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Re: male not caring for female on eggs...help!

Posted by jill on 9/13/05
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    On 9/12/05, Michael L wrote:
    > On 9/12/05, jill wrote:
    >> hello, i have a male budgie that's named romeo. he has
    >> bred a sweet female i have but refuses to take care of her
    >> while she sits on eggs. what should i do? thanks in
    >> advance, jill
    >
    > Jill,
    > There's really nothing you can do to intervene at this point.
    > Make sure they have plenty of nutritious foods, etc.
    > The male may be feeding the hen and you are not aware of it.
    > The hen will, if she has to, leave the box to get herself
    > food.
    > In the meantime, the male may come around and figure out
    what
    > he's supposed to be doing. If they are young, this may be
    > due to inexperience.
    > Give them plenty of privacy and try keeping youself away
    from
    > them. They may feel threatened by your presence or possible
    > interference.
    >
    > Michael L
    thanks so much. do you think i should put them together in
    thier own private cage? romeo is just over a year old but this
    is the first time he has bred. buster(the female) is about
    15mos and she seems really hung up on him(chaes him around the
    cage) he just gets what he wants and then runs off. i had
    never heard of this is all. thanks again! jill