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Hello Everyone! I made a thread yesterday in "Breeding Budgie" section, about my cutie Fischer Kiwi. I ask for help coz i need to know if kiwi is Eggnant :D i have her and her partner Apple for more than a year, and i used to see them always fighting but not a serious fight :D Thats why im so Surprised seen them "Mating" :D and after few days i saw Kiwi have some changes with her physical look, special below her tummy.. Its my fist time to see it a bit Bloated. So i took a photo and posted here.

And with the help of Aluz, told me that Yes, kiwi is Eggnant :D
 

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Im so Happy coz i cant wait anymore to see kiwis Babies :D i told Aluz that im goin to update her with kiwis Eggnancy ;) And gives kiwi special attention and extra care.

So today... I checked kiwi and shes always in her nest box. And the next thing that i saw was.......... :D
 

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Yes!!! She laid sooner than I expected, congrats on your first egg! :party3:
In case you don't know, lovebirds eggs take a bit longer to incubate when compared to budgie's eggs. They take about 22 - 23 days of incubation.
Besides the normal breeding diet, it's good if you place two water dishes or a water dish and a birdie bathtub with some water. Both parents will bathe and go back into the nest, this will give the eggs some moist and a much needed humidity to stay healthy.
The father will also be very present during the whole process and will help with the incubation of the eggs.
 
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Ohhh! The babies are going to be so cute!!! Can't wait for the pictures.
 

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Yes!!! She laid sooner than I expected, congrats on your first egg! :party3:
In case you don't know, lovebirds eggs take a bit longer to incubate when compared to budgie's eggs. They take about 22 - 23 days of incubation.
Besides the normal breeding diet, it's good if you place two water dishes or a water dish and a birdie bathtub with some water. Both parents will bathe and go back into the nest, this will give the eggs some moist and a much needed humidity to stay healthy.
The father will also be very present during the whole process and will help with the incubation of the eggs.
Thanks Aluz, yeah even me, never expect as early as this lol. And your right, love birds incubation process takes quite longer than budgies. thanks for reminding me, atleast i can adjust my patience to wait for the egg to hatch. lol and i always give them two water dish, coz i know how much they love to bath! hahah.

thanks again.. will keep everyone updated ;)
 

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Hello Everyone, Im posting some Updates about Kiwis Eggnancy :D

Well, i have 5 eggs now in Kiwi's nest box, heres the date of each egg been laid,

🐣1st Egg Sept.30, 2014
🐣2nd Egg Oct.2, 2014.
🐣3rd Egg Oct.4, 2014.
🐣4th Egg Oct.6, 2014.
🐣5th Egg Oct.8, 2014.

After the last egg been laid, kiwi start incubating her eggs untill now, so its been 6 days, i believe that 6 to 7 day old eggs, we will notice small veins inside, but i candled all the eggs and this is what i saw.. (Check attachment)

I believe i have both Hens :/
 

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The eggs do seem to be clear, but still that doesn't mean they are both females.
Usually when two females mate and go through the breeding process you will see a much larger number of eggs as both of them would lay.
5 eggs is pretty normal for just one hen. My Sindel laid the same amount if I recall correctly on her first time and 3 chicks hatched.

You can always wait a few more days and candle them again...
 

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The eggs do seem to be clear, but still that doesn't mean they are both females.
Usually when two females mate and go through the breeding process you will see a much larger number of eggs as both of them would lay.
5 eggs is pretty normal for just one hen. My Sindel laid the same amount if I recall correctly on her first time and 3 chicks hatched.

You can always wait a few more days and candle them again...
You giving me Hopes Aluz :) Thanks for the advice.
Ok i will wait for few more days and try to candle them again. By the way i tried checking apple's Pelvis bones to see if apple is really a hen or **** and i see that its quite wide, its something like 4mm to measure.

But i believe aswell that every birds has uniqueness. I just really wish i dont have two hens. Ill keep u updated again :) Thanks Dear :)
 

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You're welcome, my friend!
I never checked the bones of my lovebirds, I'm not experienced enough when it comes to that and reaching a conclusion on gender. If a lovebird is bigger in size and bulkier, the bones should be larger and further away from each other, I think.
 

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You're welcome, my friend!
I never checked the bones of my lovebirds, I'm not experienced enough when it comes to that and reaching a conclusion on gender. If a lovebird is bigger in size and bulkier, the bones should be larger and further away from each other, I think.
Yep, u have a point, coz Apple is a bit bigger than kiwi. :) Will see on the next days :) Thanks a lot again :)
 

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23 days old Eggs. Candle them and still clear, sadly kiwi stops incubating :/ im sure i have both hens :/
Oh, I'm sorry... We were all rooting for your pair. :(
 
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