Yes, there is a big problem with all those homeless parrots being abandoned after irresponsible owners can't care for them. I did try to adopt an amazon once (red crowned my favorite parrot) but the process is too long, and the shelter is far from were I live.
Like I said keeping the babies will not be a problem at all. I have the time and money to keep the parents and the babies all happy and healthy. And I have heard that if handfed the bond will be stronger between you and your bird. I have never heard of them thinking your their parent and becoming aggressive, but will make sure to look more into. Although I daught it. And no, I do not have syringes or anything like that I will buy them however as soon as I see eggs or I see them start to mate.
Were your cockatiels raised together? That's the only reason why I heard they don't mate either that or with some species of parrots like macaws I've heard they only mate with one mate their whole life and they won't accept any other mate ever again even after there mate for life dies. But that is also the first time I hear that happening. Cockatiels like budgies are also fairly easy to breed, not to sound offensive to some, but it seems as simple as putting a nesting box in the cage. ( I have a friend who literally thats all he does and few weeks later he gets babies.)
And yes I had Budgies before, but they werent "pets." We had a lot probably 40+ non were tame or had names, but we did have to take care of a couple babies once and we cleaned the cage and took care of the nest box, but like how Pajarita said
Budgies will mate in the worst conditions.
And yes African as well as Indian Ringnecks don't mate for life. Not all parrot species mate for life, and ringneck parakeets are one of them that don't mate for life.
The babies if I manage to get any this year will have a home forever. I am sure I will be able to care for them and give them a home. I am not alone by the way, I have 3 younger siblings and we all love parrots. So handling them will definately not be a problem. I think I will end up with som healthy and tamed babiesif i get any this year.
African Ringnecks only live about 20-25 years, accordingto most sites and books i've read, but even if they lived 60+ years I am ready to care for them that long. I will not be keeping all the babies some will be given away to family members. As for the parents they are not tame at all and It will take me years I'm sure to tame them so I will put them in a huge aviary were they can be "free."
And nothing bad we left them back in Mexico. I didn't list them as my pets because like I said they weren't really a pet.