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Old 05-08-2019, 08:20 PM
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Fertile eggs

I am new to this forum and was wondering if there was anyone is the U.S. selling any fertile lovebird eggs?
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Re: Fertile eggs

99.9% scam! Question, why would you want fertile eggs?
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:46 PM
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Re: Fertile eggs

Agreed with flboy. You’ll never find fertile eggs for sale. Anyone offering them up is scamming you.
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Re: Fertile eggs

Why would it be a scam to ask for fertile eggs? I'm the one asking for them. I'm the one paying.

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Old 05-09-2019, 07:32 AM
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Re: Fertile eggs

It's not a scam to ask, but it is a scam to sell. Generally people claiming to sell these are sketchy.
Why are you looking for fertile eggs though?
Even if you could find them, hand-raising a parrot from an egg is pretty much doomed. In cases where it has been done successfully, there area almost always mistakes that impact the bird for life. It isn't like raising a chicken from an egg.

You would be better off buying a weaned baby- yes, it is more expensive, but in order to hatch an egg and raise a baby, you will have to spend a ton of money on supplies and feed the baby in crazy intervals-even in the middle of the night (I want to say that early on, it's on the hour, every hour day and night..but don't quote me on that). You pretty much would have to quit your job, and even then, a million things can go wrong. After all of that work/time/money, your baby might not even survive...if it does, there is a strong possibility that it would have life-long issues.
I am not saying that this has never been done successfully, but even the most skilled/experienced breeders would be unlikely to attempt to hatch and raise a parrot baby from an egg.

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Old 05-09-2019, 08:30 AM
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Re: Fertile eggs

Don't ever pay someone for 'fertile eggs'. No breeder would do this as they stand to make more money raising the baby for you and selling for more profit. Plus, eggs are so fragile, they need specific temperatures to incubate.

Even if you get some eggs, which COULD happen, they will never hatch and you'll be out hundreds of dollars thinking you got a deal when in fact its the other person that scammed you who got you.

It's always better to buy a baby that is already weaned and eating on its own, otherwise you will need loads of equipment -- a quality brooder to keep the hatched chick warm, gram scale to weigh baby, thermometer to check formula temp, formula that needs to be mixed and fed correctly that isn't easy, syringes to feed and measure formula, there's just lots of things you need.
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