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I'm still in shock

I can't even begin to describe the day I've had!

2 days ago there was a sudden death in the family. I had to rush out of town. I hired someone to look after the various animals for a couple of days. Well , yesterday evening he took buddy out if his cage to feed him and said that buddy flew away before he could catch him. He's only ever flown once and that too just across the room.

I came back yesterday in a panic. It was night by then and nobody had seen him. I was distraught. He's only 7-8 weeks and has just started to eat some things on his own. Still has to be fed a couple of times. I asked everyone in the area to look out for him.

I cried so much today that my husband went out and bought me another pair of alexandrine parakeets thinking it would make me feel better.(as if)
Well, at 7 pm today while I was feeding the new birds, and still crying, the door bell rang and someone was standing outside HOLDING MY BUDDY. He had flown 2 lanes down from our house and been caught by some kids. They kept him the whole day thinking that they would keep him.

Someone told them that people were inquiring about a lost parrot and they came to check if it was ours.

I still can't believe it!

So now buddy is back and I have 2 new babies who seem to be about 3-4 weeks old!

I wish I could put up pictures and show you guys. How can I upload pictures here?
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WOW, how lucky for you to get your Buddy back. I'm very happy for you, now buddy has a couple of new Alex birds to get to know.

Congrats.

Under the quick reply box you should see ATTACH FILES - click on Manage Attachments, a new window will open you can click on Browse in your pictures file on your computer and click on the photo you want to Upload on here.

Click upload and it should automatically load in the post.

I look forward to seeing your pics.





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I'll get some pictures of the new babies tomorrow and try to upload them.

I'm just so relieved today, I feel like doing a happy dance.
I really thought I'd lost him forever. I can't believe how much I bonded with him in just a month. And he was so happy to see me. Screeched and screeched and cuddled into my neck.
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Also can anyone tell me how many times to feed the new babies? They look smaller than when I got buddy. What about the night. Do I wake them up to feed them at night? Or let them go 6-7 hours like that?
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I'll get some pictures of the new babies tomorrow and try to upload them.

I'm just so relieved today, I feel like doing a happy dance.
I really thought I'd lost him forever. I can't believe how much I bonded with him in just a month. And he was so happy to see me. Screeched and screeched and cuddled into my neck.


I'm really pleased you got him back and he is happy to see you again.





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So glad you got Buddy back safe and well. And you now have a nice little flock. The new ones should be fed roughly 3 times a day and no you don't need to feed them overnight, they should be fine to 6-7 hours. When hand raising the birds crop should be allowed to fully empty once a day, which is usually overnight.
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So glad everything worked out. Can't wait to see the new babies too.

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Shock horror, turns to happiness.
What a great result.


A tribute to my lost ones. RIP.
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Oh my goodness, they are so tiny! Do you keep them free in your house like puppies? Or do they have a cage?

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Nope no cage yet. They are too small. They have a small basket for now in my room. I'll get them a cage in a couple of weeks.
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A frightening story with a happy ending.
The new babies are very cute nad fluffy, !
They are still very small, but you are famillar with hand feeding from Buddy.
Now you have three children, and you'll have to do the education, because no parrot parents are there. Good luck!
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The two new babies fast asleep after lunch. ��
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WOW! What a scare! I'm so glad that you got Buddy back! Your husband sounds like a great guy. Three can get pretty noisy . I hope they all become good friends.

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He sure is!
Noise is not a problem. I have 3 dogs and a pair of plum heads too. As well as fish, pigeons and a turtle although those are not noisy. I also have 2 little girls aged 2 and 5 so we as a pretty noisy household. ����.
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