Many fans budgies buy more than one bird, and immediately a couple. Two budgies together is more fun, besides, there is a chance to their offspring. However, it is not enough just to put two birds in a cage and wait for the Chicks — you need the right to organize breeding budgies.
Deciding on breeding budgies, you need to consider some nuances. The first is age, parrots should not be under one and a half years, the optimal age for breeding — 2-5 years. Parrots can begin to nest at an earlier age, 8-9 months, but there is a risk that the female will die.
It is also very important to choose the right pair. For breeding you need to choose a healthy active birds. In a pair, the male must be older, larger and brighter than the female. Birds should not be too thin or too large. You can not mate relatives, it's better if the birds are taken from different nurseries. Birds should have sympathy for each other: to stick together, to care for each other, the female must allow herself to be fed.
The best time for breeding — the end of summer and beginning of autumn. It is not recommended to breed wavy parrots at the end of winter and early spring: during this period the birds are weakened. But if the parrots have a natural mating season and planned laying in the "inappropriate" season, do not throw out eggs, it is better to provide the birds with the right conditions so that the chicks safely hatched.
Breeding budgies require advance preparation. 2-3 weeks before mating daily to let the birds out to fly for 2-3 hours. You also need to gradually increase the daylight hours to 15 hours. adding 1-1,5 hours a day, dramatically increase the light day can not. The optimum temperature in the room during the breeding season should be 20-22 degrees.
In the cage must hang nesting house measuring approximately 22 by 19 by 24 cm, it can be purchased at the pet store or make your own. The bottom of the house is carpeted with sawdust of deciduous trees, birch is better. Conifers cannot be used.
You also need to provide the parrots a special diet. to the usual grain mixture add more feeds of animal origin (including eggs), fruits, vegetables, as well as mineral top dressing. During the breeding season in the diet of parrots should be enough protein, vitamins and calcium.
The beginning of the nesting can be determined by the behavior of the females: she begins to clear the place for bricklaying and to throw out of the house excess sawdust. Usually the first egg appears 2-3 weeks after the hanging nest of the house. The second and next eggs appear the day after the first. Usually in masonry there are from 4 to 6 eggs.
Incubates the eggs, the female, the male can feed her and sit with her in the nesting house, providing "moral support". The incubation period averages 18 days. During this period it is better not to bother the female - she herself will be fine with everything.
To determine that the Chicks hatched, they squeak. The first 10 days after hatching do not disturb the female and the more violently to get her off, to look in the house. After 10 days, when the Chicks are fully covered with down feathers, you can see them, but you can't take them in hand. Even after fledging cannot be changed in the house chips, wait until the Chicks finally grow up. To transplant Chicks in about two weeks after departure from the house.
After otshivaniya Chicks you can rent a house. Breeding budgies should not be too frequent, the optimum number of 1-2 broods per year. With more frequent clutches, the offspring turn out to be weak, and the female's body is depleted.
Breeding budgies is a very important process. if you do not comply with all of its rules, you can hurt both the female and the offspring. We gave only general recommendations, if you seriously decided to start breeding waving, it would be best to consult with experienced parrot owners and seriously study special literature.