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  2. Introduction , And Worried About Tail Feathers

    Hi there, I'm a budgie owner, not a breeder. I didn't see that the site was for breeders until I finished registering. Hope it's okay. We had an Australian budgie first a few years ago, and now we have an English budgie called Toast. The reason I came here is that something weird has happened to his bum/tail feathers. They're all splayed out, and there may be a blood stain, though he won't let us look. Any ideas? Should we be concerned, or do we just let it heal. Many thanks.
  3. Last week
  4. Just starting up looking about thanks looking for couple cin one nor. One opal of exhibition  stock and decent norm if anyone can help thanks

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  6. First of all don't assume that just because the hens are very young that they wont breed, they can breed under 6 months old and having them in with the other birds may well stimulate them to breed. Second thing, in an aviary breeding situation you need to understand that the risks of hens going into other boxes and fighting other hens and destroying chicks is high, they are best separated and bred as pairs. If aviary breeding you need to be very vigilant and check on them a few times a day if possible to make sure they are sticking to their own boxes. Any trouble makers should be removed immediately. I would have double the boxes that you have hens to avoid fighting as much as possible. If you still want to aviary breed I'd remove the young hens. Then remove the boxes and clean them out. Wait for a couple of weeks and then put the boxes back in to try again. Assuming your birds are in breeding condition they will probably get excited and go investigate straight away. Keep in mind the hot weather though, as it gets very hot in those boxes so once the heat kicks in its best to rest your birds.
  7. I have 8 budgies in a 2 metre tall 1metre length and 1 metre width. I have 4 males and 4 females and 3 breeding boxes high up in the cage (i only have 3 because 2 of the budgies are 2 months old) 2 of my pairs were in healthy condition going into their breeding boxes 2 weeks after buying them. But i had made the mistake of thinking they needed nesting material so i put shredded newspaper in and they never went back in . I took the news paper out a week and half ago and have never seen them go in their again. They are outside my veranda in shade get the right amount of lighting a day and no known predators near bye. They are also out of the wind. Please help me
  8. i have a female who killed her 1 week old and 2 day old chicks the where okay night before but this morning they where both dead with peck marks on their heads i dont touch chicks until they are at least 4week old for fear mother may reject them so i know it was not that please help ive taken her out of my breeding program she was such a good mum until now
  9. 2 budgies died within 5 hours

    I agree Matt. When getting a new bird always keep it away from your others in its own house for 28-30 quarantine period. I have a little cage I just keep my newbie in and keep it next to my main so they get to know each other. I won’t allow them to even touch between the bars etc. If after this time I feel they are getting on well I will have them out together a few times to watch all behaviours. Sorry for your loss but don’t blame yourself. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. Very small egg....

    Hi I would like to suggest that this egg is infertile and has probably missed a devolpment side with the mom
  11. Hi budgies once they are ready about a week before they lay an egg will be interested and start to settle down I would recommend putting wood shaving in it
  12. Not New But Haven't Been On Forum For Years!

    Oh my goodness! I remember you! (I haven't been here for sooooooooo many years either). So glad that you're back and still have birds!
  13. I am new to this

    Its been almost 1 year. I have some in an outside aviary and some in breeding cages. The ones in breeding cages have been there about 4 months. They are interacting going in the nest but nothing after that
  14. I am new to this

    If you breed you need TIME! Hope you have lots of that. Also make sure your females are older than 1 year to prevent Egg binding which could result in death.
  15. Hi there!

    Do not put a box in until your girl is more than a year old. She will die of egg binding. Try to love your birds and not breed. Breeding demands a lot of attention and if you are not retired I would not advise it. Temember to give your girl a cuttlebone for Calcium and fresh veg and fruit. Swiss chard/ spinach is a favorite; Corn on cob and Apple. enjoy!
  16. We want to say hello

    Fishbone for calcium and beak trimming.I suggest before you continue breeding read up the hows and donts and dos of breeding in this site and on the Internet. Babies and parents can also die from other things than lack of food. First a Budgie needs Calcium to produce eggs. For that they need direct sun also and not through a glass; fresh air; and fresh fruit and veg. I feed my birds Swiss chard/ spinach and apple and sweetcorn on the cob. They also need mineral block and cuttlebone for calcium. I mix Canary seed with normal budgie millet seeds. Mine also like Safflower, Sunflower and Groats. Otherwise your bird will just get fat and unhealthy. They need variety seed for different oils.
  17. New show budgie breeder

    Hope you are retired because more than 10 birds can keep you VERY busy! Ask me. If I knew today what I knew 7 years ago I would have kept my flock under 25
  18. Geniesmate

    All I know is if you have a white (Albino) and Yellow (Lutino); you get Inos. Any Budgies with the pink reddish eyes?
  19. Hi Guys

    Squirt or Pipsqueak.
  20. Just touching base again. My Budgie Flock has decreased and increased over past 3 years but my total Budgies is now 37. I still love all my feathered children and have acquired a Conure and a Mousebird apart from my 2 old IRN s , my 15 Lovebirds, 45 finches and 16 button Quails
  21. One Of My 6 Budgies Died :(

    Hi Jordana has anyone communicated with you yet? I am so sorry to hear about your handicapped baby. And her dying. Bubbles out of her mouth means she was ill. She could have had Crop canker or pneumonia. There are many great members that could explain better than I but I know how painful a loss is. It's heart breaking! I have Budgies and when I loose one I cry bitterly. To me they are like children. A sick budgie cannot maintain its body heat and if not kept warm by a heating pad or something like that they can die from Cold. I use a reptile heating pad for my Quail babies and Mommy plus if really cold I have an Infra red light with a thermostat. Do you have an Avian vet for the future?
  22. Treatment For Mites

    Can you help please my budgie has this growth thing on him he is currently being treated for burrowing mites with Avimec (his had 2 doses)and triple c the growth has come off but he’s vomiting still and his poop is looking a little grey is this from the mites or could it be something else
  23. Please Help

    Can you help please my budgie has this growth thing on him he is currently being treated for burrowing mites with Avimec (his had 2 doses)and triple c the growth has come off but he’s vomiting still and his poop is looking a little grey is this from the mites or could it be something else he’s still eating and flying.I live 2 and a half hours away from a Vet that knows about birds
  24. Please Help

    Can you help please my budgie has this growth thing on him he is currently being treated for burrowing mites with Avimec (his had 2 doses)and triple c the growth has come off but he’s vomiting still and his poop is looking a little grey is this from the mites or could it be something else. I live 2 and a half hours away from a Vet that knows about birds
  25. New Baby

    His feathers will most likely grow back
  26. One Of My 6 Budgies Died :(

    Hi everyone, I had a very happy little baby girl budgie called Baby because she didn’t have fully developed wings and her tail wasn’t grown. She was 1 of 6 in the family and she was much loved. I found her puffed up and trying to sleep so i got her out of the cage and gave her cuddles and she wouldn’t let go.. the whole night, she just wanted to cuddle. I was cuddling her all the next morning and was very worried about her. She wouldn’t sit on her perch. She had bubbles coming from her mouth and just wanted to sit on the floor of that cage in the blankets. I came home from school to find her cold and deceased. I don’t know what caused this and i would like to know to have some closer. I bought budgies as a way to help me cope with stress and anxiety and just when i was getting better, my baby girl left. She made me so happy. She made me smile when no one else could. Yesterday i was the happiest i had been in a long long time. Until i came home to that. Getting the stress and depression back now missing her dearly. Could someone PLEASE explain what might have happened to my poor baby girl??
  27. Worried About My Chicks

    My Azure is on her 3rd clutch. She has laid 5 eggs this time and have all hatched. She isn't feeding the youngest 2. We have been hand feeding them then leaving them with mom. They are 3 and 4 days old. I can't upload the picture I have for some reason. If you want to see the picture please email me. I am so worried. We feed them every 3 hours. Are we doing the right thing? They seem active.
  28. Is My Budgie Okay

    We have been given these gorgeous Budgies. I am a littke concern about the lumo that is on top of both their nostrils and their weight. Do they look over weight? Does anyone know what is wrong with their nostril?
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