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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 single female that is just over a year old and I have questions.

I know she could lay eggs without a male present, but what I don't know is....

Would she lay eggs only if she were in condition or might she lay eggs at any time? Should I always be looking out for signs of egg binding with a female?

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As long as you follow the steps for discouraging breeding, then the chances of your female laying eggs are slim.

https://www.talkbudgies.com/articles...revention.html

"Discouraging Breeding" means creating an environment that does NOT encourage a bird's desire to have a clutch.

Make sure you never put anything in her cage that could be used as a nesting site, limit the amount of protein in her diet when she comes into condition and rearrange her cage frequently. Limiting the amount of daylight to no more than 10 hours a day is important. When she is in condition, limit the daylight to no more than 8 hours per day.
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I have a 3 year old female budgie who has never been broody. She comes in and out of condition, but as mentioned in Deborah’s post, I have the cage and routine in a manner that discourages egg laying. I even have a mature male in with her, and there is never any issues about them wanting to breed.

Many times when problems arise, a hen is an obsessive egg layer who is depleting her calcium, or is on an insufficient diet to start with.

Follow the guidelines in Deborah’s post to discourage your girl from wanting to lay in the first place .
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