How old do senegals have to be to have babies?

I have a one year old male senegal parrot and is "paired" with a two year old female. My dad bought a nest so she might get "encouraged" to have eggs but i dont think its working. She doesn't even want to get in she just bites the outside and the male is afraid to get near it. Are they too young to have eggs? or are they confused on what it is?

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Jan 13, 2012
Breeding senegal parrots
by: Tracie

Senegal Parrots can start to breed at the age of 3 to 4 years, but some do not breed until age 6 or 7 years.

Fortunately you have a few years to learn all you can about breeding birds and caring for babies when the parents attempt to kill them or don't feed them. You can also save up for the avian vet bills that you will need to pay in order to have healthy birds.

Make sure your birds are eating 80% Harrison's or Roudybush pellets so the hen doesn't become egg bound and will produce healthy chicks.

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