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Sigh...all is not going as planned with handfeeding the BN mousebirds :( I am finding out they are more needy than other species. I thought Baby Belle was weaned and I had moved her and her sister out to a larger flight. She was good and didn't cry and call, but I noticed that the first day not much food was touched.

In the meantime I had pulled the last BN baby...which is Little Bit. I'm using the small carrier with a nest in it for the baby while handfeeding. Little bit is doing fine, and lets me know when he/she (have to sex) wants to eat by raising it's tail.

Baby Belle started looking fluffed in the flight so I brought her in to keep Little Bit company. Baby Belle has reverted back to a baby and now wants to be handfed each time Lit Bit gets fed :(
 

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Gryphon was trying to preen Kirby's beard at the computer screen!:lol:
I want this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:omg:He is adorable!
 

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They are very cute babies!

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LOL...Gryphon probably remembers when he used to preen Kirbys beard while he held him :)

Yes...Little Bit is a cutie, ans so layed back and mello too. Look at those little tan eyebrows :) We'll know soon if it is a boy or girl. I just hope that it does not take as long to wean as that bratty Baby Belle.
 

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Oh my goodness just like Chubs they never want the feedings to stop. lol

They sure are cute babies!!!
 

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How are those darling babies doing today?:heart: Hope all is well. Much love & hugs.:hug8:
 

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how absolutely adorable..I love the names...hope all goes well
 

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How are those darling babies doing today?:heart: Hope all is well. Much love & hugs.:hug8:
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Carole...they are doing fine. Baby Belle flew right over to Kirby as soon as I opened the cage. So he is holding a piece of Payaya for her to nibble from :) Little Bit ate the formula good and a bit of Papaya and has the head bowed in the 'No More please' position.
 

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Anne, MollyMouse and Kristy...thanks! Chubs is checking out the other BN girl I put into the cage outside. He is showing off trying to get her attention :)
 

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Hmmmm...That Baby Belle will not let me feed her. When I open the cage she has to fly over to Kirby...AND, she will only eat if he finger feeds her bits of fruit :)
 

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They are adorable!

Hopefully they'll stop being stubborn little buggers and let you feed them ;).
 

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Hi Heather, welcome! I love the captions beside the pics in your signature.:D
 

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Hmmmm...That Baby Belle will not let me feed her. When I open the cage she has to fly over to Kirby...AND, she will only eat if he finger feeds her bits of fruit :)
Just a couple of enablers...both of you...:rofl::D
 

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No surprise Chubs is being a character and showing off. :hehe:

He will make a wonderful and fun daddy one day I am sure :)

You won't know who is the kid or the parent Susanne!:lol:
 

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That is just the sweetest face!
 

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No surprise Chubs is being a character and showing off. :hehe:

Chubs is changing in looks. I noticed he is starting to get some of the red coming in on his face. BUT what he has that none of the other BN have is a off white patch of color under his lower beak on the throat. I'm not sure if that means that one of his parents was mixed with another subspecies of BN. The abyssinicus subspecies has the white throats.

Chubs doesn't look so innocent anymore...he looks kinda ferocious looking :(
 

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WOW! He looks a lot different in that last pic! His crest looks bigger, or is it me? The tan color in front of the eye is very pronounced too.
Love the pics of the babies eating from the fingers. At least that's easier than feeding formula.:)
 

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Carole...he is changing into his adult colors fairly quickly now. His crest does look bigger. I just never noticed the white on his throat before. I have to go thru old pix's to check and see. When I saw it today it look like a tissue was stuck to him or something and I had to net him (not happy about that) to look and see.

AND...drumroll...that bratty Baby Belle would not let me feed her. Kirby was gone when I opened the cage. She hoped up and looked all around for him, but would not let me give her anything. She is waiting for Grandpa Birdie...LOL

AND..it gets worse. They is calling and crying on the back patio. Chubs is crying to Mama bird and she is answering. I moved the pairs into another cage, and left Chubs with the other bachelors and these young girls (minus Belle) Boca Babe (formerly Chatty Cathy) is looking at him like' Grow up already...'
 
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