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About Kiwigal67

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    My kids, birds, photography, music
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    New Zealand
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    Kapiti Bird Club
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  1. Hi Thanks - that was the other term - going light. What can be done to help/fix this please? Does charcoal help? NO Go to an avian vet. Get him tested. Megabacteria is serious and generic remedies wont help in this case if its mega. VET is the answer you need in this case. Thanks - I have let her know plus other articles I have found regarding megabacteria.
  2. Hi Thanks - that was the other term - going light. What can be done to help/fix this please? Does charcoal help?
  3. Hi - Not sure what this is called but a very experienced English Budgie breeder has just had 3 budgies who have "gone thin". When you hold them you can feel their chest bones. Can anyone please advise what this is, what causes it and how it is treated. Her budgies died last week even though they were eating and looked fine. Many thanks for your help.
  4. Yes, I know I don't need to crop feed because they are self-sufficent but these chicks aren't eating the mashed food. The weaker quail is just curling up it hasn't got to its feet. I have put their beaks into a teaspoon of water careful not to get them wet but I can't get any food into them. I've tried tapping the food but the stronger chick keeps snuggling into me and the weaker one just lies on the floor.
  5. I am in a tiz so have put this on the other forum and copied it here too as I need help. I have just had a crash course in crop feeding 8 very young budgie chicks but now need to crop feed day old Chinese Pained Button Quail chicks. The long version... This is Sarah's second year breeding and she is a very good mum but for some reason this clutch of 12 eggs she kept putting eggs out of the nest and in again over the hatching period. Saturday 8 Jan I found 3 eggs in the bottom of the hutch and she laid an egg each day thereafter. She still had her previous clutch as they wer
  6. Looks like an albino male to me too. I had one similar and his eyes were so dark that I couldn't see the red in them but he was proven by breeding to be albino Thanks for the confirmation Neville. I have found photos of the original birds the day I bought them. I also had an Albino female but the rat got her earlier this year. This is the photo of the albino female (1 year old) and Marvin as I bought them as a pair (If I had known genetics then I would have quite happily paired these two up!!!!!!!!!!) This is Snowflake and Ma when I bought them - also 1 year olds. The m
  7. My daughters said yes please for the rat forum. Many thanks. I don't touch the rats myself - but the girls are right into them, walk around the house with the rats on their shoulders or sit on their bed reading with the rats running all over them! I got some mice for the girls younger brothers to look after but they weren't interested and I wasn't too keen and the girls too busy with rats so that didn't work out. One of my boys helps out with the rats though.
  8. No........female Thanks Kaz - Guess the bluish cere threw me!
  9. Now I am really worried thought perhaps I had taken photos of the wrong bird and got confused so hubbie and I went out to the Aviary this morning to check all four white birds. Snow is supposed to be the Albino male (he came with a white legring on him), Ma and Snowflake were 2 of 3 females I bought from the same aviary (I put a yellow legring on one left leg and a yellow leging on the others right leg - looks like Snowflake has lost the legring) and then baby is the fourth one. Photos of all below. This is Snow the Albino male - I swear his eyes were red but today when we took photos he
  10. Hello - No red eyes. They are dark - not sure if plum or not as I can't tell the difference but as you can see has white around the eye. Many thanks
  11. I thought she is a Double Factor Spangle but she hasn't come into season and her cere hasn't changed colour, at all. I got Ma (Double Factor Spangle) and Martha (Cobalt Violet Opaline) at the same time and they both have brown crusty ceres and have had chicks.
  12. Thank you - what a relief. I just thought - now what!!!
  13. I have been reading and searching for over an hour but can only find - I haven't had a problem with moths - so not sure if there is an answer anywhere or not! I just cleaned out the untreated Rimu/Matai Wood Shavings from the Cockatiel nestbox and found one moth in it. I put the wool blanket over the nesting box on colder nights as I lost 2 chicks during a cold snap just to keep them warmer. This is an outside entrance to the house up one side of the house and for some reason the wind comes straight in on the cage - the winds roar from the back of the house and go past the door o
  14. Cool - thank you. I will put the icecream container in for them tonight. Emilia and Roxie are due to fledge very soon as they are sitting in the hole of the nestbox. Then I can get the nestbox out before Coco lays too many eggs!
  15. Thanks. Now I need to have patience and wait for next breeding season hmmmmm. Just going through the stock and seeing what we want to keep and then what we can pair up. Thanks to Neville we have got right into the genetics.