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Question:

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?


Answer:

Hi,

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,

Brenda

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