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How do you breed parakeets?

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βˆ™ 2009-05-23 12:00:37

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I found the last answer a little disturbing.. Before you can breed budgies (parakeets) you will need to have researched and planned long before you put a hen and a cock together You cannot just let the pair "do all the work". Many health problems can occur, such as egg binding and calcium deficiency. You need to make sure the pair is healthy, not inbred and not related. The hen should be given extra calcium, as she will need it for the eggs. Before you breed you should have possible homes for the chicks ready. You will need a spacious breeding box. The nest-box will have to be accessible to you so you can keep a record of the egg and fledgling development. Only keep one pair in a single cage. When your setting up the breeding box don't overcrowd it. Your budgies wont have much time left for playing with toys. Please do not breed budgies on an all-seed diet. Introduce the already bonded pair to the box and try not to disturb them much. The pair may not breed. So do not be disappointed if they don't. If mating is successful the first egg will be laid around seven to ten days later and the next egg laid around the same time the next day. Eggs will hatch about 18 days after being laid. The hen should be sitting on the eggs while the cock feeds her and guards the nest. When the chicks are about 4 to 5 weeks old they will be curious and start exploring the surrounding outside the nest-box. When the first chick leaves the nest, the mother will still be sitting on the others. The cock will feed the other chick until he is fully independent and can eat on his own. I am highly against colony breeding, as many problems can occur with that "method". Budgies do not all get along peacefully. Fights for mates and nest spots get gory, and many end in deaths. Remember, this is a very, very, very brief guide and much further research is definitely required. I find that this is quite a good budgie breeding guide: http:/ Please do not breed for money. There is no profit made in breeding budgies.

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