This is a pix of the three new baby keets that were born a little over a week ago. I think one might even be an albino then again it could be a lutino. Won't know until the feathers come in.
Ditto! Thank goodness for the parents? Or, are you feeding them, Cyn?I've never seen a baby parakeet before either. They definitly look...different....and small! Can't wait to see them when they start getting their feathers in
Thank you again. I'm hoping to get the dummies in time. I'll try to find a nest box to see the inside and see if I can duplicate it. I will do the calcium every other day. She just laid the third egg this afternoon. I did mark them 1,2,3, and thought I would remove egg # 1 to give me a little breathing time. I don't want to be throwing out a chick and do want to be prepared for an oops. I have had the keets for years and was laboring under the belief that they wouldn't lay eggs without a nest box. My other hen never did.AHhhh...handicapped.....that explains why she didn't want the box......too hard to get in and out. If you do NOT want these babies then do as you do with the pigeons..BUT...if you leave the first egg until she has laid all she is going to lay....you will be throwing away a chick. You must mark the eggs with numbers as laid and throw away the first two and replace with dummys right away then replace after the next two but try to keep a full set of dummies as she will keep laying until she has 5 or 6. If canary eggs are all you can find....use them...they are smaller but she might be fooled. If you can get white ones all the better....canary eggs are bluegreen colored....or you can boil them as you would pijie eggs, cool & put them back.
Do not give her calcium EVERY day.....one drop every other day until she has had 3 tiny drops.
If you have babies they need a very rough surface to crawl on as they splay much easier than a pijie...not cloth....
If you can get to a pet shop and just examine the interior of the wooden nest boxes you will see what I mean.
You do not have to introduce them to egg food if you don't let any babies hatch, but if there is an oops....they should already KNOW what egg food is and hopefully like it. It can always be given as an occasional treat.
Any other questions....just holler.
PS..I make house calls if you supply transportation round trip.