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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.

     

    I have noticed in the last few days my hen budgie has been feather plucking all their babies that are feathering up the oldest are missing feathers from their head down to the top of their wings.

     

    Will there feathers grow back?

     

    Today i went out the took the babies out and placed them with dad but i cant see him feeding them, what do i do?

     

     

     

     

     


  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??

    At the moment this is my weekly feeding schedule, im constantly review it to see if there are anything that I should add or things I should take away. Can i have your thoughts and oppinions on my feeding routine please for my two pet type budgies, Hamish who is a young cock bird who is just over 1 year and Molly who is over 3 years and we think suffered from a lack of calcium as she has no strength in her wings to fly even though she tries (drops like a stone though) and also possibly has rickets.

     

    Monday: - Variety of fresh vegetables/fruit (served plain or mixed with somebaby food)

     

    - Fresh herbs from the garden/ fresh grasses including millet orpanorama spray

     

    - Apple Cider Vinegar in water

     

    - Cuttle bone is always available

     

    - Budgie seed mix (Trill) always available

     

    Tuesday:

     

    - Variety of fresh vegetables/fruit (served plain or mixed with somebaby food)

     

    - Fresh herbs from the garden/ fresh grasses including millet orpanorama spray

     

    - Fresh, plain water

     

    - Cuttle bone is always available

     

    - Budgie seed mix (Trill) always available

     

    Wednesday:

     

    - Variety of fresh vegetables/fruit (served plain or mixed with somebaby food)

     

    - Fresh herbs from the garden/ fresh grasses including millet orpanorama spray

     

    - Apple Cider Vinegar in water

     

    - Cuttle bone is always available

     

    - Budgie seed mix (Trill) always available

     

    Thursday:

     

    - Variety of fresh vegetables/fruit (served plain or mixed with somebaby food)

     

    - Fresh herbs from the garden/ fresh grasses including millet orpanorama spray

     

    - Fresh, plain water

     

    - Cuttle bone is always available

     

    - Budgie seed mix (Trill) always available

     

    Friday:

     

    - Variety of fresh vegetables/fruit (served plain or mixed with somebaby food)

     

    - Fresh herbs from the garden/ fresh grasses including millet orpanorama spray

     

    - Apple Cider Vinegar in water

     

    - Cuttle bone is always available

     

    - Budgie seed mix (Trill) always available

     

    Saturday:

     

    - Mash: Grain mix with egg and biscuit

     

    - Fresh, plain water

     

    - Cuttle bone always available

     

    - Budgie seed mix (Trill) always available

     

    Sunday:

     

    - Mash: Grain mix with egg and biscuit

     

    - Fresh, plain water

     

    - Cuttle bone always available

     

    - Budgie seed mix (Trill) always available

     

    I make up a different batch when ever I run out. Here is a list of ingrediants I use, the ingredients in bold are what I am using currently I make up enough to fill a 4L container so it does last me a little while. They both seem to enjoy this mixed into the egg and biscuit mixture.

     

     

    - Small parrot or other seed mis

     

    - Sesame seeds

     

    - Flax seed

     

    - Linseed

     

    - Poppy seed

     

    - Hemp seed

     

    - Budgie crumbles

     

    - Wheat germ

     

    - Oats

     

    - Papitas/pumpkin seeds

     

    - Polenta

     

    - Pine nuts

     

    - Corn meal

     

    - Cracked wheat

     

    - Red Quinoa

     

    - Royal Quinoa

     

    - Oat bran

     

    Extras that are soaked and cooked the night before

     

    - Brown rice

     

    - Wild rice

     

    - Couscous

     

    - Soup mix

     

    - Buckwheat

     

    - Barley

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    :o Oh so that why you put the apple cider vinger in the water.

    After loads of research I came to the conclusion to use it after reading that it has many medical properties and also as a natural antibiotic for birds or something like that, so now i use it regularly in my birds water. Also I find that during the warmer months when they tend to bath in thier water bowls it gives the feathers a nice healthy shine to them, and it being vinegar its probably good at keeping the mites at bay too as I used to always have a problem with red feather mites, but since they bath in this stuff too I haven't seen them for a while.

     

    He, he Good try smile.gif

     

    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 :huh: hmmm........... What do you feed your budgies? and how much do you feed fruit, veg and extras?

    "Breeders" and most people dont feed pellets. Most breeders feed seed and extras like vegies, and additional seeds. Its people who get told by their vets to feed pellets, on the most part, that end up giving their budgies pellets. Read the topics in our food and nutrition forum on pellets and make an informed decision.

    I disagree with the theory that seed diets are fatty etc..............its all down to balance...........you need to feed the extras. Most vets assume people just feed seed and water and therefore promote pellets.........the fact the the pellet producers give them bonuses to promote their product also has a little to do with it.


  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. Clancy you have had budgies an awfully long time and you have a lot of them. I cant believe its taken you this long to ask such an important question and with the FAQ section and a whole forum dedicated to food and nutrition on this forum the info is all there for the taking.

    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!??.


  7. 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 ????

    DOES ANYONE NO IFIT WILL EFFECT EGGS????

     

     

    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.

    Throw the eggs away.


  8. DOES ANYONE NO IFIT WILL EFFECT EGGS????

    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 .......

     

    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..


  9. 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 .......

    Where are you located, It isn't to hot to breed? Right now is the perfect time of the year in some states.

     

    I can't help you witht he eggs and mites, but just because it is hot it doesnt mean you birds will get mites.


  10. 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!!!


  11. Hi all,

     

    as some of you may know last time i bred my budgies it went all wrong :lol: . 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 succsess 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. :D:):D

     

     

     

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D


  12. Hi all,

     

    as some of you may know last time i bred my budgies it went all wrong :P . 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.:):D:D


  13. thanks :(

    hi all,

     

    i am so excited as i am starting breeding on thursday and all my hens and cocks are top quality and i have 5 pairs yahhhhhhhh :D and when the eggs hatch once i start breeding them then they are sooooo cute :(

     

     

    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


  14. i have one called nancey as in nancey drew because she inspects everything and she always inspects it first. :(

    yes birds in my flights are named by personality or look

    as in i got one with long darthvader shaped mask so her name is darth vader although i think i called her dark vader but thats as i dont watch tv and just guessed his name


  15. will try to get some pics and thats cool i like santa and mrs claus ;)

    Do you have some pictures? :huh: I name birds based on what they look like, on whether a partner or friend is named or not and the circumstances I received them.

     

    Like this - I have a cock bird named Santa - at the same time I received a hen so I named her Mrs Claws :( I received them around christmas time


  16. Does anyone else have anymore sagestions

    hi,

    what are some good budgie names as i need some names for all the budgies wich are going to start breeding and have babies so i will need some names for the babies as i am going to start breeding on tursday again.

     

    thankyou :huh:


  17. 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

    hi clancy i dont normally say things like this but your only asking for troubble collany breeding if i had five top quality pairs then i would want to give them the top quality safty the deserve to breed and raise their chicks in its not much to get a few cabbinits made up and not hard to hang a nest box onit would even be less expencive than what it will be buying new cocks or hens or vets bills what ever 9however i dont think vet would be in your vocabluary if you wont pay for cabnits i doubt your going to pay for a vetbreeding birds is not just about cute babys as if your breeding collany then you wont really be able to look after orsave any cute babys that mabe hatch and get eatten by other hens while mums gone for feed or mum may go light as shes to scared to get out box to feed herself all eggs may become adlled for same reason if hen wont come off her eggs to rest herself every now and again for 3 to five minnits eggs may die their is so many bad reasons not to collanybreed i wont be wishing you luck sorry but i will be wishing you come to your sencese and get five breeding cabbnits so you can actually enjoy raising young how its safe for them and their mum and dad and way better for yourself can i just as what makes you choose collany over cabbinets their must be a reason you prefer it
    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. ;)
    they are happy you are excited, but they have had some bad experiences with collony breeding and don't want you to go through the same thing. Good luck! It is your choice and i won't judge you by that choice. I really hope everything goes well for you and your birds.
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    You are getting positive comments... but also warnings as we've all read the problems you've had in the past and see you choose not to listen. We are not being mean, just hoping you would have leanrt from past blood shed. This is a public forum, and when you post a topic you will get both the negatives and the positives... that's just the way things work.
    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 :huh:
    well the best of luck to you. ps cant you just put the breeding cabinets in the old cubby??

  18. thanks alot kaz :D

    I really do hope you dont have trouble this time like before Clancy, but since you go to school you cannot watch over them all the time. It is a concern, thats all.So, here's an article on COLONY BREEDING http://forums.budgiebreeders.asn.au/faqs/i...lony%20breeding that may help you make it work......and Clancy :) ........in the past you have come on the forum posted things and left and we have posted answers and you never return, look at them or answer. So our help or posts to you has seemed wasted....... ( not talking criticism here....but in general all answers or posts ). Please check back in your posted topics and answer others helpful advice to keep the topic moving along and to get the help you need. The more info is provided the more we can help. If you arent sure how to find your topics or posts click on your name and go to your profile page and see your topics there :)
    thanks i really dont have the space it just an old cubby house and well pop just biult 2 aviarys inside it so thats what happened and i have half a clue because by pops dad bred top top show qwality budgies but im not in it or show budgies more just the pleaser of watching them growing and then taming them :D
    It's brilliant to see you so excited and enthusiastic :) When I was younger my family used to colony breed. I think it's most budgie lover's starting point. To start off with, it went brilliantly, but then more birds were added, more chicks were born and more and more hens started going after the same nesting boxes. It ended up in alot of wounded/maimed and/or killed birds. :( Not saying this will happen to you, but by looking at the previous posts, it has happened. Maybe this time it wont happen - fingers crossed and best wishes it doesn't.I won't do it again as I don't want to put my birds through that sort of trauma. Plus I get to select which cock I breed to which hen and hopefully some of the colours, varieties and mutations I want will come out. :D Selective breeding of your birds is good if there are certain goals you want to achieveMaybe you don't have the funds and/or support from home to be able to let you have the choice to selective breed. Maybe you don't have the space. Or maybe you just find it an easier way to have your birds. You have your reasons for Colony Breeding. I may not agree with your choice in breeding, but I'm not one to judge - it would be hypocritical of me to do so as I once colony bred. BUT with time and experience, you will learn happiness and heartache, learn different things, grow with your birds and build your own knowledge. And hopefully take some of our info here on board :D We're only trying to help you. Again, good luck and Hi 5 to enthusiasm!
    i do have to agree that last time things did get pair shaped and the haen that i thourght was egg bound "nancey" shes fine and im breeding with her again as she is a good breeder ;)
    hi,somtimes my hens push each others eggs out of the others hens box and somtimes attack the babies .what is the best way to breed budgies?Do you split them up or put them in an avairy? :huh:
    Good luck :(
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