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HELP-my cockatiel laid an egg!

January 29, 2009 | By Tess | 3 comments

my cockatiel laid an egg! the only time she has been around other cockatiels is when i let her out with the other two (dont know if they are girls or boys) some times during the day. will the egg hatch? what do i do with the egg? please HELP!
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Weliveinmass
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Weliveinmass
5 years ago

I recommend leaving the eggs until she completely ignores them. As Lisa said, they will frequently try to replace the missing eggs and will lay eggs nonstop until they are sick. My bird was a chronic egg layer and became ill. We were eventually able to stop her behavior and she recovered. Cockatiels also are prone to becoming egg-bound which means that the egg will not come out. If you ever see your bird acting like she wants to lay an egg (having a belly bulge and squatting) but no egg comes out, you need to consult a vet at once without delay! The egg can break inside and your bird can become infected and very, very ill. I don't wish to scare you but want you to be aware what can happen with female cockatiels.

Tess
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Tess
5 years ago

thanks for the info. she has laid 1 more and has been sitting on them on and off during the day. i am providing a cuttle bone and egg shells along with her regular food.

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