Budgies have very simple feed requirements, generally only rice, barnyard seeds, millet, rice, but should often provide vegetables, shell powder and clean drinking water. Any feed with mildew cannot be fed. If the feed has a musty smell, it should be washed and dried before it can be raised.
Budgies are highly fecundious and can breed almost all year round under normal feeding management. Each clutch lays 4~6 eggs, one egg per day, and the eggs are white. After laying eggs, the incubation period is about 18~19 days. Because the male begins to hatch when he lays his first egg, the chicks also emerge one after another. In this way, the more eggs the females lay, the greater the size difference in the chicks. However, due to the industrious breeding of male birds, the mortality rate of young is generally low.
After 35 days of nursing, the chicks are gradually plumped and can fly away from the nest. The young that leave the nest mature sexually after about 150 days, and in large herds they are free to choose their mates, but they can also be artificially and consciously crossed.
Budgies can be inbred and can be bred with inbreeding, and when inbred can produce quite beautiful nosed varieties. According to foreign reports, due to the application of inbreeding and through strict selection, new varieties with spinning hairs on the head have been bred. However, in inbreeding, it should be strict to eliminate individuals with poor physique and average plumage color. Culling should be done as soon as the young come out of the nest to avoid wasting energy and fodder later.
During the brooding period, the female can often remove the dirt from the nest and keep the interior clean. Birds of the Psittacosid family generally have a long lifespan, but budgies should be eliminated after continuous breeding for 5~6 years, and new birds that have matured are selected to replace them to maintain a more vigorous reproductive ability.
Budgies are not tolerant to low temperatures and should be moved into indoor rearing in winter. During the rainy season, attention should be paid to the freshness of the feed, and the feed that has mold cannot be fed, and the bird droppings and grain chips in the cage should be cleaned frequently to keep the cage clean and hygienic. Budgies are generally less likely to develop diseases if they are properly raised.