Breeding budgies step by step

Breeding budgies also commonly referred to as parakeets can be an enjoyable learning experience, but can also be quite the task. It’s only natural for budgies to have the need and desire to reproduce, by following this guide you will make it easier for your budgie and yourself to have a successful clutch of babies. 

Breeding budgies step by step

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The difference between English Budgies and Standard Budgies

People often ask what the difference between English (show) Budgies and Standard Budgies are. There are major differences between the two yet they look very similar, below you will find the information you need. 

English "budgie" (left), as compared to wild-type budgerigars
English "budgie" (left), as compared to wild-type budgerigars
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Common Finch Diseases

Spotting a sick finch is most of the times an easy task, especially if you know what signs to look for. Most sick finches will become very docile and not move at all, they will stay clear of other birds and their activities and almost lose total interest in their surroundings. Food intake will drop and the bird unless treated may not fully recover. 

Common Finch Diseases

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Vagrant bachelors could save rare bird

A study conducted by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has revealed the importance of single males in small, threatened populations. Results from a study of endangered New Zealand hihi birds (Notiomystis cincta), published this week in Evolutionary Applications, showed that bachelor males who don't hold breeding territories, known as 'floaters', could help maintain genetic diversity and decrease the likelihood of inbreeding by sneakily fathering chicks.

Male hihi singing. Credit: Eric Wilson

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Once-abundant bird being eaten to worldwide extinction by China

A bird that was once one of the most abundant in Europe and Asia is being hunted to near extinction because of Chinese eating habits, according to a study published on Tuesday.

The yellow-breasted bunting

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Socially monogamous birds more promiscuous than previously thought

What gets you out of bed in the morning? Before morning has broken, and some time before blackbird has spoken, songbirds rise for sex. And a clever new experiment reveals just how important it is for male songbirds not to sleep in.

Sing your little heart out, Mr Superb Fairy Wren. And set your alarm clock early. Credit: David Cook/flickr,

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Seven types of neglect can seriously undermine lovebirds’ health

PEACH-FACED, masked and Fischer’s lovebirds are generally hardy and robust creatures, and are not prone to illness. But, if any element of their care is neglected, the health of our birds can rapidly be compromised.

Don’t overcrowd: make sure there is sufficient space for your birds
 
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