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16 February 2010 @ 10:12 pm
For those who think homosexuality is a conscious immoral choice...  
So, for a variety of reasons, I have a lot of birdies and I keep the boys and the girls segregated. Because of past birdie medical reasons, I didn't want the girls laying eggs and having baby 'keets, but they have apparently decided to overrule my plans for their celibacy. Even though Derelei comes to woo the girls on a regular basis, Tweet and Astrid have apparently decided that they don't need no stinkin' boys and have fallen in birdie luv. For a few weeks now, there has been a lot of cuddling and mutual preening, and attempts at lesbian birdie sex. Now Astrid has laid a number of eggs, and they are apparently going to share the mommy duties - they have recently taken to sitting on the eggs together, cuddling and snoozing together.

Unfortunately, there is NO chance these eggs are fertilized, so they are in for a disappointment. However, the birdie care books say that you should let them keep the eggs until they are bored, or they will just keep laying more.

It's not a great picture, but they are not very happy if you get too close...
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carrot_khan on February 17th, 2010 04:15 am (UTC)
I've never heard of pet birds laying eggs, but then I suppose everyone I knew who had birds never had them long enough to get to the laying of them. Interesting that they're sharing mommy duties. I wonder if that would extend to raising them were they all fertilized.

I am in support of same-sex-birdie marriage.
eithni: jumpingeithni on February 17th, 2010 05:43 am (UTC)
Yup, they don't even need a mate (of either sex) - happiness will sometimes make a girl birdie lay eggs all by herself.
Jonya 'Sorcha'spot1111 on February 17th, 2010 04:18 am (UTC)
I've heard this advice before - let them keep the eggs. Makes them happy and I do think you'll just keep finding more eggs otherwise.

Have you had birds w babies before? I take it not a good experience?
eithni: ?!?!?!?eithni on February 17th, 2010 05:42 am (UTC)
Tweet has had problems successfully laying eggs - she had to go to the emergency vet last time. :/
Jonya 'Sorcha'spot1111 on February 17th, 2010 01:44 pm (UTC)
Goodness! and Owie! Poor birdie.
birdkillerladybirdkiller on February 17th, 2010 04:28 am (UTC)
That's funny.

We've had several animals over the years that proved that point including girl doves who took up in a similar manner.

Then there was the bird that fell in love with my sister. That was weird.
world_rim_walke: Grim Reaperworld_rim_walke on February 17th, 2010 09:27 am (UTC)
Clearly, this is because they were indoctrinated in public schools to become sinful lesbians. If they had had proper abstinence-only education, this wouldn't be happening.
Doug Hulick / Simon Morcarswords_and_pens on February 17th, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
Ah-Hahahaha! I LOVE this!
world_rim_walkeworld_rim_walke on February 17th, 2010 05:42 pm (UTC)
Glad to amuse.
Ursula: deep thoughtsursulagoddess on February 17th, 2010 02:00 pm (UTC)
I love the birdie love!

We have a new book for our family library, "And Tango Makes Three" its based on a true story about gay penguins at the zoo.

:-)
Doug Hulick / Simon Morcar: Calvin Brainswords_and_pens on February 17th, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
Good to know about the eggs, seeing as how I recently found out that one of my two "guy" birdies isn't so much. No eggs yet, and hopefully none to come, but there you go. :)
dread_exdread_ex on February 19th, 2010 08:08 am (UTC)
What was the first clue you had that your birds were lesbians? Was it the tiny Birkenstocks in the cage or the Indigo Girls cs's?
eithni: excellenteithni on February 19th, 2010 08:36 pm (UTC)
Nah, they skipped right to singing the Indigo Girl songs and eating nothing but seeds and twigs. ;)