this is my first year geting some babies from them if they are fertile. I can’t wait to see the babies again. they make amazing apartment birds and not noise…
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I Love this birds so much they are the best bird to own.
Keep your birds in same-sex pairs.
Don’t provide a nest box.
Do not house together a same-sex pair under the age of one year.
In nature, the Bourkes Parakeets form monogamous pairs that last from season to season.
They nest in a hollow upright dead tree or tree stump.
They lay their eggs on the decayed wood in the bottom of the hollow tree.
The female incubates the eggs and leaves the nest once a day so that her mate may regurgitate seeds.
Both parents brood the young.
“The Bourkes Parrot has a clutch of 3 to 6 eggs, which are incubated by the female for 18-19 days, with the chicks fledging at about 4 weeks of age.
The female also feeds and tends to the chicks by herself.
While the female Bourkes Parrot is incubating the eggs, and also while she is feeding the chicks in the nest, she is fed by the male Bourkes Parrot. ” Wikipedia.
The hen will lean forward on the perch and make soft chirruping sounds when she is ready to mate.
Usually, the male will accept her request with no argument.
He usually won’t accompany her in the nest box, but will make frequent visits to feed her.
She will be reluctant to leave her eggs and will spend most of her time sitting on the eggs.
Bourkes Parakeets will accept any parakeet nestbox.
Place it up high to give them a sense of security and privacy.
If you have more than one breeding pair, provide several nestboxes so they won’t bicker over favorites.
- Basically you want to change everything that says to the Bourkes Parakeet that they are in good breeding conditions:
- Decrease the light cycle.
- Stop feeding excess seeds and soft foods
- Rotate cage toys, place in smaller cage
- Remove any toys they may become amorous with
- If they lay eggs, shake or freeze them and put them back. Do not remove them, they will just lay more which is not healthy.