|Fuchsia with her youngest baby and a new egg.|
She and Flame have been mating in front of the kids. He performs his duty with Mom, then hops off and goes to feed one of their recently fledged offspring. He's a busy guy.
|Move over youngster, Mama's ready to start another clutch.|
|Baby Bourke Parakeets are fuzzy, |
unlike baby Budgerigars (budgies).
However, their mates seem to ignore the "come hither" behavior. In Bourkes, and most parakeets, it is the father who identifies and checks out a nesting location prior to his potential mate occupying it. If there isn't a suitable place for her to raise their young, he typically won't mate.
Peace & Blessings.
Added Note: Knowing that Fuchsia wanted to start another clutch, I took this baby out of the box, scraped off any soil and added new pine shavings. Then put him back to allow him to leave when he was ready. I didn't want a new clutch to start out in a dirty box.