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Re: Female Budgie Behavior

Posted by Debbie on 12/29/06
(8) Comments

    I think if it was me and I wanted just pets in an office I would
    take the nest out (for sure) and just see how the female is by
    herself for a while then maybe see how she would do with another
    parakeet later on after she settles down.
    But you are really going to have to watch her and see how she is
    with another bird. It shouldnt be as bad without the nest but you
    never know and better be safe than sorry.

    On 12/28/06, Jo-Ann wrote:
    > 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
    > fertilize.
    > 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.