I just bought a male and female parakeet. How long should I wait before expecting them to mate?


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It really depends on a number of factors such as:

  • Their age (they need to be at least 1 year old by the way)
  • How well they have bonded.
  • What their environment is like.

I also read that their peak mating season is between October and March... I assume they can still mate outside that though. Also, having 2 or 3 couples sometimes helps, as they "set-off" each other in terms of breeding apparently... maybe you could organize a 'play-date' with another parakeet owner?

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