2 cracked eggs found on bottom of cage.

We have 2 Nanday Conures about 4 yrs old. We had no idea what sex they were when we bought them together. Today I found 2 cracked eggs on the bottom of the cage. Do I remove them? The birds don't seem interested in them.

If I leave them I am afraid of disease spreading to them. We are not interested in breeding. Should we separate them? I think they would be too lonely separated because they provide companionship for each other. This is the first time for egg-laying. Both birds seem normal and healthy. How to prevent this again? Thanks. Lana

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Jun 27, 2012
by: Lana

Thanks for your quick response to my question. I was concerned because this has never happened to us. I feel much better. Thank you.

Jun 26, 2012
2 cracked eggs found in cage
by: Tracie

Yes, remove the eggs right away.

Apparently one or both of your birds are female. There really isn't a way to stop birds from laying eggs, but limiting the number of "light" hours sometimes helps the bird to think it is winter and thus not lay eggs.

The important thing is that you are feeding a high quality pellet diet so that the bird(s) don't become egg bound when gavid. If your bird is eating Harrison's or Roudybush pellets for 80% of it's diet then you have nothing to worry about.

The colored pellets and other cheap pellets that are full of chemicals and fillers do not provide the nutrition needed to keep bird healthy. Birds that eat the high quality pellets do not become egg bound.

Here is our Switching Birds To Pellets article that was written by the avian vet in case you need that.

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