y do my pair of ringnecks no longer get along

by josh

i have a pair of ringneck parrots that have laid eggs and the female has been sitting on them 4 about 16 days and now she has kicked the male out of the cage. so i put him in a different cage at nite and let him out and open the main cage in the day . will she let him back ?

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Feb 21, 2011
y do my pair of ringnecks no longer get along
by: Linda

the hen is worried about male hurting eggs, and since she'll be sitting on them for 25-30 days, let her have the cage as she wants it. Do not force him on her because the results could be devastating. Sometimes males want to break eggs and/or kill any babies born. Sometimes they will hurt the hens, so keep them in separate cages and you don't even have to put them back together after breeding until you want to breed again. Breeding only 2 times a year is safe for the hens, and do not breed any more often because each clutch of eggs takes out lots of vitamins, minerals and protein from a hen's body. Too much breeding will leave her sick and her body ready to fall apart. I've seen this and have rehabbed several overbred hens, and its takes them years to come back to any kind of normal health.Better to take care of them up front so you don't have to watch them die later. Big commerical breeders and bird mill breeders do not care if hens die because they just replace them immediately. With bird mill breeders, there are not any Avian Vet visits and food is of the crap quality. Hens are always overbred because this type of breeder does not care about birds, only the money they get from pushing them onto unknowing innocent people. Pet stores buy a lot from bird mill breeders, and the quality of their birds is horrible. Always be careful when buying bird stock and make sure you buy from a reputable breeder who will allow you to see how they keep their birds and what they feed them. Also make sure they have an Avian Vet you can talk with about bird's general care.

thanks for writing,
Linda

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