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by Skyes_crew
Thu May 09, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?
Replies: 35
Views: 1212

Re: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?

Great!!! Now I have another thing to worry about darn you :wink:
by Skyes_crew
Wed May 08, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?
Replies: 35
Views: 1212

Re: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?

Hahahaha...ill do you one better. I zip tied all the doors shut on my travel cage :lol: I agree on the harness. I will be starting young too getting mine used to the idea. I love the idea of giving him the freedom to be outside without all the worry. Of course ill still worry that the bungee will ma...
by Skyes_crew
Wed May 08, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?
Replies: 35
Views: 1212

Re: Can my IRN be outside on my deck?

You're not the only one lol. I have bad visions of open doors and my baby flying right out the door. It's made me a bit neurotic :)
by Skyes_crew
Wed May 08, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Baby alexandrine
Replies: 24
Views: 3262

Re: Baby alexandrine

I did indeed...thank you. Just waiting on my new cage and the Alex will be coming home.
by Skyes_crew
Wed May 08, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Changing diets
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: Changing diets

I've found that apples are the Achilles heel for IRN's. they love them!! Do a search for IRN diet and you will come up with multiple threads that address your concerns and will give you tips on proper diet and introduction of new foods. Good luck :)
by Skyes_crew
Wed May 08, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Unresponsive Female.
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Re: Unresponsive Female.

Some IRN's will never talk unfortunately. Do you speak to her a lot? Play music? Are you away from the home a lot? Do you have other birds? Also you say she's not scared of you, but still wild. What do you mean by that? We can all try to help :)
by Skyes_crew
Wed May 08, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Proud of Rich! (She learned another trick)
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: Proud of Rich! (She learned another trick)

I thought about training Skye to pick up dirty socks and put them in the basket. But knowing him he'd take it back to his cage and make it his girlfriend :lol: Congrats on the turn around trick. It's one of my favorites. Nothing cuter than a bird spinning in circles for a treat :) you could add a sh...
by Skyes_crew
Wed May 08, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Baby alexandrine
Replies: 24
Views: 3262

Re: Baby alexandrine

You're good...lol. 38 last month :)
by Skyes_crew
Wed May 08, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Aviator Harnesses and training
Replies: 14
Views: 2731

Re: Aviator Harnesses and training

I can't really offer advice as I'm in a similar boat as you Claire. I'm still shopping around though. I've heard that if you start young that it is easier. My boy is 12 weeks so I'm wanting to start soon. I will wait for responses to your questions.
by Skyes_crew
Wed May 08, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Going away for the weekend, what about IRN?
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Going away for the weekend, what about IRN?

That is great idea :) and I googled the cage, that is more than sufficient enough for traveling. The more you travel with him the better he will get at it. In the beginning you may have to cover his cage while he's in the car because sometimes the blurred images flying by confuse them. But good for ...
by Skyes_crew
Wed May 08, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sleeping on cage walls?
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Sleeping on cage walls?

Maybe you could incorporate it into a play gym :)
by Skyes_crew
Wed May 08, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Baby alexandrine
Replies: 24
Views: 3262

Re: Baby alexandrine

Age has nothing to do with it. Just a lover of the classics. :) one of my first memories as a child was listening to Innagodadivida. Can you guess my age lol :mrgreen:
by Skyes_crew
Wed May 08, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Going away for the weekend, what about IRN?
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Going away for the weekend, what about IRN?

Skyes-crew; you guys must have the most popular campsite, I bet half the kids in the district would be hanging around. I love it! Our harness training leaves a lot to be desired. I will start a new thread on it, I'd love to discuss it and hopefully get some insights from you and others. Claire Yup ...
by Skyes_crew
Wed May 08, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Baby alexandrine
Replies: 24
Views: 3262

Re: Baby alexandrine

lol...obviously not the only one. ;)
by Skyes_crew
Tue May 07, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Going away for the weekend, what about IRN?
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Going away for the weekend, what about IRN?

The harness was going to be one of my next posts. Advice, suggestions, recommendations etc. As for the 2 nights away, I couldn't do it. I would worry the whole time. I'm not really the go away for the weekend type, but we do go away once a year camping. My whole fan damily comes with. The three dogs...
by Skyes_crew
Tue May 07, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Agressive ringneck girl
Replies: 23
Views: 815

Re: Agressive ringneck girl

That's great!! I hope it continues to be a happy ending for you both :)
by Skyes_crew
Tue May 07, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Scaredy Cat
Replies: 39
Views: 909

Re: Scaredy Cat

Welcome Nico...congrats on your new baby. :) I just brought home my new baby 4 days ago. This is my second IRN, but my first baby IRN. Mine too was hand fed too. But it's like a new beginning when they come home. The person who hand fed them and handled them is not around, and they have new surround...
by Skyes_crew
Tue May 07, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: an update and another question
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: an update and another question

Skye started the head bobbing thing a few weeks ago. Only thing coming up so far is the sticky white paste. Yuck!!! As soon as he starts I redirect his attention somewhere else. It is my feeling that birds should love us, not want to mate with us. So if he must do it, like MissK said, it is much bet...
by Skyes_crew
Tue May 07, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?
Replies: 39
Views: 1314

Re: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?

One of my foraging toys I use is a stainless still drink mixer ball. Comes in sport drink bottles from places like GNC. It's super flexible and I can stuff tons of stuff in there. I feed Bfast in a bowl. That way I can monitor what they've eaten at least one part of the day. My birds are late aftern...
by Skyes_crew
Tue May 07, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Agressive ringneck girl
Replies: 23
Views: 815

Re: Agressive ringneck girl

From reading your most recent posts, this is my take on it. Your baby girl has imprinted on you as her mate. Just like when males see a certain shape, they do their little dance...she has taken a liking to you in the glasses and it puts her "in the mood". Now she wants you as her mate and when a fem...
by Skyes_crew
Tue May 07, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?
Replies: 39
Views: 1314

Re: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?

My husband eats these coconut ice bars...Skye loves them!! Never seen a bird lick something so intently lol. Good to know I'm not the only one with a frozen treat lover :)
by Skyes_crew
Mon May 06, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Baby alexandrine
Replies: 24
Views: 3262

Re: Baby alexandrine

Your third paragraph had me thinking... 'Cause I'm a picker, I'm a grinner I'm a lover and I'm a sinner I play my music in the sun I'm a joker, I'm a smoker I'm a midnight toker I get my lovin' on the run STEVE MILLER BAND - THE JOKER LYRICS It was just the way you wrote it lol. Anyway, I commend yo...
by Skyes_crew
Mon May 06, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Puzzle
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: Puzzle

Two of the babies resemble VioletBlue pallids to me. Although I guess it could be the lighting.
by Skyes_crew
Mon May 06, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?
Replies: 39
Views: 1314

Re: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?

I'm guilty of the late night treat too lol. For greens that last long...try snap peas, mine loves to dig out the peas from the pod. Green pepper, jalapeño pepper, kale, broccoli, red leaf lettuce, dill, parsley, zucchini, green beans. You could do sprouted seeds. You can grow those indoors all year ...
by Skyes_crew
Mon May 06, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Baby alexandrine
Replies: 24
Views: 3262

Re: Baby alexandrine

Are you looking at a mature Alex or a baby? My breeder ships :)

Also check jersey. Since IRN's were banned there more and more people are getting rid of them.
by Skyes_crew
Mon May 06, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?
Replies: 39
Views: 1314

Re: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?

I've tried frozen before. Nutrition wise, I don't think there is much difference. But I found that the water content in them is way too much. So for personal preference, once a week I prepare all the cut veggies and put them in ziplock bowls. My birds like the canned organic kidney beans. I just rin...
by Skyes_crew
Mon May 06, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?
Replies: 39
Views: 1314

Re: Is my IRN's diet ok so far?

You're doing a great job! :). I would just modify it a little bit. Add more dark green veggies. Very important for their diet. Cut back on the nuts. Try only giving as a reward in small pieces. Try to feed either one bigger meal same time every day or two or three smaller meals. Depending on your sc...
by Skyes_crew
Mon May 06, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sleeping on cage walls?
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Sleeping on cage walls?

My bird had a similar problem with the manzanita...I cut notches in it and wrapped it in jute to break up the color. I read somewhere recently that IRN's as babies have a strong dislike for the color red. It lessens as they get older. But be careful with that color as it may induce rage as an adult ...
by Skyes_crew
Mon May 06, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Baby alexandrine
Replies: 24
Views: 3262

Re: Baby alexandrine

Milk is $7 and gas is...well it's better to just walk ;) But if you ever need a good price on a bird...enough said :) I had budgies and zebra finches when I was a kid....many many moons ago. My budgies never cuddled or bonded. My finches, even though raised from hatch always hated each other. But my...
by Skyes_crew
Mon May 06, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: male or female??
Replies: 12
Views: 530

Re: male or female??

I want to hear the results of that...I have a boy named Skye lol. The only thing that sounds close is guy. My kids are calling him Luke skyewalker :D
by Skyes_crew
Mon May 06, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: male or female??
Replies: 12
Views: 530

Re: male or female??

There are a couple of different methods. It's quick and just cuddle the heck out of him when you're done lol. Here's a link to a DNA site. This is who I used. The test kits are free.

http://www.avianbiotech.com/
by Skyes_crew
Mon May 06, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: male or female??
Replies: 12
Views: 530

Re: male or female??

It does look like an olive...I'm no expert though lol. Ill leave that to someone else. My boy started at around a year getting the dark black across his eyes. But I know every bird is different. Does he she have an specific behaviors or something that may give you an indication? The only sure way to...
by Skyes_crew
Mon May 06, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Baby alexandrine
Replies: 24
Views: 3262

Re: Baby alexandrine

Thank you for your Input MissK and molossus...the unexpected breeding came from a late clutch. He was about to pull the box and noticed two eggs. One didn't make it. We've had an iffy breeding season this year here in Hawaii. Wow MissK...$250 for a normal green?? I just paid $275 for my DF violet. H...
by Skyes_crew
Sun May 05, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Agressive ringneck girl
Replies: 23
Views: 815

Re: Agressive ringneck girl

MissK- I get what you're saying. I can see your point if view. I just don't like when people get their pet a pet to try to fix behaviors. It almost never works. Unless you want two completely anti social birds. I am now the owner of a second IRN so I am all for Having multiples of a species. Althoug...
by Skyes_crew
Sun May 05, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Agressive ringneck girl
Replies: 23
Views: 815

Re: Agressive ringneck girl

I agree with Ellie and missK. Female IRN's need boundaries. Otherwise they claim every territory as their own and females are very territorial. Overall, increasing cage time I think is your best option. Especially during breeding and molting time. I'm of the opposite belief that you should never buy...
by Skyes_crew
Sun May 05, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: male or female??
Replies: 12
Views: 530

Re: male or female??

How old is he?
by Skyes_crew
Sun May 05, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Baby alexandrine
Replies: 24
Views: 3262

Baby alexandrine

The breeder I just got my new IRN from has a baby alexandrine, 4weeks, that he said was from an unexpected clutch this year. I pretty much fell in love with the bird. My question is how well do they get along with IRN's? Are the alexandrine personalities and temperament similar to IRN's? And is $250...
by Skyes_crew
Sun May 05, 2013 2:14 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Dont buy from this woman!!
Replies: 9
Views: 741

Re: Dont buy from this woman!!

We all make mistakes. But the great thing is that you are keeping this bird and giving him the second chance he probably desperately needed. I used to think puppy mills were the biggest backyard breeding problem. After some research, I discovered that there is a way bigger problem with birds. People...
by Skyes_crew
Sat May 04, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What mutation?
Replies: 16
Views: 908

Re: What mutation?

I was told it was a DF Violet, but I usually ask for a second opinion ;)
by Skyes_crew
Sat May 04, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Dont buy from this woman!!
Replies: 9
Views: 741

Re: Dont buy from this woman!!

Is there a review spot on bird trader? Give her a bad review. Good for you for getting her name out there. I recently came across breeders just like you're describing. If you can't see the breeders set up and they are selling out of the back of a van, that is a big red flag for me. I just got a new ...
by Skyes_crew
Fri May 03, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What mutation?
Replies: 16
Views: 908

Re: What mutation?

I decided on this bird...what do you think? He came home with me today. I named him hamlet. Also how much do these birds normally run? Thanks :)

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by Skyes_crew
Fri May 03, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Too young to breed?
Replies: 45
Views: 3683

Re: Too young to breed?

This is so exciting!!! Will you candle the eggs?
by Skyes_crew
Fri May 03, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My new baby Hamlet *update*
Replies: 6
Views: 568

My new baby Hamlet *update*

I finally decided on one of the 4 babies I was looking at and he came home with me today. I'd like to introduce everyone to my new baby Hamlet. He is 12 weeks, a little scared at the moment, but totally cute!!! Skye caught sight of him when I was putting him in his quarantine cage and started callin...
by Skyes_crew
Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What mutation?
Replies: 16
Views: 908

Re: What mutation?

Also...can you give me a lesson on identifying the differences between sf and df violets?

Thanks
Melissa
by Skyes_crew
Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What mutation?
Replies: 16
Views: 908

Re: What mutation?

Thank you for all of your advice and insight, it is much appreciated. I will think this over and see if I can come up with what works best for me and the birds.

Mahalo
Melissa
by Skyes_crew
Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: any tips on talking?
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Re: any tips on talking?

I've read and seen some start that early. Mine didn't start turning his muttering into words until 13 months.
by Skyes_crew
Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What mutation?
Replies: 16
Views: 908

Re: What mutation?

Why not just buy a VioletGreen? They'll be about the same price as a sfViolet(Blue). Option 2 will breed 100% sfViolets- but could be of either series as you won't know if the Green bird is split for Blue I would love to be able to buy one. I seem to live in the land of the idiotic breeder though. ...
by Skyes_crew
Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What mutation?
Replies: 16
Views: 908

Re: What mutation?

If I were going for a violet green...would I pair sf violet X green or DF violet X green. Or do I have it all wrong :)
by Skyes_crew
Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What mutation?
Replies: 16
Views: 908

Re: What mutation?

These are the DF violets I'm looking at.

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by Skyes_crew
Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Why isn't my birdie moulting? ...and other questions
Replies: 14
Views: 831

Re: Why isn't my birdie moulting? ...and other questions

My poor baby had never eaten a fruit or vegetable until he was 10 months old when I got him. I had asked the previous owner if he had ever molted and he said not that he had seen. So I had a bird with old feathers, horrible stress barring, and an overall tattered look. He has since coming to me, had...
by Skyes_crew
Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What mutation?
Replies: 16
Views: 908

Re: What mutation?

Will the bird have more overall yellow as an adult? And if you could choose, would you choose the creamino, a DF violet or a blue lacewing? Thanks :)
by Skyes_crew
Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Female split blue
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: Female split blue

The breeder finally contacted me back and now says the albino's parents were mother- green pallid and father- turquoise. I'm going to look at the bird today and also another bird I was told is a creamino. Thank you for your patience with me. I'm trying to learn mutations/genetics. My architect brain...
by Skyes_crew
Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What mutation?
Replies: 16
Views: 908

What mutation?

After searching through breeders I've narrowed my search down. This is one of the birds I'm interested in. Can someone please tell me what mutation it is? Thanks :)

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by Skyes_crew
Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Female split blue
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: Female split blue

I'm not horribly concerned about the genetics...but I really wanted to know the birds background. I probably came off sounding bad lol. Didn't mean it that way. I only meant I don't know if I'm going to deal with this breeder or another one that I'm looking at a DF violet. Just haven't made a decisi...
by Skyes_crew
Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Female split blue
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: Female split blue

This is the only other picture I received

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by Skyes_crew
Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Female split blue
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: Female split blue

Honestly the whole ad confused me lol. Both pictures were supposedly of the same bird. And the ad said split to blue female. I don't know if this is a breeder I want to deal with. I wasn't sure about the albino but thanks for clearing that up. I will ask for more pics and maybe a clearer description.
by Skyes_crew
Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Female split blue
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Female split blue

Saw this ad for a baby ringneck and had a couple of questions. The ad says baby is a split blue female. The parents were mother- albino out of a female lacewing and male turquoise. And father normal blue. My first question is, how does a female lacewing and a turquoise male produce an albino? Second...
by Skyes_crew
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Sad day today :(
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Sad day today :(

Poor baby :( it breaks my heart when animals are sick or injured. Bless her little budgie heart <3
by Skyes_crew
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Potential IRN Incoming - Rehoming Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Potential IRN Incoming - Rehoming Questions

Sounds like he is an excellent candidate for re homing :D as for the bluffing period...that happens when they are young usually around 5 months. So if he didn't go through that your friend is one of the lucky ones. They obviously socialized him well :)
by Skyes_crew
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Potential IRN Incoming - Rehoming Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Potential IRN Incoming - Rehoming Questions

Do you have the option of handling him while he's still at your friends place? I would get him comfortable with you while he's in a familiar place before trying to move him. So often people don't have that as an option, but I believe it is the healthiest way to rehome a bird. As for the noise aspect...
by Skyes_crew
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Insectivores
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: Insectivores

I don't know what insects they are supposed to eat....but Skye acts like he's being hunted by a hawk when a fly or mosquito approaches him lol. He goes nuts hiding under my hair or in his cage. Such a big baby :D
by Skyes_crew
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Just have to say
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: Just have to say

Morning is my favorite :) I love our morning routine. Sometimes I'm up before my birds and I wait impatiently for any signs that they are awake lol. IRN's are so smart and everyday seems like an adventure on what Skye will learn. Don't know how I ever went without being owned by one. ;)
by Skyes_crew
Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: any tips on talking?
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Re: any tips on talking?

I posted a thread about this a few weeks ago too. I was frustrated that my boy would mutter gibberish and whistle but had made no progress on talking. I posted an update on that thread that one day out of the blue all the words and phrases that I had been repeating to him came tumbling out of his be...
by Skyes_crew
Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Traveling from US to Germany
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Traveling from US to Germany

I'm so glad you didn't have to rush your marriage. That is super stressful. You probably would have loved Germany though. I've heard from numerous people that it is very similar to Washington state. I loved it there. Wish I didn't have to leave :) well, good luck with your new bird...post lots of pics
by Skyes_crew
Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: Looking for a IRN breeder in or around Scotland
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

Re: Looking for a IRN breeder in or around Scotland

No problem :) if you need me to look for more let me know.
by Skyes_crew
Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:11 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: should i be worried about this becoming a health problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: should i be worried about this becoming a health problem

I recently read a story about an IRN swallowing an earring, so I don't know that they are always careful. Skye will sometimes swallow a piece of chicken whole. I have an extreme chewer like Fidgit so I know what you're going through :)
by Skyes_crew
Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Two Questions!
Replies: 14
Views: 929

Re: Two Questions!

Dp??????
by Skyes_crew
Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Two Questions!
Replies: 14
Views: 929

Re: Two Questions!

Sorry to butt in....but is it dark?
by Skyes_crew
Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: should i be worried about this becoming a health problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: should i be worried about this becoming a health problem

Fidgit Green...mass murderer of plastic lol Seriously though, when it comes to plastic, I usually take away toys that Skye can break down that small. I try to use heavy thicker plastic. I'm not sure if it would hurt his digestion. Check his poop to make sure he is pooping and doesn't have any obstru...
by Skyes_crew
Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Traveling from US to Germany
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Traveling from US to Germany

Good for you! :) are you stationed at Lewis? If so how is it? Housing? We have another few years here in Hawaii but I'm starting to look ahead.

Melissa
by Skyes_crew
Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Traveling from US to Germany
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Traveling from US to Germany

Hello, Just in case you do ever have to travel back to the states...it is not hard at all to travel with your bird. I spent 9 years overseas in the military and then traveled 36 hours here to Hawaii and always had my pets with me. Birds fall under two categories. CITES birds and non CITES birds. Any...
by Skyes_crew
Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Lovebird mutations
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Lovebird mutations

Oh ok...thank you:)
by Skyes_crew
Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Lovebird mutations
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Lovebird mutations

Thank you :) I knew she was sf violet, but I thought she was dutch blue
by Skyes_crew
Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:04 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Introduction

My boy had a chop job when I got him. He's in full molt here in Hawaii and his feathers are coming in beautiful now. If you're worried about him being able to defend himself, then for awhile just let him out separate from your other birds. Ringnecks when clipped are still able to fly pretty good. Es...
by Skyes_crew
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Lovebird mutations
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Lovebird mutations

Can someone please ID this lovebird for me? Thanks :)


Image
by Skyes_crew
Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: IRN Prices in the USA
Replies: 6
Views: 2623

Re: IRN Prices in the USA

I guess it changes according to the state you live in. Lutinos here are going for $800/pr.
by Skyes_crew
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Irn a girl?
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Irn a girl?

I recently read a story...still trying to remember where...where the woman stated that her lutino did not get his Ted ring till he was 7. Don't know how true it is, but it's very interesting if it is true. Edit: found the post... http://en.allexperts.com/q/Parrots-1638/2010/8/Indian-ringneck-feather...
by Skyes_crew
Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Is my Indian Ringneck a boy or a girl?
Replies: 3
Views: 523

Re: Is my Indian Ringneck a boy or a girl?

You can do it cheaper by going to this site and ordering their free testing kit. :)

http://www.avianbiotech.com/
by Skyes_crew
Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member worried sick about my bird
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: New Member worried sick about my bird

There are several reasons for feather plucking. Based on the information you provided I would say its probably diet related. iRN's need dark green leafy vegetables, orange vegetables, protein, grains and fruit. The diet should consist of 80% veggies and 20% fruit. Seed should be limited, especially ...
by Skyes_crew
Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: purple monkey dishwasher
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: purple monkey dishwasher

Good to know. Thanks :)
by Skyes_crew
Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: purple monkey dishwasher
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: purple monkey dishwasher

I agree on the sweet potatoes and beets. My Skye loves them. I feed regular carrots...don't think I've ever seen a Dutch carrot. Ill have to look that up. I was wondering about eggplant the other day since my eggplants in my garden are almost ready. Very good questions about purple veggies. Maybe Mi...
by Skyes_crew
Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Talking...or not so much???
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: Talking...or not so much???

lol MissK...sounds like you're life with your animals is fun:) Just an update since the last time I posted here. We found out Skye was in fact a boy through DNA. I was still extremely frustrated though because like I said, I spend countless hours with him and he never even sounded like he was trying...
by Skyes_crew
Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: is this aggression, dominance or something else?
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: is this aggression, dominance or something else?

lol...it looks like he's in love with your computer :D I can't see from the video, but is he pinning when he's dancing like that? I believe it's a male dominance thing. So cute to watch. Made me smile :)
by Skyes_crew
Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:47 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Black head
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: Black head

Thank you shey...I'm curious whatever happened with the breeding results. The black headed ringnecks are so unique. I wonder if it was proven to be a new mutation.
by Skyes_crew
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: IRN not eating fruits or nuts
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: IRN not eating fruits or nuts

My sun looooves kale. Well she loves everything actually lol. But Skye...sometimes he'll nibble it and sometimes he'll throw it around. I keep trying though. I mix it in with his broccoli hoping he'll get confused and eat it ;)

Oh BTW...Skye loves clover sprouts, but are radish sprouts ok for IRN's?
by Skyes_crew
Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: IRN not eating fruits or nuts
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: IRN not eating fruits or nuts

I completely agree with MissK. Ever here the saying curiosity killed the cat??? Well it should be curiosity killed the IRN. They will try anything they see someone or another animal eating. I'm ashamed to say I wasn't quite paying attention at supper one night and my boy took off with a piece of por...
by Skyes_crew
Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Black head
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: Black head

Thank you :D
by Skyes_crew
Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: just a quick question about beak rubbing
Replies: 6
Views: 1257

Re: just a quick question about beak rubbing

I know exactly what you're talking about then. My Skye does it. I usually give him another toy to chew on when he starts hurting me.
by Skyes_crew
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding a handtame IRN
Replies: 9
Views: 719

Re: Breeding a handtame IRN

So does the bird essentially forget how to be a bird? Or does he just lose his natural instincts?
by Skyes_crew
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Black head
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Black head

Not sure if this has been discussed before...sorry if it has.

I recently saw a blue IRN with a black head. Is it really an IRN? And if so, what mutation is it? How would you achieve that coloring?

I'm not very good at genetics, I know the basics, so simplist explanation please :)
by Skyes_crew
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: just a quick question about beak rubbing
Replies: 6
Views: 1257

Re: just a quick question about beak rubbing

Is fidgit a boy? I know what you're talking about I think. And Skye just started doing the same to me. Except he tries to do it with my lip. He starts off rubbing his beak and then starts catching the tip playfully on my lip. It's cute till it gets sore lol.
by Skyes_crew
Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New IRN companion ... HELP! and thank you
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: New IRN companion ... HELP! and thank you

Even babies need an adjustment period...give her time. She's still really little and at this age is taking her cues from you. Talk to her... A LOT!!! Is she in an overly large cage? You could try a smaller fledgling cage. Going from a small close comfortable nest to a big scary cage can be quite dis...
by Skyes_crew
Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Regurgitating on my feet.....
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Regurgitating on my feet.....

Redzone wrote:
Best be working on this or your birdy friend will be going boom chicka wow-wow with the back of your head in no time!

LMBO!!! Not a very good mental image :/
by Skyes_crew
Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: just a quick question about beak rubbing
Replies: 6
Views: 1257

Re: just a quick question about beak rubbing

Hey fidgit....I've been told before that this is a territorial gesture. Your bird is marking you in a way only birds would understand. It's quite affectionate if you ask me. I love when my birds do it :D
by Skyes_crew
Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Dead chicks
Replies: 12
Views: 1310

Re: Dead chicks

How thick is the substrate on the floor of the nest box? Also, can you get your hands on some pine shavings instead of sawdust?
by Skyes_crew
Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:51 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Hands off my birds please!
Replies: 10
Views: 831

Re: Hands off my birds please!

You make some good points MissK. I guess I just always considered myself part of the average joe group and it struck a chord. But you are definitely correct in your assertion that we are all here to better the lives of our animals. There seems to be so many environmentalists, and animal activists ar...
by Skyes_crew
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Parrot Enrichment
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Parrot Enrichment

I've used this handbook for ideas in the past and would like to share it with everyone. Hope it is as useful as it was to me :D

http://www.parrots.org/pdfs/all_about_p ... /PEAB2.pdf
by Skyes_crew
Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Houseplants
Replies: 17
Views: 2779

Re: Houseplants

His MissK...hope I can help a bit. Safe and hardy house plants for inside the birdcage...spider plant, needs minimal lighting, medium to fast grower. Dracaena...prefers shade or natural light, no direct sunlight, slow grower. Areca palms, need natural light, low need for water, medium grower. Rubber...
by Skyes_crew
Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:03 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: NEED HELP ASAP!
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: NEED HELP ASAP!

Definitely sounds like a bluffing stage. You could maybe take a hands off approach for awhile. Still talk to him and be around him as much as possible, but limit your physical contact or let him decide when he wants physical contact. It passes with time, but this is a crossroads of sorts. What you d...
by Skyes_crew
Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 988

Re: Is this?

Ok all the results are in....drum roll please.....



It's a boy!!!!


Just today I'm also noticing black feathers come through on the sides of the beak. He's just started to molt.

Image
by Skyes_crew
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Beak issue
Replies: 3
Views: 974

Re: Beak issue

The black tip is normal. The peeling is also normal but can be controlled with either a cement perch or something ales equally rough to rub its beak on. Here in Hawaii we use lava rock. Hope that helps :)
by Skyes_crew
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Hands off my birds please!
Replies: 10
Views: 831

Re: Hands off my birds please!

Wow!!! That's a bit harsh. I have 5 kids and they have all been taught manners and respect towards people AND animals. My children respect my training methods and ask permission to handle the birds. And under no circumstance would they ever approach someone else's animal without permission. My oldes...
by Skyes_crew
Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Our Little Escape Artist
Replies: 13
Views: 1773

Re: Our Little Escape Artist

Thanks MissK, I will try the food lure and see how that goes. I have tried setting up my recall perches in front of her cage so that she could watch my conure, but I truly think she is scared. Like your rocky, she only flys when startled. I got her when she was about 10 months old and she had been c...
by Skyes_crew
Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Our Little Escape Artist
Replies: 13
Views: 1773

Re: Our Little Escape Artist

My sun, who never flys off my shoulder unless told to, got startled yesterday and flew out of my garage and into a tree. I thank my lucky stars that she is trained in flight recall. It could have been a disaster. I'm still working with my IRN...slow going since her flights have only recently come in...
by Skyes_crew
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Talking...or not so much???
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Talking...or not so much???

My girl is 13 months old now. I know they say both male and female ringnecks can talk, but I have yet to hear a single clear word out of her. She whistles and imitates noises around the house, but no talking. I spend on average, 4-5 hours a day interacting with her. Will she ever learn to talk or is...
by Skyes_crew
Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Desperate screaming problem please help
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Desperate screaming problem please help

As a rule when I'm sick I go nowhere near my birds. So of course they really hate that. I take those cat toy balls with the bell in it, take the bell out and wrap bits of peanut in paper towel and stuff it back in the ball. It keeps my baby entertained for a long time. Also like jen&bug said, reinfo...
by Skyes_crew
Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: My silly little bunch
Replies: 3
Views: 834

Re: My silly little bunch

Wow...beautiful and big lol. I have a standardbred/ quarter cross. He turns red in the summer with a pure black mane and tail. Ill upload pics of my babies soon. :)
by Skyes_crew
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: My silly little bunch
Replies: 3
Views: 834

Re: My silly little bunch

I love my birds...but horses are my passion. I looooove your horse :D
by Skyes_crew
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Toki <3
Replies: 6
Views: 1485

Re: Toki <3

What a beautiful color. Did you ever find out what it is?
by Skyes_crew
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Dead chicks
Replies: 12
Views: 1310

Re: Dead chicks

Good :) glad to hear it. As for the embryos dying in the shells, it most likely is a humidity issue. This can be combatted by spraying the eggs lightly with warm water starting from three days before they are due to hatch. If your natural climate is constantly changing it could cause egg dehydration...
by Skyes_crew
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Dead chicks
Replies: 12
Views: 1310

Re: Dead chicks

Parents that pass a disease to the chicks can have normal healthy looking chicks. But because of the lack of immune system in the babies, they will not survive long. I can only suggest you have your birds tested before breeding again to prevent any more deaths. Good luck :)
by Skyes_crew
Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Dead chicks
Replies: 12
Views: 1310

Re: Dead chicks

Have your birds been seen by a vet and tested for diseases? Have they been tested as carriers for polyomavirus? That's the only thing I can think of why they can't hatch healthy babies.
by Skyes_crew
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My new baby Kiwi
Replies: 57
Views: 4820

Re: My new baby Kiwi

Hi Josi, Sounds like all is going well. It takes some time for an IRN to get past the fear of hands. What I found worked for mine was ignoring her completely. I would sit in my recliner with her and I would sit on my hands. After about a week of that, I moved my hands to right beside my legs. Then a...
by Skyes_crew
Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Pionus beak on blue ringneck? Malabar dad or ARN gone wrong
Replies: 14
Views: 1414

Re: Pionus beak on blue ringneck? Malabar dad or ARN gone wr

Well regardless of the parentage, you have a very handsome boy who is lucky to have you :)
by Skyes_crew
Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Novice handrearing can be successful and very rewarding
Replies: 6
Views: 2069

Re: Novice handrearing can be successful and very rewarding

I find it very helpful as well. I read everything I could about ringnecks before buying one. I thought I was prepared...boy was I wrong lol. Communication and understanding and a whole lot of patience are key in forming a great relationship with your IRN. :)
by Skyes_crew
Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My new baby Kiwi
Replies: 57
Views: 4820

Re: My new baby Kiwi

Your welcome! :D
by Skyes_crew
Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My new baby Kiwi
Replies: 57
Views: 4820

Re: My new baby Kiwi

Hello all, I read through this whole post and find your nut issue similar to what I was going through. I fixed it though. My IRN had never tasted nuts before and she is a little cautious to anything new. So when I want her to try something new, I sit at the table near her cage eating it. She watches...
by Skyes_crew
Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Novice handrearing can be successful and very rewarding
Replies: 6
Views: 2069

Re: Novice handrearing can be successful and very rewarding

Entree is definitely a trooper. Born to survive no matter what. You've done an excellent job helping him along. I wish you all the best in the future with him :D
by Skyes_crew
Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Pionus beak on blue ringneck? Malabar dad or ARN gone wrong
Replies: 14
Views: 1414

Re: Pionus beak on blue ringneck? Malabar dad or ARN gone wr

To me it looks like the bird perched below the blue male has similar traits as your bird. Maybe it's just my iPad...but the beak shape and head shape look similar. Also the wing color. Is that a pic of a female and if so is it possible that could be the mum??
by Skyes_crew
Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Losing control, time to clip?
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Losing control, time to clip?

From personal experience, all of my birds are better behaved when they are clipped. I know a lot of people on here don't agree, but if you are a novice bird owner, clipping may be a good beginning for you. The first time you attempt it on your own you should have two people. One to gently but firmly...
by Skyes_crew
Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Head bobbing?
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: Head bobbing?

Skye bobs her head in anticipation of bed time at night. It's really cute :)
by Skyes_crew
Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Rich's behavior, unpredictable!
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: Rich's behavior, unpredictable!

I would like to know the answer to that as well. My IRN is a year old and all she does is whistle and imitate household noises. I repeat the same word everyday all day to no avail. Will she ever speak?
by Skyes_crew
Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:38 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 988

Re: Is this?

I've watched the videos of the hens. It's quite cute how they cluck. My bird lays on my chest with her head down and let's me scratch everywhere and the only sound I hear is almost like a purring sound. The only sound I've heard close to a cluck is when I'm eating something she wants. Then she pins ...
by Skyes_crew
Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Blue colour???
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Blue colour???

K...thanks :)
by Skyes_crew
Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Blue colour???
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Blue colour???

Just wondering if someone can tell me which blue mutation this is??? Thanks :) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/My%20feathered%20friends/e9669872-a179-4dda-b5e6-58b8b45125f3.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/My%20feathered%20friends/7e36e2a8-52c7-4445-aa4d-9f273e415e...
by Skyes_crew
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: New to the forum

Hi Audrey. My sun conure is definitely way louder than a ringneck. My ringneck is actually pretty quiet most of the time. I don't find my house noisy at all, but people always comment that they don't see how I can take it. My birds chattering and singing and squawking are background music to me. Wit...
by Skyes_crew
Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 988

Re: Is this?

I always thought she was a hen because she was rounder. But then it seemed like the gray around her neck was getting darker. The man who owned her before me fed her nothing but cockatiel seed and table scraps. So i thought maybe she was a bit overweight. As for her behavior, I have other birds but n...
by Skyes_crew
Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 988

Re: Is this?

Is there not anyone that can answer my question or give me some advice??? I can't find answers anywhere.
by Skyes_crew
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Too young to breed?
Replies: 45
Views: 3683

Re: Too young to breed?

I read through this whole thread and it was such a wonderful story to follow. I'm sitting on pins and needles here waiting to see if she lays eggs this season :)
by Skyes_crew
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 988

Is this?

My ringneck turns a year old tomorrow. To my knowledge, since having my bird (5weeks) he/she has never displayed male or female behavior. I am sending off the DNA test as soon as I get the kit I ordered so ill know for sure in a couple of weeks. My question is this...in the picture is this the begin...
by Skyes_crew
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Petco sale!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 805

Petco sale!!!

Petco is having a huge sale right now. Toys, training items, food, treats, cages, etc. most cages are offered with free shipping. Just thought I'd pass it along :)

http://www.petco.com/N_25_10354_30/Bird-On-Sale.aspx
by Skyes_crew
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Treats
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: Treats

My IRN goes nuts over Cheerios and cooked pasta.
by Skyes_crew
Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 414

Re: Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I saw you mentioned there were cats in the room. Is it possible one of them attacked the cage?

Melissa
by Skyes_crew
Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: IRN in Hawaii
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: IRN in Hawaii

Aloha ash I converted my breakfast nook into my bird room. So it's right off the kitchen and living room (open floor plan). For weeks I would whistle the Popeye theme song over and over again. He eventually picked it up. After the first song, the second song was easier. I found the andy griffith the...
by Skyes_crew
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Getting my IRN to eat vegatables???
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: Getting my IRN to eat vegatables???

Yes I did missK :)
by Skyes_crew
Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:05 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Freeze-dried fruits and vegetables..
Replies: 6
Views: 1597

Re: Freeze-dried fruits and vegetables..

I feed a dehydrated type with papaya, raisins, coconut, pineapple, and some different seeds. It's really like a trail mix. It keeps longer in their bowl. I've eaten it myself and its pretty good.
by Skyes_crew
Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:00 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Ringneck and Cockatiel
Replies: 6
Views: 8176

Re: Ringneck and Cockatiel

Tom...my IRN has bonded to my GCC also. My IRN will preen my GCC. I don't house them together for fear of my GCC being harmed...but it is interesting that you too have a bonded IRN and GCC. They both have remained very tame with me and I can put them on one of their gyms or top of cages and they wil...
by Skyes_crew
Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:47 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Getting my IRN to eat vegatables???
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: Getting my IRN to eat vegatables???

Hello...I noticed you haven't posted in here since January so I hope the feeding is going ok. Just wanted to share my experience with getting an IRN to eat fruits and veggies. My IRN came from a home with a guy who meant well but really never learned how to feed properly. My IRN had never had anythi...
by Skyes_crew
Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:12 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Foods or tips to improve an Indian Ringneck's color?
Replies: 14
Views: 2319

Re: Foods or tips to improve an Indian Ringneck's color?

Did you ever find your bird??
by Skyes_crew
Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi there everyone!
Replies: 13
Views: 663

Re: Hi there everyone!

Thanks for the welcome Subodh :)
by Skyes_crew
Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi there everyone!
Replies: 13
Views: 663

Re: Hi there everyone!

Actually my cockatiel gets along great with my Sunday conure. To me he is opinionated because when we sit down to dinner or the family is all talking he likes to fly from place to place and add his two cents lol. He never stops chattering or singing or whistling. When he's chattering, it sounds like...
by Skyes_crew
Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi there everyone!
Replies: 13
Views: 663

Re: Hi there everyone!

Hi all. I'm new here too. Just wanted to add my experience with bringing home my birds. I hadn't had any birds since I was a teenager. Between college, starting a career, and starting a family and my husband being in the military there was no question in my mind that I couldn't devote the amount of ...
by Skyes_crew
Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: IRN in Hawaii
Replies: 3
Views: 260

IRN in Hawaii

Hello all. Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Melissa. I live in the Aloha state of Hawaii. I am relatively new to owning an IRN, but not to owning birds. I have an 11 month old blue IRN that I just adopted about two weeks ago. I have no clue whether its a boy or a girl. I think I see a rin...