my lady gouldian throwing our eggs inside the nest

by danish
(Pakistan)

i have a three pair of lady gouldian in the last month they have laying 4 to 5 eggs each pair after the few days i had spray in the cage and bird antibacterial for lice ,tick and others


after spary they are not going inside the nest and all eggs are waste now i had shifted gouldian in a new cage

gimme some suggestion that why they are not going inside again and why they throwing our eggs inside the nest

thanx

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Jul 01, 2010
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lice treatments
by: Anonymous

Since all the pairs are in pair cages, you may rule out the possibility of nest competition.

Most likely the treatment for lice in the nest boxes is the cause of the pairs not caring for their eggs.

I would try removing the existing nest boxes and give each pair a new or sterilized nest box in a day or two with fresh nesting material.

Hope it helps, Jean

Jul 01, 2010
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lice treatments
by: Anonymous

Since all the pairs are in pair cages, you may rule out the possibility of nest competition.

Most likely the treatment for lice in the nest boxes is the cause of the pairs not caring for their eggs.

I would try removing the existing nest boxes and give each pair a new or sterilized nest box in a day or two with fresh nesting material.

Hope it helps, Jean

Jun 30, 2010
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my gouldian not in same aviary they are in separate cages
by: danish

actually they all have a separate cage not in aviary

Jun 30, 2010
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Not caring for eggs...
by: Anonymous

If all three pairs are in one aviary, there could be competition for the nest boxes. In an aviary with three pairs their should be at least 6 nest boxes for them to choose from.

It is a better idea to do the lice treatment in the nest boxes well before setting up for breeding. Most likely that has made your birds decide not to care for their eggs.

If you can wash the boxes and dry them thoroughly in the sun shine before putting them back up that would be good or even consider making new nest boxes.

Watch to see if they will accept the new boxes and give your pairs a lot of opportunity to bathe themselves daily for a couple of weeks.

Best wishes, Jean

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