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by MissK
Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Irn at the bottom of his cage help!!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: Irn at the bottom of his cage help!!!!!

I would say follow your gut. None of us sees what you saw and none of us knows your bird like you do. You must make this call. Ask (and answer) yourself, Why did the bird go to the bottom of the cage? What did he do there? Was that unusual? How long did this last? Is it worrisome? Did he do it again...
by MissK
Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: can i get my ringneck tamed?
Replies: 9
Views: 792

Re: can i get my ringneck tamed?

How big is the cage?
by MissK
Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: First IRN
Replies: 15
Views: 940

Re: First IRN

I maybe didn't explain what I meant correctly. If you join to cages by stacking them and removing the partitions, you'll only be raising the roof, not the floor. It would stay as you have it. Changing the paper and feed, etc would not have to be harder. I do know how it goes with stacking cages. My ...
by MissK
Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: tips, adopting injured wild ringneck
Replies: 25
Views: 1110

Re: tips, adopting injured wild ringneck

I think she just figured out you're not going to eat her and she's trying to make a break for it before you change your mind.
by MissK
Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Will this be the right bird for me?
Replies: 9
Views: 861

Re: Will this be the right bird for me?

We love all birds! If you come back maybe you'll tell us what you got!
by MissK
Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

I really enjoyed reading about their adventures today.
by MissK
Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: An update and couple of questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: An update and couple of questions.

The bar spacing concern, assuming it's not so big the bird can just leave, as might occur if you put a Canary in a 1" bar spaced cage, is that the bird might try to stick it's head through the bars and get stuck. Then the bird is in danger of breaking it's neck as it flails about trying to get free....
by MissK
Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Help
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: Help

I agree he needs just some time to get comfy.
by MissK
Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: help with rescue indian ringneck
Replies: 11
Views: 1208

Re: help with rescue indian ringneck

That clipping interferes with the bird's abilities in the air is only a tiny bit of it, in my opinion. Other consequences may involve decreased confidence and so increased biting, as well as lack of the exercise they need to keep fit. If you do some detailed study of clipping you will find all the a...
by MissK
Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: An update and couple of questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: An update and couple of questions.

For Ringnecks I would be wary at bar spacing over 1/2 inch. For this other cage, since your friend has it, I would say go check it out in person, in action. See if you love it. Change the papers, handle the feed and water, note where the poop goes, bring the bird in and out, see how the toys go with...
by MissK
Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: An update and couple of questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: An update and couple of questions.

A grass mat is no impediment to a Ringneck's beak. The only question is how badly he wants to get through it as an indicator of how long it takes. This cage looks exciting and has an exciting price, and even more fantastic if you don't have to fetch it from the store yourself. However, there are a f...
by MissK
Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: help with rescue indian ringneck
Replies: 11
Views: 1208

Re: help with rescue indian ringneck

I believe that is the show clip - supposed to look better.
by MissK
Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: An update and couple of questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: An update and couple of questions.

Hi. I'm pulling these thoughts from my own life, here. First thought is that these guys are individuals, as are all of our birds. Thinking about timelines and schedules for them, if they are keeping pace with others, is not productive thinking. Better, I think, is to compare the current behaviour to...
by MissK
Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 6618

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

Sinbad is SO silly! I'm pleased to report that Sinbad is getting accustomed to activities here at my house. He yells at me much less, though he still does yell. Today he yelled at me quite a lot as he got close to me and tried to brave up and take a sunflower seed from me. He was not quite brave eno...
by MissK
Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Börek's photo album
Replies: 54
Views: 6928

Re: Börek's photo album

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by MissK
Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Will this be the right bird for me?
Replies: 9
Views: 861

Re: Will this be the right bird for me?

I cannot tell you if this species is for you, but I can tell you that it can be difficult, discouraging, and depressing for anyone to try to train a bird who is not tame enough or who has reached a plateau in training and won't seem to move past it. There are several issues people run up against and...
by MissK
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: What to Feed Your Parrot (recipes, toxicities, links too!)
Replies: 184
Views: 636307

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

That's what I'm looking to learn here - how did people streamline their routine? Because EVERY day is a crazy day in my life. Because fresh foods made to order for five cages was doable for me, but for seven cages was too much. Because if I try to use a knife that early in the morning I'll be losing...
by MissK
Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: tips, adopting injured wild ringneck
Replies: 25
Views: 1110

Re: tips, adopting injured wild ringneck

Tasha, #1 make sure your photos are not locked. In photobucket, looking at your photos, see the list of links below the photo of your choice? Highlight (click on) the one called "IMG" and drag the link onto the body of your post, just as if it were a block of text you wanted to insert. Sometimes it ...
by MissK
Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: tips, adopting injured wild ringneck
Replies: 25
Views: 1110

Re: tips, adopting injured wild ringneck

You got the cage I want? Please, please send photos! Um, and the husband. Really! :!:
by MissK
Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: First IRN
Replies: 15
Views: 940

Re: First IRN

Unbelievable. That is the size cage my Mom's canary stays in when he visits here. Can you go back and get a second of those cages and customize them together? If you carefully remove the top from one and the bottom from the other, unbending the wire (not cutting) you may be able to get a cage that i...
by MissK
Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: tips, adopting injured wild ringneck
Replies: 25
Views: 1110

Re: tips, adopting injured wild ringneck

hey, sounds great! :o
by MissK
Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: First IRN
Replies: 15
Views: 940

Re: First IRN

Oh no; no, no, no!! :!: MUCH too small. For heaven's sake, my CANARY is in a bigger cage. (BY the way, I own that exact cage in a larger size and it is utter trash.) This is your first IRN. Please take my advice and get a cage no smaller than 32" by 22" and 30-36" high. Even that is quite small. The...
by MissK
Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: People's comments have yr say while shoppin with our baby
Replies: 3
Views: 680

Re: People's comments have yr say while shoppin with our bab

I stopped at a supermarket on the way back home from the vet with my Budgie (she was fine). Could not bring myself to leave her in the car, so I put a towel over her travel cage in the shopping cart. People near me were heard to comment "There must be a bird in the store...."
:lol:
by MissK
Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: The wild friend returned back!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1393

Re: The wild friend returned back!!!

Maybe should still put a lock on Coukou's door, since this new charmer is so smart........
by MissK
Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Budgie Blue
Replies: 6
Views: 1087

Re: Budgie Blue

I don't think TWO Budgie threads could possibly be bad!!!!
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by MissK
Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Börek's Issues
Replies: 44
Views: 3671

Re: Börek's Issues

Did you give her lots to eat before training, so much she is all cozy and full, not interested in food?
by MissK
Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: First IRN
Replies: 15
Views: 940

Re: First IRN

Hi again. I suggest you have a look at Pamela Clark's instructions for converting a bird to a new diet. Regardless of whether you choose to follow the instructions, the article is very informative and you will surely pick up some useful tips. http://www.parrothouse.com/pamelaclark/feedingcompanion.h...
by MissK
Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Börek's photo album
Replies: 54
Views: 6928

Re: Börek's photo album

I love how you love your Borek! :D
by MissK
Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: First IRN
Replies: 15
Views: 940

Re: First IRN

Can you offer her toys with food inside? Can she come out for social time?
by MissK
Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Budgie Blue
Replies: 6
Views: 1087

Re: Budgie Blue

Clawnz, those poor little feet! Good for you, taking her home. Is she yours forever now?
by MissK
Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: The wild friend returned back!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1393

Re: The wild friend returned back!!!

Haha! You could have a wild "pet"! You could just feed this bird and talk to this bird, but let it live wild.
by MissK
Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 15827

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

Even spray millet is a good treat for that, too.
by MissK
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Börek's Issues
Replies: 44
Views: 3671

Re: Börek's Issues

That's good news!
by MissK
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 6618

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

That's my hope, but try as I might I cannot figure out what he actually eats, other than the plant, the spray millet and some apple. He only gets the spray from my hand, so I know it's not that.
by MissK
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: Problematic Tail Feather Sheath
Replies: 14
Views: 3351

Re: Problematic Tail Feather Sheath

Fair point. We may never know. It may always be this way. :o
by MissK
Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:44 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Food
Replies: 14
Views: 1395

Re: Food

Hi. Both those mixes appear predominantly sunflower seeds. I could not get the ingredients from their website. I think improvement is probably needed.
by MissK
Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:55 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 6618

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

I don't want to be premature or anything, make a big deal like no Ringneck has ever done this or anything, but............... SINBAD ATE HIS VEGETABLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AGAIN, why is there no happy dancing smilie face?? Sinbad ate his veggie chop, and Rocky ate his, too. Of course Sinbad only ...
by MissK
Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:38 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Börek's Issues
Replies: 44
Views: 3671

Re: Börek's Issues

I don't know? It looks in a way similar to Sinbad's "let me out of here" dance he did in the small cage when I first got him. But he was also leaning forward and holding the wings out a little.

:?: :?: :?: :?:
by MissK
Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:34 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Food
Replies: 14
Views: 1395

Re: Food

You can put your pictures on a host site, like Photobucket, and then put the link in your post here, where all we will see is the photo.
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15060&p=90606&hilit ... oto#p90606
by MissK
Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:28 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: New Cage for Sapphire
Replies: 21
Views: 2800

Re: New Cage for Sapphire

RIGHT on that!
cm/inch translation..... Of course I rounded my inches, and so an entire cm could be lost one way or the other.

110 cm = 43 inches
63 cm = 25 inches
62 cm = 24 inches
125 cm = 49 inches

For reference, MissK = 51 inches; dunno about InTheAir......
by MissK
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: New Cage for Sapphire
Replies: 21
Views: 2800

Re: New Cage for Sapphire

WOAH, looks *GREAT*! I'm really jealous of the height. Dimensions?
by MissK
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Doesn't like to be away from cage
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Re: Doesn't like to be away from cage

Hey, the reason the bird won't leave his areas and acts scared if he does is........ are you ready for this?.......... are you sure?......... He *IS* scared! Yep. That's it, nothing fancy. Just not comfortable in those areas yet. Let those wings grow in. Offer him alternate perches made of familiar ...
by MissK
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

Any reason this cannot come back to good old fashioned bribery? Treat that good ol' boy!
by MissK
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Can IRN see colour
Replies: 12
Views: 964

Re: Can IRN see colour

My two cents -- I'm certainly not going to fight anybody on certain birds disliking red. It's commonly held that birds don't like red. But. But. But for all our birds here, Mommy and Daddy, who fed us when we were babies, on whom we depended for very life, brought us food that came from red beaks. W...
by MissK
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: A perfect & impossible escape
Replies: 4
Views: 1062

Re: A perfect & impossible escape

Thanks for telling this story.
by MissK
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Food
Replies: 14
Views: 1395

Re: Food

They should be visibly fine till you get home, but who knows what happens on a microscopic level??? Pamela Clark suggests that the vegetable left closest to the natural state is OK to leave in longer, as the cell walls have not been damaged by cooking or freezing. Makes sense to her, but I would thi...
by MissK
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: tips, adopting injured wild ringneck
Replies: 25
Views: 1110

Re: tips, adopting injured wild ringneck

Tasha~ You're welcome! Please send your husband over to make me that built-in, floor-to-ceiling flight cage I've been wanting! AJ~ You're my best advertisement! But I'd rather be famous for taking the time & effort to provide the most helpful post I can at the moment. :wink: Sunni~ They are so handy...
by MissK
Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Can IRN see colour
Replies: 12
Views: 964

Re: Can IRN see colour

Hey, I object! I WANT MORE COLOURS! Taking this oil drop filter concept a step farther, since it reduces the green and blue and provides more contrast between them and the other colours (that's what you said, right?) would that mean that they see green and blue (overall) less well or less dramatical...
by MissK
Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Food
Replies: 14
Views: 1395

Re: Food

Of course, what the bird feels is The Good Stuff may be highly variable....... Talking about "parrot food" products: Princess, my new bird came to me (sort of) eating "parrot food" made mainly of chilies, seeds, and peanuts. It was shocking how terrible this mix was. It was dirty, mixed with random ...
by MissK
Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:08 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ALL THE SPAM!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2694

Re: ALL THE SPAM!!!

(tapping the fingers together...) INteresting.... Thanks Ellie.
by MissK
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ALL THE SPAM!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2694

Re: ALL THE SPAM!!!

Soooooooo.......... At risk (OK, certainty) of marking myself so entirely not of the internet culture, what's the deal with the spam posts? This is a sincere question. I mean, I just read one. It read like a comic spoof of a non-native-English speaker trying to sell bags. There were links I certainl...
by MissK
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: tips, adopting injured wild ringneck
Replies: 25
Views: 1110

Re: tips, adopting injured wild ringneck

Going to be keeping her in the house, you say? Buy some of those little foam earplugs that squish inside your ear, and put them in. Then get some of the ear defenders designed for shooters, the ear muff style, and put those on as well. Stop by the local liquor store and get a bottle of whatever you ...
by MissK
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ALL THE SPAM!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2694

Re: ALL THE SPAM!!!

:lol:

See, Mad Libs can be fun!
by MissK
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: A Thread For Budgie Fans
Replies: 168
Views: 15827

Re: A Thread For Budgie Fans

As some of you may know, I finally brought home that second Ringneck, so he kicked the Budgies out of the big flight cage. I bought them a matching pair of new cages and lashed them together back to back. My hope was that the flock would still feel like a flock, even though the genders are separated...
by MissK
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ALL THE SPAM!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2694

Re: ALL THE SPAM!!!

People think I'm in charge everywhere I go. It's because I'm PUSHY and I have a BIG MOUTH. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I think a pile of new mods would be great, but I don't see a line of applicants.
by MissK
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ALL THE SPAM!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2694

Re: ALL THE SPAM!!!

Maybe there is a different type of Mad Libs there??? I mean this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Libs OH! And since this is a SPAM thread, maybe we should make a little Mad Lib about our birds....... I'll start: Once upon a time there was a _______________ (avian species) who took a particular lik...
by MissK
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: What to Feed Your Parrot (recipes, toxicities, links too!)
Replies: 184
Views: 636307

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

Coming rather a bit late to it, I'm taking a stab at giving the birds "chop". It was pretty easy to accommodate individual tastes until I added two "new" birds in the month of May. Now I can appreciate the real benefit of just passing out the same stuff to everybirdy. For my first shot at this chop ...
by MissK
Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ALL THE SPAM!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2694

Re: ALL THE SPAM!!!

I try to find the humour in it - like Mad Libs......
by MissK
Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: 4 weeks old chick lost all body and tail feathers
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: 4 weeks old chick lost all body and tail feathers

Ah, Geeze. Sorry about that.
by MissK
Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:14 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ALL THE SPAM!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2694

Re: ALL THE SPAM!!!

InTheAir ~ Better that than "I nominate MissK because she clearly has nothing better to do in life than read this Forum....."
by MissK
Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 6618

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

Ellie, thanks for the vote of confidence! :D Felix will never see any competition from my guys, but I did peek in on his site and I thought it was great. Yellow Pellet Ratio Emergency, indeed. That's just hysterical!
by MissK
Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Saskatchatoon!
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: Hello from Saskatchatoon!

Hi and welcome! Not sure how I missed this earlier. Must have been distracted by all the spam. You heard right - I *love* pictures! :lol: :lol: :lol: Nice looking bird buds you have there. And yes, Hurray for Foot Toys! :mrgreen: Regarding your touching dilemma, possible the bird is just cautious du...
by MissK
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ALL THE SPAM!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2694

Re: ALL THE SPAM!!!

Um...................... "No one expects the Spammish Repetition!!!"

(Sorry. I had to.)
by MissK
Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 6618

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

I had missed that!
by MissK
Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My Indian Ringneck hates my mom!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: My Indian Ringneck hates my mom!!!

Lacking any more information, I interpret this in the following way: Bird was quite surprised, probably frightened, and certainly "offended" that your mom cut his wings. He is associating that trauma with her and thus wants nothing to do with her. He is afraid she will attack him again. I am surpris...
by MissK
Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 6618

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

Today Sinbad initiated a conversation with me. No, he didn't open up his beak and say "Well, Good Morning MissK; what do you think of the price of beans in China?" No, it was a different kind of conversation, but every bit as clear. I am including it here mostly to brag on him and also to give some ...
by MissK
Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Sapphire wonder-bird does some tricks!
Replies: 25
Views: 2670

Re: Sapphire wonder-bird does some tricks!

OMG, so cute!

Good Girl!
by MissK
Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi I'm Ryan, meet Lemon and Lime, I'm really new to this!
Replies: 19
Views: 1298

Re: Hi I'm Ryan, meet Lemon and Lime, I'm really new to this

Hey, since you have the two, I'm going to make a plug for the cage I use -- OR SOMETHING LIKE IT. It's five feet long, some 20inches deep and about 3 feet high inside, and it's on a stand. Honestly, I wish it were taller, but that's how it went. It is also dividable. I am assuming you are going to h...
by MissK
Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: IRN cage
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: IRN cage

I suppose.
by MissK
Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: I'm in need of a little advice and reassurance
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Re: I'm in need of a little advice and reassurance

Sophie, You're welcome. I hope you will check back in and let us know how the suggestions play out in your life. Honestly, if George is coming to you, in whatever location, to take your food, in my opinion, You're In. You have what you need. If you stick with George I just know you will have a super...
by MissK
Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 6618

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

Well, you know, Sinbad and I have certain work to do between us. He's already over the moon with Rocky, so I don't want to work any harder to compete for his affection than I have to. On top of that - MissK moves sooooooo slowly! :lol:
by MissK
Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Is it Ok to keep to IRN in the same room
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Is it Ok to keep to IRN in the same room

Kate, lots of people have different stories about how their opposite gender IRNs are getting along. I think conventional wisdom indicates to keep the girls apart during testy nesty times, but mixed gender pairs may be strongly driven to mate OR hate. I guess you make your choice and support it as be...
by MissK
Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 6618

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

YAY, we got one in the "win" column. Sinbad likes baby carrots!
by MissK
Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Is it Ok to keep to IRN in the same room
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Is it Ok to keep to IRN in the same room

Hi Kate,

Please be specific - what are the species, what are the cages, how big is the room, how do they feel about each other?
by MissK
Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: I'm in need of a little advice and reassurance
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Re: I'm in need of a little advice and reassurance

If George attacks Budgies, then they are best sited as far away as he decides is right. That's big shame - it could change, or maybe not. He can still watch you handle them, though, and I still think you should let them demonstrate daily that being handled is good. They say molting is uncomfortable,...
by MissK
Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Flock talk time
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: Flock talk time

Well, from my limited (to TWO) experience, I'm going to say it doesn't matter. Also we do so frequently hear of mixed colour pairings. Once again, breeders have the big experience to answer this question.
by MissK
Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: IRN cage
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: IRN cage

I think it looks like Art.

You're a talented Builder. (Will you build me a pony?)
by MissK
Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: I'm in need of a little advice and reassurance
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Re: I'm in need of a little advice and reassurance

Sophie, Don't give up! Remember there is no deadline to meet with your bird. Consider how much you have accomplished with him. Obviously you are a capable trainer. You are not an expert, but you have the capacity to learn, apply what you learn, and get the desired result. Pat yourself on the back. Y...
by MissK
Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Training Perch
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: Training Perch

I feel the easiest might be to just get two sticks and lash them together in a T shape, and stick one end in a tree stand. But I'm lazy like that.
by MissK
Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sunni is an odd one lol
Replies: 29
Views: 1119

Re: Sunni is an odd one lol

:lol:
by MissK
Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi I'm Ryan, meet Lemon and Lime, I'm really new to this!
Replies: 19
Views: 1298

Re: Hi I'm Ryan, meet Lemon and Lime, I'm really new to this

I hesitate to advise you on what to feed baby IRNs because I have no experience in this area. I'm sorry.
by MissK
Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 6618

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

Well, that was not in the original plan, but certainly seems desirable. If they do very well over the next year I might modify the cages to merge. I think if I'm crafty I might be able to arrange them with a little connector housing, like they have between train cars. As constructed there is a gap b...
by MissK
Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi I'm Ryan, meet Lemon and Lime, I'm really new to this!
Replies: 19
Views: 1298

Re: Hi I'm Ryan, meet Lemon and Lime, I'm really new to this

Hi. I cannot help you with the feeding, but I'm sure a breeder will be along and assist there. I actually wanted just to speak about your idea here: The "pet store" owner i bought them from said they are a bout 5 1/2 weeks old since i got them. So I've being doing research on the net, and i realize ...
by MissK
Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 6618

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

Thank you all. It's true I am really quite happy and the birds already are thrilled to have each other. :D
by MissK
Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 6618

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

Ash, he quite clearly does not love me. :cry: But he does love Rocky, like a long lost pal! So, we'll have a slow go at getting comfortable with each other. Today he showed me the great honour of looking in the cup within five minutes of me dropping a treat inside. He actually picked up this treat, ...
by MissK
Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

A mess. Why yes; yes he does!

Poor little Neko. I'm starting to want the person who clipped him to fly like a rock. I'm just not very nice, I guess!
by MissK
Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: birds in the shower
Replies: 27
Views: 2934

Re: birds in the shower

Why don't you offer a pan of water? Rocky used to try to bathe in his little water cup - OK, sometimes he still does..... But I provided a large stainless dog bowl with a little water and a flat rock (for safety, to prevent slipping). As soon as I saw him drinking from that bowl I pulled the little ...
by MissK
Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

1) Rocky seems to regurgitate to whatever is there, though never to me or his mirror. He largely ignores the mirror, really. He will put it on a toy, on a rope, on cage wire (side or grate), on vegetables, on pellets, inside beads, on the seashell...... He will eat a nut and then hang the shell up o...
by MissK
Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Removing babies from aviary
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: Removing babies from aviary

Great names, all. I actually meant pulling the eggs right after they were laid to ensure there would be no babies. Or you might need to do something to them to make them, uh, dead and leave them with her. Breeders could advise on how this goes to work out best for your hen. If you're not prepared fo...
by MissK
Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Removing babies from aviary
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: Removing babies from aviary

Can you modify your aviary before the big, exciting things start to happen? Lots of aviaries have an extra chamber, like a foyer, built at the door so there are two doors between the bird and the outside world. Of course, that has to be big enough for the human to enter and close the door. Do you re...
by MissK
Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

(nodding) Huh. Let me know if you have any further insights. This is an interesting topic for me, of necessity.
by MissK
Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Bit of an update and a few questions about Mario
Replies: 11
Views: 836

Re: Bit of an update and a few questions about Mario

Definitely the cage belongs where the people are the most during the time he is awake. And the filing cabinet was pretty clever, vis a vis the cat. :lol: Please take care in your expectation that you will once day get a new bird who shares the larger cage. It may work out that way but it may not. Pe...
by MissK
Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Börek's Issues
Replies: 44
Views: 3671

Re: Börek's Issues

Is there any food she loves so much that she will follow it? I think this is the key to many, many challenges. When the bird is willing to challenge herself in order to gain the special treat, she may follow the treat into the scary area. If it were me, I would do this: 1) Determine the best treat t...
by MissK
Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Bit of an update and a few questions about Mario
Replies: 11
Views: 836

Re: Bit of an update and a few questions about Mario

Hi! 1) Cage too small. 2) Does he turn his back on you like that often? I always interpret this action as "You should not be here. I'm turning around. I don't see you anymore. Good. You're not here." This could easily be inspired by a cage too small and less than 100% comfort level, but other things...
by MissK
Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

You think he's taking care of the baby or expressing his love? I'm a little bit interested in that because Rocky has his regurgitation hobby and I wonder if *one day* he might share it with Sinbad instead of the cage walls and floor.
by MissK
Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sunni is an odd one lol
Replies: 29
Views: 1119

Re: Sunni is an odd one lol

Ellie,

1) You call that a long post?? :lol: :lol: :lol:

2) I appreciate this post. Of course, my bird is male, but he *does* have that ongoing regurgitation thing going on. I feel the answer to this puzzle is going to be found within the answer to reducing female nesting behaviour.
by MissK
Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Taming my 1 yr old baby
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Taming my 1 yr old baby

Hi. My impression is that he may be a bit uncomfortable since you moved and everything is different. It's just my first idea after reading your post. I would suggest you let his wing feathers grow in and stop clipping him. He may gain some confidence that way.
by MissK
Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Börek's Issues
Replies: 44
Views: 3671

Re: Börek's Issues

Well, this is a tough question for me. I don't think you can do any one thing and have Borek relax in a few days. I would suggest do not force her to face any fears. If she is afraid to go there, don't make her. On the other hand, I understand if you are in her regular territory she may not mind you...
by MissK
Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Börek's Issues
Replies: 44
Views: 3671

Re: Börek's Issues

Borek is a perfect name. I have had two human friends named Candy.... Also, food words have a history of being used for terms of endearment -- Pumpkin, Sugar, (in French) Chou, etc.

I think Borek is afraid when she remains still like that.

I am envious, though, of you getting to pet her.
by MissK
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Does my IRN have a feather condition?
Replies: 10
Views: 564

Re: Does my IRN have a feather condition?

Hey Paco,

About the new cage - why wait? Start shopping now. It may take longer than you hope to find the best cage, and you may find yourself having to thin k hard about what you want.
by MissK
Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Bit of an update and a few questions about Mario
Replies: 11
Views: 836

Re: Bit of an update and a few questions about Mario

Hey, honestly, I think a trip back to the vet is the best idea. Also, would wait on a new bird until Mario is well and robust without doubt. If he is compromised and a new bird brings in any little organism (I would think unavoidable) that might not bother a robust Mario, a weakened Mario may get si...
by MissK
Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Janey and Charlie play Connect 4
Replies: 8
Views: 1257

Re: Janey and Charlie play Connect 4

Very nice!
by MissK
Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Börek's Issues
Replies: 44
Views: 3671

Re: Börek's Issues

Hi GeveZe, Please do not worry about your English. We understand you! Thank you for using English so we can talk. :) Please let us know if you don't understand something we said so we can try again. I saw some things you built for Borek in some of your photos. Is it possible for you to build a perch...
by MissK
Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sunni is an odd one lol
Replies: 29
Views: 1119

Re: Sunni is an odd one lol

Tonight Lynnie was perching under the jute "mop". It was hanging around his head like bed curtains!
by MissK
Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww! :P

We're having an "aawwwwww" moment tonight as well. Sinbad, so scared of everything, finally eating his peanut and making a little noise like a crying dog with a Ringneck accent. My heart really goes out to him, poor little bugger.
by MissK
Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New owner
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: New owner

If it's her bird and she wants to name it Tweety then name it Tweety.
by MissK
Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New owner
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: New owner

I suggest name the bird Plato (who's bird is it, anyway?) and let those who wish call it Tweety as a nickname. I, myself, keep an elderly Canary named Remendado, and sometimes call him Ducky (as in Rubber...) as a term of endearment.
by MissK
Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Forum of breeders and not bird lovers
Replies: 20
Views: 1037

Re: Forum of breeders and not bird lovers

Hi Ernie, I'm sorry you are not finding the best this Forum has to offer. I can assure you that when I joined I was the rankest of forum novices, and I was able to come up to speed very quickly. Ellie made a post quite some time back that might possibly help you with your pictures. http://www.indian...
by MissK
Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: MissK's Photos
Replies: 56
Views: 7347

Re: MissK's Photos

I'm hoping!
by MissK
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: MissK's Photos
Replies: 56
Views: 7347

Re: MissK's Photos

Here it is - Triple Z quality photo, as I hide under my bed sheet "duck blind" on the floor across the room so Sinbad won't be distracted by my presence.......

Sinbad and Rocky meet!

Image
by MissK
Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: News
Topic: thankyou all
Replies: 2
Views: 1423

Re: thankyou all

Hey, you're welcome! I'm so glad your birds are in great shape! Personally, while I understand the concept of not linking trauma to the keeper, I never let any of my pets been seen by the vet without me. Only exception is the emergency hospital which is kind of a special circumstance. I can well und...
by MissK
Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: MissK's Photos
Replies: 56
Views: 7347

Re: MissK's Photos

Well, no, not REALLY..... I have a photo - two, actually, but Photobucket is being dismally slow and it's a minute before 2 am..... I wanted to crop the one of him on the floor.... Maybe Later. OK, understanding these should be edited or even replaced "soonish", here are the two pix of Sinbad at the...
by MissK
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello From Turkey
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: Hello From Turkey

I love the yarn wig, but the sleepy bird picture steals my heart!

Welcome to the Forum, and congratulations on your success with Borek.
by MissK
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Pacing pacing pacing
Replies: 10
Views: 1099

Re: Pacing pacing pacing

Maybe it means that he wants to come out because you are so groovy......
by MissK
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Getting affection
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: Getting affection

Kate, I like to go right up to the cage and talk to my bird. Sometimes I whisper. Sometimes I move my head as if it were dancing and make faces and open and close my eyes. I know it sounds bizarre, but the bird gets really interested and talks when I do this. I'm not crazy....... :lol: Don't do this...
by MissK
Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: whose a pretty boy?
Replies: 8
Views: 759

Re: whose a pretty boy?

It stands to reason that a coat (fur or feather) would get scuffed and worn over time, and by comparison the new one would be brighter, shinier, etc.
by MissK
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How to Tame my 1 yr Old IRN Male in the best way possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 718

Re: How to Tame my 1 yr Old IRN Male in the best way possibl

He's not tame yet. If you get him a girl friend remember he may likely love HER and not YOU.
by MissK
Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 6618

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

Well, it might be nice if he were tame and ate what I wanted and said "Good morning, Gorgeous" every day, but this is the bird who met the criteria. Tame was not in the criteria; not freaking out panicked scared of humans WAS. :lol:
by MissK
Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 6618

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

Sinbad is rehomed from someone who answered my ad looking for an older male Ringneck. I was considering various names, and had been calling him Silly Pants when he was obviously silly. I sent Skye'sCrew a partial list of names I was considering and she put together Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants. Independen...
by MissK
Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 6618

Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

It took a long time, and I gave up and resumed several times, but now the search for the second Psittacula is over! Please welcome my "new" bird, Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants! I'll get his photo up eventually....... Sinbad is 16 years old, light blue, not tame. He's been living on mainly Sunflower, Safflo...
by MissK
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello everyone, I am a new adopted mama.
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: Hello everyone, I am a new adopted mama.

Hi and welcome. I am *thrilled* to hear you have taken in an older, second hand bird and are looking to do the best for him. :D I have a "new" 16 year old, myself, and a 12 year old I got a few years ago. I was recently counseled to take it slow in converting the "new" bird to a better diet, because...
by MissK
Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Help MissK with HUMAN enrichment
Replies: 28
Views: 2372

Re: Help MissK with HUMAN enrichment

You'll find it in my photo thread. viewtopic.php?f=5&t=18437
by MissK
Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Help MissK with HUMAN enrichment
Replies: 28
Views: 2372

Re: Help MissK with HUMAN enrichment

AJ, I think you should be enriching your own home. We're too far away for your wheel barrow.
by MissK
Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introduce Myself
Replies: 9
Views: 951

Re: Introduce Myself

Donovan, I'm shocked! :o I am absolutely not feeding them junk food! :lol:

Rather, I just feel I am not satisfied with what I know about diet. I'd like to be an expert, but I'm not.
by MissK
Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Pacing pacing pacing
Replies: 10
Views: 1099

Re: Pacing pacing pacing

I know hardly anything about it, but a smaller cage could have bred a stereotypic behaviour that is lingering?
by MissK
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Help MissK with HUMAN enrichment
Replies: 28
Views: 2372

Re: Help MissK with HUMAN enrichment

A quick update and a big thank you to the friends who contributed, suggested, listened, supported, and generally helped me with my "mom situation" -- After the hospital my mom went to a nursing facility for rehab. I brought in a lot of things to brighten her room and creature comforts as she became ...
by MissK
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introduce Myself
Replies: 9
Views: 951

Re: Introduce Myself

Welcome Princess, You can catch a little about me by back reading in the introduce yourself area and the photo forum. In brief, I'm MissK and I keep some birds and some dogs. :D My particular favourite bird-related areas of interest are second hand birds, housing, enrichment, and diet. However, my w...
by MissK
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Pacing pacing pacing
Replies: 10
Views: 1099

Re: Pacing pacing pacing

I just read this http://www.birdtricks.com/blog/does-a-good-diet-improve-parrot-behavior/ and while it does seem rather lightweight, as articles may go, it did mention pacing as a way to burn off excess energy from excess carb/calorie intake. I don't know how you feed the flock, but it could make se...
by MissK
Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: please help me..thank in advance...
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Re: please help me..thank in advance...

AJ~ All of mine are adopted......
by MissK
Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:10 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Biting my finger
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Biting my finger

Go slower. Ask for less. Repeat. Make the treat better. Be sure your hand is rock steady.
by MissK
Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Biting my finger
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Biting my finger

A different tactic might be to lure her along the arm and eventually end up on the finger. Anecdotal support: Given the choice, Rocky really doesn't like fingers. He does not want to stand on them. He chose to use my wrist as the point for step up, and I'm cool with that for as long as it takes, for...
by MissK
Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:32 am
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: unknown death
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Re: unknown death

So, does the vet say what happened?
by MissK
Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 6 Month old Grey IR
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: 6 Month old Grey IR

Well, more time is generally ideal, but you can only do what you can do. We know that eating together is a big deal for birds, so he should get that from you every day. We know coming out of the cage is necessary, too, but we also know birds don't always go home when you need them to, so putting pre...
by MissK
Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Coucou flew away but fortunately returned from her errand
Replies: 3
Views: 990

Re: Coucou flew away but fortunately returned from her erran

Good work, going after her right away! I'm so pleased and proud of you (both) for your fast and determined action to reclaim the bird.
by MissK
Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Sunni Dai went for an afternoon flight.....
Replies: 1
Views: 767

Re: Sunni Dai went for an afternoon flight.....

Dana, you GO, Girl!
Good work gettin' the job done!
by MissK
Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 6 Month old Grey IR
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: 6 Month old Grey IR

Rochelle, if you are not on a time schedule for his training (and you should not be) then you have all the time you need for him to learn what you want him to learn. Remember that you can only do what you can do, and if you overcommit then you may burn out. Sure, bring him out for a little social wh...
by MissK
Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Mean Babies!
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Mean Babies!

You're on your own, Alpha. I don't know much about the babies!
by MissK
Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: How to Tame my 1 yr Old IRN Male in the best way possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 718

Re: How to Tame my 1 yr Old IRN Male in the best way possibl

That's a *GREAT* story! Thanks for sharing it!
by MissK
Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Surpise welcome home
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Re: Surpise welcome home

Yay. Welcome home!
by MissK
Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Took my heart with her
Replies: 2
Views: 940

Re: Took my heart with her

It's always so hard to lose the shining creatures we keep in our lives. Myself, I think it's worth it. I'm wishing you peace.
by MissK
Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Minimum Cage Size?
Replies: 1
Views: 1311

Re: Minimum Cage Size?

As far as I'm concerned, minimum might be 30 or 36" wide and tall, and as big as you can get front to back. Bird needs to be able to spread the wings and flap. Also, that cage is his world until you let him out. Think of spending your life in a bathroom and then get him the largest cage you can cram...
by MissK
Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Playing with his own feather!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1667

Re: Playing with his own feather!!

I clipped one of Rocky's feathers up in the cage for Lynnie to preen and he has completely ignored it.
by MissK
Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Training irns is harder than budgies!
Replies: 27
Views: 1358

Re: Training irns is harder than budgies!

Well, I hope the first bird does well. I hope the second bird does well too.
by MissK
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: I'am back---with a very long story to tell
Replies: 21
Views: 972

Re: I'am back---with a very long story to tell

Lynnie has begun a cute begging behaviour. He goes to the perch where I hold the millet and looks at me until I notice and give him millet. Hee hee hee. So, for you, you lay out the potential favourite foods and see which one he eats first, which second. You make several trials over a course of days...
by MissK
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: I'am back---with a very long story to tell
Replies: 21
Views: 972

Re: I'am back---with a very long story to tell

Well, how did you find it out before? Do you remember what it was? Put on that thinking cap! You're not a beginner any more. :D
by MissK
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: I'am back---with a very long story to tell
Replies: 21
Views: 972

Re: I'am back---with a very long story to tell

I have every confidence in you!
by MissK
Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: I'am back---with a very long story to tell
Replies: 21
Views: 972

Re: I'am back---with a very long story to tell

Lynnie's a Lineolated Parakeet - you can see a photo in my photo thread!
by MissK
Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: RingNeck Green Parrot does not eat fruit....
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: RingNeck Green Parrot does not eat fruit....

Hey, that is progress. Keep encouraging him. Try to get him to like dark green vegetable leaves. You can wet the leaf and hang it inside the cage to promote interest. Hang it low if he is afraid or new things in the cage. If he is really not happy with new things in the cage then you hang it very lo...
by MissK
Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: I'am back---with a very long story to tell
Replies: 21
Views: 972

Re: I'am back---with a very long story to tell

I'm betting that AlphaWolf was busy with life and Aero didn't get the level of interaction he was used to, and slid backwards. Also, with the recent upset in Alpha's life, very possible his demeanor changed and scared the bird. Equally possible the family dynamic affected the bird, although probably...
by MissK
Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: I'am back---with a very long story to tell
Replies: 21
Views: 972

Re: I'am back---with a very long story to tell

Hi AlphaWolf, I'm sorry you've had some hard times :cry: , and I'm glad you're back with us now. :) Last year I had to spend a lot less time with Rocky because my Mother was not well and I had to be with her. Rocky's comfort level with me was affected, but he was able to make a very good recovery fr...
by MissK
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:51 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Moulting?
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: Moulting?

Sounds like moulting, but if you never had her to the vet for a general checkup then this might be a nice time to take her. They can explain stuff and show you how your bird is healthwise.
by MissK
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi! I'm new! :)
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Hi! I'm new! :)

Good Job, SparkleGirl!

If I were you, I'd ask myself why I want an Indian RIngneck, and what I think I know about what it's like to live with them. Then I would set out here to see if reality matches my ideas. You're sure to learn something and a little self-check wouldn't hurt. Welcome!
by MissK
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Playing with his own feather!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1667

Re: Playing with his own feather!!

Hi Molossus,

Thanks for looking in and reassuring me!
by MissK
Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: NEW IRN Owner
Replies: 7
Views: 883

Re: NEW IRN Owner

You start by helping them understand you are the one holding the goodies and you are willing to share. :lol: :lol: I'm betting your next question will involve getting them back in the cage, so in advance of that, use a food lure and keep well away from the action so you don't scare them from going h...
by MissK
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Playing with his own feather!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1667

Re: Playing with his own feather!!

Thanks Clawnz, I got the bird from a second hand bird dealer who claimed to have had him 2 months. She also claimed he was female, but he's not. The last claim was that he's almost three years old, and I tend to believe that, sort of. No leg band. I hope if there are nutritional deficiencies that th...
by MissK
Sat May 31, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Playing with his own feather!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1667

Re: Playing with his own feather!!

I bet that's a hoot........ Well, thanks for the reassurance. I needed that. Lynnie's new to me, but he's almost 3 years old (if the seller is to be believed) and certainly of adult size. The vet didn't have much to say on eating poop. I almost think she didn't believe it. She just said to clean the...
by MissK
Sat May 31, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Playing with his own feather!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1667

Playing with his own feather!!

Tonight quite late I came home, put on the lights, and sat down to check the email. Presently I looked up beside me and there I saw Lynnie, the new Lineolated Parakeet, holding one of his own feathers in his foot and nibbling the quill end. I've heard birds will play with their own feathers but I wa...
by MissK
Sat May 31, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Holland!
Replies: 5
Views: 640

Re: Hello from Holland!

Ollie is certainly beautiful. I have not heard of a bird getting a shower for his reward before, but if it is working, then that's the thing to do! It's wonderful he can relax for this. I bet you love it! Keep trying to find a food he really likes. Offer some small bit of bread or cracker or even dr...
by MissK
Sat May 31, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello, my first IRN
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: Hello, my first IRN

Hi. Your smart little IRN objects to your handling him and is biting to defend himself. If you continue handling him against his wish, he may bear you long lasting ill will. That means you can look forward to more fear and biting as long as you continue to force yourself upon him. It is possible you...
by MissK
Fri May 30, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Eating
Replies: 25
Views: 2412

Re: Eating

Do you think he would have drunk it or just hollered "Drink! Drink! Drink!" for the echo effect?
by MissK
Fri May 30, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 6 Month old Grey IR
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: 6 Month old Grey IR

Roach, How's it coming along?
by MissK
Thu May 29, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: commen for untame irn to talk?
Replies: 12
Views: 1754

Re: commen for untame irn to talk?

From the sound of it, you're lucky he's NOT picking up things from YOU! :lol:
by MissK
Thu May 29, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

Here's what SkyesCrew contributed: Tell Donovan he does not have a plucker. Most likely if the bird was DNA'd the person took the feathers from the chest. Second, the blood up near the base of the tail. If he tried to fly and landed with his tail tucked, he could have broken something. That warrants...
by MissK
Wed May 28, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Holland!
Replies: 5
Views: 640

Re: Hello from Holland!

Hi Peggy, and welcome to the Forum! You did a very good job with your English; I had no trouble at all with understanding. I guarantee you would not be understanding anything I might try to say in Dutch! :D I am delighted that you made the effort. Hoi Peggy, en welkom op het Forum! U heeft een zeer ...
by MissK
Wed May 28, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: 4 weeks old chick lost all body and tail feathers
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: 4 weeks old chick lost all body and tail feathers

I have no idea about this, but I did see my adult Canaries molt very hard due to stress. I was keeping 3 Canaries in stacked cages, since male Canaries are territorial and unfriendly to each other, so they were out of sight of each other. I rotated the cages regularly to keep them all comfortable be...
by MissK
Wed May 28, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Teaching Your Bird Survival Skills
Replies: 26
Views: 1764

Re: Teaching Your Bird Survival Skills

I imagine getting the bird to fly down a flight of stairs in the house would be about the only practical way for us. Of note, when Rocky was new in my house he even had to learn how to walk/climb down his perch ladder. For those who don't recall, I set a row of perches in his cage about 7" apart, in...
by MissK
Wed May 28, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Eating
Replies: 25
Views: 2412

Re: Eating

Rocky won't have Hazelnuts either, but Ranchild's Quaker just loves them. Rocky's fave seems to be Pecans, but I confess they may be his fave because I love them too, so they're most of what I buy...... He does so enjoy prising Pistachios & Almonds from the shell, but the little scamp needs the shel...
by MissK
Wed May 28, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

Well, as always I wish the best. That first picture must look worse than it was in person - it looks like a sore wound to me, at the very least subcutaneous bleeding. It's also possible that when Neko started bleeding more recently he knocked open something already done. Not trying to promote troubl...
by MissK
Wed May 28, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: IRP in my backyard so Im thinking about taking it in. HELP!
Replies: 13
Views: 1050

Re: IRP in my backyard so Im thinking about taking it in. H

Good thoughts from InTheAir. If he rejects the finger, also try the arm or a hand-held perch. Some people have success there when the finger won't work. I don't know how other people do it, but I have food in there 24/7 as well. I even feed all my birds more than I know they will eat, in case I have...
by MissK
Wed May 28, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

Don, I would be freaking out if my bird was bloodied twice from unknown causes. Glad you're keeping your cool. But let's round up the suspects, shall we? Individuals known to possess a weapon are Mr. Bell and Neko, himself. Could there be an irritant on Neko that he is trying to resolve? A pest or t...
by MissK
Wed May 28, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Funny behavior with pumpkin seeds
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: Funny behavior with pumpkin seeds

I find Rocky's pellets in his water, but I think he is trying to get them wet in his mouth and just drops them.
by MissK
Wed May 28, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: IRP in my backyard so Im thinking about taking it in. HELP!
Replies: 13
Views: 1050

Re: IRP in my backyard so Im thinking about taking it in. H

Dan, my personal opinion is that you are going to upgrade his cage and then be left holding this cute but not so functional slant roof cage, wishing you had not toasted that money. I'm certain the cage is not big enough and it will cause you a problem, more of a problem for Sonic. It's barely larger...
by MissK
Wed May 28, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: NEW IRN Owner
Replies: 7
Views: 883

Re: NEW IRN Owner

Hi. If your friend's aviary is 5 feet long, then I don't think it is really sufficient for two birds, one female, in the long run. I suggest keep the birds. You may be able to get a different cage, or a second cage to split them if you need to. I use an HQ Double Flight cage without the divider for ...
by MissK
Wed May 28, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: RingNeck Green Parrot does not eat fruit....
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: RingNeck Green Parrot does not eat fruit....

Hi. The best way to encourage your bird to eat different food is for you to eat it in front of the bird and share. Maybe you can smash some fruit or vegetables in with the rice and let the whole family eat some with breakfast, and give to the bird as well. Maybe you can put some on the edge of a chi...
by MissK
Wed May 28, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: a bit about us and our bird
Replies: 28
Views: 1306

Re: a bit about us and our bird

Well, I really think you got quite lucky! :D

(MeltonMowbray looks like an exciting place!)
by MissK
Wed May 28, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: IRP in my backyard so Im thinking about taking it in. HELP!
Replies: 13
Views: 1050

Re: IRP in my backyard so Im thinking about taking it in. H

Awwwww. Poor little Sonic, far from home! Actually, I imagine he is going to adapt to the change far better than his former humans will. So, going forward: Your new friend is an adult for certain, judging by his handsome neck ring. I'm in Maryland. My bird has thrown down a few feathers but not actu...
by MissK
Tue May 27, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: a bit about us and our bird
Replies: 28
Views: 1306

Re: a bit about us and our bird

Hi ecky,

I meant that Blue has some trained behaviours already - you mentioned the give a kiss, plus the talking and being semi tame. I bet you are going to discover he knows more than that, too. Now I'm dying to see this bird auction as well!
by MissK
Tue May 27, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: IRP in my backyard so Im thinking about taking it in. HELP!
Replies: 13
Views: 1050

Re: IRP in my backyard so Im thinking about taking it in. H

You have to train them to accept touching. Perhaps you can reserve some information when you advertise your found bird, so the prospective claimer can prove they know this bird. If the bird talks, this would be information to use. Also specific details of the appearance - don't state the colour. If ...
by MissK
Tue May 27, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: how to improve my relation with my IRN
Replies: 21
Views: 1004

Re: how to improve my relation with my IRN

I'm not in the corner; I'm playing with my bird!
by MissK
Tue May 27, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: commen for untame irn to talk?
Replies: 12
Views: 1754

Re: commen for untame irn to talk?

tasha~ That's what I'm here for! :D

I wish I could blame someone else. I just broke my own computer and had to swear at myself all the while I fixed it.
by MissK
Tue May 27, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: a bit about us and our bird
Replies: 28
Views: 1306

Re: a bit about us and our bird

Hi. Yes, I did misunderstand. I thought you meant you were not going to train them at all. Sorry. Now I think I understand you meant you will not force them to do something they don't want to do. That's great. We can all agree that's the best way to go! :D I see you are offended because you think I ...
by MissK
Tue May 27, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: Problematic Tail Feather Sheath
Replies: 14
Views: 3351

Re: Problematic Tail Feather Sheath

:D
Molossus, thank you for giving your opinion. Maybe I can relax about it. Maybe I can send you just a photo next year and you'll think I lost my marbles......
by MissK
Tue May 27, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: NEW IRN Owner
Replies: 7
Views: 883

Re: NEW IRN Owner

I would want to see your birds in a larger cage, especially as it sounds like they are sharing that cage? If one of them is female, anecdotal evidence tells us to be on the look out for fighting once they mature. As far as keeping them in a cage while you go to work, that's just how it must be. A bi...
by MissK
Tue May 27, 2014 6:51 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: a bit about us and our bird
Replies: 28
Views: 1306

Re: a bit about us and our bird

Hey, I understand wanting to let them "do it naturally". I think you might want to consider my personal, in my house, preferred for me training method, which I really consider to be "lazy training". I would rather enjoy my birds than pursue an agenda - seems too much like work to lazy me. However, I...
by MissK
Mon May 26, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: Problematic Tail Feather Sheath
Replies: 14
Views: 3351

Re: Problematic Tail Feather Sheath

This is her third (?) molt with this going on. She improved from molt #1 (a juvenile molt) to #2, but remained the same from #2 to #3.

Thanks for the links.
by MissK
Mon May 26, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Imitator
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: Imitator

:D
by MissK
Mon May 26, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Training irns is harder than budgies!
Replies: 27
Views: 1358

Re: Training irns is harder than budgies!

Jason, how's it going?

My new bird ate millet I was holding in the cage for the first time today, although he still spazzes out when I reach in to change the bowls.
by MissK
Mon May 26, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: whose a pretty boy?
Replies: 8
Views: 759

Re: whose a pretty boy?

I've been reading my Encyclopedia of Birds of The World again, and I did note at least one bird was specifically referenced as using their strong beak to open cherry pits to access and eat the insides. Not saying we should give that to our birds, just that some bird is reported to eat them. No, don'...
by MissK
Mon May 26, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: Problematic Tail Feather Sheath
Replies: 14
Views: 3351

Re: Problematic Tail Feather Sheath

Well, as mentioned, we just had the dried blood and disintegrated feathers on the first time round. Subsequent molts, including this one, the feather emerges normal eventually. Since my original post the tail feathers are now all free. They are mostly normal, but some of the strands (what do we call...
by MissK
Mon May 26, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

That's a relief. Keep eyes open for a repeat.
by MissK
Mon May 26, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

I used to have my bed pushed against the left wall of my bedroom. Since then I've gotten a larger bed and moved it to the center of the room. The dog still will only approach to jump up when I call her from the right side of the bed, the only side that was available when it was pushed against the wa...
by MissK
Sun May 25, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: Problematic Tail Feather Sheath
Replies: 14
Views: 3351

Re: Problematic Tail Feather Sheath

Clawnz, thanks for weighing in.
AJ, I was amazed the good folks of the Forum had not really stepped up to help. :( Surely somebody has seen this before!
by MissK
Sat May 24, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 12 weeks old, Not eating inside cage
Replies: 33
Views: 1616

Re: 12 weeks old, Not eating inside cage

I believe Teflon is just a brand name for the particular substance. Apparently it can be found in hair dryers, heaters, and other home machines that get hot, as well as those pots and pans.
by MissK
Fri May 23, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 12 weeks old, Not eating inside cage
Replies: 33
Views: 1616

Re: 12 weeks old, Not eating inside cage

I'm fairly conservative about the vet, myself. Rocky was the first parrot in this house. Lynnie is the most recent. I took Rocky and Lynnie to the vet as soon as I got them for a general evaluation. I had Lynnie tested for dangerous disease because s/he seems not able to tolerate isolation and I alr...
by MissK
Fri May 23, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Pippin had a breakthrough!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 979

Re: Pippin had a breakthrough!!!!

YAAAAY!

Congratulations!
by MissK
Thu May 22, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: Hello everyone!

I once found a dog in my yard (he hopped the fence). I went door to door and discovered he had gotten out of a house on the next street. If one of my pets got loose, I would certainly hope my neighbors would knock on my door and help it get home again.
by MissK
Thu May 22, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

You're not going to lose the ability to handle him for a lifetime. Even if you had to go back to square one, remember they can learn, they can change. Do your research. Let me know how it ends.
by MissK
Thu May 22, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Janey Plays Pool
Replies: 2
Views: 1333

Re: Janey Plays Pool

Fantastic! Next week, Charlie makes odds and accepts bets........
by MissK
Thu May 22, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 12 weeks old, Not eating inside cage
Replies: 33
Views: 1616

Re: 12 weeks old, Not eating inside cage

Yep. Great news!
by MissK
Thu May 22, 2014 4:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: AAA - WORST WING CLIP EVER
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: AAA - WORST WING CLIP EVER

Hi hyjameel, I'm reposting your pm here so others can benefit and I'm answering here it as well. Hi, Do you think my bird will fly after he moults (he started moulting). Few feathers came out. It was successful. No fractures. The vet said it will be fine. But, I forgot about the flight issue. Will h...