Green Cheek Lays First Egg at 21?
(Santa Rosa, CA)
I purchased my Green Cheek Conure, Micki from a breeder when he was about 8 weeks old. Micki has been a part of our family for 21 years. We always called him a "he" because he is very vocal and never, ever laid any eggs. Well today we got the suprise of our lives when there was an egg in Micki's cage! He lives all by himself, no other birds in the house at all. We are just baffled. Everything I read says that a female Green Cheek begins laying eggs around 1 year old. But this is his (her?) first one in 21 years! Is this extremely rare? I still can't get used to calling him "her" either. It's so strange.