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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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Question infertile eggs

My two parakeets laid their first egg around January 1. The last, and sixth, egg was maybe laid around the 13th. None of the eggs hatched. I decided to wait as long as possible (today, Feb 1) before candling them to reduce stress on the mother and minimize interacting with the eggs. They all look yellow, as shown in candling guides for infertile eggs...so my question is, what do I do? Will the female give up sitting on them, or should I intervene so she can recover from her constant box-sitting? If I intervene, do I remove all at once?

I have no intention of letting the couple try again, at least not until my college semester is over, so I'm also curious when a good time to remove the nest box is.

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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.
This requires extensive research and an openness to continual learning.

Please remove the next box now and dispose of all of the eggs.
Rearrange the cage completely and move it to a different location in the house if possible.
Limit the amount of protein in the budgies' diet.
Limit the amount of daylight hours to no more than 8 per day.
Ensure you do not put anything in the cage that could possibly be used as a nesting site.

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Thank you for the response. To answer your questions:

Both budgies are 3 years old.

I have had the male since he was a baby, and the female about a year after (from a pet store). They get along well but had not been amorous until the Fall.

I had a few budgies 5-9 years ago in middle and high school, but my mom did most of the care. She also raised two clutches with my male’s parents.

I’ll remove the eggs and box and follow the advice of changing the cage layout. Most of the advice I had found so far is for nests that had an egg or two hatch already/some viable eggs; sadly not the case for mine.
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I'm glad you'll be removing the box and changing the cage layout right away.

As you do research for the future, realize that once a budgie reaches 4 years of age it should never be bred.

We'd love to see pictures of your budgies if you have any you'd like to share!
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