I breed budgies as a hobby. I have bred two pair over the past two years and raised about 25 beautiful little budgies. Most of them have gone to live with family and friends. I enjoy it so much, I would raise more, but I don't want to sell them, and there aren't enough good homes where I know they would be cared for properly by people who really appreciate them.
I've been breeding budgies for a good 2 years. 1 Clutch a year and i've kept all babies. My first time was amazing. Lilly laid 5 eggs and all hatched. Her second clutch with the new mate wasn't as good. 6 eggs and only 2 fertile. The male had no idea what he was doing sadly.
I've moved up a knotch now. I have 2 pairs of conures i plan on breeding and hand feeding the babies. Should be fun.
I have been back in breeding since 1994. Originally just budgies and have bred them previously back when I was a kid and then in later life but had to give it up as I could not afford to keep it up. Started back again in 1994 with budgies but very shortly got hooked on larger parrots starting with Cockatiels then Rainbow Lorikeets and graduating up to Alexandrines, Galah's and hopefully soon Cockatoos and Corella's. At this stage I only have one pair of Corella's I can breed with as 3 are 2 brothers and a sister, I have one totally unrelated male to go with the female. I have 4 pairs of Galah's plus a couple of spare males. I have 8 Cockatoos, 1 bonded pair that are just coming up to breeding age. I tried to get Charlie my female baby to breed with George (Harry Houdini) but unfortunately because George had been an only too for many years he was just terrified of Charlie. He had never been really socialized and even though Charlie did everything right like bending over for him and shaking he used to run the other direction. Hopefully I will have more luck with Heckle the male of the terrible twins and Charlie together when Heckle is old enough.
I hope to breed some tiels this year, now that I have a few good pairs. I also hope to breed my lovies when Snowflake is old enough. I mostly just handfeed for other breeders though. That is my favorite part and I find most of the ones in my area either hate it or just don't have the time.
I used to breed cockatiels, Moose is actually one of my babies from 9 years ago. I intend to breed my linnies but it will be a while before I have the time to do so. I don't want to do it until I have the time to hand-feed and raise the little ones :lovhearts: But, knowing my birds and the nature of the thing, I'm sure I'll have eggs before I know it! :lol: