OK - now I want to start breeding conures! They're freaking GORGEOUS! I used to breed budgerigars as a very very serious hobby. Really miss the delight of checking in the breeding box to find the eggs have hatched, and then seeing the fledglings on their first day out of the box stumbling around and being all cute. Some came out of the box and started flying the same day, others took up to a week. We used to put a few pieces of timber dowel at the bottom of the cage as the slower-developing fledgelings would hop on them and they would roll, and so the little ones would flap their wings to keep balance and strengthen them.