I've worked with IRNs before and I own one of their smaller cousins, a Plum-headed Parakeet. I just love Asiatic parrots! They are one of my favourite types to own!
Jenny is right when she says they are not very touch-feely birds. Asiatic parrots are known to despise cuddles and scritches. It has something to do with their feathers sitting very close to their bodies and they hate having them ruffled and touched. In fact, they are not even very cuddly with their own mates.
However, they love being with you and seeing what you are doing. So they will happily ride around on your shoulder all day to see what you get up to.
Also, be prepared for a very loud screeching session in the mornings and afternoons! Clopin, my Plum-head, is suppose to be one of the quieter Aisiatic species... but she is so loud!
I can hear her all the way down the street when I'm walking my dog. It is a loud fire alarm type sound.
She can also sing beautifully too. I just love her happy chirpy sounds.
Too bad they aren't known for their talking ability.
It would be so much better if Clopin could wake up the household with some friendly human chatter instead of her screech!
Also, stock up on lots of fruits and veggies!
Asiatics just love them and will gladly eat just those when given the chance. Also, offer your IRN a mealworm every now and then and also a bit of lorikeet mix. They really benefit from the "nectar and pollen" the lory mix provides and the protein from the mealworm is great too!
And also... remember to post lots of photos please!