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Budgie Breeding Before breeding any species, it is important to learn as much about the animals, their personalities and the best practices to follow for responsible and ethical breeding prior to making the commitment to take on the responsibility.

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Old 05-04-2016, 06:57 PM
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My budgies are raising their first clutch of chicks. I am very impressed how well they have been looking after their babies! I am just a bit concerned about the next stage.
I am expecting the oldest one to pop out of the nest box soon. The nest box is up in an insulated shelter at the back of the aviary (see picture) and although there is some floor space up there I am worried the baby will fall off the edge. Do they just flutter down? Is there anything I need to do to stop it falling?

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Hi there!

I'm glad to hear everything is going well with the chicks.

I would suggest perhaps padding the floor of the aviary while the chicks learn to fledge. Old towels or rags would do nicely to have an extra layer of something between the concrete and the little ones.

Best of luck and I'm sure other members with more experience will be able to add more
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Even in smaller cages, weaning chicks will learn to navigate on their first ventures out of the nest and sometimes when going for a perch they will have a little trouble in balancing themselves and adjusting their grip and this can result in falling to the cage's bottom.
It's a good idea to pad the area below the nest box to cushion a fall.
I see you have a few branches near the nest box and these are good for the chicks to practice perching. If need be, you can also place a few extra perches strategically or even a couple of long ladders to cover the height from the nest box to the floor.
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