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Budgie Parakeet Baby Pictures (2010 Round 2)

This is a “budgie baby page” — we put one of these together for each season’s budgie parakeet chicks so our adopters can ooh and aah over all the cuteness while they wait to bring their feathered friend(s) home. If you’d like to be added to our waiting list for a chick of your own, please visit our breeding info page for details!

12/28/10: Updated with new photos — scroll down to view!

11/20: These Budgie Parakeets are two weeks old. We’ll be hand-feeding them through December. Top 3 chicks are out of Hydrangea x Sunny. Lower chick is out of Cloudy Too x Sunshine. The remaining babies will be pulled from the nest boxes and photographed as they turn 2 weeks of age.

11/25: Added two chicks from Hydrangea x Sunny to the brooder for hand-feeding. Top left is a light green opaline spangle; far right is a blue opaline spangle.

11/27: Added the two chicks from Lilac x Shrek (lower right) to our brooder for hand-feeding. The male is a yellow and green pied and the female is a green opaline. The remaining two (from Rainbow x Navaho) will be added to the group in a week.

12/5: Rainbow x Navaho chicks moved into brooder. The one on the left is a yellowface type 2 skyblue opaline female; the one on the right is a yellowface type 1 cobalt.

12/5: Light green opaline dominant pied female from Cloudy Too x Sunshine at 4.5 weeks. (Messy face is from formula feeding.)

12/5: 5 chicks from Sunny x Hydrangea during fourth week. Moved from brooder into nursery cage. Starting to nibble sprouted seeds.

12/5: Violet-blue opaline spangle (front) from Hydrangea x Sunny at 4.5 weeks.

12/6: Opaline dark green (or violet-green) female from Lilac x Shrek at 2.5 weeks.

12/6: Light green opaline spangle from Hydrangea x Sunny at 4 weeks.

12/7: The older parakeets are now taking their first awkward flights around my office and exploring the playgyms.

12/7: They spend lots of time every day, carefully preening each feather. (Albino hen)

12/7: The violet-blue spangle is preening the feathers the green spangle can’t reach.

12/7: Bath time… “Hey, where’s my towel?”

12/7: “Do my pits stink?”    (Lutino hen)

12/7: “Nope, I smell as sweet as a rose!”    (Lutino hen)

12/7: “We’re all as sweet as pie!”    (Light green opaline dominant pied female from Cloudy Too x Sunshine)

12/11: The oldest chicks have graduated from the nursery cage to this large open flight aviary. They receive 12 hours a day of full-spectrum light to aid calcium absorption and vision development. Lots of room to fly and play!

12/11: They eagerly fly to my hand when the aviary doors are opened.

12/11: Yep, these babies are friendly and hand-tamed! The other blue is on my shoulder, playing with my hair while I take this photo. (The one in the center with black markings is Cloudy Too x Sunshine’s baby girl. The rest are from Hydrangea x Sunny.)

12/14: These chicks are 3-4 weeks old and almost ready to move out of the heated brooder and into the nursery cage. We are hand-feeding them 4 times a day, plus they are starting to nibble on our sprouted mix and millet sprays. From left to right: yellowface type 2 skyblue opaline female, violet-green and yellow opaline female, yellowface type 1 cobalt male, green and yellow pied male.

12/16: Little butterballs! We moved Lilac x Shrek’s chicks into the nursery cage. Their dad, Shrek, is one of the favorites here because of his excellent personality and talking ability. We are hopeful that his chicks will inherit his charm! Left: Female opaline dark-green or violet-green. Right: Male green and yellow dominant pied.

“What, me, a klutz? Nah, I did this on purpose. I’m just stopping to smell the flowers.” 12/17: Lilac x Shrek’s boy takes his first flight around the room. The first landing is never very graceful but he managed to do it in style.

“Peekaboo!” 12/17: Lilac x Shrek’s boy again, playing with parsley. Wish I had captured the bath he took on it when it was wet!

12/17: Lilac x Shrek’s kids sharing a sweet sibling moment. The opaline girl is on the left, pied boy on right.

12/17: My 5 yr old daughter does an excellent job of training and socializing the chicks.

12/17: My daughter’s hands are too small to feed the babies with the formula syringe, but they’re just right for feeding millet sprays.

12/19: Yellowface type 2 skyblue opaline female from Rainbow x Navaho at 4.5 weeks of age.

12/19: Yellowface type 2 skyblue opaline female from Rainbow x Navaho at 4.5 weeks of age. The yellowface type 2 mutation spreads the yellow through the blue body color and turns it turquoise. The color will intensify after she molts and grows adult feathers.

12/23: Yellowface type 1 cobalt male from Rainbow x Navaho at 4.5 weeks of age.

12/27: Dark green (or violet green) opaline female from Lilac x Shrek at 6 weeks of age; Yellowface type 1 cobalt male from Rainbow x Navaho at 5 weeks of age.

This November 2010 round of ten (10) hand-fed budgie parakeet chicks are reserved for:

  • Jen (me, the breeder) for 4 = 2 violet-blue spangle males and 1 green spangle male from Hydrangea x Sunny, 1 TBD
  • Marie R for 1 = lutino female from Hydrangea x Sunny
  • Connie L for 2 = yellowface type 2 skyblue opaline female from Rainbow x Navaho and dark green opaline female from Lilac x Shrek
  • Beverly A for 1 = green and yellow pied male from Lilac x Shrek
  • Kelly W for 1 = albino female from Hydrangea x Sunny
  • Barbara B for 1 = light-green and yellow opaline dominant pied female American from Cloudy Too x Sunshine

To be added to our waiting list for upcoming chicks, please send us your completed pre-adoption questionnaire.

Hydrangea x Sunny

Mom to 5 chicks: “Hydrangea”, female opaline single-factor-violet-skyblue greywing American parakeet and Dad, “Sunny”, male DF spangle English budgie.

The Hydrangea x Sunny clutch (5 chicks) will be weaned and ready for homes in mid December. English x American crosses: $75 for one or $135 for two. Colors and mutations:

Baby #1: Albino SF spangle female English x American. Split: greywing. Possible (hidden by albino color): opaline, single-factor violet. Reserved for Kelly W from Colorado Springs, CO.

Baby #2: Lutino SF spangle female English x American. Split: greywing, blue. Possible (hidden by lutino color): opaline, single-factor violet. Adopted by Marie R from Estes Park, CO.

Baby #3: Violet-blue opaline SF spangle male English x American. Split: greywing. Jen, the breeder, is keeping this one.

Baby #4: Light-green opaline SF spangle male English x American. Split: greywing, blue. Possible: single-factor violet. Jen, the breeder, is keeping this one.

Baby #5: Violet-blue opaline SF spangle male English x American. Split: greywing. Jen, the breeder, is keeping this one.

Note: ~50% will be SF violet. ~50% of males will be split for Ino.

Cloudy Too x Sunshine

Dad to 1 chick: “Sunshine”, male opaline light green recessive pied American parakeet

Mom to 1 chick: “Cloudy Too”, skyblue odd-eyed pied (dominant/recessive) female American parakeet

The Cloudy Too x Sunshine clutch (1 chick) will be weaned and ready for homes in mid-December. American variety: $60 for one or $108 for two. Colors and mutations:

Baby #1: Light-green and yellow opaline dominant pied female American. Split: recessive-pied, blue. Adopted by Barbara B. from Nebraska.

Lilac x Shrek

Mom to 2 chicks: “Lilac”, single-factor-violet-skyblue greywing female American parakeet

“Shrek”, Dad to 2 chicks:  light green dominant pied (split opaline) male American parakeet

The Lilac x Shrek clutch (2 chicks) will be weaned and ready for homes in late December. American variety: $60 for one or $108 for two. Colors and mutations:

Baby #1:  Green and yellow dominant pied male American. Splits: greywing, blue. Possible: single-factor violet. Adopted by Beverly A. from Louisville, CO

Baby #2: Dark green or violet-green and yellow opaline female American. Split: greywing, blue. Adopted by Connie L. from Dillon, CO

Rainbow x Navaho

Dad to 3 chicks: “Navaho”, yellow-face type 2 skyblue (split opaline) male American parakeet

Mom to 3 chicks: “Rainbow”, opaline yellow-face type 1 cobalt clearflight pied female American parakeet

The Rainbow x Navaho clutch (2 chicks) will be weaned and ready for homes in late December or early January. American variety: $60 for one or $108 for two. Colors and mutations:

Baby #1: Yellowface type 2 skyblue opaline female American. Adopted by Connie L. from Dillon, CO

Baby #2: Yellowface type 1 cobalt American. Possible: single-factor violet. Split: opaline. Jen, the breeder, is keeping this one.

More Budgie Parakeet Pages:

Hand-fed Budgies and Parakeets available in Colorado!: Our family raises, hand-feeds, trains and adores Budgie Parakeets. Learn more about our selective breeding program and view our gorgeous, tame birds.

Inside Our Aviary: See where our birds live — flight enclosures, breeding room, play gyms.

Our Flock of Adult Budgie Parakeets: Take a peek at our gorgeous feathered friends. Lots of photos!

Adorable Pictures of Our Hand-fed Babies: Come ooh and aahh over all the cuteness and watch them grow up!

Pre-Adoption Questionnaire: If you are interested in adopting one (or more) of our parakeets when they become available, please respond to these questions.

Budgie Baby Waiting List: I know how hard it is to wait when you’re excited but I promise you, the wait is worth it!

FAQ (frequently asked questions): What is a Budgie Parakeet’s personality like? What are the differences between American Parakeets and English Budgies? How do you tell a male from a female? Should you keep one, two or more? How long do they live? Where did the species originate?

How To Care For Your Pet Budgie Parakeet: Learn about housing, cages, homemade aviaries, cleaning tips, health, safety, nutrition, exercise, playtime activities, toys, and more.

Bird Nutrition and Food Recommendations: Malnourishment is a leading cause of premature death in pet birds. We provide lists of healthy foods, and tell you how to grow your own sprouts.

Training, Talking, Tricks: Entertaining video demonstrations and informative tips.

Colors, Varieties, Mutations, Genetics: Budgie Parakeets come in a rainbow of colors. This page has beautiful photos and variety descriptions.

Bird and Parrot Playgyms, Stands and Perches for Sale: Learn how to make your own — or order a custom one from us.

Homemade Aviaries and Flight Cages: How to converted used furniture into large flight cages and beautiful indoor aviaries.

Hand-Fed Baby Budgies and Parakeets — Our Adoption Procedure:

  1. Respond to our pre-adoption questionnaire.
  2. Email your responses to: Jen @ puppies are prozac . com (remove all spaces in the address first).
  3. Upon approval of your questionnaire responses, I will add your name to the waiting list.
  4. As soon as we have 3 week old chicks in the brooder for hand-feeding, I will email you (in the order of your waiting list date) and request a $15 (each chick) non-refundable deposit to reserve your hand-fed baby.
  5. While you’re waiting for your parakeet(s) to be hand-fed then weaned onto solid foods, please read our parakeet care information page, prepare a cage with the specifications outlined on that page, and purchase some appropriate budgie parakeet food.
  6. Most parakeets are weaned and ready to move to new homes when they are about 6 weeks of age. Sorry, no shipping. Pick up is in Fort Collins, Colorado.

3 comments… add one

  • Marie Richardson

    Hi Jen, The babies look great…I really love the look of the Lutino..we would love her if you don’t pick her. BY the way, I sent the deposit check but it didn’t get in the mail until this weekend. MArie Richardson

  • Leslie from Newmarket, On, Canada

    Beautiful pictures and adorable budgies 🙂 Your daughter is adorable too 🙂

  • Darrell

    Hello,

    Please let me know if you have any single or double factor Spangled
    budgies in the near future.

    Thank You,
    Darrell

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