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#307973 - 07/06/08 02:53 PM Why won't my parakeets breed?
Miss Sarah Offline
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Registered: 07/06/08
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Loc: Tennessee


I have two parakeets, Mint (Green/yellow-male), and Kumo(Blue/white-female).

They're about two years old and my vet confirmed to me that they are indeed male and female.

I've always kept them together and they're quite attached to each other. Especially Mint. He can't stand to be away from Kumo for even a minute.

I was hoping to be able to breed my parakeets, but I'm not sure what's wrong with them. They have been poking around in the nest box I have set up for them, but other than that they seem to be making little progress.

Oh yeah, I also have High-cal grit laying around for them all the time, as my vet reccomended. So what am I doing wrong?

Or am I just being impatient? xD
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#307974 - 07/06/08 03:01 PM Re: Why won't my parakeets breed? [Re: Miss Sarah]
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Registered: 01/05/08
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Just give them time, and dont mess with them alot. Remember, The female HAS to be in breeding mode, And by looking at the pic, i can tell you that she is not. Just give them time I guess.
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#307976 - 07/06/08 03:22 PM Re: Why won't my parakeets breed? [Re: SilverRain]
Miss Sarah Offline
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That picture's a bit outdated. She's very fluffy lately and they've been losing down feathers like crazy.

I'll be patient. smile
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#307991 - 07/06/08 04:44 PM Re: Why won't my parakeets breed? [Re: Miss Sarah]
OC Mommy Offline
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Is here cere a dark crusty brown?? The pic looks like it is a tannish color, but you mentioned it is an old pic.
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#308018 - 07/06/08 06:41 PM Re: Why won't my parakeets breed? [Re: OC Mommy]
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Registered: 07/06/08
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Her cere is sort of pink but brownish around the edges.


Edited by Miss Sarah (07/06/08 06:42 PM)
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#308060 - 07/06/08 09:54 PM Re: Why won't my parakeets breed? [Re: Miss Sarah]
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whoa wait... you vet recommended grit?

find a new vet RIGHT NOW
Parakeets do NOT need grit, there are many other ways for them to get calcium and grit can and will cause crop impaction and DEATH eventually.

You really should read up a lot more on breeding, its more involved then sticking a nest box in and waiting. there are a lot of things that can go wrong and kill the babies and the mom...
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#308220 - 07/07/08 04:01 PM Re: Why won't my parakeets breed? [Re: ShamRockStar]
Stephen Offline
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Registered: 01/18/07
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Not all pairs of parakeets want to mate with each other, just like most other animals. You can't force a pair of keets to breed -- they may not want to have babies with each other. Personally, I'd be thrilled that my keets have no interest in breeding with each other -- breeding keets is NOT easy be any means and is very very risky.
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#308228 - 07/07/08 04:19 PM Re: Why won't my parakeets breed? [Re: Stephen]
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Registered: 10/08/07
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3Budgies beat me to it but I'll say it again, just because they are male and female doesn't mean they will automatically breed. Thankfully, that's been the case with my keets. I'd love to breed someday but I don't have the time to give to baby keets nor do I have the space necessary if she were to have a large clutch. If you are still interested in breeding there are a lot of good postings regarding it around this site that I'm sure you will find very useful.


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#308254 - 07/07/08 05:39 PM Re: Why won't my parakeets breed? [Re: Draw_me_a_Bunny]
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Originally Posted By: Draw_me_a_Bunny
I'd love to breed someday but I don't have the time to give to baby keets nor do I have the space necessary if she were to have a large clutch.


Same here. I'd love for my Jayka to be a mother one day, but I need to have more experience with keets & read up much more on breeding before I do so.
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#309009 - 07/10/08 11:12 AM Re: Why won't my parakeets breed? [Re: Stephen]
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I know a family with 2 keets one male and one female, and they've had them for a while and there's been no eggs. Plus, you shorten the female's life when you breed her. But, if you still want to breed your keets, id suggest looking around this site and you'll find lots on parakeet breeding. You can also google it and you'll get lots of info too. Good Luck. smile
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