My 2 cockatiels,Peaches and Chip, have produced a lovely set of babies. We have named them Bebe and Cece. Both babies are Pied so they are very colorful. It has been so much fun watching them grow from eggs to chicks.
It has been an experience watching these 2 parents take care of their babies. So many times they were in the nest for so long that I worried that they would starve to death! Then after the babies hatched I worried that they would still do so! Everything they ate they gave to their babies. They were eating triple what they normally do. I was going through a large bird bread a day in addition to their regular diet. Watching them feed their babies was a treat and a bit scary too. Brook kept telling me that they were hitting their babies in the head!. It does look very violent when they are being fed. After all they are not just putting food in their mouth, they have to shove it down into the baby's crops.
How they grow, and now ...well now I guess they are somewhere in the preteen age stage. LOL They fuss at mama and daddy to feed them yet they want to be independent. They will peck on their parents and of course mama and daddy peck back. They pull tail feathers and hollar. Fly around the cage and sit on the perches. At night, when asleep on their perches, they sometimes fall off!
They are no longer making a lot of screeching noises(which I did not hear! Thank goodness!) They are starting to make singing notes. I talk to them everyday and whistle a note for them. Chip(daddy) will talk back to me. He does a wolf whistle. Pat is amazed because he does not respond like that to him. Now Peaches is something else. Pat walks in the room and she lets out a whistle that I can hear! She demands his attention!
That's it for now. Enjoy the pictures. Until next time!
Chip and Bebe