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

Is This a Bourke's?

Discussion in 'Aussie Grass Parrots Lane' started by Epsilon, 11/3/17.

  1. Epsilon

    Epsilon Meeting neighbors

    Joined:
    9/30/17
    Messages:
    50
    Location:
    Florida
    Real Name:
    Kelly
    Found this sweet bird at the store today, extremely hand tame and was wondering if it was a Bourke's. That's what I immediately assumed but I like to be sure! They were mostly a dusty pink with blue on the wings. Any information is greatly appreciated!
    chrome_2017-11-03_19-10-13 (2).jpg
     
  2. expressmailtome

    expressmailtome Ripping up the road Administrator Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

    Joined:
    4/15/10
    Messages:
    38,728
    Real Name:
    Matthew
    That is a rosey Bourke's parakeet.
     
  3. Epsilon

    Epsilon Meeting neighbors

    Joined:
    9/30/17
    Messages:
    50
    Location:
    Florida
    Real Name:
    Kelly
    @expressmailtome Ah thank you for the quick reply! Do you know about their general personality? This one seemed to enjoy sitting on my shoulder and playing with my hair.
     
  4. Monica

    Monica Biking along the boulevard Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

    Joined:
    5/18/10
    Messages:
    7,458
    Location:
    Hell, NV
    Real Name:
    Monica
    I feel like they are somewhere inbetween a cockatiel and a finch. Very laid back and calm birds, but can also be flighty, too! Generally not known to be hands on and cuddly birds, but some may enjoy physical attention beyond just sitting on you. They are charming little birds! :)
     
    Just-passn-thru and DQTimnehs like this.
  5. Biohazard

    Biohazard Moving in

    Joined:
    8/22/17
    Messages:
    7
    Location:
    Upstate New York
    I agree with Monica! Not a great bird for hard core cuddling or physical attention, but very sweet. Jellybean demands attention and enjoys being held, but not touched. They are super quiet which is great for apartment dwellers and those who appreciate that.
     
    Lady Jane and Just-passn-thru like this.
  6. Jholeana

    Jholeana Checking out the neighborhood

    Joined:
    6/6/17
    Messages:
    3
    Location:
    Australia
    Yes,it's a Bourke.
    If you're thinking about buying it, (or have you already? It looks to be in your avatar) it might be worth having a vet check first. Its nares don't look quite right to me, possibly inflamed?
     
  7. Epsilon

    Epsilon Meeting neighbors

    Joined:
    9/30/17
    Messages:
    50
    Location:
    Florida
    Real Name:
    Kelly
    Oh no I didn't buy them, they found a home though which is good to hear!
     

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