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Old 04-20-2019, 10:29 AM
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To be fair, I can understand why you’d ask that question. As you’ve found, this isn’t your regular “chat” forum. The mission is to promote best practices.. and truth be told, the majority of people coming in and wanting to breed aren’t qualified, or aren’t ready.

It does sound as though you’re responsible and are a good candidate. Once we are familiar with members and see that they are ready, asking the right intelligent questions, etc. we will give you all the guidance and support you need. I say “you”, but this is a general statement for the membership.

** Another BIG reason we tend to discourage breeding, is that so many budgies are from big box pet stores, or generations bred from those birds. Birds coming from corporate pet stores originate from mill style operations. Thousands upon thousands of random budgies churned out each year with horrible genetics. That there, is the reason it’s unfortunately pretty common these days for budgies to have serious or lethal health issues and a short life span. Responsible breeding by finding parents proven to be healthy and long lived, with good temperaments are the best bet when serious about breeding. It does take some digging and research to come across budgie breeders who have this mindset, and good healthy stock to start with.

Also keep in mind, as FaeryBee said above, budgies are generally healthier and happier if they’re not being bred. Although it is a natural process, still, it is stressful on the birds.

Keep on learning, and remember we’re here with the most up to date information on budgies .
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