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July 21, 2022

Parakeets


My female parakeet laid. 5 eggs the male is always around her disturbing her should I separate the male from the female?.


Answer:

Hi Djadi,

The female needs the male to help her with the eggs and chicks. Some males decide they want to mate again instead of helping, especially a young male. It’s best if they are about 2 years old. If he is younger, this is why he won’t settle down. As long as they are not fighting to the point of drawing blood, then they are OK. If he gets too annoying, you can take him out for a couple hours and then return him to see if that helps.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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