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hi guys wasent sure where to put this so i put it here okay so i saw my budgies mating the other day so i was wondering if you guys could tell me how to handrare or tame the babis i might get no eggs yet but im pretty sure they will and mabey you could tell me how to sex them while they are young and can i breed with brothers and sisters thx any help would be greate

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Hi I think with your level of experience. You would be better to wait until the babies are older to work out their sexes.

 

You wouldn't be able to tell from any written description. Wait till the box needs a clean out, then handle the chicks

 

for a few minutes every day. This will have them quite tame when they leave the nest. Yours B.J.tongue.gif

 

PS Let us know what your set up is like.okay!

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1.5wide 1.2high 6 deep and its a really good set up with nesting box and all that really wont

 

 

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Hi Funky Sorry forgot to answer your question about mating, Bro to Sis. Not to be recommended

 

Unless its part of a breeding plan & you would have to know their genetic make up etc.

 

If your breeding on the colony system. Like in the wild. You need equal number of cocks & hens.

 

Plus extra nest boxes to avoid fighting & to give the hens choice. Yours B.J.

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Based on your past topics

 

http://forums.budgiebreeders.asn.au/index.php?showtopic=31493&st=0&p=372911entry372911

 

and the questions you are still asking despite your previous claims to have read the FAQ section

 

I really dont think you should be trying to breed your budgies just yet.

 

You are very young and you dont seem to have grasped most of the basics you should know before putting a nestbox on the cage.

 

Anyone who thinks this is harsh read the previous topics and posts.

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so bacily your saying dont let them breed becuase im to young well how do i do that after they have already mated and are you saying bird junky i could breed with brother and sister is i have the same number of hens and cocks and alot of breading boxs and sorry havent expaned ethithing to ever one yet me and my dad have built an avariy with breaading box and a breading pair of budgies wicth im hoping will have babys

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Basically I am saying you seem to need more knowledge than you have so far before you begin breeding.....

 

and NO dont breed brothers and sisters please.

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okay sorry i wont breed brothers and sisters here are some photos of my arivry

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Try again with your photo links...something didnt work out....read how to post pictures in my signature below and try again

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Very nice set up Mate :)

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thx guys im happy i know how to post picturs easy okay so i sore them mating the other day so is there any way i could stop them not to have any eggs but not to be mean or just let them and no hand rasing just let them do it all you can probly see the bunny there he is out now

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That does look like a very nice space for a pair of budgies to breed in. I have a question though. How are you going to be able to check the nest box when there are chicks in it? It looks like it is too far back to reach. One suggestion would be to move it to the front of the cage. You could make a small square door in the upper left part of the front, and you could hang the nest box on the outside of the cage, with the opening facing in the small square door. Then you would be able to look into the back or the top of the nest box to check on the babies.

 

(Which is something you will need to do at least once per day, preferably twice. To make sure they are fed, and to clean off any poop or food messes that can impair their development. All stuff you should have read in the FAQs by now.)

 

 

Just because they mate doesn't mean they have to lay eggs. But since you've given them a box, they will. To stop them from breeding, you can remove the box until you are prepared.

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well there is a stoll right under the door so that i could reach the nest box

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well there is a stoll right under the door so that i could reach the nest box

 

 

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Even if you can reach it, you still have to be able to look inside of it without moving it. Where it is located in this photo, I don't see any way that you can look inside.

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It's just something to consider. Have you read about care of chicks in the nest yet?

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see the white bird on top it has a lift up lid and i can see in and yes i have read all about caring for chicks in the nest but im am just not sure about how to tame them while in nest so when they grow up i would like them to sit on my shoulder while im whaching tv (etc) and the female (the white one) has been in and out flying down to the bottom picks up fethers and takes to the box :rolleyes:

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Well, when you are doing your twice daily checks in the box, at first you just check each chick over quick and then put it back. Once their eyes are open, you can take more time with checking them, and cuddle them and talk to them a little each time. The older they get, the more time you play with them during the daily checks. This will at least get them used to the fact that you are handling them. It won't necessarily tame them, but I have noticed that some of them are more interested in me than others. Some are quite curious to look me in the face and get to know me.

 

The harder part is when they fledge, because once they come out of the box, they are harder to catch. In fact, during the week-to two weeks that I try to let them stay with their parents, if the parents are not threatening them, I completely stop trying to handle them at all, because it causes too much disturbance chasing them around in the breeding cage. But once you know the chicks can eat fully on their own and it is safe to remove them from the parents, then you put them into a kindie cage. This cage should be in your main living area, so they can get used to household activity and human presence. It will be easier to catch them and play with them on a daily basis from this cage. Hopefully they won't have lost the head start they had before the two weeks off.

 

If at this stage, I have some that are too flighty and hard to work with, then I give those ones a feather clip. But basically from then on, you work on their taming just like any other bird.

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okay the budgies in there now have been mating propbly now so i am more than likely going to get eggs when i get the first i will post. If i were to probly handrear a budgie and like feed it my self and do all the work the ecept for the hacing is that what pepole do whith there budgies and so if that is can i have all the info you guys have on doing that would be great thx

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Hello I think you would be better off letting the parents rear the chicks. When their all hatched you can take the

 

oldest chick & hold it for a few minutes twice a day every day. As the next chick gets a bit older you can take

 

that one out too & so on until you have them all out to play with you for a few min. By the time they leave the nest

 

they will be very tame ready for you to follow one of the posts on taming & training. Yours B.J.

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yer i will do that just becase its there first lot of eggs and yer probly will just wait to they flege and then tame them all up thx

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any attempts to remove and feed these babies at earlier than 14 days will result in death!!!! Babie have to be fed 3 to 4 hourly at 7-14 days!!! YOU need a LOT OF time+dedication! Let the parents raise them till they are pin feathered, then you can touch them and remove them for box 15minutes at a time to tame!

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so any eggs yet mate?

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Yes! thx for asking i have successfully breed and got 4 clutches 2 with 7 babies 1 with 5 and 1 with 3 and i have also about 8 mounths back my dad buit me a lot bigger avariy

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