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  1. they can be so fast! I hope you are able to get him back... :yes:
  2. They are gorgeous... I am not bothered at all by snakes, spiders and other creatures that some despise. Snakes play such an important role in the wild, especially with mice and rat numbers.
  3. happy birthday for yesterday You dont need to touch the eggs when you candle them. You get a small LED light - i use a key chain one. Point the light down and gently place it amongst the eggs and turn it on, this will allow you to see which ones have veins and which are clear. no touching is needed
  4. I have bought birds from pet shops many a time, and it is really hit and miss. Most breeders worth their salt will not sell a bad breeder to another breeder face to face... Any breeder who sells a bird that dosent breed looses a lot of reputation in the club so ensuring birds breed well is very important. birds with serious exhibition faults however, are not treated the same. It is up to the buyer to know what they are looking for in the budgie. Education is the key to picking great birds. knowing your faults, features and what is required to build a stunning show bird. birds that breed badly and have issues in the nest are in higher concentration in the dealers than at a breeders. You are more likly to buy a bad breeder from a dealer, where as a breeder would normally give a breeding history on the bird
  5. As your budgie moults, all his wing feathers will slowly turn yellow.. so will his body feathers
  6. Even me as a novice knows to sell the top of my culls privately, then anything left goes to the dealers. Selling the culls is the only way to make the money to feed the birds. when feeding 50kg of seed every month, it gets VERY expensive Where are you located and I am sure i would know someone within 20km of you
  7. **Liv**

    Hi There !

    Hello and welcome!! We are in the same clubs.. you must come and say hi next meeting
  8. if the doxy is working, they will perk up and look great in a few days. if the doxy is not working (meaning psittacosis is not the cause) then they will get sicker. if they are still looking sick with yucky poop after 5 days of doxy, contact your vet again.
  9. **Liv**


    You have a cock bird there
  10. I dont know about RAY, but the WSF is the Wilson Smith Family
  11. Lovely birds! very nice indeed :hmm:
  12. Hello and welcome Its great to have you here
  13. sounds like you are doing the right things so far. heat and quiet are vital. keep us posted
  14. **Liv**

    Where I Started From

    The progression is fantastic!!
  15. hello and welcome. If you dont want them to breed then i would toss away the egg - it would be addled with handling anyways. To hopefully break the egg laying cycle, change the cage around completely and ensure there is nowhere for your hen to create any form of nest.
  16. Hello and welcome. Here in our FAQ, we have some really useful information CLICK HERE It would be useful to our advice if we could see some photos of your birds and their setup. bird condition and setup is very important when breeding so pics will help us point you in the right direction
  17. Oh my!! I hadn't seen the news
  18. I agree. Our club did a test with birds on 12 mm perches vs birds on 16 mm perches. Those on the 16 mm perches sat taller and better than the smaller perches. :budgiedance:
  19. We have D cups in our shows here too , but it depends on the club running the show to decide if they are required or not. They are not a state wide requirement. It is mostly to reduce the seed that falls on the floor. Makes a big difference
  20. What fantastic results!!! Congrats Kaz and Gina :budgiedance: and I love all the photos ofthe show. Makes it feel as though I am there.
  21. Congratulations Chrysocome!!!!!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
  22. I agree. This is a normal spangle, carrying Opaline gene so when you breed him you will get some opaline hens and split cocks.
  23. **Liv**

    Sad Day

    I am so very sorry :rofl: This is very sad news indeed. My deepest sympathy's.
  24. The albino would mask all the DF spangle including the eyes. you wouldn't know untill you breed her to a normal cock and only produce spangle chicks.
  25. **Liv**

    Making More Room

    it sure makes use of the space. its 3m by 3m so would have been a waste to close it up like i had initially planned. this is also the major advantage to wire cages. They are simply hosed off, dried in the sun, then folded flat and stored in the garage - 20 cages takes up around than 1 cubic meter of storage space =D
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