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Irn regurgitating

This morning I had a minor panic when I noticed sick on Bobs toy.
He seems fine and is bashing his toy and eating.
Just looked on www and it seems he's in love. With me or his toy.
He's also eating it. Yuk!
Anyway, I'm not rushing to the vet just yet.
I'm hoping it'll stop.
As soon as I get playgym done he'll be better off.
He's having a nap now but been beak grinding which is contentment I think?
Anyway, do anyone else's irn, birds do this?
Hope he's ok.
Gonna be out for 2 hours now.
Check Bob straight away only return

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Got home, he seems ok.
Bit quiet but its cold here today.
Heatings on now.
He's making the usual noises but didnt have any food when we had tea.
I've mixed his usual food with parakeet food to try and wean him off sunflower seeds,
I wonDer if this made him ill?
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I don't have an IRN, but regurgitating is usually a sign of feeding a loved one. I've heard it's best to ignore it and distract the bird with something else. Also beak grinding is a sign of contentment. Usually birds do it when they're settling down to sleep.

A call to an avian vet wouldn't hurt, just to make sure all is well.

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Hes now eating and jumping about!
I think he needs time out of his cage,
He doesnt agree!
Open door he just stays in.
Hoping playgym will entice him out.
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Does you cage have an open top? That would help get him out. I hope he is okay

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It does open, but I'm not allowed to touch the bolts as he bites my fingers!
The toy he loves holds the top shut, and he goes potty if U go near it.
I?m bathing kids at mo but he was chewing a lump of apple when I came upstairs.
I think hes just hormonal.
My too used to act really odd before she laid an egg

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I don't think he'll be laying any eggs

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If it doesn't stop, I would take the toy that he loves so much away. But, it really isn't unhealthy, just a gross compliment. Your irn feels loved.

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I don't have an IRN, but regurgitating is usually a sign of feeding a loved one. I've heard it's best to ignore it and distract the bird with something else. Also beak grinding is a sign of contentment. Usually birds do it when they're settling down to sleep.

A call to an avian vet wouldn't hurt, just to make sure all is well.
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Vet said replace toy,
I've replaced it and within 30 mins he's off again on new toy!
Its completely different.
He has 14 hours of light a day as Irn breed when theres less light.
Any ideas? Its worrying me he'll get malnourished or sick as he's eating it again off the toy.
I'm tempted to not let him have a toy in that place in the cage.

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So I rang the vet again,
he told me Bob is lonely and in breeding condition due to lack of UV.
Advice is to get full spectrum light.
Also when I'm gonna be out for a while move him right infront of the window, (North facing so no direct sun) so he can see the tiels in their aviary.
That way he wont be lonely.
He thinks we're making good progress with his training.
He said after Luna, Bob should be easy!!!!
If Bob keeps regurgitating I'll have to take him in.
He says that more light should stop his breeding behaviour as IRN breed in winter.
And then cure him of this behaviour.

In the mean time I'll spend time at home with him whenever possible.
get his stand made and get him tame.
He's a clever boy and will come right over to me with the door open as long as my hands are away.
Fingers crossed he won't harm himself in the meantime by eating part digested food off of a toy!
yuk!!

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Glad everything is okay with him! Hopefully he'll stop it soon

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Update,
avian sunn Bulb not here yet.
Bob's enjoying himself a bit too much with his coconut toy thing.
how long does IRN mating behaviour last???

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