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Hello from sunny London UK...

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Dan84
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Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by Dan84 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:11 pm

Hello everyone,

Looks like a great site you all have here, with a wealth of information. I just bought a young 6 week old ringneck from a lady who really didn't have any time for him and as a result I think he may be a bit neglected :( He is such a sweet little thing though. My family have kept birds since I can remember but this is my first IRN. I shall get some pics up when I can for you all to see his progress. I look forward to getting involved in IRN community :D

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Re: Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by MissK » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:56 pm

Welcome.
-MissK

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Re: Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by Little Buttercup » Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:56 am

Hi, welcome to this great site!

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Dan84
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Re: Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by Dan84 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:02 am

Thank guys, looking forward to seeing everyones birds and learning from all the great info on this site.

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Re: Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by rayhan » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:52 am

hi and welcome im from uk to, what area did you get your bird from

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Re: Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by Dan84 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:09 am

Hi Rayhan,

I'm from Surrey and we got the bird from the Stevenage area. Where about in the UK are you?

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Re: Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by rayhan » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:28 am

well in london and shaftesbury. but mainly shaftesbury, im farily knew to this aswell as i have only had my birds for 7 months

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Re: Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by Dan84 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:57 am

I've had mine for for 24hours now. He is adorable but I'm a little worried about his feather condition, I also have a feeling that he is slightly older than the lady said he was. She said he was 5-6 weeks, but he almost has all his feathers and is trying millet, bread and some small pieces of mango. Is that normal in an IRN? I've had other young birds before but not an IRN.

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Re: Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by rayhan » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:07 am

sorry i wont be able to answear that as i am as knew to this, but if its older than 5 weeks i think its starting to eat solids so sounds right but i would check on that if i were yoju

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Re: Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by Dan84 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:28 am

Yes I will do thanks. Looking forward to getting involved on here.

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Re: Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by rayhan » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:51 am

i joined here yestaday and im already getting help from three people, its so friendly here

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Re: Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by Dan84 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:40 am

Glad to hear it :) I was trying to upload some pics for everyone too mine as he grows and progresses but the forum won't let me post pics for some reason, I think because I'm new. We haven't even named him or her yet!

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Re: Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by Dixie-1 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:29 pm

Hi and welcome from Sunny Arizona Dan,guess if your unsure of age it would pay to offer fruits/veggies and seed and just keep track of what is eaten ? You can always suppliment with formula as needed.
Just takin a break !

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Re: Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by Dan84 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:13 pm

Hi Dixie, thanks. I have today offered him some broccoli, grape, melon, kiwi fruit bread and millet spray. He nibbled on all of it and particularly nibbled the bread for ages. It was so cute watching him try and clasp it with his foot and half the time miss and drop it . Looked almost like he was waving :D Most of it went everywhere and he certainly didn't take enough so I have still given him 4 feeds of formula. He's perching and is really flapping his wings and starting to get lift but not actually flying yet.

Daniel.

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Re: Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by Doodlebug » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:15 am

Hi Dan, and welcome. I'm from the UK too, in Suffolk. I was quite lucky that my partner knew a breeder in my local area and I can't tell you how excited I was to finally be getting another IRN after having lost my childhood one a few years ago now.

He's been with us a few months now and I love him to pieces even though he is biting me to pieces at the moment!

Loo :)
Loo :)

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Re: Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by Dan84 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:54 am

Good stuff, sounds very exciting. I've only had mine 2 weeks now but he seems to of settled in so well it's untrue, he's starting to really explore his surroundings a bit more now and he is hilarious. I can't wait to see how he changes as he gets older.

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Re: Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by Doodlebug » Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:38 am

They are funny aren't they? :)

So have you named him yet?

By the way you can find out how to post photos in the Miscellaneous section at the top.

Loo :)
Loo :)

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Re: Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by Dan84 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:15 am

Ok thanks, I'll take a read of how to upload images. I think it wouldn't let me before because I was a new member and it was classed as "too spammy"!

We now have a name... Milo :)

He's a little sweetheart, the funniest little thing. Although he clamps his beak down a bit too hard sometimes. We're working on that though.

I'll try and get some pics up as he is changing so quickly, when we got him he had a bald chest and underwings... Not anymore. The scruffy little thing we bought home is not so scruffy now and a beautiful mutation colour I've not really seen before.

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Re: Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by Doodlebug » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:00 am

...Where as mine was looking nice with all his new feathers and now he's moulting already and is a right little urchin!

Looking forward to seeing your pics, Loo :)
Loo :)

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Re: Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by AlphaWolf » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:06 am

Welcome Dan,
I agree that this forum is awesome. I just joined a week ago after purchasing your new ringneck Aero. Milo is such a sweet name. Please post pictures!!!! We need to see Milo.
"Live with parrots and you learn to panic"

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Re: Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by Dan84 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:34 am

Likewise, we need to see Aero. I managed to get a couple of snaps on my phone during playtime, they aren't the best but you can see he is a beautiful colour. We think he is about 9 weeks now.

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He loves to roll over in his bath, it's so funny...
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Re: Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by Doodlebug » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:08 am

Wow how gorgeous!

What a lovely bird, and he looks so happy :)

Loo :)
Loo :)

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Re: Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by MissK » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:06 am

Bath pictures just never get old..........
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Re: Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by AlphaWolf » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:28 pm

OMG WHAT A CUTIE!!! Love this pics. What a nice coloring! Don't worry pics of Aero coming soon! TONS of 'EM. But he looks so scruffy and like a streat urchin if you ask me. Knowing Aero, if I take a picture of him, he will take a picture of me in a bad hair day and post it all over the forum :D .
"Live with parrots and you learn to panic"

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Re: Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by Dan84 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:38 am

Thanks guys, he is a sweetie. Though this morning when I was cleaning out his cage I found a few feathers in the bottom of his cage and when he flew a couple fell out.... They all appear to be from the top of his body and wings, I haven't seen any signs of him plucking and would this be normal for such a young bird? He seems perfectly happy and has a very healthy diet of veg/fruit/seed/nuts/hagen tropimix and kaytee exact forumla, although I do question how he was looked after in those first few weeks we didn't have him. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated...

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Re: Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by Doodlebug » Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:52 am

Hi dan, it may be a moult but it's hard to say as you are unsure of your birds age, do you see any pin feathers? They are feathers that have emerged with their casing on still, they look like little tiny sticks.

Loo :)
Loo :)

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Re: Hello from sunny London UK...

Post by AlphaWolf » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:22 am

Hi Dan,
I agree with loo, I believe your bird is moulting. Aero here is moulting but other than a very scruffy feathers and down feathers all over the floor that's all I have. I also believe that Doodlebug is also moulting. Don't panic, (I admit it, I panicked myself and though he was plucking too) but it will pass and Milo will look in top form :)

P.S. I broke my iPad today so the photos will be delayed :(
"Live with parrots and you learn to panic"

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