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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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Question How to encourage breeding in budgies

Hello! I have two budgies that are over a year old. Male and female. They are bonded, they feed each other, they kiss, play etc. But they wont mate. They have everything needed. Box, eggfood, fruits and veggies, cuttlebone, mineral block, decent cage. Female LOVES the box, she is inside all the time. And male is often feeding her while she is in. But thats it. Nothing else. Before we got a girl male was making love to his toys all day long. Now nothing xD Its summer so they have light for 12+ hours. Anything else I can do? Im ready for everything, even handfeeding if needed, since I've done hat before. Help? How to motivate them? Male is violet budgie and girl is luitino

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First of all, what is your reason for breeding your budgies? Is it because babies are cute? What is your plan for the 6+ babies once they've grown up? It is extremely irresponsible to try and breed your budgies when there are so many unwanted and unloved budgies in the world that need good homes.
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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.

Before anyone on the forum offers advice with regard to your budgies breeding, please answer the following questions:

Have you bred budgies in the past?
If so, when?
Why do you so desperately want these budgies to mate?
What are you planning to do with any offspring?
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Please dont call me irresponsible. I've had budgies my whole life, and I know almost everything about them. I know what to do with babies, I have safe future home for them, good people i know. Im not doing it because babies are cute, but because i love my birds, and i want to try something new. I know how to handfeed. Male was handfed, we have a vet next street. I personally havent bred my bugies before. Where I live there are no ''unwanted budgies'' Or adoption centres. We just have few pet shops who sell budgies big prices and dont really care for them. So I dont want anyone to support those in any way. I plan on breeding them just once. They are both loved and cared for. I know what im doing. If you have answer to my question, i would be glad to hear your opinion.
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Hi

Please don't take any previous response as a personal insult.
Unfortunately, many owners do make a 'spur of the moment' decision that it would be 'fun' to let their birds breed, and then find themselves in difficulty later - When members respond to posts on this site, the comments are as much for other people viewing the thread, as for the member who made the post. It's important that background knowledge and general experience (every good breeder has a first time) is made clear in order to not encourage ill-prepared actions in others. .

If you haven't already done so, please DO read through the relevant stickies in this list first (other members' breeding journal threads may also help) to check your knowledge, as although you may FEEL well prepared there is a lot of misinformation on the internet. Please note that these stickies on the subject of breeding are only the basics! They are there in order to give your research a starting point.
https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...-stickies.html

Other members may comment with helpful tips and further questions for you. I personally know very little about breeding, though sometimes it simply seems that the birds 'aren't interested in each other in that way'.

The only thoughts I had that you hadn't mentioned were having wood for your hen to gnaw (she would naturally gnaw a tree hollow to suit her pleasing) and bathing. Budgies naturally breed in the rainy season so spray baths may help encourage them. *Though if these two suggestions are new ideas for you, then I feel that your knowledge is nowhere near as complete as it ought to be and strongly urge you to postpone your plans.

Think very carefully before taking this step.
Best wishes.
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Please dont call me irresponsible.
No one called you "irresponsible"
You were simply asked questions to determine your level of experience.

As JRS has explained, when we make posts on threads we are addressing not only the poster but the forum as a whole which is also explained in our Site Guidelines.

If both of your birds are currently in condition yet have no interest in mating, they just aren't ready to be parents at this time.

Under those circumstances, it's best they don't have a clutch as the chances of abandonment of the eggs or chicks is much higher when the adults aren't interested in being parents to begin with.

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