We hope you have all had a merry Christmas, and that your holidays were fun and enjoyable, and that you are all well rested and ready to get back to the daily grind.
We have had a pet sitter managing the birds here while we were gone on vacation in Colorado, and now we are ready to take up the reins again and work on our breeding plans for 2014.
Our creamino budgie, Lemontine has kick started things for us by laying two eggs while we were gone. But all of the other birds will be on a winter rest plan of shortened daylight hours and an austerity diet designed to prevent them from going into breeding condition too soon.
Eventually we will lengthen the amount of time the lights are on each day and gradually increase the amount and variety of foods they are given. Our hope is to get them into robust condition so that they will be healthy and successful in raising their babies in the coming year.
(Lemontine will just have to do her resting after these last chicks are fledged.)