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by smallworld
Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Speedminton anyone???
Replies: 2
Views: 850

Re: Speedminton anyone???

Haha yeah we play in the park too. But i think it would be more visible indoors. We played it again yesterday for another 2 hours and we were much better. Actually managed an average volley of 14 hits. But you're right its fun and really fast. I was surprised to see the only difference between the ...
by smallworld
Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Speedminton anyone???
Replies: 2
Views: 850

Speedminton anyone???

Ok so we went out and bought a speedminton set. S70 beginners set that comes with 2 rackets, 3 shuttles and a speed ring. It cost 50 euros in all. After watching some people on youtube play it, I thought ok I should give it a try. I just cant get the hang of it!!! 2 hours later we were still pickin...
by smallworld
Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Mutation section
Replies: 8
Views: 1135

Re: Mutation section

:lol: I am a guy pink devil, well at least it was me who posted the above. My wife and I share the same account but for the most part its me doing the posting :wink:

A happy April Fools to everyone and watchout for those sneaky trickers today :wink:
by smallworld
Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Forsythia bushes
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Forsythia bushes

Yeah I guess I wouldnt risk it either :|
by smallworld
Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:17 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Mutation section
Replies: 8
Views: 1135

Re: Mutation section

:lol: me too!!
by smallworld
Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Forsythia bushes
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Forsythia bushes

Hi Joanie, I know someone who claims to have given her budgies Forsythia flowers. She said they lived well over 10 years. But thats just one person, I know. A bird page (in another language), I looked up listed it as poisonous to birds. Another guy says its poisonous to hamsters :lol: So I guess I ...
by smallworld
Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 283

Re: Hello Everyone

Hi Mindy and welcome to the forum :) I hope you dont mind me commenting on the name, as its really not my business. However, I find that naming him Oscar 2 sounds like you want him to live up to the reputation of his predecessor. Birds are very individual and have very unique personalities. The 2nd...
by smallworld
Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN age question
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: IRN age question

Hi :) They mostly develop rings at the age of 2 and up. I know some birds that only had it toward their 3rd year. 1 year is reasonably odd but I'm not sure if its impossible. The ring develops as a males sign of maturity. So its related to hormonal changes as well among other things. If you draw a ...
by smallworld
Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi From UK
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: Hi From UK

Princess is cool :D Princess always reminds me of Paris Hilton haha. Anyway welcome to the club to you and Princess :wink:
by smallworld
Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi From UK
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: Hi From UK

Hi Keith!!

Nice to meet you & good to have you around :) Thought of a name for the little one yet? I see she likes carrots, :D so does ours!
by smallworld
Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My bird isn't flying yet!
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Re: My bird isn't flying yet!

Pink Devil is right but dont try to pull em out. If you do it yourself, its painful. See, shes trying to fly, which is a good thing. You wouldnt have to help her to fly later. Since she is crashing, make sure she doesnt jump from too high a spot or provide her with a soft landing. Because, if she m...
by smallworld
Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Help please anyone, really need it
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Help please anyone, really need it

The funny thing about indian ringnecks is that they're one of the very few parrot species that dont mate for life. This is good for us humans as they dont tend to bond too strongly to one particular person in the family. The result is a more social bird. The bad part is they've a natural instinct t...
by smallworld
Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Ninja in the photo studio
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: Ninja in the photo studio

You gotta good lookin model :wink: and one hell of a camera! Damn!!..
by smallworld
Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:24 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: AGGRESSIVE RINGNECK PARROT
Replies: 8
Views: 17426

Re: AGGRESSIVE RINGNECK PARROT

Hi, I do sympathize with you but a bird needs a constant environment. Did you read the link Shane recommended? Well scars happen, I have countless amounts of them, due to bites or test bites, whenever we get a new bird. The thing is, they heal and they go away. From my IRN and what I read about som...
by smallworld
Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: AGGRESSIVE RINGNECK PARROT
Replies: 8
Views: 17426

Re: AGGRESSIVE RINGNECK PARROT

Hi and welcome. Is there anything in his environment that could've changed? Maybe there's someone new or his diet changed or for some reason you spend less time with him or let him out of his cage alot less? He could be doing this as a show of jealousy too or he could just be ticked that something ...
by smallworld
Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What Colors
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Re: What Colors

I dont know how important the color of the toenails are in breeding, as for genetic reasons I prefer wild colored birds but our ringy has greyish and not black toenails although he is wild colored. His parents are lutino and blue. Its not black toenails like those I've seen on other ringnecks :)
by smallworld
Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: egg question
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: egg question

by smallworld
Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My bird isn't flying yet!
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Re: My bird isn't flying yet!

Hi, what do you mean it hasnt grown back completely? Are the feathers their full length or are they still coming out of the shafts? Since Jessie was clipped at a very young age, she could be not so confident about flying. This does happen. Probably her first few attempts at flying ended up in bruta...
by smallworld
Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Help please anyone, really need it
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Help please anyone, really need it

When you separate them in 2 cages, are they in the same room? Could be that they scream to call out to one another. You did the right thing with separating them because I've seen instances with parrots, that when the owner comes home to a dead male (most of the time). If she doesnt like her cage bu...
by smallworld
Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Learning the ropes....
Replies: 26
Views: 1107

Re: Learning the ropes....

Yeah... sadly. I find your parrot owner opinion the same as well. Wing clipping is such a touchy topic, that in some forums it sparks a wild fire. Well thats why I never really asked for someones opinion on the topic. You're the best judge of the situation, to see how well your birds relationship w...
by smallworld
Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: New Vid of Archimedes
Replies: 8
Views: 1701

Re: New Vid of Archimedes

OH look at that jealous grey in the background! haha Echo loves apples too!

Nice bird you got there Imran :)
by smallworld
Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: tail feathers breaking???
Replies: 14
Views: 1631

Re: tail feathers breaking???

Yes do let us know how it goes :) I hope everything went well!
by smallworld
Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: wholemeal bread
Replies: 9
Views: 1168

Re: wholemeal bread

Hey!

i dont give ours more than a pinch or two at a time. I dont really know whats inside wholewheat toast but I read somewhere that the bread has too much salt and something else for birds. Most people bake it themselves without all the bird bad stuff.
by smallworld
Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: my new irn toby
Replies: 14
Views: 954

Re: my new irn toby

Thats cool he's on your head. I'm always scared that they'll leave a bubu behind.
by smallworld
Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Learning the ropes....
Replies: 26
Views: 1107

Re: Learning the ropes....

haha oh yeah should've warned you. I was surprised too how echo got out of his cage. They have crafty and strong beaks and even if they're clipped, if you slip up on something, that lil fellar's gonna get out :lol: Though it might not really be recommended, if you want him to get used to the surrou...
by smallworld
Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: My family :) (lots of pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 8709

Re: My family :) (lots of pics)

Yeah i was devastated, to find him dead. You never think you'd cry over a fish. I actually got him because there was an aquarium shop that burnt down. A few of the aquariums and the fish in it could be saved but everything was pretty much destroyed. So the owner of the shop, put all the remaining f...
by smallworld
Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:37 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Made in India - Kutty!!!!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 667

Re: Made in India - Kutty!!!!!!!!

Whats the matter with his face? About his age and sex, one kinda relates to the other. If he is under 3 years old, he could pretty much be a female. If your bird is older than 3, then its definitely a female.
by smallworld
Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: My family :) (lots of pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 8709

Re: My family :) (lots of pics)

Wow Sheena really nice big family you got there! I wish I had enough room for something like what you have. Beautiful :lol: I had a flowerhorn a long time ago. I had him since he was a baby about half the size of my pinky. He always jumped out of the water snatched the food in my hand and dived bac...
by smallworld
Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Getting rid of bird food
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Re: Getting rid of bird food

Well since the recommended intake for an African grey is only 2 teaspoons a day and 1 for small birds like the IRN, I'd say that the diet shouldnt primarily consist of seed. Fat can be derived from carbohydrates like rice and sweet potatoes (given once in awhile), not necessary from seeds. 1 teaspo...
by smallworld
Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: tail feathers breaking???
Replies: 14
Views: 1631

Re: tail feathers breaking???

Yes please do take him to a vet as soon as possible. Though it is possible that it is nothing serious, it is always better to be safe than sorry.
by smallworld
Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: IRN going a bit skittish
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: IRN going a bit skittish

Sometimes they do that. They get territorial about their cage and they dont like your hand in there. But if his attitude towards you is changing, it could be he is goiong through that 'biting phase'. Its obvious that how you handle a bird during this phase, plays a big role in how he will react to ...
by smallworld
Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Learning the ropes....
Replies: 26
Views: 1107

Re: Learning the ropes....

Thats really good. I'm happy that you're making progress. Once he starts taking the food from your hand, you could try to put your hand inside the cage with the food in your palm. If he is not too scared, he might step on your thumb or fingers to reach for the food. Those few baby steps and test bi...
by smallworld
Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: What mutation? Pieds?
Replies: 12
Views: 1062

Re: What mutation? Pieds?

God! why would anybody do that?? Bleaching those poor birds... Thats mean. A birds lungs are very sensitive, would it be possible for them not to get ill, through that bleaching process? If thats the case, you shouldnt buy those birds, it will only support these idiots.
by smallworld
Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Ninja - some updated pics
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Re: Ninja - some updated pics

haha even birds are getting vain these days :wink:
by smallworld
Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:02 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello we are new
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: Hello we are new

Hi & welcome :)
:lol: what Joanie said in her last line made me laugh! 'we're always here...' Sounds so x-files :lol:
by smallworld
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:57 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Hello

Hey congrats on the new brat :wink: I'd go with pinkdevils dna suggestion if you really wanna be sure. But sometimes depending on the parents color mutations and the color of the kid you can see by using a genetic calculator, if the kid is male or female. Echo's parents are lutino male and blue mom...
by smallworld
Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: my handreared babies
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Re: my handreared babies

Three lovely birds and with a broken food :!: LIke the name Pepsi.. How sad she had to come to an early end.
by smallworld
Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Lutino IRN, with blue eyes!
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: Lutino IRN, with blue eyes!

WOW! WOW! I've never heard of that but I would really like to see pictures too :D
by smallworld
Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: tail feathers breaking???
Replies: 14
Views: 1631

Re: tail feathers breaking???

Hi greg, its possible that those other birds were healthy carriers of the disease or were not yet exhibiting symptoms at the time(if it is PBFD). The disease affects birds under the age of 1 year rapidly because they have a weaker immune system than their older counterparts. The latency period in a...
by smallworld
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: what colours can i expect
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: what colours can i expect

Hi a really nice person on this forum gave me this link:
http://www.gencalc.com/gen/eng_genc.php?sp=0PsitIR
Its a really cool webpage that calculates the genetics for most home kept species :) /b]
by smallworld
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Ninja - some updated pics
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Re: Ninja - some updated pics

Wow nice pictures :) Looks really sunny where you live!
by smallworld
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hi to all
Replies: 8
Views: 820

Re: hi to all

Hi! Welcome to you and your beautiful birds :D
by smallworld
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: tail feathers breaking???
Replies: 14
Views: 1631

Re: tail feathers breaking???

Hi, though calcium and thyroid problems can cause weak feathers, the thought that hit me was PBFD. Its possible that their feathers break easily if they've this disease. I dont want to alarm you and there are other reasons but is it possible that your bird may have have this disease? I really hope ...
by smallworld
Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Getting rid of bird food
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Re: Getting rid of bird food

I think they can. Our birds get only vegetables and fruits. Once in awhile some rice and homemade bird food from various seeds and grains. I've found that mine love corn, apples, kiwis, strawberries and alot of other berries, carrots, parsley, green peas etc etc. Ive never given them pellets from t...
by smallworld
Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: OTHER FORUMS............
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Re: OTHER FORUMS............

Just wanted to tell you dont waste your time with birdboard. I quit that forum when a couple of members bushwhacked a young girl for asking a careless question. Then when the girls mother came online to defend her, they tore the mom to pieces and before the mother could defend herself, the wonderfu...
by smallworld
Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Getting a new IRN soon
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: Getting a new IRN soon

HI & congratulations on your new bird :D Nah IRNs are not all that bad, they're stubborn though but once you get to know them, you get to know their nice side :wink:
by smallworld
Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Learning the ropes....
Replies: 26
Views: 1107

Re: Learning the ropes....

2 weeks is not a long time. It might be a long time for humans but not for birds. If you choose to go the method where you feed him, talk to him, offer him treats in your hands and wait till he takes it or he comes to you, its going to take time. Its going to take months and not days. But that is a...
by smallworld
Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Learning the ropes....
Replies: 26
Views: 1107

Re: Learning the ropes....

You said you're not in any kinda hurry, so 15 days is too early. You cannot keep changing the method of approach. It has to be constant and stable. So just keep at it.
by smallworld
Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Going for a walk with your bird?
Replies: 7
Views: 1217

Re: Going for a walk with your bird?

Thanks guys but I checked ebay uk for a flight or aviator harness. Didnt come up with anything cheaper than 30 pounds. So I'm sticking with the transporter idea and then in slow doses take him out of it. I once read about a guy that walked around town, with his Amazon on his shoulder. I guess I'm s...
by smallworld
Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Going for a walk with your bird?
Replies: 7
Views: 1217

Re: Going for a walk with your bird?

Hey! I'm not so worried that he would be carried away by the wind because he has a full clip and not partial. So he sort of flies with a downward 2 meter heading. But I think the idea with a transporter is a good one. I have one of those but it just never occured to me. Thanks really :) The prices ...
by smallworld
Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Going for a walk with your bird?
Replies: 7
Views: 1217

Going for a walk with your bird?

Hey guys, i was wondering if any of you had taken your birds out for a walk and how did it go? We haven't done this with any of our other birds as they're not clipped. Echo is and he is also very happy to see new people. He doesnt bite them or run away from them. So I was thinking, since it is spri...
by smallworld
Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: determining age of indian ringneck parrots
Replies: 7
Views: 2555

Re: determining age of indian ringneck parrots

Jasmine's bout right but you could also use a genetic calculator. It works in some cases but it depends. For example (i might have mixed the parentage up), I think our Greenie's parents are lutino (male) and blue (female). Hence all green birds born will be male. So this wouldnt help you in your ca...
by smallworld
Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Doisy's Talking!
Replies: 8
Views: 1277

Re: Doisy's Talking!

what your husband says? haha You've just given me hope that maybe just maybe Echo would say something too!! :D
by smallworld
Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: To Small, To Big?
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: To Small, To Big?

I can tell, Mork is on his way to a good home with you :)
by smallworld
Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: To Small, To Big?
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: To Small, To Big?

I live in Europe and I paid only 35euros for Echo's new home. It was 2nd hand but the previous owner was a very reliable person and his bird did not have PBFD or any other infectious diseases. Which is why i bought it. Anyway my point being, our cage, measures 34 inches (side to side) x 22 inches (...
by smallworld
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Bar Spacing
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: Bar Spacing

Dont mention it :)
by smallworld
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Screaming & Stubborn headed :)
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: Screaming & Stubborn headed :)

Hi julie good to hear from you again. The thing is, a determining factor for their internal clocks is daylight. So the amount of daylight and what time the sun rises tells the birds if its going to be spring and winter etc etc. So I do not like covering their cages or making their room unnaturally ...
by smallworld
Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Bar Spacing
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: Bar Spacing

I have exactly an inch on mine. Maybe a teeny bit more would be alright, i guess.
by smallworld
Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Doisy's Talking!
Replies: 8
Views: 1277

Re: Doisy's Talking!

Wow if only Echo would suprise me like that in the morning, he'd make my day! :D

How old is Doisy?
by smallworld
Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:18 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: I am now a servant apparently
Replies: 8
Views: 2160

Re: I am now a servant apparently

I really enjoyed reading this :lol:
by smallworld
Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Is this a dead forum...?
Replies: 23
Views: 3416

Re: Is this a dead forum...?

Hi Imran,
thanks for your reply. I got a few helpful replies now :) No you guys are not like other forums n thats nice!

cheers
by smallworld
Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Benefits of Grey
Replies: 16
Views: 1595

Re: Benefits of Grey

Nice bird. Very lady like :wink:
by smallworld
Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Which uses more energy - walking or flying?
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Re: Which uses more energy - walking or flying?

I'm going with flying! :P Because when they fly their entire group of chest muscles, wings, back, tail n even head is engaged toward propelling them in the right direction. So based on the amount of muscle in use in flying as compared to walking, I'd say it uses more energy. Plus the vets always to...
by smallworld
Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Screaming & Stubborn headed :)
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: Screaming & Stubborn headed :)

Thanks julie for your reply. I didnt think about that but it makes sense (about the aviary). TikkaLu yeah we decided that covering his cage was our only option. So sunrise for him is at about 7 to 7.15am :wink: We dont really care if he screams during the day. Because he's a bird and a little screa...
by smallworld
Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi from scotland
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: Hi from scotland

Welcome! :) I'm quite new here myself but i like this forum. Hope you've fun too.
by smallworld
Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Is this a dead forum...?
Replies: 23
Views: 3416

Re: Is this a dead forum...?

Yeah I used the search function to check about morning screaming but i only found about 4 posts and they dont help much. Maybe I'm not doing it right. Anyway, for the past 2 days we've covered his cage after the sun goes down and take the covers off at about 7 am. Not the best solution but I really...
by smallworld
Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Benefits of Grey
Replies: 16
Views: 1595

Re: Benefits of Grey

Fantastic! Thanks alot :)
by smallworld
Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Benefits of Grey
Replies: 16
Views: 1595

Re: Benefits of Grey

Hey is that genetic calculator you use an online one? Could you give me the link please? I've been trying to find a reliable one. :idea:
by smallworld
Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: my new irn toby
Replies: 14
Views: 954

Re: my new irn toby

Hey we almost have the same cage!! :lol: that Toby is a hell of a poser ;)
by smallworld
Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:38 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Learning the ropes....
Replies: 26
Views: 1107

Re: Learning the ropes....

Dont worry you havent traumatized him :) IRNs can be very stubborn and he is showing you that he is unfriendly because he doesnt want to be man handled. If you want to be the nice guy to your bird then you shouldnt trim the wings yourself. Because then, he's really going to hate you. Take him to a ...
by smallworld
Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:19 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Learning the ropes....
Replies: 26
Views: 1107

Re: Learning the ropes....

Yes pinkdevil is right about the trust part. There are just different methods of building trust and mine is to towel them, offer them treats and show them that I'm not a threat to them. I only suggested it because, of all the different methods I've tried, I think this is kinda what has worked with ...
by smallworld
Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Learning the ropes....
Replies: 26
Views: 1107

Re: Learning the ropes....

Yeah the first few days are not easy and it really depends on the bird. But I'm surprised at how terrified he is of human contact. He most definitely is not hand raised. Echo came from an outdoor aviary and the breeders only interaction with his IRNs was feeding. He only brought food and water for ...
by smallworld
Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My IRN pair
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: My IRN pair

They really are a cute couple! I love to see grey IRNs they look so dignified haha. But I really like what you did with the nestbox attached to the cage. Thats a good idea. :D Nice setup n beautiful birds
by smallworld
Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Our baby...Paolo!
Replies: 3
Views: 555

Re: Our baby...Paolo!

Hey wow really nice big roomy cage you got there :)

The way Paolo looks in the first picture is like 'No paparazi! Get the camera away!' :lol: Beautiful bird too. Hope its going well with the taming.
by smallworld
Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: What is the best bird to get a pet for a child?
Replies: 4
Views: 1145

Re: What is the best bird to get a pet for a child?

If you're looking for a bird that looks parakeet like but not so into the budgie features, I'd say get a pair of lovebirds. They're very entertaining, very colorful and catchy, not so inclined to long periods of quiet and at the same time a pair of them will be self sufficient, as far as attention ...
by smallworld
Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hey all
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Hey all

I was wondering that too :lol: this is a funny thread
by smallworld
Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can i own RingNeck In India
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Re: Can i own RingNeck In India

Yes you're right but i think if it were me, I might let my bird go anyway. Just to give it a taste of freedom you know. OR if i was living somewhere where there were parrots n I wanted one wild one, I'd put up a nest box or something on a tree in my garden and scatter food everyday. That way, the b...
by smallworld
Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can i own RingNeck In India
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Re: Can i own RingNeck In India

Steady. No need to get so hostile. I was just saying that it would be nicer for the bird if it could be given the opportunity to fly about its native habitat. Rather than sitting around in 4 walls the whole day.
by smallworld
Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can i own RingNeck In India
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Re: Can i own RingNeck In India

I know this is kinda late but why would you want to own a ringneck in India? I mean I only own one because we dont have them around here. I saw some really cool videos of how they fly in large flocks around India and they just come up to people when they feed them. So maybe if you just throw some g...
by smallworld
Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Learning the ropes....
Replies: 26
Views: 1107

Re: Learning the ropes....

Yes thats precisely what I do and do it about 3 or 4 times a day. With my IRN it only took a week till he took food from me while in his towel and he stop becoming fidgety. With my red crown parakeet, he used to tuck his head in deeper n fall asleep. However, there was one lovebird that we had, n i...
by smallworld
Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Our Greenie :)
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

Re: Our Greenie :)

Hey guys and thanks! He tried to climb the rose border on the wall once when he was on the sofa hahaha. Oh he tried that for so long and that was really funny to see! I uploaded the pics from photobucket. There's no way you can upload it from your com here. You have to use flickr, photobucket or so...
by smallworld
Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Is this a dead forum...?
Replies: 23
Views: 3416

Re: Is this a dead forum...?

Yeah I know what you mean about the other bird forums. There was this one forum about birds and it seems like its been there for years and everyone knows everyone else. So when you join them, its like you're an outsider, then you say something one of them doesnt like, next thing you know, you go th...
by smallworld
Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Our Greenie :)
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

Re: Our Greenie :)

Yeah he is for the most part haha. He calls you when he wants you to play with him or entertain him :D
by smallworld
Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Is this a dead forum...?
Replies: 23
Views: 3416

Is this a dead forum...?

I dont want to be impolite or offend anyone as I am new to this forum myself but why is it so inactive? There are an abundance of unanswered posts that go back to january this year. I find the idea of a ringneck forum exclusively for ringnecks totally cool but a little bit more activity would make ...
by smallworld
Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Our Greenie :)
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

Our Greenie :)

Here are some pics of our 10mth old Greenie and his new home. If this works I'll upload more later :P
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by smallworld
Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Learning the ropes....
Replies: 26
Views: 1107

Re: Learning the ropes....

HI! Congratulations on the new fella :) Although it is normal for hand reared birds to feel a little like yours when they're first brought home, your breeder may have cheated you. I dont know why, but I get the feeling he is not as hand reared as one would like him to be. Also the breeder wouldn't ...
by smallworld
Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:54 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Household Poisons
Replies: 51
Views: 20767

Re: Household Poisons

I didnt see teatree oil so I thought I'd add it. They become extremely dizzy and in some cases unconscious. I'm not sure if they can die from it though.
by smallworld
Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:18 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Thousands of Parrots Flock To Temple
Replies: 10
Views: 2140

Re: Thousands of Parrots Flock To Temple

Wow I'm just wondering what Echo would do if he saw so many of his friends out there! Man, thats so beautiful.
by smallworld
Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:09 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New around town
Replies: 8
Views: 503

Re: New around town

Okay nevermind :) I read that you have to use something like flickr or photobucket if you want to upload pics here. It would really help me if someone could tell me how to stop the early morning screaming echo has been up to for the past month. I put out a post on it in the behaviour section. We've...
by smallworld
Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New around town
Replies: 8
Views: 503

Re: New around town

thanks guys :)

I tried loading pics of echo but it says I need to give a URL address. I cant just load it from my computer? :?:
by smallworld
Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Thinking of adding another bird to my home and have question
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: Thinking of adding another bird to my home and have ques

Hi there :) To be quite honest I' not so sure thats such a good idea. Because the quaker has bonded with you for so long and might not want to share you with a ringneck. On the other hand, the ringneck is 17yrs old, an old fella. If he already is not very friendly to other people other than his sel...
by smallworld
Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:57 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New around town
Replies: 8
Views: 503

Re: New around town

Hi! Thanks :)

Yes he does. when he's being funny, his nickname is Greenie. Formally its Echo haha, though he has never echoed anything yet :D
by smallworld
Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Baby IRN bitting...
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: Baby IRN bitting...

I'm reasonably new to IRNs too but what I've done with all my other birds as well as with my IRN and it really helped, was to hold them in a warm towel, pulling the towel above the back of their neck n just covering the lower beak. They tend to nip on the towel n forget about you. I roll them up in...
by smallworld
Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Screaming & Stubborn headed :)
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: Screaming & Stubborn headed :)

Hi, thanks for your reply. No i said above, we never cover their cages because we want them to get natural sunlight. We never turn lights on in their room either at night. We give them roasted, non salted, unpeeled sunflower seeds about twice a week. Because its winter, I think the fat is a little ...
by smallworld
Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Screaming & Stubborn headed :)
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Screaming & Stubborn headed :)

Hey everybody! I've had this baby IRN for a few months now. He came to me 6 months after he was born. The breeder had him in an outdoor flightcage along with the rest of his family. I'm not new to birds though this is new territory for me. I've always wanted but never had an IRN before. So here's t...
by smallworld
Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New around town
Replies: 8
Views: 503

New around town

Hello everyone :) I'm new here n have a baby IRN born May 09.