Lovebird layed eggs

If it has been more than 21 days and my love birds eggs have not hatched what is the likeliness of them hatching, the female and male spend an enormous amount of time in the nesting box with the eggs keeping them warm I believe there are 4 eggs. Will the eggs hatch and if so how much time do they need and if not how long shall I wait and do I remove them or do I leave them in the nesting box? It there anything that I should do to for when and if the eggs do hatch?

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Jul 27, 2009
by: Linda

Hi, the incubation period is 21-26 days, so you may wish to wait some more. I have a link that you can go to and find out more information. You will have to cut and paste into your browser address box:

Breeding birds is a complicated process, and once eggs hatch, you will need to check on them often to make sure the smallest ones are being fed properly. Sometimes the last babies to hatch are not able to get up there and get as much food as they need. If this happens, you will need to learn how to handfeed and start supplementing them while leaving them in nest most of the time. If parents do a good job of feeding, you won't have to do anything except buy a new cage in which to put your new babies. All the birds will need to be fed a high quality pelleted diet with dark leafy lettuce, dark orange and yellow squash and sweet potato as treat foods. A high quality diet is very important for the feeding mother. Tracie carries Harrisons out here which is organic and very high quality. She also carries their Birdy Bread Mix which my Amazons love. Be sure to buy the Red Palm Oil to go in it. Use two egg whites no yellows in the mix along with water and the oil. Bakes up in 30 minutes, freezes very well and, from what I can see, is delicious (a little too bland for my taste).Really good Mommie, Daddy and Baby Food!

So, you need to go to the site I gave address for as well as finding a breeder in your area to show you how to handfeed using baby parrot handfeeding formula using a syringe. This is a learned skill, and so you must get busy right away in case you have to feed the babies--even two of them.

You may also be able to find more info on the internet about this process. Tracie also carries handfeeding formula out here, so this can be your one stop shop for food.

Keep us posted and send pix of babies once they are able to "pose" for camera.


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