My Female Indian Ringneckindian ringneck parrot new
Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:07 PM
I've always wanted to own an IRN , and i finally saved enough money to buy one , a female.
I was looking for a young one but i couldn't find any as they are kinda rare where i live (Egypt)
Any way i really love my new IRN , the pet store owner that i bought her from said that she's less than a year old.
So here is a pic i took of her the next day i got it .
So i need someone with experince to tell me :
1- How old is she ?
2- Is she a "she" ?and i'd really love to hear what you think about it , and any taming tips you have before she rips my fingers off !
i'll be posting another thread to discuss taming as i'm not so sure if what i'm doing is right
Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:54 AM
But i think there is hope in taming her as she has been with me for 5 days and she's already eating the treats i give her through the cage bars .
I'm also having the the cage door opened as we speak , do you think it's a good idea ?
she's not clipped , i'm trying to find someone who can clip her wings but i haven't found one yet .
i'd really love to hear what you think about her ..
Edited by Ahmedelamrousy, 19 January 2013 - 08:56 AM.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:08 PM
You have her starting to eat out of your hand which is the first step, you need to teach her that you are safe and something she wants to be around. Keep on with the eating from your hand and slowly move to having your whole hand in the cage with her. I wouldn't let her out of her cage just yet, if you do and then she won't let you catch her that will create a bad experience for her and make it harder to tame her.
So take it in stages:
1. Eating from your hand through the bars
2. Eating from your hand while your hand is in the cage
3. Sitting on your hand in the cage
4. Sitting on your hand outside the cage
5. Hand tamed (You've done it!)
Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:01 PM
1- she eats from my hand through the bars
2- she eats from my hand while inside the cage but some times takes a bite at my fingers but it's not like she's scared she's just exploring but it hurts so much to be honest . i also don't pull my hand away when she takes a bite as i've heard that it's the worst thing i could possibly do when taming a bird
3- at my previous comment when i mentioned that i left the cage door open for her that day , she came out an hour after that. she stood on my shelves for a while so i tried giving her small pieces of apple ( i'm pretty sure apples are her favourite so far) she didn't take them from my hand but she ate them when i left them there. after and hour i left the room and came back a few minutes later and i found her standing on the cage so i approached her slowly and started giving her sun flower seeds from my hand , i think that was major improvement as i was only 10 cm away from her . when feeding her she took a couple of bites at my finger but i didn't pull my hand away till she stopped . so i kept feeding her for 15 minutes , then she got back into the cage on her own . i opened her cage doors the next day but she didn't come out so i left her alone and just hand fed her inside the cage.
4- feeding through the cage bars and from inside the cage is no longer a problem , it's just when i have the food on my palm and not held between my fingers she bites some times but it's not out of aggression it's curiosity , i can tell by the look on her face .
5- i'm trying to get her to step up onto my finger but she won't let me get that close yet . i can only get close to her if i'm holding food .
I try to spend some time next to the cage daily , when studying , reading . etc
After all i'd really like to thank you for your helpful tips . Please keep an eye on my post as i will be posting the progress and there is no one active in here .
here's a video of her out of her cage :-
Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:20 AM
For now you might just have to put up with the nips till you can get her completely hand tamed, then you can train not to nip.
Just take it slow and keep going, these things take time and patience. You will get there!
Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:07 PM
You don't need to clip her wings in order to tame her, although it looks like you are already gaining her trust! She doesn't appear afraid of you, although it would probably be best to not allow her to explore your fingers much. Either keep to feeding her food from your fingers or distract her with a foot toy or something else to chew on/explore instead.
She looks lovely! I don't know what's available to you in Egypt, but I'm sure she'd appreciate more variety in perches, toys and food!
Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:54 AM
i'm not saying that i want to clip her wings so that she wouldn't run from me if she's afraid , it's just that when i let her out of her cage she sometimes crashes into stuff and i'm worried that she would get injured (i have't let her out for a couple of days now as i'm worried she might get hurt) .
I just want her to get used to the place 1st . She's only been here for a week .
anyway i think there is some kind of improvement as she doesn't resort to biting as much as she used to , when i try to touch her she just moves away , she doesn't go crazy and jump all over the cage .
and about the toys , there are no toys in the stores here to be honest , so i'll try to look in my old toys maybe i could find something safe for her .
Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:24 PM
When birds are unfamiliar with a place and/or learning to fly, it's normal for them to crash into things... like a toddler learning how to run on all fours or learning to walk. There's going to be bumps and bruises. As she becomes more familiar with you and her environment, she may crash less. If she'll get on your hand, you could take her to the windows and tap on them and allow her to check the windows out, perhaps teaching her that you can't get through them - otherwise keep them covered while she's out.
It sounds like you are doing the best for her with what's available to you! Keep at it!
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