1. Welcome to Avian Avenue! To view our forum with less advertisments please register with us.
    Memberships are free and it will just take a moment. Click here

Hormonal caiques - it's heaven!

Discussion in 'Caique Cul De Sac' started by Irishj9, 9/19/18.

  1. Fergus Mom

    Fergus Mom Rollerblading along the road

    Joined:
    11/23/17
    Messages:
    3,071
    Location:
    Texas
    Real Name:
    Elly
    Man... I'm sure glad I came to this Caique party late! (Just now seeing these posts). I would have perished of suspense otherwise! GREAT job to the Caiques, (and the duck LOL) and great job to their parent! :heart:
     
  2. Irishj9

    Irishj9 Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

    Joined:
    5/24/12
    Messages:
    2,956
    Real Name:
    JP
    OH Elly, You're only fashionably late! lol

    The party is only starting. There's FIVE eggs. I'm pretty sure at least one more is fertile. But which one?

    And is it another Duck?

    Stay tuned. Next scheduled hatch is tonight!

    LOL
     
    Last edited: 10/20/18
  3. Irishj9

    Irishj9 Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

    Joined:
    5/24/12
    Messages:
    2,956
    Real Name:
    JP
    But she hasnt yet had her way with a passing DUCK, right?

    Shes a virgin compared to Cha Cha. lol
     
  4. Laurul Feather Cat

    Laurul Feather Cat Cruising the avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

    Joined:
    12/12/10
    Messages:
    10,977
    Location:
    Mechanicsburg, PA, USA
    Real Name:
    Lois
    No ducks. As far as I am aware! :alien1: But I do wonder about UFOs.
     
    Last edited: 10/20/18
  5. Echo_cockatiel

    Echo_cockatiel Checking out the neighborhood

    Joined:
    9/5/18
    Messages:
    1
    Real Name:
    Clementine Peterson
    Ahh! What a beautiful baby! Can’t wait to see the next one!
     
  6. Alien J

    Alien J Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue

    Joined:
    6/4/17
    Messages:
    1,719
    Location:
    Riverside California (from Elyria, OH)
    Real Name:
    Janet Rush Van Eyck
    Watch out, you've got an alien watching this thread now. You know what all that probing is about, don't you? Gotta find good mamas.
     
  7. Irishj9

    Irishj9 Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

    Joined:
    5/24/12
    Messages:
    2,956
    Real Name:
    JP
    Well, there was no new hatch last night. Great news. Means chick #1 gets Mamas full attention for a few more days.

    Next possible hatch date is Tuesday night
     
  8. TikiMyn

    TikiMyn Biking along the boulevard Avenue Spotlight Award

    Joined:
    12/13/16
    Messages:
    5,913
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Real Name:
    Robin
    Congratulations!! How exciting one of the little had arrived already! He/she is beyond cute!
     
  9. Irishj9

    Irishj9 Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

    Joined:
    5/24/12
    Messages:
    2,956
    Real Name:
    JP
    Ordered leg rings today. Still wondering if I will use them, but I have another 10 days before the fitting window closes
     
  10. finchly

    finchly Biking along the boulevard Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

    Joined:
    5/16/14
    Messages:
    8,699
    Location:
    SW Florida
    Real Name:
    Finchly
    I have used them and not used them. My final decision is - use them. People might want to know something about their background in the future.
     
  11. Irishj9

    Irishj9 Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

    Joined:
    5/24/12
    Messages:
    2,956
    Real Name:
    JP
    Sneaking past the cage on the way to the gym this morning at 5am, heard a couple of light peeps from the nestbox.

    I suspect egg #3 has hatched on schedule. I'll try to get a look in the nest box later.
     
    Last edited: 10/24/18
  12. Irishj9

    Irishj9 Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

    Joined:
    5/24/12
    Messages:
    2,956
    Real Name:
    JP
    But questions remain. I'm looking at YOU, Fingers!

    Why was egg #2 empty?. What were you doing on or about the evening of Sept 17 when you should have been fertilizing that egg?

    Out on the town?. Drinking with buddies? Lol

    Whaddya mean you don't keep a diary?
     
    Last edited: 10/24/18
  13. Clueless

    Clueless Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

    Joined:
    11/3/12
    Messages:
    17,576
    some of us will stay tuned for the next edition of "and the father is"....
     
  14. SandraK

    SandraK Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran I Can't Stop Posting!

    Joined:
    3/21/11
    Messages:
    22,803
    Location:
    Palm Coast, FL. Carioca'55 when RJ was in GB.
    Real Name:
    Sandra
    A duck????:justducky: based on that duck beak …. I wonder if Donald Duck can account for his whereabouts?
     
  15. Irishj9

    Irishj9 Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

    Joined:
    5/24/12
    Messages:
    2,956
    Real Name:
    JP
    Well just checked the nest 4pm. No new chick. Only two possible hatch days left. SAT and TUE
     
  16. Alien J

    Alien J Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue

    Joined:
    6/4/17
    Messages:
    1,719
    Location:
    Riverside California (from Elyria, OH)
    Real Name:
    Janet Rush Van Eyck
    I'm on pins and needles.
     
  17. zoo mom

    zoo mom Ripping up the road Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Veteran I Can't Stop Posting!

    Joined:
    3/9/11
    Messages:
    49,671
    Location:
    Indiana
    Real Name:
    Elaine
    Hoping for at least one more baby. But if not mama gets good experience with one.
     
  18. Irishj9

    Irishj9 Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

    Joined:
    5/24/12
    Messages:
    2,956
    Real Name:
    JP
    I've mixed feelings about another baby. Junior#1 has a week's head start now. If he is joined by another much smaller baby, can that new baby compete for food or just be dwarfed and neglected?

    So new baby at this stage increases likelihood of me pulling chick 1, at only a week old, for handfeeding. That's not the way I want to play this.
     
  19. SandraK

    SandraK Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran I Can't Stop Posting!

    Joined:
    3/21/11
    Messages:
    22,803
    Location:
    Palm Coast, FL. Carioca'55 when RJ was in GB.
    Real Name:
    Sandra
    I had a similar situation but with my tiels mom didn't mind me putting my hand in the nest box. When the tiels switched for feeding, I'd remove the bigger baby and hold him to give the smaller one a chance to be fed, then I'd put him back in and he'd be fed. The little one is the sole chick now and is being fed and cared for religiously by mum & dad.

    Once the older chick's eyes opened, a friend whom I call "the bird whisperer" took him. Emily's on disability and is hearing & speech impaired but she can communicate beautifully with birds - even with some of my bratty little gccs. She & her mom took in a pair of adult tiels which were surrendered to me and have taken tiel chicks whom they've hand raised; some Em sells and others she's kept. I've been lucky to find her because she's experienced, truly loves the birds in her care and is very particular about who buys the young tiels.

    Sorry for the hijack. I hope all your fabies will be okay.
     
    Last edited: 10/25/18
  20. Irishj9

    Irishj9 Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

    Joined:
    5/24/12
    Messages:
    2,956
    Real Name:
    JP
    Its great that your tiels will let you put your hand in the nest box

    Unfortunately Cha Cha had put in a solid months work laying and hatching in 2016, only to have her nest invaded by her neighbours, while I was at work. The chicks died.

    SHE was LIVID. She could spit fire across the room

    So mad she didnt attempt to lay at all last year, as she had the same avairy neighbours

    So Papa is staying well out of her way this time! lol
     

Users Viewing Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 0)