Breeding Budgies - How to Breed Budgies
Thinking about breeding budgies? If you are then there are a few things that you will need to know about budgie care before you begin the budgie breeding process.
To begin with you will need two budgies, one male and one female. If you several budgies then you should separate them into budgie breeding pairs. You will need to give each budgie couple a nesting box to avoid any squabbling.
This article will give you some more information on breeding budgies and some budgie care tips.
Breeding Budgies – Tips on Budgie Care
- When breeding budgies you will have to give the breeding budgie pair a nest box so the female budgie can lay her eggs somewhere she believes is safe. You will need to fill the base of the nest box with wood shavings or straw to make the nesting box comfortable.
- An important part of budgie care is to allow the two budgies some time to get used to each other. Once the budgies are ready they will breed of their own accord.
- The breeding budgies go through a courtship process which involves singing, displaying and feeding. The budgies will then form a lifetime bond and begin to groom each other (this is a really good sign).
- Budgie care is more important than ever when you are breeding budgies. They will need good amounts of food and water, you will need to give the budgies fresh fruit and vegetables and cuttlebone so that the eggs are strong.
- Budgie eggs will hatch roughly 18 days after being laid. You should expect between 4 and 6 eggs so after about 40 days you will need to remove them from the cage to stop the father becoming aggressive.
- Another important part of breeding budgies is making sure that the cage is big enough for all of the budgies after they have hatched.
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