Welcome to the first session of our health courses for members. This presentation give a little overview of what a budgerigar is and their natural breeding cycle. Of importance to the breeders is the environmental cues that stimulate breeding activity in wild budgies and how we can emulate this in their captive environment. This course also covers their social activity and their need for environmental enrichment. It is hoped this will stimulate you to research more about wild budgerigars and then take this forward to upgrade the care you offer your birds at home.
What Will You Learn?
- Suitable lighting and temperature ranges for budgerigars in captivity.
- The environmental cues that stimulate the breeding cycle.
- How to introduce novelty in the environment while minimising anxiety.
- Tips on how to persuade a bird to take a novel food item.
What have we learned?