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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-20-2013, 04:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question how to tell

hey guys. i was wondering how to tell the age of Alley because i would really like to know her age. thanks to those how reply . kind regards bird boy



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Without a breeding band or hatch certificate it's all guess work really. A quailified vet or someone experienced with IRN could probably hazzard a guess based on beak and nail condition..feathering..size..and other such things, but the problem is birds vary as individuals just as humans do so nothing positive can be said. Once they have all adult physical traits you are pretty much stuck. Babies\youngsters and older birds are really the only ones you can guess by looking at them.

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It would be very hard. My indian ringneck looked exactly the same when I got her and 20 years later, when she died. She didn't have any of the "telltale" signs of aging, such as more scaly feet, less smooth beak, arthritis. She looked very young, and if someone told me she was a one year old, I would've believed them. In fact, I don't think she was one when I bought her, even though that's what they told me, because I knew the guy who owned the petstore was one of those people who would just tell you what he thought you would want to hear.

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what the others said^^^

hows alley?


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