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Who was the breeder Zig? Because a breeder told me the same thing about quarantine and sold me two sick birds. All of my flock died except for Marigold.

 

DO NOT name the breeder on here. If you do, you are leaving yourself open to possible defamation charges. Have your conversation in a pm if you like, but DO NOT publicly state the name.

 

Ratzy, I think you need to be careful what you ask for on here.

 

I was just about to say, I'd prefer not to disclose their name.

Because I'm not blaming them.

 

I'd just prefer to do the right thing next time by my birds.

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Oops, sorry :) :)

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I know it makes no difference now.. But when I brought my 8 new birds they were from the one kindi cage (one had Scaly he was quarantined straight away, now fine) and I just put the same birds in my kindi cage is this okay??

 

My male and female that I already had (breeding at the moment) have never even been near them.

 

When they finish breeding and everything will they be okay to go in with the other 8 birds, in the aviary when it warms up a little??

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I know it makes no difference now.. But when I brought my 8 new birds they were from the one kindi cage (one had Scaly he was quarantined straight away, now fine) and I just put the same birds in my kindi cage is this okay??

If you are asking whether it's okay to quarantine them all together, since you bought them all from the same place, then, yes. (If one of the bunch had scaley face, you should have treated them all for it, just in case more of them had it but it didn't show up yet.)

My male and female that I already had (breeding at the moment) have never even been near them.

 

When they finish breeding and everything will they be okay to go in with the other 8 birds, in the aviary when it warms up a little?? I think the usual advice is to give the parents a little rest before putting them back in the aviary. But it sounds like quarantine will be well and truly over by then, so as long as no problems came up (and the scaley face is all gone) then fine.

 

These are good quarantine questions, Jack, since we seem to have hijacked this thread into a quarantine topic. :) And helpful for other people to know. One other thing- when you were done using your kindi cage for a quarantine cage, did you disinfect it thoroughly, so it will be safe for use as a kindi cage again?

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I know it makes no difference now.. But when I brought my 8 new birds they were from the one kindi cage (one had Scaly he was quarantined straight away, now fine) and I just put the same birds in my kindi cage is this okay??

If you are asking whether it's okay to quarantine them all together, since you bought them all from the same place, then, yes. (If one of the bunch had scaley face, you should have treated them all for it, just in case more of them had it but it didn't show up yet.)

My male and female that I already had (breeding at the moment) have never even been near them.

 

When they finish breeding and everything will they be okay to go in with the other 8 birds, in the aviary when it warms up a little?? I think the usual advice is to give the parents a little rest before putting them back in the aviary. But it sounds like quarantine will be well and truly over by then, so as long as no problems came up (and the scaley face is all gone) then fine.

 

These are good quarantine questions, Jack, since we seem to have hijacked this thread into a quarantine topic. :) And helpful for other people to know. One other thing- when you were done using your kindi cage for a quarantine cage, did you disinfect it thoroughly, so it will be safe for use as a kindi cage again?

 

 

What sort of disinfectants can you use?

I wouldn't feel safe using a bleach to thoroughly clean my cages down.

I'd say you'd have different products in the US compared to the products we have in australia, but using general ingredients that they'd have in common.

 

Would eucalyptus oil or something be better seeing as it's natural?

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I know it makes no difference now.. But when I brought my 8 new birds they were from the one kindi cage (one had Scaly he was quarantined straight away, now fine) and I just put the same birds in my kindi cage is this okay??

If you are asking whether it's okay to quarantine them all together, since you bought them all from the same place, then, yes. (If one of the bunch had scaley face, you should have treated them all for it, just in case more of them had it but it didn't show up yet.)

Yes i treated them all at the same time. I did put the one with bad signs and but him in another cage. (completely healed now).

 

My male and female that I already had (breeding at the moment) have never even been near them.

 

When they finish breeding and everything will they be okay to go in with the other 8 birds, in the aviary when it warms up a little?? I think the usual advice is to give the parents a little rest before putting them back in the aviary. But it sounds like quarantine will be well and truly over by then, so as long as no problems came up (and the scaley face is all gone) then fine.

 

These are good quarantine questions, Jack, since we seem to have hijacked this thread into a quarantine topic. :) And helpful for other people to know. One other thing- when you were done using your kindi cage for a quarantine cage, did you disinfect it thoroughly, so it will be safe for use as a kindi cage again?.

 

It is still being used by the same birds so no not yet. But i will when i warms up in a month or so and i put the 8 birds in the avairy i will completely disenfect it ext.

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What sort of disinfectants can you use?

I wouldn't feel safe using a bleach to thoroughly clean my cages down.

I'd say you'd have different products in the US compared to the products we have in australia, but using general ingredients that they'd have in common.

 

Would eucalyptus oil or something be better seeing as it's natural?

 

 

I actually do use bleach and water. Once it evaporates it is perfectly safe. Of course, I make a weak enough solution so as not to fumigate my bird room if I'm using it indoors. But with the things I can take outside, I make the solution a little stronger, and then I can hose that stuff off and let it dry in the sun.

 

There are other products available. Other people might be able to say what they use. Bleaching and disinfecting have been hot topics in the past, so I hope we aren't setting this up to be re-hijacked! :laughter:

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What sort of disinfectants can you use?

I wouldn't feel safe using a bleach to thoroughly clean my cages down.

I'd say you'd have different products in the US compared to the products we have in australia, but using general ingredients that they'd have in common.

 

Would eucalyptus oil or something be better seeing as it's natural?

 

 

I actually do use bleach and water. Once it evaporates it is perfectly safe. Of course, I make a weak enough solution so as not to fumigate my bird room if I'm using it indoors. But with the things I can take outside, I make the solution a little stronger, and then I can hose that stuff off and let it dry in the sun.

 

There are other products available. Other people might be able to say what they use. Bleaching and disinfecting have been hot topics in the past, so I hope we aren't setting this up to be re-hijacked! :laughter:

 

Ah okay!

So it is safe then, brilliant, I plan on cleaning out an old cage I have so I can use that one for quarantining when I get my 2 hens.

 

And even if it was rehijacked it wouldn't phase me :blink:

All about the learning experience Finnie! hahaha

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If at all worried about bleach residue, do a final clean with white vinegar in a spray bottle :laughter:

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