Egg laying In peach fronted conure

My 20 year old peach fronted conure laid 2 eggs without a mate. How and why did this happen?

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May 13, 2013
Conure laying eggs without mate
by: Anonymous

How long should you let the bird sit on the eggs before throwing them out?

Editor's note: Until the bird is not interested or if the egg gets cracked. It is safer to get fake eggs for the bird to sit on.

May 11, 2013
Conure laid eggs
by: Tracie

Birds sometimes lay eggs even though they don't have a mate. If the bird is not sitting on the eggs, then throw them out.

Please read this article written by an avian vet on Chronic Egg Laying even though your bird has just started laying eggs. It has advice for caring for birds that lay eggs.

If your bird is not eating high quality pellets like Harrison's or Roudybush then you are taking the chance that your bird may become egg bound due to a lack of nutrition. If you need help converting your bird to 80% pellets and only 20% healthy treats and seeds, you can read our avian vet's Switching Birds To Pellets article.

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