African Cockatoo.. EGGS not hatching!!! HELP!!!1

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Marv:
Hi all,
I have a pair of African cockatoos, two months back they laid 2 eggs, after about 15 days I saw about 4 more eggs. A month passed by, the parrots took turns on incubating them but no sign of chicks yet.

After a month, to my shock and bewilderment I saw there were about 12 eggs!! The poor birds have been desperately trying to hatch them with no luck. Its been about 2 months now but no sign of chick yet Emotion: sad

Is this normal for cockatoos, I mean what is the average hatching period for them. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
Marv.
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Joanne:
[nq:1]Hi all, I have a pair of African cockatoos, two months back they laid 2 eggs, after about 15 days ... I mean what is the average hatching period for them. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Marv.[/nq]
Something isn't quite right about this post. What is an African Cockatoo? I'm not aware of Cockatoos being native to Africa.

A dozen eggs from a parrot is unlikely.
Do you have a photo of these birds? If not, can you find a picture on the internet that looks like your birds? It would be necessary to know exactly what you have to give you any answers.
After two months, you can collect and toss all these eggs.

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Joanne
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dkrug:
[nq:1]Hi all, I have a pair of African cockatoos, two months back they laid 2 eggs, after about 15 days ... I mean what is the average hatching period for them. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Marv.[/nq]
What the heck is an african cockatoo? After two months those eggs are not going to hatch. The normal incubation period for cockatoos ranges from 23-33 days depending on the kind of cockatoo it is. Debbie
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Louis Boyd:
[nq:2]Hi all, I have a pair of African cockatoos, two ... Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Marv.[/nq]
[nq:1]Something isn't quite right about this post. What is an African Cockatoo? I'm not aware of Cockatoos being native to ... exactly what you have to give you any answers. After two months, you can collect and toss all these eggs.[/nq]
Apparently in some parts of the world African grays are are called African cockatoos.
http://www.jphpk.gov.my/English/May03%2023.htm
(my=Malaysia)
Cockatoos and grays do share some similar characteristics such as having powder down feathers. They seem to me more closely related than to the western hemisphere birds like amazons, conures, and macaws.

The term "african cockatoo" seems less strange to me than the dozen eggs at once for any kind of parrot.
In answer to the poster's question:
http://www.philadelphiazoo.org/index.php?id=3 1 4 4

The African gray incubation period is 21-30 days
At two months nothing's going to happen. Maybe the male is infertile or other possible problems. There's a remote chance you have two females as male CAGs don't normally incubate the nest. You might want to have them DNA tested. You can't tell reliably by looking or by their personality.

As Joanne suggested, please post a link to a picture if the birds you have don't look like African grays.
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Joan Quinn :
[nq:1]Hi all, I have a pair of African cockatoos, two months back they laid 2 eggs, after about 15 days ... I mean what is the average hatching period for them. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Marv.[/nq]
Have you considered that they may both be females. That would account for all those eggs and them not hatching.
Joan
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Marv:
Hi,
Thanks for all your replies. Well am not exactly an expert with birds, to be frank I picked this pair from a street hawker (probably ignorant too) who said they were African Cockatoos.
I don't think both of them are females (as some of you have pointed out), I've noticed them mating quite a number of times. And there are no other birds in the cage besides them
(I hope I don't invite your wrath for caging the poor birds, the cage is quite big 6x4 feet).
How would they be able to lay eggs if both are females (beats me) unless they are hermaphrodites (higly unlikely as I've seen them mate).

About the dozen odd eggs, they were laid in a period of time (two months) and NOT at ONE go.
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Thanks for all your help.
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Starlight:
On 26 Jul 2005 00:09:18 -0700, "Marv" (Email Removed) offered this:
[nq:1]Thanks for all your replies. Well am not exactly an expert with birds, to be frank I picked this pair from a street hawker (probably ignorant too) who said they were African Cockatoos.[/nq]
I can't access the image of your bird, but if they look like the picture you found, please get a good book on the care of cockatiels. Or at least go online and read up on the proper care of those birds. http://www.cockatiels.org/articles/breeding/Nutrition %20& Hens pt2of4.html You have a lot to learn, especially about preventing egg laying, if indeed your birds have laid as many eggs as you claim.
[nq:1]How would they be able to lay eggs if both are females (beats me)[/nq]
Read.
Sure hope you didn't pay much for that pair of "Cockatoos". rolls eyes
Becky
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dkrug:
[nq:1]Hi, Thanks for all your replies. Well am not exactly an expert with birds, to be frank I picked this ... a period of time (two months) and NOT at ONE go. Please follow this: http://www.ankitatravels.com/ram/pets/ Thanks for all your help.[/nq]
The photo is of a cockatiel. They can be prolific egg layers. Google it. Hope you didn't pay cockatoo prices for them. You might want to google a bunch on egg laying.
Debbie
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John Hines:
[nq:1]Please follow this: http://www.ankitatravels.com/ram/pets/[/nq]
These are cockatiels, from Australia. Crested bird, with the long feathers on the front of the head, like the cockatoo family, but different.
Follow this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockatiel

You should have a nest box for them to make their nest in, a simple plywood box, and shavings or filler for the bottom. The usual clutch is 5, so I hope your ready for a new family when it comes.
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