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?
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.
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.
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.