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cockatiel breeding

Discussion in 'Bird Breeding' started by arun, Aug 12, 2017.


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Hi i was just wondering do i have to incubate cockatiel eggs,ive done abit of research and they say

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  1. arun

    arun PetForums Newbie

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    Hi i was just wondering do i have to incubate cockatiel eggs,ive done abit of research and they say i dont have to incubate the eggs.can anyone help please?
     
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    Billie + friends PetForums Newbie

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    Hi,

    It really depends on the parents. If the eggs are being sat on pretty much 24/7 in a nest box then they will most likely hatch, but if no parent is sitting on the eggs or you don't have a nest box (or both), they will most likely not hatch unless you incubate them yourself.

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    Arunn PetForums Newbie

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    thanks alot mate would you recommend me to get an incubater?and when they lay a egg when do i incubate it?
     
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    Billie + friends PetForums Newbie

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    So you're defiantly going to want to buy an incubator if you're thinking about breeding, you can never tell how good the parents will be even if you've bred them before.
    How old are your birds?
    And I myself would just look at a few incubators on Amazon, this one looks good and is pretty cheap; https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0...i=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=bird+incubator.
    You'd need to leave the eggs alone for a few days, the birds will start sitting on them after laying the 2nd/3rd egg, but if they don't, or you feel you want to incubate them yourself, then put them into the incubator as soon as they are laid. Replace the 'missing' egg with a small rubber egg, the hen should continue laying.
     
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    Arunn PetForums Newbie

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    would these incubators work good for parrots aswell mate?
     
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    Arunn PetForums Newbie

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    how many days do you leave the eggs in the nest box for?
     
  7. Billie + friends

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    Yeah, that incubator should work for anything that fits as long as you keep the temperature right, and you'd have to turn the eggs yourself.
    Do you mean how many days do you leave the rubber eggs in the nest?
    Once the hen has stopped laying, take them out quickly or she may try and form another clutch. This probably wouldn't be good as she could become egg bound laying again so soon. So after she's laid a few eggs and she doesn't appear to be laying again.
     
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    i meant when the eggs are layed after how many days do i take them out the and incubate them?would i have to hand feed them or would the mother feed them mate ?
     
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    If you want the mother to feed them, leave the eggs in the nest and hope that she broods on them. She should feed the chicks for you.
     
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