Hello Faerybee! I‘d like to be clarified about what breeding is. I often confuse it with other things. I’m still trying to learn about budgies and their “ways”. Thank you!
I have a question about the plastic. I have a plastic swing for them as well. Should I get rid of that too?Since you got them from a pet store, it is likely they were about 10-12 weeks old when you brought them home.
At this point they would be about 9 months old.
Please make sure you do everything necessary to prevent breeding.
A heartfelt plea to forum members new and old
Tips For Discouraging Breeding
Before You Ever Consider Breeding Your Budgies
Guidance for Breeding Advice Threads
I recommend you remove the plastic dowel perch in the cage and replace it with natural wooden perches of varying diameters to help prevent pressure sores.
The information in this link will give examples of better options for perches:
Essentials for a Great Cage