Budgie BreedingBefore 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.
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?
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.
Please 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.
When you upload pictures as attachments directly from your computer, tablet or phone, the forum automatically defaults to landscape. Additionally, the picture appears as what we term a “thumbnail” attachment.