Saturday, May 19, 2012

5 New Parrotlet Chicks Have Hatched!

So cute!  5 baby parrotlet chicks have hatched.  #5 hatched today! So sweet. They will turn out to be a variety of colors including turquoise, turquoise pied, blue & blue pied.

My Beautiful Turquoise Parrotlet Boys

Here are some great photos of my sweet boys, Sidney a turquoise pastel (dilute), and Fletcher, a turquoise.  They are so cute.  The camera just doesn't do justice to Sidney's rainbow of colors.

Fletcher - Beautiful Turquoise Male

I think Fletcher may be a lucida male as the blue eye streaks wrap around his head and he has a very deep violet cobalt rump.

 Sidney is a good boy and loves me.  Fletcher tends to be very shy.  I am not sure why since I hand fed him from a very young baby and he got lots of loves and attention.

Even though Fletcher is shy (see him hiding under Sidney?), He is still a very sweet bird.  Doesn't bite, he is just a bit skittish.

Pee-A-Boo Boys!

Gorgeous Sidney!  I wish the camera could really capture his true colors!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sad news!

I am sad to report that Chico, my long time parrotlet buddy and first parrotlet pet ever has passed away.  He was about 9 1/2 - 10 years old.  he was such a sweet boy and taught all of my other parrotlets how to talk.  he was not sick.  I think he just passed away from old age.  He was tired and acting funny the night before Easter.  He was eating and had food in his crop.  His droppings were normal as was his weight.  I played with him a bit and cuddled him. 
I knew in my heart I was losing him and he would go soon.  On Easter he passed away.  I will always remember his funny personality and I will miss him terribly!

Friday, December 9, 2011

New Handfed Baby Parrotlets Available!

2 new adorable handfed baby parrotlets available.  They are sisters.  They are about 8 weeks old and very sweet girls.

Baby #1:  Born October 5, 2011
Blue Female Marbled Pied (split yellow).
 This little cutie has the most remarkable coloring, especially on her wings.  I have never had a baby hatch that looks like this, she is gorgeous!  She has a sweet disposition.

Here is the back view of her with her sister.  She also has some nice white marbling on her chest as well.

Baby #2: Born October 7, 2011
Blue Female (split yellow).
This darling is a little sweetheart.  She is a good listener too.  She sort of whistles when I talk to her which is unusual for a female.

They really love each other a lot and are good friends.  So sweet!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

New Handfed Parrotlet Babies Now Available!

All of the babies are finally weaned and ready to go to their new homes.  Take a look at these little cuties.

Dilute Blue (Aka American White) Turquoise Babies.  1 Male , 1 Female (she is a Lucida sub species)

So sweet, look at those little faces!

Male normal TurquoiseBlue split Yellow & Male TurquoiseBlue Pied split to Yellow
Notice the lighter coloring on the male pieds body!
 Put the Turquoise Pied Male with the Dilute Blue Turquoise hen and because he is split Yellow you will get Dilute Blue Turquoise, & Dilute Blue Turquoise Pieds!

Part of "The Crew"

Blue Pied Male split Yellow!  he would be a great match for either of the 2 females available.  Put him with the Dilute Blue Turquoise hen and because he is split yellow you will get Dilute Blue Turquoise, Dilute Blue Turquoise Pieds, Blue,  & Blue Pieds.  Put him with the Green split Blue female and you will get Blue, Blue Pied, Green & Green Pied!  Can't go wrong and neither of the females is related to any of the males (except her dilute brother).

So sweet!  A cute lil gal with a good nature!  She is Green split Blue!

Some nice breeder birds.  They really want to go to nest, but I had to take their nestbox down as I needed the room to breed my turquoise birds.  They are young 1 1/2 - 2 years old.  He is split blue (possible split to Yellow) and he is a gorgeous Lucida male.  If you live local I will include their breeding cage!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Misty Has Babies!

Great news!  My pet parrotlet Misty has 2 chicks of her own.  She is so proud of herself. 
Misty is an American White Turquoise (aka Dilute Blue Turquoise) Parrotlet.  She is actually a very pale blue (almost white) with a yellow wash over her and a lime/yellow face.  There are 2 chicks in the photo, one you see only his head, the other his body!  She lets me pet her in the nest box and examine her chicks when necessary.

Poor dear kept laying eggs for me that were of course clear.  I didn't want to breed her as she is my dear sweet pet, but I panic every time she lays eggs because she could get egg bound.  She didn't like any of my pet males I tried to pair her up with, but then one day she settled on 1 sweet boy and went right to work.  I didn't expect her eggs to be fertile the first time, but to my amazement all 5 of her eggs were fertile.  Since she is a new momma she seemed to lose track of time and  right when the eggs were ready to hatch she would break open the eggs and pull the babies out prematurely, thus killing the babies.  It was an awful experience for both of us, but I knew she had to figure this out for herself.  Thankfully she caught on with the last 2 babies and is doing a super job of taking care of them.  (The egg in the photo was fertile but the chick formed poorly because the airspace in the egg was on the side instead of the end so it never fully developed or hatched.  I knew this was a bad egg from the start as I use an egg candler, but let her keep it as I didn't want her to keep laying more eggs to replace any that I remove).