OK so the last try on having one of our pair of Parakeets hatch some eggs didn't work. But now, we are trying again with a different pair. Meet pair #2: Toddra and Kiwi! These two are close mates; Toddra is my parakeet and she will obviously be a good mother because she attempted to hatch 16(yes, 16 EGGS!) all by herself. They weren't fertile, but she thought that they were. This was a few years ago, but we can tell that she has the broodiness still in her. So, we cleaned the separating cage and place Toddra and her frisky mate, Kiwi, in the cage. But this time, we are way more prepared than we were when Carla hatched her eggs. We think that the reason Carla's eggs didn't make it was because she hadn't been on a very good diet WHEN she laid the eggs; so the embryos didn't get the nutrients that they needed. But now, we are feeding Toddra and Kiwi an egg supplement(made with real egg and extra vitamins/nutrients) and seeds. And we throw in any veggies and fruits that we can, such as apple and a little celery. And now we made a nest box BEFORE Toddra has laid her eggs, unlike what we did with Carla, who laid her eggs on the bottom of the cage. Right now, both Kiwi and Toddra are adjusting to their new cage. Toddra has been exploring her roomy nest box; she has been chewing it all the time, which is normal for female Parakeets, and it's perfect because it's made from cardboard. She is enjoying playing with and arranging the newspaper shreds as well. Kiwi has been visiting her while she explores her new nest box, but that's about it. They like talking to each other through the small peek hole in the roof of the nest box. So right now it's a matter of waiting and making sure they both get a better diet. Toddra has been showing signs that she will be laying soon, but we can never know for sure until some eggs start showing up. Until then, we will let her take her time and hope for the best. I will update you guys later on any changes!