Acquired: Pet store
North Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Posted Oct 29, 2014
I purchased this bird at the pet store with a green/yellow parakeet for my daughters.
Apparently they mated and all of a sudden, she was dropping eggs quite frequently.
For some time, she did not really sit on them or anything - but one morning, I found her sitting on 5 eggs! I didn't really know what to do but I went to the library and found some books. As you can see from the pictures, the babies were born and she really took good care of them. They are not very pretty when they are born - but really amazing to watch them grow into real birds.
It was pretty amazing to watch how she would eat and then feed them. All 5 lived and I gave one away - so we still have 4 of the babies and Sky and the daddy parakeet. All of the babies grew to look just like the daddy with green and yellow coloring. None look like Sky - who is white with a little bit of blue.
They are real easy to feed - I use regular parakeet food - but they love the honey stick treats! We live in Florida so they actually live outside in a huge cage all together.