Post: Unexpected eggs
Posted by Popcorn on 7/09/09
Hello! I have a ten year old female keet who has just
laid an egg. She has lived with three different males in
her life, had never laid an egg, and now after almost a
year of not having a male she lays one. I have recently re-
hand tamed her and moved her into a smaller cage due to an
upcoming move. I don't know if those things could have
triggered it, but those are the only changes I can think
of! Anyway, I'm wondering if the diet I have her on is
good or if I need to change something. She usually gets a
meal of freash food in the morning (right now it's whole
wheat elbow pasta with some mixed veggies from a frozen
bag (lima beans, peas, corn, carrots, and green beans).
Then in the late morning/afternoon I give seed to last the
rest of the day. I know calcium is an issue, so I am
boiling an egg right now and I have a cuddle bone in the
cage. Is there anything else anyone sugests? I'm going
to the store to get replacement eggs for her, how long
should I leave those in there?
Also, before she laid the egg I was worried about her
because she was throwing her head up, her eyes would
dialate, raise her tail, and the anus (I think that's what
it is in birds) would have contractions. She would stay
like that for a minute or two. I thought maybe so was
constipated or something else was wrong (again, I was
definatly not expecting an egg!). Is this a sign that she
is just going to lay or that she is egg bound? She is
doing it again, which is why I am asking. Someone please
get back to me on this, I would hate for her to be
eggbound and me not do anything about it. Thanks!
Posts on this thread, including this one
Unexpected eggs, 7/09/09, by Popcorn. Re: Unexpected eggs, 7/25/09, by Priscilla. Re: Unexpected eggs, 10/01/09, by Wayne. Re: Unexpected eggs, 5/19/10, by Hannah.