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My female parakeet lay 8 eggs on 2/14/2015 and this is the 26th day still nothing.What do I do they both stay in the nesting box all day,I though. they hatch by now

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On average, Parakeets incubate their eggs for between 17 and 20 days. This can vary by a couple of days in either direction.
But here it has been for 26 days, is a spot of bother.Could be infertile eggs,I suspect.
Kindly consider some of the basics required for parakeet breeding and hopefully you will get a better result next time.
The male and female pair should be unrelated, free of any  birth defects and disease free, and should be at least 1 year old.
Minimum breeding space 20" x 20" x 20" and minimum nesting space 12" x 12".
The birds should be fed a varied diet consisting of seed, high quality pellets, and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Breeding pairs should be provided with a cuttle bone and calcium supplement to ensure proper egg development and to help the female recoup nutrients lost in the egg-making process.

Hope this information helps

regards
anand

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Large and Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Farm Management,Preventive medicine http://binduanand.webs.com/

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A Senior Veterinary Surgeon with more than 25 years’ experience in the field of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. Mixed animal Practice that will utilize my skills in medicine and surgery, public health, client relations, and developing relationships within the community, such as humane society

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Veterinary Consultant with Department of Animal Resources,Ministry of Environment,State of Qatar (Present). Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Kerala, India. Oakland's Park, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Severnside Veterinary Center, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Saud Bahwan Group, Sultanate of Oman. Trivandrum Regional Co-operative Milk Producers Union,Kerala,India.

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BVSc & AH (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry) 1990. College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala, India under Kerala Agricultural University. Certificates Of Accomplishments- Equine Nutrition- University of Edinburgh Principles of Public Health-University of California, Irvine. AIDS- Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. General Environmental Health – EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Food Protection-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Zoonoses:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Food Safety:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Occupational Safety and Health-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Rabies Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Animal Handler & Vaccinator Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Wildlife Conservation-United for Wildlife

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