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by Kimma
Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Marley blue IRN
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Re: Marley blue IRN

What a little cutie pie.
by Kimma
Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:49 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introducing Flash and Crash
Replies: 29
Views: 1732

Re: Introducing Flash and Crash

Flash and Crash went to the vet the other day. They had a couple of blood tests, but other than 1 result we're still waiting for, they both got clean bills of health. Crash had his second wing trimmed to match his first so he's no longer lopsided. Up until today Flash has mostly been on a seperate p...
by Kimma
Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:24 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Flash and Crash enjoying a shower
Replies: 2
Views: 771

Flash and Crash enjoying a shower

I made Flash and Crash a free-standing shower perch since our shower is mosaic and the usual suction cup style showers don't work. I made a video of them trying it out for the first time. Crash has always loved showers but Flash was a bit iffy about them until today. http://i.imgur.com/PC2stHW.jpg Y...
by Kimma
Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from London!
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: Hello from London!

Hi Kari and Tiff. Lovely to meet you both. :)
by Kimma
Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introductionkt
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: Introductionkt

Welcome Chris

Look forward to seeing photos of your lovlies once you're able to post pics.

Do you specialise in particular mutations?
by Kimma
Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:43 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Flash learning her first trick
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Flash learning her first trick

Flash learning to spin around on cue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEBwE5MBA6w

And making an action hero style leap.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvObgB6-gXw

And one of Crash eating a blueberry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohVhS2hax6E
by Kimma
Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: So... how come I can't find any IRN plushie toys?
Replies: 37
Views: 2205

Re: So... how come I can't find any IRN plushie toys?

I really like those disc lampwork beads ranechild.

How would you use them in jewelry? Do you have any photos of your beads made into things?
by Kimma
Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:19 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introducing Flash and Crash
Replies: 29
Views: 1732

Re: Introducing Flash and Crash

Together at last! http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7343/11416453683_cb4caf7f17_z.jpg When I first put them on the neutral territory of the playgym, Crash had a bit of a go at Flash even though she was ignoring him. But she stood up for herself and he backed off. I gave them some treats while they were ...
by Kimma
Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: So... how come I can't find any IRN plushie toys?
Replies: 37
Views: 2205

Re: So... how come I can't find any IRN plushie toys?

I'd love to see your work too ranechild. I love fancy glass beads.
by Kimma
Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Sapphire scores a goal.
Replies: 8
Views: 1416

Re: Sapphire scores a goal.

She's awesome.
by Kimma
Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:22 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introducing Flash and Crash
Replies: 29
Views: 1732

Re: Introducing Flash and Crash

Some new photos. Crash really loves showers. Flash, not so much. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7316/11400475323_fab6ef8c87_z.jpg http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5517/11400370354_244e2ebea0_z.jpg I found out today that Flash loves cherries with the intensity of 1000 suns. Well, a lot anyway. She's not ...
by Kimma
Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: So... how come I can't find any IRN plushie toys?
Replies: 37
Views: 2205

Re: So... how come I can't find any IRN plushie toys?

That looks amazing electronegative.
by Kimma
Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:30 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introducing Flash and Crash
Replies: 29
Views: 1732

Re: Introducing Flash and Crash

We went to buy a second cage today since Crash doesn't want to share with Flash at all. I suspect it's more territorial than personal because Crash doesn't like me touching anything of 'his' either. The new cage is smaller but it's higher off the ground so all the space is usable. The bars are close...
by Kimma
Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introducing Flash and Crash
Replies: 29
Views: 1732

Re: Introducing Flash and Crash

Mostly because it would be horribly hot if we kept the doors closed during summer. Plus it being a rental, I can't afford to have them gnawing on the cornices. And I tried putting them in the same area, and Crash was not impressed at all. He chased Flash around until I could pick her up again. So I ...
by Kimma
Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introducing Flash and Crash
Replies: 29
Views: 1732

Re: Introducing Flash and Crash

I went to pick up Flash today. I got the DNA test results too. Turns out Flash is a girl. She came home with no problems, and is a very sweet bird. She's happy with being touched and stepping up. Flash and Crash are in the same room, just on different playgyms. They don't seem too interested in each...
by Kimma
Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Getting a bird really wet
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Getting a bird really wet

Crash had his first shower in the actual shower today. I held him on a perch so he could move out of the water if he wanted, and he scooted into it instead. He was all "scritches please" and making happy sounds, and holding his wings out. But, he doesn't get wet. The water just beads and rolls off. ...
by Kimma
Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Please help to know What the colour will be
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Please help to know What the colour will be

Do you have photos on another website? If you send me links in a private message I can post them for you.
by Kimma
Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introducing Flash and Crash
Replies: 29
Views: 1732

Re: Introducing Flash and Crash

Crash seems to like my boyfriend. When he came in last night Crash started chattering away to him, and then put his head down for scritches. He let me scritch him too, but only if my bf scritched him first. I served his dinner (a vegie mash) while he had ours and he seemed very keen on it. I don't k...
by Kimma
Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Please help to know What the colour will be
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Please help to know What the colour will be

Do you have a photo of the female perhaps?
by Kimma
Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introducing Flash and Crash
Replies: 29
Views: 1732

Re: Introducing Flash and Crash

Crash had a bit of a.. well.. crash this morning. I was trying to lure him out of his roost cage to take him out to the lounge room, but I bumped the cage and startled him, and he launched himself out of the cage and on to the floor. He was more than happy to step up onto a stick to get back up in t...
by Kimma
Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introducing Flash and Crash
Replies: 29
Views: 1732

Re: Introducing Flash and Crash

I am sure I will. As you know, it's hard to stop talking about them. :)
by Kimma
Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:15 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introducing Flash and Crash
Replies: 29
Views: 1732

Re: Introducing Flash and Crash

Crash climbed out onto the top of his cage this evening and had a nice chew on the paperbark branch I got him. http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3716/11286620786_088a851226_z.jpg I gave him his dinner on top of the cage, and he had a bit, but when I sat down near him to have my dinner, he sidled over to...
by Kimma
Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: MissK's Photos
Replies: 56
Views: 7366

Re: MissK's Photos

I knew you'd do the photos one day :) I did make my shower curtain ring net the same as you, so your written instructions were perfect. Unfortunately Crash stuck his head through one of them almost immediately and seemed like he was stuck. I don't know if he really was stuck, but I took it out anywa...
by Kimma
Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Have you tried your pet's packaged food?
Replies: 21
Views: 2374

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

I used to eat fish flakes occasionally when I was a kid. For some reason I thought they were tasty. I've no idea why.
by Kimma
Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introducing Flash and Crash
Replies: 29
Views: 1732

Re: Introducing Flash and Crash

I went to pick up Crash yesterday. It was really hot in the car, but Crash learnt how to drink out of a bottle with a sports cap instantly so he stayed hydrated and got home fine. He doesn't want to step up on my hand, though I can lure him onto a stick, and he does like scritches on the neck. So at...
by Kimma
Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: What to Feed Your Parrot (recipes, toxicities, links too!)
Replies: 184
Views: 639041

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

I made a bunch of Hane and Tsume's Sweet Potato Mash the other day and have it frozen in ice-cube size blocks ready for when my birdies arrive. It's such a great idea. Thanks so much for posting it Melika. But how much should I give them? Do you find one block per bird per day is the right amount? O...
by Kimma
Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introducing Flash and Crash
Replies: 29
Views: 1732

Re: Introducing Flash and Crash

They look lovely! Btw the parrot society is having their monthly meeting in Brisbane on Saturday. The speaker is one of the vets from bbv.http://www.parrotsociety.org.au/ Oh, that would be awesome. I wish I could go, but I've already committed to going to see my parents who are 2 hours in the other...
by Kimma
Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Indian ringneck scared and lunges
Replies: 19
Views: 1978

Re: Indian ringneck scared and lunges

One thing you can do to find out what he likes best is to put a bunch of stuff in a bowl and see which he eats first. Then the next day offer it again but without the thing he ate first last time. Do that a few times and you get a hierarchy of his favourite things.
by Kimma
Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Photos of my flock up! Almost every color!
Replies: 7
Views: 2448

Re: Photos of my flock up! Almost every color!

They are so beautiful. Especially love the bromance :)
by Kimma
Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introducing Flash and Crash
Replies: 29
Views: 1732

Re: Introducing Flash and Crash

Alas, no. I've been buying everything online.
by Kimma
Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:09 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introducing Flash and Crash
Replies: 29
Views: 1732

Introducing Flash and Crash

This is Flash. She's 2 months old and a df violet blue. http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3791/11187486523_372203a8ab_z.jpg And this is Crash. He's 13 months old and lutino. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7361/11187906105_261fec507b_z.jpg They will both be joining me in the next couple of weeks. I've bee...
by Kimma
Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Making your own balls,baskets and boxes
Replies: 10
Views: 735

Re: Making your own balls,baskets and boxes

More finds! A palm leaf ball. http://www.flickr.com/photos/markbguam/6915126567/ His whole flickr stream is full of things made from palms, and he links to youtube tutorials. You tube may be the best place to find ideas, I just can't search on youtube atm. I am definitely going to try out some of th...
by Kimma
Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Making your own balls,baskets and boxes
Replies: 10
Views: 735

Re: Making your own balls,baskets and boxes

Well, I originally googled for wicker balls, just that was a nice easy-to-follow tutorial. People talk about making them from wicker, rattan and just twigs. I think that as long as you have suitably thin and bendy twigs, you could use anything you liked. Most new twigs are quite bendy, but you can s...
by Kimma
Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:52 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?

what could possibly be the issue with giving your bird a mirror... from what i can tell they seem to understand they're looking at themselves.. and they -love- it.. From the books I have read that mention it, the problem they have is not realising it's themselves. They talked about birds having rel...
by Kimma
Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Making your own balls,baskets and boxes
Replies: 10
Views: 735

Re: Making your own balls,baskets and boxes

And another cute basket

http://www.elli.com/blog/diy-grocery-bag-easter-basket/

And how to make a ball out of willow

http://www.christinedebeer.ca/weaving-willow-spheres

She uses wire to hold it together, but I am sure it would be possible to do it without.
by Kimma
Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Making your own balls,baskets and boxes
Replies: 10
Views: 735

Re: Making your own balls,baskets and boxes

I just found this tutorial http://www.christinedebeer.ca/weaving-a-gift-box-with-a-lid-from-palm-leaves Which makes weaving a box from palm leaves look easy. You've inspired me to look for more info on palm-weaving because I have so many palm leaves cluttering up my yard. If you find any other good ...
by Kimma
Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Will the sexes of 2 IRNs affect them getting along?
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Will the sexes of 2 IRNs affect them getting along?

If you have 2 IRN, will their sexes affect how well they get along? Will 2 of the same sex be more likely to fight? If they are opposite and they like each other, how easy is it to stop them breeding?
by Kimma
Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Think my "dna'd" female is a male...
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: Think my "dna'd" female is a male...

Not the best photo, but you can see grey sort of markings around Janey's face in this picture. If you can't see what I'm referring to, let me know and I'll take a picture specially. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-wohcKSHlp10/T-wpNKrRMjI/AAAAAAAABjk/tj57Vc1kAZs/s400/janey.JPG This is her showing...
by Kimma
Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: PLEASE help, I think Dudes might be ill?
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: PLEASE help, I think Dudes might be ill?

Glad to hear Dudes is feeling better.

And for image hosting, here are some other options...

http://imageshack.us/
http://imgur.com/
http://www.flickr.com/
by Kimma
Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Progressive Wing Clipping
Replies: 19
Views: 1122

Re: Progressive Wing Clipping

I asked the breeder if he did progressive wing clipping, and he replied that he always lets his chicks fly before he clips them, but didn't go into further details. My bird isn't fledged yet though. I feel weird grilling him on his techniques when he is experienced and I am a noob. But I am going to...
by Kimma
Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Progressive Wing Clipping
Replies: 19
Views: 1122

Re: Progressive Wing Clipping

If you get a bird that's already been fledged and clipped in the regular way, would doing progressive clipping the next time around still be beneficial do you think?
by Kimma
Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: This feature will chicks?
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: This feature will chicks?

I have only seen photos, but there is this one on the main part of this site.

Image

I think it looks like clouds and sky.
by Kimma
Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Hello from Australia

Have you chosen a name? Coming up with names is so tricky.
by Kimma
Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Professional photo shoot?
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: Professional photo shoot?

Thank you. This is just the sort of info I was after.

By calendar or book though, I was thinking more of where your bird was just one month/section and it included others. So other people would buy it too.
by Kimma
Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Professional photo shoot?
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Professional photo shoot?

I do photography. I'd really like to make a career out of pet photography. But part of starting a business is finding out if there are potential customers out there. So if you have a few minutes to answer some questions for me, that would be fantastic. I promise not to try to sell you anything. Woul...
by Kimma
Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Massive Storm
Replies: 22
Views: 1067

Re: Massive Storm

That hailstorm hit us as well at the Gold Coast, though the hailstones weren't as big as they were for you InTheAir. It was the strangest thing. I never expected to see hail when I moved to Queensland. One of the thunderstorms last week had a crack of thunder so loud it shook the whole house. We hav...
by Kimma
Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Toki's enjoying his afternoon snack :)
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: Toki's enjoying his afternoon snack :)

What a cutie :)
by Kimma
Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Please Help
Replies: 8
Views: 684

Re: Please Help

I have been reading up on parrot mutations in general, and he was using the term greygreen to refer to the mutation that removes structural colour. I didn't realise that in IRNs that's just called grey. I'll use grey now for that mutation.

Sory for any confusion Tallis.
by Kimma
Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Please Help
Replies: 8
Views: 684

Re: Please Help

Testing out my neophyte knowledge of IRN genetics...

since the cock is single factor for greygreen the babies will be

cocks
25% grey
25% blue
25% grey /cinnamon
25% blue /cinnamon

hens
50% grey
50% blue
by Kimma
Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:43 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: This feature will chicks?
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: This feature will chicks?

The pied mutation is recessive, so if it's bred to a normal mate, the chicks will all appear normal but be split for pied.

But bred to a pied mate, you'd get 100% pied.
by Kimma
Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Please Help
Replies: 8
Views: 684

Re: Please Help

Well, the first one looks like a grey - greygreen and blue mutations. For the second one I am guessing because I don't have much experience with this, but it looks like it might be a cinnamon blue. The flight feathers seem brownish (the cinammon) and it doesn't look like it has any yellow in it at a...
by Kimma
Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:02 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Are headshapes different between make and female?
Replies: 9
Views: 509

Re: Are headshapes different between make and female?

Sorry to go off topic - but those chicks and the parents are just breathtaking. :) Ellie. I'm not nitpicking Ellie...just wanted to add that those aren't the parents of those chicks :wink: I believe the breeding pair was found to be a cinnamon blue male and a pallid blue hen. Those chicks are a sf ...
by Kimma
Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello dear IRN lovers
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Hello dear IRN lovers

hir is a neutral pronoun - like him or her except we don't know which zie is yet. And zie is a neutral version of she or he.

I haven't had so much cause to use neutral pronouns as I have since getting involved with birds. :)
by Kimma
Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello dear IRN lovers
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Hello dear IRN lovers

Perhaps you could name hir after someone known for being clever, like Archimedes, Newton or Tesla.
by Kimma
Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Fitting out a cage
Replies: 12
Views: 1819

Re: Fitting out a cage

I think your ladder looks OK, can;t see it very well. Imagine a people ladder leaned against the house so the people can go up to the roof. It should be like that, but on a less steep angle. I'd put it on the back, though, since your sides have the horizontal better for climbing bars. Not that Rock...
by Kimma
Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:32 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Fitting out a cage
Replies: 12
Views: 1819

Re: Fitting out a cage

Coincidentally, just after I read these responses, we had a storm and some branches feel in the yard that seemed just perfect to make new perches. So here is my updated version. http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3698/10836046515_b91e0a2690_o.jpg http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3826/10836386843_cee2d52345_...
by Kimma
Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Hello from Australia

Hi!

Do you have pictures yet? Would love to see your baby.
by Kimma
Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Brown flights in Pallid
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Re: Brown flights in Pallid

Ooh, I know this one. I just read about it. I have the book right here in front of me :) Bronze Fallow = grey family pigments (melanin) reduced to brown Dun Fallow = grey family pigments (melanin) reduced to grey-brown It also says the dun fallow retains the white iris ring, but the bronze fallow lo...
by Kimma
Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My new baby! :D
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: My new baby! :D

Such a lovely baby.
by Kimma
Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A "step up" in research for MissK
Replies: 84
Views: 2686

Re: A "step up" in research for MissK

Very true. Definitely not saying not to look. I just meant that if the research hasn't been done yet, that doesn't mean give up. I was thinking that direct hassling of scientists and grant givers could get the research done :) I don't know how a person gets a grant to do research like this exactly, ...
by Kimma
Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A "step up" in research for MissK
Replies: 84
Views: 2686

Re: A "step up" in research for MissK

Those books I mentioned arrived yesterday. The guide to Asiatic Parrots was very disappointing. Very light on details, and focussed on aviary kept birds. It *might* have been good in the days pre-internet, but The book on Genetics, however, is awesome. The first part of the book is all the stuff I h...
by Kimma
Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: A "step up" in research for MissK
Replies: 84
Views: 2686

Re: A "step up" in research for MissK

I pick up books and flip through them, at the pet store, the book store (remember those?!), the library, and I see what I've already read. Lots of times I flip through and see the book just missed the opportunity for further discussion. I want that further discussion. I know books have to keep thei...
by Kimma
Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:22 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Fitting out a cage
Replies: 12
Views: 1819

Re: Fitting out a cage

Thanks so much for the response. I *love* setting up the interior of a bird cage. That's a nice looking cage, too. *First thing I would say is that some of the perches should be thinner - I believe the bird's foot should be able to close 75% around some of them, in particular the sleeping perch, whi...
by Kimma
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Fitting out a cage
Replies: 12
Views: 1819

Fitting out a cage

This is the cage I have for one Indian Ringneck. http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2878/10751130344_bd836b56fa_c.jpg I've never had a bird before, so have no experience setting up a cage. I don't know how much space they need versus how closely spaced they need perches to be to be able to get around com...
by Kimma
Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: getting my 1st irn
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: getting my 1st irn

How exciting!

Have you thought of a name yet?
by Kimma
Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Are headshapes different between make and female?
Replies: 9
Views: 509

Are headshapes different between make and female?

So I was looking at these 2 chicks that haven't been sexed yet. https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1456072_613309768727082_853949685_n.jpg And the one on the left has a distinctly broader head than the one on the right. Or maybe it's just a trick of the angle. But the difference ...
by Kimma
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Toys/Diet/Activities/Tricks
Replies: 15
Views: 3696

Re: Toys/Diet/Activities/Tricks

GayleDollarhide wrote: He loves to take his red solo cup and put it over his head and just sit there. Weird guy.
I would love to see a video of this, or a photo. I love the weird things animals decide they enjoy.
by Kimma
Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Coping with the heat
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Coping with the heat

How well do IRN cope with the heat? It's been a really hot day today and it's still only spring. I just got my guy yesterday, and he's almost 7 weeks old, so I don't know what his normal behaviour is yet. Today he's just been really quiet and spent most of the day napping. For a while there he was h...
by Kimma
Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Forum bug: "active topics" only showing one subforum
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Forum bug: "active topics" only showing one subforum

When I click the "view active topics" link, it only ever shows me posts from the "Mutations/Genetics" subforum.

Is this happening to anyone else? Have I changed a setting somewhere?
by Kimma
Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What colour are these?
Replies: 11
Views: 1148

Re: What colour are these?

Skyes_crew wrote:
blue pallid
blue /cinnamon pallid
blue /pallid
blue pallid /cinnamon
And I thought I had it!

I don't understand the notation here - what's the difference between the first two and the second two?
by Kimma
Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What colour are these?
Replies: 11
Views: 1148

Re: What colour are these?

Yep, makes perfect sense now. Thanks so much :) But to test myself, is this correct... If you paired a cock back with the mother, you would get 50% of hens being blue cinammon and 50% being blue pallid 50% of cocks being blue cinammon/pallid split and 50% being blue pallid If you paired a hen back w...
by Kimma
Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:54 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What colour are these?
Replies: 11
Views: 1148

Re: What colour are these?

So if that's the pairing, then the baby is a blue cock split for cinnamon pallid Ok, I read some more about sex-linked recessive mutations and I understand a bit better, but I'm still not 100%. Assuming that's the pairing... Females would have to be cinammon blue because they can only inherit cinna...
by Kimma
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What colour are these?
Replies: 11
Views: 1148

Re: What colour are these?

Skyes_crew wrote:then the baby is a blue cock split for cinnamon pallid
Do you mean that a hen would look obviously different?

The babies have similar feather colour but the legs are different.

One has pinky grey feet with dark nails, black eyes.
But mine (pictured above) has the grey feet.
by Kimma
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What colour are these?
Replies: 11
Views: 1148

Re: What colour are these?

I checked and

Both have black eyes,
The hen has pink feet,
The cock has pinky grey feet.
by Kimma
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What colour are these?
Replies: 11
Views: 1148

What colour are these?

I've only just started learning about the genetics of IRN and still wrapping my head around it. These are the parents of my IRN, and am working out the right terminology for their colouring. 1391505_10151943472401147_1263897869_n.jpg They are both a beautiful pastel blue as you can see. So they are ...
by Kimma
Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:33 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi from the Gold Coast
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: Hi from the Gold Coast

Today's progress photo - 32 days old.
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by Kimma
Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi from the Gold Coast
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: Hi from the Gold Coast

More baby pics. Zie is growing up so fast. This is just 7 days since the last, very baldy, photos.

Zie walked today for the first time too.
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by Kimma
Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: why is it?
Replies: 36
Views: 8033

Re: why is it?

This is an awesome thread. It hasn't put me off getting my IRN, but it's helping me to have reasonable expectations.
by Kimma
Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Dye fun with wood!
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Dye fun with wood!

Can you use food colouring to dye wood?

If it's safe for people can you assume it's safe for birds?
by Kimma
Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi from the Gold Coast
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: Hi from the Gold Coast

Hi Kimma, If you planning on calling your baby Zie till you know the [gender], you going to be waiting a very very long time if you wait for a ring to appear, some males only get their ring as late as 3 years, and some as early as a year - 18 months. Oh yeah, I know it takes a long time to find out...
by Kimma
Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi from the Gold Coast
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: Hi from the Gold Coast

Welcome Kimma and Zie :) Thanks for the warm welcome. Zie is not hir name though. I'm just using neutral pronouns since I don't know zie is boy or a girl. I would highly recommend that you get the breeder to raise and fully wean the bird before you take it home. There are many benefits to the bird ...
by Kimma
Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Timeline of your birds progression
Replies: 13
Views: 931

Re: Timeline of your birds progression

I'm curious about the really early milestones. I'll be getting my bird when zie is almost 6 weeks old. Will zie be able to climb and perch by then? If not, when do they get strong enough/learn to do that? About when do they learn to fly? Will I need to get a bed/box for hir? I'm thinking now I bette...
by Kimma
Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi from the Gold Coast
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Hi from the Gold Coast

I've chosen a baby ringneck (my first ever bird) and I'm preparing for hir while I wait for hir to grow up a bit. I am excited and nervous (omg so nervous about doing it wrong). I've ordered a cage, some food and some toys. Hopefully they will all arrive before zie does. I'm going to go out and find...