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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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Hi all, im new to the forum..
I have started breeding just 4 budgies and at day 1 there getting along great and already look as if they are bonded.. problem is both male and female sleep in the nest box at hight and are in and out of it during the day.. is this normal ?
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Welcome to the forums, Paul! You have certainly come to the right place as you will find all you need to know on budgie care here.

If you don't mind, I will start by asking you a few questions first:

Are you relatively new to budgies?

Did you get the 4 budgies from the same place and if so, are you sure that there is no chance for them to be related?

How old are your budgies?

Are your two pairs currently housed on the same cage?

Before taking the breeding route and in order to do so more safely, a person should have a very good grasp of the species (this comes with real life experience in budgie ownership) and to do the required research into the subject.

The decision to breed comes with a whole lot of responsibility and commitment, the lives of the breeding pair(s) and the chicks are depending on you and the response you give if/when faced with adversity.
Things like being able to tell if your breeding pair is in good health and top physical condition to go through breeding; when a hen is expecting an egg or if she is showing the first signs of being egg bound; when a chick is having developmental problems, not being fed or showing signs of dehydration;
when there is aggression, abandonment and neglect of the chicks and it's solely up to you to feed and raise the chicks. The ability to detect early on and solve these issues can truly make a difference on the outcome of your breeding journey.

Please read this link: https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...s-new-old.html

To answer your question, it's normal for the male to spend time on the nest box with his mate.
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Thanks for the fast reply

This isnt my first time breeding budgies but im still new to it.

To answer your questions
1. The pairs were brought from 2 different breeders so not related.
2. They all are jusst under 2 years of age
3. I have 2 breeding cages and one pair per cage


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That's good to know. Your pairs are lovely, thank you for sharing the photo!

I'm not familiar with the type of nest box you are using. If the budgies have access to the rubber band and they happen to chew on it and break it, if the rubber band is holding onto what it seems like an access door to the nest box, then for safety measures and in order to avoid an escape from your budgies, it would be best to have this addressed.

Even though the food and water bowls are strategically placed underneath the nest boxes in order to limit the mess, it would still be good to try to find food and water containers (preferably ones with a top on for food) that can be attached to the cage's bars.
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Thanks for the tips

The rubber band was on there just for transporting the cage as they will slide out.. ill remove the rubber bands to be sure they don't chew them.
As for the food bowls ill be getting better feeders this week.
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Hi Paul and to Talk Budgies

As you are relatively new to breeding, please take the time to review the information in the threads below:

Planned Co-Parenting in Raising Tame Chicks

https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...s-dangers.html

Are You Ready to Breed Your Budgies

What is Breeding Condition

Are Your Budgie's Eggs Fertile

https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...gs-safely.html

https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...treatment.html

https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...ox-safely.html

https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...s-what-do.html

Budgie Hand Feeding and Weaning Guide

Decisions About Breeding Related Birds

https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...ding-diet.html

Budgie Breeding - Must Read Useful Threads

https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...revention.html

When We Don't Want Eggs

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Hi Paul and to the forums!

It's great to have you with us and I'm glad that you have done some research on breeding! Even so, there are many great articles and resources around the forums to help you along this journey, so be sure to read through everything

If you have any questions afterwards, please do ask as we'd love to help!

In the meantime, we look forward to hearing updates on how the budgies are doing!

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Thanks for all the helpful advice and links.

Does anyone know why my newly introduced male and female sleep in the nest box together and is it normal ?
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It's fine and normal for them to sleep in the nest box for the night.
Some males like to be more involved and be extra attentive to their mates and will spend time with them on the nest and offer their support to them.
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