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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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Hi , can you please help me to determine the type and age for the male budgie in pictures.
Are they ready for breeding ?





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Hi again,

Your female is a sky blue opaline budgie and your male is a light green normal budgie.
Your male is slightly younger, looking at him I'd say he is 5 months old. His cere is currently in the process of changing to the royal blue colour.
Your female, I'd say she is about 6 - 7 months old.

If you had taken the time to read the information found here and learn more about the species, you would know that your budgies are way too young to breed. The bare minimum age to allow a pair to breed is 1 year old.

Even if your budgies were at the right age and at top physical health to breed, that doesn't mean that you should allow them to do so, not when a person doesn't yet possess the required knowledge on the species nor the extremely important real life experience in budgie ownership: A heartfelt plea to forum members new and old

This has already been brought up on your first thread here: Which girl and which is boy?

By the way, how is your other male budgie doing?
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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.
This requires extensive research and an openness to continual learning.

The first step is for you to have a very strong basic knowledge of budgies and the best practices for their care.

You asked in January which budgie was a girl and which was a boy which indicates you don't have the basic knowledge required to even consider breeding at this point in time even if your budgies were the correct age. Why are you so anxious to breed your birds?

Having budgies does not mean they need or even should be bred.
Some budgies do not have the correct personality, temperament or health to be bred.
Budgies are wonderful pets and can and should be enjoyed in that venue first and foremost.

Also, it would be better for your budgies for you to remove the wooden dowel perch in their cage and replace it with natural wood perches of varying diameters to prevent pressure sores and bumblefoot.

Examples of better choices for perches can be found in this link:

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Yet again, I am requesting that you take the time to read through the Site Guidelines, all of the How To Guides, the FAQs, the Budgie Articles and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.

Truly, the very BEST advice anyone can offer you is to take the time to read ALL of the stickies throughout the various Talk Budgie forums as well as the Budgie Articles we have posted.

These are great resources for Talk Budgie members and have a wealth of reliable information which will assist you to learn the best practices in caring for your budgies for their optimal health and well-being.

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