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Old 01-01-2018, 08:31 AM
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Hi! to Talk Budgies

As you have now learned, it is never a good idea to have a coconut shell or any items in a cage that the female can use as a nesting site.

A proper nestbox with a concave bottom should be used when breeding budgies for the safety and well-being of both the adult birds and the potential offspring.

Please read all of the information in this link:

https://www.talkbudgies.com/budgie-br...e-threads.html

If the eggs are not viable, my recommendation would be to dispose of them immediately, remove the coconut shell and any other items in the cage which could be used as a nesting site, rearrange the cage, move the cage to a different room, limit the amount of protein in the birds' diet and limit the amount of daylight they get to no more than 8 hours per day.
Following the above guidance should throw them out of breeding condition.

If you still plan to allow the budgies to try to raise this clutch, please answer the questions below and carefully review all of the information in the following links:

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What type of conditioning diet are you giving them?
Are you providing a calcium supplement in addition to cuttlebone?
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https://www.talkbudgies.com/budgie-br...l-members.html

https://www.talkbudgies.com/articles-...want-eggs.html

Planned Co-Parenting in Raising Tame Chicks

https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...s-dangers.html

Are You Ready to Breed Your Budgies

What is Breeding Condition

Are Your Budgie's Eggs Fertile

Fostering Budgie Chicks Safely

Splayed Leg Prevention and Treatment

How to Use a Hagan Vision Plast Nest Box Safely

Aggression Toward Chicks and What to Do

Budgie Hand Feeding and Weaning Guide

Budgie Breeding Conditioning Diet

Dystocia (Egg Binding) in Birds Risks, Signs, Treatment, Prevention


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