Kiwi and Siouxsie, a.k.a. the parakeet and his goth lovebird, are now proud parents of four new baby birds.
After Maura T. Hennelly, 19, unsuccessfully tried to spark a love interest between Kiwi and another bird, she introduced the black-and-white Siouxsie into the colorful boybird’s life. This time, there were fireworks.
The pair’s opposites-attract union captured the Internet’s attention last September, and now they have taken their love story to new heights. Maura broke the news with an exciting update on Twitter. On July 9, she tweeted, “Remember Kiwi & his goth gf?”
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
Just look at the proud parents and their colorful brood!
The half-goth baby birds are getting acclimated to their new surroundings, and they look adorable while doing so!
Maura closely documented the progress of the hatching eggs since April through a thread on Twitter. In the tweet below, the parakeets’ caregiver enthused, “Siouxsie is expected to lay her eggs in the next week!”
The first egg spotting took place on May 16.
The first eggy has been laid and there are more on the way!! So proud of my girl ❣️ pic.twitter.com/xTTe3kHka0
— maura (@painthands) May 17, 2018
By May 19, the proud caregiver shared a photo of three eggs. “Lovebirds lay their clutches with one egg every other day,” Maura tweeted, “and Siouxsie feels like she still has at least 2 eggs left to lay!”
3 perfect little babies so far lovebirds lay their clutches with one egg every other day and Siouxsie feels like she still has at least 2 eggs left to lay! They're too young to candle right now but I'll be able to identify their fertility in a week or so pic.twitter.com/z2qVso6oLG
— maura (@painthands) May 21, 2018
She even shared a remarkable video of the third egg where you can barely make out a tiny heartbeat.
Four eggs total so far and they all appear fertile and healthy!! this one was the 3rd laid and has a clearly visible heartbeat❣️ pic.twitter.com/Ew3bLhUR0h
— maura (@painthands) May 26, 2018
Anticipation was high on the eve of the first hatching.
The first egg is pipping! He/she will probably be hatched out by tomorrow pic.twitter.com/xAnpb2ChBa
— maura (@painthands) June 7, 2018
On June 8, the first egg hatched. At first glance the baby bird resembled something closer to a tiny alien. But it would soon grow into its look.
Kiwi & Siouxsie's first baby was born today!! Her baby fluff is turning yellow so I think she'll end up looking like her dad. She's back in the nest now and Siouxsie is taking great care of her ❤ 3 more eggs to go! pic.twitter.com/pSTnXt9CwN
— maura (@painthands) June 8, 2018
Eventually, the other siblings followed.
Update, 3 little angels have hatched and one more is pipping!! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/zWrH4tpSH0
— maura (@painthands) June 11, 2018
After two weeks, all four birdlings are doing well. Pa and mama-Goth couldn’t be happier.
Baby update, 2 weeks old! Proud parents of four healthy chicks pic.twitter.com/w5PIC9o4f0
— maura (@painthands) June 26, 2018
By week four, the baby parakeets are now in their fully recognizable state and no longer resemble aliens. The fact that they love to cuddle is an extra bonus.
4 weeks old and they are all so beautiful & unique they're so sweet, just want to cuddle all day long pic.twitter.com/iFXv59FcU9
— maura (@painthands) July 9, 2018
Maura said that she enjoys being a “bird mom,” but after weaning, it was time for the little ones to leave the nest. By July 11, Maura let Mashable know that the chicks have all found a new home.
I love being a bird mom pic.twitter.com/ek1anJLKh5
— maura (@painthands) July 10, 2018
The thread’s cuteness-overload content moved so many people.
I honestly just burst into tears omg thank you so much for sharing them with us they are perfect
— Holly (@hollyshortall) July 9, 2018
Other birds seem to be rejoicing.
my birds say hi pic.twitter.com/PwkgA7SNXr
— praddy (@munchkxn) July 10, 2018
THIS IS A DISNEY FILM.
— Cristina Aquafina (@lapotipoti) July 10, 2018
wow they’re gorgeous i’m about to go get some birds now
— Ken (@pahsta) July 10, 2018
What the hell they look like a family of little fruit pastels
— Coco (@martinewagner7) July 10, 2018