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Question:

November 15, 2019

Parakeets


I found out that the 2 parakeets I have are Male and female. What should I do if the female lays eggs?


Answer:

Hi Lori,

Do not give them a nest box or anything they might try to use as a nest. If she tries to sit in a food bowl, remove it and replace with a couple of smaller dishes. If she tries to settle in a corner of the cage, move the cage and hang a toy where she was trying to nest. Mainly you want to disrupt any breeding behavior you observe. Most parakeets will not lay eggs if they do not have a nest box.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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