On 5/29/09, Carlos wrote:
> On 5/29/09, Cockatina wrote:
>> On 5/29/09, carlos wrote:
>>> I have a problem with a Cockatoo ,,,she is more than 7 years
>>> and is laying egg on the floor now,,why she is doing that
>>> when she dont have a male.....What i have to do or give to
>>> her so she can stop doing that?????
>> Carlos, a female cockatoo doesn't need a male to lay eggs.
>> The eggs will, of course, not be fertile.
>> Don't remove the eggs;this will only encourage her to lay
>> Let her sit on the eggs until she becomes bored with them as
>> they will never hatch.
>> Also, make sure her diet is rich in calcium so as to not
>> become egg bound.
> Thanks for ur response,,,,OK,,,,so what kind of food could i
> give her rich in calcium???
You could hard-cook eggs and mash the egg and the shells together
and feed it to her.
Dark green vegetables like broccoli, kale, collard greens are
good sources of calcium.
Also a cuttlebone scraped on her wet food will also help.