My budgies don't lay eggs, what shall I do?

by Neljan
(Cebu City, Philippines)

These are my two female budgies

These are my two female budgies

Currently, I have three budgies,a male and 2 females.

Two are paired while the other is secluded, the female which is paired has brown cere and had mated with my male yet she doesn't lay any egg. Just same with my secluded one,she had a partner before but unfortunately passed away, she also had been laying eggs before,but not now. Maybe because she had mated with her old partner when she's still so young (roughly 4-6 months) and never has tried being into breeding condition since she hasn't had her cere colored brown or tan. But this really is not the reason why, right?

I just would like anyone to help me on what action shall I take to remedy this problem. Thanks for anyone who can help me. :)

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Mar 03, 2012
My budgies don't lay eggs, what shall I do?
by: Linda

First thing to do is take all three to an Avian Vet in your driving area to be checked for infections or other physical problems. We always advise birds used in breeding be examined first because they pass on whatever they have to their young with deadly results. Find an Avian Vet

The other issue is to take out the second female and keep her out. Birds are paired in two's not threes as they are not chickens.

The last issue is diet. I'll attach a link or two to articles about Budgies' diets, and part of their diet has to be organic pellets like Harrisons found here. It will take your birds up to a year to be healthy enough for breeding, and changing their diet is stressful, so have them examined before starting the new diet:

Budgie, Lory & Eclectus diets

Switching Budgies To Pellets article

Switching Birds To Pellets article

You have to have a breeding cage for your birds, the correct size wooden nestbox and be skilled at handfeeding baby birds with baby parrot formula using a syringe before even thinking of breeding. You can learn about handfeeding by working with a breeder in your area.

You have a lot of work to do, and understand that breeding is time consuming, expensive and usually not very profitable if birds are taken care of properly which includes high quality food and regular Avian Vet visits at least once a year and before and after breeding. Those things set good breeders apart from people who don't know what they're doing and don't care enough about their birds to worry about it. You seem to care, so learn all you can, feed your birds right kind of diet and have them examined by Avian Vet at least once a year.


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