Breeding Pair of Red Rump Parakeets
I recently bought a bonded pair of Red Rumps. The previous owner said he would see them mate all the time, and the hen would even lay eggs but he never put a nest box in there for them so they never got to the point of having young. Once I had them at home, i went out and got a nice size nest box for them(according to what Ive read its the right size)with a concave bottom. I also placed lots of fine ASPEN shavings in there for her.
Thing is, she will empty basically ALL of the shavings out of the nest. I would replace it, and as soon as i put it in there she would hop back in and start emptying it out.
Two days ago she started laying, we have two eggs at the moment and shes still goin. Her nest has almost nothing in it.
My question is, should I place more nesting material in for her? I dont want to scare her away from the nest, but I dont want her to not correctly incubate her eggs either. Im very excited about that fact we may have some babies on the way and I just want to help them be good parents. I dont have an incubator so I cant take care of the eggs myself.