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Didier Mervilde – Breeding Rares

My name is Didier Mervilde, I was born in 1952 and live with my family in Aalter Belgium. I first became interested in budgerigars in 1965 and at that time I kept about 5 pairs in a mixed aviary. It was in 1986 that, after a visit to the aviary of Gerald Binks, I decided […]

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Every One Counts

There is no doubt that the start to any season is the most difficult. I can tell that the birds are ready to breed by looking at the behaviour of the hens as well as their condition. All my flights have the sexes mixed year round. This is because the current year stock learn their sexual habits very early. If you keep the big hens separate they just sit in the flights and get overweight with predictable poor results. Mix them and keep them active.

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Breeding Advice

One has to remember that today we strive to breed bigger and better birds. General feeding apart, you must always provide grits which possess granite like particles (insoluble) and shell particles (soluble). Not only should it be given but it must be changed every week to every pair.

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