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January 9, 2023

Parakeet not warming egg

My parakeet was sitting on her egg up until the end she randomly stopped about 2 weeks in the babies where almost developed, I took them out and opened them and saw two successful babies. Why did she stop?



If this was her first clutch, this type thing is common. She may be too young – she should be at least 2 years old. You should remove the nest box and rest the pair for 6 months and then let them try again. A pair should be rested after each clutch whether they eggs hatch or not. Hopefully next time they will do better.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,


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