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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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I have recently put my two oldest budgie pairs into a cage with a nesting box, they're over a year old. The female is extremely interested in the box and always trying to encourage the male over but he isn't really interested. My question is; is this normal behaviour?

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If he's not in condition right now, this would seem normal to me.
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Could you please clarify a few items --

Each pair has their own separate breeding cage with a nest box - is that correct? Two pair/two cages.
Have you ever bred budgies before?
Have you been feeding the birds the proper conditioning diet prior to setting up the two pair for breeding?
Do you know how to tell when your male is in condition?
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Yes I have an aviary that I keep my birds in, I put the pair in their own cage just under a week ago. They will feed each other and groom but he won't go near the box. His cere is a very deep blue and hers is brown.
I have had a couple of successful breeding pairs 3 years ago before I had to sell them but other than that I haven't had much experience and yes the birds have a great diet fresh fruits & veggies everyday, millet and seed, grasses and native trees to nibble on, cuttlefish ect. Should I feed them something else as well?
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Some males aren't interested in the nest but once she is actively sitting he should be close to feed her. first time breeders can take an little longer to work out each step.
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Yes I have an aviary that I keep my birds in, I put the pair in their own cage just under a week ago. They will feed each other and groom but he won't go near the box. His cere is a very deep blue and hers is brown.
I have had a couple of successful breeding pairs 3 years ago before I had to sell them but other than that I haven't had much experience and yes the birds have a great diet fresh fruits & veggies everyday, millet and seed, grasses and native trees to nibble on, cuttlefish ect. Should I feed them something else as well?
I recommend having a good Avian Vet nearby to help you if there are any unforeseen problems such as egg binding.

Adding egg food to their diet as well as a good calcium supplement (in addition to the cuttlebone) is advisable.

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. This requires extensive research and an openness to continual learning.



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