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  1. He used to eat about a tablespoon of seed per day, plus some lettuce/other veggies and some other 'treats' (bread/cereal/cooked rice/etc). Now he is eating about 2 tablspoons seed a day; I don't think he is eating anymore of the other things, but I haven't been giving him anymore than usual so I can't be sure. Actually, I did switch seed brands, it would be probably a few months ago, he just finished the bag of the new seed brand. I got the new brand because it had fewer "extras" in it that he never ate anyway. He pretty much just eats the millet out of his seed mix, and ignores the other seeds (sometimes he likes the flaxseeds). Now that you mention it, I wonder if the new food has anything to do with his eating more... but I can't see how there could be that much of a difference in the seed mixes; they pretty much have the same main ingredients (both brands I've fed him, the old one and the new one, had some pellets mixed in, but he never eats them). I also have my doubts about it being worms; I don't know a ton about them, but it does seem odd that his poop would be normal (and from what I can tell, it doesn't look like there are actually any worms in the poop). And he is acting perfectly normal (except eating more, of course) and seems healthy. But I can't think what else might cause him to eat so much more. He hasn't been in direct contact with any birds. I have taken him outside in a cage last summer, but I was watching him the whole time and no birds got near him (and I haven't had him outside yet this spring). But I do have chickens and feed wild birds, so I guess I could have somehow contaminated him if I didn't wash my hands well (I'm not sure if that's actually possible, though). Thanks for the info, Finnie. I worry about my precious little birdie, lol.
  2. I'm wondering if my Allen has worms or something. He's acting normal except he's been eating over twice the amount of seed he normally does in a day. It started sometime ths past winter; at first I thought he was just eating more because it was cold, but that's not it; its warm now and I think he's eating even more. His poos are normal and he is maintaining the same weight. As I said, he seems completely normal except for eating so much (and not gaining weight). Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks
  3. Thanks, Finnie! Actually, Allen doesn't really like getting his picture taken (you might have noticed the millet in most of the shots..), he prefers to chew on the camera Yes, I put his picture on that Budgie-Info website a while back... they have a thing that any one can submit pictures of their budgies Thanks Kaj. I have to agree that he is very cute, but I might be a little biased
  4. I was taking some pictures of my little Allen a couple days ago, and I have to say... either my photography skills are improving or Allen is becoming a little more tolerant of the paparazzi. Anyway, here are the pictures (I hope none are too big...) Enjoy! Sorry that was a rather picture-heavy post..
  5. Hiya raritybird and welcome to the forum! I'm also in Indiana!
  6. Hello and Welcome to the forum Featheredfriends
  7. Birdlove

    Hi, I'm Brax

    Welcome to the forum Brax! Lots of great info here, enjoy
  8. Birdlove


    Welcome to the forum reece. Lots of good info here
  9. My budgie eats bread osasionally. I would just say to make sure it is whole wheat/whole grain.
  10. Birdlove

    New Aviary

    Looking great! Can't wait to see it all finished.
  11. Love that aviary! Looks great!!
  12. I agree, yellow female and white male. Cute budgies
  13. Just read through this -FUNNY! LOL
  14. I am curious what mutation these two budgies are. Our local zoo recently got an aviary of budgies.. these are two of them. Thanks
  15. Yes, I think its the same... I think mine is a canon eos rebel T3. When I got it I really had no experience with any kind of "good" cameras, but I knew canon was a pretty good brand... anyway, the rebels were less expensive than the other canons. But I read that really you dont need a super expensive camera to take good shots, just a decent one and a good lens. As I said mine came with 2 lenses. I got it from Anazon, but I don't know if they still sell it. I really like the camera, but i'm still learning how to use it, lol. Oh and yes, we had a great vacation! We went down the Gulf coast of Florida, all the way down to the Everglades, and back up the Atlantic coast. Our last stop before heading home was at a State park in South Carolina, and when we got there we discovered that the back wall of our travel trailer was falling off! So we got to stay there a lt longer than planned, and when we finally got it fixed we had to race a snowstorm home....
  16. Its been very cold here. Very hard on my chickens. Today it was finally warmer... I hope everyone is doing okay.

    1. Phoebes


      Thanks for the well wishes. It's been cold here too. Hoping more people will be on here soon.

  17. Allen is molting right now, too. Luckily he let's me preen his head and carefully open up his pinfeathers. He is so sweet.
  18. Thank you! How are your birds doing?
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