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.
Hi I am having budgies pair that laid 9 eggs... First egg was laid on 20 jan, then on 22,24,26,28,30,1,3,5. Female is on eggs whole day but none of the egg hatched. Means all the eggs are as such. Plz guide me in this regard. Today's pic is attached
Nine eggs is a very large clutch.
It may be the angle of the picture, but the three eggs at the bottom look particularly oversized.
Have you candled the eggs to see which may be viable?
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Ya earlier also she laid nine eggs but other Pair broke their 4 eggs so I separated that pair. While babies are still is the box she started laying eggs again n I am surprised that she again laid 9 eggs. Though I am having birds as hobby and not a professional breeder. Thanx a lot for reply. I didn't candle eggs as it is assumed in India that birds will not feed babies so didn't touch eggs even
Your hen double-clutched because you left her in the cage after the babies reached 3 1/2 weeks old.
Double clutching can be very hard on a hen - especially when she's had a big clutch the first time around.
It is crucial that you give the hen calcium supplements in addition to her cuttlebone and mineral block.
Hopefully you are feeding the adults a healthy diet to include a high quality seed mix, pellets, vegetables and egg food?
Candling the eggs to determine which are fertile and which can be disposed of at this point in time is important.
From your posts, it sounds as if this may be your first time breeding budgies.
How much research have you done prior to this undertaking?
How old are the budgies you which bred?
Do you know if they are related?
What conditioning diet have you been providing them?
An individual needs to have a good background in basic budgie care and then do extensive research into the proper breeding practices prior to making the decision to accept the responsibility of the commitment required for breeding responsibly and ethically.
For the health and well-being of your adult birds and any potential hatchlings, please be sure you review all of the stickies in the Budgie Breeding Section of the forum.
Thanks a lot for reply. I studied the links that were attached. My budgies pair was more than a year when they started mating. I made a big cage only after they laid egg in the small cage itself and it was destroy as there was no nest box. I used to give fresh spinach, carrot coriander etc...