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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 my little girl has 6 eggs what size nest box is the best and where can i purchase one. I have bred Linnies before this is my first parakeets. So will be reading alot on sight. Thank you in advance for help

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Welcome back to the forums,

Where did your budgie lay these eggs, since you haven't yet gotten an appropriate nest box? In case you don't know, by disrupting the mother budgie and placing her eggs on a different place (in this case the nest box) you will be risking the chances for clutch abandonment.

Before allowing a pair to safely breed, it's important to have everything set up for them. Having a nest box with a good concave bottom is vital for the process.
You can get a nest box for budgies at any specialized pet store.
You can go for the square type (shaped like a cube) nest box or choose a more spacious rectangle shaped nest box.

Be sure to read the stickies here at the Budgie Breeding section in order to be better prepared for the breeding journey.
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Hi! to Talk Budgies

I see from your profile you have seven budgies.
Do you have the pair with the eggs set up in a proper breeding cage away from the other budgies?

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Greetings they are in a cube nest box it does have concave place inside. I was concerned it being to small for 6 little ones. I have raised Linnie babies 5 of them before. Their a little larger than a parakeet my first one should hatch around the 7th it will be a experience for me. I have been reading about breeding. Her box is in a cage a flight one with 3 linnies which are older however thinkings of moving it in another cage by themselves. She is determined to hatch and is very unmovable. The linnies are there in daytime and they have their own sleep cage at night. Any advice appreciated. Thanks

again Thank you for your advice much appreciated. I now have 2 budgies and 8 linnies. I have had several budgies in the past with all sweet personalties and few i adopted from the bird rescue. I am a bird lover and i know how smart they really are.

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No worries there! If all eggs hatch, the chicks will be able to thrive and grow well with no problems. Most of the time the chicks will be all huddled and close together and as they feather up later on the mother budgie will also be spending the night out of nest leaving the chicks with some extra room.

It's truly best to house your linnies on another cage during the daytime too and leaving your breeding pair alone and fully focused on the task at hand (incubating, raising chicks).
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Hi Lori, back to the forums.

I'm glad you have had success with breeding linnies, and I hope your first budgie clutch goes well.

The linnies should definitely not be in the same cage as the budgie couple, I agree with Aluz. They should be caged separately at all times so as to not stress the budgies.

If you intend to proceed with breeding these budgies, it's essential that you read all the links provided above multiple times so you're aware of all the necessary steps and precautions to take to help them.

If you have questions after reading though all the links, feel free to ask.

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Do you attach nest boxes to cage and if you do How do you attache it?
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I'm going to combine this thread with the previous one you recently created on the same subject.

It's always best to attach the nest box onto one of the cage's doors in order to facilitate the whole breeding process, because daily nest checks are needed to keep track of the eggs and to better follow the chicks' growth, to see if they are being well fed and taken care of by the parents.
It will also be much easier to clean the nest as the chicks continue to grow.

In this photo, you are able to see how the nest box is attached onto the door.
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what is attaching it ? Cannot see on pic
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It's two bent metal wires (you can see them at the top of the nest box), these came already with the box and all I had to do was to attach it onto the cage's door.
If your nest box doesn't have this, then you will have to make two small holes and get the two little wires (don't know the name for it in English, they're similar to small nails), bent them on the inside of the nest box (to keep them from falling off) and to make them look like they are on the pic.
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