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Getting budgies to breed

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Many people I know ask me how I get my budgies to breed so willingly all year. People to whom I have sold 1 or more birds are amazed that "the little devils are at it all the time". :D:D The only reason I can think of relates to budgies being in their natural conditions. When food is plentiful i.e. a good season for seeds and grasses in the Australian bush, and all other needs are satisfied, the bugdie pairs will be keen to breed. In my aviary I simply ensure that the birds have conditions to make them feel it is the right time to breed. This includes emotional as well as nutritional needs of the birds. They need to be sure that if they put effort into breeding, the young will be likely to survive. The Australian kangaroo is another animal which will not breed until a year where all conditions feel right to them. B)

What do you think? :D

 

 

Cheers, Birdman

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yes i agree in the uk we have to extend day light hours atificialy in the winter to about 12 hours

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Guest maltabudgie

regarding food, in what do you put it?

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Guest epiphany

So if I:

 

- Make sure they have an overabundance of fresh seed

- Make sure they have fresh greens every day

- Make sure they have fresh water every day

- Keep the aviary clean and leave them alone

 

They should breed? :bluebudgie: Hasn't worked so far.. Maybe I should just give them way too much seed.

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Maybe I should just give them way too much seed.

 

:bluebudgie: Um, I don't think so. I think it would be better to add more fresh veggies instead. epiphany, are your birds indoors or outdoors?

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Guest epiphany

They're in an outside aviary, and there are 7 of them [4 males 3 females].

 

I give them fresh greens every day, should I also give them a slice of fresh apple?

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Yes, that would be good. So would carrot, green and red peppers, baby spinach, dark lettuces, carrot tops, broccoli, grapes, egg food. Access to a cuttlebone too. Try to have more nest boxes up than pairs since you are breeding in an aviary situation. Do they have toys?

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They have access to a large cuttlefish bone on the ground.

 

There are 5 nestboxes, 3 of one type, 2 of another, with 7 budgies [4 males, 3 females].

 

I'll give them apple slices with no apple seed, and maybe some raw carrot.

 

There aren't any toys in the aviary, but it's outside near some bushes..

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Guest belco

more nesting boxes the better... but ive always got one budgie who wants a box thats already been taken....

 

i put in lots of grated carrot.. the next day i go in and check on them its all gone..

i dont know if its the budgies eating it all or some mice... they never eat carrot infront of me... only greens...

 

i should set up another mice trap and see if there are any around...

 

i had bout 7 at one stage visiting us but i caught them all in 2 days.. since then i havent notice any at all :/

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Breeding Conditions ..... Extra Daylight Hours, Plenty of fresh foods and veg and water .... I also heard that the sound of running water can trigger them into breeding condiditons too

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Sound like you are doing everything correct. Tell us are the birds displaying any type of bonding behaviour ? that is have the hens paired up with the cock birds ? are the cocks feeding their mates ? How old are the birds ?

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wow you guys sure no how to revive an old thread... December 21, 2004 - April 3, 2008 not bad almost 3 and a half year gap... at least we are answering their questions though :D

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wow you guys sure no how to revive an old thread... December 21, 2004 - April 3, 2008 not bad almost 3 and a half year gap... at least we are answering their questions though :D

 

 

(Laughing out loud) did not even check the dates.

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(Laughing out loud) did not even check the dates.

 

I blame NEAT. she obviously has to much time on her hands... :hap:

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(Laughing out loud) hahahah ..... 2 kids 20+ birds 1 horse 1 dog oh and a Husband .... Plus the house Nar TOO much time on my hands Just can't concentrate if i have all these questions in my head unanswered .... Yeah well yeah i have a few hours to kill while waiting for the nestboxes to dry (Laughing out loud) ... The joys of being a stay at home mum : )

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(Laughing out loud) hahahah ..... 2 kids 20+ birds 1 horse 1 dog oh and a Husband .... Plus the house Nar TOO much time on my hands Just can't concentrate if i have all these questions in my head unanswered .... Yeah well yeah i have a few hours to kill while waiting for the nestboxes to dry (Laughing out loud) ... The joys of being a stay at home mum : )

Wouldn't it be nice... I'm going to start a movement... the stay at home dad movement...

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:D This topic has been dug out of the ark...spider webs, dust etc.....last posted on Dec 21 2004 and the topic starter is no longer a member. Be sure to take a flashlight when you are in the bowels of BBC digging up the ancient topics, you guys :D

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(Laughing out loud) Kaz ..... I got bored and thought I'd go thru the posts and see unanswerd questions ..... * cough cough I think i have breathed to must dust in ......(Laughing out loud)

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(Laughing out loud) Kaz ..... I got bored and thought I'd go thru the posts and see unanswerd questions ..... * cough cough I think i have breathed to must dust in ......(Laughing out loud)

 

... or those red mites!!!

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Be very aware....the air is thin down in those BBC dungeons !! Its even worse in the attic !! Can severely affect brain function and reasoning :D

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That's what has happen to me (Laughing out loud)

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:) :hap: :hap:

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