Gender of Your Parakeets

>> Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Parakeet breeding is easy but determining them weather they are male or female is quit hard. Young birds are hard to determine weather a male or female. Is your parakeets a male or a female? Knowing your pet parakeet’s gender is difficult if they are young. Determining the gender of a young parakeet can be very hard. On the other hand, once the parakeet has reached sexual maturity at the age of six months to a year there are a little ways to determine parakeet gender quite correctly.
Look at your parakeets cere. The cere is the fleshy band at the top of their beak. The mature male parakeets have blue or purple cere while the female parakeets have pinkish, off white or brown.
Mature male parakeets are physically active and aggressive. Female are usually nibble and try to build her nest. When mature parakeets have reached maturity, regularly checks their nest boxes for their eggs. If nest boxes have eggs you have a female parakeet…
If you are not satisfied try to bring your bird to a Veterinarian and ask for DNA testing to make sure your birds gender.


Breeding Parakeets

>> Tuesday, July 21, 2009

If you are looking for a pet and you are a bird lover, breeding parakeets is the best choice for you. They are good companion. They are easy to breed. Parakeet is one of the most popular and commonly pet birds. They are also called keets. Some country called them budgies or budgerigars.

Breeding Parakeets is pretty simple. You have to understand and take good care of them like a baby. The health of your pet budgies depends on your hands. You better give them a fresh and healthy food. They also need a variety of foods and clean and sanitized cages.Budgies can breed from parent to baby or vice versa, medical authorities called cross breeding. Breeding parakeets is enjoying and in the same time you can earn money by selling them.

Parakeets can live and breed in the wild and even in the cages. In the wild they do not bring their nesting materials instead they lay their egg directly into hard surface like hole in the tree or under the rocks in the forest. Parakeets are colony breeders. They can nest very close together, having there personal place.

There are ways and techniques in breeding Parakeets. Breeders discover on how to breed budgies effective and accurate. Individual pairing are one of the best way on how to breed ParakeetsBreeding Parakeets is easy… there are many ways how to breed parakeets. You can breed them in large aviary (colony) or individual pair. In my experience I preferred to breed in individual pair, so they can mate freely.

If you are purchasing parakeets, watch closely to the bird make sure that they not suffering any respiration problems, eye and nasal discharges, foot and beak fungal. Some pet store sells ill birds and old. Parakeets are easy to determine.

Parakeet has proper nesting and nutritional requirements. There are things you need to buy when you are breeding parakeets. You need still cages, nesting box, brooder and bedding. If all the equipment is ready and you place it in a proper place, they begin to mate. I would sometime put a shredded wood into each box and observe the pair of birds busily take away each one. This behavior of building their own nesting spot means that they are preparing for breeding.

Mature birds are one big factor you have to consider in breeding Parakeets. When the keets are fully grown and mature enough they begin to court and mate. After mating, normally, parakeet lays their eggs. The clutch consists of two to eight eggs. The female bird sits on her eggs by herself while the male feeds her. After the eggs are hatch both female and male birds feed their offspring. Give them variety of food and lots of water while the offspring are being feed. After a couple of weeks the chicks begin to fledge and try to explore the world but still feeding them from their parent. The best result for breeding Parakeet, give them a healthy diets and a good exercise. Make sure that the birds are fully grown and free from diseases and birth defects when they are breeding.