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Hi fellow budgie breeders. I bit of a quick update to where the birds are at and a couple of issues that concern me.
I have managed to get a fair percentage of the pairs breeding, as with most aviaries some are breeding better than others. I have bred enough birds now to take the pressure off, I was in grave fear of losing the stud. Because of business commitments I didn’t really work the birds, over the previous three seasons, so the number of birds available to use was quite low. And many6 of the birds that were there to use were 2 or 3 years old and more.
I purchased a few birds at auctions all supposedly related to mine. These in the main have been a waste of time. Only a couple bred, although because these were my better birds I have bred some useful stuff out of them. Maybe they will do better next season we can only keep trying.
I find it interesting that the birds I purchased at auction behaved so badly, one would question some of the breeders who put these birds in the auctions. One bird in particular, had chronic diarrhoea when transferred her to my carry cage at the auction and I lost her a few days after the auction. Interestingly the breeder took no responsibility for this. And of course the disclaimers, of the Auction organising club takes no responsibility either. Really it won’t make much difference to me, but if it was a beginner or someone who saved up to buy that birds and put the years hopes in it they would be extremely pissed off. The breeder/seller, I now find out, from very reliable source , couldn’t be trusted as far as you could kick him. I can remember another incident with another breeder who is local to me, said in front of a group of budgie breeders, that he only put birds in Auctions that won’t bred for him or play up in the breeding cage. With these attitudes what hope has the hobby got?
These above scoundrels probably sit in meetings etc. ( and I know they do) and try to come up with ways to gain new membership for their budgie club and debate, how do we stop people leaving the hobby and how do we get more people involved in the hobby. Maybe they could stop being shifty and underhanded and treat others how they themselves would like to be treated. Get rid of the; them and us, closed groups that infiltrate most clubs.
Unfortunately many of my budgie mates are getting more and more pleasure out of their bird rooms and less and less pleasure out of their involvement with clubs.
Until next time. All the best for the festive season, don't drink too much and I wish you and all your families a happy healthe 2013
17/12/2012 02:50:15 pm
Dear Mr.Robert Manvell,
robert b manvell
11/10/2013 03:47:50 am
Hi Tania. Yes that is ok. You can use the articles however you like. I do appreciate a link and credit for the article.
26/10/2014 07:36:26 pm
hi rob it seems nothing has changed with breeders selling problem birds even in Victoria.back into birds after 4 yrs break the birds l purchased at auction hens mainly play up in the breeding cages not interested in going down or one clear egg trying all options.their feeding habits are the most frustrating only seed do they take.with all the info available on good natural diets for budgies.it has taken 5 months to get them to eat vegie&different seed mixes by taking the seed dishes out and mixing veg&a small amount of seed with it.finally after spelling and another head molt the pairs are starting to fill eggs.all the best for the season rob
17/11/2016 01:24:24 am
hi rob i do think exactly the same as you on this topic. i have breed budgerigars for many years and every time i buy a bird from a auctions it dies on me, the breeder knows its not well and tries to get top dollar for it as it is a visualy good bird but they know its not healthy or wont breed. so i understand why clubs are losing members and i personally are not a member of a club, but i breed birds to a show standard as i like the challenge of doing so but still have no interest in showing only because the shifty people involved and all seem to be after making money and not enjoying the hobby the way it should be.
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