Dec 11, 2011

A New Addition to our Family!

NO - I am NOT having a baby!! LOL.  Been there, done that, many years ago!

I am talking about a stunning parakeet we brought home 2 days ago.  She is not named just yet, but I'm settling in on a couple of considerations.

In the carrier during the ride home.
She comes from a great breeder, good stock, and is soooo pretty!  My pictures do not do her justice.  Her body is a shimmery aqua and her face is fluffy and snow white with vivid markings of blue and black.
























Bijou has not met her yet.  She's been cleared by our avian vet, but some quarantine is safe practice.  She's about 6 months old and likes to snuggle up on our shoulders and under my hair on the back of my neck.  It's a lot of change for her these past two days, so we're just taking it slow for her and letting her become comfortable in her new surroundings.

Later today I hope to get inky!  If I am successful, I can post some pictures.  Thanks for stopping by!

15 comments:

April said...

Holy Canollis!
Your new addition is BEAUTIFUL.

I hate to tell you this....I am scared of birds! I do think some are pretty ~ and Bij and this new friend qualify!

Can't wIt to actually spend some time at my craft desk today!!

jimlynn said...

Love the new addition to the family! Love those vivid colors on her too.
Many years ago my parents best friends raised parakeets and I used to love to go to their house to see them all.....fabulous birds!
Lynn

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the colors of your new baby- such a pretty bird! So, do you teach them to talk??? I would have mine saying- Let's stamp, time to create....hahaha stuff like that! If I ever got one, it would learn all about any kind of sport you could imagine!!!

Janet said...

Oh, she is BEAUTIFUL!! I can't wait to hear what the name will be, & I know Bijou will be happy to have a feathered friend with him!!
Bet you teach your birds to say Let's stamp!!

MiamiKel said...

How sweet she is!! What another BIJOU-tiful addition to your family! I know Bijou will be a great big brother and help teach her the ropes :) Congrats on your new baby and thanks for sharing her with all of us! x0x0

Laura said...

congrats on the new addition to the family. Im sure she is blessed to find a good home.

RORO LEE said...

She is sooooo beautiful! Like her aqua! Can't see her front face really well, but I believe she is cute! Thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

Darlene--she is so pretty--I love her colors and I am sure she is a great addition. I think Bijou will be so happy to have a new feather-friend.

Thanks for sharing the happy news!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Darlene, she is beautiful!!! I know she's going to grow to love all of you as she gets settled into her new surroundings.

I can hardly wait for she and Bijou to bond!

Linda said...

She's so pretty. Congrats.

Melina said...

Wow! She is breath taking D! I love her colors. I want to see pics when she and Bijou meet! I hope it's better than the first meeting of the birds on the movie "Rio" :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Dropping by to wish you a Merry Christmas!

Carol W said...

What a beauty she is....I can't wait to hear her name...by now I am assuming Bijou has met her. You have two beautiful birds and they sound like they have beautiful personalities as well...(I miss you). Hope all is well and that you had a wonderful Christmas....♥

Michelle said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations!

~Paola~ said...

Me bad.....ouch!:/ HOW did I mISS this!!?? so sorry....
CONGRATULatioNSSSS...SHE'S SUCH A BEEEUUTIFULLLL FEATHERY LIL GAL!
what gorgeous coloring she has too!!!:o)