Why Fertile Eggs Fail to Hatch

BUDGERIGAR BREEDERS often comment on fertile eggs, which fail to hatch because the chicks die during incubation. There are a number of reasons for these failures, which will be discussed below. In the first few days chick death is usually due to inadequate incubation. This can be from half hearted or intermittent sitting by the […]

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Methods for preventing French Moult through management.

French moult is the colloquial name for a condition that results in the loss of feathers in young budgerigars. Also known as budgerigar fledgling disease, French Moult can be caused by 2 different viruses: avian circovirus (also known as psittacine beak and feather disease) and avian polyomavirus. In this article we will address avian polyomavirus […]

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Auction birds 2017

Here’s the fantastic auction birds list available for you to bid on at the coming Patronage show in Kawerau from 17 June 2017. Keep in mind that the NZBS AGM is on 18 June. Click on this link to open the Auction List

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AGM Notes from 2016

The 2017 AGM is coming up and we thought you might be interested in the decisions and directions that came out of the 2016 AGM.  Opening the attached file will provide you with a run down of all you need to know ahead of the 2016 AGM. AGM 2016 Notes

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Colour Breeders Newsletter

Here’s something from other breeders out there. This is the latest newsletter from the Colour Breeders group.  It features articles and contacts about colour breeding as well as information about their next event. To read the newsletter, please click here: Colour Breeders Newsletter.

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Parasites of Budgerigars

Parasites of Budgerigars. Here is a practical guide discussing the types of parasites and treatments commonly found on budgies.  The article is written by Dr Hamish Baron BVSC (HONS), a senior Veterinarian at the University of Sydney Avian, Reptile and Exotics Hospital. Please click Budgerigar PARASITES to download. Thank you once again to Dr Hamish Baron […]

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Before you buy a budgie

Attached is a pre-purchase checklist and recommendation when examining birds prior to purchase. This information has kindly been supplied by Dr Hamish Baron BVSC (HONS) senior Veterinarian at the University of Sydney Avian, Reptile and Exotics Hospital. Please click Pre-Purchase Examinations to download and view

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Over 50 Years with Exhibition Budgerigars

The main aim of most budgerigar clubs worldwide has always been to increase size and type – these changed dramatically over my time in the fancy. Some thirty years ago the most successful English breeder Harry Bryan told me and Neville Seage that many breeders breed budgerigars to their own stature. As for being a […]

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Ask the Vet – Splayed Legs

Dr Hamish Baron has once again provided a document to the Budgerigar Society on some of the most common issues we see when breeding birds. This month Hamish has focused on Splayed Legs and what to do when this occurs in a nest. Thanks Hamish for this article

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