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  1. Why not try her on some ivermectin scaly/mite treatment, just in case. I think you can buy it online in Aus now without vet prescription from vetafarm.
  2. I'd try asking on a USA forum. Brands are different in each country. If you don't mix your own and are looking for supermarket brands, Trill is good in the UK and Australia. Versele Laga in the UK. Not sure if these are available in the US. I found this below from an American owner. I have no idea about these brands myself, so you'll have to look into them. You want one with a good mix of canary and a range of different millet seeds. Look on the pack. It should say it contains something like: Canary, French Millet, Japanese Millet, Panicum millet, hulled oats (grouts) and maybe niger see
  3. LeRoy needs to get to a good avian vet quickly. It may not be liver disease at all. A number of things could cause his sickness - a blocked gizzard/intestines comes to mind perhaps.
  4. They are stunning photos, Birdlove. Allen is beautiful. I love the flight shots especially. They are hard to do.
  5. Not sure, but try these. Sometimes a special toy will distract them on and off for hours. Try to observe which toys or items Chip really likes, and play with him and those items so he learns to play alone with them as well. Start trying to buy or make those types of toys to keep him occupied. Different birds sometimes dig different things. If not a mirror, some toys have reflective stainless steel surfaces that work in the same way as a mirror, but aren't so reflective so as to make them obsessed. My bird loves this fruit spear, with a reflective stainless apple at the top for him to peek
  6. Poor Buddy Boy. It's possible he is still around. Leave his old cage out and up somewhere high enough in the garden, and you never know, he may come back if he sees it.
  7. Chip is gorgeous! I love the little yellow guy. For the moulting, just up Chip's protein while he's growing new feathers. It takes a lot from their energy reserves, so it's good to put some back in. Hard boiled egg is good. There's a lot of protein in it. You can mush it up, alone or with other things, as well as using the crushed shell. Or feed it by hand if you want. Chip looks like he's enjoy that. Mine also likes to nibble on whole bits of eggshell (cooked on the hard boiled egg, not raw) fed by hand. It's like a shredding toy he can eat. Keep the veges and seeding grass going as well
  8. I have a bird recovering from a blocked intestine along with all the meds and reduced immunity. Avian vet Rob Marshall put him on a program which included a lot of Rob's own product line. However, it included some regular stuff as well. Weak camomile tea twice a week, substituted for normal water. Apparently it helps the bowel against staph and strep infections. Make sure it's camomile only, not with other additives or flavours. Sunshine, daily if possible, for Vit D immunity. Swiss chard as a main vegetable. Swiss Chard apparently has a lot of immunity boosting stuff in it. It's h
  9. Penny, that's very sad. It's really hard to say what happened, but it really sounds like something like a seizure. As terrible as it is, it's good that you were there with him when he passed.
  10. I've never heard of giving budgies green tea, and never had an avian vet recommend it. You need to be careful with things like tea, as they could contain plants harmful to budgies. You can give budgies weak chamomile tea and weak black tea. Make sure they are straight up chamomile or black teas, and not with any additives like jasmine or flavours or anything else. Chamomile is good for stressed budgies as it calms them down and makes them sleepy. It also works as a bowl stimulant - helping to protect against strep and staph infections. I'm giving my budgie weak chamomile twice a week
  11. Hey well done, Captzork. Just watch out for those bits of loose string and cut them off pronto. Chicken-hawk could easily get either her feet or neck tangled up in there in a flash. It's a sure strangling hazard.
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    So sorry, Birdluv. I know how much you love your birds. Any idea why? I'm just thinking about the wellbeing of your other birds.
  13. My neighbour's new hen has just died this afternoon with lots of very wet vomit down her front, and a slightly claggy vent. He says she was fine this morning. Any idea what it could be? There's a cock bird also in the cage. He looks okay at the moment, but also has slightly wet green droppings and not as clean a vent feathers as I would like. I've given them a transport cage, told them about warmth, and to clean everything the birds are in touch with, including their current cage. I've also given them some of Rob Marshall's Quick Gel to put in the cock's water. I'm hoping they'll s
  14. Is that Toggs as in cossie or swimsuit? It does look like she's wearing swimmers - or undies. How about Knickers?