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    Nest box cleaning

    how often and how should i clean the nest box?? i read that after about a week you should change out the nesting material.....that doesn't seem to right to me. i've so much about the spayed legs and im scared the babies will get them! PLEASE any advice is great appreciated! THANK YOU!

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    Re: Nest box cleaning

    Very few lovebird hens will allow you to repeatedly clean their nests. (It doesn't happen in the wild...) Some will completely abandon their chicks if you do. Make sure that mom has lots of extra material (palm fronds, plain newspaper, white paper) and she should keep the nest clean herself. If you have to do a little sprucing up, you can remove the dirty top layer and what's in the corners. Replace with clean aspen bedding.
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    Re: Nest box cleaning

    I agree, don't clean it. I never have and never will. Keep offering fresh nesting material, they will sort it out themselves then

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    Re: Nest box cleaning

    ok thats what i was thinking....it just didnt seem right! i have kept newspaper in there the whole time and she shreds it non stop! she goes through A LOT!

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