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July 29, 2019

Cockatiel bird going to nest box but not laying egg


Cockatiel bird going to nest box but not laying egg my male three times breeding onther palce just shift my home so mant times meeting but not going to nest box since two month my male bird age 4 years and female is 3 years


Answer:

Hi Srinivas,

Some birds do not make good breeders. Your female is old enough, but maybe she is not used to the new home yet. You need to be feeding a nutritionally balanced diet like pellets as well as cooked eggs, chopped veggies and fruits and multi grain bread. If you only feed seed, this is not enough nutrition. Breeding takes a lot of patience, so just keep observing them and hopefully she will lay eggs soon. If not, I would remove the nest box for a few months and try again after that. If still no eggs, then there is probably an issue with her that keeps her from producing eggs.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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