>> Tuesday, July 21, 2009
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.