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  1. No she doesn't have a nest. She just lays them from her perch and she doesn't worry about them. I understand they will be fertile - would I be able to remove them? Or would that just make her lay more? Someone told me I can boil them for a couple of mins - that seems so horrible though. Yes she does spend time out of her cage, but not everyday as I work full time. This is the first time having a female bird.
  2. Hello all, Haven't posted in a long long time, but still a budgie lover! Sorry in advance for the long story! I've had Ollie for a year and 3 months and I'll be honest, she's tame but not loving at all. No kisses, won't let me scratch her head ect. She just likes to sit on me and chill. Not long after I brought her, I decided to get her a friend, but her friend turned out to be female and they fought like crazy. Ollie at first was the dominate one, but the new bird quickly grew bigger and became the dominate one. Started pulling out her feathers, biting her feet and hogging the food, so sadly I had to find her a new home. Over summer, Ollie started, how can I say this politely .... Bonking her favourite toy, which happened to be a chain with vine balls and bells attached. We could all hear what was happening all over he house, and quickly her toy was named Wilson haha! She then became obsessed with her toy and "loving" it dozens of times a day and wore out her bottom feathers. I took her to the vet, who said this behavior was normal and quite seasonal. I took her there as I was worried about her poops as they were large and runny. He checked her all out and gave her the okay, he said it was just hormones. A couple of weeks after the vet trip she started laying eggs which thankfully stopped a couple of weeks ago. She ended up laying 11 in total. She hasn't been "bonking" her toy anymore, but has moved on to a different toy. She talks and preens it and won't leave the cage without it. She seems sad as she's not getting a reaction from her toy and I was wondering after that huge long story, whether or not I should find her a male companion. Please let me know your thoughts and opinions. Thank you.
  3. Thanks for the reply I feel alot better now He's sitting in his cage tweeting now. I just started to really worry as after the vet put it on he then went on to say how sometimes budgies can have a reaction ... So I wasn't feeling totally confident. The vet isn't an avian vet but I went to him as he is only around the corner from me.
  4. Hello some of you may have read my last post asking about my Leroy - unfortunately there was nothing she could do so I have to make the hard decision of having him put to sleep. On a happier note I have adopted another babie - named Ollie. He is doing very well and is already quite tame after only being here for 2 wks. Today I noticed that he had lice so I rang the vet and made an appointment. Well we're back home now and I'm a little concerned. I'm pretty sure the vet used ivomectin (sp.?) but he put more than 1 drop on and he put it on his nose !!!!!! Everywhere I read its on the back of the neck. He is obviously not happy - he has eaten since we've been home - will he be okay having something so potent put on his nose? I need some urgent assurance !!! Thank you.
  5. Hello, I haven't been on this forum for ages! Leroy is going to be 3 in January and all has been going well, until now. He loves his varied diet - he has veggies or fruit everyday, along with seed. For the last week or so he has been extremely quiet and sleeping a lot. He seemed to have diarrhea and when I looked at his bottom, he's pulled all the feathers out and his vent was covered over. So after a google search, I found on Barrie's budgies to wash it with a soap with a cotton bud (I used moogoo shampoo) and to put a thin coating of Vaseline on it. I've been doing this for about 5 days twice a day, and it seems to have helped. His vent is now clean, but still bald hehe!!! But his droppings are still funny. They are more solid, but quite large and dark - not like the normal little round ones. He has also been drinking ALOT! I normally only see his take a drink once or twice a day. I'm worried he has liver disease and I read that milk thistle extract can be added to the water. I'm not sure if all extracts are the same or how much I should add to his water. I live in a unit and I don't have access to the plant. He's dropped alot of weight, and his breast bone can be felt and quiet prominent. There is an avian vet in my area, but I'm not sure he is up to the travel. He's never been in the car and he won't let anyone but me touch him. Last night he came out, and he had a little crash (he's not the worlds best flyer) and he bled from his nose and mouth. I thought we were going to loose him, We were able to clean him up and thankfully he made it through the night. This has never happened before - is it all related? On a side note, my dog is sick, he's a golden oldie, we're very lucky he's made it to 18, - and Leroy and him are great buddies. All of this has started happening since my dogs been unwell. I think Leroy knows and he's depressed. Please don't think I'm a bad pet owner. I would do anything for my babies All advise will be taken on board. Thank you in advance.
  6. Yes I have to say Im definitely a shopper. My latest obsession is Mimco - Im obsessed with the stuff - Doesn't help that an outlet store has opened up around the corner from my work LOL
  7. What a bunch of cuties!!!!! I love this little fella And this one and this picture is just too cute!!!!!!
  8. Cute photos ............. Also, I like you hair - its very nice, makes you look abit like P!nk.
  9. My birds wings are clipped as in the past I have lost 2 birds due to the flying away. My bird can still kinda fly across, but cannot get up into the air if you know what I mean. Its a personal choice and everyone has to make their own mind up.
  10. I had a calcium bell hanging in my birds cages for a few weeks before he even touched it. Just put in next the their favourite spot and he wont be able to help himself. I have also got him a calcium perch which he has chewed big grooves into as well.
  11. I am by far no expert, but a friend of mine had something similar happen to her bird. She took him to the vet and was told that often tumours cause this. But I am sure that your vet would know for sure after seeing the bird. Goodluck, there is nothing worst when one of your pets are sick. It would be much easier of they could just tell us.
  12. My bird has a plush bird buddy that I tie on the side every night. This is it here: http://www.worldforpets.com.au/products/pr...ail.asp?ID=1228 Its not something that he actually sits in, but he sits beside it and snuggles into it. Its like sitting to another bird. He waits for me to put it in at night, and he loves to "preen" it lol. As his cage is downstairs and its tiled, it gets pretty chilly during winter at night. Everybody is different, but we like to pamper our pets.
  13. ooooooooooh that is just too cute !!!!!!
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