Hi! I've been searching and searching for answers, but sadly was unable to find any answers.
I have an albino male budgie and a blue female budgie. I never intended for them to breed whatsoever. But to my dismay, the male budgie started mounting the female. I saw the female lingering on the bottom of the cage so instead letting her lay her eggs on the ground, I attached a wooden nest box to their cage.
She was getting heavier and rounder, so I figured she had eggs. I carefully watched the couple and a week later, I found an egg shell cracked open on the bottom of the cage. That's when the albino male started to become more aggressive.
The female budgie couldn't even sit in her nest without the male attacking her. Unfortunately, I found another egg cracked open. I can hear the male budgie rolling around the eggs and picking at them when he was in the nest. The poor mommy budgie had no privacy. So now, I have them in separate cages.... I don't know if that was the right move.. Please help...
The male budgie keep trying to call to her. She finally has peace and quiet. In her nest 90% of the time.
-the last straw was when I saw the male hogged the nest and the female standing outside her nest looking like she really needed to lay an egg