Excessive breeding - Talk Budgies Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Budgie Gallery
Budgie FAQ
Site Guidelines
How-To-Guide
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Popular Forums
Announcements

Budgie Articles

Budgie Talk

Budgie Pictures

Budgie Videos

Budgie Behavior

Determining Gender

Your Budgie's Health

Taming and Bonding

Budgie Breeding

In Memory

Other Birds

Contests

Chit Chat

Site Information

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots
Sponsored Ads

Go Back   Talk Budgies Forums > Budgie Talk > Budgie Breeding


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.

Closed Thread
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12-25-2016, 12:38 PM
Newbie
 
Profile:carney is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 1
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
carney is on a distinguished road
Default Excessive breeding

Hi, I am carney. My small flock and I are new to the forum and we thank you for the chance to talk with other Budgie parents. I started only two years ago with my flock. I had one female and one male. My birds, to my surprise, hatched and raised one chick that first year. I was overjoyed with the new arrival. This year has been slightly different. She laid five eggs and raised two babies. As soon as they fledged she went right at it and laid seven eggs and raised four. Now that they have fledged, she is laying again. I tried removing the nest box, but she just used a feeder to make her new nest. Is this behavior normal? I am afraid it will affect her health. Can anyone help?

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 12-25-2016, 01:19 PM
aluz's Avatar
Exceptional Service Award Recipient
State:
 
Profile:aluz is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Portugal
Posts: 21,788
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 19619
Rep Power: 56
aluz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Hi Carney and welcome to the forums,

You are right in thinking that your budgie's health will be affected by these successive breedings. The health of any incoming chicks will suffer the consequences as well because most likely your pair, especially the female is already in a weakened state from laying and raising multiple clutches in a row.
With so many eggs laid in a short amount of time, your budgie's calcium levels must be low at this point and the risks of her becoming egg bound are higher too.
You need to separate your female budgie from her mate and place her alone into a spare cage in order to help breaking the egg laying cycle and make her come out of breeding condition.
Do not give your budgie anything that she can use as a nest and this includes open food containers. You can get a different style of food container that has a top on with a small opening where only the head will fit in for feeding purposes.
All nest boxes, hiding spots and potential nesting areas must be removed from all cages in order to discourage breeding.

For detailed information you can check this link: https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...want-eggs.html

Have you kept all of your pair's chicks? If so, then you must take strict measures in order to prevent inbreeding once they get older.
It would be a good idea to house the siblings by gender, sisters in one cage and brothers in another cage.

Your pair needs a really good rest from breeding, in fact from your description and the fact that your female budgie seems to be quite determined in laying eggs and raising clutches, there is the chance that she may be a chronic egg layer and it's not advisable to breed from chronic egg laying hens. Not only their health is put at risk but also this less than desirable trait can be passed to the female offspring.

Best of luck in getting your budgie out of the breeding mood.
__________________


RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.

Last edited by aluz; 12-25-2016 at 01:28 PM.
  #3  
Old 12-25-2016, 02:33 PM
Therm's Avatar
Member of the Month January 2016

State:
 
Profile:Therm is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 17
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Lincs
Posts: 4,995
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 4382
Rep Power: 14
Therm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Aluz has offered you excellent advice.

Splitting your budgies up is the obvious first step to take in preventing breeding continuing. For your budgies health, it is the best thing to do and she certainly needs the break from breeding.

You will have to watch your female to see if she is a chronic egg layer and take steps to help her if she is.
__________________
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 12-25-2016, 05:48 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,641
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2575
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Hi! to Talk Budgies

aluz has given you very good advice.
I would personally suggest you separate the female into a cage of her own and keep her away from the male.

Remove the current eggs and dispose of them.

A budgie lays a specific number of eggs each cycle.

The first week the hen's body is preparing to lay the eggs.
The next two weeks is when the eggs are laid.

If a hen begins a cycle and you remove the egg(s) and start action to break the cycle, she will often continue to lay until the changes in the environment trigger her body to stop.

Ensure you are giving her a very healthy diet including a calcium supplement in addition to her cuttlebones to help replenish the depleted calcium. Calci-boost is a good choice.

Please take the time to read through all of the How To Guides, the FAQs and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.

Site Guidelines
How-To Guides
FAQs Frequently Asked Questions
Budgie Articles
https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...-stickies.html
https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...ng-forums.html
https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...e-expense.html
Avian First Aid
Why Quarantine?

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-gene...watch-out.html

https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...s-new-old.html

https://talkbudgies.com/housing-budgi...age-sizes.html
https://talkbudgies.com/housing-budgi...reat-cage.html
https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...directory.html

When you upload pictures as thumbnail attachments directly from your computer, tablet or phone, the forum automatically defaults to landscape.

To upload full-sized pictures with the proper orientation, please use a photo-sharing service such as PhotoBucket and follow the steps in these instructions:
https://talkbudgies.com/how-guides/17...otobucket.html

For gender and/or mutation help - Lighting and Angle DOES matter

By the way, all photos entered in any of our forum contests must be a full-size photo and not a thumbnail attachment so it's good to know how to upload them!

If you have any questions after reading through everything, please be sure to ask!

Glad you decided to join us and looking forward to seeing you around the forums.

__________________

  #5  
Old 12-26-2016, 02:25 PM
StarlingWings's Avatar
Super Moderator // MEMBER OF THE YEAR 2015


 
Profile:StarlingWings is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 17,525
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 12055
Rep Power: 38
StarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Hi Carney and to the forums!

aluz and FaeryBee have given wonderful advice. I hope that you will be able to successfully discourage her from laying any more so she can recuperate from the strain of so many clutches.

Please keep us posted on how she's doing soon.

Meanwhile, be sure to read through the forums, beginning with the links provided above. All the resources will help you to stay posted on the very best of budgie care practices! If you have any questions after reading through everything, be sure to ask as we'd love to help.

We'd love to meet your budgies when you get a chance!

Cheers!
__________________

~StarlingWings~
and Princess Mallorn!
Thank you to Deb for her wonderful Faery magic
Closed Thread



Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:40 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2000- 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 - , 2403 Networks LLC. All rights reserved.