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Fertility in Indian Ringnecks and Parrots in general

Is there anything I can do to increase the likelyhood of my IRN pair to produce fertile eggs? Just laid their second clutch of clear eggs and really would like to successfully breed this pair. A little background on the pair I was told that both hen and cock were around 4 yo. Vet said the male is more like 10 yo, i haven't had the hen to the vet but she looks younger to me than 10 yo. Bought as a "proven" pair which I now know not everyone is honest smh. Thanks for any suggestions you might have. And, yes I beed other parrots and I also know how to hand feed and I do hand feed.
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Factors I would be looking at would be health, illness and diseases, medication, diet, weight, age, disturbances in the environment and stress, temps. Once you've looked into each factor and ruled them out/fixed any issues then I think it would be safe to assume that one bird is infertile so I'd pair them to other birds and see what results you get (if possible). It would probably be the most reliable way to find out which bird it is. I know it's not always possible if they're a bonded pair and you don't have other birds though! Good luck with your pair!
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