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  2. Hi Recently I have had one of my female die while I was on holiday so my even number (3M 3F) has changed (3M 2F) . Both my other hens have gone into season so I have had to split the cages. The problem is my oldest Male (my rescue so he's not tame) is not fitting in in either cage. Cage 1 he's ignored and looks lonely. Cage 2 he is chased by the other male. I'm not sure what cage is best. Thank you for any help you can give me.
  3. I have a friend who recently got budgies. I have owned budgies for 4 years and understand how to properly care for them, but he doesn’t. I tried my best to explain to him how to, but one of his budgies died only after 1 month! He randomly says he is going to breed the other budgie, which is a male. He says “he knows all about breeding budgies from YouTube” 😳 I am so concerned for the budgie which is not even 1 year old yet, and could possibly have an illness as well. He also has NEVER owned birds before and he isn’t at home half of the time. His cage setup is terrible and he believes that breeding budgies is “easy and not stressful” I have never bred budgies before, so what should I tell him to convince him not to breed??
  4. Have wrestled with the idea of sharing this, but here goes. I feel that Sarah Spiers has a message for her mum. She has been showing me 'Just like new' and 4 Mrs S. I think she wants her mum to know she is okay now and that she feels like new. When I saw her, her hair was in a ponytail and she smiled at me. She looked happy. Just feel like her mum needs to hear this
  5. okay so about a month ago, we went to a petstore that rescues birds, to get our third budgerigar. I'm having a little trouble taming him and was wondering if anyone who's experienced this could help! I took about two weeks with my hand in his cage, reading to him, then hand on his perch, then feeding him millet (which he is taking and eating out of my hand) and he seemed like he was progressing in that way. He understands how to step up, but is very fearful of my hand. we were catching him to weigh him, which might have slowed the process. My family recommended I catch him, bring him out, and just hold him to try and get him used to me, which worked with our other birds, so I tried but he only seems more scared of me now. so basically, hes very scared of my hand and coming out of his cage. If I chase him around the cage, and press my finger against him right, he steps up. I try really hard not to chase him, but I admit, sometimes it happens. If he gets out of the cage and has fallen, he will flap to my finger for me to "save him" and put him somewhere safe. how do I get him to not be so fearful of my hand and coming out of his cage? I really love his personality, and I would love for him to trust and bond with me
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  7. Any advantage in getting a acylic cage over a regular one. And can budgies be kept in a acylic cage long term.
  8. My females are also in the same nest. The eggs seem to be fertile and theres no conflict.
  9. I have been giving my budgies soaked grain for a few years but they appear to be very fat. I use wheat, rye and barley. How much should I give per bird and how often.
  10. I got my new budgie yesterday from a pet store and I'm wondering if when I should let it roam around my room? (My room is small and is safe.) What I've heard people say is if a single budgie just sits in its cage all day (what my budgie has been currently doing) they will get depressed so should I let it out? Or do I wait until it has fully gained my trust?
  11. I got my new budgie yesterday from a pet store and I'm wondering if when I should let it roam around? (My room is small and is safe.) What I've heard people say is if a single budgie just sits in its cage all day (what my budige has been currently doing) they will get depressed so should I let it out? Or do I wait until it has fully gained my trust?
  12. My budgie has a very noticeable vent. Was worried maybe impacted...about4 days now, but eating, chirping etc, doesn't look sick but can pant a lot at times. How long can she be "pregnant" before actually laying?
  13. Dear Forum Members, I'm hoping someone may be able to assist me. My budgie has blood on the top of his head, which I have a suspicion may be because of mites. I have been applying some Anti-Parasite (Ivermectine 10ug)drops behind his head in the past which has seemed to work, except this time it doesn't. I thoroughly clean his cage every week so I'm a little sceptical it is mites, however I read these drops treat a number of different mite and worm problems so I use them. I only have one single budgie. He's not his usual active self, doesn't fly well, pants for breath, and looks "old". He is around 10 years old, so he is I guess an old age pensioner as budgies go, though I need my little mate around as long as I can have him. Does anyone have any tips on what I could do? regards, Peter
  14. My young male budgie wants to get in the nesting box he got in once and scattered the eggs so I put him in a different cage. I let them out together but the hen goes back afte a few seconds am I doing the right thing she is sitting on 4 eggs
  15. If the eyes are red, your bird is an opaline fallow.
  16. Sorry had trouble editing. Photos it put on if a blue bird are not mine. Here is photos it sparkes
  17. I’ve had my budgie about 13 months now. When I bought him he had an eye much smaller that the other and it seems to bother him. I took him to an avian vet who gave him a full checkup and said he was healthy and unless we wanted surgery (not recommended) then we just had to watch him. His weight has been consistent at 35g give or take 1g and he seems happy enough. Except he often scratches around this eye and removes a few feathers that sort of then Matt together over his eye. Any ideas what I may be able to do to help. Zinc cream? Sudoceam? I haven’t touched it for months but he doesn’t seem to leave it alone.
  18. My budgie sneezes like u have no idea.... he's acting normal but so much snot or something shoots out his nose..... is that okay there is no colour it's just wet and gross 🤢
  19. Can anyone help. I have a new out of the box chick in a aviary with 12 other birds and 1 keeps picking on it . Any suggestions please
  20. I'm looking for some advice about how to deal with some behaviour. I have two 9 week old budgies who I hand reared from three weeks of age. At the moment they are chewing EVERYTHING so I assume it's a normal behaviour. My problem is they are also chewing me which is now starting to hurt badly enough that I can't ignore it. This is not a fear based thing as they are happy being handled (and one who is older and spent a week with me without a sibling and is quite affectionate). It's mostly happening while they are playing/free flying about the room. I am also trying to give them as much positive attention as I can when they are not chewing on me but it's gotten to the point that we are having more negative interactions that positive (as I have to shoo them away). Really hoping for some advice because I love these guys but I have work to do, and can't keep spending half my day shooing them away because they are hurting me!
  21. Hi We had a clutch of 5 eggs, two hatched, one cracked (don't ask) and two still aren't hatched after a week or two. Should the unhatched eggs be left to hatch, will they hatch later? Ta
  22. i just want to learn some champion techniques of paring and taking breed form budgrigars which works best without wasting time and results 100 percent breeding results
  23. Any breeding expectation charts for whitecaps
  24. 17 rooms for birds would be nice 😄 I almost finished my house renovation, though. There were drafts so I had to install new UPVC windows - anyone has those?
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