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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-10-2013, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Talking the IRN thread 2013

Hi every one I decided to begin a thread for IRN to chat and share their wisdom, post pick's or even just chat enjoy. Kind regards bird boy
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Awh I wish I still had my Echo. She was a fantastic bird!
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aww I saw an adorable blue baby at the bird store today!! gorgeous

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Oh my gosh, that baby face!
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That baby looks like my baby! Glad we have a chat thread. Still dealing with the bluffing stage, but we are in week 2 now, and the biting is halfway gone. Bullet is very cage aggressive, but once away from the cage, he is a sweetie. Will be glad when my hands heal. Being patient though.
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I've found that with cage aggression, the best way to combat it is to get them to come to you. I work on recall training and it helps get them to me without me having to get them to step up
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Thank you Daisy, I will see if I can work on that with bullet, that is a great idea! I love getting advice from others that are experienced with birds, or Indian ringnecks. Thanks again!
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Hi all, an update on Bullet. The biting isn't much better. Yesterday, I got him off his cage, and had a cloth covering my hand. My hand is pretty beaten up and have lots of cuts from bites. Well I guess he didn't like the cloth, and bit me through the cloth so hard, my thumb is now very swollen, black and blue and purple. I immediately put bullet down and had to walk away so I didn't get upset in front of him. With me having Rheumatoid arthritis, that was very painful, especially with it being around the joint of my thumb, where I am missing joint tissue. Oh well, I am very determined to get through this. I had to get him off the top of the cage to put him up for bedtime, and this is what caused the bite. I know he would rather play then go to bed, but he has to get some rest and so do we. My green cheek conure quit biting after 4 weeks, and never made me bleed, just the bruising. I knew about bluffing and that some IRN's can be very bitey, as I researched them for quite some time before getting him. We also got him at 5 months old, and not when he was just weaned so I know it might take even more time to get him use to us. Just needed to vent. We are in this for the long haul. He is here to stay regardless, even if I have to find ways around getting severely bitten all the time. He is starting to mumble already, and we could kind of here him saying, what are you doing? Just mumbling the words together, but I talk to him constantly throughout the day, like I do our kermit. Kermit knows how to tell others to hush, he even tells the tv to hush if he doesn't like the show. LOL he is the biggest mess. Love my birds. Thanks for letting me vent.
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See I'm a strong believer in thinking that Indian ringnecks don't make suitable companion parrots. Those and rosellas. They're far more suited as aviary birds. The odd one can make a great companion, don't get me wrong, but both species are pretty darn hands off at the best of times. I'd like a companion ringneck but I know for a fact that it would take a lot to win one over. My Echo was a wild caught older female and I did manage to get somewhere with her, I'd like to try again

Try clicker and target training, it works fantastic and you're so much less likely to get bitten
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Bullet has been doing pretty well the last two days. Not biting hard, and always interested to see if I have treats for him. Treats are helping him get use to my hand and being around the cage, without hurting him. He is very curious about the room and loves to play on his playstand. He mumbles quite often now, but no screaming yet. He loves the show x-factor and music. I think we are getting somewhere slowly. Even if he isn't ever a cuddly bird, I still love having him here. He is a sweetie, even though he does bite. Granted I got him at five months of age, and not just weaned. I think that also has made him prone to biting more. He was a hand fed baby but no one wanted him till me. I could have chose him or a sun conure, but he is the one I decided to go with, after much research, and I am glad I did. If I want to cuddle with an animal, I cuddle with my pups. Even kermit my GCC isn't that cuddly, he will let you give him scritches, but not all the time either, it has to be on his time and when he wants it. I love my birds.
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Have you thought about letting his wings grow in. I know it is against every thing the bird "experts" say, but my ringneck mellowed when her wings grew in. She did dive bomb my dad (and occasionally my husband) but it was his own fault for letting her do it in the beginning as a game. If not, then I would use a stick to put her in at night.

by the way, I know about the biting mine used to bite me through these really thick leather gloves whenever I had to do any nail trimming, etc. The trick is to give them something to bite....I would give her one of the glove "finger" to bite, while keeping my finger out of it.

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I'm researching a lot about my next bird. I call it my "first parrot" because even though I have budgies and a crimson-wing parakeet, they are all not tame and prefer to just fly around (and the crimson-wing is very very old). I'm waiting until I am 100% stable to get the forever friend parrot that I'll bond with and train and all that.

I really really wish IRNs were cuddlier, because they are the perfect size and, imo, the most beautiful parrot there ever was. But I know that if I got one, it'd be a disaster, because I'd want him to be something he's not. He end up biting me and I'd be sad. so, unfortunately, I won't be geting one. But I sure love to hear about others' IRNs and look at pictures. They are so beautiful!


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wow, what a beauty!

I wouldn't say that indian ringnecks don't enjoy being pet, but they are like cats, sometimes they've had too much and don't want any anymore. They are also independent like cats

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I've found that with cage aggression, the best way to combat it is to get them to come to you. I work on recall training and it helps get them to me without me having to get them to step up
Tilly was very cage aggressive initially, but now she is good as gold. She learned that I clean her cage,give her food, etc. She even comesnow to ask for cuddles while I am doing it.

Renae, Keiba is gorgeous

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Renae, I LOVE Keiba!
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