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Problem Bird - a scaly breasted lorikeet on a perch.

Problem Bird

Don's Expert Answers

  From Karen, Milaa Milaa, QLD Q:  My scaly-breasted lorikeet now for the past 6 and a half years has stayed in my bed until 9.30 at night and then goes into her cage with no problems at all. however in the past week and a half she has been over preening and making very […] read more


Pecking Orders

Megg Miller’s Poultry Blog

There really is a pecking order in every henhouse, and it’s worth your while to give the newcomers a hand, to help them settle in, says Megg Miller.   With fowls it really is a girls’ world. Hens lay eggs regardless of whether a rooster is present and organise their pecking order to include a […] read more

al fresco plans

Alfresco Plans

Jim Fogarty’s Landscaping Blog

The perfect outdoor entertaining area isn’t a happy accident – it’s a triumph of good planning, says Jim Fogarty, who has lots of great tips and ideas for you to think about.    An outdoor entertaining area can be as simple or as complex as you like, but your budget will probably determine which way […] read more


Don’s Tips: Cyclamen

Don's Tips

To cheer up your home you can get some flowering plans that perform well indoors. Cyclamen come in colours from purple to pink & white.  Often the flowers are perfumed too. These plants like cool weather and little water.  So DO NOT put them in a heated room – put them near the window in […] read more

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