Would appreciate hearing from you. The female started nesting. Will there be any problem for the paired ones to mate? Answer: If the incubation is done properly, the hatching will take place 21-25 days posterior egg laying. She keeps going in the nest box and spends a long time inside but I’m not sure she’s using the things I’ve put in the cage for nesting. Please don't worry. Additionally, laying eggs takes a toll on the female and she can become eggbound. Take fresh corn and … Hi everybody, My female lovebird, Melon, started laying eggs for the first time about 1 month ago. Mash them into tiny bits and add to the mixture. How can I put her in warm water? Like all hookbills, lovebirds should be fed a varied diet consisting of seeds, pellets, and fresh fruits and vegetables. If not let her keep the eggs in the nest she has made at the bottom of the cage. 1 decade ago. Yes, it is totally fine to put the nest on the bottom of the cage. If this happens, separate the pair and get new mates. Once the first egg is laid, a new egg will follow every other day until the clutch is complete, typically at four to six eggs. Love Birds Laying Eggs. But I'm scared to leave them together in the cage that hosts their nest. Lulu had laid 4 eggs continuously every alternate day. They may hatch after 25 days too. 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. The male's attention will be diverted gradually, I hope. Also, give her little warmth, keep her cage covered if it is cold outside. @peaches-jingles This is worrying me too. Maybe that's the reason she throws her eggs out. I have two lovebirds, one male one female. I do the same when I see the female not sitting on her eggs or if they haven't hatched. This helps a lot for egg-bound females too. But its been a week since she laid that egg. Answer: A lovebird lays eggs with or without a mate. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on January 06, 2020: Even if nesting is stopped, she may lay the eggs. This is called an unfertilized egg. Question: My birds have mated over month ago, but no eggs were laid. Some species may not lay an egg without a male or need to have multiple pairs in the same environment before laying. What can I do now?Should I go to avian vet? They live in isolated clumps of trees with grass plains between them. During this time I often moved their cage not knowing it would discourage egg laying. It is more common in small birds such as canaries, finches, parakeets, budgies, lovebirds, and cockatiels, but the most common reason for egg binding is … For lovebirds, that is twenty-two to twenty-five days. Usually, the hen sits and is fed by the male. Answer: Do you mean to say that the female lovebird is not sitting on the egg? Hi Sakina i wanted to ask you that why are my love birds breaking their own eggs even after they are sitting on it for 1-2 days after they are laid and today i saw liquid in my birds pot in which she laid an egg, so can i know what that liquid actually is? Hi, my lovebird has laid a clutch of 4 eggs. This can happen due to the strain of keeping and laying eggs. Picture showing my lovebird Lulu's eggs laid in her nest box. Will it hatch? Most breeders allow the hen to feed the babies from hatching to the age of two or three weeks. Is her bottom area bulged? She'll take short breaks to eat and drink water. Answer: Fertility isn't guaranteed in each case in lovebirds. You can place the nest box wherever you want, according to your pet's comfort level. If you previously thought your lovebird was a male, and it lays eggs, then you were wrong. 10 things you can do at home to stop your bird from laying eggs. Thread Tools: Show Printable Version. Question: If we cannot touch the eggs, how can we tell if they are going to be born? Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on December 11, 2019: @birdlover1114 I'm so sorry to hear this. If a female does lay eggs, they will be infertile, obviously males don't lay eggs. Should I do something in this period, what do you suggest? 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. Eggs are laid 3-7 days after mating normally one every other day. Please reply soon, the coronavirus is really bad here, so I can’t get her a vet. If she would have laid more, she would have done so after alternate days or within 2 days. I have faced the same. Keep the cage covered in a blanket for warmth. Answer: It can mean that your lovebird needs more nutrition. It is the tenth day today and it still did not lay eggs but comes to bite me when I touch the nest box. The female started nesting. Then after a gap of 7-10 days, she had laid 5 more eggs. Hi Sakina. When we were on the way back home she laid an egg. Is the weather in Dubai suitable for lovebirds? My female lovebird throws her eggs out. You answered me about breeding Budgie but the mother bird Rose (Lovebird) don"t feed babies after hatching and then died. Question: My lovebird's baby isn't moving. Females lay eggs when they're about a year old. :) Female lovebirds lay eggs, males don't. When it is not, or if the egg is oversized, birds can have problems laying, become “egg-bound” and require veterinary intervention to lay the egg. Answer: Please get another male lovebird. What should I do? Can a female lovebird die if she constantly lays eggs without mating ? Sakina loves birds. Please don't give antibiotics. The incubation period can vary between 21 and 23 days for love birds, which is fairly long for such small birds. Patty. Yesterday was the 4th that one is fertile... yay. The female might not be of a proper age for mating. 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. Egg-Laying is normal and safe in birds most of the time. Do you find her sitting on them just after they are laid? I'm afraid to experience the same :( I don't allow her to bite/chew materials that may cause her to make nest. Please guide. Since females get hormonal after laying eggs, they tend to be aggressive and protective of the eggs. Nesting periods and egg laying differs from bird to bird. My lovebird laid 4 eggs every alternative days, but it has been four days, but there is no more aggs n she start sitting on them. Usually, a hen (female lovebird) lays a clutch of 4-6 eggs, in a gap of 1-2 days. 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. Your lovebirds lay eggs that don't hatch... You say "lovebirds." Gradually decrease feeding the formula feed and try to introduce fruits (without seeds). Sadly though, it seems she's lost her bond to me. Question: How long does it take for an African lovebird chick to attain full feather growth? The female is 1year and 3 months old, while the male is just half a year old. If not given immediate vet care when eggbound, she will die. 1. What is the tips? They laid eggs in December and both attended to eggs. The female will probably lay the eggs after a week if the mating is successful. Answer: You can use a spoon and place the eggs in the nest box. Having a mate is a strong stimulus for … I just noticed there are three more baby birds in the nest. Cause I'm so worried if I clean the best box, my lovebird would damage their egg... Hi I have two lovebirds Fischer. Question: My lovebird laid an egg. Hi, my bird has a disease something like stargazing syndrome, and her neck is always bending back, will that affect her babies? I give them a good seed they eat and she and he eat egg shell all the time. Unfortunately, I am not lucky enough to see the hatching of my pets's chicks. Answer: To prevent hatching, the couple must be separated, but I'm against that. Two of them are paired, the other two are in the preadult stage. I feel she might be lonely. Answer: The eggs might be infertile and she knows it. It cracked, so I got rid of it but she didn't lay a third egg. And unfortunately it was broken on the journey. They all remained unhatched. Question: If you don’t have a nesting box then will a lovebird just lay her eggs on the bars of her cage? However, there can be exceptions (Mumu has mastered the ability of shredding paper and tucking it in his tail)! Sometimes lovebirds will not lay eggs. then you can wait about 23 days or so and see if they hatch. Source(s): https://shrink.im/a9xjU. Then it's sure that a first molt is going on. If a prolonged period has elapsed since the bird began attempting to lay the egg, she may become critically ill. Question: I have two female lovebirds which I believe have mated with the same male. Give her time. What you can do is, remove the eggs from the nest just after the female lovebird lays it. 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. Males feed females a lot when they're pregant. After a pair has bonded and are in breeding condition they will mate. Calcium Supply for Your Lovebirds (Table). This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Question: Is it bad to take my lovebird's eggs if I'm not able to take care of more babies? She has mated. Do remember that there can be exceptions. She has no other bird in her cage with her. My female lovebird used to do the same. Crushed egg shells also help a lot to replenish the calcium levels. 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. I have no other birds. After that, the breeders take the babies out of the nest and place them in a brooder for hand-feeding. Click on a term to search for related topics. Hi All, I am new to the forum and was hoping for some advice on my Lovebirds. Feed them baby lovebird formula, which will be available in a local pet store. Please throw those eggs away. All female lovebirds get aggressive (even mine does, because they tend to display protective behaviour) during this stage. Crush egg shell and egg white into small pieces. Females exhibit nest-building behavior even for unfertilized eggs. Breeders will find out about such pairing when both birds start laying eggs (10 or more eggs in a nesting box), or no eggs are laid at all. Their mother feeds them a regurgitated formula that includes vital enzymes to aid their initial development. Sometimes, they don't incubate the eggs as they know they are empty or the birds might think they are spoilt. It is one of the most abundant and widespread of all North American birds. Hi sakina this is jasmine here. i checked on her n found out that the area below her stomach is swollen n the area from the eggs are released also seems swollen. They tend to lay every other day. If the bird takes a bath, he/she will calm down for a while. Give her healthy foods like corn, banana, apple, spinach leaves, and crushed eggshells (sprinkle the bits on their food). You can discard them then. 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. 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. I got a pair of love birds almost a week ago. Question: After the first egg hatches, could I take it out of the nest box and hand-feed the chick? Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on January 29, 2020: @Tabatha Hi! Many lay an egg every other day until they have all been laid. Hope this helps. Let the lovebird do what is comfortable to her. I have 2 peach faced as well but I think they are brother and sister . Which brings me to an important point — hens will lay eggs without the presence of a male. Should I stop her from doing this to keep her from laying eggs? My lovebirds mated for the first time 10 days ago and then mated for two more days after that. Is there any problem? Put your bird to bed early, by 5 or 6:00 p.m. A long day length is one of the most important environmental cues triggering egg laying in birds. Learn how to create a happy, healthy home for your pet. Answer: If you touch a female lovebird's eggs, she will think they are contaminated and won't sit on them. Later on, she feeds the chick what she eats. Lovebirds are a beautiful species and their reproduction and egg-laying process a wonder of nature. So, the next time you let your lovebirds out, give them a sheet of paper each. Answer: It's common in lovebirds to lay infertile eggs. There is no way to tell if a lovebird will lay eggs until you have observed her. There are a lot of videos on the net, which will help you. Question: A friend of mine has a pair of peach faced lovebirds with eggs. Question: I have four lovebirds. The 10th, 11th, and 12th egg had been passed with difficulty, in a gap of 5-7 days. It's okay if one bird has laid all the eggs. Answer: This is a common issue in lovebirds. Question: My female lovebird has laid only one egg. Answer: It takes around six months for the chick to attain full feather growth. Lovebirds lay clutches of four to six eggs, usually laying eggs every second day until they have laid a full clutch. I am also very concerned because all the good things I have tried to feed them they just won;t eat. How should I know she stopped laying eggs? She will lay one egg at a time. So I had to keep him seperately again. Dry the spinach leaves in the sun and crush them. 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. Egg binding occurs when the female bird is unable to expel the egg from her body. Question: How can I tell if my lovebird is a male or female? This can vary by a couple of days in either direction. Answer: Yes, it's okay, give her time. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on September 14, 2019: @Sam Hi! Of course, without a mate, the eggs laid will be infertile. Hi, I have a tamed male since birth and he's 5 years old now. Please separate them for a while or intervene as much as possible when this happens. Question: I have a pair of lovebirds that have laid five eggs. Hey, I have a male and female lovebird. Sometimes people end up buying two females or two males. 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? Crushed egg shells do help in building calcium levels. Also, what will the hen eat to feed her babies?