Discussion in 'Breeding And Babies' started by DizzyBlue, Jun 8, 2017.
ooohhhh pretty burdie
OMG! How cute are they x
Due to unfortunate circumstances this morning of being perched in the wrong place when a hen cockatiel came out of her nest box from sitting eggs... Little one was in the poop zone!
Which did give me an excellent reason for pulling him out of the aviary and bringing him/her into the house to be cleaned up. NOBODY wants cockatiel morning egg sitting poop on them under any circumstances pmsl.
So a bit of a bath and clean up and waited until dry before going back out to be with mum and dad. This gave me a couple of minutes to grab a couple of photo's. Chick is very very steady away when it comes to being handled not that bothered even thought parent reared in the aviary. The beak is nice and strong and capable of giving a good nip.
Little one spent 20 minutes drying off and trying to climb the sofa and hide under Henni's blanket.
Was worried about amount of stress involved but seems to be a very confident little one.
Grabbed a couple of piccies of chick to show progress. No strong colours to body except the head which isn't as strong coloured as the parents but then again not fully pinned through yet by the looks of it. Wings and body a nice even colour shame the blue of the wings didn't come out as the standard electric blue but who cares
@plumsmum here ya go as promised
Oh wow he's scrumptious Tasch Does he have a name yet?
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Fabulous, thanks for sharing him. #Mr Mahoosive
It's an aviary bird his / her name is whatever the parents named it. And I am being serious parrots do have specific sounds for each chick and their siblings know each other and retain this vocalisation sound for each individual in to their adult lives. I'm not kidding honest there was a scientific paper released not so long ago about it
Hes gorgeous love kakarikis. So you dont name your birds in the aviary? Just being nosey now but what do you keep in your aviary?
The ones that come with names keep their names the ones that don't have names don't need them. They know if I am "directing" myself at them in particular.
The aviary gang are a gang they don't really need humans in their lives just a slave to keep and eye on them, somebody with yummies at the drop of a hat, somebody to replace their toys and make sure their birdbath is always over flowing, the floor is swept and the dishes are full. Other than that I am not required
In the aviary are my little gang. All the years I can remember (and there's been a lot of them!) I have always had a little dude flock. Tiels, budgies and kakariki's at the moment there have been other species over the years. But that is what is in there are the moment.
I have always kept the odd tame-ish bird in the aviary to steady the flock so they don't spook up too much but never had a totally hand reared out there as that I don't think would be fair of me if they don't know they are a bird ..... Two of the budgies are human tame and they keep the others steady they will come and sit on me and have a natter if they want too.
The kakariki cock bird (the dad of half pint) well he hates me he's always coming over and trying to nip me or dives at my head to try and bomb me.
Your aviary sounds great. Before i kept my few birds i never really realised how much fun they are to have an keep.
I was brought up around animals from being a short house myself and now i am over the hill on the downward slide ... nope make that a toboggan run and still have a heap load of animals around me
I have by big birdies in the house .... hmmm or is it just a larger weirder aviary????!!! Greys and amazons.
Do you heat the aviary? @DizzyBlue is there like a shed bit?
I think I'll probably end up with an aviary when I have I my own house and suitable garden
Wouldn't put one in this garden as we basically live in a wood and we have foxes, mice and rats...
most of my aviary gang are unnamed, I have one tameish budgie out there who sits on my shoulder , rest are not interested other then checking what treat has been brought in, I love to sit & watch them living their own wild lives. mine is not heated, it is in a sheltered spot and even with snow in it everyone looks gleaming with health.
A word to the wise .... never breed kakariki chicks unless you have deep pockets!!!
The little mischief makers get into all sorts of scrapes
So that was the first vets visit ... anaesthetic, xrays, crop feed, antibiotics, bloods and pain killers ..... decided to forget the DNA testing as that was anther £92! Even the vet was shocked and has decided to investigate why that price has doubled. So a hefty bill later, bank manager is not going to be happy lol but he never is! And another appointment in 10 days time for a little monster as long as things improve and don't deteriorate ..... he/she is racking up the bills already it's the grey hairs I keep getting that I object to. But that is what is to be expected ... the unexpected when you least expect it!
So fingers crossed the little muppet has a chance. Antibiotics and pain killer twice a day....no doubt with Dad battering 7 bells out of me at the same time!
It's to do with a foot .... was a little swollen and warm last night when I scooped the little muppet up and popped it in the roost box for the night then this morning was larger hence I was on forum as I didn't go to work had to try an get an urgent avian appointment.... an hour and a half's drive away. They need to move closer! So journey there journey back and a couple of hours sat in the car park driving peeps nuts as I was bored!
A small nip on the foot ... no idea who has done it or if it's a puncture from somewhere else but can't think where from .... so swelling due to soft tissue bruising and more than likely a bacterial infection getting in. BUT the xray showed something more scary ..... before fledging at some point in the nest box there has been a broken upper thigh bone in the other leg that has thankfully healed completely but it shows very clearly as a darker line.
Not a clue how that has happened either as have basically left them too it all this time. Am totally gutted for the little poppet what a ruddy start to life Have popped the mischief maker back outside with the parents who have inspected top to toe in case I have done something. Dad is very pee'd off as baby doesn't want a feed the vet gave a crop feed before we set off back home to make sure all was ok. I have just altered the roost box which is huge .... I can climb in there so its very huge! Roost box is now the play pen for a bit. To stop little toad from getting out and about and getting anything into that little hole in the top of the foot. Have padded it out in there popped a small climbing frame in plus a nest box which has now got a sleepy chick in it. There is food and water in there and will pop some things in there tomorrow to amuse the little one and keep the brain occupied. What a fecking day!
Goodness me thank goodness you noticed the foot, then x ray showing the thigh bone, poor little one, a rough start to life.
Fingers crossed nothing else happens for him/her.
I agree re vets bills!
pretty baby. with you being nursey im sure little one will be bombing around soon
Heaven only knows @bikergirl Carol as long as the infection doesn't get into the bone if it does or has then its game over.
@dianaT enough to give you the collywobbles those bills are!
They sure are and to add to on way to vets it my car flashed up with a spanner & Insp on the dashboard, so guess its in need of a service!
Glad you got back safely and that little one (or is that Big Bird?) is enjoying a revised DesRes. Xx
Just been out to check the little monster ... hard fast a sleep with mum on one side and dad peering at me with killer eyes on the other
I hot footed it right out of there!
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