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Keeping Laying Chooks
A lemon tree, a barbecue, and a couple of chooks scratching about is what makes an Australian backyard feel like...
Australia’s Oldest Cocky
‘Cocky’ is a 76 year old sulphur crested cockatoo, who has grown up with a human family of six siblings...
Currawongs Increasing numbers of pied currawongs along Australia’s east coast are being seen as a threat to many small bird...
BREED: Ancona TEMPERAMENT: Inclined to flightiness but can be tamed COST: $15 plus LIFESPAN: 8 years (3 years productive) RECOMMENDED...
Breed: Exhibition Budgerigar Temperament: Bright Cost: $40-$500 Lifespan: 9-10 years Recommended for: Enthusiasts, children Maintenance: Medium Comparing the exhibition budgerigar...
Breed: FinchesTemperament: TimidCost: from $10-$100 or more for a pairLifespan: 5 yearsRecommended for: Beginners to experienced bird keepersMaintenance: Low-med...
Temperament: friendly, messy, lovable Cost: $20 plus Lifespan: 7 years Recommended for: Backyarders, hobbyists Maintenance: Medium Many people dream one...
Keeping Rare And Endangered Birds
Breed: Rare And endangered native birdsTemperament: Wild and timid Cost: $500 plusLifespan: 5 – 7 yearsRecommended For: Experienced birdkeepers...
Old English Game Fowl
Breed: Old English Game Temperament: Aggressive, active Cost: from $50 per bird Lifespan: 12 years Recommended for: Experienced poultry keepers...
Breed: Saxony DuckTemperament: PlacidCost: from $25Lifespan: 6 years+Recommended for: Backyarders, hobbyists Appearance: The Saxony duck is a stylish bird,...
With more than 300,000 exhibition budgerigars bred in Australia annually it’s the world’s most competitive animal. But what of its...
Faverolle Chooks Breed: Faverolle Temperament: Placid Cost: Around $50, more for quality breeding stock. Lifespan: 5-7 years Recommended for: Backyarders Appearance ...