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Question:

November 3, 2022

Two females


Hi, i have 2 female king parrots and one male, in a large cage with other parrots. My ? is should i take out one female now the male has chosen his mate and they have 2 eggs already in their box. Regards Joan


Answer:

Hi Joan,

Yes, definitely. You should never have more than one pair of birds in the cage for breeding. It’s best to remove the other birds and the extra female. If you move the pair, they will abandon their nest box and eggs. When you have a cage of multiple birds, do not give them any nest boxes or nests. Breeding birds get territorial and will start fighting with other birds in the cage. And other birds in the cage may destroy eggs or the chicks if there are any.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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