Good advice given above
. Sorry if this isn’t what you were expecting to hear. If you are serious about learning about the best practices for keeping budgies, stick around for a while and learn
We have all the resources here that you need in our Stickies at the top of each section; behavior, diet, housing, health care. We ask that all new members read these. You’ll find many answers to common questions.
Contrary to popular belief, budgies don’t have to be bred to be happy. In fact, breeding actually places a lot of physical and mental stress on them. Breeding takes an experienced owner who must know many details in all areas, such as preparation diet, how to select a pair which is appropriate for breeding, how to set up a cage (not colony style), what to monitor and look for in regard to laying and raising of chicks, and how to spot something that is wrong. Not to mention how to screen for suitable homes for the chicks, and accurately being able to answer any and all questions the new owners will have.
Many experienced bird owners never
breed their budgies. There’s a lot to know to keep birds thriving as pets, without the added responsibility of breeding. However, if you have your reasons you’re absolutely set on breeding, stick around and learn. In 6 months or a year from now, if you take it upon yourself to learn all aspects, you can think about it then, and we’ll be here to help
In the wild, animals breed out of necessity to carry on their species. In captivity, they actually have the ‘luxury’ of being pampered pets. If you remove the nestbox, add some toys, and even get an additional cage to place maybe 2 and 4 in each (even numbers, and don’t necessarily have to be male and female together), your budgies can be happy. I keep a male and a female who are happy in a large cage together, with their environment set up so that they don’t get breeding urges and sexual frustration. They’re just friends.