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Question Lovebird Breeding Questions

I have got 2 peach-faced lovebirds, and I know for sure that they are a male and a female (female is a year and a half and the male is 6 months). I didn't really expect them to breed this year as I thought the male was too young, but in the last week I have seen them mating quite frequently, and now my female lovebird is showing all the signs of pregnancy including a swollen vent and a bulge. Is it possible for them to lay fertile eggs?
I was also wondering if anyone knew roughly how long it will be before the female lays her eggs? One website I looked up said that it would be 1-2 days after the bulge was noticeable, is this true?
Finally, I am worried about my young male lovebird. The female has become quite aggressive recently and will bite him if he comes too near her and she wont let him anywhere near the next box. To be honest, he seems okay about it and just ignores her. Is this normal? I get the feeling that he is still too young and inexperienced.

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Update: The female has just laid one egg. I will have to wait before candling it
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Good luck LBL, I hope all goes well for your broody hen.
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The aggression is quite normal, especially while they're so hormonal. Female lovebirds are divas anyway! They don't like to be told what to do haha. As for the egg, your bird answered the question for you I have had birds go a little longer than 1-2 days depending on the bird and the situation but I haven't had any egg binding issues with my lovies. If it's anything up to 5 days I wouldn't be too fussed about it

As lovebirds can reach sexual maturity at around 6 months of age I wouldn't be too worried about the male. I would also say that the egg could be fertile, give it a week and then check

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Thanks!! She's had three eggs so far... But she destroyed the first one�� I think it was infertile. I hope the eggs are fertile! Fingers crossed��
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