|Very young Rosy Bourke learning to eat. She is on a dish|
of nestling food. Spray millet and budgie seed behind her.
|These two young Bourkes are hand fed, but also have easy to|
eat food available for them. Nestling food, spray millet and
the typical Budgie mix. All available as they're being weaned.
|Rosie's four babies on April 28, 2013.|
|Cherry with her 3 babies on April 28, 2013.|
|Fuchsia with her 3 babies on April 28, 2013.|
|Splendids eat on the ground and like to scatter their seed.|
Lining the cage with newspaper keeps more available to them.
They also enjoy finch seed, maybe more than Budgie mixes.
We have a lonely bachelor Bourke in a cage on my kitchen table so he'll get more attention since he is by himself. He's very tame, and at breakfast I've been giving him a corn flake, or a bit of bagel or toast, depending on what I'm eating. He has started begging whenever we sit at the kitchen table. I'm careful to only let him sample what I know won't hurt him ... like a piece of lettuce, particle of bread, or a vegetable or two. He has plenty of good food in his cage, but he likes the personal attention.