Hi Everyone!! Nice to meet you all. I'm so glad to have found this forum! My name is Mexi - excited to speak to others about our children!
First off - YES, I was confused when I named my first-time babies and later found out male was female and female was male - lol - names were kept.
My two parakeets (5yrs old) - Conchita (male-Dad) and Paquito (female-Mom) mated and laid three eggs.
All eggs hatched - Joey (male), Mexi (male) and Nacho (female).
All live in large parrot cage so plenty of room!
Not long ago, Conchita (male-Dad) sadly died (Cancer) and week later son Joey died of sadness - I was heartbroken!!!
Paquito (female-Mom) was so sad for weeks but then later slowly bonded with son Mexi (male) and they laid 7 eggs a couple of weeks ago!! Much to my surprise! But - the three were close.
Now, Paquito (female-Mom) and Mexi (male - NEW DAD) stay in the nesting box with eggs and I quickly learned when Paquito (female-Mom) comes out to eat, she then starts ear-shattering screaming at her daughter Nacho, who sits lonely in the cage. When Mexi (male - NEW DAD) comes out, he often chases Nacho around the cage, loud yells too.
Two days ago, while watching TV, I heard screeching and saw Paquito on top of Nacho (she was on her back) attacking her.
I got them to stop and immediately took Nacho out of the cage and ran out and bought a larger cage. I put Paquito (female-Mom) and Mexi (male - NEW DAD) and the nesting box in the new cage. Nacho went right back into her same cage, right next to new one.
My question is - Can Nacho be placed into the new cage once the eggs hatch and the babies are older? I don't want her getting attacked again, she's so sweet.
Any advice will be appreciated!! I know it's them protecting their eggs but poor Nacho is all alone. Should I just get her a mate and leave her separated??
AAAAHHH - help!!