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budgerigar fledgling disease
a polyomavirus infection of young psittacines that causes failure of feather growth, hepatic and renal necrosis, and sometimes death.
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The flock consisted mainly of parakeets belonging to the Neophema group (Neophema splendida, Neophema pulchella), but also included 25 budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus), 4 pairs of Bourke's parrots (Neopsephotus bourkii), 3 pairs of red-crowned parakeets, and 2 pairs of parrotlets (Forpus species).
8,19,21,22) Nestlings of nonbudgerigar psittacine birds with APV manifest the disease as an acute rapidly fatal disease, with no premonitory signs or with clinical signs similar to those described in budgerigar nestlings?
The Northern Budgerigar Society has a number of smaller organisations in the region, including groups in Newcastle, Gateshead, Chester-le-Street and Sunderland.
The 5 budgerigars used as biologic sentinels died within an average of 5 days after being placed in the enclosures.
In birds, adenomas have been reported most often to arise from the pituitary gland in budgerigars (17,18) but have also been described to arise from the uropygial gland, pancreas, thyroid gland, (19) and kidney.
Best colours are duck-egg blue, white, red, black or budgerigar yellow.
Alan Blakeman, chairman of Birmingham Budgerigar Society, said prizewinning exhibition birds could fetch upwards of pounds 500 from eager breeders.
January 3, 1952: When fire broke out in the cellar of Briar Court Children's Home, Lindley, the first thing the 30 children did was rescue Candy, their budgerigar.
The break-in happened the night before the annual Cornwall Budgerigar Show where Penmead Pride was champion last year.
Robert Hughes, 34, who organised the annual Gwynedd Budgerigar Society Open Show, said: "The birds were spread across the hall.
Aside from being chirpier than a budgerigar on pep pills, the former CITV presenter has an extensive background in showbiz.
BANKS: The Lancashire, Cheshire & North Wales Budgerigar Society is holding its Area Championship Show on Sunday, August 5, at North Meols/Banks Leisure Centre.