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Question:

January 13, 2022

Breeding


I have two lovebirds. Male and female. They been mating for over a month and no eggs.


Answer:

Hi Mary,

A month isn’t very long at all. Make sure the parents are eating a nutritionally balanced diet like pellets or our foraging diets. Also offer greens, fruits and veggies. And now while you want them to breed and lay eggs, give them egg food and a cuttle bone. Egg food can be a commercial diet, or a cooked egg with the shell washed, crushed and cooked with the egg. They need this daily while you have them set up to breed. They also need a lot of privacy – checking them too often can make them nervous and not want to nest and lay eggs.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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