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Old 09-21-2017, 01:49 PM
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My beautiful and hilarious little parakeet, Strat, (short for the Stratacaster guitar, since he loved rock music) passed away a few months ago, after 7 years of fun and craziness. Just got an IRN!
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Re: New Forum Member with an Indian Ringneck on the way!

Thanks Allee! Yes, Strat was a great little buddy. Crazy how much personality such a little guy could have. He was one happy little birdo! The name came about pretty early on... had some names I was deciding between, then I started playing along with Learn to Fly by the Foo Fighters on guitar (I thought that was pretty appropriate) and he went nuts! He was singing and dancing and having a great time! That's when the name came to me and there was no more doubt about what his name should be.

I'm still debating with a few names for my Indian Ringneck. Although, he or she is constantly trying to dig his or her way out... Trying to "Shawshank his way out"... So Andy (or Andi) might be in the lead right now. LOL

I attached a photo. I hope it works. I used to use PhotoBucket to host, (haven't done that in awhile) and now it looks like they charge $400 a year! Yikes!

Before people get mad at me, as I mentioned earlier, this is a temporary solution since my bird arrived much faster than they said, and his new big home hasn't arrived yet. Hopefully my little buddy will spend less than 24 hours in this little parakeet cage.
The water is yellow due to the Electrolytes mix the aviary recommended to use. Although, he/she also threw his carrot and millet into the water. Time to change the water for the 3rd time this morning. lol
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:46 PM
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Andy/Andi is awesome! Love that name! (I know it's not confirmed....but ya know, it's awesome).
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:31 PM
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My beautiful and hilarious little parakeet, Strat, (short for the Stratacaster guitar, since he loved rock music) passed away a few months ago, after 7 years of fun and craziness. Just got an IRN!
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Re: New Forum Member with an Indian Ringneck on the way!

Thanks again everyone!

So, I'm a little disappointed with the aviary I used. I knew they don't hand feed, but they also don't have hatch dates. Any guesses as to how old my new friend is? I'll just have to take a best estimate and pick a hatch date.
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:08 PM
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New cage looks lovely! can you get a closer photo of his beak? To me, he looks around 4-5 months, but Silversage will have a better idea
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:44 PM
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My beautiful and hilarious little parakeet, Strat, (short for the Stratacaster guitar, since he loved rock music) passed away a few months ago, after 7 years of fun and craziness. Just got an IRN!
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Re: New Forum Member with an Indian Ringneck on the way!

Thanks Itchy! On Amazon, the reviews complained about the directions being bad and it being difficult to put together. I thought it went together well, and wasn't tough at all.

In terms of trying to figure out how old he or she is, I've attached 2 more, trying to get a clear shot of his (or hers) beak. He sure is hard to get a good photo of! lol He currently paces around a lot!

I'm trying to get him trained to the point where I feel comfortable letting him out. Even before that, I am working on getting him (or her) to be comfortable enough with my hands that I can put a couple more toys in there with him. Sure is stressful and tough to be patient. Want him or her to be as happy as possible as soon as possible!
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Old 09-25-2017, 07:49 AM
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Quote: Originally Posted by UnkTob View Post
So, I'm a little disappointed with the aviary I used. I knew they don't hand feed, but they also don't have hatch dates..
what I will say about hand-feeding and parent feeding is this, no opinion just how it seems to be.

Hand-feeding gives a parrot more inclined to go towards people and be confident at a young age around humans resulting in a more "pet-like" animal straight out the box. But they don't learn quite how to birb and can believe they're a human making them more prone to try making babies with us and are confident with us to a point where they think they get top billing and can tell us how things work. Essentially they can become very moody confused beings if not properly trained.

Parent fed birds are a bit more wary at first, they take more time to tame down but the moment they decide that you're a friend they are a friend for life. They understand that we are a different creature although they can still decide we make a good baby-momma. They require a bit more socializing so they can see different humans and be more confident around all humans. Parent reared in general seem a little hardier than hand-fed as the parents give bacteria when feeding them which is good to get. They also learn a little about how things work socially through observing the family, they see what the parents do when one acts up and learn their own body language from others.

So really you can see hand or parent reared there's some differences but honestly on the whole it makes very little difference
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Old 09-25-2017, 11:00 AM
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My beautiful and hilarious little parakeet, Strat, (short for the Stratacaster guitar, since he loved rock music) passed away a few months ago, after 7 years of fun and craziness. Just got an IRN!
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Re: New Forum Member with an Indian Ringneck on the way!

Thanks LordTriggs for the reply! Those are helpful observations!

I am okay with him or her being parent raised. I looked into the pro's and con's of both before I made my decision. My disappointment comes from not knowing the hatch date, and they wouldn't even provide an estimate on how old he or she is. (just 4 -14 months) He's got a band on his leg, so I would have guessed that would have been logged with the details for the band. Itchy guesses 4-5, but hoping that Silversage might have a better feel.
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Old 09-25-2017, 11:56 AM
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Quote: Originally Posted by UnkTob View Post
Thanks LordTriggs for the reply! Those are helpful observations!

I am okay with him or her being parent raised. I looked into the pro's and con's of both before I made my decision. My disappointment comes from not knowing the hatch date, and they wouldn't even provide an estimate on how old he or she is. (just 4 -14 months) He's got a band on his leg, so I would have guessed that would have been logged with the details for the band. Itchy guesses 4-5, but hoping that Silversage might have a better feel.
yeah silversage is definitely the authority on it

All I can say is take a look at some of the pictures I have of Rio, he was parent reared but he was the most loving creature I've had doing anything he could to be with me.

Once they let you in they wrap you around their talons and you're there for life
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Old 09-25-2017, 07:20 PM
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My beautiful and hilarious little parakeet, Strat, (short for the Stratacaster guitar, since he loved rock music) passed away a few months ago, after 7 years of fun and craziness. Just got an IRN!
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Re: New Forum Member with an Indian Ringneck on the way!

Thanks again LordTriggs! That picture of Rio on your PlayStation is perfect! It's like he is saying, hey... don't look up there, look at me! I read what happened to him. Sorry! Stupid fryer from Tefal. I inherited some Tefal stuff when my Dad passed away. Not using any of it! (I need to ebay that stuff and get it out of here)
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Re: New Forum Member with an Indian Ringneck on the way!

Wow that aviary sounds positively horrid!

Your bird is somewhere between 4 and 12 months. I am astounded that they cant be more specific, they really sound awful! How do they have NO records? And WHY are they selling wild birds into pet homes???

His body posture and carriage suggest he is at least 4 months, and around 12 months (usually) the start to get a white and blue iris instead of the all black baby eye.


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