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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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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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Feeding Exhibition Budgerigars - By Dr Rob Marshall B.V.Sc., M.A.V.C.Sc. (Avian Health)

Feeding Exhibition Budgerigars – By Dr Rob Marshall B.V.Sc., M.A.V.C.Sc. (Avian Health)

Protein additives are necessary for the big bodied, heavy feathered modern day budgerigar.

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Tips For Looking After Your Birds During Hot Weather – Nigel Tonkin, South Australia

Make provision for extremes of temperature when the weather gets hot.

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Reaping the Fruits of Your Labour – Young Bird Flights - Tony Gestier, Australia

Reaping the Fruits of Your Labour – Young Bird Flights – Tony Gestier, Australia

The young bird flight is a place of heightened stress

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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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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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Fred Wright Talks About His Feeding Methods - UK

Fred Wright Talks About His Feeding Methods – UK

In my book far too many Budgerigar fanciers are keeping and breeding too many 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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Salad Leaves - Terry Tuxford, UK

Salad Leaves – Terry Tuxford, UK

Green food needs to be clean and contamination free.

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Gerald Binks Under The Spotlight

Gerald Binks Under The Spotlight

Gerald Binks responds to a number of fundamental questions.

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Ask The Vet – with Kevin Eatwell

Ask The Vet – with Kevin Eatwell

A veterinary practice can only help if they are aware of the problems.

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Neil Forbes Avian Vet at Northdowns BS - Tony Cash UK

Neil Forbes Avian Vet at Northdowns BS – Tony Cash UK

A patient may have an infectious condition, without it being a disease.

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Don Burke talks to Nigel Tonkin about his passion for Budgerigars

“My gift and curse is that I care about people, animals and the environment”, says Don Burke

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Myth Busters – As collected by Terry Tuxford – Don’t believe everything you are told!

Myth Busters – Don’t believe everything you are told!

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Dead In Shell Youngsters – Dr Colin Walker, Australia

Find out why those fertile eggs fail to hatch

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The Wonders of Chickweed by Terry Tuxford UK

The Wonders of Chickweed by Terry Tuxford UK

Benefits of feeding chickweed

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Cocks unwell and not Hens and Vice Versa

“Going light” – two examples of sound procedural advice on what are mysterious problems for even the most experienced of us.

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Ultra Violet Lighting Scare

A leading Red Eye breeder built a new aviary and installed UV lighting. To his dismay, he found some red eyes going blind with these lights.

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Drinking Water – Chlorine

Chlorine is a halogen – these can be killers above a dose of 100 parts per million in birds and small mammals.

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Drinking Water – Fluoride

In the United Kingdom, the question of fluoride being added to the water supplies has been raised by fanciers in the Salisbury area, as in nearby Southampton fluoride has been added to the tap water.

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Going Light

The item that causes more distress and problems within our aviaries is the matter that we term “Going Light”.

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