Yellow Sided Green Cheek Nursery 2008!!!
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Parents are Beau and Rain, Cookie and Apple and Tango and Kaida
July 14, 2008 No babies available.
June 20, 2008
Click To Play a video that shows these last 3 babies going to bed. They are very friendly and want to be with people!
June 17, 2008
Happy Father's Day to all you Dads!
Click To Play We are busily feeding the Green Cheek babies and they prefer their "Eclectus" playgym to their fancy bottlebrush gym!
June 7th 2008
On the subject of poop....It is not unusual for a parrot to hold their poop all night long. This makes for a great opportunity for potty training. When they awaken in the morning, they have saved up a "bomb." We run them to a good spot and say, "go potty." and they are usually anxious to let their bomb drop. I am going to have to video tape Jessie and Du Bonker (her Blue Crown)...it is so funny to see, for the "bomb" drops in the toilet!
May 28, 2008:
Most of the babies from previous clutches have gone home with a few still weaning. Everyone is delighted, but I do hear frustration at the flight suits. Flight suits are hard to get a bird used to. We start them while they are here, putting them in them about 4 times per week. If you are getting a baby from us, review carefully how to hold your baby while putting a suit on. The better you are at that, the easier it is for your bird. It takes a bird about 6-9 months to get used to wearing one from my experiences. Even my Grey who is one year old still protests. I took her out on a miniature horse ride just tonight. She loves being behind the cart with the horse pulling us, and I am glad she is wearing a suit, but she protests while it is going on. Click here to see her on the cart!
March 31, 2008
Click here to watch a video of the babies flying around the kitchen!
March 26, 2008
Click here to see a crowd feeding the babies on March 16th
Click here to see the babies learning to perch
Most green cheeks also like happy huts or sleep cavities. Please read up on the safety articles on our site though about the problems with these huts. We have one toy that is easy to come by....a PVC elbow...and they like sleeping in that. They also like sleeping in empty kleenex boxes which is what I use while they are weaning. I like them, for they are disposable. There is also a link on my articles site to a lady who makes birdie bunks. If your bird ever gets territorial about their cage, you will want to eliminate any dark sleeping areas. Overall, Green Cheeks love snuggly places to be!!
March 14, 2008
Can you believe that the oldest 3 babies moved into a real bird cage last night? There are 7 in with us and our home is very fun late in the evenings when we are all feeding. During the day, it is fun too, but there is not the slap happy giggling going on. Click here to see the babies being fed.
Now is a very good time to being preparing yourself for when your baby comes home. Please read the "asterisked" articles under the "Diet" section on our articles page. Click here and it will take you to that section. As you read the information, please ask away if questions arise. Ideally, I would like you to review all the articles with asterisks (or stars on our articles page, but we can do it a portion at a time.
February 20, 2008:
We have 3 pairs of Yellow Sided Green Cheeks that are actively nesting.
"Cookie" (he is the one in the green cheek talking video) and "Apple" are on 7 babies.
"Beau" and "Rain" are on eggs.
"Tango" and "Kaida" are preparing to lay:
Here are articles to read more about Green Cheeks:
Green cheek nursery videos of 2007
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