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  1. The budgie I'm hand rearing has formula drip out of the sides when he is eating. I wipe it off but it has gotten large chunks in his cheeks and on his chest feathers. His cheek formula is connected to his skin so I can't cut it all away. His chest some of the feathers came out, stuck to others with formula. I cut that out, but then I saw what looks like two feather ends stuck under his skin, and they were bleeding from the tips. They stopped after not much blood, but I don't know what the things under his skin on his crop and how to deal with the large formula. They are too small to be cysts.about half a cm. Mum says when he moults it'll fix itself but he is only three weeks old. I can't afford a vet.
  2. The budgie I'm hand rearing has formula drip out of the sides when he is eating. I wipe it off but it has gotten large chunks in his cheeks and on his chest feathers. His cheek formula is connected to his skin so I can't cut it all away. His chest some of the feathers came out, stuck to others with formula. I cut that out, but then I saw what looks like two feather ends stuck under his skin, and they were bleeding from the tips. They stopped after not much blood, but I don't know what the things under his skin on his crop and how to deal with the large formula. They are too small to be cysts.about half a cm. Mum says when he moults it'll fix itself but he is only three weeks old. I can't afford a vet.
  3. I breed budgies in my aviary and I recently hatched a bunch of four. One of the budgies must be aggressive because 3 have sustained injuries. 2 have healed up nicely with some medication, but one received injuries to its lower beak. I gave it some antibiotics before going away for 4 days. I came home today to find the swelling gone, but one side of the beak is disconnected from the chin. I was planning on hand rearing one for the first time after owning budgies for a year and Im going to do this one. What will happen with the beak? He doesn't make any noise whatsoever that I have heard, while the others in the nest do. He is about 2 and a half weeks maybe? Im not sure how to upload pictures, this is my first post. Also any tips on hand rearing will be appreciated.
  4. Hi everyone, sorry if this is in the wrong place or is redundant and has been answered before, but I've just received a young budgie approx. 30 days from a family member that has an aviary and occasionally has a clutch of babies. However, this budgies parents have both died quite unluckily. The mother's death has an unknown cause, but she's been a prolific breeder pretty much laying eggs in a constant stream one clutch after the other as soon as her previous babies have fledged- perhaps exhaustion? The father flew out of the aviary unfortunately. I'm no stranger to budgies, I currently own 3 pets of my own and have hand-raised various birds before but I'm not entirely familiar with feeding budgies. The young budgie clearly can't feed on his own yet as he is completely reluctant to nibble on anything. It's literally just left the nest about a day ago, after the parents died/flew away, he went out of the nest on his own. He's fully feathered and can fly, though I'm not sure how confident he is. It's my understanding that the father feeds the fledged budgie for a few weeks after its left the nest for the first time, does this mean I have to start feeding with a formula mixture to try and wean him? I'm about to leave for the specialised pet store, so if anyone could give me any advice on tips on feeding, how long, what with, how to wean or if I even need to hand-feed at all, let me know! Thanks so much.
  5. Hi, Can you help me determine what one of my recent babies is? Here I Mum:- and Dad:- He is definitely split to ino and opaline and possibly some dilute mutation as evidenced in his last clutch. So here is the baby that I need help working out. It is a red-eyed ????? Also would I be correct to assume it must be a female? Any expert advice would be greatly appreciated.
  6. First Ever Clutch

    Hi, I am a new breeder. I am cabinet breeding and have four pairs set up. All with everything they need, cuttlebone, mineral blocks, calcium blocks, veggies everyday, constant supply of food etc... My first clutch was laid and on the due date the first baby hatched (another one due today). After two days though this baby died. I'm unsure why, I know these things happen, nature and all but I really want to prevent any future "preventable" deaths. I found the baby this morning, it had a completely empty crop :/ The parents are first timers, but both are over a year old. I have hand rearing stuff in case, but I was hoping the parents would do a good job, any advice? So far my breeding set up looks great and it is all from the research I had done prior, I spent hours going over every topic of this forum and the FAQs as well, but maybe there is some information I am missing? Thank you
  7. Hi...my hen has two babies, one is 12 days old and the other is 11 days. Thankfully, the hen has up to now been looking after the babies very well. I think the babies may have splayed legs but I'd like some advice please before I carry out the sponge procedure described in Kaz's post. Thanks Below are some pictures of the cock & hen and the babies. Blue is hen
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