I’ve wanted an IRN for a loooong time. I actively searched for over a year for a green male. The gender was more important than the color as my largest parrot doesn’t tolerate other females well, so when a breeder that I had previously spoken to notified me that he had a sale fall through on a blue male, I took him up on it. I’ve been in birds a long time and I do as much due diligence as possible regarding breeders. I have no problem meeting breeders outside their aviary and often suggest it as I have parrots in my home as well as about 20 chickens and I understand the risk of cross contamination. I do ask for lots of pictures of the bird I’m buying as well as the parents and surroundings. Poor Pavitr was reportedly hand fed for 12 weeks (it would not surprise me to learn he was parent raised) and as the only member of the clutch who didn’t ship to his new home right away, wasn’t handled at all, a fact I didn’t learn until he was in my carrier. I expected him to be a little skittish. That’s normal for any bird in new surroundings. What I did not expect was a feral baby. I’m not going to lie. I expected a hand tame baby, I searched over a year for a hand tame baby. I could have on multiple occasions adopted untamed ringnecks but as they are a new species to me and due to some uncharacteristic constraints on my time at the moment, knew it was not the best time to attempt to tame a ringneck. But, here we are and I will do my best and will at the very least make certain he has as happy a life as can be provided. I seriously considered returning him to his breeder but photos the breeder provided of some of the color mutations he’s working with AFTER I got home, showed horrible cage conditions and I just couldn’t live with myself if I sent him back there. I currently have Pavi in as best a quarantine as I can provide. I do not re-home animals. Once I have them, I am all about making them the best life possible but it’s very frustrating to wait so long for something and have it be the opposite of what you expected. I know some taming practices are static and work with all species. I also know that each species has unique qualities and some things work better with some species than with others. I’m looking forward to suggestions, from others who own asiatic parrots to help with my taming process. Pavi thanks you in advance for suggestions.