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Hello from Michigan!

Post by faust1200 » Sat May 12, 2007 10:18 pm

Hi all! I recently acquired my first IRN only 3 days ago! I have had other smaller birds in the past and also currently have a 6 yr old tiel. Naturally, I was digging around the net for info and stumbled upon your site. My IRN is named Bailey and he(?) is only 2.5 months old. Everything is going very well so far. He makes progress every day. I can tell he is very sweet and curious and especially HUNGRY. He is already comfortable in his new cage and feels safe in it. In fact he doesn't like to leave it. He will step up to me always but within a few moments he will jump (nevermind his clipped wings he doesnt care about that) back toward his cage. So I have been taking some time to let him perch on my finger in a different room so his cage isn't calling him. Considering it's only been a few days I am very proud of him. His breeder did an awesome job. He hasn't bit me once!(yet??) Here are a few pics. -Jay
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Post by catschair2 » Sat May 12, 2007 11:31 pm

Welcome to the flock! What a cutie he is; they all LOVE to eat. We will look forward to more pics & stories.
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Post by julie » Sun May 13, 2007 12:04 am

aww how cute. Welcome to the board :D

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Post by kyria » Sun May 13, 2007 12:50 am

Aww s/he is lovely ! and welcome both of you to the family.

Remember to handle him often, keep him use to even being picked up by the body sometimes (ie: your hands around him) :D And plenty of fresh fruit and vegi's every day, and left overs like eggs, rice, pasta and chicken may help him with his hunger :wink:

I hope you read about the IRN no no's with food

Sorry being an over protective new member guardian aren't I ? :roll:

Glad to have you here darlin :D
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Post by Lauren » Sun May 13, 2007 6:39 am

Welcome to the flock!

Very cute lil Bailey is! Yep, a way to a birds heart is through its belly. They love food. Just have to make it healthy for them. Sounds like he/shes settled in well.

Any questions or queries just ask away and we'll try to answer. :wink:
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Post by Donna » Sun May 13, 2007 8:16 am

Welcome to the board!! Your baby is addorable :D


Michigan you say? Me too!


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Post by faust1200 » Sun May 13, 2007 8:25 am

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. I have been trying to handle him a few minutes at a time because he really doesn't seem to like it. He doesn't bite me but he tries to wrestle out of my hand in every instance. He tolerates sitting on my finger for a little while and sometimes my shoulder and like I said he always steps up. He doesn't like being away from the cage. I have tried to feed him some seed away from his cage and I have had some limited success with that. I'd like him to feel safe away from the cage but I guess it may take some time. Any advice on how I should approach this? Keep in mind I've only had him since Thursday. Thanks! -Jay

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Post by Donna » Sun May 13, 2007 8:41 am

Hi Jay It sounds like your doing all the right things :D It's all new to him so it will take some time and before you know it you will have a velcro bird.LOL

Where in Michigan did you find this breeder? I know a few. You can PM me with the information if you like.

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Post by faust1200 » Sun May 13, 2007 9:21 am

Donna check your PM -;)

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Post by jobo2mi » Sun May 13, 2007 1:06 pm

Hey I'm a Michigander also....Kalamazoo

My IRN just laid me four eggs this spring....so I know she has grown up!! :)

Faust, it will take patience and lots of work to get your IRN baby to take to you, but once s/he does, they are right, s/he can be a velcro bird, almost like a 'too!! I got my Nala in February of last year, and I worked with her nearly every day for 15 to 20 minutes at a time, 2 or 3 times a day, taking LOTS of hard bites, I will carry one of the scars to my grave!! YIKES! But in October (6 months later) one night she decided she was in love with me, she flew to me for the first time (scared the crap outta me actually) and has been my baby ever since!

She does the neck bend and mewling thing at me now all the time!! LOL She doesn't talk, but she sure tells me she loves me!! Just be patient, and work with her as much as you can...you'll have yourself a wonderful little companion.

btw - your IRN is such a cutie....congrats on getting him/her!!
Joanne

and the fids -
Parakeets - Emma (RIP Bonnie & Clyde)
Tiels - Rosie, Howie
QP - Isis
Sun Conure - Precious
IRN - Nala
Caique - Timber
and the cat - BK

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Post by kyria » Sun May 13, 2007 2:20 pm

Yep they struggle and don't seem to like it, because its not usual and its very new to them. Mine started out that way but the more I did it the more they got use to it.

Now if I need to I can grab Jordan or Pickle, I can check them for mites, sores all kinds of things and if I need to ever again clip their wings and they won't be scared of my holding them that way. Just keep doing it. I often pick Jordan up by the whole body and kiss him all over his head, he use to struggle but now he makes kissy noises back at me and just waits for me to put him back down again.

Alot of people make that mistake, they don't like it, so I won't do it. They only like what they are use to :wink:
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Post by giantfoot_truck » Wed May 16, 2007 8:21 am

Wow your baby is the same age as mine! And he looks beautiful too!
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Post by conurelover2007 » Sun Jun 10, 2007 7:24 pm

Bailey is a cutie. Can't wait for more updates.

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