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Old 05-31-2016, 12:39 PM
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Hi I am new to this site and new to having budgies. I have a male and female pair in a 52"w x 22"h x 13"deep. Can I add another male/female pair. I would like them to breed.
p.s. this is the first time I have ever been on line like this, so I may make a few mistakes.

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Welcome to the forums!

Since you are very new to budgies, it would be best to take your time in getting to know the species to become more acquainted with them by watching and interacting with your current budgie pair and to not yet had more budgies into the mix.

The decision to breed comes with a whole lot of responsibility and commitment, the lives of the breeding pair and the chicks are depending on you and the response you give if/when faced with adversity.
Things like being able to tell if your breeding pair is in good health and top physical condition to go through breeding; when a hen is expecting an egg or if she is showing the first signs of being egg bound; when a chick is having developmental problems, not being fed or showing signs of dehydration;
when there is aggression, abandonment and neglect of the chicks and it's solely up to you to feed and raise the chicks. The ability to detect early on and solve these issues can truly make a difference on the outcome of your breeding journey.

It's also not advisable to breed budgies in a colony setting by having multiple pairs sharing the same space, as this will add further stress on the budgie pairs and the end result can be tragic. Vicious fightings for a preferred nest can be triggered and this can lead to broken eggs, severely injured chicks/adults.

Talk Budgies has a wealth of information on this and on many other subjects and the pertinent info on the articles and sticky threads located at the top part of each sub forum will surely be very helpful to you.

Be sure to check these links below:
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Hi Steve and to Talk Budgies

The purpose of this forum is to promote the best practices for the health and well-being of budgies.
As aluz has explained, it is very important to have a strong basic knowledge of budgies, their personalities, temperament and how to best care for them before beginning the extensive research needed to breed ethically and responsibly.

Please take the time to read through ALL of the How To Guides, the FAQs and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.

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Hi Steve and to the forums!

You've been given great advice from Deborah and Aluz and I agree with both of them 100%

Be sure to read through all the links provided as they'll be sure to help you learn a lot more about budgies and their care

If you have any questions afterwards, please be sure to ask as we'd be happy to help.

Please do post pictures of your two budgies when you get a chance! We'd love to meet them

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Thanks for all of the advice. I should say that I have been hatching and raising chickens and ducks for years. I guess I should take a little more time and do more research.
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Once you start to become familiar with pet birds, like budgies and with time acquire real life experience with the species, you will see just how different they are from chickens and ducks.
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aluz is correct -- budgies are a totally different species than chickens and ducks.
You'll be quite amazed at how how unique these tiny parrots really are.
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greetings Steve and welcome aboard.I agree with our friends here budgies are unique and wonderful bird to have around,but since they are different from chickens which I also used to raise.require more knowledge on breeding and caring for.but you have came to the right place for all your questions and etc.

Our wonderful experience staff and knowledgeable friends here can help you prepare and advice you as you gain the knowledge and experience as time goes by.

I've been raising budgies and other birds for many years now, but I still learn something new each day lol.
budgies are extremely intelligent.they watch and learn from us,as we learn from them.
a lot can learn how to talk very well.my Gracie has learned some words already and learned one on her own by saying my name and hi.it was so funny lol.
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Welcome to the forum!
Your at the right place to learn all about budgies!
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Hi Steve, . You've come to the right place to learn all about budgies. There are lots of informational links at the top of each forum section called 'Stickies' full of vital info. If you have any questions along the way, don't hesitate to ask!
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