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About sweetpea

  • Rank
    Baby Budgie

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  • Gender
    Female
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  • Budgies Kept
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  • Country
    Australia
  • City/Town
    Melbourne
  1. New Here

    Welcome! Such a pretty bird, great colours.
  2. Screeching

    Hi guys thanks so much for the excellent feedback, I think I was definitely guilty of encouraging him by going to him and telling him to be quiet every time he got very noisy. :/ I will stop that now haha. I also rearranged his cage and added some new shredding toys which has already helped alot.
  3. Screeching

    Hi guys, I am having a small problem with Chip at the moment. He is very much bonded to me now, and is free flighted. The problem is that he has started screeching everytime I leave the room. I usually spend a least a couple of hours with him everyday, but still have to work/study. I am worried about the neighbours hearing him and being annoyed, as I am in an apartment. Is there anything I can do to keep him relatively quiet/ entertained during the time when I'm not there? I'm not in a position to get another budgie, due to the fact that I live in an apartment and I think the noise would drive me crazy.
  4. Finally Picked Up My Budgie!

    Hi guys, I bought Chip a play gym, also I think his wings have fully regrown. He can now fly around my room, with supervision. I will not be clipping his wings again as he is fully tamed and I am not having any problems. He is not crashing into walls or windows which is good. Hope everyone is well!
  5. A New Budgie

    What a cutie! I hope they have fun with him!
  6. Finally Picked Up My Budgie!

    Thanks guys!! :) Chip has had his last injection and is much better! No more sneezing and vet said he has put on more weight which is good. Although I am very much broke now... He is also getting though the molt, his flight feathers and growing back and I don't think I will clip them once they have. He is so much more confident now that he can fly a bit more. Here is a photo of him looking handsome.
  7. Finally Picked Up My Budgie!

    Hi guys Chip is doing very well!! No more sneezes or tail bobbing. Vet also said he has put on some more weight which is good. He goes for his last injection on Thursday. I am very happy!! :)
  8. Finally Picked Up My Budgie!

    Hi guys, Thanks for the comments, Frisky looks gorgeous! I have some bad news, I took Chip to an avian vet today because he had been sneezing and tail bobbing a bit in the last couple of days. It looks like he has the start of a respiratory infection. The vet gave him an injection of doxycycline (I think, can't remember) and we have to back for a couple of weeks for more injections... I really hope he gets through it. On the plus side the vet said he was still looking pretty good, very active, was a good weight and has been eating well. My poor chippy, he was so well behaved, even chatted up the taxi driver on the way back home. Also gee the vet is expensive...
  9. Finally Picked Up My Budgie!

    Hi guys thanks for the responses, I gave some hard boiled egg to Chip today I just smashed it up with a fork and put it in a dish in his cage but I don't think he ate any.. Any tips? Gosh I can't wait till molting is over he is such a grumpy thing at the moment.
  10. New Friend For Frisky

    So cute!
  11. Finally Picked Up My Budgie!

    Hello all, This has turned into a bit of a Chip blog.. Here are some more photos of my lovely boy. He is currently molting and he has been incredibly grumpy and well as looking really scruffy. He had a bath today and I think it has helped tremendously. I have been a bit cautious about giving him baths because it's been extremely cold here in Melbourne. He also let me give him a head rub today which I have not been able to do recently with out getting snapped at. Also his cere is starting to go blue!! I have had a bit of a look around for the product 'molting aid' but can't find anything. Is it really necessary? He is still getting lots of veg and tried apple for the first time the other day. Hurrah! Here are some pictures just after bath time in the sink.
  12. Finally Picked Up My Budgie!

    Hello, another update on Chip, and some more photos. He is doing well and being cheeky. I am starting to have success with the veggies, he is eating celery tops and broccoli but tends to be a wary of fruit or veg that isn't green.. I have seen him regurgitating and generally acting like he is in love with one of his toys, it doesn't really bother me, but just wondering if this is normal behaviour? There is nothing shiny in his cage, it's just a wooden block kind of toy. Also he is starting to fly higher and further than he used to. He avoids the windows, and now he can fly back to his cage/ to me. I think I will let his wings grow out and see how I go with him. He still enjoys his daily head rubs and is quite "cuddly". The first picture is him being cheeky while I study, and the second is him enjoying some celery leaves. EDIT: Also, Chip is about 4 months old now. Do I need to re worm him?
  13. Finally Picked Up My Budgie!

    Thanks Robyn, I think he looks as if he's been coloured in with a yellow highlighter..
  14. Finally Picked Up My Budgie!

    Hi guys, quick update on chip, we are best buds now! He spends the majority of his time hanging out on my shoulder. He is also starting to talk a bit although it is tricky to understand him, he mimics the clicking sounds that I always make to him. This is a picture of him after a bath (which he loves to have most warm days). Iris rings are starting to come in!!
  15. How to post photos: http://forums.budgiebreeders.asn.au/faqs/index.php?action=artikel&cat=1&id=243&artlang=en And welcome to the forum
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