I have some questions about breeding. I have done research on this subject but everyone usually writes the same thing, these are some specific questions. 1. During the first molt do they usually loose their neck feathers? (Like the stripes on neck?) 2. There were 2 breeding boxes when i got them. My mom took one out, taking too much room. They would never go in the one that was in there. Today i put the box back in and the male and female spent 2 hours inside. At night i checked there was an egg. The female and male aren't sitting on it, why aren't they? 3. Why didn't they go in the breeding box that was there before? (It was used, i got it from my friend he had 27 in there, cage and everything) 4. My female finished her molt but my male didn't and she still layed an egg, what should i do? 5. The friend i got the budgies from, interbred them, can you list pro's and con's of interbreeding? 6. How can i hand-train the babies if they have any? Thank you in advance, sorry this was way too long. I still have more questions but keep forgetting em. (My first time posting in budgie column). My friend said the male was 4 months and female was 6 months, i have had em for about 2 months. P.S. I have my Jumbo Coturnix Quail right in front of them and my Button Quail, hearing-distance away. And the budgies love copying them, i guess they are mocking them . I heard you can't teach a budgie to speak like an African Grey, but can i still teach em some phrases and what not?