We keep birds for many reasons, among others, beautiful voice, good shape, already rare in nature, or because of the beauty of the color of the fur. Hobbyists and bird breeders often keep birds in cages in pairs. The main problem that often happens is that the pair of birds does not want to lay their eggs.
Why do birds not want to lay their eggs?
The problem must be searched for its causes because the possibility does not only come from one cause.
The causes of your pet bird do not lay eggs include:
Both parent birds may be of the same sex: male x male, or female x female. So, make sure both the parent bird is a couple of males and females. The most common problem is the difficulty of distinguishing between male and female birds. Some bird species such as parakeets and walnuts have similarities between males and females. Often male and female birds have a singing skill, which can only be distinguished by an expert hobbyist.
It is possible that the birds have not reached the age of the adult sex, either one or both mothers are paired. Signs of maturity birds that are ready to mate are often difficult to see. can only be seen by experienced people.
One or both birds are not ready mentally to mate. Many factors affect the mental readiness of birds. Usually occurs in male birds younger than female birds. Birds that since childhood grows in a comfortable environment will have a better mentality.
Birds are afraid or uncomfortable with disturbances in cage lighting, noisy environments, frequent people, or other dreaded animals such as cats and dogs.
Other important reasons include:
Birds have nutritional problems. Birds should not have malnutrition or excessive obesity.
Birds have hormonal disorders. This disorder can occur in female birds and male birds.
Birds in sick condition. Birds often do not show symptoms of pain because their instinct will cover it from the threat of predators.
Birds have physical disabilities or are hereditary.
Birds experience disturbances in the reproductive system other than hormonal factors.
Too often mated and changing partners in one season.
When it is known the causes as above then the treatment of the mother bird can be applied. Keep in mind, however, that the causes that affect your pet birds will not spawn may not be just one cause.
In some cases, such as physical disability, or not yet reached adult age, the best solution is to replace the troubled bird with a new bird.
Also, make sure the environmental conditions support the cage. Keep the cage not in a closed room, and the air temperature is cultivated relatively stable. In the cage needs to be provided nest compilers for birds encouraged to mate.