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I have 3 parakeets. 2 bonded and the hen has laid 7 eggs,
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my female cockatiel escaped, she has 4 eggs in a nest in the
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I have a young hen about 7 mos old, usually lays one egg a
I have a young hen about 7 mos old, usually lays one egg a day, but has been sitting on the nest for two days now and no egg. I'm concerned for her.… read more
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My female cockatiel, about 4 years old, has been in a nesting
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will a duck sit on infertile eggs we have a hen thats been
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Hi, I have a turquoisine parakeet who is currently nesting
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My female budgie, Apple, is spending most of her time sitting on her two eggs in her nest
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We have a mallard nest that has a full clutch of eggs and the
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My budgie laid 3 eggs which she has been sitting on for the
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We have a pair of Zebra Finches. The female makes a weird
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Dr. Bob
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I have four canaries in the same cage. Two female, two male.
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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My female bird has flown away and she has two little babies
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lorikeet has laid eggs but has returned to the nest has been
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Doctoral Degree
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we have a robins nest in our tree. it has 3 eggs in it and
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parakeet: year old female..lay..egg is bloody looking...cage at times
My five year old female parakeet has an egg about out put she can't seem to lay it. The egg is bloody looking. She has been off and on her perch and on the floor of the cage at times. What can I do to… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a male parakeet almost 11 female 5. She has a nest box
I have a male parakeet almost 11 female 5. She has a nest box and both birds had been inside it at one point but no eggs. I found the male at the bottom of the cage. There is a sign of maybe the femal… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Do the female & males sit on the eggs once theyre laid Im
Do the female & males sit on the eggs once they're laid? I'm not sure which one laid them, but the one I thought was male is the one sitting on the eggs.… read more
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Have 4 brown hens about two and a half weeks. No eggs yet.
Have 4 brown hens about two and a half weeks. No eggs yet. One of them has been in the nest box all day either sitting or standing. Will not take any food. Usually run a mile when I am close but she i… read more
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