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Re: my cockatiels layed 2 eggs are they finished laying?

Posted by Dave on 2/27/07
(8) Comments

    On 2/27/07, Kar wrote:
    > thank you for your response. I have read much on the
    > subject. However, there isn't much on rather or not it is ok
    > to check on them. Some literature has said to check on them
    > to get the hen used to you checking so that she doesn't
    > trample the eggs or chicks and others say to leave them
    > alone. So, I was torn on this as many times much of the
    > information I read contradicts the other. But, I had never
    > read where it could interupt the egg laying cycle. That is a
    > question that arose off the top of my head. Obviously I am a
    > new hobby breeder and even though I have read alot on the
    > subject, the experience is still fresh to me and new questions
    > are arising. So, please excuse me if I seem very ignorant. I
    > lack experience but have alot of knowledge on the subject.
    > But, that still doesn't stop me from second guessing what I
    > have read lol :)

    I never insinuated that you were ignorant. Yes, you should
    always ask questions because if you don't the only ones that
    suffer are the parrots. At one time or another, everyone lacks
    experience. Many people second guess themseles. What I said
    about constantly poking around the nest not only applies to
    tiels to most other species of parrots and can be backed up by
    other people besides me who also have hands on experience.---
    > On 2/27/07, Dave wrote:
    >> On 2/27/07, Kar wrote:
    >>> My cockatiel hen has layed 2 eggs thus far. They were
    >>> layed every other day. which means that she should have
    >>> layed another yesterday. so is it safe to say that she is
    >>> finished laying? If so, is this clutch what I can always
    >>> expect from her? I have checked on the pair alot since
    >>> they started laying eggs. Is it possible that i
    >>> interupted them and that is why she only layed 2 eggs?
    >>> They are incubating the eggs fulltime now.
    >> Yes, you shouldn't be constantly checking on her all the
    >> time.
    >> Yes, you could have interupted her egg laying cycle by doing
    >> that. You're lucky she didn't turn around and destroy the
    >> eggs. It's possible that she will have another egg. maybe,
    >> maybe not.
    >> No, you can't be guaranteed that she'll only lay 2 eggs in
    >> future clutches unless that particular species is known to
    >> only lay a certain amount of eggs per clutch and I would
    >> advise you to find literature that tells you about that
    >> subject. Make sure the reading material only deals with
    >> tiels---Dave