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.
long story short , i have 4 budgies 2 males.2 females
i put them all in one big cage,with 2 nest boxes,i feed them normal millets,spanich,and mixed healthy food with mellets,
my budgies almost tamed, they come to my fingers ,not afraid from me,have them around for one year,the problem is they are not breeding
and not eating any other vegs or egg when i provide, they feel afraid from any other kind of food i bring to cage, but when i bring spanich they run to it and eat,
one of the males "Divo" he mated with a female fisher when hes out the cage, when i keep him with budgies , hes kind of loner ,unable to fix this,i brought a male to the fischer(couldnt tame them when i approach cage they run away) ,also they keep fighting .have also one cockteil female , i think she believes shes a budgie
sorry for the long intro ,but wanted to talk about the environment about my birds.
could you please advise how to breed my budgies, do i need to separate them? or will work in colony way ,and mostly i dont see any pair is bonded, females keeps fighting , males fighting, they spend most of day singing ,
need your help please to breed my budgies, i took them outside cage almost daily , they seem happy, is this effecting the breeding process?
First, we are a forum dedicated to the wellbeing of budgies. We provide a huge resource for pet owners on how to keep them happy and healthy. Breeding is never a requirement when keeping budgies; in fact, we usually advise against it. It takes a large amount of preparation, knowledge on ALL aspects of keeping, and a long enough research time before one should even think about breeding. Then, breeding should be done only after parents are carefully selected for health and genetics, and fed preparation diet, and in proper separate breeding cages.
Julie has given you great advice. Right now, it doesn't seem like you have the experience necessary to breed your budgies. We say this for the wellbeing of your budgies
Colony breeding is never recommended as it can seriously endanger the lives of the chicks and parents due to fighting amongst the pairs.
Did you introduce the two lovebirds to each other gradually? If you didn't, that's probably why they're fighting; the female is territorial and she needed to adjust to having the male there instead of you just putting them together in the same cage. Also, you should have quarantined the new bird for 40 days before introducing the two.
If you do the necessary research (which will take months) then perhaps afterwards you can attempt to breed your budgies. However, do not try to do so before then as you could seriously endanger the lives of your birds.
You've come to the best possible place to learn about the best practices for budgie care! Please read through all the budgie articles and "stickies" (threads "stuck" to the top of each subforum for easy reference) to ensure you're up to date on the very best of budgie care. If you have any questions after reading through everything, be sure to ask as we'd love to help.
Keep us posted on how things go.
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i love my budgies, and take good care of them,i understand the risks of colony breeding ,thats why i tried to separated every pair that noticed they are good to each other in 2 different cages, but a tragedy happened made me put them all back in one cage
First Carla one of the females she ,kept leaving the new cage to the OLD cage,even i made sure the cage was good closed, but later discovered that she can squeeze herself between the bars, anyway ,the tragedy one morning searched for Carla couldnt find her, she left the cage and maybe she was on the Fishers bird cage and was bitten and died from Bleeding ,the budgies when i let them outside the cage, they are addicted to the Fishers they keep flying on their cage and staring on them ,
so kept them all in one big cage to avoid these kind of tragedy , i cant see another budgie dead
the budgies are smart birds, i gave them names Divo .Diva ,Lily ,Carlos anyway one day decided to start feeding them vegs , they refused any kind of food only their seeeds,
so in morning removed their food , to make them hungry and let them eat the vegs , they left their cage, found out, if they want , anytime they can find a way to leave it