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Hello everyone... 7th Egg laid by my lovebirds

Discussion in 'Welcome Lane' started by Cowboy&Chica, 2/10/19.

  1. Zara

    Zara Jogging around the block I Can't Stop Posting!

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    Sorry but that worries me.

    Your birds are no more than 14 months old. If the eggs are fertile, they may need some help to care for them. If you can´t step in and help in the moment, chicks will die. You won´t have time to research on the spot. You will panic and something could go wrong.
    (Your birds were 4 months old when you got them so I don´t think you know how to handfeed.)

    If you don´t research and find knowledge now, you won´t be able to help your birds - not a good ending.

    I´m not saying you must destroy the eggs. But if you are going to leave them then you must prepare for many possible outcomes, buy all the equiptment they will need and find them a loving home -with you, or someone else. You must start thinking up a plan now because if you realise you can´t get away from work or you have other commitments, now is the time to remove that last egg.

    Are you home a lot? (don´t work, work from home or work/go to school but can get home frequently on breaks) A chick needs feeding between 2-4 hours depending on its age. Can you do that? or is someone else avail. to do that?

    Did you watch the video in my first comment? I find it´s easier to see inside the egg if it´s not daylight. So closing curtains will help you. Open the little picture in my first comment. If you see lines in the egg, they are veins and it is a fertile egg. It usually glows quite orange almost red. If you don´t see anything, it is infertile or too soon.
    If you look at the egg 7, the one laid this morning, you will see it is yellow. you can´t see anything inside it. ok? if the other eggs look like this one, remove them, they are not fertile and have expired. Egg 7 looks like a non viable egg right now, because it is fresh, so you can use it to compare.
    Leave egg 7 in the nest box if you wish to proceed with this clutch. If you decide to destroy the egg, the best time is now while nothing is growing inside it.
     
  2. Ripshod

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    May sound brutal, but it's honest.
     
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  3. Zara

    Zara Jogging around the block I Can't Stop Posting!

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    Sorry if it comes across harsh, that´s not my intent. I just want to give you some things to consider. I find it is sometimes hard to read people through a computer, tone of voice is missing. I come from a place of caring about you and your birds. Because if something goes wrong it will upset you as well as your birds.

    Whilst I´m here, I also want to brush on this:

    You saying this, is like me saying ¨I´m 8 months pregnant, but I haven´t seen a Doctor, and I won´t go to hospital. I will just leave it to nature and see what happens.¨

    Your birds do not live like nature intended. Your birds live in captivity. Cowboy and Chica will feel more safe with you in your home than a wild lovebird would in Africa and this will lead to more frequent breeding especially when you provided a nesting box, something that rarely happens in the wild.

    You brought those birds into your home and made them yor family so you must do what is right by them.

    Please keep up updated on your (birds) eggs.
     
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  4. Ripshod

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    Sorry @Zara. It was meant fot the OP, as in 'it may sound brutal but it' s honest advice'. You are right as sometimes text doesn't convey meaning or intent.
     
  5. Zara

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    I got that ;)
    I re-read and was just worried OP may take it the wrong way so I thought best to add on :)
    My profile picture with the serious face does not help! haha (It´s my ¨concentrating trying to get all the birds in one pic¨ face)
     
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  6. LunaLovebird

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    They should be getting ~ 80% pellets in their seeds, with fresh vegetables, and if they are getting all the vitamins they need then you should not be giving them vitamin supplements. Too much can be toxic. Just something to think about when you finish this lot of egg laying!
     
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  7. Cynthia & Percy

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    welcome
     
  8. Cowboy&Chica

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    Thank you :)
     

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