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  1. P

    Help with senior diet - allergies

    Hi, I'm super new here. I a fostering a 28 yo green indian ringneck that is basically wild and is having gut imbalance issues. Basically, she can't handle ANY seed (even as a treat, I don't feed my birds seed) or any nuts. Right now, she's on 80% fresh chop three times a day with probiotic...
  2. asrielshaven

    What does this sound mean?

    My little approx. 15 week old Ringneck guy makes plenty of different sounds. From loud contact calls, to tiny and adorable peeps. However, there's one sound he makes that I can't quite pinpoint. I've tried looking online for any info about bird sounds, but I can't find anything that sounds like...
  3. asrielshaven

    How do your IRNs like to be bathed?

    Looking to introduce my baby Indian Ringneck to bathing soon! He's still young, but we still need to keep those feathers clean :p What methods do you all use? I've heard from several sources that these birds are not the biggest fans of water, but of course each one's an individual. I was...
  4. B

    Frankie's Accident and Irn

    Hey guys! I haven't posted here in a while unfortunately, I've been super busy. But I have been reading up on posts now and then! Thought I'd post an update on Frankie. We took him to his new avian specialist vet a week or so ago for a health check and nail trim and I was beyond happy to hear...
  5. L

    Alexandrine or Lord Derby? Help me decide please!

    Hello all! I have been looking to get a larger parrot for quite some time. I’ve owned many birds in the past my GCC passed last year and now I’m ready for another friend. In a perfect world, I would love a Grey but since they are out of my budget I was looking at either an IRN (love the colors)...
  6. B

    Stunning Ringneck

    Stopped for lunch at Caldermeade Farm and noticed for the first time that they had an aviary with a green and yellow budgie as well as this stunning IRN. Anyone know what this colour of IRN is typically called? I've never seen one with this colour and was stunned with the smokey grey and purple...
  7. B

    Sleepy Bird and Droppings

    First of all SORRY FOR THE SPAM We haven't kept birds for a long while and when we did there wasn't anyone to do a whole lot of research so they unfortunately would pass before their time. So with the two birds we have now I may be a little paranoid but I want to make sure my babies are okay...
  8. B

    Is my bird moulting?

    My ringneck is supposedly around one and a half years old, and we got him around a week and a half ago due to him having to be rehomed as fast as possible. Frankie (now accepting new name suggestions too) has been itching like crazy! He loves his spray showers and seems to calm down a little...
  9. B

    Sprouted Lentils

    I read from lots of sources that sprouted seeds and grains are an excellent source of nutrition for birds so I got straight to work on sprouting my own! Then my sister came along and reminded me that the lentils I was sprouting were a source of protein!! I don't think it's as much as in eggs...
  10. B

    Jealous Lovebird?

    My lovebird, Peach, came to us maybe just over 2 weeks ago. He was getting more settled and comfortable each day, preening us and trying new foods. We brought home our Indian Ringneck a few days ago and since then, Peach will not. Shut. Up. It's not chirping. It's screaming. He also started...
  11. B

    Indian Ringneck Nail Cut

    We recently brought our Indian Ringneck home, and I don't think his nails have ever been clipped. They dug into our skin and cut it up so after lots of research we decided to trim them ourselves since just a consultation at the vet is over $100 I know it will happen to every owner at least...
  12. Kima

    Terrified and Leaping

    I have recently rescued a young female IRN. She was found outside. Has a broken wing that has healed over which vet does not think is worth re-breaking so she is flightless. I've had her a little over a week, and she is absolutely terrified of me and any other human. Come too close, and she...
  13. Kima

    Healed-over broken wing

    Hi, I'm considering adopting a IRN who was tossed out and when found had a broken wing that has healed over. Vet does not feel breaking wing and resetting is worth it. Wing hangs down somewhat, but other than being flightless, doesn't seem to be a problem. I've found very little about...
  14. W


    hi guys!i just bought a new rigneck parrot, im not sure about its age or gender and i need any help that i can get regarding its age and gender from the pictures, i highly appreciate it. regards
  15. julietta

    Flying with by Fids (and terrified)

    Hello everyone! After deciding to rescue two IRN's, I made the commitment of becoming their lifelong guardians. I am now moving from Oman (in the Middle East) back to my home country of Canada. It is not an option for me to give them to another family. I am doing everything I can to prepare...
  16. T


    My IRN baby (10 weeks old) hate the cage and goes neurotic whenever i try to put him in. he will bite the bars on his cage trying to come out and i worry he will hurt his self. he used to love the cage before. i started to move him on cage when he is 6 weeks old, i put a box where he can hide...
  17. octangula

    Turquoise and purple ringneck?

    Saria is molting and I've noticed that she has a little purple around her crop and on her head. Is this a thing? Once she finishes her nap I'll post a picture.
  18. octangula

    IRN afraid of EVERYTHING

    Saria is afraid of everything, she's afraid of paper towels, pens, things she's never seen before, and places she's never been before. When I put her on her training perch I never get to teach her tricks because she's too focused on getting off. That's another thing, she gets way too focused on...
  19. dietmango

    IRN tips?

    hello! We have an indian ringneck who's around 9 months old now, and we're having a bit of trouble. He was handfed as a baby by the store owners that we got them from (although pretty messily), and is still pretty aggressive while on his cage. Most of them time when going to ask him to step up...
  20. octangula


    So I already made a post about Saria and how she always wants to be on me. If I put her on the table she just flys to me, how do I get her to be places without jumping onto me?