05-17-2017, 06:53 PM
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It's very unfortunate you did no research prior to getting budgies so you would have had the background necessary before allowing a situation like the one you have described to occur.
Therm has given you EXCELLENT information.
Naco needs to be housed separately.
I strongly recommend that you do not get another budgie.
Naco will be just fine on her own.
You need to spend time with her one-on-one or rehome her to someone who has the time to give her the love, care and attention she deserves.
With regard to the fact that you allowed Paquito (Mother) and Mexi (son) to breed:
You need to be aware that the offspring are going to be weakened genetically because of the inbreeding and none of the offspring should ever be bred.
IF the chicks hatch and make it, as soon as they reach 3 1/2 weeks old you need to remove Paquito into a separate cage in a different room from where Mexi and the chicks are housed.
Rearrange her cage frequently, never provide anything in the cage that can be used as a nesting site and follow the instructions from here on out to discourage breeding.
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Please address the following questions in your next post on this thread:Please take the time to read through the Site Guidelines, all of the How To Guides, the FAQs, the Budgie Articles and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.
What diet are your birds getting currently?
Are you giving Pacquito plenty of cuttlebones for calcium?
Are you supplementing the cuttlebones with Calci-Boost?
Are you giving the parent birds egg food so they have plenty of protein?
Do you know how to prevent splayed legs in the chick?
What are you planning to do with any offspring that survive from this clutch?
Truly, the very BEST advice anyone can offer you is to take the time to read ALL of the stickies throughout the various Talk Budgie forums as well as the Budgie Articles we have posted.
These are great resources for Talk Budgie members and have a wealth of reliable information which will assist you to learn the best practices in caring for your budgies for their optimal health and well-being.
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