|Fuchsia, happily covering six eggs for her fourth clutch.|
|These two are siblings, both with white faces and pink eyes.|
They were not hand fed, but unafraid of people.
|These youngsters are all hand fed and very tame. |
They're outside their cages for some free flight time.
Sweetheart in front is my favorite bird.
|Another view of siblings, a male and female, with white|
faces and pink eyes. Rather tame, although not hand fed.
Male is for sale.
|Tame birds out for free flight and visiting cages that aren't theirs.|
Cages below them house parents with offspring not yet weaned.
|This cage houses four tame young Bourkes. |
When the door is open, they go in and out on their own.
|My "Sweetheart" ... favorite bird.|
Now there are SIX eggs! None of my other Bourkes have ever laid that many. But then, none of the others ever hatched and raised five babies before either. Flame and Fuchsia did it with their very first clutch.
|The angel holding a dove gazes down on these cages |
and gently keeps watch over these sweet, lovely little birds.
This can only be determined after keeping close watch on them for an extended period of time ... probably months. Also, each animal is different. Some learn quickly and want to please, others may not. I've taught both adult cats & dogs or kittens & puppies to accept birds and leave them alone. Puppies tend to be the slowest to comply ... even more so than kittens.
However, I can't honestly say which is easiest to train. It all depends on the animal (and an owner's patience).
May all your 2012 bird adventures be joyful.