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Re: How come I am having such an issue? More detail

Posted by Kristen on 6/21/05
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    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.
    Good Luck,

    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.