Budgies breeding

by Wayne S
(Ontario)

I have two budgies mateing and ne ed to know what they need for nest material & how long till hatching

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Jan 21, 2010
Wow
by: Sierra

Wow, Hillary. That's not disgusting or creepy at all. :D

Anyway, if your birds decide to mate, it's going to be very hard to stop them. Taking them to the vet is a good idea, but you may not have time before the deed is done. If you don't have a nesting box, get one, and make sure you load it with newspapers and nesting material (Petstores sell the material seperately). If they haven't already mated yet, go ahead and take them to the vet. If they have, well... Also, respect their privacy. Every pair of lovebirds needs to be alone in their lovenest! (Pun intended)Don't stand there and gawk at them while they do their thing. Birds during mating season can be extremely territorial. Mothers especially, as Hillary has shown us. (By the way, Hillary... Uuurrgh! That's nasty!)

Jan 05, 2010
budgies breeding
by: Hillary

Don't they love to do that! So enthusiastic, those little fellows. My girl had two great babies that lived as soon as I put a box in the cage. As soon as they took their first step out of the box I put them in another cage and they did great.

The next nestful came fast and I trusted the girl. The first baby took her first step out of the box and hit the bottom of the cage, I put her back in the box, and Momma killed her and her sibling in moments. The next nestful was the same, then she killed her mate, then I stopped letting her breed.

Just be sure to take the babies out as soon as they are feathered and put them in their own cage. Nature is cruel.

Jan 05, 2010
Budgies breeding
by: Linda

Hi Wayne, and thanks for writing. You can find the information you need by doing a search on breeding budgies on the internet. You'll find out a lot more information about your birds too.

Your parent birds need to be seen by an Avian Vet BEFORE breeding to make sure they are infection and parasite free as they will pass on any infections to the babies, and the babies will die.

So, if it has been more than a year since they were last seen by an Avian Vet, take them both in to be checked out. In order to have healthy babies it is important to do this as well as have them on an organic, high quality pelleted diet like Harrison's, so the food they give their babies is of the highest quality.

So, do a search to find out what you need to know and what you should already know about breeding birds as there is a wealth of information on the internet.

Again, thanks for writing,
Linda

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