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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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hi, my hen breeded aprox. one year ago. All budgies are sold by now. Actually I put the nesting box into the cage so they can breed again-if they want to. Everything is the same as the first breed except the fact that I have no other budgies beside the pair. This time I want to keep the babies.

so there are no bloody fights for the box. Hens chere is not dark brown and thick. So she is not in breeding mood. What can I do to trigger it? I thought as there is enough food hens are always ready to breed?

i dont know what I am doing wrong this time..they do have cuttlebone, mineral stone, egg food, green food, light...

I was told that hens wont even stop laying eggs till they die, if u dont remove the nesting box. Well it is not so...

any advice? thank you

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How old are these birds?
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Many things come into play for budgies to breed.
How old are the birds?
Are you certain they are not related?
Is this the same pair that you bred previously?
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hi, yes its the pair that breed previously. They are not related. I bought them from two different seller. They had so cute baby budgies. All healthy. The pair is at least 3 years old.

THe first clutch was not fertile, the hen layed another one. This happened one year ago. I cant force them to breed, I just give them the opportunity if they have the urge to do so..but they dont(
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It’s not only important that the birds are old enough, it’s also best that they aren’t too old. We’re they young when you got them? It’s considered best practices to not breed a hen if she’s over 4 years old.

Have you gone over the information in the Breeding section for tips, suggestions, and reminders?

If you’re feeding a healthy varied diet, daylight hours aren’t too short, the birds are comfortable enough in their surroundings, etc. the birds have what they need to breed, then maybe try putting the box in a different area or position? Or try a different nesting area this time? Maybe they don’t like the box for some reason, even though they’ve used it before. You’ll have to experiment. If they just won’t do it at this time, then there is nothing you can do to force them.
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Hi, thank you.

no she is not 3 years old. I have read the topics. I bought them a bird lamp to have brighter and longer days, with no success. No they have not tried to move the box.Its in the same spot as they bred previously. Well in former days I had more budiges, maybe that triggered the hen to breed? because all hens were keen on the box so there was a lot fighting, before I seperate them all.

I have same temp, same humidity..I also see them never mate.
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They simply aren't interested in mating at this point in time. I'd remove the nest box and go back to "normal" daylight hours with them.
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