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Question:

February 18, 2020

Cockateil


My cockateils is laying eggs but after sometime female cockateils is not giving heat to their eggs not al time siiting in his pot during hatching.


Answer:

Hi Juzar,

The male and female usually take turns sitting on the eggs. Since the eggs are laid with one day between each one, most birds do not start to sit on them until after about 3 eggs are laid and some wait til all eggs are laid. If this is their first clutch, it is not uncommon for them to fail to sit on the eggs. Most pairs try 2 or more times before they figure everything out. If she was sitting on them and then stopped, the eggs probably are not good. Just be patient with them and hope they get it right the next time.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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