Conures mating constantly=no eggs...ever

by Jade
(San Diego Ca)

I have two conures, Male (Jack-Jack) is a sun conure and the female (Violet) is a jenday conure. I got them both 3 years ago. They are both free roaming, meaning they have a cage with a playtop that is never closed unless they are not being supervised or at night. They have a nesting box hung inside their cage that they roost in every night, and they also go in it during they day to play and laugh.

They also have an outdoor cage where they go out and get some sun and fun during the day in the backyard. Their diet is Kaytee parrot mix every day, friuts (apples, pears, mango, pineapple, lime, etc) 3 times a week alternating with veggies (corn, broccoli, carrots, peas, etc) also 3 times a week. Now that we've covered history setup and diet...here's my question...

Once they have turned 2, they started mating. They have been actively mating now for over a year and have never produced any eggs. Just today I caught them mating 3 times in the back yard and that is an everyday thing. They have both been sexed and found to be male and female. Why no eggs?

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Oct 03, 2011
Birds mate but no eggs
by: The Avian Vet

We should all be glad that they have not gotten it right. We do not need more birds in captivity and we definitely don?t need hybrids. Hybrids cannot produce pure breed species and should not be produced or allowed to reproduce.

It may be unsuccessful because they do not have an appropriate nesting site like a box. It could be they are not experienced enough yet. They could be on poor diet. They may have a medical condition preventing reproduction.

I recommend that you have them examined by an avian veterinarian to be sure they are healthy. Then do not give them a box and don?t let them sit on the eggs to hatching. A pellet diet, like Harrison's, is importat to prevent egg binding. They need to be on pellets for their health.

Dr B

Sep 26, 2011
Conures mate but no eggs
by: Tracie

There must be something wrong with one or both of the birds. You will need to Find an Avian Vet to examine your birds to see if one or both have a physical problem that keeps them from reproducing.

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