Bird eggs - layed first egg

by Beverly Atfield
(East Brunswick, NJ, USA)

What do you do with a 17-year-old nanday conure's first egg?

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Jan 17, 2011
Nanday first egg
by: Tracie

No, you do not want to purchase a male for your bird. You don't know they would like each other, and you are not an experienced breeder, so you may loose both your bird and babies due to health issues that come up when breeding birds.

You are probably seeing the air pocket in the egg. Since your bird does not have a mate, there is no reason to candle the eggs, you know they are not fertile.

Jan 17, 2011
by: sdk

First I looked at the egg with a flash light and there was marking in the bottom circle with in another circle... Does this mean she wants to breed,, she is about 16 years old and this is the first.. should we get a male ?? and second what are the markings inside the egg mean??
This is a first so do not reall know what to do,,

Jan 08, 2011
What to do with parrot egg
by: The Avian Vet

If you have a single female (no mate) that lays eggs, you should not take the egg away if she is sitting on the egg. If you take away the egg, she will just lay more and she will keep replacing the egg you remove possibly indefinitely.

If you leave the egg in, she will sit on it, and then tire of the project when it does not hatch. Typically it takes about 30 days before they decide it is not going to hatch and give up. It is vital that if you have an egg laying bird that you feed her a pellet diet, like Harrison's, to prevent life-threatening nutrient deficiencies.

Dr B

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