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post #31 of 53
Wish I was closer, I would handfeed them for you. Handfed ones make nice pets, but parent raised ones are usually pretty wild.
Keep us posted on how the eggs do. I believe it's 15 to 19 days for Budgies eggs to hatch.
Starlights mom in California
post #32 of 53
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Hmm....not too much change but it does seem the birds are getting more irritated with eachother.
post #33 of 53
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We had to separate the birds. They had a big fight, and the blue one (male?) lost all his tail feathers and got his legs bloodied up pretty bad. They are in separate cages next to eachother. Will this effect how the eggs are treated? (they are with the female bird)
post #34 of 53
Are you sure there is a male & female? How many eggs now? You may have 2 females arguing over the eggs.
post #35 of 53
My friend kept parakeets and they often layed eggs but they wouldn't hatch. She got into breeding cockatiels and hand fed the babies. She loved it but wants to get into more exotic birds now.
post #36 of 53
Wow, this is neat..I didnt know parakeets laid eggs in cages..I just always thought they were bred in places.

I cant see the pics though..All I got are red X's. But really, keep us updated as to if they hatch & everything. It'd be so cute if they did..

And hey, I always wanted a bird too, but Im so afraid the kitties would get it for sure. How do you make it so that doesnt happen?
post #37 of 53
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Originally Posted by otisbird
Are you sure there is a male & female? How many eggs now? You may have 2 females arguing over the eggs.
3 eggs. We're pretty sure they are one male, one female. At least that's what I was told.
post #38 of 53
stupid question... why would you want to shake it or put the egg in the freezer, wouldnt that harm the forming baby?

Also can u get birds fixed like you can cats and dogs?
post #39 of 53
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Originally Posted by Roxy_loves_CJ

Also can u get birds fixed like you can cats and dogs?
Hmmm........I was just wondering if they can be fixed. I'll have to check that out.
post #40 of 53
It's VERY expensive, but you 'spay' a female bird. It would be way more then what you payed for the budgies.
post #41 of 53
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stupid question... why would you want to shake it or put the egg in the freezer, wouldnt that harm the forming baby?

Also can u get birds fixed like you can cats and dogs?

Yes, it harms the egg, that's the point.
That is how you prevent eggs from hatching without causing the hen to continue laying and endangering herself.
Cockatiels and Budgies (parakeets) are extremely overbred, but if you have a bonded pair, you really don't want to seperate them.

Hens can be spayed, but it is usually only done as a last resort for chronic egglayers and hens with eggbinding issues.
Cockatiels are very prone to these problems.
post #42 of 53
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Originally Posted by Roxy_loves_CJ
stupid question... why would you want to shake it or put the egg in the freezer, wouldnt that harm the forming baby?

Also can u get birds fixed like you can cats and dogs?
I was wondering the same things.
post #43 of 53
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Originally Posted by otisbird
Are you sure there is a male & female? How many eggs now? You may have 2 females arguing over the eggs.

That's wahat I was thinking, I used to have peachfaced Lovebirds and they had eggs , they got to be mean like a cross between a hawk and a buzzard they were mean little shi** anyway
post #44 of 53
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Bad news...blue birdie died. I came home and he was all puffy, and died a few minutes later. We're not sure what happened, poor little guy.

I'm not sure if the eggs will hatch or not....
post #45 of 53
RIP little blue bird...
post #46 of 53
Oh poor little blue bird!
post #47 of 53
Oh No...
RIP little Blue Birdie.
post #48 of 53
Poor bird.
post #49 of 53
Poor, poor little blue birdie!
post #50 of 53
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Well, I'm afraid there are no baby birdies coming. Mommy bird stopped roosting a few days ago. It's sad, since she spent so much time looking after those eggs.
post #51 of 53
aawwww such a sad end to this story. RIP blue bird
post #52 of 53
That is a shame. I was looking forward to little baby birdies.
post #53 of 53
Most likely both were female and the eggs were sterile. It could have been the blue bird that was laying the eggs and became egg bound. This is the only reason the other bird would have attacked the blue one. Both parents wil care for the eggs and young so I doubt that they were a "pair" as in male and female.
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