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I just put them together in a Huge Cage 21"W 25"D 30"H with a Nest Box. The Male goes in the Nest Box and the Female Follows him (and sometimes he makes noises in the Nest Box; Which I am assuming he's calling for her) but they don't sleep in it or anything they just go inside and chill and come out like 25 minutes later. Will the Male Mate with her Constantly? They're Both from two different breeders and were separated from males/females; The Female eats the cuttlebone once in a while, but I've never seen them mated. Is it to soon? I just got the female a month ago and the male a week ago. If they're gonna lay eggs will they breed enough for me to see them or is it like once in a while where it's seldom?
 

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I don't think just putting them together makes them a *bonded* pair. But i really have no idea. I don't breed anything.
 

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You haven't even mentioned how old the two birds are. They will not mate until they are sexually mature, and that's only if they like each other. My budgies took over four years to decide that they liked each other that much.

And Lola is right, the birds decide if they want to bond, not the humans. You can't just place two birds together and expect it to be true love. It doesn't work that way with humans now does it?

I was also wondering if you quarantined your birds? If you got them from different breeders than they should have been quarantined for at least a month, more if you can, to ensure that they are both healthy. (point in case, when I got Zack from a reputable breeder, he came with mites.)

If you want them to like each other, give them time. Let them play and explore together. Placing the nest box in there at this moment may be a little premature. I'm sure if I'm wrong others will give their experience, as mine has mostly to do with budgies.
 

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I just put them together in a Huge Cage 21"W 25"D 30"H with a Nest Box. The Male goes in the Nest Box and the Female Follows him (and sometimes he makes noises in the Nest Box; Which I am assuming he's calling for her) but they don't sleep in it or anything they just go inside and chill and come out like 25 minutes later. Will the Male Mate with her Constantly? They're Both from two different breeders and were separated from males/females; The Female eats the cuttlebone once in a while, but I've never seen them mated. Is it to soon? I just got the female a month ago and the male a week ago. If they're gonna lay eggs will they breed enough for me to see them or is it like once in a while where it's seldom?
Have you read the breeding section of the parrotlet handbook?
It could prove very helpful. I am not a breeder but I think I would
want to read up on it before I began any breeding ventures.

The forums also have a great search feature where you can find
valuable information.

Good luck
 

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Well I thought they were bonded when the Male kept frequently preening the Female and slept close together every night even though they follow each other around the Cage. When the Male eats, the female eats. And when the Male goes in the Nest Box she follows in. Anyways, the Male is 2 Years old, and the Female is 12 Months old.
 

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What did the vet say?

Well, I didn't go to the vet, yet..But I'm planning to sooner or later. I'm finished with school and I'm Emotionally Disabled. I've been a Fish Hobbyist and spent my Social Security Income (Disability Checks) On Fish. But now I want to become a aviculturist and since I'm not doing anything currently because of my disabilities I'm trying out this new hobby by the practice of keeping Birds / parrotlets. I bought a Parrotlet Handbook, Talked to many parrotlet specialist on how to take care of them, and I've talked to a few breeders about breeding same-mutations. I talked to Sandee from Parrotlet Ranch and personally got my Two Parrotlets from two proud breeders who care about their quality of their birds. I didn't really thought of going to a Vet because these breeders seem to be committed to their birds and my Birds look really Healthy.

My Birds play with their Toys sometimes but they mostly Feed Each Other, Preen Each Other, Sleep Together, and Follow Each other Around the Cage. They sometimes like to interact with me and I taught the female some basic and easy commands like "step-up" and "turn around" but the Male is 2 Years old (Yeah around there) and I can only get him to eat things off my hands. I have plenty of time to tend to my birds and even though I've only had the Female for a month and the Male for a Week and a Half they seem really happy and healthy.

I want to breed them because I want to create my own Flock of Parrotlets and Hand-Train/Tame/Feed the Babies. The Female is named Yan and the Male is named Sai. lol (Cyan) I'm interested in their Natures and Personalities. I know if I have to be a Breeder I must make them Focus on Breeding instead of them playing with their toys and Interacting with me. But they're so social that I can't resist! And that's probably why they aren't breeding (Just thought of that issue right this instant) I have plenty of time to take care of them and I only spend 1 hour a day Exersizing and Working out. I love my Birds and I read so much information about them on the internet and almost finished my Handbook (Costed $12) But the information and sources I've read hasn't giving details about How to make your Parrotlet Breed.
 

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From what I understand you can't "make them" breed,
you simply provide an environment in which they have all the necessary accommodations -nest box, (the time of year I believe is a factor as well)
just be patient and in time if they are ready they will breed

parrotlet ranch has a great section about Housing breeder birds
http://www.parrotletranch.com/Articles/Artbreeding.html

Hope that helps- (I am not a breeder by the way)
 

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From what I understand you can't "make them" breed,
you simply provide an environment in which they have all the necessary accommodations -nest box, (the time of year I believe is a factor as well)
just be patient and in time if they are ready they will breed

parrotlet ranch has a great section about Housing breeder birds
http://www.parrotletranch.com/Articles/Artbreeding.html

Hope that helps- (I am not a breeder by the way)
Yeah I've read that whole article already. I guess I have to wait till they're ready I guess..
 

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oh ok :D I will. I just bought Zebra Finches (A Pair) I want to breed those too so I'm gonna bring all my Birds to the Vet :p
 

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You stated that they may be too busy playing with you and the toys Please do not take their toys away Parrotlets are active and need that stimulation.


The fact is when you start with two birds like this you just never know

What colors are the birds i see one is blue what color is the other?
It should be a green Split to blue

In all honesty a person new to breeding needs to have patience Heck what am i saying All bird owners need patience. That is what parrots have taught me :0)

You need to take things SLOW you are rushing way too fast and things just do not work that way

personally and I mean NO offence but i think parrotlet breeding is not really a fit for you at this point. You have a lot happening with the fish your health and the new birds (which also should have been Quarantined from the parrotlets for 30 to 45 days) and a well bird check up for those as well.
Finches breed like rabbits but no birds will breed if they are not provided with the proper diet and lighting.

Sorry but you have a Long way to go in all honesty before you will be ready let alone the birds
You need to locate someone to teach you to handfeed, you need to buy a brooder set up, a scale, a thermometer.
You just do not get two birds and place them in a cage and put a box on
they need to live in there together for MONTHS before you even consider hanging a box for them.

During that time you need to be getting all those above things gathered and read up and learn to handfeed You can NOT learn that in a book and you should know how before you ever add a box.
Once you add the box you do not take them out you do not play with them.

April
 
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