Congo African Grey
Many of you have asked what a brooder looks
like, how we keep track of all the babies and when do they graduate from
a cage to a brooder. Here are some short video clips to show you what is
going on here in our home. The first 2 videos are not as fun as the last
one of the cage babies.
These first babies are in our Brinsea Brooder
where everything is very controlled. This is where I put our youngest
babies that are on 4-5 feedings per day. Click
here to watch them. This video was taken on March 3, 2007. These
babies still see my hand as a predator coming into their nesting cavity,
but green cheeks are one of the bravest babies and get over this
developmental stage quickly.
As the babies mature, they go to 3-4 feedings
per day and are put in my aquarium brooder. I have several aquariums so
I can bleach out one while another is getting dirty. This happens very
quickly!! Click here to see these brooder
babies. Again this is on March 3, 2007.
Finally, the babies graduate to cages. Cages
means toys, and veggies and fruits, millet, pellet and seed. You
even get your own water dish to learn about baths in.
||We believe in
rotating which cage the babies are in so they are exposed to a variety
of environments. They become very playful and active. Snuggling away on
a person or in a cubby is a favorite pastime. This is a Kleenex
box that these two are looking out of.
One of our
favorite sights is watching them learn to perch the first time. They
grab on, and it doesn't matter if they end up on their backs under the
perch, they won't let go. They get very determined to perch. It always
makes us laugh. One was trying it tonight and that is what made me run
for the camera. Here is one baby
trying to scale the bars.
To learn what your baby will be eating
when it comes home to you, read on our "baby
|If you click on the our Dolly
Parton imitators, a video of our crazy kitchen will pop up that
shows the last feeding of the day on March 5, 2007.
|This is the first group of babies
all in their flight suits! Click on their picture to see them
fly if for a feeding.
Nursery Videos for Yellow Sided Green Cheeks
hatched in July 2007
|These are our last 2 Green Cheek babies for 2007....we
think. They were a surprise to us and I think even to the
parents. These parents usually give us huge clutches, but I
think these 2 eggs slipped out of Rain (the momma) before she
realized just how hot it was getting to be here in AZ.
Click here to see them being
fed. They are banded 159 and 160 and are going to "Jen" and
"Mitch." Such special people reserve babies from us and each
family comes with a story that motivates us to do an extra
special job with their baby. These 2 buyers both lost their
previous Green Cheeks recently, and our hearts feel badly for
them. We know these 2 babies can't replace "Libby" and "Oscar,"
but they will end up lodged in the lives of these two
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