My Birds Are Weird - Communal Nest, Babies With 1 Papa and 2 Mamas

Newly Hatched Baby Conure

Last week we had the first of our green cheek conure babies hatch.  Since this photo was taken 6 more of the 13 eggs have hatched. Our birds here at the loonyverse are a little bit unusual, they would have to be to live with us. First of all conures are usually monogamous forming lifelong pair bonds. Petrie,Tiki and Hotrod are all bonded to each other. It started before Tiki and Hotrod moved in with us when they still lived with Casey.  

The first time Tiki saw Petrie it was love at first site, for her. Think Pepe Le Pew but with birds. Petrie was very much a people bird back then and for the most part wasn't as into Tiki as she was into him. Then Casey got Hotrod and he and tiki where inseparable. But any  time they came over TIki still wanted very much to be with Petrie. Eventually  it worked out so Tiki and Hotrod had to live with us, and the three of them became a unit.  Fast forward a few months and i slipped up on my diligence in finding nesting sites and getting rid of them and we have eggs. Turns out Tiki and hotrod are both girls and Petrie is a boy.  Also instead of each having separate nests, Tiki and Hotrod share a single nest, which from everyone I've talked to is unheard of.  

And now, they’re hatching.

Which brings me to another strange thing about my birds.  I am also currently watching Kyra’s husbands conure Isaac. Initially Hotrod didn't like the new baby when they got him for Christmas,  but they get along great now. So well in fact that instead of being chased off as an interloper, Isaac helps care for the babies. He helps them sit on them and also helps Petrie to feed the girls and the babies, which is good because otherwise I don't know if they would get all the babies fed. But I’m happy to say all of the babies are getting fed even the newly hatched ones which might otherwise get pushed out of the way by the bigger ones

That's all for now. I'll have another post next week when I have to start pulling the babies for hand feeding. I should have more pictures by then as well. Right now though it seems that they know every time I'm bringing in the camera and Hotrod wants to kill it. I”m trying to stress them out as little as possible so the pictures can wait till I pull them for hand rearing so they can make wonderful pets.
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Community Coffee Military Match Program

 “I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting Community® Coffee. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

The girls dad and I met while we were in tech school in the US Air Force in Biloxi Mississippi.  I got out before him and was a stay at home mom in base housing at home with my oldest daughter, Dawn.  The military can be difficult to adjust to, especially when you are away from everyone and everything you know.  Touches from "home", wherever that may be, made a world of difference.

After the military, we spent 10 years in Louisiana, where the three younger girls were born.  It was a big change for this Yankee, one I adapted to fairly quickly all things considered.

Time passes and circumstances change and the girls and I ended up moving away from Louisiana, but there are some things you never forget - among them, the food and coffee.  If you have spent any amount of time there, you know that Community® Coffee  is the coffee of choice for many natives and transplants alike, and we had friends when we lived there who wouldn't go out to a restaurant unless Community® Coffee was served.  No, I am not kidding.

Community® Coffee has a Military Match program which I think says a lot about the type of company they are -  not only do they match your purchase, they go above and beyond.  Check out the home page here to find out about this great offer.
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We received a  Community® Coffee Military Match Set - a travel mug and three different types of Community® Coffee  - breakfast blend, which is my personal favorite since I drink my coffee hot and black and keep it coming, all day, every day.  The two older girls like flavored coffees, so they are more apt to choose the hazlenut and Kyra and I have plans to make a tiramisu with the dark roast when she gets back from vacation.  Yes, you can make a wonderful tiramisu without espresso using a very, very strong rich coffee - we'll make it at least double strength.  

Currently I have a brother in law in the Marines who will most likely be moving back to Japan while his wife holds down the fort with the kids stateside so they can finish school here, and my son in law is in serving in the Army National Guard.  He's home from his most recent deployment, though that could change at any time.  When he was in a war zone, my daughter especially loved doing special things for him to remind him that everyone from home was thinking about him.

I think it is very important to let our troops know how much we appreciate their service, which is part of why I was so excited to be a part of this campaign.  Not only do I get to share a part of our lives with you, Community® Coffee has a wonderful program that shows our service members that we are thinking about them.  Wherever they are stationed, we can send a little taste of home to our service members.

  • Community Coffee will match any Military Match set purchases plus add an additional four bags and signature mug and ship them to an APO/FPO or military base address you provide.
  • For more information on this program, please visit here
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