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Keets at 4 Days Old

Close up - A Keet beginning to grow its feathers.

At 4 days old I am noticing some feathers growing from their little wings.

At 4 days old the keets will eat out of the palm of my hand. They will crawl on my hand and perch there. Yet when I would go to pick them up they would go wild and run. It suddenly dawned on me tonight I was told they were naturally afraid of things over top of their heads. I was scooping them up from over top of their heads. I then tried picking them up, being careful to stay lower than their heads. It worked! They were calmer and did not run away from me.