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_The very first step to breeding budgies is to make sure that you have a proven male and a proven female.
* You must have a breeding cage that is at least 24L X 16W X 16H
* At least 2 sturdy perches made out of wood.
* A cuttlebone
* A Vitamin block
* Food, water dishes or dispensers
* A Nest box that can be affixed to the outside of the cage
* And a well balanced seed and pellet diet
Click on our Video to Learn to Setup your Breeding Cage
After about the 18th day or so of incubation you can expect your first egg to hatch. It can take hours for a baby budgie to make its way out of its egg shell. I strongly recommend that you try not to tamper with the hatching baby unless an emergency arises. Since the female lays her eggs on alternate days you can expect your eggs to hatch in that manner. baby budgies hatch with their eggs closed and will not open their eggs until about the second week after hatching. Newborn budgies are fed very often and grow very fast. It is always rewarding to see how the parents care for their young,
I will be keeping a video breeding journal of my budgies. I want to show all budgie lover the whole process from beginning to end. I have been keeping budgies for years and I always find their rituals to be interesting. In the video you will see how the male tries to get the females interest and it is standing on the entrance of the nest box. You must condition your birds before putting them together for breeding. Make sure that your budgies are being fed a good balanced diet and have plenty of water. I will try my best to post videos of the whole process at least once a week.