She now has 4 eggs. I have only been able to candle one of the eggs which I know is fertile. I am unable to get a good angle on the others without disturbing the eggs. I will handle the babies in the nest but I do not touch the eggs.
That makes 3. This is the first time she has put this much time between eggs. My only theory is that we went on vacation, we had someone come in an take care of them which in turn may have been a disruption for her.
Finally have a bit of free time so I am working on the website today to see if I can figure out the issue of getting my photos on the site and not just through a photobucket link. In the meantime however I have added photos to photobucket.
The results are in and to my surprise #1 & #2 are boys and #3 is a girl. I was sure #2 & #3 were girls I even went as far to say that #1 was a girl but he had me thinking he was a boy in the beginning.
There is a link now added under 2013 babies to take you to some photos and videos. I am still trying to change the pics that appear on the website page.
Baby #3 was the first to venture a walk on the floor without sliding all over the place (I do have a video). #2 was the first to perch. #1 is the cuddliest, sappiest bird ever! They are all nice and green now (I promise there will be pics sometime soon). #1 is the bigger of the 3. #1 and #3's markings are very similar will a little patch of green mixed in the yellow on their crown. # 1 has a small black spot near her nairs that lets me know its her. #2 has no green mixed in her yellow crown and she seems to have the most red on her shoulders. #2 seems to be the most vocal at the moment by responding when we talk to her. They all loved to be handled and they have had many visitors.
Working on uploading some new photos but I have encountered difficulties. I hope to have them up shortly.
I removed the babies from the nest on April 29 and started hand feeding. All the babies responded beautifully. It is to early to tell their personality right now as all they like to do is eat, sleep and poop. I will know a little more once they start the peeking out stage. They are growing fast and their little green feathers are starting to poke through. The have been getting their share of cuddles from the kids and us and we have been enjoying having them around. Odie and Lolita watch us with them and we bring them over to the cage for them to see and touch.
New photos have been added. Baby #1 is already 2 weeks old and starting to open her eyes. I banded her today, here's hoping it stays on and I do not have to go looking through the pine shavings. All three are growing so fast. Odie & Lolita keep me on my toes by demanding their mash to feed the little guys. And as always they are wonderful parents. They let me handle the babies while I clean out the nest box. Seeing those little ones always puts a smile on my face. I am so fortunate to be able to do this.
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