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Hi

 

 

I am new to the forum. I own a female budgie, Laila and a male budgie Max, since March 2011. The person at the animal pet shop had said they were 3 and 5 months respectively at that time. I am considering breeding my budgies early next year. I will buy the nest box and read up all what is required for breeding them and come back here with questions. Pesently I have one questions re their babies. I would like their babies to bond with us, and so would like to take the babies out for a few minutes each day one they are about 2 weeks old. After I put the babies back in the cage, will the parents continue to take care of them and feed them? I am asking because the peson at the pet store said once we touch the babies or get them out, the parents reject them and will not take care of them any more and that we will need to hand feed the babies from that point onwards. Is that right? I don't think so, because I have read and seen videos where people take out even the new born (24 hours old) babies to clean out the nest box and put the babies back in and continue cleaning the nest box as and when required.

 

 

Laila and Max are hand tamed and very obedient, but haven't bonded much with us. Laila can only fly straight or down, so she is more tamed. We didn't clip either of their wings.

 

 

You response will be highly appreciated.

 

 

Regards

 

Sangee

 

 

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Hi Sangee

 

Welcome to the forum. We usually take the chicks out to check them everyday from day 1. This is only for a few moments to check if the chicks are okay.

 

After about two to three weeks you can take them out for a few minutes. Constant handling, if only for a few moments buit regular shouyld help them settle down.

You will over time notice that each one will develop a personality. some will bond more than others.

 

 

Doing this will not cause the parents a lot of stress.

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Hi Daz

 

Thanks for responding.

 

So does it mean that taking the babies out and putting them back in the nest box does not make the parents reject the babies that humans have touched and that they will continue to feed them and take care of them?

 

Regards

Sangee

 

Hi Sangee

 

Welcome to the forum. We usually take the chicks out to check them everyday from day 1. This is only for a few moments to check if the chicks are okay.

 

After about two to three weeks you can take them out for a few minutes. Constant handling, if only for a few moments buit regular shouyld help them settle down.

You will over time notice that each one will develop a personality. some will bond more than others.

 

 

Doing this will not cause the parents a lot of stress.

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Yes thats right. But only for a few moments at the start.

 

We do this to calm them down for showing.

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the peson at the pet store said once we touch the babies or get them out, the parents reject them and will not take care of them any more and that we will need to hand feed the babies from that point onwards. Is that right?

 

 

Pet store staff are notorious for bad information. Please read an article in our FAQ section called Care of Baby Budgies in the Nest. It may help :)

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Thank you.

 

Yes thats right. But only for a few moments at the start.

 

We do this to calm them down for showing.

 

Thank you.

 

the peson at the pet store said once we touch the babies or get them out, the parents reject them and will not take care of them any more and that we will need to hand feed the babies from that point onwards. Is that right?

 

 

Pet store staff are notorious for bad information. Please read an article in our FAQ section called Care of Baby Budgies in the Nest. It may help :)

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I have not been breeding budgies for that long but I take out the little ones twice a day for an inspection, ie to check crop filling, poo build up on their legs and for general health. I always put them back and the parents always keep feeding them. That's just my 2 cents worth........

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Some pics would be good even though the ages they told you may well be wrong. Ages 3-5 months should not be breed, one year old is the youngest.

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