Not trying to be smart/funny, but are you sure at least 1 is a hen. The nestbox is a start, if one is a hen. If you really want babies, are they a proven pair (1 hen+1cock and bonded).For Parakeets, the hen will have a tan cere(the little skin patch where there nose holes are) and the cocks will be blue. This only works if they are adults, babies will both be tan. Even if you have a proven pair, they may never mate. If by chance you have 2 hens, 1 or both may lay eggs or 1 or both may never lay eggs. Good luck, I hope this helps.
I agree with Stan.. You may want to make sure you've got a boy & girl on your hands!! My mother in law has chickens (I think she's up to 2 roosters and like 19 hens.. All I know is she has 8 doz eggs a week with those things!!) and who ever it is she's getting them from does NOT know how to sex a chicken!! Her first "rooster" was named after her oldest son because he's so cocky and so was the "rooster" and then she named a hen Queeny because she was the queen of the roost.. Well, turns out Mikey is a hen and Queeny is a rooster.. For some reason it never gets old for me :)
I know xactly what you mean AbbysMommy, LOL. I had a Sunday Conure (Sun X Jenday) for about 7yrs. Named "him" Joseph. After 5yrs, and after "he" started laying 4 or 5 eggs about 3 times a yr, that was changed to Josephine!!!
well im not really sure how old they are but i have had them for a year now and i do have a nesting box its a wooden one and im also giving them some kind of bird viagra so they can lay eggs and uhm lets see oh and i wanted to also know what kind of bedding i should use so they can use on the nesting box. and yes i do have a male and a female one has blue were the beack is and the other its like tan redish some thing like that but its a bronish kind of color.
Parakeets can breed fairly young. I never bred them, but I know that Conures are mature in around 2yrs+/-. As for nesting, if you have a cage without a bottom grate, just use wood shavings (only ones safe for birds) in the bottom. They should take them to the box themselves. They will also probably use feathers and paper,if you have paper in the tray. If you check, any bird shop may also have nest material.
As for "Viagra"? There are some foods which may stimulate egg production. Get a good book about care and breding of Parakeets and it should tell you. You have to know what you are doing, as there are many things which can go wrong. Not the least of which is egg binding in the hen, which can quickly cause death. Then there is the matter of whether to let the parents raise them or pull them and hand feed.
In the end, as I said before, even if you have a true pair and they are bonded, they may never have and/or raise a clutch. Good luck.
To a “breeder,” a bird is a commodity to be placed with a “mate” to reproduce and seldom—if ever—allowed out of the nest box. Birds who are returned to breeders because of behavioral problems are often kept as “breeding stock,” thus perpetuating the problem behaviors in future generations, as birds are bred for color, not for temperament. Birds do not have to be kept in healthy, hygienic conditions or fed high-quality food to produce eggs. Typically, eggs are removed and incubator-hatched, and babies are hand-fed special formulas. Egg removal signals the female to produce another egg, and another, and another ... eventually ruining her health by depleting her body of much-needed calcium and increasing her risk of becoming egg-bound, a condition that is nearly always fatal.
Ive been breeding them for5 years now. The bedding I use isjust regular washcloths that can be washed when they are finished because they get dirty and the female can tuck the eggs under it to keep them warm. I also prefer the wooden type boxes. Also the females will sometimes reject the babies and you'll have to hand feed them. They are as big as a pinky nail when they are born so you have to be Icareful. If this happens i would have the vet show you how to feed them and you can buy formula at the pet store.( god forbid- it's really expensive.)And If they do lay eggs I recomend not touching them now or when they hatch. It also takes exactly 22 days for the eggs to hatch and they will usu. only lay them once a day or every other day. although it is rare they will sometimes lay more than one in a day. Mine did this once and both eggs ended up hatching. and make sure this 'birdy viagra' is prescription from the vet or it could be bad for your keets if you need anymore info please PM me.Instead f theviagra, just use molting and conditioning supplements that promote egg laying. it usu. comes in a small can and is in the form of seeds I personaly recomend PREMIUM 8-in-1 Parakeet Moltinng and conditioning Supplement. It helps the feathers and colour, and is vitamin and mineral enriched. It is good for stressful times like molting and breeding. it comes in an orange and blue 8 oz. can with a blue lid and can actually be found at walmart- one of the only good bird items there- its really inexpensive and it works you'll see plumage results in about a week. And I don't recomend pulling them and definitly never use a heating pad if you do because you'll fry the eggs. they are as big as your thumb-nail