Jump to content
**KAZ**

********budgiebird Hilton News *********

Recommended Posts

I'm back !! :D I don't know if it will last, so here's hoping. The last lot of Kayas babies are now....picture no 1....cinnamon light green spangle (opaline is debatable),ju06138.jpgju06139.jpg named Keesha

baby 2 is definitely a YF2 spangle, ju06137.jpg

Baby no 3 has turned out to be a skyblue or cobalt spangle ! ju06130.jpgju06132.jpg

and baby 4 is maybe cinnamon too and looking green like baby number one. ju06142.jpgju06143.jpg

We have other surprises in the aviary....Izzy (Kayas sister) and Tiki have maybe a cinnamon opaline in the nest and 2 other babies yet to be identifiedju06125.jpg

Precious and Spot now have 4 babies with one newborn which seems to have plum coloured eyes ? :)

Butter (creamino) and Moon (dom pied) have a baby in nest (one is also in shilohs nest)...but this baby seems all yellow with dark eyes so far.

In Swifts nest is 4 babies, one a lutino ! 1 is looking pied ? maybe and 1 newest baby has plum coloured eyes ? other not sure yet. ju06124.jpg

Jade and Goliath (parents of Crystal) have 5 eggs.

Ciara has 7 babies and all doing well. One is definitely a dominant pied if I am correct....1 looks DEC or similar and others to be determined. Theres seven babies in these two piles !! Pity help the little ones underneath !!ju06122.jpgju06123.jpg

Father is a YF2 spangle Tiki who has also fathered Izzys 3 babies. Tiki (the stud muffin) ju06020.jpg

also Casper and his new girl Cookiee43b2bab.jpg

have four new babies ju06caspercookie-1.jpg one may be albino

and then there's more...but they can come later.

Edited by Bubbles

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't have the expert eye with the babies at all (Laughing out loud) they need more feathers for me. They are cute cute and cute...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Phoebe
:) Pretty Babes and hope you have returned from cyberspace permanently! :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

oops sorry for getting the links wrong with some of the pictures (Laughing out loud). It was late last night I should have checked them all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
oops sorry for getting the links wrong with some of the pictures lol. It was late last night I should have checked them all.

No problems...thanks for help :D Just posted new photos

Edited by Bubbles

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More photos...Here is (for Kirby) Curry and Lailas babies....at last count I told Kirby there were 5, but yet another has hatched and we have 6 babies and one egg to go. If all is well that one will be fertile too. So,

SIX BABIES KIRBY .....here they are ju06121.jpg and to refresh memories....

This is CURRY and LAILA man083x.jpg

Lailaman070x.jpg

Curry av3017x.jpg

Edited by Bubbles

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cool pictures Karen :blink: I couldn' see them before, I was being naughty and reading the site at tafe. ( they don't allow access to the pictures becuase the of nanny type programes)

 

But they are all so cute :fear

Keesha - cinnamon light green spangle - agree, no green on wings means no opaline.

The last baby from that group looks to be showing up as normal (possible cinamon)

 

swift - 1 is looking pied - yep I can see that.

 

Ciara - definitely a dominant pied if I am correct. - YEP

 

Cookie and Casper - one may be albino - or YF Ino, this one will be a girl.

 

They are looking wonderful Karen Good job :blink:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like that picture of Laila looking in the box so cute.

So many babies....are you selling any this time around?? :blink:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I like that picture of Laila looking in the box so cute.

So many babies....are you selling any this time around?? :fear

It's really hard to part with the babies Lovey :blink: but I must of course. I will keep my selection of them and have to rehome others. But I won't sell to petshops so it has to be by private sales. Just tops up the birdseed on occasion but not to any commercial degree. All the mothers raising clutches right now get a long break after this. And "new digs" if we can get the new aviary modifications done while Ken is on holidays. The thing about petshops is....even the best of them put the newest batch of babies straight in with the others. All my care and attention is for nothing if my babies sit alongside another bird that may be carrying a disease.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bet, I can't imagine parting and you are so involved with them it shows just by all your posts and knowing who is who. A break will be well deserved the birds they can enjoy just flying around and basking in the sun and preening :blink:.

 

I totally understand the pet store thing that is very true. Last time I was at Petmart I saw to baby babies cuddle together I just wanted to scoop them up and take them home as they were cuddled in the corner. I bet they just put them in that day.

 

Well keep us updated on your rehoming, I want to hear how you do it and how it works. It will certainly be a good learning for all of us so we know what happens.

 

Good thing I don't live too close (Laughing out loud) - my husband would kill me :fear I could never decide which one I should bring home and which one I shouldn't. Cheeta is lucky but then again she has to resist that tempation to bring yet another one home :blink:.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My budgies LOVE rainy days !! This was yesterday and they all get excited over rainy days. These were taken before most of them got wet. ju06083.jpgju06082.jpgju06081.jpgju06080.jpg Kirby...see Goliath and Jade far right.

ju06079.jpgju06078.jpg

note...they all like the rope perching best !!

Edited by Bubbles

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
:blink: As usual gorgeous pictures. I must be PMS'ing because I'm getting a little teary eye'd at the beauty of all of those birds. I'm sure a flock of wild budgerigars would be amazing too, but that mix of colours really does it for me!! Looking forward to seeing more baby pics. Is the dilute baby fully feathered yet?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
:blink: As usual gorgeous pictures. I must be PMS'ing because I'm getting a little teary eye'd at the beauty of all of those birds. I'm sure a flock of wild budgerigars would be amazing too, but that mix of colours really does it for me!! Looking forward to seeing more baby pics. Is the dilute baby fully feathered yet?

The eldest dilute baby...the one with the blue feathers on its body, died in a nesting box accident :fear The youngest dilute baby looks just like the mother ju06mistychucky.jpg I will try for better photos in a few days.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cheeta is lucky but then again she has to resist that tempation to bring yet another one home :blink:.

 

Oh Lovey, You have no idea how hard it is to not keep bringing home all Karen's 'rejects'!! :fear I have three so far, though one of them isnt a 'reject', just turned out to be a boy.. (Laughing out loud)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

:(Laughing out loud): I give it to you I bet another comes home with you huh...during your babysitting venture there is going to be one that will tug at your heart and of course you will have to hide it in your hear like Lin does :blink::

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

(Laughing out loud), yeah another one will probably come home after I get back in September from my one month holidays. :)

 

I do trust Karen's flock, but I still go ahead with the quarantine process, but because my housesitter and animal sitter aren't familiar with the whole birds scene I didn't want to overwhelme her too much while she's here. :D so opted to wait out until the holidays when we get back for another baby if my hubby lets me.. hehe.. :)

 

There's already some that tug at my heart string, but my eyes are still set on Buddha, but I know I could never have him.. hehe. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice photos :) My budgies have rope perches too and they love them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cheeta is lucky but then again she has to resist that tempation to bring yet another one home ;).

 

Oh Lovey, You have no idea how hard it is to not keep bringing home all Karen's 'rejects'!! :) I have three so far, though one of them isnt a 'reject', just turned out to be a boy.. lol

:fear Rejects, huh ?! :P:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Lin

Oooh, so glad Punky can't read!!!!! :fear My son absolutely adores Punky - who still can't fly!!!!! ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have other budgies you guys could have....you just end up picking the ones I want to keep :fear

 

On another subject....Amara came out of hiding today from her nest behind the wall with eggs and babies. Poor little love had cramp from being tucked away with no exercise and wasn't flying too well. It meant, though, that she accepted help being picked up and lifted onto the food tray and perches. She can fly, but she is a bit stiff. :P I have a plan to check on her nest with babies. I am making a hatch door to resemble the area she has chosen to have her babies....then I will cut away the brushwood ( in a section same shape as the new hatch door) where she is. Quickly check all and put the new hatch door in front taking the place of the cut away thatch wood. Then I can check all anytime I like and shut the door giving her privacy.

 

 

 

 

 

LOL, yeah another one will probably come home after I get back in September from my one month holidays. :)

 

I do trust Karen's flock, but I still go ahead with the quarantine process

I wouldnt trust anyone's flock now after all I have learnt....I'm glad you quarantine too....even my birds

;)

Edited by Bubbles

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have just got into Amara's nest behind the brushwood. Good thing I checked as it seems she hasnt been with these chicks overnight for whatever reason. I dug them out from behind the brushwood fencing....four babies in all and two eggs. Babies cold and weak. I have put them in with Spice who has only one baby. Spice is a dilligent mother and maybe she can bring back some warmth and life to these little ones. I hope so anyway. Will update. :fear

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

good thing you got them out I wonder if it was because of the place she was hiding them and it was hard to feed them?

 

Cheeta you must get another one so your flock is an even 20 :fear

 

Karen you must let some of the other go too (Laughing out loud) not just the rejects (you know I am kidding ;).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
good thing you got them out I wonder if it was because of the place she was hiding them and it was hard to feed them?

 

Cheeta you must get another one so your flock is an even 20 ;)

 

Karen you must let some of the other go too lol not just the rejects (you know I am kidding :P.

I think its possible a mouse found their hiding spot and drove Amara from the nest. There was mouse tunnels that side of the aviary some weeks earlier, so it possible. They dig their way in when its rainy. One baby had a bruise to its "shoulder" like it may have been bitten by something or did it on the brushwood. But they were stone cold and needed feeding and warmth. I will check on them with Spice later and see if they are better. Spice and Pepper will probably only have grey babies anyway and they only have one baby of their own in their nest. Hopefully Spice will just get on and feed them. I would expect to lose one or two of these babies if I found them too late. I have also caught Amara and her boy and caged them together away from the aviary.

Do you know, anyone from this forum would be welcome to adopt any of my babies not "already spoken for" ....you guys just all live too far away. Cheeta and Lin would have been given more budgies, but Cheeta especially can't have any more right now due to space requirements. :)

 

****Happy to report*****The babies that were cold and unfed are now pink, wriggling and happily fed by foster mum Spice. So far so good. :fear

Edited by Bubbles

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Phoebe

:fear Glad the rescued babies are okay Bubbles and I love everybody sitting in the rain on the rope perches, hope old what's his name (the rope)got a good rinsing! ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
:fear Glad the rescued babies are okay Bubbles and I love everybody sitting in the rain on the rope perches, hope old what's his name (the rope)got a good rinsing! :D

;):P:) I moved the rope....and since then, no more activity :P So far, so good on the babies. Spice seems very pleased with herself with more babies to care for too. She lost some of her eggs previously when we had a mouse problem and they went through some nesting boxes driving sitting Mums off eggs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...