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Australian budgie disease alert

Kassiani

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This is awful! Those poor birds! It seems it is just as mysterious as the disease that was affecting wild birds here in the US. I can only imagine how hopeless people are feeling.
 

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This is terrible! I hope it doesn't make it to the wild budgies! They're in Australia too, & it's nice to have a parrot species thriving in the wild.
 

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Is it only effecting budgies?
Also going to follow this thread.
 

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I can follow the Avigrain FB page, but not the Budgie Lovers Australia page. You have to be in Australia to join the group. I hope some of the Aussie Budgie owners here will keep us up-to-date.
 

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I can follow the Avigrain FB page, but not the Budgie Lovers Australia page. You have to be in Australia to join the group. I hope some of the Aussie Budgie owners here will keep us up-to-date.
I don’t have Facebook, but when I get home tonight I am going to find out as much as I can about this. It seems awfully scary.
 

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Glad it's not as widespread as feared.

"... ensuring usual wet weather precautions are observed in aviaries".

Does anyone have insights regarding what this means?
 

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I hadn’t actually heard anything about this till right now. I can’t believe I missed this thread.

I do know of a few outdoor budgie owners and also some breeders of budgies and other birds as well as a pet store owner who sells mostly budgies and so far none of us had heard of this…. I guess you miss a lot of information like this when you don’t have FB.

I wonder if the deaths have been in areas close to the flooded areas.
 

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I hadn’t actually heard anything about this till right now. I can’t believe I missed this thread.

I do know of a few outdoor budgie owners and also some breeders of budgies and other birds as well as a pet store owner who sells mostly budgies and so far none of us had heard of this…. I guess you miss a lot of information like this when you don’t have FB.

I wonder if the deaths have been in areas close to the flooded areas.
The only budgie breeder I *know* had seen and shared it, otherwise I was going to share it with her.
I almost wouldn’t have known about if it wasn’t for AA.
 

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WOW...Scary :sad8:
 

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It seems a little odd, no has heard of it here till now. It's only affecting budgies, what about all the other parrots? I hope the budgies will be okay. Is this wild budgies, I would understand that but it makes sound like they are pet budgies.
 
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