On 1/20/06, Sandy S wrote:
> Hi all my lovie laid an egg.......which would explain why
> she (I thought it was a he) was building a
> nest.........What should I do I dont think it is fertile.
> She only laid one....I dont know what to do please help..
If she's in a cage by herself it will not be fertile. If she
has another bird with her, it might be if it's a male.
Lovebirds lay eggs every second day.
If she doesn't have a mate or a nest box, just leave the egg
and allow her to brood or sit it as well as any other ones
that she might lay.
Make sure she's got a good diet which would supply her with
calcium along with cuttlebone.
Removing eggs will encourage her to lay more, so not a good
idea. If it's on the bottom of the cage, make a make-shift
nest out of a small box or container and put some bedding in
it, along with the egg, for her to have a place to nest.
She may become protective and testy when she's brooding so
don't be surprised if she's not as nice as she might have