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hey just wanted to know if budgies require any materials for nesting box e.g. string, wood shavings?

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Not string. We have heaps on this topic in our FAQ section :)

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Not string. We have heaps on this topic in our FAQ section :)

 

thanks

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i've read the FAQ section found some information about nesting materials but i just have another question do i put in the wood shavings in the nesting box now or is thier a specific time or do i leave wood shaving in the cage for the budgies to decide

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Put them in now. Most hens will throw most if not all out. You just keep replacing it. Once the eggs hatch, they usually don't worry about getting rid of it, but you'll have to replace it often as the chicks will poo LOTS!!!!

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Others may be different, but I had a handful at the start this then lets me know if they have been going in and out of the next box as normally all my hens remove it. Once the Chicks are hatched I put some in to help keep the nest box cleaner depending on the hen.

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cool thanks for your help, i'll do that now

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i've read the FAQ section found some information about nesting materials but i just have another question do i put in the wood shavings in the nesting box now or is thier a specific time or do i leave wood shaving in the cage for the budgies to decide

Budgies dont "build" nests so putting nesting materials in the cage for them to choose to use doesnt work with budgies.

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There are a few different types of materials you can use for nesting - As Kaz has mention they don't BUILD nest like others

Most common used materials are Wood shaving - Nesting moss and I am sure that Liv has suggested a while back Lucine Chaff as well :wub:

 

good luck with the breeding :wub:

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Natural kitty litter can be used in nesting boxes also.

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okay thanks for the help need to do some shopping. also another question today my male budgie went into the nesting box a couple of times the hen followed but didn't go in is this a sign of a potential interest in breeding thanks

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okay thanks for the help need to do some shopping. also another question today my male budgie went into the nesting box a couple of times the hen followed but didn't go in is this a sign of a potential interest in breeding thanks

Cynthz............you are totally ignoring the fact that we have advised this hen is too young to breed with. You said you would remove the nestbox and yopu havent and now you are deciding to breed anyway and shop for nesting materials :blush:

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OH :blush: How old is the Hen??? Don't Breed her if she is under 12 months Mate - You will be asking for a whole heap of troubles - Please don't take it lightly Take it from from me when i first started ...... I didn't know and it was not good

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look i have removed the nesting box thanks for the information. my problem is that when i purchased her i was told she was an adult and a year old now i'm not to certain about her true age as i'm not sure how trustworthy this guy was. but i don't want to end up in the same situation as my other pair where i'm not being told she's to old to breed if you know what i mean. but thanks for all the information

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The best thing you can do is if someone tell you a hen is of breeding age and you don't know is to take the date you get them and wait the full 1 year or if you can tell them are at least 6 months (a 2nd molt and the bar lines are gone from the cere to the middle part of the head) then wait 8 months that will give you a year. ;)

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Cool thanks

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