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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 placed a pair in my breeding cage a couple of weeks ago. Hen has been broody, sitting in the nestbox most of the time. She was out last night and they were mating as I went to bed. Woke up this morning and there are smears of blood on one perch, the food bowl, and the perch outside the nestbox, and a new egg in the nestbox. I have carefully checked both budgies and I see no sign of injury on either and both the hens vent and the egg are clean. WHAT has happened here? Is it possible she had trouble passing the egg (she is 2 and it is her very first egg) and then cleaned it and herself up afterwards?

I have given her some liquid calcium just in case she struggled with the egg. She seems absolutely fine otherwise, but as this is her first egg I am a little concerned.


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Sometimes you will see blood if the shell is rough or if it is the first time a hen has laid.

Keep a close eye on her but don't be overly worried unless it happens again.

Please ensure you have an Avian Vet lined up in case there are any problems that arise
with your budgies.

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Thanks!!! I have a very well recommended Avian Vet nearby, and see him often with concerns. I'm glad to know that this may be just due to her first egg, but have been keeping a close eye on her just in case, and will continue to monitor the situation.
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Excellent -- please let us know how things progress.
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Just wanted to throw in that my maiden hen's 2nd egg had blood on it. No issues ever arose and she didn't bleed again. It was only on the egg and not around the cage, but I wouldn't say you should be worried. Like FaeryBee said, just keep an eye on her. Good luck, would love to stay updated with the family!
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Thanks for the feedback! She is doing well; there was in fact blood on the first two eggs but the third one was clean
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I'm glad to hear she's doing well and am closing this thread now.
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