Turqs are a flighty bird, you have to move slowly around them until they are used to you. Looks like your male bourke is the normal wild type (my favourite type) maybe split to Rosa. A Rosa male will have better stronger colour than the female. See Whistler, he's a Rosa Bourke and in my breeding thread you'll see the female is a weaker colour: i20.photobucket.com/albums/b234/karenfernvale/Bourke%20Parrots/Whistler10-2-2008.jpg
Thanks you Debra they are something I been trying to get out of my friend for some time now lol..no one raises them here so kinda difficult in my area to find..
amazingly enough, they are settling in well, the cage I bought that they actually are used to is hell trying to get the door opened without it making this raucious BANG! ping! POW! ..makes em shudder! Im trying to see if I cant do something about it to fix it, because they now associate me with nummy grub lol... they get everything on the menu here..surprisingly these gorgeous angels ate it on the first try too..they even ate the offered zupreem pellets I put a fresh amount in everyday as a snack & they gobbled it up as well as there fruit & veggies lol.. first thing that cae to mid was YAY! they are gonna do better than my Bourkes!
Karen I think they will calm way down if I fix that cage door, they understandably hate the camera..that green light flips them out.. so thats the reason for so few shots of them..
these bourkes were the pair she was hanging onto because the male & female was more robust & darkly colored. I wouldnt doubt that the male is split.. my babies are growing so well from the first pair (Leo & Piper calmed down super fast) these birds are all from Pam, a friend of mine..she has one of my yorkie pups in trade for these 2 pairs & equipt... so we both are happy.. by the way Karen, I love the grass parrots as well..bad part is I need huge flights to hold all my birds I want lol.
In earlier posts I should have mentioned that both Bourkes and Splendids are "Grass Parakeets" so named because native wild birds forage on the ground in the grasses of Australia. Not surprising since the main part of their diet is comprised of seed. Turquoisines and Elegant Parakeets are also Grass Parakeets. All four, as well as the Budgerigar, are roughly the same size. Splendids, Turquoisines and Elegants are small and members of the genus Neophema.