Lovebird laying eggs
Female bird collecting paper; The 'male' bird in the background copying her...
Hi, We recently bought two year-old lovebirds from someone who no longer wanted them. He said he didn't know if they were male or female.
Their cage has a happy hut in it that the birds are very attached to. We have also bought them a nest box that one of the birds quickly became fond of.
Our thoughts on the birds' sexes were that one is male (he gets a little bit frisky with the top of the happy hut several times a day) and the other is female. She has proved us right by laying two eggs (one on Saturday and another yesterday).
I wonder now whether or not the eggs are fertile- I don't want to touch them and I don't think she wants me to either! Since laying the second egg yesterday she has started sitting on only one of them (not constantly). Is this normal? She is also still collecting paper for her nest.
Is there anything we need to do to help her along??
Thanks for you help,