Jump to content


Site Members
  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Previous Fields

  • Referral
  • Country
  • City/Town

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Interests
    Budgies, Italian Greyhounds, crafts, geeky stuff
  • Location
  • Breeder
  • Show Breeder
  • My Club
  • Budgies Kept

Dante's Achievements


Contributor (5/14)

  • First Post
  • Collaborator
  • Conversation Starter
  • Week One Done
  • One Month Later

Recent Badges



  1. Welcome! Looks like a lovely little boy you have there. All the best with him
  2. Welcome Great to have you on the forum. I believe that's a lovely baby boy you have there!
  3. Dante

    Hi All

    Welcome I'm fairly new to breeding budgies, so it's great to have someone with your experience join the forum. Look forward to seeing pictures of your budgies. Kerri.
  4. Thanks for your reply Marie Interestingly, this is what I got from the pairings: 1. Grey budgies - didn't end up mating so have remained together in the main flight. Still show no interest in breeding and just sit together all day long 2. Sky Blue Budgies - produced 6 healthy babies (1 boy & 5 girls), all sky blue and all very cute They are 7 weeks old now, here are some pictures: http://s284.photobucket.com/user/DanteIggy/media/Budgies/English%20Blu13_zpse4o7bt7g.jpg.html http://s284.photobucket.com/user/DanteIggy/media/Budgies/English%20Blu12_zpsy0gnl5im.jpg.html http://s284.photobucket.com/user/DanteIggy/media/Budgies/EnglishBlue1_zpsqfszotxf.jpg.html http://s284.photobucket.com/user/DanteIggy/media/Budgies/EnglishBlue7_zpsxidegi0t.jpg.html 3. The last pair was very interesting - 8 babies in total (3 from first breeding and 5 from second). They are resting now for at least 6 months! Produced from 1st breeding - Male, all violet with a white face: http://s284.photobucket.com/user/DanteIggy/media/Budgies/Neo_Yoshi-Pairing1a_zpsil99sgbd.jpg.html Female, green with a yellow face: http://s284.photobucket.com/user/DanteIggy/media/Budgies/Neo_Yoshi-Pairing1_zps36uqtbyc.jpg.html Female, yellow and bright green: http://s284.photobucket.com/user/DanteIggy/media/Budgies/Neo_Yoshi-Pairing1b_zpsnfzn9ifl.jpg.html Produced from 2nd breeding - Male, green with yellow face (you can also see the hen in the back left of the photo and the cock in the back right, other sibling centre) http://s284.photobucket.com/user/DanteIggy/media/Budgies/Budgie%20mutation8_zpsqrbpvpir.jpg.html Female, yellow and olive green: http://s284.photobucket.com/user/DanteIggy/media/Budgies/Yellow%20Baby1_zpsrcstwx56.jpg.html And finally... 3 males, pale yellow and blue. Lovely pastel colouring but have absolutely no idea of the mutation?? http://s284.photobucket.com/user/DanteIggy/media/Budgies/Budgie%20mutation2_zps4dx6t5bw.jpg.html http://s284.photobucket.com/user/DanteIggy/media/Budgies/Budgie%20mutation4_zpsdvtvmltn.jpg.html http://s284.photobucket.com/user/DanteIggy/media/Budgies/Budgie%20mutation6_zpsbsbpykfs.jpg.html http://s284.photobucket.com/user/DanteIggy/media/Budgies/Budgie%20mutation5_zps38tz3yuh.jpg.html So, you were pretty accurate with the outcomes
  5. Hi All, I'm really unsure as to the mutation of these two brothers. They are both a lovely pale yellow, with blue on their lower backs, underside of the tail and chest. Couldn't find pictures of any similar mutations online, so thought I'd ask here Any thoughts would be much appreciated! Here is the family (Hen - back left; Cock - back right; Sibling - front): http://s284.photobucket.com/user/DanteIggy/media/Budgies/Budgie%20mutation9_zpsohl63off.jpg.html Hen had 5 babies - 3 were pale yellow & blue, 1 green and 1 yellow and olive. Here's male budgie 1: http://s284.photobucket.com/user/DanteIggy/media/Budgies/Budgie%20mutation2_zps4dx6t5bw.jpg.html http://s284.photobucket.com/user/DanteIggy/media/Budgies/Budgie%20mutation1_zpsylywitmf.jpg.html http://s284.photobucket.com/user/DanteIggy/media/Budgies/Budgie%20mutation3_zpsadd8soeb.jpg.html Younger male budgie 2: http://s284.photobucket.com/user/DanteIggy/media/Budgies/Budgie%20mutation7_zpsfkiz0f24.jpg.html http://s284.photobucket.com/user/DanteIggy/media/Budgies/Budgie%20mutation6_zpsbsbpykfs.jpg.html http://s284.photobucket.com/user/DanteIggy/media/Budgies/Budgie%20mutation5_zps38tz3yuh.jpg.html Other sibling: http://s284.photobucket.com/user/DanteIggy/media/Budgies/Yellow%20Baby2_zpskasytg36.jpg.html
  6. Sorry to ask, but I'm hoping that is just a travel cage your budgies are pictured in and not their only home? I have that same cage but use it only as a travel cage when I take my budgies to the vet as it's tiny. It only has one plastic perch and one small swing and is too small to be a permanent home, unless they spend lots and lots of time out of the cage.
  7. Thanks The touch of white around the nostrils of budgies 1 & 2 is why I am a bit confused about their gender and thought maybe female. That and the fact they are such 'biting machines' made me think female, though the biting may just be a baby budgie thing and not a gender thing? Those two even tried to attack my phone camera when I took the photos and were literally hanging off the front of it. lol. I should have posted those photos The other three baby budgies are much more laid back and happy to be handled. Will post some more pictures in a week or so and see if the genders are any clearer then.
  8. Hi All, My first ever baby budgies are almost 6 weeks old now and am I was hoping someone could confirm their genders? Thanks, much appreciated Budgie 1 (female?) Budgie 1(female?) Budgie 2 (female?) Budgie 2 Budgie 2 Budgie 3 (male?) Budgie 3 Budgie 3 Budgie 4 (male?) English Budgie Baby (male?) The English budgie has such a lovely temperament, is very placid, and happy to sit on my finger and get head scratches all day; Budgies 1 & 2 are absolute biting machines and will not get off my hand when I change their food and clean their cage; Budgie 3 is quite placid and happy to be scratched on the head; and Budgie 4 is somewhere in between. They all have such different little personalities!
  9. Took Olive to the vet and it turns out she has something called 'budgerigar fledgling disease' or 'papova-virus' or APV. Nesting and juvenile birds are most susceptible, so the vet advised I cannot have her around my my current breeding budgies and that it may be best to re-home her because I have breeding budgies. He said she would be fine around other adult birds and not pass this disease on to them, but she shouldn't be around baby budgies and she shouldn't be bred from. Vet said she will pretty much look like a baby budgie the rest of her life. Apparently most baby budgies die from this disease in the nest. I had never heard of this before, has anyone else? Here's the link: http://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/pages/ecc30ec4-f63e-4ef7-8662-35d9ddcb4a36/files/avian-polyomavirus-infection.pdf Took Olive to the place I bought her from on the way home from the vet, and the bird store owner says he has never heard of this disease before, but will keep an eye out for it before he purchases any new baby budgies. It was sad, but I re-homed Olive this afternoon to someone that will keep her with other adult birds that are not going to be bred from. I have now had to move all the remaining budgies from that cage, into my other flight cage, and then disinfect the other huge flight cage and all the toys before I put my budgies back in there. Such a big job. I had kept Olive quarantined when I first got her but, other than the feather problem that just looked like baby feathers growing in, she seemed happy and fine and had no other problems that I could see. Live and learn I guess. At least she'll be okay and will live out her life with other adult budgies
  10. Took Dee to the vet and turns out he has a respiratory infection, which may be why the other bird attacked him. Vet checked my other budgies as well, and no others are sick. Dee needs a 4 day course of antibiotics and rest for a few days, for his injured wing, so is staying at the vet's. Still unsure what to do about Vlad though, as he is quite an aggressive budgie in general.
  11. Thought I'd post a video of two of my budgies, Dexter and Cherub, being very cute the other day The both love the swing and spend a lot of time together on it. I realise the cage looks to be quite full of toys, but rest assured it's just the angle the video is shot on (it's a really huge long flight cage). There's still plenty of room for them to fly around. Hope it makes other people smile too! It won't let me post the actual video on this forum, so here's the link: http://vid284.photob...zpsydun7tne.mp4
  12. So there was an incident with my budgie Vlad yesterday where he bit one of my other male budgies (Dee), really hard on the right wing and wouldn't let go until I intervened. Dee was screeching his head off. There was no reason behind it, Dee was just sitting happily on a perch by himself and Vlad flew over and bit him! Since then, Dee has been unable to fly and his wing is drooping down to one side. He also constantly stretches the wing up and back behind himself, and is shaking constantly whilst sitting on the perch. When he does try to fly, he just plummets straight to the bottom of the cage I moved Dee to a hospital cage by himself, to keep him warm and monitor him overnight, but he hasn't eaten anything since yesterday and hasn't moved from the one spot on the perch. Since he hasn't improved overnight, I'm taking him to the bird vet this morning, though I'm not sure the vet will be able to do anything. Am really hoping Dee will be okay, as he was my first ever budgie and I'm super attached to him. I'm thinking that Vlad might have to go? as he is really quite aggressive and 'bitey' (draws blood every time) and doesn't get along with any of my other budgies, except for one the male budgie that he came to me with (Calypso). Vlad was a rescue budgie. I feel like I can't leave Vlad alone with my other budgies now, because I'm scared he might injure them. Has anyone else had a problem with an aggressive budgie and what did you do?
  13. Thanks I might look at trying to pair those two down the line. I say 'try' to pair them because I have previously had male and female budgies together in a breeding cage that are over 12 months old, in breeding condition and get along, but that are not specifically 'pair bonded'. All they seem to do is contact call for the other half of their bonded pair all day long (really loudly), and ignore the mate they have in the breeding cage. I'm not sure, if I left them together in the breeding cage for a while, whether they would eventually give up and be happy with the mate in the cage with them. I guess it's just easier to let them choose their own mate - is this what you do?
  14. Thanks! I'm looking forward to seeing the different mutations/colours these pairs produce as I still don't have a lot of experience with identifying them. Also, would you happen to know what pairing produces the violet, yellow face type? Hope everything is going well with your budgies
  • Create New...