Sorry I dont check the Budgie site too often but saw your
question and another post nothing to do with birds or
helping you so I thought I would try to tell you what I
thought and hope others help as well.
The budgies can get crazy like that during breeding times
and some are much worse than others that for sure. I had
many parakeets in my aviary and once in a great while that
would happen or they would kill their babies or others if
they could so they could have the nest.
I sold all of mine and bought the bigger more mellow English
parakeets as they seem to not be as bad or crazy as the
American parakeets plus they are easier to tame too I think.
I wouldnt have a nest in a pet birds cage because it will
encourage them to want to breed. The female sounds like it
is serious to breed so a male will only make her worse and
then there comes fertile eggs.
Hope this helps some.
Sorry all of you had to loose a bird like that too.
On 12/27/06, Chris wrote:
> Hi, my friend at work has 2 budgies (American) in her
> office. Background info on them are, they are both
> female. She had a nest of sort in the cage. They had
> gotten along great and fly free about 3 hours a day. I
> was here Monday and they were fine, however when i checked
> on them today one had killed the other. It was horrible.
> I believe the surviving one is hormonal as her cere is
> crusty brown, somewhat. Could this be why this happened?
> Should the nest be removed and perhaps a male be placed
> with her down the road. I haven't told her yet, she will
> be upset. Any thoughts as to why this happened? Thank
> you for your time.