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  1. Do you think it will be ready before Saturday (21-03-2009)? It would be fantastic if it could be! I thought it might be too little notice.
  2. Thank you so much for the offer Daz! I really appreciate it! Unfortunately I need the box for this Saturday. Yes, short notice I know. I did manage to contact another breeder here in Australia and they gave me the dimensions of 30cm wide x 20cm high x 20cm deep. Does that sound about right? I should add no perches. I was told in the dark box that she would sleep almost the whole way. Also, airholes need to be drilled on the top of the box and on all sides (apart from the side with the door). I'm a little confused on how to make the door. Is it a circle cut out of the plyw
  3. I'm sorry if this isn't quite in the right forum. I wasn't sure which one to post this in. I need to send a single budgie over to Melbourne. Everything is organised with the airlines, but they could not help me with the type of container I need to use to ship her in. I looked in all major petshops in my area and also looked for a supplier online. I couldn't even find photos of a proper shipping box! So I talked to a breeder in Sydney and she sent me a description of what the container should look like so that I can build it myself. However, it would be much easier if someone could pro
  4. I was charged a whole week's worth of pay just for the scaly mite treatment from the vet! What a waste if I could have treated it myself. Right, so where would I be able to find Ivermectin if my vet doesn't sell it? Also, does it need to be diluted or anything?
  5. Thank you. :raincloud: What is the difference between SCATT and Ivermectin? I read on a different forum (some sort of British bird forum) that SCATT is recommended first and if that can't be found, Ivermectin is second best. So much conflicting information out there! I am on the Gold Coast. My avian vet does not sell it and only administers it himself. For this he keeps the budgie for a week. That ends up costing a lot.
  6. Is it still possible to buy Vetafarm SCATT in Australia? I am part of the Vetaclub, but i have no idea where to find the stuff. Could anyone please point me in the right direction? I was given a little budgie that has pretty bad scaly face. I'll be picking him up this Sunday and I'd like to get him onto treatment ASAP. Thank you!
  7. Thank you!Yes, she was found outside and nobody claimed her as a lost pet. So the RSPCA put her up for adoption. I can't wait until she has a good moult. Her feathers are dirty and broken. They will grow back, right?The vet is currently treating her for everything from scaly face to a vitamin deficiency and apparantly LOTS and LOTS of worms. Yes, she does have a purple shine on her neck.The spangles? Are those on her wings? Because those are very light blue.However, she does have cinnamon stripy markings under her eyes. They are very light but are definitely there.
  8. I recently adopted a budgie from a shelter. She was in pretty bad shape but she has been at the vet now for a week. I get to pick her up tomorrow! I would really like some help with her mutation. I was told she is a Sky Blue Greywing Spangle. But I would like to confirm this with some budgie breeders. She has only one brown cheek spot and she also has a purple shade on her neck. I don't know if this actually means anything...? And one more thing, is she a standard or english budgie? She's a bit poofier than my other standard pet budgies. Thank you!
  9. Could anyone recommend a good avian vet on the Gold Coast? The closest avain vet I could find is in Brisbane and it will take an hour and a half to drive there. Obviously that's not the best option for an emergency. Thought I would do my research before I need to visit one.
  10. Cool, thank you. So she is a spangle even though I can't see black markings on the rim of her feathers?Oh, and do her white cheeks mean anything? I always thought that green budgies have blue cheeks...
  11. Thank you! I have been getting such conflicting information on budgies in general! Currently my budgies are on a seed diet (Trill) with veggies every day and fruit about once a week. They also get eucalyptus leaves and branches about 3 times a week as well as bottle brush and any other native plants I can get my hands on. Oh, and a millet spray about once every 2 weeks. So this will be okay? Because pellets are more expensive than seeds. I just want whats best for them.
  12. I really want to convert my budgies from a seed to a pellet diet. The problem is that I have heard that there can be a lot of bad things in pellets, so I would like to hear any suggestions for pellet brands in Australia. So far I have only found "Vetafarm Finch, Canary and Budgie Crumbles" and "Passwell Crumbles". Are these any good?
  13. I would like to know the mutation of Apple. I have never seen one like him. He doesn't seem to have any markings on his wings and only VERY light markings on his head. (You can barely see his baby bars.) http://a205.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image...4ee9a5fe6f4.jpg http://a619.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image...5623666a2b2.jpg http://a552.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image...22948298fef.jpg Thank you!
  14. Hi, I'm new to this forum. I'm not a budgie breeder, but I have 4 budgies at the moment. In fact, I'll post a picture of them instead of a description. This is Fawkes and Monster They are both females. http://a832.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image...36fe0bcac1f.jpg This is Pistachio He is still in Quarantine http://a322.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image...4adc4bdf6b1.jpg This is Apple Also still in Quarantine. I'm not sure if Apple is male or female yet... http://a619.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image...5623666a2b2.jpg I hope to learn a lot here!