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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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Old 02-16-2017, 06:42 PM
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Hi aluz!? And thank you for replying to me! Well um where do i start?? Ok so I've had my male since he was a baby and I've had him for about two and a half years or so and my female I've had her for one year and a couple of months except I've never kept them in the same cage because I didn't want them to breed or anything but a couple of weeks ago my dad bought me a pretty big cage and I decided maybe it's time to put them together so I did. The first day I put them together they wouldn't even dare perch on the same perch and now that they've been in the same cage for a while they never seem to separate and they're always preening each other and cuddling up next to each other and just the other day I started to notice that the female is in the nest box most of the time and the male tends to regurgitate food to her. Also she through out most of the nesting shaving. Now I'm not a breeding expert or actually have no experience with breeding at all so that's why I'm on this website but according to every thing I've read online it seems that my budgie is "expecting" but I just wanted to make sure and if She is I just wanted to be extra careful With any unwanted possibilities ? So do you think my budgie will be laying eggs soon? So I can start to research a lot more.

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Old 02-16-2017, 10:58 PM
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See the last paragraph of Aluz's reply. If you post a picture, the experts will be able to give you more information.

Be sure to read through all of the stickies in this section for information.

A lot can go wrong with breeding. You have to be prepared for vet bills, to hand feed the babies if something goes wrong, etc. If the parents--the hen in particular--have not been on a proper diet to prepare for breeding, laying eggs and trying to raise the babies can be very hazardous for them as well.

It's hard to tell how prepared you or your birds are to breed from what you have said so far, so the difficult question for you to ask yourself would it be better for the health of your birds to remove the nest box and to take other steps to discourage breeding.
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:27 AM
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Hi! to Talk Budgies

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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An individual needs to have a good background in basic budgie care and then do extensive research into the proper breeding practices prior to making the decision to accept the responsibility of the commitment required for breeding responsibly and ethically.

You have not yet answered the questions aluz asked.

For how long have you had your budgie couple?
Are you relatively new to owning budgies?
Have your budgies been properly conditioned to breed?
How old are your budgies?

It would be in your birds' best interest for you to
1. Remove the nest box
2. Separate the budgies into individual cages
3. Move one of the birds into a completely different area of the home
4. Limit the light for the female to no more than 8 hours per day and follow the recommendations for discouraging breeding at this time.

After removing the nest box, separating the two budgies and beginning to discourage egg laying, if she does lay an egg - dispose of it and continue to rearrange her cage each day and do everything possible to throw her back out of the breeding cycle.

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Hi there and to the forums!

You've been given some great resources and advice above. For your budgies' health and well-being, it's best to wait and do adequate research before breeding them so that you are well prepared to help them through the process. Not knowing everything about breeding prior to doing so ultimately leads to stress, as you try to ask questions about things as they happen, as well as to many risks for the budgie couple.

As you continue your research, be sure to ask if you have any questions after reading through everything as we'd love to help

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