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maz7

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About maz7

  • Rank
    Mature Budgie
  • Birthday 30/07/58

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    birds of all kinds
  • Location
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Breeder
    Yes
  • Show Breeder
    No
  • My Club
    n/a
  • Budgies Kept
    35

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  • Referral
    google.co.za
  • Country
    South Africa
  • City/Town
    Cape Town

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  1. Stopping The Breeding

    thank you so much..........................i will rest them even till next year.The cleaning kills me! Also i give my birds cuttlebone permanently. They get corn on cob,apple,spinach,swiss chard and beetroot. THEY DISCARDED/IGNORED ALL OTHER FRUITS AND VEGGIES IVE TRIED.
  2. Pse help me with advice on how I can stop my budgies breeding in my Aviary. I'm exhausted and think we all could do with a 6 month rest period. I've removed all nest boxes and there is no nesting material but yesterday I caught 2 of them mating??? Help
  3. Sunlight

    Finnie.moderators, I am so confused now. I read on this very site how important direct sun is required for Vit 3D which is actually a hormone in budgies that helps their oil gland and when they preen themselves they spread this oil on their feathers. ?We don't have those fancy lights around here and if they r available they would be unaffordable.i put my birds that are not in the Aviary out regularly in the sun,but morning sun for best UK absorption. Sorry U V absorbtion
  4. Only read this now! But goodness me am I a victim of this! I've been asthmatic and allergic all my life! I noticed for past 4 months i battle breathing and have sinus and severe hay fever. I am allergic to sunflower seeds and linseed. Also grass and pollen and dust mites. I hose my Outdoor Aviary down but often sweep b4. So will wear mask as I am 55 years old and I do not want to give up my last joy in life.........
  5. Feather Mites

    Front line. ? My word! I use it on my dogs and cats.............interesting.
  6. How To Crop Needle A Budgie

    Question? Do you insert needle past tongue into gap to the left or right side of budgie? If I'm facing the budgie to my left or right.and how do u get past that tongue and get them to open the throat hole?
  7. Treats?

    I found my budgies ......All 40 in different ages go mad for Swiss chard/spinach and beetroot leaves.the odd corn on the cob
  8. Yogurt In The Diet

    I found this interesting. Can Budgies even eat plain yoghurt. ? I have a bird battling with his digestion. Hard poops or watery poops.he stresses terribly with being in a cage or aviary with other birds. I keep him alone in a cage now and he improves; but he is forever sick. Unfortunately I bought him from a shop like that and he was sick from day 1.he vomits or poops and sounds raspy at times. He s a beautiful yellow and bright green.with black markings under chin. I've named him Rasta and have had him for about a year. I put him out in the sun now (DIRECT SUN) most mornings when it does not rain in Cape Town for the Vit D 3 factor.most of my cages go out and the Avery gets direct and filtered sun.i also feed them spinach and Swiss chard and corn on the cob, apple and beetroot leaves. All other fruit and veg is wasted on them.
  9. Hi Phoebe, referring to abovementioned females with ripped off beaks: I took both and foiled their stumps to a more pointy look. Both survived on the de hushed millet and Swiss chard and apple.their names are "notails" and Rainbow. Both thriving since Oct 2013 and "No tails" has had 2 beautiful clutches of 7 each chicks. That stump beak remained short on both but the little it grew was with my filed points and "No tails" has fed and reared 14 chicks stump beak and ALL! isn't nature amazing? Hi Phoebe, referring to abovementioned females with ripped off beaks: I took both and foiled their stumps to a more pointy look. Both survived on the de hushed millet and Swiss chard and apple.their names are "notails" and Rainbow. Both thriving since Oct 2013 and "No tails" has had 2 beautiful clutches of 7 each chicks. That stump beak remained short on both but the little it grew was with my filed points and "No tails" has fed and reared 14 chicks stump beak and ALL! isn't nature amazing?
  10. Help Me Sexing My New Budgie

    My opinion.: Groovy could be a young male 3 to four months but what baffles me is the white around nostrils which means it could become female? Only 2 to 3 months time you will be able to tell. Scala is defo male about 6 months And I agree females are aggressive much more than males. My males are all passive even in breeding frenzies. The females do all the fighting! Most of my bird's noise comes from the females! I have 40 Budgies. And I'm not a breeder.just love the critters.
  11. Help With Sexing!

    I agree yellow pied FEMALE! BLUE one Male.
  12. Trefto you so funny! He he he.lovely picture for your profile. I have a yellow budgie with brown markings all over the wings and she has cat EYES! LIKE A definite yellow colour.her mom is an Albino and her Dad is a green/yellow normal English budgie (original budgie colour) BUT HE was a show budgie. The chicks all get Dad's cute little fluffy beard with spots on it.wonder what breed they are?
  13. Budgie Or Budgerina?

    Male I say. I have 40 budgies,including 1 Albino female,a male English show budgie and 4 lutinos 😊
  14. All About Budgie Ceres

    Interesting. I look for whitish rings on larger nostrils for females and smaller flatter nostrils for miles. Also females seem to be more bulbous than males. This is start from colouring. Am I correct? Please correct me Kaz,Finnie.moderators?
  15. Sexing Baby Budgies

    It's the older ones that are problematic......especially if you can't see a definite pink ceres or they start to go blue yet look purple. Or they look mixed as if it's going to be a girl and then turns out to be a boy. Have I had to change names from Peter to Petra or John to Joan....hrhehe
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