Parrotlet pair that breaks their eggs!
Posted 28 April 2010 - 07:58 PM
I have a pair of p'lets that break their eggs every time they lay. I have given them a box twice in the past year and both times they have broken the eggs as she lays them.
They are in a bird room with other birds but I don't bother the nest box once they go in.
Any suggestions that you may have? Anyone else had this problem?
Posted 28 April 2010 - 08:20 PM
Posted 28 April 2010 - 08:37 PM
Is there any way that you could replace the real eggs with fake eggs, then either have another pair incubate the eggs or artificially incubate them yourself, and right before hatching, replace the fake eggs with the real ones?
I can sure try. I have English budgies on eggs right now and also lovebirds, so I could possibly put the eggs (if I can get to them quick enough) in there with them. I will try the plastic eggs on them as well to try to break them of this habit they have gotten into. SIGH! LOL My other pairs do really well, so this is a first for me.
Thank you SO much for your reply! I appreciate it!
Posted 28 April 2010 - 08:50 PM
I've also heard of using marbles in with the eggs, although I'm not sure how this is suposed to help if the parents are breaking the eggs with their mouths.
Posted 28 April 2010 - 08:55 PM
Thank you again!
Posted 29 April 2010 - 01:18 AM
Taking a posting break! On Hiatus! If you need me directly for help or questions, email! Have fun guys!
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