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Hi everyone,
I have 3 budgies 2 males and 1 female. Their names listed from left to right: Rio, Sweetpea, and Picu (female yellow budgie with black eyes, there's no smilie for that budgie ). I'm newbie and first time bird owner. Can I pair my blue budgie with yellow budgie as they're very friendly and do preen each other (as they're different like yellow factor and white factor)? Obviously I'm not gonna breed them as they're still young. Any suggestions for what type of budgie should I get for my Sweetpea (green budgie)? It'll great if you post pictures with type of budgie that you tell me as suggestions.
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Before thinking of pairing and breeding your budgies you need to do a lot of research.

You should spend a lot of time getting to know the personality of your birds. You should learn as much as you can about basic budgie care, training, taming, bonding, diet and nutrition and making sure you have a good cage set up.

You should spend at least a year doing all of this. There's loads of resources on here about all of this.

Then when you know ore, you can look to breeding.
A budgie can be paired up together without them needing to breed.
If your blue and yellow get on, they can share a cage as long as you take steps to prevent breeding and don't encourage it.

As for the green, he and the others can be paired with a bird suited to his personality. I have managed to pick mates for my birds based on my knowledge of their behaviour around others. My birds share cages, one pair per cage, so getting it right is important for me (I don't breed, this is just for their happiness).

If you focus on learning your green budgies personality and compairing it to his companions, you should have success in finding a friend for him.

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It's perfectly fine to pair up blue series with green series budgies, in fact you can pair up any budgie of your liking, as long as the budgie is healthy, has an overall good personality and sweet temperament.

You don't necessarily need to breed your budgies when they come of age.
This is not a requirement for them, they can lead perfectly happy and fulfilling lives without going through parenthood.
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I'm assuming by "pairing up" your budgies you are referring to a friend for them rather than a future breeding partner - is that correct?

Therm and aluz have both given you excellent advice.
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.

Discourage Egg Laying:
Rearranging their cage frequently, and limiting the light they get to 8 hours a day will help tremendously. Please be sure you never put a nest box or anything that could be used as a nesting site in their cage.

When they come into condition, limit the amount of protein in their diet at that time.

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If you are pairing up your budgies to breed you should find out if they are related to each other. I see that these 3 birds all have the same type of leg ring so they may have all come from the same breeder and could be quite closely related. There might be information on the ring that could lead you to the breeder to make inquiries.

If you do decide to breed them when they are old enough, pairing the blue with the yellow would produce white face blue, yellow face blue and probably some pieds.

If You don't intend to let them breed it doesn't matter how they pair up.
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