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    I have great news!!. Apart from being sick today and thinking that it was the worst Sunday of my life, when i felt a bit better i went to cheack on my budgies!!. I looked into the nesting box and saw one tiny little egg sitting in the corner . Also my male (Toby) is acting very deffencive and is biting, which he has never done before and he is also still trying to mate with Natti (female). Today is the second of april, can anyone predict when the egg will hatch IF it is fertile. Does anyone have any advice for me at this stage?. From what started out to be the worst weekend i ever had, turned into the best day of my life .

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    Re: Great News People Who Read My First Thread Please Read This One!!!

    Well from when it was layed it normally takes 17-20 days for it to hatch. At this stage just keep giving them lots of egg food and calcium and fresh water every day.
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    Re: Great News People Who Read My First Thread Please Read This One!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by budg 1
    Well from when it was layed it normally takes 17-20 days for it to hatch. At this stage just keep giving them lots of egg food and calcium and fresh water every day.
    From when INCUBATION has started, then you count off 18 days for each egg.

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    Re: Great News People Who Read My First Thread Please Read This One!!!

    thanks for the info but i THINK a problem has arisen . The male still wont leave the hen alone. When she is sitting quietly in the nesting box the male comes and tries to mate with her. When the male does this the hen moves around and screames. I take the male out but he is very agressive when i go into the cage. He stands on my elbow and bites one of my fingers and then goes back into the nesting box to try and mate with the hen again. I am worried with all this movement the egg will get crushed. Today is the day after the first egg was laid should i be expecting another one in the clutch today or tommorow?. Please help!:'(

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    sorry about this confusion. the male is not trying to mate with the female. he is just sitting on the egg. I cheaked if the egg was warm and it was i think its a good sign the parents are looking after it. Anymore advice for this?.

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    The male doesnt incubate the eggs with her. With budgies, only the hens incubate the eggs, not males.

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    oh no! that means he is still trying to mate with her. Does this mean the egg could get trampled in the proccess. Also the male was a very tame bird before breeding but when ever i put my hand in the cage to change water and food and cheak the nesting box he attcks my hand is this normal behaviour??.

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    YAY! another egg today! im exited!

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    A THIRD EGG!!!. I can't believe how its exactly the second day after the last egg was laid!!. The third egg was laid yesterday. I felt around the females body to cheak for eggs but nothing. Does this mean that there will only be the three eggs???. Or do i have to cheak her agian tommorow. Also she is a first timer does this mean hardly any of the babies will make it???. She is incubating them at night is this also a sign that all of the eggs have bewn laid???.

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    I candeled eggs one big black spot what does this mean???. SOrry quick and sharp in a hurry.

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    Re: Great News People Who Read My First Thread Please Read This One!!!

    means egg is vital. baby to be hatching in weeks to come. and to give u good idea yes the male will help the female sit on the egg until baby is born then he will go in and feed momma and watch over the baby , now as they grow quick once they are ready daddy will take over and momma will tend to renesting ,i have no clue why finch said daddy dont sit on eggs but in my house of 18 keets and having 25 babies hatch at once i sseen daddy help mommas ,so good luck and cant wait to hear about them and yes 18 to 25 days from the time momma starts sitting tight which means she only leaves to go potty and grab a quick bite..
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    thanks for that info tuesday. i am looking foward to them hatching. Does evryone want me to post pics of when the babies hatch and when they are fully grown?

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    Re: Great News People Who Read My First Thread Please Read This One!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by tuesday
    i have no clue why finch said daddy dont sit on eggs but in my house of 18 keets and having 25 babies hatch at once i sseen daddy help mommas
    I said that because in the budgie species, males do not sit on eggs, just females. I have never had a male go and sit on eggs before. Some males spend the night in the box but that is rare here. In the first week of the babies lives, they depend almost completely on the mother. After those few days when they start getting bigger, then the mom can get up and dad can come feed them.

    Marc, I'm not sure about the black spot. Your hen hasnt been incubating long enough yet for there to be a fully formed head and eyes which would make the dark spot among all the red veins. All you should be seeing in the eggs is a red spot in the middle which will be beating (the heart) and veins going off of it kinda like a bunch of spider legs.

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    so i should be looking for a little red dot in the middle that is beating and has got little veins running from it?

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