Bird laid an egg

by Nancy
(Michigan)

I have a 8 yr old male green cheeked conure who just laid an egg this morning in his cage. I am freaked out. What do I do now?

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May 10, 2011
Conure laid an egg
by: Tracie

Oh, that freaked me out too! I had to rename my bird from Buddy to Buddie too. LOL

If your bird laid the egg in her food dish or a cleanish place and is sitting on it, then just let her sit. If she isn't interested in sitting on the egg, then you can and should toss the eggs she lays.

If your bird is not on a healthy pellet diet, like Harrison's, then watch her closely for egg binding. If she is eating a non-colored good quality pellet, then she should not have a problem with egg binding. (Egg gets stuck and won't come out, bird dies if you don't get to an avian vet quick.)

Our bird laid an egg every 3rd day, some every other day. You can shorten the day light and make her body think it is winter, and that may stop the egg laying. We put "Buddie" in a travel cage so she would only get about 8 - 10 hours of light a day. She slept in our spare bedroom for a week. I don't know if that helped, but she only laid one more egg after we did that.

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