Bourke Parrots: March 2017

lucy_october_31_2016 (3)psAs of March 2017, we  have six Bourke parrots in our program.
The females, or what we think are females: Cutie, Honey, Sweetie, Cece and Lucy.  Boogie is said to be male.

Cutie, Honey and Sweetie share a cage together and get along very well.cutie_october_31_2016 (1)ps
They are not hand tame but they are not skittish either.  With a bit of time and patience I think each could be hand tamed.

Cece is in a cage by herself.  It is said she does not get along with the other Bourkes but I have not tested that out.  She seems quite content.

We suspect Cutie, Honey, Sweetie and Cece are the offspring of Boogie and Lucy but we do not know for sure.
All six Bourkes were owner surrenders to a local animal shelter by the same person and they came with a set of breeding cages.

boogie_october_31_2016 (2)psBoogie is also in a cage by himself as is Lucy.

Lucy is very tame.  She loves to get up on hand, will step up and enjoys attention.

All six birds have been checked by the bird vet.  They came with a mild infection but have been treated with antibiotics and are healthy.
The vet cut their toe nails and trimmed their wings and checked out each bird.

All of these Bourkes are young.  We suspect the youngest ones to be about a year, if that.cece_october_31_2016 (2)ps

Known for their pink, grey and blue feathers Roseys have quiet, gentle, endearing personalities.
They live between 10 and 15 years and weigh between 35 and 55 grams.boogie_october_31_2016 (3)ps

While they make a sweet melodic sounds often referred to as tinkling, they are not known to talk much if at all.

Adult males will have a bright blue band above their nares where as females will have white or dull blue bands.
They are endangered in the wild (Australia) but are doing well in captivity.

Sometimes you will see them listed with other parakeets but most recently they have been listed as their own species of parrot.

Roseys make wonderful companions and become attached to their people.

They also do well in aviary settings however because of their gentle disposition it is important to make sure that other birds do not become aggressive toward them.

Come check out our sweet Roseys.

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These birds are available for adoption.
lucy_october_31_2016 (10)psIf you are interested, please fill out an application and email it to us as an attachment.  Click here for adoption application

Medical: They have been vet checked

Adoption fee: $100 per bird.

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