Gender and nesting questions.

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Two Jendays conures!
These are my jenday conures , they’ve already bonded and im pretty sure ones a male and the other a female based on tail length and head shape, in addition to being adults from the colorings.
Can anyone confirm this and give me tips on how to make them a nest that doesn’t require wood? I’d appreciate it!!
 

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2 female budgies i have a green named tofu she is 1 years old(she turned one years old in April) and i have a blue budgie named sky she is the younger one she is younger then tofu by a few days
Well i cant confirm but you can buy a nest box online or make it yourself with popsicle sticks but of course, your conures can destroy so get a random bucket that your conures can not destroy and add paper shredding's or cat litter in
 
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Well i cant confirm but you can buy a nest box online or make it yourself with popsicle sticks but of course, your conures can destroy so get a random bucket that your conures can not destroy and add paper shredding's or cat litter in
Omg thank you so much! I’ve got a whole lot of popsicle sticks around and I’ll use that
 

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2 female budgies i have a green named tofu she is 1 years old(she turned one years old in April) and i have a blue budgie named sky she is the younger one she is younger then tofu by a few days
Omg thank you so much! I’ve got a whole lot of popsicle sticks around and I’ll use that
your welcome and its my pleasure
 
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You can't say their gender without DNA test. Any differences never make you sure
 

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Omg thank you so much! I’ve got a whole lot of popsicle sticks around and I’ll use that
Please don't make a nest box! Laying eggs is REALLY risky! Laying eggs takes a lot of energy, nutrients, etc. A nest box out of popsicle sticks isn't stable enough. If you really want to know the genders, have them DNA tested.

I'm sorry @Maroa , but I highly disagree with your advice. While it can work, it both are opposite genders, they might want to breed and breeding can be harmful..

Cat litter.. cat litter isn't really safe, even the natural ones. It can grow mold/fungus very easily, not safe!
 
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2 female budgies i have a green named tofu she is 1 years old(she turned one years old in April) and i have a blue budgie named sky she is the younger one she is younger then tofu by a few days
i understand but disagree with cat litter there is a very good breeder I know who always uses cat litter
most of the time the baby birds be healthy he has had birds for a decade and a year he doesn't actually sell the birds he just gives them the best life the bird room is literally full of activities
 

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2 female budgies i have a green named tofu she is 1 years old(she turned one years old in April) and i have a blue budgie named sky she is the younger one she is younger then tofu by a few days
Please don't make a nest box! Laying eggs is REALLY risky! Laying eggs takes a lot of energy, nutrients, etc. A nest box out of popsicle sticks isn't stable enough. If you really want to know the genders, have them DNA tested.

I'm sorry @Maroa , but I highly disagree with your advice. While it can work, it both are opposite genders, they might want to breed and breeding can be harmful..

Cat litter.. cat litter isn't really safe, even the natural ones. It can grow mold/fungus very easily, not safe!
he rescues lots of sick bird too
 

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Thanks for understanding, and I agree. But please just add natural cat litter- the artificial ones are very bad
 
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2 female budgies i have a green named tofu she is 1 years old(she turned one years old in April) and i have a blue budgie named sky she is the younger one she is younger then tofu by a few days
yup i totally agree with pip use natural cat litter
 
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2 female budgies i have a green named tofu she is 1 years old(she turned one years old in April) and i have a blue budgie named sky she is the younger one she is younger then tofu by a few days
but breeding is risky too here's a thread before you consider breeding
but definitely do a DNA test
 

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Definitely purchase a wooden nesting box. A pair of Conures would turn popsicle sticks to shavings in a matter of days. Any bonded pair of parrots will readily ‘work’ the nesting box in preparation for laying, which means a lot of chewing so a sturdy wooden box is needed.
Wooden boxes also have insulation properties too, and do not have the risk of fungal diseases occurring like plastic/ PVC and Metal boxes do.
For nesting material I’ve always used a mix of dry organic sugar cane mulch (readily available in Australia) and wood chips. Wood shavings by themselves are the next best option.
 
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but breeding is risky too here's a thread before you consider breeding
but definitely do a DNA test
Thank you!
 
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Please don't make a nest box! Laying eggs is REALLY risky! Laying eggs takes a lot of energy, nutrients, etc. A nest box out of popsicle sticks isn't stable enough. If you really want to know the genders, have them DNA tested.

I'm sorry @Maroa , but I highly disagree with your advice. While it can work, it both are opposite genders, they might want to breed and breeding can be harmful..

Cat litter.. cat litter isn't really safe, even the natural ones. It can grow mold/fungus very easily, not safe!
I have no interest in breeding them! I just want to make them comfy
 

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I have no interest in breeding them! I just want to make them comfy
If that is the case, nests aren't a good idea. They have the same effect as "tents" do. Hormonal birds can become aggressive, or even start laying eggs(which as I stated can be deadly)
 

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