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About Rochelle

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    Young Budgie
  • Birthday 05/12/1992

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  1. Rochelle

    Green Ants

    Hi guys, I live in cairns. Here we have these awful green ants. They are large, white/clear bodies with light green bums. They are do hard to get rid of and they are aggressive. They are now taking the water from my budgies in the aviary! They come running at me to attack me if I go out there. Anyone have any tips??? Hosing they off doesn't exactly work. They are incredibly strong ants and can withhold a lot of pressure from the house and when blasted off they just come right back. I haven't been giving my budgies fruits lately due to these bloody ants! We have been away for
  2. Hey guys! Anyone selling Budgies in Cairns, or near Cairns? If not, then i am thinking about freighting some to me here in Cairns. id like to get my hands on some english budgies preferably. All the selling posts are old. If you are selling any, could you please let me know prices etc also pics would be great. Thank you!
  3. Hi A'shaar, How much did it end up costing to freight the birds?
  4. Desperate for help! had a lady lined up to hand rear my babies as im going away tomorrow but now she cant!! what can i do? its an emergency. we need to leave early in the morning! please help me guys :(

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    2. Rochelle


      i feel so much better now.

      but im not going to be able to raise them myself anymore. i cant take them to work anymore and i have just found out im pregnant! its so difficult to feed them. the smell of the food and mixing it up right now is so hard, i come close to vomiting! poor little babies. :(

      but i will be getting them back in a few weeks :)

    3. L__J


      congrats on pregnancy :)

    4. robyn


      Congratulations on bub Rochelle, hope your l.saver comes through. Did you get any pics of them to add to your post? Good luck with everything.


  5. Desperate for help!

  6. Pictures coming soon! My iPhone HATES taking photos. It's randomly turns off. Been a bit busy here with boyfriends parents. But they left this morning at 4:30AM.... Yep... Thanks Jenny! I didn't know that. I love tips and tricks and helpful little things like that. thank you! Hahahaha!! Thanks Robyn! I don't know about ANYTHING though! Lol Notes!? Uh oh!! My Korea are liking a little... Blank.. Just a little bit... Lol She really did do a good job at plucking them! Especially seei g little pinky now. They were so naked! I really hope their feathers will come thr
  7. Thanks bird love! They really have grown so much since I first got them! Every day they are different. I'm so glad they are growing. I have been worrying that they may not be getting enough of what they need and things like that. I can be a bit paranoid though. Lol ;p They are mentally older now too. The older one is going to be lovely it seems. He hops on my hand to have his feed, knows to stay on the paper towel for his feed then he's happy to snuggle in my hand, have a pat and go back in with the others. When im feeding the first chick, The second chick climbs up ont
  8. Thank you Nadene!! That really means a lot to me. They really are getting big aren't they?? I just can't get over how fast they grow. How different do they look from that first photo I showed you? Pretty incredible. I'm glad I did a fair bit if research before getting them and I'm really glad I had this site and the help of you and everyone else. It really is a big learning experience! My boyfriend likes them and seeing them grow and change, but he hates having a time limit on us going out and doing things. Lol The older two are going to be an olive green by the looks.
  9. Hwy guys! Some of you may have seen this inside another post, but I have finally gotten around to making my own thread! Lol Well, on Monday I bought a pair of budgies and their 3 chicks. Mum had completely plucked them and the older two had pun feathers and mum was trying to pull them too. I saw her trying to pull them out and ended up throwing one of he chicks across the nest box. I quickly snatched them up and he had a little blood on his wings. I started hand rearing them with roudybush formula that I had already bought, know the likelihood that something was going to go d
  10. Aww thanks Nadene I have mine at 40 or a few degrees warmer. There is another forum and a breeder on there uses the roudybush formula aswell and she says to keep it between 40 and 45. The eldest chick was pretty picky to begin with. He would polish it off if it was 42 but anything else he would have a little and then he'd shake it out, where as the others would like it at the temp he didn't! Lol He's not so picky now. I have been jotting down their weights.... But on different pieces if paper. Lol I will have to start getting better with it! If they aren't putting on much weig
  11. i too am very glad its going well! i work in child care and my little baby budgies came with me today. we are going to be doing an on-going learning story with the little guys. the children will get to watch the babies grow and everything. a lady at my work has raised birds and she breeds her birds. the whole time i was feeding them she was telling me, its too hot (was even 40 degrees celsius ), too runny, you shouldnt use this formula, its okay to feed it to them cold, you dont need to have them in a box they can be in a cage etc etc. it was very frustrating... :/ i appreciate help
  12. Thanks Kaz. you know how you are pretty sure youve got it right, but you just need to hear it from someone else? yeah. lol i will have to make a new thread tonight and upload pics from last night and this morning, they are growing fast! the older one is good with his feeds now, he just likes it about 2 degrees hotter than the other two. lol they are doing very well, its a big relief. thank you heaps!
  13. sorry i have been neglecting this thread guys, i have had some problems with my budgie pair with chicks, i am now hand rearing them. yeah i just wish he didnt see me as a predator! i didnt see your thread before i clipped him. i just clipped it the same as his other wing. so much better! can definitely see the difference. glad i know better now. thanks Kaz, i might be a little bias, but i totally agree!
  14. well guys. i actually pulled them basically when i posted that comment. i couldnt take it anymore and by the way she was going i just didnt believe she was going to stop and didnt want to risk anymore harm to them. they are doing quite well now! beautiful little babies. they are feeding pretty well. its just the older one that doesnt seem to eat as much. hes pretty loud too. i think he might miss his mum.. well, they will be coming to work with me. i have checked with my boss and shes fine with it. it really is a shame about the dad. :/ you have very good points there KAZ
  15. Thank you Nadene. well, it looks like im going to have to give that a go. this morning she has started to get pretty severe with all 3. i have just weighed them. oldest is 22g our little guy i took out yesterday is 18.6g, and the youngest bub is 13g. mum has pulled pin feathers from both the wings and drawn blood on the chick i took out yesterday. she has been feeding them but then she goes crazy at them all. chases them all over the box and even sits on them to pluck them and the babies are running scared and screaming when she plucks them. poor little babies.