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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.

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Old 03-05-2017, 11:02 PM
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Hello fellow budgie lovers!

I have 4 budgies. 3 males and 1 female. And I am a bit worried that nature is gonna do it's thing, and Echo (my female) and Blue (one of my males) will eventually enter breeding mode. However, as exciting as it sounds, I am not prepared to have these itty bitty birdies hopping around quite yet. Hopefully someday. But if the breeding mood happens soon, is there ways to prevent them from breeding? I could separate them, however I would prefer not to have to buy a new cage. Again.
Any advice is more than welcome. Thank you so much!

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I had a mix of male and female budgies for two years, and despite mating behavior, none of them produced any eggs until recently. I was told that the best way to prevent is not providing anything they could use as a nestbox (no coconuts, no snuggle huts, no toys that they could climb inside, and obviously no nest boxes); if they appear to be attempting to breed, limit their daylight hours and move the interior of the cages around.

I'm sure there are others here that are more expert than I that could give you more advice, but those are the basics as I remember them

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Yeah I agree with Budgielovinpixi. Many people (myself included) Have kept male and female pairs before without any issues. As long as there aren't any nesting spots you should be okay.
 
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Hopefully you are not housing one female in with three males?

That is not recommended. At some point she is going to come into breeding condition and having her housed with three males is a recipe for disaster. The males will compete for her attention and may end up hurting her or one another.

If you are housing the female and just one male together, then following the advice in the linked thread for discouraging breeding should be sufficient to prevent problems.

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Hopefully you are not housing one female in with three males?

That is not recommended. At some point she is going to come into breeding condition and having her housed with three males is a recipe for disaster. The males will compete for her attention and may end up hurting her or one another.

If you are housing the female and just one male together, then following the advice in the linked thread for discouraging breeding should be sufficient to prevent problems.

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Yes I am currently housing them together, but I plan on adding more females to even it out. If that doesn't work out, I will separate them! They have all gotten along for a while so far. But if that changes at all or if adding more females doesn't work out, I will separate. I was warned about this from someone else, but the more people that warn, the more I realize that it is serious. Thank you so much for your replies!!
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