Parrots are very beautiful birds. They live in hot countries. But their unusual coloring, friendliness attract people. Currently, many breeders of birds and just lovers of birds with pleasure plant parrots of various breeds at home or in special nurseries.
Those who decide to breed parrots should understand that this requires a lot of responsibility. Birds need proper feeding, keeping. In addition, their breeding is an important issue. In order for healthy offspring to be born, a number of rules must be observed. For example, in the wild, female parrots acquire the ability to reproduce offspring at the age of 5-7 months. But at home, the female should not be allowed to lay eggs until she reaches the age of 1.5 years, as this can lead to a number of unpleasant consequences.
Parrots are very finicky birds. Not every pair placed in one cage is able to give offspring. There are times when they simply may not like each other. And then the breeder will wait for a very long time when the parrots will postpone the laying. In this case, eggs hatch approximately 17-19 days after hatching. In order for fertilization to occur, a number of important conditions must be observed. First, the couple needs to be housed in a special nesting house. The female needs to be transferred to a special protein-rich diet.
The room where the parrots are located must have a certain temperature. It should be kept in the range of 20-30 degrees. At lower or higher temperatures, the embryos in the eggs may die. For the breeding season, it is best to minimize communication with birds by placing the cage in a quiet corner of the room. In order for the female to lay eggs, a certain duration of daylight is needed. As a rule, it is 15-16 hours. You need to put the cage in a bright place and wait for the parrots to start paying attention to each other. This will immediately become noticeable and the breeder can already count on the fact that soon the female will lay eggs.
Frequent postponement of "dummies" can harm the health of the female. This drains her body. As a result of laying such eggs, she can even die, not to mention the appearance of a number of diseases in her. In order to prevent further procrastination, all conditions must be created so that this does not happen anymore.
Sometimes it happens that a person containing a female parrot, for some reason, does not want offspring to be born. In this case, he puts her in a cage alone. And he sincerely wonders when the parrot lays eggs. At first glance, this seems unbelievable.
It turns out that the phenomenon when a parrot laid an egg without a male is far from rare. This is conceived by nature itself, since normally birds should bear offspring. In the wild, birds periodically find a mate, or rather, they mate and often remain faithful to their soul mate. At a certain time, mating occurs, after which the female lays eggs. If fertilization does not occur, but, nevertheless, favorable conditions for breeding are created for the parrot, it lays eggs without a male. Such eggs, of course, will be empty. Professional breeders can easily distinguish them from eggs with embryos.
As a rule, they differ in color. In addition, you can see them in the light. If the female was alone in the cage all the time, you can be sure that the eggs will be empty. Interestingly, the female can lay one egg first, and in a few days – one more egg. This can go on for a very long time. Not surprisingly, in this case, the parrot breeder begins to worry. And these fears are not in vain, since in this case it can cause a number of serious consequences. The task of each breeder is to prevent further laying of empty eggs.
If the female has already laid eggs, they should be removed from the cage, as they are an extra reminder of the need for reproduction. In addition, empty eggs in the cell can deteriorate very quickly, resulting in an unpleasant odor.
The first thing to do is to reduce daylight hours. In nature, females are very sensitive to this factor, since it indicates the onset of a certain season. If the season is favorable, this is a kind of signal that the time has come to breed. In order to convince the bird of the opposite, you need to reduce daylight hours to 6-8 hours. For the rest of the day, the cell should be placed in a dark place. From the diet of a parrot, you need to remove all protein food. Do not give the female eggs, chopped meat, bread soaked in milk. Grain feed should also be given to a minimum.
In addition, the total amount of feed should be reduced. The bird should experience a slight hunger. She needs to be allowed to fly more, since constant movement in this case can serve as a certain distracting maneuver. The breeder needs to talk more with the bird during this period, put the cage in the place where people are constantly, some events occur. Particular attention should be paid to the cell itself. It should be clean, spacious, it should not be any foreign objects, boxes.
It was established that any object in the cage, as well as boxes standing in the immediate vicinity of it, can become a kind of signal for the bird that the time has come for nesting. In turn, this provokes the laying of eggs. In this case, even a shadow spot on the cell or on the surface on which it stands can become a factor provoking the laying of an egg. Sometimes stopping the carrying of dummies and helps relocate the cell to a cooler place. You can put it closer to the window or front door. It is important to prevent drafts from affecting the bird.
If the female parrot lays empty eggs, the breeder must do everything in order to prevent the appearance of a new masonry. By fulfilling a number of simple conditions of detention, it is possible to stop the process of laying empty eggs and save the bird from exhaustion.