indian ring neck parrot eggs are older than 23 days

Hello, this is my first attempt with broodering. I owned a male ringneck for 28 years. I just decided that I did not want to lose him with out having an off spring so I picked up a female in April of this year. she is 3 years old. They had 4 eggs last month around May the 24th they are not clear in color. From every thing I have read they should be fertile at what date should I remove them from the nest and declare them as dead in shell?

Thank you!

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Aug 28, 2016
Pseudo eggs
by: Lynda

I have a single female, therefore eggs laid were infertile. I removed them, blew the contents out and substituted with wood glue. I have returned them and she is sitting on them. Will she lay again while "incubating" these eggs? How long should I leave the pseudo eggs for her to sit on?

Editor's note: Leave them until she stops sitting on them. Make sure she is eating high quality pellet diet with a smaller amount of seeds so she doesn't become egg bound.

Jul 05, 2016
in which month the indian parrat laying eggs
by: Anonymous

hy i have indian parrat one male and one femail they lay eggs in june but in that egg no baby was come what the resion

Oct 03, 2015
there is sound in the box
by: Masilo

I have four ringnecks white female grey male and green female and male after a white female spend most of its time in the box I hear a sound and I suspect it must be babies but I am afraid to open the box and if I do what should I do because I don't have experience in taking care of babies

Editor's note: Find an experienced breeder where you live to help you. Ask where you purchased your birds. Then, separate your birds so that the male can not mate with the females in the future.

Feb 18, 2015
by: kk

Hello experts. I need help and suggestions please. This is my first time with indian ringnecks. the pair has laid 4 eggs. The first was laid on 5th February and now its 18th. I just candle the eggs but found not a single vain in all 4 eggs. I have also noticed that the yolk of all these aggs were moving up side of the eggs when i was moving the eggs. What does it mean? Are these eggs are unfirtile? Should i remove the eggs or wait for some more time?

Oct 17, 2012
why only one egg hatched out of two
by: Gabriel Milan

two eggs were laid only one hatched

Jul 16, 2012
panagonian conurs fertil eggs
by: Anonymous

I have to conures that layed eggs about 18 days ago but i only see the yoke at the top or is that the air sack

Editor's note: In the future if you want people to see and answer, you need to post a question, not an answer here to another question, on our Parrot Questions page.

Jul 02, 2009
Parrot egg incubation period
by: Tracie

Keep in mind that the incubation doesn't start until the last egg is laid. I am not a breeder, but this is what I have been told by breeders.

So your day count should start from when the last egg was laid and the birds started to lay on them.

Jul 02, 2009
Parrot egg incubation period
by: The Vet

The best way to determine if they are fertile is to candle them. You need a special light called an egg candler. This will allow you to transilluminate the egg. If it is fertile you will see blood vessels in the egg about 10 days after incubation has begun. If you do not have access to a candler, then you can discard the eggs after 30-35 days of incubation.

Dr B

Jul 01, 2009
by: Linda

The only way to tell if they are fertile or not is to "candle them". What this means is to hold them up to a bright direct light like a flashlight behind them. If there is a dark area seen inside egg in this light, they are most likely fertile. This is the only way to tell as outside egg color does not matter since all bird's eggs can vary in shade.

As for length of time it takes the first one to hatch, it is 23-24 days. If you take eggs out and candle them, and they are "clear" which means no dark areas, then eggs need to be removed and thrown away. By this time, you should have one that is ready to hatch if egg was fertile. Babies hatch in the order eggs were layed, and eggs are usually layed every other day, so time of incubation can vary quite a bit. Be very careful not to leave eggs in too long because if one of the birds cracks one and eats some of the fluid, they will die of albumen poisoning. It is a slow, painful, death that effects the central nervous system and is a terrible sight to behold.


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