Breeding budgies in the cage. Budgerigars are successfully bred in cages. The cage should have its permanent place. The best place for her is away from heating appliances and drafts. Separate dishes with an ash-sand mixture must be placed in the cage. This contributes to a better mechanical abrasion of the feed in the stomach of the birds and enables the bird to conduct a hygienic dusty bath. In this way, all birds get rid of parasites and massage the body. The edges of the feeder should be perfectly flat. Dishes should be separate for grain mix, drink and soft feed. It must be washed daily.
Budgerigars can nest and breed at any time of the year. The stimulus for reproduction is the abundance of feed, clean water, and the suspension of a nest house. Nesting is made of tightly fitted and well-dried boards without cracks, roughness, burrs. There should be three air vents on the back of the house. The inner bottom size is 22×15 cm, the height is 20 cm, the notch is 2.5 cm from the ceiling and the wall, the perch at one end goes out 10 cm and 1.5-2 cm inside the house. An elevation of 3 cm and a width of 10 cm is attached to the side wall from the inside. The nest should have a hinged top cover for easy inspection, cleaning, and disinfection. At the bottom should be sprinkled with a little sawdust. Cotton wool, cloth or thread should not be used as bedding.
Before breeding, parrots are fed with mineral feed. The duration of lighting must be brought to 17-18 hours, the ambient temperature is 20-22 degrees C.
The female rushes about every other day and lays from 3 to 12 eggs. Having laid 1-2 eggs, the female begins to incubate, continuing to rush. The male does not take part in hatching eggs, he only intensely feeds the female. The female occasionally leaves the nest for a rather long time, and at this moment you can safely inspect and clean the nest. If it happens that there are unfertilized eggs in the clutch, they should be removed. Chicks hatch from the shell in 17-18 days. The first days the female feeds the chicks with the so-called milk, which is formed in the muscular stomach and in the goiter of adult birds. The female gives grown chicks a gradually softened grain. At this time, sprouted grain, which contributes to the formation of milk, must be included in the diet of birds. Later, both parents feed the chicks alternately. After the chicks leave the nest, only the male usually feeds them. And the female is already preparing for another clutch.
Young chicks peek out of the nest for the first time at the age of 32-34 days. At the age of 40-45 days, they already fly through the cage like adult birds.
Some couples breed chicks continuously, to the point of exhaustion and death, but the targeted breeding of budgies to produce beautiful, healthy offspring requires one to three nests per year. After this, the nesting house is cleaned even with the next masonry.
Possible failures when breeding parrots