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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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Old 10-08-2019, 07:38 PM
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Default Why breeding isn’t easy as you think.

So, these last couple of weeks have been super crazy and hectic, stressful and scary for me and my husband.

And on top of all that, I’m now hand feeding baby birds. WHILE ON VACATION!! Lol, I feel like I’m officially a crazy bird lady.

To those of you thinking that breeding budgies (or any other bird) is easy....think again.

These babies needed me, and if that means lugging them all with me, to another province entirely.... then that’s what’s going to happen. Feeding every 3 hours isn’t what most people call a vacation.

Taking even more time off work to make sure they keep getting fed on time isn’t something that most people can swing.

And most people don’t live a 5 minute walk home for feedings either.

I’m super stoked that I at least get an amazing view during feedings and spend time with each chick. They are too adorable!!
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I agree 100%, you have to have a plan that you can carry out for anything that might come up. If you are going to take on the responsibility you must see it through. I have never hand raised budgies but I did raise a baby sparrow many years ago and I had to take her to work with me to keep up with her feedings.
Your chicks are looking so cute, how old are they?
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I agree 100%, you have to have a plan that you can carry out for anything that might come up. If you are going to take on the responsibility you must see it through. I have never hand raised budgies but I did raise a baby sparrow many years ago and I had to take her to work with me to keep up with her feedings.

Your chicks are looking so cute, how old are they?


The oldest is just over 3 weeks old, and the youngest is just under 3 weeks old.


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Oh my! That's a lot of cute babies!! I'm kinda in the same boat on the hand-raising part, it's stressful but if I had to be honest, I'm beginning to enjoy being the mother for my baby bird- I wish you luck on your part!
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Great post Michelle . And all that is when things go right, with no unexpected complications! Some people must think it’s only “fun” but there is so much more to it than meets the eye. With all my bird experience I still would not even attempt.
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Excellent post, Michelle.
So many people think that just sticking a nest box on the cage is all they have to do and don't consider all the things necessary to breed ethically and responsibly.
I've had birds my my whole life and would never attempt to breed them!
I hope you enjoy your "Vacation"!
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Am I done yet?!? LOL

The chicks are growing fast, and eating like pigs! Feeding every 3-4 hours and I'll be training my husband on how to do this soon! Thankfully the process is really fast now that they have the hang of it. I can be done in about 10 minutes.

Since I'm hand feeding them, I've reserved the right to name them

"SPIKE"


"PEGGY"


"TIMMY"


"RIPLEY"
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They are darling. you picked great names, love the name Spike, can't wait to see him feathered up.
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Love the little tykes!!
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These chicks didn’t get the memo that today is my birthday! LOL. They also were not told that this is Thanksgiving long weekend.

So no big birthday plans for me this year, I have to hang around close to home so they can be fed every 3 hours. Hubby and I usually spend my birthday at the spa, but that will have to wait.

Also, these chicks will be making another long drive home (4hours) next weekend to celebrate the holidays with family.

This isn’t a pitty post, so please don’t feel bad for me! I just want everyone to know the huge sacrifices that you may need to take if you plan on breeding your birds.

Here’s a video of the chicks, screaming to be fed. My house is extra loud now, lol.


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