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About pippi

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    Young Budgie
  • Birthday 31/05/1979

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    My Birds, My partner. Our families.MY UNI STUDIES are currently my life. Double degree in Ecology and Biotechnology, then moving in to do Veterinary science specialising in Avian Science. Yes I want to be a birdie quack :-)
  • Location
    Tarneit, Melbourne
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    Eastern District
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  1. Hi Patrick, Thank you for the great read. I have just finished reading this thread from page 1 through to page 16 and really enjoyed it! One thing that really made me laugh was that like so many of us on here we started out with a small number of birds, which in your case was 66 only to now have in the region of some 230+ its amazing how a good breeding season with a few buy in's can increase a flock :-) Congratulations on your achievements to date with your birds. Oh by the way your Appleton cock bird that you got was a great score, the Appleton's are in my club and have a great history of some amazing birds coming from great stud lines. Cheers Phillip
  2. Hi everyone Can you please answer a question in regards to putting spangle and opaline together! I put together a DF yellow spangle hen with a cobolt opaline cock! I got 4 babies from the pair! 2 grey green spangle and 2 grey spangle, the problem with the babies is they look like they are carrying opaline markins as well. Why is it that some of the babies look more like spangle's and the others look like they are more spangle opaline's http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee279/p...nebabies002.jpg http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee279/p...nebabies001.jpg I know that the phots are not the best sorry but the wont sit still here is there dad http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee279/p...W1606069002.jpg The babies are not looking to bad at the moment, for just under 4 weeks! Fingers crossed
  3. Thanks Kaz will do that! I wanted to try for 2 meters as that is the height of the fence and where we are building sheds etc are not allowed to go above fence line unless they have sub-divison permision, and I aint going there!
  4. okay so the plans are as follows, I have drawn them up but I have no idea as to how I get them up on here! Any way I am looking at doing an upside down L shaped avairy with the flight being 5 meters long and 2 wide this with the bottom part of the L, off of this will be the breeding room being 4 meters long and 2 wide. I would like the only door into the avairy to be through the breeding room to act as a bird lock. I want the aviary to be only wired at the front, with a roll down blind to help in cooler months/windy weather. the breeding room also only wired half way down from the roof with the roll down blind aswell.. I know its all alittle confusing when written! I will take a picture of the plan when I charge the batteries for the cam! I also need the whole structure to be higher the 1.9m high as I am 6'1 tall.
  5. thanks for the sugestions Kaz, I have looked in to some of these already! I would love to be able to try my hand at a few of these things but I am totally inept when it come to tools, unless I want to loose a finger or hand or perhaps a leg! I think that I am the only male on earth who looks at a tool of some sort and starts bleeeding! yet throw me in the kitchen at work and I can cook you up a 7 course meal that would blow your mind! ( oh sounds like I love myself there)
  6. Hi everyone, i was wondering if anyone knows of someone in Melbourne that can build aviaries to spec and for a reasonable price! I need it to be built in kit form as we are renting whilst we build our own place and want it to be easy to move when we finally move in! I have spoken to a few people that advertise on the likes of e-bay and trading post, but they seem to quote crazy prices! and I know they are crazy as they build similar to what I want in a chook pen but try to charge me an extra couple of hundred dollars to cut off the laying box's. If anyone can help I would be extremly greatful. Thanks
  7. GB, I would be more than willing to help you with choice of Cock bird to put with her, I can also talk to the Caulfieds and see what else they have that they are going to be selling, I know that they have some more birds going into another auction this weekend, not sure what they are but I do know that the auction historicaly has bigger price's on the birds.I have PM'd you my number if you want to have a chat about where you want to go with your lines.
  8. Hey GB, Congrats on the Caulfield Bird I must say that she was the One Bird that I really really wanted from that line but I couldnt get to the auction and I didnt want to hassel anyone out to get her for me, wish had now I was willing to go to $60 for her. She is the half sister to the Hen of mine that got away, then broke into the police station, i will be ringing Pam in a minute to talk her! By the way the sister that I have is a Yellowface blue/grey Spangle. That line comes from a good diploma winning line. I will make you a deal, Ill give you the offspring of your choice for a swap of the same from that hen, I really want to keep the line in my aviary. I also have another Violet/Cobolt spangle hen from the caulfield line that is one three babies at the moment, she is with a nice big Yellowface grey cock from the Borg and skivington line ( oh by the way great score there, most of their birds have Mannes and Binks line), Ill get some photo's for you when the babies feather up.
  9. Hi Guys, thanks for reading! I am still over the moon with the return of these two, the hen that was doing the B & E at the police station is now looking much better, three days on the loose trimmed off any excess fat that she was carrying but with an increase in oats and millet sprays she is starting to look better, The cock that got away was only away for one night and spoilt rotten whilst away, he is now into a moult, eating like a little piggy and chasing all the girls around the avairy, when the moult is over and he finally catches his Hen he wil be heading back to the breeding room! I have given my number to every vet within a 20km radias of my house along with the ring numbers of the birds that are still out there on the off chance that someone does hand another one in. I wil say that the RSPCA were not the most helpful of people, saying that they dont take in birds that cant be rereleased when they are over anything that my be wrong with them, and was also not to hold out much hope as they will more than likely have either! oh no it doesnt matter it was just negetivity on there behalf and not something that I would wish on any bird, let me just say that my faith and unfortunatly my support for this organisation has just fallen further down my list! All animals both domestic and wild all deserve the same treatment, wild rereleased and domestic rehomed! I am sure that there is room in the paddock to keep a few birds in an aviary for a length of time.COME ON GUYS!!!!! They didnt even refer me to anywhere in Melbourne that could house found birds and I know that AV has her shelter and that alot of breeders around Melbourne have Told them they they can take on not just budgies but also other domestic birds, Obviously there isnt as much money in helping and rehomeing poor birds as there is in Cats and Dogs. I know that it may seem that I am being harsh on these guys, but when the offer of help is there, why is it not taken up, I was told point blank that they DO NOT TAKE IN DOMESTIC BIRDS! (makes me laugh though as I know they have an Emu in the paddock with the ponies and the cow and pig.) I know that not all the RSPCA's are the same as I have seem on their website in other states that there have been the odd budgie or other companion birds turn up that are listed on the website's Anyway I have had my rant about them, sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. Hey guys, Just thought that I would share this strange little incident that happened today! On Friday last week I lost a few budgies due to strong winds and the neighbours silly cat, but that is by the by. I lost 10 birds in total and was devastated, it topped if the worst day in months. Any way one of the birds flew directly across the road to the neighbours and was promptly caught, placed in a wicker sewing basket with a artist paint brush perch a bowl of water and some seed from safeway, which by the way even though it is mostly millet, he seems to devour!!!!! The strangest thing was that today while I was a work I recieved a phone call from the St Kilda police station to tell me that they had a bird that they thought may be one of mine! They got my number from one of the Vets in the area St Kilda vet clinic. When the Police first called all I could think was OMG something bad has happened, oh no oh no oh no, but to my greatful suprise they told me that the offender was caught on Monday trying to break and enter into the local police station, by chewing through the rubber surround on the windows. This hen is one of my better hens that is from one of the breeders in my club who are also well known for there Spangle line, she is also one the babies from there TOP line of spangles, Her full brother went for some serious dollars at an auction on the weekend! At least she knew the Safest place to go I suppose and these police officers were just wonderful and to top of the whole wonderful experience she laid me an egg, its not viable due to a hole in it, but to be honest I DONT CARE!!!!!
  11. A what G ???????????????????? I dont know weather to be flattered or insulted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe I should see alittle more sun, then I will look like a propper maori. I think I will go and put on my tan snake skin loafers, blue armani jeans, white shirt, a thicker gold chain and brush my chest chair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. BL13, sorry to hear about the lose of those two, which two were they??? Jimmy, Tell your wife that she wasnt the only "black" person there, I tried to give her the traditional polly greeting, but she looked alittle uncomfortable! I was the light "black" Maori guy sitting on the edge lol, you guys should look at coming to one of our meets, they are really relaxing, and if you sit back and listen, you get to learn a few things! You even get a laugh out of some of the older breeders! There is one Thursday 26th starting at 8pm, there will be a small club show on, and one of the breeders is going to bring in his feather duster for all to have a look at! Same place that the auction was held! If anyone else wants to come along feel free we have an open door policy, make yourself known to either AV or myself or BL13 0r melbournebudgies ( Ill put sneeky stickers on their backs so you can find them, lol) Promise you wont get pestered on the first meeting!
  13. Hey Adam, Its strange that they missed that, but if you give the ring number to G or myself we will be able to track it down for you! I know alot of the breeder ring codes, as I have been updating our breeding records of birds that have been bought by us! The only time that we may run into a slight hick up is if the ring code is just a BCV code then number, That requires the involvement of the ring register, makes things alittle harder! PM me with the details and Ill see what we can find!
  14. Hi, Just if anyone is interested the club the Angelic Vampyre, MelbourneBudgies, Budgielover13 and myself belong to, is holding its annual auction on Saturday the 21st March, PUBLIC VIEWING 9.00am to 10.20am Birds will be available from successful Victorian and Interstate breeders. AUCTION COMMENCES 10.30am Enquiries James Bader - 0413 159 305 or Ron Cook – 0488 066 652 ST. PETER’S ANGLICAN CHURCH HALL (next to Box Hill Town Hall) 1030 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill. Breeder details & catalogue on website at: http://www.bcv.asn.au/Auction.htm Hope to see you there. [/font]
  15. Hey Nova how is the little cutie going today!
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