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I’ve been trolling a while, just created an account, so hi!!!

I’ve been raising and breeding for a long time but this one is new to me; has anyone else encountered?

Dad’s a jerk. He goes after the female once there are eggs. (They’re not even fertile. He’s also a doofus at mating.) He chases her off if he’s sitting the eggs. Which he does sometimes, sometimes she does, sometimes neither of them do. (Ok, neither of them are very smart breeders.) He was so bad I got mom a “condo” - a small $20 cage on top of their big cage where she can go eat and hang out if he’s on a tear. Yet he’s fine when SHE is on the eggs. I don’t want to remove the eggs because she’ll just keep laying, and she knows the difference between real and fake eggs. (Maybe she’s not THAT dumb.)

Anyone had this and fixed it somehow? Poor Birb has a patch of bald because he’s an a$$.

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I’ve been trolling a while, just created an account, so hi!!!

I’ve been raising and breeding for a long time but this one is new to me; has anyone else encountered?

Dad’s a jerk. He goes after the female once there are eggs. (They’re not even fertile. He’s also a doofus at mating.) He chases her off if he’s sitting the eggs. Which he does sometimes, sometimes she does, sometimes neither of them do. (Ok, neither of them are very smart breeders.) He was so bad I got mom a “condo” - a small $20 cage on top of their big cage where she can go eat and hang out if he’s on a tear. Yet he’s fine when SHE is on the eggs. I don’t want to remove the eggs because she’ll just keep laying, and she knows the difference between real and fake eggs. (Maybe she’s not THAT dumb.)

Anyone had this and fixed it somehow? Poor Birb has a patch of bald because he’s an a$$.

thanks.
Hi Kathy, I am new here but I have two whiteface pearl/pied's. My female started laying eggs on 12/3/20 and now has 7 of them. eek! (I hope I can find buyers for them!) Anyway, I have notice my male chasing her around the cage and just being a jerk. Since I am working from home, I can catch him doing this and I just drape the cover over the cage for a bit and he stops. This happened twice in one day but so far he hasn't done it again. Maybe he is learning that he'll get timeouts if he continues? LOL

How is the separate cage working out? Does he squawk and carry on when she is not in the same cage? I was thinking about getting another just to give her a break from him LOL

It looks as though 5 of the eggs are fertile but the other two may have just been laid. I am hoping they are done laying! I am leaning on not letting them have another clutch so I may have to look into the fake eggs.
 
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