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  2. Ok so much for waiting till spring to get more birds.

    I went to a bird auction last night and came home with a pair of Chocolate Bengelese and a pair of Heck's Grass finch. lol

    It's fatal!  :P

     

  3. Hi Everyone.

    Thanks Shaun
  4. Hi Everyone.

    Thanks Maza
  5. Hi Everyone.

    Hi Jan Thanks for the welcome. Love these little guys and yes i've got plenty to learn.
  6. Hi Everyone.

    Hi Jimmy Thanks for the tips I've been having a look round the forum Yes this summer it got hot in there so I covered the roof with ply to keep the sun out while the birds were in the flight. Early next year i will take the glass out and use the framework and attach shiplap to it and put a proper roof. Its a 8x6 greenhouse so i'll apportion half of it for the indoor cage plus the outside flight so they'll have plenty of room and I can try other species then.
  7. Hi Everyone.

    Hi Dave Yes thanks for that I couldn't get beyond the confirmation stage. Cheers for the offer, i'll let you know when i've extended, it'll probably be in the spring now.
  8. Hi Everyone.

    Welcome Simon
  9. Plastic Perches

    Best Pearch is still wood. Soft wood. It important for finches. I got mine at B&Q Here is the hack. Cut and sander to mimic a tree branch sand it down to your disire length and diameter Saw a grove between to fid at wire cage to stablize it at both end or spend money on twist on perch end. But if you got breeding box wall then all wire cage use this few hack idea rather then spend more money. They are like coke can pin ( drill a screw hole on flat top and bend out a little. Perch goes through the hole. Tension of perch against wall and other against cage front would made perch wobbly. The others like the cap of twist toothpaste, tomato tube paste or any cap diameter large enough for perch to fid in the hole. Screw cap to wall and fix perch to it.
  10. Hi Everyone.

    Hey dude, nice you're on board! You'll be filling your garden with birds before you know it!
  11. With members tables, a catching aviary, and refreshments what else would make the club area more appealing? Shaun
  12. Hi Everyone.

    Welcome Simon
  13. Hi Everyone.

    Hi Simon. Nice to have you with us on Feathered flyer. Zebra finches are a lovely bird and great to get the basics right before moving on to more challenging species. Jan
  14. Hi Everyone.

    Hi Simon and welcome to the forum
  15. Hi Everyone.

    Simon, Welcome, I hope the site provides you the information you need, there is a lot of information on this site as it has been running a long time, just search with your key word(s) and you will be returned with a plethora of information, but please remember this is often just members opinions, and you will get pros and cons on each subject. With regards to your greenhouse, I assume you will take the glass out and replace with something solid, or wire, otherwise it may just get too hot.
  16. Hi Everyone.

    Welcome Simon glad you got sorted after mark messaged me I'm not too far away from yourself if and when you want to add different species enjoy
  17. new member... kind of

    Hey up mate, I got my eye on you! Ps. still whatsapp me yeh?
  18. Hi Everyone.

    Hi, I am from South Derbyshire UK and have been keeping birds since early 2017. I have toyed with having an aviary for a few years and now I am loving it, I have built a cage and put it in my green house with a hatch into a planted flight outside. In the spring I want to convert half of the green house into a bird house and indoor flight to give them more room. Apporx 4x6 ft inside + 3x8ft flight. I keep Zebra Finches ( Normals, Whites, Fawns ) which I can't stop breeding Begalese Finch and two male Canaries. I am looking to keep Gouldians, Star Finches and owl finches at a later date. Always willing to learn and accept any advice given. Thanks Simon
  19. Wanted can anyone help us

    they are on the WFS page but there's a new page waxbills UK https://www.facebook.com/groups/322602617933901/ which is open to all . But I think perhaps my post was not clear enough as the adds were wanted not sales
  20. Wanted can anyone help us

    I heard that adverts were closed to WFS members only Colin. Not sure if that's true. Jan
  21. Wanted can anyone help us

    they seem to be in short supply ! there's been a few adds on the WFS Facebook page
  22. Can anyone help us with th these birds 2 female blue caps 1 female painted
  23. Painted finches

    Looking for painted finches thanks
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