Hatching Parrot eggs is a unique and exciting adventure in the world of hatching! With their beautiful colors and personalities, parrots are very popular exotic pets. This means that you want to maximize your parrot egg hatching and get the best parrot egg hatch rates possible.
Because of this, you will want to select a parrot egg incubator that is reliable. As with incubating any type of bird egg, you will want to ensure your parrot incubator is set to hatching temps and humidity and stabilized before placing your eggs inside.
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Parrot egg incubation periods can vary by breed but are typically between 24-28 days. Some parrot breeds can hatch in as little as 18 days. Research your specific breed to find out how long your egg will need to be incubated. This article assumes a 24 day hatching cycle, so you may need to adjust based on your breed.
Under natural conditions, the most important factor in successful parrot egg incubation is heat. As long as the egg gets enough of it and is not permitted to lose too much of it for too long a time, everything will be fine. This is true even though the actual temperature of the egg fluctuates drastically when the hen is off the nest.
Hens that rarely leave their nest do not have a noticeably higher hatch rate than those that leave the nest at regular intervals. From this, it’s safe to assume that eggs have evolved to be less sensitive to temperature drops than to other more unnatural circumstances.
One thing that a bird cannot do no matter how hard it may try is overheat an egg. This, of course, is possible in an incubator. Overheating is one of the things that an egg is very sensitive to and can result in eventual death. Temperatures that have been used successfully range from 98.7 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. About 99 degrees seems to work well for most types of parrot eggs.
Of course, the best temperature for you to use will depend on many different factors. The most important of these factors is humidity.
Since increasing the incubation temperature can shorten the time period in which it takes a chick to hatch, there is less time for the required water loss to take place. If using these higher temperatures, the lower humidities should be used to allow sufficient water loss during the shortened time period. Conversely, if lower temperatures are used, the chick will take longer to hatch, and higher humidities should be used in order to keep too much evaporation from taking place.
Under the same environmental circumstances, large eggs do better at lower humidities (38 to 45 percent), and smaller eggs do better at the higher range (46 to 52 percent).
You will also have the option to turn by hand or to use a parrot egg turner. Many choose to use an egg turner because they are able to maintain a more stable environment in their incubator. It also allows them freedom of movement, especially if they are a hobby breeder who works outside the home. If you do choose to turn your parrot eggs by hand, you will want to make sure that you put a light mark on them so you can identify which way is up, and can quickly double check if you have turned all the eggs.
The other side remains up near the top of the egg where it has always been–hence, the elliptical appearance. Some choose to wait until the first pip occurs to signal the end of incubation and the beginning of hatching. Since the incubation process is complete, the high humidity (the higher the better) does not interfere with evaporation but does make it less likely for the internal membrane to stick to the hatching chick.
Chicks that get stuck to the membrane must be assisted out of the shell, or they will die trying to get out. Normal time lapse between major draw down and hatching is usually about three days.