Sunday, April 13, 2008


Congratulations are in order! Jason and I are grandparents!

Yes, I am referring to those eggs and, yes, they did come from our little Cockatiel named Spike.

No, we don't have a male bird in the house so, no, those eggs won't hatch.

What's funny though, is that it takes a few things for a female to lay eggs--something Spike has never done before in the 5-6 years I've had her.
1. Spring
2. Longer, warmer days
3. A mate

Well, numbers 1 and 2 are obvious but who is her mate, you ask? Believe it or not, this winter, Jason and I put out a bowl of water next to her cage with one of those small motors in it that turns the water to mist. Our intention was to use this as our humidifier. Well, almost instantly Spike feel in love. Yes, that's what I mean--she fell in love with the bowl of mist.

Since that day, she has cuddled up on the side of the cage near the mist and cooed and called to this new gentleman love. When we turn the mist off, she gets irate and squawks until we turn "him" back on.

Yes, I think I can safely say, we have the first Cockatiel to mate with, and produce eggs for, a bowl of mist.

Cards and presents are not necessary! We do welcome gifts, however, when we have the egg shower.
(just kidding, of course)

Ain't life grand? And weird?

P.S. Sorry my posts have been so few and far between. April has proven to be such a busy time for public speaking. I'm loving it but barely have time for anything else. I should be back to blogging in May!


Femail doc said...

This is great; thanks for sharing. Good news as well on too busy to blog due to all the gigs!

Midlife Midwife said...

Ohh, do we get invited to the baby egg showers? Do we buy baby blue egg booties, or baby pink egg booties? Glad to hear you are too busy to blog...that's a good thing!

Kathryn Flynn said...

Hi Tiff,
Love those eggs. Why not have a baby shower? Immaculate conception? Glad to hear you are so nusy and doing well.