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October 18th, 2008

Marley Is...

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A GIRL!!!

I just got her DNA results in the mail tonight. I'm a little sad we won't get the nice ring off of her, but she has a very girlie personality and it matches her. :)

I used Avian Biotech International. With the help of my vet we did a blood sample. I sent in the sample on October 8th and they received it on the 10th. Then I got the results today! All for $19.50. Worth every penny just to know!

And thank goodness I chose a gender neutral name! :)

September 25th, 2008

So Scary!

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When we are home Marley is out of his cage the entire time. He usually hangs out with us, on top of his cage, or on top of the TV (the highest point in our house where he can see anything), then when we leave we put him back in his cage.

Well yesterday I came home from work and I noticed the cage door was open. I KNOW I had put him back in the cage before leaving and no one else had been home all day. Worst of all- he wasn't there anymore! I search ALL over the house, calling his name and looking in all his usually perching spots and he was nowhere to be found. Then, in he strolls... from outside through the doggy door!!!! The doggy door is just a plastic flag on the back door that I never even once considered he could get out of! I was SO relieved because for all I know he'd been back there for hours (I had a 6 hour shift) and he could've flown away, but luckily he didn't and came back in when he heard me calling.

So I put him back in his cage and locked it up to see if he'd figured out how to unlock it. Yup, sure enough, he can open his cage door at will now. *sigh* It's being held in place by a twisty tie and I'm going to pick up something a little more secure today. And there's a lock on the doggy door that I am keeping firmly locked now when the dog isn't out!!! But OMG! IRNs (and most parrots I'm sure!) are FAR too clever for me!!!

So, advice to any new IRN owners- find a secure lock for your cage NOW! Don't wait until they figure out how to get out on their own!

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August 25th, 2008

Yay For IRNs!!

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I am so happy someone made this community! I hope it gets popular because I was looking for this when I first got Marley!

So... yeah, hello! I am the proud owner of Marley, a lutino IRN (see avatar). He is 4 months old and I've had him since he was 2 months. I got him from a girl on Craigslist who got him from a breeder but then her CAG got rally jealous of him so she rehomed him with me!

It's the best decision I've ever made. I adore him to pieces and I think he likes me, too. :)

August 23rd, 2008

Welcome!

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BUSEY!  with ring
Thanks for stopping by the community.

Feel free to join if you want to talk about your IRNs. Oh, and post pictures too!
I'm hoping that this can be a place where we can all support each other with questions and answers about the sometimes weird behavior of our beloved psittaculas.

Like:
"What is bluffing?" "Why does my bird do that dancing thing?" "When will he talk?" And, of course, "Is this a boy or a girl?" You know, all the questions we've all asked!

If you don't own IRNs, but just want to read about them, you're welcome here as well. BUT, you really should also join parrot_lovers if you're not a member already because everyone there is awesome.

I have a 3 year old male green named Busey. That's him in the community icon. :)
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