Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Our Love Birds

I can't remember how long ago it was that I decided I wanted lovebirds. A friend of mine's mother had a pair years ago and I was fascinated with them. I think they are so beautiful. I have never studied them or attempted to acquire any simply because I've never been around birds in my life and I wasn't so sure that I could take care of them or if I really wanted to.

A few weeks ago another friend of mine purchased three lovebirds and three parakeets. I went over for a visit and my interest was rekindled but I was still very hesitant. I began searching online and learning about them. This led me to craigslist and I was baffled that there were so many available in our surrounding areas. I sent out several e-mails mainly to ask WHY so many people were getting rid of them. The majority of the people said they simply didn't have the time to spend with the birds. I had one lady that kept coming back to me and in the end she offered me a breeding pair, cage and all for $50. My husband and I decided we couldn't say no. I picked them up on Saturday. Here are their pictures.

Peeping out

Aren't they gorgeous?

I'm so amazed.....and..............

They've laid eggs!

There were five day before yesterday and today when I checked there were 6!

I have really high hopes of being able to eventually tame the parents but will have to wait until after the eggs have hatched. At the moment I am preparing to pull the clutch and hand feed them so that we will have tame birds for the parents to learn from. It's going to be a job and I am praying that I can do this....I CAN do all things through Christ who strengthens me. :) If there are any bird lovers out there with tips, please feel free to share with me!

Oh and I had to edit this to add a sweet blessing from the Lord. I had ordered the cubes to build the Guinea Pig cage weeks ago. I had no idea when I chose the color purple that I would be getting lovebirds in a purple bird cage just a couple of weeks later. How sweet is it that their cages match? Tony asked me if I thought God really paid attention to those little details just for me, and I replied, OF COURSE HE DOES! I'm so special to my Father!
(He knew this...he was just picking on me!)

1 comment:

Caleb said...

KOOL birds, awesome pics!!!