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Old 07-31-2020, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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So very cute!
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Old 08-02-2020, 09:09 AM
 
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THANKS ALL!

Well. All 5 (Five!!! Five Half English Budgies!!!!!!!!!) They are all still Alive and Kicking. And they are SO BIG!!! Going to have to rock out to that song today, on the radio loud... They are probably going to get a new cage this week. And how to clean out the nest box.. without making Momma bird MAD! (She has quite the personality!)

Let me see if I can grab one more Right Now pic. Takes a minute, but. Here it comes...

.. Oh boy!!

... Where's Mom!?

(I found her lol. Kids are all grown up lol)

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Old 08-02-2020, 09:32 AM
 
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Wow, those babies are growing fast! Have you named them yet?

Here's a tip for cleaning the nest box -- I have two nest boxes. Before I permanently removed my baby lovebirds in order to start hand-raising them, I would simply transfer them to a clean nest box each time their box needed cleaning. Momma and Poppa birds didn't seem to mind. They would just go into the clean box where I'd transferred their babies.

Right now my babies are in a separate small animal cage with paper towels that I can change frequently. I also keep the cage covered with a cloth towel for warmth. I take the babies out about every 5 to 6 hours now to hand-feed them. They've started to bond to me already.
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Old 08-02-2020, 09:35 AM
 
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I'm loving these pictures Superman. Couldn't rep you again but please keep them coming
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Old 08-02-2020, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Rachel, this may help keep the mess down for you. We used to use raw horse rolled oats as a bedding until the babies were old enough to perch.
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Old 08-02-2020, 11:30 AM
 
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Rachel, this may help keep the mess down for you. We used to use raw horse rolled oats as a bedding until the babies were old enough to perch.
That's a great tip! I'll bet you never had to worry about splayed legs, with that kind of bedding!
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Old 08-02-2020, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Occasionally we still got babies with splayed legs, but that is an easy fix when you get them young enough. We used to take gauze and rap medical tape over it to straighten the legs.

The oats not only absorb liquid waste, they are also not toxic if the baby eats them (preferably not the soiled oats). We used to change the bedding on a daily basis and would typically have 2 dozen or more buckets in peak breeding season with more than just a couple of baby birds in each one (depending on size of the babies)
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Old 08-03-2020, 01:15 PM
 
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Hi there

Well they are in a new cage now.. Rachel, no names yet! My work schedule.. I just want them to have the best growing up. They are in the new cage, with Mom and Dad (Dad is the English!)

I am happy we all like them!
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Old 08-04-2020, 10:24 AM
 
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Old 08-04-2020, 11:16 AM
 
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Aw...! Precious baby!
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