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  1. Great to see you back Daz =D

  2. What a disruption! I hate that feeling of limbo. I hope its all over sooner rather than later. Just think of all the improvements you can make to your new bird room and aviary design when its time to re do it - It can only be bigger and Better!
  3. okay, I was just going on my experiences with them. All three of mine picked up stray feathers. The feathers would get drawn into the down and sat there looking just like yours. I used to remove a different coloured feathers from their underside every few days.... Cool that yours is something more special
  4. Not a halfsider.... pull the feather and you will see its not attached at the skin. Its just a stray feather from another bird that has been drawn in to his feathers... mine used to get them all the time, even the odd cockatiel feather would get pulled in!
  5. WOO! Awesome! You have magic cleavage
  6. So cute! Hope he made the night. I have found this season very big for parents rejecting chicks... not fun
  7. Is hand rearing two baby budgies =)

  8. **Liv**

    Shed Aviary

    It is possible to turn a shed into an aviary. I did it myself. I wouldn't say its cheaper however as aviary mesh gets pricey. People are always selling second hand aviaries on ebay or in the local papers etc. you would be able to get them cheaper that way
  9. What a sweetie! Brings back memories of my feather dusters. Have you heard the weird squeak they make?
  10. So sorry about Bing Libby Well done Sunnie on even getting to the show! I really wanted to go, but I had a shaky first round with all that nasty weather. I bread successfully about 2 weeks too late and my birds are too young to show... they are out of the boxes but are not perching yet... Well done Squeak and Crumble on your prizes too
  11. I am so exited for you and Ken! What an adventure this will be!
  12. I agree RIPbudgies. They are all different parents and i have had very similar experiences as you. If the parents are coping and the chicks are healthy then all will be well. As already mentioned, Keep an eye on the younger chicks as they can become lost among the hungry mouths and not be fed as well... also really young babies can get crushed under older siblings.
  13. Make sure you all check your gender settings in your profile as it appears some have transferred incorrectly
  14. Likes the new BBC =D

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      and a comment on a status is pretty awesome too!

  15. its nice, but its the stock theme making it very common
  16. :lol: :lol: This has been fun!! Great to see BBC back, and better than ever!!
  17. Looks delicious! I agree about the skins... just wash everything well, but no need to peel it. You could also add some yummy fresh beetroot and fresh corn, and they would be in budgie heaven No need to peel the beetroot, and they love the leaves too No need to take the storks off the spinach... that's their favourite part. I used to feed my birds a delicate salad like yours once, but now they get whole vegitables, roots, leaves and all! and they love it!
  18. Quarantine is very important. As we all know, there are people who fluke nothing happening when introducing new birds, but there are many how are learning the hard way about birds that are harbouring diseases. It its your choice if you quarantine or not, but be assured that its a big risk to your birds if you don't. Some of us understand the importance of quarantine though first hand experience, and we try and save you the same pain. but anyway, in answer to your question. Your budgies are quite happy to share food. the feeding of each other is a very normal behaviour and shows affection. It sounds like they will be very happy together
  19. this is awesome!! what a sight! I really want to photograph wild budgies! its on my Bucket-list hehe :thumbs_up:
  20. I hate putting birds to sleep. I have only tried two methods. The car and the suffocation. I actually preferred the car method, but our new car doesn't do the job any more... too eco friendly! I want to move the snapping necks I think. I my mind its the only instant and humane method of euthanasia that is also safe for my family - don't want to have drugs and poisons around my kids. Putting down birds is a rare thing for me. I don't need to do it very often, maybe a couple times a year *touches wood*
  21. We have all been sick the last few days and the birds have been mostly left alone to do their own thing. When I went out this morning to check boxes, I was pleasantly greeted by 5 pinkies :rofl: One pinky is from my hen that went to the nationals this year, and the chick is now under a reliable foster... its grandmother Renee... aww second generation in my breeding room :thumbs_up: Oh, I will get some more photos soon :kiss:
  22. Yes, they were all clear... I think she must have known and ate them to not waste the resources she used to lay them all. Before i went to take her out, she laid another egg, and she has laid another 2 since then and sitting perfectly. The cock she is with is one of my best ones, so I am really hoping to see some colour. She is a super breeding hen, and if this cock is going to produce, it will be with her.
  23. okay, thanks, i will try her again later in the season.
  24. ARRG!! The hen with the 13 eggs has just eaten every single on of them She is normally a great mum and produced about 20 chicks last season, dose this mean she is an egg eater now????
  25. Most pairs have fertility now! I completely forgot that we suddenly went away to Canberra just after pairing the birds and i didn't clip their behinds until we got home, so some pairs first eggs are clear. I have one hen on 12 eggs :yes:
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