Don't worry, I'm not thinking of breeding budgies!!
I just wanted to know, do budgies have a specific breeding season? I know what females look like when they are in breeding condition, and I've seen pictures of males. It was a little rough to judge Earl's beak vs. http://www.birds-online.de/allgemein/geschlecht_en.htm .
I'm guessing both Twitter (our diamond dove) and Earl (our budgie) are super hormonal right now. They spent the day playing yesterday (and pooping all over my curtains), but this morning was a different story. Twitter decided that it was time to fix up the nest- tossing all the nesting material out, putting new in, calling my husband to the nest (twitchy wings!!). I got a nice wing slap and a stern pecking. Earl has been in his cage, following Twitter (who is in her cage). She tried to peck him, but the cages are too far apart. It didn't deter him... he has been dancing and singing to her for a good 2 hours. It's a strange mash-up of budgies noises, the clicks I use to call them to breakfast (5 clicks in a row), and something that sounds like a crying kitten (or dying cat, as my husband put it). Funny stuff...
I know that Diamond Doves will breed year round if given the chance (we have the hormonal swings and the eggs to prove it). I was wondering if it's the same for budgies. Do they have a specific time of year, or is this going to be a monthly thing?