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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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I am new to this forum. I was hoping to find a nice live parrot chat that I could visit now and then and talk to other parrot people.

I have 3 GCC, a WBC and new to me ... an IRP (indian ringneck parakeet). I picked up the IRP last night from what was a so-so home. She's got a vague history of neglect, unknown age but definately 5 previous owners. She was frightened when I moved her to her transport cage and bit me, not breaking my skin but breaking a good chunk off the tip of her beak. Now what to do? I worry she has a mineral deficiency or a metabolic problem to have a beak that would break so easily. She also has lost ALL of her tail feathers though her previous owners say she did not pluck them. She was in a large cage so it's not that they rubbed or broke off.

I don't know what to do. Poor thing. I just wanted to help her out and try to bring her back to health and happiness.

Thanks for listening ...
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Welcome and good luck... We would love pix of your flock!
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Here's 3 of my flock members

Opal, Jewlie and Chanelle. Up WAY too early!
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Beautiful birds... I also have a green cheek.. Very nice little birds they are. The rest of my flock consists of a parrotlet, 5 budgies and a cockatiel.
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Indian ringnecks are very frightful birds and you're gunna have to be very patient while she settles in. They don't tolerate people very well. My IRN was awful when she first came but a few months down the line she began to tolerate me. If you want to work with her I would wait a while beforehand. Let her get to know you ~ have a read of that and see if it gives you a rough idea as to what it could possibly be, I would however get a vet involved if I were you, to be on the safe side

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Wanted to wish you a belated welcome and I hope you IRN is getting better

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At this point I think a vet check is a definite good idea. Beaks should not break that easily.

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