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by taywer321
Mon May 27, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: whats a good cage mate?
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: whats a good cage mate?

Conures are more cuddly than ringnecks I believe, and my sun conures get along well for the most part with my ringneck, however they do not share a cage, so I don't know how that would go. It would just take time for them to get acquainted before being housed together. It's best to do it while your ...
by taywer321
Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Male hormonal aggression??
Replies: 10
Views: 1554

Re: Male hormonal aggression??

I had him out just a few minutes ago. I practiced having him step up for my husband (victim of biting, and doesn't like the bird now) and then praised him when he sat on his finger nicely, and then had him step onto my finger and praised him again. Everything seemed to be well. He was walking around...
by taywer321
Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Male hormonal aggression??
Replies: 10
Views: 1554

Re: Male hormonal aggression??

I am against clipping as well, and all three of my birds can fly. Clipping would be my last resort and I only considered it because when he flies, he lands on my family members and they do not want him to because of the random biting. I feel like I can't get him out as much because of that, cause he...
by taywer321
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Male hormonal aggression??
Replies: 10
Views: 1554

Re: Male hormonal aggression??

Yes I'm thinking that could be it as well. I'm also wondering if it is because I've allowed his wings to come in and he can fly. I am thinking about clipping him again until his bad behavior is curbed.. Thank you so much!
by taywer321
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Male hormonal aggression??
Replies: 10
Views: 1554

Re: Male hormonal aggression??

Its hard to tell if its from being overstimulated because it is so random. He will be talking one minute and then lunging the next. Its really very sad because he's so loved by the family, but I am the only one that trusts him now because of it.
by taywer321
Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Male hormonal aggression??
Replies: 10
Views: 1554

Male hormonal aggression??

My ringneck Buddy is going to be 2 years old in March. He has always been the sweetest bird and loves people, and has never bitten anyone, including myself. But recently he just started nipping other people, even my family members, which is strange, shocking and completely out of character. But he d...
by taywer321
Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Flying inside the home? Bad navigator?
Replies: 5
Views: 787

Re: Flying inside the home? Bad navigator?

I have 3 birds that all fly around my house!! It gets hectic trying to keep track of them all but they are pretty good about it.. Before letting them out be sure there are NO CEILING FANS ON anywhere! I forgot one day to check this and almost had a heart attack when my precious baby got out and flew...
by taywer321
Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:49 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding Help Questions..
Replies: 1
Views: 616

Breeding Help Questions..

I have a pair of sun conures. They are completely inseparable and originally they were caged separate. But all they did was scream and scream and so I caved in and put them in the same cage. My male is 6-7 years, but the female is only a year and a half. She has begun nesting behaviors, and tore up ...
by taywer321
Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:58 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sitting on my shoulder, Good or Bad?
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Re: Sitting on my shoulder, Good or Bad?

You can begin training NOW! asap. I started taming training when my guy was 10 weeks old and he's an ANGEL. :)
by taywer321
Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sitting on my shoulder, Good or Bad?
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Re: Sitting on my shoulder, Good or Bad?

I allow my birds on my shoulder, arms, hands, head, where ever, and this is because I haven't experience anything negative in doing so. Some people experiencing ear biting or worse, face biting. When this happens you should not have the bird near your face or on your shoulder. But if all goes well a...
by taywer321
Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Does my Bird require a cage?
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Re: Does my Bird require a cage?

If you are going to keep them without a cage, then make sure the room they are in is very bird proofed!! I'm assuming they are clipped since you take them outside, do they have a way to get back up to the playstand if they accidentally fall to the floor? Make sure anything you don't want chewed up o...
by taywer321
Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Question about mating...
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: Question about mating...

That is a great question.. I would just have to learn more about what time of year they start trying to.. get busy. haha! I will look up those divided cages. I worry because they do everything together and have since day 1. They eat together, snuggle, preen and then squeeze into their happy hut for ...
by taywer321
Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Are your Irn's wings clipped?
Replies: 46
Views: 19617

Re: Are your Irn's wings clipped?

My IRN came home to me clipped by the breeder. When he molted and grew in his flight feathers I let him learn to fly again, and though I would wait it out and see how he did. He's done wonderfully with flying, and has learned to land gracefully. I do not believe in wing clipping, all 3 of my parrots...
by taywer321
Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What is the best "taming" tip?
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: What is the best "taming" tip?

How old is your bird? It sounds like you are doing a great job. With time and patience you will gain your bird's trust. Be sure to move slowly when near your bird, as birds startle very easily. This will help keep him calm in the process. Good luck!! :)
by taywer321
Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Question about mating...
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: Question about mating...

Wow! Okay, thank you for the reply!
by taywer321
Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Ringnecks and talking.
Replies: 14
Views: 3251

Re: Ringnecks and talking.

I don't believe that 3 years is too old to start talking. I have a sun conure who I adopted at 5 years old and I was able to teach him new sounds. He's now 7 and has learned numerous new sounds since then. I'm not sure about ringnecks, because I adopted mine so young. It will depend on the individua...
by taywer321
Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Question about mating...
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Question about mating...

My question is about sun conures mating so I hope a bird breeder could answer this for me.. I have two sun conures, male and female, who live in the same cage. My male is about 7 years old and the female is about 1 and half. They are totally in love and always have to be together. But I am worried w...
by taywer321
Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Ringnecks and talking.
Replies: 14
Views: 3251

Re: Ringnecks and talking.

My baby started making noises and the kissy noise around 3-4 months and said his first real words ("whatcha doin") at 6 months old. Good luck and be patient!
by taywer321
Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: extremely aggressive ringneck
Replies: 8
Views: 1733

Re: extremely aggressive ringneck

All I can say is visit www.trainedparrot.com There is a lot of great info on taming and training, even trick training and flight recall.. written by a very knowledgeable parrot owner and trainer. (Michael) I think if you follow his steps, with time and a lot of patience you will see results. Good lu...
by taywer321
Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: help ... my 2 new irn's wont stop scratching
Replies: 4
Views: 1714

Re: help ... my 2 new irn's wont stop scratching

Mine scratch a lot when they need a bath.. And they demand a bath at least almost every other day. Do you notice any feather dust coming off them when they scratch? Try a bath and see if this helps. At your local pet store they probably sell a bird bath spray with molt-ease to soothe the itchy skin ...
by taywer321
Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Outdoor Aviary Decor
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Outdoor Aviary Decor

I built an outdoor aviary for my 3 parrots and plan to put them in it soon for the first time under my supervision. I am wondering if any of you have an outdoor play aviary for your birds, if you have any photos? I'm trying to decide how I want to design it inside, how to decorate it. Only 1 of my p...
by taywer321
Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Is it possible to Dna a bird bofore buying ?
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: Is it possible to Dna a bird bofore buying ?

The breeder I bought my bird from had already had the chicks dna tested. I wanted a male so I decided on one, but I was charges the $20 dna test fee at the time I bought my bird. rod038 is correct, totally depends on the breeder. I'm pretty sure pet stores never dna test though, so you don't know wh...
by taywer321
Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: New Indian Ringneck
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Re: New Indian Ringneck

My baby was around that age when I put him in his big cage. They need time to adjust and I had to put a blanket in the bottom of the cage because he fell off his perch a few times and I didn't want him to injure himself. Give it a little time.. :-)
by taywer321
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Buddy--- 11 months old :-)
Replies: 7
Views: 1926

Buddy--- 11 months old :-)

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by taywer321
Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Rio talks ....better and better
Replies: 1
Views: 986

Re: Rio talks ....better and better

That's great! What an adorable little voice he has. I'm still working on teaching my 11 month old baby more things. He says whatcha doin, peekaboo, the wolf whistle, kissy sounds, and little things I can't understand yet. He practices when I'm not in the room. I listen from outside and I heard what ...
by taywer321
Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Indii Rainbow
Replies: 22
Views: 4867

Re: Indii Rainbow

gorgeous! what mutation is Indii? she's stunning :-)
by taywer321
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can a ringneck live with another type of bird?
Replies: 3
Views: 9228

Re: Can a ringneck live with another type of bird?

It honestly depends on the birds. I have 2 conures along with my indian ringneck. I had 1 conure initially and then got my indian ringneck. And then added a second conure. My indian ringneck only accepts the conure I had prior to owning him. The new conure he has no desire to interact with, unless h...
by taywer321
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: help!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: help!!!

I would start by no longer offering her your hand to bite. I suggest making time every day to sit by her cage and simply talk to her through the bars. And take food. Be persistent in offering her bits of whatever you are eating. If she won't take it from your hand then drop it in her food bowl. If s...
by taywer321
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Flapping Wings & Grabbing Items....
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: Flapping Wings & Grabbing Items....

The wild flapping you described sounds like exercise to me. My guy does it all the time, holding onto the bars of his cage or the top of his play gym.. Perfectly normal :-) As for the grabbing, all of my birds are grabby also. They want whatever you have, kind of like a child. My Indian Ringneck pla...
by taywer321
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: agressive indian ringneck
Replies: 9
Views: 1040

Re: agressive indian ringneck

If she behaved this way before you brought her into your home, it's going to be a difficult behavior to alter. But all this takes a lot of time and patience. The bird has to trust you and that is earned and on her terms unfortunately. I'm assuming she wasn't hand raised?
by taywer321
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Dusty
Replies: 6
Views: 1149

Re: Dusty

One of my conures actually lays down underneath the running water in the bottom of the sink and lets herself become drenched.. Bath time is soo much fun. :-)
by taywer321
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: new irn question
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Re: new irn question

Happy to hear of the progress! Time and patience is key.
by taywer321
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: My little feathered Family <3
Replies: 8
Views: 3639

Re: My little feathered Family <3

Thank you! My indian ringneck is blue turquoise :D His color still changes all the time.. with more green in some areas and more blue in others. And even a little yellow around his wings. :D
by taywer321
Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: is our ringneck becoming ill?
Replies: 6
Views: 1845

Re: is our ringneck becoming ill?

Birds have very sensitive respiratory systems. Many things can irritate them including: scented candles, smoke, cooking fumes, perfumes, air fresheners, etc. But my birds preen themselves and then scratch around their face also, and the sneezing is most likely from their own dust from preening if it...
by taywer321
Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Mature Male Pasting Food on Mirror
Replies: 11
Views: 1345

Re: Mature Male Pasting Food on Mirror

One of my birds has emotional attachment to certain items, he regurgitates attempting to feed his fav toys. And me. Haha! Also I was watching the IRN's on youtube and Marnie does the same things all over his little stuffed animals. I think its fine as long as it doesn't become an obsession, which yo...
by taywer321
Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: new irn question
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Re: new irn question

I would suggest clipping the wings for taming and training and then allowing them to come back later on when your bird is comfortable in the environment and with you. That is what I've done with my bird, I'm just waiting on his flight feathers to grow in and we'll see how he does. I have 3 cats so f...
by taywer321
Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: flowers
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Re: flowers

I have a list of edible flowers and marigold is one of them. Yesterday I introduced my IRN to daisies, and he ate a few of the petals. :) Very interesting and he seemed very excited by the sight of flowers. Thank you for the response. :-)
by taywer321
Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: flowers
Replies: 2
Views: 538

flowers

Does anybody grow flowers for their birds to eat? I was reading about the edible flowers for birds and was just curious if anyone does this. I'm interested in trying it!
by taywer321
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Questions...
Replies: 13
Views: 1198

Re: Questions...

Has your bird been DNA sexed male? The ring will appear around 2 years of age, I believe. Mine is 10 months old and starting to get darker flecks underneath his chin. The ring for your lutino will be a rosy pinkish color.. you can Google images of what he may look like with his ring or visit the pho...
by taywer321
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: taming problem
Replies: 5
Views: 973

Re: taming problem

Owning a bird is not all about being able to pet and snuggle them. I own an amazing indian ringneck that still does not like being petted. Although occasionally when he sees me pet my conure he will come over out of curiosity and put his head under my head, as if asking to be petted. He will let me ...
by taywer321
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: I just bought a Green IRN 9 months old..I need help..!!
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: I just bought a Green IRN 9 months old..I need help..!!

To begin with, it sounds like you are doing the right thing. A lot of breeders suggest allowing your new birdy to get used to his surroundings and new cage environment before taking him out for socialization. Give him a few days to explore the cage first. And then try opening the cage (making there ...
by taywer321
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Help please, new 3 month old IRN.
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Help please, new 3 month old IRN.

Don't give up! Your bird is so young that there is no doubt she'll come around with lots of care and patience. She may surprise you someday soon. Do quiet activities near her.. I sat a stool right next to my baby's cage and would read next to him. Eventually, he would inch over to investigate, curio...
by taywer321
Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Meet Yoshi
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Re: Meet Yoshi

use an outside source to post photos, like flickr or photobucket. Just copy the IMG code into the message body. :) would love to see photos!
by taywer321
Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How to Train to talk?
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: How to Train to talk?

My IRN said his first words at 6 months of age but some don't learn to talk until closer to 1 year of age. Be patient and repeat the words you want her to learn. My boy learned peekaboo very quickly because he loves to play the peekaboo game. Make it fun!
by taywer321
Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Help please, new 3 month old IRN.
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Help please, new 3 month old IRN.

Start by clipping the wings. They will grow back, so once she is tamed if you choose to give her free flight they will grow back in. Clipping makes training and taming much easier and faster.
by taywer321
Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: More of Rio's Talks & Bath Enjoying :-) Junuary 25, 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: More of Rio's Talks & Bath Enjoying :-) Junuary 25, 2012

Oh wow, isn't he precious! I love their voices, IRNs have the cutest little voices :p
by taywer321
Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Dusty
Replies: 6
Views: 1149

Re: Dusty

My birds don't like to be sprayed either, but they love getting in the shower with me, and bathing in the sink. Experiment to see what your bird likes.. Some birds enjoy misting, while others would rather bathe in the sink. Some prefer bathing in still water from a dish.. One of my birds actually fl...
by taywer321
Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Bluffing, Baby, or ?
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: Bluffing, Baby, or ?

Just wondering, what age does "bluffing" usually happen?? My boy is 10 months old today and has never shown any aggression toward me or anyone else for that matter. But he has been showing a lot of aggression toward his toys! The toys he used to love holding in his feet and chewing and shaking aroun...
by taywer321
Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Sleep time
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Re: Sleep time

I guess this is personal preference. I cover my birds at night to protect them from any drafts and keep them warmer. It also seems to be comforting for my birds.
by taywer321
Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: PEEKABOO
Replies: 5
Views: 1446

Re: PEEKABOO

Birds perch on one foot and tuck the other underneath their feathers close to their bodies. Its completely normal bird behavior, unless you notice bleeding or some sort of injury.
by taywer321
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:25 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: PEEKABOO
Replies: 5
Views: 1446

Re: PEEKABOO

I taught him by playing peekaboo with him every day :) he just happened to love the game and pick up on it quickly.
by taywer321
Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Newbie from Pensacola, FL
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Newbie from Pensacola, FL

Wow congratulations on your amazing growing family! I adore animals too:-) You should definitely post pictures of all your babies!!
by taywer321
Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Just brought an indian ringneck...
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: Just brought an indian ringneck...

Mine still doesn't like being petted... he'll let me touch his beak but that took a while for me to be able to do. He loves me and is the sweetest bird.. takes treats and isn't afraid of my hand being near him, he just simply doesn't like to be petted. He also doesn't allow my other birds to preen h...
by taywer321
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 10 month old IRN
Replies: 8
Views: 844

Re: 10 month old IRN

Make sure your movements toward him are slow.. birds are a prey species and even a tame bird will get spooked by a hand coming at them too quickly..
by taywer321
Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 10 month old IRN
Replies: 8
Views: 844

Re: 10 month old IRN

Time will tell.. make the effort every day and you will see improvements.
by taywer321
Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Newbies from Utah
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: Newbies from Utah

Thank you very much:) Buddy is the sweetest of my birdies.
by taywer321
Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: PEEKABOO
Replies: 5
Views: 1446

PEEKABOO

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by taywer321
Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Peekaboo addicted birdy
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Re: Peekaboo addicted birdy

Im going to be posting a video of him peekaboo'ing my sun conure.. and my husband... it's precious.
by taywer321
Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Maybe possibly get to keep my "temporary" IRN
Replies: 6
Views: 1228

Re: Maybe possibly get to keep my "temporary" IRN

You make a valid point, sounds like you've been contributing your own personal money toward the bird. If this person is a friend I would explain that to them.. They should understand. Say how the bird has been living with you and being cared for by you, and you've bought it things. And I got my HAND...
by taywer321
Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:54 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 10 month old IRN
Replies: 8
Views: 844

Re: 10 month old IRN

Is he clipped? If not it would be a good idea for taming to clip his wings so he can't fly away from you, or panic and fly into things and injure himself. And yes he can still learn how to talk at 10 months old.. Some don't start talking until a year old.. it depends on how much you work with him. I...
by taywer321
Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Does anyone have a mature turquoise male??
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Re: Does anyone have a mature turquoise male??

Wow he's gorgeous thank you very much for your response I can't wait to see him mature :)
by taywer321
Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Does anyone have a mature turquoise male??
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Does anyone have a mature turquoise male??

My Buddy is part turquoise.. The breeder told me his mother is blue and his father is turquoise... When he was younger he was very blue, and then as he got older there is more and more green appearing all the time... I'm just so curious what his colors are going to look like when he matures and deve...
by taywer321
Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Newbies from Utah
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: Newbies from Utah

Congrats, I have 2 sun conures and an Indian ringneck, love them to pieces :)
by taywer321
Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Proud new owner(s)!
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: Proud new owner(s)!

Try using an outside source to post your pic. For ex. photobucket.com or flickr and you can just copy the IMG code into the message body:)
by taywer321
Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Peekaboo addicted birdy
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Re: Peekaboo addicted birdy

My dogs rarely even seem to notice my birds, even when they land right in front of them, my birds are much more interested in them haha :) The dog was more interested in eating all the little bits of food my birds drop on the floor :D
by taywer321
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Peekaboo addicted birdy
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Peekaboo addicted birdy

My 9 month old IRN is absolutely addicted to playing peekaboo. It is his favorite thing to do, especially now that he has learned how to say (and yell!) PEEKABOO. I have 3 dogs and one morning my Buddy IRN was on his play gym at eye level with one of my dogs who was walking by. As the dog walked pas...
by taywer321
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introduction from Sydney, Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: Introduction from Sydney, Australia

I know exactly what you mean!!! I am always talking about my baby, and nobody understands how amazing he is but me! My husband pretends not to love him but I always catch him playing with him and talking to him. I spend every morning playing with mine, he is the most PLAYFUL bird I have ever met. I ...
by taywer321
Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New IRN Step Up
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Re: New IRN Step Up

congrats:) Sounds like your baby is now ready for clicker training! :-)
by taywer321
Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:07 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: true?
Replies: 1
Views: 869

Re: true?

The sun light (real or artificial) also is necessary for their eyes to see a full range of colors.. It is all around good for them. I have a Avian UVB lamp for my two boys and they love to sit underneath of it and bask all the time, especially after bathing. They sit right under it and preen. It is ...
by taywer321
Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: trainning Reaper
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: trainning Reaper

start now! it will be a process but its better to start sooner. some birds respond well to clicker training... my bird did. Good luck! Also, here is a good link for training tips:

http://trainedparrot.com/taming/#target-training
by taywer321
Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What to expect
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Re: What to expect

Some birds don't eat much when they first come home but should gradually be eating more once settled in. Some start eating right away, which is what mine did. Pellets are an ideal healthy diet but also quite boring, my birds won't touch them. A lot of birds do okay on a seed diet if provided nutrien...
by taywer321
Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN, bad beak
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Re: New IRN, bad beak

use an outside source to upload your photo to the board. for example photo bucket or flickr
by taywer321
Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Training our IRN to speak.
Replies: 5
Views: 1015

Re: Training our IRN to speak.

It does not take long for the speaking ability to pick up. Pick some words and phrases you would like him to learn and just say them every day. For example I say "good morning!" when I uncover mine. and "night night" when its bed time. I always say whatcha doing? and we play peekaboo. That is how he...
by taywer321
Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Afraid of Object
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: Afraid of Object

My bird is terrified of nail polish when I paint my nails, and the broom. He will take off and hop across the floor just to get away from my nails and the broom. I have heard that parrots particularly are afraid of the color red. As for desensitizing him to it, I have been trying for months with min...
by taywer321
Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: IRN newbie
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Re: IRN newbie

Wow sounds great, congratulations! Post some pictures :)
by taywer321
Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hey everyone
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: Hey everyone

Congrats :)
by taywer321
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Odd behavior? Is our IRN sick or depressed?
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Re: Odd behavior? Is our IRN sick or depressed?

I would suspect he is tired, as long as he is eating and drinking normally and there isn't any discharge from his nose or eyes. Just keep an eye on him. I panic when there are small changes in my fids as well, but sometimes you just have to relax, keep a close eye and not over react. I can't tell yo...
by taywer321
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New to IRN's HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: New to IRN's HELP

Was he handraised by a breeder? That is good to know since IRN's can be difficult to tame if they are not soon taken away from the parents and hand raised by a human. The bird is young still, so don't give up! He will come around, it will take time. Good luck.
by taywer321
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Weird wing flapping
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

Re: Weird wing flapping

My IRN flaps quite a bit. He is clipped and it is good exercise since he cannot fly. Totally normal.
by taywer321
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello Everyone..
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: Hello Everyone..

Congratulations. I have one around that age :)
by taywer321
Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: is our ringneck becoming ill?
Replies: 6
Views: 1845

Re: is our ringneck becoming ill?

I wouldn't worry unless you see discharge from the nose or eyes, and your birds personality begins to change. If he is acting the same and just sneezed a little, this is normal. Birds sneeze for the same reasons we do, to remove dust and dander from their nasal cavities. A few occasional sneezes are...
by taywer321
Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:38 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Ciqala
Replies: 5
Views: 1299

Re: Ciqala

To post a picture use photo bucket or an outside source and post the IMG code :)
by taywer321
Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:38 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: My new ringneck bleu
Replies: 1
Views: 673

Re: My new ringneck bleu

Very possible! My baby said his first words around 6 months old, "whatcha doin!" haha its so cute to watch them learn and practice their words. He is now almost 9 months old and says whatcha doin, peekaboo, makes the kissy sound, does the wolf whistle and says good boy. Its surprising how fast they ...
by taywer321
Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:24 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from someone new...
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Re: Hello from someone new...

There is so much information on this website! Read all of the great articles under the Articles tab, and you can search the board for specific information if you have questions. Congrats on the IRN, definitely keep us posted on living with your new little guy :)
by taywer321
Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:22 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Hi Everyone

Congrats on your new addition:) How old is your Lucky? My baby boy is almost 9 months old and I have never seen a single sign of bluffing. He is always such a sweetie pie and always has been. I am hoping he doesn't go through this stage either. Although when they get older and become sexually mature...
by taywer321
Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:18 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: first time Ringneck owners
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: first time Ringneck owners

http://trainedparrot.com/Taming/

Great article there on taming. :) Do you know how old the new baby is?
by taywer321
Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Noise level?
Replies: 2
Views: 1629

Re: Noise level?

I think it depends on the individual bird. At first, my baby was really quiet. Once he settled in he began making little noises which gradually increased in noise level. Once he really became comfortable in our home, he became the noisiest. Although I have two sun conures (who are extremely vocal an...
by taywer321
Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hiya from NSW Australia
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: Hiya from NSW Australia

Adorable baby, congrats:) Ringnecks are amazing little birds :-D
by taywer321
Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:47 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello, from North QLD
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: Hello, from North QLD

Wow how precious! Congrats:)
by taywer321
Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: is it normal..?
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: is it normal..?

Thanks for the reply. He saw the vet yesterday and the vet seems to think he's molting but took a fecal sample for testing as well. I will hear by the end of the week. Other than the fallen feathers, he is completely normal... Eating, vocalizing, playing.. Guess I'll just keep a close eye.
by taywer321
Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: NEW Rio Talking December 9, 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 873

Re: NEW Rio Talking December 9, 2011

Very precious. My baby had just started saying peekaboo too! Its a very popular and fun thing for them to say I think :)
by taywer321
Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: is it normal..?
Replies: 3
Views: 586

is it normal..?

Is it normal for an 8 month old irn to lose the tail feathers first during a molt? My baby has lost 2 tail feathers in the past few days... Just wondering if that's normal. And they fell out naturally, they were not broken in any way..
by taywer321
Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: I don't know what to do
Replies: 10
Views: 1657

Re: I don't know what to do

Does the bird "display" with heart shaped wings?? I have heard only the males do this. And it is a good idea to have the bird dna sexed. About the bluffing, it could be puberty or a surge of hormones. Work with the bird patiently every day and give him some time. I've heard bluffing is terrible... I...
by taywer321
Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:26 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: agressive indian ringneck
Replies: 9
Views: 1040

Re: agressive indian ringneck

I find that my birds get more aggressive certain times of the year due to what I assume is hormones... they get aggressive when they are not getting enough sleep as well. Try reducing daylight hours for more rest and try positive reinforcement training to get her used to your hands. Find what her fa...
by taywer321
Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:17 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Rings
Replies: 5
Views: 1058

Re: Rings

Hmmm.. I'm not sure. I know females have a faint ring but nothing defined... time will tell I suppose, if it stays the same or comes in darker. DNA is the fastest method of determining gender.
by taywer321
Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:42 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Rings
Replies: 5
Views: 1058

Rings

How old was your male ringneck when he began showing his rings? Just wondering when I should expect to see this is my little guy. :-D
by taywer321
Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: I don't know what to do
Replies: 10
Views: 1657

Re: I don't know what to do

When you first get to Indianringneck.com, at the top there are tabs. Click the "Articles" tab to read about juvenile bluffing and how to deal with it.
by taywer321
Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: I don't know what to do
Replies: 10
Views: 1657

Re: I don't know what to do

The quickest way to find out is through DNA testing. If you don't want to do that, then time will tell. If your bird never develops a ring, then it is female.
by taywer321
Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: My birds feathers
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Re: My birds feathers

I would try supplementing his diet with something other than seed and apple.. try to mix it up a bit and add a few fresh veggies to the mix.. sprouts are also good. Keep in mind if he is molting he will need added nutrition as molting is hard on the little guys. Also try reading through some of the ...
by taywer321
Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: I don't know what to do
Replies: 10
Views: 1657

Re: I don't know what to do

First the bird will need to be dna tested to determine gender... If the bird is male then he will develop rings.. (if he hasn't yet then he's probably less than 1-2 years)
by taywer321
Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: new arrival/s
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: new arrival/s

If you bring home both, I would recommend caging them separate but side by side. That way the see each other and when out of the cage can play and socialize without becoming overly bonded to one another. If they do become overly bonded, you could lose your relationship with them both. I have 2 birds...
by taywer321
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: target training /clicker training..
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Re: target training /clicker training..

Ideally have one session in the morning and one session in the evening, so two training sessions per day. Be sure you're in a quiet environment with minimal distraction so the bird focuses on YOU. It also helps to do the training sessions when the bird is hungry and more willing to work for whatever...
by taywer321
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Australia
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: Hello from Australia

I have heard the same thing. It is absolutely okay for them to be buddies and play together. However you may develop a better relationship with them if they are CAGED separately with time out to play together and socialize. Birds that are overbonded to one another are more difficult for you to bond ...
by taywer321
Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:19 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings from Portugal
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: Greetings from Portugal

Beautiful! Although mischievous... haha mine will destroy just about anything also! IRN's are precious...
by taywer321
Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New addition - 11 week old Indian Ringneck
Replies: 14
Views: 3043

Re: New addition - 11 week old Indian Ringneck

I use photobucket to upload pictures. Go to photobucket.com and you can create albums. After you do that and you're ready to post one here you just copy the IMG URL below your pictures :) I would love to see pictures of him!
by taywer321
Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: My little feathered Family <3
Replies: 8
Views: 3639

My little feathered Family <3

These are my kids... Two sunnies (Bruno + Princess) and then my IRN Buddy :D http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b317/taymarie101/1-4.jpg The whole gang http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b317/taymarie101/5-1.jpg After a bath.. nice hairdo huh? LOL http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b317/taymarie101/2-2...
by taywer321
Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New addition - 11 week old Indian Ringneck
Replies: 14
Views: 3043

Re: New addition - 11 week old Indian Ringneck

I brought my baby home when he was 12 weeks old.. and he was silent for about 2 weeks!! He didn't make a peep... And then suddenly was the opposite! Sometimes it just takes time for them to settle in and be comfortable enough to vocalize. :)
by taywer321
Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: eye pinning
Replies: 1
Views: 589

Re: eye pinning

Isn't it adorable?!!! Even when my little guy pins his eyes out of anger its still so adorable haha. I've noticed mine does the same... He constricts his pupils when I speak to him, when he's really focused on what I'm saying to him. He also does it when he "attacks" his toys, and when he bickers wi...
by taywer321
Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: my 2 year old irn
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Re: my 2 year old irn

Has he been sitting at the bottom of his cage at all? Keep a close eye for the signs of illness... a lot of puffed up feathers, nasal discharge, eye discharge, and general lethargy. If you notice any of these signs get your little guy to an avian vet asap!
by taywer321
Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Housing with other birds
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Re: Housing with other birds

I've read that birds of the same species generally get along well enough to be caged together. I'm not sure about housing with a different species. But I am not for housing them together at all.. unless they are a breeding pair. I have read that if you house two birds together they become intensely ...
by taywer321
Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: will my bird always hate me and love my boy friend?
Replies: 9
Views: 1566

Re: will my bird always hate me and love my boy friend?

Well when you say that the bird doesn't like you, what exactly do you mean? Does the bird attack you or lunge to bite? What are the indicators that make you believe that the bird doesn't like you?
by taywer321
Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:14 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: will my bird always hate me and love my boy friend?
Replies: 9
Views: 1566

Re: will my bird always hate me and love my boy friend?

Another thing to remember is that you should never allow the bird to OVER bond with a particular person, because this can cause negative jealous and protective behavior, for example the bird trying to bite you when you're in the room while he's trying to "protect" or "defend" your boyfriend. Over bo...
by taywer321
Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:12 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: will my bird always hate me and love my boy friend?
Replies: 9
Views: 1566

Re: will my bird always hate me and love my boy friend?

I had this problem with my sun conure at one point, he loved my husband more than me and didn't want to spend time with me when he was around. I had him step back for a while.. I took over and was the only one giving him treats, and changing his food and water, offering him baths, etc. It may take s...
by taywer321
Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:06 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: space heaters???
Replies: 3
Views: 531

Re: space heaters???

Thank you for the response! I've read that some space heaters are made with Teflon which when heated is deadly to birds so I have been trying to figure that out. But I found a ceramic one and called the manufacturer to make sure it was not made with Teflon, and it isn't.. So I can keep my babies war...
by taywer321
Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: space heaters???
Replies: 3
Views: 531

space heaters???

Are ceramic space heaters safe for my birds?? I just bought a new one. I have used a ceramic heater before with no ill effects but am wondering if anyone has any they recommend that are safe for birds??
by taywer321
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 9
Views: 1058

Re: Hello!

Gorgeous!! What a lovely little bird.
by taywer321
Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 9
Views: 1058

Re: Hello!

Aw thats wonderful.. You should post some pictures of Snow :)
by taywer321
Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 9
Views: 1058

Re: Hello!

I would love to hear an update on your birdy! With time and patience I hope you will have yourself a more tame and confident companion. How is he coming along?
by taywer321
Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: When to expect baby's first molt?
Replies: 4
Views: 647

Re: When to expect baby's first molt?

Okay thank you, good to know. I am wondering when it will happen, as he is quite itchy (getting extraa baths) and is beginning to look a little.. less sleek haha :D Thank you much.
by taywer321
Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: When to expect baby's first molt?
Replies: 4
Views: 647

Re: When to expect baby's first molt?

This is confusing to me.. since it is November now and he hatched last march.. how old was your bird when they began their first molt?
by taywer321
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: When to expect baby's first molt?
Replies: 4
Views: 647

When to expect baby's first molt?

I am just wondering when to expect my baby's first full molt. He is just over 7 months old now... When did your baby molt for the first time?? Any responses would be great thank you!!
by taywer321
Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:10 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Very Quiet Baby-Normal???
Replies: 10
Views: 5156

Re: Very Quiet Baby-Normal???

When I brought my baby home at 3 months also, he was almost totally silent for 2 weeks! Now I can't get him to stay quiet for long, he loves to chatter. It will probably be outgrown.. and your ringneck will learn the joys of noise making :D haha
by taywer321
Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: HYPER baby!
Replies: 2
Views: 1424

Re: HYPER baby!

Thats good to know, I can't wait for him to calm down just a little bit! Hes so funny to watch but bores so easily. I don't think he has been through bluffing because he has always been so easy to handle. He is 6 and a half months old now and I'm starting to wonder if he will ever go through this ph...
by taywer321
Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New Ring neck at home
Replies: 6
Views: 1321

Re: New Ring neck at home

The problem with bringing home a bird this age is that you have no idea what he has been through. He could have been neglected/mistreated and there could be a very valid reason for his behavior and reaction to seeing your hands coming at him. Please be patient and spend time with him every day. Owni...
by taywer321
Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New Ring neck at home
Replies: 6
Views: 1321

Re: New Ring neck at home

Lauren is absolutely correct. There is no reason for your bird to be chained and with this type of treatment you will never have the desired relationship with your bird. He needs to have a cage, and you'll have to take a few bites until you begin working with him. There's lots of info on the web abo...
by taywer321
Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Heya
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: Heya

I don't know about vaccinated but you should have the new bird checked out by an avian vet, especially if you have other birds. You wouldn't want to have a sick bird and bring it home to your other birds. :)
by taywer321
Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: IRN Newbie here!!
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Re: IRN Newbie here!!

Boredom??? These intelligent birds need lots of mental stimulation to be happy! Pet stores offer lots of choices as far as foraging toys and different things to keep them entertained. Be sure your IRN has plenty of room to climb around and play, and things to play with! I recently realized I spend w...
by taywer321
Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:11 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Update on my blue Barry bird
Replies: 1
Views: 889

Re: Update on my blue Barry bird

Glad to hear you have no regrets! IRN's definitely take time to work with but are absolutely amazing birds. I wouldn't trade mine for the world :)
by taywer321
Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New Ring neck at home
Replies: 6
Views: 1321

Re: New Ring neck at home

When you bring home a new ringneck, there is definitely an adjustment period that needs to be had. Especially when you're bringing home an older bird, and you don't know for sure what the bird has been through. He is being put into a new and unfamiliar environment so definitely give him a break! As ...
by taywer321
Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:38 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: IRN dancing at sun conure!
Replies: 7
Views: 1167

Re: IRN dancing at sun conure!

I know, I have both an indian ringneck and sun conure, both male, and watching them interact is incredible! they are best friends, and don't like to be apart. and when they are, they call for each other. Its adorable. :) My sun conure will sit next to my ringneck and snuggle up as close as he can to...
by taywer321
Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My baby said his first words clearly!!
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Re: My baby said his first words clearly!!

I finally got him doing this on video, just thought i would share :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHSdXtTWonk
by taywer321
Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My baby said his first words clearly!!
Replies: 3
Views: 616

My baby said his first words clearly!!

I am soo excited about this. My baby Buddy has been practicing "whatcha doin?!" for a couple weeks now, and at only 6 months old he says it clearly! Followed by the kissing noise and little high pitched sqeaks! I am so excited he has learned this already and can't wait to teach him more :D He learne...
by taywer321
Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: new pictures of my baby Buddy, 6 months old :)
Replies: 4
Views: 1014

Re: new pictures of my baby Buddy, 6 months old :)

Yes, he is a little mischievous boy:) always into something, and on the go. He is the light of my life. and he loves that coconut toy! he can chew it all day, play with the beads on it and it also doubles as a swing! :D
by taywer321
Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:24 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Agadore's new friends ~
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Re: Agadore's new friends ~

THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL BIRDS!!
by taywer321
Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:23 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: so how did you train your irn to be a good parrot..
Replies: 1
Views: 722

Re: so how did you train your irn to be a good parrot..

This is old but I feel the need to respond anyway, :) I would say that adopting a hand raised baby gives you a good chance at raising a friendly ringneck, since they are used to being handled, touched, and always see hands from the very young age. I brought mine home at 2.5 months old and have worke...
by taywer321
Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: IRN eyes?
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Re: IRN eyes?

I am not 100%, but I notice they do this a lot when excited (happy excitement and also mad excitement). Mine will pin slightly when he's eating his favorite treat, or looking out the window. And also when he is fighting with my other birds over a toy or other favorite item. I think when they speak t...
by taywer321
Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: teaching to talk
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: teaching to talk

I don't know if a mirror would affect his learning to talk or not. I wouldn't think so, my 6 month old baby is learning to talk and babbles away and he has a mirror in his cage. And also another caged bird right next to him to talk to. A lot of times when you don't think they are picking up words or...
by taywer321
Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:08 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: So pleased with Sullie's Progress!
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: So pleased with Sullie's Progress!

Aww I am so happy for you. Indian Ringnecks are so amazing once they are worked with and given the attention and time they deserve! How old is he? It sounds like he is learning that you are his flock members and you're not so scary after all :) Haha! What you said about him running and tripping over...
by taywer321
Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: popcorn?
Replies: 9
Views: 3112

Re: popcorn?

Concentrated salts and sugars are not good for your bird.
by taywer321
Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:03 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: Greetings!

Congratulations on your baby! The lutinos are absolutely gorgeous.. I couldn't decide on a mutation when I first decided on the IRN as my next companion parrot :) I ended up adopting a little hand raised turquoise male.. and he is so precious. Indian Ringnecks are amazing little birds given the righ...
by taywer321
Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: newbie here
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: newbie here

Yes, time is key to taming and training your IRN into a sociable, confident little companion :) My 6 month old baby steps up, and occasionally lets me rub his beak, just for a minute. He gets more trusting and confident every day. We have to remember we are working with a WILD animal, particularly a...
by taywer321
Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: new pictures of my baby Buddy, 6 months old :)
Replies: 4
Views: 1014

Re: new pictures of my baby Buddy, 6 months old :)

Thank you! According to the breeder he is turquoise! When I first brought him home around 8 weeks he was almost totally blue, no green in sight and then around 5 months he started sprouting those green feathers, and I see more green on him every day, his head is almost totally green! I think he is i...
by taywer321
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: HYPER baby!
Replies: 2
Views: 1424

HYPER baby!

Lately my baby IRN who just turned 6 months old yesterday, is so insanely hyper! He can't even sit still on my finger for very long without getting agitated and nipping at my finger, and when hes on my shoulder he is nipping my ears! I put him on the back of my sofa to look out the window, and he ra...
by taywer321
Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: IRN dancing at sun conure!
Replies: 7
Views: 1167

IRN dancing at sun conure!

My 6 month old irn is doing some kind of dance at my sun conure and I'm just curious what it means (is it playing, dominance, a mating thing or what) He makes himself extra tall and stands over my sun conure swaying from side to side with his wings out a bit, his eyes pin and he does this vigorous h...
by taywer321
Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to the site:)
Replies: 0
Views: 301

New to the site:)

I'm Taylor and new to the site, thought I would finally join since I'm always on here anyway reading info and relating it to my own baby :) I have an almost 6 month old turquoise IRN named Buddy :) http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b317/taymarie101/25.jpg http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b317/tayma...