Apart from photo competitions, it's a good idea to to keep a photographic record of your birds. In a few years you can look back to see how much progress your stud has made.

It's easy to make a photo cage. All you need is a standard show cage and a picture frame suitable for a 28 x 35cm (11 x 14 inch) picture or photo.

After removing the cage front, cut two narrow strips from the backing cardboard of the picture frame. Glue or tack these along the top and bottom edges on the front of the cage. The reason for this is to provide a flow of air through the cage from side to side.

Then screw the picture frame holding the glass to the front of the cage. Only one perch at the centre of the cage is required. Take photos at slight angle to the cage so that flash is not reflected in the glass.



The book contains sections on:
Budgerigar Care and Management
The Pet Budgerigar
The Rare Varieties and Breeding them.
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The Budgerigar Book by Dr. Rob Marshall

This is the definitive book provides Budgerigar breeders with detailed information on all aspects of keeping and exhibiting. The first 7 chapters cover the relationship of the wild budgerigar with its natural environment' Nutrition required for breeding success with exhibition budgerigars, genetics and breeding systems needed to produce show features are covered in the next  9 chapters. Health and diseases are covered in the final 13 chapters.

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