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This Month in the Aviary


IT IS NOW SPRING IN MELBOURNE DURING

SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER & NOVEMBER.

WEATHER IS COOL TO MILD

Average high for Spring in Melbourne is 20 C (68 F) and the average low is 10 C (50 F)

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Finally it's Spring! We have been lucky to experience a week of warm spring weather in the last week of winter! My finches loved it here in Melbourne after a very cold winter where it got as low as 2 degrees. I was very lucky with no deaths from the cold. 


I have already treated the colony for air sac mite. This week I will worm them with Vetafarm Wormout Gel in the water supply and spray with lice & mite spray.


Check for signs of mice which like to come out this time of year. I had some mice in winter but I quickly dealt with that issue without any illness to the colony. Check the aviary outdoor wire and wood frame for damage. Replace branch perches and the inside white washed floor sand.


Some of my young gouldians are getting patches of colour. It won't be long and I will add some Vetafarm Moulting Aid in their water.


Enjoy the spring weather my friends...