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The Floor Birds of Europe

Many budgies sit on the floor of their aviaries for all or most of the day. Why do they do it and does it matter?

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See Willy Dokter’s New Video

Click here – Willy Dokter Video

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Thoughts From Tanglewood Part Two – Gerald Binks UK

Thoughts From Tanglewood Part Two – Gerald Binks UK

innovations to improve his efficiency and management in the hobby.

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Thoughts from Tanglewood - Part One - Terry Tuxford puts GSB on the Spot

Thoughts from Tanglewood – Part One – Terry Tuxford puts GSB on the Spot

Gerald Binks has been breeding budgerigars for an incredible 67 years and I have been fortunate enough to know him for more than 30 of those.

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Red Mite – Another Way To Deal With It by Don Curry UK

Red Mite – Another Way To Deal With It by Don Curry UK

Blood sucking pests are always likely to re-infest, that is why the accepted term is pest control.

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What is an Anthracite Budgie? - Carl Slavin - Canada. Photos Didier Mervilde, Belgium

What is an Anthracite Budgie? – Carl Slavin – Canada. Photos Didier Mervilde, Belgium

Simply stated it is basically a color enhancer.

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The Darkwing - An Unusual Variety - Ken Yorke - Australia (2004)

The Darkwing – An Unusual Variety – Ken Yorke – Australia (2004)

The decline in popularity was a bigger problem that in trying to breed them

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Concaves Yes or No? - The Late Gordon Davis, Florida USA

Concaves Yes or No? – The Late Gordon Davis, Florida USA

That was ten years ago and I have never used a concave since.

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Improving A Stud Of Exhibition Budgerigars – Brian Poole UK

Grey and Grey Greens have done consistently well over the years must form part of a stud.

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Developing A System For Breeding 'Rats' - Gerald Binks UK

Developing A System For Breeding ‘Rats’ – Gerald Binks UK

It is easy to breed ‘mice’, but the ‘rats’ are more difficult.

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The Yellowface Clearwing by Peter Beck, South Australia

The Yellowface Clearwing by Peter Beck, South Australia

So that was my first introduction to the Yellowface Clearwing.

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Should you make repeat pairings in consecutive years? - Fred Wright UK

Should you make repeat pairings in consecutive years? – Fred Wright UK

Many fanciers I have talked with over the years, who have made repeat pairings, have been disappointed with the results.

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Inbreeding And Knowing When To Cull – Malcolm Freemantle UK

Inbreeding provides the small fancier with the necessary tools with which – when properly used – will put them on a par with larger and more comprehensive studs.

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Budgerigar Breeder Profile - George Booth UK

Budgerigar Breeder Profile – George Booth UK

…. we should get back to feeding a good quality diet and leave the “chemicals” where they originated; in the laboratory.

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"Don't change in midstream just because of what somebody else has said",  says Bill Bancroft UK

“Don’t change in midstream just because of what somebody else has said”, says Bill Bancroft UK

……after a bird has had its first moult it is physically fit and mature enough to breed.

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Stock Birds and Show Birds - Gerald Binks UK

Stock Birds and Show Birds – Gerald Binks UK

It is essential to define a show bird and a stock bird separately.

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The Change of the Exhibition Budgerigar In Australia – Nigel Tonkin

Birds that I was successful in at the start of my breeding in 1983 and 1984 were thought to be strong.

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Australian Budgerigar Safari - Andy Beesley, UK

Australian Budgerigar Safari – Andy Beesley, UK

I was particularly impressed with the Style and Deportment clearly on show in all of my visits.

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When I Was A Kid - Don Burke, Australia

When I Was A Kid – Don Burke, Australia

When I was a kid there were no bird vets.

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Egg Binding

Egg Binding

There are many causes of egg binding.

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Producing Fertile Eggs - Gerald Binks UK

Producing Fertile Eggs – Gerald Binks UK

Let us consider what happens when we put the chosen pair in the breeding cage with the nest box open, and leave the rest to nature.  The cocks, being usually very sure of themselves, are not unduly disturbed by their sudden new quarters.  They see a hen (which perhaps they have only heard at a […]

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Hatchability of the Modern Exhibition Budgerigar, Ken Yorke, Australia

Hatchability of the Modern Exhibition Budgerigar, Ken Yorke, Australia

Being competitive with exhibition budgerigars is about managing the quality of the birds.

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Meet The Breeder - An Interview with Daniel Lutolf - Switzerland

Meet The Breeder – An Interview with Daniel Lutolf – Switzerland

The closest I mate my birds are cousins – you don’t marry your sister!

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Breeder Web Sites Annoyance – Alan Taylor, Spain

I now find it very annoying the amount of fanciers who never update their website.

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