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  1. Hi all, I walked into my avairy to find that one of my hens had blood on her nose. I was trying to find out why when i opened the nest box and a MASSIVE rat came out!! ew! I was shocked and than realised that thats what the hen had bitten because it was im her box (luckly she had not layed) . I than thourght that maybe rats can get rabbies!! and she might have got rabies from biteing rats help can they??
  2. Hi, If the father will not feed the babies and the hen is plucking them than you may have to hand rear them.
  3. That sounds great! lots of variety but without complication. I am just interested why you put apple cider vinger in every couple of days?? Oh so that why you put the apple cider vinger in the water. He, he Good try The reason we add it to the water is to raise the acidity levels so that it combats Megabacteria, very prevalent in budgies, which is a yeast.
  4. Oh okay hmmm........... What do you feed your budgies? and how much do you feed fruit, veg and extras?
  5. Hi everyone. I have looked up ALL different websites about the general wellbeing of budgies. I have always wondered why breeders (and most people that own budgies) use pellets as a part of their budgies diet, Now that I am older I finaly understand( seed contains alot of fat and not enough nutrition and this shortens your budgies life). I have always fed my budgies MOSTLY seed and 1-2 a fortnight they get corn and carott,grass,celery etc. I looked on a few websites and it had the corret amounts to feed a budgie (30% pellets,20% seed etc.) I can not find this anymore and I can't find it on the FAQs. I was wondering if anyone had any "feeding ruteen" or some website that could explain What to feed and how much to feed? Thanks Clancy
  6. I was looking around for easy stuff to make and I was dieing to get a look at the link!! But it's not working could you just type the website out?? Thanks
  7. Well i have other thing to do that are more important and i am only asking this now as i feed my budgies fruit and veg and grass but would like to extend to what i feed them!??.
  8. Hi All, I would like to no what fruit and veg and plants i can feed my budgies??Is frozen corn okay once its defrosted? Can i feed my budgies clovers? What cant i feed my budgies?
  9. is there still a budgie of the montyh?

  10. Hi, do you have any clearer pictures looks like a boy to me but some clear pictures would help.
  11. I dont no what type of mites they are. but i have talked to a breeder before and they said that the boxs should be taken out at this time of year and i am not concerned about the eggs being effected but would like to no if it is okay to treat my budgies that have eggs if they get mites as it iratates them ???? Clancy..... STOP PANICKING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Firstly you have assumed WRONGLY that hot weather means mites. IT DOESNT. The problem you will have is breeding through the hot weather NOT MITES. and as far as mites goes they affect birds and bird babies not eggs. If you havent seen any mites you don t have them. And if you do have an ongoing mite issue you shouldnt be breeding the birds until you have it sorted out. AGAIN I ask you ...what kind of mites are you worried about ?? that makes me feel realy bad cas i have already thourght about that but it makes me sad.
  12. DOES ANYONE NO IFIT WILL EFFECT EGGS???? okay, well probably not queensland. Just right now in the drier states it is breeding season, witch temperatures up to 38c. (but dry) Throw your birds eggs away, and then only if they have mites treating them. As already mentioned by KAZ, It is purely coincidenc it happened last time..
  13. QLD last time this happened my birds got mites at the moment for us it is the stormy season so it is humied or sunny its normaly about 31 degrees .......
  14. I went away for christmas but forgot to take my breeding boxes out before it got to hot to breed as my budgies may get mights.Now some of my hens have layed again but i dont want them to get mights i have opened all windows and have put a fan in there..... is it okay to sray my hens and cocks with might spray (aristo pet bird mite & lice spary) to prvent mights will this effect the eggs?????? Please help as i do not want the lice to start!!!
  15. yeh all still going well nancy has deicied that her clutch is infertile so she pushed her eggs out and is choosing a new nesting box nelly is still sitting on hers and so is tweetie there has been no fights.
  16. Too soon to be talking success in a colony breeding situation Clancy. Heard the saying ? Dont count your chickens until they have hatched ? Talk success at the very end when you have happy healthy babies fledged with no broken eggs, budgie fights and dead chicks from invaded nests. yeah i know what your saying don't talk yourself up to an epic fail.but theres to sides to what you said theres the dont count all your eggs before there chickens but theres also the having ago about me colony breeding.I will reapt its MY CHOICE TO DO COLONY BREEDING and i am sick of repeating that i have my rights to decide and you are judging me and i will not judge you but you continue to judge me!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  17. Hi all, as some of you may know last time i bred my budgies it went all wrong . But this time my breeder are all up to it the ones im breeding are laying (nancey has layed 6 eggs,nelly has layed 3 and still laying and tweetie has layed 3 aswell and is still laying ) this time i hope to hav losts of success but its not over yet the hens still hav to sit on the egs the eggs than have to hatch and then grow up and be happy nd healthy but all is going smooth so far.
  18. thanks everything is going fine and there have been no fights over anything the have chosen there partners and everything and their boxes and there has been no fights yah looking forward to a good year and succsessful year of breeding.
  19. how long do i have to wait for my hens to lay eggs after breeding. thismorning i was in the avairy when one of my pairs started mating i think she will lay ruffly 5 eggs but hoe long till she lays her first egg after mating i did know last year but have forgot how long????!!!!!!!
  20. thanks Hi Clancy, I'm really excited for you, its great to have another budgie breeder on board, please don't be put off by some of the comments on this board, enjoy this great hobby. Breed as you choose to, but use it as a learning experience, watch the pairs closely get to know them. You'll have your share of success and failure and as you gain experience you may change some of your current ideas. But Good Luck ENJOY! Clearwing
  21. i have one called nancey as in nancey drew because she inspects everything and she always inspects it first.
  22. will try to get some pics and thats cool i like santa and mrs claus
  23. Does anyone else have anymore sagestions
  24. I can afford cabniets i have 2 and im using them avairy breeding is my choice and i cant remember any deaths last tome and i do want to have happy and heltheay budgie thanks i will keep you posted and i am happy that you are telling me why uses dont want me to colony breed if anything bad happens i will tell you and stop breeding them until i have cabnets and i already have 2 nd will be using them. [/size][/size] I get your point and well when pop biult them i wasnt planning on breeding and now the 2 built in avairys are taking up all the space
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