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Old 02-20-2017, 06:23 PM
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I have read the stickies but was hoping for some additional information about breeding condition in female budgies. Toki just started her first one & I was under the impression that if I followed the egg preventing advice that she would never enter condition. She doesn't seem too distressed by it, just more interested in her cuttlebone & a bit territorial. My concern is if it is unpleasant for her as she will not be bred to be in condition every 42 days or so. Should I be doing something to prevent it or does she just need to ride it out? Currently daylight is limited but perhaps her food is too protein/fat rich? I just want to make sure she is comfortable and not under unnecessary stress.

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Following the egg preventing advice just means your stopping her from wanting to actually go down to nest.
Female budgies will always come in and out of condition still. It shouldn't be any more stressful for her, she may just be a little hormonal.
Just stick with the tips on preventing unwanted eggs and you should be good.
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Thank you for clearing that up Therm.
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