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Old 05-02-2015, 01:24 PM
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Hey! I just joined and my budgies are Twitter and Stormy. Twitter is a female and Stormy is a male. I borrowed a nest box for breeding from a friend and I have already placed it in their cage. I hope to have pictures posted once these birds are tame and have their wings clipped, and once they are able to leave their cage comfortably.

I have noticed that every time either one of my budgies goes to get food or water, or moves around in the cage the other bird will follow. Also, if they are just chilling on their perch, they do so together. They aren't even mated yet, and I want to know: is this instinct or is it abnormal?

I want to know: is it possible to play with my budgies before they are tame and their wings are clipped?


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Welcome to the forums!
I will start by giving you a suggestion, since from your description it seems your budgie couple is relatively new to you.
It would really be best for you to get to know your budgies first and form a bond with them. This will take some time and while you are at it, make sure to learn all you can about the species and everything pertaining to breeding.
Your budgies would also need to be on a good breeding diet, be over the age of 1 year old and in top physical condition.
I think for now it would be best to remove the nest box. Once your budgies are trusting of you, the whole breeding experience would also be a better one as especially the female will be more willing and not scared when you have to do the daily checks on the nest box.
You will find a lot of info on taming your budgies over at the Training and Bonding section.
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Tyler -- please remove the nest box from your budgies cage for now. It's important that your birds be the proper age, receive a conditioning diet, not be related, etc.

I've merged your three threads together and all the posts into one.
From the questions you've asked, it is apparent you are new to owning budgies.

I would suggest you get to know your budgies, learn about their personalities and work on taming and bonding with them.
How long have you had them now?
It is very important to learn everything you can about budgies and their basic care before you even consider taking on the responsibility of breeding.

Breeding takes time, dedication and knowledge to do correctly and requires a great deal of research before you decide if you are ready to undertake it. There are many things that can go wrong and you must be prepared to deal with all of them.

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In order for you to actually play and have a hands on interaction with them, you will naturally have to work into training them and earning their trust in you.
You can start with the basics which include the step up command and go from there.
Clipping a bird's wings does not automatically turn them tame. The same amount of work in training needs to be put in, in order for the budgies to be comfortable around you.
You will have all the info and tips on how to tame your budgies at the Training and Bonding section of the forums.

Good luck!
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Hi, Tyler! Welcome to TB!
I would agree with Deb. First, I think it would be better for you to get to know your budgies before you breed them, not only for the reasons stated above, but also because they need to be comfortable with you so you can interfere if something goes wrong with the clutch, and so you can be part of their "flock". Bonding is important in breeding because that way, they won't get stressed out when you're near, which could impact any babies as well as the parents.
Also, I'd like to add that you should be sure the next box is clean if and when you decide to use it!
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Although it's entirely up to you whether or not you decide to clip the bird's wings, I would not clip them because as aluz said, that does not make them any more tame any faster. In my opinion, it is better to let their wings grow out and move their cage to a small room where you can let them out to fly for a few hours every day, and being in the room with them will help facilitate taming.
It seems the two are already becoming best friends, that is why they tend to do things together! I can't wait to see pictures and please keep us updated on how your darling little budgies are doing Please don't be afraid to ask about anything you're unsure of
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Is it OK to let my birds out every once in a while even though I have dogs, and one of them got ahold of my last budgie even before they are tame? Also, can I begin taming them before clipping their wings?

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WELCOME TYLER. I wouldn't let your budgies out with your dog, especially if it got your last one. If you have a bird-safe room you could eventually let them out in that away from any pets so they don't get hurt but maybe just let them settle in first and get to know you and their environment before doing that. I have a bird safe room for my budgies to fly around in and they love it.

You can start taming them without clipping their wings or before you clip them for sure. There's a great section on here "Training and Bonding" which will give you great tips.

Good luck. Hope you enjoy your budgies.
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