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Hi, well I was wondering if its okay to breed in summer. I saw my budgies mating and thought I could maybe put them into the breeding cabinets soon. I will be going to high school next year so I won't have much time for the budgeis and my mum's enthusiastic for me to do it this year during the holidays. But then reading some of the posts about breeding in summer I thought it might not be such a good idea. I live in Brisbane as well, and I know it gets very hot. Does anyone else breed in Summer? And also is there anything else you could do to help, drilling holes and putting wire in?

 

 

Thanks.

 

Whoops, I mean drilling holes in the nest box and attaching wire.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but normal breeding is from June to January in Australia?

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Whether or not you choose to breed through summer depends on you having a proper breeding room with aircoolers or aircon to make the budgies life easier...................otherwise you are condemning them to quite a few weeks in a hot nestbox.

One week to possible first eggs, another 10-14 days for a clutch, around 3 weeks for incubation, and another 4 weeks or more for babies before fledging.

If you are going to breed with no cooling expect, french moult, abandoned nests etc as conditions encourage this sort of thing.

 

So..........do you have ideal conditions for summer breeding ?

 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but normal breeding is from June to January in Australia?

Correcting you because you are wrong :D

 

Sorry.

 

Budgies will breed all year round if conditions are right :)

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Oh..... :'(

But temperature wise without any electric assistance???

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Oh..... :'(

But temperature wise without any electric assistance???

Budgies will breed all year long if you let them. Unlike most parrots and canaries and finches..........budgies dont keep set breeding seasons.

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Thank you for replying. No, I haven't got any aircoolers, they are just in my cubby house (which probably will make it even hotter for them). I don't think I'll risk it, being it my first breeding season as well. That will just have to wait until it gets cooler. Thanks again.:)

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