This is sometimes enough to break the cycle of egg-laying. However, some lovebirds will lay multiple eggs in their lifetimes. Yes Sakina, the Fischer is a male and yes, I have seen them mating many times. Should i take serious action to take care of them.. My love bird lay 4 eggs and if not have baby lovebird come out eggs. I got her a box but now today the other female laid an egg. If you only have two, and they both lay eggs, incubating will be a waste of time. With a mate, she can lay fertile eggs. I hand tamed her super well from the age of 3 weeks, and she became incredible affectionate and snuggly. Surfing the net, I realized that lovebirds need wooden nest boxes. What should I do? My mother raised parakeets and found there were two reasons that were most common for them to break and even eat their eggs. I am also thinking the same. Thing is she doesn’t have a nesting box and has laid them in a nest she made at the bottom of her cage. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on March 17, 2020: From what you've described, I believe that she has laid a clutch of 4 eggs. Hope this helps. -Myrvin from Philippines. Question: I have a female lovebird who lays eggs. Question: What can we do so that lovebirds mate? It solves weakness and strengthens your bird. Answer: No, it won't be suitable. Since she has already laid three times, she will likely already be low in calcium. The hen usually starts to brood (sit on the eggs)after the second egg is laid. This type of bird is often found down on the bottom of the cage and straining. During this time I often moved their cage not knowing it would discourage egg laying. For the best answers, search on this site https://shorturl.im/ayjP6. Feed the bird dried bread if her poop is loose. She has laid eggs in the past but they always have yolks. If they are chicks, please feed them 4-5 times in a day if they are younger than 2 weeks old. I'm just wonder if that's normal because she still seems to incubate them but not all day like last week? Yes, it is totally fine to put the nest on the bottom of the cage. Question: After the first egg hatches, could I take it out of the nest box and hand-feed the chick? Place the bird in a bowl of warm water. Source(s): https://shrinks.im/a9vxs. I have a love bird that we think is a girl because she is making a “nest” on the bottom of her cage. Move the bird’s cage to a different area of your home. But I'm scared to leave them together in the cage that hosts their nest. They have a long, hooked beak and a short, blunt tail. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on February 02, 2020: @Rose Nicholls Hi! Cause I'm worried. I have been trying to join one male with her so I would let them out together. Most birds do not have the same reproductive body parts as mammals. Let the eggs be there with her for at least 21-23 days and see what happens. They don't have the right equipment to lay eggs. Crushed egg shells also help a lot to replenish the calcium levels. I’m so upset about this. You can discard them then. The lovebirds eggs are laid in the nest every other day. Caring for Your Sick Bird Offer a complete history of the problem. Dry the spinach leaves in the sun and crush them. Question: I have two female lovebirds which I believe have mated with the same male. If the second lovebird isn't eating on her own, please encourage her to do so and get her a mate immediately. Lovebirds need a nest box in which to lay their eggs. I did see them mate 1 time in early morning on the 25th but that is it she has changed her nest like 3 times in 2 weeks of building. Please give her crushed egg shells (which will help her calcium levels rise). Like other birds, female lovebirds may lay unfertilized eggs starting well before they are 1 year old, and may lay unfertilized eggs into adulthood. Give plenty of rest without any disturbance. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on September 14, 2019: @Sam Hi! 1. Question: My birds laid some eggs and they have hatched. Survival is difficult, so the probability of hatching is less in most cases. This year about 10 days ago she laid 2 eggs i have(i have seen them mating earlier). I wasn't confirm that either its a pair or not. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on August 26, 2020: They know at times and sometimes they think the eggs are spoilt. While egg laying can occur in any breed, it is most common in cockatiels, lovebirds, budgies, canaries, and finches. Sometimes, lovebirds have swollen abdomens even if they don't lay eggs or after a time when they have laid eggs continuously (it happened to one of my female lovebirds). She is been in and out of her nest. I feel she might be lonely. When will she lay an egg soon? My lovebird pair making a nest i want to know after howmany days femal will ley the eggs ??? Get supplies to breed and house lovebirds. Females exhibit nest-building behavior even for unfertilized eggs. I got them by chance. Most time the eggs are laid at night. The older chicks are still alive. Answer: The mother lovebird secretes a clear fluid during the first days. Should I stop her from making the nest to prevent her from laying eggs? Question: My lovebird has laid 7 eggs. Question: Should we separate the male and female Lovebirds after laying eggs? Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on March 21, 2020: Hi Keerthi! She laid another one on August 9th, but on the cage floor. That will keep them warm. Switch to Threaded Mode. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately. This was done to check if Lulu sits on her eggs or not. Most avian species kept as pets, however, can exhibit unwanted reproductive activity, and eggs can be laid with or without the presence of a male. A chronic egg layer is a hen whose laying is prolonged, excessive or out of season for her species. I think she might lay eggs. If you previously thought your lovebird was a male, and it lays eggs, then you were wrong. The female started nesting. Answer: It's common in lovebirds to lay infertile eggs. They may hatch after 25 days too. My Love Birds are laying eggs and few of them are breaking it and eating them up.? The incubation period can vary between 21 and 23 days for love birds, which is fairly long for such small birds. Have they been fighting by any chance? Love birds reach mating age at around 5-6 months of age. If we try to remove any eggs secretively will it cause our bird to become "mean". Can you please tell me why has this happened? 1. Sometimes the hen won't sit until all the eggs of a clutch have been laid, and they all need equal incubation time. They live at elevations of 1,100-2,200m (3,600-7,200 ft in small flocks. I have a pair of Budgie after laying egg the female don't lay in nest .. after one day she break the egg and take it out of nest. Question: My African Lutino lovebird laid four eggs, but they are not hatching after 30 days. This happens when a pet bird not meant for breeding or production and often without a mate begins egg-laying activity. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on May 07, 2020: Yes, it can happen, but those eggs will be infertile. Sadly though, it seems she's lost her bond to me. If she would have laid more, she would have done so after alternate days or within 2 days. If you think there's egg binding, please place her in a bowl of warm water. Question: Why are my lovebird's eggs not fertilized? Answer: Yes, the color of the chicks will be most likely the same as the parents, unless they have recessive genes. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on September 08, 2019: Either the birds know the eggs arr infertile or maybe they think they are contaminated. If a female does lay eggs, they will be infertile, obviously males don't lay eggs. My male lovebird Mumu is a medium-green heavy pied peach-faced while the female Lulu is a white-faced violet roseicollis peach-faced lovebird. Love bird owners my peach faced lovebird started laying eggs and i heard that touching will cause their parents to neglect it is that true or not … Press J to jump to the feed. If she's comfortable that way I think it's okay for her, but then the eggs won't be safe. If the lovebirds are not mating properly, eggs will not be laid. If that is the case, it's okay. Answer: Survival is difficult in nature, especially in smaller birds and animals. Been away for 2 weeks now c they have more eggs but the black one on nest most of the time the other one sleeping in different house. Question: I know that lovebirds feed their chicks the first two weeks, but what food do they need to feed them? Should I stop her from doing this to keep her from laying eggs? So, do make sure she is eating healthy foods like seeds, apple, banana, corn, and spinach leaves. :) It's okay if she doesn't the materials, at times they find their own material (threads, ropes, etc) and bring them inside the nest. Any suggestions? Maybe, they will have chicks later on. I have heard that people try to touch their eggs, they can break? Answer: It can mean that your lovebird needs more nutrition. A couple of weeks later we opened their cover to find an Egg in the bottom of the cage! It is not dangerous if she is alone, but it is preferable to have a mate for her as your first female lovebird is having one now. The baby is dead dead I think in the box. Then you can use a torch or your mobile's flashlight to see if there's any red vein inside the egg. It is her first time I understand that but all I read says 6 days. Some species may not lay an egg without a male or need to have multiple pairs in the same environment before laying. If there is no male present, there's no chance those eggs would be fertile. Crushed egg shells do help in building calcium levels. This week, another pair are laying 1 or 2 eggs daily for the last 2 days but they push the eggs down the box and after it is broken, they eat it up.. No! With store bought eggs the mommy chicken develops an egg and the egg never gets the daddy's sperm therefore it can not develop. By allowing your bird to stay up late, you are mimicking the long days of spring/summer, making your bird think it is time to breed. How to Breed Lovebirds. Each clutch usually contains between three and seven eggs. The proper size nest for a lovebird is about 12 inches on each side, with an entrance hole about three inches in diameter. Question: My lovebird had laid 4 eggs. Like how often in a day they should be fed, what to be fed in certain time of the day and if it is safe to just leave a small bowl of african mix seeds in their cage. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on March 25, 2020: Is she laying the eggs every alternate days? There is no way to tell if a lovebird will lay eggs until you have observed her. Lv 4. Can I remove the two that haven’t hatched? Why do I have ten eggs? Female lovebirds usually lay their first egg 7-10 days after copulation, with an additional egg being produced at intervals of 1-2 days thereafter. :) It's okay if she stays at the bottom of the cage as long as she is healthy and active. Attach the nest box inside (with S-Shaped hooks), Leaves of non-poisonous plants (lovebird safe), Place the bird on a warm towel (heat allows the dilation of muscles, thus helping in passing the egg.). My female has just laid her first successful clutch and she's been incubating them for a week now and recently she's been spending time out of nest coming out to eat, play or get more paper for her nest. Calcium Supply for Your Lovebirds (Table). It's okay if one bird has laid all the eggs. Hi! Answer: It would be bad if your lovebird is too attached to the eggs. Upon learning that Lulu laid an egg, we immediately bought a nest box. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on March 28, 2020: Please wait for a few more days. Question: I have kept my birds indoors. If you have two birds and they both lay eggs, that means they're both female. Unwanted egg laying is a common problem for pet birds. Lovebirds can eat on their own. Once lovebird chicks hatch, they should be left alone and should not be hand-fed for the first few days. Take fresh corn and … She has not been bred. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on August 05, 2020: It's better if she has a companion. Typically, most pet bird species lay eggs at intervals greater than 24 hours - zebra finches at one day and most parrots at 2-3 days. Sometimes, they don't incubate the eggs as they know they are empty or the birds might think they are spoilt. I have two lovebirds, one male one female. Answer: Yes, you should remove the two eggs that have not hatched. Answer: Please get a mate for the other female lovebird as well. They tend to lay every other day. Is her bottom area bulged? So do you think they will lay or not ? Question: My lovebird's egg is out of the nest box. And is there any possibility of laying more eggs? Female budgie is sitting on the eggs. Please get a male lovebird for her. 10 things you can do at home to stop your bird from laying eggs. I also have a green cheek conure who is her friend. Log in sign up. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on February 26, 2020: She might get weak eventually. Only female birds can lay eggs, that's a fact. They laid eggs in December and both attended to eggs. why does my lovebird cant lay eggs after 10 days of mating? Take some egg yolk and egg-white too. They live in isolated clumps of trees with grass plains between them. Then it's sure that a first molt is going on. Many novice breeders have this question in their minds at some point in time. What can I do now?Should I go to avian vet? Question: A friend of mine has a pair of peach faced lovebirds with eggs. They need males in times of hatching and when chicks are born. Lv 4. If red veins are visible (posterior 10 days of laying), it means a chick is growing inside. I thought I had two males housed together and thought I had one female in another cage. She didn't keep well, started vomiting, and slept a lot. If even they don't, it is okay. Please don't worry. Answer: The eggs might be infertile and she knows it. Question: It’s almost a month why are my lovebirds' eggs not hatching? Hi there guys, My 8 month old lovebird has laid 5 eggs and is spending most of her time sitting in the nest she fashioned with paper! She is always on the move then she will go into the box and he will feed her from the opening. Hi, I have a tamed male since birth and he's 5 years old now. Maybe that's the reason she throws her eggs out. These are required to keep humidity in the nest, as it is essential for egg laying. Some forums can only be seen by registered members. :) Oh no... that's sad to hear. Is this normal? Answer: To prevent hatching, the couple must be separated, but I'm against that. The tent will encourage her to keep laying eggs, unfortunately. Answer: Egg laying may get delayed if the lovebird is tired or feeling weak. Not been good at all. If she's dead what should I do? Should I leave it as is or should I get her a box and transfer the eggs? :) I'm sure your bird must like you as well. It doesn't matter how many eggs she lays at a time. I bought a pair of breeding lobe birds and it has been 2 months and the female lovebird did not lay eggs is she sick. Lovebirds like warm tempatures, that is when they are the most comfortable and it is prime to lay eggs. My African female chick has layed 5 eggs and has a bulge near anus .Also seen with heavy breathing.Already giving tetracyclin antibiotics since a day.Still i am seeing heavy breathing.Could someone help with any information? The hen will lay on average 3-5 eggs which mostly she will incubate for 22-25 days. Question: How long does it take for an African lovebird chick to attain full feather growth? Female is sitting on the eggs but not continuously. They have started mating, and since then the female has laid one egg a day for the last 5 days....the only problem is I don't have a nest box (I don't plan on breeding, but if they happen to have babies, then I don't mind either) I put a bowl in there and some cloth and paper towels, but she doesn't lay the eggs in it. I have two Peach Faced Lovebirds whom have been part of our family for 18 months. There is no way to tell if a lovebird will lay eggs until you have observed her. Answer: Do you mean to say that the female lovebird is not sitting on the egg? She fed her chicks well, but a few days later the youngest chick died. It cracked, so I got rid of it but she didn't lay a third egg. Please don't worry. Lv 4. Could Oliver, who is really a girl be ready to lay eggs even though she’s only five months old & has not bred with anyone in order for her to turn so nasty? Can we place the cage for our lovebirds on our balcony? Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on October 03, 2019: They must be having low calcium in the blood. However, you can place it according to your wish. Answer: There is no way to increase the hatching rate. You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer. This is her first time, is that normal? You … Why is this? But in the past, I had a pair of lovebirds with TEN eggs in their nesting box, and they were indeed a compatible pair, as proven by the chicks that hatched. Is this normal why so long to build a nest. Hi sakina this is jasmine here. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on March 29, 2020: Not all birds make use of nesting material. Please guide. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on June 06, 2019: Happy Eid to you too, Ahmed. Source(s): https://shrink.im/a9xjU. If your bird doesn't abandon the eggs by then, you can remove the nest while she's eating. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on March 04, 2019: @Vindya Hi! Your bird will happily sit … You may not post attachments. In order to breed, lovebirds must be at least 10 months of age. Question: I have four lovebirds. This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Like all hookbills, lovebirds should be fed a varied diet consisting of seeds, pellets, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Instead, both male and female birds have a cloaca. The pet owner had mistakenly given a round nest made out of steel, which was actually meant for canaries. Why is it so? 1. Two of them are paired, the other two are in the preadult stage. Answer: Unhatched eggs are common. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on May 16, 2019: @Adnan Hi! I had several lovebirds over the years, and one in college we would let out of the cage for awhile each day, and she went straight for newspaper, shredded it, stuck the shreds under her wing, and barrelled in the kitchen silverware drawer (which was open) and built a nest like a bald eagle, eggs and all. How do I keep them from hatching more eggs? Informing yourself about love birds and their mating ... 2. That said: Infertile eggs are most likely the result of a pairing of two females. What do you think of the answers? Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on August 04, 2019: I'm sorry to hear this. If there is, it's a sign that a chick is growing. Please keep a bowl of warm water (with little aloe vera gel) near the cage. For health-related questions, always consult your veterinarian, as they have examined your pet, know the pet's health history, and can make the best recommendations for your pet. She did not have a mate up until then so these eggs are not going to hatch. Answer: Yes, as long as the birds are okay with it. If the bird takes a bath, he/she will calm down for a while. Hi, my bird has a disease something like stargazing syndrome, and her neck is always bending back, will that affect her babies? See who tears it in shreds and places it in their back first. The bird's mother is like liquid and more in quantity whn compared with previous... is it normal..? Hi my lovebird has I think about 4 eggs in her, but she isn’t laying them, she looks tired and is sometimes aggressive towards the male. Males feed females a lot when they're pregant. Hi, my lovebird has laid a clutch of 4 eggs. I have faced the same. one of my female lovebird ha skind of fluffed up. In my opinion, placing the nest box inside is better. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on December 27, 2019: Hi Vijay. Answer: You can use a spoon and place the eggs in the nest box. And unfortunately it was broken on the journey. All female lovebirds get aggressive (even mine does, because they tend to display protective behaviour) during this stage. Question: My lovebird has laid eggs outside the nest box... What should I do? Lovebirds lay clutches of four to six eggs, usually laying eggs every second day until they have laid a full clutch. The female is 1year and 3 months old, while the male is just half a year old. Till now she has laid 12 eggs in total, but there aren't any chicks hatched. we have two love birds and we aren't sure if one is male and one is female so we put a nesting box on their cage..we now have 9 eggs..could they both be female and laying..one does stay in there and sit on them while the other comes out..but they both spend a lot of time in there.. If it really becomes a problem, (although 2-3 … Recently, we purchased a big cage. The major cause was infertility and the second was a lack of calcium in their diet. Should I be worried? What if she knows that the eggs are fertilize or not . Also I've noticed that my lovebirds are not shy about the courting/mating thing at all....If they aren't letting you get close enough to check on them (and if they don't lay anymore!) Should I do something in this period, what do you suggest? In my case, Lulu gave an egg exactly a week later, on October 6th, 2016. How can I put her in warm water? It mostly depends on nature. Answer: No, she won't be. Thanks so much for your help your birds are beautiful. I have 2 Fisher love birds she has been building a nest for 2 weeks now. Lovebirds require nesting materials to make their nests. my first peach faced lovebird, who I thought was a boy turns out to be a girl & is five months old. That way, they won't be warmed up by her and chicks won't form. is there a possibility that she is unable to release her eggs and if yes how do i help her. Additionally, laying eggs takes a toll on the female and she can become eggbound. We went away on holiday in July and when we retuned they weren’t their usual noisy selves! If she's dead, you need to remove her from thr box. Many owners do not know the sex of their bird or that birds without a mate can lay eggs. For lovebirds, that is twenty-two to twenty-five days. At the same time, I would feel so horrible just taking them out and trashing them. What you can do is, remove the eggs from the nest just after the female lovebird lays it.
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