I have a male and female bonded pair of budgies. I want fertile eggs from them. And before anyone starts with the, "You don't HAVE to breed them!" or "Laying can be hard on the hen!", just know this: SHE IS ALREADY LAYING EGGS.
She has laid four clutches of eggs so far. All have been unfertilized. I let her stay on them until they all should've hatched, then I would take away the nest box, leave it off for a month, then try again. This last time, SHE decided she didn't want to wait for a month and laid an egg in their grit bowl. I put the box back on and now I'm letting her do her thing.
I know they TRY to have sex, but I think my male is just to dumb to have sex properly to fertilize the eggs because he never seems to get his tail tucked under hers- he's too busy trying to kiss her!
Is there any way to change these habits so that she will actually end up with fertile eggs?
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Do you think this mom should have 30 months in jail or not?