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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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Reducing Stress Due to Transportation

The stresses of long journeys are obvious involving crating, unfamilar noises en route, changes of seed and water on arrival in new premises

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Tails You Lose! – Part 2

Avian Polyomavirus (APV) infection, otherwise known as Budgerigar Fledging Disease, is the primary cause of tail feather loss although other factors are often involved. Budgerigar breeders recognise symptoms of APV in their birds as French Moult. Prevention is the only cure as there is no treatment for APV.

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Ignore the Ring Issue Date if your Stud is Ready to Breed

Is the Ring Issue date more important than grabbing that moment to begin your personal season? Personally, I grab the moment these days and get a round in from perhaps a third of the stud and get results on the perch early with whatever rings I have to hand.

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Budgerigar Health Part 3 of 5 – Self Diagnosis

For breeders, an ability to detect the first signs of an illness is essential as many budgerigar diseases are rapidly fatal with the best quality show birds often being the first to die. Changes in the behaviour or physical appearance of an individual bird may indicate the beginning of an illness or an inherent weakness. […]

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