This pair of lovebirds had four multi-coloured chicks and people are obsessed
Green lovebird Kiwi mated with goth Siouxsie.
A colourful couple of lovebirds have gone viral after they expanded their feathered family with gothic chicks.
Maura Hennelly, a student from Sacramento in California, bought her green lovebird Kiwi a “goth” mate, and the pair have now had four chicks.
Posting photos on Twitter, she said: “Remember Kiwi and his goth gf (girlfriend)? Well now she’s his goth wife and they have four beautiful half-goth babies.”
Remember Kiwi & his goth gf? Well now she's his goth wife and they have 4 beautiful half goth babies 💚💙🖤 pic.twitter.com/vX21428mk0— maura (@painthands) July 9, 2018
The month-old chicks will soon be welcomed into new homes after Maura, who has interned with vets, has made sure they are weaned.
She said: “I first got Kiwi about two years ago, and about a year later I purchased his mate Siouxsie.
“I was always open to the possibility of them having chicks because I’ve raised baby birds before and lovebirds can make wonderful pets.”
I love being a bird mom pic.twitter.com/ek1anJLKh5— maura (@painthands) July 10, 2018
The tweet announcing the multi-coloured quadruplets has more than 250,000 retweets, and people love the feathered family.
Maura said: “The chicks are about a month old now and will be with me until they are weaned at eight weeks old, then they are all going to great new homes!”
THIS IS A DISNEY FILM.— Cristina Aquafina (@lapotipoti) July 10, 2018
What the hell 💕💕 they look like a family of little fruit pastels 🌈— Coco (@martinewagner7) July 10, 2018
Maura has gone viral for her pets before, with her gorgeous sunbeam snake attracting attention for its iridescent scales.
She said: “I have a load of other animals! Dogs, cats, hedgehogs, snakes, lizards, tortoise, tarantula, fish, you name it.”
Can you believe mother nature decided to go this hard pic.twitter.com/xkf2SoO8Cr— maura (@painthands) June 1, 2018
Maura said: “I cannot believe how many people love their little family! I woke up to over 400 messages today of people looking to adopt a baby.
“It’s all so cool and I’m just happy to make so many people smile!”