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Re: seizure / fits and frightened please help! :(

Postby Bird woman » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:57 am

Good lord , guess I'll have to pay attention to old threads getting bumped to the front. Well will just use that as an update on Mathew. :D BW
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Re: seizure / fits and frightened please help! :(

Postby Tia » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:58 pm

I got a new Alexanderine and named it as Tia for my daughter. The shop keeper said it's a female and around 4-5 months old and hand tamed. The look of the parrot compared to IRN is quite big with big beak. Can you please help to identify roughly it's age by the photos? Besides, it sometimes males the head round and pins the eyes. Is it normal or something unusual? The owner said it's a female while the second opinion from other source said it's a male and should be around 6 months. Can anyone help.
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Re: seizure / fits and frightened please help! :(

Postby Pajarita » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:31 am

I don't have a google account so I can't get into the pictures. But, unless the bird is, at least, close to two years old, nobody can tell the gender visually because the males don't start developing the ring until they go into puberty so, if your bird has a ring, it's a male that is older than 18 months and possibly even older.
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Re: seizure / fits and frightened please help! :(

Postby Navre » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:39 pm

The pinning of the eyes is very common with the Alexandrine and IRNs. It doesn't seem to indicate anger as it might in other breeds. They just seem to do it quite often.
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Re: seizure / fits and frightened please help! :(

Postby Pajarita » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:03 am

Correct. But, in reality, even for the species that seem to pin only in anger, the truth is that the pinning of eyes simply indicates the bird is focused on something so what you need to watch is the rest of the body.
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