Jump to content
budgieloverkirsty

My Budgies Didn't Breed

Recommended Posts

Hi, :budgiedance:

 

I used to breed budgies, (well i tried to)

We went and bought 4 budgies and a couple died so we got two more and they paired up,

and they were always mating and going in and out of the nest-box, but never layed any eggs.

Then 3-4 months after they mated for the first time 3 died :blink::blink: 1 is left he was one of the original 4!! If anyone could help or explain that would be great! :)

see you,

Kirsten

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did you quarantine the new budgies at all Kirsten ? If not, the new ones would have brought disease in and thats why you had losses :budgiedance: Also, breeding brings stresses as does newly introduced relationships to an aviary. Are yours in an avairy and colony breeding ?

Edited by **KAZ**

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes the first thought that came to be was an illness that one or more birds had and pasted on to the other birds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm wondering if the one you have alive still might be a carrier or a disease and is passing on to other birds it had come in contact with.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

Would it take three months or more for a disease to show up? They were all together with no signs of disease for longer than three months.

It seems the early frosts might have hurt them also as they did not go into the boxes to keep warm.

We did have them in an aviary together all 4 but they did not breed

see you

Kirsten :) :parrot: :ygbudgie:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi,

Would it take three months or more for a disease to show up? They were all together with no signs of disease for longer than three months.

It seems the early frosts might have hurt them also as they did not go into the boxes to keep warm.

We did have them in an aviary together all 4 but they did not breed

see you

Kirsten :) :parrot: :ygbudgie:

 

It seem like you were thinking of the nesting boxes as a place for budgies to sleep and keep warm. It doesnt work like that. All year round my aviaries have cane roller blinds that I drop down each night to keep the cold winds and rain out. You may want to look at that.

Remember stress brings out illness. New places to live, transporting them there after various moves from home to petshop to your home to aviary will give them stress. Instantly providing nestboxes in a mixed aviary will give them stress too.....

STRESS equals illness. Anything they were hiding in their system will come out under stress conditions. So...YES....3 months can bring illnesses out in budgies. An illness one budgie carries and can live well enough with once mixed with another budgie who also is carrying its own set of "bugs" and germs, is a cocktail mix of illnesses about to happen. :D

Edited by **KAZ**

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

cool topic Kirsty B)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...