Thank you so much Ellen for sharing this beautiful experience with us.
By Eleanor McCaffrey
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has sent me so many pictures of her beautiful birds. Here are her babies. They are cockatiels (of course)
and their names are
Muffin and Honey. They are ONLY 36 days old in this
Their Mom and Dad decided they weren't going to take care of them
so Ellen had to handfed and take care of them. Ellen said,"Now they are the tamest
most lovable birds ever.
They were born on February 16th while I was away
and somebody was bird
sitting for me. I then received a surprise phone call.I
had babies! I went to pick them up and was
told that the parents weren't feeding them. I have handfed many wild birds that
had been abandoned by their parents in my yard. So I already had a good
knowledge and plenty of experience in handfeeding techniques.
I had to handfeed these babies in order for them to survive. It was such an
enjoyable experience as I watched them grow daily. Now they perceive me as Momma.
I love my birds.Just recently the babies found out
they could fly, when I open the cage door to feed
them. They will fly right out and come to my hand.
They love to give kisses and they are starting to chirp to the other birds now.
These are Honey and Muffin's parents, Pearl and Bonkers.
Bonkers is a mean bird. You can't hold him but he is
the daddy of these precious babies. I am trying to tame him but it's hard work."
Thank you so much Ellen for sharing these pictures and your experience with
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