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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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Hello,
I am hoping someone can help me out a little..
I have 2 budgies: Dolly and Elvis. Dolly is a 3 1/2 year old female and Elvis is a 3 year old male.
We were advised not to provide a nesting box unless we wanted dolly to lay eggs, so we didn’t.
They live in a large cage but we always have the door open so they can explore as I hate the thought of any bird trapped in a cage.
Over the last couple of weeks dolly has become really interested in our table drawer and has been accessing it from underneath. We thought that she was just chewing the paper inside but this morning we found a little egg in the corner.
As you can imagine we are very shocked. She is now spending a lot of time inside the drawer but we are worried that if we close they’re cage door which we do at night when they sleep, the egg will die.
Does anyone have any experience in this niche topic??
Thank you in advance!

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Old 09-13-2018, 09:23 AM
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Budgies often don’t begin to incubate eggs until the first 2 or three have been laid. You can just throw it away, it won’t have started developing yet.

Have you actually seen the pair mating? The egg may not even be fertilised as a female can lay eggs with or without a male present.

To move her out of this behaviour, you need to make the following changes:
Have a major reshuffle of the cage contents (Things are changing - not a good time to lay eggs)
Reduce her daylight hours to a maximum of 8 (Winter - not a good time to lay eggs)
Reduce/stop high protein/fat foods ie no egg and limit seed to 1.5-2 tsp per bird per day (Not an excess of foods - not a good time to lay eggs)
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Consider temporarily separating your pair - if you’ve noticed mating I would certainly do this (can be same room adjacent cages).
Remove any potential nesting material and nest sites - block off access to the drawer and view all their accessible area through a hormonal budgie’s eyes, looking for dark enclosed nooks and crannies that she may find appealing.

Personally, I would confine her to her cage for about a week, then if she hasn’t laid any more, observe closely as you reassess her behaviour outside of the cage.

Once ‘back to normal’, you can put them back together and take note of the advice in this link:
https://www.cutelittlebirdiesaviary....want-eggs.html

Breeding and allowing birds to incubate eggs ideally needs prior work to have most chance of a healthy outcome. The birds should be on a conditioning diet beforehand and the owner needs to have the knowledge and equipment available to be prepared for intervention when things go wrong.

Best of luck
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Hello,
I am hoping someone can help me out a little..
I have 2 budgies: Dolly and Elvis. Dolly is a 3 1/2 year old female and Elvis is a 3 year old male.
We were advised not to provide a nesting box unless we wanted dolly to lay eggs, so we didn’t.
They live in a large cage but we always have the door open so they can explore as I hate the thought of any bird trapped in a cage.
Over the last couple of weeks dolly has become really interested in our table drawer and has been accessing it from underneath. We thought that she was just chewing the paper inside but this morning we found a little egg in the corner.
As you can imagine we are very shocked. She is now spending a lot of time inside the drawer but we are worried that if we close they’re cage door which we do at night when they sleep, the egg will die.
Does anyone have any experience in this niche topic??
Thank you in advance!

Oh my goodness I have just looked and she’s hasn’t laid a second egg now.
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If she hasn’t started incubating them, it’s fine, you can still follow the advice above.

Yes, she’ll sulk and not be happy for a few days, but sometimes you’ve just got to be cruel to be kind.
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Julia has given you very good advice.
It's important that you do everything possible to discourage further laying. Dispose of the two eggs and work to throw her out of condition.

Keep in mind, a budgie lays a specific number of eggs each cycle.

The first week the hen's body is preparing to lay the eggs.
The next two weeks is when the eggs are laid.

If a hen begins a cycle and you remove the egg(s) and start action to break the cycle, she will often continue to lay until the changes in the environment trigger her body to stop.

Just keep removing each egg and disposing of it as soon as it is laid.
Rearrange the cage yet again and if possible move it to a different room.
Separating the female and the male is highly advisable at this time.
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You've been given great advice in regards to the egg. I just wanted to mention it is incredibly important that you are always supervising whenever your birds cage is open. They can easily get stuck, trapped or stepped on if someone walks into the room and isn't watching where they are going. (This happened to me.)

It isn't cruel to confine a domestic bird to a cage as long as the cage is a suitable size and they get a few hours out of the cage each day.
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