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Can 1 male budgie mate with 3 females?

 
 
Wed 28 Jun, 2017 01:07 am
I have 4 budgies 1 male and 3 female,
My male Pickle has tried to mate with Tigerlily but she has refused to. The 2 other females are mean to Pickle but sometimes try to get him to mate with them. Pickle only shows interest in Tigerlily though. I have spotted the females feed and preen each other, although they are aggressive sometimes. Pickle has courted Tigerlily but she won't let him on her back. I have 1 nesting box in their aviary but I haven't seen them go in yet. Pickle is the youngest of the lot and his crush Tigerlily seems to be the oldest. Tigerlily was in condition 1 month ago but is now out, with Pickle half in condition for breeding. What should I do? Pickle is becoming very sad but still willing to mate with Tigerlily.
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roger
 
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Wed 28 Jun, 2017 01:09 am
@Pickle and Tigerlily,
Don't know, but do update us on this. Seriously.
Pickle and Tigerlily
 
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Wed 28 Jun, 2017 02:22 am
@roger,
They are young, about 5-8 months but Pickle is eager. I know you shouldn't breed them till 12 months but I would rather mother nature takes its course instead of forcing them to stop. Plus I only have 1 aviary. I shouldn't choose when mating season starts or ends, nature should:)
tibbleinparadise
 
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Wed 28 Jun, 2017 02:46 pm
@Pickle and Tigerlily,
Do only two of them have names?
Pickle and Tigerlily
 
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Wed 28 Jun, 2017 04:41 pm
@tibbleinparadise,
Yes, mine only have names because my brother hasnt named his yet (although at first, he named them Tom and Jerry, I got him not to because they are girls)
My Budgies are:
Male-Pickle (Because he is green and yellow pied)
Female-Tigerlily (She is green and yellow but not a pied, she is a beautiful flower and as fast as a Tiger)
ehBeth
 
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Wed 28 Jun, 2017 06:04 pm
@Pickle and Tigerlily,
Pickle and Tigerlily wrote:
Pickle has courted Tigerlily but she won't let him on her back.

What should I do?



Tigerlily says no. Pickle needs to smarten up. He may be too young to know the proper rules.

Were they raised with other , more mature , birds.
ehBeth
 
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Wed 28 Jun, 2017 06:06 pm
@Pickle and Tigerlily,
Odd choice of a name for the female. Tigerlilies are usually bright orange flowers with black markings.
roger
 
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Wed 28 Jun, 2017 06:30 pm
@ehBeth,
So? Sometimes, I refer to my cat as Little Lucifer.
ehBeth
 
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Wed 28 Jun, 2017 06:36 pm
@roger,
That doesn't suggest a particular colour to me.


There are blocks of tiger lilies around here


https://edwardbyrne.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/tiger-lily.jpg
roger
 
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Wed 28 Jun, 2017 06:45 pm
@ehBeth,
You want a tom cat named Tiger Lily? His name is Nermal and is often called youstupidcat,you. He answers to neither.
Pickle and Tigerlily
 
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Wed 28 Jun, 2017 07:30 pm
@ehBeth,
I don't know if they were raised with mature birds, I have only bought the about 2 months ago. These are my 1st birds so..... yer.
Plus Pickle is smart and can talk and do tricks. He just wants Tigerlily to be his mate for life (after all, she is the prettiest female budgie).
tibbleinparadise
 
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Wed 28 Jun, 2017 08:22 pm
@Pickle and Tigerlily,
Typical male. When the female is the only female, she's the prettiest!
Pickle and Tigerlily
 
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Wed 28 Jun, 2017 11:48 pm
@tibbleinparadise,
There are 3 females with him, I wonder if the male is going to act like females because he is surrounded by them!
Sure him trying to mate with 1 of the purple females today. They would of but there was a toy between them:)
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ehBeth
 
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Wed 28 Jun, 2017 11:50 pm
@roger,
what?
roger
 
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Wed 28 Jun, 2017 11:56 pm
@ehBeth,
Sounds like you thought I should have named him Tiger Lily because Nermal doesn't suggest a color.
Pickle and Tigerlily
 
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Thu 29 Jun, 2017 12:07 am
@roger,
????
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Roberta
 
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Thu 29 Jun, 2017 09:48 am
It's unlikely that the females will mate with a younger male. Sometimes the females will attack younger males. If you want mating to occur, you're gonna have to get younger females and wait. Poor Pickle. I hope his frustration doesn't get too intense. It can lead to medical problems.
roger
 
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Thu 29 Jun, 2017 04:28 pm
@Roberta,
Could also lead to a houseful of birds.
Roberta
 
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Thu 29 Jun, 2017 11:13 pm
@roger,
C'est vrai.
Pickle and Tigerlily
 
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Fri 30 Jun, 2017 02:16 am
@Roberta,

Oui tres vrai
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