Patagonian Conure hatch a Nanday egg?
(Yakima, WA USA)
I have a female Patagonian Conure. She is about 5 or 6. She is a rescue that I fell in love with and kept. Her name is Dakota, Koda for short.
I have been trying to find a male patty for her. She really wants to be a mama. I haven't had any luck.
I even have been trying to get a fertile egg for her to hatch. Still no luck.
Someone suggested getting her a fertile Nanday egg.
Now I know I can switch the egg for one of hers. She trusts me with her eggs and insists I give them kisses everyday. I know her eggs won't hatch, but it calms her and usually after 30 days or so, if she senses no life, she gently removes them and lets me take them away.
My question is, if I give her a fertile Nanday egg, do you think that when it hatches, she will care for the baby? She has a strong maternal instinct.
I am prepared to feed the baby myself if needed.
The reason the Nanday would be good, is both types of conures have very simular behaviors and such. They just look different.
The patty has the long tail.
Both are LOUD birds, they bond alike, and are alike in many other ways.
I live in the country. My closest nieghbors have no problems with my birds.
I also have another patty. Unsure if hes a he or she.
Dobie came from a different background. He may never gain enough trust to be what he could be. He does love to be noisy! LOVES it in fact. I have not had him sexed. He ignores Koda when she is in season. And Koda ignores him.
She tried once to interest him in play, but he hid from her. Now she respects that.
He's a sweetie tho. Loves to flirt.
But that leaves me with Koda and her mama instinct.
So, any opinions?
She;s in season now. Has one egg already, and will lay another 4 to 5 in the next few weeks. Perfect for egg switching.
She's my baby. I know I may lose some of her bond if she becomes a mama, but I will do that for her.
OH! Kodas favorite bath spot? The dogs water dish! NOT the nice clean big basin, but the dog dish! Go figure!
I have a pic of her, but can't find my cable to load it.