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1 18th August 23:57
drew_y
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I own a single companion bird, of the parrotlet variety. I have owned
the bird since last November as it was an early Christmas present. The
bird was in a mixed pen that contained only one other parrotlet of
unknown ***. It is now April as I write this.

The bird was extremely playful still, but often wants to return to its
cage. I thought it was going mental as it sits under the paper towel
unitl I noticed the single egg today.

Who has had this happen, and what was the result? I do not know if this
is normal or not. The birds diet consists of mixed seeds and eating
with us at dinner.

Please help
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2 18th August 23:58
paulo
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How about daily fruits, veggies, grains....
What does mean "eating with us at dinner"?

Paulo
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3 18th August 23:58
david g fisher
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It is very normal. What is happening is the bird has gone into egg laying
mode because it has access to nesting material combined with it's raging
hormones. Female birds go through periods during the year where their
hormones get revved up, and if nesting material is around, they will make
somehting that resembles a nest and lay eggs. Often they don't need any
material at all. They will just lay an egg on the cage bottom.

Not sure how your cage is configured, but try and put the paper towells
under the grate where the bird no longer has access to them anymore.

You absolutely need to read about birds and egg laying. There's plenty to
know, like not removing the eggs until the bird is done laying, and
especially like how to stop it if it becomes chronic and what to do if your
bird ever becomes egg bound (make sure you have an avian vet that is trained
in the *removal* of the egg).

http://www.wctropicalbird.com/bird%20education/egg_laying.htm

http://www.****atiels.org/articles/breeding/eggs.html

http://www.multiscope.com/hotspot/eggbinding.htm

http://www.aviannetwork.com/articles/eggs.htm

Dave
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4 18th August 23:58
zq
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At least thousands and thousands of people have had a pet bird that has no
mate lay an egg


Obviously. It is.

and you supplement you dinner with calcium?

With what?
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5 18th August 23:58
mongo sucks
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Yes, this is perfectly normal for female birds. She may continue to lay
few more eggs over the next few days, so let her finish and let her kee
sitting on them. She might like it if you give her some nesting material o
a box to hide in / lay eggs in

Eventually (a week or two later), she will get bored of sitting on them an
start to lose interest in them, sitting on them less and less. Remove th
eggs, one per day over a period of several days, and she will be back to he
usual self. Be sure to provide a good source of calcium, such as cuttle bon
or vitamins or whatever she prefers, as egg laying is difficult on thei
bodies

Anyway, what I described above is what I did with my female ****atiel and i
always worked okay. Good luck!
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6 19th August 16:34
drew_y
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already done that
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7 19th August 16:34
drew_y
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Your note appears on the surface as very nasty and mostly useless.
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8 19th August 16:34
w.g.s.hamm
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?? done what?
It would help if you put at elast part of what you are replying to so as
the rest of us can make sense of your posts.
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9 19th August 16:34
w.g.s.hamm
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ANd your at best shows that you have not the least clue on how to care for
a bird you have had for some 5 months. You appear to have done little or no
research in that whole time either. May I suggest a book entitled 'birds for
dummies'.
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10 19th August 16:34
drew_y
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I have several books and feed the right foods for this bird. The topic
I asked about was not discussed in much of any detail.

Please list your collection of texts you have on bird care.
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