Green cheeked conure laid 4 eggs with no spouse.

Green Cheeked Conure

Green Cheeked Conure

Green Cheeked Conure
Green Cheeked Conure Eggs

I have a green- cheeked conure, that I was told was a boy. I've had him for over a year now. Awhile ago I've noticed my bird acting strange, being inside his house a lot more than usual. I later found out that it laid 4 eggs. How could this be possible if their was no spouse? Is there a possibility of there being baby birds in the eggs? If not could this affect my birds behavior in any way? Please give me any clues/ answers asap, Thank you.

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Oct 22, 2014
Bird sitting on eggs
by: Tracie

I would remove the eggs. If she lays more, I would get fake eggs to replace them with to keep her from continuing to lay eggs.

Our avian vet wrote this Chronic Egg Laying article to help bird owners understand how to care for birds that lay eggs.

Oct 22, 2014
Conure sits too long?
by: Pat

Red cheek Conure laid 4 eggs and is sitting on them faithfully. Should I remove the eggs or let her nest on them? She's been sitting foe two weeks.

Mar 25, 2014
Nugget my conure bird
by: Anonymous

I have a female conure for 5, yes and has laid 5 eggs but never has a mate. She is nesting sitting on them as if she was having babies in them, is it possible that one egg can be fertile?

Editor's note: No

Apr 21, 2013
Conure laid 4 eggs
by: Tracie

Your bird is beautiful. It is not unusual for conures to lay eggs without a mate. Just like chickens, parrots can lay eggs without a mate.

Your bird's eggs are not fertile, so will not produce chicks. If your conure is not sitting on the eggs, then throw them away. If one should break and the bird eats it then it could die. Some bird owners buy fake eggs for their birds to sit on.

Hopefully you are already feeding your bird 80% high quality pellets like Harrison's or Roudybush so that you don't have to worry about egg binding, but if not you can read this Switching Birds To Pellets article to help convert your bird.

Our avian vet wrote this Chronic Egg Laying article to help bird owners understand how to care for birds that lay eggs.

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