Re: CAG Keeps laying unfertile eggs
Posted by Saha on 7/17/08
Thank you Randy/Grey Lady for your valuable and kind advice. I
will try my best to follow your advice. The problem is the
female does not eat that much and both of them is very picky
eater. I have four bowls in the cage with four different food
items for them hoping they will like one of them and eat.
Feeding them became quite a challenge. I feel I am dealing with
my kinds though I do not have any kids. I keep thinking how I
can feed them.
Should I remove all the bowl and just keep only two, water and
one tyupe of food at a time. I gave them sunflower seeds,
fruits, zupreme palette and water. They do not like any of them
and foods remain in the bowls days at a time and then I replace
them with fresh food again. They like cookies at lot and crazy
about. I found some cookies make out of lots of palm oil, little
sugar and white flower. I give them occasionally when I see they
are not eating their own food at all. I do that because I feel
sad knowing they starving.
Please help me with their diet management (type, amount and
frequency) if you would.
On 7/17/08, GreyLady wrote:
> You are right to be concerned, especially with how trickey it
> can be to keep Greys getting enough calcium. I agree with
> everything Randy said, with one exception. I would not
> separate them, at least not at this point. If they are a
> bonded pair, which they apparently are, that could very well
> lead to more frustration and anxiety than either should have,
> her especially. You don't want to add possible plucking and
> upset to the mix of problems. I would first try removing the
> nest box, any materials that could be used for nesting and
> sure there are no places she can get to that are semi dark
> and/or semi private. That type of place is one of the prime
> causes of egg laying, even with a lone female. I would not
> make any drastic changes in diet right away either. Take it
> stages. All nesting opportunities must go first. That may
> very well be all it takes to stop her. If she likes almonds,
> give her all she wants. They are a great source of calcium.
> Another good source is well done drumsticks with all fat and
> skin and most of the meast removed. If she will crack them
> open and eat the marrow, it's very good for her. Both of them
> in fact, can have them. Also make sure she is getting plenty
> of other calcium rich foods. Depletion of calcium is the
> biggest danger with over laying so you need to keep her well
Posts on this thread, including this one
- CAG Keeps laying unfertile eggs, 7/16/08, by Saha.
- Re: CAG Keeps laying unfertile eggs, 7/16/08, by Randy.
- Re: CAG Keeps laying unfertile eggs, 7/17/08, by GreyLady.
- Re: CAG Keeps laying unfertile eggs, 7/17/08, by Saha.
- Re: CAG Keeps laying unfertile eggs, 7/18/08, by GreyLady.