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Old 08-15-2019, 10:13 AM
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I never used any kind of glove or cover over my hand. Here is my thought on the matter, you are a parrot owner, it's not if, but when you get bit, similar to motorcycle riding, there are those that have gone down, and there are those who will. Personally I'd put the gloves away while your bird is still super young. Continuing with the glove at least in my opinion is making it habit to the bird, think toddler for a minute, they are sponges for information and learning. It will be hard, but if he/She bites, accept the bite and don't yank away, start teaching "No bite" language, I gently tap the beak at the same time with my index finger, not as a way of punishment, but enough to break their concentration, like a spray bottle to a dog, never a goal to hurt. It will all take time, you will get bit, and things will likely get better.

As far as clipping goes, 7 of our 10 birds were clipped (horribly) before we got them, our ringnecks and one budgie were the only ones that we caught in time to forbid it. It's caused them one by one as they get flight feathers back, and one at a time they try to learn flight at an older age, and it's not pretty, however a couple of the budgies are following the one around and learning, my cockatiels don't fly worth a darn, more like tumble gliding to the ground, plus pet shops and even breeders AREN'T veteranarians, and they straighten the wing out, and one snip cutting ALL flight feathers, they look like crap, take forever to grow back, and if a blood feather is cut they are clueless generally, and some birds die as result of a bad wing clip, luckily I have a live-in in veterinary technician and her clinic does aviary, equine, livestock ect. She knows how to clip the right way, and we still dont.

Congrats on your bird starting to figure out its voice! I figured it wouldn't be much longer, now you will probably start hearing more from yours on a daily basis, my two have officially provided the jungle sound to my home, the neighbors that do hear them (next door is a deaf family) look around like crazy trying to figure out what the noises are, a ringneck screech isn't exactly common in Colorado, I find it funny to watch folks looking for "whatever made that sound!"

I hope the link that was provided above can help you post pictures, we love pictures around here!
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Old 08-15-2019, 11:42 AM
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Re: New Baby female or male

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I never used any kind of glove or cover over my hand. Here is my thought on the matter, you are a parrot owner, it's not if, but when you get bit, similar to motorcycle riding, there are those that have gone down, and there are those who will. Personally I'd put the gloves away while your bird is still super young. Continuing with the glove at least in my opinion is making it habit to the bird, think toddler for a minute, they are sponges for information and learning. It will be hard, but if he/She bites, accept the bite and don't yank away, start teaching "No bite" language, I gently tap the beak at the same time with my index finger, not as a way of punishment, but enough to break their concentration, like a spray bottle to a dog, never a goal to hurt. It will all take time, you will get bit, and things will likely get better.

As far as clipping goes, 7 of our 10 birds were clipped (horribly) before we got them, our ringnecks and one budgie were the only ones that we caught in time to forbid it. It's caused them one by one as they get flight feathers back, and one at a time they try to learn flight at an older age, and it's not pretty, however a couple of the budgies are following the one around and learning, my cockatiels don't fly worth a darn, more like tumble gliding to the ground, plus pet shops and even breeders AREN'T veteranarians, and they straighten the wing out, and one snip cutting ALL flight feathers, they look like crap, take forever to grow back, and if a blood feather is cut they are clueless generally, and some birds die as result of a bad wing clip, luckily I have a live-in in veterinary technician and her clinic does aviary, equine, livestock ect. She knows how to clip the right way, and we still dont.

Congrats on your bird starting to figure out its voice! I figured it wouldn't be much longer, now you will probably start hearing more from yours on a daily basis, my two have officially provided the jungle sound to my home, the neighbors that do hear them (next door is a deaf family) look around like crazy trying to figure out what the noises are, a ringneck screech isn't exactly common in Colorado, I find it funny to watch folks looking for "whatever made that sound!"

I hope the link that was provided above can help you post pictures, we love pictures around here!

I am a female owner and i change my nail varnish colour weekly and been told that parrots recognise things as such and having no nail varnish is a no lol so how will i get past that if wearing no gloves. Hopefully the sound of my voice will help. I discovered how to post photos. Here is 2 of my baby Gabbana and one with me feeding him a grape using the gloves.
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:39 PM
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Re: New Baby female or male

Beautiful feathered friend you have there! From what I see in the ghost ring, and comparing to my two, which aren't green, I'd say the ring on your bird closely matches the look of my male, I'm of course completely capable of being wrong and the DNA test is the best way to be sure, but I would definitely vote you have a boy.

On the nail polish, other than not letting your bird get your fingernails in his mouth, I don't know what the best solution is, for me it's simple, I've never painted mine, guys look a little odd with cherry red nails, at least in my opinion! There may be a paint that's non-toxic when dry?
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Old 08-15-2019, 03:57 PM
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Beautiful feathered friend you have there! From what I see in the ghost ring, and comparing to my two, which aren't green, I'd say the ring on your bird closely matches the look of my male, I'm of course completely capable of being wrong and the DNA test is the best way to be sure, but I would definitely vote you have a boy.

On the nail polish, other than not letting your bird get your fingernails in his mouth, I don't know what the best solution is, for me it's simple, I've never painted mine, guys look a little odd with cherry red nails, at least in my opinion! There may be a paint that's non-toxic when dry?
Thank you.

I hope your right because they reckon the males are much better talkers than the female ring necks. Here's hoping ( fingers crossed )

I was feeding him using the glove again and i noticed when he stretched one side of his wing out, a tear in one of his feathers.

It was the long dark feather. It looks like a actual clean slice near the bottom of it. I will try take a photo to show you. I am wondering if it's been like that since i purchased him and that's why he has been crashing a lot. OR he could of done it when crashing. However i don't see how he could of done it here not a actual tear.

maybe a sprain or it being broken but not a actual tear there is no way he could of done that when he crashed the other day at home. At least i don't think it is possible ? I was thinking because it was hidden under the wing i never noticed it and a cage mate could of done it at the pet store and now that he has his crash 2 days ago i have kept him caged and he's not been allowed out ( for rest ) it's only now i'm noticing it because it was not tucked under the wing.

I'll get a photo and post it soon. It's late evening here in the UK so it wont be tonight it will be tomorrow now.
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:43 AM
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This is what his wing looks like. He is eating but will this split in the black feather that you can see effect his flight ? He has another in the little green one too. His long tail is rugged looking too. Think that's with all the bashing around in the cage that he was initially in along with 8 other parrots of his breed.
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I don't really see an injury to be honest, one of my cockatiels had a tail feather break and it's been dangling the past couple days, doesn't really affect her at all. He (If I'm right) may have had a crash landing for several reasons, still learning to fly, maybe he was spooked the time it happened, never learned how to land ect. My male ringneck somewhat fits all of those, except being spooked, he just doesn't like to me touched, also only gets along with HIS female, he doesn't like anyone else with feathers. He is supposed to be my wife's bird, but he is showing a bond to me a little more in a lot of ways.
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Old 08-16-2019, 02:15 PM
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That's good to know. I am learning as i go on lol. He has been doing really well still eating and i got him to step onto my hand in the cage which he quickly done then jumped up onto the side of the cage. I think the more determinate i am in getting him to get onto my hand the more success i have. The only worry is him being scared but if i dont' keep trying he will always be scared and he has to overcome his fear. Thanks for the posts. :-)
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