Most parakeet owners are very much welcoming in terms of having new budgies.
Egg laying is a natural occurrence among birds, and it is actually a sign of good health.
We all know that eggs are meant to be found in nests, but some parakeets might lay on the cage floor.
There are several possible reasons why your parakeet is laying their eggs on the bottom of its cage.
You might assume that it has something to do with their health.
However, the common reason why your budgie laid its eggs on the cage floor has something to do with their nest itself.
It may also be because of poor privacy, environment conditions, or their own cage.
If you find a parakeet’s eggs on the bottom of the cage, it is better to find the root problem and address it.
That is what we’re going to discuss today
Let’s get started!
Why Is My Budgie Laying On The Bottom Of The Cage?
It is an obvious and common knowledge that eggs must be placed in the nests.
Birds take so much time building their nesting area to ensure the protection of their eggs during the nesting period.
However, if your budgie laid its eggs on the bottom of the cage, there are many possible reasons:
Poor Nesting Area
Birds would lay their eggs on the cage floor when there are no nests available.
You might have failed to give your precious pet birds their nest or it is possible that the nest you provided is not appropriate.
Sometimes, it is better to purchase sturdy and quality nests in the market.
Your budgie might feel unsatisfied with cheap qualities, as they want their nests to be strong and perfectly-made.
Little to No Privacy
Budgies are naturally affectionate towards their owners.
Still, these little birds need their own privacy especially when they are ready to lay their eggs.
Make sure you avoid or limit the interactions with them.
Avoid and stay away from the cage as well to give your birds their own time and peace.
Poor Living Environment
This includes the room temperature, their space, their cage, and other living-related factors.
Make sure to give your parakeets the best living environment they could have.
Turn your room or area where they can lay eggs comfortably and peacefully.
What Do You Do When Your Budgie Lays An Egg?
Whether your budgie laid its eggs on the cage floor or nests, it is better to know which are fertile ones and not.
Your parakeet might also throw her eggs away from the nest for some reason.
It is likely that there is something wrong with the egg, like being infertile.
This is the reason why candling your parakeet’s eggs is important.
It is recommended to determine which of the eggs in the clutch are viable and not.
You may opt to remove all the infertile eggs and let your parakeet incubate the healthy ones.
Just make sure you give your parakeet their needed privacy.
Keep them warm, comfortable,and healthy, so they will be able to nest on their eggs quite happily.
How Do I Know If My Budgie Is Egg Bound?
Laying eggs is also a hard process for female parakeets.
They might even experience egg binding where the egg is stuck in the bird’s vent due to lack of contractions.
This will happen if your precious bird lacks calcium intake.
Egg binding is common among parakeets, but it can also become a life-threatening condition.
If left alone, your bird might suffer from serious complications like kidney damage, peritonis, and prolapse of reproductive tract.
It is highly advisable to seek immediate medication from an avian veterinarian.
An egg-bound budgie will display symptoms such as tail wagging, swollen abdomen, difficulty breathing, leg paralysis, absent droppings, fluffed-up appearance, and extreme weakness.
Can I Move My Parakeet Eggs?
It is best not to move your budgie’s eggs, and let your bird nest on them on its own.
If you have ever found eggs on the bottom of the cage, then return the eggs back to its nest while wearing protection, like gloves.
Parakeets might show disinterest and totally abandon the egg if there is any smell on it.
Birds know what they are doing, so if there really are no concerns at all, just leave the eggs be.
If the eggs are not fertile, assuming you only have one parakeet, then you can totally remove the eggs.
However, only do this when your bird totally abandons the clutch.
Budgies will lay their eggs in a nest, but some may do on the bottom of the cage.
This might be because of their poor environment or nesting area.
Make sure that you give them the appropriate cage and privacy to prevent this from happening.
Keep an eye on your budgie’s health as well, should there be any occurrence of egg-binding.