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by MissK
Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Need help with my two newly purchased IRNs
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Re: Need help with my two newly purchased IRNs

Oooooooh, they're giving you their backs! I remember that! :lol: When my bird used to do that I think he was letting me know it was time for me to leave him alone! Are they in front of a mirror or is that a second cage and another bird behind them? If it's a mirror, move them now. Place their cage o...
by MissK
Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Trouble in Paradise
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: Trouble in Paradise

It's a bit hard to know what to think. I would have advised someone else to separate the birds for safety when unsupervised, so that's what I've done. Not sure it's needed, really. Waiting for Donovan or Sunny Dai to chime in, since they have multiple males..... Sigh. Must pretend these are someone ...
by MissK
Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Trouble in Paradise
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Trouble in Paradise

I got a shock tonight. I went to give the birds a few treats before lights out. I've been treating Rocky on my left and offering Sinbad treats on my right - about two feet apart, maybe a little more.... 61-68 centimeters for you metric speakers, through the bars. Sinbad's been taking them from my ha...
by MissK
Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Cage Protective or Losing it??!
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Cage Protective or Losing it??!

If it helps, I can say that our treats (at least some of them) are stored in mason jars. Opening the mason jars makes a very distinctive noise, with the two-part lid, and that gives the whole household a heads-up that we're stepping into treat mode. I exploited this when I was trying to encourage Ro...
by MissK
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Cage Protective or Losing it??!
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Cage Protective or Losing it??!

Hi. I'm chipping in only to give my two cents on the Zupreem. You will probably find added sugar on the label of this, as well as the artificial colours. We went through some Zupreem on our way to the current pellet because it was the only one we tried that they would eat, even after much urging. On...
by MissK
Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Ringnecks died
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: Ringnecks died

Very good to point out household air pollution, thank you. I didn't even think of that, since I evicted many such things from my house ages ago.

We'll have a tidy little collection of caveats when this thread is done!
by MissK
Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Ringnecks died
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: Ringnecks died

Please excuse AJPeter's remarks; I think his prefrontal cortex is degrading.
by MissK
Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Ringnecks died
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: Ringnecks died

If they were eating and drinking then it stands to reason that they were unwell and died from that. Living indoors affords a lot of protection. I would like to point out, also, that many animals will attack weak or sick members of the group. If that's the case, then they would really have all died f...
by MissK
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Ringnecks died
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: Ringnecks died

Hi. First let me say I am so sorry for the distress I know you're having. This is a very upsetting series of events and anyone would be worried over it. It is, of course, not possible for any of us to really know, with the little information given and lack of seeing the birds, what happened. However...
by MissK
Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 4890

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

Thanks! The boys are the ones doing all the work. Tonight as I went by the cage for last check of the night, Sinbad readily started coming towards me along the bars. We're still out of nuts, but I thought I'd better have *something* for him, so I ran for the peanut butter I've been using to convince...
by MissK
Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Börek's photo album
Replies: 54
Views: 4776

Re: Börek's photo album

Will Borek now be carrying my luggage to my room?

Very cute!
by MissK
Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 4890

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

I've got something else to report, and I'm pleased as punch about it. Sinbad came for treats today. He travelled about two feet to take nuts from me. It was a snatch and run situation, but he did it four times, and he got a HUGE reward for his effort. For some reason now, we're out of nuts! :lol: Ro...
by MissK
Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!
Replies: 109
Views: 4890

Re: Welcome Mr. Sinbad Silly Pants!

Well, all that moulting is done and I can say Sinbad had a full moult. Boy, did he look like the moths had been at him. I actually worried! He's beautiful now. Rock's finishing up his moult now, as well. Dying to know why they didn't go at the same time.
by MissK
Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New 11 week old ringneck, Have a few questions
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: New 11 week old ringneck, Have a few questions

Hi. I am going to not advise on behaviour since my experience is limited to adult ringnecks. However, I don't think the food for any baby should be restricted. Just make sure the food you offer is nutritious and varied, and don't feed junk. It's hard to get overweight on leafy greens. :wink: I do th...
by MissK
Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Advice Needed Please
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: Advice Needed Please

My second bird came to me with an unbelievably ratty tail. He'd been kept in a finch-torturing size cage for at least a short time, who knows how long, and he had clearly been beating his tail against the walls as he climbed them. He still spreads his tail a lot when climbing walls, something my oth...
by MissK
Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Advice Needed Please
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: Advice Needed Please

Hi. I think most of your questions, sadly, would be best answered by the bird himself. Without getting to know him I don't think anyone can say if he is better in the home or in the aviary. I do have some opinions, of course! :wink: What are your chances of taming him again? If he was tame before, a...
by MissK
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hello from myself and kiwi
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: hello from myself and kiwi

We have a great community here and we all look forward to hearing of your successes and helping with your stumbling blocks. You should talk with James, who posted about his "naughty IRN", since you're both starting out with taming at the same time. It helps to have a buddy in your journey.
by MissK
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: HELP PLEASE ! NAUGHTY IRN
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: HELP PLEASE ! NAUGHTY IRN

We have a great group of people here and I know everyone wishes you well and looks forward to hearing of your successes, however tiny they might seem. If you run into stumbling blocks, there's almost sure to be someone here who can offer suggestions.
by MissK
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: HELP PLEASE ! NAUGHTY IRN
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: HELP PLEASE ! NAUGHTY IRN

Hi James, It looks like I'm going to give you the same advice as Daniel - get a snack and a comfy chair in your bird's room, far away enough that he doesn't react to you, fire up the computer, log in here, use the SEARCH function, and get to reading! You and Daniel should talk about your experiences...
by MissK
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hello from myself and kiwi
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: hello from myself and Milo

Hi Daniel,

You should get a snack and a comfy chair in your bird's room, far enough from him that he doesn't react to you, fire up the computer, log in here, use the SEARCH function, and get to reading!

Welcome!
by MissK
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: My new IRN friend
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Re: My new IRN friend

You're welcome Adnan! I do spend a lot of time on some posts, but it is worth it if it helps. I know I speak for almost everyone here when I say we all wish you the best of success with Fluffy Jr. If you do have trouble getting a big cage, you can always choose to have one built from wire and untrea...
by MissK
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Expecting IRN Parrot Parent!
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: Expecting IRN Parrot Parent!

It was the bit about the noise shredding your soul, wasn't it? Too much? :mrgreen: Honestly, when I got Sinbad home, that first week, when he was in the small cage waiting to see the vet.... Oh! I promise it shredded my soul. Talking about hearing them in person before you commit - I *used* to wonde...
by MissK
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Hodel, Progress report, Benchmark Day, Total break through!
Replies: 26
Views: 1220

Re: Hodel, Progress report, Completely confused now

Wessel, thanks for the help. It might be good if I made an outline or something before I just start banging away at the keys. But yes, get that behaviour, whatever it is, very solid before moving on. Take plenty of time, as much as is needed and maybe a little more, just to bask in the glow of succe...
by MissK
Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: My new IRN friend
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Re: My new IRN friend

Thanks Wessel, I think I said mostly the same things you did but in my, uh, "expanded" style..... :lol: I think it's easier to get the bird back in when he's been out only a short time. I also think it's worth it to do something like 1 minute out, go back in, 1 minute out, go back in, 3 mi...
by MissK
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Hodel, Progress report, Benchmark Day, Total break through!
Replies: 26
Views: 1220

Re: Hodel, Progress report, Completely confused now

As long as you are interacting she is not likely to "lose tameness". My suggestion is that whatever level of tameness or type of behaviour that you feel you've recently lost was not actually achieved reliably in the first place. In other words, I think you progressed your training too fast...
by MissK
Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Expecting IRN Parrot Parent!
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: Expecting IRN Parrot Parent!

Can you get a second 6x6x3 aviary for your IRN? If it's a cage you like and are already used to maintaining, it might work well. Also, I think when you have something big like that in the house, it makes less visual clutter when they match. What was it that made you set your heart on the IRN? For me...
by MissK
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Hodel, Progress report, Benchmark Day, Total break through!
Replies: 26
Views: 1220

Re: Hodel, Progress report, Completely confused now

It really sounds like she got pushed past her comfort level and now she's spooked. Go back to the beginning, in the training. Progress at her comfort level. Make sure each piece of training is stable before you move to the next. Go slow. Let her make the decisions.
by MissK
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: My new IRN friend
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Re: My new IRN friend

Hi. My first thought was "Are you sure other countries will let the bird cross borders without a big fuss, if at all?" I rather doubt you were able to get a receipt for this bird, and I was concerned that, being an adult, it may have been stolen from the wild. However, if you can get any d...
by MissK
Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Expecting IRN Parrot Parent!
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: Expecting IRN Parrot Parent!

The sleep cage is just an option I think it's nice to have. I did have my first IRN spend some nights in my bedroom and I think it was good for us. Without a sleep cage, I would have had to sleep in the living room because I (probably) wouldn't try to roll my big cage in there. Note, the sleep sized...
by MissK
Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Expecting IRN Parrot Parent!
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: Expecting IRN Parrot Parent!

I find my IRNs like the same type of things my Budgies like, although they are more able to destroy them quickly. It's a good idea to give them sturdier items that do the same thing as smaller Budgie toys. As with Budgies, some IRN can use a mirror and not get carried away, and others can't. What do...
by MissK
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Wild IRN visiting me regularly!
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Re: Wild IRN visiting me regularly!

So.... what happened then?
by MissK
Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Indian Ringneck Broken leg
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: Indian Ringneck Broken leg

Wait, why is he in a smaller cage? If he's unhappy and unsettled in there, is he not more likely to accidentally injure himself? And what about your relationship suffering by you being so close when he is uncomfortable? Is he fully as tame as you want him to be? How about the natural tendency of ani...
by MissK
Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Wild IRN visiting me regularly!
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Re: Wild IRN visiting me regularly!

I think you should get a store bought parrot toy and hang it out to see what they do!
by MissK
Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can you help me for age?
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Can you help me for age?

They look young though I couldn't say how young. See the difference between their dark juvenile eye and the adult eye of the bird at the top of this page.
by MissK
Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Treat Aggression
Replies: 23
Views: 1448

Re: Treat Aggression

For me it was that you must spend hours every day with them to keep them from losing their tameness. Utter malarky. We should have a thread for "most ridiculous thing you ever heard about the species".......
by MissK
Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Indian Ringneck Broken leg
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: Indian Ringneck Broken leg

I'd say don't borrow trouble. If the bird loses function of the leg it doesn't mean he MUST be put down. I agree it would put his other leg and foot at risk due to overuse and he may develop trouble due to modifying his balance. Foot problems can become quite dire. His habitat would have to be modif...
by MissK
Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Wild IRN visiting me regularly!
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Re: Wild IRN visiting me regularly!

Is there known to be an IRN community in your area? Even two I would expect to be escapees, otherwise I would really expect a lot more. If they are escapees, how nice of them to have found each other...........
by MissK
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Treat Aggression
Replies: 23
Views: 1448

Re: Treat Aggression

I've also experienced that warning beak activity! It's fascinating. I don't know if they intend it as a warning or simply a push to move us away. Either way, it makes me go "Wow!" :D
by MissK
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Molting forever!
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Molting forever!

I wonder if he's getting too much light. Can you make sure his day length is not being extended by artificial light? Molting in adult birds is influenced by light/day length. Continuous molting probably also places an extra burden on his body, so please make sure his diet is top notch. Consult your ...
by MissK
Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Help with transitioning/biting....
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: Help with transitioning/biting....

Hi. Sorry for the loss of your conure. I know what that pet-shaped hole is like. Regarding your IRN, you've figured out when he is moved to bite, so you can easily stop doing that thing. In my opinion, you should put down those gloves and never take them up again. Well, maybe for yard work or changi...
by MissK
Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Hodel, Progress report, Benchmark Day, Total break through!
Replies: 26
Views: 1220

Re: Hodel, Progress report

That's OK. You don't want to have noise on all the time. She'll need time for that important napping.
by MissK
Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Some questions before I buy an IRN
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: Some questions before I buy an IRN

I agree with Wessel. In hindsight, I should have mentioned to get a tame bird. :oops: An untame one with fill the house with more alarm calls, quite shrill and loud. Also, please recall that babies of any wild animal will be easier to handle than they necessarily will be once they grow a little and ...
by MissK
Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Treat Aggression
Replies: 23
Views: 1448

Re: Treat Aggression

I'm glad you've got the help you needed. But I have to take up for the IRN on your suggestion they are "known to be biters". I know no such thing! What I *do* know is that they will bite you if you give them a reason to bite you, especially without also giving them a way to avoid being in ...
by MissK
Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Some questions before I buy an IRN
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: Some questions before I buy an IRN

Hi. I keep a similar schedule. I found that the bird is happy to wake up and participate in the middle of the night, but he's not exactly at his best. If he is up for a while in the middle of the night then he needs to sleep extra the next day. I have found it works best to let him be awakened when ...
by MissK
Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Treat Aggression
Replies: 23
Views: 1448

Re: Treat Aggression

It's a fascinating problem and I really look forward to seeing what the cause and remedy turn out to be.
by MissK
Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Treat Aggression
Replies: 23
Views: 1448

Re: Treat Aggression

Did the treat itself change?
by MissK
Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Treat Aggression
Replies: 23
Views: 1448

Re: Treat Aggression

Any recent changes to his diet? Is he housed with an other animal? Are you certain he's getting enough to eat? Are you training him too hungry?
by MissK
Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member, Hodel's parent
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: New Member, Hodel's parent

That sounds all great!
by MissK
Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member, Hodel's parent
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: New Member, Hodel's parent

Hi. I think, on the one hand, a little compassion is in order. Your bird has been uprooted from everything she ever knew. You made an error by putting her in the new cage and then going back in with the perches and stuff. If you have further tinkering to do in there, and it's a safe option, you prob...
by MissK
Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: blue shadows in Coukou's feathers
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: blue shadows in Coukou's feathers

Aw, Baby's growing up! :D

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