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by electronegative
Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: female ringneck still sitting on infertile eggs
Replies: 1
Views: 582

female ringneck still sitting on infertile eggs

hello everyone, my lutino ringneck peaches laid three eggs about a month ago. she doesn't have a mate. from what i've read it seems that at some point the bird should realize the eggs are infertile and lose interest in incubating them, correct? at roughly what time should this occur? as of today, it...
by electronegative
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: need help!
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: need help!

Roughly what % of his diet is dry seed? My parents had a budgie who had droppings stuck to the feathers around his vent. I asked my vet about this and he said it was likely due to liver problems, which is common in budgies on a poor, seed-based diet. Unfortunately, the budgie died shortly after and ...
by electronegative
Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: moody female 2
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Re: moody female 2

She would already waddle to me for treats, so I'm sure flying to me after her flight feathers grow back in is a very likely possibility. As long as she isn't being moody.

Foot toys are a good idea, I need to look into those as well.
by electronegative
Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: When I pet my ringneck around its neck.....
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Re: When I pet my ringneck around its neck.....

What do you mean by beanie sounds?

My female IRN gets in a crouching position, tilts her head back, and clucks. It means she wants to mate.
by electronegative
Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: moody female 2
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Re: moody female 2

Well, I'm concerned about the paper shredding encouraging breeding behaviors. But I have heard that male birds like to shred for fun as well, so it should be ok, right? And just to be sure - it's not bad for her to help her "fly" the way I described? Or the way MissK mentioned, by moving my hand up ...
by electronegative
Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: moody female 2
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Re: moody female 2

She has a few foraging toys, but she doesn't seem that interested in them. She has been more interested in shredding paper - maybe put shreddable paper in the foraging toys?? I also want to try putting things in a toilet paper roll and scrunching it up for her to tear open. I love the ideas in the h...
by electronegative
Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: moody female 2
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Re: moody female 2

Important update!! Today I thought maybe what Peaches needed was exercise, so I let her "fly" - and by this I mean, because she is clipped against her will, that I let her perch on my finger and then sort of skip down hallways and such so she can flap her wings and feel like she's flying. Naturally ...
by electronegative
Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: moody female 2
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Re: moody female 2

Unfortunately, I can't afford her rates. I wouldn't have a problem paying for Peaches to go to the vet if she had a health issue, but being nearly broke, a consultation is my last resort. I'll check if my own vet does consultations though. I'm not sure if there's a specific trigger. She gets particu...
by electronegative
Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: moody female 2
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Re: moody female 2

Peaches needs a routine and you need to stick to it, nothing is more upsetting than having your cage rearranged. Try not to handle Peaches even with food in your hand let her get tp know you better, back off and let her come to you. Myself l stopped my bird laying by moving the cage and re arrangin...
by electronegative
Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: moody female 2
Replies: 17
Views: 917

moody female 2

This is a follow-up to this topic, which got locked: http://www.indianringneck.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18630 Peaches has gotten worse. She now bites me nearly on sight. I know it's not a loss of tameness, because she still allows me to handle her if I have food, and I still spend an hour or tw...
by electronegative
Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Gracie is trying to say something!
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: Gracie is trying to say something!

How old is Gracie?
by electronegative
Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Fireplace catastrophie
Replies: 9
Views: 1401

Re: Fireplace catastrophie

AJPeter wrote:but it seems plug ins are safe
They are not safe, at least not the chemical-based kind (most commercial ones). They release toxic fumes that might smell lovely to us but terrible for our birds' respiratory systems.

One of these chemicals is dichlorobenzene, which might be a carcinogen.
by electronegative
Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: moody female - but it's not breeding season
Replies: 15
Views: 1012

Re: moody female - but it's not breeding season

I love the word squark. I heard that fully flighted birds can sometimes get aggressive, and are more docile when clipped. Peaches is clipped (even though I didn't want her to be - the pet store clipped despite my specifically saying not to) so I don't know if she'd be more aggressive if flighted. Pe...
by electronegative
Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: moody female - but it's not breeding season
Replies: 15
Views: 1012

Re: moody female - but it's not breeding season

MissK, I'm in Texas. For some reason, it didn't occur to me that IRN will court each other. I mean, I KNEW it... I just didn't think about it. :roll: AJ, I absolutely don't want her to lay eggs. I've read that it can cause calcium deficiency, and besides a PMSy female of any species is never fun. Wi...
by electronegative
Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: moody female - but it's not breeding season
Replies: 15
Views: 1012

moody female - but it's not breeding season

Hi all, My lutino female, Peaches, has been acting up lately - territorial about her cage, being more snappy/bitey, and sometimes more noisy. She's normally very quiet and only screams if she's alarmed by something or if she urgently wants something; otherwise she mostly whistles. She also normally ...
by electronegative
Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Is he/she male/female
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: Is he/she male/female

Some male ringnecks develop their rings late, so it's generally not safe to say the bird is conclusively male/female until after they're 3 or so years old. If you want to know for sure without waiting that long and you're in the US, I believe www.avianbiotech.com charges $25 to DNA sex the bird via ...
by electronegative
Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: HELP!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1283

Re: HELP!!

Hey, I read this lady's blog on her parrots, and I remember she wrote an article on finding a parasite on one of her cockatoos: http://www.birdtricks.com/blog/having-a-bad-bug-day/ It was a hippoboscidae fly, which you said is the closest to the one your bird had. Jesus, that gave me the shivers. Ho...
by electronegative
Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: double whammy: a healthy meal and foraging toy
Replies: 6
Views: 934

Re: double whammy: a healthy meal and foraging toy

It's sort of like filo, but made completely out of rice flour. I'm talking Vietnamese spring rolls that are just wrapped and eaten without frying.

Will definitely look into hanging it up, I have plenty of hemp rope.
by electronegative
Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: So... how come I can't find any IRN plushie toys?
Replies: 37
Views: 2603

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

Don't give me too much credit, I'm just following a conure pattern and making changes to IRN where I see fit. Personally, I can't wait to see Claire's since she actually sews!
by electronegative
Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: So... how come I can't find any IRN plushie toys?
Replies: 37
Views: 2603

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

Yay!! MissK stamp of approval?

Yeah, I probably should have hidden the fact that it was disembodied. Oh well. I showed it to Peaches and she promptly attacked the eye. Was probably like, "that doesn't look like me, are you serious?"
by electronegative
Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: chattering noises while resting
Replies: 16
Views: 2053

Re: chattering noises while resting

I believe both sleep mumbling and beak grinding while sleepy are normal behaviors that just signify that the bird is relaxed.
by electronegative
Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: So... how come I can't find any IRN plushie toys?
Replies: 37
Views: 2603

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

The ones I used are "safety eyes," and they are specifically made so they're hard to remove so children (or birds, or cats or dogs) don't pull them off and swallow them. They look like giant earrings with the back part being a giant screw that you screw a small washer on to keep it in place. But hon...
by electronegative
Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: So... how come I can't find any IRN plushie toys?
Replies: 37
Views: 2603

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

Those look great, even if they're not "fancy"!

The eyes I put in in the picture a few posts above are 9 mm and they look about right.
by electronegative
Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: So... how come I can't find any IRN plushie toys?
Replies: 37
Views: 2603

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

Thanks all! I'm trying to get mine done ASAP too, but I have a feeling I'll be making many more for friends/family if this one is a success, so if you end up making the beads I would love to use them.
by electronegative
Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: double whammy: a healthy meal and foraging toy
Replies: 6
Views: 934

double whammy: a healthy meal and foraging toy

Hey guys, I made spring rolls for lunch today and Peaches wanted some badly. I didn't give her any, because I had shrimp and peanut sauce in them, but I thought - the wrappings are made from 100% rice flour, so why don't I put stuff that's good for her in them and let her go at it? Well, it was a su...
by electronegative
Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: It is the season to (Australia)
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: It is the season to (Australia)

I am so ready for new Nila videos/pics (and ones of Sapphire are welcome too)
by electronegative
Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: So... how come I can't find any IRN plushie toys?
Replies: 37
Views: 2603

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

I've had a bit more free time lately, so I decided to get started on mine. I have discovered: a) sewing is hard and time-consuming especially without a sewing machine, and b) I never should have stopped doing arts and crafts. The head, which is all that I've been able to complete as of just now, too...
by electronegative
Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 22885

Re: Sapphires progress

I'm not pulling anything up for apple cider, but maybe I'm just bad at searching! Lots of positive feedback on apple cider VINEGAR though. Electro, try googling 'Is apple cider vinegar safe for parrots'. Ash I'm not looking for whether ACV is safe, I'm looking for whether apple cider itself is safe...
by electronegative
Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: MissK's Photos
Replies: 56
Views: 8699

Re: MissK's Photos

I'll do that, thanks.

I fell asleep with Peaches sitting on my pillow yesterday and she chewed through my phone charger cord. Rude!

Happy holidays, MissK!
by electronegative
Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: The Taming of Aero
Replies: 35
Views: 2302

Re: The Taming of Aero

Why does he need to be out? Would it be possible to just reach in and clean that spot? He might climb to part of the cage farther away though. If you're worried about harsh chemicals with him in the cage try using apple cider vinegar to clean.
by electronegative
Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: MissK's Photos
Replies: 56
Views: 8699

Re: MissK's Photos

Yeah, I did search for leg band but didn't find anything useful specifically for what's printed on hers. I'm glad she was not born in '96 though! Perhaps I'll need to try to find what pet shop she came from and call them... There's pretty much no way to tell how old an IRN is once it's fully grown, ...
by electronegative
Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: MissK's Photos
Replies: 56
Views: 8699

Re: MissK's Photos

I love that parrots can live so long, if you take care of them properly. Do you know how likely it is that the leg band has an incorrect year on it? Peaches' says 96, but the previous owner said she bought the bird two years ago as a "baby," and described how she grew a bit bigger and her eyes were ...
by electronegative
Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: MissK's Photos
Replies: 56
Views: 8699

Re: MissK's Photos

I remember you saying Rocky was... either a rescue or just an older rehomed bird? Do you have any idea how old he is now?
by electronegative
Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Help with my 6 weeks old baby Dante!
Replies: 48
Views: 4753

Re: Help with my 6 weeks old baby Dante!

I actually just reported a pet shop to the animal cruelty sector of my city's police department. The birds were all stuffed into tiny cages - 20 budgies in a super small cage - the ringnecks had no tails because their cages were so small, and I am quite sure a few cockatiels had PBFD. All the birds ...
by electronegative
Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 22885

Re: Sapphires progress

I'm not pulling anything up for apple cider, but maybe I'm just bad at searching! Lots of positive feedback on apple cider VINEGAR though.
by electronegative
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 22885

Re: Sapphires progress

Sorry, I wasn't accusing you. I just felt like "wild birds don't have ___ so my pet shouldn't either" isn't necessarily the right argument for doing or not doing something.

So, is apple cider safe for them to have or no?
by electronegative
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Hates it when i touch its.... :/
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Hates it when i touch its.... :/

My bird loves being petted and cuddled, but if you touch her tail at all she'll growl and pin her eyes at you threateningly.

Is it only the wing area that it won't let you touch, or all over?
by electronegative
Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Parrot safe air fresheners:
Replies: 18
Views: 2493

Re: Parrot safe air fresheners:

I hate AXE. Like, I HATE it. It literally makes me nauseous.
by electronegative
Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: New Diet!
Replies: 12
Views: 1021

Re: New Diet!

I have also heard not to give parrots grit. Grit is for birds whose digestive systems need help digesting the hard stuff they ingest. Parrots are hookbills who peel off the husk/shell of the seeds they eat, so they don't need grit. Apparently, grit can actually harm a parrot's digestive system. Corr...
by electronegative
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: something in the nare/nostril
Replies: 1
Views: 358

something in the nare/nostril

Hey, So I noticed that Peaches has something in one of her nostrils. It looks grey, like down or dust or something? I read that parrots have operculums in their nares which help prevent foreign stuff from entering, but I can't tell if it was there before or not, as I only just noticed it. She seems ...
by electronegative
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 22885

Re: Sapphires progress

A very wise person once told me..."nobody cores the apples for the birds in the wild, so why should I?" No offense, but I'm not sure if I'm buying that. Nobody provides the birds in the wild with guaranteed food and shelter from the extreme cold/heat either, so why should I? Nobody takes the birds ...
by electronegative
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Parrot safe air fresheners:
Replies: 18
Views: 2493

Re: Parrot safe air fresheners:

Thanks Melika! So, you're saying essential oils ARE safe for use around birds? If so, all of them or just specific ones? I knew artificial ones were generally considered unsafe, already tossed out all my wallflowers :| Again, I don't have a problem with my house smelling weird, it just doesn't smell...
by electronegative
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Feathers
Replies: 97
Views: 5423

Re: Feathers

You probably cut a blood feather, which is a new/developing feather that still has blood running through it. Stop the bleeding with corn starch or corn flour, birds can easily bleed to death if not stopped. He may also need to see a vet. Hopefully someone else can elaborate, I'm not the most experie...
by electronegative
Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 22885

Re: Sapphires progress

Isn't apple juice, even organic, potentially dangerous to birds? I heard that juicers will just throw in the entire apple, and there's cyanide in the seeds...
by electronegative
Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 22885

Re: Sapphires progress

Many practices have you sign a consent form before they do anything, so their own screw-ups were probably already covered... but it's bad business practice regardless.
by electronegative
Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Parrot safe air fresheners:
Replies: 18
Views: 2493

Re: Parrot safe air fresheners:

Oh, we don't have anything that smells bad here. I tidy up the cage every day and do a thorough cleaning with scrubbing once a week, so there's definitely no lingering 'birdy' smell. It just... doesn't smell like anything at all, and I like my living areas to smell like flowers :)
by electronegative
Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Help with my 6 weeks old baby Dante!
Replies: 48
Views: 4753

Re: Help with my 6 weeks old baby Dante!

Oh I didn't mean right away - but certainly the point about lingering diseases is a good one.
by electronegative
Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Parrot safe air fresheners:
Replies: 18
Views: 2493

Re: Parrot safe air fresheners:

Wait, what? Sanjay, you mean the commercial glade plugins or similar? Or these diffusers and essential oils?

Also what's Freebreeze? You mean Febreze? I thought that was horrible for birds.
by electronegative
Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 22885

Re: Sapphires progress

Hmm, just did a quick google search, and apparently I do! I'll definitely look into them, thanks. It's crazy that you found out you live in the same suburb btw. Once while playing a video game (starcraft) I was randomly matched with someone who went to my high school, but was a few years younger tha...
by electronegative
Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Help with my 6 weeks old baby Dante!
Replies: 48
Views: 4753

Re: Help with my 6 weeks old baby Dante!

My heart actually clenched when I read that he had PBFD... that is awful, I'm so sorry. In some places, pet shops that sell pets with diseases like PBFD and psittacosis (I believe even humans are susceptible to the latter) can actually be reported/sued/inspected/shut down. Perhaps it's worth looking...
by electronegative
Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Parrot safe air fresheners:
Replies: 18
Views: 2493

Parrot safe air fresheners:

I thought they didn't exist? Not commercially, anyway. I know you can boil orange peels and cinnamon and stuff to get a nice smell, but I actually ONLY like the smell of certain flowers. Very picky. Anyway, I found this article that suggested high-quality/pure essential oils in a diffuser are safe t...
by electronegative
Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 22885

Re: Sapphires progress

Do you all live close to each other? I wish I had friends with ringnecks. I have friends with birds, but they're all conure/quaker sized or even smaller, so I'm afraid my bird will attack them or something.
by electronegative
Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sapphires progress
Replies: 187
Views: 22885

Re: Sapphires progress

That sounds terrible... sorry you and Sapphire had to experience that. I'm astonished they still made you pay for it. :x
by electronegative
Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: weird/sick behaviour ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1172

Re: weird/sick behaviour ?

I am sorry if I came off as rude, that wasn't my intention - I just wanted to make sure that everyone knows that the people who offer advice should be respected even if they don't respond super quickly. I've never had any problems with any of my birds (knock on wood) so the likelihood of snappy urge...
by electronegative
Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: weird/sick behaviour ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1172

Re: weird/sick behaviour ?

I'm happy to hear that he is doing well. I'm sure you were so worried about him and was stressed out. I only read this thread yesterday and was shocked at electronegative's negative reply to you. I feel the same way, stressed out for my birds should something not show right about them. Ash Excuse m...
by electronegative
Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: watery poo
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Re: watery poo

InTheAir wrote:Electro is correct. I'd also count apples and strawberries as making a contribution to watery droppings too.
Sorry, I didn't mean that apples/strawberries aren't watery, just that lettuce and cucumbers are particularly extra watery (although I could still be wrong on that)
by electronegative
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: watery poo
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Re: watery poo

I believe that's normal if you just recently started giving him fresh foods that have high water content. Cucumber and lettuce are especially watery. I could be wrong, though - hoping for some more opinions here!
by electronegative
Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Posting hi-res photos
Replies: 9
Views: 843

Re: Posting hi-res photos

I don't like photobucket, no offense - it always causes a lot of script problems for me. I use http://www.imgur.com, but I don't know if they are particularly good for hi-res. They're really easy to use though.
by electronegative
Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Warming BloodWing
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: Warming BloodWing

MissK,

I don't personally use a ceramic heater, but I think Mel, one of the authors at birdtricks.com, uses a ceramic globe heater for her elderly (64+ year old) galah cockatoo, and he likes it. I'll try to dig up her talking about it when I'm not on my phone for you later.
by electronegative
Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: So... how come I can't find any IRN plushie toys?
Replies: 37
Views: 2603

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

Whoa, look at what I found: http://www.silverseams.com/gallery/sun- ... llery.html

I feel like that's easily adaptable to an IRN (or any other parrot) and you can resize it to make it as big as you like.

Perhaps I need to make a trip to the fabric store as well...
by electronegative
Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: So... how come I can't find any IRN plushie toys?
Replies: 37
Views: 2603

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

If I were making it I'd make the tail more firm or stiff so it'd stay in place, but maybe that wouldn't be as cuddly.

The thingies for making squawking noises are called sound modules: http://www.amazon.com/Message-Recorder- ... B000JG902O

Here you go!
by electronegative
Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: So... how come I can't find any IRN plushie toys?
Replies: 37
Views: 2603

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

Do you have any pictures of it by chance? :D
by electronegative
Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: So... how come I can't find any IRN plushie toys?
Replies: 37
Views: 2603

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

That would be amazing. If you do, please take lots of pictures and, if you don't mind sharing, tell how you did it! I'm terrible at sewing but I can follow instructions/patterns.

And yes to the squeezing idea - we can't have a quiet IRN, can we?
by electronegative
Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: So... how come I can't find any IRN plushie toys?
Replies: 37
Views: 2603

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

I've been looking both in stores and online, and I can't find a single plush IRN. I had a dream that I had a giant (think 3 feet long) stuffed IRN and now I want to make it a reality. Seriously. Has anyone seen one? I've seen stuffed parrots, mostly macaws, and I'll fall back on that if I can't find...
by electronegative
Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: weird/sick behaviour ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1172

Re: weird/sick behaviour ?

new too irns :) wrote: thought people on this forum are ment too help..... get 1 reply in 24 hours helpfull as
Wow, I haven't seen a post this entitled since god knows when. Do you expect experts to be sitting on this forum 24/7 waiting to cater to you? Shame on you.
by electronegative
Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: 5 months IRN help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: 5 months IRN help needed

Hello, I bought a pair of IRNs from gumtree. I was been told they are from an aviary and was surprised they were selling for pretty cheap - £130 with a travel cage. I would be lucky to own one of these wild in my country, so I thought I have to get them. These birds mean a lot to me, as they are my...
by electronegative
Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Are IRN's for me?
Replies: 9
Views: 552

Re: Are IRN's for me?

MissK wrote:I had lived for a few years with a human child from about 1 year's age. So, I was a beginner to Ringnecks, but not to keeping animals in general.
Sadly I can't think of anything helpful to add to the OP's inquiry, but I just wanted to point out that this particular quote is hilarious.
by electronegative
Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Deon's "Violino"
Replies: 11
Views: 895

Re: Deon's "Violino"

What a gorgeous color. I'd also be interested to know what would produce that mutation, if anyone can tell me.
by electronegative
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Rehabilitating a Ringneck after a Stroke?
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Re: Rehabilitating a Ringneck after a Stroke?

You weren't rude, I was. I just meant I have a hard time reading your posts with how you type, like with the "put em n if he in da cage" stuff.
by electronegative
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My new baby! :D
Replies: 7
Views: 787

Re: My new baby! :D

I love how IRNs look as babies after their feathers come in and before the whites of their eyes start showing. Plus the cute baby noises they make! Sometimes I wish they could stay babies forever.
by electronegative
Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: my rehomed tame IRN doesn't seem to like me
Replies: 28
Views: 1046

Re: my rehomed tame IRN doesn't seem to like me

Hey everyone, It's been a week since I posted, so I thought I'd update. MissK, thank you again for your advice. You were completely right - Peaches is a super sweet bird, just wasn't sure what to think of me at first. I think I was definitely coming on too strong to her, which I'll attribute to my e...
by electronegative
Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Rehabilitating a Ringneck after a Stroke?
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Re: Rehabilitating a Ringneck after a Stroke?

bilalk064, I'm so sorry I can't answer your question and for coming off as a douchebag but please don't type like that.
by electronegative
Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: bottlebrush - is all of it safe?
Replies: 2
Views: 1636

Re: bottlebrush - is all of it safe?

I guess the flowers look similar, but they are completely different colors. Thanks! I hadn't thought about calling the vet. Will go do that now and share any findings.
by electronegative
Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: bottlebrush - is all of it safe?
Replies: 2
Views: 1636

bottlebrush - is all of it safe?

Hello again everyone, I really want to make Peaches, my lutino hen, a playstand. I've read that bottlebrush is one of, if not the best kinds of wood to use for parrots because it's porous and layered so the birds enjoy chewing and stripping off the bark. But one of the sources (Wayne's Playstands) I...
by electronegative
Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: pink colored beak
Replies: 7
Views: 1676

Re: pink colored beak

Yes, I am also hoping for a MissK response, she seems to know everything :D Peaches does have a full spectrum bulb attached to the cage. I turn it on before I leave in the morning, my roommate turns it off for two hours then back on around lunch, and then I turn it off when I get home in the afterno...
by electronegative
Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: pink colored beak
Replies: 7
Views: 1676

Re: pink colored beak

Oh, I meant like one of those premade salad mixes for people lol, it has romaine lettuce, carrot shreds, cherry tomato bits, etc. in there.
by electronegative
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: pink colored beak
Replies: 7
Views: 1676

Re: pink colored beak

Thanks for your thoughts! I didn't know lutinos had lighter beaks than the other colors. I have only seen them in videos, and all of the ones I'd seen online had dark red beaks, like Bowie the youtube ringneck. I have seen a few albino ringnecks in real life, and they also had dark red beaks. If tha...
by electronegative
Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: pink colored beak
Replies: 7
Views: 1676

Re: pink colored beak

Hello all, I was speaking to some of you about my lutino IRN, Peaches, in another thread, but decided to bump this thread instead of making a new one or adding onto the existing one since I already made this one a while back. When I got Peaches, her feathers were perpetually messy and ruffled lookin...
by electronegative
Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: my rehomed tame IRN doesn't seem to like me
Replies: 28
Views: 1046

Re: my rehomed tame IRN doesn't seem to like me

Yeah, she pins her eyes a lot then, but it usually doesn't result in biting/aggression unless she is also lunging for whatever's threatening her.

Also that exact video of Bowie is the reason I even wanted a lutino IRN in the first place! haha how'd you know
by electronegative
Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: my rehomed tame IRN doesn't seem to like me
Replies: 28
Views: 1046

Re: my rehomed tame IRN doesn't seem to like me

Hey, everyone will handle their bird as they choose, but before you take her out to the creek again, have a look at this.... http://www.indianringneck.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=17445&p=97526#p97526 And good news about the vet's office! I actually did read that a few days back. There was nobody ...
by electronegative
Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: my rehomed tame IRN doesn't seem to like me
Replies: 28
Views: 1046

Re: my rehomed tame IRN doesn't seem to like me

I use this bulb: http://www.amazon.com/FeatherBrite-15-Watt-Full-Spectrum-Bulb/dp/B0002JOYMO - just read some reviews and picked one that looked good. She seems to be liking it so far. As for the unwanted wing clipping, the clinic does it so that it's 1 cost for wings, beak, and nails, so I supposed...
by electronegative
Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: my rehomed tame IRN doesn't seem to like me
Replies: 28
Views: 1046

Re: my rehomed tame IRN doesn't seem to like me

Thanks again everyone for your thoughts. I hadn't realized I'm pretty lucky that she's tame in the first place.
by electronegative
Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: my rehomed tame IRN doesn't seem to like me
Replies: 28
Views: 1046

Re: my rehomed tame IRN doesn't seem to like me

Also, what does "pinning the eyes" mean? Like when she.... undilates her pupils to really small? She does that a lot, but doesn't bite me unless it is in conjunction with a lunge. PS. Two new points: I took her to the avian vet last week to get her nails/beak trimmed (they trimmed her wings too even...
by electronegative
Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: my rehomed tame IRN doesn't seem to like me
Replies: 28
Views: 1046

Re: my rehomed tame IRN doesn't seem to like me

AlphaWolf wrote:You can send them to me by email and I will post them :)
Sure, what's your email address?

And thanks for your input, Skye, that eases me a lot. My friend doesn't feed her or anything at all, so hopefully Peaches will realize that soon.
by electronegative
Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: my rehomed tame IRN doesn't seem to like me
Replies: 28
Views: 1046

Re: my rehomed tame IRN doesn't seem to like me

I can't yet, I think I need to make a few more posts, but I certainly will when I reach the quota!
by electronegative
Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: my rehomed tame IRN doesn't seem to like me
Replies: 28
Views: 1046

Re: my rehomed tame IRN doesn't seem to like me

Wow, thank you for the advice. I'll definitely take it and try out your tips. But I also want to add that I didn't mean to come off as complaining, really - I was just concerned that, because she did not bite the last owner and was more affectionate toward her, and because she literally will snuggle...
by electronegative
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: my rehomed tame IRN doesn't seem to like me
Replies: 28
Views: 1046

Re: my rehomed tame IRN doesn't seem to like me

Yes, I have been making soft clucking/kissy noises and she seems to like that. But I'll give the crappy singing a try, thanks!

Even if she doesn't hate me, is there anything else I can do to help her warm up to me more?
by electronegative
Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: my rehomed tame IRN doesn't seem to like me
Replies: 28
Views: 1046

Re: my rehomed tame IRN doesn't seem to like me

Hi, thanks for the reply! Yes, her name is Peaches - creative, I know... but it's cute! I have been approaching cautiously but still casually, I don't think it's slow enough to be interpreted as stalking. I'll try a bit faster though. Also, I don't sing because I'm horrible at it, but I'll talk soft...
by electronegative
Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: my rehomed tame IRN doesn't seem to like me
Replies: 28
Views: 1046

my rehomed tame IRN doesn't seem to like me

Hello all, I adopted a lutino IRN from a lady whose daughter had twins, so the whole family was too busy to give the bird much attention. I have kept lovebirds and budgies before, but not a parrot as large as an IRN. I've done a lot of reading, mostly from this site, and still have a couple issues. ...
by electronegative
Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Eye color question
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: Eye color question

I'm also a new ringneck owner, but as far as I know, young ringnecks tend to have dark/black eyes. The whites of the eyes don't start showing much until they get older.
by electronegative
Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: pink colored beak
Replies: 7
Views: 1676

pink colored beak

Hi everyone, New ringneck owner here as well as a new user on this site, so I apologize if this question has already been answered, but I did do a search on both these forums and on google in general and didn't find an answer. All the beaks I've seen on IRNs are a deep red, sometimes with some black...