Budgies laying eggs
Hi we have a male and female budgie, the male is about 18 months, the female is 2 1/2 yrs. They have been mating, and there have been 3 eggs laid so far, the first one was eaten, the 2nd was cracked so I removed it, yesterday she laid the 3rd one, this morning that one has gone, I'm not sure what happened as it was intacted yesterday, there is some shell in the nesting box, so I'm not sure whether it got cracked or eaten.
We started off with sawdust in the box, then I took it out, because I read that budgies do not like nesting materials, also the cage is usually in the living room, but we moved it to the kitchen, becaues its brighter in there, the door is left open so they can still fly into the living room, as we have a tree and toys for them, they are never shut in the cage, and have free run of the kitchen and living room. Now I'm wondering if I am stressing her out keep going out to make tea and such like, we do have another room we could move them too, but then they would be fairly islolated, please can you help. Thanking you in advance, we just want to do whats best for them. Chris
(moved to parrot questions since this is a breeding question that Linda can help with)