Ask Lafeber


July 20, 2022

My bird is not laying eggs even they are in there breeding age ?

I bought a male coctail that was lalready paired but I only buy male and than I bought female from some where else that was also breeder and had a breed recently after coming back to my home I put them in one cage and attach a breeding box now almost 2 years past they donot lay egg while they do mating and even they go in box.


Hi Midhat,

When you buy a bird that someone claims is a proven breeder, usually this is not true. Nobody sells a good breeding bird or pair unless they are selling off all of their birds. Most of the time, there is some reason why the bird is not a good breeder, so they want to get rid of it. If your pair has been together for 2 years, are mating, going in the box and doing everything but laying eggs, then most likely there is something wrong with the female and maybe she can’t produce eggs. She could be laying eggs and eating them before you get a chance to see the egg. But unfortunately, for some reason it sounds like this pair is not going to produce eggs or chicks for you.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,



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