Drew_y 2012-08-18 22:57:58
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 s**. 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.
Paulo 2012-08-18 22:58:00
How about daily fruits, veggies, grains….
What does mean “eating with us at dinner”?
David g fisher 2012-08-18 22:58:12
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).
Zq 2012-08-18 22:58:14
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?
Mongo sucks 2012-08-18 22:58:20
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
Anyway, what I described above is what I did with my female cockatiel and i
always worked okay. Good luck!
Drew_y 2012-08-19 15:34:14
already done that
Drew_y 2012-08-19 15:34:17
Your note appears on the surface as very nasty and mostly useless.
W.g.s.hamm 2012-08-19 15:34:35
?? 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.
W.g.s.hamm 2012-08-19 15:34:37
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
Drew_y 2012-08-19 15:34:55
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.
W.g.s.hamm 2012-08-19 15:35:00
how do you know you are feeding the correct diet?
What books do you already have. There is no point in my typing out a
recommended list if you already have them.
Joanne 2012-08-19 15:35:05
I don’t have Parrotlets but here’s a recommendation from someone who does:
If it’s right for you, then it’s right, . . . . . for you!!!
Drew_y 2012-08-19 15:35:08
Joanne, Thanks for the link but I already have the books listed and I
am not a big fan of Barron’s books as the content is a bit light.
Anyway The bird is acting perfactly happy and eating well. She looks
very content sitting on her egg during the day.
Zq 2012-08-19 15:35:39
You asked questions and I answered them.
You asked “Who has had this happen,”
I answered “At least thousands and thousands of people have had a pet bird
that has no
mate lay an egg”
You did say “who” and not “how many” so I guess you were looking for a list
of the names of all the people who have ever experienced this.
You asked “and what was the result?”
I answered “Nothing.”
Nothing happens when birds lay infertile eggs. What more is there to know?
You stated “I do not know if this is normal or not.”
I responded “Obviously. It is.”
For someone who is now claiming to be well read on the subject of keeping
birds, the fact that you are so clueless on such a basic subject as this
makes you really look like a God damned f****** moron (to put it politely).
Because you stated that you were ignorant, I informed you that it is normal.
How is that useless?
It is not necessary to kiss your a** while answering your questions. While
you didn’t like the delivery, I gave you valid answers and no
Jj 2012-08-23 21:03:20
Is this “High Flight”aka Jack Zupan incognito? I posted at the top just in
Starlight 2012-08-23 21:04:20
No, it isn’t. I believe it’s the Jynx person.