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  1. Just touching base again. My Budgie Flock has decreased and increased over past 3 years but my total Budgies is now 37. I still love all my feathered children and have acquired a Conure and a Mousebird apart from my 2 old IRN s , my 15 Lovebirds, 45 finches and 16 button Quails
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    I am new to this

    If you breed you need TIME! Hope you have lots of that. Also make sure your females are older than 1 year to prevent Egg binding which could result in death.
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    Hi there!

    Do not put a box in until your girl is more than a year old. She will die of egg binding. Try to love your birds and not breed. Breeding demands a lot of attention and if you are not retired I would not advise it. Temember to give your girl a cuttlebone for Calcium and fresh veg and fruit. Swiss chard/ spinach is a favorite; Corn on cob and Apple. enjoy!
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    We want to say hello

    Fishbone for calcium and beak trimming.I suggest before you continue breeding read up the hows and donts and dos of breeding in this site and on the Internet. Babies and parents can also die from other things than lack of food. First a Budgie needs Calcium to produce eggs. For that they need direct sun also and not through a glass; fresh air; and fresh fruit and veg. I feed my birds Swiss chard/ spinach and apple and sweetcorn on the cob. They also need mineral block and cuttlebone for calcium. I mix Canary seed with normal budgie millet seeds. Mine also like Safflower, Sunflower and Groats. Otherwise your bird will just get fat and unhealthy. They need variety seed for different oils.
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    New show budgie breeder

    Hope you are retired because more than 10 birds can keep you VERY busy! Ask me. If I knew today what I knew 7 years ago I would have kept my flock under 25
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    Geniesmate

    All I know is if you have a white (Albino) and Yellow (Lutino); you get Inos. Any Budgies with the pink reddish eyes?
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    Hi Guys

    Squirt or Pipsqueak.
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    One Of My 6 Budgies Died :(

    Hi Jordana has anyone communicated with you yet? I am so sorry to hear about your handicapped baby. And her dying. Bubbles out of her mouth means she was ill. She could have had Crop canker or pneumonia. There are many great members that could explain better than I but I know how painful a loss is. It's heart breaking! I have Budgies and when I loose one I cry bitterly. To me they are like children. A sick budgie cannot maintain its body heat and if not kept warm by a heating pad or something like that they can die from Cold. I use a reptile heating pad for my Quail babies and Mommy plus if really cold I have an Infra red light with a thermostat. Do you have an Avian vet for the future?
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    Rip My Beloved Friends

    RIP my beloved Tulip who died on old years eve from some sore under her wing that just would not be cured. She was my first Lutino, but she left a heritage of 1 clutch that i kept 3 of the four and 1 Male is as yellow a his Mom.Now I have 3 Lutinos from clutches between her daughter and another male i bought in. Also RIP Lilac and Powderpuff-Died from Cropkanker last year, and a sick bird I bought with a breathing problem Tinkerbell, my first Budgie female I bought. Her mate is still going strong and has fathered many chicks.But i shed a tear every year for my lost friends............... RIP in Budgie heaven LOVE U ALL
  10. 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
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    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.
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    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
  13. 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.........
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    Feather Mites

    Front line. ? My word! I use it on my dogs and cats.............interesting.
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    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?
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    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
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    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.
  18. 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?
  19. . I feel helpless when they get sick as the Avian Vets r non-existant in Cape Town! There is one in the Countryside, far from us. I need to learn all preventative basics to avoid this, and almost take some vet course on Avian matters. anyone have any suggested books?. Quote MultiQuote Edit
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    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.
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    Help With Sexing!

    I agree yellow pied FEMALE! BLUE one Male.
  22. 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?
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    Budgie Or Budgerina?

    Male I say. I have 40 budgies,including 1 Albino female,a male English show budgie and 4 lutinos ?
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    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?
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    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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