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Old 05-05-2016, 11:45 PM
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THIS POST IS TO NOT BASH ANYONE, A BUSINESS OR BREEDERS. If this post goes against the rules, please accept my apologies.

I was at one of my local pet stores today getting some things for my rabbit and I noticed a pair of frisky young budgies in one of the cages. As soon as I saw them attempting to do the deed, I stood there in shock with no clue what to do with so many thoughts racing through my head. Part of me wanted to talk to a staff member while the other part of me didn't want to say anything. I have social anxiety which is why I kept it under the radar and I am now kicking myself for not speaking up.

I know some of you might be thinking to yourselves; "Well he kept a male and female budgie together so he has no room to complain." but I didn't know Mandy was a female at the time which is why I kept Mandy (formally Percy) and Tom together until joining this forum. The only reason why I decided to continue to keep Mandy and Tom together after joining was because they weren't interested in each other in that way which was sheer luck on my part.

The shop in question gets all of their animals from a reputable breeder, have been known to mess up at times which is to be expected and my main problem is interbreeding. I know they would never purposely do these type of things! What would you do if you saw what I saw in the shop? How would you handle the situation? The only reason why I created this post was for some advice and help because I am going back to the said shop within a day or so and I would like to try and inform them of the problem I saw while visiting. Again, this is a mistake on their behalf.

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Old 05-06-2016, 03:41 AM
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Honestly, I wouldn't be too concerned. Provided there are no nest boxes, any eggs laid as a result of the breeding would likely not be incubated, so no babies would result. I have 19 budgies in my aviary and for some reason, they do tend to mate themselves up with their siblings, and sometimes even parents! This is one reason why 'colony breeding' (breeding in an aviary with multiple birds) isn't a good idea - when it comes time for baby budgies to be born, two known non-related birds should be put in their own little cage to ensure nothing goes amiss!

Good on you for showing concern for their wellbeing though! I hope those naughty little budgies behave when there are children around!
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Old 05-06-2016, 06:15 AM
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I agree with Tracy. It is unlikely the shop is going to allow them to breed, but that doesn't stop the budgies having their fun!
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Old 05-06-2016, 06:58 AM
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I would tend to agree with the above 2 posters, quite normal behavior I bet, and shop is not gonna let them breed anyways
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Pet shops tend to buy in bulk as we know, this is why Talk Budgies recommends if at all possible to buy from a reputable breeder who is interested and caring across all area's of Budgie care.
In saying this budgies do breed, it is natural and if the birds are in condition yes they will attempt to breed.
Colony breeding is not advised , too many needless deaths, injuries, weak chicks from inbreeding I could go on .....
The best breeding practices raise healthy, socially adjusted and happy birds that have a head start to a good life.
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Greetings I also agree with Cathy on this.its best if someone ever breeds budgies,is to really study and be well prepared.the budgies needs to be healthy and pared well.thanks so much for posting this.I,be seen a lot of nest in pet stores.mostly I saw was finches and canaries breeding.which I don't think was a good idea at all.Blessings always.I'm no breeder,but I do know it takes a lot of knowledge and being prepared.
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I would suggest you call or email the store and let them know what you saw and your concerns.

I believe that alerting the store management to the potential problem is the best course of action whether the budgies would be allowed to "breed" or not.

I'm certain if the store buys from a reputable breeder as you said and tries to take good care of the animals before they go to their new homes management will appreciate a customer taking the time to inform them about a situation of which they may be unaware.
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