It sounds like you want them to breed, is that true? It sounds
strange to have nests set up in an office environment. I don't
breed birds and don't plan on it at the moment. I would think
if 2 females are together in one cage with one nest there will
be some turf wars going on over the nest even without a male to
Again speaking as a novice to birds, I would not have a nest box
around at all - except if you want eggs and baby birds. With no
nest I don't see much of an issue with either sex.
On 12/28/06, Chris wrote:
> 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.