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Hi guys,
Yesterday I bought a bigger cage for my budgies because the female give birth to another 4 budgies,
The height of the new cage is 90cm/35in , where should I place the nesting box, in the upper levels or on the floor?

placing it in the top of the cage may be risky if the chicks will try going out of the box,
while placing it on the floor of the cage may cause the female to be insecure and violent?

Your suggestions please 🙏

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If none of the eggs have been incubated then you should remove them all immediately and dispose of them.
The eggs are not viable until they have been incubated for a few days which means you are not killing any offspring.
If they have not been incubated, then do not put the nest box on the cage and make sure you do everything necessary to prevent any further breeding.

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Does the nest box have a concave bottom?
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Dependent on the answers to the questions, a nest box with a proper concave bottom should be placed low on the cage.
Generally a cage that is 76 cm long x 46 cm wide x 46 cm high is used as an individual breeding cage for a pair of budgies and has an opening on the side where the nest box is placed.

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