welcome. Contrary to popular belief, having a male and a female (even when you catch them getting along well and even mating) doesn’t mean they need a nestbox. As our animals’ caretakers, responsible for all aspects of their wellbeing, we need to consider the consequences of breeding. Even in the event all seems to go well, what would you do with all the babies if you weren’t expecting or prepared to increase the flock? Budgies can have large clutches, and budgie chicks are a dime-a-dozen and not as easy as you’d think to rehome. If you have complications (which are common) what would you do? It takes a good deal of learning and experience, not to mention legitimate preparation, to start breeding.
Legitimate breeders pay attention to the particular nutrients in the diet to prepare the mother for breeding. The breeder will even consider temperament and several other seemingly minute health factors that make for a healthy animal.
A legitimate responsible breeder will absolutely separate pairs when needed. That is part of the role of the breeder. Without human intervention with birds living in our human world, they often times are subject to aggression, or breed continuously, which leads to ill health. Just a couple of the more common scenarios as to why we separate pairs.
Sometimes, as with my male and female, they are not “interested” in each other. Great, that makes it easy. But when it’s not this way, we must take action. I’ve set up cages with birds side by side before. This is in no way cruel. They can see and communicate with each other. Birds are highly resilient creatures, and they will adjust to new routines. Don’t worry, I’ve seen this to be true in different circumstances over the years of having birds.
The link https://www.talkbudgies.com/budgie-br...want-eggs.html
shows you how to adjust your birds’ environment to discourage breeding behavior. Be sure to read all the links above from FaeryBee.
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