Linda those are the most beautiful babies I've seen. Wow great photo.
On 6/16/06, LindaC in OK wrote:
> It's good to see others here posting opinions and advice. ~~ Waving ~
> I bought several breeder pairs and it's true they are bonded to each
> other with little to no human contact after weaning. Of course I
> don't consider a q ever weaned and my 3 year old Lilo has formula from
> a syringe 2 or 3 evenings a week. She sees it coming and says 'yummy'
> plus it makes giving meds so very easy. I sent formula and syringe
> with each quaker and tiel baby and there was no guessing if there was
> regression they just aren't quite through the process with tiels and
> never through with q's. I've lost 3 adults in the last few years and
> whether wild caught or previously handfed by someone else turned
> breeder I cried my heart out. I am truly happy to hear you don't
> seperate bonded pairs. It breaks my heart to hear birds shuffeled
> around for whatever reason and no one giving a rats patootie how they
> feel. ^ good word :-)
> As for a website I never wanted one. Through groups and word of mouth
> I always had such a list for my babys that's all I needed. My
> daughter has one she did herself. I turned the aviary over to her
> last year in case I didn't say that already. Clik on the link to see
> her birds. Clik on Jades talent page to hear my grandchild bird. :-)
> He was the first hatched q baby here 6 1/2 years ago and a real hoot.
> You can hear what good things can happen with time and patience. He
> was so hormonal a couple of years ago she decided to try him at play
> time with a girl bird he had gotten along with ... He was in a bath
> container and said 'kiss my foot' and she bit him not once but 3
> different times. Jeannie decided not to listen to him saying 'I got a
> boo boo' after that and gave up. He is destined to be a bachelor but
> she/aptly named Nipper is now lovie dovie with Maurice a split to
> blue/split to cinnamon.
> I just came in from the aviary since it is in my care this week while
> Jeannie and family are camping. They had fresh veggies this morning
> and were happy to see me with birdie bread with frozen veggies. I
> also have her 6 tiel babys for hand feeding and *zooooom* the last one
> to fledge is probably getting clipped in the morning....... He/she is
> landing pretty darn good so it's time. Whether tiels or quaker babys I
> love this time in the photo where they have had hand feeding and just
> hang out and climb around a bit before going back in weaning cage.
> Sure I could talk birds all night :-)