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

Posted by Stacy on 7/31/05
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    Two more, one busted on just touching it, but I dosed her up with
    vitamins. I said the heck with it, ground up cuttlebone, bought a bottle
    of vitamins and saturated Cockatiel kibbles in it. I removed the seed
    from the cage and place her by herself in a seperate room.

    The other egg seems too thick for much to come out of it. It is so smooth
    on the outside that it's shiny. She has perked since then, but she still
    has that egg laying issue. These two she laid last sunday or monday.

    On 7/28/05, Kristen wrote:
    > Well, it's been a month, is she still laying?
    > On 6/23/05, Stacy wrote:
    >> That would be all fine and dandy, if I wanted her to lay. I moved her
    >> to a differnt room, all but the front of the cage is covered, she has
    >> plenty of light- but is between two windows so she doesn't get hit
    >> with the light. She just laid another egg, right next to the other
    >> egg I left in the cage for her to lay on. Neither are fertile. It is
    >> really bothering me.
    >> I want her to STOP laying.
    >> On 6/21/05, Kristen wrote:
    >>> 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,
    >>> Kristen
    >>> 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.