excessive egg laying

by john
(il.)

my 29 yr. old blue and gold macaw will stop laying eggs.until 11/2007 she had only layed 1 egg, at present the total is 30 eggs. i have tried removing the eggs , leaving the eggs etc. i have tried different lighting but nothing is working . i am concerned for her health as she is very thin though she eats a good diet of seed and pellets. vitamins are given in her water. any advise would be helpful. thanks john

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Apr 05, 2009
Excessive egg laying B&G
by: The Vet

Stop the vitamins in the water. You can over dose them since she is on pellets. In addition, they are causing bacteria to grow in the water. IF you cannot clean and disinfect her water bowl every three hours, then she needs to be on a water bottle like the Lixit water bottle.

Make her eat at least 80% of her diet as pellets. This will help to prevent nutritional deficiencies. Leave the eggs with her until she stops sitting on them. Do not take them away if she is sitting. This will only cause her to lay more.

Dr B

Apr 05, 2009
EGG LAYING
by: Anonymous

THER IS A REALLY GOOD ARTICLE ABOUT EGG LAYING ON THIS WEB SITE.GO TO PARRPT QUESTIONS AND TYPE IN CHRONIC EGG LAYING. MAYBE IT WILL HELP.

Parrot Training page.

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