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  1. Zazu is definitely a girl, sadly a lot of staff have no ideas about how to sex a budgie, they simply think pink is female and blue is male. She is a very beautiful girl though! Hopefully they will start to get along better soon
  2. LOL get a shady spot! Geez geese have no shame!
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    Bobby :"(

    I am heartbroken to have to come in here to tell you that my beautiful Bobby has passed away. It was while I was away on holidays, my neighbour was coming in everyday and feeding them and giving them fresh water and making sure they weren't too hot etc, and she came in on new years day and found him. How he died is a mystery, he had been attached, but by what we can't tell. There was no blood anywhere, and other details I wont share, but it was so distressing to see my beautiful, amazing, full of life budgie like that, leaves a massive hole in my heart. He was the sweetest and funniest budgie that I have ever known, so cheeky and such a little flirt. I can't believe that he has gone. The past 2 weeks have been the most painful weeks of my life, losing my 2 cockatiels Bert & Leo to giardia, and now Bobby as well, I can't bare it. I thought it might be fleas, since we've been away they have moved in and taken over, we've never had fleas in the house we always have frontline on our pets but the empty house and hot conditions must have been perfect, then I thought maybe it was a spider, but just some details don't add up. I thought maybe a mouse, but there are no droppings anywhere and we haven't had mice in the house either. I will miss him always, he was so special to me and I can't believe he is gone, I didn't even get to say goodbye I know I haven't been around for a long time, but there are a few on here that helped me so much when I first got him, and helped me be the bird lover that I am today. I will miss you forever my special boy, I love you
  4. Well I started today. I set up the 'diet cage' yesterday and Bobbie and Sherbie moved in. Bobbie doesn't like it at all and is frantically climbing around the cage looking for an escape route. I hope he settles down soon. At least he is getting exercise! Sherbie couldn't care less and sits around on her favourite perch, making herself queen of her new cage! This the the new cage set up - you can see Bobbie trying to escape! I have put their fave vegies in the bottom of the container, and put a few seeds inside the paper, leaving the thin side up so it wont take them long to rip through and discover them in there. They also have in their cage a bowl of seeds and a bowl of fresh vegies. I'm also letting these two out for free flight in the mornings, but Sherbie wont fly unless I literally pick her up and toss her in the air (gently of course) so I have to a lot of work ahead of me to get her moving! So far they haven't shown an interest in them and they are locked out now for free flight time with all the other birds. I've shut their cages off so the other birds don't go in and discover their food, and vice versa. Here's to hoping it works!
  5. This thread is exactly what I needed, I am so excited I can't wait to get outside and start hunting for foraging perches!! I have 2 very overweight budgies that I am separating from the rest of the flock. During the week I dragged the old cage out of the shed and cleaned it up and the spare room to make space for it, and it's now sitting there waiting for it to be decorated. My plan is to put 2 teaspoons of seed fore each budgie in a dish per day and hide food other foodvaround the cage to encourage them to forage. Once they understand the paper parcels contain food then I will make them search and work for every bit of food they get. I will make the parcels up at night and put them in their cage in the morning before I go to work. I wont start this though until I am satisfied knowing that they will be getting enough food during the day, I don't want them to starve!! I will keep you updated with pictures as well once I get it all established!! Thank you so much for your awesome thread, I have thoroughly enjoyed reading it and especially the picture update!!
  6. Oh wow thank you!! It's quite funny cause I saw your sig earlier today and smiled! It's always been a fav of mine! Here is the rest of my flock! Bobbie is by the sweetest of my birds, he's just is so easy going! Loves a chin scratch and to sit in my hair! He is always first to the side of the cage for a chat when I come in to say hello!For those who don't know and are wondering why I have 2 birds called Bobby(ie), this Bobbie is a rehome and I just didn't want to rename him. I tried to call him Poppet for a while but it didn't suit him. It's not to confusing have two called the same name! They usually sit next to each other so I just have to say hi Bobby(ie) once!!I have heaps more pics but my posts are automatically merged and it's too many for one post! Perhaps I should rename him Skittle! I can always rely on Bobbie to be the first to any new foods I put in for them to try! It's great, when the other birds see him eating they aren't so afraid of it! Trixi is really quite a sweet little girl, who warmed to me suddenly out of the blue and now is quite friendly! She will often come over to listen to my mindless chatter and will give me kisses through the bar. Trixi is a Creamino budgie and I was so excited when she was given to me as a rehome, if anyone here remembers I simply loved the creamino's! Training hard with Sunshine for the budgie olympics! Even though Leo isn't a budgie, he thinks he is, and even sounds like one! He does a great angry dolphin, and is totally and completely besotted with Sherbie, and when they are out he will not leave her side! She really doesn't mind, and loves to sit between Leo & Sparkie and lap up the attention from both of them! Who can see the jealous boyfriend looking on??!! And just a group shot of them all hanging out together! Hope you enjoy
  7. Hi all, I haven't been around for ages, but I thought I would pop in and give you an update on my flock! Bobby is still going strong, his normal cheeky self! The only thing he loves more than the camera is himself! My sweet Sunshine isn't well, he has to go into isolation every few weeks as he has poor lungs. The vet says he has scarring on his lung tissue and he likens it to asthma in a human, it's something he developed apparently as a baby in the nest. He coughs and tail bobs a lot, but he is still a happy chirpy boy. He isn't at all contagious and is fine to be in with the other budgies. I feel so sorry for him when he is in isolation on his meds, he looks so sad and lonely, but I hate hearing him cough or gasp as well. He is a strong little boy though and I have no doubt he will be with me for a long time. My gorgeusly green Sparkie is the least tame of my budgies, happy just bein a budgie! I mainly call him Sparkles now as he is just so bright and vibrant he is always the first one I see in the cage! Sherbie I call my little chuppa chup, she is a really sweet girl, she is semi tame and always needs rescuing when she falls short of her landing target! She doesn't fly too well! I did have her in isolation on a diet, but having 2 males swoon all over her constantly during out time didn't help her diet all that much, so I let her go back in with the flock, and just try to make her fly a bit more...
  8. Wow Kaz I just read this entire thread from start to finish and your aviary is amazing! And I LOVED your old one!!! Congratulations it will look so fantastic once it's finished! My plans have changed somewhat from the aviary plans I showed you ages ago, we ended up buying a small house with a smaller back yard that we still haven't moved into yet... It's kinda like your aviary but Scott is working on it weekends and after work. It turned out to be a complete rebuild and we stripped it right down to the frame and had to re-stump, it's only at lockup now. There is no chance an aviary will fit, will fit in the yard, so Scott is building me a patio aviary instead, it will be 1.5mtrs long by about 1 mtr deep and 2 mtrs high, with a separate access door on the side to prevent escapees! It will be on castors as well just so it's easy to clean around, and I can move them into a sunny spot on a nice day. As it is so cold in Ballarat do you think there will be any benefit in insulating to 2 solid walls and having a PVC drop sheet for the front, with eye holes fitted so it can be secured in place?? I will have to remember to come back and keep checking it out Have you done the leadlighting for beside the doors yet??
  9. 2nd picture of Ozzie looks like he is saying "call me, call me now"
  10. awwww Fizzy is just so cute!! None of my birds are interested in their weeble budgies
  11. Oh it's the cutest little button nose poor bubba being picked on already!
  12. That picture is just so gorgeous! You can see it's little nose and mouth and everything!!! What is your due date?
  13. He is a beautiful budgie :budgiedance:
  14. With a YFII the yellow of the budgies face bleeds into the body feathers turning the blue to green :budgiedance:
  15. Just want to say that Samson is a gorgeous bird! I love his colours!! :budgiedance: Delilah is an opaline, with no spangle, also very gorgeous :sad:
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