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Lozza

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About Lozza

  • Rank
    Young Budgie
  • Birthday 09/09/1992

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    greenday_rox_969@hotmail.com
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  • Country
    Australia
  • City/Town
    Bundaberg, Queensland

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    Budgies (of course), Technology, Computers, Gaming, NRL - Penrith Panthers especially.
  • Location
    Bundaberg, QLD
  • Breeder
    Yes
  • Show Breeder
    No
  • My Club
    N/A
  • Budgies Kept
    50+
  1. Hi guys, havent been on in a looong time but im back i still have my budgies and the flock has just grown over time Now i wanted to ask some advice on these two hens, im not sure what mutation they are. 1st hen: 2nd Hen: (i thought a light green opaline myself ) Any help would be wonderful Cheers Lozza
  2. i would say female personally, but it is a tough one
  3. Hi guys, im after some hens (1 to 2 years old preferably) to breed later this season. Im coming down to brisbane on the 13th of August and im going home on the 14th of August. Anyone in Brisbane have any hens they want to sell? I know Daz has a cull coming up - but im just asking to see if theres more out there Cheers lozza
  4. Also my whole club uses Equimax for worming of their birds as it is the one our club sells. It is mentioned on a finch website below http://www.finchsoci...worms/worms.htm "EQUIMAX LIQUID ALLWORMER: Contains abamectin and praziquental. This one was sent to me by Jeff Challacombe from Queensland and he states that it is a staple wormer up there, especially around the Bundaberg area I believe. He states that the recommended dose from their vet was 2mls/litre for 2 days or 3mls/litre for 1 day. He felt, as do I, that the two day dose probably ensures that all finches are well dosed. He has used this wormer with young in the nest and has not experienced problems. I have obtained some and will let you know!!! Both ingredients appear to be excellent." Ive also used that one for years now (5 years roughly). I know you guys are just trying to help me out with my questions...but its hard to know what to believe when so many sources give out different information
  5. My club definately said to use the baycox that way. In fact i asked for Ivermectin and they said they only had baycox - and i assumed it did the same thing. Well looks like im going to have to track down some ivermectin - and that ive wasted that baycox/ plus my time dropping it on every bird....Abit annoyed at thr club for not specifying as i asked afew times if it was for the back of the neck... Also my whole club uses Equimax for worming of their birds as it is the one our club sells. It is mentioned on a finch website below http://www.finchsociety.org/cfa/worms/worms.htm "EQUIMAX LIQUID ALLWORMER: Contains abamectin and praziquental. This one was sent to me by Jeff Challacombe from Queensland and he states that it is a staple wormer up there, especially around the Bundaberg area I believe. He states that the recommended dose from their vet was 2mls/litre for 2 days or 3mls/litre for 1 day. He felt, as do I, that the two day dose probably ensures that all finches are well dosed. He has used this wormer with young in the nest and has not experienced problems. I have obtained some and will let you know!!! Both ingredients appear to be excellent." Ive also used that one for years now (5 years roughly)
  6. Hi guys, Sorry for all the posts in the "Health Questions and Tips" lol, im just trying to get my knowledge right about afew different medications thats all - abit paranoid over all this stuff. Anyway, i have a bird who isnt looking the best at the moment, She is a young hen who is ill at the moment, she has a dirty vent, she isnt too light - a reasonable weight - so no keel bone showing - she has greenish droppings (which i first thought would be from her green veggies), runny they are, She is still eating, chirping and acting as usual apart from this (i know budgies are great pretenders about their health ) . I took her from the avairy right away to be on the safe side, put her in a hospital cage with newspaper on the floor - and came back to find a greenish dropping with a dead worm in it (positive it was dead). What does this mean? does this mean she had worms, got treated via the equimax, and now they are all dead, and she is passing them? Im hoping that is what it is and she gets better soon. I am treating her again with the worming medication - as i dont want to risk any of my other birds when she goes back into the aviary. Firstly I treat my birds for worms every 3 months (4 times a year) with a all wormer - equimax. It goes in via water and i normally treat for 3 days, then treat again for another 3 days the next week - to ensure they drink (or to at least try to get the best result out of it) i usually take the water out for a day before worming treatments so the birds drink the worming water. I know there is no way to be 100% sure all birds drink, but that is the problem with all through the water treatments. Also i have treated them with baycox to the back of the neck (read my other topic regarding baycox if that makes no sense - my club told me to administer it that way even though the Internet seems to disagree). http://forums.budgiebreeders.asn.au/index.php?showtopic=30859 Also while im on the topic of worming, is every 3 months (4 times a year) enough times to worm them? I always keep new birds far away from my aviary flock in a different cage and treat them for worms (plus other things) before they go anywhere near my aviary, I also clean my aviaries every weekend (they have paved floors and i usually sweep up any seed + droppings etc, then wash over the dropping areas with a stiff bristled broom (so it removes any traces of droppings ), during this i also wipe down all the perches and metal walls of the aviary. So to summarise i keep aviaries clean, treat my birds for worms, and keep new birds away but still have the occasional bird getting worms from somewhere?? Where would my birds be getting these parasites from? Just let me know what you think. Cheers Lozza
  7. Hi guys, just another question from curiosity - how are you supposed to administer Baycox to a budgie? through water, food or on the back of the neck? My local club told me it is administered via eyedropper to the back of the neck (2 drops) - but after reading other posts on here im unsure. My club told me "put 2 drops on the nape of the birds neck when the bird looks under the weather" - so not very detailed there. Does Baycox only treat coccidiosis? or does it also treat other parasites? Im simply asking as my club tells me one thing and the Internet tells me another. I use both Baycox and Equimax (an all wormer) so i dont really mind if baycox isnt effective against lice/worms - but im curious as i said. Also curious to know if by dropping it on the back of the birds neck it is doing anything at all??? knowing my luck ive been told the wrong information and have wasted alot of it. Thanks for the help guys! Cheers Lozza
  8. Thanks for the help Splat all figured out on this issue now Cheers lozza
  9. The Multiboost vitamins say its used for "caged and aviary birds - ideal for use in finches, budgies, canaries, love birds, cockatiels, cockatoos, rosellas, grass parrots and other birds" My water is given via a large glass bottle (vodka bottle) hanging upside down with a hole in the lid (so the birds drink from that) they dont get seed or poop in their water this way. I do still change the water every second day though - even though it isnt polluted. So would every second week be any better for the vitamins? (therefore twice per month). i want to use them but weekly might be abit much for me to manage. Also can birds feed vitamins to their chicks while breeding or might it have bad effects? I think i might go with Vitamins (dosed 3 days straight at a time with changes daily) twice each month and the probiotic (dosed 3 days straight at a time) once every second month (e.g january, march etc)
  10. Hi guys, i just have a few questions regarding two medications i have. Multi boost (vitamin supplement) which i havent used before but wanted to try how it goes and Probac Soluble (a probiotic). Now both of them say "change every 24hours or should be consumed in 24 hours". Regarding the multi boost - Why must it be changed every 24 hours? is this because the vitamins die off once mixed with water and sunlight? im really just curious on what the reason on 24 hour changes is. Also while im asking questions, with the probiotic - how long do you treat the birds for? a week? a day? 3 days? etc?? And also what do you personally do in regards to probiotics? how often do you treat your birds? i was thinking once every 3 months (4 times a year) So to summarise - im going to treat my birds with multiboost for a 3 days straight every 3 months (so 4 times a year) and i will treat them with Probac Soluble for (unknown timeframe) every 3 months (also 4 times a year). Feel free to correct me if you think the birds need to be treated more often or less. Hopefully you guys can fill in the blanks in my knowledge Thanks
  11. I do agree, especially in those last 2. He looks sick to me.
  12. Hi guys, sorry to take over the thread, but one of my budgies has similar staining to this, but i do feed them carrot regularly. Her staining is more orange and goes around her mouth too - would this be because of her messy eating? She isnt sick in any other way. Pretty sure im worried over nothing
  13. My local vets will not sell ronnivet to me without me taking a bird in (pretty hard at the moment as i dont have any sick birds) i just wanted it as a preventative. Is it possible to buy it through a club or through a breeder on here? sorry to be a pain but i just dont know where else i can get it
  14. Hi guys, I am reviewing my medications used for my birds and came across two diseases i dont really know alot about. My birds are treated for lice and all types of worms (Avian Insect Liquidator and Quimax liquid all wormer). my budgies are perfectly healthy at the moment, however i was just wondering what you guys use to treat canker and megabacteria and how to prevent them? Ive heard of Ronnivet for canker, but where can i obtain this? Also i think i heard vetafarm spark mentioned to help with megabacteria? not really sure. Thought i would ask the silly questions and just get it out of the way so my birds are kept healthy Thanks Lozza
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