Post by lovemyeckys on Sept 25, 2008 6:28:54 GMT 7
I have a pair of princess parrots – they are very well bonded and feeding each other etc. the female has laid 8 eggs so far and is not sitting on them (she will go in and out of the box – but won’t sit on them during the night etc)
I have a couple of questions if I can! Is this her first breeding attempt? It sounds like she has either laid a massive single clutch or she has double clutched. Some inexperienced birds will do this and other times it is a result of hormonal inbalance. All I can recommend is that you suppliment her with a calcium suppliment, I use Calcivet from vetafarm. This will stop her drawing the extra calcium she needs for the egg production from her skeleton. Also, make sure she is not disturbed too much and hopefully she will settle on the eggs. If she continues to lay egg after egg you may have to consider removing the nesting box for a period of time to give her a break hopefully.
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You don't have a pair of weeros sitting by any chance...they make great foster parents if you pop a few of the eggs under them. Have you checked to see if the eggs are fertile yet?
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Post by lovemyeckys on Sept 26, 2008 5:07:08 GMT 7
No – I don’t have any weeros to foster the eggs unfortunately!
The person that I bought them from said that they bred in 06 and successfully reared babies – she didn’t let them go down again in 07 – then I bought them and they have laid in 08. she was on the nest a little bit at the start – but now she isn’t even in there at all. There was 8 eggs when I last checked. Should they be removed? She is begging to be fed by the male (which he does) and they are still mating so I guess there will be more eggs. I will supply her with some more calcium. Any other suggestions?