On 5/24/06, jill wrote:
> On 5/22/06, . wrote:
>> Please HELP!
>> I was laying on my bed yesturday when I saw my two
>> parakeets mating. I was shocked! I have had them for 5
>> years now and they have not seemed the least bit
>> in eachother. Anyways, about a year ago my female layed an
>> egg outside the nesting box, that cracked and broke when
>> hit the floor. Ever since then, I have not seen an egg. I
>> have no clue what to do. My avain vet is out for 2 weeks
>> right now so I do not know what to do.
>> How do you tell if your bird is expecting? How long are
>> pregnancy periods? What is the average size clutch? How
>> often are they layed? PLEASE HELP?
> #1 it probably wasn't the first time they have mated. do you
> have a nest box up? this makes the mating seem right to the
> birds in spring.
> as far as i know there isn't really any way for sure to tell
> if she's expecting i would just assume she is to be on the
> safe side. the pregnancy period usually last 2-3 weeks
> average clutch is 3-7eggs...(some people say 3-5 but i have
> never seen as little as three and so often more than 7)
> doesn't mean all will hatch. they are layed every other day
> usually but can be layed everyday. get a good keet book and
> find out who is taking over for your avain vet while he is
> away. just good info to have. hope this helps,jill
Incubation time in 18-21 sometimes alittle more depending how
good the brroding and incubating goes. From the time the baby
hatches and to the day is jumps out of the nestbox will be
around 30days. IMPORTANT: The birds should always be given
greens and carrots and broccoli and eggfoods. These are
assentual for the developement of the embryo. Also sometimes
right before the chicks are weaned they'll start a new clutch.
Any questions feel free to ask