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  1. Male. Nice bird, By The Way
  2. While you wait for it to hatch, you can read up on hand rearing. Our FAQs section has good articles. http://forums.budgiebreeders.asn.au/faqs/index.php?action=artikel&cat=8&id=303&artlang=en http://forums.budgiebreeders.asn.au/faqs/index.php?action=artikel&cat=8&id=162&artlang=en http://forums.budgiebreeders.asn.au/faqs/index.php?sid=1790174&lang=en&action=show&cat=8 You can teach yourself just about anything you need to know about breeding budgies by reading through the FAQs articles and the pinned topics in the breeding s
  3. Hi Raad, You could try incubating them like chicken eggs. Approx 99.5F (37.5C?) with humidity about 50%, and turn them 3-5 times per day. However, if they hatch, you are going to have a hard time keeping them alive for the first week. They will need round the clock hand feedings from a pipette or eye dropper and a warm environment, about the same as the eggs need in the incubator. It can be done, but it will be a lot of trouble. Your best bet is to see if anyone near you has a pair of budgies sitting on eggs that will be due around the same time. Good luck!
  4. The biting thing does often indicate females, but not necessarily. I see all male budgies in your photos.
  5. Original post is both males, both recessive pieds. On the white one, notice how the body color is down low near the legs. A dom pied will have the body color up around the breast. Also, lack of iris rings on a one year old indicates recessive pied. The other person's bird is a recessive pied female. Just entering her first molt, so probably right around three months old. Nice birds.
  6. I agree with Budgie lover. Both of the parents must be split to fallow in order to produce that fallow chick. There is the possibility that the white cheek patch on the creamino is due to being "pied out". When a bird is pied, some of the pied areas affect the cheek patches, so you would expect to see violet and white combined there. Cheek patches on pied birds are very variable. Since this chick seems to be extremely pied, it is very likely that all of the violet of the cheek patches just happens to be pied out. So I think it could still be possible for the creamino chick to be a fallow.
  7. It could be a dark eyed clear. It could also be a double factor spangle. Photos of the chick and parents would help in figuring out what you have. Unless you bred the lutino female yourself, you probably won't know what mutations are in her background. Is the father a pied?
  8. They are the same. Danish, Harlequin and Recessive pied are all names for the same mutation. Nothing like keeping things confusing, huh?
  9. I would lean towards pied #1 being dominant pied, not clearflight pied. But the two can be similar, so who knows? Pied #3 looks green to me in those photos, but I can see how in real life it might look more like a goldenface. Wow, the iris rings on Pied #4 really throw things off! I would swear he was a recessive pied, if he hadn't had the iris rings. He may be a DF dom pied. I have heard that even single factors can look like this, and that only by test breeding will you know whether he's double factor or not. Your DEC with suffusion is interesting to me. I have had two birds
  10. It sounds like you are on the right track. They definitely will check out what your hand is made of by biting it. If you ignore the biting, it should extinguish itself. If you react in a way that the bird enjoys, then he will learn to bite you more to get the same response. (It becomes a game- I can make my owner sing LOUD!)) You could also teach the bird to become a bully, if you pull away out of fear whenever it bites. They can learn pretty quickly that biting gives them power over you. So you don't want to do that, either. Your best bet is to act like you don't even notice the b
  11. Hi kimmy, welcome to the forum! My guess is that if your cage is rusting after just a few washes, then there must be a defect in the manufacturing. Perhaps the manufacturer changed their process in the three years that the seller had his cage, and now they are making cheaper cages that rust faster. Or perhaps you just got a substandard one. I'm not sure I understand about the black cage you had, though. Was it new, and it rusted, so they replaced it with the green one? Or did you just have the black cage for a long time, and that's why it was worse than the new one? You should be
  12. That's great to hear that the treatment is working and he is doing better.
  13. Yup Also, you had two topics for this question, so I deleted the other one.
  14. I'm sorry you didn't get any responses to this question. How is Bert doing now? Indoor budgies do NOT need to be wormed. And it seems pretty silly to me to suggest worming a bird that had no evidence of worms in the fecal test. If the vet is not an avian vet, imo, it will not help you to take a bird to them. I hope he is doing better now.
  15. Khaleesi is really cute. Here are my two that I picked up yesterday: These are very hard to find around here. I think it would be different if I lived in Florida or Texas. Only one breeder I know of has them in my state. He gave me this one for free last winter because she is too old to breed, and she had a tumor: Happily, the tumor is all cleared up now!