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Rami
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age of male dance

Post by Rami » Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:33 pm

Hi everybody!
Wish you're fine!
I was wondering when does the IRN starts doing the male dance. I have an Indian Ringneck (i don't know the sex) and he/she is 5 months old aprox.
So, when do they start doing the male dance?

Thanks to all.
Rami.

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Post by ryelle » Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:30 pm

my ringneck started doing the dance about four months ago, so probably when he was about a year and a half. not sure if thats with all though.

does anyone know when the breeding season in the UK is? and do IRNs only do the dance around breeding season? or is it all year

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Post by Donna » Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:10 pm

does anyone know when the breeding season in the UK is?



You can contact a local breeder that breeds IRN's and get that info.


Males once they reach sexual maturity can do the dance anytime to anything weather it be a bell, mirror, or toy. Discourage this behavior if possiable, it only leads to frustration and plucking in some.


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Post by ryelle » Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:18 pm

how do you discourage it? i took away the mirror but mine does it to everything. he headbutts a ball thats hangin from the roof of the cage when it doesnt do anything after hes tried feeding it. he does a dance where he spreads his wings, pins his eyes and he just silently nods his head loads of times, aswell as the one where he does a wierd cheepy song. its highly amusing but really bizarre. is this part of the dance?

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Post by Donna » Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:29 pm

some people get confused as to what is just playing and male sexual behavior. Don't take any toys away if he is only headbutting or pinning and displaying. You want to discourage the masturbating and regurgitating on you or objects. I'm sorry if I didn't make myself clear.



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Post by nil » Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:27 pm

does anyone know when the breeding season in the UK is?

in greece is from jan to april, i think the same in uk, maybe a month later.

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Post by ryelle » Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:02 am

Donna wrote:Don't take any toys away if he is only headbutting or pinning and displaying. You want to discourage the masturbating and regurgitating on you or objects



i dont take away the toys hes headbutting. i think its really funny tbh. i think it lets some stress out for him too. he hasn't regurgitated yet as i can tell, but he does this thing where he stands there and looks like hes trying to throw up... nothing comes up though and it freaks me out cus i think hes going to be sick. is that him trying to regurgitate? how would you stop him if he started doing it to you?

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Post by Donna » Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:13 am

he stands there and looks like hes trying to throw up... nothing comes up though and it freaks me out cus i think hes going to be sick. is that him trying to regurgitate? how would you stop him if he started doing it to you?



Yes he is trying to feed you, Try to distract his attention on to something else. I don't like to use food as a distracter because then they feel they are getting rewarded for that behavior. Use a toy or take him for a ride around the house.



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Post by ryelle » Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:05 am

ooooh. he doesnt do it very often, and its usually when we are near the cage giving him attention. ill distract him from now on. dont want loads of yuck around the cage and the house lol.

iv totally changed to subject of this post lol.. oops

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Post by Rami » Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:46 pm

but at what age aprox?

Mine runs in the cage and when he is sleeping que majes sounds. And sometimes puts his head on the fethears of the back..

This is male or female?

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Post by Donna » Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:18 pm

Rami wrote:but at what age aprox?

Mine runs in the cage and when he is sleeping que majes sounds. And sometimes puts his head on the fethears of the back..

This is male or female?



At about a year old they can start to do the dance.

They sleep with their head under their wings or just tilted on the back. Both male and female sleep this way, and yes they sometimes talk in their sleep.


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Post by Rami » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:07 pm

Ok, I thought this action was a female action but I was wrong.

Thanks for the answer!

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