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  1. Has My Budgie Had A Stroke

    Sadly. He didn't make it but I would still like to know.
  2. Hand Rearing Budgies

    Hi. I don't like to take budgies away from their parents unless the have stopped feeding them. I prefer to handle them each day in the nest. I cant really tell if there is any difference in their personalities. I do find that some birds are more friendly than others. I would leave them with their parents and let them decide which one wants to be with you when they fledge.
  3. I have been hand-raising a baby. He has been doing really well eating and is nearly fully feathered. Poops looked good. I fed him about ten yesterday morning and in the afternoon my wife found him lying in the bottom of the cage. He had blood in his left eye and 1 leg tucked up. His head is twisted around and I couldn't get him to eat. During the night I kept him in a grocery cooler bag with a hot water bottle and some towels. I didn't expect him to last through the night. This morning he is not much different but he flaps vigorously and chirps a little. Are strokes common and is this likely. Cheers Phil.
  4. Building Breeding Cages

    They look awesome. What holds the nestboxes? And can you get them out easily?
  5. Hi there all. I am looking for a breeder on the central coast with any Lutinos. No need to be young birds. Cheers Phil.
  6. Advice Needed

    I currently have the chics in the nestbox in a small cage with mum but she doesn't show any interest in feeding them.
  7. Really Close To Giving Up...

    Other people will definitely find old posts useful. That is what makes forums like this so valuable. I have found that putting a towel over the cage so the budgie cant see you helps. They will sit on your hand relatively easily with just your hand visible. You can work on the rest in time.
  8. Advice Needed

    I read that you cock died. I am in the same situation. My hen laid 7 eggs 2 hatched within a few days. one 3 days later. I left the eggs there and after a few days 1 hatched but died. The same happened on the next two days.. Am I right to assume that the two bigger chicks were getting all the cocks attention re feeding. I had 3 chicks but the younger one was not doing so well. I removed the larger two and hand fed them. They are just starting to feather up so the parents could feed the other one in the morning and then put them back in the box.. Yesterday I came home to a dead chick and the cock was dead. I can only assume that he was feeding the hen and chicks and not himself. I have now taken the two remaining chicks and am hand rearing them. I dont know what else to do. .
  9. I havn't posted for a long while. I had heart surgery in Feb to replace an Aortic valve.. I had birds on eggs when I went to hospital and they had hatched when I came home 4 weeks later. One cock had stopped feeding the young birds and I lost the whole 4 babies. Probably too young to hand feed. They just didn't get the feeding idea and I couldn't get their crops any thing near full. They went back on the nest and I whipped the eggs under a pair who were proven parents. Not ideal I know but I was desperate.
  10. English Budgie Size?

    Then why do some pet shops in OZ advertise some as English budgies and charge more for them..
  11. How Much To Expect

    Hi Phil, I have only seen one Post from you on that site and I believe that Mark replied to your Question. " The Meetings are on every second Tuesday of the month", Which is next Tuesday. . Thanks Mat I saw that. I felt there wee some other posts. I have to go to Newcastle next week. Maybe the next one. .
  12. Heat Stroke In Budgies.

    Hi Guys. Do budgies get heat stroke. My guys were sitting with their wings out today in the 40+C temps and blast furnace wind today. I brought the ones outside into the air con. 28 was much better. .
  13. Maid Stoled Our Budgie

    I get the feeling that Osman is yanking your collective chains. His profile says he has 25 budgies. .Can I have a pretty french maid too. Just one day a week would be dandy. Bad Humphrey . Smack. .
  14. How Much To Expect

    Hi Phil. I see Georgie is looking for breeding cages. You say you are 2 and a half hours but in what direction. I live on the Central coast too. But travel around a bit. Maybe we can organise to pick them up. . Hi Mat. I see you have a link to Central Coast club on your post. I have posted on there a few times and gave up waiting for a response. When is the next club meeting? .Cheers Phil.
  15. When To Remove Dad From Chicks

    Thanks Dave and KAZ. Dad and the chics are now in the nursery cage in a shoe box with paper and seed on the floor. Dad is feeding them and they are starting to feed themselves with the egg and biscuit mix. I can't get over that all six chics are different colours. I will post some pics. .