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Penny

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About Penny

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    Young Budgie

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  • Country
    Australia
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    Southern Highlands NSW

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    Birds, Conservation, Australia Native Fauna & Flora
  • Location
    NSW
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  1. Since my post of the other day, I have done a little bit of research and I found that what my budgie was doing in the hours before he died was a type of behaviour that is mainly seen in Eclectus parrots. It is called Toe Tapping & Wing Flipping. However, Eclectus don't normally die and even though there are few different theories as to its cause, the most popular theory is dietery related - over supplementation of certain vitamins/minerals. Other speculative causes are fortified foods, preservatives, colours, additives, metal toxicity, pesticides, chemicals, calcium deficiency & food
  2. Hi, Up until very early Friday morning my family and I lived alongside a much loved sky blue recessive pied budgerigar. He was just over 12 months old and seemingly healthy - very active, eating well, playing chattering etc. He hadn't been exposed to draughts, pesticides, chemicals or poisons of any kind. I don't use, or even possess Teflon pans, so no fumes from those either. He hadn't eaten avocado and I don't have indoor plants. He lived inside the house and spent most of his time outside his cage with me as I am lucky enough not to have to work outside the home. Leading up to his deat
  3. I PENNY AS KNOWN ON THIS FORUM FROM NSW AUSTRALIA AGREE TO ALLOW ANY OF MY PHOTOS OF MY BIRDS FROM ANY OF MY POSTS THREADS ON THIS FORUM TO BE COPYED AND TRANSFORMED INTO PAINTINGS/DRAWINGS BY THE FORUM MEMBER KNOWN AS GENERICBLUE AND FOR THESE PICTURES/PAINTINGS TO BE DISPLAYED AS SHE SO CHOOSES DATED OCTOBER 23, 2011.
  4. Hi GB, I have always loved these pics. The first might be a good Christmas image, and the second - maybe it looks a bit agro??? Anyway, good luck with it all!
  5. Why don't you leave the budgies as they are, (outside in the aviary), and keep the lovebird as an indoor pet. I've never had both budgies and lovebirds together so I cannot comment on that aspect, however, it kind of defeats the purpose of getting a single hand reared bird if its going outside into an aviary, (this is aside from the fact it may act aggressively towards your budgies). Also, logically, I don't think hand rearing would stop a lovebird from showing aggression if they have a territorial/aggressive nature. I have a lorkieet who is hand reared and is the sweetest of birds, howev
  6. Penny

    Lost Budgie

    I have put up 15 posters around my area and am about to put out the last of 165 flyers (in letter boxes). I will also, as suggested by Hezz, put a lost and found advert in this weeks local paper. There is nothing else I can do, only wait and hope that she has been lucky enough to have been caught by someone. To be honest I am not that hopeful as she is pretty timid and has been gone for 24 hours now in cold weather, she's also in the middle of a moult, which knocks her around a bit in itself.
  7. I have lost my little female budgie named Beanie. It was my fault as I didn't close our front door properly and since it was windy here yesterday, the front door blew open. Both she and another male flew out. I got the my male back easily, however she was not with him and I am beside myself with guilt, and fear for her safety - it's so cold now. This happened yesterday afternoon about 2pm. I left the light on last night and have left her cage where it's visible and am playing recordings of budgies so she might be able to hear and come back. I am also going to distribute some flyers.
  8. Sure - it could be everytime we get a cold snap. If that's the case, once the weather is consistently cold during winter the moulting should settle down. During late Sept we moved from a warm, tropical climate to a cold one, so maybe she's a bit confused. I will keep an eye on her though as she seems to get a bit run down and even her beak gets flakey.
  9. Hi, my 2 yr old female budgie Beanie seems to moult frequently. For instance, she is moulting now, and this is the 3rd time since early December. When she is moulting her beak becomes a bit flakey. She also seems to be a little bit quieter, sometimes looks a bit bedraggled and her droppings get a bit wetter (not diahorrea - just more urine). I usually give her vitamins and minerals but haven't any at the moment - however the vitamins didn't seem to make a difference in the past. Her diet hasn't changed and her appetite is always good. She doesn't go bald or anything and when her new fea
  10. It does sound like he is 'feeding' things. It's a really normal thing for a male budgie to do, especially one kept on his own - not a bad habit - just instinct. I don't think there's any way to stop it. My male budgie continued to 'feed' his favourite things even after he acquired a female friend. He would feed his lady and then go and feed our digital clock, his favourite perch and then the hook from which their cage hung! He was a very busy budgie! As far as getting him a friend, a female budgie would work - if you don't want them to reproduce don't allow them access to anything that
  11. Hi, I gather the oil wasn't hot, and if not I would wash the bird in warm water with some 'no more tears' baby shampoo, warm rinse it and then let it dry off in a warm, warm spot. Maybe under a light - the same as what you would do for a sick budgie. I'm not sure if there is anything else you could do. It would depend on how oily the bird was as to how effective washing it will be. Hopefully someone with more specific experience will reply. Good luck.
  12. Thanks Kaz, I'll try to find one ready made first at the 2 pet shops and if I have no luck then I'll make one using a nest box I think.
  13. Oops, I am sure if I can't make one that the airport sells them, inquire there. They are ment to be light weight and small. Yes, I thought they would have them there (Aust. Air Express Sydney), but apparently not. At least that was what I was told not when I first rang to enquire. I was told they only had options for dogs and cats. I might ring tomorrow morning just in case - before I go searching.
  14. Hopefully, this is the right place for me to post. I have to travel interstate and I have just bought a new little budgie (which I just posted about yesterday). I have decided I am going to take him with me as he is separated/quarantined from my others and I am not confident to leave him at home to be looked after. Also I'm probably going to be away for a couple of weeks so I feel it's too long for me to leave with a carer. I have booked on a qantas flight and him too and now I need a travel box. Please does anyone know where I can purchase such a cage? I fly out tuesday and if I can't
  15. Well, thanks everyone. I'll post again in a few months when there's maybe something more definitive to look at. I don't really care if it's a boy or girl, but I do like to at least make a bit of a guess, and I like to hear about what experienced breeders see so I can try and see the same thing. Like I said previously, my female budgie Beanie, I was sure, (100%!) was a male, but over a few months there was a striking transformation to say the least!