3rd clutch of eggs laid in short period of time
by Maritza Villanueva
My cockatiel hen has just started her 3rd clutch of eggs.
While she shares the cage with a male the first 2 times eggs were not fertile. My concern is on how to stop this before she becomes ill. I read somewhere that you should discourage anything after the 2nd time in 1 year.
She does have calcium,food and water she seems to be ok but I am worried. The first time I introduced her to a Nesting box, but she never took to it. She seems to prefer to lay the eggs in her food dish instead, and so I removed the Box. I have read that I should maybe limit time of light that she gets, so I have tried this to no avail. I don't know what else I can do to stop this. I fear she is doing this in excess. Can you suggest something please.