Broody Budgies

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by MrNappy, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. MrNappy

    MrNappy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2012
    Ajax, Ontario
    Ok, i have a pair of budgies who like to break their eggs. The thing is she laid her first clutch in Nov/Dec and broke em all, now in Feb she's laid 2 eggs so far. These 2 eggs she had broken. In Jan (late Jan), i put 6 button quail eggs under her, she broke one after a week, (maybe too many for her). Now after a week and some days she is sitting on 5 button quail eggs, and breaking her own eggs. I would much prefer her to hatch her own eggs than the button eggs, how can i get her to do this? Also, the male and female BOTH, sit on eggs, sometimes at the same time, and sometimes they take shifts, is this natural?

    Also, i added wood shavings in, and she took all of em out, in her nest where the 5 button quail eggs are. Is this ok?

    I know, i know, i have to remove the baby buttons, she vomits in her babies mouth, but buttons eat by themselves from day 1.
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats hard to keep them from breaking their eggs, its a bad habit ! can you find some small marble a rock that looks like eggs? or if you can blow the yolk out and put mustard in it. They dont like mustard. Hopefully they will stop breaking eggs !
     
  3. MrNappy

    MrNappy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2012
    Ajax, Ontario
    They're sitting on 3-4 its ok now
     
  4. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Good luck !
     
  5. MrNappy

    MrNappy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2012
    Ajax, Ontario
    Ty, how long does it take for budgie eggs?

    I also put 2 Cot eggs, lol, but both are sitting on eggs. And yet, whenever they look at each other outside of the box, they fight.
     
  6. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    18 to 21 days .
     
  7. MrNappy

    MrNappy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2012
    Ajax, Ontario
    The Button eggs are in there for 10+ days, if they hatch will she leave her eggs?

    Of course, i'll remove em, i'm just wondering (buttons chicks)
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2013
  8. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once an egg eater always an egg eater.
     
  9. MrNappy

    MrNappy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2012
    Ajax, Ontario
    Hehe, she stopped. I think male was doing it, but female convinced him to stop.
     
  10. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could also be a calcium deficency that he may of gotten from the eggs and stopped
     

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