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Post by ziggy on Fri May 09, 2008 11:31 am

Hello,

The beak question you are asking about. The color changes as the baby gets older. A lot of species have a beak color change as the get older. Such species are lovebirds, bungies, teils, some amazons, the grey, ringnecks, alexandrians, and some conures. The reason for this is in the wild it acts a way of camo. In the nest the chicks are left to fend for themselves at times when the parents are out getting food. A birds eye view of the nest will show you that a baby is open for easy pickings for predators and birds of prey. The camo of the feathers and the bill keeps a chick a little more safe form the elements of the surrounding areas. This is a little info for all of you to understand why some bills change colors.



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Post by Mischief on Fri May 09, 2008 4:32 am

I can also see a hint of purple. I must have a good look at my baby (nameless) and see.

I love the picture of the goffin and Timneh babies together.

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Post by Mischief on Fri May 09, 2008 4:27 am

ClaireBear wrote:Mischief, how much does your baby weigh?

Claire to be honest I have no idea and the fidgety pants doesn't keep still for a minute so I am battling to weigh him/her. I am going to be taking baby to the vet to have the other wing clipped and I will ask him to weigh him/her.
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Post by Brilliantfids on Fri May 09, 2008 3:59 am

She is such a cutie! I just love her!!

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Post by Ronda on Thu May 08, 2008 8:55 pm

How cute Claire! And yes I see the purplish, that is the same color that SweetHeart is, I think it's just the way their color is, sometimes hers seems a little more noticeable than others.

And no Lyric I didn't know that about the beaks. SweetHeart's tail is barely even maroon, don't know if that comes with age or what. That's interesting though. And now that you mention it, I totally see it, here is a pic of Casper our Goffin in with a Timneh when he was small, they were little buddies!


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Post by ClaireBear on Thu May 08, 2008 7:41 pm

Well I came home and she was being so cute and trying so hard (under supervision) that I had to take some pics! And does anyone see what I mean about the purplish tint she has?






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Post by ClaireBear on Thu May 08, 2008 4:00 pm

Mischief, how much does your baby weigh?

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Re: Pics of the baby!

Post by Mischief on Thu May 08, 2008 3:57 pm

Lyric, my baby Timneh also has bright red tail feathers. And at 3 months old s/he's beak is already changed to the bone colour. Interesting though about the tail feathers, do you by any chance know when they chnage colour.
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Post by ClaireBear on Thu May 08, 2008 3:18 pm

Lyric,
Her name is Violet...She weighs about 470 grams now too! My little chunker!

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Re: Pics of the baby!

Post by Lyric on Thu May 08, 2008 3:14 pm

So Cute! What did you end up naming your baby?

By the way, Ronda, you mentioned in an earlier post in this thread about looking at his beak, but did you know that Timnehs have black beaks too when they are little?? They don't start to change color until they are feathered and starting to fledge. And, actually Lyric's first baby tail feathers were a bright red just like a Congo too. I don't know if that is normal for baby timnehs or not but I know the beak thing is. It's interesting to watch it as it starts to fade in color.
Just some info for you... now you know everything so watch out world! Laughing
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Post by ClaireBear on Thu May 08, 2008 1:42 pm

Well here she is at 8 weeks. She's a beast lol. She is eating lots of regular foods. Perching a lot, playing a lot, sleeping some Smile

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Post by Ronda on Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:35 pm

How cute Claire!!! I soo want one!

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Post by ClaireBear on Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:31 pm

Here are some 7 week old pics...Taken with my cell....will get better later Smile


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Re: Pics of the baby!

Post by Ronda on Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:52 pm

Claire I know Casper was perching at around 6 or 7 weeks old. I think. Now granite you know he is a Goffin and not a CAG. But Janice had him on millet and stuff pretty early as well. Maybe she will be on soon to tell you more.

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Re: Pics of the baby!

Post by ClaireBear on Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:45 pm

Ok....this bird is crazy...He started perching today! He is eating cheerios and millet and a little bit of softened pellets...Is it too soon for all of this?? He tries so very hard with perching...He pulled himself up with his beak and held on and was doing a "fly fly" flapping like crazy! Does it seem like too much too soon or should I just let him go? I put him in a regular (small) cage with towels at the bottom b/c he was trying to escape from the aquarium and he was always too hot with any heat source (it's been warm here about 75-76 indoors). Anyone??

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Post by Ronda on Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:59 pm

Oh my!!! Girl he is too cute! Look at his little red feathers!! You can take more of those little tail feathers any time and post them! I love them!!! Just like little baby butts lol.

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Re: Pics of the baby!

Post by ClaireBear on Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:53 am

Thank you all! Now I don't know what to name him tho, neither Opie or Dexter seem to fit.....Who knows? Fred? or Cheerio (his new favorite thing)? I have no idea....Anyone??

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Post by BustersMom on Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:35 am

He is absolutely precious!!

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Post by Brilliantfids on Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:21 am

WOW!!! He is HUGE!!!! But adorable!!!

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Re: Pics of the baby!

Post by ClaireBear on Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:18 am

Finally got some pics uploaded from my real camera--




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Re: Pics of the baby!

Post by Siobhan on Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:57 pm

OMG!!! He is a MONSTER! At 6 weeks??? Wow! Mind you at least he is starting to look more like a parrot and less like a pterodactyl!
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Post by ClaireBear on Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:50 pm

LOL Smile He weighed 392 grams this morning on an empty stomach!! He's a beast!

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Post by Siobhan on Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:46 pm

What on earth are you feeding him? Is Miracle Gro ok for birdies Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Post by ClaireBear on Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:45 pm

He was 6 weeks old on Saturday. When I woke up this morning to check on him, his tail feathers were twice as long as yesterday!


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Post by Siobhan on Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:10 pm

Oh he is TINY! Soooo cute! How old is he now?
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