At what age can my Green Cheek Conure start to mate and lay eggs?
by Joan Quinn
(Port St. Lucie, FL)
Hi! Just need to know at what age can my Green Cheek Conure mate and lay eggs. I have an 8 month old female Green Cheek and a 3 year old male fancy Green Cheek Conure who absolutely adore each other and can't keep their beaks off of each other. He is constantly preening around her vent. She seems like she would be very willing to mate, but she is only 8 months old. Their cages are right next to each other and they share about 2 hours together out of their cages every day. (supervised!)
I do not want them to mate and have babies. I read that Green Cheek Conures may never lay an egg if not housed with another male Green Cheek. Being their cages are so close together and they seem bonded already, is their still a good chance (if I don't let them mate) that she will never lay an egg? I worry about her getting eggbound. I don't want anything to happen to my sweet little girl. She is so bonded to my husband and I and we just adore her!
I would appreciate any advice you can give me on this topic.