Sunday, June 20, 2010

Khartoum Baby Budgies

This week I found one of the baby budgies walking around the bottom of the cage! He'd obviously stepped over the edge of the small platform Grant had attached in front of the cage. I lifted him (he screamed blue murder, obviously  his mum had told him not to trust humans!) and managed to get him back into the nest. Grant has since made a platform from an old file which fits flush against the nest and in the corner. Hopefully the baby birds (all three doing very well inside the nest) will emerge soon and use the platform as a launching pad to fly into up and around the cage.

Sweet Pea hardly ever enters the nest nowadays; she feeds the babies at the opening instead. Rambo has also started feeding them (whoo hoo!) but is very shy - when I try to catch this on film, he flutters off and back onto his perch below.

The photo above is the best I can do at the moment. The budgies have lost the crusty casque on their heads and faces and their bills (beaks) are now visible. They all seem to have blue feathers. Dear old Sweet Pea, dominant woman!

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The Arabic word for a bird's beak or bill is mungarr.


  1. Your budgies seem to be travelling very well! And Mum Sweet Pea sounds as if she has it all under control!

  2. It's so good to see their progress. It will be wonderful to see them fly. Have you named them yet?

  3. Thanks for the update on the baby Budgies.. They seem to be doing well. Glad Grant could get that one back to her nest...


  4. Glad to know the budgies are doing well, they do have a great Mom! Can't wait to see them!

    Sam, Mojo and me!

  5. It really looks like Budgie now. How very fun to watch their progress.

  6. hey budgies! good to see that you are growing up healthy under very good care of your wonderful humans!


    woof woof

    Pet Pride

  7. How exciting to see the little budgies growing up...and with blue feathers, too. You'll need a second cage now for Seet Pea and Rambos expanding family!


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