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Discussion in 'Birds - all breeds / types' started by BirdDude, Jun 6, 2004.



  1. BirdDude

    BirdDude New Member

    im so happy my female(Kiwi) budgie's cere is turning dark brown, she going to be in breeding mode soon.

    but im wondering why does she always try and run awya from the male(skyblue), like when ever Skyblue goes near her she will go to a different perch, why?



    dionel
     
  2. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    She will run away from him till she is ready to mate.
    Males are very pushy and will try there hardest to get the female to mate but she will not allow this till she is ready

    mike
     
  3. BirdDude

    BirdDude New Member

    hey mike yesterday my female budgie finaly had enough courage to go on to the nest box perch, she was puting her head inside and looking around but didn't go in. i was wondering when will she go inside and stay there for a longer time?and she never goes on the nest box perch anymore, why?




    dionel
     
  4. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    The birds need to be atleast 12months old before allowing them to mate.
    If this is the case then she will go in the nest when she wants to it takes time and most females wont go in till they are due to lay eggs and thats when you will find she spends most of the time in the nest and spends the night in the nest.

    If they are under 12months old take away the nest box as mating young birds can lead to complications.

    Egg binding ( egg stuck in oviduct) is very serious and can be lethal if not treated straight away.
    This is a risk in older birds and the risk is higher in young birds.

    mike
     
  5. BirdDude

    BirdDude New Member

    so if shes not 12months and up she wont go in?




    dionel
     
  6. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    HI a 6month old bird will mate and lay eggs but this is not wise to allow it as the risk of egg binding ( egg stuck in oviduct) is alot higher for a young bird.

    If you contact a local bird breeder he or she will tell you best age is 12months and older.
    Never let any bird lay more than 2 clutches without having a break of about 3-4 months so that she can recover and rebuild her reserves.

    So please if she is younger than 12 months old take away her nest box

    mike
     
  7. BirdDude

    BirdDude New Member

    how come she never goes on the nest box perch nomore???



    dionel
     
  8. Nameless

    Nameless New Member

    Good luck breeding your budgies! Post the pictures of the baby budgies if possible!



    Thanks!
     
  9. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    Hiya young birds will investigate anything new put in or attched to there cage.
    Your female will start using the nest box only when she is ready and should not be force you can try putting her in but allow her to come back out if she dont like it and then all you can do is just wait and see what happens.

    Breeding any animal is hit or miss some birds will mate others just wont and never lay eggs so patience and a watchful eye is all that is needed.

    Most birds prefer to mate during the night or when there is no-one around to disturb them so when its the most quiet you will probably see them or hear them mating.

    mike
     
  10. Nameless

    Nameless New Member

    lol I have seen mine do it in the broad day light!
     

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