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Derek

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  1. Eggs take 18 days to hatch. Sounds like your eggs are not fertile.
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    What Happened

    Wow, the forum is still here. Amazing. There is a lot of good information on here.
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    What Happened

    I stopped being a regular on this forum some time around 2009 when I had to sell my Aviary and budgerigars. Back then this was a thriving community with many experienced and beginner show budgerigar breeders. From my reading of the forum, they have all gone. What happened?????
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    What Happened

    Here is a start. Karen Morgan an Admin on this Facebook Group is the former Admin on here. https://www.facebook.com/groups/BudgiesHelpAndAdvice/
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    Jimmybanks 2015 Breeding

    I remember doing my first ever rings. It was scary but then the trick is to get them on when the birds are quite small.
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    Geelong Auction

    Have seen some exceptional birds at Auctions over the years especially the BRASEA ones but when the dollar gets over $1000 I crawl down in my seat and sit still.
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    I'm Back

    Hey Jimmy. we are currently in the process of building our new retirement home after selling our last house. No birds or even a bird room yet. It might still be a while.
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    I'm Back

    Been a while for me as I stopped breeding in 2009 when due to some personal reasons I had to sell my birds and aviary. I did maintain my website however at http://bullocksbudgies.com as one day I knew I might return to the hobby. It does not have much information in it at present. I am saddened however as this forum seems to have lost all of it's budding and experienced breeders. I know people come and go in the hobby but there used to be some great people here. I am currently researching new trends in breeding, feeding and housing budgies before I make a comeback. Was saddened the other day to read of Gerald Binks illness and retirement from the hobby. He helped me a lot years ago when I was first learning. I still have a signed copy of his book 'The Challenge'.
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    What Happened

    I know what you mean about Facebook but it sure is a growing phenomena. I have two Facebook Groups, not Budgerigar related, and both have over 18,000 members.
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    Budgie Babies

    Interesting article here about them from one of the worlds best breeders, Ghalib Al-Nasser http://www.al-nasser.co.uk/article2.htm
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    Budgie Babies

    A photo would be good
  12. Derek

    I'm Back

    Thanks Jimmy. Yes I did get a few birds from him.
  13. Derek

    What Happened

    Facebook certainly seems to have had an effect on a lot of forums that is for sure. Are the Facebook pages Budgerigar related Jimmy??? If so do you know the names of them
  14. Derek

    Has Anyone Ever Moved Interstate?

    Laura Send an email to wildlife.reception@dpipwe.tas.gov.au and tell them what you want to do and they will send you all the information you need
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    What Happened

    Hi Laura
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    What Happened

    Funny thing, when I left the forum many of the breeders were not happy with the pet budgie people so perhaps that is why they left. If so it os odd that all the pet budgie people have gone as well. When I get fully into the hobby again I may look at attaching a new forum to my website.
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    New Budgerigar Imports Australia

    I had a feeling the Govt wouldn't change their stance on it. I forget now how much the last imports cost but several thousand for each bird.
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    I'm Back

    I am still considering all my options mate.
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    New Budgerigar Imports Australia

    Interesting. Is that the name of a Facebook Page as it doesn't come up in a Facebook search. Thanks
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    New Budgerigar Imports Australia

    Where did the rumours come from???
  21. Derek

    The Challenge

    Who has a copy of "The Challenge" by Gerald Binks? Where did you buy it and how much? Thanks
  22. Derek

    Prbs September Show

    It's good to still see you doing well mate, congratulations!
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    Jo Mannes - 2008

    Here is a YouTube trailer from the Jo Mannes DVD. Well worth a look.
  24. Derek

    New Avairy

    I like the idea in principle. However, Tasmania has a rather dry cool climate whereas here in Qld we have a very humid climate. Have you given a thought to a build-up of dangerous mould spores that could be detrimental to the birds health.
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