Interested in Budgerigars
where do I start?
everything you can get your hands on Cage & Aviary Birds, a weekly newspaper
type publication; and interrogate the internet
a local club information from Cage & Aviary Birds editorial office
a local fancier more if you can manage it
questions about a set-up, where to buy birds and where the local clubs might be. Look at
how other fanciers manage their birds. Always be prepared to listen but process the
information and apply it to your situation
sure you understand what you are doing before you build anything or start spending money
on birds or equipment.
How expensive is it going to be to make a
not going to cost a lot of money to make a start in a modest way? Second-hand equipment is
always available locally, and three or four pairs of birds will not cost a fortune.
Its always a good idea to start with something a little better than pet quality
birds in the first instance, learn how to breed birds first before you invest in the
better quality birds that will breed show quality stock.
is only expensive, if you spend lots of money unwisely and have to start again after a
year or two.
What should I look to have achieved within
the first two years?
is something that you should decide. During the first year you should at least breed a few
birds. During the second year you need to establish if you wish to take the exhibition
route and show your youngsters or if you are interested in just breeding,
breeding for colour or even just want to breed birds to sell to those who want to keep a
Which clubs should I join and which shows
should I visit?
a local cage bird society and/or a local Budgerigar specialist club
Budgerigar Society is a must for a serious fancier who wishes to show Budgerigars
country is divided into 10 regions or areas. For each of these areas are Area Societies.
Details are available on the Budgerigar Society website www.budgerigarsociety.com
clubs and societies will hold shows. Visit any bird show that you can possibly attend.
Look at the birds and talk to fanciers. Its where you will be able to make contacts.