male plucking female

Why is my female turquosine being pluced in her nest buy the male and the eggs are not fertile this has been the secon year this has happend please help Eric

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Nov 23, 2012
male plucking female
by: Linda

Separate the two birds into their own cages, get rid of the nestbox and get busy learning what it takes to breed a healthy pair of birds.

Your birds are not in condition to breed. Birds eating all seed diets are slowly starving to death, so naturally they will not be healthy enough to breed. This is also ture of junk pellets like Zupreem and Lafaebers. Your birds are not ready to breed, so give it up until you learn what you need to know about breeding. Just because you can get a pair of birds together does not mean they are ready to breed because they have to be very healthy to do this.

To get your birds into breeding condition will take a year or more of feeding a high quality organic pelleted diet like Harrisons found here. You cannot rush this process either. I don't understand why you are in such a hurry to have more mouths to feed and take to avian vet. Your breeder birds also have to be examined by an Avian Vet ONLY for infections or other physical issues before they are bred which you did not mention you had done. Breeding any animal or bird is a serious undertaking if you care about their health and well being, so separate them before the male kills the female and begin to get your birds into a healthy state for breeding. Below is a link to article about how to change from seeds to pellets, and it was written by a highly qualified Avian Vet.

Switching Birds To Pellets article

This is how to begin, and you cannot begin the change in diet until both birds have been cleared by an avian vet in your driving area.I hope this helps you because breeding birds is a lot of work, expense and time involved. You have to have a plan for the babies, including how to handfeed, before they are ever born not after they are here and suffering.Handfeeding is a learned skill, so you will need to apprentice with a breeder in your area to learn correct way to feed using a syringe. Inexperience has killed many baby birds because they choke easily, so please learn everything you need to know before bringing helpless babies into this overcrowded world of ours.

Linda

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