Half-Sider Budgerigars

It is that time of the year again, babies are hatching, parents are feeding and the chicks are starting to feather up. It is my favourite time of year as a budgie fancier – it is the time when all of our hard work is, hopefully, rewarded with beautiful young birds on the perch and […]

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Fallow Budgerigars

Photo Fallow Cock owned by Mark Hawke. The English Fallow budgerigar mutation is one of approximately 30 mutations affecting the colour of budgerigars. At least three types of Fallow, the German, English and Scottish, all named after their country of origin, have been established, although none of these types is common. They are superficially similar, […]

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The Crested Budgerigar

CREST: Information kindly provided by Mark Hawke. The Crested Budgerigar. Photo by Mark Hawke. Budgerigar bred by Shephard & Flanagan 2018 National Winner Penrith Crest Class Budgerigar fanciers have heard about, or seen, the Crested variety and a few have appreciated their merits by taking up the challenge of breeding them. My aim is to […]

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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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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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