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stormbird

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  • Birthday 08/19/1949

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  1. stormbird

    Steve

    hink you probably mean Steve Squires from Squires Bird Products 07790 089 099 or 01773 607142
  2. A lot of Questions but little info on the actual bird other than it's a Budgie Now this might seem harsh but if it's a Budgie it's not a cuddly toy ! Budgies have their own personalities & how they react to new owners can vary . And yes some can have preferences . Some are easier to tame than others As for advice from web sites it can vary as to how good o r bad it is . As for a Budgie "freezing " that's a new one on me . As to how easy your bird will be to tame depends on it's age & to how the breeder handled it or not as the case might be . If your bird did not freak when you put your hand in it's cage that suggests it's been used to being handled But what advice did you get when you bought it ?
  3. stormbird

    New Members Please Read

    hi Geoff & welcome
  4. stormbird

    Newbie saying Hi

    I'd be cautious about including Zebras with that mix as they can be bullies especially @ breeding time
  5. stormbird

    Newbie saying Hi

    Hi and welcome As your talking foreign finches a few pointers which might help Many foriegn finches need heat in winter so if your thinking Aviaries you might need to factor in shelter for them depending onn what species your considering . But of course that would not be a problem if your thinking about an indoor aviary which some finch breeders use As for using cages size of bird Does not always equate with cage size, as some Waxbill finches require bigger cages than say Bengalese or Zebra finches . So perhaps some thought on what you intend to keep will help . And if you ask hopefully somebody will reply with advice
  6. stormbird

    Boarks

    only got a single male Bourkes pink parakeet & he's not for sale but there ae usually a few breeders with some @ Stafford
  7. stormbird

    Hello.

    hi & welcome
  8. stormbird

    total newbie

    Hi & welcome
  9. stormbird

    Hello

    not kept hanging parrots but understand they are a bit more difficult to keep as they predominately are n ectar feeders but from what I remember of them they do eat other foods As Jan says not many keep/ breed them , but a few have been shown @ the National , & I do know of a couple of breeders who have kept them
  10. stormbird

    Hi all

    hi & welcome
  11. stormbird

    Hello and thank you

    Hi Tom & welcome
  12. stormbird

    Returning member

    Hi & welcome back
  13. stormbird

    For All New Members

    welcome back Brian . Hopefully once the site is back running properly there will be more talk about softbills !
  14. stormbird

    Stafford is ON

    Talk on some of the Waxbill sites is that it's too cold for the birds & that will not be taking them /attending !
  15. stormbird

    Stafford is ON

    Not for Stafford , but as I posted earlier the predictions from Met Office are deteriorating & there is now snow forecast for Sunday https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcqkrv0ge#?date=2018-03-01
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