Why Fertile Eggs Fail to Hatch
Methods for preventing French Moult through management.
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 […]
Parasites of Budgerigars
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 […]
History of a Budgerigar
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 […]
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 […]