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What shall I do

Discussion in 'Birds - all breeds / types' started by Chezza, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. Chezza

    Chezza New Member

    OK, my pepper, as you know, has been laying, she's in with another female, she's so clucky, she has layed a cluster of 4 eggs so far, and before she didn't want to know about them??? :?
    NOW she has taken interest and wont stop sitting on them, shes very protective, but she allows me still to touch her, and pat her while she is on them..Ohhhhh poor girl..
    Nothing will come of it, I don't want to take them, because she will lay more, so shall I let her just sit on them.. :?:
    When we get into our new home, which is soon, I'm going to put her in an aviary and get her a mate..
    She will make a great mother, shes very soft and caring, not aggressive at all..
    Any advice would be appreciated..Thanks. :D
  2. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    Hi its fine to leave her with the eggs she will soon get bored of them once she realises that they will not hatch.
    Some birds will not sit on there clutch until the 3rd or 4th egg has been laid so this sounds about right for her to take to them.

    The longer she sits on these eggs the better chance you have of her not laying anymore clutches, She may lay a couple more but she may not.

    Pepper is a budgie ( parakeet) If so when you put her in an aviary depending on the amount of birds your keeping in there you will need to give them atleast 2 nest boxes per pair and have them all placed at the same height.
    If you are going to mix birds then the budgies need to be bred in cages away from the other birds as female budgies are very aggressive during breeding and can and will kill any bird that goes near there nests, They will even attack other birds to steal there nesting sites.

  3. Chezza

    Chezza New Member

    Hi Mike, pepper is my Tiel, if she goes in an aviary she will go alone with her mate, both my girls are very very tame, so my other girl will be happy to be by herself anyway. She has "Never" lay ed nor ever been clucky, only with me lol.. :lol:
  4. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    Oh yes now i remember.
    I don't know if you remember i hand raised one of my tiels because her clutch mates got killed, Well she has her own mate and is a very good mother, So i don't think you will have anything to worry about when it comes to her being with a mate and raising a family.


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