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  3. Hi, my budgie laid 1st egg 29th may. Total 5 eggs. Today is 23rd June but eggs are not hatched. And female bird sitting tightly on the eggs continiously. How long it will tske to hatch. Please any advise?
  4. Hello! I have two budgies, one male and one female. I have had them for over a year and they live in a very large cage (double critter nation). I rescued Elliott (my male) in December of 2016 from a bad situation. I realized that he was lonely and decided to get Olive (my female) when he was only partially tame (which was a mistake). They are now inseparable and I do not know how to tame them together. I can not separate them because Olive has anxiety and she freaks out when they are seperated, even by the bars of their cage. I have also tried using Miller but Olive is very afraid of my hand. I am not sure if I should clip their wings (but I am stongly against taking away their freedom of flight so...)??? What should I do???
  5. Is Sunshine a girl or a boy? I believe sunshine is a lutino. Thank you for your help.
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  7. Hey guys so one of my budgies has been stretching out his neck and opening his mouth, I know that it is usually just them adjusting their crop except my budgie did it like, 15ish times I’d like to say? There are no avian vets anywhere near me that I know of, so hopefully it isn’t anything serious... Does anyone know what it could be? Thx.
  8. Hi peeps, I have a cobalt blue female and I am looking at purchasing one of these two birds in the pictures. Can any one tell me what series of blue they are. Someone said mauve and cobalt (left to right) and another person said sky-blue and cobalt ( left to right). Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've also posted a picture of the one on the left on its own as you can see it's colours more clearly
  9. Unicorn fartz

    Blue The Male Budgie

  10. Unicorn fartz

    Is Trevor A Boy?

    Yes, I believe Trevor is a young male! Beautiful bird!🙂
  11. Unicorn fartz

    Lutino Budgie Sex

    Hi Smorgan, I believe that this is female. Beautiful girl!🙂
  12. So my female budgie is staying in my curtains for the past few weeks. Everyday she comes a couple times and my male budgie feeds her inside the cage (when she could just normally eat herself), she drinks some water, they do some mating and my female budgie leaves my male budgie for the curtain. During the morning, my male budgie stays in the cage then in the evening he goes up and sits on top of the curtain for the whole night while the female sits inside the curtain. We are guessing she has laid eggs but why would she choose the curtain over the breeding box? She never felt safe to leave the cage and now she suddenly feels like the curtain is the best spot. We have also noticed that there is some wet spot on only a bit of the curtain. Is that a broken egg or some really wet budgie poo? Is it normal for my budgie (that never felt comfortable leaving the cage) nest in my curtain? Is it bad for a female budgie to leave her eggs for 1 minute, multiple times a day? Thanks.
  13. Hi there! this budgie is male. You can tell by the color of it "nose" If blue it is a male, and lighter tones are generally females, when going for checkups at the veterinarians ask them what gender they are for a second opinion. (this does not apply to all species of birds, mainly budgie's) Thanks
  14. Just wondering if someone can help me to find out the sex of my budgie so can someone help me out today please
  15. mattdouglas06

    Aggressie Budgie

    hi there! This is my first post on this forum, i'm not quite sure if it is even active any more. I have had a budgie name "Paul" for the last year and a half. When we got him we tried to train him but he just seemed very aggressive. We purchased him from a farmers market (no clue of his age), with his brother and father. We sold his father as he was sick and old and we knew we weren't able to take care of him. About 1 year into owning him his brother passed away due to shock from a storm (was inside, must have been frightened to death ) We have tried multiple times to train Paul but he just does not like hands in his cage, we tried leaving our hands outside his cage with treats, but he would still fly to the other end of the cage and stay as far away as possible. I'm not quite sure if this would play a part in it but he has had mites for the last 4 months, they aren't very big or anything and they don't seem to bother him. We have changed his cage a few times, insuring it is clean with brand new toys, and we are planning on buying mite treatment but we aren't quite sure how we will get it on him as he hates being touched. Any help would be appreciated. Thankyou -Matt
  16. BlueGrok

    Double Trouble

    I have 2 budgies, to me they are parakeets. I inherited them from my grand daughter who was unable to keep them. One is white the other blue. The blue one has a growth on the cere is approx 3/16th of an inch and is hard, looks like a horn. I don't handle these birds at all and they are in a flight cage. the second issue is lately the white bird has become "aggressive" does not do any damage to the blue bird but chases it constantly around the cage. they have been together since I took them in about 2 years ago and this behavior is new. guestimate they are 3 +- years old. Any thoughts on the cere and the aggressive behavior?
  17. I just brought home my budgie from the pet store about a week ago. He/she seemed to be pretty tame,,sitting on my finger and eating millet from my hand. But Ting is not eating regular seeds or pellets, I know Ting cant survive on Millet but that all I can get Ting to eat,,help! I dont want my baby to die!
  18. MichaelWilleTheFirst

    Bonding Process With A New, Biting Budgie

    Back in February I unfortunately lost two of my stunning budgies, Astor and Maui. After about a month I decided to bring another into my life. Needless to say, the bonding/taming process hasn't been the same as the others, and I know that's normal, but I'm looking for advice. Oscar, my new bird, is incredibly bitey and afraid of hands, despite being hand raised. Since I'm not new to raising a young bird I understand not to be forcing the process, I'm just wondering if anyone here has any suggestions. If he gets out of his cage he's very well behaved, no biting and even runs to my finger to step up, but ends up getting nervous and does the "angel wings" and begins panting, so I put him back in his cage when I notice this happening. Could this behavior all be caused by it being spring time and the addition that he's a young, timid budgie? If any of you have had experience with a budgie like this let me know what worked for you.
  19. CloudyDay

    Hello! Concerned Newish Owner

    Hi, I sincerely apologise for not responding sooner. I thought nobody had read my inquiry and left it at that. Well the eye came good within a few days without any further applications, but I do love the idea of homeopathy and have bookmarked this page. I am never used the mite spray bottle as I simply don't trust applying pesticides on cage birds, but I guess if I had poultry, it would be a completely different necessity. Thanks again for your suggestions for future reference.
  20. Hello All I'm new to this forum and I'm after some advice. I have 8 budgies (3 females and 5 males) in an outdoor aviary. I have been given some of the birds, one of which is a flightless or 'runner' budgie - I think because of a slight wing malformation. She's called 'Buzz' and she manages to potter around quite happily. Recently, because one of my hens is very broody, I've put in some nesting boxes (the 3rd female is quite old but will push the broody female out of her box if she hasn't got one of her own ) I thought Buzz might just hang out in hers, but she has been spending quite a bit of time in it - and now has 2 eggs which she appears to be incubating. Has anyone got any experience of this? Thanks
  21. Budgiebirdperson

    Eggs Not Hatching

    Have you tried to candle the eggs to see if they are fertile?
  22. I would like to know the gender of this budgie. Thanks.
  23. Nicole

    Sick Budgie

    I have a female budgie approx 3 years old. Outside (sheltered) during the day always inside at night. About a week ago she became noticably quieter. She is still unwell (it's almost like she has the flu). Tail bobbing and I can see her breathing quite hard. She is eating ALOT of seed. I am changing seed and water ever day as well as a range of her favourite fresh food. I am putting Multivet (essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids) in her water. She is squeaking alot. Still interacts with family, still cleaning herself. Toileting as usual, but seems to be regurgitating a fair bit.
  24. petroglyphz

    Sick? Taking To Vet Tomorrow

    im new to this site and budgies in general so bare with my lack of knowledge, i have been reading a bit. My budgie (boaty) male i believe he is 5-6 months old, has been acting very weird lately. im taking him to the vet tomorrow morning but im scared. he has been scratching and preening alot, was active about 2 days ago but now he is sitting around eyes opening and closing and is puffed up, and will perch almost horizontal at some points. he is eating plenty but in the past 24 hours he has been laying down in his food bowl and im just really scared for him right now can someone please explain to me if he is sick or not?? like i said im taking him to the vet tomorrow morning first thing. any reply is welcome thanks so much <3
  25. colourbreeder

    Eggs Not Hatching

    Hi Natasha. Budgies usually lay 2 eggs before they start to incubate them, then after that they lay an egg every second day. If they were all going to hatch they would hatch like this ......First 2 hatch the same day and then you get a chick every second day after that. Some times eggs don't hatch for some reason or were infertile to start with and you end up with some chicks hatching many days apart. The eggs you have left may include some fertile and still viable, I wouldn't interfere at all with trying to hatch eggs, its best handled by an expert and if you meddle to soon the chick will die. So best just let nature take its course and maybe a few days after you have worked out that the last should have hatched you can pitch the eggs out.
  26. Natasha

    Eggs Not Hatching

    Hi we bought our kids 2 budgies and the female had laid 5 eggs. 2 eggs have hatched and have have healthy baby birds the remaining 3 eggs haven't hatched yet and wondering if I should check them or leave them a little longer the first egg hatched on Anzac Day 25/04 and the second egg hatched 27/04, the female is still sitting on the eggs and caring for the babies I read you can try to hatch the eggs but I don't really want to intervene unless I have too or stress her out to get the 3 eggs and they are no good anyway - any advice why the remaining 3 eggs haven't hatched?
  27. kane.wells1996

    Exciting About New Colour

    Wow yesterday i was thinking iv never seen a blue and green budgie thats amazing ! Hopefully i can get one out of my blue and green pair oneday[emoji108] Sent from my SM-A520F using Tapatalk
  28. kane.wells1996

    Deformed Budgies

    Hi all im new here. Iv just got into breeding budgies again for a hobbie and just had my first few babys come out of the nest. All has gone well except for 2 little fellas. They are older then some of the babys still in the nest yet they are fully feathered. They are still quite small. I had issues with them jumping out the box and realised that they were at the age where really they should be out abd flying. The thing that struck me is that they feed them selfs on the ground no worries and they are happy. They cant fly but roost on a little branch i got in the cage. Im more wondering what to do with them if they are deformed. I planned on waiting and seeing how they go. Thanks kane
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