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can anyone help me i have 3 girl and 3 boy budgies and there not breeding but i really want them to start can anyone help me?? :P:D

also a happy 2nd b'day to my fav little budgie rexxi hes turning 2 soon

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You need to tell us more. Need more info :P

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What sort of cage are they ( like an aviary or seperate cages,)

 

If aviary... how many nest box do you have in there.

If in seperate breeding cages .... what size is cage .

 

If you are already trying to breed... how long have they been in the breeding box etc.

 

 

Are birds old enough etc

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aviary with 3 boxes most of the birds are about 3 years one of the boys are 2 years though

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Aviary breeding is much harder than cabinet breeding and you need more nest boxes than pairs, I would put another 3 boxes in as they fight over boxes.

They also like their boxes up high. If you can put all boxes at the same hight as it will save fighting.

 

Good luck :P

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thank you so much :P i didnt know that i needed more boxes

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Do you just have the 3 pair in the aviary or is there more birds in there too

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yer just the 6 of them but im thinking about getting another girl and another boy

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How big is the aviary ?

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about 2 m high and 135m around (coz its circle)

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Hi Cyrstal Rose, I just read this BBC FAQ article, it might help you out.

Colony vs Closed breeding

Cheers and best of luck. :rofl:

Ps. What part of Australia are you? Could the temperature have some thing to do with your birds not breeding?

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135m round, do you mean metres if so that makes it huge. If not it is probably to small.

 

If in cold climate like victoria it might be to cold for them. I haven't really got many my birds down as it is to cold. And what I have got down aren't breeding much either.

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about 2 m high and 135m around (coz its circle)

Sounds more like a cage than an aviary. More height than width....too small for 4 pairs ( 8 ) birds and breeding.

 

Photos please. Lets see your setup.

 

Plus are any moulting ?

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sorry i meant to say 1m 35 round but if they do breed we will be moving them into separate cagesi live in the newcastle area and it has been cold so if its colder do they tend to not breedsorry i have to go i will send you all the other things tomorrow

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sorry i meant to say 1m 35 round but if they do breed we will be moving them into separate cagesi live in the newcastle area and it has been cold so if its colder do they tend to not breedsorry i have to go i will send you all the other things tomorrow

You cant wait till they breed to then move them. You cannot move nestboxes or budgies with eggs or chicks once they have begun to breed. These are choices you must make now and before you put nestboxes in.

Cold weather may be why no breeding but also maybe they arent in condition and may be moulting ?

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Is this kind of like the aviary you are talking about? If so, I would say it is a good space to breed. But it will also depend on weather, birds moulting etc. Maybe you should waituntil winter is ending and spring is just starting to come before it gets to warm? Your birds will know when the time is right :rofl:

 

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I have that cage here but we extended the front of it so they have a flight, we have our cockatiels in it.

 

I Think 3 pair is enough for that size cage as it is only small and they really don't have much room to fly and escape any fights that may occur. :rofl:

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I have that cage here but we extended the front of it so they have a flight, we have our cockatiels in it.

 

I Think 3 pair is enough for that size cage as it is only small and they really don't have much room to fly and escape any fights that may occur. :rofl:

 

 

she hasnt posted a picture of her cage yet Splat

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sorry i cant upload pictures right now i cant find the camera

also i must have added the mesurments up wrong because it is 1m 90 around

but yer its pretty much the same as the other one. :rofl:

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sorry i cant upload pictures right now i cant find the camera

also i must have added the mesurments up wrong because it is 1m 90 around

but yer its pretty much the same as the other one. :rofl:

when you say around.............do you mean diameter or wrapping a tape measure all the way around.

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wrapping a tape measure around it :rofl:

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wrapping a tape measure around it :rofl:

Sounds too small for what you plan on doing with it.

 

Photos are needed.

 

The thing is.........you come on and ask for breeding help. For us to help you we need photos.......of your setup to see whats not right about that or what is right about it. We need photos of the budgies you are trying to breed. In those we look at breeding condition or not and age and moulting etc.

 

Photos are important and you dont give out a lot of info all at once that helps us to advise you.

 

So please go find the camera and take photos of the aviary and nestboxes setup, the budgies and their ceres. :D

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Sounds like not enough space to me. Are they all in condition?

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I have that cage here but we extended the front of it so they have a flight, we have our cockatiels in it.

 

I Think 3 pair is enough for that size cage as it is only small and they really don't have much room to fly and escape any fights that may occur. :laughter:

 

 

she hasnt posted a picture of her cage yet Splat

 

 

OOOPS :laughter:

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I'm a firm believer that budgies will breed if conditions are right. Therefor, your conditions must not be. From what you have written I don't think your cage is big enough to colony breed 3 pairs. You don't have enough breeding boxes to begin with, your males and females may not be in breeding condition and winter is probably not the best time of year to breed, especially in an avairy open to the eliments.

 

I know you want them to breed, but my advice would be to stick around here and read up on all of our breeding topics, learn what you need to know (it's not always as simple as puting two birds together), get your setup organised, buy some breeding cages/cabnets (Cabnet breeding is so much better, for many reason than colony, especially for a beginer), and then look at breeding your birds if you still want to and if they are ready.

 

In the mean time, I agree with the others... post some photos of your males and females, your avairy and nest boxes and we can guide you on your best options. :laughter:

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