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Old 10-23-2015, 02:44 PM
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Hello everyone, I am new to this site and i hope to be doing this correctly. i had found a male budgie on a walk one afternoon, seemed to be tired since taking him home was fairly easier than i expected. bought a mate not too long after and had Budgies. the Father died not too long after leaving the mother caring for it. later i come to find out its two she is caring for. i have a hollowed bamboo nest high in the corner, my question is should i transfer to another larger box closer to the base of the cage since i found one had fell to the bottom? also caring for them? thank you, hope to make a connection soon GrandpaBudge.!!

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Old 10-23-2015, 03:46 PM
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Hi and to Talk Budgies!

I'm sorry for your loss of the male budgie.
It's always best to do extensive research before entering into breeding, but obviously too late for that in this instance.

You don't indicate how old the baby budgies are.
Moving then into a nestbox may not work as the mother may or may not care for them if they are moved. I'll flag your thread so some of our breeding experts will see it and they can reply with better advise on that matter.

I would recommend you read the information in the following breeding threads in the meantime.
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Hello, first off good on you for helping that little budgie boy, and congratulations on your babies. I am not the one who will have the answers you seek, but perhaps I can help you anyway. There are a lot of very very experienced people here, but even they will need a little bit more information to give you the best help possible.
How old are the chicks? Perhaps you could supply a picture of the cage, nest and the birds. The more information you can give the better! Are you wanting to transfer them so they don't have so far to fall? or you are worried the bamboo nest isn't big enough for them all? You get the idea
I wish you and your flock the best
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Welcome to TB forum! Enjoy your stay!
I am sorry your male budgie passed away... but I am sure he appreciated your help and care after you found him..
You have offered great advice from Deborah, I wouldn't add anything to that. Read all the stickies and tell us the age of the chicks if that's possible. You can move them if they are old enough to leave their nesting place, but if they are young, you can't do that.
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Welcome to the forums!

I'm sorry for your current predicament, mother budgie is at a great disadvantage without the help and support from the male when it comes to feeding her.
In this case she has to do all the feeding. Place millet sprays near the entrance of the nest, the same goes for food and water containers and egg food, she must have easy access to all this so that the chicks don't get too cold when she leaves the nest to feed herself.

How many eggs do you currently have? Can you show us a picture of how the bamboo nest looks like? If the chicks are falling out, this type of nest is not at all safe for them to grow in. If the chicks are less than a week old, let them stay for now on that nest and place a soft blanket directly below the nest in order to cushion that area in case a chick falls down.

During this time you need to pay close attention to the chicks development, to see if they are growing well and not developing splayed legs. Chicks can develop splayed legs when they are in a less than desirable nesting area that does not give them proper traction and as they grow, their little legs spread apart and if not corrected in time they end up disabled. This is why it's so important to have a nest box with a good concave bottom.
To avoid this from happening, you really need a proper nest box for breeding budgies and make sure it has a good concave bottom. Also get a brooder, hand feeding formula and syringes in case the move to the proper nest box doesn't go well and momma budgie abandons the chicks. Even if all goes well, you must need to be prepared to give an extra help to the chicks, because they don't have their father when they reach weaning age and if the female turns against them, you will need to separate them from mother and help them to wean and gain independence.

Be sure to read all the info on the links Deborah has provided in her post, so that you are better prepared to give all the necessary help to mother budgie and her chicks.

I would also like to inform that it's not at all advisable to allow a rescued budgie to breed. Without having an idea of the correct age of a rescued pet bird nor knowing its past history, allowing said bird to breed when only a couple of months have passed by after the rescue is not the best way to proceed and very sadly you had to learn this the hard way.

A budgie pair must be in top physical health and condition and be under a diet appropriate for breeding before going through the task of mating, laying eggs and raising their young. They must be older than 1 year old and not older than 4 years (5 years for the male under special circumstances).
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I'm very concerned about the Mama bird being able to care for the babies on her own and aluz has given you the best possible advise.

Please provide all updates regarding the situation with the chicks in this thread.

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Welcome to talk budgies. Aluz, and Deborah have provided you with the best info to move forward with. We will be pulling for your little flock, please keep us informed on their progress...
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Hello and to Talk Budgies!

You've been given the best of advice and we all sincerely hope your little chicks turn out alright.

Please keep us posted and we'd love to see some pictures, as well!

It's great to have you with us and if you have any questions, please do ask as we're here to help.

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