Aviary Birds / Breeding Birds
Bird breeders and those with aviaries (where usually some "breeding activity" occurs - intended or not) - will find this resource a good place to learn about optimal set ups, compatibility issues, care recommendations and more. Share your knowledge of / or learn from others about egg incubation, handraising chicks and more ...
Hi everyone this is my first post and thought I would ask a question. I recently acquired a new lovebird to have a friend for my male lovebird, and she pretty much immediately started to lay eggs. We had our doubts to whether or not the eggs she laid were fertile, so we candled all five eggs (oldest one is 16 days, youngest is 8 days old). None of them appear to be viable. So my question is, should we just remove them entirely, or wait for her to abandon the nest once they don't hatch? I don't want to cause any stress on her, so I wanted to ask before I do anything.
My green cheek conure laid 4 eggs, 2 of which cracked (she didn't lay in nesting box, she laid on a branch, and eggs dropped to bottom of cage). So I have these two eggs in a homemade incubator, humidity, 99 degree temp, but I have no idea what to do when they hatch! They were laid on the 2nd and 5th of April, but I cannot find anything online about what to do when they hatch, only info for eggs, not chicks. Please help me! I need advice on what to do, because all I know is that people feed them Kaytee Extract formula, (my pet store has it) but that's it.