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Thanks for the info, so far I see any worms in his dropping. Just out of curiosity, how and where do they get worms from?

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Thanks for the info, so far I see any worms in his dropping. Just out of curiosity, how and where do they get worms from?

Worms develop in cycles and in a young budgie would come from the parents. Worms are more prevalent in birds kept in aviaries on soil floors and they are reinfected through the soil floors and other birds droppings. A new bird bought from a petshop means you dont know the birds history or where and how it was bred so worming becomes necessary. You may only ever have to do it a couple of times if you bird is a one only bird, never goes into a soil floor aviary, never has contact with other birds.

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Thanks for the info Kaz. That helps a lot.

 

I'm really pleased that Marty hasn't reacted badly to the Worming Gel. He is still playing and getting up to mischief. His 48 hours with the gel will be up around 2:00pm today and so far we have seen him have at least 3 sips :P

 

Best Regards

Paul

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Info from Rob Marshall Avian vet

 

Worm Protection

Internal parasites are a common cause of poor development and illness in juveniles and adult birds. Roundworms are particularly dangerous for budgerigars. Medicines that kill roundworms should be given each month during summer and autumn and every three months for the remainder of the year.

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Hi Guys,

 

I know its been a while since I last posted but here is the latest on Marty:

 

1. He is now just over a year old.

2. He loves the whole family and follows us every where. Actually when he is out of the cage he doesn't leave me alone.

3. His Colours have changed, most of the green is gone and he is very yellow now.

4. He doesn't like me holding him and complains the whole time, but he still keeps coming back.

5. He is super tame now and if you call him, he will come out of his cage and fly to you.

 

All in all, he is well and truely a part of the family! I will post some pics when I get a chance.

 

Cheers

Paul

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Looking forward to new photos :wacko:

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Awsome news... thanks for the update! :wacko:

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l can hardly wait to see pictures :D

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Great to hear from you again and glad that Marty is doing well :rolleyes:

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