New IRN owners
Posted 09 January 2005 - 06:40 AM
However, we have a few questions. He often makes a noise by licking the underside of his beak which makes a clicking like sound, does anyone know why he would do this and what it might mean?
Sancho is also a big fan of the bedroom mirror, would it be a good idea to get him a mirror for his cage?
We know it takes a while to get him to bond with us, but does anyone have any suggestions on the best things to do and how long this might take? It's a little frustrating.
Thanks. Any other tips you want to send our way would be much appreciated.
Posted 09 January 2005 - 07:08 AM
As far as biting, or nipping, try ignoring the bites, or moving your finger into the bite. NEVER pull your finger away. Do not shout at him, but firmly tell him "No" when he bites. Each time that he doesn't bite praise him and give him a treat.
As far as taming, each bird is an individual and how you go about taming them may vary the time it takes to tame them down. Some birds only takes just a matter of minutes while others may take years.
Well, for now this is it, congrats on your new baby!
Posted 09 January 2005 - 09:22 AM
With the C'licking" sound Othello does that too and he's 1 yr old now.. he does it mostly just after I've given him his morning peanut... he'll take the peanut from me & then click a couple of time as if to say "Thankyou"... and I always say "You're welcome" right back to him... hehehehehe
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Husband, 2 kids, 2 dogs & a cat
Posted 10 January 2005 - 10:39 AM
The name Sancho came from a movie, a comedy, it seemed to suit!
Posted 10 January 2005 - 07:07 PM
You can try spray bottles spraying above the bird, the shower with you in a cool spray, or a bathing tin (pie tin/plate with high sides). Keep the water on the cooler side. Some birds prefer to take baths in ice water, some enjoy taking baths ONLY when the vacuum is running.
Posted 20 January 2005 - 03:59 AM
My IRN bathes every time the vacuum is run, and I mean every time! He of course has to do it in his water bowl, but no big deal, I just change the water afterwards. His favorite is being sprayed, he really gets into it, it's just hilarious to watch. My ARN doesn't like the spray, he only will bathe in his water bowl occasionally, so I have to put him in the tub or sink to bathe him. He doesn't hate it, but he doesn't enjoy it enough to show either.
Does your's like to eat? My IRN will eat just about anything and everything I put in front of him!
Good luck with Sancho, I can't wait to see some pics!
Ellie Mae~hound dog
Bubba Blue & Ruby~ bettas
Posted 12 February 2005 - 12:59 AM
He is a baby, he's only 15 weeks old and he definitely loves to eat. Loves his seed, loves his fruit and loves pretty much anything else we put in front of him. As adorable as he is, he's stiill very naughty when he knows he can get away with it. But we're getting there, although our fingers are bearing the scars of our efforts. hehehehe
Anyone got any advice on cutting nails, his are starting to get a little long and we wanted to cut them but weren't sure if there were some things we needed to know first. Any ideas/steps?
Posted 13 February 2005 - 05:50 PM
With biting, once she had my nose in her beak, she never bit me again. (Although I did walk around with a dark ring on my face for a week.)
If you're going to cut the nails, hold your bird in front of a light so you can more clearly see the blood vessels in the nails. You'll want to cut at least 1/4 inch away from the blood vessels.
Budgie - Sitara
Posted 26 May 2005 - 11:34 AM
About the nails. other IRN owners tod me not to cur their nails, but rather make sure the cage had a couple of perches that are rough. :eusa_naug I didn't listen to them and when I had his wings clipped, I asked them to do his nails.
I regretted it because for a couple of weeks he was not sure footed on me, and this made him very anxious. I will never do it again. The perches are doing a fine job keeping the nail shorter, put they are still sharp. :aiwebs_01 I just decided to get used to it, rather than cut them again.
IRN - Tawheed (trns. Worships only God)
Budgie- Baz Ureed (trns. Falcon Wannabe)
Posted 27 May 2005 - 03:30 PM
I guess IRNs like to "feel" out the world with thier beaks a lot. So do Quakers ....ouchy. Just hang in there and don't let them win..don't show you are afraid of thier beak, which can be hard sometimes. I just have to walk away from my little Quaker sometimes but I "never let him win" I always end on a good note and lots of good scritches.
I will have my first IRN next month sometime (hopefully) he is only 8wks old now. I have a deposit down on a baby, I am lucky enough to be able to visit and play and bond a bit with him/her. When I get my baby I will post a new pic. till then here is a picture I took 2wks ago (about).
Enjoy your new baby....
Posted 27 May 2005 - 10:55 PM
The breeder had 6 babies to choose from so it was hard to pick, she had 1 green (which was spoken for), 1 olive, 2 light grey, 1 dark grey (a real sweetie which I almost choose instead), this blue one I picked and she has a beautiful yellow one she says is lace winged, which is a girl, they are all babies, the yellow one I think is really to go to a home now. So if anybody wants her ph# you can PM me, she is in Milwaukee WI.
Posted 30 May 2005 - 08:03 AM
Our boys are slowly getting better. They don't really attack bite any more....they just nibble when they don't want you to do something, which usually involves touching them with your hands. But we're getting there.
Goodluck with your new addition.
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