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.
Recently my pair of budgies started breeding. The female laid an egg every other day until her clutch of six was complete. then she sat on them all day, only coming out when I popped in some vegetables. About a day ago I came up to the cage as usual for their water and food change and I noticed an egg inside their water bowl. I took it out and it was broken with the yolk still inside. I then checked the nest box and only found 4 eggs which were covered with yolk. I assumed 2 eggs broke under her and she tossed one out while eating the other. So I cleaned a little bit of the bottom of the nest box and wiped 2 of the eggs covered in yolk.
The next day I opened the nest box as usual and found only 3 eggs. 1 of them again covered in yolk. I can’t be sure if the male is eating the eggs over night because I don’t see him entering the nest box although I see he tries to mate with the female when she comes out of the nest box to poop. The female is the only one in the nest box all day and she has been doing a very good job at incubating them as the eggs are fertile. I also can’t be sure if shes eating the infertile eggs or fertile ones because I was only able to candle 3 eggs out of her clutch of 6 and the 3 were fertile. I don’t want to disturb her anymore by opening her nest
Box so I’m going to leave it for now until August 13, which is the estimated date for the first egg to hatch.
Could their be any predictions on why she ate the egg and if she eats another egg should I be concerned?
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Why specifically did you choose to allow your budgies to breed?
Do you have these birds in an individual breeding cage?
How old is each of the adult budgies?
Are you certain they are not related?
Have either of them shown aggressive tendencies toward one another or other budgies?
What diet are you feeding them?
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