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  • Budgerigar Health And Related: Budgies life expectancy?
    Answer: On average budgies can live anything from  10 - 15 years. Very occasionally, budgies have been known to live well into their teens.  Whether it be in a ...
  • General Budgerigar FAQs: Ring on Budgie Leg
    Answer: The only way you can order rings is by joining an official budgerigar club. Finding a local bird club.Registered club breeders place metal rings on ...
  • General Budgerigar FAQs: Sexing my budgie
    Answer: Visuals: Pictures to Help Sex your BudgieSexing my budgieGenerally the colour of a budgie's cere (the coloured area at the top of the beak surrounding ...
  • Aviaries, Cages and Breeding Boxes: Breeding Cage Size/Dimensions
    Answer: Budgerigars prefer as much room to exercise as possible. Available space will dictate the size of the breeding cage.Commercially manufactured Breeding Cages range between 12 ...
  • General Budgerigar FAQs: Budgerigars Profile
    Answer: Glacier Budgerigar (Melopsittacus Undulatus)Family: ParrotOrigin: Inland regions of AustraliaSize: Native – 180mm including 95mm tailShow – 220mm including tail up to 240mm Description: The name budgerigar is ...
  • Budgerigar Breeding: Breeding Age
    Answer: Both males and females should be at least 1 year old before being bred.Some breeders even recommend waiting until at least 15 months. They are ...
  • Budgerigar Breeding: Incubation Time
    Answer: From when the egg is laid it will be approximately 18 days until the chick hatches. Eggs are laid 2 days apart and hatch in ...
  • Budgerigar Breeding: Breeding Budgies - What do I need?
    Answer: Before you make the decision to breed your budgies you need to ask yourself some questions: have you thoroughly researched what you're getting intodo you have ...
  • Budgerigar Health And Related: Crusty cere: normal or scaley face
    Answer: It is normal for a female budgie to have a very crusty brown cere when in breeding condition.  However, if this is not the case, ...
  • General Budgerigar FAQs: What does a wild Budgerigar look like?
    Answer: The Wild BudgerigarMelopsittacus undulatus Budgerigars generally have yellowish green colouring on the back of head, sides of neck and upper back. The wing is a ...
  • Budgerigar Breeding: My hen will not lay an egg
    Answer: There could be a problem with the hen or cock's fertility. Some factors to consider when dealing with an infertile pair of birds are as follows: The ...
  • Budgerigar Breeding: Have hen and cock bonded?
    Answer: Bonds are formed outside the breeding season in the aviaries and once formed they stay together throughout the year. The cock and hen recognise each ...
  • Aviaries, Cages and Breeding Boxes: Nesting Box Information
    Answer: Nest box design, size, shape, and material of construction have been a matter of preference. A standard box is approximately 9" (h) X 6" to ...
  • Budgerigar Breeding: The hen layed an egg outside of the nestbox
    Answer: Occasionally you will have a hen that lays her eggs outside of the nest box; usually off one of the perches. Mostly it will be ...
  • Aviaries, Cages and Breeding Boxes: Is MDF (Medium Density Fibre) OK to use to build a breeding box?
    Answer: MDF can be dangerous to use if the correct safety precautions are not taken. MDF contains a substance called urea formaldehyde, which may be released ...
  • General Budgerigar FAQs: Is my Budgie English or American?
    Answer: Budgerigars are native to Australia, but over the years they have been bred to different standards in other parts of the world. The 'pet' type of ...
  • Show Budgerigar: Can you show a bird you have not bred?
    Answer: Please copy and paste back in.The answer is: It depends on the Budgerigar Club that you join.In State and National budgerigar shows in Australia, any ...
  • Budgerigar Breeding: What temperature should the eggs be incubated at?
    Answer: Sometimes it is necessary to incubate eggs yourself. This can be due to your hen being ill and not having another hen to foster the ...
  • Budgerigar Breeding: What to do if your hen plucks the babies?
    Answer: METHOD #1:PERSPEX DOORS ON NESTING BOXES: this has saved many a chick from ´down plucking' and ´feather plucking'. It is imperative that when the perspex ...
  • Show Budgerigar: Is there a particular mutation that is desired or valued within the show ring?
    Answer: All birds of good quality, that are close to the "ideal budgerigar" are valued. However good quality "normals" are always in demand for breeding. Normals ...

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