Re: How come I am having such an issue? More detail
Posted by Kristen on 6/21/05
If she is in front of a window, all she is benefitting from is
light unless the window is open...unless you have a special type of
window pane, they typically filter out the uv light so your bird
does not benefit from the sun at all. I had a tiel that did that
and she wasn't even a breeder, she just liked laying eggs and she
did it for about 6 months, then just stopped and never did it again.
On 6/13/05, Stacy wrote:
> No... I can't get her to stop. I pulled the nest, so she has been
> laying them on the bars, the eggs are so brittle you can hardly
> pick the shells up- they are not rubbery. I even left the last
> one on the cage bottom, thinking she would get it out of her
> system, and just a couple days ago, she laid another one on the
> other side of the cage, ignoring the one she laid about four
> weeks ago. She is not even being housed with a male. She just
> will not stop laying. Grace-period or not, she is laying like
> crazy. She is within the area of a window- where for about two
> hours there is direct sunlight within the last half of the cage.
> Let's start from the begining:
> When I bought her, she had already laid a bad egg. It was cracked
> open. I brought it home with me, the nest and her. I put her in
> the cage with the nest and the bad egg. She happily sat on the
> egg, then a week or so later she laid another, outside the nest,
> on the cage bars. I pulled the nest. I knew it wouldn't be good-
> she has not seen a male in a very long time. She never laid for
> the gentleman who had her before, and he bought her at two; in
> fact, she beat up on the males.
> So, I left the egg in the cage for four weeks, hoping it would
> pop her out of it. It didn't work. She laid another one, where he
> nest used to be, on the cage bars.