Budgie cageing

I want to get two budgie parakeets because my other two died. The two that died were both boys and I want to know if it is a good idea to put a girl and boy budgie together in one cage. I want LOTS of budgie babies!

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Oct 09, 2011
Budgie cageing
by: Linda

First, why did your other two die? Were they sick, and did you take them to an Avian Vet? Your desire to breed budgies is not a good idea if you have not studied how expensive and time consuming breeding birds can be. If you don't already have an Avian Vet for sickness or injury to your birds, you're not even ready to have birds much less breed them.

To answer your question, no you cannot get two strange birds and immediately put them in cage together as they may fight if they don't like each other. You'll have to put them in separate cages and allow them outside time to get to know each other. You will also have to be right there anytime they're out of cage to avoid fights and injurie.

New birds will have to be examined by an Avian Vet during the first few days to make sure they are healthy. A lot of birds bought from pet stores are either already sick or get sick with all the stress of being moved around.

I suggest you start doing your study now on how to breed birds, what kind of breeding cage is needed, what kind of food is high quality and what kind of nestbox you'll need. You can find this information by doing a search on breeding budgies.

You also have to know how to handfeed baby parrot handfeeding formula with a syringe, and it is a learned skill which means you'll have to arrange to spend time with a breeder so they can show you how to do this and then allow you to do it so they can correct any errors. Doing it the wrong way means dead babies, and you have to take responsibility for their lives before they are born and make sure you have done all the study needed to keep them alive and healthy. Anything less than your best is not good enough.

Once you find out what all is involved and how much expense it's going to take, you may not be so enthusiastic about breeding. You can do it one of two ways--the right way or the wrong sloppy way where sick babies die during the first few days. It is your choice how you'll go about this, and I recommend you learn what it takes to raise healthy babies who will make their human caretakers very happy. Otherwise, you become part of the problem and not the solution.

Thanks for writing,

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