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Question:

October 28, 2021

parakeets eating eggs


my parakeets lay two eggs so far an each one was broken i read some of the thoughts u share about a balance diet. i have put some of the food that u listed to help with her diet. ? should i still leave her to lay the egg to see if she will change from eating the egg to see if she was low on calcium


Answer:

Hi Leroy,

If you feel that she needed the nutrition, then leave them alone this time. Once they are done with these eggs, take down the nest box and rest them for 6 months. Then let them try again. If they keep eating the eggs, then sadly it is a bad habit and they will likely always do this.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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