On 1/01/06, Sarah wrote:
"Would it be too
> weird to take the box out of their cage now, and then
> replace it in a few months? They have had it for 1 week,
> and my female has been spending a lot of time in it. Any
> help is much appreciated! ~Sarah~
Well let's see...there aren't any breeders that I know that
use words like "weird" when describing taking a box from a
bird that's been encouraged to go to nest by it's
owner/breeder. Questions such as "would it be appropriate?"
or "would it be cruel?", but not "would it be weird?"
If she's gone into breeding mode there is a very good chance
that you will have eggs with or without the box. Don't
worry, Sarah, many a baby budgie has been brought into the
world having it's mother lay and incubate her eggs on the
bottom of a cage floor. If they don't make it, not a
problem. They'll be happy to give you more babies when you
feel the time is right to give them a nest box.
Good luck! :)