1 decade ago. Nesting periods and egg laying differs from bird to bird. This is most common with cockatiels but can occur in other species. Answer: There is no way to increase the hatching rate. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on August 26, 2020: They know at times and sometimes they think the eggs are spoilt. Hi, my bird has a disease something like stargazing syndrome, and her neck is always bending back, will that affect her babies? Question: I was given a pair of lovebirds at the beginning of the year. It cracked, so I got rid of it but she didn't lay a third egg. Mt question is: what are the possible care breedings of all kinds of birds? So, the next time you let your lovebirds out, give them a sheet of paper each. Each clutch usually contains between three and seven eggs. The nestbox size I suggest for lovebirds is 8x8x8 or 10x6x8 made out of strong plywood. Take fresh corn and … If you think she is egg-bound, please place her in a shallow vessel filled with lukewarm water. During this time I often moved their cage not knowing it would discourage egg laying. Keep the cage clean. 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.. She is been in and out of her nest. 1 decade ago. Let the lovebird do what is comfortable to her. Question: Can lovebirds survive in a bird colony and lay eggs? This means that your bird is unable to pass an egg easily. I do the same when I see the female not sitting on her eggs or if they haven't hatched. Yes, it is totally fine to put the nest on the bottom of the cage. I’ve hand raised both of these babies since they’re three weeks old & yesterday all of a sudden Oliver the five-month-old started very seriously biting me and drawing blood. Please wait for a longer while. one of my female lovebird ha skind of fluffed up. Breeding love birds can come with risks, especially if a mate dies. She then broods over the eggs, usually after laying the whole clutch. If they are chicks, please feed them 4-5 times in a day if they are younger than 2 weeks old. She is tired and aggressive because she will be laying the eggs. Caring for Your Sick Bird Offer a complete history of the problem. My pets love to sit inside the box together, for warmth. Keep your bird away from other birds to which she is bonded. Please don't worry. This can be due to poor nutrition, improper mating, or the gender of the lovebirds could be male. I believe that a mother knows her eggs are not fertile, so she didn't even sit on them. Would appreciate hearing from you. Please refer to below illustration. Hi everybody, My female lovebird, Melon, started laying eggs for the first time about 1 month ago. The two females might fight over one male. Feed the bird dried bread if her poop is loose. Fischer's lovebird are native to a small area of east-central Africa, south and southeast of Lake Victoria in northern Tanzania.In drought years, some birds move west into Rwanda and Burundi seeking moister conditions. What do you suggest? Most birds do not have the same reproductive body parts as mammals. Give her a piece of banana. Most time the eggs are laid at night. The male's attention will be diverted gradually, I hope. Housing them together may lead to a clutch of infertile eggs in the former case, while no eggs in the latter. Picture showing my lovebird Lulu's eggs laid in her nest box. The hatching period is 21-25 days. If your bird doesn't abandon the eggs by then, you can remove the nest while she's eating. A full clutch consists of 4-7 eggs, and most females do not begin incubating until several eggs have been laid. If it's infertile, the egg will appear empty. She had two IRN parrots and two budgies. What does this mean? The lovebird is just over a year. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on January 06, 2020: Even if nesting is stopped, she may lay the eggs. Question: My lovebird has laid 7 eggs. My love birds pair had been laying eggs around six months 30-40 eggs till now..none of them were fertile eggs and iam providing them high nutritional feeding.but it doesn't giving results. One egg is being incubated. If not, it's okay. A Healthy Recipe for Lovebirds. I’ve spoken to you in the past how are you? As long as farmer Brown keeps the rooster out of the hen house the eggs will never develop into a little baby chickens. They have a long, hooked beak and a short, blunt tail. Question: My birds laid some eggs and they have hatched. If there is no male present, there's no chance those eggs would be fertile. 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. Please don't get disheartened. We are new to all of this; we love our bird; and we don’t want to turn it "mean" on us. Question: My lovebird had laid 4 eggs. With a mate, she can lay fertile eggs. The incubation period is between 21-23 days, after which the chicks are hatched. Recently, we purchased a big cage. Question: I have two female lovebirds which I believe have mated with the same male. My lovebirds mated for the first time 10 days ago and then mated for two more days after that. Can I remove the two that haven’t hatched? That might happen but it's not always the case. What can I do now?Should I go to avian vet? aoa i my fisher pair mating and how many days female lay eggs after mating. It is normal. What if she knows that the eggs are fertilize or not . 2. Most of the time not all of the eggs will hatch as humidity problems seem to dry them out. Take some egg yolk and egg-white too. I only caress her head because otherwise she tends to open her wings all the time. We bought a canary nest assuming it to be a lovebird nest before. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on February 02, 2020: @Rose Nicholls Hi! Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on February 09, 2019: @peaches-jingles I think this arrangement is fine. How will I come to know? Is this dangerous? Hi I'm just wondering if I could ask question in the comment.☺️ so here it is, how can you define if the lovebirds have opposite sex? Boil an egg. Lv 4. If a prolonged period has elapsed since the bird began attempting to lay the egg, she may become critically ill. Sakina loves birds. Is she dead? Please throw those eggs away. How many do you have? What is the tips? What do I do? I have a love bird that we think is a girl because she is making a “nest” on the bottom of her cage. Mash them into tiny bits and add to the mixture. Answer: No, you can't touch their eggs with your fingers, but you can definitely look at them. The male lovebird will feed the female, and inturn the female feeds the newborn chick. Why is it so? Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on February 26, 2020: She might get weak eventually. Most breeders allow the hen to feed the babies from hatching to the age of two or three weeks. My question for you is I had 2 hatchlings from two different clutches. Lovebirds require nesting materials to make their nests. This can vary by a couple of days in either direction. Log in sign up. The natural process works on its on way. I’m so upset about this. how much time a day does the female sit on the eggs. Hope this helps. I've written about molting as well. Answer: You can lift the egg(s) with a spoon and view them under light. they’re in separate cages & I take them out all the time, for interaction, handling & playtime. How do I increase the hatching rate? I have a peach faced lovebird who is making a nest in her cage. Lovebirds need a nest box in which to lay their eggs. However, these signs may tell them apart: 1. Eggs start forming into chicks at least 10 days posterior incubation. You can leave some seeds in the cage but if they are too young, they won't know what it is. Your bird is likely to pass large droppings which may wet the cage floor, making it colder. You can place the nest box wherever you want, according to your pet's comfort level. It is very saddening yes, I had always wished to see what color would be inherited by their chicks. (P.S. Sometimes, mother lovebirds know if the eggs are empty and they stop sitting on them. Answer: Just touch her and see if she moves. During this time I often moved their cage not knowing it would discourage egg laying. Lovebirds get their name from their tendency to form monogamous bonds that can last their entire lifetime. Either sprinkle it over their food bowl or give it separately. The female started nesting. now i dont know if its fertile since this is the first time they have ever laid eggs but im just wondering if it would be a problem to move the egg? She is also not sitting on the first egg that's in the nest. I have been trying to join one male with her so I would let them out together. They do get aggressive that time as well. Unwanted egg laying is a common problem for pet birds. Were they ever fertile (Two female lovebirds will setup house, mate and lay eggs together. Is this normal? Question: My lovebird laid her first egg last week which fell from the perch and cracked. I have two lovebirds, one male one female. Yesterday I had kept the male isolated and tried letting it in together.. but the female was too scared to go in while the male was around. Love birds and other birds may destroy their nest and eggs if they feel threatened or don’t have privacy. Sadly though, it seems she's lost her bond to me. The exchange was made, and we bought a small nest box/English budgie nest, which my lovebirds readily accepted. But it is common for a hen parrot to not lay an egg for many, many years and then out comes an egg! I feel she might be lonely. Question: My African Lutino lovebird laid four eggs, but they are not hatching after 30 days. Give them time, they will get back together. They need males in times of hatching and when chicks are born. 0 0. achenbach. Love Birds Laying Eggs. You can include vitamin supplements to your lovebird's diet and crushed eggshells (calcium source). -Myrvin from Philippines. Some species may not lay an egg without a male or need to have multiple pairs in the same environment before laying. Your bird is pregnant, that's why she has the bulge near her bottom and has heavy breathing. Usually, the hen sits and is fed by the male. When attempting to calculate future hatch dates, always count forward from the day that you notice the hen begins to sit on the eggs. Later on, she feeds the chick what she eats. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on December 11, 2019: @birdlover1114 I'm so sorry to hear this. Budgies on the other hand can hatch starting on the 18th day but can be up to 21. Question: My female lovebird has laid only one egg. Please don't worry. Please keep them indoors only. They all remained unhatched. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on December 04, 2019: Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on November 07, 2019: Is it ok to stay at the bottom of her cage without a nest? Unless the hen has been exposed to a male bird before the egg or eggs were laid, the egg will not be fertile. Answer: If she has laid an egg seven days later, it means she and the male lovebird have mated again. If you only have two, and they both lay eggs, incubating will be a waste of time. P.S. 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. Females get aggressive when they are nesting. Crush some of the egg shell into tiny pieces/powdery form and add to it. This type of bird is often found down on the bottom of the cage and straining. This is called an unfertilized egg. Egg-Laying is normal and safe in birds most of the time. She did not have a mate up until then so these eggs are not going to hatch. love birds laying eggs first time, what age do lovebirds lay eggs, when australian small parrots gave eggs. She is sitting on the eggs though. If that is the case, it's okay. 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. Please don't give antibiotics. :) Female lovebirds lay eggs, males don't. There is no way to tell if a lovebird will lay eggs until you have observed her. Please include crushed egg shells in the birds' food. If there is, it's a sign that a chick is growing. When mating occurs between a true lovebird pair (male and female), the eggs laid will be fertile though infertile eggs are possible too, as it is in the case of my pets Mumu and Lulu. Do remember that there can be exceptions. Additionally, laying eggs takes a toll on the female and she can become eggbound. Answer: No, the male and female lovebirds shouldn't be separated. Answer: Keep the chick in the nest box in between the remaining eggs for support and safety. Egg binding is not uncommon in birds and may be resolved easily if treated early. Most lovebirds need to be hand-fed until they are between six and eight weeks old when you can begin to wean them onto millet, soft pellets, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on February 27, 2020: The mating must not have been proper. Question: I have four lovebirds. Our vet is fairly certain the conure is a male and lovebird a female. :) She will lay an egg after she and the male lovebird mate. Sometimes lovebirds will not lay eggs. NOTE: This is a popular science project and quite accurate, but not recommended for breeders, as any significant temperature change the egg is exposed to is likely to hurt the developing chick. Answer: If you touch a female lovebird's eggs, she will think they are contaminated and won't sit on them. Answer: She might be upset about the cracked egg. Eggs will be laid within 7-10 days after mating. Will it hatch? Your bird is likely to pass the egg in water. 1. I just noticed there are three more baby birds in the nest. I would suggest getting her a mate (in case she is lonely and unhappy). Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on March 17, 2019: @Marziya Ramakdawala Please remove the chick once the female moves out of the cage. Why is this occurring, is it because of the age? Question: My lovebird has only laid 2 eggs. Answer: Your female lovebird might not be old enough to breed yet. Source(s): https://shrinks.im/a9vxs. Interestingly, we had no idea that she was pregnant! This was done to check if Lulu sits on her eggs or not. Should I worried, and if so what can I do? There is no way we can diagnose your problem without better details. Hi, I have a tamed male since birth and he's 5 years old now. 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. And unfortunately it was broken on the journey. Infertility may be caused in a lovebird hen, leaving the eggs empty/without chicks. Question: Does the mother bird always have to sit on the egg? Also, give her little warmth, keep her cage covered if it is cold outside. Cause I'm worried. I … Then you can use a torch or your mobile's flashlight to see if there's any red vein inside the egg. But she isn't laying an egg. Should I stop her from making the nest to prevent her from laying eggs? Answer: No, the paired lovebirds won't have any problem while mating. For most parrots, it takes up to two days for the egg to pass from the ovary, through the oviduct and out through the vent. Question: My lovebird has laid six eggs, every other day. Answer: Yes, the color of the chicks will be most likely the same as the parents, unless they have recessive genes. However, some lovebirds will lay multiple eggs in their lifetimes. Answer: Place a bowl of water near her, if she jumps in, you will know she is okay with it. It has been 11. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads. Answer: You can use a spoon and place the eggs in the nest box. You need to let her be part of the process in a natural way. Should I take my lovebirds eggs out of cage, cause we know they are not fertile? Females display nesting behavior and males feed the females. My female lovebird throws her eggs out. To breed successfully, each breeding lovebird should be healthy and between one and five years old. The thing is, I'm afraid of egg binding. She looks healthy, she is eating, drinking, flying normally. Question: How can we identify hatched eggs in African lovebirds? In my case, Lulu had passed 9 eggs easily. Breeding-age hens should be placed on a calcium supplement to counteract the nutrients that they lose during egg-laying. If your female bird is not eating, feed the male with the calcium supply mentioned above. Answer: It's really difficult to distinguish between them. Should I do something in this period, what do you suggest? Question: What can we do so that lovebirds mate? You may not post replies. The female is 1year and 3 months old, while the male is just half a year old. The eggs are fertile but the chicks are not able to break the eggs and die inside. Learn about love birds. It is easier to handle them then. my first peach faced lovebird, who I thought was a boy turns out to be a girl & is five months old. Please don't worry. Of course, without a mate, the eggs laid will be infertile. During this time, the lovebirds will mate repeatedly. Lovebirds get their name from their tendency to form monogamous bonds that can last their entire lifetime. :) I'm so glad to hear that! Close • Posted by just now. Hi i have got 2 lovebirds one orange and one black. Sometimes making birds feel a little uncomfortable will make their bodies recognize that it is not an ideal time to lay eggs. Email this Page. When we were on the way back home she laid an egg. Place the bird in a bowl of warm water. They doze off too inside it sometimes; as the temperature here is cold. Female display nesting behavior--they love shredding paper, leaves and whatever they think might make a nest. Hi guys! Once she stops laying and loses interest in the eggs, then you may remove them. I hope your bird feels okay soon. Lovebirds are a beautiful species and their reproduction and egg-laying process a wonder of nature. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on August 05, 2020: It's better if she has a companion. What do you think of the answers? Question: What happens if I touch a lovebirds' egg? Get supplies to breed and house lovebirds. Question: After the first egg hatches, could I take it out of the nest box and hand-feed the chick? My Love Birds are laying eggs and few of them are breaking it and eating them up.? why does my lovebird cant lay eggs after 10 days of mating? Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on September 08, 2019: Either the birds know the eggs arr infertile or maybe they think they are contaminated. Upon learning that Lulu laid an egg, we immediately bought a nest box. You can discard them then. If there are no eggs, it means both are males. Question: How can I tell if my lovebird is a male or female? Shall I wait more for them to hatch. Question: Why are my lovebird's eggs not fertilized? Ruby might sit on the fake eggs or might not, but once the eggs are laid, remove them immediately. Question: My lovebird's baby isn't moving. Birds mate many times, but only successful matings result in egg laying. Adult females generally lay small clutches of three to six eggs. The feathers will grow back with time. We had placed Lulu's eggs in this small wooden square box, removing all of them from her nest box. Provide this to your lovebirds as it is a rich source of calcium. A female lovebird will lay an egg with or without a mate when she is around 9-12 months of age. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on April 08, 2020: It is okay. Question: My budgie laid an egg for the first time on August 7th in the nest box. Please do get a male lovebird for her. My mother raised parakeets and found there were two reasons that were most common for them to break and even eat their eggs. Not been good at all. 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. lovebird bond after egg-laying. Informing yourself about love birds and their mating ... 2. Answer: Egg laying may get delayed if the lovebird is tired or feeling weak. The older chicks are still alive. Hey!! Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on September 14, 2019: @Sam Hi! At first, I had figured that after a certain amount of time she would give up on these eggs hatching, but that doesn't appear to be the case. So, do make sure she is eating healthy foods like seeds, apple, banana, corn, and spinach leaves. Hi Sakina. I give them a good seed they eat and she and he eat egg shell all the time. my question: can I breed Budge at other bird nest .. thanks Dear Sakina. Since she has already laid three times, she will likely already be low in calcium. Answer: Fertility isn't guaranteed in each case in lovebirds. Click on a term to search for related topics. Is it required to cover the nest with a cloth? That means, for example, that you might have your conure for 15 years and then one day she is down in the bottom of the cage with half-closed eyes. Hi! In my opinion, placing the nest box inside is better. What should i do..!1 Another pair laid 6 eggs last week. Please don't worry. It helps with the molting process. Lovebirds can eat on their own. Some forums can only be seen by registered members. Lovebirds lay clutches of four to six eggs, usually laying eggs every second day until they have laid a full clutch. Are the feathers falling more than normal? Many owners do not know the sex of their bird or that birds without a mate can lay eggs. Even without a nest or a male, lovebirds sometimes produce eggs. For lovebirds, that is twenty-two to twenty-five days. Lovebirds lay clutches of four to six eggs, usually laying eggs every second day until they have laid a full clutch. Eggs follow 3–5 days later. Just worried about the diet. This will relax her muscles, and she may lay the egg. In order for your vet to make an … 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. The lovebirds eggs are laid in the nest every other day. Should I leave it as is or should I get her a box and transfer the eggs? Question: My lovebird laid an egg. Hey, I have a male and female lovebird. Please place her in a vessel of lukewarm water as it will help in relaxing her muscles. I am also thinking the same. Answer: No, you shouldn't be. Question: How many eggs will a lovebird lay in a day? You … about to lay eggs; how do we deal with this. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on September 25, 2019: Please wait till 10 days have passed after egg laying. Many lay an egg every other day until they have all been laid. User account menu • Egg Laying. The most common egg-laying problem in lovebirds is egg-binding. Crushed egg shells also help a lot to replenish the calcium levels. On average, lovebirds incubate their eggs for about 23 days. The brooding takes 22 to 25 days. Is there any problem? The mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) is a member of the dove family, Columbidae.The bird is also known as the American mourning dove, the rain dove, and colloquially as the turtle dove, and was once known as the Carolina pigeon and Carolina turtledove. If the eggs don't hatch after 23 days, they won't be hatching then. Your lovebirds lay eggs that don't hatch... You say "lovebirds." Maybe that's the reason she throws her eggs out. If the bird takes a bath, he/she will calm down for a while. Question: My lovebird laid an egg with no yolk. She will lay one egg at a time. Answer: I understand your feelings. Excessive egg-laying is unhealthy. Egg binding in birds is a common but possibly life threatening condition in which a bird is having a hard time laying an egg. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on March 27, 2020: Yes, the mother bird mostly takes care of her hatchlings and sometimes even the male birds help. 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.