Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus)
I'll be posting day by day pictures of the babies to show their growth and development!
There are two pairs of budgies which laid eggs.
The first pair are Ridley & Samus. Ridley is a male recessive pied, and Samus is a female lutino.
They laid 6 of the eggs, but Samus started out by laying every 4 or 5 days instead of the usual every other day, so I slipped the last two eggs in the second pair's nest.
The chick pictured, belongs to Ridley, and Samus.
Samus sitting on the clutch:
Ridley with Samus in the background:
The second pair are Vox (a female cobalt blue with a full body color greywing) and Vibe (a male normal sky blue variety budgie).
Vox laid 4 eggs herself.
Vox and Vibe together in my old cage:
All eggs are fertile, and you can see the chicks growing inside, when they are candled.
I can't wait to see what the chicks grow up to look like!!!
Chick number two hatched out this evening =D
This message was edited Apr 2, 2009 5:45 PM
Posted pics from day 2 through today! (day 4)
Its amazing the growth spurt they had between day 2 and 3. (Compare them to the size of the eggs!)
Sorry day 4 isn't the greatest pic, but I don't want to disturb them more than to peek the cam in once a day, and check on them =)
Days 5-9 posted!
There are two new arrivals.
One in Vox's box, and the other in Samus' with the older chicks.
I may have to do some chick swapping yet lol. I don't want them to be too far apart in Samus' box.