visitors of Birds Online,
I have decided to inform you about news and new
chapters at this place in the future. To be honest there will not be so
many new chapters because translating the German stuff into English
takes a whole lot of time - time I hardly have because I have to work
quite a lot. But I will of course not forget the page visitors from
overseas and keep on working.
Another sad Goodbye... Yesterday I lost the fight for
life. My beloved little budgie lady became seriously ill last week and I
took her to an avian vet who is one of the best in my country. But even
his efforts couldn't prevent the inevitable. Indira was a very special
bird because when I first met her she was unable to move her legs and
there was nearly no hope that she would ever lead a life of her own. I
trained her muscles with her and she was a very keen patient. Therefore
very soon she could move her legs and she officially became a member of my
little flock then. When whe
did this training, we bonded and she loved to be caressed. She trusted me
so deeply that she even slept in my hand. I will miss my little friend.
Thank you for everything, dear Indira.
- 08/22/2013: Here in Central Europe, many berries
start to ripe these days. Therefore I placed some new and better photos in
the chapters about wild
are a very healthy food for pet birds. Also I added a chapter about one
sort of berries which is poisonous for pet birds:
These berries will be ripe in winter, but you should not use them as food
for your pet birds.
- 08/18/2013: You may not notice it, but in the
background I'm constantly working on the improvement of Birds Online.
Today I have added some more information to the chapter about proper
08/11/2013: Again it's time to say
farewell to a beloved feathered friend. Yesterday my dear
away without being ill or feeling unwell in advance. He showed no sign of
discomfort, even not in the hours before his death. When I found his
corpse it seemed as if he were asleep. Since Woodstock was quite old I
think his heart stopped beating because of infirmity. It gives me comfort
that he didn't have to suffer a painful disease and passed away peacefully
surrounded by his friends. I miss you so much, dear Woodstock. Thank you
for your trust and your friendship. We had some wonderful years together,
- 02/10/2013: Birds Online got a brandnew banner today.
It's true that you can find lots of information about budgies here
(especially in the German section). But Birds Online also shows photos of
other bird species such as my Linnies. Therefore it's time for the next
step: showing my budgie's friends in the logo.
- 12/30/2012: Today I have published some new photos
in the chapter that deals with
12/28/2012: Once again I've worked on the chapters
about fresh food from nature. There are several new photos which replace
older ones and there is a new chapter about
12/16/2012: After a
long while, you can find some news here. I'm sorry for this long pause.
I've been seriously ill this year and therefore I couldn't work on my web
project Birds Online. But finally I have recovered - and here is today's
news: There is a new chapter about
as a food plant in the nutrition section of Birds Online.
This morning, my birds all felt quite well and when I went to work, I
didn't expect to make such a sad discovery this evening. After I have
returned back home, I found my beloved little feathered friend
dead. He was lying on the floor as if he was asleep. As it seems to me, he
died peacefully. Tamlin was very, very old and most probably he died
because he was senile. He didn't have to suffer any pain - this thought
gives me some comfort even though I already miss him so much. He was
always kind and cheerful, such a lovely little guy. I hope he enjoyed
living in my bird room. Thanks for the wonderful two years we had
together, my little friend. I will never forget you!
All good things come to an end - this saying came true two days ago when
my beloved budgie Bubi
died after he has been at my place for many years. We had a fantastic
time, I really loved him much. He passed away because he regrettably
suffered from a sudden liver failure which has most probably been caused
by a tumour. I couldn't do anything to save Bubi's life. He was just six
years old when he died. Losing him so shortly after Pollux, see below,
terribly hurts. The one thing I hope is that Bubi's soul maybe met Phoebe,
his wife who died a few weeks ago. They have been a happy couple for so
long. Maybe they're together again now.
It's so unfair... Again I had to say Goodbye to a beloved feathered
friend. Yesterday I went to my avian vet who put
to sleep. My poor budgie suffered from a testicular tumour which grew
quite fast during the last few days what caused severe problems: Pollux
was hardly able to breathe yesterday. That's why I decided to let him go.
I didn't want to see him suffer. Therefore it was the last resort to take
this hard decision. Pollux was a very friendly and cheerful little guy.
Even though he's away for only nearly 24 hours now, I terribly miss hin.
When it rains, it pours... This saying is so true as I can tell you in
these hard times. Just a few days ago I have lost my beloved Phoebe. And
Fralie's health status changed, she suffered from seizures and a
swelling in her abdomen occured - most probably a tumour. Today she could
hardly breathe and she seemed to suffer from pain. That's why I took her
to a vet, but there was no hope for my lovely little feathered friend.
Fralie has been put to sleep this morning and it broke my heart to see
her dying. I miss you so much, dear Fralie.
After a very long time I have some news again - sad news indeed. Yesterday
I had to meet a vet and let her put my beloved Phoebe to sleep. Poor
suffered from a tumour that destroyed her upper beak. It was broke a few
days ago and all attempts to save Phoebe's life were in vain. Therefore it
was better to stop this suffering even though it was hard for me to say
Goodbye. Dear Phoebe, I miss you so much!
A friend of mine works as a veterinary assistant and last week she took
some photos of x-ray images of a female budgie who has become egg bound.
Sylvia made these photos available for my website, so I have to say thank
you very much! These pictures can be seen in the chapter about
Do you know how your bird's sternum should look and how you can use it as
a sign for underweight? If not, please feel free to visit the anatomy
chapter about the
sternum. I have published a new photo whithin this chapter today.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and I hope you and your feathered friends
are having a nice time. Me and my birds, we're actually enjoying the
holidays. And today I also had some time to translate another German
health chapter into English. It dealts with
eye injuries and tells you what to do in case they occur.
In the meantime, I've lost two mor birds:
They have been seriously ill. Poor Shiva died from two tumours in his
belly and Aditi had some kind of infection. My vet wanted to find out
which germs were responsible for her poor health. Right after he has taken
smears from her crop and vent, Aditi suffered a seizure and died within
seconds. It was so terrible... Since diseases - or their prevention - are
so important, I have added a new photo and a video in the chapter about
cold and sneeze today.
It's unbelievable. Just a few weeks ago, I've lost Milla due to a kidney
tumour. And now...
to show the first symptoms of a severe kidney disease two days ago. Since
it happened on a weekend, I had to wait until today. When I took him to my
avian vet, I already felt that it would most probably be the last thing I
could do for him. After the examination my vet told me that there was no
hope since Bob had a severe kindey disease, a tumour like Milla. That's
why I had no other chance than to let him go. Dear Bob, I hope you know
that putting you to sleep was hard for me even though it was the last
resort. And I hope you enjoyed living in my bird room for nearly one year.
I will miss you, my dear little friend.
I'm so sad that I've lost the fight. Your kidney tumour was too bad, my
vet and I couldn't save your life. Even though we would have prefered to
see you living we had to let you go. I hope you know that putting you to
sleep was hard for me and that I wanted to show you my love that way. I
couldn't stand the thought of you suffering from terrible pain due to the
tumour. Did you have a good time in my little flock? When you arrived here
about 3.5 years ago, you were so scared. Your former owner didn't take
much care of you. Hopefully you felt how much I loved you and wanted you
to be happy. Milla, I will never forget you.
After a long while I have finally found the time to publish a new photo in the
English section of Birds Online. It shows a male budgie who suffers from a
hormonal disorder due to an unknown cause. His cere is coloured brown instead of
blue as you can see in the
gallery of male budgies.
There is a new photo in the chapter about crop infections
and one in the gallery showing birds who suffer from burrowing mites.
In January, another new bird moved into my bird room. Tamlin
is an elderly budgie who is handicapped in different ways. He suffers
from arthrosis in his feet and he is unable to fly. One of his wings is
damaged and since I know nothing about his past, I can't tell whether
the wing has been broken or not. Despite all his handicaps, Tamlin is a
very cheerful budgie and I hope he will live on for a long time in my
One month ago, a new budgie moved into my bird room. And now I have
finally translated his homepage into English. Please feel free to meet Bob,
the friendly and regrettably flightless budgie.
There are some nice new pictures in the gallery
of the chapter "against solitary keeping".
- 12/20/2009: A
few months ago, Chandra was a very young bird, but
now she is a real lady. Because she has changed so much, I have added
some new photos of her on her homepage. And I have also added new
photos on some other homepages of my birds as well. There are new
pictures on Fralie's, Speedy's,
Ravi's, and Woodstock's pages.
I had to say Goodbye again. Today, my beloved little feathered friend Torben
passed away. A few weeks ago, he became seriously ill. I fought for his
life and at first, the medicine made him feel much better. But today,
he was so weak and he suffered from pain, so I decided to bring him to
the vet who could do nothing to save Torben's life. My little friend
had been put to sleep and it broke my heart to lose this charming and
always cheerful little bird. I will miss him so much!
And again I have published some new pictures in the health section.
They show a budgie who suffers from scaly mites, see chapter about this topic
and photo gallery. Both photos
have been given to me by Sylvia Urbaniak. Thanks, dear Sylvia!
Sometimes you fight and do everything, but nothing can save the life of
your little feathered friend. This is what happened today, I've lost my
beloved Nik who became seriously ill a few
days ago. He was so charming, so cheerful. I will miss him much!
There are some new photos in the health chapters of my web project, e.
g. in the chapter about the bird's eyes.
- 10/21/2009: In
the chapter about a blood poisoning which can
occur in birds, there is a new photo which shows the terrible injury of
a budgie. One foot of this bird is dead as you can see in the photo.
Thanks to Sylvia for sending this picture to me.
There is a new - and sad - photo in the chapter about burrowing mites. It shows
a budgie who suffers from a severe infestation affecting the beak and
the feet. Thank you very much for sending me this photo, Sylvia!
Today, I have added a much better photo of the Common
There is a new picture gallery that shows a mild course of a
And again, there are new photos. You can find them in the chapter about
Black elder, Cow
vetch and Ribwort plantain.
Today, I have published a new and much better photo in the chapter
about Rabit-foot clover, which
is a good food for budgies.
And again I have added some new plant picutes in the chapters about
healthy nutrition for budgies. They show blackthorn,
black cornus, and rose-hips.
- 08/01/2009: I
have added a new photo to the chapter about the purple coneflower which
is a fine food for budgies and other birds.
Today, I heard a story about a lovebird who lost his lower beak due to
a trauma - and the bird somehow survived this because he is still able
to eat! This is very remarkable. In the chapter about beak injuries you can find
photos of the lovebird.
There are some new photos in the chapter about cerebral apoplexy.
Today, I added new photos of a forage plant. They show mugwort
and shepherd's purse in
After a long, long time I finally managed to do some work on my English
chapters of this web project. I have included a search option into each
and every chapter. Hopefully this will help you to find the things you
are looking for.
Today, I found the time to translate another health chapter. It deals
with yeast infections or Candidiasis.
There are new photos in the chapter which helps bird owners to recognize sick birds.
Today, I have published some new photos of food parasites in the
chapter about this topic.