Budgie BreedingBefore breeding any species, it is important to learn as much about the animals, their personalities and the best practices to follow for responsible and ethical breeding prior to making the commitment to take on the responsibility.
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My budgie has recently been laying eggs and I just found out that one of them is actually fertile! The thing is she's already laid 7 eggs and she might lay another tomorrow and it's a bit difficult to keep track of which eggs are which, especially because most of them are infertile. Is there any way to mark the eggs so i can tell which one is fertile without candling them every time? I want to make sure to keep it as safe as possible
Have you kept track of the dates the eggs were laid? If so marking should not be needed, and really wouldn't do much good after they have all bend laid and there is no way to know which egg was laid on what day
If you do decide to mark them, a soft tip non-toxic marker is best. It can be so easy to damage a developing egg with the sharp point of a pencil
I am not sure if you came across this in your research yet, but it is best to leave infertile eggs in with the fertile ones. They help keep the chicas warm and prevent splayed leg as well
Last edited by CuteLittleBirdies; 07-16-2015 at 03:41 PM.
Thank you all for the advice! I have been keeping track of when they've been laid so I have a feeling one may hatch in a week or two They do tend to get mixed up from time to time though since there's eight right now haha!
I'll make sure to keep the infertile eggs in there until I know that all three of the fertile ones have hatched! I'll probably take them after they grow a bit~
This is so exciting I'll make sure to post photos as soon as I can!