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Old 05-18-2018, 08:13 PM
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Hello, everyone. I'm very new here, so I apologise if I don't know what to do
I have a 5 week old lutino budgie, called lemon, that keeps on leaving the cage. The mother keeps on attacking them.
I'm really confused on what is happening.
I'm not sure what to do.
Can a 5 week old baby eat normal seeds?
What should I do?
Should I put them in a separate cage?
Please reply ASAP
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:28 PM
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Is the father around? I'm unsure as to how well a 5 week old should be eating, but the mother needs to be separated from the babies and the father can take over feeding as long as all the babies are over 3 weeks old.
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Hi Jesus and to the forums

You don't have any breeding experience, correct?

This is why it's very important to research everything about budgies before allowing them to breed. Even if mating occurred, there are many ways to discourage breeding as well as egg-laying.

You need to put the mother in a separate cage by herself and let the father take over the rearing of the chicks. The mother is aggressive because she's trying to start a new clutch of eggs, which you need to discourage immediately.

Put her in her own cage, arranged differently and in a different room to throw her out of the breeding mood. The father will continue caring for the chicks at this time.

How many chicks are there? What diet are they on?

Please be sure to read through ALL the Breeding Budgies stickies and articles, in addition to browsing the rest of the forums.

Please keep us updated on how things go!
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Hi! to Talk Budgies

Starling Wings has given you excellent advice.

If the chick is five weeks old already, you should have done all the research required before this point in time.

Before breeding any species, it is important to learn as much about the animals, their personalities and the best practices to follow for responsible and ethical breeding prior to making the commitment to take on the responsibility. This requires extensive research and an openness to continual learning.

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Good detailed posts above. Please follow the advice. We ask that you read through all of the Stickies in the breeding section, as well as other sections such as general, behavior, and healthcare. Also the links provided by FaeryBee.

Please read thoroughly through the website. We have a great educational resource here. Keep us posted!
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