Hello iv'e been gone for a loooong time because i have been observing my pair of budgies.so far it is summer and they hear the rain outside and see that it's sunny I feed them high in fat and protein food. The hen seems more interested in the male and she also has a odd whiteish cere and pays lots more attention to the nestbox.the male on the other hand regurgitates food to her but when she comes near him he gets scared and runs away. A long time ago like a year he has always tried to mate with her and he loved her but now it's like he lost interest in the hen. All he does now is preen her(rare) and regurgitate food to her(not so common) what to do?. I can't get another hen or male budgie because my parents won't let me because they said budgies are loud and smelly. I tried to tell them but they said no(I already told them like a billion times) at night I hear squaking. Is it night fright ? Anyways I tried everything on this site that my parents are okay with(they don't want to waste their money on pet supplies so I use my money but I sometimes don't have enough) pls I need advice ( also how do I post pictures) i already wasted all of my money on baby budgie supply
Last edited by Pajarini; 06-16-2015 at 11:59 PM.
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If female has a whitish cere, she should not be breeding at this time as that indicates a female out of breeding condition.
Females in breeding condition have a crusty brown cere
I think it might be best to wait a little bit for your budgies to breed. Have you done all the necessary research to raise baby budgies?
Maybe they just aren't "in the mood" as of late, but I think that once the female comes into condition there's a better chance of breeding.
Since it sounds like you're still living with your parents, are they ok with you trying to raise baby budgies? Would you be able to have an avian vet on call if something goes wrong?
Sorry for so many questions It just makes it easier to understand the situation
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I would not recommend that you even consider breeding budgies until you are out on your own, supporting yourself and can devote the time and money to doing everything neceessary to ensure the health and wellbeing of your budgies and any potential chicks.
In the meantime, I would suggest you learn as much as possible about budgies and the best methods toward providing for their care.
As long as you are dependent on your parents who "don't want to waste thier money on pet supplies" you should be ensuring you have an emergency fund in case etiher of your budgies become ill rather than thinking about the possibility of breeding them.
What is happening? I bough her from petco because she was the only one that looked healthy and was alone and no mate. When I intruduced them they cuddled, preened, and regurgitated food to each other. At that time my male was 2 years old and my new female was just 3 months old. Back then they even tried to breed! ( in winter)she bosses around and pecks at him. But at the same time loved each other. Nowit is summer and her attention to the nest box has increased lots. The male even stands by the entrance as if to guard her while she is inside pecking at the nesting material, now whenever I go near them she goes and blocks the entrance, she even tried to bite. When she gets out of the nest she stands and the male comes over and talks silently to her like literally in front of her face and she responds back. Sometimes when she is done working the male regurgitates food to her. Each day I always hear them talking to each other. The female has taken an interest in him, but sice the male knows about the past when she was aggressiveto him and bossed alot, he gets scared and runs away. The hen is low on being bossy and she chews on anything sometimes.her cere is an odd white with just a little tiny bit of tan now around her nostrils. what is happening? Are they bonded? This behavior really is confusing!
Last edited by Pajarini; 06-17-2015 at 11:15 AM.
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I do garden work and my dad pays me, then I do chores around the house and my mom pays me. In about a week I have like 30-50 in cash. This I keep in my emergency money box. My mom said she won't get another budgie but she said it will be fine to baby budgies. I already have my aunt( has owned 100+ budgies) and a friend that I am teaching how to care for budgies. I already have a vet just in case and I myself am reading budgie health books and writing down notes( I guess my determination inspired my parents) I already have a big bag of baby budgie food reccomended by vets, a separate cage just in case, and a feeding syringe with the baby budgie formula written down. I am preparing a room to let my budgies fly around that is safe. I have lots of free time and I have the medicines in case they get ill. Thank you starlingwings and faery bee for responding!
I have merged your two thread's as they cover the same topic. Your hen's behavior is normal for the condition's you have them in. You really need to consider the replies to your post. Your hen is not in condition and may be too young to breed. You should remove the nest box for now, and do a lot of studying here and at cutelittlebirdies website on proper breeding. It will save you and your bird's a lot of heartache and maybe tragedy.
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