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Posted 5/17/2010 6:50:51 PM Post #2297
 

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I am thinking about breeding parakeets but i need some advice on doing it like what i need to have and do to raise the babies. I also wanted Know what types of birds of birds are popular but easy to breed.?.?.?

birds are awesome!!!!
Posted 5/26/2010 5:20:45 PM Post #2303
 

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I was involved in breeding parakeets once a long time ago. They are easy.

What concerns me is the types of people around who have birds and who

don't take care of them right. If I was breeding birds, I would be worried about

who I trust to send them home with. They go through abuse and neglect.

Not everyone is as nice as they seem.

Posted 5/31/2010 8:02:34 PM Post #2312
 

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well.That makes sense thanks

birds are awesome!!!!
Posted 11/21/2011 6:34:29 PM Post #2779
 

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I started out with keets and had a hard time breeding them if you want smaller easy to breed and easy to sale birds I would go with tiels . I have been breeding them for ten years and I'm still hatching out new mutations I have never seen the birds are always happy easy to handfeed : what else could you ask for

Tommy Purcell
Posted 1/13/2012 10:02:56 PM Post #2824
 

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I've been breeding Budgies for going on 5 years out of all the parrots I breed they are 100% the easiest ones to breed.

But you need to tons of research, online, actual books(updated ones not outdated) your budgies need to be at least 12 months old With 18 months old being a better age, You need to condition them for several months before Even setting them up to breed, by this I mean feed them high quality foods such as seed, pellet, Veggies, Greens, Egg food, Bird bread, healthy cooked foods such as a mix of beans, rice, noodles hard boiled eggs, etc. You'll continue to feed them this during their breeding, egg laying and raising of the chicks.

it is best to Cage breed Rather than colony breed(or aviary breed as some call it) not only is cage breeding 100% Safer but this way you will know for sure who the parents are, So you will know the chicks genetic background. Colony breed is often very dangerous Females will fight over nests, they will break/throw out and or eat other hens eggs, they will kill babies and other hens as well. also with colony breeding you never truly know who the parents are Not even the mom! The hen will lay eggs in other nests .

you'll need to make sure your pair is not only bonded but actually have the chemistry a lot of birds are bonded - Bonded means Preening each other, always sitting together, playing together, eating together, Feeding Each other, Dilating their eyes to one another- but none of this means they'd breed with each other it just means they're friends and just because a bird mates doesn't mean they will lay eggs or even be fertile if they do. I have seen more times than I can count with my own birds 2 males mate, 2 females mate, a Female mating a male. none of it is unusual and none of its wrong It's how birds are!

you also need to make sure the birds you want to set up together are not related IF you bought them together or even separate from the same pet shop there is a 90% chance they are siblings
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