Lisa Shea

We Have A Baby!

Posted By: Jessica Rawks

We Have A Baby! - 09/27/08 03:32 PM

I guess I didn't damage at least one of the eggs, because this morning when I uncovered everyone I could hear tiny sqeaks from the nest box and when I opened it up...A TINY BABY WAS IN THERE!

I'll post pics later!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/27/08 03:34 PM

CONGRATS!!!!! I hope you feel better now. :-)
Posted By: Mom2Monty

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/27/08 03:50 PM

oh YAY!!!!!
Posted By: kksuns

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/27/08 04:34 PM

Woooohoooo!!!! Yay! Congrats!! smile smile smile
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/27/08 06:01 PM

I do feel a lot better, actually! smile Now I have to wait to see if the others hatch or not!
Posted By: pretty bird

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/27/08 06:10 PM

Congratulations!!!!
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/27/08 07:52 PM

Thanks everyone for the congrats!

Here's a few pics of the wee one...





Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/28/08 01:00 AM

WooHoo!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/28/08 03:16 AM

aaaaw man im so jealous !!!!!

why cant my jazzie like boys frown
Posted By: choirmom

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/28/08 03:25 AM

Congratulations! So a nest box will get the birds to reproduce?
choirmom
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/28/08 03:08 PM

Helwa...you have a lesbian bird! LOL Maybe she'll come around someday...OR you could just add to your flock! hehe

Choirmom...not necessarily. You have to have a compatible male/female pair. Check out the breeding section of the forum for some great advice on breeding birds.
Posted By: kksuns

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/28/08 03:12 PM

Awww! Just saw pics..ADORABLE!!!
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/28/08 03:47 PM

I figured I'd post pics everyday, a la PrettyBird, so everyone can see them grow up, too!

Day 2

You can definitely see a noticable amount of growth in him!





None of the other eggs have hatched yet, maybe the one I broke was the next in line, though, so we'll wait and see!

Posted By: 3keets

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/28/08 07:26 PM

wow that is a huge difference in only a day! I am amazed with baby birds. smile
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/28/08 07:30 PM

Awww - congrats & thanks for posting pics! It really is heart-warming to see little birdies developing and growing!
Posted By: Peri's Mom

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/28/08 07:34 PM

Looking forward to seeing babies grow. This is really neat. Never seen baby birds before.
Posted By: val313

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/28/08 09:16 PM

Yay!!! You have a baby. Very exciting! Love the pics
Posted By: Jasper's mom

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/28/08 09:19 PM

Oh, YAY!!! more babies to watch grow up smile smile smile

keep the pictures coming.....
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/28/08 09:22 PM

oh this is exciting smile !!!!!!!!

haha yea i have a lesbian bird for sure, but the only woman she loves is the one in the mirror LMAO

and ive bought her three men already !!!!!!!!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/28/08 09:38 PM

Originally Posted By: *helwa
oh this is exciting smile !!!!!!!!

haha yea i have a lesbian bird for sure, but the only woman she loves is the one in the mirror LMAO

and ive bought her three men already !!!!!!!!
ROFL! Perhaps she should be re-named Narcissus! Hahahaha
Posted By: pretty bird

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/28/08 11:47 PM

Hurry more pictures. I'm for sure going to have to have my husband hook up the laptop for me so I can watch your babies grow up also.
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/29/08 12:13 AM

I'm hoping to get at least one more hatched out of the 3 left!

I'll take pics everyday so everyone can see them!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/29/08 12:51 AM

this is just too exciting two babies growing up right before our eyes smile


haha and yea narcy would be a good name for jazzie LMAO
Posted By: pinksnowme

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/29/08 02:07 AM

HE/SHE IS SO SMALL laugh
Posted By: Me & 6 Fids

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/29/08 12:09 PM

I am so happy that everything worked out Jessica with the eggs!! Congrats on the new addition. Can't wait to see if the others will hatch! have you kept a journal on when the eggs were laid and when should be hatching? or should the others began to hatch any day now since the first one is here?
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/30/08 02:19 AM

The second baby was born about 6:00 this evening!!

Here's the photos!



Posted By: val313

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/30/08 02:24 AM

Yay!!! Arent you glad you saved the others! That is great. 2 keetie naked puffs.
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/30/08 02:43 AM

YES!! I am totally glad I saved the others!

I had candled them again last night and could see this chick inside, his little eye was a black spot inside, and knew he was next to hatch!

They're so cute!

Mom and Dad are doing great job so far! Babies always have full crops!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/30/08 02:44 AM

Oh, more babies to watch grow!! I am so excited. smile
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/30/08 03:06 AM

wow you can totally see the first born is bigger smile

congrats on the newer baby smile
Posted By: Kariva

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/30/08 05:02 AM

i want baby birdies!
Posted By: tiger's mom

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/30/08 08:16 AM

wow!!!!!!! congrats on the babies! i love to watch them grow:) thanks for sharing!
Posted By: kksuns

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/30/08 10:39 AM

Yahooo!! I'm so excited/happy for you! Congrats on the newest arrival smile smile Is that 2 more eggs I see?
Posted By: Nancy30

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/30/08 01:28 PM

awww congrats on the babies smile me to... I love to watch them grow and grow and grow lol. georgia layed an egg the other day but it wasnt furtile frown
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/30/08 03:37 PM

Thanks guys!

Yep...2 more eggs to go!
Posted By: pretty bird

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/30/08 03:44 PM

Its lots of fun to watch them grow up. I hoping I will be able to watch got to get that computer ready to go!!
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/30/08 06:00 PM

Day 4

Baby #2 is catching up very nicely!





See the yellow spots near their necks? Those are their crops and they're full!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 09/30/08 08:11 PM

Awwwww! smile
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/01/08 12:59 AM

I can't wait to see them start to get feathers and then show color. It is always so much fun and I like to share the baby bird pictures on the forum with my day care kids.
Posted By: Jasper's mom

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/01/08 01:43 AM

Oh, Wow!!! sooo tiny smile
Posted By: tiger's mom

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/01/08 02:54 AM

i love them when they are so young... they look like tiny ETs smile
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/01/08 03:36 AM

They do look like tiny ET's!! LOL

I don't really think that they're too cute, not until they get some feathers, anyway!

Plus they smell. It's a unique smell, but rather gross! LOL
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/01/08 03:48 AM

LOL, no one has ever mentioned the smell! Is that normal? We had babies but I was only about 10 and I don't remember too much.
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/01/08 03:50 AM

Yes, It's normal. It's from being closed up in the nest box, the humididty, it makes for this musty smell...it's totally unique to baby birdies...
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/01/08 03:51 AM

Ok, interesting!! wink
Posted By: Me & 6 Fids

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/01/08 02:19 PM

very interesting...and your right...no has ever mentioned smells before!
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/01/08 04:08 PM

Day 5

Baby #3 was born this morning! 1 more egg to go!



Posted By: Jasper's mom

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/01/08 05:09 PM

He's soo tiny!! Makes the other two look like giants smile
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/01/08 06:10 PM

Wow! 3 babies now How cool is that?
Posted By: kksuns

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/01/08 06:56 PM

Wow! Awesome! smile smile
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/01/08 07:25 PM

Yes, the other 2 look like giants in comparison, don't they?

He'll catch up in no time, though!
Posted By: pinksnowme

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/01/08 08:51 PM

How's the mom and dad doing?
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/01/08 09:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Caribbean mom :)
Wow! 3 babies now How cool is that?
Ditto -- wonderful!
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/01/08 11:41 PM

Mom and Dad are doing AWESOME!

Dad does a lot of the caring for the babies as well, which is normal with birds. You can actually take Mom away and Dad will do all the work!

One more egg to go!
Posted By: Me & 6 Fids

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/02/08 01:37 AM

that is so great Jessica! Thanks for sharing.
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/02/08 08:10 PM

Day 6





Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/03/08 01:09 AM

Wow!! The oldest is really getting big!! smile
Posted By: Me & 6 Fids

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/03/08 01:25 AM

He's huge!! lol!
Posted By: tiger's mom

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/03/08 04:02 AM

i just have to laugh... they just look so darned uncomfortable! i mean all those big feet all over the place and laying over one another... no wonder they spend so much time on perches when they grow up smile
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/03/08 03:32 PM

LOL I agree, Tiger's Mom! They're so akward and goofy looking! When I take them out to clean their box and change their paper they roll around on the towel and end up on their backs with their poofy bellies and big ol' feet in the air! They're really like little aliens! All big, black eyes and feet!
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/03/08 03:43 PM

Day 7

The oldest baby has his eyes open!







The last egg was bad. I noticed it had an indentation in it yesterday, thought maybe it was hatching, but this morning it had a definite rotten odor, so I threw it away! frown But 3 babies is definitely enough for Lily and Ace to handle!
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/03/08 03:47 PM

BTW...I took these new photos with my new camera, which I haven't quite figured out yet...the first one is great, the others blurry...I don't get it! LOL
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/03/08 03:59 PM

OMG!!!! they are such cute "aliens" LOL It's so hard to believe that they develop into such beautiful birdies.
Posted By: Me & 6 Fids

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/03/08 04:20 PM

lol...i was looking at the pics and started to think, "where are the hands/fingers?" Duh...it's been a long week! Sorry to hear about the 4th eggs and you are right...3 is just enough to handle. Are you feeding them by hand or letting the parents do it?
Posted By: pinksnowme

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/03/08 06:39 PM

Three will be pleanty of mouths to feed. Congradulations on the sweet hatchlings
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/03/08 06:52 PM

Originally Posted By: tiger's mom
i just have to laugh... they just look so darned uncomfortable! i mean all those big feet all over the place and laying over one another... no wonder they spend so much time on perches when they grow up smile
ROFL!!

Congrats on the babies!
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/03/08 07:13 PM

I'm letting Mom and Dad feed them for now, once they get about 2 weeks I am going to take over. I bought formula, syringes, and a brooder last time Lily laid eggs, so I might as well put them to good use!

They're ugly now, but I can't wait till they start getting feathers! I keep wondering what they'll look like!
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/04/08 03:01 PM

Day 8

Pay no mind to the time stamp...I set it wrong on my new cam and I am already so confused over it that I haven't changed it! It does take nice pics, though!

All the babies have their eyes open, the smallest are tiny, little slits!









It's funny, the day before yesterday I had given the birds egg yolk, and the contents of the babies' crops was bright yellow, yesterday I gave them broccoli and parsley and today their crops are green!
Posted By: Kariva

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/04/08 03:10 PM

mmmm turkey....i mean oh look baby keets lol
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/04/08 07:59 PM

LOL! They do look like tiny Thanksgiving birds! hehe
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/04/08 09:17 PM

awww a pile of baby keet fabulosity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats TOO Much ahahaha too much cuteness smile

how many do you have ?
Posted By: val313

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/04/08 11:24 PM

Look at that huge pile of naked pink babies! That is so funny. They do look like little plucked turkeys! Congrads on your naked aliens! It will be great to see feathers come in.
Posted By: kksuns

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/05/08 12:26 AM

They really are just too darn cute.And I guess you really ARE what you eat! lols hmm let's SEE..what did you eat today??? Little turkeys! LMAO
Posted By: hindsightbias

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/05/08 04:37 AM

So adorable! Thanks for posting pictures.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/05/08 12:41 PM

I'm glad that I'm not the only one who thinks they look like little baby aliens. LOL So cute ET phone home
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/05/08 05:27 PM

Helwa...there is 3, the fourth egg was rotten!

They're really noisy now! You can hear them from their box when in the other rooms of the house, sometimes! They get super excited when Mom or Dad feeds them!

I'll post today's photos in a few!
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/06/08 12:03 AM

Okay, these pics are BAD! I took them with my old camera because the battery in my new one is dead and I left the charger in the backseat of a friend's car!

So...Day 9



Posted By: Jasper's mom

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/06/08 12:18 AM

They are so cute, in an adorable gawky kind of way! You can definitely tell what order they were born in smile
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/06/08 01:31 AM

Yes, you can! The oldest is a GIANT!

They're really akward and gangly!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/06/08 03:16 AM

I can't wait till we start to see feathers!!
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/06/08 06:06 PM

Day 10

Baby #1 and #2 are starting to get some feathers! WOOHOO!

Baby #3 still looks like a tiny, naked turkey! LOL

Baby 1


Baby 2


Baby 3
Posted By: Kariva

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/06/08 07:33 PM

oh my goodness they are growing so fast its absolutely amazing!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/06/08 07:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Kariva
oh my goodness they are growing so fast its absolutely amazing!
Yessss! smile
Posted By: Me & 6 Fids

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/06/08 07:53 PM

Pretty babies!!
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/06/08 11:34 PM

Thanks, everyone! I am really enjoying this experience and I hope you guys are, too! I'll keep posting pics for everyone to see!
Posted By: TBJ♥

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/07/08 01:57 AM

Awww wow they grow so fast grin So precious smile
Posted By: tiger's mom

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/07/08 04:31 AM

oh jessica thanks so much for the pictures... they are so precious - even if they do have prickly little butts smile
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/07/08 08:38 PM

Day 11

Sorry, no pics, Hubby had to take my good camera to work with him!

But they look the same! LOL

Will post updated pics tomorrow!
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/08/08 06:47 PM

Day 12

Baby 1 will walk a bit if he can keep his gangly legs up under him and cooperating for long enough!

Baby 2 is feisty! She acks like crazy when you first pick her up!

Baby 3 is a wiggle worm! I can't get a good photo because she is constantly moving around!

ENJOY!

Baby 1


Baby 2


Baby 3


Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/08/08 06:56 PM

Awe....................Feathers are coming, feathers are coming!!!! wink
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/09/08 03:52 PM

Day 13

Baby #3 died last night. Don't know why, but it looks like he was maybe trampled by the others. He had a full crop, but he was kind of flattened out.

RIP Lil guy!

I'll post pics of the other two later!
Posted By: Me & 6 Fids

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/09/08 04:08 PM

Oh Jessica, I am soo sorry to hear that baby #3 didn't make it.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/09/08 07:05 PM

Sad about baby #3 but it doesn't seem to be anything you could have prevented. The other two are doing great though right? I look forward to your pictures!!
Posted By: kksuns

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/09/08 07:22 PM

Ohh soo sorry frown Poor little guy
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/09/08 07:29 PM

Yep, the other two are doing awesome! He was, too, actually, so that's another reason I assume he was smothered by the other two, throw Mom in there and if he ended up on the bottom all night, being the smallest...I think he just couldn't breathe and was trampled. He didn't have any injuries, and like I said, his crop was full, so I don't think it was a health issue!
Posted By: Me & 6 Fids

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/09/08 08:36 PM

now that's something else to worry about when there are babies in the nest. Is suffocating a possible 'normal' occurance? At what age, do you take the mom away to avoid something like that occuring? Just curious questions...
Posted By: Jasper da keet

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/09/08 08:58 PM

So sad, good luck.......
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/09/08 11:27 PM

Well, tomorrow, day 14, is when I am pulling them and putting them in a brooder and hand feeding them, between 7 and 14 days is normal time to pull them for hand feeding so that way they get Mom's antibodies. If left with Mom she'll feed them for about 6-7 weeks, unless Mom lays another clutch, then she'll push babies from the nest as early as 4-5 weeks. (Lily isn't having more babies, for he record! LOL) Keets fledge at around 5-6 weeks, but won't eat fully on their own til about 7-8 weeks.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/10/08 12:16 AM

Good luck!! smile
Posted By: Sammii

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/10/08 12:23 AM

Oh my goodness I love ET and those are the cutest little plucked chicken looking like aliens ive ever seen!! <3
Your so lucky. I want baby keets but my mom wont let me get a second keet. so im my keets flock. <3
But i was hoping my keet was pregnant cuz she looks a little big and she has that "attitude" but ive had her for 4-5 days and i dont think its gunna happen. Well congratulations. Your soo lucky and im sorry to hear about baby#3 <3 good luck with the other two. =]
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/12/08 03:48 PM

Day 16

Sorry I haven't posted any updates but we have been busy, our state fair is this week and we had gone, plus we had a family reunion thing happening....so anyway, it's day 16. Baby's are in the brooder and being hand fed, which they have taken to rather nicely! They're doing great!



Posted By: Kariva

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/12/08 03:55 PM

awwwww
Posted By: Me & 6 Fids

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/12/08 09:00 PM

wonderful news!!
Posted By: Jasper's mom

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/12/08 09:11 PM

They are so cute! What colors do you think they might be?
Posted By: pinksnowme

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/12/08 09:32 PM

Awe how cute they are!!!! laugh Put a big smile on my face today
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/12/08 10:29 PM

I have no idea what color they may be...Mom is a common green and Dad is white faced blue...so no telling...I was hoping maybe one of them would be blue with Mom's yellow face! LOL
Posted By: kksuns

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/12/08 11:14 PM

aww little cuties! They're gettin so big already.
Posted By: big bad momma

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/12/08 11:20 PM

they're just to cute for words.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/13/08 01:04 AM

They are growing up!!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/13/08 01:48 AM

They are adorable!
Posted By: Tanaka

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/13/08 12:24 PM

[b][size:11pt]Jessica Rawks, I’m sorry to inform you :o that you have two beautiful baby[/size] [size:17pt]porcupines. . .[/size] [size:11pt]not parakeets! :D LOL :D Thank you for sharing your babies with us. :) I’ve enjoyed watching their pink, spiky, little bodies grow into darling, recognizable creatures! :grin: I can imagine your life has been quite hectic since you took over the feeding. :crazy: I began spoon feeding my babies when they were about 6 or 7 weeks old. Good luck with your new “mommy” responsibilities! :blush: Really, what a neat thing you are doing for all of us, thank you! :D Your step by step “growth” photos really are amazing![/b][/size] ;)
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/14/08 04:11 PM

Day 18

Both babies are getting blue booty feathers, I tried to get a pic of them, but I don't know if they showed up very well!







And a short video showing their funny scooting walk that they do!

Posted By: Kariva

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/14/08 04:25 PM

holy cow they are moving fast!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/14/08 04:26 PM

They were so cute when they both were "racing".
Posted By: ___JA

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/14/08 04:36 PM

Haha, thats a cute video. smile
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/14/08 04:38 PM

They are too darn cute! They get super excited when they see me...I'm 'Mom' now...and start chirping and running about. They sure are happy little peepers! I can't wait for full feathering to happen! I would love them to be yellow faced blues, but we'll see!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/14/08 04:47 PM

omg too much cuteness grrrrrrr jazzie needs a man
Posted By: pinksnowme

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/14/08 08:11 PM

Looks like cute wind up chicks!
Posted By: kksuns

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/14/08 08:34 PM

OMG they're so adorable! And fast too! lols We didn't get to see who won! smile Thanks for taking time to post pics and updates-it really is great to watch them grow...
Posted By: Mom2Monty

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/14/08 08:39 PM

OMG they are so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/14/08 08:50 PM

That little scuttle walk is so cute!!
Posted By: Me & 6 Fids

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/14/08 11:29 PM

They look like little cotton balls!!
Posted By: Me & 6 Fids

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/14/08 11:30 PM

are they crawling like that b/c their little legs aren't strong enough?
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/14/08 11:55 PM

They're super top heavy right now, so they just fall forward over their feet!
Posted By: Darkness

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/15/08 01:32 AM

They're just too stinkin' cute!
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/15/08 04:56 PM

Day 19

Blue booty feathers! They're getting some blue in their wings now, too!



Prickly heads!

Posted By: pollyannie

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/15/08 05:22 PM

Cute! Cute! Cute!
Thans for sharing the pictures. I love watching them grow!
Posted By: ___JA

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/15/08 06:00 PM

Aww, those pics are so cute. I can see the blue on their little tails. smile
Posted By: kksuns

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/15/08 06:23 PM

They are just too much! How can you resist over handling them?? I'd probably want to be holding them all the time lols Any names yet?
Posted By: pinksnowme

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/15/08 06:30 PM

Look the blue matches the blue blanket they are on! laugh
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/15/08 06:34 PM

Usually I am super busy, so I don't handle them as often as I want to...I usually have them out for about an hour a day, 30mins in the morning and 30 in the evening. I'll wrap them in a towel and hold them while I watch TV or while I am doing computer stuff.

I haven't really thought of any names. One of them might be going to my friend Brandon, but he is leaving for the military in a few months so he doesn't know if he wants to take one then have to give it back when he goes to basic...I want to see more of what they look like before I start naming them!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/15/08 09:14 PM

Love the blue. They are going to be so pretty smile
Posted By: Jasper's mom

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/15/08 11:51 PM

Aaawwwww!
They just keep getting cuter!!
Posted By: val313

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/16/08 01:22 AM

Aw! little cactus keet! One should be nick name Prickly and the other Pokey!
Posted By: lagirl143

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/16/08 01:36 AM

For 3 wks and they look so big...look at the little blue tails, so cute smile
Posted By: CMB

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/16/08 11:21 AM

They're so sweet, they're not aliens anymore!!

I love baby pictures, it's amazing to see how they grow smile
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/17/08 06:03 PM

Baby Watch Day 21

Baby #2 is definitely the more outgoing and curious of the two. He likes to walk around and check things out.

I put a dollar bill in the one photo to show their size.



















Baby #2 Preening!

Posted By: Tanaka

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/17/08 06:23 PM

Wow! laugh They really are birds after all! wink Very sweet. grin

It looks like they are not too sure what to think of George! blushLOL
smile
Posted By: kksuns

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/17/08 06:31 PM

Wow, I still can't get over how fast they grow.And I LOVE their big little keet feet! lols
Posted By: Jasper's mom

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/17/08 09:40 PM

They looked so big until I saw them with the dollar bill smile I like baby #2, he kept trying to run away! He wants to explore the world smile
Posted By: WhitePegasus

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/17/08 10:59 PM

oh my are they both going to be Grey?? I love them! if they're both grey i'm comming to steal one!
Posted By: tiger's mom

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/18/08 03:45 AM

boy! practcially gettng ready to fly the coop, aren't they!
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/18/08 03:10 PM

They're going to be blue...lots of blue feathers coming in! smile
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/18/08 04:25 PM

OMG!! I love the little blue feather butts!! Adorable!!!!!
Posted By: Moe'sHuman

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/18/08 06:24 PM

... can i hug it?
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/18/08 09:09 PM

Awww -- the little fluffy-wuffy feathers amidst the pokey ones -- they're so cute.
Posted By: pretty bird

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/19/08 08:45 PM

Keep playing with them they end up so darn tame its not funny.
They are cute little babies we are having so much fun with Beaker.
Posted By: Stephen

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/20/08 01:26 PM

I missed so much!! This is really exciting, Jessica. Who are the parents?
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/20/08 03:43 PM

The parents are Lily, which is the bird that my neighbors asked me to watch and never came back for, and Ace.

It never occured to me to postpics of the parents! LOL

Lily.


Ace.


It took me a ridiculously long time to find that pic of Ace...guess it's time for new pics! LOL
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/21/08 02:43 AM

Day 24

I put the babies in the big cage so Mom and Dad could see them and so that the other guys couldcheck them out, too. Lily and Ace preened them and fed them a little, and Sunny and Nero checked them out a little. They're eating a little bit of seeds and veggies, sweet potato, broccoli, and corn, on their own!

















Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/21/08 03:10 AM

awww cutey pies smile
Posted By: kksuns

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/21/08 01:30 PM

Aww hangin with the big kids now! They kinda remind of of toddlers lol And such good eaters already smile
Posted By: thekeetdad

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/21/08 09:41 PM

Thats great i bet he is so cute wink
Posted By: val313

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/21/08 10:15 PM

So cute! Love the pics
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/22/08 12:10 PM

They are doing amazingly well!! They won't be "babies" much longer.
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/22/08 02:24 PM

Yea, they're most definitely birds now! At first they were baby jellybeans, then aliens, then porcupines! LOL They're already bigger than Mom, I guess you can thank Ace's English blood for that! They preen a lot now, and nibble at any foods you put in front of them. I give them lots of time with the other birds, and they are adjusting well, but Mom and Dad are super protective and won't let anyone else near them! Nero is the most inquisitive about them, which gets him beat up since he is the lowest guy in the pecking order!
Posted By: Jasper's mom

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/22/08 02:28 PM

Oh, poor Nero frown

by the way, any names yet?
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/22/08 02:32 PM

I was thinking Gypsy and Pilot...but I haven't really made up my mind! smile
Posted By: pretty bird

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/24/08 01:04 AM

OMG this is to funny your mommy bird and my daddy bird Fez look like twins and Bam Bam the mommy bird is a ice blue with light gray wings. Beaker ended up looking like Bam Bam no green in him at all. Your two little ones kind of look like Beaker.
I'm keeping Beaker away from the flock and I just can't get over how tame he is. The second you put your hand in the cage he is attached to it. I told my mom that he would probably still be on my hand even if I shook it like crazy. He does not like me paying any attention to the cockatiels in fact he chases them off of me when I'm playing with them. Beaker also has no fear of anything so I have to make darn sure no cats in the room when Beaker is out.
Aren't the babies just to much fun!!!!!!!
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/24/08 03:16 PM

Pretty Bird...yea, they do look just alike! I was wondering if they are going to stay light blue with gray wings or if they may darken up like dad...we'll see! They are just so much fun! They are just so darn sweet when you raise them up from an egg!

Here are some photos from the last few days. I have been sick with a migraine so I haven't posted any, looking at the screen made me ill! LOL

I let them have a bunch of time with the other birds, and they are eating everything you give them!









Posted By: Me & 6 Fids

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/24/08 03:47 PM

Such cutie pies! Hope your feeling better! Migraines are no joke!
Posted By: kksuns

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/24/08 04:00 PM

I can't get over how sweet they are. They look so darn cuddly.They've grown soo fast and they seem like they're takin to "big" bird life so quick!
Posted By: Jessica Rawks

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/24/08 04:28 PM

Some others that are newer...









Posted By: Mom2Monty

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/24/08 04:41 PM

OMG i go away for a few days and WHAT a difference!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/24/08 05:00 PM

Watching them mature has been such a thrill. Everyday, I look forward to new pics.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/24/08 07:17 PM

They look like Aruba must have looked as a baby!!
Posted By: pretty bird

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/24/08 11:49 PM

They are just to darn cute! Beaker is so good about eating veggies and he ate them right away. Beaker is staying the light ice blue color but Bam Bam is that color. Its funny how none of them took after the green color. Even the baby that we lost was the light blue color like your two are.
Good luck with your two new ones they are so much fun
Posted By: MissnChris

Re: We Have A Baby! - 10/25/08 12:50 AM

The color of those babies are beautiful. My last three clutches from my green pair, have been mostly bright yellow. Yellow is exciting, but that blue is so soft looking. Its amazing how these colors happen. Very exciting to see. Thanks for sharing.
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