Are you trying to figure out how many times your budgies will breed in a year so that you will know about their breeding cycle? Budgies can breed 2 to 3 times a year if they are healthy and you have provided them with all the necessities for breeding.
If your budgies are not breeding 2 to 3 times a year, you should check their health first if they are unhealthy then the chances of infertile eggs will increase, and they might die before hatching out from the egg or if they hatch then their survival will be at risk.
How Can I Improve My Budgie Breeding?
If you need your healthy budgies to breed 2 to 3 times a year then focus on the following necessities,
Proper Age for Budgies to Start Breeding
Budgies are prepared for breeding at the age of 6 months or a maximum of 12 months. You need to notice the Budgie’s Cere to confirm their maturity. Female Cere turns to Dark brown or Golden when they are ready to mate and Male Cere will turn to Dark Blue.
Budgies Nest Box
Most of the time, budgies avoid breeding until they are not provided with the nest box so give them the nest box when they reach the maturity stage.
Ideal Cage Size
You need to provide the right size cage for your bird so there is enough space to fix 2 perches. The ideal cage size is approx. 24 inches x 16 inches which helps them in flying that keeps them healthy.
Bedding for Budgie Babies
You need to put wood shave in the nesting box which the mother budgie uses as the egg bed. The wood shave holds the eggs and protects them from breaking.
Proper nutrients are required for breeding budgies therefore you need to make sure that your budgies do not have any deficiencies. Put more focus on their calcium needs as calcium deficiency causes medical complications such as “Egg Binding”.
Budgies need 12 -13 hours of daylight which increase their potential to breed. Do not put them under direct sunlight as this will burn them, just make sure that mild light is entering the cage.
Ideal Temperature and Humidity
Your birds need a suitable environment for breeding. The ideal temperature for breeding is from 7 celsius – 30 celsius and the ideal humidity level should be 40% to 70%.
What is the Breeding Season for Budgies?
In the wild, Budgies breed normally after heavy rains, from October to March, or whenever the conditions are suitable. Captive budgies can breed all year round if you can provide a suitable environment for breeding as mentioned above.
What Age Do Budgies Stop Having Babies?
I have got several varieties of budgies in my aviary such as hagoromo, English budgerigars, rainbow, and red eye budgies. I have noticed that these budgies can breed for life however fertility and other complexities might occur after 7 years in male budgies and after 4 years in female budgies.