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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 Why wont she sit on them?

My female budgie (Honey, 2 years old ) Has just laid her first two eggs of her first clutch! When ever Honey is in the nesting box the cock (Cloud, 1 and a half years old) Sits on the perch outside the the entry. But Honey rarley sits on her eggs! Ive put cotton, wood chippings and feathers under then to keep the warm. But they are still cold to the touch! What do i do?

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Hi, and welcome to Talk Budgies

Did you read the information in this thread yet?

Guidance regarding Breeding Advice Threads

Before anyone answers questions regarding breeding, it is important we have more information from you so the best advice for your particular situation can be offered.

Have you owned budgies before or is this your first time?
Do you have any experience in breeding budgies?
Where did you get these budgies?
Do you know if they are related?
What conditioning diet have you been providing them?
Are you certain they both have the right temperament to be parents?
What do you plan to do with any potential offspring?

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.

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If you have carefully researched breeding, you should know that you should not be putting cotton in the nest box. Ingestion of cotton fibers can quickly lead to crop impaction.

A hen often doesn't start incubating the eggs until after laying the third one. Some won't incubate until they lay the full clutch.

If the hen isn't ready to be a Mom yet, then she may completely abandon the nest.

Please answer the questions asked above so we have a better idea of your knowledge and experience.

Additionally, take the time to read through the Site Guidelines, all of the How To Guides, the FAQs, the Budgie Articles and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.

Truly, the very BEST advice anyone can offer you is to take the time to read ALL of the stickies throughout the various Talk Budgie forums as well as the Budgie Articles we have posted.

These are great resources for Talk Budgie members and have a wealth of reliable information which will assist you to learn the best practices in caring for your budgies for their optimal health and well-being.

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Have you owned budgies before or is this your first time? This is my first time.

Do you have any experience in breeding budgies? No

Where did you get these budgies? From a breeder

Do you know if they are related? They are not related

What conditioning diet have you been providing them? I have been giving thm apples and carrot every day. Eggs every two weeks. And seed is given to them daily.

Are you certain they both have the right temperament to be parents? Yes

What do you plan to do with any potential offspring? Keep some and sell the rest to great owners
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Do you have an Avian Vet lined up in case there are any problems such as egg binding?

How much time have you spent researching best practices in budgie care and budgie breeding?

Do you have just one pair of budgies?

Do you have a proper nest-box with concave bottom?

Your budgies are not getting enough vegetables in their diet.

Additionally you should be giving them calcium supplements in addition to their cuttlebone and mineral block.

Please read the Budgie Articles in the sections listed below:

Articles: Diet and Nutrition - Talk Budgies Forums

Articles: Budgie Breeding - Talk Budgies Forums

Read the stickies (threads stuck at the top of the forum) in this section:

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Do you have an Avian Vet lined up in case there are any problems such as egg binding? Yes

How much time have you spent researching best practices in budgie care and budgie breeding? A lot

Do you have just one pair of budgies? yes

Do you have a proper nest-box with concave bottom? yes
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What does "a lot" mean? That is not a definitive answer.
An hour, 5 hours, 10 hours?

We ask these questions because it is really important to us that anyone who decides to breed their budgies has spent the necessary time doing research on top of having the knowledge and experience with regard to best practices in budgie care.

The most important thing is the welfare of both the adult budgies and any potential chicks.
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Hi there and to the forums!

You've come to the best place to learn even more about budgies! We're here to provide the best possible advice for budgie care

You definitely should take the cotton out of the nestbox, as mentioned. If the eggs are fertile then you're going to need to put in some pine shavings after she's done laying.

FaeryBee has provided some excellent resources above, so be sure to read through them. Also, it's important that you're aware of all potential problems and every possible piece of information about budgie breeding as, if this clutch is fertile, you're going to have to do a lot of work to ensure it goes smoothly.

FaeryBee has asked some great questions. Also, make sure you read through every single breeding sticky that exists around here to ensure you're aware of everything Definitely read through the others, too, as they include the forum's many stickies and articles to ensure that you're up to date on the very best of budgie care practices.

If you have any questions after reading through everything, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help!

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I have spent twenty hours reaserching.
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Has the female laid any more eggs?
Has she started incubating the eggs yet?
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Has the female laid any more eggs? Yes two.

Has she started incubating the eggs yet? Yes
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