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01 October 2012 @ 07:14 pm
#33 New additions to our family  
After last month was like hell pet-wise, I finally have some good news again on that front. My mom got sick of staring at the empty bird cage last week and from the short time I was at my parents I can honestly say that I've never seen anything has depressing as the empty bird cage in my parents' living room. So on Wednesday we drove to several shops that sold budgies. We actually went to 4 different ones but ended up buying two new budgies at the store we went to at first. These two just caught my eye right away. They were cuddling, picking at each other's feathers and always following each other in this huge cage of birds.

Right now we assume that the blue one is female and the green one could be male, but they're so young that it's hard to tell right now. Usually the color of their noses change when they get older and you can determine the gender by its color. Right now the blue one goes a little bit more in the female color spectrum as the green one, but we'll see.  They're both just 4-5 months old, which means that the pattern of their feathers is still going through some changes. In one pic of the blue one (lowest row, middle)
 you can see very well that they also don't keep their feathers as close when sitting in a relaxed position as adult birds do. The blue one looks like it ate too much in that photo, but this bird is actually quite thin. 

So now we have them for less than a week, but they already ate from our hands, which is a major step in taming birds. But so far they weren't curious or too scared to leave their cage to fly around in the room. But at least our house is filled with the chirping of young birds again. The green one is also a real acrobat, just like Maxi used to be. Sometimes he's just hanging from a twig with just one claw and looking around where he should fly/let himself drop next ;-)

And since my mom hasn't come up with any serious alternatives, we'll most likely call them Nikki (blue one) and Jamie (green one) ♥
schwarze_ratte: Roseschwarze_ratte on October 1st, 2012 05:36 pm (UTC)
*aww* they are cute <3 Hope you have a lot of fun with them.
Tanja: [Castle] Blue Butterflya_lot_of_heart on October 1st, 2012 05:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you :) I don't live with my parents anymore, so my relationship with them will be reduced to occasional weekends and vacations :) But I do miss them now that I'm back in my own flat.

Edited at 2012-10-01 05:42 pm (UTC)
Abbeyplace_to_hide on October 1st, 2012 05:37 pm (UTC)
Pretty birdies
Tanja: [Castle} Alwaysa_lot_of_heart on October 1st, 2012 06:01 pm (UTC)
I tell you, Nikki is on her way to become a model. She already knows the looking over your back pose ^^
Abbeyplace_to_hide on October 1st, 2012 06:19 pm (UTC)
Aww. That's cute. She is going to be a bird model. Watch out.:)
Tanjaa_lot_of_heart on October 1st, 2012 06:20 pm (UTC)
I already told my mom we have to send her to "Germany's next top bird" ;-)
Abbeyplace_to_hide on October 1st, 2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
haha What she say?
Nadine: [disney] Baby Pooh *cute*dine7184 on October 1st, 2012 05:48 pm (UTC)
Awwwww.... adorbs!!!! ♥
Tanja: [Castle] Romantica_lot_of_heart on October 1st, 2012 05:58 pm (UTC)
I know, right?! :D
Martine: Random/animated catla_loony on October 1st, 2012 08:08 pm (UTC)
They are adorable!
Tanja: [Despicable me] Kiss pleasea_lot_of_heart on October 2nd, 2012 06:00 am (UTC)
♥ I know :) And they're actually still babies !
Martine: Despicable Me/Moonla_loony on October 2nd, 2012 09:39 pm (UTC)
Pretty much all animals are the cutest when they are babies^^
2BBornot2BB2bbornot2bb on October 1st, 2012 08:18 pm (UTC)
They're lovely! I'm envious that they've eaten out of your hands - we have a pair of Red Rumped parrots but they've never done that (they're pretty shy). Enjoy them. :)
Tanja: [Castle} Have funa_lot_of_heart on October 2nd, 2012 06:01 am (UTC)
Yeah, some birds do it, others don't. You never know in advance. We'll see in which direction these two will develop. As far as I've heard they haven't come out of the cage yet.
Tularia - Elf Mistresstularia on October 2nd, 2012 01:16 am (UTC)
Parakeets are so cute! We had a pair when I was growing up. When they passed we had collared doves.
Tanjaa_lot_of_heart on October 2nd, 2012 06:02 am (UTC)
My mom already had Parakeets as a kid. I don't think we'll ever get other birds than this kind ;-) But I'm glad she wanted to get new birds so soon. I had already feared that she didn't want any more.
mistyfurmistyfur on October 2nd, 2012 03:16 am (UTC)
Very cute :D
Steffi: [castle] swingsetfilledusoleil86 on October 2nd, 2012 06:13 am (UTC)
They are adorbolo :)
Olgadreamingahead on October 6th, 2012 01:08 pm (UTC)
Sie sind sehr nett! <3