On 12/10/07, Liz wrote:
> My 13 y/o Macaw after 13 years just laid two eggs. She
> has broken both of them by taking too much care of them. I
> understand these eggs would never be fertile because she
> has not been mated...is that correct? Please
> advise...Thank-You! I did remove the eggs after they fell
> through the grate, and SHE does not seem too affected by
> them being gone.
You are correct, Liz. Unless your bird's name is Mary and a
star rose in the east, the eggs will not be fertile. :)
It's not unusual for a single hen bird to "surprise" you with
an egg or two every now and again.
Make sure she has a calcium rich diet and nature should take
care of the rest.
You might see a behavioral change, such as aggression, which
might not be normal for her. This too can accompany egg
laying. This too shall pass.