It is normal. I have 2 Fisher love birds she has been building a nest for 2 weeks now. Lovebirds get their name from their tendency to form monogamous bonds that can last their entire lifetime. There is no way we can diagnose your problem without better details. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on February 27, 2020: The mating must not have been proper. There's nothing to worry about. Question: Is it bad to take my lovebird's eggs if I'm not able to take care of more babies? My question for you is I had 2 hatchlings from two different clutches. Move the bird’s cage to a different area of your home. If your bird doesn't abandon the eggs by then, you can remove the nest while she's eating. The pairs laid eggs one and two respectively. It’s been two full days, and she has not laid another one. So now I have one with no mate. How can I put her in warm water? Please don't get disheartened. Lovebirds are a beautiful species and their reproduction and egg-laying process a wonder of nature. I have 2 peach faced as well but I think they are brother and sister . They tend to lay every other day. Patty. Lovebirds can eat on their own. Eggs will be laid within 7-10 days after mating. Please include crushed egg shells in the birds' food. So do you think they will lay or not ? Lovebirds usually live in holes in trees, rocks or shrubs in the wild. What do I do? Whatever you do, protect your hand because a lovebird bite can cause considerable amount of pain! Were they ever fertile (Two female lovebirds will setup house, mate and lay eggs together. Picture showing my lovebird Lulu's eggs laid in her nest box. No! I give them a good seed they eat and she and he eat egg shell all the time. They doze off too inside it sometimes; as the temperature here is cold. Take fresh corn and dry them till they are hardened. 1. If not, you have to hold her and place her in water. She did not have a mate up until then so these eggs are not going to hatch. This helps a lot for egg-bound females too. Female display nesting behavior--they love shredding paper, leaves and whatever they think might make a nest. Let the eggs hatch and time pass. But she isn't laying an egg. 0 0. The egg will laid after a week or within 10 days maximum. But one of tgem laid 8 egg s but none of them hatched. I'm sorry. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on May 16, 2019: @Adnan Hi! Female budgie is sitting on the eggs. :). Take some egg yolk and egg-white too. This situation definitely leaves the breeder with a problem - to stop them from 'overdoing it' in the future in order to ensure their continued good health . They all remained unhatched. Dry the spinach leaves in the sun and crush them. Question: Can I put 2 females and 1 male lovebird in a single cage with 2 nest boxes? Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on February 09, 2019: @peaches-jingles I think this arrangement is fine. Lovebirds need a nest box in which to lay their eggs. Also, give her little warmth, keep her cage covered if it is cold outside. 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? Egg Laying. This pair had bred successfully three times previously. Question: My budgie laid an egg for the first time on August 7th in the nest box. If the bird takes a bath, he/she will calm down for a while. Is her bottom area bulged? She will lay the egg soon. 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. What should I do? 0 0. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on March 04, 2019: @Vindya Hi! Love Birds Eggs. Adult females generally lay small clutches of three to six eggs. Question: I have two female lovebirds which I believe have mated with the same male. And is there any possibility of laying more eggs? She laid another one on August 9th, but on the cage floor. Each clutch usually contains between three and seven eggs. Will there be any problem for the paired ones to mate? Hi guys! Surfing the net, I realized that lovebirds need wooden nest boxes. Answer: Yes, they can. Question: Ruby, my lovebird, has just laid her first egg, we don't want her to have babies. This is really worrying me.. How Many Eggs Will a Female Lovebird Lay? Question: Is it okay to change the location of a lovebird's eggs? I thought I had two males housed together and thought I had one female in another cage. Breeding-age hens should be placed on a calcium supplement to counteract the nutrients that they lose during egg-laying. If 21-25 days pass and the egg doesn't hatch or she doesn't sit on it, please throw it. Question: My lovebird had laid 4 eggs. Let the eggs be there with her for at least 21-23 days and see what happens. Only female birds can lay eggs, that's a fact. Lovebirds are social, they can survive in colonies. Once she stops laying and loses interest in the eggs, then you may remove them. What if she knows that the eggs are fertilize or not . She then broods over the eggs, usually after laying the whole clutch. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on August 26, 2020: They know at times and sometimes they think the eggs are spoilt. I believe that a mother knows her eggs are not fertile, so she didn't even sit on them. Please get a male lovebird for her. Many owners do not know the sex of their bird or that birds without a mate can lay eggs. He wanted to get back to its nest.. just now I let the female to be with the male in a separate cage and they both are all cuddly. 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. It's okay if one bird has laid all the eggs. Dubai doesn't have a pleasant climate and the birds will get affected. It's not compulsory to cover the cage but if it's done, the birds will not be disturbed with light/noise etc. I also have a green cheek conure who is her friend. However, you can place it according to your wish. 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. Sometimes people end up buying two females or two males. It is one of the most abundant and widespread of all North American birds. If you only have two, and they both lay eggs, incubating will be a waste of time. You'll know if she is okay with it. Answer: If the incubation is done properly, the hatching will take place 21-25 days posterior egg laying. You can also place her in a bowl of warm water. I think the male understands that. I have two budgies and my female budgie laid 4 eggs and 20 days are over but the eggs aren't hatching. … lovebird bond after egg-laying. Egg laying usually begins 3-5 days after mating. What is the tips? If not given immediate vet care when eggbound, she will die. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on September 25, 2019: Please wait till 10 days have passed after egg laying. She's not have watery poop then. Eggs are laid 3-7 days after mating normally one every other day. thanks. They may hatch after 25 days too. You can buy a brooder and transfer the chicks there. I hand tamed her super well from the age of 3 weeks, and she became incredible affectionate and snuggly. 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. Usually, the hen sits and is fed by the male. Since she has already laid three times, she will likely already be low in calcium. 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. 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. Calcium is essential for healthy bones, proper feather growth and overall health of birds. The older chicks are still alive. It's okay if you wish to check the nest box, you can detach it from the cage, have a look and put it back. 0 0. Unfortunately, I am not lucky enough to see the hatching of my pets's chicks. With store bought eggs the mommy chicken develops an egg and the egg never gets the daddy's sperm therefore it can not develop. Answer: She might be upset about the cracked egg. Question: Why are my lovebird's eggs not fertilized? 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. To be sure of fertilization I put 2 eggs at Rosiecolis and the eggs hatched but mother Rose don't feed the offspring till die. 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. 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. What was its color? Love Birds Laying Eggs. Plus, I have heard that if you do this, it could cause her to hold it in any other eggs. It doesn't matter how many eggs she lays at a time. Why are many of the eggs not hatching? Question: I know that lovebirds feed their chicks the first two weeks, but what food do they need to feed them? This can vary by a couple of days in either direction. She looks healthy, she is eating, drinking, flying normally. Question: My female lovebird has laid only one egg. Cause I'm worried. Infertility may be caused in a lovebird hen, leaving the eggs empty/without chicks. The pet owner had mistakenly given a round nest made out of steel, which was actually meant for canaries. You can place the nest box wherever you want, according to your pet's comfort level. 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. Cause I'm so worried if I clean the best box, my lovebird would damage their egg... Hi I have two lovebirds Fischer. Learn how to create a happy, healthy home for your pet. Should I be worried? The lovebirds eggs are laid in the nest every other day. I have no other birds. I think she might lay eggs. Display Modes: Linear Mode. 1. So nesting box not required. The female started nesting. 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.). Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on August 04, 2019: I'm sorry to hear this. Question: My lovebird laid her first egg last week which fell from the perch and cracked. My love birds laid thr first egg on 24/feb.. but that egg was broken i was worried.. and later.. it laid 2 more eggs, then other 2.. then other 2... then other 2.. now it actually laid 9 eggs one of wch was broken earlier.. If you think she is egg-bound, please place her in a shallow vessel filled with lukewarm water. Only females. Gradually decrease feeding the formula feed and try to introduce fruits (without seeds). The Eggs and Chicks. How many do you have? What do you think of the answers? I bought a pair of lotinos about an year ago. Answer: Yes, as long as the birds are okay with it. I have a love bird that we think is a girl because she is making a “nest” on the bottom of her cage. Alyson is a freelance writer with more than 10 years of experience working professionally with birds, and over 3 years as a veterinary technician. The 10th, 11th, and 12th egg had been passed with difficulty, in a gap of 5-7 days. Now she has two lovebirds, one of which is a peach-faced male she hand-raised. 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. You can replace the freshly hatched eggs with dummy eggs. That will keep them warm. There is no way to tell if a lovebird will lay eggs until you have observed her. During this time I often moved their cage not knowing it would discourage egg laying. Maybe that's the reason she throws her eggs out. This is called an unfertilized egg. :) Oh no... that's sad to hear. Answer: Please get a mate for the other female lovebird as well. Molting really depresses them and angers them as well. I have only one female lovebird who is currently sitting at the bottom of her cage. Question: My lovebird laid an egg. Females are slightly heavier than males and are perched with a wider stance. I don't want the eggs to hatch, but I don't want to hurt her feelings either. The baby is dead dead I think in the box. Paper and stuff to make a nest, mandatory. Some forums can only be seen by registered members. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on August 08, 2019: @Bird Lover Hi! I hope your bird feels okay soon. Thanks a lot for your quick response Sakina! 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 have four lovebirds. Also, what will the hen eat to feed her babies? Answer: This is a common issue in lovebirds. When attempting to calculate future hatch dates, always count forward from the day that you notice the hen begins to sit on the eggs. Ok, so I have a pair of lovebirds, about 10 months old. Can a female lovebird die if she constantly lays eggs without mating ? Hi everybody, My female lovebird, Melon, started laying eggs for the first time about 1 month ago. Answer: First place the egg back in the nest box and see if the mother lovebird accepts it or not. Answer: No, it won't be suitable. She sat on all of them for a while, but her brooding wasn't continuous. Is your bird eating well? Were they ever fertile (Two female lovebirds will setup house, mate and lay eggs together. Question: My lovebird has laid four eggs and in that, one egg has hatched. Sometimes the hen won't sit until all the eggs of a clutch have been laid, and they all need equal incubation time. Boil 4-5 spinach leaves and an egg. Answer: Yes, you should remove the two eggs that have not hatched. Avian Queen. Hope your bird feels better and gets through the molt finely. She did not have a mate up until then so these eggs are not going to hatch. You need to let her be part of the process in a natural way. Yes, Lvoebirds are notorious for setting up homosexual pairs when there are not enough of the other sex around!) Continual production of eggs that do not hatch will also lower her calcium levels and she could die from the deficiency. Answer: Your female lovebird might not be old enough to breed yet. Answer: Unhatched eggs are common. -Myrvin from Philippines. Please don't give antibiotics. :) Even if she is stopped from displaying nesting behavior, chances are she will mate with her partner and lay eggs eventually. This is in the case of my bird Lulu. Answer: The hatched eggs will have chicks in them. Please give her crushed egg shells (which will help her calcium levels rise). Question: If you don’t have a nesting box then will a lovebird just lay her eggs on the bars of her cage? Sometimes, mother lovebirds know if the eggs are empty and they stop sitting on them. Have they been fighting by any chance? At the same time, I would feel so horrible just taking them out and trashing them. Yes Sakina, the Fischer is a male and yes, I have seen them mating many times. Question: What can we do so that lovebirds mate? Sadly though, it seems she's lost her bond to me. Answer: I understand your feelings. I do the same when I see the female not sitting on her eggs or if they haven't hatched. lovebird-chronic egg laying-help (eggs, lovebirds, cockatiels, parrots) User Name: Remember Me: Password : Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Your lovebirds lay eggs that don't hatch... You say "lovebirds." Lovebirds are a small type of parrot that are green in the wild but have many color mutations in varieties that are bred as pets. This will help in relaxing her muscles and please cover her cage so she gets warmth. The female will probably lay the eggs after a week if the mating is successful. 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. The mama bird still needs to get that egg out. Many times the only sure way to know if a bird is a boy or a girl, is if it lays an egg :) Becky. If a prolonged period has elapsed since the bird began attempting to lay the egg, she may become critically ill. Answer: Yes, it's okay, give her time. The hatching period is 21-25 days. How to Breed Lovebirds. they’re in separate cages & I take them out all the time, for interaction, handling & playtime. You answered me about breeding Budgie but the mother bird Rose (Lovebird) don"t feed babies after hatching and then died. If you have two birds and they both lay eggs, that means they're both female. Answer: Please get another male lovebird. They don't have the right equipment to lay eggs. one of my female lovebird ha skind of fluffed up. Crush some of the egg shell into tiny pieces/powdery form and add to it. Keep your bird away from other birds to which she is bonded. Why do I have ten eggs? Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately. You can discard them then. Caring for Your Sick Bird Offer a complete history of the problem. It is easier to handle them then. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on August 05, 2020: It's better if she has a companion. Give her a piece of banana. Keep the cage clean. What to Do When Your Pet Bird Lays an Egg, 9 Cute Baby Bird Photos That Will Melt Your Heart. Are the feathers falling more than normal? Crushed egg shells do help in building calcium levels. 1 decade ago. Answer: Egg laying may get delayed if the lovebird is tired or feeling weak. Question: I have two lovebirds. The hen usually starts to brood (sit on the eggs)after the second egg is laid. If not, it's okay. Each clutch usually contains between three and seven eggs. Sometimes lovebirds will not lay eggs. I got them by chance. I think Oliver may or may not be a girl. So, the next time you let your lovebirds out, give them a sheet of paper each. The female might not be of a proper age for mating. My Love Birds are laying eggs and few of them are breaking it and eating them up.? Dont like that what should i do.x. Question: What if my bird doesn't like water? Yes, it is totally fine to put the nest on the bottom of the cage. We didn't know that they had laid the eggs until like the 12th day. love birds laying eggs first time, what age do lovebirds lay eggs, when australian small parrots gave eggs. Question: I thought we were not supposed to touch the eggs of a lovebird or she will kick them out the nest? Hey, I have a male and female lovebird. Of course, without a mate, the eggs laid will be infertile. 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. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on March 29, 2020: Not all birds make use of nesting material. Which brings me to an important point — hens will lay eggs without the presence of a male. Is she dead? Put your bird to bed early, maybe as early as 5 or 6:00 p.m. A long day length is one of the most important environmental cues triggering egg laying in birds. Thanks for answering me so quickly. You will know she has stopped laying eggs when she doesn't lay any. If you have two females, then you will have two clutches of eggs. She stayed like this for one day. If the second lovebird isn't eating on her own, please encourage her to do so and get her a mate immediately. What should i do..!1 Another pair laid 6 eggs last week. I have two lovebirds, one male one female. I've written about molting as well. :) I'm sure your bird must like you as well. This was done to check if Lulu sits on her eggs or not. It has been 11. They have a long, hooked beak and a short, blunt tail. Eggs follow 3–5 days later. This is sometimes enough to break the cycle of egg-laying. 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. This happens when a pet bird not meant for breeding or production and often without a mate begins egg-laying activity. Now I am observing the 1st pair is not going to the nest and sitting in the other box. So I had to keep him seperately again. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on January 29, 2020: @Tabatha Hi! If not, keep laying her in lukewarm water (twice a day). The exchange was made, and we bought a small nest box/English budgie nest, which my lovebirds readily accepted. Answer: There is no way to increase the hatching rate. Please don't worry. 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