Why wont my parakeets lay eggs?
How do I get my parakeet to breed?
First you need a female and a male. Then, you hope that they like eachother. Then add a nesting box and some nesting material. Then wait.
(How long? I don't know. Weeks? I think they are more likely to be ready in the spring & summer when the days are longer and it's in built into their genes to raise families then. Though they may do it anytime of year.)
There is something about the presence of a nice, safe place to lay eggs that the nesting box fulfills which helps trigger the parenting instinct. The nesting box also provides darkness - which plays another role in the female's hormones and parenting instinct.
Be careful, though, not to let your parakeet raise more than one brood a year. It's too demanding on their bodies; they need to build their health back up. Also be concerned if your keet lays more than 8 or 9 eggs... sometimes parakeets can get into a mode where they just do not stop laying eggs and they will do this until they die. It's very draining to produce an egg, and the body will suck nutrients from the body and calcium from the bones to provide what's needed for the egg. Being calcium-deficient puts birds at serious risk for egg-binding. If you see that your bird is trying to lay an egg and can't, this is an EMERGENCY. You can try to help by rubbing a little olive oil around the cloaca (where the egg will come out) but if this doesn't help, get your bird to an emergency room pronto!
I recently had a female that would not stop laying eggs. It may have been related to the fact that I kept taking the eggs away. She layed more to replace those I removed. (I didn't realize this could induce excess egg-laying, or else I would not have done it.)
I asked my vet if not removing the eggs is best and she said that in some cases, that can play a role, but not always. There's about a 50% chance that this was why, but some birds still lay eggs like a little machine even if they are never removed. My keet laid 16 eggs! I had to bring her in for a shot of hormones and remove her from the male. She's doing fine now. My vet said I can probably put her back with the male in the late fall when birds are less likely to nest, but that I should keep an eye on her. If she's looking like she's trying to nest, don't let her. Remove any fledgling nests she's starting - she will not lay eggs if there is no place for them. The vet also said that some people have had success with having a dog walk around nearby, even if you have to borrow your friend's dog and bring it past the cage once. This makes the bird feel less safe and less likely to nest.
If your birds do have young, make sure you have good homes in mind for them if you can't keep them all - you can check with pet stores (some will take home-bred parakeets) or check around with friends.
You also need two perches when you are breeding the birds. But all else is covered very well in misterywolf's information. The reason for the two perches is that when the birds are in the mating ritual the male will need to jump from one perch to the other when she is turning him down. He will do this until she accepts him
Because you have to make sure that they are the oppisite sex and make sure they they like eachother.Next you have to buy a nesting box and material to put on the bottom of the nest.And maybe she might lay eggs
well mabe beacause you have to much and they cant find wich they like
did you put a nest in the cage?
because there not ready to