On 7/08/08, ms lovebird wrote:
> On 7/08/08, Courtney wrote:
>> Hey, I bought 2 lovebirds about 2 months ago 1 male and 1
>> female. They were guaranteed to have babies. Well the girl
>> layed 2 eggs today! ... I was so excited.
>> When I bought the birds the previous owner told me that the
>> female has already laid eggs 4 times 3 of the times the
>> eggs hatched and were suggessful ... but the 4th time the
>> eggs were not fertile...she also told me to remove the male
>> bird when the female lays the eggs because the male will
>> kill the eggs if they are fertile. but i do not know how
>> true this is?
> well courtney there's a few holes in your story that don't
> a female lovebird cannot lay two eggs in one day. they lay
> ONE egg every TWO days until they have a clutch. if you
> two eggs in one day you have two females. that's a fact.
> you NEVER remove the male when they are nesting. he feeds
> the hen while she sits on the eggs and when she has babies.
> most males will not "kill" the eggs. that's another load of
> good thing the woman sold these birds as she's dumber than a
> box of rocks when it comes to lovebird breeding.
> hope you do more research as you really need to know a lot
> more to be a successful lovebird breeder.
Courtney, please go to this link and you'll have all the
information you need. That's what I did.