eggs and behavior

My lovebird is a lone female, and she used to be quite nice, but then she laid a large number of eggs on her cage floor and now bites any thing that comes near her! this has been going on for more than a year, and stopped laying but has recently started again. Can you explain this??

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Nov 03, 2009
eggs and behavior
by: Linda

She is a sexually mature female and will be exibiting all the signs of one. Take all the eggs and throw them away or find and buy some of the "fake" eggs to exchange them for. She is protecting the eggs, so it would be good to just throw them away before she breaks any and eats the insides which are poison. After eggs sit a while and are not fertile, the albumin breaks down and presents a very toxic product that will kill your bird if eaten.

It would be a great idea to have her checked out by an Avian Vet. If it has been more than a year since her last visit, she could benefit from a good checkup to make sure something else is not wrong. Ill birds will bite more than usual as they just don't feel well and will let us know it by biting.

Keep us posted and thanks for writing.
Linda

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