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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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Old 06-16-2018, 05:50 AM
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My female budgie recently laid 4 eggs only 1 of them hatched, but sadly the baby died a few days later, we have another female in the cage who has 4 babies and my budgie who’s baby died has gone slightly demented and keeps trying to get in to see the other babies and we have tried separating her but she is not a happy bird, and has plucked some feathers and scratched her eye, anything we can do?

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How many birds are now in this cage?
You need to remove the extra adult birds so that just the remaining hen with live chicks and the father are in that cage.

Has the bereft mother plucked feathers and scratched her own eye, or has she done this to one of the chicks?
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Colony breeding budgies is never recommended by this forum due to the inherent risks and dangers.
Only one breeding pair should be in a cage with a proper nestbox with a concave bottom.
Please remove any birds that are currently in the cage with the female and her mate that currently have chicks.

The injured female that lost her baby should be put in a totally separate cage alone and you should have her seen by an Avian Vet. She may have been injured by the other nesting female and should receive medical attention.

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Hi there and to the forums!

You've been given great advice. You should never colony breed your birds. Please separate the females immediately.

Let us know how things go and be sure to read through the links to stay posted on the best practices for caring for budgies!

If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask.

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