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Old 12-05-2018, 06:42 AM
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Re: my lovebird thats been with me 2 years is sick and I couldnt find anything about

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So this is about 2 months later now.Still not sure what the problem was but here is what i did .
I ended up spraying the birds regularly for a week as it was said on the bottle and it slowly fixed the shaking the leg.

And just 2 weeks ago they laid eggs. It appears the one I had was female and the new one was a male. They dont have any problems other than now theyre not coming near me other than food and I cant even get them to stand on my finger etc.

There are 4 eggs total now. My only thought is the female one was having trouble getting an egg out.

They both seem healthy now. Thanks for the suggestions and help u guys provided. Sorry I couldn't reply earlier due to real life being quite busy I ended up I made a post on here.

also I should note that only one of them sits on the eggs the other one only goes near the other one when its nighttime and theyre sleeping they sleep in the egg box thingy.

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Old 12-05-2018, 06:45 AM
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Everyone seems to have covered everything i hope your baby is okay but it sounds like there needs be some testing done. How long has the new bird been with you? Was there a quarantine phase or any testing done with the new bird? Do they live in the same cage?

Also to note is that your pair are different species and should not breed if they turn out to be male and female. I have a female and my friend has a female, they do the mating dance for each other and feed each other. So it is possible you have a female. It took my dad's amazon 18 years before she laid an egg.

Best wishes to your and your baby.
They did end up breeding I Guess. since there is eggs now and one of them is sitting on it. Though Ive heard sometimes birds lay empty eggs so im not really sure.
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:58 AM
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they do sometimes lay eggs that aren't fertile, best option for now, is when she's not focused on the eggs to take them out one by one, boil them for a couple minutes (proper hard boil) then let them cool down and mark ones you've boiled so to not get confused then place it back in the cage for her. Then just check each day to see if new eggs have been laid (rinse and repeat) then just let her sit on the eggs you know wont be able to hatch until she gets bored of them and leaves them alone. then chuck the eggs out. You don't want to chuck eggs before she's bored of them as she will just continue laying more and more and cause her some real issues
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Thanks for the update.

As LTriggs mentioned above, it's best to boil the eggs to ensure if they are fetile that they don't hatch. You don't want to raise babies, it's a mess!!!! Lots of things go wrong and very frequently if you don't know how to help a baby bird you watch it slowly suffer and die.

If the female 'had trouble getting an egg out', make sure you are supplying the pair with calcium like cuttlebone or mineral block to help her from depleting her calcium supply which can cause egg binding (it can be fatal).

There is a possibility that they could be infertile, but you know for sure now that at least one is female. If they will hatch is a mystery but again I warn you about raising lovebirds, it is a very tricky business especially if you have no idea what to expect.
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they do sometimes lay eggs that aren't fertile, best option for now, is when she's not focused on the eggs to take them out one by one, boil them for a couple minutes (proper hard boil) then let them cool down and mark ones you've boiled so to not get confused then place it back in the cage for her. Then just check each day to see if new eggs have been laid (rinse and repeat) then just let her sit on the eggs you know wont be able to hatch until she gets bored of them and leaves them alone. then chuck the eggs out. You don't want to chuck eggs before she's bored of them as she will just continue laying more and more and cause her some real issues
I dont think I could ever take out the eggs. she never gets out other than to eat or take a bath which only takes like 15 seconds to a minute. even then when I get close she immedieately quits and comes back to bite my hand( happened as we were trying to take a picture of the eggs)


But right now my plain is to let her keep sitting on it as long as she sits. I will share the boiling eggs sneakily idea to my family and see what they say...
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It's almost christmass, paint them gold and hang them in the tree?


(I seriously though about doing this with my surplus parroteggs -> I emptied them instead of boiling / I filled the first bunch with plaster, so I have 'fake eggs' to switch the new ones with. Though this year I managed to prevent the egglaying, pfffft, one less worrie.)

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Re: my lovebird thats been with me 2 years is sick and I couldnt find anything about

You definitely do not want to allow them to hatch...The problem becomes what will you do if the parents refuse to feed them or care for them? Then you'd either have to let them suffer and die of starvation/dehydration, or you have to buy/build a Brooder to keep them at the correct ambient temperature of 95 degrees, buy hand-feeding formula and a candy/cooking thermometer, and an eye dropper, and be mixing-up formula that is always between 104-110 degrees F, and feed each chick once every 2-3 hours for the first 3-4 weeks (including overnight), then at 4 weeks it's every 3-4 hours and then can go overnight 6 hours, then at 5 weeks old forward it's every 4-5 hours and overnight for 6 hours. And if the formula is even one degree too cold they can develop horrible fungal infections, if it's even one degree too high it will burn their crops, and that's not even discussing hand-feeding technique and how hard it is to feed a newly-hatched chick without aspirating the formula into their lungs, etc.

So unless you're an experienced breeder/hand-raiser, it's best to remove each egg as they are laid, boil them for 20 minutes, let them cool, then put each egg back into the nest-box, and allow mom to lay on the entire clutch of boiled eggs until she realizes they aren't going to hatch and loses interest in them...Than when she finally stops laying on them you can remove them and throw them away...If you do it this way it will help to keep mom from laying another clutch of eggs directly after this one...If you simply remove each egg and throw it away immediately and you don't allow her to lay on them, she'll simply keep laying egg after egg after egg...So that's why it's very important that you boil each egg right after it's laid, so you can put it right back in the nest box after it cools.

As far as pulling the eggs out of the nest box, you need to find/cut a piece of cardboard the right size so it will fit into the nest-box and block the entrance...Then wait until she leaves the nest-box and immediately put the piece of cardboard inside the nest-box to block the entrance so she can't come back in...Then remove the egg, boil it for 20 minutes, let it cool, put it back in the nest-box, then remove the piece of cardboard. And do this same thing for each additional egg she lays, as soon as she lays it...
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Re: my lovebird thats been with me 2 years is sick and I couldnt find anything about

Oh, and mark the egg (little dot) so you know which ones have been boiled and what the new one is.
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