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Re: Female Budgie Behavior

Posted by Jo-Ann on 12/28/06
(8) Comments

    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.
    >> Debbie
    >> 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.