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  1. I believe that when you join a budgie club to show your birds. You are only entitled to show those birds that you have actually bred yourself and have your own personal ring id on them.

     

    A show breeder will tell you for sure, but this is what I have read before.


  2. Hello Mysixbabies, Do you know what type your Sandy bird is? She looks a lot like one of mine, and he is an Opaline Spangle Texas Clearbody, so i'd has at a guess, say thats possibly what Sandy is also.

     

    Cheers, Trev


  3. Hello Willem, All you can mainly do when pairing up an unbonded pair of birds is to persevere with leaveing them together, but if after 4 weeks they were still not interested I would return them to their aviaries. It also makes a huge difference that the birds are both of a suitable age at least a year old and in breeding condition, meaning they have a longing to mate.

     

    One other thing I would definately do is to move the birds away as far as possible from the distraction of a previous bonded mate as otherwise the birds are always preoccupied with distraction and you get no positive results.

     

    Good luck with them


  4. Hi Willem, Your birds appear a good size, therefore they are as English as you want them to be, its all kinda relative to their size and appearance what denotes an English bird or show bird. Yours do not appear small birds by any means, especially if you have seen the size of the Australian bush budgies, they are tiny the size a bit bigger than your thumb.

     

    As for trimming the vents for breeding, a lot of show breeders do that procedure, they would likely only do it because at some stage someone would have proved it more succesful, however I haven't ever done it myself. and have still had a good fertility success rate, and i'm sure there is no one doing it out there for all the wild birds, and they seem to get on alright, so leave it to you to decide, sometimes less is best.

     

     

    Below is a picture of your typical English type show bird, something to compare your birds with.

     

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  5. Myner birds are harmless toward budgies, have had them hanging round my aviaries for years, without any dramas, they're only ever intested in surplass food scraps lying about. I know they are introduced feral birds here in Australia, and we would be better off without them, but seems they have set up here for good.


  6. I have a rainbow lorikeet pair, that after first purchasing them, they had one chick in their first nesting, which proved to have the PBFD virus, it grew all its body feathers very well formed but its flights and tail feathers dropped out. By the time we found what was wrong with him, the lorikeet parents had a second clutch of eggs, I reluctantly let them continue with them hoping for a better result second time around. Proved to be another sad experience with the two new offspring similar to the first having the same PBFD feather deficiency.

     

    So from there I shut this pair down from further breeding, dissinfected everything in their cage and nest box with the F10 SC, I had the parents tested for PBFD and they proved to be infected, not sure if it was both or just one of them, can't remember. So kept this pair isolated from other birds for about 6 months to a year, fed them well with good food and vitamin supplements as recomended, and then had them tested again for PBFD. This time they tested all clear for PBFD, so I was delighted, I then placed them back into a breeding cage and from then til now they have produced about seven healthy clutches of chicks 2 per nesting 14 babies total. The father lorikeet is split for lutino, and in all those healthy chicks has produced about 4 lutino chicks inclusive. So have had good fortune after the bad.

     

     

     

    So this is proof that birds can throw off this disease even thiough they may once have been infected or just a carrier of the disease.

     

    I have also proved that the disease is transmitted from feather danda and dust only, and not directly from mother or father through the egg embryo, as I recently had 3 chicks straggling in their parent budgies nest as the last hatched and so I adopted them out to this one hen bird and her mate who were clucky but hadn't layed. these foster parents raised these 3 chicks each from 3 other seperate budgie nests. The babies developed well although by the time they were ready to leave the nest their body feathers were very good , but their tail and flight feathers had all fallen out preventing them from flying, they typically showed signs of the PBFD virus, this proved to me that the disease isn't transferred through the blood, but from contact with another bird shedding the virus through its feather dust and dander.

     

    This corelates with what the vet told me who first tested my lorikeets. So was interesting to have it proved as much as their has been speculation over the PBFD transfer mechanism.

     

    One of those baby budgies as told above has since grown back its flights and tail about 3 -4 weeks since leaving the nest box, the other two appear to be slowly developing their tail and flights, I am still hopeful they may grow back that they could resume a normal life of flying.

     

    Best to you SL26 with your new baby bird, He seems quite healthy and well looking from his photo's so hopefully he may well re develop those missing feathers and regain good health to be a happy flying bird, as the PBFD can be thrown off lets hope he does.

     

    Cheers, Trev

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