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Question:

November 3, 2021

Lovebirds will not lay eggs if wings are cut?


I have 2 pairs of fischers love birds. I want to cut their wings so that its safe for them to play around in my home. But the shop owner told us that if you cut its wings it will not lay eggs. Is is true? I’m confused on what to do.


Answer:

Hi Sherin,

Breeding birds need to be fully flighted in order to be able to mate. They can’t balance if their wings are cut, so they will not mate and most likely will not lay eggs. Or the eggs will not be fertile. If you plan to breed them, you can only have one pair per cage, and they have to remain in the cage when they are breeding. You can’t handle them or let them out during this time or they will not settle down and mate and lay eggs. Breeding birds need privacy and very little human contact.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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