Re: egg laying
Posted by Connie on 8/27/08
She is doing what is natural. Cockatiels lay eggs more
frequently than other birds. I have one that is about 5
years old and she's never been with another bird for
breeding, she has always been my baby. When she lays them,
she will lay 1 one day and then skip a day, then lay
another, skip a day or two and lay another. She usually lays
about 6-8. Here's what I do. I always keep a strawberry
flavored calcium perch in her cage. Right before she lays
eggs, she will go to town on eating that calcium perch. Let
her lay them in the bottom of the cage and do not touch
them. Let her have them so she's satisfied that she's done
her thing. She will even go down there and move them around
herself and sit on them. She will also seem fussy if you go
near them. Let her do her thing and do NOT remove them. If
you do take them away, she will just keep laying and laying
until she depletes all of her minerals and she will tire
herself to death or get really weak and could possibly die.
Also make sure she has vitamins in her food and you can even
put alittle wheat germ oil (at the pet store) in her food so
she will pass her eggs easily and not become eggbound. Make
sure you keep that calcium perch there for her and that you
give her some vitamins in her food. Main thing. This is
natural and you should leave her alone to do her thing. She
will let you know when she's ready to come out of the cage
and be with you, usually vocally. We are on this website to
help our "bird parents" and we will all chip in if you
need... I know that I will. Don't worry, she's just grown up
now and is a little lady. It doesn't matter to her right now
that the eggs are infertile, nature is just taking it's
course. It's so neat. Stop worrying.
On 8/27/08, Janet Larson wrote:
> My nine month cockatiel laid and egg to day and took me by
> surprise, Is this a normal thing? I have never had a
> cockatiel before and she sure does surpise me all the time.
> Do you let them keep laying or is there something I should
> do to stop her. HELP Janet
Posts on this thread, including this one
- egg laying, 8/27/08, by Janet Larson.
- Re: egg laying, 8/27/08, by Connie.
- Re: egg laying, 8/28/08, by GreyLady.
- Re: egg laying, 8/28/08, by Janet.
- Re: egg laying, 8/30/08, by Connie.
- Re: egg laying, 8/31/08, by Janet.
- Re: egg laying, 9/02/08, by Connie.
- Re: egg laying, 9/02/08, by Janet.
- Re: egg laying, 10/01/08, by beth.
- Re: egg laying, 10/05/08, by Janet Larson.