Friday, November 29, 2013

Young Bourke Parakeets & Lady Gouldian Finches for Sale

Placed the following three ads at eBay Classifieds, Pets, Birds today. Thought I'd share them here too.

I primarily raise Rosy Bourke parakeets and this one is a rarity. He's a very pale pink, although over time he will darken some. His face is white and should remain that way. He also has a touch of yellow, but isn't a Lutino. He is an Opaline Fallow Rosy Bourke and has red eyes. Very unusual. Has not been DNA tested to confirm his sex.

Hatched this year (2013) he is parent raised and very sweet. With more attention he should become a tame bird, but is not hand fed. He's a lovely songster. If you raise Bourkes, his line should introduce some beautiful offspring. Recently his great grandfather died, so he is currently keeping his elderly great grandmother company. She is the Rosy shown with him.

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Have very young Rosy Bourke Parakeets now eating on their own. They are from three different clutches and are too young to be certain about their sex, male or female. However, I'm good at guessing if you want to try for a pair.

Have very young Rosy Bourke Parakeets now eating on their own. They are from three different clutches and are too young to be certain about their sex, male or female. However, I'm good at guessing if you want to try for a pair.

These youngsters were parent fed by very tame parents. They should tame down quickly with kind handling. Bourkes are quiet, sweet-natured birds. When it's important to have a quiet pet, they are perfect. Most active at day break and sunset, and have natural, lovely songs. They also wolf whistle.

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I raise many birds, but keep only one pair of Lady Gouldian finches. They are a sweet, tame and prolific couple. Hence, the inexpensive price for their offspring.

Baby Lady Gouldian finches. Photo taken 11/29/2013.
They will eventually be very colorful.
After first molt.

Not fully molted yet, but getting color.

Currently, we have six baby Gouldians out of the nest and beginning to eat on their own. They don't yet have their adult colors, so they are mostly brown. After their first molt they will have the brilliant colors of their parents.

I've included photos of an earlier clutch that I kept until they molted, but will let these go sooner. If I don't keep them as long, I can sell them for advantage for you!

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pink Bourke Parakeets & Lady Gouldian Finches, Young Birds Today

Below are photos I took this morning. These will be the last baby birds for 2013 and no more until late next Spring.
The Opaline, Fallow Pink Bourke Parakeet below has red eyes. Notice the bit of yellow on his wings. It's also on his rump. He is currently sharing a cage with our elderly Cherry whose mate, Rhett, passed away recently. Rhett was my very first Rosy Bourke and I miss him. Chose this bird to house with her because I might decide to keep him and didn't want her to be alone. He's also the oldest of the Bourke babies we still have from this year. 
This baby is out of Rosie and Pretty Boy.
He was raised alone and would be easy to hand tame.

Four young Rosy Bourkes ready for new homes.

The Rosy Bourke babies above are all for sale. Remember, I don't ship. They are only recently weaned. One is out of Rhett and Cherry and one out of Fuchsia and Flame. Two others are from Rosie and Pretty Boy.

Fuchsia laid four eggs and two have hatched. The other two probably won't. She's very tame. These babies will be ready to band in another couple of days.

Our Lady Gouldian finches are on their second clutch of the year. There are three babies outside the nest box and three still inside. Mother Gouldian finch is in the foreground with her pretty black face.
If I don't get the nest box off soon, she's going to lay another clutch. Not sure if I want that to happen. She's a sweet bird, and overly prolific.
These babies are also available, although our local pet shop wants them.
We live on the south coast of Oregon, near Coos Bay. Contact us at:
May God bless you and all your beautiful birds with peace, joy and good health.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Small Exotic Birds by Gail Husband Lewis is Coming

Don't miss the video at the bottom of this post.

My novel is back with the Cape Arago Press editor, so I'm free of that responsibility for a while. The novel, Cast Me Not Away, is being published with a pseudonym, Zara Heritage.
It's time to return to work on my bird book. This non-fiction, informational book will be published under my own name and available at and other retailerssoon.
Here is the tentative Chapter list, or Table of Contents. Have I left any subject out that you think should go into the book? Your input is appreciated. Thanks!
Keeping Small Exotic Birds
Choosing a Bird, Behaviors and Personalities
Cages and Aviaries
Diet and Nutrition
Breeding, Mating and Sexing
Nest Boxes, Brooding and Incubation
Successful Parent Birds
Banding Baby Birds
Hand Feeding Baby Birds
Health, Safety and Medications
Hand Taming, Talking and More
Beak and Nail Trimming
Egg Binding Help & Rescue
Genetics and Maintaining Records
Birds with Other Pets
Questions and Answers
Birds Bring Joy

Meanwhile, here is a video of my favorite Rosy Bourke. I started calling him "Sweetheart" and it stuck. He is a very sweet Opaline, Fallow Rosy Bourke with red eyes.


Peace & Blessings!