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!