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At my house, we bought two parakeets maybe four years back. They were both female, to prevent any breeding between the 'keets. And than, about three months back, my friend from school who just graduated his BA was moving into an apartment who's roomates were not fond of waking up to screaming 'keets at 7:00 AM everyday.. (you do get used to it after a while) but he refused to bring them in to Petco or Petsmart where you have no idea who is adopting them.. so, yeah. They ended up with me, getting an upgraded cage and more cash to spend on food, toys, supplements, etc.

I didn't mind. They were awesome colors and from day one interacted very well with the others. Cool stuff!

We were under the belief both of them were female, as my friend was told by the store he bought them from. But a bright yellow one, with some of the beak markings of a girl, turned out to be male.


Yup, his 'keet came and knocked up my 'keet. But it's okay. He is being a great father. Always in the nest with the mother feeding her or his babies, and the mother stays huddled over them about 23 hours out of the day. Tough job for the mama.

Since parakeets are NOT meant to breed in this cold weather, we have had to make some changes to keep them alive thee last two weeks (turning up the heat in the house to a constant 70, plus a space heater pointed at the corner their cage is in and a humidifier, plus misting them with cool water a few times a day.

Two out of the five eggs she laid were fertile and therefore hatched. The others will not hatch, and the mother will soon throw them out of the nest. But just a few minutes ago from posting this, I finally happened to be walking by the cage at my parents house and saw the mother out cleaning herself, and was able to grab my keychain light and snap three pics of the babies before she retreated into the nest.

Enjoy :)

They are all huddled up against each other


The one on the left is a couple days older than the one on the right, and you can see the difference in the little dimples that will soon be their full coat of feathers


One can open his eyes now, ones are still sealed shut


Pretty cool, eh? ;D ;D
 

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Cool!

As much as i like birds, they drive me crazy as pets. I don't think I could own one again but it's still cool to see this kind of stuff. Congrats to the new happy family :)
 

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cool, I had parakeets for a while, fun to have, sort of. I wish mine had babies, lol.
 

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Delta107 said:
Awww so cute
**Wrong quote, meant to quote spooph, too lazy to fix, ofc.

Sounds like a plan! I will show you the whole cage, etc, maybe get lucky and grab footage of the babies.
 

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i love birdsm and baby birds are cute, however, so bloody ugly!
 

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metbandit1 said:
i love birdsm and baby birds are cute, however, so bloody ugly!
baby birds are cute, however, so bloody ugly?

what is that word that begins with "contra" again.. hehe

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it's possible I guess. Something can be cute but ugly at the same time. I could get into the whole definitions of things but it's too much work. lol
 

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Blackout said:
baby birds are cute, however, so bloody ugly?

what is that word that begins with "contra" again.. hehe

:)
haha im thinking more of a word like cute...but not? if you know what i mean haha, cute because they are baby birds, not because of their looks haha
 

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heh met and swe37, I getcha, I getcha just fine :)

princess- you wouldn't believe this, but I suppose I could post it anyway.. I was walking by the cage again, saw the mother out grooming herself, grabbed my iphone, got video rolling, peered into the cage and as I tried to get the camera to angle and focus, BAM she popped back in there like a bat outta' hell. I think I will get lucky soon enough though.
 

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Blackout said:
princess- you wouldn't believe this, but I suppose I could post it anyway.. I was walking by the cage again, saw the mother out grooming herself, grabbed my iphone, got video rolling, peered into the cage and as I tried to get the camera to angle and focus, BAM she popped back in there like a bat outta' hell. I think I will get lucky soon enough though.
I do I have a cat I know how it is when you get a camera or try to get a video and they stop and run off... Got to love em.
 

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Hey guys! I had to clean their nest out (as given advice from a vet) and I was able to shoot a quick film on my iPhone. Quality is crap, but who gives, they're awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-CRwk7AsXM
 

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xprincess0312 said:
How are the little Parakeets doing???
They are getting BIG and FAST! It's an amazing process to watch. I have some good quality shots of them to post up tomorrow. Check back then!
 
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