My parakeets

Sa Ga

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We also adopted one we named Minnesota Fats.
He had eaten nothing but HARTS boxed bird food from K Mart his entire life. I think its 100% Millet.
(Some small round pale yellow seeds)
He was as fat as a tennis ball and shaped like one too.
He and Lucky used to hang out together. In fact Lucky fed Fats like he was a baby. He never got slimmer on Kelly's extensive bird menu. But lived about another 8 months.
He might have been too unhealthy to save.
Poor baby! At least he got to have a wonderful last 8 months! ❤
 

bouaboua

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I didn't know you had parakeets...I see that you've looked at mine on FB...fun I love'em... View attachment 286809
They reproduced like crazy, We have to take breeding boxes away from our wake-in aviary cage to control the number, then they just lay eggs on the floor and we pick them up almost every morning except in the winter.
 

maggie3fan

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I found some pseudo parakeet eggs on eBay, so after these babies fledge and she starts laying more, I will replace each of her eggs for a phony one. Then soon she will sit on the plastic ones for a while, give up and I remove the box...ta da! Let's hope it works as she looks kind thin and raggedy...here's 2 of the hatched babies...she laid 9 eggs this ti 001.JPG 008.JPG time and 8 hatched...
 

Blackdog1714

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The Richmond Zoo has a walk-through Parakeet aviary. Once-I did it once and never again. Nipped twice and generally harrassed. Like Russians Torts of the Bird World!
 
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