Hello there, first time poster here. I bred budgie for years when I was a kid (yeah, I was a weird little ten year old), and decided to get back into recently. I have two pairs in a large cage, to which I attached three nest boxes.
Everything was going swell. Everybody paired off, and the females have been spending considerable time exploring boxes. Finally, on Monday, one of my females, Merrill, laid egg #1! Then on Wednesday, she laid egg #2... in a different box.
I thought this second egg might belong to Tali, my other female, but she hasn't been spending as much time in a box and no other eggs have surfaced yet. So, thinking maybe Merrill had changed her mind, I took egg 1 and placed it with the other. It seemed successful at first - Merrill spent the night with both eggs, and I assumed incubation was commencing.
Until this morning, when I find Merrill in the other box again.
I'm unsure of what to do at this point, since I've never seen this behavior before. I suppose I could separate the pairs, and only allow Merrill the one box?
Any advice? Anyone else ever seen this happen before?
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