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Discussion in 'Birds - all breeds / types' started by ilovemycockatiels, Jan 22, 2005.



  1. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    Hi what happened to the egg she laid outside the nestbox you can place that egg in the nest box with the other egg if is still ok and she will incubate that egg aswell or you can just throw away the egg she laid on the cage floor.

    Aslong as she has plenty of cuttlefish bone and mineral block in her cage and the nest box is removed after this clutch to allow her to rest her calcium levels will rise back to normal.

    mike
     
  2. ilovemycockatiels

    ilovemycockatiels New Member

    I did put the egg that was laid on the cage floor in the nesting box. It has a crack in it but it's kind of dented in so i don't know if I should take it and let her replace it or leave it in the nesting box. I've heard you can put Elmers glue on cracks but it is dented and I don't know if the glue would do any good. She is already incubating them and she hasn't laid a 3rd one yet is it just because she just had another clutch before this one?
     
  3. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    I would not do anything with the egg unless the sac inside the shell is broken chances are this one will not hatch if fertile.

    She will still lay another clutch without problems because she never raised and babies from the last clutch let her do her thing and even if she just has these eggs and only1 is fertile its better for her and the male as they dont have a lot of chicks screaming for food.

    I have added some links so you can see the diffence in eggs when they are fertile and the stages they go through.

    THese are parrot eggs but they go through same changes as the same rates as cockatiel eggs.
    http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/resear ... ot/d/d.htm

    http://www.birdsnways.com/wisdom/ww36eiv.htm

    these are pictures from my friend who breeds tiels showing eggs fertile and eggs that have started going through the process and the chicks have died in the shell..

    http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/AlbumIn ... 215443&f=0

    http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/AlbumIn ... 922119&f=0

    This is a website with different foods, and bedding and things for cockatiels which i think you may find helpful.

    http://www.kaytee.com/companion_animals ... cockatiel/

    Hope this helps

    Mike
     
  4. ilovemycockatiels

    ilovemycockatiels New Member

    hi I candled the first 2 eggs my bird laid and they both look infertile just like her last clutch. I think they will all be infertile again, like in her last clutch. What do I do if she lays another clutch when I take this one out? I don't know that she will but I don't want her to get sick or anything.
     
  5. mchat

    mchat New Member

    Hi,
    Just a progress report on my babies. the oldest is now 4wks old and the youngest 3. I have been taking them out of the nesting box and playing with them. There is one 'native' and two 'pied', I will be putting some photos up as soon as I can borrow a digital camera. My parents started a new breeding cycle and have layed one egg which has been adopted out to my sisters birds. She has two pairs currently breeding and one of those pairs is a 'first time' and we are not sure if they have produced any fertile eggs so we figure this one should hatch and give them a bit of confidence. They have never started laying eggs before but I normally have he bubs out of the nesting box at 3wks for the youngest so I guess they are assuming that I'll take them out again.

    Mel.
     
  6. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    Hiya glad to hear they are doing so well.
    Can't wait for the pictures i love baby birds they so cute.

    I would give the parents a break after this clutch so that she can rest and recover so that she does not become ill.

    The more you handle the chicks the better birds they become and friendly birds are alot nicer to own.

    Congratualtions again

    Mike
     

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