: windows

it's not about what they can see, it's about what they can't see. you are showing the curtains as the barrier (they can see) not the window, if the curtains are opened for what ever reason, then that Barrier is remove. but not the window (what they can't see) and if the birds are out. there is a pos...
by zentoucan
Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: windows
Replies: 26
Views: 853

Re: windows

it doesn't matter how you show your birds windows. use what ever method that will work. just make sure you show them all the windows. that was my mistake.
by zentoucan
Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:35 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: windows
Replies: 26
Views: 853

windows

Has people know, I recently lost Bluey. I through that I would write a post on how I showed windows to Delfin and Bluey. You know those perches for showers, The ones with suction cups on the ends. Well I stuck the perch onto the window and pull the curtains to around 150mm from the ends of the perch...
by zentoucan
Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Talking
Replies: 10
Views: 557

Re: Talking

if you got a bird because you wanted it to talk, then you could be disappointed as not all birds will talk. I got a bird because I like birds. But this doesn't mean you shouldn't try. with every interaction speak to the bird. you know, say "good morning" when you get up and "good night" when you go ...
by zentoucan
Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:40 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Parrot Speak
Replies: 196
Views: 5741

Re: Parrot Speak

I miss him/her
by zentoucan
Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: toxic plants
Replies: 10
Views: 1004

Re: toxic plants

this will be one of the great mysteries of the world.
by zentoucan
Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:50 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Parrot Speak
Replies: 196
Views: 5741

Re: Parrot Speak

well said Mattcoffs
by zentoucan
Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My IRN likes to bite me
Replies: 30
Views: 1234

Re: My IRN likes to bite me

the only time Delfin squawks loudly is when he is hungry which is perfectly understandable. After Delfin is fed. He will quietly play with his chew toys. My other half will let him out during the day. When I come home from work he will call out but its not loud. otherwise he just climbs all over me ...
by zentoucan
Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:29 am
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: lost of Bluey
Replies: 12
Views: 2590

Re: lost of Bluey

While I appreciate your kind words and I really do. I'm still angry with myself. There are no such thing as a accident just a series of preventable events that lead to the accident. I was neglectful and it cost Bluey his/her life. Bluey was just starting to come out of his/her shell and we will neve...
by zentoucan
Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: lost of Bluey
Replies: 12
Views: 2590

lost of Bluey

today Bluey flew into the kitchen window and broke his neck. :cry: I had shown Delfin and Bluey the windows in the lounge room and the glass sliding door in the dining room and they knew of these windows. but I never showed them the windows in the kitchen. Normally the kitchen is off limits to both ...
by zentoucan
Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:35 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: toxic plants
Replies: 10
Views: 1004

Re: toxic plants

I'm not convince in either religion or the evolution theory, has I have never met anyone who was present or has personally seen primates become humans or met Jesus. Maybe we came from outer space. anyway going off track. I'm was wondering what race started bird keeping and how they learnt to keep th...
by zentoucan
Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Crazy's Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

Re: Crazy's Hello

AJPeter what you want doesn't come into it. one day, out of the blue, Billie might say "hello Billie". Because birds mimics sounds that they hear repeatedly. When I remove the cage covers from Delfin and Bluey's cages I say "good morning" to them, when I go to work I say "Good Bye" and when I come h...
by zentoucan
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: toxic plants
Replies: 10
Views: 1004

Re: toxic plants

I don't think you have read my post properly. I know there are numerous lists of Toxic plants available and I know of most toxic plants and if I'm unsure, I can find on the internet I was wondering how the list came to be made. when and who started to keep records. how the data for these records wer...
by zentoucan
Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: toxic plants
Replies: 10
Views: 1004

Re: toxic plants

how many lists of toxic plant are available?. why would I put up another, it would just be a repeated copy and why would you want to read another list. This was more about how the list came into being. don't you ever wonder how and why, or do you just follow? sometime it's good to think outside the ...
by zentoucan
Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: my irn cant fly
Replies: 12
Views: 892

Re: my irn cant fly

about 2 years ago I visited a pet shop and was given a wild rainbow lorikeet that had been hit by a car. The person who gave me the lorikeet said she had taken the bird to a vet. the bird had the works, X-rays and full visual body check and there was nothing wrong physically with this bird. yet it r...
by zentoucan
Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: toxic plants
Replies: 10
Views: 1004

toxic plants

I was just wondering how it was found out which plants are toxic to Parrots. Was it through accidental death or experimental trials. Then again, was it observation of wild Parrots eating. The accidental death while unfortunate serves to help prevent future deaths provided that this information was p...
by zentoucan
Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:03 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Crazy's Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

Re: Crazy's Hello

if you got a bird because you wanted it to talk, then you could be disappointed. I got a bird because I like birds.
by zentoucan
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: worried
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: worried

I suggest that you that her avian vet for an assessment.
by zentoucan
Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: escapee
Replies: 17
Views: 1179

Re: escapee

I notice that I didn't mention the word "inside". I meant inside basket ball courts.
by zentoucan
Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:03 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: escapee
Replies: 17
Views: 1179

Re: escapee

I have heard of people hiring the local Basketball court to teach their bird recall training before going out onto the big blue. it's big enough to get the idea through to the birds yet keeps them contained.
by zentoucan
Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:46 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Newby: is it worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1477

Re: Newby: is it worth it?

as Skye crew and Molossus say, the road of breeding birds is not a easily one. you and your wife need to be on the same page if you intend to breed your birds. you can't stop the birds instinct to breed, but you can manage it. speak to breeders both local and on the forum for advise. Go into this wi...
by zentoucan
Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Parrot Speak
Replies: 196
Views: 5741

Re: Parrot Speak

I find that Delfin and Bluey have a couple taste tests before they decide that this new food tastes good. Delfin tried honey around three times before he like it. Yet Bluey will not eat honey at all but likes passion fruit where Delfin doesn't. Neither birds like strawberries.
by zentoucan
Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:50 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Struggling to get Ziggy out of his cage
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Struggling to get Ziggy out of his cage

Pixiescam The Idea is to have your Bird come to trust you and that is achieved by having Daily trust and bond building sessions. By using the following method you are showing your bird you want to be their friend and have no intention to do harm and food is a great motivator. Do not stick your hand ...
by zentoucan
Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: My first IRN, Ziggy.
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: My first IRN, Ziggy.

hello cam
is Ziggy hand raised or aviary bred?
by zentoucan
Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: MITHU NOT PINNING HIS EYES
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: MITHU NOT PINNING HIS EYES

adil Zaman you need to improve Mithu diet. So I would focus on changing Mithu diet before commencing a training schedule. If the bird's diet is unhealthy, than the bird is unhealthy both physically and mentally. This will not achieve good results in training. Your birds diet should consist of vegies...
by zentoucan
Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:30 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My IRN likes to bite me
Replies: 30
Views: 1234

Re: My IRN likes to bite me

it's really difficult to type with a Alexandrine crawling all over you
by zentoucan
Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:29 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My IRN likes to bite me
Replies: 30
Views: 1234

Re: My IRN likes to bite me

Missk Well said. You see in pet shops and supermarket, packets of bird food that state complete bird food. All it consist of, is seed. This is not a normal Parrots diet. Parrots in the wild eat nuts, fruits, vegies. seeds, grains and apparently insects. Also at certain times of the year they land on...
by zentoucan
Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: greetings from nottingham england
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: greetings from nottingham england

it worked for me and my IRN Bluey so I believe in sharing the goodness
by zentoucan
Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:52 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My IRN likes to bite me
Replies: 30
Views: 1234

Re: My IRN likes to bite me

yes Parrots are intelligent and have long memories. how would you feel if someone took away your favorite thing?. always end any interaction with your bird on a positive note. I somewhat agree with Missk. learn to see the bite coming. The object is not to get bitten. But if you do don't put on a sho...
by zentoucan
Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:22 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: recycling Parrot chew toys
Replies: 0
Views: 395

recycling Parrot chew toys

Today I went through our container of used Parrot chew toys and pulled them apart and threw away the components that were too damage to use and kept the components that were reusable. I also had an old Parrot swing. There was two large hard plastic balls with a bell inside, five sets of six links of...
by zentoucan
Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: MITHU NOT PINNING HIS EYES
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: MITHU NOT PINNING HIS EYES

adil Zaman The Idea is to have your Bird come to trust you and that is achieved by having Daily trust and bond building sessions. By using the following method you are showing your bird you want to be their friend and have no intention to do harm and food is a great motivator. Do not stick your hand...
by zentoucan
Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Nicko & Meg
Replies: 11
Views: 1437

Re: Nicko & Meg

The rope you're using look like sisal. thanks for the links.
by zentoucan
Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Nicko & Meg
Replies: 11
Views: 1437

Re: Nicko & Meg

Hello Mitchan excellent Photos your birds look fantastic. In the photo of the cage top setup I notice a net. where did you get it? The ones that I find have too small a hole and I believe that my birds would get tangle up in them. That is the purpose of a net. But the one in your photo have rather l...
by zentoucan
Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:57 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN lover form Brisbane Aus :-)
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: New IRN lover form Brisbane Aus :-)

Hello Jexa308
Jump to Alexandrine forum and read the subject "problems with new Alexandrine" this method I have used with get success. I also recommend that you read the whole subject.
by zentoucan
Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:45 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from London
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Hello from London

Hello Harrysmums
Jump to the Alexandrine forum and read the post "problems with my new Alexandrine"
follow the method that I posted. I also have a aviary bred IRN named Bluey and a hand raised Alexandrine named Delfin.
by zentoucan
Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Problems with my new Alexandrine......
Replies: 7
Views: 3218

Re: Problems with my new Alexandrine......

thebends2000 and ihanna She could be displaying cage territory aggression, hand hatred or it could be hormonal. But you mention that you force the Alexandrine to have a bath, was this before or after she starting biting your hand and did you do this more then once?. This will not build trust or bond...
by zentoucan
Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: ALEXANDRINE POTTY(POO) Training
Replies: 7
Views: 2116

Re: ALEXANDRINE POTTY(POO) Training

AJPeter your bird Billie is just amazing. I mean in just four days Billie gone from pooping anywhere to flying back to her cage and to poop. Could it be that Billie understands the English language or that you're a "bird whisperer"
by zentoucan
Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: greetings from nottingham england
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: greetings from nottingham england

T5copper The Idea is to have your IRNs come to trust you and that is achieved by having trust and bond building sessions. I recently adopted a aviary bred IRN (Bluey) who had very limited human contact (food and water changes only) and in less than a month I have Bluey stepping up onto my finger. ta...
by zentoucan
Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: socialise of Delfin and Bluey
Replies: 0
Views: 208

socialise of Delfin and Bluey

I just need to mention that Delfin has a great interest in Mobile Phones, TV remotes, keys and a computer Mouse. Over the last month I have been Observing Delfin's and Bluey's behaviour but there was some real advances in this last week. The first observation was when a mate named john dropped in fo...
by zentoucan
Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: ALEXANDRINE POTTY(POO) Training
Replies: 7
Views: 2116

Re: ALEXANDRINE POTTY(POO) Training

one of my friends has trained his male eclectus parrot to fly to a garbage can and poop in that. it took him around 6 months.
by zentoucan
Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Alexandrine wont stop biting
Replies: 19
Views: 4834

Re: Alexandrine wont stop biting

Yeah I know people used spray bottles to punish birds but they are set to spray a jet of water and these people then spray straight into the birds face. That sort of training is redundant. we use the fine mist setting and spray the bird body and they do enjoy it. I can do this because my birds trust...
by zentoucan
Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:22 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My IRN likes to bite me
Replies: 30
Views: 1234

Re: My IRN likes to bite me

Glad to help Please give feedback
by zentoucan
Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Alexandrine wont stop biting
Replies: 19
Views: 4834

Re: Alexandrine wont stop biting

but all l can say is that my bird does not bite me now and has not done so for over a month, AJPeter There must be another AJPeter . Because I'm sure that I read a post on the 5th of December 2013 about a AJPeter been bitten by his bird yet again. My birds are reaching new heights. Now when I get h...
by zentoucan
Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:02 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Training Delfin and Bluey
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Training Delfin and Bluey

tonight Bluey was responding a lot quicker to fly to my hand and is remaining on my hand a lot longer with each trust and bonding session. I believe that Delfin is having a huge impact on Bluey's trust and bonding. Bluey flew to my hand 35 times then went into his cage had a drink of water and then ...
by zentoucan
Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Alexandrine wont stop biting
Replies: 19
Views: 4834

Re: Alexandrine wont stop biting

Yesterday after I had finish training, Which is really a trust and bond building session not circus training. Bluey flew down and sat on the arm rest of the chair about 15 cm from my hand and chattered to me for around five minutes. That was until our tomcat walked out from behind the chair. Bluey t...
by zentoucan
Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My IRN likes to bite me
Replies: 30
Views: 1234

Re: My IRN likes to bite me

bryanvicent
it might be an idea to look on the web to Identify your bird. the training method remains the same
by zentoucan
Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Alexandrine wont stop biting
Replies: 19
Views: 4834

Re: Alexandrine wont stop biting

Erin SA if the Alexandrine bites, do not yell, scream, cry, jump around or put on a show. The Alexandrine will see it as a great show and will be encouraged and reinforced to continue biting. the best thing to do is ignore it on matter how much it hurts. leaving the room will work. showing your disp...
by zentoucan
Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:33 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My IRN likes to bite me
Replies: 30
Views: 1234

Re: My IRN likes to bite me

I gather the bird is caged inside the house probably in the living room. this is the method I used on my aviary bred IRN with get results once you have accomplish this you will need to interact as much as possible with your bird. Feather Plucking is usually caused by Boredom and frustration and this...
by zentoucan
Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Alexandrine wont stop biting
Replies: 19
Views: 4834

Re: Alexandrine wont stop biting

with the right training she should get better. you need to identify the trigger or triggers that is causing her to bite. seems like she's lonely, bore and frustrated. you will need to earn her trust. remember when you train a bird. the idea is to get the bird to do what you want without forcing it. ...
by zentoucan
Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:56 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Training Delfin and Bluey
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Training Delfin and Bluey

I'm training my Alexandrine Delfin and IRN Bluey at the same time. Delfin is on the T-perch and Bluey is in the cage but the door is open. Delfin was hand raised where Bluey was aviary bred. I'm using sunflower seeds as the training treats and these are not part of the birds normal diet. With Bluey ...
by zentoucan
Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:14 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Gabby-my adopted female INR
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Gabby-my adopted female INR

You have adopted the female IRN. Why did the previous owner put the bird up for adoption? I got a Alexandrine first and then a IRN. The Alexandrine was hand raised where the IRN was aviary bred. In three days I had the IRN stepping up onto my finger, taking food from my hands and he/she hasn't bitte...
by zentoucan
Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: IRN or alexandrine
Replies: 7
Views: 2655

Re: IRN or alexandrine

the Indian ringneck, African ringneck and the Alexandrine are all members of the ringneck family and are not a parrot but a parakeet which the Alexandrine is the largest, there are 5 sub species. with the Nepalese being the largest, growing to half a metre long. although I saw one at Morriset on the...
by zentoucan
Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Have you tried your pet's packaged food?
Replies: 21
Views: 2265

Re: Have you tried your pet's packaged food?

why would you eat pet food. God knows what is put in it. the ingredients used are of a lower standards that's why pet food is not fit for human consumption. I read a report years ago about the so called gourmet pet foods. in both wet and dry pet foods there is a high level of bacteria, chemicals, bi...
by zentoucan
Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: hi guys help needed
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: hi guys help needed

the trick is to train them to go to the cage. remember the to train them to do what you want without forcing them.
look at the time you sending them to bed. turn off lights expect for a night light. feed them a bit later. look at clicker training.
by zentoucan
Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:57 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: NEW RINGNECK
Replies: 15
Views: 1658

Re: NEW RINGNECK

you need to read my second post again and follow that. the bird need to get use to you before your hand.
by zentoucan
Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: HELP!!
Replies: 21
Views: 938

Re: HELP!!

first thing DON'T PANIC. animals can sense when someone is panicking and that's not good for the animal. also when you panic you lose the ability to think straight and make mistakes. Have you given your birds a full inspection. Some blood sucking insects can be really difficult to remove. There are ...
by zentoucan
Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:51 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How to introduce the new one to the old one?
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: How to introduce the new one to the old one?

hello parrotlover Are they the same species of parrot? I suggest you put them into separate cages and put them next to each other and I wouldn't let them out together yet, nor put them in the same cage. But if you let one out at a time. the one that is out might fly to the others cage or you could p...
by zentoucan
Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Wild Lorikeets - the ultimate example of force-free taming
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Re: Wild Lorikeets - the ultimate example of force-free tami

I think that the birds, like most animals don't bite the hand that feeds them or in most cases the person. After all who can resist a free feed.The scenic railway in the blue mountains had a bird feeding station and those birds would take food from anyone. In Sydney's centennial park the white cocka...
by zentoucan
Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: NEW RINGNECK
Replies: 15
Views: 1658

Re: NEW RINGNECK

put yourself into the bird position, for 5 months he as been with someone he come to trust. Then he is put with a complete stranger who is chasing him around. how would you feel?
but make him feel comfortable and safe then your on the way to having a companion bird
by zentoucan
Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:06 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: NEW RINGNECK
Replies: 15
Views: 1658

Re: NEW RINGNECK

you need to think positive and re-evaluate your approach to your bird and your first mistake is to chase the bird. second mistake is to force the bird to do something it doesn't want to do. you need to do clicker training. I have done this and I know it works. first buy a clicker. next, with your bi...
by zentoucan
Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Hacked Wings :(
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: Hacked Wings :(

Hello ayeshasyed the feathers will grow back but it will take a while. there are different opinions on wing clipping. personally I'm against wing clipping has I believe it is not in the best interest of the parrot. Parrots are extremely paranoid and easily to frighten animals. This is encoded into t...
by zentoucan
Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Ringneck isn't comfortable when my boyfriends around
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: Ringneck isn't comfortable when my boyfriends around

did the boyfriend come into the scene after the bird or before? when anyone new comes to our house I introduce the newcomer to my Alexandrine named Delfin and now the IRN although the IRN is very nervous this due to he/her being a aviary bred bird. dealing with that through training. anyway back to ...
by zentoucan
Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: NEW RINGNECK
Replies: 15
Views: 1658

Re: NEW RINGNECK

sit next to the cage, don't look directly at the bird and eat something. when the bird shows interest in what you are doing. show the bird the food then it offer some and let the bird come to you. I found that a spray of millet is quite effective. the idea is to gain the birds trust. birds are quite...
by zentoucan
Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: bonding?
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: bonding?

We have had our alexandrine for around six weeks and he is fine with the me and the partner and one of the sons but not with the other two and this is simply due to them not spending time to socialize with the alexandrine.
his eyes are starting to change.
by zentoucan
Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: bonding?
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: bonding?

depends on the bird and how it is socialized with people.
by zentoucan
Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How old is my bird?
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: How old is my bird?

IRN grow to about 16" long on average also I have read that IRN start talking from 1 to 3 years but have also read 6 to 7 months. of course there exceptions to the rules. some birds never talk. but I think your bird is closer to 12 months than seven. But does it really matter? it's tame and talks, I...
by zentoucan
Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: It Has Begun!
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: It Has Begun!

Why would he panic?
also can you please explain this sentence as I don't understand the need to panic
"Live with parrots and you learn to panic"
by zentoucan
Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 14160

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

I have a story which is sad Around 11 years ago we had a family move into the house behind us. Average family father, mother, two sons and two daughters. Anyway the youngest son (12yrs old) was into breeding and showing Budgerigars. Which he had around 30 Budgerigars and was starting to sell off the...
by zentoucan
Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: does it matter what age to start training?
Replies: 21
Views: 7485

Re: does it matter what age to start training?

I say it has I see it
by zentoucan
Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Females don't talk?
Replies: 19
Views: 1155

Re: Females don't talk?

I have had cats, dogs and birds and like my original post, I believe that birds are more intelligent and you can hold a higher level of communication with them than cats and dogs. I never said that you couldn't communicate with a cat or dog. it seems that when thing don't go their way, people either...
by zentoucan
Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN owner from Canada
Replies: 21
Views: 929

Re: New IRN owner from Canada

I also have a alexandrine. He just over 3 months old. being with us for six weeks has integrated into the family well. he spends most of the day out of the cage except when we go out. he is a male (DNA tested) and is starting to chew. the problem is nothing is off limits and is under constant superv...
by zentoucan
Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:12 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Raw meat
Replies: 24
Views: 1397

Re: Raw meat

would you eat raw meat/chicken?
by zentoucan
Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Help with my 6 weeks old baby Dante!
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: Help with my 6 weeks old baby Dante!

looks very young. are you feeding with weaning formula?
keep up what your doing has it seems to be working.
yes I would get him/her checked out by a vet.
by zentoucan
Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Females don't talk?
Replies: 19
Views: 1155

Re: Females don't talk?

we don't have chimps has pets in Australia. and I wouldn't have one, too dangerous and I don't think it would like my feelings missk I know what the limitations of cats, dogs and birds are, as I have shared my life with a few. telling your dog to go and get it's squeaky is not quite the same has put...
by zentoucan
Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: does it matter what age to start training?
Replies: 21
Views: 7485

Re: does it matter what age to start training?

There are some good suggestions here but I think some that people are missing one very important fact here and that is time spent with the bird. You can't bond and have positive interact if you're not spending the time with the bird. While a good diet and treats are of an importance for health and t...
by zentoucan
Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Females don't talk?
Replies: 19
Views: 1155

Re: Females don't talk?

I yet to see a cat or dog have a conversation with it companion like Alex the African Grey.
by zentoucan
Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:50 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: has anyone tried clicker training?
Replies: 20
Views: 589

Re: has anyone tried clicker training?

clicker or vocal training are effective training methods to train your bird. but you have to continue the training to achieve results. I found a routine that works for me. At the end of each day when I put the Delfin to bed. I remove the food & water bowls, dispose any un- eaten food and clean both ...
by zentoucan
Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Females don't talk?
Replies: 19
Views: 1155

Re: Females don't talk?

my understanding is that not all birds will talk whether they are male or female. one of the reasons I got a bird. they seem to be more intelligent than a cat or dog. if they talk, it a bonus. another reason is, I just like birds
by zentoucan
Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:55 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Ringneck attacking her foot
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: Ringneck attacking her foot

because she is already biting now.
by zentoucan
Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 14160

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

I notice that there is a mention of English and American budgerigars. but to my understanding all budgerigars originally come from Australia. so why is there no mention of Australian Budgerigars.
FYI: Budgerigar means "good to eat" in the aborigine language.
by zentoucan
Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:27 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Clicker
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: Clicker

tip
do not let small children get hold of the clicker
by zentoucan
Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:18 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Ringneck attacking her foot
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: Ringneck attacking her foot

Hello sassay is tango tame? who did you buy tango off? is tango drawing blood from her foot? while there are different types of training. I suggest that you use clicker training. you will need a clicker and a T perch. first put about five types of food on a plate, this can be a sunflower seed, corn ...
by zentoucan
Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Please Help,,, How possible to Breed IRN to other Species
Replies: 14
Views: 884

Re: Please Help,,, How possible to Breed IRN to other Specie

Missk quote from your first post, when you are told to place a photograph of the desired other species in close view of the cage. do *not* include any other birds; just your ringneck in the cage. wait for spontaneous generation of young; This statement is demeaning and ridicules seagulbird's questio...
by zentoucan
Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:37 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Please help
Replies: 13
Views: 765

Re: Please help

Hello ushavik
Birds are a lot smarter than most people give them credit for. I think your IRN is really cranky with you for clipping her wings without permission.
by zentoucan
Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:18 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Please Help,,, How possible to Breed IRN to other Species
Replies: 14
Views: 884

Re: Please Help,,, How possible to Breed IRN to other Specie

Hello Seagulbird
there is no misunderstanding, you asked a valid question and there were people's replies, that to me, were judgmental and ridiculing you.
I suggest that you look on the internet for a answer to your question has it with most likely give you answer you're after.
by zentoucan
Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:06 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: need some advice
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: need some advice

Hello Deosil you need to address the boredom problem ASAP as it could lead to other behaviour problems such as feather plucking. put the toys in view of the bird outside the cage. it will take a couple of days for the bird to become use to the toy. then hang the toy on the outside of the cage. when ...
by zentoucan
Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:38 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Please Help,,, How possible to Breed IRN to other Species
Replies: 14
Views: 884

Re: Please Help,,, How possible to Breed IRN to other Specie

Hello Seagulbird it is possible to cross-breed certain species of birds. but it is a complicated science, in which I'm not qualified, so I can't answer your question. I did find it disturbing and offensive that you were ridiculed by the very people you asked for help. I thought this forum was to hel...
by zentoucan
Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:35 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: The little bird at the pet store
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: The little bird at the pet store

I believe that only registered breeders should be able to sell animals and these animals prior to being sold, must be de-sexed, micro-chipped and put onto a database of who purchased the animals, that the local government and vets have access to. This is not about forcing someone to de-sex their ani...
by zentoucan
Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: The little bird at the pet store
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: The little bird at the pet store

One of our local Petshops has stopped selling kittens and puppies and has joined forces with a animal rescue group and are selling rescued animals. when I spoke to the staff as to why, the reply was, that there are too many cats and dogs being rescued and re-homed, if not successfully re-homed they ...
by zentoucan
Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:14 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: G'day from Perth, Western Australia.
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: G'day from Perth, Western Australia.

lots of TLC
by zentoucan
Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Coping with the heat
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Coping with the heat

put a large shallow bowl of water in the bottom of the cage so he can bath in it.
by zentoucan
Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:04 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: If your parrot bites you, you need to read this!
Replies: 47
Views: 3507

Re: If your parrot bites you, you need to read this!

Doodlebug I never meant that you would intently terrorize your bird. I was just putting forward possible causes. if you methodically breakdown how you interact with your bird you might pick up something subtle that has slipped your attention. Many years ago I had a friend whose parents had a bird th...
by zentoucan
Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:43 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: If your parrot bites you, you need to read this!
Replies: 47
Views: 3507

Re: If your parrot bites you, you need to read this!

I think there are so many variables to this post. the treatment of the bird prior to purchase. the bird itself. was it actually hand raised or is the vendor just saying that it was, to sell the bird. did it come from a breeder or a pet shop. lack of sleep, diet, boredom, jealousy or cage territory. ...
by zentoucan
Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: moulting, & wing clipped feathers
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

Re: moulting, & wing clipped feathers

kimi
after much research, I'm not a fan of wing clipping but if you must, than both wings should be clipped evenly as only clipping one wing put the bird out of balance when it try's to fly.
by zentoucan
Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:19 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Picked up my Alexandrine yesterday
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Picked up my Alexandrine yesterday

Picked up my Alex Parakeet. he is socialize very well. must go, new bird to look after.
by zentoucan
Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Frangipani?
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Re: Frangipani?

I never seen any type of bird in a frangipani tree. also I think that the sap could be poisonous has it is white and sticky. but I'm not 100% sure.
it might be an idea to speak to a vet or a person from a nursery or garden centre.
by zentoucan
Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:43 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Parrot Speak
Replies: 196
Views: 5741

Re: He's biting?

Hi Zentoucan interesting read. I followed the link into http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reinforcement. and had a bit of a read and noticed that negative reinforcement is not punishment yet when negative reinforcement is mention some people think it is punishment and it's to be avoid at all costs. but ...
by zentoucan
Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:47 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Parrot Speak
Replies: 196
Views: 5741

Re: He's biting?

interesting read. I followed the link into http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reinforcement. and had a bit of a read and noticed that negative reinforcement is not punishment yet when negative reinforcement is mention some people think it is punishment and it's to be avoid at all costs. but I read that ne...
by zentoucan
Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Mass Escape
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: Mass Escape

I not sure if I would be so quick to dis-believe this story. if the IRN's have been watching the breeder opening and closing the cage doors and the doors were only locked with a simple latch. Then why not, after all we are always saying how intelligent parrots are. parrots have been known to open th...
by zentoucan
Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Is it Genetical ?
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: Is it Genetical ?

there is a theory that animal instinct is passed on through genes. so over 20 years of breeding where the breeder and the birds have a large amount of interaction the "tameness" can be passed on from the parents to the offspring. compared to a breeder whom has a very limited interaction with his bir...
by zentoucan
Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: information on the web ?
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: information on the web ?

goes to show you can't believe everything you read
by zentoucan
Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:41 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: found an Alexandrine
Replies: 2
Views: 688

found an Alexandrine

Found a male Alexandrine he is seven weeks old. I can pick him up in three weeks. hand raised in a family environment and around other animals (dogs & cats) plus young children. these children and the adults also feed and handle the birds. had a look-see everything really good.
by zentoucan
Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:28 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Pick One - Cast your vote !
Replies: 185
Views: 11103

Re: Pick One - Cast your vote !

I pick the one on the far right (you can just see the beak) I like surprises
by zentoucan
Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: information on the web ?
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: information on the web ?

I understand that a bird's diet shouldn't be changed drastically as it can have adverse effects on the bird. my research shows that pellets are only a small part of a birds diet and that fruit and veg are the mainstay. there was a comments about peanuts can be bad for your bird due to a possible bac...
by zentoucan
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: information on the web ?
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: information on the web ?

haven't looked into training methods yet. when I find a bird, think I 'ill let it settle in first . compared to diet, training looks a lot more intense and harder to navigate. with diet I would speak to the breeder as to what he is feeding the bird, but my research shows good quality pellets, fresh ...
by zentoucan
Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: information on the web ?
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: information on the web ?

Hi elieelectrons that's the different, there are people who claim to be experts and there are people who don't. some people who are new to bird keeping and wants the best for their birds will look towards the "expert" for advice and believe them. where as the people who don't claim to be "experts" a...
by zentoucan
Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: information on the web ?
Replies: 11
Views: 411

information on the web ?

I have been researching the IRN and the Alexandrine and have found that there are a lot of websites with vets, doctors, technicians, bird behaviour specialists, bird behaviour consultants, bird trainers, bird breeders and bird whisperers. They all have their say in how to raise, socialize and train ...
by zentoucan
Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi I can't decided what type of ring neck, confused
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Hi I can't decided what type of ring neck, confused

skyes crew
how many birds do you have
by zentoucan
Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Rainbow Lorikeet
Replies: 7
Views: 842

Re: Rainbow Lorikeet

saw birds like in a pet shop and they were called a scaly lorikeet.
by zentoucan
Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:46 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi I can't decided what type of ring neck, confused
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Hi I can't decided what type of ring neck, confused

Hello I'm never had a parakeet before but have seen a few alexandrine and Indian ring necks at pet shops very beautiful birds. I can't decided whether to get a Indian ringneck or Alexandrine. I have researched both species apparently the Alexandrine is more aggressive than the Indian ring neck but t...
by zentoucan
Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:23 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Re: First time breeder
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: First time breeder

Nina
if you have access to a resource that can help and show you what to do take it with both hands