Egg laying

by Sharon
(Fountain Valley, CA)

Why would my 17 year old Sun Conure start laying eggs? She has done it about 3 times in the last year and a half - 3 eggs at a few days intervals each time also. There is no other bird in the house, and she doesn't seem at all interested in them after they are laid.

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Jul 29, 2008
Older Conure laying eggs
by: The Vet

This is not uncommon nor abnormal. Provided your bird is eating a pellet diet such as Harrison's, there should be not health risks to this onset of egg laying. You should be sure that your bird is getting at least 12-14 hours of darkness per day to help prevent the egg laying, but you will not be able to stop it.

Dr. B

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