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Posts posted by budgieloverkirsty

  1. She said for next years breeding Dave ;)I would put 6 with 2 since they are both greywings
    Yeah thats seems like a good idea, what colours would they produce? Is 7 a greywing, would he go just as well with 2?Do you think 5 is a girl? If so would she go well with 1?Is 3 a girl? If so would she go well with 4?And what colours would they produce?Thanks heapsKirsty
    How old are all these birds? I am assuming that these are pics from when they were younger?I am not sure that all the genders are right. Might be the shots.
    They are babies, I want to pair them up to breed next year.

  2. These are the birds I have that I would like to pair up for next years breeding. I dont really have a colour preference, although I do really like 1,2 &3. But not greens.

    I would like 2 or 3 pairs,

    1, 2, & 3 are siblings

    4 & 5 are siblings

    6 & 7 are siblings


    1 Male DSCF3462.jpg


    2 Female DSCF3471.jpg


    3 Not sure DSCF3474.jpg


    4 Male DSCF3465.jpg


    5 Not sure DSCF3473.jpg


    6 Male DSCF3469.jpg


    7 Male DSCF3470.jpg



    The front is the same colour for 6 and 7




  3. Yeah okay, it sounds like I should not have another clutch, I was wanting to breed my birds before we went on a holiday in January, but my dad does not want to wait for them to finish breeding, and they wont be quite finished before we leave so I was wondering if i could put them in a small cage with the babies in a bowl so the parents can see them, but it sounds like that would be a bad idea. The babies of this clutch are coming out of the nest at the moment, and i think one parent fed someonelses baby - not sue. They are very easy going.

    Thanks All


  4. Hi,


    My three females have each had a clutch of eggs (3,2 and 2), The babies are coming out of the nest at the moment.

    Should I let them have another clutch? Two are first time Mum's, (one has had a clutch of 4, 6months ago)

    We going on a holiday next year, so they wont be breeding then, so I thought it would not stress them to have another clutch.



  5. Are all the Babies that have died from the one parent ....


    I agree with everything WATER NEEDS TO BE CLEANED DAILY ... If you can not clean it each day Do it at night before you go to bed ...... This is how Bacteria forms especially on hot days ....






    No there was 2 from Blossom, and one from Lemon that died.

    Thanks all.

  6. I have cleaned the water and given them new seed. Will the other 6 die?

    One of the babies that died was in with 2 eggs that were due last thursday,(the baby was adopted) but they have not hatched, should I take them out? Will the female lay again?

    She laid 3 eggs and none hatched, she does have a mate and they seemed to be successful but the eggs are infertile.



    I have two females with 3 babies each should i put them in with one female?

    then the other one can lay again. Or is that to many for 1 female? How many can they cope with?


    Thanks Kirsty

  7. are there any feathers missing? Do they look like they have been in fights? Have you taken any to the avian vet after they die for an Autopsy? My first thought was other hens.. wanting to use that nest box...
    they are only young babies, and all the hens are breeding there is no sign of fighting!!!
    Pale chicks are at the no feathers stage JB. Usually indicates an infection. Are your water sources all clean every day for the aviary ? Any chance you have mice going through your aviary ?
    The water may be an issue Ill go and clean it, no i dont think mice can get in.

  8. I feed them a budgie seed from my local pet shop, and sometimes Whistler from Woolies

    Greens from the garden




    There is no sign of sickness, they just die, and they look pale when they are dead.


    Colony bred, I have already had 1 clutch of 4 that none of them died.




  9. Hey Kaz,


    Hurray Finally eggs.

    Thanks for your help

    I changed the nest boxes around and now all 3 females are laying eggs!

    One of them has three but she did not sit on them last night, but the other one with three did - when do they start sitting normally?



  10. The main problem I see in this http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk121/k...ry/IMG_7531.jpg

    The nestbopxes are way too close and you will find some birds will be keeping others from using them. Its a territorial thing. They need to be much further apart and with entrance holes facing various directions.

    Unusual nestboxes also, entry holes are very large meaning ahen inside would feel exposed. What size are the nestboxes ? The top row of nestboxes dont even have any perches on the front of them.

    Here is an article that may help you.....http://forums.budgiebreeders.asn.au/faqs/index.php?action=artikel&cat=8&id=146&artlang=en


    at the end of the day, the hardest way to breed budgies is colony style.




    Thanks very much I will go and change them around, that article looks really good,



  11. A list of questions for you............. ;)


    First can you post a picture of the breeding cage ?

    secondly some answers.

    1. ages of budgies

    2. breeding cage or aviary ?

    3. type of nestbox

    4. location of breeding cage if in breeeding cage ?

    5. type of perches in breeding cage ?

    6. light conditions where the birds are ?

    7. diet the birds are on ?

    8. noise conditions where the birds are ?

    9. traffic conditions where the birds are.........i.e. people walking past, dogs or cats around etc ?

    10. health of the birds ?


    If you can provide more details I can help you


    Cheers kaz :(


    Here are some links to photos of the Aviary with the nest boxes,and the position the aviary is in(it gets afternoon sun):


    http://s279.photobucket.com/albums/kk121/k...lue2611/Aviary/ Password: z1x2c3v4b5n6m7


    1. 1 1/2 Yrs Old I do know that I have 3 pairs, I have seen them all mating!

    2. Aviary

    3. In Picture

    4. They are in an Aviary

    5. Natural Bush trees

    6. Picture

    7. Whistler budgie seed/ Greens from the garden/ Shellgrit/ Cuttlefish

    8. They are outside the kitchen window

    9. We walk past occasionly , and we do have 1 dog that can walk past the cage.

    10. Perfect as far as I know!


    I hope this helps you all help me!


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