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Drogo

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  1. Here are a few basic things:

    1. Only breed when your birds are at least 10 months old

    2. Never colony breed. One pair per cage only

    3. You will need a nesting box for them. Put it in when the hens cere is tan coloured

    4. Never allow more than two nests per year. Remove the nesting box when the last chick from the second nest has fledged and bury any remaining eggs

    Good luck


  2. Hi Kicks,

     

    I assume the breeder you purchased your birds off advised which birds to pair with which? He would have a far better idea than anyone else about pairing his birds. My only advice is that you should focus on varieties that you like.

     

    It might be worth renting a ute or truck if you are interested in purchasing the other breeders equipment. I was able to buy 16 breeding cages for $10 each, just by being in the right place at the right time.

     

    Buy at least one show cage if the oppurtunity comes up. There is nothing more frustrating than having bred quality club rung birds but not being able to show them because no-one will sell you a show cage. You learn a lot about quality by showing your birds.

     

    Kind regards


  3. You can do a lot with five birds, especially when you have plenty of pet stock to use as foster pairs.

     

    I would suggest holding off on buying more birds until you have been a member of a club for a few months at least. It takes a while to work out who is breeding the sort of birds that you would like to breed. For example, I know that for "Variety A" there is just one breeder I would go to for stock.

     

    Go to shows, visit other club members set-ups and ask questions. Your aim of starting with 10 birds is a good one, but you need to do your homework first.

     

    Good luck


  4. Hi dildhilip20,

     

    The basic diet of a budgerigar is a budgerigar seed mix. It is a mistake to feed just one type of seed.

     

    For example one popular brand of budgerigar seed mix contains White French Millet, Panorama Millet, Panicum, Sorghum, Canola Seed, Canary Seed, Dehulled Oats, Japanese Millet, Shirohie Millet, Wheat and Linseed.

     

    If the birds are dying during egg laying it makes me suspect calcium deficiency.

     

    Budgerigars, especially females budgerigars laying eggs need cuttlebone and oyster shell grit for calcium and digestion. I have never fed sand as a substitute or used mineral blocks so I can't comment on how good these items are as a calcioum source.

     

    I hope this information can help you work out what is going wrong.

     

    Drogo


  5. Both parents have to be spangle to produce a double factor spangle so I would rule that one out.

     

    Goldy, you did not need to start three threads on the one question. This forum is slow moving, so none of your posts are likely to be missed.


  6. I guess you could do what the pigeon people do and bring eggs in rather than birds in your pockets when you leave the country you visited. As long as it's just one or two I doubt you'd be caught and apart from the high mortality risk you'd be all good I guess. Not that it's legal of course.

     

    No budgerigar is worth breaking the law.

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