Husbandry, Care & Health

PDF Documents

Diseases & Health management:

Download pdf handout for Common budgie health issues & Treatment: Health issues handout 

Budgerigar Council of Victoria list of Avian Vets: 

A detailed article about Megabacteria in budgies on the ANBC website: 

A detailed article about Avian Gastric Yeast on the ANBC website: 

Download a pdf article on Splayed Legs In Budgie Chicks 

Fitting Rings:

Food & Nutrition:

Download a pdf chart of (copied from “The Challenge”) of the food nutritional values of common budgie foods. Food Nutrition chart 

This is a link to the website of Alan Kent, one of NSW top breeders and National winner. His page on his feeding regime makes for great reading and full of good advice for all:

Cages & Aviaries: 

Listen to an Interview with Champion breeder Ray Slade, on how he built his aviaries and download a PDF file of his comments: Avoiding budgie heat distress by Ray Slade


Download a pdf file of How to Build a Hospital cage: Hospital Cage Description

Download the Vic Govt Code of practice for housing caged birds: 

Download the BCV Code of Practice for bird sales:

Helpful Videos

A video explaining how to clip nails: 

A video explaining how to trim a beak:

A Video explaining/showing how to fit a ring on a baby:

A Video showing how to “Crop Feed” a baby Budgie: