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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Seeds We Find In Our Mixtures – Terry Tuxford, UK

Seeds We Find In Our Mixtures – Terry Tuxford, UK

….. watching which seeds our birds eat and which are discarded and then balance our mixtures accordingly.

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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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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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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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Bryan Shaw and his Show Cage Trolley

Bryan Shaw and his Show Cage Trolley

Carrying cages to and from the show hall and the car can be a pain.

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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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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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“Today’s pet budgerigar owner could be tomorrow’s breeder and exhibitor”, says Barrie Shutt.

“Today’s pet budgerigar owner could be tomorrow’s breeder and exhibitor”, says Barrie Shutt.

The hobby in general is sadly lacking promotion.

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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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2012 Photo Gallery - Barrie Shutt, UK

2012 Photo Gallery – Barrie Shutt, UK

View Barrie’s top quality budgerigars.

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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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Photo Gallery 2012 - Alessandro Correa, Brazil

Photo Gallery 2012 – Alessandro Correa, Brazil

See the budgerigars from Alessandro Correa from Brazil.

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