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by Donovan
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Settling in
Replies: 20
Views: 2234

Re: Settling in

2yrs old
The other is just about 6 months
by Donovan
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Settling in
Replies: 20
Views: 2234

Re: Settling in

One bird like peanuts and almonds for training and foraging which I get out of a treat bag. It also has these dehydrated gummy things he likes too. As for my newer bird i've managed to teach him to like the things in that bag that the first bird won't touch. Every bird's absolute favorite is unique ...
by Donovan
Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:13 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Settling in
Replies: 20
Views: 2234

Re: Settling in

Concentrate on fruits and vegetables primarily. And go sparingly on the apples so that maybe you can use it as a training treat later
by Donovan
Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:52 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Settling in
Replies: 20
Views: 2234

Re: Settling in

Does he get any fruits or vegetables... fresh ones?
by Donovan
Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:14 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sounds
Replies: 29
Views: 1402

Re: Sounds

Then teaching to take treats from you is your primary requirement before anything else.
This forum should have plenty of information on how to coax him.
by Donovan
Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:08 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Settling in
Replies: 20
Views: 2234

Re: Settling in

Get away from sunflower seeds asap, of course, and he'll eat pellets as long as he knows it's food. He may only pick a little but he won't let himself starve
by Donovan
Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:59 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sounds
Replies: 29
Views: 1402

Re: Sounds

First thing I taught my bird was to fly to me when I call his name. Hold a treat to him and say his name loudly. Gradually increase the distance until he's flying to you. Then make it more challenging by going to another part of the house and have him come to you from where he can't even see. Google...
by Donovan
Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:20 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: The Linnie!
Replies: 11
Views: 1251

Re: The Linnie!

Missk I bet your place gets pretty loud sometimes with so many birds now. Do they ever all go at it at the same time?
by Donovan
Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:16 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Nila is a genius
Replies: 36
Views: 1612

Re: Nila is a genius

To make him slow down decrease the size of the hoop which by itself can be interesting. Mr Bell can fly through a very small opening in a door no wider than the length of your finger so nila can too. Try upping the ante. I wish I could capture the door thing in slow motion. He has different techniqu...
by Donovan
Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: The Linnie!
Replies: 11
Views: 1251

Re: The Linnie!

How did you come to choose this particular bird??

Mr. Bell has given his approval by showing a lot of interest at the picture haha
by Donovan
Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Sugar ants
Replies: 14
Views: 1492

Re: Sugar ants

lol do what MissK?
by Donovan
Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

Ya know, I gotta say, the little effort I took to "potty" train Mr. Bell was far more effective than I realized until I got Neko
by Donovan
Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: the importance of socialising adolescent parrots
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: the importance of socialising adolescent parrots

An issue I have with two birds is that one loves birds and the other (who was meant to be a companion for the first) only seems to be interested in people. He was pulled away from his mother very very early and hand fed and made into a 'people' bird. I don't know the history behind my original bird ...
by Donovan
Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Settling in
Replies: 20
Views: 2234

Re: Settling in

My first bird was singing and playing inside of an hour of bringing him home. He has proven to be quite bold and willing to explore. My newest bird took a few days and seemed pretty nervous. All he wanted to do was eat non stop for like 3 days. So based on that I'd say there is no predefined time fr...
by Donovan
Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Foot Toys
Replies: 11
Views: 817

Re: Foot Toys

Hey.. haha.. this very toy.. I have a number of them. The other day I had stuffed one full of peanuts and almonds. Well, it ended up on the floor for several hours. Later, I picked it up and gave it to my bird to give him something to do (forage nuts out if it). As I handed it to him I suddenly real...
by Donovan
Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sounds
Replies: 29
Views: 1402

Re: Sounds

The main section of this website (not the forum) addresses bluffing and it's easily researched.. bluffing is a very brief stage and happens when they're very young.. i wouldn't put much thought into it really.
by Donovan
Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Sugar ants
Replies: 14
Views: 1492

Re: Sugar ants

SunniDai - I have your answer... motor oil.. a very small amount all the way around the bottom I have a hummingbird feeder that was being invaded by ants. I have it on a pole-hook thing. I put a little motor oil around the bottom and the ants took at least 3 weeks to even think about coming back... ...
by Donovan
Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Nila is a genius
Replies: 36
Views: 1612

Re: Nila is a genius

targeting..

this is point and fly?
It's something I haven't actually explored yet.
by Donovan
Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Question for breeders - My IRN cries like kitten " Meow "
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: Question for breeders - My IRN cries like kitten " Me

look, .. that gesture you described.. is a very early form of communication.. if it seems even remotely aggressive then he's informing you that he doesn't like what you're doing or what he can tell that you're planning to do... therefore... this is -excellent-... it means you need to stop doing that...
by Donovan
Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: First time IRN owner need help!
Replies: 30
Views: 1162

Re: First time IRN owner need help!

Indian Ringnecks are super sneaky.. They love to think they're getting away with something, and when they're in their own little world they don't want to be watched or interfered with.. Some birds will only talk when others are out of the room... some will talk when they're covered. in your case you...
by Donovan
Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Nila is a genius
Replies: 36
Views: 1612

Re: Nila is a genius

Nila won't jump through hoops, but he flies through them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgEzfprQVZo btw I've been considering copying you... ya know, you run out of ideas over time.. flying through hoops would be great and a real challenge for Mr. Bell because I'm certain he'd be leary of it at f...
by Donovan
Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sounds
Replies: 29
Views: 1402

Re: Sounds

I recommend getting a boy if you have a boy already and are going to get same species. I agree with this 100% .. males get along just fine and -can- bond tightly together. In my case my two males are iffy. One wants to bond, and the other is more interested in people. MissK has two males and they s...
by Donovan
Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sounds
Replies: 29
Views: 1402

Re: Sounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKbqDBxCyFE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKbqDBxCyFE&list=PL61Od45XcWACJ0DOQt3ZfDzhGlf9iltK9 speaking of youtube videos... There's a playlist (the second link) of bird videos I play for my bird sometimes. He mimicks many of the sounds he hears on there and it's rea...
by Donovan
Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

The youtube link is a crappy quality 50something second view inside the cage while the garden hose was raining on them. Fairly boring but I enjoy watching them shower. Mr bell flies to the dry side. Poor neko can only climb then has trouble getting around the frame of the cage. Since then i've insta...
by Donovan
Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: First time IRN owner need help!
Replies: 30
Views: 1162

Re: First time IRN owner need help!

Find the cage you like at petco, then buy it on ebay
by Donovan
Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Foot Toys
Replies: 11
Views: 817

Re: Foot Toys

If you squeeze the sides they spread out enough you can put an almond or something inside.

I gave that toy my seal of approval on another toy thread. Definitely a winner for my birds also
by Donovan
Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Indian ringneck Gray and Green???
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Re: HELP ME PLEASE!!

Just a color mutation probably. Ask in the mutations section and change the subject to something that will catch their attention.
by Donovan
Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Indian RingNeck
Replies: 4
Views: 805

Re: Indian RingNeck

The neck stretch yawn thing means his ear itches The fluffing is just something they do. Could mean he's tired or be the equivalent of you rubbing your face in your hands. As for him running away from you, search the forum and look for other first time owners. The title usually has the word Help in ...
by Donovan
Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: First time IRN owner need help!
Replies: 30
Views: 1162

Re: First time IRN owner need help!

Chirisboy, just so you know.. the only reason Missk is the only one responding to you is because she's doing a great job explaining things to you..

Others are watching but she's covered it all pretty well..

So just so you know, you're getting solid advice that has roots in conventional IRN thinking.
by Donovan
Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 6618

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

missk, arrange something.. set something up.. ... at least if he really never comes out.... otherwise do your thing.. but if he just never comes out.. then do something to protect the toes... are toes really a problem?.. are there confirmed toe injuries?.. i see my birds biting toes, and i pay atten...
by Donovan
Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 6618

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

Remember, irns are sneaky. They like to think they're getting away with something. That's why I think you should leave the room for like 20-30 minutes.
by Donovan
Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Need Urgent help for my Saika
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Need Urgent help for my Saika

I can attest to this.. my first bird was a learning experience.. he had too much freedom and now acts like going to the cage is a punishment.. he still spends all day while i'm at work in that cage, but he doesn't always go in willingly
by Donovan
Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 6618

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

That might scare him having such a big opening.

Can you leave the room with the cage door open? Take yourself out of the equation and it may have a different result
by Donovan
Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My new irn keeps on biting me
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Re: My new irn keeps on biting me

I have a young bird, under 6 months old. For a while he let me pick him up, pet him, or just whatever. Now, he'll bite when I do. This is just a reminder that they're not stuffed animals, or cats or dogs. The biting is just way of saying, "I'd rather not right now" Having an irn means having a partn...
by Donovan
Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:46 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Need Urgent help for my Saika
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Need Urgent help for my Saika

To teach the bird to come to you give it a piece of food but keep the food out of reach just a little so he has to take a step or two to reach it.
He'll learn quickly that coming to you is awesome
by Donovan
Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Irn at the bottom of his cage help!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 878

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

was his cage covered?..

my cover doesn't fully cover the bird cage and so he can go down to the bottom, pick up dropped toys and look around before i'm up ...

could he have been doing that?.. just looking around because he could see from down there?
by Donovan
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Irn at the bottom of his cage help!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 878

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

just keep watching him...
is he eating?.. will he accept a toy?

my bird goes to the bottom of his cage quite a lot .. seems to just enjoy taking a stroll... but i don't believe it's typical so keep an eye on him
by Donovan
Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: tips, adopting injured wild ringneck
Replies: 25
Views: 1110

Re: tips, adopting injured wild ringneck

probably not bluffing... just a scared bird whose whole world has been turned upside down
by Donovan
Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hey all! I'm Addie!
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: Hey all! I'm Addie!

change the subject line maybe.. to the question itself

that might get more results
by Donovan
Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

So I created this thread so I could spam the forum in just one little thread .. so now my 4th or so post in here today... I was just getting ready to bring the birds in from outside... From across the yard I told Neko to turn around.. and he did it lol.... a full 360... I didn't think he'd do it wit...
by Donovan
Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

Boring and pretty well uneventful but why not
the garden hose misting


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43UkCdLfzKA



nozzle on bottom left

Image
by Donovan
Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

So.. about 7 hours later.. both birds have been outside for a while now.. it's pretty hot today. The air is stagnant and thick with humidity and it's just miserable out there... about 95 degrees (35c) (they have access to shade) So I turned the garden hose on.. with a mist nozzle set up to mist the ...
by Donovan
Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Help
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: Help

each bird is quite different... you'll have to determine it on your own... whatever food item that gets him really excited to receive (be sure you're not just feeding bird seed btw :) ) also.. do some reading on this forum.. there are plenty of other 'taming' threads that will give more detailed adv...
by Donovan
Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:14 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

This morning Mr. Bell is outside in the big cage and Neko is inside still. I have confirmed that they're still talking to each other through 2 walls and about a hundred feet between them. They were both screeching. I looked outside and see Mr. Bell pacing back and forth until he hears neko screechin...
by Donovan
Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: help with rescue indian ringneck
Replies: 11
Views: 1208

Re: help with rescue indian ringneck

A bird is less likely to hurt himself if he can control where he's going... like.. can you avoid an auto accident better with or without brakes? People say that the birds can fly into windows and hurt themselves... well they can also realize it's a window and -not- fly into it, but if they're clippe...
by Donovan
Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:30 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: can i get my ringneck tamed?
Replies: 9
Views: 792

Re: can i get my ringneck tamed?

being trapped in their cage doesn't make them aggressive... what will make them aggressive would be if you were doing something it didn't like let the bird out of the cage every day for a long time. Personally I would only put him back in the cage if there's real reason, otherwise give him his freed...
by Donovan
Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:28 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Help
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: Help

a week isn't enough time to fully earn his trust and interest in you.. he's just nervous right now... when i say be patient while holding a treat out for him... i mean you have to be near his cage while holding the treat and ignoring him... and you should do it for literally like 15 minutes... then ...
by Donovan
Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:19 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Help
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: Help

just be patient and keep trying...

offer him treats while ignoring him and he'll eventually come take one.. and once he's comfortable with everything else he'll enjoy being out more
by Donovan
Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: HELP ME PLEASE! (Urgent)
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: HELP ME PLEASE! (Urgent)

5 was there,.. sorry... my mistake.. i must have been having some kind of glitch because i double checked and it wasn't there lol

biting nails is fine
by Donovan
Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: help with rescue indian ringneck
Replies: 11
Views: 1208

Re: help with rescue indian ringneck

Also.. I notice that your bird's wings were clipped the opposite that mine was when I got him. With your bird the feathers nearest to the body are clipped and the outer flight feathers seem to be intact. My bird's wings were clipped with the outer feathers gone and the inner feathers intact. I don't...
by Donovan
Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: help with rescue indian ringneck
Replies: 11
Views: 1208

Re: help with rescue indian ringneck

at first glance the bird looks fine... its flight feathers will grow back.. in the mean time give it plenty of handicapped rails to use to get to where it needs to go.. ladders, ramps, etc. If it's male you should know in about 8 months. The ring will be faint but visible. However the females can ge...
by Donovan
Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: HELP ME PLEASE! (Urgent)
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: HELP ME PLEASE! (Urgent)

So iam new to this form and I want to know a couple of things. My story: so I got my beautiful Alex about 1 month ago and he is doing really good eating and drinking well and also he is making tons of noises he is only about 6 months old right now and I have a couple of questions. 1. When I got him...
by Donovan
Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: help with IRN and GCC
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: help with IRN and GCC

I can attest to this I recently got a second IRN.. he's quite young and needs to be worked with... when i'm working with him my original bird gets jealous (wanting to play too) and he comes over to treat territory, basically interrupting. So I give him a big fat almond and he flies away and is happy...
by Donovan
Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:20 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hey all! I'm Addie!
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: Hey all! I'm Addie!

Well.. when I got my bird I researched for about an hour and that was it. I saw it in the store.. never seen an indian ringneck before, went home and read up on them real quick and went back to the store to buy it. I saw mixed reviews too. One of the first things I saw was that they weren't great pe...
by Donovan
Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Sneezing indian ringneck
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: Sneezing indian ringneck

well obviously it depends on how much it's happening... I've seen my birds do that too... I've seen people do it...

if it's just a little mist.. then i would chalk it up to a regular sneeze..

But I don't actually know what i'm talking about
by Donovan
Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:06 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: my ringnecks and conures
Replies: 4
Views: 878

Re: my ringnecks and conures

are they outside in a modified metal building?.. hard to tell.. i hope they get some moving air .. seems like that could get pretty hot
by Donovan
Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Janey & Charlie in sync
Replies: 8
Views: 1493

Re: Janey & Charlie in sync

well this has been quite the success.. with just about a 10-15 minute session with Neko he's turning around like a champ.. well.. not quite like a champ, but he's doing it... I will attempt to teach him to 'turn left' or 'turn right' right now i'm teaching him turn left.. i'll stick with that for a ...
by Donovan
Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ALL THE SPAM!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2694

Re: ALL THE SPAM!!!

ellieelectrons wrote: I'm going to be at a parrot conference for the next four days
Ellie.
two and a half questions...
one, does going to a parrot conference teach you something you don't already know, or is it a reminder, a refresher course.
two, is this something you have to go out of town for and live in a motel?
by Donovan
Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ALL THE SPAM!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2694

Re: ALL THE SPAM!!!

48 BS posts,

2 real ones. They've been busy today
by Donovan
Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:55 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

Well Neko is really growing up. He is getting to where he no longer wants to be petted. He lets me, but as i'm reaching for him he gets a little attitude and makes a specific grumbling sound. Once I start petting him he gets into it, but usually I will back off if he protests in any way. It's intere...
by Donovan
Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:48 am
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Feather Plucking Section
Replies: 47
Views: 8504

Re: Feather Plucking Section

Do you think Osiris may actually be doing that for decorative reasons? Maybe it's a mild form of nesting behavior. He's tryin to look cool for the ladies
by Donovan
Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:35 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: First IRN
Replies: 15
Views: 940

Re: First IRN

Can you find those pictures again by chance?
by Donovan
Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Finding out Zuuls Mutation once and for all
Replies: 10
Views: 873

Re: Finding out Zuuls Mutation once and for all

seems you were missed the best and most obvious place to look and ask.. indianringneck.com lol
by Donovan
Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Finding out Zuuls Mutation once and for all
Replies: 10
Views: 873

Re: Finding out Zuuls Mutation once and for all

wow, that's a neat looking bird! I hope someone answers this.. i'm curious myself although i'm sure the answer will be some lingo that's over my head.

love this one: Protector of the Land

Image
by Donovan
Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: First IRN
Replies: 15
Views: 940

Re: First IRN

Wow, I don't understand how a cage can be considered too big... we are talking about a creature that flies for miles ever day in the wild! I want to live in a world that everyone considers an appropriate size cage is one that the bird can fly around in... agreed! I have this fantasy of building an ...
by Donovan
Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: First IRN
Replies: 15
Views: 940

Re: First IRN

the smallest dimension for an indian ringneck cage would be 22.. anything less than that is too small..

But absolutely do not put your bird in a cambodian prison cell or it will be very very unhappy
by Donovan
Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:42 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Budgie Blue
Replies: 6
Views: 1087

Re: Budgie Blue

by Donovan
Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: New Cage for Sapphire
Replies: 21
Views: 2800

Re: New Cage for Sapphire

lol claire that must have been expensive.. are you rich or something? or neglecting bills?.. that's a great cage. It's about half the size of my outdoor aviary.. very impressive.
by Donovan
Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

treats are plentiful inside neko's cage.. he seems to prefer going there to eat seed and pellets over his own cage.
by Donovan
Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Can IRN see colour
Replies: 12
Views: 964

Re: Can IRN see colour

AJPeter wrote: I thought you yanks were scared to death about reds under the bed?
I'm from Arkansas .. no point in name calling :P
by Donovan
Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: tips, adopting injured wild ringneck
Replies: 25
Views: 1110

Re: tips, adopting injured wild ringneck

i'm sorry, why was this bird shot?... and shot with what?.. bird shot?.. took a pellet to the wing.. will it ever fly again?? I can't imagine bakersfield california as having so many irns that the farmers are out shooting them. I hate bird cullings anyway... reminds me of people shooting coyotes to ...
by Donovan
Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Food
Replies: 14
Views: 1395

Re: Food

I'm extremely sorry I have the pictures saved but I do not know how to put them up on this form. Will someone please tell me. - I go to http://postimg.org/ - upload a picture.. - get a url for it - and then post it here using the IMG tag. heads up though, the resize option on that site doesn't seem...
by Donovan
Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:44 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 6618

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

so the lynnie i supposed to eat pretty much the same stuff as the irns?
by Donovan
Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:45 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: New Cage for Sapphire
Replies: 21
Views: 2800

Re: New Cage for Sapphire

Claire, Neko has done that too.. i had to put him a perch in the top corner so he'd stop trying to sleep while holding on to the side of the cage.. unfortunately this spot is right over the food bowl.. so at bed time i've learned to just remove the food bowl.. seems to be working
by Donovan
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: New Cage for Sapphire
Replies: 21
Views: 2800

Re: New Cage for Sapphire

wow.. have fun cleaning that monster haha

are you happy with the perch arrangement?.. i have found that it takes me a while to get everything just right..... ya know.. clear from bombardment
by Donovan
Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

alright.. Neko's cage is a little bigger than mr bell's. I'm kinda interested in possibly moving mr bell into nekos cage. He goes in there sometimes anyway.. to steal food or look out the window. When I close the door on him he gets upset shortly afterward and wants out. Can we think of any way to m...
by Donovan
Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Can IRN see colour
Replies: 12
Views: 964

Re: Can IRN see colour

AJ, on this forum there is a theory that red fingernail polish can illicit a fear response in some birds... so yeah.. maybe so.. all this brings to mind a question of my own. Do people see the world in slightly different shades depending on their eye color? Like, if you put on yellow or blue sunglas...
by Donovan
Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: A perfect & impossible escape
Replies: 4
Views: 1062

Re: A perfect & impossible escape

cool story..
don't capture the wild one next time.. just give him space to come and go as he chooses.
by Donovan
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Can IRN see colour
Replies: 12
Views: 964

Re: Can IRN see colour

When i'm on this page my bird always comes to the screen and starts pecking on it and displaying, but I think its because he knows there are sometimes birds to be seen.
by Donovan
Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Food
Replies: 14
Views: 1395

Re: Food

Personally I would love to feed my birds all vegetables and fruit, grains and bread, and then maybe once a week offer seeds, but i'd have to be there to take out the food after a couple hours. I may take some vegetables that are naturally kinda dry like broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, and crumble th...
by Donovan
Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:17 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Food
Replies: 14
Views: 1395

Re: Food

Well, I give seeds or pellets in the morning before I leave for work. Then when I come home I give the vegetables and i'll toss in a couple of bites of food from my own plate to help make theirs more interesting. Sometimes i'll hang a piece of vegetable on a chain like a toy which works well for hea...
by Donovan
Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Can IRN see colour
Replies: 12
Views: 964

Re: Can IRN see colour

your IRN can see more colors than you can.
by Donovan
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ALL THE SPAM!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2694

Re: ALL THE SPAM!!!

But, seriously, it must be spam bots cos no thinking human would try to advertise handbags to other humans who spend all their money on toys and cages for birds... Nail on the head. What I need is a device to slow down time because 80% of my morning as i'm getting ready for work consists of cleanin...
by Donovan
Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ALL THE SPAM!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2694

Re: ALL THE SPAM!!!

thanks for taking the time to delete. The question still stands, is it necessary to report the trash threads like those?
by Donovan
Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ALL THE SPAM!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2694

Re: ALL THE SPAM!!!

SunniDai wrote:It's rather irritating, isn't it? I don't want a purse or shoes nor do I need to see boobs. I'm good to go, thanks.
*_*

wait... what? :P
by Donovan
Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: ALL THE SPAM!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2694

ALL THE SPAM!!!

Alright we have been swarmed with spam :(

Is it necessary to report each one, or are they so obvious that it doesn't matter?..

and lastly... Why Us?!

oh and feel free to delete this one along with the spam please :P
by Donovan
Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:00 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

They're birds, they're going to snap at each other.. unless they're outright fighting i would ignore the snapping
by Donovan
Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 6618

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

Hah! That was an awesome read. Reminded me of Diary of an Indian Ringneck I wrote a while back. Pretty much outlined me bell's day from his perspective. From me getting up in the morning, putting him outside then coming home later and playing fetch. http://www.indianringneck.com/forum/viewtopic.php?...
by Donovan
Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Flight harness
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: Flight harness

I had considered getting one of those for mr bell but gave up on the idea because he never would have cooperated so it would have just been bad for both of us. Neko on the other hand is easily handled and even a bit submissive so I could probably get it to work for him. I'd be interested in an updat...
by Donovan
Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:05 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

I would say it is almost a requirement to keep them in the same room. Isolation isn't very good for them
by Donovan
Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 6618

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

I don't think you should wait a whole year, theyre not getting any younger :P

I haven't read everything here, but if they're ok with each other out of the cage then they'll be fine sharing. Sure they'll have the occasional scuffle but it'll be little stuff
by Donovan
Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:55 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

Invest in a larger cage. I recognize that cage they're on. I had just one bird in it and it was too small in the long run. Yeah they can -fit- inside but thats about it. Getting them to eat fruits and vegetables should be easy. Their natural inclination to chew and explore will get them to eat them....
by Donovan
Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Training Perch
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: Training Perch

Here's a canvas chair without the canvas.. a perch rigged up across the back. I use it to put the birds in the shower but it can be used as a training perch just the same.

Image
by Donovan
Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: To clip or not to clip ..who's right ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1258

Re: To clip or not to clip ..who's right ?

This is a very debatable question due to the fact that so many people have different opinions. I think a parrot should have the right to fly around and have there wings however if they are injuring themselves by flying into doors and windows then I would give them a light clip so they can still fly...
by Donovan
Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Food
Replies: 14
Views: 1395

Re: Food

this morning they're having oatmeal with beets, bean sprouts, apple, and kiwi mixed in... it looks really disgusting but they seem to like it
by Donovan
Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Food
Replies: 14
Views: 1395

Re: Food

I see that you already spotted the main food post for the forum but i'll answer anyway :) fresh fresh fresh parrot food contains certain good foods for them but nothing can beat straight up fresh food... i make salads for my birds... romaine lettuce, chicken, broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, and...
by Donovan
Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: what should i pair my blue pied with?
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: what should i pair my blue pied with?

fair enough :P .. i wanted a green recently and would have paid more for it but all i could find were lutinos, violets, and blues. Probably just coincidence ... sorry, didn't mean to hijack the thread.. was just sharing a thought. back on subject though... i have a blue pied male bird and a violet t...
by Donovan
Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: what should i pair my blue pied with?
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: what should i pair my blue pied with?

lol, i'm sorry i'm not able to answer this question.. i'm just chiming in...

Don't forget about plain ol green.. they're getting to be hard to find and may be lucrative to breed!
by Donovan
Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

Does Rocky regurgitate and make a mess with it?.. Mr Bell generally keeps his lunch to himself. I haven't seen his regurgitation gestures as a problem. Maybe i successfully discouraged it. There were times when I was giving him attention and then abruptly stopped giving attention when he'd start doi...
by Donovan
Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: birds in the shower
Replies: 27
Views: 2934

Re: birds in the shower

Missk, he has a bath. In fact he has two. One is a plastic pan. The other is like a big Tupperware tub. Its big enough his wings and tail don't touch the sides. Botb birds could bathe in that one. Fact is, mr bell has sworn off baths and showers. So i'm hoping it's just a phase like sanjay has sugge...
by Donovan
Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: on my way to pick up a new baby!
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Re: on my way to pick up a new baby!

that sky blue is probably just a regular blue.. i would guess.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17918
by Donovan
Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

oh, funny story... sorta... When mr bell was still very young and couldn't fly yet (he was also clipped when i bought him) he jumped/flew away from me and landed on my dog's back. This didn't go over well with the dog and she was trotting around the living room with her tail tucked trying to get awa...
by Donovan
Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

I have no interest in breeding birds. I had considered it briefly but then I didn't like the idea that probably 80% of them would go to inappropriate homes. I don't want to contribute to that sort of thing. So I got another male .. and with that they'll just have to have a bromance lol.. (what a ter...
by Donovan
Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:24 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

SunniDai wrote:
I don't know how yours feels about the openness of a window, though?
Double edged sword there. I have two birds, one is scared of things he sees outside, the other is excited by everything he sees outside.
by Donovan
Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: birds in the shower
Replies: 27
Views: 2934

Re: birds in the shower

Sanjay I don't don't think you were lied to.. as much as you were informed by someone who didn't know a thing about birds.. maybe.. the people I bought Neko from looked at me funny when they realized i had one fully flighted bird already.. they were very unimpressed by that fact and fussed at me .. ...
by Donovan
Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: birds in the shower
Replies: 27
Views: 2934

Re: birds in the shower

Neko showers happily .. Mr. Bell has grown to want nothing to do with a bath or shower and he has -always- been afraid of a mist bottle. I am sure that his not wanting to bathe or shower is my fault. Him being my first bird he has had a number of negative experiences with me that I have been able to...
by Donovan
Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: birds in the shower
Replies: 27
Views: 2934

Re: birds in the shower

My bird (mr bell) has not bathed or showered in probably a month now. His willingness to get wet was diminishing and has faded into nothing now. That's his choice. Is it unhealthy though??
by Donovan
Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Janey & Charlie in sync
Replies: 8
Views: 1493

Re: Janey & Charlie in sync

gonna try the turn around for neko and maybe mr bell.. i tinkered with it a little. basically using the treat as a lure to have them turn around.. like following it
is that the right process?
by Donovan
Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

i'm sure as neko gets older and especially when he starts getting hormonal that he'll be more receptive to he and mr bell feeding each other.

what does rocky regurgitate for?.. his reflection?.. for you?.. for his little budgie girlfriend?..
by Donovan
Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

well sometimes mr bell might sit in front of a mirror regurgitating (or doing the gesture), It's usually right before bed time he finds something to show his favor to. I don't know his motivations. But I don't believe he was doing it because Neko is young. He was doing it as a matter of routine. He ...
by Donovan
Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

They don't think I'm watching, but mr bell is regurgitating for neko tonight and neko is accepting it

9 times out of 10 neko makes him go away.. or mr bell goes to this spot to pick a fight, but tonight they're okay
by Donovan
Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: change in baby's behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: change in baby's behaviour

Give the bird all the space it wants, don't make it do anything it doesn't want to do. When it bites or responds negatively to you then stop doing what your doing. This phase will pass soon enough and the bird will go back to being friendly and loving onits ownI
by Donovan
Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Green baby suddenly scared of me ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1111

Re: Green baby suddenly scared of me ?

They all have their own unique way of begging.. I have learned my bird's noises to the point I know what he's asking of me and I can tell from another room what he's doing by the noises i'm hearing.

You'll learn your bird in time but sure it'll take a while
by Donovan
Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Food comes out through her neck
Replies: 7
Views: 1361

Re: Food comes out through her neck

wow this is... ugh...

okay.. how has this turned out?.. and are you supposed to put a syringe down their throats that far?

I have no experience with this but I would imagine not going any further than the back of the tongue. (that's a totally uneducated random guess)
by Donovan
Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Börek's Issues
Replies: 44
Views: 3671

Re: Börek's Issues

That didn't look like an Indian ringneck! It looks nice though. The younger one especially gets bored really quickly and will make her own amusement if she is sitting on me, she will try to steal my pens, eat the computer and stuff like that. Have your birds learned how to turn off your monitor whi...
by Donovan
Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

ugh, poor Neko... I come home from work, let him out of his cage... leave the room for 30 minutes to have a beer and relax.. .. I come back and both birds are on the floor. Mr. Bell has managed to access the treat bag and it is scattered everywhere(x3).. and neko is down there too with a bloody tail...
by Donovan
Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: ** ATTENTION FORUM WEB MASTER *****
Replies: 9
Views: 673

Re: ** ATTENTION FORUM WEB MASTER *****

Ernie, I believe the idea is that by doing so it helps to minimize how much information is stored on the server for this forum...
by Donovan
Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: ** ATTENTION FORUM WEB MASTER *****
Replies: 9
Views: 673

Re: ** ATTENTION FORUM WEB MASTER *****

Upload your images to a file hosting site, have it in jpg or png format, then post in here with the img tag. Then u wont see the size restriction
by Donovan
Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sunni is an odd one lol
Replies: 29
Views: 1116

Re: Sunni is an odd one lol

I guess the weird thing my bird likes to do is take a bath in my hair. When I get out of the shower, sometimes he wants to land on my head and flap around in my hair. I wouldn't let him do it except his little claws kinda feel nice on my scalp
by Donovan
Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: To clip or not to clip ..who's right ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1258

Re: To clip or not to clip ..who's right ?

well.. if you tame a bird and his wings being clipped helped,.. then think of it as forced submission.... it can be psychologically damaging to the bird in the long run.. whereas it may yield short term results that seem positive, it's not necessarily a good thing. the pros would be having a happier...
by Donovan
Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: To clip or not to clip ..who's right ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1258

Re: To clip or not to clip ..who's right ?

For the sake of your bird's mental well being and happiness don't clip its wings. Then later you can do fun stuff like train it to fly to you, fetch, hide and seek through the house, and all kinds of other things. My newest bird was clipped when I got him, poor little guy gets so beat up jumping fro...
by Donovan
Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Green baby suddenly scared of me ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1111

Re: Green baby suddenly scared of me ?

The cage should be as close to your main roosting spot ad possible like next to the couch or the computer. Wherever you spend the most time sitting around. As far as how your bird reacts to you, just don't do anything he shows you he doesn't like. I have a young irn who enjoys being touched. Sometim...
by Donovan
Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Forum of breeders and not bird lovers
Replies: 20
Views: 1037

Re: Forum of breeders and not bird lovers

ernie it takes like 5 days before you can post pics... alternately, i've seen people manage to post them from the beginning.. not sure how they pull that off im not sure either . They must be friends with the mods . I think it's more a case of dumb luck + file size + file type.. it's a fluke, possi...
by Donovan
Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

Poor Neko.. he's taken so many spills from trying to fly that he has like 3 tail feathers left.. two of which are bent. I found one in the floor today and at its base it had what seemed to be a smaller feather growing in. I do suspect he's undergoing a small first molt. Unfortunately i've had troubl...
by Donovan
Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Forum of breeders and not bird lovers
Replies: 20
Views: 1037

Re: Forum of breeders and not bird lovers

AJ, i would say there is an acceptable refinement period.. however, back on subject. Whereas MissK's and InTheAir's posts were enjoyable to read I understand where Ernie is coming from. From my own point of view I am always concerned with where the breeders send their baby birds. They sell them, to ...
by Donovan
Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Sunni is an odd one lol
Replies: 29
Views: 1116

Re: Sunni is an odd one lol

fun thing about birds is they all have that one weird thing they do
by Donovan
Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:20 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New owner
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: New owner

go to babynames.com and dig through some names on there.. that might help
by Donovan
Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Forum of breeders and not bird lovers
Replies: 20
Views: 1037

Re: Forum of breeders and not bird lovers

ernie it takes like 5 days before you can post pics... alternately, i've seen people manage to post them from the beginning.. not sure how they pull that off
by Donovan
Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New owner
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: New owner

I got a lutino recently myself.. his name is Neko but my dad calls him chicken little. First time he saw it he said that's not an IRN that's a chicken!

check the diet section of the forum, you might find your answer there..
by Donovan
Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Forum of breeders and not bird lovers
Replies: 20
Views: 1037

Re: Forum of breeders and not bird lovers

lol.. i call them mad scientists too
by Donovan
Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Rest in peace Crash
Replies: 2
Views: 3092

Re: Rest in peace Crash

how'd this happen
by Donovan
Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: MissK's Photos
Replies: 56
Views: 7347

Re: MissK's Photos

the body language is good.. you may have made a good score on this one
by Donovan
Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:55 am
Forum: News
Topic: thankyou all
Replies: 2
Views: 1423

Re: thankyou all

I have yet to see a vet for either of my birds,

I guess a checkup wouldn't hurt

A little on the broke side here lately though :P
by Donovan
Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Baby Indian Ringneck
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Re: Baby Indian Ringneck

Yes put the bird in its new cage immediately.
If the bird is comfortable with you then you might be able to start handling and interacting with it right away. Otherwise you'll have to gradually build up to it.

And introduce it to vegetables from the beginning. Research the safe ones.
by Donovan
Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Getting affection
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: Getting affection

It's almost definitely the voice. You just need to spend more and more time with her. Play games and make yourself more interesting to her than your brother is. Also you could try petting her while he's petting her. Not sure if she'll buy it or not though. She may not like your clothes or your hair ...
by Donovan
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: sick indian ringneck
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Re: sick indian ringneck

Something you fed it maybe. Be sure you always research everything.

Or maybe he was just sick, tho I don't think he would show it.
Usually by the time you realize your bird is sick they're in very serious condition.
by Donovan
Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 6618

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

I would enjoy trying my hand at a troubled irn, mainly to know if I've been giving good advice
by Donovan
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introduce Myself
Replies: 9
Views: 951

Re: Introduce Myself

MissK are you feeding your birds junk food?

one of my birds gets a piece of boiled peanut about once every week or two.. which is -very- salty. I always follow it up with fruit with high water content like watermelon or cantaloupe.
by Donovan
Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introduce Myself
Replies: 9
Views: 951

Re: Introduce Myself

well that's certainly a new approach Yuz, have a look around the forum, familiarize yourself with the topics.. beware lots and lots and lots of chit chat :lol: helping others will be great.. every day or two there is a post from someone that's just called Please Help or something along those lines I...
by Donovan
Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Presenting my new babies
Replies: 4
Views: 1363

Re: Presenting my new babies

Do you have a plucker maybe?

I have a Very young IRN and I noticed some plucking signs but since then there have been no indications that he plucks.

I have chalked it up to inexperienced preening
by Donovan
Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

Neko's Aggression : When given the opportunity Neko will shoo Mr. Bell away by advancing in an aggressive manner. When I am there for it I will intercept Neko and put my finger under his chest (making him step up). This allows Mr. Bell to do his thing without Neko making him leave. I see this as a ...
by Donovan
Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Our Angels in Heaven: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: unknown death
Replies: 4
Views: 1273

Re: unknown death

megin wrote:Thank you AJPETER.

No birds passed away today so fingers cross what eber gappened to my lil feathered girl has not infected my other feathered friends.
:) :/
I am so grim. Everyday I come home from work I expect to see my cat dead in the road and one of my birds dead in his cage.
So far so good.
by Donovan
Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Biting my finger
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Biting my finger

food.. give her food.. in tiny bits... you can hold a piece of food that she really loves in one place near her ... while ignoring her otherwise. eventually she'll come take the food... get her used to doing that... then later, up the ante by making her reach for the food... then up the ante again b...
by Donovan
Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Our IRN loves me to death, but hates my boyfriend. Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: Our IRN loves me to death, but hates my boyfriend. Help!

lol loving the picture of him doing the splits... my own bird gets in the window and does the splits to hold himself in the window to look outside... and sometimes gets in the corner of his cage to sleep doing the splits Your (his) bird is probably sweet and friendly when you're not around. My own b...
by Donovan
Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: In YOUR own oppinion
Replies: 18
Views: 2098

Re: In YOUR own oppinion

nice looking bird for sure.. i like the color
by Donovan
Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:12 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

If she is willing to take apples from you then she can be trained to fly to you, even from across the house.

Research "flight recall" it's fun and easy
by Donovan
Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Playing with his own feather!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1667

Re: Playing with his own feather!!

Mr. Bell is chewing up one of his own tail feathers right now. I noticed it on the floor a little while ago and then just now I saw him up in one of his spots chewing on it.
by Donovan
Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Jackfruit??
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Re: Jackfruit??

sounds like a bite or two would be okay but no more than that... unless you counter it with something that will negate the after effect
by Donovan
Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:25 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

No idea why your bird decided you were the devil?
by Donovan
Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Moulting?
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: Moulting?

would help if you could post a pic with it it won't let you post a pic though for like 5 days though. I don't believe it's normal to lose feathers that much on their head during a molt. Do a search here for molt / moult it might take a while to get through the chatter, but somewhere there's bound to...
by Donovan
Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:27 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi! I'm new! :)
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Hi! I'm new! :)

well be sure to ask lots of questions before hand and even during the process

it's easy to get things wrong with birds... and easy to get them right if you arm yourself with information.
by Donovan
Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

Okay so today Neko's damaged feather fell out.. it looked rough but he's no worse for it. and on a side note he's in full IRN mode today and being completely annoying like a 3yo toddler.. getting into everything and constantly having to be corrected. Also I never realized it until now but I actually...
by Donovan
Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Parrot Speak Easy
Replies: 156
Views: 4503

Re: Parrot Speak Easy

Absolutely. I don't know about long distances though..

all in all I'd say it's more unrealistic for a person to have the ability to train the parrot to do that.
by Donovan
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Playing with his own feather!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1667

Re: Playing with his own feather!!

maybe bird droppings can cure arthritis!
by Donovan
Sat May 31, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Playing with his own feather!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1667

Re: Playing with his own feather!!

Mr Bell picks up his feathers and chews on them like they're toys so I'd say normal. On a side note I get tickled when he's preening and one the little fluffy ones gets stuck to his face and he panics trying to get rid of it.

and I think the poop thing will pass pretty soon... he's young.
by Donovan
Fri May 30, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Eating
Replies: 25
Views: 2412

Re: Eating

My bird likes licking condensation from cold beer bottles and glasses. I guess he thinks he's getting what I'm getting.
by Donovan
Fri May 30, 2014 5:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Deformity in my parrot's beak?
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: Deformity in my parrot's beak?

If I had to guess I would think that that will fix itself over time since their beaks are constantly growing
by Donovan
Thu May 29, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

okay.. now i'm home.. i have inspected Nekos tail. The blood from last night is gone except for a tiny spot that stained.. I moved his feathers around and found at least one tail feather that is red with blood in the sheath... it's not bleeding... so.. i'm not gonna worry about it. I know this is da...
by Donovan
Thu May 29, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Teaching Your Bird Survival Skills
Replies: 26
Views: 1764

Re: Teaching Your Bird Survival Skills

I talked to a bird breeder once who told me he wouldn't raise IRNs anymore because one got out and unlatched all the other cages.. they all escaped.. the next morning all but 2 had returned
by Donovan
Thu May 29, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

The tail bone didn't seem damaged. I didn't notice any awkward posture. But i'll check that out more tonight when I get home. This morning he seemed fine and even seemed fine all evening last night around the time the blood appeared. He was surgically sexed. The picture I posted is of his upper back...
by Donovan
Wed May 28, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

This is the first time he's been bloody ... what I posted before was a picture of some missing feathers that i spotted while he was wet. I checked those recently and they seem to be growing back. I left my phone at work by accident so i wasn't able to get a picture. I don't have a camera otherwise. ...
by Donovan
Wed May 28, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Funny behavior with pumpkin seeds
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: Funny behavior with pumpkin seeds

and when the shell is empty he chucks it overboard, sorted! My birds like to throw out all their vegetables and pretend they ate them lol... but back on subject.. my newest bird does this with corn.. always drops the kernels in his water. I don't mean rock hard corn kernels. I mean edible stuff. No...
by Donovan
Wed May 28, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

Neko has blood up towards the base of his tail feathers tonight. When i spotted it it was still wet but not really bleeding... honestly i'm not that concerned about it, but I'm wondering what caused it. Could preening (or even plucking) cause it?.. or could it be a broken blood feather? I have no kn...
by Donovan
Wed May 28, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Teaching Your Bird Survival Skills
Replies: 26
Views: 1764

Re: Teaching Your Bird Survival Skills

This thread: http://www.indianringneck.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=19377 got me to thinking yet again about the importance of teaching your bird survival skills. Expose your bird to different types of cages. If you get a new cage, don't throw the old one away. Re-introduce your bird to the old cag...
by Donovan
Tue May 27, 2014 6:03 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

I bet he's only a mile or two from his original home... put up flyers on power poles and bulletin boards at local stores.
by Donovan
Tue May 27, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: commen for untame irn to talk?
Replies: 12
Views: 1754

Re: commen for untame irn to talk?

Has he continued saying hello or is he getting away from it? My bird showed signs or wanting to talk, said a couple things and would happily pick up a new tune to whistle but for some reason he has abandoned all of it
by Donovan
Tue May 27, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: NEW IRN Owner
Replies: 7
Views: 883

Re: NEW IRN Owner

As much time as possible is best, and on your days off maybe you could give them even more time
by Donovan
Tue May 27, 2014 2:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Imitator
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: Imitator

having 4 IRNs sounds like it has created dynamic interactions.. hopefully sunni will keep doing it and the others respond to it
by Donovan
Mon May 26, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

btw... the plucking i was worried about seems to have disappeared... the raw spots on Neko's chest and back are growing back with no further signs of interference
by Donovan
Mon May 26, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

Ever had an animal that knew Left from Right?

My dad's dog wants to cradle in your left arm against you.. but not your right..

and Neko seems to enjoy being touched on the right side of his face and neck... but not his left.

weird stuff but it is somehow what they learned.
by Donovan
Mon May 26, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: IRN stop eating
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Re: IRN stop eating

I have learned that if i want my IRNs to eat healthy I have to eat the same stuff I want them to eat.. which means lots of fruits and vegetables... One of them wants to eat 'real' food with me and i do cheat a little.. and that cheating has spoiled him to a point. There are times when both of my bir...
by Donovan
Mon May 26, 2014 5:19 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 12 weeks old, Not eating inside cage
Replies: 33
Views: 1616

Re: 12 weeks old, Not eating inside cage

oddly enough I believe they are immune to the spicy element in hot peppers... not sure how that's possible... peppers must seem sweet to them.
He was just ready for a bath...

try giving him a shower.. luke warm water.. he might love that.
by Donovan
Sun May 25, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

Today I have both birds outside. At this point it's late afternoon and they've been outside for probably 7 hours now. Every few minutes I have to look outside to check on Neko and make sure he hasn't fallen down. I still need to rig up something to help him climb back to the top when he decides to t...
by Donovan
Sun May 25, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: whose a pretty boy?
Replies: 8
Views: 759

Re: whose a pretty boy?

well.. sorta... my blue irn has times when he shows some green but it's like it's under the surface and barely visible. My lutino has underlying green on his head. Now after he was hatched, before his feathers came in I was told he could pretty much be anything, green, blue, lutino, some wierd mix t...
by Donovan
Sat May 24, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Missing my baby
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: Missing my baby

i'm curious to find out how this bird responds to your return. I've wondered if I had to leave for 2 weeks or a month or something .. if my birds would actually be enthused about my return or if they would be more like my cat and just kinda be like.. "yeah.. whatever.. now feed me"
by Donovan
Fri May 23, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 12 weeks old, Not eating inside cage
Replies: 33
Views: 1616

Re: 12 weeks old, Not eating inside cage

yes the seeds are fine.. probably have a little protein in them too
by Donovan
Fri May 23, 2014 5:58 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member and a decision to bite me!!
Replies: 23
Views: 1086

Re: New member and a decision to bite me!!

get a new cage or significantly rearrange the current cage... and of course change its location...
by Donovan
Thu May 22, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

I have decided that Neko is officially going through his bluffing. He's had an attitude the last two days. Even when I hand feed him he seems to get angry about it. This means this is an extremely influential, and brief, time in his life. I need to research this immediately before I lose the ability...
by Donovan
Thu May 22, 2014 6:23 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

My bird is super excited to see other birds on video. Spend some more time with him before getting another bird because all his focus will redirect to it if you don't have an awesome relationship with him yet. Don't worry about your fingers. If he eventually inches over to you he'll be more interest...
by Donovan
Wed May 21, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

Birds know birds I suppose. Last few nights Mr. Bell has chosen to go to Neko's cage and pick a fight through the bars. Neko has gotten to ignore him when he does it... therefore providing no form of reinforcement for this bad behavior. Now, though, Mr. Bell is being a lot nicer .. Neko is respondin...
by Donovan
Wed May 21, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: Hello everyone!

how did you just -find- this bird in your yard?.. that's pretty neat..

why isn't there much hope for finding the owner?.. I bet he hasn't traveled far.
by Donovan
Wed May 21, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: First time owner need help
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: First time owner need help

My bird does this sometimes. For the most part he's tamed and well behaved, but there are a couple of triggers that get him riled up and makes him bite me through no fault of my own. It's either over excitement or an attempt at domination. Either way, remove the trigger and the behavior should cease...
by Donovan
Wed May 21, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Newbie to IRN Need help with behavior
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Newbie to IRN Need help with behavior

watermelon is so wonderfully good for people and birds.. i might introduce my birds to that soon.. but to stay on topic, no Indian Ringnecks are Not one person birds.. they can make friends with everyone if conditions are right... at least that's my experience. It's good to socialize them and expose...
by Donovan
Wed May 21, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Sleeping Cage? Newbie question
Replies: 9
Views: 1321

Re: Sleeping Cage? Newbie question

turning the lights out will encourage sleep vs play... plain and simple.

but if it's bed time but not quite lights out then yeah add a toy.. something to chew on.. I would think something easy that doesn't require a ton of energy to destroy like wicker.. casual chewing
by Donovan
Wed May 21, 2014 3:20 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

You're on the right track.
Anything your bird does, he should believe was his own idea.

That helps make most of his experiences positive.
by Donovan
Wed May 21, 2014 12:28 pm
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

IRNs are rarely cuddly. Even when they're ok with it while young they can grow out of it. First thing you need to do is get him to take food from your fingers which could be easy or could take a long time. Either way it's the primary condition for training and taming in my opinion. You may need to a...
by Donovan
Wed May 21, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 12 weeks old, Not eating inside cage
Replies: 33
Views: 1616

Re: 12 weeks old, Not eating inside cage

My first bird was 6 months old when I got him and he was singing and chirping within a few minutes of bringing him home. Wasexcited for food and toys and stimulation Iimmediately. My newest bird that I recently got is close to 4 months. He doesn't really make a lot chitter chatter but he's got a lit...
by Donovan
Wed May 21, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Sleeping Cage? Newbie question
Replies: 9
Views: 1321

Re: Sleeping Cage? Newbie question

I personally don't understand the concept of a sleeping cage. I have one but I only use it when I intend on taking my bird outside to the big walk-in cage the next morning before work. Otherwise he sleeps in his regular cage.
by Donovan
Wed May 21, 2014 5:57 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 12 weeks old, Not eating inside cage
Replies: 33
Views: 1616

Re: 12 weeks old, Not eating inside cage

Mine loves broccoli, cauliflower, radish and a few other things. Figure out what your bird likes
by Donovan
Wed May 21, 2014 4:29 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

Mr Bell eating some seed and wishing i'd get that phone out of his face.
Neko checking out his reflection and wishing i'd take him back inside.
They're so mistreated.

Image
by Donovan
Tue May 20, 2014 4:41 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

Ok. I'll try this. Besides fruit seeds (apple etc.) are there any concerns with feeding him fruits? 6) If he is not eating you need to get him help, possibly by taking him back to the breeder so the breeder can get him to eat. Looks like I won't have to work about this. But he still won't readily a...
by Donovan
Tue May 20, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

Today I was working with Neko when I came home from work.. I came home and found him quite hungry. This morning I put him a bunch of vegetables in his food bowl and when I came hom I found all or most of them on the bottom of the cage. I'm betting he did this early and didn't actually eat all day. S...
by Donovan
Tue May 20, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Scarey experience
Replies: 8
Views: 960

Re: Scarey experience

Had a similar thing the other day with mr bell. I had just brought him in from outside and I left the back door open without containing him, I just wasn't thinking and when I left the room he followed me, I was stepping outside and he came with me. Luckily he realized something wasn't right and he f...
by Donovan
Tue May 20, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My IRN doesn't look like an IRN!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: My IRN doesn't look like an IRN!!!

Breeders can tame babies but it will take the advice of experienced pet owners to tame an older bird. You need to research, read, study, learn, practice, and research some more to develop a better relationship with your bird. Also his ring can take as much as 3 yrs, but be prepared for the idea that...
by Donovan
Mon May 19, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: 3 Weeks Old Ringneck!!! need help of Experienced breeder
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

Re: 3 Weeks Old Ringneck!!! need help of Experienced breeder

Since you have no experience with baby ringnecks then let the parents do the work. They know what they're doing. I have no experience either, but if it were me I might do lots of research and let the parents feed the babies but do a little feeding myself. You can hurt or kill babies if done improper...
by Donovan
Mon May 19, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Fingernail Polish
Replies: 7
Views: 962

Re: Fingernail Polish

This weekend a friend wanted to see my newest bird. He's always happy to get attention and step up and be talked to. He was happy with her until he spotted her red fingernail polish, and then suddenly he was terrified. He started flopping around and screaming and just doing everything he could to ge...
by Donovan
Sun May 18, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Neko the new guy
Replies: 180
Views: 14451

Re: Neko the new guy

ya know... You can prepare for a new bird all you want.. but once you realize they're doing their business all over a lower perch or in their water bowl.. you find yourself rearranging the cage. In my case I had to take a perch and cut a few inches off of it so i could reposition it so he wasn't dro...
by Donovan
Sun May 18, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Tablets
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Tablets

YES In my case it's a cell phone. I made a long playlist of bird videos on youtube for my bird to see during the day while i was at work. And sometimes I would show him the videos on my cell phone. Well over time he became possessive over my cellphone to the point that he is defensive of it. If I am...
by Donovan
Sun May 18, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Floor toys (A.K.A foot toys)
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Floor toys (A.K.A foot toys)

yes, when I was putting together a new cage.. he came down and stole the bag of nuts and bolts. As he flew off with it he dumped it out and a lot of it fell down into a vent in the floor.. that was fun fishing all that stuff out.
by Donovan
Sun May 18, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Floor toys (A.K.A foot toys)
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Floor toys (A.K.A foot toys)

I have a bird bath that I use as a foot toy holder. I decided long ago that the baths you can buy are way too small.. so this one has become a toy box for foot toys. Actually it's more of a box of stuff to throw on the floor. My bird will rarely actually play with any of the toys in it. He is happy ...