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  1. Most of us are in Australia BJ...
  2. That looks much more his size. For taming and training I'd look at the FAQ's. They have some good info there. It's going to be something the parents do with help from the kids when able. The kids especially will need to learn how to handle/approach him, and taming time and out of cage time will need to be done only when parents are around and paying attention. I have always clipped the wings of inside birds. For me it made handling much eaiser. If I was ever get another pet one I'd do the same again. http://forums.budgiebreeders.asn.au/faqs/index.php?action=artikel&cat=3&id=155&artlang=en
  3. This topic is from 2006 and the topic starter is no longer active. Please look carefully before bringing such old topics up.
  4. Welcome. Lots of awesome info here. Check out the FAQ's and don't be afraid to ask anything. We were all new once.
  5. I can't help you with their genders but forgot to mention millet as a good treat food. If you plan on taming them it's great as bribery as they love it... once they know what it is. You can hang a piece in there for them and once they're not scared of it and eat it, use the other bits as bribery for getting them to step up etc...
  6. They are cute as!!! Congratulations I have to agree with Kaz about the seed... do NOT remove it, gradually or anything. They will starve and die. Instead introduce some veggies etc... and sprinkle some seed on it, as suggested... but do not remove their seed bowl. Getting them to eat different foods can take time but that's okay. You can also experiment by clipping some bok choy or other dark green leafy stuff (not lettuce) to the sides of the cage. They may be interested in nibbling on it. Also agree on stopping or only using occasionally the sticks, as they contain lots of sugar. The behavior of climbing into the seed dish is also normal at that age. Again congrats!
  7. How's it going Tinkerbell? Taming is such fun and is a great way to interact with your budgie. I'm sure you'll both benefit from it and I look forward to hearing all about your journey and would LOVE some photos
  8. YES!!! Even if you just had the budgies in there, colony breeding (which is breeding in groups) often leads to deaths of chicks AND parents. As a new breeder you and better off buying a breeding cage and taking a pair out and putting them in there. The fact that you have other birds in the aviary also I would definitely NOT breed any bird in this situation. Also, you mention you got them 3 months ago, do you know how old they are? As you need to be sure they are above 12 months of age before breeding.
  9. I see no problem with this topic and as it hasn't already be removed or deleted, I assume the others Admins agree with me. I can't offer you any personal advice Kaitlyn, but wanted to wish you the best of luck!
  10. It's an awesome cause. Thanks Dave and good luck with yours!
  11. Yesterday was the day and we had a great afternoon tea and shave. It looks like I'll raise over $1,000 which is just awesome for the Leukemia Foundation. Here are some before, during and after photos.
  12. Hi and welcome! Yes they poo a lot don't they!!!!! Don't be nervous, everyone was new once and we're a pretty friendly bunch. Cute babies too.
  13. 10 days to go... and I've raised $670 so far.
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    Awwww so sorry!!! Big hugs to you xoxo RIP Blueberry <3
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