My female used to sit on the eggs and she wouldn't let the male near them
>> Stay informed about: Eggs getting cold
until she switched mates. Now they do it right. The eggs could still hatch.
How old are the birds?
"ShellStockTrader" wrote in message
>I have a male and a female cockatiel. For the past couple of years, the
>female will lay eggs in the nest box (usually 2-3 per month) after they
>have mated. She will sit on the eggs from sunrise until about noon, then
>the male will sit on the eggs from noon til about 5pm (or when it gets
>dark). Then they both stand on the perch all night and repeat the process
>the next day.
> Obvoiusly no eggs have ever hatched because the eggs get cold at night. I
> have heard that the male is supposed to sit on the eggs at night, but
> neither one of them want to work the night shift.
> Anyone else experience this problem? Any suggestions on teaching these
> birds how to keep the eggs warm at night?