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Mating and separation...? #170822 04/17/07 09:18 PM
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I really can't breed budgies right now, and I know it's mating season. All four of my parakeets have paired off boy-girl boy-girl, and are very attached. I've bought multivitamin supplements as well as Peak Health Formula calcium supplement to add in with their veggies and fruit to help prevent egg-binding just in case.

I was wondering though, which is the better method? Separation, or discarding the eggs as they come? I don't like either option, but I know I need to do something, and I'm trying to find the least traumatic method for my budgieboos that I can.


Re: Mating and separation...? [Re: Confused] #170827 04/17/07 09:30 PM
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Well, you could just take all nesting materials, and nesting boxes out, and just buy a WHOLE BUNCH of white marbles. As the eggs come, just replace them with the white marbles.

that's probably the least-stressful option. =]


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Re: Mating and separation...? [Re: LLPB] #170849 04/17/07 09:46 PM
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Won't a lack of nesting spots cause egg binding due to the budgie avoiding laying the egg? I have no nesting materials whatsoever, so I have nothing to get rid of smile

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It'll discourage her to lay. She will probably eventually stop...



note to everyone: this is the situations that can be avoided by seperating the sexes! =]


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Re: Mating and separation...? [Re: LLPB] #170881 04/17/07 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by LLPB
It'll discourage her to lay. She will probably eventually stop...



note to everyone: this is the situations that can be avoided by seperating the sexes! =]


Thanks smile

Honestly I thought I had all boys...I only recently found out otherwise. I was aiming to buy all boys so I wouldn't have to worry about egg binding at all, but when you buy them as young as they were when I got them...well...yeah tired

This is the part where I reiterate that I'm a tard.

But, again, thanks for all your help. One day I'll breed, and I'll have all of your posts printed out as a guide smile

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the more I read the more I know i'm not ready for babies.congrats to all that have done it my nerves would be on edge i'd more then likely would be continuly crying on LLPB shoulder and she already helping so many.


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Re: Mating and separation...? [Re: big bad momma] #170933 04/17/07 11:25 PM
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i meant to buy boys too lol.. well the second one i meant to make a girl since the first one is a girl but... whatev...
I'm choosing not to seprate them because it would stress them, not that eveyrone else has to or even cares what im doing... i just am and thought I would share lol


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Re: Mating and separation...? [Re: ShamRockStar] #170947 04/17/07 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by HEATHEsaurusREX
i meant to buy boys too lol.. well the second one i meant to make a girl since the first one is a girl but... whatev...
I'm choosing not to seprate them because it would stress them, not that eveyrone else has to or even cares what im doing... i just am and thought I would share lol


Isn't that the purpose of the board? grin Hehe. Yeah, that's what I was concerned about too. We've got mites, I've changed their cage layout within the past week...plus they're crazy bonded so...I'm off to wal mart tomorrow to buy a big bag of white marbles! laugh


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