question on babies - Talk Budgies Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Budgie Gallery
Budgie FAQ
Site Guidelines
How-To-Guide
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Popular Forums
Announcements

Budgie Articles

Budgie Talk

Budgie Pictures

Budgie Videos

Budgie Behavior

Determining Gender

Your Budgie's Health

Taming and Bonding

Budgie Breeding

In Memory

Other Birds

Contests

Chit Chat

Site Information

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots
Sponsored Ads

Go Back   Talk Budgies Forums > Budgie Talk > Budgie Breeding

Budgie Breeding Before breeding any species, it is important to learn as much about the animals, their personalities and the best practices to follow for responsible and ethical breeding prior to making the commitment to take on the responsibility.

Reply
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-25-2017, 05:01 PM
LORI's Avatar
Dreaming of Budgies
State:
 
Profile:LORI is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 490
Gallery: 6
Karma:
Points: 122
Rep Power: 10
LORI will become famous soon enoughLORI will become famous soon enough
Default Baby feeding question

Greetings i now have one baby 3 weeks old and two 2 weeks old and one at 1 week. When should i introduce millet to them their still in nest box and feathers coming in nicely. Do they eventually come out to eat. when my linnies were ready they came out to eat. I don't want to rush mom is feeding them and dad is feeding mom. Should i put a little millet in the nest box i clean it ever other day. Apprecite any advice first time for these little ones thank you

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 01-25-2017, 05:08 PM
aluz's Avatar
Super Moderator//Exceptional Service Award Recipient


State:
 
Profile:aluz is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Portugal
Posts: 21,809
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 19615
Rep Power: 53
aluz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Yes, by now you can place half a spray of millet inside the nest box.
No doubt the budgie mother will take good advantage of this and later on the chicks will also try it out (they usually do so by the time they reach 23 - 24 days old).
The process is similar when compared to your linnies, once the chicks reach weaning age, they will start to do little excursions out of the nest box.

If you haven't done so already, you can check the information on this link: Planned Co-Parenting in Raising Tame Chicks
__________________


RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-03-2017, 12:06 PM
LORI's Avatar
Dreaming of Budgies
State:
 
Profile:LORI is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 490
Gallery: 6
Karma:
Points: 122
Rep Power: 10
LORI will become famous soon enoughLORI will become famous soon enough
Default question on babies

Now i have 3 budgies 3 weeks old or a little older i am feeding them millet in nest box. So new at this should i bring them out of nest box and let them eat with mom. Not sure or do they venture out when ready? Mom still feeds them because there is still a younger one in the bunch she has been spending more time out. Again i appreciate your information you have. I just want to make sure i am doing this correctly Parakeets are a little different from linnies.
Reply With Quote
 
  #4  
Old 02-03-2017, 12:14 PM
aluz's Avatar
Super Moderator//Exceptional Service Award Recipient


State:
 
Profile:aluz is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Portugal
Posts: 21,809
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 19615
Rep Power: 53
aluz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond repute
Default

It shouldn't be too long now for your oldest chicks to start venturing out of the nest box. There is no need for you to force them out, as they will naturally leave the nest box on their own accord and will also get back in.

By making use of the information found on the stickies here at the Breeding section as well as the articles on breeding, you will have a better idea on how to proceed.

I'm going to combine this thread with your latest one on this very subject.
Be sure to read/review the link on co-parenting previously given to you on this combined thread.
__________________


RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-09-2017, 09:20 PM
LORI's Avatar
Dreaming of Budgies
State:
 
Profile:LORI is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 490
Gallery: 6
Karma:
Points: 122
Rep Power: 10
LORI will become famous soon enoughLORI will become famous soon enough
Default question

What age to these little ones start to fly. Do we encourage them out of cage? Thank you
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-10-2017, 07:13 AM
aluz's Avatar
Super Moderator//Exceptional Service Award Recipient


State:
 
Profile:aluz is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Portugal
Posts: 21,809
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 19615
Rep Power: 53
aluz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond repute
Default

They can give their first flights soon after reaching 1 month old at about 33 - 35 days old on average.

Your second question has been answered multiples times already. The chicks will leave their nest on their own accord.
As far as forming a bond and taming the chicks, it's a gradual process done on a daily basis and the socialization should intensify the moment the chicks reach weaning age.
Once again, if you had actually take the time in reading the information on the stickies and the articles on breeding, your questions would have been answered. Planned Co-Parenting in Raising Tame Chicks
__________________


RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-10-2017, 02:54 PM
LORI's Avatar
Dreaming of Budgies
State:
 
Profile:LORI is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 490
Gallery: 6
Karma:
Points: 122
Rep Power: 10
LORI will become famous soon enoughLORI will become famous soon enough
Default

Thank you but your comment on reading the articles was kinda rude the way you came across. Sorry i couldn't find any thing about flight and again sorry for taking up your time with my questions thought this is what this blog is for .
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-10-2017, 03:22 PM
aluz's Avatar
Super Moderator//Exceptional Service Award Recipient


State:
 
Profile:aluz is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Portugal
Posts: 21,809
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 19615
Rep Power: 53
aluz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond repute
Default

It was not my intention to be rude. Once your budgie breeding venture has started, you have been advised to read the information on the subject in order to be better prepared to give the necessary support to your breeding pair and growing chicks.
Some of your most simple questions could have been easily found by checking the information here at the breeding section.

It's true that this forum is here to help and guide members, but a being proactive and trying to use the resources found here is also to be encouraged.
__________________


RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-10-2017, 05:27 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 9
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 47,788
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 23378
Rep Power: 71
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

aluz is 100% correct.

The purpose of the forums (this is not a blog) is to promote the health and well-being of budgies.
The Talk Budgies Staff expect forum members to learn to navigate the forums, perform searches and utilize the available resources the forum offers.

If, after doing so, one is unable to find the answer, then asking the question is appropriate.
Perhaps stating you looked and were unable to find the answer would be helpful in the future.

Best wishes with your chicks!
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-10-2017, 06:05 PM
Therm's Avatar
Super Moderator/Member of the Month January 2016


State:
 
Profile:Therm is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 12
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Lincs
Posts: 4,222
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 4021
Rep Power: 11
Therm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Lori,

aluz has been kind enough to answer all your questions you have asked regarding the raising of your chicks.
It's always recommended on here that owners be very well prepared before they breed so that they know what to expect.
It seems that with the questions you asked you were lacking some basic knowledge and weren't fully prepared when you started your breeding journey and by that, I mean in these stages you are reaching now. You have clearly done a good job with your birds so far.

As already indicated, the staff here always try and help all members on the forum, wherever possible.
The staff here answer questions on the very basics of new budgies, mutations & genetics, training, bonding right through to sick budgies and comforting bereaved owners.
Certain members of staff don't have knowledge about breeding or genetics, so those that do, like aluz, have more knowledge to share and that means there's a higher amount of posts they need to answer, as well as posts they want to take part in.
So if people are able to access all the resources that are already here for them, it would be helpful and we are all happy to step in when you can't find the answers you are looking for.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply



Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:50 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2000- 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 - , 2403 Networks LLC. All rights reserved.