A couple of weeks later we opened their cover to find an Egg in the bottom of the cage! Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on May 16, 2019: @Adnan Hi! Question: My lovebird laid her first egg last week which fell from the perch and cracked. The hen will lay on average 3-5 eggs … Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on March 29, 2020: Not all birds make use of nesting material. Give her time. Please introduce a nest box to her. If not, you have to hold her and place her in water. Can you please tell me why has this happened? I thought I had two males housed together and thought I had one female in another cage. Question: My lovebird's egg is out of the nest box. Since she has already laid three times, she will likely already be low in calcium. Question: How many eggs will a lovebird lay in a day? Answer: This is a common issue in lovebirds. Is it ok if she stays at the bottom of the cage without nest? Question: I have a female lovebird who lays eggs. Answer: Yes, you should remove the two eggs that have not hatched. This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Please don't worry. I don't want to mess up I want babies so bad. Answer: Yes, as long as the birds are okay with it. Female is sitting on the eggs but not continuously. This type of bird is often found down on the bottom of the cage and straining. Have they been fighting by any chance? The female started nesting. Can a female lovebird die if she constantly lays eggs without mating ? Sometimes lovebirds will not lay eggs. 1. They live in isolated clumps of trees with grass plains between them. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. 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. 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. The hen usually starts to brood (sit on the eggs)after the second egg is laid. The major cause was infertility and the second was a lack of calcium in their diet. You could buy nesting materials from a local pet shop or provide the following: Lulu, my female lovebird loves to shred palm leaves and tuck them in her tail. With a mate, she can lay fertile eggs. This is in the case of my bird Lulu. Answer: Yes, it's okay, give her time. I have experienced that with my lovebird's layings as well. See who tears it in shreds and places it in their back first. 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. It cracked, so I got rid of it but she didn't lay a third egg. You'll know if she is okay with it. Recently, we purchased a big cage. If you'd like you can go through it. Question: My lovebird laid an egg. Answer: She might be upset about the cracked egg. Lovebirds are social, they can survive in colonies. However, these signs may tell them apart: 1. Can I put the egg back? My lovebird pair making a nest i want to know after howmany days femal will ley the eggs ??? Answer: If she has laid an egg seven days later, it means she and the male lovebird have mated again. If you simply remove the eggs as she lays them, she's likely to lay more and more. She has laid eggs in the past but they always have yolks. Usually, the hen sits and is fed by the male. Dubai doesn't have a pleasant climate and the birds will get affected. 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.). There's nothing to worry about. What should I do? my question: can I breed Budge at other bird nest .. thanks Dear Sakina. 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. :) The lovebird doesn't mind if you take the eggs out. The female might not be of a proper age for mating. Log in sign up. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on March 17, 2019: @Marziya Ramakdawala Please remove the chick once the female moves out of the cage. This can be fatal to your bird. Some forums can only be seen by registered members. If she would have laid more, she would have done so after alternate days or within 2 days. Please include crushed egg shells in the birds' food. Love birds reach mating age at around 5-6 months of age. Source(s): https://shrinks.im/a9vxs. A vet must be consulted immediately when this occurs. Thus, in general, female parrots can lay an egg nearly every other day! Should I worried, and if so what can I do? How many do you have? This is really worrying me.. How Many Eggs Will a Female Lovebird Lay? Lovebirds lay clutches of four to six eggs, usually laying eggs every second day until they have laid a full clutch. Answer: My lovebird has lost a few feathers from the belly region as well. 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. Is it required to cover the nest with a cloth? The nestbox size I suggest for lovebirds is 8x8x8 or 10x6x8 made out of strong plywood. So, the next time you let your lovebirds out, give them a sheet of paper each. If even they don't, it is okay. Lovebirds usually live in holes in trees, rocks or shrubs in the wild. I have a lovebird that later three eggs and didn't even sit on them. 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. I bought a pair of lotinos about an year ago. Can I remove the two that haven’t hatched? It is the perfect nesting material for her. Question: Why are my lovebird's eggs not fertilized? 0 0. Plural. I think the liquid must be from a broken egg. Answer: No, the paired lovebirds won't have any problem while mating. Most avian species kept as pets, however, can exhibit unwanted reproductive activity, and eggs can be laid with or without the presence of a male. Patty. Lovebirds like warm tempatures, that is when they are the most comfortable and it is prime to lay eggs. You can leave some seeds in the cage but if they are too young, they won't know what it is. 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? This was done to check if Lulu sits on her eggs or not. aoa i my fisher pair mating and how many days female lay eggs after mating. I’ve spoken to you in the past how are you? Crushed egg shells also help a lot to replenish the calcium levels. 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. Do you find him/her scratching a lot? P.S. It's okay if one bird has laid all the eggs. This year about 10 days ago she laid 2 eggs i have(i have seen them mating earlier). What if she knows that the eggs are fertilize or not . Like all hookbills, lovebirds should be fed a varied diet consisting of seeds, pellets, and fresh fruits and vegetables. You need to let her be part of the process in a natural way. This is first time she has laid eggs. Crush some of the egg shell into tiny pieces/powdery form and add to it. Switch to Threaded Mode. Give her healthy foods like corn, banana, apple, spinach leaves, and crushed eggshells (sprinkle the bits on their food). Instead, both male and female birds have a cloaca. She's not have watery poop then. Question: My African Lutino lovebird laid four eggs, but they are not hatching after 30 days. If the bird takes a bath, he/she will calm down for a while. Males feed females a lot when they're pregant. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on February 27, 2020: The mating must not have been proper. 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. Answer: Do you mean to say that the female lovebird is not sitting on the egg? Question: I know that lovebirds feed their chicks the first two weeks, but what food do they need to feed them? 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. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on August 04, 2019: I'm sorry to hear this. Posting Rules You may not post new threads. The most obvious sign is that the female lays eggs. Each clutch usually contains between three and seven eggs. I got her a box but now today the other female laid an egg. Hope this helps. What can I do now?Should I go to avian vet? I have 2 Fisher love birds she has been building a nest for 2 weeks now. Then you can clean the nest box. 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. Lovebirds require nesting materials to make their nests. You will know she has stopped laying eggs when she doesn't lay any. 2. Can we place the cage for our lovebirds on our balcony? Why do I have ten eggs? My Love Birds are laying eggs and few of them are breaking it and eating them up.? If you have two birds and they both lay eggs, that means they're both female. The next day her egg would be passed, and she would be normal and active again. Their mother feeds them a regurgitated formula that includes vital enzymes to aid their initial development. Please reply soon, the coronavirus is really bad here, so I can’t get her a vet. We are new to all of this; we love our bird; and we don’t want to turn it "mean" on us. I want to buy love birds of different colours please suggest me right breeder from were i shall get it .I am from New Delhi. If 21-25 days pass and the egg doesn't hatch or she doesn't sit on it, please throw it. Crushed egg shells do help in building calcium levels. Answer: Yes, the color of the chicks will be most likely the same as the parents, unless they have recessive genes. :) I'm sure your bird must like you as well. Were they ever fertile (Two female lovebirds will setup house, mate and lay eggs together. The problem is that the female is very aggressive and fight the male and made a pig scratch on his beak. Lulu, my female lovebird laid an egg on 6th October 2016. Egg laying can start anytime from 5 months to over 10 years of age. Plus, I have heard that if you do this, it could cause her to hold it in any other eggs. 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. Question: I was given a pair of lovebirds at the beginning of the year. Why are many of the eggs not hatching? This is caused by uterine exhaustion secondary to chronic egg laying and or nutritional deficits such as calcium, vitamin E and selenium deficiencies. Hope your bird feels better and gets through the molt finely. Having a mate is a strong stimulus for … My pets love to sit inside the box together, for warmth. In this article, the following common questions and topics about egg-laying in lovebirds will be addressed in detail. 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. They have a realistic shape, weight, color and feel. Please give her crushed egg shells (which will help her calcium levels rise). 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. So now I have one with no mate. Please don't worry. Eggs are laid 3-7 days after mating normally one every other day. That should concern you greatly and you need to get your bird to the vet. Please throw those eggs away. Egg binding is not uncommon in birds and may be resolved easily if treated early. Egg laying usually begins 3-5 days after mating. Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on January 06, 2020: Even if nesting is stopped, she may lay the eggs.