My budgie laid only 2 eggs, she never sat on them(incubate them), soon after some days she ate both the eggs. What is the cause of this, and will she do this everytime she lay eggs?
AlenAxp Answered question February 17, 2023
It’s not uncommon for female birds, including budgies, to eat their own eggs, and there are a few possible reasons why this behavior might occur:
- Nutritional deficiency: If the budgie is not receiving enough calcium or protein in her diet, she may instinctively eat eggs as a source of these important nutrients.
- Stress or anxiety: If the budgie is feeling stressed or anxious, she may eat her eggs as a way to relieve this tension. Stress can be caused by a variety of factors, including changes to the bird’s environment or routine, or the presence of other animals or people in the home.
- Lack of nesting material or privacy: If the budgie doesn’t have a suitable nesting area or enough privacy, she may not feel comfortable laying her eggs and may eat them instead.
- Inexperience: Young or first-time budgie mothers may not have developed the instincts necessary to care for their eggs and may eat them out of confusion or inexperience.
If you’re concerned about your budgie’s behavior, it’s a good idea to consult with a veterinarian who specializes in avian care. They can help you identify the cause of the problem and provide advice on how to prevent it from happening in the future.
Anonymous Posted new comment February 17, 2023
Unfortunately, we don’t have any avian vets here. Can you please help me how can i prevent this from happening in future