Breeding budgerigars is not a very difficult process, but it has its own subtleties. As a result, this can become quite a profitable business, so it is worth finding out the main recommendations of specialists in this regard.
Start breeding parrots around early summer. This is the time when the birds have already tasted the fresh grass and basked in the sun, when the daylight hours are long enough for nestlings to hatch. In principle, parrots will be able to breed chicks at any other time of the year, but this time is most optimal for the good development of the young generation. Refuse the information of parrots in early spring - they receive too few vitamins and are too weak.
The age of parrots capable of producing offspring is from six months, but it can be difficult for such young parrots. Young males will poorly feed females, and young females often fail to give birth. The optimum age for breeding is 1 year.
Build special nesting houses for parrots. The nesting house is a box of the following dimensions: bottom - 15x15 cm, height - 25-30 cm, taphole size - 4.5 cm in diameter. The pole on which the male will feed the female should protrude outward by 10 cm. Pour sawdust into the bottom of the house with a thick layer (3-4 cm). Make the cover removable so that it is easy for you to observe the development of the chicks and to clean the house.
Find the right pair. Watch the birds - a well-matched pair will spend a lot of time together, the male will pay special attention to the female. The female should lay the first egg about 10 days after hanging the house. She will then lay one egg every other day. Chicks will begin to hatch 17-20 days after incubation. Remember that the chicks hatch not all at once, but gradually, and at this time it is impossible to disturb the family in any case - adult birds may be frightened and break the eggs, because the shell becomes very thin and fragile during this period.
Place the grown chicks in another cage 2 weeks after birth.