Saturday, October 10, 2009

Things to Do Before Breeding Parakeets

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In my last post About Breeding Parakeets which serves as an introduction here on this blog, I have mentioned there are things to consider before doing any breeding procedures on these birds. It is advisable to understand all the factors concerning the preparation of parakeet breeders or the pair of parakeets to be bred to be able to get the best results in reproduction. If you fail to physically prepare the breeding parents you will not be successful in the reproduction stage even if you implement all the techniques and methods in breeding parakeets. Eventually, breeding all kinds of parakeet birds especially those birds that are planning to monetize starts on this steps: preparation. But there are also lots of things to consider before, after and while breeding parakeets. Parakeet breeder should consider proper preparation in terms of physical condition, best timing, feeding, caring and keeping their bird houses clean and secured before breeding. In addition, we should also know of effective methods in breeding and easy ways on how they will maintain their eggs strong and healthy before they hatch. They should be set accordingly prior to reproduction to guarantee great outcome possible.

The first step before breeding parakeets is that we should understand all required information, facts and details. We, the breeders should also prepare for the stage of breeding by means of gathering information and techniques. Breeding parakeets can be easy if proper preparation and correct trainings are done by the breeders before putting the parakeets into breeding process. If we don’t consider techniques prior to breeding, problems may occur along the way resulting to an unsuccessful reproduction. The breeders should also be prepared and fully equipped with parakeets breeding methods and techniques to ensure quality eggs and offspring. There are many factors to understand in terms of propagation of these kinds of birds.

Parakeets are birds with unique characteristics therefore they also need the right approach and unique caring when it comes to breeding. We should prepare their physical condition to avoid casualties among the eggs and parents as well. There is an enormous dissimilarity among “just possessing a pair of parakeet” and “breeding parakeets”. Just like every pet animals you have, breeding involves certain level of attention and involves proper treatments on the breeding bird parents to ensure valuable eggs and chicks. One of the most important factors to consider is to maintain the absolute health for the breeding parents and of the offspring. Many parakeet breeders ignore such preparation so they end up confused and disoriented when problems take place while breeding. The right treatment in terms of security, environment, feeds and proper care should be implemented before breeding parakeets. Correct methods should be applied in order to successfully breed parakeets.

See to it that their bird cages and bird houses and nesting place are free from dirt and kept secured all the time. Intruders such as lizards and rats can interrupt in the breeding process. Make sure you begin your journey by preparing their nests and houses clean and comfortable. Necessary factors in keeping parakeets should be identified and not focus only on the feelings of pleasures the birds gave us. We should learn new ways and proper care prior to breeding so that we can be sure of our success in the future and avoid confusion among the methods. Breeding parakeets should be put in a cage not smaller than 20 inches in height, 20 inches in width and 20 inches in length. This is the best size for any breeding parakeets and must have a wooden nesting place not smaller than one foot in all sides. Do not forget to put some nesting materials such as dried grass or leaves. The male parakeet will organize the nest by means of collecting these nesting materials inside the parakeet house. Make it as comfortable as possible. Remember always that the success in breeding parakeets may also be depending on the cleanliness of their environment.

Another thing to think about is that the parakeet parents should not be related to each other. This will prevent certain situations related to health issues such as weak eggs and empty eggshells. It will also promote good health among offspring and parents as well. The parents should not be sick in any way and has not recently in bad health. This will also encourage the best health not only on the parent parakeets but on the young chicks as well. If possible, the pair of parakeet should undergo conditional check up with an animal health professional to give you the confidence to continue the breeding process. You also have to be sure the birds to be bred should be at least 12 months. If you pair them earlier than usual they will not breed in any way.

Give them food supplement and bird seeds that qualify their taste. They must have the best and nutritious food in order to have a strong resistance to any kind of diseases. Another “a must” thing is to provide them a cuttlefish bone to supply them the calcium they need. The cuttlebone will serve the female parakeet calcium and other minerals to be able to lay eggs with strong shell and strong condition. Be always alert when breeding parakeets. Be sure to visit them everyday to check their situation and their condition. These will also a preventive measure to avoid certain accidents and health related problems. We can be sure that if we start with good preparation prior in breeding parakeets we can also end in success all the time.

I started liking the breeding process of parakeets as early as 2004. I love the way that parakeets can reproduce by means of my techniques and methods. I am searching for new methods to raise them properly. I am also planning to raise my breeders to monetize them and provide me money to maintain the health and bird houses. As a breeder, I will make sure that I will provide them the needed requirements in all aspects of breeding parakeets to be able to breed quality offspring and young.

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