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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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Question Budgie laying eggs on cage floor

I have four budgies - 2 females and 2 males. They have been housed together for at least two years. They all get along very well. One of my females has bonded with one of the males, and she has been laying eggs here and there on the cage floor. I have seen her mate mount her, so I suspect her eggs could be fertile. I am kind of at a loss as to what to do. The four birds seem to be so connected. They have free fly time every day outside of the cage in my home, and seem very content. I hate to break up the family. :-( Any advice as to how to proceed? I have toyed with the idea of separating the pairs and getting a nest for the two who are attempting to breed, but not sure that is the best answer.

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There are many things to consider when planning to breed your budgies. The fact this has happened accidently is no reason to breed. Having a nesting box in the cage will bring your budgies into condition and encourage the breeding. When breeding the birds need to be in a separate cage by themselves, we here at Talk budgies follow strict Guidelines regarding Breeding of Budgies and the subject definitely needs to be thoroughly studied before you go ahead.
Your birds will of come into condition because of the nest you have in the cage, you need to separate the pairs , provide special diet, and be prepared for any health issues that might arise.
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Welcome to the forums!

Do you know how many eggs she has laid so far? Is this the first time she laid a clutch of eggs without being encouraged to do so?

Given the circumstances, the best thing to do is to take the necessary measures to discourage further breeding behaviour which leads to the consequent egg laying.
If your female budgie hasn't started to fully incubate the eggs, then life hasn't been formed on the eggs and it's safe for you to discard them.

In order to throw your hen out of breeding condition and to break her egg laying cycle, it's best that you place her on a spare cage, don't provide any nesting/hiding areas.

It may also be best to give your more enamoured pair a break, by housing them on separate cages.
This will give them both time to cool off and hopefully get their hormones more under control.
During this time, you can temporarily house your budgies by gender (two girls in a cage and your boys in another cage).

Good luck with everything!
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I agree with aluz. It is important you move the female into a different cage at this point and do everything possible to discourage breeding.

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Hi there and to the forums!

You've been given very good advice so far for your situation. Surely once you're able to remove the eggs and rearrange the living quarters, she will have her hormones under control and hopefully the problem will stop

Please be sure to keep us updated on how things go!

Meanwhile, please read through all the links provided by Deborah as they will keep you posted on the very best of budgie care and practices! If you have any questions after reading through everything, don't hesitate to ask

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