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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Proxy Voting Form 2016 AGM

Dear Budgie Society Members,   There are two Remits up for discussion at the AGM coming up on May 15, 2016 at the Budgerigar Society Patronage Show in Gore. The Remits that have been submitted by members for the consideration of the whole membership are listed below: + Remit 1:  “That the Champion Any Age […]

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History of a Budgerigar

THE WILD BUDGERIGAR (Ornithological Notes) Genus: MELOPSITTACUS : Melopsittacus undulatus This beautiful little parakeet, possibly the best known and most popular bird bred in the world today, is a native of Australia. It has had a variety of names; Undulated Parakeet. Shell Parrot, Grass Parakeet, Zebra Parrot, Warbling Grass Parrot, Scallop Parrot and Canary Parrot, all […]

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Show Cage Specifications

Here are the specifications for the standard budgerigar show cage. Timber: 8 mm Size: Overall measurements – Length 355 mm, Height 305 mm, Width 165 mm. Top: Length 355 mm, Width 140 mm, with 75 mm x 25 mm Kidney shaped Hand hole in Center. Bottom: Length 355 mm, Width 165 mm, May be nailed […]

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