Reproduction And Breeding


The male will stand on the female’s back as the partners make beak contact. The male will then wrap his tail around the elevated tail of the female, position his cloaca (male budgerigars do not have penises), and massage it back and forth to encourage ejaculation. The man may take a little break before returning for another session.


Budgerigars are simple to breed. They need a hollow tree or a hollow log in the wild, while tamed birds utilise breeding boxes. A hen will lay her eggs on alternating days, with a two-day break between the first and the next. She normally lays four to twelve eggs, which she incubates for 17 to 20 days.

When the eggs begin to hatch, the hatchlings are often helpless. The hatchlings’ eyes will open during the second week, and they will begin to produce feather down. The hatchlings will grow feathers of their hereditary colour after three weeks. This may take longer than planned since parents occasionally pluck their children’s feathers.

By the fifth week, the hatchlings are robust enough for the parents to leave the box on occasion. Before attempting to fly, the hatchlings will extend their wings to acquire strength. They will also aid in the defence of the box from attackers. The oldest newborns should be eating and flying independently by the eighth week.

Breeding difficulties

Breeding issues happen for a variety of causes. Some chicks may perish as a result of infections or assaults by their parents. Other budgies may struggle over the nest box, attacking the hen while she lays her eggs. Inbreeding and slight colour or feather mutations may also be a problem.

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