Thank you Debbie for your response. So would she be more
acceptable to a male? I have in my own office 1 pair in one
cage w/o a nest and in another 2 males and a female, w/o a
nest. I was thinking of giving her a male, he is young
though, so not sure how she would treat him.
On 12/27/06, Debbie from Calif. wrote:
> 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.