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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 have a few questions now that my budgie are trying to come out of their nest box i want to be prepared for everything..
If anyone knows what to do and what not to please guide me.
I have a few questions of my own please help me with them.. thank you in advance
1 my oldest baby is 23 days old he is poking his head out of the nest box trying to come out. So when he/she does what should i do should i put a napkin or paper below so that he/she when comes out doesn’t fall on the cage bars ??
2 is he/she old enough to eat seeds and veggies on his/her own or if not till what age does his/her parents feed the baby???
3 i have seen the oldest feed the second baby who is 21 days old is that normal?
4 st what age should I seperate the babies from their parents and if i should seperate should i do it one by one as they reach that age ???
5 i saw the parents trying to mate I stopped them but i dont know if they do that in my absence what should i do to stop them because i have read that the mother can kill her own children to make space in the nest box?

Please help me find my answers
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How far is it from the nest box to the bottom of the cage?
If it is very far, then put a soft towel at the bottom of the cage below the next box opening in case the baby falls.

The Dad will continue to feed the baby until it is fully weaned.
You need to have a millet spray near the nest box as well as seed, vegetables and water.
The baby will start trying to crack seeds on his own and when he stops "begging" to be fed by the Dad, then he is fully weaned.

Yes, it is normal for the older babies to feed the younger ones

Since the Mom and Dad are starting to try to mate again, you need to separate the MOM into a different cage on her own and put it in a different room from the Dad and the babies.
As she is becoming broody again already, she may well become aggressive toward the chicks and you certainly don't want her to double-clutch.

Leave the Dad in with the babies as he is the one that cares for them until they are fully weaned.
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How far is it from the nest box to the bottom of the cage?
If it is very far, then put a soft towel at the bottom of the cage below the next box opening in case the baby falls.

The Dad will continue to feed the baby until it is fully weaned.
You need to have a millet spray near the nest box as well as seed, vegetables and water.
The baby will start trying to crack seeds on his own and when he stops "begging" to be fed by the Dad, then he is fully weaned.

Yes, it is normal for the older babies to feed the younger ones

Since the Mom and Dad are starting to try to mate again, you need to separate the MOM into a different cage on her own and put it in a different room from the Dad and the babies.
As she is becoming broody again already, she may well become aggressive toward the chicks and you certainly don't want her to double-clutch.

Leave the Dad in with the babies as he is the one that cares for them until they are fully weaned.
But what if the dad doesnt feed the babies after separating the mom????
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Then you will have to step in and hand feed them
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Then you will have to step in and hand feed them
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But is that a possibility that he doesn’t feed the babies?
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It is highly unlikely that the Dad won't step up to feed the babies. It is instinctive for the Male to take the role of caring for the babies as soon as the Mom is out of the picture.
You really need to remove her from the cage before she ends up trying to lay again and/or severely injures one of the current offspring.

If she does lay an egg, dispose of it immediately. It will not be viable until it has been consistently incubated for several days straight so you are not killing a new life.
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It is highly unlikely that the Dad won't step up to feed the babies. It is instinctive for the Male to take the role of caring for the babies as soon as the Mom is out of the picture.
You really need to remove her from the cage before she ends up trying to lay again and/or severely injures one of the current offspring.

If she does lay an egg, dispose of it immediately. It will not be viable until it has been consistently incubated for several days straight so you are not killing a new life.

Ok thanks a lot for your help
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