On 6/19/05, Emily wrote:
> I have had my quaker for 13 years and had always thought
> she was a female. My uncle's parrot, always assumed to be
> a male, just laid eggs for the first time at the age of 8.
> Does this mean my quaker is a male because she has never
> laid eggs?
Actually with Quakers,it's more rare they do lay eggs if you
have a single bird.They're usually community breeders,so they
don't usually lay eggs unless the conditions are ideal for
them to do so.
If you're really curious,you can get your bird DNA sexed for
$20-$25,and then you know if you need to watch for egglaying
behaviors as well that might endanger your bird's health.But
honestly,at 13,I doubt it's much of a concern :)