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Old 02-24-2017, 09:22 AM   #1
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Needing some help

I have a breeding pair of parrotlets that I acquired recently and was told that they are great breeders, are great parents and all. Well the day I brought them home, the female laid an egg in the nest box but never sat on it even after a week. I took the egg out because of that reason and I figured the move may have disrupted things. So about a month later she laid another egg but dropped it from the perch into the bottom of the cage and it broke. I took it out and cleaned it all up. Yesterday she laid another egg in the nest box and a few hours later i looked in there and it was gone. Has anyone else had this happen? What should I do? She has ample room, toys, cuttle bone, egg food, the male mates with her almost daily. They have millet and seed too. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 02-24-2017, 06:15 PM   #2
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Honestly, it sounds like they aren't "great breeders." A bird that lays eggs everywhere except a nest box seems uninterested in in raising young.
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I've heard parrotlet are difficult to breed. Most likely she ate the missing egg. I'm sorry I don't have any advice, I've never tried to breed.
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:24 AM   #4
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How old are they? This sounds more like young birds figuring stuff out and less like an experienced breeding pair.
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They are not experienced. What kind of food are you feeding them? Brand? Are you giving them the right foods for a mating pair? Regular seeds are not enough? They need extra proteins, amino acids, nesting foods. Fresh veggies must be offered. If they do not eat veggies, then keep offering them some anyway. They will eat. Broccoli is a good veg. Kale, too. Carrots. Fried egg all chopped up. Rice. Chopped baked chicken. You must have them on a special diet if babies are wanted.

Look at the left of this column. Look at Parrotlet Diet, Breeding, Health, Housing, Articles, etc. Call a pet food supply store and ask what they have for breeding pairs. Hope things go well. Let us know.
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