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  1. My Strange Male

    Hi all! This is my first time posting here, so I hope things go well. Anyway, about my budgies. I own six tame (well mostly "tame") budgies that stays mostly indoors unless it's a nice day outside. I have five females and one male, lucky me . At first I owned two birds, Opal (F) and Storm (M) but then decided to get some more budgies (and a new cage) as I really want to have a go at breeding since Opal and Storm aren't interested. Sadly all my new birds were all girls (for a while I thought one was a boy), Tiki, Jewel, Coco and Jasper (Jasper is my fav). Months after bringing all the budgies into the same cage, I notice Storm was being... well... a love nut to all the girls (including Opal). He would follow them everywhere in and out of the cage, chirp really loud to one of the girls and try to preen them, from that knew he was ready to mate but I had to wait a few more months for a female to be old enough. when I manage to convince to my parents to get a nesting box and materials, I started pairing Storm with Opal (again), Jasper then Tiki, (mostly because they were different colours from Storm) one week at a time to see which one he likes the most. In the end he chose Tiki, which was great because Tiki is a very mean budgie and bites me a lot (hard...) and Opal and Jasper are both my special companion birds, so it's a win-win to me (yay). So with the Tiki and Storm mating, I have the nesting box, lots of seed and green stuff, sun and cuttlefish, the only thing I didn't have right was the cage . Sadly none of Tiki's egg hatched but it was her first time laying eggs. I did eventually put them back with the other birds, most of girls were chasing Storm a bit and nipping his feathers (they weren't attacking) but Tiki developed a nasty habit of attacking me when ever I put my hand in the cage (she even follows me from inside the cage). After about two months I put her back in the "breeding cage" due to her bad behaviour, I also put Storm in there due to him harassing everyone, flying out of cage when ever I open it and I was worried that Tiki would be lonely. I didn't have the nesting box in this time as it was the wrong time of year but they still mated... great. So in the end, I put the nesting box in. But this is where the problem begins. So Tiki starts laying eggs again but it's on the bottom of the cage. They keep on breaking. At first I thought due to Tiki laying on an uneven surface but when I manage to save an egg and placed it in the nesting box, it broke minutes later. I started to think it was Tiki breaking her eggs but she still sits on them (the broken eggs would stick to her and I had to use tongs to get them off due to her nippy) so I decided to watch them closely and to find out that it was Storm breaking the eggs. No, my only male, destroying eggs... why?! But I wasn't going to give up that easily. I've added some stuff in the cage like a hammock thingy and some scrap fabric both on the floor, Tiki seemed happy to lay her egg on the fabric but when she did, Storm would nudge her off the egg and peck a hole in it. The next time she laid an egg, I quickly move him out of the cage and placed him with the others, I also moved the breeding cage away from the window and put it next to the other cage so Tiki isn't lonely. I know it's not the best idea to have nesting females on their own but in this situation I kinda had to. I did bring Storm back in her cage only because Tiki stopped sitting on the eggs (which was later destroyed). After a few days I noticed Tiki sitting in her hammock (it's on the ground) and I found an egg inside. Better yet Storm hasn't found it at that point and when he did, no matter how hard he try's to move Tiki, she or her eggswon't move. I'm so proud of Tiki's new nest and surprised that you don't need a nesting box for budgies. As of today, Tiki has six eggs in her hammock and doing fine. If the eggs do hatch, the earliest it could happen is on 12.8.2017 but because it's winter here it may not happen, we'll just going to have to wait and see. I know that this isn't a question, I just thought it's okay to share this and see if I'm raising my birdies right. With my other birds Jasper gets lots of cuddles and she & Opal come out a lot to keep me company, Coco doesn't like being handled and when I do hold her, she makes this horrible noise and finally Jewel, she's a bit nippy like Tiki but less aggressive and likes being out of the cage (she try's to escape) I also own a baby cockatiel that has lots of personality Thank you for you your time
  2. Hi guys, this afternoon i noticed my 21 day old budgie's feathers ( just a few) on the bottom of the nest box. In the last few days the hen has been spending quite a bit more time in the nest box. i saw her trying to pull out her baby's feathers earlier this afternoon, the baby was screeching loudly, so i immediately looked it up on the internet. the website recommended removing the hen. I have done this to prevent her from attacking her chick and i am hoping the cock will pick up on looking after the baby as the website said he would. could i please have some advice asap? what do i do? have i done the right thing? how can i make sure the male is feeding his baby?
  3. Hi all! I have 4 pairs of budgies, all 10 months old and are about to start their first cluch! One of them is already sitting on 4 eggs (might be more later)! Now I have another lonely 2 y/o male budgie who is desperately trying to get a female buy since they are all taken he is alone. I am sure that if I get another female he will court her. The only problem is that I am afraid that now when all the pairs are headed to start their first cluches, adding a new budgie will stress them and they might stop the cluch they are about to start, or worse, the pair who is sitting on eggs might abandon them. Remember they all have never had a cluch before so its gonna be their first time. What should I do? Get this female? Wait a bit? Thanks all!
  4. 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.
  5. Saved from some attacking minor birds. Has been vet checked.
  6. 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.
  7. I had setup my breeding pair about 2 weeks ago and everything was looking fine they started mating in 3 day's and the female spends most of the time in the nest box. but recently i have noticed that the female is plucking her vent feathers, she isnt showing any signs of egg binding and is spending 2/3 of the day in the nestbox her poop is huge just like usual and isnt watery or abnormal , she doesnt sit on the floor I have breed budgies before and know what im doing i just find this strange because my last breeding pair layed fertile egg's 5 day's after mating
  8. Puffed Up Budgie?

    I have two green budgies: Male and Female. I came home today and went to go check on my birds. However, once I checked that inside the cage the male budgie was at the bottom of the cage, and it had puffed up feathers. Then when I reached my hand in the cage it went on a perch. It was still puffed up and standing on one leg. The top of its head was also strange, as the feathers covering the head were uneven. What should I do? Is my budgie sick? I'm very concerned for my budgie I don't want it to die
  9. Budgie Eggs Going Cold

    Hi everyone! New to this forum... oh and kinda new to breeding. Yes ive done my research and have been trying to breed for a few months now, my budgies first clutch, the eggs were fertile and she layed about 4 of them, she was two days into the incubation process and she just ignored them? So i thought classic first mum problems (as i had read about them everywhere) so i put the nestboxes back up a few weeks later. All is well and i think she has layed about 4 eggs, (i dont know as i try to go in there as little time as possible) she is about half a week into the incubation process and i noticed that she isnt sitting on the eggs tonight, just in her favourite position in the aviary which is about a 2 metre flight from the nest box... i dont know if she has been startled by one of our cars because the headlights shine on the aviary probably twice a night as the aviary is next to the driveway. The aviary is only quite small, 2m x 2m x 2.5. There are two males and one female and they both feed her and everything like that so i dont know who the father is. Anyway to the question, if she isnt sitting on the eggs tonight for some reason but returns to them at light in the morning will they be alright? Will they still hatch? The temp at the moment is getting down to about 15 degrees celsius (59 farenheit) and gets to a max temp during the day of 25 degrees celsius (77 farenheit). any help would be appreciated, im a first time breeder and just hoping, not expecting much and trying to learn about these birds.
  10. I am currently breeding a pair of green budgies and so far I have two baby budgies in the nesting box. They are around 3-4 weeks in age, and there is a lot of droppings in the nesting box. Sadly, one of the baby budgies have severely splayed legs, and tried using the sponge method. The baby budgie with the splint is occasionally slipping on the droppings and so I need to clean the nesting box. One time I tried cleaning the nesting box but then the budgie parents were terrified and they started flying all over the cage. Is there a way for me to clean the nesting box without scaring the parent budgies as much? I'd appreciate the help, Aquafroste
  11. I think this chick is roughly 19 days old not 100 % on age. I am wanting to know what the birds sex is if possible and also what colour does everyone think , I see blue feathers coming through on the chest just wondering what its called . Any help is appreciated .Thanks https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151635270633915&set=pcb.10151635271078915&type=1&theater , https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151635270973915&set=pcb.10151635271078915&type=1&theater
  12. Hi, I found blue beautiful budgie whos wing was hurt ( about 1,5 months ago, now everything is okay ). Near train station in Freo. Green leg ring R&T C......WA. Let me know if its your little friend. Best regards, Rita
  13. Our much-loved pair of budgies escaped on Wednesday 16 January 2013, from our home in Kensington, Melbourne, Victoria. They are about 2.5 years old. Georgie (female) is white and pale blue, with a bumpy pinky light brown ceres and pink feet. Her companion Milly (male) is green and gold with light brown/grey markings, blue ceres and cheek spots and grey feet. Both birds are very chatty and especially love "talking" to lorikeets. Georgie will sit on your finger or hand but can be a bit nippy. Milly is more reticent and gentler. Milly is the better "singer" of the two while Georgie loves to bathe. Georgie in particular will respond to her name and often grizzles a bit when settling at night. Photos online at https://www.lostdogs.com.au/forums/showthread.php?42351-Lost-2-Budgies-Kensington We miss them very much.
  14. Hi, tonight my sister in law dropped off a little blue budgie she found on her doorstep. It was fretting so she caught it and brought it over to me because i own two cockatiels, a quaker and an eclectus. I willingly took it in as an animal lover, put it in a spare cage i had and upon closer inspection i noticed possible abnormalities on its little face and feet. It kind of looks like overgrowth or maybe it has been hurt? Or maybe it is nothing at all. I have provided some photos, if you have any idea what it is please let me know, I am scared of it being actually hurt. Note: the budgie doesn't seem to be in pain, it is content on sitting on a perch all fluffed up and it has had a bit of water and a little bit of food but he keeps picking at his sore foot and can't seem to keep his eyes open. http://i.imgur.com/NXO3RIa.jpg http://i.imgur.com/DQLNtVz.jpg Edit: the claws on its feet are actually bound together with skin, is this a deformity or some sort of infection?
  15. I'm A New, First Time Budgie Owner!

    Hi! I'm Adaira and a college student at the University of Oregon, in Eugene Oregon United States. My boyfriend of 2.5 years are going through school together and felt like our home was empty. That is when we decided to welcome Nugget! We are very new and have had Nugget for 2 days now, and we think Nugget might be between 2-3 months. Just a baby I am looking to make some friends here and get some help from other new and/or experienced budgie friends. Here is a picture of my boyfriend and I, and another of our little baby. Any guess on the gender? We have no idea yet... but he thinks it's a boy and I think... maybe it could be a girl. Help us out! I will also post this on the "What Sex is my Budgie?" thread. Thank you and Hello!
  16. Budgie Eggs?

    Hi There Desperately seeking assistance in caring for budgie eggs. A brief background: We recently aquired a new restaurant equipped with two avaries. The budgies were removed about 4 days ago by the previous owners. Yesterday we went in to clean the cages before getting birds of our own to put in there and found 4 budgie eggs. I currently have them nestled in a container of cotton wool with a warm lamp at a consistant distance and temperature. Please any advice would be most appreciated. I am currently trying to find out from the previous owners if i could perhaps buy the mom from them, not quite sure if thats the right route to go. Please Help!
  17. Seed When Grown .

    hi guys, i was just curious if i could grow some seed and put it into the budgie cage until the bird has began to destroy it haha if i was to grow some seed, i would grow more then one pot of it so i could rotate through so the budgie wouldnt destroy the whole thing and i would give the seed/ plant some time to grow back. P.S: this will be fore my inside budgie, not my aviary birds. Thankyou.
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