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  2. You could potentially try giving the barren hen a few cool mints or something similar to an egg and see what she does...If your very lucky and she sits you could then introduce the eggs. But it would be rare for that to work.
  3. I see. The hen that doesn't lay must have fertility issues then. A shame, as she is my best looking hen and I paid a decent amount for her. I guess i'll have to hand raise the other ones when they hatch. Thanks
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  5. Hi There. If she isn't sitting on eggs and you put them in her box the most likely outcome is that she will clean them out of her box and destroy them. Sometimes hens wont breed because they are to young, to old or they have fertility issues that mean they will never lay.
  6. Just wondering if you can foster eggs to an empty nest with no eggs? I will soon need to move eggs from one nest because last time the hen only fed the first chick that hatched. She has 3 eggs now. I want to hedge my bets in case this happens again. The other nest I want to move the eggs to is a paired couple where for some reason the hen doesn't lay eggs. This hen is the right age and in breeding condition but has never laid eggs for me. As well as save some chicks from the other nest, I'm hoping this will kick start this hen with no eggs to start laying. Any advice would help. Thanks, Ash
  7. Sorry about the recent downtime that started around 11pm (UK time) & ended around 8am (UK time). This was due to an issue at the Data Centre which has now been resolved.
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  9. Hey, I so just can't wait to find out which color this Chick becomes, maybe one of you can already tell me? Will this become "just" a regular Blue? Oh Parents are: Lightgreen SF Spangle/Ino : Blue (maybe violet?) Opalin
  10. Hi, I have started breeding show budgies and thought I'd join this site for advice as I'm not a member of a club. I've bought most of my birds from auctions as I'm after quality over quantity. I prefer the normal over the fancier varieties. Just trying to build my flock up again after a few years out of the hobby. I might post pics of my birds soon as well as ask for advice on breeding. I have 10 birds and will hopefully have some more soon. Keen to know people's opinions on certain topics but that's enough for this post. Great site. Cheers
  11. Hey there, first of all, please excuse my english gramma... I'm not using my English very often, so it's a little bit rusty and sometimes my brain squieks in order to find the right words... Basicly im am here to learn something about the colorful genetic varieties hidden behind every budgie matching Right now my 2x2x0,70 meter sized Cage is filled with 1.3 Budgies. Also i have a couple which is breeding right at the moment, 3 nestlings and two more eggs to hatch. They all living in our living room so there are no more tv nights... I also already discovered the bad part of all the breeding. The last hen (breeding was unexpected, in a dark corner) stopped feeding there baby's after 10/7 days and till I recognized that there is something going wrong the little of them had already been dead, and as always it had been a Sunday so there where no Store open to get some food... So I had put the older one back to her in the box, cause she was still sitting on an egg hopeful she will start over again and it looked good, at first... But in the morning she had been sitting on her dead baby This was really sad... There is know sitting a box of food right at the front of our food storage, as you can bet. This won't happen a second time in my house... Hm, what else i have to tell you... Well, if there's anything more you want to know, just ask
  12. No, they won't need a box. If you hang one in there it is like a big red sign saying "I want you to have baby's"
  13. Thanks for this recipe It helped a lot ❤️ my budgies are very thankful
  14. Hi everyone, New budgie owner of a 4-month-old (approx.) named Freckles. Freckles loves to be close to me when I spend time on the laptop, my bird loves to walk over the keyboard and nip at my fingers. I'm interested in giving Freckles a place near that laptop where they're allowed to be. Does anyone know of a laptop bird perch, preferably not a DIY option? as I have a variety of physical limitations that make, the building possibility not an option. I look forward to hearing from your collective wisdom ...
  15. Hi there. I am new to budgie breeding. Can anyone help me identify these budgie types please?
  16. My Budgie is not pooing as much tired, and ate a lot of food early last night . He is 5year and 4months old. Is he getting old? A little perkier this morning but sleeping a lot now. He eats his grit and seed. Can you please advice me what to do, he is such a darling. Has changed start of this year , like not playing with his bells.
  17. my budgie went quiet but seemed like he wanted to talk but just sqeeked it broke my heart as he is my baby and did talk a lot .i went to a good a avain vet today and he has resporatory disease he should be okay and has been given antibiotics so if you are not sure take him straight to a vet lets hope i get some sleep tonight without worrying also we had to many purches in the cage his tail needs to bob a little to let him breath so we took some away
  18. hello my budgie went quiet but seemed like he wanted to talk but just sqeeked it broke my heart as he is my baby and did talk a lot .i went to a good a avain vet today and he has resporatory disease he should be okay and has been given antibiotics so if you are not sure take him straight to a vet lets hope i get some sleep tonight without worrying also we had to many purches in the cage his tail needs to bob a little to let him breath so we took some away
  19. do they need a breeding box, if i'm not planning to breed? I thought not?..
  20. Hello all, I'm a very new and young budgie owner and this is my first time owning budgies and need help. I have 2 male budgies, one named bobby, and one named charli. They have been together ever since we bought them and were only a few days out of the nest when we got them so they are fairly young. We have only had them for a month. We have noticed that during the day they will fight a bit whilst in their cage but never outside of it. Tonight when I got them out and had them on my shoulder every time I pat them bobby made a really really weird noise then would bit the living day lights out of my fingers and nails, none of the biting broke the skin tho. Then charli started biting me as well tho he wasn't making any weird noises. Then out of no where they started fighting each other on my shoulder and when I tried to break it up I had them both biting me. Im just concerned about them making weird noises and biting me. This is the first time bobby has never bitten, thought charli has bitten me before. Does anyone know what this means and what I should do? ( there is a video attached of the noise) Thanks. IMG_0524.MOV
  21. don't forget the breeding box!
  22. what has happened to this site, no new posts?
  23. sounds like you have a male budgie who is ready to mate, remember that all animals, people have individual traits- I have one particular budgie that will roll on anything as soon as a spray of water is around, even when on a perch, generally doesn't work out well for him, I laugh like mad
  24. Hi There, Everyone! I have owned budgies in the past, but had to give them to my parents when my ex and I broke up a few years ago. I am now happy married (to someone else, obviously) and just today purchased my first new girl! (terrible photo, but Violet Pied?) I will be picking up a friend for her and a new flight cage, on Monday! I can not wait to decorate the cage! lol I also own and breed pet rats, have two Staffy X Kelpie Dogs and 4 cats
  25. Hi, My bird has been acting strange of late. I'm thinking possible metal poisoning, or mites or lice. Any help would be appreciated. The bird is between 1-2 years old and these are some of the things I've noticed:- Bird is turning/twisting head around funny to the point of head being upside down. Regurgitates a lot of the time. Sometimes at the mirror but I've read this is to feed the bird it see's in the mirror. Has been biting the bars of the cage until the coating has come off. Rubbing head on the bars. Attacking mirror when head twisting happens. Is still eating okay and looks healthy. Thanks Nezal1982
  26. This one: https://hubpages.com/animals/Homeopathic-Medicines-for-Your-Parakeets-and-Other-Birds Sent from my ASUS_Z010D using Tapatalk
  27. Try :https://holisticbirdnewsletter.wordpress.com/modalities/homeopathy-for-cage-and-aviary-birds/ Sent from my ASUS_Z010D using Tapatalk
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