|I didn't want to part with this little guy, but his new|
owner sent me this photo of him. He's a sweetheart.
There is a difference in how we raise our birds though. Mine are indoors, hers are not.
|Face color isn't accurate. Face is a dark cobalt blue.|
It's difficult to photograph, the flash reflects off it.
All my birds live in individual cages inside my house and the temperature fluctuates little all year long. Some come out to fly around, but others don’t. Her birds all live in roomy outdoor aviaries. California is mostly a desert climate, warm during the day although winter nights can become chilly. Frost is rare there, whereas, where I live in Southern Oregon it goes into the low 40’s in the winter. Although unusual, it can even go below freezing. Australian birds might not fare well in outdoor aviaries through winters here.
|Splendids (Scarlet-Chested Parakeets) are curious |
|A Male Rosy Bourke|
Bourkes are quieter by nature than Splendids, and easier to keep in that regard. They have lovely lyrical songs that aren’t loud like Budgerigars or other birds. I’ve never identified any mimicking by Splendids or Bourkes like Budgies do. However, both will “talk” to you in their own lingo. They like attention from their owners, even if they aren’t finger tamed.
|A Normal Bourke Male|