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Budgie nesting question.

Is it normal for the male to sleep in the nest box with a female sitting on eggs? Olive has laid egfs before, but none were fertilized. She has six eggs right now and Nym decided to sleep with her tonight. He has never done this before, so I just wanted to ask. Thanks.
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Yes I believe so I mean, every bird is different! I believe it's normal though ^_^ Congrats on the eggs!



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He has been sleeping with her about every other night. I'm glad it's normal behavior. He can kind of be an odd duck sometimes so I never know. sadly, I don't think any of these are fertile either. I doubt I'll let her nest next year since this is their second year with no eggs hatching.
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Aww, I'm sorry that sucks! Have you posted on TB about them? Maybe they can help you out with any infertile egg issues. It's been a while since I did my obsessive reading about Budgie breeding so I can't be of much help with that. ;/



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Yeah, the general responses I'd "get another male". I honestly don't mind if they don't breed I just feel sad that they both seem to want chicks and none hatch. Next year I won't give Olive her box when she starts getting nesty. Thanks for all of the responses though.
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My males usually do sleep in the box too

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No way........... It isn't normal at all. Parrot never sleep with a bird sitting on eggs, its a unique case i ever read. Hows the female parrot behaving against this action of male parrot???

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No way........... It isn't normal at all. Parrot never sleep with a bird sitting on eggs, its a unique case i ever read. Hows the female parrot behaving against this action of male parrot???
She didn't seem to mind. He continued to sleep with her most nights until she abandoned the nest. Afterwards they kept sleeping snuggled up to one another on the perch which they hadn't done before that clutch of eggs. None of the eggs hatched. The male passed away recently so no eggs or nestbox this year. Thanks for asking about them.

P.s we don't know what happened to Nym. I came home from work a couple of weeks ago and he had died. Olive is doing okay. She seemed sad, but is starting to play and sing again.
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Our female bird, Wyette, lays eggs but she neglects them. I don't understand it, but that is what she does.

We had another female, our bird Spanky, who did the same thing, but she actually would try to destroy her eggs. I thought it was very odd.

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Our female bird, Wyette, lays eggs but she neglects them. I don't understand it, but that is what she does.

We had another female, our bird Spanky, who did the same thing, but she actually would try to destroy her eggs. I thought it was very odd.

I've had a bunch of hen budgies in my time and oddly none on them ever laid eggs in their long lives here. There were a few cock birds in the cage as well so I always assumed there would be some hanky budgie panky but NOPE, something in the air or their food or water must have been some sort of budgie saltpeter because we had no eggs and no humpity bumpity happening.

No sex please we're budgies.
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Lol we had plenty of budgie porn. Olive was also attentive tonthe eggs. Nym would basically stand on her sideways and hump her until she got annoyed and shoo'd him away. He also was primarily bonded to my male parrotlet sooo that wasn't encouraging any babies. It didn't really matter to us if the eggs were fertile so it was okay.
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