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  2. Hello Fellow budgie keepers i am new to this forum but need some advice desperately. I have a baby just out of the nest, she is very strong and can fly around the avairy very well but the father is continually trying to groom and mate her. She only came out today and Mum has been feeding her, do I seperate the baby or do I take him out??? Please help Mel
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  4. Bob K (USA)

    Hello, All

    Thanks for the information, Derek. Personally, I've always disliked Facebook from the formatting perspective and difficulty of navigating the site, never mind the revelations of how it's been monetizing our personal information and making the poorly-informed and weak-willed fodder for nefarious disinformation. Between FB and Google, I almost hate to power up my laptop some days knowing that I'll be assaulted with ads and "offers" that I don't care to take up.
  5. Derek

    Hello, All

    Bob, most of the exhibition budgerigar breeders have left this forum courtesy of Facebook. Quite sad really as it was quite the buzz some years back. Cheers
  6. Amazing Read, Thank you so much
  7. Eileen

    Birdie Recipes

    this is my famous Chickweed Freeze: Chickweed ( without chemicals) millet chopped veggies ( i used lettuce) fruit juice (i use orange) put chickweed millet veg into ice cube tray. Pour juice on top of the other ingredients until covered. Freez and serve 2 budgies!
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  9. Skye Lily

    Gender And Age?

    They appear to be two males, about 3-4 months.
  10. Shinra

    Gender And Age?

    I got these budgies about a month ago, but I'm having trouble determining their gender(s)! I've checked many guides but I'm still not 100% certain. I also know these budgies are fairly young, but if anyone could provide a more specific number I would really appreciate it!
  11. Hello everyone, we just purchased four beautiful budgies for our son and I have been reading a few different articles on identifying the sex of them. After reading those articles I am not to sure the individual at the store correctly told us the sex of the little guys. Can you guys help us identify the sex. I'm pretty certain the green one is a male base on everything that I have read. But the other ones I am not to certain. I was told the blue one was a male, but base on everything that I have read online, I'm not to sure on the sex now. Thank you in advance for the assistance in sexing this little guys. The names of our flock. Blue = Chase Lutino = Sunny Green = Rocky White = Sky
  12. Skye Lily

    Male Or Female?

    Male
  13. Uhtred

    Male Or Female?

    Hello, I purchased this budgie roughly a month ago and I am having a hard time telling if it is a boy or girl since its is so young. My first impression is that it's a girl but I'm not so sure. I believe it is less than 4 months old since the stripes on the head come down pretty far. Can anyone help me out? Thanks,
  14. HappyTrail

    Miss Me, But Let Me Go.

    This pome is great, I lost my little guy last month, it was tragic for me but now he is free, he had much to overcome and he did it and taught me so much!
  15. HappyTrail

    Great Community

    I have gotten much good advice from this forum, both old and new I am happy to be a part of it. I’ve had budgies on and off since I was a child and by chance I guess I am now a breeder because the two budgies I got that we’re supposed to be males were actually male and female. So we are now having little ones. It is awesome.
  16. Relu

    Is My Female Budgie Upset?

    There is a distinct way they chirp when they are angry. There is one loud chirp as if its calling out 'hello anybody around' and its kinda ringy on the ears. They make it when hear other budgies chirp or a similar sound. Also there is an angry chirp that is more sounding like they are sounding the letter 'ch' over and over. They make that sound also when they don't want to be touched. Mine make it when they are feeling cocky or naughty. I love to mimic it back at them and they fly angrily over my head.
  17. Relu

    Weirdo Burb

    So my female budgie often sleeps like this. I cannot imagine how this could be classified as comfortable. As you can see from the photos she climbes to the ceiling of the cage and spreads her legs attaching one to the side of the cage and one to the ceiling. So bizarre! She doesn't look sick, chirps, flirts with it's mate, eats, flies as usual, cleans it's feathers daily, breathes normally, poops normally. There also is no lump on the tummy to indicate that she is trying but cannot lay eggs. Pray for my budgie, I guess there is nothing wrong with her she is just a weirdo 😂
  18. hope your next budgies go well! 1
  19. Eileen

    Taming 2 Budgies At Once?

    HELP BUDGIES NOT STEPPING UP AFTER SO LONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i spent a lot of time trying to tame my two budgies and they steps up but after they just run away. They sometimes perch on my hand but gets off after twelve seconds. when i try to make them perch again they just run around the cage and just hiding in there. i need some help.😕
  20. Hi, so I'm considering getting a budgie soon, but I have a few questions before I do: Can you keep 2 male budgies together in a cage? If you bring both of them home on the same day, from the same place, do you still have to quarantine one? What's a good cage brand and size? In a typical week, what should I feed my budgie? What type of perches, in your opinion, are best? How can I effectively tame my first budgie? If anyone has answers to these questions, or other advice, please reply! Thank you so much!!
  21. Eileen

    Itchy Budgies

    hello fellow budgie lovers my two budgies sky and kiwi seems to be very itchy these days and scratch their head anywhere they can find;the bars, the perches, their toys, any thing! is this normal for my fluffies and, if not, how do i stop it?
  22. Hello! I recently bought a new budgie, Beaker, to keep my one budgie, Nemo, company after his friend died a year ago. After an adjustment period they have become best buddies. My question is that after Beaker came into his life Nemo went into a big molt and sleeps more often than he used to. He does eat and drink and is chatty and active while awake. Was the big molt and sleeping more often because of the introduction of the new bird? Thanks for your thoughts and advice!
  23. hi I have a very broody pair of budgies, and they both started their process twice in a row without a nesting box, she had eggs and was ready to drop, so I then decided to accommodate their needs for the first time, they had 4 successful babies. The babies hadn't quite fledged when my cock started pushing on the hen again, I didn't want another batch as the first was unexpected. but I couldn't remove the cock as he was still feeding his hen and babies. I admit I attempted to remove him, but he was not happy at all, so decided to put him back in . once the babies left the nest , I then had 6 budgies in one flight cage and had to buy a second cage for the 4 young as the hen was still grouchy and was spiteful to her babies. Then the cock starts trying again straight away with his mate and again was successful, but I couldn't separate the pair as I couldn't have a 3rd cage. so again I now have a second batch of only 3 chicks this time, they are 22 days old atm. I did this time have to remove the breeding cock , as he is still insisting on mating with her, ive had no choice this time, ive had to borrow a small cage for him only tempariliy . My hen is looking after her 3 new chicks very well on her own. What I really want is all hens in one cage and cocks in the other. I want to separate the sexes as I also worry of in breeding between the four 5month old siblings. I cant rule anything out at this point. since they could be as broody as their parents. I don't want the breeding pair to mate again, as it will probably kill her, twice in a row is not ideal. and would like to know if at this point can I put my two 5mth old hens in with mum and her chicks? Is it safe to? and have the 2young cocks and dad in the other cage?? Will mum be okay with her 2 previous clutch hens whilst she has 22 day old chicks in her nest?
  24. Bob K (USA)

    Hello, All

    I'm a former U.S. champion breeder/exhibitor (along with and due in no small part to my late wife) who's getting back into the hobby after a 20-year lay-off. Some things have changed but a lot is coming back to me quickly. Found BBC through a Google search on goldenface budgies. There's no "official" U.S. abbreviation for that mutation so I'm using GF. Do you folks have nomenclature for that type? I presently have a "stud" of 7 birds (two 6-7 month-old cocks and five really young hens) with one pair (GFS cock + CnGy hen) up at the moment and awaiting a DG hen to come into condition before putting her with a GG cock. I hope I'm not pushing them too much. I'm also casting about for more cocks as my remaining hens are all cobalts of one type or another and I love blue-series birds. While I have many contacts here is the States, I feel it never hurts to be in contact with others with whom I share the hobby.
  25. I got my Brynleigh back in June of 2018 from Petco and I’ve always wondered what type of budgie (s)he is. I’m a first time budgie owner.... I’m just gonna post a bunch of pics with different lighting. A few from June and most from the last few days
  26. Skye Lily

    Pet Shop Trying To Sell "pink" Budgies

    I learned the hard way not to count you chicks before they hatch. I had a red budgie, but she was actually sick with improper circulation, causing her feathers to be red. She, unfortunetly, died.
  27. Skye Lily

    Budgie Egg Not Hatching

    oh try candling them
  28. Skye Lily

    Budgie Egg Not Hatching

    probably the eggs died. sorry
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