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  1. Lovely looking chicks!!!Has the first chick photographed...the grey spangle I think......got a reddish colour to its mask? or is it just the photo?They look like big chicks to me, as I breed pet type only which are not exactly large birds.
  2. WOW!!!!!!!!....I am extremely impressed with your set up Splat!
  3. okay. thanks. I might look into getting a garden shed and wire up one side of it. Sounds cheaper. Do some hardware store shopping on the weekend me thinks.
  4. 91 views...........nothing about absco aviaries! Does anyone know about them???
  5. Are there any others you would also recommend???I enjoy reading these books and gaining knowledge in the fancy.
  6. I bought a book today, from a small second hand store, 'The Cult of the Budgerigar', by Watmough. I paid $8. It is an old copy, possibly the first edition circa 1952. This is now my third book on the budgerigar. I have a book by John Scoble, 'The Complete Book of Budgerigars' which I had as a kid but misplaced it, so I picked it up on Ebay. Also I picked another good book called, 'Budgerigars, All You Need to Know, by Michael Christian. Its great reading when you cannot be bothered sitting at the computer.
  7. I am looking into getting a larger aviary for my current flock and my future planned crew of feathered friends. Are these ABSCO aviaries any good, does anybody have one or know anything about the quality that they are??? I am thinking about a flatroof 3m deep, 1.5m wide and 1.8m tall unit which has a 20 yr warranty. I believe it is $527 plus $30 for an anchoring kit. Also what would the people say would be the maximum number of budgies that could reside in this size aviary. They say online that they will depot deliver for free. That sounds good.
  8. I agree with GB and Kaz. Show the 'oldies' you are a very responsible lad and save your cash to fund this great hobby.GOOD LUCK. I hope all goes well.I had an aviary when I was in late primary school and really enjoyed caring for the budgies and quails I had. I was lucky because my dad loved and still loves budgies so he bought the aviary and all the birds but I had to do all the cleanings, topping up of water and seed, killing and removing mice, removal of dead birds and anything else to do with the birds. It was not a huge aviary but I have very fond memories from the time spent in and around it.I am 38 now and after 20 years of being out of the hobby I returned to it 1.5 years ago and wishing I had never given it up.
  9. I was going to say a girl before I read anyone's post replies. She is a real cute one at that!
  10. ooooops!!! sorry. I had my 12 yr old daughter(who is a budgie nut also ) try do do the photo thing for me. Will try again soon.
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  12. They are so quick sometimes in picking up a noise or a whistle or even another bird's call. My pet 'Bert', spent possibly two days outside last summer and he picked up some wild bird calls which he still belts out in his routine.
  13. I have not been breeding budgies for that long but I take out the little ones twice a day for an inspection, ie to check crop filling, poo build up on their legs and for general health. I always put them back and the parents always keep feeding them. That's just my 2 cents worth........
  14. Stunning spangles. It really makes me want to have some. Their wing markings are so divine!
  15. Well my visual violet male and my albino hen have had 3 of their 6 eggs hatch and survive.... the three fledgies are fully feathered and venturing out the nest box quite a lot. The oldest being a deep violet colour like his/her dad and the younger two are more a mauve type. The other nest which has a light green male and a rec pied (white and blue) has had 3 of their 6 eggs survive also. The chicks feathers are coming in now on their wings and butts and heads but still only a heavy down on their bodies. One chick seems to be a normal, one chick looks like it's pied mother and the last one is a puzzle......It has allot of yellow on it's wings, back of head with some black also. Would I be safe in guessing it could be a white and yellow rec pied maybe? No green has appeared yet and this would make the cock a light green/rec pied? Because if green is dominant and none of the 3 chicks are green, 2 of the chicks so far show pied markings, he has to be?
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