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20 top tips for budgie breeders

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by Elizabeth Wright

Over a period of twenty-five years, as a writer and author, I interviewed many budgerigar owners who were breeding and exhibiting these delightful birds. Everyone I talked to revealed useful tips that they had discovered in the course of their bird-keeping activities. Here are just a few:

1: Leave an 8w light on in the birdroom at night to avoid ‘night fright,’ where the birds panic in the darkness, flutter around and possibly injure themselves.

2: Wooden wine racks, bought cheap at second hand shops or car boot fairs, make excellent alternative perching when suspended from the ceiling or fixed to the side of aviary.

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