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Breeding budgies

Hello everyone.I am new here.I want to breed my budgies but they are not mating.whenever the male wants to ride her she rejects.they have a nestling box but they never enter there.any suggetions?
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Hello and welcome to the forum.

I know that most birds that mate have to have a very good diet so you need to make sure they are eating the very best foods like a good quality seed. You can soak and sprout some seeds or different beans yourself or you can make an egg food which is high in protein and helps keep the mating pair feel full of food so they will be ready to feed their young when eggs start appearing and soon hatching. I've known budgies with a poor diet who ate their eggs because they lacked the protein and food they needed to keep mating or producing eggs and perhaps hatching some chicks.

You can buy a dry mix egg food which is available at most pet stores or you can order it online just add fresh water a crumbled up hard boiled egg and finely shredded raw broccoli and carrots to the mix. There are tons of recipes for egg foods out on the web if you look for them it will give you ideas how to make it yourself with what you might have at home.

Many professional budgie breeders have strong florescent lighting in their bird rooms and they keep these lights on for long periods during the day and night to stimulate the birds senses that its the season of spring and summer with longer days and longer light that lasts into the late hours of the evening.

Exhibition Budgie Show season in England is in mid September or October and the breeders want their birds to start breeding right after the exhibition time so they put their birds in a breeding cage with lots of light in the room for long periods day and night to trick their birds into thinking they are in the spring time.

Then there is the odd time a hen will just outright ignore or reject a cock bird because she just isn't interested in him or she isn't well enough to breed.
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