On 6/12/05, Stacy wrote:
> Well, befor I received my tangerine dove, I was aware she
> had just laid a soft-shelled egg. This was over 2 months
> ago. Since then, she has layed two more, one each time and
> about 4 weeks apart, which have been so brittle she busted
> them both by just sitting on them.
> I have cuttlebone available, every other day I give all my
> birds scrammbled eggs spiked with liquid calcium, they chew
> on kale, most of their diet are seeds, birdie bread, and I
> add extra calcium to the water.
> What am I doing wrong? None of the other eggs are like
I don't think you're doing anything wrong,per se,but you
should give her more of a break.It takes about 6 months or
more for their systems to get back in breeding-fitness,so you
ought to take the nest,give her that much of a break,and keep
up with the calcium the entire time.There could be something
else wrong with her,she may not be able to lay properly.I had
a tiel that always laid rubbery eggs,after 4 tries in 3 years
I gave up and retired her.She was an older bird as well,that
makes a difference too,too old or too young,bad eggs.